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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Who in the world is Zemgus Girgensons?

Who in the world is Zemgus Girgensons? If you know the answer to that question, you’re either Latvian, a Buffalo Sabres fan, or play fantasy hockey. As I am none of those things, I had no idea who Zemgus Girgensons was. That name meant absolutely nothing until I began to tease out the possibility that Kristaps Porzingis might have a shot at being a starting player in the 2016 All Star Game. Crazy, you say? I have a simple answer for you: Zemgus Girgensons. Girgensons is a very league average sort of center for the Buffalo Sabres, but he was …continue reading

Jose Calderon Starting To Produce

Every dies, baby that’s a fact / But maybe everything someday comes back ~Bruce Springsteen Maybe it was a holdover from Halloween, but it was undeniable that Jose Calderon looked like a corpse to start this season. In his first six games, the Spaniard shot like a stormtrooper and defended… pretty much the way he normally does. But he’s beginning to play like a real NBA point guard again, and perhaps beginning to quell talk that he would lose his starting spot to Langston Galloway or Jerian Grant. Since playing the Lakers—a panacea for many ailing players these days—Calderon has …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.23)

[New York Daily News] Porzingis lives up to Gasol hype, Calderon says he’s better (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:05:40 GMT) Long before Phil Jackson compared Kristaps Porzingis to Shawn Bradley, he said Porzingis reminded him of Pau Gasol. [New York Post] ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:05:47 -0500) MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn't have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.22)

[New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis already could be Knicks’ franchise-turning building block (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:05:38 -0500) HOUSTON — There are times when you can see Kristaps Porzingis still has a lot of work to do on his game. His offensive moves in the paint with his back to the basket will need an offseason to fully develop. And there are times where he still gets shoved around by smaller men. But… [New York Post] Kristaps Porzingis fills up stat sheet in way Dirk Nowitzki can’t (Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:01:56 -0500) HOUSTON — Kristaps Porzingis didn't have a …continue reading

2015-16 Game Thread: Knicks @ Rockets

To paraphrase Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne, everything’s coming Knicks right now. A day after playing the Thunder sans Kevin Durant, the Knicks get to take on the Rockets without Dwight Howard (the Rockets are resting him on the second night of back-to-backs, which is not a terrible idea, I guess, but seems awfully conservative). I remember looking at this stretch of games before the season and being like, “Damn, that is a tough stretch of games.” Now it actually looks like it will be the Knicks’ favor, as the Rockets have been playing very poorly this season, led primarily …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.21)

[New York Times] Warriors Eye Record After Beating Bulls to Stay Perfect (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:48:27 GMT) Golden State Warriors moved within one win of equaling the best ever start to an NBA season after two late Harrison Barnes three-pointers secured a 106-94 triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Friday. [New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors to 14-0 Start as They Hold Off Bulls (Sat, 21 Nov 2015 07:09:55 GMT) Until a couple of games ago, Stephen Curry really hadn’t thought much about making more NBA history. [New York Times] Lowry Scores 25, Raptors Hang On to Beat Lakers …continue reading

Knicks 93, Thunder 90

Editor’s Note: Following Friday’s far-too-nerve-racking win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Knickerblogger was given exclusive access to rookie sensation and newly crowned Latvian Dictator for Life Kristaps Porzingis. By “exclusive,” of course, we mean “a battalion of Knicks PR supervised the interview with sniper rifles trained on my skull at all times.” Nevertheless, we were able to translate Zinger’s PR-savvy English — solid as it was — into Latvian, and then back into English again. The result is an unfiltered account of New York’s hair-raising win, from the perspective of the franchise’s once and future savior. New York Knicks 93 …continue reading