Knicks Morning News (2014.02.07)

  • [New York Post] Three years after Knicks’ deal for Melo, still no clear winner (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:58:24 -0500)

    Nearly three years have elapsed since our Great New York MeloDrama Nightmare ended. Three teams, 13 players, four draft picks plus the right to swap a fifth and $6 million…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Woodson: Felton has work to do (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:46:36 -0500)

    Mike Woodson sat Raymond Felton for the fourth quarter of the Knicks' loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, and the coach acknowledged his point guard's struggles on Thursday. He…

  • [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Lead Warriors Past Bulls 102-87 (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 07:34:57 GMT)

    With his team down 16 points in the second quarter and headed for another blowout loss at home, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson yelled out to his players to keep shooting and keep fighting on defense.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Woodson Shows Frustration (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 06:47:36 GMT)

    A day after the Knicks lost their third straight game, Coach Mike Woodson reiterated that he felt the team was capable of making the playoffs. But he also showed some frustration.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 103, Spurs 89: Nets Keep Noses in Front Despite Fight From Depleted Spurs (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:03:29 GMT)

    The Spurs were missing several of their top players because of injuries and illness, but they still led for most of the first half before the Nets took over.    

  • [New York Times] In Trail Blazers, Woodson Sees a Lot to Like (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:46:18 GMT)

    While Mike Woodson’s team is still figuring things out, Portland, which is 35-14 after Wednesday’s victory over the Knicks, is continuing its surprising rise.    

  • [New York Times] Nets Pull Away to Beat Short-Handed Spurs, 103-89 (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 04:32:00 GMT)

    They were bloodied and eventually beaten, though not before delivering the type of effort Gregg Popovich always expects of his San Antonio Spurs.    

  • [New York Times] Bench Empty, the Lakers Are Saved by a Technicality (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:18:07 GMT)

    When Los Angeles center Robert Sacre committed his sixth foul, officials informed the Lakers’ coach of a rule that is rarely invoked: No team can have fewer than five players on the court.    

  • [New York Times] Lillard Competing in 3 All-Star Saturday Events (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 01:56:15 GMT)

    Portland’s Damian Lillard will become the first player to compete in three events during All-Star Saturday night in New Orleans, including a slam dunk contest that features three All-Stars for the first time in 26 years.    

  • [New York Daily News] Frustrated Wodson trying to keep focus on job at hand (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:54:02 GMT)

    Blunt assessments usually are not the way to go when one’s job is unquestionably endangered, but hot-seated Mike Woodson didn’t mince words when asked Thursday about the job he’s done with the foundering Knicks this season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Woodson’s future is hot subject (Fri, 07 Feb 2014 03:24:01 GMT)

    James Dolan’s visit to the Knicks’ locker room late Wednesday included a high-level meeting with Carmelo Anthony and at least one other player to discuss the state of the club and whether a coaching change is necessary, the Daily News has learned.    

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    14 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.02.07)”

    1. Seriously. And did you see Danny Green? It is downright laughable to think he could play well without the big 3. How could he score without hall of fame shot creators?

    2. On yesterday’s thread people were talking about a perkins and adams for chandler , i think we should try and get reggie jackson instead and play our young bigs.

    3. Flossy, any team missing a superstar like Kawahi Leonard is going to have trouble consistently winning games on the road.

    4. Any thoughts on trying to pry Deng loose from the Cavs and Asik loose from the Rockets using Shumpert and Chandler as the primary trade bait? If they re-sign Deng and Melo, and acquire a defensive-minded coach, I would like the idea of going into next year with a front line of Deng, Melo and Asik at 3,4,5.

    5. Starting to look like Woodson is a dead man walking. Herb must have pictures of Dolan with some dead hookers or something.

    6. @ DRed

      Sorry yesterday I feel like I just ignored everything related to the Knicks.

      From that piece:

      “Averaged over their full seasons, the vast majority of NBA players have positive shot satisfaction, which makes sense as players are taught to shoot only when they think it gives their team the best chance to score on that possession. Carmelo Anthony, often labeled as a selfish shooter, averages +0.053, meaning that we expect the team to score 0.053 more points for an Anthony shot attempt than had he passed the ball instead. Carmelo’s shot satisfaction is at the 22% quantile of player scores, meaning more than 1 in 5 players are objectively more selfish in their shot selections”

    7. The problem with that analysis, besides their incomplete data set, is that it doesn’t tell us what would have happened had Carmelo neither shot nor passed.

    8. Yeah agreed. I think it does at least demonstrate the way analytics is moving and what kind of information they have available which is really interesting. Pretty amazing how much even advanced stats has progressed since it became a staple in NBA front offices, fan blogs and the mainstream.

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