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Friday, December 19, 2014

Knicks Need More Jason Smith

[This was originally meant to be pitched to the New York Post, but I decided to run it here.] The Knicks have fared as well this November as the Democrats, with both suffering a significant number of losses. And while the Dems will need to wait until 2016 to make some progress, the Knicks could get some immediate gains. New York has an absolute gem on their bench in Jason Smith. And if they use him more, the team will surely turn things around before the season is up. New York picked Smith off the dump heap this summer with …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.12.01)

[New York Post] Do the Knicks even believe they’re any good? (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 01:07:36 -0500) Faith and shooting and can be so fleeting. Do the Knicks have faith in the new coach, Derek Fisher; faith in Phil Jackson's system; and most of all, faith in… [New York Times] Bryant Leads Lakers Over Toronto 129-122 in OT (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 05:43:07 GMT) Kobe Bryant had 31 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 20th career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 129-122 overtime victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Heat

The Knicks have just had some awesome luck these last few games, huh? First, Russell Westbrook returns from an injury just in time to face the Knicks and now Dwyane Wade is also choosing now to return to from an injury. Thanks a lot, guys! I’m leaving for a show at the Gramercy right now (5:00 PM), so I don’t know if Melo is playing. He’s currently listed as “questionable” (upgraded from doubtful), so let’s hope that the Knicks get him back! They sure need him. Let’s go Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.30)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Toronto Raptors Lose DeMar DeRozan (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 05:53:02 GMT) DeRozan, a 25-year-old All-Star guard, is going to be out an indefinite period with a torn tendon in his left groin. [New York Times] Harden Scores 34 in Rockets 117-103 Win (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:49:02 GMT) James Harden had 19 of his game-high 34 points in the decisive third quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-103 on Saturday night. [New York Times] Griffin, Paul Lead Clippers Over Jazz 112-96 (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 04:46:09 GMT) Blake Griffin …continue reading

Knicks 78, Thunder 105. Just End The Season.

After another loss, New York is in dire straits. Despite a change in the front office, there seems to be no change for this perennially losing franchise. During games, they are completely outclassed by their opponent. The flaws of their coach have remained the same since game 1, one of which is the inability to see his own flaws. New York plays so badly, it’s hard to see if the coaching staff has not prepared them for the other team or if the players have just tuned their leader out. But enough about the New York Jets. The Knicks lost …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.11.29)

[New York Post] Thunder’s Westbrook puts on a show in front of ‘mentor’ Fisher (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:16:59 -0500) OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook hugged Derek Fisher after the Thunder shredded the Knicks 105-78 Friday night. The hug was little solace for the Knicks coach, who played for the… [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony warms up, but still out for Knicks-Thunder (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 06:03:01 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was back on the court and firing up shots two hours before tipoff on Friday following a few days of back-spasm hell. [New York Daily News] Knicks trounced by …continue reading

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

Isn’t it just so perfectly Knicks that they get the Olakahoma City Thunder just as Russell Westbrook comes back? Plus, after trying to work out before the game, Melo is officially out for the game, so they get their star back just as the Knicks confirm that they will be without their star. However, if the Melo-less Knicks could hang with a healthy Dallas team, they might be able to do well against a Thunder team that has been garbage without Westbrook. He might not be 100% tonight, also. So there’s hope! Let’s go Knicks!