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Saturday, December 3, 2016

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

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.12)

[NY Newsday] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony ejected in 2nd quarter in loss to Celtics (Saturday, November 12, 2016 12:15:01 AM) Carmelo Anthony was off to a hot start, but he needed to cool down in the second quarter and was sent to the showers. [NY Newsday] Knicks working to improve Kristaps Porzingis’ defense (Friday, November 11, 2016 9:20:29 PM) The Knicks are trying to get Kristaps Porzingis to slap at the ball less and bend his knees and move his feet more to avoid picking up fouls and become more of a defensive presence. They want him to use his height …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Celtics

The Boston Celtics are in a bit of a mess due to injuries and terrible defense, so it would be awfully nice if the Knicks could get a win tonight in Boston before they go to face the first place Toronto Raptors tomorrow night. Having a better record than Boston would be ay-may-zing. So let’s hope that they pull it off! Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2016.11.11)

[SNY Knicks] Kuzminskas’ play has earned him more minutes (Thursday, November 10, 2016 4:55:11 PM) Mindaugas Kuzminskas’ solid play has earned him more minutes in the Knicks’ rotation. [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Rambis to Run the D (Thursday, November 10, 2016 3:04:41 PM) TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Rambis to Run the D [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez shines in prime time for Knicks (Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:30:38 PM) The Knicks have clearly been content taking their time with Willy Hernangomez. After getting drafted in 2015, the big man remained overseas for a year. [SNY Knicks] Resilient Knicks get much-needed victory (Thursday, November 10, …continue reading