Knicks Morning News (2014.11.04)

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo feeling Zen, praises Jackson for improving Knicks ‘energy’ (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:38:33 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony praised Phil Jackson for creating a more structured, positive working environment, revealing on Monday that “from day one last year the energy was just not right.”

  • [New York Times] It’s the Economy: Will the LeBron James Stimulus Be Good for Cleveland? (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09:58:00 GMT)

    Some locals are hoping King James’s return will revive the city’s economy, but experts say these predictions are wildly inflated and unlikely to last.

  • [New York Times] Griffin Scores 31; Clippers Beat Jazz 107-101 (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 07:09:53 GMT)

    Chris Paul stole defensive rebounds from his own big men, the Clippers got 39 points from their bench, and it was all too much for the young Utah Jazz.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Harden Paces Rockets to Win Over 76ers (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:39:19 GMT)

    James Harden scored 35 points, and Houston defeated Philadelphia to improve to 4-0.

  • [New York Times] Collison Helps Kings Hold Off Nuggets 110-105 (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:15:51 GMT)

    Darren Collison scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 16.2 seconds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Denver Nuggets 110-105 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Parsons Helps Mavericks Hold On Against Celtics (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:27:53 GMT)

    Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, and hit a key 3-pointer, to lift Dallas, which led by 30 points before halftime for the second time in two home games.

  • [New York Times] Gasol and Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Pelicans (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:25:02 GMT)

    Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15, and Memphis extended its winning streak at home to a franchise-record 16 straight.

  • [New York Times] Nets 116, Thunder 85: Nets Follow a Bit of Levity With a Serious Drubbing of the Thunder (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:03:40 GMT)

    Mikhail D. Prokhorov offered up some jokes, one about the departure of the former Nets coach Jason Kidd, and then his team, with Brook Lopez back for the home opener, routed Oklahoma City.

  • [New York Times] Lopez Returns as Nets Rout Injury-Depleted Thunder (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 03:12:46 GMT)

    Brook Lopez scored 18 points in his first regular-season game in about 11 months, and the Brooklyn Nets routed the injury-depleted Oklahoma City Thunder 116-85 on Monday night in their home opener.

  • [New York Times] Harden Scores 35 Points as Rockets Top 76ers (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 02:51:46 GMT)

    James Harden also had nine rebounds, and Dwight Howard added 11 points and 14 rebounds to lead Houston to the win.

  • [New York Times] So Far, Knicks Are Succeeding With Less Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:51:51 GMT)

    At 2-1, the Knicks are over .500 for the first time in more than a year, and they have been able to keep Anthony, their top scorer, from playing too many minutes.

  • [New York Times] Advertising: An Emotional Response to Charlotte Hornets’ Name Change (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 01:02:24 GMT)

    Nothing resembles a bouncing ball so much as the 26-year history of professional basketball in Charlotte, N.C.

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    3 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2014.11.04)”

    1. “From Day 1 last year, the energy was just not right,” Anthony said, adding: “It was deeper than us just coming out here and losing basketball games. For whatever reason, it happened. We looked at that, and the organization looked at that, and made some great changes in that direction.”

      I love Melo, but he is truly clueless sometimes. He announced he was going to test free agency BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED. Maybe that had something to do with the Day 1 negative energy around the team last year? smh.

    2. He announced he was going to test free agency BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED. Maybe that had something to do with the Day 1 negative energy around the team last year? smh.

      I never understood this line of thinking. Kawai Leonard will be an rfa this offseason……will that change the energy in SA? There are many lame duck coaches, Marc Gasol is a free agent….Shit Lebron, Wade AND Bosh were free agents last year. Lamarcus Aldridge is a FA…..and on and on and on

    3. If Chandler had a seriously ill child and Felton a difficult divorce, and those two guys are the ones who are supposed to help lead the team, you don’t need much more to get a worse season than expected.

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