Knicks Morning News (2015.10.16)

  • [New York Times] Curry, Warriors Roll Past Short-Handed Rockets, 123-101 (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:51:46 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 19 points in the second quarter and the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets 123-101 on Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s Western Conference finals.

  • [New York Times] Lamar Odom’s Decline, Played Out on TV (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 04:07:38 GMT)

    On Thursday, Odom remained hospitalized in Las Vegas, two days after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. “I can’t lie,” one of his former coaches said. “A lot of us were afraid of this day.”

  • [New York Times] George Scores 17 as Pacers Defeat Cavaliers 107-85 (Fri, 16 Oct 2015 01:54:48 GMT)

    Paul George scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers kept the Cleveland Cavaliers winless in the preseason with a 107-85 victory on Thursday night.

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    This type of disregard for instruction also extends to Embiid’s dietary habits. Per a source, the Sixers’ training staff was so concerned about what he was eating, they stocked the refrigerator in his downtown hotel residence each week with healthy food. When a staffer went to restock the fridge each week, most everything was uneaten and unopened, and they were throwing out the fruits and vegetables every week. When the team subsequently asked to see Embiid’s room service bill, they found that most days he was ordering junk food along with his signature beverage, a pitcher of Shirley Temples.

    That’s good stuff right there

    That article definitely doesn’t paint Embiid in the best light, but damn at the same time he’s in quite a situation. Young millionaire who is unable to do the only thing he really knows how to do and is left with extreme excesses of time and money? If the only addiction he develops in that period is Shirley Temples, that’s probably not the worst that could happen.

    How can the Sixers not afford to hire a personal chef to teach the kid how to cook? How is this not possible?

    That article definitely doesn’t paint Embiid in the best light, but damn at the same time he’s in quite a situation. Young millionaire who is unable to do the only thing he really knows how to do and is left with extreme excesses of time and money? If the only addiction he develops in that period is Shirley Temples, that’s probably not the worst that could happen.

    It’s understandable, for sure. Heck, every time these guys get into any sort of problem, it’s almost always understandable. But it’s still a shame and I have to think that the Sixers should be doing something differently. A lot of this stuff often reads like the Sixers just shrugging their shoulders and saying, “Eh, what can we do about it?”

    Shirley Temples are your classic gateway drink. It goes quickly from that to marrying a Kardashian.

    For as much as this sixers care about their assets, you think they would do more to protect them off the court. Sure Embiid is more of a long shot to live up to his potential after the injuries, but like Jowles said, a personal chef for the year seems like a good way to spend money if you even want that asset to live up to his potential.

    Yeah, I really don’t get how hands off they’re being. In fact, worse than being hands off, they’re being hands off and then leaking negative stories about him to the press! It’s like the worst of both worlds!

    A pitcher of Shirley Temples? Who drinks a pitcher of Shirley Temples a day? Is anyone else curious to see how Noel and Ohkafor are going to try to coexist on offense this year? They might have even worse spacing issues than Drummond and Monroe.

    The Sixers can’t force one of their players to have a personal chef.

    Yeah. If he wasn’t going to eat the healthy food they put in the fridge, what are the odds he’s going to drink the kale smoothie the personal chef gives him.

    Some players, when rehabbing an injury, put everything of themselves into that rehab. Some don’t. One of the things I love about Porzingis, whether or not he ever realizes his potential, is that he not only understands the level of commitment needed to become great, but relishes putting all that work in.

    I know Worldwide Wes is a big shirley temple drinker. Maybe it’s some odd inside the NBA thing.

    The Knicks couldn’t get JR to get to bed at a reasonable hour the night before a playoff game.
    How can we expect the Sixers to get Embiid to eat right?

    And the Shirley Temples might be because he didn’t turn 21 until March, and thus would get in trouble charging alcohol to a hotel room.

    Poor Embid!!!

    Hopefully, he will not go the Odom way. I feel so bad for these millionaire, talented athletes pampered to their death by a society that doesn’t understand they don’t need money or adulation, but a reality check!

    Nothing that the Sixers or the Pope can do to prevent JR Smith, Len Bias or Embiid from doing what they want to do. At what point is a person responsible for his/her decisions? How many of us feel truly sad for the thousands of un-talented young black men (and all other colors, too) losing their lives to poverty and bad decisions in our city projects? Why is Odom’s pain more legitimate? I know. Odom’s is an athlete, a celebrity. He has much more to lose…

    @14 I do feel for everyone. But we know his name so it becomes personalized. Life is really hard for most of the planet . We toil over our first world problems

    Lamar Odom’s mother passed away in his childhood, had a heroin addict for a father, and lost a child at 6 months of age. Let’s not argue whether his pain was more or less legitimate than a millionaire 20 year old who eats too much.

