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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.11)

[New York Newsday] Report: During players-only meeting, Knicks express frustration with Carmelo, triangle (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 00:12:59 EST) The Knicks held a players-only meeting last weekend to air concerns about how they're playing and to try to figure out how to turn things around. Carmelo Anthony said they may need to have another one to figure out who is airing some internal matters. [New York Times] Warriors Beat Rockets 105-93 for 14th Straight Win (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:56:32 GMT) Steve Kerr knew he had a lot of expectations on him after taking over a Golden State Warriors team …continue reading

Spurs 109, Knicks 95: The ‘Bockers Are Hot Garbage Who Can’t Even Play Against The Shell Of A Team And Should Be Forced To Disband Before They Hurt My Soul Again.

New York Knicks 95 FinalRecap | Box Score 109 San Antonio Spurs Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 17 MIN | 4-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 8 PTS | -5AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE is an anagram of A STEADIER MORE UM. How the mighty have fallen. A half-dozen years ago, Amar’e would have shredded a depleted San Antonio front court like a hot knife through gefilte fish. Now, he gets outplayed by the likes of Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw. Each game the Knicks play is progressively more perplexing. …continue reading

Knicks @ Spurs or “Remember the AlMelo”

So after losing 9 games in a row, I was pretty sure all the fight was out of this team.  Then we all heard reports of Carmelo Anthony (questionable with sore left knee) nearly coming to blows with Timmy Hardaway Jr (questionable defense and decision making).  If they did fight, I’d put my money on Melo.  Timmy strikes me as someone who would not keep his guard up if his on court defense is any indication. Speaking of defense, the Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in defensive rating. And at 15-6, the defending NBA champs are going to be …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.10)

[New York Post] Why Jason Smith’s return to New Orleans was so emotional (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:48:04 -0500) Knicks power forward Jason Smith got together with Ryan Anderson, his former New Orleans teammate. It was an emotional reunion and an emotional return here for Smith. One month ago,… [New York Newsday] Another city, another loss for Knicks (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:17:20 EST) The Knicks couldn't shake their "loser's mentality" Tuesday night, and now they're tied for the most losses in the league. [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony might sit out to rest troublesome left knee (Wed, 10 Dec …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Pelicans

The Knicks are currently just a game ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers in the “race” for the worst record in the NBA. The problem is that the Knicks are also a half game ahead of the Detroit Pistons plus a game back of the Minnesota Timberwolves and a game and a half back of both the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers. In other words, if the Knicks play even slightly better, they will easily move from their current third-to-worst standing to sixth worst. Can you believe that? That is astonishing. It is no wonder that the league voted …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.09)

[New York Daily News] ‘Disappointed’ Phil Jackson ‘not happy’ with Knicks’ start (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 06:59:19 GMT) Phil Jackson admitted that he’s ‘obviously disappointed’ with the Knicks’ 4-18 record. [New York Post] Phil Jackson dishes on Knicks: Melo must do more than score (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:52:21 -0500) It was not a case-by-case, player-by-player assessment. But during the course of Phil Jackson speaking on virtually all things Knicks Monday, he spent time answering questions asked about three specific… [New York Post] Phil Jackson struggling to wield the power of a president (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:19:39 -0500) Phil …continue reading

Blazers 103, Knicks 99

Portland Trail Blazers 103 Final Recap | Box Score 99 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 36 MIN | 7-11 FG | 2-2 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 16 PTS | +8 I mean, sure. Some decent rebounding and post defense, but is still mind-numbingly bad whenever he’s facing a pick and roll. Of course, the STAT-Acy-Melo-Shump-Jose quintet represents the Knicks’ 10th different starting lineup in the first 22 contests. At no point have they gone with the same five for more than two games in a row. …continue reading