2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Jazz

It’s funny, as the Knicks have been depressing me more for the next few seasons based just on how amazingly bad they are playing as of late, they at least let me feel better about their direct future, since they are SO bad that any wins would shock me now.

Boy, do the Knicks suck. “Ron Baker had an okay game in a blowout after a few shitty games by him, time to get excited!”

Let’s go? Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.03.22)

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:04:09 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Fisher knows fight with Barnes hurt his stock with players

  • [ESPN] Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:58:30 PM)

    Shaq defends triangle, says players stubborn

  • [ESPN] Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:51:01 PM)

    Bulls dynasty architect Krause dies at 77

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: Jeff Hornacek plans to start resting veterans
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 7:48:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony was the last Knick to leave the gym as he got in a workout after practice. He might be doing this more often to stay in shape because he likely will be playing less and less.

  • [NY Newsday] Shaquille O’Neal says Knicks’ bad habits damage the triangle
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:39:00 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal believes in Phil Jackson and the triangle offense, and he said neither has been successful with the Knicks because “guys are stubborn” and are being ball stoppers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Will Carmelo stay with Knicks?
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:23:33 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Shaq blames players for triangle failure in New York
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:14:25 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal praised Knicks team president Phil Jackson and credited his triangle offense as a main reason for the Lakers winning three championships while the two were together in Los Angeles

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks never made the extra pass
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 9:55:06 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek does not think the Knicks played like a team this season, never making the extra pass to a teammate for a better shot.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo knew ‘revived’ Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim wouldn’t retire
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:44:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony never believed that Jim Boeheim, his college coach and friend, would retire after the 2017-18 season.

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher admits Matt Barnes fight hurt standing with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:41:44 PM)

    Derek Fisher has changed his tune regarding the infamous altercation with Matt Barnes.

  • [NYDN] Knicks will begin reducing Carmelo Anthony’s minutes
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 8:39:37 PM)

    Head coach Jeff Hornacek informed Carmelo Anthony today that he’ll reduce the All Star forward’s workload over the final 12 games.

  • [NYDN] Shaq still has faith in Phil Jackson to turn Knicks around
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:26:56 PM)

    Shaquille O’Neal won three NBA championships under Phil Jackson and he still believes his old boss will eventually turn around the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo wonders if he’ll ever be a title contender with Knicks
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00:16 AM)

    The days of Carmelo Anthony saying “I believe in Phil” are long gone.

  • [NYTimes] After Serge Ibaka and Robin Lopez Are Ejected, Raptors Rally Past Bulls
    (Wednesday, March 22, 2017 5:48:15 AM)

    Ibaka and Lopez were ejected from the game after exchanging punches near the basket, and Toronto proceeded to come back from a 16-point deficit.

  • [NYTimes] Jerry Krause, Who Gave Michael Jordan His Supporting Cast, Dies at 77
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:31:19 PM)

    The former Bulls general manager orchestrated the team’s dynasty of the 1990s, assembling the rosters that Jordan led to six N.B.A. championships.

  • [NYPost] ‘He was one of us’: NYC, NBA world remember John Andariese
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:10:05 PM)

    Warm words flowed amid laughter and tears at the Fordham Chapel Tuesday as family, friends and acquaintances paid respects to beloved longtime Knicks color analyst John Andariese. Some themes during the funeral Mass and service were heard over and over: gentleman, classy, caring, loving. But maybe Knicks and NBA announcer Mike Breen, who, in quoting…

  • [NYPost] Knicks tell Carmelo to get used to the bench
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:06:18 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — With the Knicks down 25 points, Carmelo Anthony sat out the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers. With the season down to a dirty dozen games, Anthony better get used a view from the bench — even in closer contests. One day after he sounded as if…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson remembers Jerry Krause, who saved him
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:06:10 PM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson released a statement to acknowledge the death of former Bulls general manager Jerry Krause, who didn’t just construct Chicago’s dynasty but made the Zen Master a coaching legend. Although Jackson warred with Krause across their final two years together, he paid his respects and gave him his…

  • [NYPost] Shaq blames Knicks players for failing Phil Jackson’s blueprint
    (Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:42:32 AM)

    SALT LAKE CITY — Knicks president Phil Jackson has been accused of being a fool for insisting on employing the triangle offense, but the host of “Shaqtin’ A Fool” credits his three Lakers titles to the system. Shaquille O’Neal, in a stout defense of Jackson’s ridiculed offense, said Knicks players need to stop being “stubborn,’’…