Knicks Morning News (2016.10.12)

  • [NYPost] Brandon Jennings has eyed this Knicks fans love for a long time
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:14:21 PM)

    As Brandon Jennings sees it, the Garden chant should have started many years ago. “I feel like myself again,’’ Jennings said late Monday night, an hour after the entire arena chanted his name during the third quarter of the Knicks’ preseason victory over Washington. “I should’ve been here when I first got drafted, but that’s…

  • [NYPost] McHale, Reggie agree: The less triangle, the further Knicks can go
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:35:59 AM)

    Kevin McHale, the former Rockets coach and Timberwolves general manager, projects the Knicks to make the playoffs because new coach Jeff Hornacek is getting to do it his way and not Phil Jackson’s way. But McHale, now an analyst for TNT, doesn’t envision the deep playoff run that Carmelo Anthony does. “I think they’ll make the…

  • [NYTimes] Glamour on the Gowanus: Pro Athletes Now Live in Brooklyn
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:00:39 PM)

    Twelve of the 15 Nets players with guaranteed contracts live in Brooklyn; last year, with the team still practicing in New Jersey, there was only one.

  • [NYTimes] In Rape Case, Derrick Rose Says Sex Was Consensual
    (Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:29:17 AM)

    On his second day of testimony, Rose said a woman welcomed him and two friends into her apartment on the night that she has said the three raped her.

  • [NYTimes] On Sports: How Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Is Connecting Playing Fields to the Streets
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:00:02 AM)

    By kneeling during the national anthem, the 49ers quarterback has ignited a new era of activism by athletes.

  • [NYTimes] Moore, Lynx Even WNBA Finals at 1-1 With Win Over Sparks
    (Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:33:36 AM)

    The Minnesota Lynx were backed into a corner after a Game 1 loss on their home floor to the star-studded Los Angeles Sparks.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose says he suspected ‘rape’ setup soon after act
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:31:59 PM)

    The night after Derrick Rose and two of his friends had sex with his ex-girlfriend, he had a hunch she was going to claim they raped her, the NBA star testified Tuesday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Brandon Jennings quickly becoming a fan favorite
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:22:41 PM)

    Trash talk in a preseason game? Nose-to-nose confrontation, gleeful posturing, and textbook mindgames?

  • [NY Newsday] TNT analysts agree Knicks should be better
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:38:00 PM)

    TNT opens its 33rd season of NBA coverage on Oct. 25 with the defending champion Cavaliers hosting a certain New York team that will sport a dramatically different, more interesting look.

  • [SNY Knicks] Has Phil Jackson constructed a competitive roster in New York?
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00:46 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose testifies as rape trial continues
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:39:22 PM)

    The night after Derrick Rose and two of his friends had sex with his ex-girlfriend, he had a hunch she was going to claim they raped her, the NBA star testified Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign F Damien Inglis
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:30:51 PM)

    The Knicks announced on Tuesday that they have signed forward Damien Inglis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why it wouldn’t be shocking for Knicks to keep Amundson
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:00:15 PM)

    As a respected veteran player with a guaranteed contract, it would not be shocking for the Knicks to keep Lou Amundson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Marshall Plumlee appears to be a lock for a roster spot
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:49:08 AM)

    We’ve been talking a lot recently about the Knicks’ final roster decisions and one name to take out of those who may be in jeopardy is Marshall Plumlee, who continues to get rave reviews from inside the Knicks organization.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson says this season’s Knicks roster is ‘hand-picked’
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:42:32 AM)

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said he “hand-picked” this season’s roster.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings thrilled to finally play for New York
    (Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:55:37 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings thrilled to finally play for New York

  • [ESPN] Willy Hernangomez earning his spot with the New York Knicks
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 3:51:24 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez earning his spot with the New York Knicks

  • [ESPN] Rose testifies in rape case: ‘Looked like a setup’
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 1:38:27 PM)

    Rose testifies in rape case: ‘Looked like a setup’

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose testifies woman accusing him of rape initiated sex
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:40:56 PM)

    The woman who accused Derrick Rose of rape was pleasuring herself with a sex toy before the alleged encounter, the Knicks guard testified.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson needs to stop passing blame for Knicks’ losing ways
    (Tuesday, October 11, 2016 4:35:14 PM)

    Why is Phil trying to avoid responsibility for the Knicks failures since he took over as team president in March 2014?

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    28 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.10.12)”

    1. Rose trial going off the rails. Plaintiff possibly intentionally hiding texts that support the defense’s case.

      This has the appearance of either a small settlement now that Doe’s side is very disadvantaged, or a finding of not guilty.

    2. It looks like there’s a big chance of this suit being declared a mistrial which would entail that the new trial would extend into the regular season. Which would be a disaster.

      Really hope this trial is over and done with soon, one way or the other.

    3. Mistrial motion was already denied. But plaintiff gets an adverse jury instruction for withholding very relevant discovery, which is not a small thing. Though it doesn’t help Rose that one of the other defendants contradicted some of his testimony and blamed the disparity on Rose having a problem with his memory in general, it still seems like the case is going poorly for the Plaintiff. The story about the LAPD officr who happened to be investigating the case is crazy/terrible.

