|Four games and four losses since last weeks rankings. I will now try and rank the varying levels of awfulness that make up the Knicks roster.|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||Last night was the first night in a long time Melo has shot over .500, but he’s also fighting constant double teams due to the lack of help around him. A few more assists would help but I can’t complain too much considering he’s currently 2nd in the NBA in scoring and a very impressive 11th in rebounding.||1|
|2||Martin, Kenyon||Huzzah! An actual Knick player that plays defense. He can rebound too! He’s been playing over 25 minutes a game. Anyone else terrified at what this team would look like if K-Mart went down?||6|
|3||Bargnani, Andrea||Bargnani went ice cold for a few games but who am I going to put above him? He’s been grabbing 5 boards a game which is…not the worst I guess. Would still like to see him get more touches in the 2nd half of games, especially when he’s productive in the 1st half. Looking at you Melo and JR.||2|
|4||Udrih, Beno||With Felton out Beno has bene our resident ‘PG who lets every opposing PG run past him on just about every play’ guy. He’s up this high for his performance in the Indiana game because 1 great game is 1 more than the players ranked 5-15.||9|
|5||Stoudemire, Amar’e||You know this team is in trouble when we’re putting Amare in the top 5. Yes his defense is still the worst but he’s been scoring and rebounding at a very efficient rate which is all you can expect from him at this point. Continue reading|
Written by Anish Philip @dak0mish
Knicks fans overrate many of their players, especially those they draft. It’s typical of any hardcore fan of any team, but it seems amplified by the Knicks fan insatiable desire for a contender. Gallo was the next Bird depending who you spoke to. A solid player, but he won’t be starring in McDonalds commercials at any point.
The affliction occurred again with Iman Shumpert. Walsh’s final stamp on a franchise he pulled from fan hell like Dante, was selecting Shumpert with the 17th pick in the 2011 draft. Relatively unknown till the draft, the word potential was attached to his game. He couldn’t shoot, but he had NBA ready defense, great athleticism, and had above average handle for a two guard. With two non defenders in Anthony and Stoudemire, the pick was made. Continue reading
Marc and Jay talk about the Detroit and Indiana games, minutes management, Shumperts foul, top 5 dumb comments we’ve seen this week, Marcs notes from the Pistons game, what we’re going to do if the Knicks lose against Washington and much more
- Welcome back from weed suspension JR. Oh how we missed all your wild shots, terrible shooting percentage and unforced turnovers.
- Hey Woodson, until Chandler gets back Aldrich is the only real center on the team and can actually rebound, make sure you keep playing him less than 10 minutes a game.
- Amare didn’t have any turnovers this game. I guess he was too busy missing shots and fouling players instead.
- Nice rebound Bargnani. I don’t have to be more specific as that was the only one for the whole game.
- Hey Metta, hacking at peoples arms does not qualify as good defense.
- I jokingly told my girlfriend that I would go shopping with her if the Knicks went down by 30. My ass just got back from clothes shopping. Thanks a lot.
Written by William Lee
The Timberwolves jumped out to a 40-19 lead in the first quarter, and never looked back, winning tonight’s game 109-100. The scoring prowess of the two Kevins from the Minnesota Timberwolves proved to be too much for the Knicks to handle. All Star Kevin Love finished with 34 points 15 rebounds and 5 assist. And Kevin Martin was extremely efficient, going 9-12 from the field, including a perfect 5-5 from beyond the arc, finishing the game with 30 points. (He had the best +/- of any player, +26) Both Kevins were in double digit scoring by the end of the first quarter, combining for 24 points. The Timberwolves were looking to push the pace all night, running off of makes and misses from the Knicks. The Knicks didn’t help themselves, committing six turnovers; the Timberwolves took full advantage, converting on all of them, leading to 12 points off of the turnovers.
With 3:56 left in the first quarter, the Knicks were still in the game, the Timberwolves leading 19-15. The turn of the game came with Carmelo Anthony committing his second personal foul, while trying to deny Kevin Love post position. This was a start to a rough night for Carmelo Anthony, as he finished the game going 8-21 from the field, for 22 points. The Timberwolves shutdown the runner up scoring champion from the previous year, Kevin Durant, forcing him to go 4-11 from the field and committing four turnovers Friday night. Continue reading
Written by William Lee, a new contributor to the website.
First home game opener for the Chicago Bulls, after losing to the Miami Heat on their ring night ceremony, opening day game of the NBA. The fans were excited to see their hometown hero Derrick Rose return to action, waiting to explode after Rose’s first made shot. Although Rose continued to show rust, shooting only 2-11 from the field in the first half. The only time Rose scored in the first half, was off of two consecutive Metta World Peace bad forced up shots, which led to consecutive Derrick Rose lay ups on the fast break.
The game was played at the Bulls pace, a slow, grind it out, defensive game, with the Knicks finishing the game on 36% shooting, while the Bulls didn’t fare much better, at 40% shooting. Luol Deng was off to a quick start with 8 points in the first quarter. The Bulls closed out the quarter on a 10-3 run when Tyson Chandler was subbed out of the game for Amare Stoudemire, leading to a 10 point lead for the Bulls at the end of one, 26-16. Carlos Boozer had 6 of the 10 points during the run, all with Stoudemire guarding him (that was putting it kindly). To compound this issue, Amare did his typical Amare thing, dribbling the ball off his own leg, after doing a spin move. The first quarter was topped off by a Taj Gibson offensive rebound, and put back, after Kirk Hinrich put up a desperation shot. Continue reading
Jay and Marc are joined by Jim Cavan from Knicksblogger and We’ll Always Have Linsanity. The show starts off with Marc providing a list of ten positive things. You can probably guess what we talk about after that, Mike Woodsons coaching decisions, Kidd and JRs extended slumps, the benching of anyone that can hit a three, the overall futility of pretty much everyone.