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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.08.16)

[New York Times] Shock 81, Liberty 76: Liberty Tumble as the Shock End a Slump (Sun, 16 Aug 2015 02:37:48 GMT) Odyssey Sims scored 27 points for Tulsa as it ended a 10-game losing streak. Brittany Boyd led the Liberty with 22 points, and Tina Charles added 13 in the loss.

Knicks Morning News (2015.08.14)

[New York Daily News] Friends Carmelo, LeBron could make history if they win gold (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:38:02 GMT) The first time Carmelo Anthony met LeBron James they were both in high school, two blue chippers familiar in name and legend. [ – New York Knicks] Friedell: Players buying into Team USA's culture (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 02:17:56 EST) Friedell: Players buying into Team USA's culture [New York Times] NBA, Referees’ Union Reach Deal on 7-Year CBA (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:29:21 GMT) The NBA and the National Basketball Referees Association agreed to a seven-year collective bargaining agreement Thursday, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.08.13)

[New York Post] Jim Boeheim: I still think Carmelo should’ve picked Bulls, not Knicks (Thu, 13 Aug 2015 04:04:25 -0400) LAS VEGAS — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is sticking to his guns: Chicago was Carmelo Anthony's kind of town. Boeheim, a U.S. Olympic Team assistant coach, said at Wednesday's mini-camp… [New York Daily News] Melo convinced Knicks had ‘big chance’ to land Aldridge (Thu, 13 Aug 2015 02:48:40 GMT) After recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge over the summer, Carmelo Anthony felt the Knicks had “a big chance” to land one of the top free agents. [New York Daily News] NBA all but …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.08.12)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Flip Saunders Has Cancer (Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:29:40 GMT) Saunders, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ president and coach, said that he was being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and that his doctors considered it “very treatable and curable.” [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Takes Step in Test of Knee (Wed, 12 Aug 2015 02:07:42 GMT) Taking part in a light, noncontact workout with U.S.A. Basketball, was a small but noteworthy step for Anthony, who has not played basketball since February, when he underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his left knee. [New …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.08.11)

[ – New York Knicks] Melo to Knicks fan: 'You are stuck with me, buddy' (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:00:08 EST) Melo to Knicks fan: 'You are stuck with me, buddy' [New York Times] Rebuilding Around Tina Charles Puts Liberty in Playoff Hunt (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 05:15:48 GMT) The W.N.B.A.’s Liberty are in first place with a 13-6 record after finishing last season 15-19 and missing the playoffs. So what has changed? [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Ex-Clippers Owner Sues Over Tapes (Tue, 11 Aug 2015 03:56:29 GMT) Donald Sterling sued the celebrity website TMZ and …continue reading

How Do Really Bad Teams Fare The Year After?

With the New York Knicks coming off a dismal 17 win season, it’s hard to predict where the team will land by the end of 2016. I’ve seen estimates from the mid-20s to low 40s. So I’ve decided to look at similar team seasons to the Knicks, or teams in the modern era that have won between 14 and 19 games (in a full season) to help predict where New York will land. In the season after, only 3 of the 43 teams had a winning percentage of .500 or more, which makes up 7% of the group. Lowering the …continue reading