In mid-January when predictions of crippling snowstorms came through from the US National Weather Service the NBA took the decision to postpone the NY Knicks home game against the Sacramento Kings.
The Kings had arrived in New York on Sunday night but, with the huge snowstorm apparently set to wreak havoc, it looked likely that the team could end up stranded in The Big Apple. The NBA postponed the matchup just after lunchtime, leaving the Sacramento side to make a hasty dash to Toronto for their next game.
The threat of a “potentially historic blizzard” also prompted driving curfews along with airport, subway and school closures across New York. When the storm failed to materialise in quite the manner which had been forecasted, Mayor Bill de Blasio had to defend himself against claims that such measures were a gross overreaction. He was acting only on the information he had to hand.
Massachusetts and Connecticut did endure very heavy snowfall but New Yorkers were left thinking to themselves “Is that it?”
Naturally, this is not the first time in history that a Knicks game has had to be cancelled, there have been 15 postponements in all. Most recently, Hurricane Sandy put paid to 2012’s opening match of the season but the last time snow forced a Knicks game to be called off was in 2000 when travelling to Washington DC. Other cancellations to be called included the immediate game following the assassination of President Kennedy.
The Knicks poor season continues. Sitting in fifth place in the Atlantic Division at the time of the Kings game, with a 9-38 record, the short weather-bound break might help them to take a breather and regroup.
The game against Sacramento Kings has been rescheduled for March 3. Tickets bought for the January 26 game will still be valid and fans can also look here for their NBA fix.
In 2010/11 and 2011/12 (I slacked in 2013) and 2013/14 I kept a Knick Effect list. What this is is a list of every player that has had his highest or second highest scoring game of the season against the Knicks. I started this because it seems like every game some random guy on the bench is going off against the Knicks. In 2010/11 there were 37 instances of the #Knickeffect and in 2011/12 there was an astounding 44. In 2013/14 oddly enough the number went down to 31. Lets see how long the list gets this year in the return of the #Knickeffect
Update: On 12/27/14 we had our first triple #Knickeffect!
Highest scoring game of the season
10/29/14 – Doug McDermott – 12 points
11/7/14 – Deron Williams – 29 points
11/8/14 – Kyle Korver – 27 points
11/12/14 – Evan Fournier – 28 points
11/14/14 – Gordon Hayward – 33 points
11/19/14 – Kevin Martin – 37 points
11/26/14 – Dirk Nowitzki – 30 points
12/4/14 – Kyrie Irving – 37 points
12/9/14 – Omer Asik – 16 points
12/10/14 – Marco Belinelli – 22 points
12/14/14 – Terrence Ross – 22 points
12/18/14 – Jimmy Butler – 35 points
12/27/14 – DeMarcus Cousins – 39 points
12/27/14 – Darren Collison – 27 points
12/28/14 – Wesley Matthews – 28 points
1/4/15 – Zaza Pachulia – 16 points
1/5/15 – Tony Allen – 14 points
1/10/15 – P.J. Hairston – 15 points
2/1/15 – Jordan Clarkson – 19 points
2/20/15 – Shabazz Napier – 18 points
2/25/15 – Jonas Jerebko – 20 points
3/4/15 – George Hill – 21 points
3/15/15 – Brandan Wright – 18 points
2nd highest scoring game of the season
10/29/14 – Taj Gibson – 22 points
January 7, 2015
by William Lee
As I tried to sit down after a long day of work to watch and recap tonight’s New York Knicks matchup with the Washington Wizards, it dawned on me why… Why do I still put myself through watching this 2014-2015 season.
A season where the Knicks officially became THE WORST team in the Association Monday night, after the Philadelphia 76ers upset the Cleveland Cavaliers. New York is worse than Philadelphia…let’s just take a moment and take that in and digest that… The Knicks are worse than a team that is purposely tanking. The Knicks are worse than a team that has set into motion a tanking blueprint that is so masterful, that it brought up conversations as to how the league should fix the NBA Draft system. That is how masterful their tanking program is! Yet somehow the Knicks…whom came into the season actually was trying to make the Playoffs (Yes…I know that seems like a long time ago…) somehow is worse than this team.
No one can truly say that they foretold the Knicks’s season to go this bad, no matter how pessimistic you are, no one can foretell that the 2014-2015 season would be the worst season in Franchise history. Evidence of this is that even the Las Vegas SuperBook
predicted New York to at least be hovering around .500 with an over under for the regular season wins to be calculated at 40.5. Who knew that when the calendar year turned to 2015 that New York would still be stuck on five wins. Who knew that New York would currently be without a win going on three weeks, currently on a Franchise worst twelve game losing streak.