Since last we talked mock draft the Lakers dispatched with the Orlando Magic and the off-season has kicked into full gear. I was out of town on business and have thus pretty much missed basketball from the past week or so. I suppose that’s fortunate in some ways. I hope the third version of this mock is less impacted by the rumors, smokescreens, subterfuges, and misinformation that normally clouds my mocks this time of year. My gut tells me that this draft will be the 2006 draft (Bargnani, Aldridge, Morrison were the top 3) of 2009. There will be tons …continue reading
New York pulled the trigger on two deals today before the NBA trade deadline. The bad news is that neither deal opens up any more cap space for 2010. The good news is that the moves will give the team a little more flexibility this year. In the bigger deal, New York acquired Larry Hughes for Jerome James, Tim Thomas, and Anthony Roberson. In a second deal, the Knicks sent Malik Rose to Oklahoma City for Chris Wilcox. Hughes will make $12.8M this year and $13.7M next year, while Wilcox’s $6.8M contract will expire this year. Hence from a salary …continue reading
Hello all. This is going to be a quick and dirty game preview because I am swamped with work. So I am going to give you the best that my 1 hour lunch break will allow. So no jokes, and only meta-human analysis instead of my normal super-human analysis. I bearly have time to this edit, so pleaze furgive any speeling errors ore mistakes gramatikal. New York (14-22) hosts Washington (7-30) New York faces Washington for the third time this season. New York is 2-0 against Washington so far this season. TEAM POSS EFF eFG TO OREB% FT/FG New York Knicks-Offense 97.6 105.8 …continue reading
Sometimes a commenter makes an point that inspires an article. I could have written this in the comments section, but I think it deserves an post of it’s own. Yesterday BigBlueAL wrote: Look I have praised David Lee alot this season because he has improved his offense alot in terms of hitting that baseline jumper a bit more consistantly and being able to drive more often w/o getting his shot sent into the stands. But his numbers to me are a huge reflection of this system and Randolph being traded. Defensively he is still horrible and is not going to …continue reading
From yesterday’s Alan Hahn blog: A 6-foot-11 300-pound behemoth at the top of the key handling the ball, going behind his back (or attempting to) and dribbling down the lane en route to the basket much to the delight of his teammates. The culprit? Eddy Curry. Yes, you read that correctly. Not only was Curry practicing for the second time in three days, he was working on his handles during a certain sequence as the Knicks were practicing the pick-and-roll. He wasn’t doing it for show — and it wasn’t a great one anyway because the cat still has a …continue reading
A slight change to the Knicks’ Week in Advance that you have come to depend upon. Instead of the weekly article, I will provide a preview/game thread as often as I can. This will give you up to date info on the match ups rather than week old data. This also gives me more air time on the site so it’s a win-win for us all. New York won the first of two meetings against Oklahoma City 116-106 at MSG on November 14, 2008. New York prevailed due to a large edge in 3 point field goals made (7 …continue reading
After the fold, I will quote the current Wikipedia entry for Isiah Thomas. It is a pretty amusing piece of work, as this is supposedly written with a “neutral viewpoint.” See for yourself if you think it reads as neutral or not.