Knicks Morning News (2014.02.10)

  • [New York Post] Early start throws J.R. for loop — again (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:53:51 -0500)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Yes, Carmelo Anthony was bad. But J.R. Smith was worse. Those Sunday noon starts at the Garden that Smith is known for struggling in carried over to…

  • [New York Times] Pistons Fire Coach Maurice Cheeks (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:32:07 GMT)

    The Detroit Pistons are in the mix for a playoff spot this season. Aside from that, not much has changed at The Palace.    

  • [New York Times] Paul Returns in Clippers’ 123-78 Rout of 76ers (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:41:01 GMT)

    The Clippers expected they’d be better once Chris Paul returned to the lineup. They just probably couldn’t have imagined how much.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: With Paul Back, Beware of Clippers (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:11:25 GMT)

    The star point guard Chris Paul, who returned Sunday after an 18-game absence, is set to lead Los Angeles against Portland, which has struggled recently with its 3-point shooting.    

  • [New York Times] Nets 93, Pelicans 81: Solid Win for the Nets, Starting With Their Reserves (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:47:58 GMT)

    The combination of health and depth helped the Nets bounce back after a disappointing loss Friday in Detroit.    

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pistons Fire a Coach, Again (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:24:42 GMT)

    Though the playoffs appeared to be within reach, the team languished below .500 under Maurice Cheeks’s brief leadership.    

  • [New York Times] Irving Scores 28, Cavs Beat Memphis 91-83 in OT (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:08:03 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won back-to-back games for the first time in a month with a 91-83 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Magic Rally in 4th Quarter, Stun Pacers 93-92 (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:05:15 GMT)

    Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and the Orlando Magic rallied to surprise the Indiana Pacers 93-92 on Sunday night    

  • [New York Times] Nene Leads Wizards Past Kings, 93-84 (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:05:14 GMT)

    Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort to help the Washington Wizards beat the Sacramento Kings 93-84 on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Has 20 to Lift Mavs Over Celtics 102-91 (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 02:01:58 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points and Shawn Marion finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds for Dallas in a 102-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, extending the Mavericks’ winning streak to a season-high five straight.    

  • [New York Times] Plumlee, Reserves Carry Nets Past Pelicans (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:35:06 GMT)

    Rookie Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 22 points and matched his best with 13 rebounds in a high-flying performance, and the Brooklyn Nets used their best defensive first half in eight years as the springboard for a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.    

  • [New York Times] College Football Star Michael Sam Says He Is Gay; May Become First Publicly Gay Player in N.F.L. (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 01:00:12 GMT)

    The all-American defensive end at the University of Missouri said he decided to come out publicly now because he sensed that rumors were circulating.    

  • [New York Times] Gibson, Noah Lead Bulls to 92-86 Win Over Lakers (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:41:18 GMT)

    Joakim Noah played the final 6:53 with five fouls. Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t want to take him out with the Bulls’ double-digit lead slipping away, and that’s just the way the All-Star center wanted it.    

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Knicks better without Woody? (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 06:00:40 EDT)

    As’s Brian Windhorst points out in this column, when you’re talking about Mike Woodson, it feels like his firing is more a question of “when” and not “if” at this point.Woodson could be let go on Monday. He could be let go later this week. Or he could be fired after the end of the season. But it feels inevitable that he won’t be coaching this team next season.If Steve Mills and the Knicks choose to let Woodson go during the season, they have to ask themselves if the team is better off with an interim replacement.

  • [New York Daily News] Woodson knows he’s on borrowed time (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:47:07 GMT)

    Mike Woodson believes he will still be coaching the Knicks after the All-Star break but also seems resigned to the fact that he won’t coach the team beyond this season.    

  • [New York Daily News] Lawrence: Woody should sweat Cheeks’ firing (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 04:42:10 GMT)

    Now Mike Woodson can go ahead and worry to death. Maurice Cheeks was fired Sunday by Detroit, because he’s got an owner who paid a lot of money for Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings last summer and thinks his team should be far better than it is. So Cheeks was the first coach to walk the plank this NBA season.    

  • [New York Daily News] World Peace: Fight haters with ice cream (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:56:19 GMT)

    Metta World Peace hadn’t seen the footage of Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart charging into a fan at Texas Tech on Saturday but is well aware that if a fan pushes the right buttons, anything is possible.    

  • [New York Daily News] Durant too much for Knicks, Melo, to handle (Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:18:55 GMT)

    More and more this is looking like Kevin Durant’s year. Of course, the opposite can be said of Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks.    

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    10 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.02.10)”

    1. I know it’s kinda late in the season for a move like this to pay dividends, but should the team consider adding Cheeks as an assistant? Maybe dumping Todd or Walker to do so? No in-season change at the top is really gonna right the ship, but something has to be done. Right now Melo has all the leverage and with the season he’s having I feel like we’re wasting time. Now of course if Dolan wasn’t scared of a rebuild, we could fetch quite the return for him. I mean, realistically- where is Brooklyn going after this season? Up? Ha! I think not with their cap situation being worse than ours and their best players injury prone or fading FAST. And I really think Dolan thinks he has to keep up with the Joneskis across town. He better worry more about competing with the Ainges(I think he has a great plan in place), Walsh/Birds, Bufords, Moreys, Prestis and Rileys. I’d hate to lose Melo with the season he’s having..but it really is time to trade him. Sure, the team has the talent to get hot in April and compete for a chip but the coaching doesn’t match the talent and we have enough injury risks to make that highly unlikely this season.

    2. Who would you like in a 3 on 3 at the All Star game….the Zeller brothers vs. the Morris twins, with their 3rd man being Garrett Morris? The 2 by 2 event would of course be earl and 1/2 pipe vs the lopez brothers, with Brook playing on crutches.

    3. Gotta dump Woodson before the trade deadline so the new coach as some say in who and what they Knicks trade away.
      Melo and Chandler need to be traded, the Knicks needs picks and expirings.
      Clearly Chandler and Melo can help a contender.
      Make it so!

    4. On a completely unrelated note to basketball, if you haven’t yet checkout the new series on HBO, True Detective, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Only 4 episodes old but really spectacular so far.

    5. On a completely unrelated note to basketball, if you haven’t yet checkout the new series on HBO, True Detective, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Only 4 episodes old but really spectacular so far.

      Hell, the sex scene in episode 2 is enough for many heterosexual men out there. :)

      But yeah, it is a really good show. The last episode took it a whole other level. Better than some of the top Breaking Bad episodes good.

    6. It’s great, and McConaghy is spectacular, but please no spoilers. I’m two episodes behind.

      I read that True Detective is going to have more than one season, but each season will have a different story and different characters. The next story, for example, might take place in LA.

    7. Yeah, it’s a great concept – a top-level anthology series on HBO so that big name movie stars would be willing to participate.

    8. True Detective is what the Knicks should be: Your stars in their elite matured prime!!!!! circumstances of utter displeasure (Dolan, Media, 41 years, The Nets, Boston growing, The Heat….)…mardi gras in the canyon of heroes….

      It’s my 10’th day with no home connection to internet and tv(winter/ falling trees cut the cable ) and I miss league pass but not nearly as much as i miss HBO and True Detective. Game of Thrones and other shows are sent to the D-league. This is some new level.

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