Okay, folks, the Knicks begin their season in Mmephis playing a good Memphis team that the Knicks played very tough against last season, so this could be a nice upset win to start the season off with.
Or it would be a loss.
Whatever, it’s still good to see some actual basketball! Woohoo!
Okay, as part of our all-poll content, I’ve decided to give you FIVE polls for opening night! A multitude of riches!
Let’s go, Knicks!
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Let’s have a great season starting tonight!
Don’t be shocked if Svi gets some of the Grimes minutes…
Let’s Go Knicks!
Thibs said Cam will get first crack at the Grimes minutes, but I’m not sure if that means the entire game or a first half look.
Some very hot poll content!
For the record I misclicked on Cam.
Easy win tonight
NY, Mitch, Yes, No, Yes. I vote with my heart, always. 😀
Go New York, Go New York, Gooooo
Tonight might not be a good guide to Obi’s minutes going forward. He’s coming off an injury. So unless he looks great, he might get fewer minutes.
I’ll be following the game but my sole focus tonight will be on the Yankees. Of course if they’re down big early I’ll switch over to the Knicks game….
Let’s Do it!
Myles Turner injured an ankle landing on a ballboy’s foot during warmup… fluky!
I just figured out how to use my Xfiniti remote (rarely used) for both the Yankees and Knicks. I learned how to add favorites and record!
Since I moved to Florida, I stream most of the games NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings and NFL Sunday Ticket. So this was the first time in 6 months that I needed it!
Lets Go Knicks! My votes:
Tonights winner: NYK
Most OReb: Mitch
Obi 20 minutes: no,
Cam 15 minutes: No.
Obi, Grimes and IQ on the team at the end of the season: No
“I just figured out how to use my Xfiniti remote (rarely used) for both the Yankees and Knicks.”
Now explain it to me. 🙂
I never use it.
Stephen A. was talking. I switched to TBS. Lets Go Yankees!!!!
With JJJ, Brooks, and Z. Williams all out, this is actually a winnable game.
Ballboy wants Indy to get the best possible chance at Wembanyama 😛
they ever going to start this fucking game?
The first timeout of the season is near
Two good outlets from Randle
Only been a few possessions but we’re getting into our offense faster
First time Live nba game on Tv for me! Via league pass app sent to tv box.
Beer and snacks ready
My Guess: The Mitch Game
RJ off to a strong start )-:
Efficiency to start the game is not good
Not having a very easy time throwing the ball into the basket
How many picks did we miss Ja by?
Knicks shooting blanks all over…
RJ with a bad start on defense too…
Aldama was available with the incinerated pick.
We should make some shots!
Should have had a poll question: Will Ja get 50 points tonight?
Randle with his typical bring the ball up the court, don’t look if there’s teammates free (Fournier was, and waving) and just goes for his trademark fadeaway long 2. It didn’t take long.
D-Rose not the first PG off the bench.
Ja looks dope. Like you started with Iverson and let a statistician tweak it from there.
The same as Steph’s
We’re getting some good looks, missing some corner 3’s
love that RJ to Mitch play
Mitch 0-1 from the stripe
RJ can’t throw the ball in the ocean so far, but he’s passing well.
Not a great start, but the offense looks much more organized, even with Brunson out now. Some coaching has happened somewhere.
Hartenstein not off to a great start
Oh good Cam is in
Re-JECTED by Reddish!!
I’m not watching super intensely (between pitches and during commercials), but by the eye-test preseason Randle has carried over?
Cam aggressively sucks
Get on the phone and trade Cam
That strip of Reddish. Woof
Don’t know who this Aldama guy is but clearly is going to have a career night
Randle is playing well in my opinion, looking to draw some defenders then pass. He’s been the best player for NYK so far
Cam Reddish The Rollercoaster of Sadness…
I think I might rather have Aldama than Cam
Does Cam play any defense?
Agree about Randle, if this is the 2022-2023 version that would be huge
Always loved him
Aldama is going for 30
All this talent, all this talent…
At least Cam is making his 3Ps
Who’s molten hot right now? Harrison Bader…
Reddish wants more posts about him.
