Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Dec 27 2011)

  • [New York Post] Jackson gets shot at old team (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:16:28 -0500)

    The Knicks have already beaten Mark Jackson once since he became Warriors head coach. They stole center Tyson Chandler away from Golden State earlier this month.
    Tomorrow, the Knicks will try to make it 2-0 over Jax. The Knicks beging their three-game Western trip in Oakland. It should be a…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ PG depth takes hit with injury to Iman (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:50:45 -0500)

    Baron Davis is out at least three more weeks with a sore back. Iman Shumpert is shelved two to four weeks with a sprained left knee. Mike Bibby is not a guarantee for tomorrow’s West Coast-trip opener at Golden State because of back spasms. And Toney Douglas, the Knicks…

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ Walker & KG clear the air (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:50:45 -0500)

    Bill Walker has forgiven Kevin Garnett after running into his former Celtics teammate by the team bus after Sunday’s NBA season-opener.
    According to an NBA source, Garnett won’t be suspended for shoving Walker in the throat after the final buzzer of the Knicks’ 106-104 victory. The hit sent…

  • [New York Daily News] Nate redux not on Knicks’ list (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:00:40 GMT)

    With Iman Shumpert out, the Knicks are dangerously thin now at point guard. Even so, don’t expect Nate Robinson to make a triumphant return with his former team.

  • [New York Times] Nets 90, Wizards 84: Nets Begin Rebuilding Project With Win Over Wizards (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:30:13 GMT)

    Deron Williams had 23 points and Kris Humphries 21 as the Nets rallied past the Wizards after trailing by 30-13 early in the season opener.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Opening Victory Takes Toll, Leaving Knicks Seeking Short-Term Help (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:30:13 GMT)

    Coach Mike D’Antoni all but said there was no chance of a return by Nate Robinson to an already banged-up Knicks team, instead suggesting that Mike Bibby would help fill a hole at guard.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: N.B.A.’s Opening Games Bring High TV Ratings (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:30:13 GMT)

    Four of the N.B.A.’s five Christmas games generated higher viewership this year over last year, perhaps not a surprise because they opened the lockout-shortened season.

  • [New York Times] Knicks 106, Celtics 104: Knicks Edge Celtics as the N.B.A. Returns (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:51:23 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points as the Knicks defeated the Celtics in the N.B.A.’s belated return after a long, strange off-season.

  • [New York Times] Youthful Kings Reign Over Slow-Starting Lakers (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:15:30 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers continued their stumbling start to a new era with a 100-91 road loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday as the visitors matched their poorest opening to a campaign for nine years.

  • [New York Times] Curry Leads Warriors to 99-91 Win Over Bulls (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:21:34 GMT)

    Stephen Curry had 21 points and 10 assists, Monta Ellis scored 26 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls 99-91 on Monday, giving rookie coach Mark Jackson his first victory at any level.

  • [New York Times] Kings Open Season With 100-91 Win Over Lakers (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:57:40 GMT)

    Marcus Thornton scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings opened the season in grand fashion, beating the Los Angeles Lakers at home for the first time in more than three years, 100-91 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Lawson, Nuggets Cruise by Defenseless Mavs 115-93 (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:54:32 GMT)

    Ty Lawson and the Denver Nuggets opened their season with a performance that sent a clear message to the rest of the NBA.

  • [New York Times] Aldridge Leads Trail Blazers Over 76ers (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:57:33 GMT)

    LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and seven rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers opened their season with an 107-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Hornets Beat Suns 85-84 on Gordon’s Late Jumper (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 04:54:56 GMT)

    Eric Gordon made a 20-footer from the top of the key with 4.2 seconds to play in his New Orleans debut to give the Hornets an 85-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns in their season opener Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Ginobili’s 24 Helps Spurs Get Revenge on Grizzlies (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 04:30:53 GMT)

    Manu Ginobili scored 24 points and the San Antonio Spurs got some payback after their stunning playoff collapse last season, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 95-82 on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Humphries Hears Boos, Leads Nets Past Wiz 90-84 (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:54:33 GMT)

    Kris Humphries was booed even before the start of the game between his New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards, presumably because of his much-hyped — and short-lived marriage to reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

  • [New York Times] Hibbert Leads Pacers Past Pistons 91-79 (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:48:48 GMT)

    Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the Detroit Pistons 91-79 on Monday night in the season opener for both teams at the renamed Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • [New York Times] Magic Find Shots, Down Rockets 104-95 (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 02:36:45 GMT)

    Hedo Turkoglu scored 23 points to lead five Magic players in double figures as Orlando earned its first victory of the season with a 104-95 win over Houston on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Off the Dribble: For Jackson, Leading Warriors, Not Knicks, Was Meant to Be (Tue, 27 Dec 2011 01:23:37 GMT)

    Mark Jackson said Wednesday’s game in Oakland, Calif., against the Knicks – his third as a coach of any kind at any level – was just another game to him, not a way to exact revenge on the team that did not hire him.

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    13 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Dec 27 2011)”

    1. Sorry. iPad being temperamental. (Can we edit/delete comments here?)

      Just meant to say that Lin went to Harvard, but grew up in Palo Alto.

    2. I am looking forward to the “Jackson gets shot at old team” headline when it refers to Phil replacing D’Antoni.

    3. Jon Abbey,

      I’m not looking forward to that. I don’t think Phil Jackson can do anything to improve our defense and his offensive style would benefit Melo at the expense of Amare. I know the guy is a legend but I’d rather stick with D’Antoni, and if we got rid of D’Antoni, I’d rather have Jerry Sloan.

    4. Well it is Marc Berman. I took it as barely a maybe. At any rate Nate IIRC was not exactly a point guard. Much like Crawford, I never want to see him anywhere near a Knick uniform ever again. Once was enough. You would hope there are more options everytime one is needed than the discarded Isiah players. Alas, Jeremy Lin was mentioned which sounded good but a 20.8 assist% and .458 TS% and .396 EF% in 200+ minutes last year are not exactly appetizing. Anyone else?

    5. Stein says we claimed Lin:!/ESPNSteinLine/status/151681032964407296

      So the PG depth for now is TDDWTTD/Bibby/Lin, while Landry and Walker are our shooting guards. Depending on Bibby’s health and/or Lin’s assimilation of the offense, I imagine we could see a good amount of Douglas playing the 2, especially if Walker has more games like the opener. Hopefully this is enough to keep us afloat until one of Baron or Shumpert is healthy enough to play.

    6. Love the Lin pick up. I was rooting for us to draft him with a 2nd in 2010. He’s a pretty skilled guy and had an above .600 ts his last 2 seasons in college. Probably will never start but could eventually be a 10-15 min backup for us.

    7. guess which PG had the highest PAWS40 out of the 2010 rookie class? I bet we just made certain poster(s) really happy!

      But seriously, that never translated did it?

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