Knicks Morning News (2016.01.14)

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Thursday (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:42:03 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Thursday

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Loss to Nets shows how important Carmelo Anthony is to Kristaps Porzingis (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:36:42 EST)

    Loss to Nets shows how important Carmelo Anthony is to Kristaps Porzingis

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony misses Nets game, hopes to play Sat. (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:32:34 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony missed two games due to injury or illness earlier this season, and the Knicks lost both of them.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks fans turn Barclays into home game, but Nets win (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:00:01 GMT)

    The Knicks fans flooded the arena and took over Barclays Center, transforming the Rusty Turtle on Flatbush into a haven for blue and orange.

  • [New York Post] Why chippy Robin Lopez made brother, Brook, ‘kind of mad’ (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:40:17 -0500)

    Any matchup between 7-foot NBA centers is going to be physical, but Wednesday's clash between the Lopez twins went next level as Brook's Nets pulled off a 110-104 upset of Robin's Knicks. Robin was in a fiery mood during the game and a foul mood after it, while his brother got the last laugh. And…

  • [New York Post] New approach helps give Nets interim coach his first victory (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:26:24 -0500)

    Tony Brown has had just one practice to make changes since taking over as the Nets interim coach, but he has some pretty clear ideas on changes he wants to make. And right at the top of that list is going from slowdown to speedball. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov talked Monday about wanting to play…

  • [New York Post] Dismal loss shows why Knicks still are Carmelo Anthony’s team (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:10:04 -0500)

    Wasted night. Wasted opportunity. The Knicks would have so much going for them if they could only get out of their own way. New York wants to love these Knicks. So much. But then there are games like Wednesday night at the Barclays Center when at least three-quarters of the fans in the building were…

  • [New York Post] Derrick Williams’ monster dunk lone highlight in Knicks’ ugly loss (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 01:39:45 -0500)

    The Knicks got the loss, but had the highlight. There were very few smiles in the locker room after the Knicks dropped a 110-104 decision to the Nets at Barclays Center, but Derrick Williams did smirk briefly when asked by The Post about "The Dunk.'' In the second quarter, Langston Galloway and Williams broke in…

  • [New York Times] Clippers Win 10th Straight, Beat Heat 104-90 Without Jordan (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:42:42 GMT)

    No matter how much adversity the Los Angeles Clippers have experienced lately, they just keep winning. This time they did it without both Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.

  • [New York Times] Surging Clippers Cool Down Heat for 10th Straight Win (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:42:38 GMT)

    The surging Los Angeles Clippers shrugged off the absence of forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan by easing to a 104-90 victory over the Miami Heat at Staples Center on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Curry Scores 38 but Warriors Lose to Nuggets, 112-110 (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:19:02 GMT)

    Stephen Curry was just about unstoppable in the fourth quarter, except near the very end.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 21 Points, Trail Blazers Beat Jazz 99-85 (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:49:07 GMT)

    Damian Lillard had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers shook off a slow first half to beat the Utah Jazz 99-85 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis, Gordon Get 24, Pelicans Hit From Deep, Top Kings (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:49:06 GMT)

    Eric Gordon made six 3s and scored 24 points, Anthony Davis also had 24 and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game skid by beating the Sacramento Kings 109-97 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Thunder Hang On to Defeat Mavericks (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:18:28 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder watched a 29-point fourth-quarter lead over the undermanned Dallas Mavericks whittled down to 14 before finally pulling away for a 108-89 victory at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [New York Times] Roundup: Mavericks’ Starters Sit Out, and Thunder Reap Rewards (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:05:05 GMT)

    The Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the visiting Mavericks, 108-89, on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets 110, Knicks 104: Nets Rally Past Knicks Before Hostile Home Crowd (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:57:28 GMT)

    Many of the fans at Barclays Center were cheering for the visiting Knicks, but the Nets ground their way to their first victory under the interim coach Tony Brown.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 27 to Lead Rockets to 107-104 Win Over ‘Wolves (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:12:52 GMT)

    James Harden had 27 points and 11 assists and the Houston Rockets got their season-high fifth straight win, 107-104 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Thomas, Celtics Snap 4-Game Skid With 103-94 Win Over Pacers (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:06:45 GMT)

    Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] N.C.A.A. to Let Underclassmen Return to College After Trying Out for N.B.A. (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 04:00:50 GMT)

    The rule change is a shift from the past where players had to declare for the draft before the N.B.A. combine and in doing so renounce future college eligibility.

