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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.10)

[New York Daily News] Frank Isola named New York Sportswriter of the Year (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 04:34:47 GMT) Frank Isola has been a well-respected, critical and entertaining voice on the Knicks beat since 1996. [New York Times] Familiar Result for James-Less Cavs: 112-94 Loss to Warriors (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:15:24 GMT) On one side of the floor, LeBron James sat on Cleveland’s bench in a suit. On the other, Mark Jackson talked about his former team from the ESPN broadcast table. [New York Times] Balanced Lakers Beat Orlando 101-84 Without Kobe (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:12:14 GMT) When …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.09)

[New York Post] Fisher explains why Jackson triangle hasn’t stuck with players (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 03:12:15 -0500) Knicks coach Derek Fisher said he has extra challenges in getting his current young players to believe the triangle offense wins titles because team president Phil Jackson has been out… [New York Post] Why it’s worthless and foolish to boo these Knicks (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 00:49:55 -0500) There should be no chants of "Fire Fisher” anymore. In fact, no one should even bother booing the Knicks for the rest of this season. Heck, even the group of… [New York Daily News] …continue reading

Game Preview and Thread: Knicks v. Rockets or “Thank you for Choking”

It’s been about 10 years since I last read Christopher Buckley’s “Thank you for Smoking”.  The Novel–later adapted into a film I haven’t watched yet– is an excellent satirical take on the lobbying industry.  If you like dark humor and unflinching look at far we are willing to go to make a horrible product look like a great thing, you should read the book.  I won’t spoil too much of it here but the basic plot is Nick Naylor is a top spin doctor for the tobacco industry who is beginning to feel conflicted about the dangers of tobacco especially …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.08)

[New York Times] Clippers Rout Lakers 114-89 on 27 Points by Griffin (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 07:06:25 GMT) The Clippers stormed out of the gate, getting after the Lakers defensively and hitting shots on their own end. [New York Times] Suns Survive, Hand Wolves 13th Straight Loss (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 06:18:24 GMT) Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves were 10 minutes away from snapping a torturous losing streak that has already turned this season into a lost cause. [New York Times] Thompson Scores 40, Warriors Beat Pacers 117-102 (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 06:06:26 GMT) Klay Thompson scored 40 points, …continue reading

Game Thread and Preview: Knicks @ Wizards

The folks at the excellent Wizards blog truthaboutit.net asked me to offer a few words about the Knicks in advance of the matchup in D.C. tonight.  I talk about the trade, Phil Jackson’s hat choices, 2015 free agents (Jeremy Lin!), developing the young Knicks, and whether Melo should shut it down. http://www.truthaboutit.net/2015/01/opening-statements-wizards-vs-knicks-game-35.html Sole possession of the NBA’s worst record and in the driver’s seat for the top pick. Go Ping-Pong Go Ping-Pong Go!

Roundtable: Knicks Trade Shump and J.R.

[This round table was conducted mid-day Tuesday. As of the scheduled published date, none of the players the Knicks received have been officially waived, so some of us went on that assumption. As more information comes in, we will report on it here or in the comments below.] Of all the tangible assets in the trade (Lou Amundson, Alex Kirk, Lance Thomas, and a 2019 second-round draft choice from Cleveland) which will be the most useful for the Knicks? Kurylo: As per Alex Kirk’s Draft Express page “The downside, however, is that his 13.6% body fat ranked second highest among …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.07)

[New York Times] Known Best for Offense, Warriors’ Defense Also Leads the Way (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:18:27 GMT) Look past the hot-shooting touch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the pace-and-space attack under rookie coach Steve Kerr and the highlight-worthy plays the Golden State Warriors deliver every game. [New York Times] Pistons Rally in Final Seconds to 105-104 Win Over Spurs (Wed, 07 Jan 2015 05:57:27 GMT) The San Antonio Spurs kept giving the Detroit Pistons hope. Brandon Jennings made the most of a last-second opening. [New York Times] Larry Sanders on Bench but Still Out for 7th Straight …continue reading