Knicks Morning News (2015.01.26)

  • [New York Times] Klay’s Record, Kobe Hurt, All-Stars … And Now an Encore (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:26:53 GMT)

    Not much happened in the NBA this week.

  • [New York Times] James Harden Gets 37, Rockets Rout Spiraling Lakers 99-87 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:09:05 GMT)

    After James Harden lit up the Los Angeles Lakers for the first three quarters, he returned in the final minutes to keep the Houston Rockets focused on their finish.

  • [New York Times] Wall Leads Wizards Over Nuggets in OT, 117-115 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:15:13 GMT)

    John Wall scored six of his 19 points in overtime and had 16 assists as the Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 117-115 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Win 6th Straight With Help of LeBron James (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:05:26 GMT)

    James scored 34 points, including the first 8 in the fourth quarter, and Cleveland beat Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors to 19th Straight Home Win (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:39:01 GMT)

    Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win.

  • [New York Times] Millsap, Horford Lead Hawks to 16th Straight Win (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:24:09 GMT)

    Al Horford isn’t missing many shots these days for the Atlanta Hawks.

  • [New York Times] Not the Knicks: Warriors’ Tenet: Sit and Deliver (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:01:12 GMT)

    For all the Warriors’ headline-grabbing feats, they cite something slightly more prosaic as a major cause for their success this season: the handiwork of their bench.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Rally in 2nd Half to Top Bucks 101-95 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:54:17 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and 14 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs rallied in the second half for a 101-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] DeRozan Scores 25 to Lead Raptors Past Pistons 114-110 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:48:06 GMT)

    Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points and 11 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points and the Toronto Raptors held on down the stretch to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 114-110 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Griffin, Paul Lead Clippers to 120-100 Win Over Suns (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:39:07 GMT)

    Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers are known for their offense. But it was a stifling defense late Sunday night that made the difference against the Phoenix Suns.

  • [New York Times] Davis Lifts Pelicans Over Mavericks 109-106 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:15:33 GMT)

    Anthony Davis capped a 28-point, 10-rebound outing with go-ahead free throws in the final seconds and a pivotal steal, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight game, 109-106 over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Big 4th Quarter Helps Pacers End Skid, Down Magic 106-99 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:56:59 GMT)

    David West had 20 points, reserve Damjan Rudez added a career-high 18, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 106-99 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] LeBron Outduels Durant, Cavaliers Win 6th Straight, 108-98 (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:09:09 GMT)

    The sold-out arena buzzed with 20,000 fans decked out in matching gold T-shirts. There was a national TV audience, two high-profile teams and All-Stars all over the floor.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Tanks for nothin': Knicks wins hurt lottery chances (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:00:53 EDT)

    NEW YORK — Langston Galloway gathered the ball in the deepest corner of the court with two seconds left on the shot clock late Wednesday night. With the Knicks up by four in a game they were desperate to win, Galloway squared up and knocked down a seemingly impossible 25-foot fadeaway over 6-8 forward Jerami Grant. The shot, which sealed the Knicks’ first winning streak in nearly three months, set off a wild celebration. Players on the Knicks’ bench erupted.

  • [New York Daily News] Amar’e Stoudemire may sit Knicks-Kings game with sprains (Mon, 26 Jan 2015 02:15:08 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire stayed relatively healthy for much of the first half of the season, but the injuries are mounting again.

  • 20 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2015.01.26)”

    I wonder if the Pistons would want Jose now that Jennings is done?

    The rumor is they want Prigs, so they presumably don’t want to take on Jose’s contract.

    I find it quite likely a Prigs for Datome and a very conditional 2016 second round pick trade.

    I see Calderon making some sort of sense in New Orleans, but I don’t think they have anything available we could want.

    Well, intrigued enough that I’d be pumped about getting him for Prigs, but I’m more interested in the second-round pick part of the deal, to be honest.

    Was Datome good in Europe or something? Because he’s sucked big time in limited NBA minutes.

    I looked at a Pistons blog and they’re wondering if they could somehow get Prigs and a 2nd round pick from us for Datome. HAHA, suckers! We don’t have any second round picks!

