New York (16-24) hosts Phoenix (23-16). Phoenix won the last meeting 111-103 in a game that featured a slow start from New York which the team could not overcome. New York’s 43.8 eFG% that game was well below the team’s season average of 49.4% Furthermore, Shaquille O’Neal had a bit of a break out game against New York scoring 23 points with 12 boards. Of course against the New York front line Joakim Noah looks like Bill Walton (To the David Lee fan boys: That is not a slight against David Lee. David Lee is awesome. Please stop sending me hate mail.) …continue reading
Recently there’s been some discussion in the comment section at KnickerBlogger about the Knicks roster needs. Coach D’Antoni is known to keep the rotation short, but a 7 man team seems to be small even for him. The problem seems to be the lack of quality at the end of the Knicks’ bench. Malik Rose saw time early on, but D’Antoni probably got tired of seeing Rose end up with the ball under the hoop and unable to finish. (I sure was!) Roberson made a name for himself in the summer league, but played his way out of the rotation. …continue reading
New York Knicks vs Phoenix Suns Shaq.
Our heroes are 2-1 on the current five game road trip, none too shabby so far. Things get tougher as the road trip wraps up with the Phoenix Suns and L.A. Lakers. The rest of the week brings the Knicks home for their third game with Milwaukee (0-2), then another trip to Boston (0-1). Monday, December 15 @ Phoenix [First meeting of the teams this year.] TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 98.4 106.2 50.4 15.7 23.6 19.6 Rank 1 19 12 17 27 29 Phoenix Suns-Defense 92.4 110 49.5 13.8 28.2 22.5 Rank 12 26 …continue reading
Which top 10 player do you want to avoid this year?
[One of my favorite web sites is indexed. The author, Jessica Hagy, conveys ideas using simple mathematical objects like graphs and Venn diagrams. This form of representation is easily understood due to its visual nature. Since imitation is the greatest form of flattery, I’ve decided to create some images that are appropriate to this blog.] The Big Indexed Alternatively: A = Boxer B = Pit Bull C = Rottweiler D = St. Bernard
According to the NY Times: John Gabriel, a former N.B.A. executive of the year with the Orlando Magic, has joined the Knicks’ revamped front office and will assume a major role in rebuilding the roster after seven straight losing seasons. Donnie Walsh, the team president, appointed Gabriel as the director of pro scouting and free agency, a newly created position. Gabriel’s primary duty will be evaluating current N.B.A. players, with an eye toward future trades and free-agent signings. Gabriel is well versed in the art of rebuilding. He was the Magic’s general manager from 1996 to 2004, a period in …continue reading