Well the Yankees may yet have won the Bader/Montgomery trade
We’re getting the full Cam Reddish experience tonight
I guess we can look forward to a series of posts every time Cam misses, turns the ball over, misses a defensive assignment, takes a bad shot etc.. all because we gave up a blessed mediocre pick for him and turned him into the most hated Knick. I’m at the point where I’m hoping we trade him just so I don’t have to read this nonsense while I’m rooting for him to improve and help the team win games.
Hartenstein is in the right place a lot of the time, but he just has slow reaction time so he often doesn’t make the play. Seems like he let several rebounds get away from him in that quarter.
Pelicans are absolutely destroying the Nets
Reddish was open from 3 again at the end of the quarter, but Quickley hogged and launched instead.
If in a quarter where we’re not playing well, we end it only 2 pts behind, that’s a good sign.
I’d rather Cam play good so I can stop complaining about how bad he is
Strat – It’s fun. That’s all it is.
I mean, all of us being wrong about Cam would objectively be quite funny. And it would be awesome too!
Why is Strat defensive of Cam Reddish of all people? Is there some Phil Jackson connection I don’t know about?
Sweet pass from Hart even if IQ couldn’t convert. Can’t teach that
“I’d rather Cam play good so I can stop complaining about how bad he is”
Except that he’s having a decent game so far for a bench player.
Great look from Hart
Obi is going to thrive off Hart’s passing
Yes, Strat, other than the incredibly boneheaded turnover he made he’s been good. That’s part of what we are joking about
Grizz killing us inside. Might have something to do with Mitch being on the bench.
CJ McCollum was a way better addition to the Pels than I expected.
“Why is Strat defensive of Cam Reddish of all people? ”
Because the Cam hate is mostly about giving up a pick for him.
All the injuries have slowed his development and he did make real progress season to season anyway. He still has a very good chance to become a good rotation player for us. So I’d prefer to not focus on the mistakes with lazar beam like dedication and look for signs of further progress. He is on our team and made some good plays while he was in there for a few minutes.
Obi! Nice. Passing is contagious.
Ok Strat, I am rooting for him. But that transition shot attempt was some AAU horseshit
Hart is getting better. I like it.
Trying not to upset anyone…
I am upset we traded a pick for Ram Ceddish
Someone please tell Cam Reddish how to do a jump stop.
But I am really happy we have Obi and Hartenstein!
Dumb foul from Mitch
Unnecessary mustard by Ja.
Although we’re trailing, i’m liking the ball movement a lot
4-18 from downtown is not going to get it done
Perimeter defense seems rather lacking. We’re taking all difficult shots, they’re working the ball around and getting open looks from 3
Can I revise my wins prediction?
Some tartastic stuff there by Ja.
Getting those open looks from three, RJ gotta hit them. There is no plan B for him.
PS — Taylor Jenkins = Wyatt Russell + Jason Clarke 😉
Making wins predictions on Opening Day of a new association season is like going to the grocery store after not eating for two days.
As Teddy KGB would say: “Your hopes dashed, your dreams down the toilet.”
Randle has done some less than ideal stuff but for my money, not much to say about this besides “they’re way better than us”
Chill people, losing in Memphis is not a disaster
Brunson, RJ and IQ are 3-18, hard to win this way…
But there’s still a lot to play… if we can stop Aldana and Konchar…
Brunson seems to have joined the fight.
Surprised that wasn’t a goaltend by Randle but awesome play
Man Bane is killing us
Rrrrrrrrrr J why are you so baaaaaaaad
11-25 >>>>>>>>>>>> 5-21
RJ has not come close on a 3pt shot yet.
RJ is breaking my heart. And to have the guy picked above him shredding us makes it doubly painful.
Reddish is sooooooo baaaaaad!
The shooting is rough. I also think Memphis is getting a better whistle.
It’s frustrating because I don’t believe much in Memphis and they are missing multiple players. I think they backslide this year. I am guessing mid to high 40s for them and a 6-9 seed.
One of Memphis’ strengths is they are very deep (although they lost a bit of that over the summer)
The fact that Thibs has RJ guarding Ja makes me think Grimes is going to be starting sooner rather than later if his foot cooperates.
