Knicks Morning News (2015.03.01)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks pay tribute to Anthony Mason, defeat Raptors, 103-98 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:13:28 GMT)

    The death of Anthony Mason on Saturday coincided with a Knicks game against the Toronto Raptors.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason was favorite of Beastie Boys (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:22:53 GMT)

    In 1994, the Knicks and the Beastie Boys were two of the biggest things going in New York.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr. calls Anthony Mason ‘great guy’ (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:15:02 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr.’s dad was a teammate of Anthony Mason’s on the 2000-01 Miami Heat, the one season Mason made an All-Star team.

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: Anthony Mason always made impact felt with Knicks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 06:06:27 GMT)

    The Knicks could use Anthony Mason right about now.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason’s Queens barber devastated by news of death (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:54:29 GMT)

    Word spread quickly along Parson’s Blvd. in Jamaica, Queens when Anthony Mason entered Cutty’s Hair Studio.

  • [New York Daily News] Anthony Mason, bruising ex-Knicks forward, dead at 48 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:27:19 GMT)

    Anthony Mason, a bruising power forward who personified the gritty Knicks of the mid-’90s, died early Saturday morning.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Anthony Mason, who gave heart to Knicks, dead at 48 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:21:36 GMT)

    In those days, what now seem as much like glory days for the New York Knicks as the ones with Clyde and Willis Reed.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Assessing Phil Jackson’s first year with Knicks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:03:44 GMT)

    In two weeks we celebrate the anniversary of Phil Jackson getting paid an awful lot of money by James Dolan to come out of retirement.

  • [New York Post] Derek Fisher: Knicks can learn from Mason’s on-court toughness (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:58:08 -0500)

    Anthony Mason died Saturday morning, almost two decades after he last played for the Knicks. But as the organization mourns the late Mason's life, they also can learn from him….

  • [New York Post] Anthony Mason remembered for his buzz-worthy hair trends (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:26:45 -0500)

    He carved out a legacy. For decades, Queens barber Freddy Avila, 53, crafted ex-Knick Anthony Mason's signature buzz cuts — popularizing a New York City trend and helping define the…

  • [New York Post] Anthony Mason was the heart of New York basketball (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:17:16 -0500)

    He had shoulders that seemed to stretch from the corner of 33rd and Seventh Avenue to the West Side Highway. Anthony Mason stood defiantly in the lane alongside Patrick Ewing…

  • [New York Times] Burke Scores 23, Jazz Hold On for 82-75 Win Over Bucks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:19:21 GMT)

    Trey Burke had 23 points and six assists to help the Utah Jazz hold off the Milwaukee Bucks 82-75 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Nets Move Into Eighth in the East With a Win Over the Mavericks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 05:13:58 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored 25 points, and Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 8 rebounds off the bench as the Nets defeated Dallas.

  • [New York Times] Leonard, Spurs End Long Trip With 101-74 Rout of Suns (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:49:12 GMT)

    Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated from the opening tip in a 101-74 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Williams’ 25 Points Lead Nets to 104-94 Win Over Mavericks (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:28:12 GMT)

    Deron Williams scored 25 points, Thaddeus Young had 16 points and eight rebounds off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets topped the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Gasol, Grizzlies Withstand Scare From Wolves in 101-97 Win (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 04:01:20 GMT)

    Marc Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Win 2nd Straight, Hand Raptors 5th Consecutive Loss (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:31:46 GMT)

    Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 22 points, Langston Galloway made a clinching 3-pointer and the New York Knicks ended a sad Saturday for the franchise with a 103-98 victory over Toronto, the Raptors’ season-high fifth straight loss.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Give 4 Players Rest, Still Top Heat 93-91 (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:25:16 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Dennis Schroder added 16 points and 10 assists and the intentionally depleted Atlanta Hawks still had enough to beat the Miami Heat 93-91 on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] Wizards End Losing Streak With 99-95 Win Over Pistons (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 03:01:21 GMT)

    John Wall scored 22 points, Nene added 21 and the Washington Wizards ended their six-game losing streak with a 99-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

  • [New York Times] In Tributes, Knicks Remember Anthony Mason (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:32:37 GMT)

    Before their game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks saluted Mason, a former player who died early Saturday morning after experiencing congestive heart failure a few weeks ago.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers’ Irving to Miss Second Game With Shoulder Injury (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 01:19:14 GMT)

    The Cavaliers will be without at least one All-Star on Sunday in Houston.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Injury Blow for Oklahoma City (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:46:08 GMT)

    Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair a right cheek fracture and will miss the Thunder’s nextgame, the team announced on Saturday.

  • [New York Times] Heat Say Bosh Has Been Released From Hospital (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:25:14 GMT)

    All-Star forward Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat has been released from a South Florida hospital following a weeklong stay for treatment after blood clots were found on one of his lungs.

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    10 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.03.01)”

    1. Andrea Bargnani. What Kevin Love wishes he could be.

      It is kind of amazing how much Love’s numbers have turned up as of late though….

    2. Jackson sure sold low on JR (3-13) and Shump (0-4) (although performances like that would actually help our tanking goal.)

    3. It’s pretty funny that JR says he’s playing better because there’s no nightlife in Cleveland and then, the first Sunday afternoon game that they play in a city reputed to be a strip club hotbed, he goes 3-13…

    4. Here’s a simple way of thinking about efficiency/usage with a theoretical question about it at the end.

      HE = High Efficiency
      LE = Low Efficiency
      AE = Average Efficiency
      HU = High Usag
      LU= Low Usage
      AU= Average Usage
      + = positive
      – = negative

      HE + HU = ++
      HE + AU = +
      HE + LU = Neutral
      AE + HU = +
      AE + AU = Neutral
      AE + LU = –
      LE + AU = –

      What about

      LE + LU = ????
      LE + HU= ????

      One could argue that if you are low efficiency, low usage is better than high usage. At least you aren’t taking a lot of shots. On the flip side, you are utterly useless on offense.

      Thoughts?

    5. A lot of awesome games recently. I can’t wait until the Knicks are good again and they can be involved in cool games, too.

    6. There’s a rumor that Dolan might buy the Daily News. I can see the sports headlines now:

      “Valiant, gritty Knicks fall to Celtics 110-80”

      “Knicks average ticket price of $150 best value in sports”

    7. It’d be funny just to see Frank Isola’s reaction. I suspect he would leave rather than become the Marc Berman of the Daily News.

    8. @ 1, that’s notable for two reasons. One, he’s actually doing this as a featured offensive player for the team. Two, even though it’s a small sample size, it suggests that Having a different offensive system than before, has made him more productive. When the Knicks traded for him, they were big argument about whether this could actually happen.

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