Knicks Morning News (2015.10.11)

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Healthy Carmelo Anthony good news for Knicks coach (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:15:46 GMT)

    Not every husband of a reality television star is a threat to Derek Fisher.

  • [New York Times] Lin Wows Crowd as Hornets Sting Clippers in China (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:27:27 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin scored 16 points off the bench to help the Charlotte Hornets prevail 106-94 over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first of two pre-season games in China on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Top Paul-Less Clippers 106-94 in China Game (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:30:32 GMT)

    Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lin each scored 16 points to lead seven Charlotte players who reached double digits as the Hornets topped the Los Angeles Clippers 106-94 on Sunday in the first of two preseason NBA games between the teams in China. Clippers point guard Chris Paul sat out with an injured finger.

  • [New York Times] Collison’s 18 Points Lead Kings to 94-90 Preseason Win (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 04:45:36 GMT)

    Darren Collison scored 18 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 16 to lead the Sacramento Kings to as 94-90 preseason victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Grab Control Early to Rout Bucks 117-88 in Preseason (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 03:36:37 GMT)

    Marcus Morris scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 117-88 preseason victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Bulls Beat Timberwolves 114-105 in NBA Preseason Game (Sun, 11 Oct 2015 03:00:38 GMT)

    E’Twaun Moore scored 18 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 114-105 preseason victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

  • 5 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2015.10.11)”

    Why the preoccupation with Vujacic?

    Welcome to Knickerblogger, new poster! This is the place where hands are endlessly wringed over the next 12th-Man-of-the-Year on the Westchester Knicks.

    My 16yo son and I have great seats for the game tomorrow nite. Can’t wait to see KP vs JO up close!

    How do we know that he has even average NBA three point shooting? He’s played one preseason game against an NBA team in which he was 1-2 from downtown. He wasn’t an elite three point shooter in the ACB.

    Sorry, what I meant was that as a PF/C, he should be an elite shooter from that position. In 2014-15 the 10th best PF 3 point shooter was Marvin Williams (not even really a PF) at 35.8%. And there was only 1 center in the league that qualified for enough 3 point shots last year (Olynyk) based on ESPN’s criteria (82 3’s made), while Meyers Leonard was close (0.9 3PM/game at 42%). Spencer Hawes was out with injury. So — if you look at KP’s 2014-15 euro stats he was 42/117 from 3 point range = 35.8%. Admittedly I’m just assuming that he can keep that up – should have more room to shoot on this team than he did in euroleague when he was the #1 option.

    His last two seasons in the ACB, Porzingis shot 30 and 31 percent from the international 3 point line. Now, he should be improving, and his shot certainly passes the eyeball test, so I’m optimistic overall. I just don’t think we should assume he’s going to be a deadly marksman from 3 point land. I mean, you know who shot 37% from downtown as a rookie?

    “I mean, you know who shot 37% from downtown as a rookie?”
    If you mean who I think you mean, he’s actual shot 36% for his career. If Porzingis puts up the same offensive and rebounding numbers (19.7pts/36, 5.8 rebounds/36, .527 TS%) that that guy put up last year, but also plays league average or slightly better than average defense (as opposed to clueless defense), I think that would have to be considered a highly successful rookie season.

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