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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.01.30)

[New York Post] Olympics or Knicks? Kristaps Porzingis torn over summer call (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:22:39 -0500) Latvia or Las Vegas? Kristaps Porzingis told The Post he will have a big decision on his hands soon. Three days ago, the Latvian National Team was chosen to compete in the Olympic qualifier in Belgrade, Serbia, from July 4-10 with a chance to make it to the Summer Games in Rio. The 7-foot-3 Latvian,… [New York Post] Knicks show the promise that makes inconsistency so puzzling (Sat, 30 Jan 2016 00:17:33 -0500) It seems for much of the season the Knicks have …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.01.29)

[New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis sit as Knicks fall in Toronto (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:17:09 EST) TORONTO — The Knicks already were facing a daunting task with Carmelo Anthony sitting out with knee soreness against the Eastern Conference's second-best team. Then word came down that Kristaps Porzingis was too sick to play. [New York Daily News] Knicks look lost without Porzingis and Melo, fall to Raptors (Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:30:35 GMT) Health finally caught up with Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. They marched an infirmary line into snowy Canada and didn’t stand a chance. [New York …continue reading

Quick Recap: Knicks vs. Raptors

That game will forever go down as “The Sasha Vujacic Game.” Or, it won’t. Vujacic managed 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 three pointers in his 24 minutes of play. Let’s hope Fisher doesn’t take that as a sign he needs more run. That could never happen, right? RIGHT? In a game that can only be described as a pre-All Star break Pre-Season game, the Knicks hung around. That’s all you can really say because the Raptors were never in any real danger of losing the game, even when the Knicks managed to pull it to one in …continue reading

Game Thread: Knicks vs. Raptors

Before I get into discussion of tonight’s game between the New York Basketball Knickerbockers and the Toronto Basketsports Oviraptors, I want to indulge a bit of weirdness that I’m feeling. I began my brainstorming about this piece by checking the Raptors’ Basketball Reference page, browsing the particulars of their 2015-16 season. “B-Ref,” as the kids call it, continually adds tidbits of information, both quantitative and qualitative, to its mix. I spied a list of Raptors’ personnel at the top of the page, and the name “Nick Nurse” stared back at me. I tried to ignore it and get back to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.01.28)

[New York Post] Why Knicks are following Afflalo’s lead and talking playoffs (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 03:23:38 -0500) The Knicks just lost their third straight game and fell three games under .500. They now face five playoff-positioned teams in their next six games, including the mighty Warriors. Leading scorer Carmelo Anthony is nursing a sore left knee that forced him to sit Tuesday and maintain "day-to-day” status. And when he sits, the Knicks… [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Thu, 28 Jan 2016 06:18:54 GMT) LeBron James scored 21 points before sitting out — and dancing — in the fourth quarter, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.01.27)

[New York Daily News] Durant, Westbrook and Thunder outlast Melo-less Knicks in OT (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 06:48:40 GMT) There was no Carmelo Anthony and only sprinkles of magic from New York’s “unicorn” rookie. [New York Daily News] Isola: ‘Unicorn’ Porzingis puts Knicks in play for Durant (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:19:55 GMT) The Unicorn is an appropriate nickname for Kristaps Porzingis, who really is a dream come true for the Knicks and their long-suffering fans. [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Arron Afflalo on Knicks: 'We're a playoff team, period' (Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:47:10 EST) Arron Afflalo on Knicks: …continue reading