Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jan 16 2012)

  • [New York Post] Baron could return to Knicks lineup by end of month (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:04:26 -0500)

    The Knicks won’t have Baron Davis for today’s matinee against the Magic at the Garden, and likely will be without Carmelo Anthony, as well.
    But, at least in Davis’ case, his long-awaited debut continues to creep ever closer, with Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni saying yesterday Davis remains…

  • [New York Post] Chandler to take on Howard (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 01:31:51 -0500)

    In his previous three seasons as coach of the Knicks, Mike D’Antoni hasn’t had an obvious way to try to counteract Dwight Howard in the paint whenever his team has faced the Magic.But with Tyson Chandler now anchoring the Knicks’ defense, the task of trying to stop…

  • [New York Daily News] ALL Knicks need some Mgic vs. Orlando (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:02:08 GMT)

    There’s trouble brewing at both ends of the Knicks’ court. Dwight Howard will present a huge problem at the Garden Monday, when the Knicks entertain Orlando in their annual Martin Luther King Jr.

  • [New York Times] Knicks Hoping Anthony Can Play Against Magic (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:00:31 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony, who sprained his right ankle and his left wrist Thursday, participated in a team walk-through Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Jazz Remain on a Roll (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 04:12:42 GMT)

    Paul Millsap had 26 points and 12 rebounds, Al Jefferson added 18 points and 12 rebounds and the Utah Jazz beat the host Denver Nuggets, 106-96.

  • [New York Times] Retired Basketball Star Yao Goes Into Politics (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:38:50 GMT)

    Retired NBA star Yao Ming has added another line to his post-basketball resume — politician — becoming a member of an advisory body to Shanghai’s legislature.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Calls the Tune as Jazz Feast on Nuggets (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:59:51 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 14 straight points for Utah in the critical fourth quarter to carry the Jazz to a 106-96 triumph over the Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Duncan Helps Spurs Improve to 9-0 at Home (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 04:53:53 GMT)

    Tim Duncan had 24 points and 11 rebounds, leading San Antonio to a 102-91 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday keeping the Spurs perfect at home.

  • [New York Times] Millsap Calls the Tune as Jazz Feast on Nuggets (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 04:20:51 GMT)

    Paul Millsap scored 14 straight points for Utah in the critical fourth quarter to carry the Jazz to a 106-96 triumph over the Northwest Division rival Denver Nuggets Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Beat Pistons 99-91 (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 01:48:20 GMT)

    David Lee scored 24 points and Monta Ellis added 22 to help the Golden State Warriors win on the road for the first time this season, 99-91 over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] W2W4: Knicks vs. Magic (Mon, 16 Jan 2012 03:00:12 EDT)

    Trade talk will unquestionably heat up on Monday as the Amare Stoudemire-for-Dwight Howard rumors will echo through the Garden at 1 p.m. Obviously everyone is entertaining that thought right now. There hasn’t been a single report of a real development. What is credible is that the Magic are on a three-game winning streak, and Superman is coming off a monster 45-point, 23-rebound game Thursday night against the Warriors. In Orlando’s win, Howard broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record for most free throw attempts (39).

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    12 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jan 16 2012)”

    1. Nice to know that we at least have a real center to guard D-12, I’m sure he’ll get his, but we won’t have to throw double and triple teams at him every time down the court.

    2. I’m starting to wonder if D’Antoni isn’t shell-shocked at this point.
      The ridiculous switching on defense, the abandoning of the transition game, the random benchings like Balkman, the non-plays out of time outs… when was the last time you thought “wow, that was smart” in relation to a Knicks play or substitution?

      I’ve been a big supporter of the guy but I really feel like he’s not going to make it to the all-star break.

    3. You know what might be a perversely good outcome for this season? D’Antoni gets fired, Woodson comes in, maybe Melo and/or Stat miss a large amount of time, Knicks stink, then end up with a top 5 pick. Remember that our pick is traded to the Rockets but is lottery protected, and this draft class looks pretty good at the top.

      Then next season they sign Rick Carlisle, mid-level a solid PG and have the big 3 plus a promising top rookie.

