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Knicks vs. Wizards: Start time, where to watch, what’s the latest Hoops Hype
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New York at Washington | 2023-02-24 | National Basketball Association Yahoo Sports
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Three keys for Knicks to reach at least No. 6 seed New York Post
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Knicks’ real season begins now after mini-vacation New York Post
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Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks Begin Sprint To Avoid Play-In Games Forbes
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Knicks news: Rookie Trevor Keels converted to 10-day contract The Rookie Wire
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The Knicks signed Trevor Keels to a 10-day contract Posting and Toasting
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Washington Wizards are briefly at home welcoming the New York Knicks Bullets Forever
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Wizards: Bradley Beal dealing with knee injury ahead Knicks game ClutchPoints
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Knicks’ Evan Fournier: Won’t play Friday CBS Sports
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Trevor Keels Signs 10-Day Contract With Knicks hoopsrumors.com
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DraftKings Analyst: ‘I’ll bet on the Knicks as a top-six Eastern team’ New York Post
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Josh Hart wants long-term marriage with Knicks: ‘Perfect situation’ New York Post
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Wizards star Bradley Beal is questionable to play vs Knicks Empire Sports Media
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Knicks’ Julius Randle drops truth bomb on dismal 3-point contest ClutchPoints
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New York Knicks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 2/24/2023 Preview and Pick Doc’s Sports
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Knicks rising star Jalen Brunson jumps to No. 2 in NBA’s Clutch Player Ladder Empire Sports Media
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Knicks Remaining Schedule: Tough But Tied With Playoff Competition Sports Illustrated
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A case to bring back Melo Posting and Toasting
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NBA Rumors: Will Western Conference powerhouse sign Knicks legend? Daily Knicks
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What is Going on with RJ Barrett? The Knicks Wall
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Jalen Brunson, sizzling since his All-Star snub, has Knicks positioned for playoff return CBS Sports
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3 things that will thrill Knicks fans once All-Star break concludes Daily Knicks
36 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2023.02.24)”
Trevor Keels has the worst O-RAPTOR score in the NBA at -46.1.
He has the 6th best D-RAPTOR at 14.2.
If you set the minimum minutes played requirement to 2, he disappears.
I think the Knicks (and every NBA team) have until March 1 to add players to their roster. Is this correct?
I think (but I can be wrong) they can add someone until the end of the season but only players signed until march 1 can play in the playoffs.
Thanks Max. That sounds correct
The Wiz game tonight worries me. They kicked our ass when we played them at MSG in January and we had no answer for Kuzma. And God forbid if Strat’s boy starts making his 3’s.
But then again we didn’t have the new Hart and Soul of the team on the roster back then…
I’m worried about the incoming back-to-back too…
The Wizards are playing well and the last time we went “lightly” in a meeting with them we got our ass kicked in a home game where we didn’t lead for a second.
The Pels are falling but they have Ingram and McCollum back and sooner or later they must break the skid (4-13 in the last 17).
We were red-hot before this incredibly boring break, I hope Mitch’s return and Thibs’ usual determination can help us keep it going…
Can’t get over how good Embiid was in the second half on defense.
Will we ever have a player as good as Embiid on the Knicks? I have about a forty year outlook right now and I think it’s a coin flip.
It’s pretty amazing that Willis is the only guy to ever win MVP as a Knick. I also am kind of shocked he won it. There is no way he was the statistician’s favorite. (Edit: it appears he and Clyde were absolutely legit that year)
Owen, for better or worse, the 60’s and 70s saw the MVP go to a Center in 19 of 20 years. Center was considered the most valuable position, the best players on the best teams were centers, so the best center each year would win. Only Oscar Robertson sneaked in (best player on a 55 win team with a not elite center, and was averaging a triple double for his career).
Not going to argue with Wilt and Kareem and Russell winning MVPs
This drives me nuts if I think about it. We are the oldest franchise in the NBA but:
-Have never won more than 60 games in a season
-Have never had a player put up a 6 BPM season in the last 50 years
-Top 5 in SRS just 4 times in the last 50 years
-Never had a player higher than 10th in BPM
Even by chance we should have lucked into someone. So many teams have been contenders more recently than us, then bottomed out and drafted multiple players better than any we’ve ever had, and then become contenders again, and for just about the entire time we’ve been right in that sweet spot between mediocre and bad.
The franchise is valued at $6.1B. The land is worth $6.5B.
Even by chance we should have lucked into someone.
We have, just fluffed the function. We got Isiah as coach and GM, not the player, we got Phil as player and GM, not the coach.
Our lack of genuinely elite talent has always stood out to me during my time as a fan. I mean, it feels like we haven’t had someone who was even particularly close to the inner circle of stardom since 2000 or so.
Naturally reflecting on this sent me down a rabbit hole of trying to figure out the last time we had a guy(s) who were in that inner circle.
