Knicks Morning News (2016.01.17)

  • [New York Post] Knicks find out how ‘way different’ life is without Carmelo (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:50:56 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There were no fireworks at the FedEx Forum, just another Knicks' road loss minus Carmelo Anthony. As it turned out, Knicks coach Derek Fisher needed to be worried about Memphis center Marc Gasol — and not his antagonist Matt Barnes as peace prevailed. Without Anthony for the second straight game, the Knicks…

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony sits another game to rest sprained ankle (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:45:37 EST)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Carmelo Anthony went through the morning shootaround but said he wasn't getting the "power" or "lift" when he tried to jump, so he missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Kings Halt Clippers’ 10-Game Win Streak (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:48:27 GMT)

    Forward DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings ended the Los Angeles Clippers’ 10-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory on Saturday night at Staples Center.

  • [New York Times] Bulls’ Noah to Have Shoulder Surgery, Out Four to Six Months (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 09:45:31 GMT)

    Joakim Noah’s season is in jeopardy as the Chicago Bulls center will undergo shoulder surgery and miss four to six months, the National Basketball Association team said on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Clippers’ 10-Game Win Streak Ends in 110-103 Loss to Kings (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 07:12:33 GMT)

    Without DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin inside, the Clippers were forced to shoot jumpers. The Sacramento Kings were on the perimeter contesting shots and disrupting their looks.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks’ Paul Millsap Reaches Milestone in Win Over Nets (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:09:43 GMT)

    Millsap’s 21 points and sent him past 10,000 for his career.

  • [New York Times] Gasol’s 37 Points Helps Grizzlies Past Knicks 103-95 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:00:40 GMT)

    Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks coach Derek Fisher stayed away from each other while Marc Gasol put on a show.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Olympics: Kobe Bryant Will Forgo Rio Games (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:42:59 GMT)

    Bryant said it was time to let others compete.

  • [New York Times] Crowder’s Layup Lifts Celtics to 119-117 Win Over (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:42:31 GMT)

    Celtics forward Jae Crowder complained that Wizards coach Randy Wittman cursed at him from the bench, and then he let his play do the talking.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Stun Warriors at The Palace (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:39:28 GMT)

    The Detroit Pistons led by double digits throughout the second half on the way to a 113-95 victory over Golden State at The Palace on Saturday, handing the Warriors just their fourth loss of the season.

  • [New York Times] Gobert Posts Double-Double as Jazz Defeat Lakers 109-82 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:30:32 GMT)

    Rudy Gobert has officially knocked the rust off.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Rout Golden State 113-95 Despite Curry’s 38 Points (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:45:33 GMT)

    Before the game, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said Golden State simply has more margin for error than other teams, meaning the Warriors can win even when they don’t play their best.

  • [New York Times] Okafor Help 76ers Rout Trail Blazers 114-89 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:27:42 GMT)

    On Thursday night, the Philadelphia 76ers let a 24-point lead slip away in an especially difficult overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls.

  • [New York Times] Middleton Helps Bucks Beat Hornets 105-92 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:24:52 GMT)

    Khris Middleton and the Milwaukee Bucks are hoping to build on two consecutive nights of solid play.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 103, Knicks 95: After Forward’s Strong Words Feed Rivalry, Grizzlies Earn Anticlimactic Win (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:20:24 GMT)

    Knicks Coach Derek Fisher and Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes have a history of bad blood, but the only fireworks Saturday were provided by Marc Gasol, who scored 37 points in Memphis’s win.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Leads Hawks Past Nets 114-86 to Snap 2-Game Skid (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 04:12:47 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks closed the first half of the season with a performance reminiscent of last year.

  • [New York Times] NBA-Bulls’ Noah to Have Shoulder Surgery, Out Four to Six Months (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:30:27 GMT)

    Joakim Noah’s season is in jeopardy as the Chicago Bulls center will undergo shoulder surgery and miss four to six months, the National Basketball Association team said on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Retiring Kobe Gives Up on Dream of an Olympic Farewell (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:24:27 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant, who is retiring after 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers at the end of the NBA season, says he has given up on his dream of making a competitive farewell to basketball at this year’s Rio Olympics.

