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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.16)

[NY Newsday] LeBron James critical of Phil Jackson’s ‘posse’ remark (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:10:00 PM) LeBron James fired back at Phil Jackson and said he lost all respect for him after the Knicks’ president referred to his friends and business partners as his “posse.” [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah to return to starting lineup against Pistons (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:40:00 PM) Jeff Hornacek is going back to his regular first unit Wednesday night against the Pistons, but he joked he couldn’t promise he would start that way in the second half. [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Carmelo Anthony weighs in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.15)

[NY Newsday] Justin Holiday sparks Knicks’ second-half blitz of Mavs (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:38:12 AM) On a day when team president Phil Jackson declared in a published report that he is sticking to his plan for rebuilding the Knicks, whether it works or not, coach Jeff Hornacek made an executive decision to bench one of Jackson’s prized acquisitions. And the result was a much-needed win. [NY Newsday] Knicks go on Holiday in winning second half (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 2:08:17 AM) Justin Holiday has lived the life of a basketball nomad. He’s traveled to Belgium and Hungary to hold …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Mavericks

The Knicks begin a homestand tonight with their first game against the Dallas Mavericks, who are in a total shambles as a franchise, as Dirk might finally really be slowing down (he is pretty darn old). The Knicks really, really need to win this game. 4-6 is nicely mediocre. 3-7 is awful. The Mavericks are bad and their guards are not scary. So this should be a win. Not a “hey, maybe the Knicks could win this one!” but “they better win this one.” Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.14)

[NYPost] Knicks’ Justin Holiday swears off social media to focus on prayer (Sunday, November 13, 2016 8:43:57 PM) Knicks backup shooting guard Justin Holiday has vowed to stay off social media — except to post Bible verses — in an attempt to increase his prayer work. Holiday’s family is going through tough times. His sister-in-law, soccer star Lauren Holiday, married to the Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, recently underwent brain surgery for a tumor after… [NYPost] Derrick Rose vents about refs: Why don’t I ever get the calls? (Sunday, November 13, 2016 2:49:19 PM) Through the first nine games, Derrick Rose has …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.13)

[NY Newsday] Knicks keep it close, but falter in crunch time against Raptors (Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:01:51 AM) Playing their first real close game of the season, the Knicks’ execution failed them on both ends of the floor and fell to the Toronto Raptors, 118-107, Saturday night at Air Canada Centre. [NY Newsday] Knicks’ lack of intensity on defense is troubling (Saturday, November 12, 2016 8:13:56 PM) There are ominous signs that Knicks may fail to meet their own high expectations. [NY Newsday] The day after: Does ref have it out for Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony? (Saturday, November 12, 2016 …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Raptors

During the early to mid-1990s, the Knicks were a whole lot of fun to watch because they were such a good team that every night they had a really good chance of winning. The NBA is one of those leagues where the better team almost always wins (that’s why the gambling is about the point spread, not the who will win) and the Knicks were as good as anyone. That was a lot of fun – a consistent good team is awesome. These Knicks, however, are more like a mediocre team. Mediocre teams win their fair share of games, don’t …continue reading