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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What to make of the ESPN front-office rankings

If you’re in the habit of discussing the New York Knicks with a friend, family member, coworker or even the occasional stray cat, like sports-centric subset of Godwin’s Law, eventually the conversation will turn to James Dolan. Typically, if casual fans know who a team owner is by name that’s probably not a good sign. Quick, without Googling, who owns the San Antonio Spurs? We can wait. Yeah, I couldn’t pick Peter Holt out of a lineup, either. There are many ways to classify failure in basketball, but by any measure, Dolan checks off all of them. So, when the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.08)

[New York Daily News] Brown trashes Knicks over unfair treatment of Woodson (Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:34:49 GMT) Former Knicks coach Larry Brown believes Mike Woodson hasn’t been “treated fairly” by the organization this season, adding that Phil Jackson should have taken over as coach to allow the lame-duck Woodson to leave the team “graciously.” [New York Daily News] Raissman: Knicks NBA playoff train wreck is still must-see TV (Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:31:35 GMT) With only four games remaining in which to sell the product to the unwashed masses, there is this commercial on the radio home of the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.07)

[New York Daily News] Knicks’ playoffs hopes up in smoke with loss to Heat (Mon, 07 Apr 2014 04:45:45 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was either unwilling or unable to demand the ball and therefore unable to rescue the Knicks on Sunday. With the postseason slipping away and J.R. Smith left to fire away at will, Anthony was reduced to being the NBA’s most famous and expensive decoy.     [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e says team didn’t think big (Mon, 07 Apr 2014 03:05:04 GMT) Amar’e Stoudemire admitted that the Knicks failed to take advantage of the Miami Heat’s smaller lineup …continue reading

Heat 102, Knicks 91

New York Knicks 91 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Miami Heat Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 30 MIN | 5-9 FG | 2-2 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 12 PTS | -11Mike Woodson : Amar’e Stoudemire getting important minutes :: The Captain of the Titanic : The TitanicHere’s a quick shot of Amar’e looking slightly out of position while trying to defend Chris Bosh: Carmelo Anthony, SF 44 MIN | 4-17 FG | 4-5 FT | 5 REB | 6 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO …continue reading

2013-14 Game Thread: Knicks @ Heat

The Heat will be playing without Dwyane Wade today (Plus, no Birdman today, either, and both he and Wade – especially Wade – have played well against the Knicks this year). I don’t think I need to tell you that that makes this about as must-win of a must-win game as you can get. If the Knicks can pull this off, it sort of kind of makes up for Friday’s terrible defeat. Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.06)

[New York Times] Surprising Connecticut and Kentucky Make NCAA Finals (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 05:00:53 GMT) Connecticut ended heavily favored Florida’s 30-game winning streak and advanced to the national collegiate basketball title game with a 63-53 victory on Saturday.     [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Bobcats Top Cavs and Make Playoffs (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:54:48 GMT) Charlotte clinched its second postseason spot and its first since 2010.     [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dante Cunningham Back With Timberwolves (Sun, 06 Apr 2014 04:30:10 GMT) Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has rejoined the team, two days after he was …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.04.05)

[New York Post] Smith can’t bail out Knicks as last-second heave falls short (Sat, 05 Apr 2014 06:06:52 -0400) To J.R. Smith, it doesn't matter if he is 12-of-12, zero-for-a-billion or if somebody else is shooting lights out. Smith is a shooter and regardless, he would like the last… [New York Post] Woodson turned to history, not common sense, at game’s end (Sat, 05 Apr 2014 05:56:26 -0400) The common practice is you go to your superstar when the game is on the line. That's just the way it is in the NBA. Check out who gets paid… [New York …continue reading