In this pathetic shitshow of a Conference, the New York Knicks are now just a game and a half back of the #7 seed. The Knicks are six games under .500 and yet they’re practically in the playoffs! This is pretty much the worst case scenario for this team. They’re a bad team that needs to blow the team up, but every other team in the Eastern Conference is also a bad team (and a few of them should also blow their team up – I’m looking at you, Indiana and Chicago). So the Knicks are very much in danger …continue reading
[NYDN] Porzingis aims for a more aggressive approach to his offense (Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:43:43 PM) Kristaps Porzingis appears to be finding his stroke just when the Knicks need it most. [NYDN] Knicks know only winning games will change the conversation (Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:42:48 PM) It’s only fitting that the Knicks’ grueling January will conclude with two road contests against Eastern Conference playoff teams. [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony has done much more for Knicks than Phil Jackson (Saturday, January 28, 2017 7:48:14 PM) Anthony was the star of the one truly good thing that has happened to the …continue reading
[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says daily trade rumors, media reports can be ‘mentally draining’ (Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:42:15 AM) Not all that long ago, Carmelo Anthony was the king of the New York basketball world. He was a perennial All-Star, the centerpiece of the Knicks’ most recent rebuild and one of three players in the NBA with an ironclad no-trade clause. [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis lead Knicks past Hornets (Saturday, January 28, 2017 12:03:28 AM) [SNY Knicks] Strong fourth quarter propels Knicks to win over Hornets (Friday, January 27, 2017 10:07:44 PM) Carmelo Anthony shook off some …continue reading
It’s interesting, if the Knicks just trade Carmelo Anthony, I’d imagine that that would lead to a wholesale fire sale, in which case them winning tonight wouldn’t really matter. That takes a bit of the edge off of what could otherwise be a scary game for the tank, since the Hornets are in a tailspin at the moment (like most Eastern Conference teams not named the Raptors or Wizards), so they could easily lose to the Knicks tonight on the road. Let’s hope KP looks healthier tonight. If the Melo deal goes through, KP won’t be enough to keep the …continue reading
[NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Tops List of 14 All-Star Reserves Chosen by Coaches (Friday, January 27, 2017 3:56:28 AM) Westbrook, the N.B.A.’s leading scorer, will join his former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant on the West team, while Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker will make their All-Star debuts. [NYTimes] Rajon Rondo Rips Teammates: ‘My Vets Would Never Go to the Media’ (Friday, January 27, 2017 3:37:46 AM) Rondo, the Chicago Bulls guard, fired back at Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler in an Instagram post the day after they had criticized younger members of the team. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Carmelo …continue reading
[NYTimes] Kings 116, Cavaliers 112, overtime: After LeBron James’s Meeting With G.M., Cavaliers Lose for 6th Time in 8 Games (Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:37:58 AM) The overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings was Cleveland’s first game since James called his team’s roster “top-heavy,” which led to a meeting with General Manager David Griffin. [NYTimes] Mavericks 103, Knicks 95: Knicks Sink Further Into Dysfunction With Loss to Mavericks (Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:43:34 AM) Carmelo Anthony discussed his uncertain future and then scored 30 points in a loss at Dallas, a middling team apparently bound for the draft lottery. [NY …continue reading
The Knicks head to Dallas tonight to take on a pretty awful Mavericks team. The Knicks are very close to a winning streak, which is not where they need to be, but eh, at least maybe we’ll see another good game from Willy! Let’s go, Knicks?