Knicks Morning News (2014.09.05)

  • [New York Times] Spain, US Look Like Favorites at Basketball Worlds (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:54:37 GMT)

    They set out in different directions, with every reason to believe they are headed for the same destination.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: U.S. Wraps Up Pool Play (Fri, 05 Sep 2014 05:59:42 GMT)

    James Harden scored 17 points, and Stephen Curry had 14 in the United States national team’s 95-71 victory over Ukraine at the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.

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    15 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.09.05)”

    1. So I won a Knicks stuffed bear for my 7 mo. old daughter the other day (starting the unfortunate indoctrination early!). What does the KB community think we should call it? Of course I tried to go with Star-bear-y. My wife without missing a beat goes Bear-mare’, its name is Bear-mare’. SMH. But now I think I have to refer to STAT as Bear-mare’ when he gets one of those nasty dunks. It might be dumb enough to stick.

    2. My fiance found our 1 year old daughter a Knicks mini basketball with a picture of Jeremy Lin on it, at a consignment shop. Bought a tear to my eye when I saw it.

    3. Monroe would be terrible given his expected contract. He is (young) Carlos Boozer with not quite (but almost) as bad defense and worse offensive efficiency. He seems destined to get a max or near max deal from a team who has trouble attracting free agents or a team with a tiny window and no other immediate options (see: Chandler Parsons).

    4. It will be interesting to see how Monroe performs with SVG this season. Detroit seems like a collection of players that fit together terribly, but perhaps some of that was down to terrible coaching.

    5. Yeah I’m curious too. They were the 2nd worst 3pt shooting team in the league last year, so it wasn’t shocking to see SVG pay up for uninspiring but decent to very good shooters like Meeks, Augustin, and Butler. I’d be surprised to see a real leap from Monroe but way less surprised to see the team improve. Still hard to see them getting there on defense though. Need Drummond to improve a lot and Pope to be less than awful on offense so he can stay on the floor.

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