Knicks Morning News (2013.11.20)

  • [New York Post] Frazier: Shumpert has lost his swagger (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:43:55 -0500)

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Knicks legend Walt Frazier sees once-confident Iman Shumpert now looking as if he's not having fun. Shumpert, who was often compared to Frazier during his rookie…

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Fire Woodson? (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:00:36 EDT)

    If the Knicks fall behind by double digits in the second half at home on Wednesday, there’s a good chance that a small, vocal section of fans at the Garden will start a “Fire Woodson!” chant. Should Knicks owner James Dolan follow their advice?I don’t think so. There are too many factors here that are out of Woodson’s control. Let’s start with the injuries. Metta World Peace, one of the team’s top defenders, is hurt. Raymond Felton, the key to ball movement and offensive balance for the Knicks, has been banged up for the entire season.

  • [New York Daily News] It’s official! Knicks lose third straight, spend game whining to refs (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:50:02 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s frustrations only mounted further on Tuesday night, but his complaints were far more about the officiating this time than a lack of effort from his teammates. Anthony and Mike Woodson are running out of answers as the spiraling Knicks, playing without starting point guard Raymond Felton, fell to 3-7 on the season with a 92-86 loss to the Pistons at the Palace.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Felton no assistance due to hip pain (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:32:38 GMT)

    Already without All-Star center Tyson Chandler, the Knicks were missing another starter in Tuesday’s loss to the Pistons. Point guard Raymond Felton was sidelined after acknowledging that he’d played the previous three games with a pinched nerve in his left hip initially suffered in the Knicks’ blowout loss to San Antonio on Nov. 10.    

  • [New York Daily News] Hibbert’s block of Melo last postseason started Indy’s party (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:53:18 GMT)

    The moment when everything changed — at least for the foreseeable future — is framed in Roy Hibbert’s man-cave. “It,” Hibbert says, “was a gift.”    

  • [New York Times] Cousins’ Double-Double Rallies Kings Past Suns (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 06:11:52 GMT)

    DeMarcus Cousins had 27 points and 12 rebounds, helping the Sacramento Kings rally to beat the Phoenix Suns 107-104 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pistons 92, Knicks 86: Knicks, Running Out of Options, Fall Short Again (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:05:19 GMT)

    The Knicks, who fell to the Pistons for their third straight loss, have experienced more problems than wins in their first 10 games, from injuries and old age to tweets and trade rumors.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Heat Win Fourth Straight (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:42:01 GMT)

    Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter, and the host Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro basketball: Grizzlies’ Allen Suspended for Kick (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:26:29 GMT)

    The N.B.A. suspended Grizzlies guard Tony Allen one game without pay for kicking Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul in the face.    

  • [New York Times] Jones, Rockets Romp Past Celtics, 109-85 (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:41:55 GMT)

    Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their third straight victory, 109-85 over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Pierce, Now Surrounded by Scorers, Seeks a Role (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:32:01 GMT)

    Paul Pierce shouldered the scoring burden in Boston last season, but his role with the Nets has changed, and he said that trying to find his niche each night has caused him some problems.    

  • [New York Times] Pistons Hold Off Knicks for 92-86 Win (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:18:16 GMT)

    Rodney Stuckey scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, and the Detroit Pistons beat the New York Knicks for the first time in eight meetings, 92-86 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Heat Win Fourth Straight (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:12:02 GMT)

    Chris Bosh scored 19 points, Mario Chalmers went on a personal 9-0 run in a 39-second spurt of the pivotal third quarter, and the host Miami Heat topped the Atlanta Hawks.    

  • [New York Times] Beal, Wall Help Wizards Beat Wolves 104-100 (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:36:05 GMT)

    Bradley Beal scored 25 points, John Wall added 14 points and tied his career high with 16 assists, and the Washington Wizards beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 104-100 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.    

  • [New York Times] Wade Held Out of Heat-Hawks Game (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:53:39 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade sat out Miami’s game against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, the second time this season that the Heat guard has been held out for rest purposes.    

  • [New York Times] Bryant Says a November Return for Lakers Is Possible (Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:14:36 GMT)

    Kobe Bryant gave his Los Angeles Lakers teammates a huge boost on Tuesday when he said he could see himself returning to competitive action later this month.    

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2013.11.20)”

    1. Here’s to hoping Chris Copeland comes in and has the best game of his career. Miss that guy, true profession and overall nice person. If only Woody had played him more in the Pacer’s series last year, we would have had a shot at advancing. Him at the stretch 4 was the best weapon we had all series, enough for Indiana to go out and sign him away from us this year.

    2. “Him at the stretch 4 was the best weapon we had all series”

      Such a versatile and dangerous weapon that, in ten games so far, Vogel has seen fit to play him a grand total of 27 minutes, during which he has pulled down a whopping total of zero rebounds. Since the Knicks were murdering the Pacers on the boards during the playoffs, they surely could have afforded to give significant minutes to a guy who doesn’t even bother trying to rebound or box out…

    3. Yeah his stats look like that considering he played garbage time in 3 out of those 4 games. In the other, he had 13 points on 3-4 from 3pt.. You rip on his rebounding, but with Tyson chandler and Carmelo out there, who averaged like a combined 19 rebounds a game last year, there wasn’t much to grab. Yeah maybe they should have offered more meaningful minutes to an extremely injured chandler.. Makes sense.. Love the condescending tone too, appreciated. Entitled to my own opinion

    4. It’s not hard to figure out.
      If you’re team leader is a “me” guy, that thrives on playing hero ball, you’re going to have an offense that looks exactly like the knicks.

      A mediocre NBA player taking an open shot will shoot a higher percentage than Melo shooting double or triple teamed. Then, all the positive ‘after effects’ come into play (happier role players that try harder on both ends of the floor, better shot opportunities for Melo, more spirited defense, better chemistry, etc.)

      As much as management has done a poor job of constructing this team, it’s not the only reason this team sucks. They’re blueprint sucks.

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