2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ Future Knick Jalen Brunson’s Team

The winning streak inevitably continues in Dallas.

Hopefully Brunson sucks so he costs less.

2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ Only Team Dumber Than the Knicks, as the Inevitable Winning Streak Begins

The Knicks head to Sacramento to take on the moronic Kings for the start of a winning streak. Blech.

Also, fuck you, Atlanta (to be fair, maybe the Pistons aren’t that bad anymore).

Let’s go to the go-go.

2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ Clippers

The Knicks head to Los Angeles for probably their best chance at actually getting a win against a mediocre Clippers team (playing without their star players Kawhi Leonard and Paul George).

So I figure they win this one, but hopefully they don’t!

Elimination Number for Knicks/Hornets – 13
Elimination Number for Knicks/Hawks – 14

Let’s go out to the lobby!

2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ All-Star Less Suns

The Knicks head to Phoenix to take on the Suns, who are playing without both of their All Stars, Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

This is some last years’ Knicks-esque luck, so I’m a-feared that this will be a win.

The Knicks will be without Obi Toppin, so I guess Alec Burks will have to play power forward, as well.

Knicks Elimination Number: 16 for Hawks, 15 for Hornets

Let’s go, Pikachu!

2021-22 Game Thread: Knicks @ Sixers

The Knicks head to Philadelphia for the second night of their home and home matchup.

Amazingly, the Knicks actually have a winning record against the Sixers so far this season, so I wouldn’t be surprised if these assholes pull this one out.

Hopefully there will be less than 75 foul shots in this game.

Let’s go to the mall!

SNY: Source: Knicks, Mitchell Robinson ‘not close’ to potential extension before deadline

From Ian Begley:

A source confirmed an ESPN report that the Knicks and Mitchell Robinson’s agent – Thad Foucher of Wasserman – have had multiple conversations over the course of the current league season about an extension for Robinson.

New York can offer Robinson an extension of four years for around $48 million at any point prior to June 30.

In at least one of the conversations between the Knicks and Robinson’s representation prior to the deadline, the team and player were “not close” on the terms, per an SNY source.

I’d be lying if I told you I knew the exact numbers discussed at the time. But a source familiar with the talks said one of New York’s offers wasn’t close to the max that the club can offer Robinson via extension.

If the Knicks and Robinson don’t agree to an extension prior to June 30, Robinson will be an unrestricted free agent.

The worst-case scenario for New York would be letting Robinson sign with another team and not receiving any compensation via sign-and-trade.

We all know the Knickiest thing ever would be to not even sign and trade Mitch, right? And since Detroit was interested in him and has plenty of cap space, the Knickiest thing seems pretty darn plausible.

The Knicks’ decisions about when to pinch pennies on players and when not to seem to be based on shaking a Magic 8-Ball.

Mitch, meanwhile, chimed in with a tweet that seems to be a pretty reasonable complaint (although making it on Twitter is a bit less reasomnable) about how the team neve ever looks for him on offense, noting “Everyone knows when everybody gets involved and the ball moving and everyone touching the ball the energy and effort goes to another level let me as you this and be 100% with your answer how would you feel just running up and down the court for 48 or even for 20 minutes?”

Boy, why in the fuck do they never run any fucking plays for Mitch? The guy crushes in the pick and roll and they never run pick and rolls for him! It’s some really shitty offensive coaching, even with the Knicks’ lack of point guards.