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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Recap: Knicks 95, Pelicans 87

Brian Cronin wrote Saturday in the recap for the Cavs game that he didn’t get the Kevin Seraphin signing. Neither did I. Seraphin was part of a mess of bigs Phil Jackson added this summer: Robin Lopez, Derrick Williams, Kyle O’Quinn and Kristaps Porzingis were the others. It was hard to see how Seraphin could fit in, especially after suffering through an injury to start the season. Well, Seraphin had himself a game Sunday against the Pelicans. Before the game, he shaved “Paris” into the back of head. It’s a small gesture; everything about a basketball game is going to …continue reading

Galloway’s Hot Shooting Is Great, But Knicks Need His Defense, Too!

Looking at the Knicks’ opening day lineup, it was hard to see who would become the Knicks’ secondary scorer behind Carmelo Anthony. Certainly at that time, I would not have picked Langston Galloway. I expected Gallo to serve as a defensive specialist; coming in once opposing guards had picked apart Jose Calderon’s rotting zombie corpse. The pair seemed to be complementary, as Calderon’s shooting has always been his most valuable skill, with defense being an afterthought. However three games in, and Jose’s scoring is as bad as his defense. Jose’s true shooting percentage sits at 36.9%. Speaking of sitting, Derek …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks @ Pistons

It’s been rather dreary here at Knickerblogger these last few days, why with all the dysfunction within the organization — losing doesn’t help things either — but perhaps a match-up with the league’s worst defensive team is exactly what the Knicks need to turn things around. To help get a better idea of what to expect from the Detroit Pistons tonight, I brought in Jameson Draper of Pistons Powered and Matt Watson of Detroit Bad Boys. The Pistons and Knicks are both 3-6 coming into tonight’s game. Which team should be more concerned about their rough start? Chase Thomas (@ChaseThomasSBN): …continue reading

Game Preview & Thread: Knicks vs. Hawks

A Wednesday night Hawks-Knicks early-season game is typically not a game either Knicks fans or Hawks fans too mark down on their calendars as a must-watch before the season starts. However, Knicks owner James Dolan made things interesting when he guaranteed a Knicks victory over the Hawks after the Knicks were torn apart by the San Antonio Spurs. The Knicks have lost four of their last five contests and Tyson Chandler is going to miss significant time, but Dolan is confident his team is walking out of Atlanta with a victory. Trying to decipher why Dolan guaranteed a victory over …continue reading

Report: Allan Houston to be next Knicks GM?

Jared Zwerling, one of Bleacher Report’s newest NBA writers, reported yesterday that the Knicks’ shocking decision to relieve Glenn Grunwald of his role earlier this week is, potentially, good news for former Knick and current assistant general manager Allan Houston. According to Zwerling and his sources, the Knicks are likely grooming Houston to eventually take over for new GM Steve Mills in a couple of years. This wouldn’t be a tremendous shock, considering Houston is the current Assistant GM, though that doesn’t make the abrupt Grunwald firing any less bizarre. One of the sources Zwerling cites in the piece had …continue reading

A Review of ‘Amare Stoudemire: In The Moment’

If you’re a normal person, you’re probably unaware that Amar’e Stoudemire had an hour long documentary, In the Moment, released on Epix back in April. I stumbled upon the documentary on Netflix the other night and decided to check it out, the thought being, “It’s the offseason, and besides, I really want to rediscover the Amar’e love of 2010-2011. So what the hell?” The documentary begins with a mix of STAT highlights and a monologue about winning a championship. It’s pretty clear Amar’e is not the most comfortable guy with one-on-one interviews — or the most realistic — but as …continue reading

Carmelo Through the Years

Historically, statistics suggest Carmelo Anthony has not always impeded ball movement or prevented offensive flow. Over the course of his eight-year career, Anthony has primarily played with three point guards – Andre Miller, Allen Iverson, and Chauncey Billups. When Melo is paired with a point guard able to control the offense, the numbers prove he is not simply a stop-and-hold isolation player. In Carmelo’s Rookie year (03-04), with Miller running the point, the Nuggets finished 9th in the league in assists per game. ‘Dre averaged 8.5 assists per 48 minutes – not a stellar number, but a solid one.  60% …continue reading