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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. 76ers

Here we go, if they lose, they are locked into the #6 seed. If they win, and the Timberwolves lose to the Houston Rockets (which is fairly likely), then they are tied for the #6 seed with Minnesota (and then they will split the #6 and #7 ping pong balls with Minny and then a coin toss will determine who is officially #6 and who is officially #7). This will be a fascinating game. Let’s hope that either the Knicks lose or the Timberwolves win! Let’s? Go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.12)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Evaluating the Knicks’ season (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:10:35 AM) [SNY Knicks] Report: Joakim Noah needs rotator cuff surgery (Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:18:55 PM) Joakim Noah will undergo rotator cuff surgery, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. [SNY Knicks] Hornacek discusses Melo’s season, potential Knicks future (Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3:45:09 PM) It’s expected that the Knicks, who attempted to trade Anthony prior to the deadline this season, will make him available this offseason. [SNY Knicks] Baker has impressed while taking on bigger role than expected (Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:45:39 PM) [SNY Knicks] Oakley …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.11)

[SNY Knicks] Rise of Hernangomez offered glimmer of hope in Knicks’ lost season (Monday, April 10, 2017 1:30:16 PM) Coming into the season, Willy Hernangomez was regarded as a raw prospect who would need time to develop and make the necessary adjustments in his game. [NYPost] Ron Baker’s growth makes easy Knicks decision much trickier (Monday, April 10, 2017 5:08:49 PM) The odds of making an NBA roster were slim. Getting consistent playing time as a rookie were even lower. So when Ron Baker — the undrafted former Wichita State star who was so under-the-radar out of high school he …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.10)

[ESPN] Markelle Fultz: It would be ‘amazing’ to play for Knicks (Sunday, April 09, 2017 6:50:07 PM) Markelle Fultz: It would be ‘amazing’ to play for Knicks [NY Newsday] Markelle Fultz watches Knicks lose to Raptors (Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:24:00 PM) The Knicks had an interested onlooker sitting courtside at the Garden for their next-to-last game Sunday, one they wouldn’t mind having on their team next season. [NY Newsday] Stephon Marbury preaches patience with Phil Jackson’s system (Sunday, April 09, 2017 6:20:55 PM) Stephon Marbury believes the Knicks are in “a great space” with Phil Jackson running the team, …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Raptors

The Raptors still have reasons to win games. The Knicks have reasons to LOSE games. If the Knicks lose this game, the Timberwolves and the Kings would both have to lose out (and they each have one very winnable game left) just to TIE the Knicks (presuming that the Knicks beat the Sixers – and hey, maybe they’ll surprise us and not beat the Sixers. I doubt it). If they win this game, the Wolves or Kings could easily tie them and possibly even pass them if they lose out. In other words, they really, really need to lose this …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.09)

[NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis still wants to prove he can be durable (Saturday, April 08, 2017 9:17:40 PM) A sore back may preclude Kristaps Porzingis from playing in the final two games, meaning he would finish this season as he did the last. [NYTimes] Warriors 123, Pelicans 101: Warriors Win Their 14th Straight in Kevin Durant’s Return (Sunday, April 09, 2017 5:07:38 AM) Durant finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists while Stephen Curry was sidelined by a bruised left knee. [NYPost] Doctor: Derrick Rose can be MVP again — and reinjure knee (Saturday, April 08, 2017 10:04:24 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.08)

[NYPost] Courtney Lee goes off after rook chucks up late 3 in blowout (Friday, April 07, 2017 6:30:02 PM) MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As the Knicks were a second away from absorbing their 50th loss of the season Friday night, Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin IV added one more grain of salt to the wound. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee wasn’t going to let him escape without causing a salty commotion. After first dribbling out the… [NYPost] NBA commish: I’m staying out of James Dolan-fan dust-up (Friday, April 07, 2017 1:05:46 PM) Adam Silver might not like one of his owners cursing …continue reading