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Thursday, March 23, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

After a much-needed loss last night, the Knicks are running up against one of the hardest teams in the NBA to lose to in the Brooklyn Nets. The good thing is that the Nets have no reason to lose this game, while the Knicks have a very good reason to try to lose this game, so there’s a chance that the Nets could pull it out at home. The Nets have been playing better since Jeremy Lin returned to the team, as they had a point guard-driven offense being driven by, like, Randy Foye (it still shocks me that the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.12)

[NY Newsday] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony takes only nine shots in loss to Pistons (Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:33:00 PM) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — On the surface, Carmelo Anthony is trying to be the perfect soldier. [NY Newsday] Nets feel as if offense is improving since return of Jeremy Lin (Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:03:00 PM) DALLAS — The Nets played eight straight road games in four time zones and spent a total of 17 days on the road counting takeoff and their landing in the wee hours Saturday morning. Their record was a modest 2-6, but those two road wins …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.11)

[NYTimes] The N.B.A.’s ‘Turkish Thunder’ Excels at a Painful Task (Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00:27 PM) Ersan Ilyasova, a power forward for the Atlanta Hawks, steps in front of runaway human trains to take a charge better than anyone else in the game. [NYTimes] The Triangle: A Simple Name for a Complex Basketball Scheme (Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:39:12 AM) To make it work, Knicks players know firsthand that it requires flexibility and continuity on the roster, with players who possess a high basketball I.Q. [SNY Knicks] Jackson conducts on-court triangle training with Knicks guards (Friday, March 10, 2017 8:20:14 …continue reading

Carmelo Anthony’s Memory

When I was a child, my grandfather would pick me up from school every Wednesday. We’d walk over to the local Off Track Betting office, pick up some horse racing sheets, sit in a mostly-empty bar, and pour over the data. “It’s not the horses,” my grandfather insisted “it’s the jockeys.” That was his system, the jockeys controlled how hard the beasts tried and inevitably how fast they went. A reliable horseman was worth more than a fast horse. He’d lay a few dollars down and play the daily double, which would give a higher pay-out than just a single …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.10)

[NYPost] Sal Alosi: From ex-Jet ‘tripper’ coach to Derrick Rose conditioner (Friday, March 10, 2017 12:12:01 AM) It’s a small world,’’ Sal Alosi chuckled on the phone from Westwood, Calif. on Thursday. On the UCLA campus, Alosi, the former Jets strength and conditioning coach, spent May through August in Westwood working with Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, grinding his body into as good a condition than maybe it ever has been —… [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: The Dog Days (Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:50:18 PM) Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are officially in the dog days of the season as …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.09)

[NY Newsday] Knicks unable to stop onslaught by Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo (Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:55:38 PM) MILWAUKEE — Carmelo Antony says he wants to play six more seasons, but there are times when he plays like he can’t wait for this one to end. [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Derrick Rose not bothered by being benched during game (Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:42:00 PM) MILWAUKEE — Derrick Rose said he was not upset that he didn’t play at all in the fourth quarter in the Knicks’ win over Orlando Monday night, calling it the coach’s decision. [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony wants …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Bucks

There are a certain amount of games that the Knicks could be reasonably expected to have a good chance chance of winning (6 games, one at Milwaukee, home and home against Detroit, home and home against Brooklyn and hosting Philadelphia). This is one of those games. Obviously, we have to allow that they’ll likely have a winning record in those games, but we can hope that they keep their record to more like a 4-2 record instead of 5-1 record. Especially since you never know what will happen in some of those other games (that home and home against Miami …continue reading