New York looks to bounce back from maybe the toughest loss of the season. I can’t think of anohter game so far that has resulted in so much analysis. Both Mike K. and 7SOM took a good long look at the game. If you have not read what they have to say, I encourage you to take a look-it’s good stuff. What would happen if they played an All-Star game and none of the All-Stars showed up? You would get the last meeting between New York and Golden State. A race to 150 points. First team to play defense is the …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
Ex-Knick Jamal Crawford had 50 points last night…
Via Thomas B.’s Week in Advance… The Kings are rebuilding around Kevin Martin, John Salmons, and uh…not much else. Sacramento is one of the worst defensive team in the NBA. They are 29th in defensive efficiency (112.9), tied for last in defensive eFG% with Golden State (52.8), and they don’t do well on the defensive glass giving up 29.5% of available defensive boards (29th). Only one team does it worse – you guessed it, the Warriors again. Their leading shot blocker is Hawes (1.8 per 36 minutes). What to watch for: The Knicks should take the same approach they took …continue reading
Nah, nah, nah going to get some stats now.
Notice the contrast between the two rebuilding franchises…
Welcome to the third installment of “Knicks’ Week in Advance.” As always we will look at the Knicks’ Four Factors and compare them to those of their opponents. Based on each team’s stats I’ll offer suggestions for what the fans should watch for and what the Knicks should look to do that game. Before we get into the match ups, I want to say a quick word on the importance of advanced stats. I think every fan would do well to understand how they work – especially in light of the style of play the Knicks adopted this year. For …continue reading