Clyde’s peak came before some of the better box-score metrics track, but he led the NBA in WS/48 in 1969-1970. He averaged 21/6/8 with a 113 TS+. It definitely checks out that he was at least arguably the best player in the NBA that year.
Funnily enough this is also the year Willis won MVP. Probably should’ve gone to Clyde, but Willis did have a great year in his own right and in the previous season (1968-1969) Willis led the league in WS/48. Clyde being the more efficient scorer on similar volume surprised me, but in any event both of these dudes were unquestionably elite.
In 1984-1985 Bernard King was 6th in the league in BPM. He led the league in scoring with a positively 2023ian 32.9 PPG with a 108 TS+. He was definitely one of the best players in the NBA that year.
Looks like Ewing was 10th in BPM and 9th in VORP in 1989-1990. Obviously this is a very simplistic way of determining this, but him being around the 10th best player in the league at his peak feels more or less in line with his reputation. Not sure that’s “inner circle” but I have no clear definition.
I suppose peak Melo is the closest to inner circle stardom I’ve personally seen on the Knicks. He was 10th in BPM in 2013-2014, though I personally associate his peak with 2012-2013 because that team was actually good. Him being the 10-15th best player in the NBA honestly sounds rather generous to me based on my own perception, but I was probably unduly critical of him at the time due to my saltiness about the trade.
If we had drafted SGA we’d be back in the elite talent conversation
But we decided to “think outside the box” and draft Kevin Knox
Does anyone have an idea of how I can stream a Knick game from the beginning of the game even if I start watching later on in the evening? I don’t have DVR/Tivo. Just MSG Go. Or I’d be willing to pay if there’s some option to do so.
My response to d-mar’s comment:
If we had drafted Tyrese Haliburton we’d have a franchise PG for the next 10+ years
But we decided to go with “athleticism” and drafted an old PF prospect exactly one year after signing a 25-year-old PF to a $20M AAV deal
Sure but is Shai’s middle name Devon? That’s right, his name is Kevin Devon
Yeah, but his full name is Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander. That beats three Kevin Devons.
Jesus and Mary, a backcourt of SGA and Tyrese would be enormously tall, extraordinarily talented, and have such a wonderfully old men at the gym style.
Oh well. I like our current guards, too.
Why is he not nicknamed The Saga?!
***and have such a wonderfully old men at the gym style.***
Instead of wonderful old man at the gym analogies we get confusing old man drinking coffee metaphors. #knicks
That Brunson is so good takes some of the sting out of the SGA and Hali errors, but not nearly enough, because we could either play two of them together in the backcourt or have traded one of them for a haul we could then use to fill our gaping hole at SF.
Nothing can take the sting out of missing on SGA or TNFH writing everything better than I do.
I enjoyed this tweet about departed conversation topics….
Whiffing on 3 out of 3 lottery picks (yes Obi is a whiff) is the killer. You get one of them right and this franchise would be in a totally different position.
we didn’t even necessarily need to draft hali…. devin vassell was also in the conversation and i think everybody would kill to slot him in our lineup….
obi wasn’t even the best pf .. is there anyone who wouldn’t take jalen smith over him either?
Frank Ntilikina got a write-in vote for MVP in a reader poll in The Athletic.
Was that you, Strat…?
For me the big question for the rest of the season is “are we actually a good team?”.
Knicks Fan, I partially agree with you, but to me it’s more “Can we be a consistently good team” (as I think we’ve already shown we ARE a good team when we focus). Also the related question, obviously, is HOW good a team can we be?
Brunson helps with the consistency, so there’s real hope there (and tip of the cap to Randle, although I think his consistency can be at least partially laid at Brunson’s feet). As for the second part, I think that’s up to whether some let-downs improve significantly (e.g., Quentin’s three-point %, Mitch coming back strong, RJ improving at any/all aspects of his game, etc.).
Tim Cato has an article in the Athletic today speculating about the Mavs rotation once Kleber is back and they’re at full strength. Pretty much everyone on the roster is discussed as a candidate at some point or other, except for our famed French Prince.
Frank is 75th in RPM in the NBA. Among point guards. Out of 76 qualifiers.
I’m still pro-Obi. He’s improved his shot significantly and that was one of the main concerns coming out of the draft. He’s shown he can score efficiently and in bunches when given the chance.
If Randle, who had led the team to a 21-45 record the year before with a stellar -0.3 BPM, was traded we’d all think much more highly about Obi.
At worst he’s a pretty average outcome for an 8th pick.
Plus, dunk contest banners hang forever!
Obi might be fine, but he’s an average player at best and Haliburton is 10th in BPM and still only 22 years old. He is shaping up to be a supermax All-NBA player and was chosen with the 12th pick.
I feel like picking Hali was one of those rare moments of Knickerblogger consensus
Like I can take credit for picking SGA, and with Jowles I can take credit for wanting to trade down out of RJ for Garland and Clarke, but EVERYONE can take credit for Hali
All those draft takes lost in time, like tears in rain
Can we not find that thread anymore. It was a good one.