  • [New York Times] Durant Scores 29, Thunder Beat Mavericks; Westbrook Ejected (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:57:57 GMT)

    Kevin Durant had 29 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder, helped when Dallas sat out its usual starters, beat the Mavericks 108-89 Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Nets Beat Knicks 110-104 to End 10-Game Home Skid (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:16:02 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 20 points, Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets ended their 10-game home losing streak with a 110-104 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Pneumonia Ends DeAndre Jordan’s Streak of 360 Straight Games (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:12:47 GMT)

    Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has been scratched Wednesday night against Miami because of pneumonia, ending the NBA’s longest active consecutive games streak at 360.

  • [New York Times] Wall Scores 19, Beal Returns as Wizards Beat Bucks 106-101 (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 03:07:08 GMT)

    John Wall scored 19 points and backcourt mate Bradley Beal had 11 in his return from injury to help the Washington Wizards beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-101 on Wednesday night.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 23 as Hornets Rout Hawks 107-84 (Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:55:18 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets pulled away in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 107-84 Wednesday night and stop a seven-game losing streak.

  • 56 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.01.14)”

    You know..I never thought I would say this- especially this season- but I am really enjoying the Lopez rivalry. It’s old school..it’s entertaining..they’re twins who have the ability to go at each other like Hatfields & McCoys on the court without hating each other afterwards. I like it. I thought RoLo was a good sign, but not a great one. I’m beginning to lean more to ‘great signing’. Lopez-KP-Melo are a really good combination. They all play off of each other well. And there I was Imagining Monroe-Defensive PF-Melo creating problems for opposing defenses. Ha! Yup..I was verrrrry short sighted. It wasn’t until I watched Lopez play more often that I realized how important he is. The fact that he’s a legitimate 7 footer is a bonus when you consider his intangibles and how he plays the game the right way. He’s not the rebounding monster or as athletic as Tyson was as a Knick, but every thing else seems to be on par or better with the way he goes all out for the name on the front of the jersey.

    Cole must have needed oxygen after all those minutes 😉 I’m happy to see he did well last night.

    19 points in 24 minutes and his team won by 14 despite missing their All Star PF.

    Just sayin…

    Don’t know if that’s vindication for Cole or a knock on Whiteside, who’s great at blocking shots but maybe not the greatest 1 on 1 defender in the world. Lopez also had 19 points last time we played Miami.

    I recently bruised my coccyx in the Virgin Gorda so please excuse any recent posts which might have been offensive. Sorry!

    Cole’s playing like he always does. The really crazy stat from that game last night was Pablo stealing the ball 8 times in only 15 minutes. That’s a one man wrecking.

    The stats say that Cole is slightly worse

    But the team is very clearly better with Blake not there. Perhaps the metric system is wrong, and Cole is doing something else to make his teammates better? He may have a superior will of the champion

    The really crazy stat from that game last night was Pablo stealing the ball 8 times in only 15 minutes. That’s a one man wrecking.

    8 steals in 15 minutes by a 38 year old is safer than 511 wins. Pablo for eternity.

    “I recently bruised my coccyx in the Virgin Gorda”
    I once tripped backwards on a beach in the British Virgin Islands (Soggy Dollar Bar, White Bay, Jost Van Dyke) and sat on a cactus, so I can sympathize with your plight…

    I always loved the once a game Pablo steal of the inbounds pass, and I’m sure it drove other coaches crazy.

    yeah, they must have a meeting where the coaches say “Look, that old guy is going to try to steal the inbounds, so don’t let hem” and he’d just do it anyhow because Pablo is that awesome

    Yeah, but how many easy points did he give up by going for the steal?

    Take that you box score snobs.

    The question isn’t “how much would you give up for Will Barton,” but “how much would you give for a time machine to go back and make THCJ the prez/GM before Barton was picked 40th in a weak draft?”

    The numbers I read off a website say that just about half of Chicago’s first half points were Jimmy Butler free throws, and that’s enough to be down 20 to the Sixers… huh?!?

