[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Are the Knicks capable of improving their defense? (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 11:30:23 PM) [SNY Knicks] Three issues facing the Knicks: Defense, the rotation, and Melo’s rhythm (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 6:00:59 PM) An inability to hold their own against the more competitive teams in the league has been a glaring weakness for the Knicks all season long. [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ injury woes factoring into defensive struggles (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:15:53 PM) I agree with Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek, who when asked repeatedly Monday night about the team’s effort laughed off the idea that …continue reading
[ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Poor defense remains a major issue (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 4:44:08 AM) Tuesday’s Knicks News: Poor defense remains a major issue [ESPN] Hornacek up in arms over Knicks’ defense (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:08:31 AM) Hornacek up in arms over Knicks’ defense [ESPN] Porzingis (Achilles) out, Melo in for Knicks (Monday, January 02, 2017 6:34:32 PM) Porzingis (Achilles) out, Melo in for Knicks [NY Newsday] Knicks have no defense for fifth loss in row (Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:24:02 AM) Jeff Hornacek’s challenge for all-out effort fell on deaf ears as the Knicks let the Orlando …continue reading
This is a big game for the Knicks, as they host the Orlando Magic without Kristaps Porzingis (I don’t like him missing multiple games with a mystery Achilles injury. How has he not had an MRI yet?!?). However, Courtney Lee, Kyle O’Quinn and Carmelo Anthony are all playing tonight, so the Knicks really: A. need to win B. should win. The Magic are in the midst of a bit of a freefall, so the Knicks just have to have to have to have to take advantage, especially as they have a home and home coming up against the much tougher …continue reading
[NYTimes] Keeping Score: James Harden Has a Game Worthy of Wilt Chamberlain (Monday, January 02, 2017 12:27:09 AM) The Houston Rocket star recorded a remarkable triple-double and had a hand in 95 of the Rockets’ 129 points Saturday — a scoring impact second only to Chamberlain. [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: In Navajo Nation, a Basketball Elder Earns Respect (Monday, January 02, 2017 1:41:33 AM) In a place of poverty, social ills and fractured families, Raul Mendoza, 69, coach of the Chinle, Ariz., Wildcats, is a source of quiet strength for his young players. [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hornacek seeks …continue reading
[NYTimes] Rockets 129, Knicks 122: James Harden Scores 53 as Knicks Drop 4th in a Row (Sunday, January 01, 2017 4:22:45 AM) Harden 53 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds for his second straight triple-double against the short-handed Knicks. [ESPN] Knicks enter 2017 at a crossroads (Sunday, January 01, 2017 1:32:16 AM) Knicks enter 2017 at a crossroads [ESPN] Sore Achilles sidelines Porzingis vs. Rockets (Saturday, December 31, 2016 7:01:00 PM) Sore Achilles sidelines Porzingis vs. Rockets [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s knee injury won’t keep him off court for long (Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:41:32 PM) Anthony’s 19 minutes were defined …continue reading
Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! The Knicks head to Houston tonight to end 2016 with a tough matchup against the Rockets. This is a very difficult test for the Knicks, made even more difficult with KP, Lee and O’Quinn missing tonight’s game, and I would hate to see them enter the New Year with a losing record, so hey, maybe they’ll shock us!!! The Rockets did play last night (dropping 140 on the Clippers), so maybe they’re tired? What? A fella can hope, can’t he? Let’s go, Knicks!
[NYTimes] Pelicans 104, Knicks 92: Top-Heavy Knicks Are Toppled by New Orleans Pelicans (Saturday, December 31, 2016 5:07:55 AM) Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, Kristaps Porzingis 21 and Derrick Rose 20, but no other Knicks player reached double-digits. [NY Newsday] Balanced Pelicans leave Knicks frustrated, upset (Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:18:34 AM) NEW ORLEANS — The Knicks are a frustrated team right now. They’re trying not to sound any alarms, but they could be getting close. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis reacts fiercely to pushy opponents (Friday, December 30, 2016 10:17:05 PM) System.Xml.XmlElement [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony appreciates Jeff Hornacek’s support …continue reading