Knicks Morning News (2014.02.19)

  • [New York Post] Woodson: I wouldn’t wear protective mask (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:50:19 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — If Mike Woodson had his way, J.R. Smith wouldn't wear a mask — just like the Knicks coach didn't as a player. Smith's debut wearing a mask…

  • [New York Post] Mistakes keep adding up in Knicks’ lost season (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:27:59 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was time. It was past time. All season long the Knicks had been the team to squander leads and surrender basketball games at home. All season…

  • [ – New York Knicks] Opening Tip: Time to wave the white flag? (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:00:05 EDT)

    If you’re running the Knicks, you have a tough choice on your hands. You can try to upgrade at point guard before Thursday’s deadline and hope to make a run at a playoff berth. To do so, though, you may have to impact your future cap space. Your other option? Do nothing before Thursday’s trade deadline and essentially wave the white flag on the 2013-14 season. So, what do you do?If you want to upgrade at point guard, you can make a run at Toronto’s Kyle Lowry.

  • [New York Times] Spurs Beat Clippers 113-103 Without Tony Parker (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:37:02 GMT)

    The short-handed San Antonio Spurs have been playing slightly better than .500 ball against teams with winning records, so they needed a huge lift from somebody Tuesday night in a matchup of division leaders.    

  • [New York Times] Portland’s Aldridge Sidelined With Groin Injury (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:36:37 GMT)

    Portland Trail Blazers All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge will miss at least a week with a left groin strain, the team announced on Tuesday.    

  • [New York Times] Green’s 36 Points Lead Suns Past Nuggets in OT (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:33:51 GMT)

    Gerald Green scored a career-high 36 points, including eight in overtime, and the Phoenix Suns beat Denver 112-107 on Tuesday night to hand the Nuggets their fifth consecutive loss.    

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 98, Knicks 93: As Knicks Lose Ground, It’s Back to the Grind for Anthony (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:32:50 GMT)

    After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, the Knicks relied on their defense to go ahead by as many as 7 late in the fourth quarter before falling in Memphis.    

  • [New York Times] James Scores 42, Heat Pull Away From Mavs 117-106 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:15:50 GMT)

    LeBron James drove for an emphatic dunk during a decisive fourth-quarter run and went skipping to the bench after a Dallas timeout.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Heat Top Mavericks (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:48:47 GMT)

    LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points, and the Miami Heat tuned up for a showdown with Oklahoma City by beating the host Dallas Mavericks.    

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing: Odom Headed for Spain (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:42:01 GMT)

    Lamar Odom, who has had a drunken-driving arrest and a divorce from Khloe Kardashian since he last played basketball, agreed to a two-month contract with Baskonia of the Spanish league.    

  • [New York Times] Nets, as Rested as Can Be, Steel Themselves for Second Half (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:14:16 GMT)

    The Nets, coming off a four-day All-Star break, face a six-game, 11-day trip that will include the distraction of Thursday’s trade deadline.    

  • [New York Times] Conley, Miller Lead Grizzlies Past Knicks, 98-93 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:06:41 GMT)

    Mike Conley scored 22 points in his return after missing seven games with an ankle injury, Mike Miller added a season-high 19, and the Memphis Grizzlies weathered New York’s second-half rally to beat the Knicks 98-93 on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Knight Scores 18 With Sore Foot, Bucks Beat Magic (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:51:55 GMT)

    Brandon Knight overcame a bizarre foot injury, scoring 18 points and making two free throws with 5.5 seconds left Tuesday night to seal the Milwaukee Bucks’ 104-100 victory over the Orlando Magic in a game between two of the NBA’s worst teams.    

  • [New York Times] Jefferson Leads Bobcats to 108-96 Win Over Pistons (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:21:51 GMT)

    Al Jefferson had 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 108-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Irving Has Easy Night as Cavs Rout 76ers 114-85 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:57:49 GMT)

    Tyler Zeller scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 14 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their winning streak to five games Tuesday night with a 114-85 victory over the skidding Philadelphia 76ers.    

  • [New York Times] George Scores 26 to Lead Pacers Past Hawks, 108-98 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:43:09 GMT)

    Paul George scored 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 108-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Times] Lowry Scores 24, Raptors Defeat Wizards 103-93 (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:43:07 GMT)

    Kyle Lowry had 24 points and 10 assists as the Toronto Raptors broke open a close game in the third quarter and held on for a 103-93 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.    

  • [New York Newsday] Knicks climb out of hole, then fall back in losing to Grizzlies (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:24:55 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony said the Knicks have to treat every game from here on in like it's their last and they had that mentality Tuesday night for one half. It wasn't enough.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks go bricking in Memphis, give one away to Grizz (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:17:57 GMT)

    The Knicks left here last season with a stinging defeat when they lost their collective cool. On Tuesday night, in their latest last-minute catastrophe in this season gone terribly awry, they lost track of Mike Miller. Of all people.    

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks want to keep Melo in the loop before trade deadline (Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:29:08 GMT)

    Before they make a move for a point guard or anyone else by Thursday’s trading deadline, the Knicks are going to run it by the man calling the shots. Garden chairman Jim Dolan? Try, Carmelo Anthony.    

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    4 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.02.19)”

    1. I was feeling pretty lousy about the Knicks’ plight until I read something in Bill Simmons’s column that cheered me up just a little bit — for the 2015/16, the Nets have $62.7 million committed to Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Brook Lopez.

    2. The single most valuable traded pick IMO other than maybe NY’s 2014 pick is the Nets’ 2016 pick. The Nets have either traded or given away swap rights for their first round pick every season through 2017 and have no trade assets. Mason Plumlee looks like a pretty good player, but beyond him, I don’t think there’s a single long term contracts the Nets own right now that they could even trade in a salary dump. I guess maybe a team desperate for relevance like the Knicks, Pistons or Bobcats might take a flyer on Deron Williams, but no one’s going to touch Joe Johnson or Brook Lopez without a bribe. There is no team I would dread being a fan of more than the Nets.

    3. Yeah, the Nets are actually in terrible long term shape. Knicks fans can at least look to a 2016 reset.

      Plumlee looks much more athletic in the NBA than he did at Duke….

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