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Saturday, November 18, 2017

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Magic

After one of the longest home stands in recent history (especially with the extra time that the NBA gives between games), the Knicks finally go back on the road to take on an Orlando Magic team that is somehow even more of a surprise than the Knicks this season, as they are 6-4 and have the 5th best SRS in the Eastern Conference (the Knicks are this close to getting into the positive with their SRS – a win tonight would get them into positive territory). They’re being led mostly by Aaron Gordon being allowed to play the position he …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.08)

[NYDN] Doug McDermott scores 20, turns in best game since joining Knicks (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:13:57 PM) Doug McDermott dropped in some of the most important McBuckets Tuesday. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ MVP-like start puts him in elite company (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:25:51 PM) There has been a certain Lin-sanity quality to Kristaps Porzingis recently. [NYDN] Knicks overcome double-digit deficit to beat Hornets (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:06:22 PM) Kristaps Porzingis leads Knicks to comeback win over Hornets, Knicks’ win streak improves to six. [NYDN] Knicks fan votes for Kristaps Porzingis for mayor of NYC (Tuesday, November 07, 2017 …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

Man, this is a really long homestand. I like homestands, but when they’re this long this early, it just makes you think, “Crap, they’re going to have some crazy stretches later in the year, aren’t they?” Anyhow, the Knicks host the Charlotte Hornets in a big matchup in terms of figuring out how good this particular Knicks team is, or perhaps, most importantly, just how good is Frank Ntilikina on defense? We know he’s good and even if he does poorly tonight, he’ll likely continue to be good, but if he dominates Kemba Walker tonight? Then holy crap, that would …continue reading

Knicks Improvement Due to Defense

This year the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis has been greeted by his adoring fans with chants of “MVP!” It’s not entirely without merit as Porzingis is second in the league’s most important MVP category — points per game. Realistically there’s little chance he’ll be among the top 5 this year, as LeBron James, James Harden, Stephen Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Russell Westbrook will likely surpass the Latvian in votes. With 5 wins and 4 losses, the Knicks are out-performing all but the most optimistic expectations thus far. The common reason to explain the team’s improvement is the Unicorn’s scoring increase. Porzingis …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.07)

[SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis named Eastern Conference Player of the Week (Monday, November 06, 2017 3:46:15 PM) The 22-year-old scored a career-high 40 points while swatting six shots in the Knicks’ comeback win over the Pacers on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden. [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina shows glimpse to future in clutch performance against Pacers (Monday, November 06, 2017 10:30:50 AM) Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina saw his first clutch performance with the team, and he delivered in the 108-101 win over the Pacers. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis comfortable being ‘that guy’ in career night against Pacers (Monday, November 06, 2017 9:50:35 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.06)

[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony ejected from Thunder’s loss to Trail Blazers (Monday, November 06, 2017 1:53:37 AM) System.Xml.XmlElement [NY Newsday] What will the Knicks do when Joakim Noah comes off suspended list? (Monday, November 06, 2017 12:29:20 AM) The way the Knicks have played recently, it’s hard to question Jeff Hornacek’s rotations, although fans probably wish he would play second-year center Willy Hernangomez more. [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina’s late three-pointers thrill Madison Square Garden (Monday, November 06, 2017 12:25:22 AM) Frank Ntilikina didn’t hesitate even though he missed his previous shot. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ 40 points spark Knicks’ comeback …continue reading

Knicks 108 Pacers 101: KIDS INCORPORATED!

Porzingis with 40 points and 6 blocks. Frank Ntilikina playing the fourth quarter, hitting two treys, and poking the ball away from the Pacers at will. WOW! If this is a glimpse at the future, I need a DeLorean. On second thought, I’m fine with the journey at normal speed.