Honestly so far this is just like last year with all the guys shooting the most not making baskets
So far Ja and Bane vs RJ and IQ has been painful to watch, let’s hope in a better second half…
I’m not worried, this game wasn’t in my predicted 45 wins… 🙂
I liked Kyle Anderson and losing JJJ obviously a big hit. They seem to be running a little hot so far, we could climb back into this.
RJ has to shoot better. Kind of been the issue all along.
Shots just aren’t falling, but the ball does seem to be moving better on offense. Defensively the rotations and intensity don’t look great. Some dumb fouls by key players.
I also sensed a little bit of hesitancy form Brunson in the first quarter. I don’t think I have ever been as excited for someone to be ball dominant for the Knicks as him. Just has to own it. He can do that job even if I prefer more of a team offense. He had a stretch there in second where he got after it in a good way.
I will continue to think him and Randle may not have the best natural chemistry until proven otherwise. But he made it work with Luka so its obviously possible
I thought the opener was tomorrow so I missed most of the first half so I have a question: is the first half of the first game too soon to call RJ’s contract an albatross?
Road Opener jet lag 2nd Q
Not over yet
There’s still the second half!!
RJ has to take that 3 he can’t hit mid range shots on the move
“too soon to call RJ’s contract an albatross?”
That’s a bullshit call on Mitch. Superstar call for Morant. And a moving screen on Adams
Adams sets a lot of moving screens
Alright, liking this Hart Fournier action
Don’t know who Ariel is on Twitter but this comment is spot on
Ja saying “Barrett. Under. Left hand” while mic’d up is very telling
Other than RJ there’s been a lot to like this game. And RJ’s still going hard.
“ Alright, liking this Hart Fournier action”
Yup. In fairness, even Randle is passing/cutting.
It’s the Step Up Crew that is not …stepping up: RJ, IQ, Obi.
Those early fouls on Mitch/Brunson not helping things.
Aldama had a pretty nice dunk there
Brunson’s off the other team’s point already?
Michael Aldama Jordan.
Why the hell is Randle taking the technical FT there?
A bit of a horror show but hanging around…
Well, Hart’s floater is pretty nice
Tyus Jones has to be one of the more underrated players in the NBA
Randle is playing well
When I look at Memphis’ coach, I have a strong urge to kick his ass in a bar fight.
“Why the hell is Randle taking the technical FT there?”
Because he routinely bogarts free stats from his teammates. He’s already done it on two rebounds.
We kind of knew coming into this game that Tyus Jones and Santi Aldama are basically unstoppable
Tyus Jones has a nice little fan club here at KB and he’s lighting up Brunson…
80 points allowed in 32 minutes? Thibs will not be happy…
Banchero just exiled some poor dude to another dimension. Didnt realize he had hops like that.
Do Memphis know that having a career night against the Knicks is no guarantee that the player is a good player?
The Knicks are still in it!
aside from missing all our shots we’re playing pretty well
Fourth is gonna be RJ time.
Julius has entered the building!
This is the Randle we all dream…
Still in this.
That was some vintage good Julius shit right there
The technical foul was great because it brought the Knicks to the game
If we could get this one while the Nets lose by 25 that would be a great start to the season
Randle is playing his ass off
Randle having a game
This is basically the exact blueprint I would draw up for Julius Randle.
Defensive effort has been better here the last few minutes
Playing 23 seconds of good D isn’t quite enough
Hart passed to the invisible 6th man. Someone tell him that’s not how it works.
Should be an interesting 4th quarter!
Aldama missed! Can’t beat us all by himself.
What are the chances he was on a Knicks draft board?
I kid, I kid, but a 6-11 guy who can do this stuff is kind of intriguing….
Knicks getting back on 3rd quarters is the opposite of what we’re used to
We can still get this one, let’s go guys!
Win or Lose we look promising
To be only down by six when pretty much all of our main guys besides Randle are having bad nights is and Memphis is shooting 40% from 3 is impressive. Let’s clutch it out in the fourth!
Let’s play some Spartan D now
Ayo having a solid night for Chicago for those like me wondering how it might go without Lavine
Cam “Motherfucker” Reddish!
