Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Jose Calderon pointing way for Knicks (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:43:01 GMT) Jose Calderon inherited one of the easiest jobs in the New York (erasing the memory of Raymond Felton) as well as one of the toughest (resurrecting the career of Andrea Bargnani). [New York Times] Gasol, Butler Lead Bulls Over Bucks, 91-85 (Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:33:12 GMT) Pau Gasol scored 20 points, Jimmy Butler added 18 and the Chicago Bulls picked up their first win in three preseason games, beating the cold-shooting Milwaukee Bucks 91-85 on Saturday night. [New York Times] Conley’s 23 Points …continue reading
For all your preseason thoughts. Down 26-24 after one.
[New York Times] Suns Beat Nuggets; Gallinari Has 17 in Return (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 04:51:09 GMT) Goran Dragic and Markieff Morris each scored 12 points to lead the Phoenix Suns past the Denver Nuggets, 97-89 in preseason action Friday night. [New York Times] Thunder Beat Mavericks 118-109 in Exhibition (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 03:33:12 GMT) Anthony Morrow scored 21 points, Steven Adams and Jeremy Lamb added 19 apiece, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 118-109 on Friday night. [New York Times] Mo Williams Shines as Wolves Beat Sixers, 116-110 (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 02:24:21 GMT) Mo …continue reading
[New York Times] Burke Has 22 and Jazz Down Blazers 109-105 (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:51:19 GMT) Trey Burke had 22 points and seven assists, and the Utah Jazz beat Portland 109-105 Thursday night for their second straight preseason victory over the Trail Blazers. [New York Times] Nets and Dodgers Ponder a Complex Deal to Merge Assets (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:06:08 GMT) Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Nets’ owner, is trying to create a new company by combining his team and arena assets with those owned by the investor group that bought the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago. [New …continue reading
[New York Post] Sore hamstring forces Shumpert to miss preseason opener (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 03:38:37 -0400) HARTFORD, Conn. — Though Iman Shumpert had campaigned to play the Knicks' preseason opener against the Celtics at XL Arena Wednesday despite a right hamstring strain, coach Derek Fisher's wishes… [New York Post] Knicks’ J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take ‘few months’ (Thu, 09 Oct 2014 03:00:39 -0400) HARTFORD, Conn. — J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched… [New York Post] Knicks suffer …continue reading
Tonight the Knicks and Celtics had a preseason game scheduled. If you choose to accept that it happened, feel free to comment on it below. If you want to believe that summer can last forever and backdoor cuts past an unsuspecting Andrea Bargnani are still a glimmer in the eye of a distant autumn, then by all means fly away from these parts like a beggar on his wish-horse. Whatever happened tonight (which I’m not conceding was ANYTHING) is the first warm-up stretch before an 8-month-long marathon and it’s hardly the time to pull a muscle or — if I may terminate the extended …continue reading