    If you even watched the game you’d know Nerlens Noel hit his head on the backboard while dunking

    If the Bulls lose to the 76ers without Pau then we can’t talk about how much better the Bulls are at rebounding without Pau.

    KB still infatuated with Nikola Mirotic?

    Never been that impressed by him, and I think people overrate Portis also

    Some nice players on that list, but we don’t exactly have much to offer

    Yeah, what, exactly, would they offer for Barton or Noel? Those were really weird names to just toss out there.

    Jimmy G Buckets had to get 51 points for the Bulls to get it to OT. Against The Worst Team Ever Assembled.

    Melo’s back into a starting spot in the All Star Game! He was going to end up going either way, but it’s always more fun to start!

    I’m thinking of a smaller trade like Andre Miller. The knicks need someone in the prigs role and Miller would probably fit well in the triple post O.

    When asked between quarters how he’d improve his team’s shooting, Gregg Popovich told TNT’s Craig Sager: “I’ll ask them very nicely to shoot the ball better. What the hell do you want me to do?”

    Hey ruruland, can you go and show the Spurs what they’re doing wrong? You can always explain how to improve synergy.

    I’m thinking of a smaller trade like Andre Miller. The knicks need someone in the prigs role and Miller would probably fit well in the triple post O.

    Yeah, that’s the type of player they can reasonably be expected to add. Also, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe something involving O’Quinn, but I’d rather they keep O’Quinn.

    Spurs-Cavs is fun to watch. Kawhi has had a mediocre game but just had an insane follow dunk….

    I don’t remember Mirotic ever being a fan fave here …

    And yeah, I agree about Kawhi. I always wonder what would have happened to him if he had landed on the Knicks. Probably would be out of the league right now…

    Detroit loss to keep things close in the standings.

    Also, Knicks 4th qtr in SA > Cavs 4th in SA.

    I think I saw Boban in street clothes. Don’t know what that was about. But apparently David West has been Spurified so they don’t need him.

    Detroit loss to keep things close in the standings.

    More importantly in that regard, Orlando lost to Toronto! Unless, of course, people still hope for the Knicks to win the division, in which case that was a bad result.

    Yeah if it wasn’t for the tripgate the Knicks would’ve continued streaking.

    But then again we would have missed Melo’s Barbershop( take this money scene) turtleneck. ; )

    I don’t remember Mirotic ever being a fan fave here …

    I seem to recall numerous people here pretty keen to get him to the Knicks via trade and think aloud what it would take the Bulls to move him. There was even a proposed swap of Mirotic and filler for Melo. I can’t remember who said it, but that is looking to be fairly outrageous in hindsight.

    Yeah if it wasn’t for the tripgate the Knicks would’ve continued streaking.

    Let’s hope Memphis is tired after beating Detroit tonight!

    Melo wouldn’t go to many cities. Mirotic was probably the most promising youngster on any team that it would have been remotely conceivable for us to deal Melo to. Nameless individuals and their revisionist agendas seek to cast aspersions on the glorious Knickerbloggers hive mind. But perhaps it is for the best, as Mirotic just had a bad game.

    You people still like Carmelo? He didnt score a single point against the Nets. SMH. SMDH.

    Rod Strickland and Tracy Murray once got into a fight after a woman who both were seeing (Strickland was seeing her on the sly, of course, since he was married – Murray notably avoided marriage until retirement, as he felt that there was no room for relationships when you’re in the NBA) played Strickland a conversation she secretly recorded of Murray saying he thought Strickland was gay. So maybe one of those guys could help the Knicks in Memphis, as well.

    The team that I want in 2017, when we win the championship, is

    Porzingis
    Melo
    Lopez
    Batum
    Westbrook

    Can it happen?

    He’s been a pretty big disappointment this year, DRed. Perhaps expectations were too high for him, but he’s regressed so far.

    I’m more worried about Barnes doing some shit as a cheap shot on Melo’s knee than him and Fisher getting into it.

    I’m more worried about Barnes doing some shit as a cheap shot on Melo’s knee than him and Fisher getting into it.

    Don’t give him any ideas!

    He’s been a pretty big disappointment this year, DRed. Perhaps expectations were too high for him, but he’s regressed so far.

    Mirotic is playing out of position a lot, though. He is a 4, but they make him play at the 3

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