Knicks Morning News (2014.02.12)

  • [New York Times] Durant Has 36 as Thunder Beat the Blazers 98-95 (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:06:00 GMT)

    Kevin Durant said the mutual admiration between the Thunder and the Trail Blazers only goes so far.    

  • [New York Times] Burks Leads Jazz to 96-79 Win Over Lakers (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:02:27 GMT)

    Reserve Alec Burks scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz sent the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers to a franchise record-tying sixth straight home loss, 96-79 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Noah Lifts Bulls (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:06:04 GMT)

    Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks.    

  • [New York Times] James Scores 37 to Lead Heat Past Phoenix 103-97 (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:50:22 GMT)

    LeBron James rebounded from one of his worst games of the season to score 37 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 103-97 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Overcome Beal’s Big Night, Beat Wizards (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:08:17 GMT)

    Nick Calathes and Marc Gasol scored 18 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies survived a career-best 37 points from Washington’s Bradley Beal to defeat the Wizards 92-89 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Noah Has Triple-Double in Bulls’ Win Over Hawks (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 04:02:24 GMT)

    Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-85 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Mavs Fall to Bobcats (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:42:42 GMT)

    Al Jefferson scored 30 points, Anthony Tolliver added 22 points, and the host Charlotte Bobcats earned a rare win over the Dallas Mavericks.    

  • [New York Times] Deng Scores 22, Cavs Avenge Loss vs. Kings (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:56:18 GMT)

    Luol Deng scored 22 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged a 44-point loss to Sacramento with a 109-99 win over the Kings on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Leads Bobcats to Rare Win Over Mavs (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:51:25 GMT)

    Charlotte had lost 17 of 18 against the Mavericks, but it scored 60 points in the paint and tied a season-high with 12 3-pointers to snap Dallas’ five-game winning streak.    

  • [New York Times] Practice Is the Only Place Knicks Can’t Beat Themselves (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 02:36:47 GMT)

    If only practices were a barometer of a team’s success, the Knicks would be undefeated during the N.B.A. season.    

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Do the Knicks need Faried? (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 06:00:35 EDT)

    So, once again, the New York Knicks are interested in executing an Iman Shumpert-for-Kenneth Faried swap. ESPN’s Marc Stein has the details here. The immediate question that comes to mind: Does this make sense for New York?In the short term, it doesn’t seem like Faried would be the best fit for this team. But in the long term, getting an asset like Faried for Shumpert, who has struggled to score consistently this season, would be a good get for New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: J.R.’s pain is being masked (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:34:38 GMT)

    Knicks guard J.R. Smith suffered a small fracture in his left cheekbone on Sunday in Oklahoma City, but he’s expected to play Wednesday against Sacramento after being fitted for a protective face mask.    

  • [New York Daily News] Melo: Knicks must win before All-Star break (Wed, 12 Feb 2014 03:29:11 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony will be back among the NBA’s elite this weekend, with an opportunity to trade stories and elicit firsthand advice about the Knicks’ future and his pending free agency.    

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.02.12)”

    1. Just sittin here thinkin..and I’m not a ‘wave the white towel’ guy, but it’s beginning to look more and more like the team is gonna hafta go on a serious win streak just to get to the 8 seed. The Knicks may hafta win 75-80% of their remaining games to get in. Here lately the teams I would think are about to lose, teams ahead of us that we need to lose, keep pulling out wins that they probably shouldn’t have. Case in point- Charlotte dumpin Dallas last night and Detroit dumpin the Spurs the night before. Not 2 mention Brooklyn is starting to win and Toronto is looking like this season may not be a fluke. If the team loses Melo for nothing we will be…wow. Very hard to picture us bein competitive with who would be remaining. Also rebuilding will be harder because I believe that no one wants Bargnani or STAT(even with his resurgence) at this stage in their careers. Someone may want Tyson but no one’s gonna give up a package that’s gonna soften the blow of Melo walking. Blow it up. No better time than now. This golden egg is as shiny as it’s gonna get, the team better make its move before that rebuild egg loses what luster it has..

      And I’m saying all this because I just can’t see Melo comin,back for the money. Not with the way he’s been playing. Maybe the only way is if we have a better coach lined up and can make a big roster move for that elusive “2nd star” before the trade deadline..which is highly unlikely

    2. The Knicks should make that trade for Kyle Lowry, and they should try to make it a three team deal with Denver to see if they can send us Faried. Toronto wants to move DeRozan, too, and I think that’s a pretty enticing piece for Denver to look at. I could see a deal built where we get Lowry and Faried, Toronto gets assets from Denver and New York, and Denver takes DeRozan.

      Melo isn’t about to leave New York, so we need to put players around him. Lowry, Hardaway, Melo, Faried, Chandler, Smith, Stat and Prigioni make up a contending team if you fire Woodson and get a coach like the Van Gundys.

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