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Friday, January 30, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.12)

[New York Post] London trip offers desperate Knicks a break — and a boot camp (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:29:22 -0500) For four days, the Knicks will know peace. OK, maybe not peace, but at least they won't know another loss. The 5-35 Knicks, tied with the Magic and Suns for… [New York Times] Pacers’ Sudden Slide a Lesson for All NBA Teams (Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:15:58 GMT) At this time a year ago, the Indiana Pacers were 29-7 and well on their way to finishing with the Eastern Conference’s best record. [New York Times] Lillard Scores 34 Points, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.01.11)

[New York Daily News] Phil Jackson says Knicks’ disastrous season is ‘on me’ (Sun, 11 Jan 2015 04:05:53 GMT) Phil Jackson offered his “mea culpa” for this disastrous Knicks season, calling the worst start in franchise history “on me.” [New York Daily News] Bondy: Phil fesses to Knicks mess, but can he fix it? (Sun, 11 Jan 2015 02:42:58 GMT) This was a very different Phil Jackson on Saturday, chastened by the sort of start he might not even wish on Pat Riley. [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Jax praises recovering Amar’e (Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:22:38 GMT) Amar’e …continue reading

Thread: Knicks v. Hornets or “Buzzer Beater”

See what I did there?  With the Hornets and the “Buzz” and well this… In the rare 1pm Saturday game, the Knicks face a 15th consecutive defeat.  To avoid that, the team has to find a way to stop the very hot of late Kemba Walker (30.8 ppg over the last four outings).  Walker is having his best year as a pro.  His WS/48 is finally above league average (.122) after three seasons below .099. And his turnover volume is down to the lowest point of his career. The thing that makes Walker so dangerous is that he is too …continue reading

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