Knicks Morning News (2016.05.10)

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere (Tue, 10 May 2016 04:40:42 EST)

    Tuesday's Knicks Links: Vogel may be headed elsewhere

  • [New York Times] Warriors 132, Trail Blazers 125: Curry Scores 40 in His Return as Warriors Seize Control (Tue, 10 May 2016 07:19:20 GMT)

    So much for easing back from a knee injury: Stephen Curry, off the bench, played 36 minutes and scored Golden State’s first 12 points of overtime.

  • [New York Times] Blazers Are in a Hole, but They See a Way Out (Tue, 10 May 2016 01:53:13 GMT)

    Overachieving Portland isn’t rattled: It was in a similar situation when it was down by 2-0 to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round and stormed back for a 4-2 series win.

  • [New York Times] Curry Returns With 40 Points in 132-125 OT Win Over Blazers (Tue, 10 May 2016 06:15:32 GMT)

    Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: “I’m back! I’m back!”

  • [New York Times] Curry Returns as Warriors Take 3-1 Lead Over Trail Blazers (Tue, 10 May 2016 06:12:30 GMT)

    Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 40 points in overtime as the Golden State Warriors rallied for a 132-125 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday at the Moda Center.

  • [New York Times] Wade Guides Heat to Overtime Win That Evens Series (Tue, 10 May 2016 04:57:30 GMT)

    Through four games of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between the Miami Heat and the Toronto Raptors, three went to overtime.

  • [New York Times] Golden State’s Curry Returns in Game 4 Against the Blazers (Tue, 10 May 2016 02:39:34 GMT)

    Reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry returned from a right knee sprain for Game 4 of Golden State’s playoff series against the Trail Blazers on Monday night.

  • [New York Post] Brian Shaw: Phil Jackson doesn’t need me — he has Rambis (Tue, 10 May 2016 00:07:20 -0400)

    Brian Shaw doesn't expect to get interviewed for the Knicks' job, feeling Phil Jackson already has his guy to run the triangle in Kurt Rambis. Shaw, who sources say will be under consideration for the Pacers' head-coaching position, figured to be a candidate for the Knicks job, too. But sources close to Shaw, a former…

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    22 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.05.10)”

    1. @1 absolutely last night was the best night of the playoffs so far. Steph was dare I say…..Jordan like in the 4th and OT and Portland was fuxking great until the end of regulation and OT where they eventually were overcome by stephs greatness. What a night!!

    2. Can’t help, but think it must piss Lebron off so much at how dominant Curry is.

    3. What if Big Chief Triangle just forgot we don’t have a head coach? I mean he is 70, and by all accounts he has used some substances in his day that are known to mess with that kind of thing. Maybe he just spaced it out? If I was a mid-level front office employee I might start just trying to casually remind him of it in a totally subtle way.

    4. Imagine if we’d drafted Steph Curry? We would have traded him for Carmelo-think about that.

    5. Steph was dare I say…..Jordan like in the 4th and OT

      Jordan never scored 17 in an OT session

    6. Imagine if we’d drafted Steph Curry? We would have traded him for Carmelo-think about that.

      Worse, we would have traded him for Tracy fucking McGrady.

    7. Worse, we would have traded him for Tracy fucking McGrady.

      Curry, even rookie Curry, is D’Antoni’s wet dream, i doubt we would have traded him.

    8. If Curry had slipped to #8 instead of #7, and we didn’t make any trades or sign any major free agents, the Knicks would have had a core of Curry, Gallinari, and David Lee. That’s a group with a lot of diverse talent. Would have been fun to watch it grow. Oh well.

    9. It’s impossible to prove, but I honestly don’t believe the Knicks would have given Curry up in either the T-Mac deal or the Melo deal.

      Giving up Jordan Hill was a lot easier than giving up Steph Curry. I think that with Curry, the Knicks would figure that they’d have less of a need to open up cap room for a second MAX free agent, as they could have tried to sell Lebron on Curry and Gallinari. They couldn’t do the same with Jordan Hill, ya know?

      And as for the Melo deal, the Knicks held firm on not giving up Landry Fields, so I imagine they would have similarly held firm on Curry.

    10. Curry, even rookie Curry, is D’Antoni’s wet dream, i doubt we would have traded him.

      Walsh was trying to clear cap space for two max players.

      That would have been the only way to sign Lebron that summer.

      I doubt that they would let rookie Curry be a deal breaker.

      Maybe they could had traded Curry to something better than McGrady, but they only wanted cap space. Not players or picks.

    11. Calm down and give the great Phil Jackson a chance. He inherited a horrible team with no draft picks except one. He chose Porzingis with that pick when everybody booed him. He then worked a trade for our future star point guard Jerian Grant for Tim Hardaway, Jr. Signed Wroten. Stole Willy G too. All in one year! He’s developing a needed system. Developing a farm team with real prospects. Not trading away future draft picks. Not squandering our cap space. The Knicks added more wins this past season over the previous year than any team in the league. Please be patient and give him a proper chance. He’s doing it the right way with no quick panic fixes.

    12. future star point guard Jerian Grant

      Honestly not sure whether or not this is intended to be serious.

    13. Honestly not sure whether or not this is intended to be serious.

      Don’t make me say bruh

    14. I also love the inclusion of “Signed Wroten” in the list of Phil’s big accomplishments.

    15. @15 reub, I thought you like Seraphin? Phil brought him in!

      He also made some nice pickups in DWill and LT. However, he could ruin it all with Rambis…

    16. @15 reub, I thought you like Seraphin? Phil brought him in!

      He does have that great NBA body…

    17. Future star point guard Jerian Grant? Whatever dope you’re smoking, it’s causing unhealthy amounts of optimism.

    18. If Phil hires Rambis he can kick rocks.

      But since that hasn’t happened and we’re evaluating the actual moves he’s made thus far, I’m pretty okay with most of what’s occurred. He’s made some mistakes, but they’re a lot more of the normal NBA team variety than craptastic Dolan failures that are going to ruin our future.

      In the win ledger for him are drafting KP, trading THJ for a first, grabbing Lance off the scrap heap, managing to get 2 second round picks from Houston for Pablo (their 2017 2nd might actually be good) and signing RoLo to a 4-year deal which will be cheap moving in to the new cap.

      In the loss ledger are Afflalo who will opt out, the Chandler/Calderon deal (the logic of which I liked at the time, but results have been poor), the KOQ contract (another one I liked and I still hold hope a better coach can get more out of his tools), signing Seraphin and hiring Fisher.

      In the undecided/don’t move the needle enough for me to care are signing UDFA Galloway, drafting Grant, drafting Willy Hernangomez, trading JR + Shump (I rate this as a win, but I know a lot of people don’t so I’ll stick it here), signing Derrick Williams (I’d count this as a win, but the contract itself lacked upside for the Knicks so it goes here) and not moving Jason Smith for any pick at the deadline last year.

      If I gave all of that a letter grade I’d probably say a B- as things currently stand with a Rambis hire moving that to a D and a different coach and the potential for internal improvement from the young guys maybe boosting it higher.

      I also tend to think he should probably be assigned some credit for much better health performance from our roster this year and putting in real work in to developing and utilizing the D-League, but these are really hard to nail down, so I didn’t count them at all.

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