Knicks Morning News (2015.02.08)

  • [New York Post] Amar’e plays possible last Garden game as Knick as Melo sits (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:03:13 -0500)

    Both Carmelo Anthony (37 minutes) and Amar'e Stoudemire (18 minutes) played Friday for the Knicks in their loss to the Nets at Barclays Center. So when the Knicks faced the…

  • [New York Post] Stephen Curry gets hot to save Warriors from ‘horrible’ game (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:01:14 -0500)

    The Warriors were up 26 on the Knicks. Yawn. That's to be expected. But then here came the Knicks, and with 4:20 left in Saturday's game, they pulled within five….

  • [New York Post] Kerr picked Warriors over Knicks because it was ‘a better situation’ (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:59:01 -0500)

    Warriors coach Steve Kerr wouldn't commit to whether he would have run the fullblown triangle offense if he had taken the Knicks job and not left Phil Jackson at the…

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Kerr picking Warriors over Knicks very Zen-like (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 06:16:38 GMT)

    When given the choice between coaching the Knicks and Warriors, Steve Kerr ultimately did exactly what his mentor Phil Jackson always did.

  • [New York Daily News] Steve Kerr finds immediate success with talented Warriors (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 01:11:00 GMT)

    The basketball world is left to wonder how this Knicks season would have played out if Steve Kerr didn’t turn down Phil Jackson’s offer.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Snap 3-Game Losing Streak With 102-90 Win Over Kings (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:52:37 GMT)

    Gordon Hayward scored a game-high 30 points as the Utah Jazz cruised to a 102-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Wizards End 5-Game Skid, and the Nets’ Short Streak (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:48:26 GMT)

    John Wall scored 17 points, Rasual Butler had 15, and Washington ended a five-game skid, coasting to a 114-77 win over the Nets.

  • [New York Times] Nowitzki Caps Rally, Mavs Storm Past Blazers in OT, 111-101 (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:44:03 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki capped a late rally with a 3-pointer that forced overtime and finished with 25 points, Chandler Parsons scored 10 of his 20 in the extra period and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 111-101 Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Knight, Bucks Hold On for 96-93 Win Over Celtics (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:37:49 GMT)

    Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 96-93 on Saturday night for their sixth win in seven games.

  • [New York Times] Warriors 106, Knicks 92: Against Knicks, Steve Kerr Sees What Might Have Been. It Isn’t Pretty. (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:15:37 GMT)

    Asked by Phil Jackson to coach the Knicks, Steve Kerr chose Golden State instead, and his decision looked solid as the Warriors rolled at the Garden.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Hawks Surrender Lead but Not Winning Ways (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 04:14:10 GMT)

    Al Horford scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers and stretch their franchise-record winning streak to 19 games.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Knicks 106-92 in Kerr’s MSG Coaching Debut (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 03:47:02 GMT)

    Draymond Green had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors beat the New York Knicks 106-92 on Saturday night to give Steve Kerr a win in his first game coaching in the arena he nearly called home.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Chris Paul Fined for Remarks (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 03:45:45 GMT)

    Clippers guard Chris Paul was fined $25,000 for criticizing an official after Los Angeles lost, 105-94, at Cleveland on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] Covington Leads 76ers to Their 4th Straight Home Win (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 03:35:11 GMT)

    Robert Covington scored 11 of his game-high 22 points in a pivotal third quarter, leading the Philadelphia 76ers to an 89-81 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wall, Butler Lead Wizards to 114-77 Win Over Nets (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 02:52:36 GMT)

    John Wall scored 17 points, Rasual Butler had 15 and the Washington Wizards broke a five-game skid, coasting to a 114-77 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Davis Hurts Shoulder, Bulls Pound Pelicans 107-72 (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 02:31:33 GMT)

    After Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis hurt his right shoulder on a hard, awkward fall on an alley-oop dunk, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls pulled away for a 107-72 victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 00:58:09 GMT)

    Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been fined $25,000 for his public criticism of rookie referee Lauren Holtkamp.

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    21 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.02.08)”

    1. Was at the game last night, glad that the Knicks put up a fight and that the crowd had a little bit of energy.

    2. Some observations about GS:
      Draymond Green was everywhere. Would love to get him, but no way GS lets him walk.
      Every guy on their second unit would be our best player.
      Klay looks huge for a guard.

    3. How could anyone want to see this asshole raise a championship trophy?

      I can see someone getting annoyed at the relentless criticism of his decision making regarding the Knicks, but the response was so far over the top and unprofessional, he didn’t do himself any favors. It’s sad for everyone.

      He WANTS to win.

      He’s willing to spend the money.

      He’s clueless about basketball and hasn’t understood that.

      All we can hope is that he leaves Jackson alone.

    4. Holy canoli….

      That’s a new low. Which I didn’t think was possible.

      The Deadspin comments are predictably priceless….

    5. It is pretty funny that, of all the things Dolan and the Knicks have done over the years, not paying Kerr is the one thing that the guy thinks is disgraceful. I can think of at least 5 things just having to do with Isiah that are a ton more disgraceful than that. I for one could not bear to see that clown hoist the trophy so I am taking a real hard line. When the Knicks win the championship, I will turn the TV off right before the trophy presentation. I’ll show him!

    6. God I’d love to root for Korver in Orange and Blue. He’s #2 on my wishlist behind a healthy AD. For a league dominating kind of player, he sure is hurt a lot.

    7. I wonder if Korver would be even half as effective in a Mike Woodson offense…would be fascinating to see.

    8. I think it’s more likely that JD will be hoisting a Grammy before an NBA championship trophy

    9. D’angelo Russell with a cool 23-11-11 tonight (8-13 FG, 3-7 3PT). I maintain he should be our primary target.

    10. he’s the making the decision really tough at the moment… supposedly mills/houston were at the game… hinkie also…

      the top 3 is shaping up to be the best since the wall/turner/favors draft…

    11. I like that Dolan refuses to speak to the media, but he returns random letters from fans with his personal email account.

    12. He’s a legit two-way guard. His defense is what got him plaudits before his offense.

    13. He’s a legit two-way guard. His defense is what got him plaudits before his offense.

      The games I have watched he has looked good on the ball but off the ball he switches more than a Woody coached team. Very lazy off the ball D and looses his man. His on the ball D does give me hope that it is just a freshman being a freshman.

      I still like him and Towns as knicks over okafor.

    14. THCJ,

      You were right on everything Dolan-related. He does not deserve the Knicks or the loyalty of the Knicks fan base.

      My stance is that I was a Knicks fan long before James Dolan owned the team and I will not allow his idiocy to run me off of my team. My stance makes no sense.

      We need to a poet of Walt Whitman’s caliber to adequately address this situation.

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