  • [New York Times] Kobe Passes Torch, Drops Out of Rio Olympics Consideration (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:18:47 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant is passing the Olympic torch.

  • [New York Daily News] Matt Barnes, Derek Fisher ‘stay away’ during game (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 06:43:59 GMT)

    In a surprising turn of events, Matt Barnes kept his cool.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks fall to 0-4 without Carmelo in loss to Grizzlies (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:52:57 GMT)

    Another game without Carmelo Anthony, another fourth-quarter collapse from the Knicks.

  • [New York Daily News] Another Latvian rap duo make song about Kristaps Porzingis (Sun, 17 Jan 2016 02:52:45 GMT)

    Kristaps Porzingis is an emerging star in New York but that is nothing to how he is adored in Latvia.

  • 16 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.01.17)”

    I looked at the standings and was astonished to see Sacramento just beat the Clippers and are now one game out of the playoffs. I think it would mean a lot to Sacramento to make the playoffs and of course the Clippers want to really contend. So they are both possible teams who might make a trade at the deadline to strengthen their rosters. I’d like to trade someone we don’t use to get picks and young talent. But a reasonable trade is hard to find.

    Afflalo doesn’t work in any lineup unless he is HOT, which happens much less often than when he is NOT.
    🙂

    Afflalo was bad. Our point guards were terrible. Lopez, Oquinn and Seraphin sucked. Porzingis started out great and then didn’t play much and almost never touched the ball again.

    Why won’t Phil get us a halfway decent point guard?

    The only other player who looked halfway decent was Galloway.
    Our offense was slow, plodding, and predictable.
    Our defense was porous.
    We got very few steals or fast breaks. Very few stops.
    We dribbled around the perimeter for most of the shot clock before getting off a shot.
    Our threes were way down as was our percentage.
    Our defensive rebounding was very poor.
    Especially terrible were O’quinn, Lopez, Grant and Afflalo.

    If I understand correctly everyone was terrible and we only lost by 8 on the road without Melo

    Really it was a very tight game until the last 5 or 6 minutes. Gasol went off and absolutely couldn’t be stopped by anyone or any combination of anyones. Other than that it wasn’t really a bad game…but it definitely wasn’t a good one. We looked like a .500 team, not really one on the rise, and other than the last half of the 4th we played them close all game.

    Disclaimer: EYE TESTT and all, but O’Quinn’s delay of game penalty + flagrant 1 sequence seemed like it was all Memphis needed to pry the game open. (The delay of game was bullshit but w/e.) The Grizz have never needed big leads, they just open up a small one, bog you in the muck, and bludgeon you to death.

    Yes, DRed. You got it right. Memphis was pitiful and we were worse.

    I should have stayed on my cruise!

    Fisher seems to be reconsidering who to start in place of Melo when Melo can’t play. I am wondering if he should start Derrick Williams. He would help with the “slow, plodding and predictable” and “no fast breaks” part of last night. Derrick doesn’t shoot threes as well but his advanced stats are mostly better than Lance’s

    I know that I haven’t been the same since I bruised my coccyx in the Virgin Gorda but mediocrity is very tiresome.

    I know that I haven’t been the same since I bruised my coccyx in the Virgin Gorda but mediocrity is very tiresome.

    I mean… honestly, what did you expect? The Knicks are a plus or minus .500 team and when their best player doesn’t play and their second best player is 20 and the game is on the road versus a pretty good team, what did you think would happen?

    Did you think Zinger was going to stymie Z-Bo or Gasol? They are pretty good players with extreme bulk, you know. Or O’Quinn?

    I have no expectations of glory. Someone asked how the players performed last night and I answered honestly and correctly.

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