Reddish jump stopped!! Well, kind of anyway.
LaRavia getting away with like three fouls in the last three minutes…canny player
Some questionable shot selection by the bench mob, not smart with the game so close…
Nice pass from Rose to Adams 😀
Mitch racking up fouls faster than Britney can post photos of her, uh, figure
Reddish with the Euro step?!!?
I was always a huge Cam fan and this is why
Reddish is like a box of chocolates…
That Rose pass to beam Adams was just a super weird possession from him…
Good TO from Thibs. Get all the starters minus Mitch back in with Hart and see what we can do.
Reddish with some much needed offense, if only he can put it together here and not next year in the usual spots like GS, SA or Miami…
If the Knicks can come back to win, this might be remembered as the Cam Reddish game!
Reddish is soooooo goooood!
Terrible couple of possessions here
If Reddish can cut the dumbass contested pullup midrange jumpers, keep hitting threes at a decent clip and make a few gorgeous cuts to the basket each game I’ll be happy with him
Cam is showing me something today
Cam can finish
Time to max Cam
The Cam Reddish game
Max Cam Noooow!!
MAX REDDISH IMMEDIATELY!!
You could have made a ton of money If you bet on Reddish and Aldama being the 2nd leading scorers for their respective teams
(Or trade him before he wakes up…)
Two great games!
Cam looking for playing time.
Mitch can’t stay on the court.
Randle looking like 2020-21 Randle.
RJ just doesn’t have it.
Cam holy fuck!
If today’s Julius and Cam are real we’re in for a 50-win campaign 🙂
let’s go baby
Hart floater > IQ floater
Nice pass! Julius!!
AND THE LEAD!
COMIN ON STROOOOOONG!!!
Let’s finish this baby!
We have the lead, baby
already having a friend text me that Mitch is a backup and Hart should be starting
Empty arena Randle in the house
Great assist by Randle
We probably haven’t considered how clutch it was that Dillon Brooks was out
RJ throws up the worst forced layup attempts I have ever seen in my whole life
Weak drive by RJ and he gets no respect from the refs…
This is also where Brunson should earn the paycheck. Drive the train. Get the win.
Barrett come on
What the hell is that call/play
Fur fucks sake
Another fucking moving screen, the refs let Adams do whatever he wants all night. Fuck!
Still a lot of time
Too many blunders one after another
Adams manhandled Hart on that rebound. No call
What a shitty turn of events…
I wish coach would just let Mitch foul out
Really wasn’t expecting to want Cam Reddish taking shots instead of RJ Barrett.
Great game by Randle but his last two fouls were very unnecessary and costly.
Why no Mitch late?
Thibs going with Reddish down the stretch here instead of Fournier
Adams jump hook obv
the only downside of this close opening night game against a deep playoff contender is that I can’t watch Zion mash the Nets’ genitals into dick paste
Good lord RJ
Entire team bailing out RJ’s awful play.
RJ has really played like ass on offense
We’re going to win this
I mean, that ended well, but that RJ three, woof.
I feel like we have gotten killed on the boards although the numbers dont exactly reflect that
Nice having a heady PG late. Viva Brunson.
Defense! Defense! Defense!
That’s so good by Ja. Damn.
Still, 3 pointer ties it!
How do you not immediately double Ja and get the ball out of his hands.
I’m sick of Ja Morant’s dad.
Hart let Adams get a hold of him and keep him from contesting that Morant layup
The Reddish era begins
CAM REDDISH KING FOR A DAY
Sweet kick by Brunson there
Ahahahahahahahahah (mad laugh can’t stop)…
I think Leon just won incinerategate
that was the best end of game play we’ve run in three years
The charge! Yes.
BRUNSON TAKES THE CHARGE
What a night boys
Brunson is just so heady he made the pass to Reddish also
It’s going to be a fun season…
Well this is fun.
I’ve officially switched over to the Knicks game….
“ that was the best end of game play we’ve run in three years”
For real. I’m telling you. Some coaching is going on. Either Thibs cracked a book over the summer, or there is a new offense-whisperer somewhere on the staff.
Brunson is so key in all this.
