These next two games against Minnesota and Philadelphia might make or break the Knicks’ season. A quick word, though, on tiebreakers when it comes to the lottery. Ties are not broken the traditional way. If the Knicks end the season tied with either Minnesota or Philadelphia for the worst record, the two teams would then just evenly split the lottery balls allotted for #1 and #2 combined (a three-way tie would then be the same, just adding in the #3 lottery balls). Then a coin flip would determine which team is “officially” #1 and #2 for the purposes of the …continue reading
As I said previously, I have little faith that this Knicks team will be good in the future. You might come to this conclusion from a number of indicators. You could look at their 14-53 record this season, tied for worst in the league. You could look at Phil Jackson’s tenure and there’s plenty of red flags there. The botching of the Steve Kerr hiring. The questionable hiring of Derek Fisher. The weird statements/tweets. The paltry returns on traded players. You could look at their eschewing of advanced statistics, as ESPN rated them 121 out of 122 professional franchises in …continue reading
[New York Post] Fisher: It would be easier to inspire Knicks if I still played (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:50:44 -0400) So maybe it wasn't Hampton beating Manhattan, but the Knicks upending the world champion Spurs was a shocker. It left coach Derek Fisher feeling positive about his woebegone Knicks, knowing,… [New York Times] Warriors Cruise Past Hawks 114-95 for Best Record in NBA (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:26:10 GMT) The Golden State Warriors whipped perfect passes through the lane that led to pretty shots and plenty of high-flying dunks. [New York Times] Wizards Push Win Streak to 5 With …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks rally to top Spurs in overtime, 104-100 (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:01:03 GMT) This is the month for upsets and we now have our first improbable victory of March. [New York Daily News] Knicks could bring enigmatic Andrea Bargnani back (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:40:22 GMT) Andrea Bargnani didn’t just become an enigmatic, aloof 7-footer when he arrived in New York last year. [New York Times] Becky Hammon Returns to Garden as Spurs Assistant Coach (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:43:48 GMT) Becky Hammon kept her eye on the stats, looked for player tendencies and gave …continue reading
I seriously almost fear saying something about games that should be automatic losses like this one, because then Hardaway and Shved will go, like, 18 for 20 from three point land and the Knicks will pull off an upset win. But with the Spurs playing so well recently, this would be a hard-to-believe win for the Knicks. Let’s go? Knicks!
[New York Daily News] Isola: Jackson should model Knicks on Popovich’s Spurs (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 02:01:53 GMT) Phil Jackson couldn’t resist taking a subtle dig at the San Antonio Spurs last June. [New York Post] The backstory of Knicks’ ‘athletic,’ under-the-radar French pick (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:19:32 -0400) Knicks owner James Dolan never spent $1.5 million so quietly. It was past midnight, after Phil Jackson had made his first two draft picks as team president last June 26,… [New York Times] Diana Taurasi Focusing on Playing in Russia, Where the Money Is (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:00:05 GMT) …continue reading
This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. A fear every Knick fan has is that someday the Knicks owner might try to bring former Knick President Isiah Thomas back to the organization in some capacity, as James Dolan clearly still appreciates the insights …continue reading