    Also Odom’s 24 year old cousin was murdered in Queens, he was a passenger in an SUV that hit a motorcycle that hit and killed a 15 year old pedestrian. Also his best friend died this year.

    Please don’t compare him to Embiid. Odom had really legit issues.

    Porzingis out one more night, though it sure sounds like he’ll play tomorrow. Tonight’s starting lineup: Calderon, Afflalo, Melo, RoLo, and Lance Thomas. Fisher’s really committed to this whole idea of not disrupting the rotations, isn’t he? Hoping that isn’t the case when the games really count.

    Poor Embid!!!

    Hopefully, he will not go the Odom way. I feel so bad for these millionaire, talented athletes pampered to their death by a society that doesn’t understand they don’t need money or adulation, but a reality check!

    Nothing that the Sixers or the Pope can do to prevent JR Smith, Len Bias or Embiid from doing what they want to do. At what point is a person responsible for his/her decisions? How many of us feel truly sad for the thousands of un-talented young black men (and all other colors, too) losing their lives to poverty and bad decisions in our city projects? Why is Odom’s pain more legitimate? I know. Odom’s is an athlete, a celebrity. He has much more to lose…

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    I think it’s a good thing. The only 2 who bleed into the other lineup may be aflalo and Melo and they are vets who can adapt

    Some players, when rehabbing an injury, put everything of themselves into that rehab. Some don’t. One of the things I love about Porzingis, whether or not he ever realizes his potential, is that he not only understands the level of commitment needed to become great, but relishes putting all that work in

    I feel like the big difference with KP was that we was thrust into the professional sports environment at an early age. I would imagine learning good habits from pro’s (even if it is the Spanish league, they are still professional athletes) , helped developed good training habits and attitudes. I am not saying you don’t have some well rounded kids playing in the college system, but it would in my mind a pretty big difference being around professionals every day as opposed to 18-22 year olds who are essentially the big men on campus.

    Calderon is looking pretty spry this pre-season. Dunno how long it will last though.

    I can’t wait for Kristaps Pattiwhack to develop enough to flush out our new Big 3 with Melo and Williams.

    When you’re writing the comment complaining that Galloway is the only one who knows what he’s doing and then D-Ill hits the 3 anyhow

    One thing about Early we are seeing this season, when healthy he is pretty damn athletic.

    Grant just seems like he is going to find a way to score a high % at the rim even though he is not the greatest athlete. He just has subtle pauses here and good english there or will throw it just high enough off the back board at the right angle. I am not saying he will be Nash or Curry but he just seems that he might use similar creativity as them at the rim.

    The Knicks, though it’s preseason, look better than most expect.

    I just hope Lance Thomas gets cut because he sucks so bad.

    Seasons like this, I wish we had a Mase/MWP/Oak/XMan type on the roster. I believe those dudes would punch Lance Thomas in the face every time he took a jumper lol

    Lance Thomas tries to grab a rebound with force and fumbles it. Up the court, somebody yells “you kidding me Lance?!”

    That was great.

    Not a bad half. Bench was strong yet again. Poor Lance tries, but hes just terrible on offense

    Looks like offensive rebounding could be a strength. That’d be nice! On the other hand Derrick Williams just shot a fadeaway 20 footer from the top of the key, so things probably won’t be all rosy.

    When was the last time a Knicks team had this many athletic looking blocks in a game??

    Only saw the second half but that might have been the most physical preseason game I’ve seen since the 90’s. Fun to watch.

    We’ve beaten two of last year’s EC playoff teams in what I would consider some decently competitive games. I understand it means nothing, but the Knicks are trending in the right direction. Sasha Vujacic and Lance Thomas aside, this seems to be a very likable bunch, and everyone on the team for sure plays hard. Every time I look at these Knicks I see 45 wins. Call me crazy, but I believe in these guys. The biggest issue I see in these Knicks is we don’t have a single guard that we can look to for consistency for 82 games. It’s either injuries or inexperience with our back court, and it could hold us back. Otherwise, I really like what I’ve been seeing from the Knicks.

    Besides Kevin Seraphin’s best Eddy Curry impression and seeing Lance Thomas within 50 ft of a basketball court, I was pretty impressed with everyone.

    This is a fun team to watch. I’m talking about the second team. O’Quinn has a nice 2-way game. Early and D-Will looked super athletic. Galloway and Grant make a terrific back-court. This is a deep team.

    O’Quinn, Grant , & especially Williams all looked very good. Loved the ball movement, a huge improvement in this area. All the bigs seem to be willing and good passers. What’s with the announcers referring to Cleanthony Early as Anthony? Very confusing when Carmelo is not even in the game. Sasha played pretty well, but needs to lose the headband. Overall a good effort tonight, even if it was preseason.

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