Brunson was very smart on that play
Perfectly executed ATO play to tie the game and a charge taken on the last play?
Is there any sporting event quite like a Knicks season opener?
Smart play by Brunson
We’re Legit boys
Even when most players suck!
D is here!
Foul on Ja cmon refs
they didn’t call that obvious foul on Morant? I was watching the Yankees
Missing Ja by one pick is going to haunt me.
Time for some more Cam…
Holy shit we’re even getting a four guard lineup with RJ at the 4. What a life!
Ja getting the superstar treatment from the refs
That they didn’t call Ja’s foul on Brunson is unbelievable…
Reddish with some go go gadget arm shit there. Strange, Excellent
And yeah, Morant gets a superb whistle
Obscene shots from Barrett… OMG
Why can’t RJ do what Reddish does?…
Stop shooting, RJ!
It’s impossible to stop Cam 😀
fuck we just can’t make the shots
God dang hit a dagger!!! Guys!!!
Fournier … really?
Cam flew too close to the sun
Helll of a game at least
I’m not sure we got ONE loose ball
Does RJ want Wembanyama?
They’re still in it!!! What clutch bricks those were!
Tyus Jones is an 80% FT shooter, what a choke.
Barrett was a dumpster fire all night, but I wish Brunson had hit that long look three down the stretch.
Let’s see what else Thibs read about late game plays over the summer
Can’t ask for a better look than that. Boy, they sure play Memphis bizarrely tough, right?
Well we can live with that loss
Are braids back or is it just the Knicks?
Try to trade Cam for a pick tonight, Leon!
So close 🙁
RJ and Mitch were nowhere to be found tonight.
It was a good play, Fournier usually makes those
Or trade RJ and build around Cam. I’m good either way.
Tough hard-fought loss.
Will we see this good of a Cam again? Can RJ reduce the number of these types of clunkers that we’ve seen many times before?
Not really holding out much hope, but it would be great if that was the real Cam Reddish.
Brunson hits that 3 and we win the game
But no complaints about him he’s the real deal
This loss is on RJ, on Barrett and RJ Barrett.
Plus IQ. And Obi. And the foul troubled Mitch.
And we got HOSED by the refs.
Julius was close to perfection, Cam did some good stuff and I like some of Hart and Brunson…
BTW an entertaining loss.
Terrific game. Some crucial calls didn’t go our way and RJ couldn’t buy a bucket, but still, to go blow for blow with a WCF contender after losing Randle in OT is impressive stuff. Looking forward to the next game!
The tanking Jazz are crushing the Nuggets,
Maybe Ainge will fine all the players and fire the coach tomorrow?
This has been a frustratingly annoying yet predictable night in NY sports.
Great battle. I like this team
Did Cam scream F U KNICKERBLOGGER when he hit that tying 3?
The play that led to the Cam game tying three was literally the best ATO I have ever seen the New York Knicks run in my life.
We even got a good look at the end of OT, just missed. Whatcha gonna do.
-Brunson and Hart are legit as hell
-Randle Revenge Tour is off to a great start
-Cam earned another few games in the rotation
-RJ’s game was among the worst I have ever seen and I’m a Knicks fan who started rooting for the team in the early/mid 2000s
“The tanking Jazz are crushing the Nuggets”
And before the game I saw that the Nuggets were -7 and that looked like the surest bet ever…
Totally entertaining. OT loss against the JA’zzlies? I can deal. Plus we gained lots to discuss:
Julius was Good Julius for the most part.
Brunson showed up.
Hart played a good one.
Cam alone has launched a thousand posts of light 😉
RJ, Obi, IQ — WTF?
Adams > Mitch (bummer)
Thibs? More passing/cutting in one game than all of last year. Something’s up.
The good news is that Randle looked good, Brunson controlled the team down the stretch (what we were missing last year), Cam did everything he could to earn a role off the bench or improve his trade value, and Hart was terrific.
The bad news is that Quickly was terrible and RJ was absolutely HORRIFIC or we would have won against a good team on the road.
