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?
[ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis working to end shooting slump (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 5:10:20 AM) Wednesday’s Knicks News: Porzingis working to end shooting slump [ESPN] Fantasy hoops: Should you trade injured bigs Porzingis, Embiid? (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 12:09:59 PM) Fantasy hoops: Should you trade injured bigs Porzingis, Embiid? [ESPN] Curry, Warriors keep NBA merchandising edge (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:23:14 AM) Curry, Warriors keep NBA merchandising edge [NYTimes] What’s Wrong With the Golden State Warriors? Warped Expectations (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:40:25 PM) When you’re absurdly good and then add Kevin Durant, the bar becomes unreasonably high even …continue reading
[NYTimes] Knicks 109, Pacers 103: For Knicks, Close Game Against Pacers Is No Surprise. But a Win? (Tuesday, January 24, 2017 5:17:26 AM) Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, including a go-ahead jumper during the final minute, as the Knicks beat the Pacers for an important, if ungraceful, victory. [NYTimes] N.B.A. This Week: All-Star Starters, Spurs-Raptors, Rozier’s Shot (Monday, January 23, 2017 7:16:56 PM) The Spurs visit Toronto on Tuesday with a 34-9 record but not much buzz; Terry Rozier had Celtics fans talking with a clutch shot against Portland. [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Why the Knicks Struggle to Win the Close …continue reading
Here’s the thing about the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are not good. They are just flat out not a good team. They absolutely should tear their team down, trade Paul George and rebuild around Myles Turner. They are not a good team and their future does not look particularly bright. Also? They’re the #7 seed in the East! They’re just one game behind being the #5 seed in the Eastern Conference! But get this – they’re also only four games ahead of the Knicks! The biggest trap for the Knicks on their way to getting a top 10 pick in …continue reading