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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pre-Season Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

It’s the penultimate game of the preseason for the Knicks! And this game against Washington will mark the first time that the Knicks will face an opposing team’s starting point guard this preseason. Let us hope that it goes well. Derek Fisher is experimenting a little bit with Jose Calderon still out with a sore calf (he would play if this was a regular season game – in the old Knick regime, I’d say “Jose Calderon scheduled to lose his leg next week” but this new regime is supposedly more transparent, so I’ll take them at their word and presume …continue reading

ESPN.com: From Phil Jackson’s Point of View

Charley Rosen had an excellent piece on ESPN.com today (tip of the hat to alsep73 for the link) where he got Phil Jackson to post his candid views on each member of the Knicks’ roster, even players destined to only play in the D-League. Here is the link. It is a fascinating look at Jackson’s views on the players, because so much of it doesn’t remotely resemble the truth, so you figure that he’s BSing us but then he is extremely candid and on point on other things and you think “Or is he telling the truth?” He’s not exactly …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.22)

[New York Daily News] Knicks season opener in doubt for banged-up Andrea Bargnani (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:32:17 GMT) Derek Fisher may have more faith in Andrea Bargnani than the big Italian has in himself. With the Oct. 29 season opener against the Chicago Bulls on the horizon, Fisher refused to rule Bargnani out despite the fact that the Knicks forward has not played since suffering a hamstring injury during the club’s first preseason game two weeks ago. [New York Times] New-Look NBA: A Player’s Perspective, Paul Pierce (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:47:05 GMT) The Associated Press will periodically look …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.21)

[New York Times] Plumlee Lifts Nets to 99-88 Win Over 76ers (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:37:59 GMT) Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night. [New York Times] Spurs Rally to Beat Kings 106-99 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:34:56 GMT) Jeff Ayres had 15 points and rookie Kyle Anderson added 14 points as the San Antonio Spurs overcame DeMarcus Cousin’s 32 points and 11 rebounds to rally for a 106-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Defamation Lawsuit …continue reading

Pre-Bucks 120, Pre-Knicks 107

there is one thing I’ve learned in my brief time as a mild mannered #sporps blogger for a major metropolitan website, it’s that you can make very precise and incredibly accurate predictions from one preseason game. In fact, I started writing these predictions down after just the first quarter, due to my keen, well-honed powers of observation. Prepare yourself for some takes so ridiculously hot and heavy that they can fuse hydrogen atoms. They may melted yer eyeballs, so make sure you’ve got a home eye wash station installed. All ready? Roll the ugliness… HOT TAKES 1. The Knicks defense …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.20)

[New York Daily News] Knicks moving forward without Andrea Bargnani (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT) Derek Fisher hopes to solidify his playing rotation later this week, but Andrea Bargnani’s continued absence will offer further opportunities for the other power forwards on the Knicks to impress the coaching staff. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Reminder of Knicks’ Dysfunction Is Again Hoping to Solve It (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:07:00 GMT) Jim Cleamons, a current assistant and former Knicks player, has ties to Phil Jackson, the team president, and an awkward history with Walt Frazier, the TV analyst. [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.20)

[New York Daily News] Knicks moving forward without Andrea Bargnani (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:23:50 GMT) Derek Fisher hopes to solidify his playing rotation later this week, but Andrea Bargnani’s continued absence will offer further opportunities for the other power forwards on the Knicks to impress the coaching staff. [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Reminder of Knicks’ Dysfunction Is Again Hoping to Solve It (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:07:00 GMT) Jim Cleamons, a current assistant and former Knicks player, has ties to Phil Jackson, the team president, and an awkward history with Walt Frazier, the TV analyst. [New York …continue reading