I think we’ll be fine, but seeing RJ in a coma like this was very discouraging. He has this thing going back to his college coach where he thinks if his shot isn’t falling he should just keep shooting. That may be true if your name is Durant, Curry, or some other elite shooter but not RJ Barrett. Someone needs to smack him in the head on this. He has even talked about it in the press. It’s idiotic. His weakness is shooting. If you are aren’t shooting well stop fvcking shooting and focus on other things! He has way too many games where he literally loses it by himself because he keeps shooting on a night where he simply does not have it.
“RJ’s game was among the worst I have ever seen and I’m a Knicks fan who started rooting for the team in the early/mid 2000s”
Chalk one up for the “Don’t Extend RJ” crowd…
That’s not true. Woodson always had good ATO plays when he was here. And what about that David Lee buzzer beater his rookie year?
Also on the negative side iQ played 17 totally ineffective minutes. Awful game for him
Not only RJ, Obi and Quick, Rose was a disaster too.
John Starks 2-18. Game 7 of the 1994 Finals is the standard.
Not going to worry about RJ. Too early. Going to enjoy the Reddish moment.
Also going to enjoy the fact I didn’t have to listen to Mark Jackson all night. Part of the reason I wont make it through this game.
God Luka is good. Could have tanked our way to him too
Watching these mfkrs picking up their 2ndQ pieces and giving this fight while also Thibs impressing me with endless different combinations instead of 2 standard units was enough.
Playing this Way is the goal
Wins are coming
Brian, Memphis wins by getting to the rim and pounding teams on the offensive boards, so we matchup very well with them because we protect the rim and get our own share of offensive rebounds. We should have fucked them up tonight.
“John Starks 2-18. Game 7 of the 1994 Finals is the standard.”
A moment of silence, please.
It doesn’t shock me that Rose got off to a slow start. He missed most of last season and hardly played in pre season. He’ll get back in game form after a few more games. A month tops.
Gotta win all 3 of the home games coming up vs Detroit Orlando and Charlotte, schedule gets very tough after that
What a relief not having to listen to Bob Costas
Ainge must be having a seizure
“Not going to worry about RJ. Too early. Going to enjoy the moment.”
Yeah, it’s only one game, but it’s a clear pattern with him. They tell great shooters to keep shooting when their shot isn’t falling. That makes sense for guys like that because there’s a lot of randomness in outside shooting, especially 3s. If it’s random the upside is great shooting. But when you are a very inconsistent shooter and it’s a weakness, it’s really dumb. The upside if it’s random is not especially good and the downside if you are just off because of your form or other reasons is a disaster. This is why he has so many disastrous nights. RJ should NOT keep firing.
Would VW prefer San Antonio, Salt Lake, or OKC I wonder?
As for RJ, who the hell knows. I think he just can’t shoot but it may turn out ok.
“Ainge must be having a seizure”
He has all the veterans. lmao
RJ was missing from under the basket. This wasn’t just about heaving balls up. He couldn’t hit a layup.
Walker Kessler appears to have that dawg in him and you know Rudy Gay does
RJ only has up to go from here
Ivey and Duren had a nice game for the Pistons tonight. Great debut for Banchero. Suggs seems to be ready to look like an NBA player.
What are the odds that Cam and DSJ would both have excellent games on the same night? Knox blew the trifecta…
I thought Banchero would be kind of an empty stats guy this year. But I also thought Suggs would be pretty good last year.
At least the Nets look like shit
“At least the Nets look like shit”
Or alternatively, the Pels look really good…
If you wanted to feel any worse about RJ, the guy pick one pick AFTER him played great tonight too!
The clip of that Ja goaltend is circulating widely now and I can’t believe they missed it.
And I didn’t want to bring up Hunter but I am glad you did
Utah is not really tanking. They’re playing a lot of veterans, and they’re not even terrible veterans.
I mean we lost by 3 in overtime on the road to a team that was the 2 seed in the west last year, we played pretty well. If we keep this going all year we’ll be good.
So will the next owner of the Suns be buying them from Sarver or Luka because he appears to own them 100% right now
That’s funny, Owen!
That is pretty hilarious.
Ainge got decent players back along with all of the draft picks. It was really a haul for Utah.
DSJ basically beat out Kemba Walker for the position of Charlotte backup guard. It seems like he deserved it