2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Magic

Remember when they won a couple of games and it seemed like they were locked in to the #9 spot in the draft and people said, “You can’t get mad about the wins now, since they’re locked in to the #9 seed so it doesn’t matter”?

Well, as it turned out, it still did matter, as the Knicks enter tonight just one game ahead of Chicago and just two ahead of the Nets. They still have a chance in this thing!

Orlando, however, is going to be difficult to lose to, especially at home. I predict 25 points for THJ tonight. That might be low.

Let’s go, Nick Anderson’s 0-4!

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.03)

  • [NYDN] Knicks greats reflect on the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 4:10:24 PM)

    Willis Reed was driving down the Van Wyck Expressway on April 4, 1968 when he heard that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Troy Williams out for season with fractured jaw
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 7:48:43 AM)

    Troy Williams’ trial this season is over.

  • [SNY Knicks] Lance Thomas is tired of losing with Knicks
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 4:25:25 PM)

    Nobody hates losing more than Lance Thomas, and he has been doing it for awhile now.

  • [SNY Knicks] Troy Williams out for remainder of season with fractured jaw
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 12:13:37 PM)

    Knicks F Troy Williams will miss the final five games of the season due to a fractured jaw, the team announced Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] SEE IT: Knicks assistants suit up for practice due to injuries, G League assignments
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 11:46:34 AM)

    Some former NBA players got to suit up for Knicks practice today, and it wasn’t for fun.

  • [NYTimes] Hornets Offer G.M. Post to Mitch Kupchak
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 4:48:01 PM)

    Kupchak, the longtime Los Angeles Lakers executive, could soon go to work for the Michael Jordan-owned Charlotte Hornets.

  • [NYTimes] Why Catholic Colleges Excel at Basketball
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 10:25:23 PM)

    As Loyola-Chicago (with Sister Jean) and Villanova make the Final Four in San Antonio, here is a look at the deep connection between Catholic colleges and basketball.

  • [NY Newsday] How the Knicks can improve their NBA Draft Lottery odds
    (Tuesday, April 03, 2018 12:23:39 AM)

    The Knicks couldn’t be one of the top eight teams in the Eastern conference, but the team still has a shot at being one of the bottom eight teams in the league.

  • [NY Newsday] Madison Square Garden seeks dismissal of Charles Oakley’s civil lawsuit
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 8:37:51 PM)

    An attorney for Madison Square Garden and James Dolan, the Garden’s executive chairman and CEO, has asked a federal judge to dismiss Charles Oakley’s civil lawsuit that stems from the former Knicks player’s televised scuffle with MSG security at a game in February 2017.

  • [NYPost] Trey Burke entered Knicks’ starting 5 and became a new player
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 6:59:24 PM)

    From Microwave to Passing Fancy, Trey Burke has gone from impersonating Vinnie Johnson to having more Magic Johnson in his game for the Knicks. It’s the natural progression when you go from bench guy to starter. “It’s a thin line. Coming off the bench, obviously you’re in a more strict role,” said Burke, who heads…

  • [NYPost] All these injuries mean Knicks coaches forced into practice
    (Monday, April 02, 2018 3:24:11 PM)

    With Troy Williams suffering a fractured jaw and being scratched for what remains of the season, the injured and ailing were virtually as much a part of the Knicks landscape as healthy bodies Monday. So assistants Jerry Sichting, 61, Kurt Rambis, 60, and a couple kids, Corey Gaines, 52, and Howard Eisley, 45, were among…