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Friday, November 24, 2017

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pacers

Tonight is a very nice test for the Knicks. The Suns were a surprising 4-4 when the Knicks beat them, but they were getting it done with smoke and mirrors, as they had the third-worst SRS in the NBA. The Knicks are currently about middle of the road in SRS (they still have a negative SRS, but they’ve obviously been improving as of late). The Pacers, though, have a positive SRS, so this will be a real test to measure the Knicks’ improvement. The two players that the Pacers got for Paul George, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, have been …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.05)

[NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis: ‘I believe’ I can be the NBA’s best (Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:07:12 PM) Less than a week after Enes Kanter lobbied for Kristaps Porzingis to be in the MVP conversation, ex-Knicks center Tyson Chandler said Friday he believes the 7-foot-3 Latvian has a chance to be the game’s best player. The compliments are pouring in for Porzingis after he’s weaved the best scoring start to a season in… [NYPost] Enes Kanter on Porzingis, problems in Turkey and dinner with Trump (Saturday, November 04, 2017 11:19:41 AM) Knicks center Enes Kanter, acquired from the Thunder in the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.04)

[NYTimes] Knicks 120, Suns 107: Led by Porzingis Again, the Knicks Defeat Hornacek’s Old Team (Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:54:35 AM) Kristaps Porzingis scored 37 points in Friday’s win over Phoenix, the sixth time in eight games that he has scored at least 30. [NYTimes] The Unspeakable Greatness of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Friday, November 03, 2017 6:46:05 PM) The Bucks’ All-Star isn’t changing the way his position is played. He’s changing the way all the positions are played. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis drops 37 in 120-107 win over the Suns (Friday, November 03, 2017 10:15:08 PM) Kristaps Porzingis came one point shy …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Suns

Tonight will be a fascinating test of the Knicks’ season. They enter tonight’s game at 3-4 and are hosting the 4-4 Suns. Both teams were expected to be among the worst teams in the NBA, but after starting off the season terribly, the Suns have turned things around after firing their head coach, Earl Watson, and benching temperamental star point guard, Eric Bledsoe. Since then, the Suns have been scoring like crazy and have evened their record on the season after an impressive come from behind victory against the Washington Wizards on the second night of a back-to-back. The Suns …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.03)

[NYTimes] The Unspeakable Greatness of Giannis Antetokounmpo (Friday, November 03, 2017 9:00:23 AM) The Bucks’ All-Star isn’t changing the way his position is played. He’s changing the way all the positions are played. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ brother warns Knicks to treat star right (Thursday, November 02, 2017 10:21:42 PM) Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview to prompt change in the Knicks since Carmelo Anthony never did it himself. [NYDN] Rebuilding Knicks should consider starting Frank Ntilikina soon (Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:13:01 AM) After ugly loss to Rockets, rebuilding Knicks should consider starting Frank Ntilikina in near future. [SNY Knicks] …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.11.02)

[ESPN] James Harden looks for Garden encore against surging Knicks (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 1:15:09 PM) James Harden looks for Garden encore against surging Knicks [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis brings buzz back to Madison Square Garden (Thursday, November 02, 2017 1:57:43 AM) Mike D’Antoni recognized the feeling the moment he walked into Madison Square Garden. [NY Newsday] Rockets put damper on Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis (Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:40:59 PM) There were no “M-V-P” chants for Kristaps Porzingis inside the Garden Wednesday night and not much for the fans to cheer overall. [NY Newsday] Mike D’Antoni knows what Jeff Hornacek …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Rockets

After two very impressive victories, the Knicks now amazingly have a chance of getting over .500 tonight as they host the Houston Rockets at the Garden. The Rockets just lost to the Sixers, so this is very much a game that the Knicks should at least have a chance at winning. Eric Gordon is the Rockets’ back-up point guard right now, so hopefully the Knicks can put some pressure on Gordon when James Harden is out of the game. While James Harden is in the game, of course, that will probably not be good for the Knicks, but still. Hey, …continue reading