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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Wizards

The Knicks travel to D.C. tonight to take on the Washington Wizards in yet another one of those Eastern Conference games where the Knicks have too good of a chance at winning. Luckily, the Wizards have legitimately played well as of late, looking like an actually good team. However, the Knicks still played them very close the last time these two teams tangled, so it will likely be another close game. Hopefully the Knicks don’t pull it off, as they don’t need any sort of sign to Melo for him not to waive the NTC. Let’s go, Knicks?

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.31)

[NYDN] Derek Fisher is right about Phil Jackson and this year’s Knicks (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:12:11 PM) The initial reaction is to dismiss Derek Fisher’s comments as bitter and vindictive. [NYDN] Fisher: We didn’t know exactly what we were doing with Knicks (Monday, January 30, 2017 9:26:48 AM) With nearly a year to reflect on what went wrong with the Knicks, Derek Fisher has the answer. [SNY Knicks] NBA two-minute report: Anthony fouled on last-second shot vs. Hawks (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:41:00 PM) A foul should have been called on the Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap on Carmelo Anthony’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.30)

[NYTimes] Why Not EuroKnicks? For Struggling Team, Hope From Abroad (Monday, January 30, 2017 5:01:21 AM) The Knicks were slower than most in seeking international talent, but the arrival of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and others has offered a chance at a new identity. [NYTimes] Hawks 142, Knicks 139 | Four Overtimes: Knicks Delay What Has Become the Inevitable, Losing After Four Overtimes (Monday, January 30, 2017 3:23:42 AM) The Knicks led the Hawks, 139-136, in the fourth overtime, but Carmelo Anthony’s season-high 45 points could not save them in the end. [NYDN] Knicks’ Derrick Rose out against Hawks with ankle injury …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Hawks

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

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.29)

[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

Knicks Morning News (2017.01.28)

[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

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Hornets

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