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Thursday, April 26, 2018

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

The Knicks’ 2017-18 season comes to a merciful end tonight. The chances are high that the Knicks will lose this one, since the Cavaliers still have something to play for. They are currently the #4 seed and getting to the #3 seed (and a second round match-up with the Kyrie-less Celtics) is clearly a very juicy place to be, so the Cavs will be playing to win and the Cavs are much better than the Knicks, so even if the Knicks try to win (and they will try to win, because they’re morons), the Cavs should pull this out. So …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.11)

[NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek believes the Knicks are close to contending (Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:42:50 PM) CLEVELAND — Jeff Hornacek seemed to be asking for more time. [NY Newsday] ‘Trust our future,’ says Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina (Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:23:18 PM) Frank Ntilikina had a message for anyone concerned about the type of player he would become or the kind of team the Knicks eventually would be. [NYDN] Hornacek never had a chance with roster Knicks brass gave him (Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:32:21 PM) The clock will strike midnight for Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks at approximately …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.10)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks can’t handle Love, James in, 123-109, loss at MSG (Monday, April 09, 2018 10:10:26 PM) Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and LeBron James each scored over 20 points, as Cleveland cruised to a 123-109 win over the Knicks. [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Cavaliers vs. Knicks, 7:30 p.m. (Monday, April 09, 2018 6:50:15 PM) The Knicks have gone 4-16 in their last 20 games, averaging 105.5 points per game, and that includes 128-, 124-, and 122-point nights. Remove those and New York averaged 102. [SNY Knicks] LeBron James responds to billboard near MSG (Monday, April 09, 2018 11:15:47 AM) …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Cavaliers

Tonight is a huge game. It is the first night of a home and home against the Cleveland “Still in the hunt for the #3 seed and the chance to play the Kyrie-less Boston Celtics in the first round” Cavaliers, which the Knicks should be destroyed by the Cavaliers in both games, leading to a real possibility that the Knicks could end up tied for the #7 seed, by virtue of the Bulls beating the Nets tonight and then the Nets beating the “No reason to care” Celtics in their final game of the season. Either way, so long as …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.09)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Omri Casspi a Casualty of Golden State’s Numbers Game (Monday, April 09, 2018 2:04:01 AM) An injury to Stephen Curry meant the team needed a reserve guard more than it needed an extra forward. And with that, a playoff drought will continue. [NYTimes] In the N.B.A., the Court and the Canvas Are Increasingly Intertwined (Monday, April 09, 2018 12:44:52 AM) N.B.A. players, past and present, have become art collectors, in part out of enthusiasm, in part as an investment, in part to have something to pass on to the next generation. [NY Newsday] LeBron, Cavs help …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.08)

[NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis walking well, sees Knicks limp away with loss (Saturday, April 07, 2018 10:56:25 PM) Kristaps Porzingis moved well and without a limp as he walked onto the court Saturday night. It was a good sign for a franchise desperately in need of one. [NY Newsday] What the Knicks have to do this offseason to be competitive (Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:06:00 PM) The Knicks have just two games left in another dismal season, and then the real work begins for Scott Perry. [NYTimes] Clint Capela Found His Shot, and He’s Taking It (Sunday, April 08, 2018 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.07)

[NY Newsday] Banner outside Madison Square Garden dares LeBron James to sign with Knicks (Friday, April 06, 2018 10:35:13 PM) The Knicks won’t be raising any banners inside Madison Square Garden anytime soon, but one has gone up outside the building, challenging LeBron James to join the team. [NY Newsday] Tanking has become a problem in the NBA (Friday, April 06, 2018 8:12:01 PM) A Knicks player sat at his locker March 19 with his eyes fixed on the TV. He was watching a tape of that night’s opponent. But some of the players he saw would not be at …continue reading