Knicks at Bucks or Wait 15 games before full potency.

So on Sunday before the game against the Nuggets I declared the team dead.
Turns out, they were only mostly dead.  There were a few signs of life against a Denver team that really is dead.

So here we are about a month into the season, and we saw the first game where the Knicks didn’t look all dead.  I wonder if Phil Jackson playing the role of the Miracle Max gave the team a miracle pill that takes 10-15 games to start working.

I don’t have any basketball insights (as usual).  So enjoy the clip that inspired the post you aren’t reading.

“Goodbye, boys”
“Good luck storming the Bucks’ castle.”
“You think they can win?”
“It’ll take a miracle.”
“Bye!”

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86 thoughts to “Knicks at Bucks or Wait 15 games before full potency.”

  1. I had a game thread up but I saw you start on one and I thought, “How could I risk that?” so I deleted mine. Come on, Thomas B. good luck!

  2. The Thomas B win streak must continue…..

    I love what Shump is doing with his hair tonight, it makes a difference…

  3. I had a game thread up but I saw you start on one and I thought, “How could I risk that?” so I deleted mine. Come on, Thomas B. good luck!

    Gee I’m sorry. I checked at 7:50 and didn’t see one so I just tossed something up. We were probably working at the same time. I hope my bad writing, lack of insight, and occasional chuckle worthy observations bring a win.

  4. Holy fuck. Fisher said “The Eastern Conference has gotten big over the last couple years”.

    Fire him. Fire him right now.

  5. Every game, Breen acts surprised when he announces: “The _____ are shooting 70% from 3 pt range!”

    Might be a pattern, Mike, as in guys who are left open are pretty good at making shots.

  6. Why did Fisher go away from Dalembert when he was playing such good defense? The team offense looks great but the defense is really bad. The Bucks don’t usually shoot this well. But somebody is due for a career high….

  7. Walt needs to stop with the “swiss cheese D.” He should go with Munster because it stinks or Feta because it crumbles easily.

    Looks like my one game good luck charm is over. Sorry guys.

  8. Our guards are repeatedly leaving the 3pt line wide open, in order to cover the paint? And they are still scoring down there too btw. Very strange strategy. So we dont shoot 3’s and we dont guard 3’s….recipe for a top draft pick me hopes…. #mayaswellsuck

  9. I made a joke in the other thread that the Bucks eFG% for this game was ten billion percent.

    Actually, it’s only .686. That’s right, the Milwaukee Bucks, owners of the #29 offensive rating in the NBA, are torching NYK for a .686 eFG%.

    The suck, it is strong with this bunch.

  10. When we play Golden State, they may put up 15o against us.

    Nah. Kerr will pull his starters in the middle of the 3rd and the final score will end up 119 to 94.

  11. As bad as the D has been, we’re getting low key murdered on the glass to boot. At least the brow v boogie bowl is in on in 30

  12. I was kinda expecting this since preseason. Milwaukee is just too athletic for us, and if they’re shooting well, we just can’t match up defensively. That’s why we will have trouble winning 35 games. For whatever good team we beat, we’ll give it right back to the Milwaukees and Orlandos of the league.

  13. Milwaukee is just too athletic for us, and if they’re shooting well, we just can’t match up defensively.

    Pretty sad that the #29 offense in the NBA is just unstoppable when matched up with the Knicks.

  14. Nah. Kerr will pull his starters in the middle of the 3rd and the final score will end up 119 to 94.

    Nah. The warriors bench is better than the Bucks starters. Speights had something like 30 pts last game, backing up Bogut. (And, yes, Kerr pulled his starters in that one halfway through the 3rd…)

  15. Pretty sad that the #29 offense in the NBA is just unstoppable when matched up with the Knicks.

    My eyes tell me Thomas B is clearly to blame

  16. My eyes tell me Thomas B is clearly to blame

    Yep, that was me late closing out on the 3 point shooters.

  17. It would be so Knicks to make a miraculous comeback and lose on a buzzer beater by Brandon Knight hahah

  18. They’re trying to make me but I will not…
    [YouTube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HktV2yGtLv8[/YouTube]

  19. We need this loss guys… a chance at #1 pick is all we have for this season… Is Okafor worth tanking for?

  20. Clyde wonders why the guards don’t press to put pressure. I wouldn’t trust the guards on the floor (except for shump) to do so effectively.

  21. AAaaaaaccck Melo! Can’t let yourself get shook off right there. Heady play by Ilsa tho…

  22. Lol Get hardaway out of the game on defense, so clueless. Is it really that hard I mean it’s your job!

  23. Shump and Melo are turning into a very good all around pairing. I hope it last. It would be even better if they were both fully healthy.

  24. Couldnt see a minute of the game but its safe to say all the angst about the triangle is meaningless because this offense will finish in the top half of the league this season and with better teammates around Melo next season it will easily be a Top 10 offense again.

    However Jesus Christ the defense continues to be beyond embarrassing.

  25. I know its only 12 games but does anyone here still think that Shump is a bad offensives player? Or that Faried has a higher ceiling?

    Melo is really hobbling out there.

    Stat and th2 on D….I have no words.

  26. The truly amazing thing is the Knicks’ defense should actually get worse once Calderon and Bargs enter the rotation.

  27. At least Calderon will greatly enhance the offense which has been playing alot better lately as it is. At this point the D cant get any worse lol.

  28. The Contract brings out the offense so far this season. I wonder if Butler, Shump, and even Austin Rivers can keep it up?

    Brandon Knight too. He looks like the Brandon I remember watching in H.S.

  29. If Iman Shumpert keeps this up, he’ll see no less than $13 million a year. If we’re serious about Gasol, then we have to trade JR Smith and maybe even Jose because I’d rather not lose Shump, who almost overnight has become one of the league’s best two way players.

    The Knicks suck, but we knew that. I’m more interested in seeing who is worth keeping around for the future, and if we can land a premium pick in the draft.

  30. So Melo said after the game his knee has been bothering him since the Cleveland game. He says he has had tests on the knee and plans on continuing to play thru the pain.

  31. What Melo should do is not play until he’s healthy. This way we can lose some more games. We’re not going to the playoffs this year (and if we do, we’ll lose to Chicago in round 1 or something), so it’s best to just be terrible enough to land a great lottery pick.

  32. I think what will probably wind up happening is Melo plays on and off then come March he will be shut down for the final month or so of the season. Just hope he doesnt do any serious damage to the knee by playing thru whatever he has.

  33. He definitely should rest it until its healthy. What’s the point in playing through pain in a season like this?

  34. Man, how great is the Southwest division shaping up to be? With Davis leading the surging Pelicans, all 5 teams are over .600 (if NO hangs on to this 10 pt lead).

    Have all 5 teams in a division ever made the playoffs in the same year?

  35. Amazingly enough, yes – the Central Division sent all five of its teams to the playoffs in 2005-06.

    A possibly more shocking occurrence (I really dunno if it is more shocking or not) was in 2003-04, the last year before they went to three divisions, when the Midwest Division sent six out of their seven teams to the playoffs (and the seventh team was #9 in the conference). That’s the only time a single division had six out of the eight teams in the playoffs.

    By the way, while it isn’t the same thing at all, of course, in 1983-84 (the first year of eight teams making the playoffs) the Atlantic Division sent all five of its teams to the playoffs – that’s obviously a lot easier to do when there were just 11 teams in the conference, but I figured it was worth mentioning.

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