2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks @ Nets

On the one hand, we should likely be rooting for as many losses as this team can get, to best assure the worst record in the league.

On the other hand, wouldn’t it be fun to help the Nets not even make the playoffs? As bad as the Knicks’ future is, the Nets is that much worse, since they don’t own their own first round pick until…man, I don’t even know when (will we need a new rule, call it the Billy King Rule, where you can’t do first round pick swaps in consecutive years?).

So I’m going to root for a Knick victory tonight.

Let’s go Knicks!

ESPN: Stoudemire to use All-Star Break to weigh buyout option

From ESPN:

Amar’e Stoudemire is pondering his future and whether to ask the New York Knicks for a buyout, he said.

“It’s not an easy decision to make,” Stoudemire told Yahoo! Sports. “Over time, we will see how things pan out. You give yourself a break during the All-Star break. You think about it with your family. … That will give me a good solid week on how to weigh out the rest of the season.”

The Knicks have had internal discussions about a possible buyout but have yet to approach Stoudemire about it, sources told ESPN.com’s Ian Begley earlier this week.

“I haven’t talked with Phil [Jackson] or [GM] Steve Mills yet about the future,” Stoudemire said Wednesday. “I’m sure we’ll have a conversation soon about it.”

“It’s a decision I have to make with my family to figure out the best scenario for the near future,” Amar’e Stoudemire said of his plan to use the upcoming All-Star break to decide whether to ask the Knicks for a buyout.
Stoudemire has recently talked to close friends about the possibility of accepting a buyout from the Knicks but the decision wouldn’t be made without “deep thought” from Stoudemire, sources told Begley, because of Stoudemire’s loyalty to Knicks owner James Dolan.

Buying STAT out would be a good sign that perhaps Bargs’ time with this team is not much longer, as well. I’d love to see some more D-Leaguers given a chance.

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.06)

  • [New York Post] Stoudemire changes his tune, may consider buyout after break (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:15:50 -0500)

    Oh yeah, Amar’e Stoudemire is a conflicted man right now. One day after saying at practice he was content to ride out the season with the Knicks, he said in…

  • [New York Post] Why the Knicks-Nets rivalry will ‘be huge’ someday (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:17:53 -0500)

    With Brooklyn playing host to the Knicks on Friday at Barclays Center, the Nets admitted the rivalry had lost all of its juice because both teams have struggled so badly,…

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Leads Trail Blazers to 108-87 Win Over Suns (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:25:16 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 13 rebounds for his team-record 220th double-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 108-87 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Ellis Scores 21 Points to Lead Mavericks Past Kings 101-78 (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:55:15 GMT)

    Monta Ellis had 21 points and six assists to lead the Dallas Mavericks, minus Dirk Nowitzki and Rajon Rondo, over the struggling Sacramento Kings 101-78 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Make It a Dozen: Cavs Win 12th Straight, 105-94 Over Clips (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 05:13:23 GMT)

    Iman Shumpert softly played a harmonica in the locker room as his teammates dressed following a surprisingly easy victory. In one corner, LeBron James slipped on a tight black T-shirt with RWTW on the front.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Cavaliers Win 12th in a Row (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:51:33 GMT)

    LeBron James scored 23 points before sitting out the fourth quarter as Cleveland beat the Clippers, who lost their composure and were given five technical fouls.

  • [New York Times] Henderson Leads Hornets Over Wizards Again, 94-87 (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 02:52:19 GMT)

    Gerald Henderson scored 27 points and the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Washington Wizards for the second time this week, 94-87 on Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 01:10:18 GMT)

    The Orlando Magic fired coach Jacque Vaughn on Thursday, ending a week of speculation about his job security. James Borrego was named interim coach.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony looking to sell All-Stars on Knicks (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:26:25 GMT)

    Anthony is fully embracing his role of ‘ambassador’ and says he will try to use the All-Star weekend to sell future free agents.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Nets the best bet while Knicks try to hit lottery (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 04:14:23 GMT)

    There’s a basketball game Friday in Brooklyn, a real one that actually means something after all.

  • [New York Daily News] No buzz in Brooklyn over short-lived rivalry with Knicks (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:58:34 GMT)

    The Nets left Canada after playing the closest thing they have to a rival, returning to New York to a matchup that’s. . . . blah.