      This is a total pipe dream though…

    4. D’antoni will have the job for the full season. He may, however, take his own life. He looks sad..really sad. I don’t think he was ever happy with this trade (he or Donnie). I just hope that he’s not sulking and is still engaged with the cards he has. The big problems are what we all know them to be – 1) no PG 2) no depth 3) Stat sharing the middle with Tyson. Maybe i’m too optimistic, but i think defense this year won’t be that big a problem (aside from Amare). The offensive problems mentioned above require D’antoni to be really engaged to fix and I hope he hasn’t thrown up his hands and given up. Until proven otherwise, i’m optimistic that it just takes time (as it did last year). I’m also still not recognizing the existence of Baron Davis.

    5. citizen:
      You know what might be a perversely good outcome for this season? D’Antoni gets fired, Woodson comes in, maybe Melo and/or Stat miss a large amount of time, Knicks stink, then end up with a top 5 pick. Remember that our pick is traded to the Rockets but is lottery protected, and this draft class looks pretty good at the top.

      Then next season they sign Rick Carlisle, mid-level a solid PG and have the big 3 plus a promising top rookie.

      This is a total pipe dream though…

      Well Jersey, Detroit, Washington are terrible. They should be the bottom 3 and there’s no way we’ll be worse than them. But I suppose there’s a chance we get into the lottery and get one of the top 3 picks. It would probably take an injury of some length to Melo for that to happen and for Baron to do pretty much nothing.

    6. citizen: You know what might be a perversely good outcome for this season? D’Antoni gets fired, Woodson comes in, maybe Melo and/or Stat miss a large amount of time, Knicks stink, then end up with a top 5 pick. Remember that our pick is traded to the Rockets but is lottery protected, and this draft class looks pretty good at the top.Then next season they sign Rick Carlisle, mid-level a solid PG and have the big 3 plus a promising top rookie.This is a total pipe dream though…

      Replace Rick Carlisle with Jeff Van Gundy to start next year and i think that is a WAY better alternative to being a 6 – 8th seed that’d lose in the 1st round. 6 – 8th seed and 1st round exit is abject failure. Also, i wouldn’t like to see D’antoni fired…not re-signing him is enough but i just don’t think he deserves to be fired mid-season for what clearly may not be his fault.

    7. Wow, the gloom and doom continues unabated. Maybe the best case scenario is crippling injuries to Melo, STAT and Chandler and we lose the rest of our games and go 6-56 and get the #1 pick. That would be awesome!

    8. @ d-mar. Just reiterating, i don’t think that will be the case. Contrary to most here, i support D’antoni…I think he’s a good coach and we’re in the midst of what I predicted would be a crappy start for us (its actually better that what i predicted given how we’ve defended in many spots). So i think he’ll get it straight. If i am wrong however, I’d take ‘citizen’s pipe dream over a middling 1st round exit ANY DAY OF THE WEEK.

    9. d-mar:
      Wow, the gloom and doom continues unabated. Maybe the best case scenario is crippling injuries to Melo, STAT and Chandler and we lose the rest of our games and go 6-56 and get the #1 pick. That would be awesome!

      Just to clarify, the above was just my Monday evening very much tongue-in-cheek pipe dream.
      But you guys realize that D’Antoni may actually be better off if he’s fired right? He still gets his salary, doesn’t suffer any further damage to his reputation, and can work on TV while he chills out for half a year.

    10. d-mar: Wow, the gloom and doom continues unabated. Maybe the best case scenario is crippling injuries to Melo, STAT and Chandler and we lose the rest of our games and go 6-56 and get the #1 pick. That would be awesome!

      Yeah, really, WTF??? Why don’t we just hope that the team plane gets hijacked and the team is held captive for 6 months?

      The Heat weren’t exactly clicking on all cylinders last year at this point, they were 9-8 before going on a tear. Same with the Knicks at this point last year. If the guards continue to play like dogcrap and the bench is not strengthened, we will probably be a .500 team unless Melo or Amare get seriously hurt. If Baron Davis is reasonably healthy, we are going to be at worst a 6th seed and as high as a third seed. To contemplate scenarios whereby we’d receive a top draft pick at this point? Wow.

    11. Z-man: To contemplate scenarios whereby we’d receive a top draft pick at this point? Wow.

      OK…lets not let this get out of hand here. We’re not predicting or hoping for this scenario just talking a bit of shyt. Subject officially changed.

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