Knicks scored some points. Pacers scored a lot more.
Also a ton of this:
And some great defense:
Not to mention the awesome boxing out:
And of course what game would be complete without multiple injuries:
Can’t wait until tonights game!
Marc and Jay talk about the last two games, more JR drama, Woodsons punishment techniques, upcomng games, trade rumors, and much more
|Four games and four wins this week making it the best week since I started this rankings. Unlike most weeks, I might even be able to avoid making myself furious by the end of this weeks rankings:|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||Melo started the week off on fire. His last two games he hasn’t shot particularly well but it’s probably harder to shoot when there is no consistent 2nd scoring option and opponents can double you on every possession. Melo has also been rebounding and even assisting at a decent clip. This weeks clear #1.||3|
|2||Shumpert, Iman||While Shumpert didn’t shoot well this week, he seems to have found his groove defensively again, putting up the best +/- on the team with a total +46 in 4 games. He’s also averaged about 8 rebounds per game which is a nice bonus.||1|
|3||Martin, Kenyon||It won’t show up as much in the box scores but Kenyon has been huge for the Knicks. He’s had more than a few timely putbacks and has been an underrated passes as well.||6|
|4||Bargnani, Andrea||it’s feast for famine with Bargnani. He looked so good against Detroit and Miami and so bad against Philly. At least it looks like Woodson has learned to play Bargs more when he’s hot and much less when he’s not. Kinda like what should have been done with JR for the last 2 seasons.||7|
|5||Stoudemire, Amar’e||While Amare had a poor outing in Detroit, he was huge in the Miami and Philly games. He looks like he’s getting his confidence back and even got to show off some of those new post moves we’ve been hearing about. Amare has already played more games than last season. I’m not sure if anyone really truely expects him to stay healthy through the rest of the season and the playoffs but if he can it’ll give the bench a much needed scoring punch.||Continue reading|
Marc and Jay talk about the last three game, a rare episode where we only cover wins, shoelaces, reenactments of Woodsons press conference and a JR interview, trade scenarios, stats guy and much more
The Knicks are looking into trading JR Smith. Considering he’s played like crap for pretty much the entire season, had an offseason knee surgery, got suspended for repeated drug violations as well as fined for repeated unsportsmanlike conduct (shoelacegate parts 1 and 2) the market for JR is at an all time low. Remember, when the market for JR was at an all time high after he got the 6th man of the year award the Knicks were still the only team to make an offer. That being said I’m going to attempt to propose a few trade scenarios that would kinda sorta make sense for the other team (obviously any trade getting rid of JR makes sense for the Knicks).
Why the Bucks do it: The Bucks really want to get rid of Neal and Delfino hasn’t been healthy in 4 years. The Bucks save about 1M a year after this year and in theory replace Neals 3 point shooting.
Why the Knicks do it: They get rid of JR Smith
Scenario #2 Continue reading
Written by William Lee
The New York Knicks welcomed the struggling Detroit Pistons to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. Raymond Felton returned to the starting lineup after a six game absence from a strained groin injury. Kenyon Martin was also inserted into the starting lineup replacing the injured Tyson Chandler. Detroit was missing Rodney Stuckey due to a sore shoulder, which is very fortunate for New York because he was a key reason why Detroit was able to pull out a victory in November when these two teams met early in the season with 21 points and 5 assist in the previous game.
This game would start off ugly, with both teams shooting a dismal from the field in the first half. Both teams struggled, shooting sub .400 in a tied ball game 41-41. The Pistons dominated inside with 30 points in the paint. This is not an aberration since the Detroit Pistons are ranked second in the league in most field goals made within five feet, and within 5-9 feet as well. This is not surprising with the large frontline of Greg Monroe, Josh Smith and Andre Drummond. This combination scored 71% of the Pistons’ total offense in the first half. At the half Drummond had 11 points and 8 rebounds, Monroe also helped carry the offense with 12 points. Josh Smith only had 6 points but dominated the glass with 11 rebounds and got his teammates involved with 4 assist. Continue reading