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Friday, November 28, 2014

Knicks at Bucks or Wait 15 games before full potency.

So on Sunday before the game against the Nuggets I declared the team dead. Turns out, they were only mostly dead.  There were a few signs of life against a Denver team that really is dead. So here we are about a month into the season, and we saw the first game where the Knicks didn’t look all dead.  I wonder if Phil Jackson playing the role of the Miracle Max gave the team a miracle pill that takes 10-15 games to start working. I don’t have any basketball insights (as usual).  So enjoy the clip that inspired the post …continue reading

Knicks Choose Unknown Over Known

Since the turn of the century the Knicks have won 50 games once. They have made it past the first round of the playoffs once. It doesn’t take much brain power to grasp that whatever methods the New York Knicks have used to operate in recent years has failed miserably. In an attempt to try to break their string of failures, Phil Jackson was hired to oversee the basketball operations department this year. Jackson’s method is singular, in that he has a certain culture and style of basketball that he has implemented wherever he has gone. Phil has had nothing …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.18)

[New York Times] Brady Heslip’s 78 Points in 2 Games Give Him Hope of Reaching N.B.A. (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:02 GMT) Playing for the Reno Bighorns, Brady Heslip has been scoring 1.4 points per minute in a barrage of 3-pointers, but he has his eye on the N.B.A. [New York Times] Bulls Beat Clippers 105-89; Go to 6-0 on Road (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:15:06 GMT) Taj Gibson stole the ball from Jamal Crawford and passed to Jimmy Butler, who sank a 17-footer, got fouled and made the free throw with two-tenths of a second left in first half. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.17)

[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e Stoudemire feeling fresh after rest (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:33:15 GMT) Some might perceive Amar’e Stoudemire to be physically older than his 32 years, but the veteran forward received what he termed “a great birthday gift” on Sunday when he returned to action and the Knicks ended their seven-game slide with a convincing 109-93 win over Denver at the Garden. [New York Daily News] Bondy: A sharp J.R. Smith is good start for Knicks (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:18:14 GMT) On a good day, against a lousy opponent, this can still work. J.R. …continue reading

Knicks 109, Nuggets 93

Denver Nuggets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 109 New York Knicks It’s a lazy Sunday, and so we’ll be brief here in the Ancient Kingdom of Recapperia. But lawdy be, I’ve done gone and buried the lede. For shame, noble ‘Bocker-scrivener… for shame. The Knicks emerged from the dark twoer that was a seven-game losing streak to pummel the lowly Hunks o’ Precious Stones, not so much because they’ve managed to solve all the endemic, structural issues that plague this ball club, but mainly because the kindly schedule-maker set up a tilt against a squad as utterly hapless (if …continue reading

Game thread and Eulogy: Knicks v. Nuggets

Next to nobody is going to read this.  And that is probably a good thing because besides the fact that it is written by easily the least talented member of the staff, there really isn’t anything a Knick fan is going to want to see here. To the old site vets who know better than to waste your time, good call.  To any newbies or optimists, you have been warned. Still here? Okay then. I’ve looked at the schedule and concluded that we are doomed.  Including this Sunday matinee the Knicks have 24 games left until the end of the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.16)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks should fear Spurs’ interest in Marc Gasol (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:35:30 GMT) Phil Jackson has made a career out of taking pot shots at the San Antonio Spurs so even if the Knicks president doesn’t respect Greg Popovich’s club he should fear them. [New York Daily News] Iman Shumpert: No finger-pointing on Knicks like last season (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 01:34:40 GMT) Derek Fisher had a couple of interesting things to say this week, even before his animated “that’s New York City” speech in which he gushed about his team’s effort following the …continue reading