    JR Smith is already 60th on the Cavs’ all-time list for most three pointers attempted. That stat (courtesy of Dan Devine) is high-larious.

    Other great stats – JR has made 33 out of his 85 (!!!) threes for the Cavs in 10 games. Dion Waiters made 22 threes in his 33 games with the Cavs.

    Myles Turner is very intriguing. I think he should be in the conversation for #1 pick with Okafor and Towns.

    Re: Datome.

    I don’t think he is long for this league, but here are his strengths:

    Good shooter (needs time to prove it, but in Europe he was a better shooter than, say, Belinelli)
    High motor, high character
    Not bad at defensive rebounding
    Very coachable
    Team-first player

    And here are his weaknesses:

    Short for a PF, slow for a SF
    Quite unathletic
    Won’t be able to finish at the rim
    So-so defender

    So he is essentially a Walter Herrmann or Kostas Papanikolau type. That said, some of PJ old teams employed limited guys like Samaki Walker or Devean George (the last one could probably also work as a comparison for Gigi), so I would be curious to see what he can do in 30 games here.

    Plus, we’d have our Little Italy quota met, so we could happily waive Bargs.


    D-league product Hassan Whiteside just had 12 blocks as part of his triple double and we’re playing lou amundson…


    Thoughts on DeMarre Carroll as a consolation prize?

    Not that it necessarily means anything, but Lou Amundson is repped by Mark Bartlestein, who’s agency manages about 40 NBA players, a dozen of which are free agents this summer (one of whom is the aforementioned DeMarre Carroll).

    So it’s possible that Phil Jackson is playing realpolitik with Amundson?

    Unfortunately, though, most of the players that Bartlestein is seeking contracts for are pretty weak. So unless Phil really is interested in spending his cap space on a diverse portfolio of cheaper players, buttering him up with Lou Amundson may not be all that worthwhile…

    …except for the fact that Bertlestein also reps Jose Calderon, Jason Smith, and Tim Hardaway Jr, so, with roughly 1/3 of the roster represented by this agent, it’s possible that he’s somebody Phil Jackson may have interest in keeping on his side, especially if he needs an ally in facilitating player movement. (Shannon Brown is a client too, btw, which also may explain a few things…). .

    Basically Phil seems to have gotten Dolan out of bed with CAA only to end up as a fluffer for Bartlestein’s Priority Sports & Entertainment.

    According to Berman Phil doesn’t want to give Langston a guaranteed $800k next year. How silly is this. There would be a $500k cap hold for an open roster spot, so why is he worrying about an extra $300k? I think Galloway just became a FA at midnight.

    FFS, what is with this team and undervaluing their good fortune when it falls into their laps?

    I find it hard to believe $300,000 is really going to make a whole lot of difference. With that in mind, though, I presume Acy has no shot at his option being picked up now if they’re this strict about their cap space.

    2009 Italian league best player under 22, 2013 Italian league MVP

    Hmmm… anybody else we may know that’s won the Italian League Best Player Under 22 award? Like maybe in 2006, after putting up 10.9 points and a mind-boggling 4 rebounds per game? (just wondering)

    Hmmm… anybody else we may know that’s won the Italian League Best Player Under 22 award? Like maybe in 2006, after putting up 10.9 points and a mind-boggling 4 rebounds per game? (just wondering)

    Although i guessed Bargnani, you had me wondering if he was Gallinari. Simply mind-boggling:

    Bargnani 2005-2006: 10.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals
    Gallinari 2006-2007: 10.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals

    Both best player under 22, xD

    Well, Bargs was always crap, even if I guess his development suffered a lot from being selected at #1 (as Anthony Bennett and Kwame Brown know as well). I never liked Bargs, not even here in Italy. He never seemed all that interested in basketball. Gallinari’s career was derailed by injuries.
    Datome doesn’t carry along any of this shit, he’s first and foremost a team player who can do a little bit of everything, problem is he does it at 80% of the average NBA speed and quickness.

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