    4. Of course, if you spent any time reading the testimony, you’ll need a shower.

      Another shower? I already took 3 after the debate Sunday.

    5. I just read that the Heat will not waive Chris Bosh until March, making him ineligible for the playoffs when he is picked up by another team. Not very nice!

    6. It seems that the Heat may be prickish andhelpful, as it means that Chris Bosh is less likely to die on a basketball court until next season.

    7. It seems needlessly cruel that loading a much-needed 5,000-word Zach Lowe article also autoplays a Stephen A. Smith video, in which he says, “What’s [LeBron’s] biggest Achilles’ heel in the eyes of those watching him?”

      Zach Lowe, you are a gift. Stephen A. Smith, what the fuck are you talking about?

    8. What nba/Knicks podcasts do people listen to?

      I like the Lowe Post and Dunc’d On personally for general NBA podcasts.

    9. What nba/Knicks podcasts do people listen to?

      Piggybacking on Jowles, Zach Lowe has a great one; The Lowe Post. That’s about the only one I listen to regularly as everything else I’ve heard is somewhere between terrible and awful. Though I’d love to be wrong and directed to a half-way decent Knicks one.

    10. I’m wondering why the WNBA finals has 2 west teams. Am I missing something?

      I believe top 8 in the league go to the playoffs regardless of conference, so that’s why you have 2 western conference teams. I think that was only a recent change to the playoff format.

    11. Also, reading up on the recent developments on the Rose case. Absolute circus. On the upside, US law schools are going to have a nice precedent to show students as to how not to run a civil trial.

    12. Okay…sorry for the flashback – but this has been stuck in my head the past week…

      thanks mister jowles – you seem to have an affect on others (best example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U22VQU3Url0)…not sure why, but, I seem to have a propensity for liking folks whom like to stir up other folks…it just seems to make life oh so much more interesting…

      truth be told…this is one of my favorite sites…and, it would seem that in order to effectively communicate with anyone – I gotta get smarter with my stats – ugh, the horror, the horror…

      soooooooo, back to mister billups’ t/s% while he was a knick…I actually took some time to look up what a t/s% was…TS% = PTS/2(FGA + (0.44 x FTA))…it’s supposed to represent a players efficiency at shooting the ball, and take in to account: free throws, 2 pt fg and 3 pt fg…

      i still haven’t looked up any stats on billups’ t/s% – but, I did check some random numbers from the 2013 season (i think that was around when he was here) and noticed lebron had an t/s% of .640 and andre blatche(?) had a t/s% of .540…I’m guessing from your question that Billups had a fairly decent t/s % while he was with us – despite the fact that all I can really remember of him was that he was like a black hole with the ball and he seemed to consistently jack up half court 3 pointers…

      I’m gonna guess though that he had a t/s% of around .590…whew, okay as soon as the time to edit this post passes I’m heading straight for that stat to see how far off I was and then get this Billups crap outta my head…

    13. i still haven’t looked up any stats on billups’ t/s% – but, I did check some random numbers from the 2013 season (i think that was around when he was here) and noticed lebron had an t/s% of .640 and andre blatche(?) had a t/s% of .540…I’m guessing from your question that Billups had a fairly decent t/s % while he was with us – despite the fact that all I can really remember of him was that he was like a black hole with the ball and he seemed to consistently jack up half court 3 pointers…

      I was actually going to respond to that post from like, what, two weeks ago (?) but I didn’t.

      Glad you could look into True Shooting Pct. It’s a good stat relative to FG% or PPG, but it fails to account for difficulty of shot. There’s another stat type called xPPS (expected points per shot) or XeFG% (expected effective field goal percentage) that tries to explain how a player performs relative to league average for given shot types. They can help explain the difference between individual scoring ability between, say, LeBron and Blatche, that is not well-captured by TS% alone.

      Here’s a good introduction to those stats, and opportunity cost on a basketball court:

      http://nyloncalculus.com/2015/08/17/nylon-calculus-101-expected-value-and-shot-selection/

      Shot Type
      League Average Shooting Percentage
      Reward for Success (Points)
      Expected Value of Shot Attempt (Points)

      0-3 feet
      62.80%
      2
      1.256

      3-10 feet
      38.30%
      2
      0.766

      10-16 feet
      40.30%
      2
      0.806

      16ft. To 3PT Line
      39.40%
      2
      0.788

      3PT Line (And Beyond!)
      35.00%
      3
      1.05

    14. Yo…is it me or is Anthony Davis really injury prone for such a young player

      It’s just you. He’s averaged 2206 minutes per season. This is not a Derrick Rose-type situation.

    15. Oh.. will the NBA follow the top teams advance in the playoff? If that will happen, I will feel sorry to eastern conference teams and we could shut down our playoffs dream ?

    16. Wait, the LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose died? Of “an apparent suicide”? (Did I read the right?)

    17. @16 I listen to Locked on Knicks as well. Production value isn’t as high as Lowe Post, but it’s the only place I have found good Knicksy analysis.

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