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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.16)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nets Outlast Kings in Beijing (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:35:48 GMT) Mirza Teletovic scored 22 points to lead the Nets to a 129-117 overtime victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in an exhibition game in Beijing. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Reminder of Knicks’ Dysfunction Is Again Hoping to Solve It (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:46:24 GMT) Jim Cleamons, a current assistant and former Knicks player, has ties to Phil Jackson, the team president, and an awkward history with Walt Frazier, the TV analyst. [New York Times] Williams Lifts Raptors …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.15)

[ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Carmelo Anthony says he'll take Phil Jackson's words and work to improve (Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:20:13 EDT) SYRACUSE — The other day, Phil Jackson said he thought Carmelo Anthony has “just touched the surface of his greatness.”It was a bold statement, one that Jackson backed up by signing the 30-year-old Anthony to a five-year, $124 million contract over the summer. It was also a fancy way for the Knicks president to say he thinks Anthony can improve in certain areas. But Jackson didn’t really get into specifics when he made the comment on Sunday …continue reading

Pre-Raptors 81, Pre-Knicks 76

Hi Knickerbloggeristas, So I missed the first quarter and a half but the score was a robust 26-22 by the time I tuned in. And no, I don’t own a TiVo. Yes, I have to rub two sticks together and sacrifice a goat to my Dark Lord and Master to get a wireless signal. I do it because of my fidelity to old school, ruggedly individualistic blogging and my Ludditic fear of technology and/or exorbitant cable fees. But since they putting the biscuit in the oven at a rate that seemed to suggest there were still laces on the ball …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.14)

[New York Times] Gobert’s Double-Double Lifts Jazz Over Clippers (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:41:52 GMT) Trey Burke scored 16 points and had eight assists while Rudy Gobert chipped in 11 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Utah Jazz to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. [New York Times] Butler Leads Bulls to 110-90 Win Over Nuggets (Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:51:00 GMT) Jimmy Butler scored 21 points while rookie Doug McDermott added 16 to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 110-90 rout of the Denver Nuggets in an exhibition game on Monday night. [New …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.13)

[New York Newsday] Phil Jackson: We haven't seen Carmelo Anthony's best yet (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:38:49 EDT) Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the best is yet to come for Carmelo Anthony. [New York Daily News] Tim Hardaway making impact for Knicks off the bench (Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:04:13 GMT) J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert each have started one of the Knicks’ first two games at shooting guard, but Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to emerge as a scoring option off the bench for first-year coach Derek Fisher. [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson defends James Dolan’s ownership of Knicks: …continue reading

Pre-Knicks 96, Pre-Celtics 80

Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading