Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger.net joins Jay as we talk about Phil Jackson possibly becoming president of the Knicks, the three game winning streak and what that means for a possible playoff run, how either of these things will effect Melos decision and much more
Written by William Lee
Utah Jazz losing streak is extended to five games, fall to the New York Knicks Friday night 108-81.
New York again led wire to wire for a second consecutive game, scoring 39 points in the first quarter. The 39 points was the most points scored in any individual quarter by New York in any quarter this season.
Since Amare Stoudemire has been inserted into the starting lineup three games ago, the Knicks have been a +42 in first quarters. Stoudemire has been extremely impressive looking, even on defense!
Stoudemire with 9:05 remaining in the first quarter blocked a Derrick Favors layup attempt, igniting a fast break, leading to a J.R. Smith three. Smith was on fire from distance Friday night, knocking down five three-pointers, finishing the game with 17 points. Amare Stoudemire looked lively, running the floor on the fast break, drawing a foul with 7:14 left in the first quarter, he would convert on both free throws increasing New York’s lead to 16-8. On the very next Knicks’ possession, Stoudemire would Continue reading
Dear Phil Jackson,
I would like to offer you the opportunity to tarnish your legacy by becoming involved with our shitshow of an organization. We would love you to be our coach but happy to have you as GM, team president, our starting PG or just have you sit court side at all our home games. I promise we will overpay you by a ghastly amount that we will have to eat for years to come when this relationship blows up like all things do in Knicksland. If you choose to be our GM, you will have complete control and autonomy to remake the team in any fashion you choose as long as you resign Melo, agree to continue our tradition of treating first round draft picks like Mexican peso and allow me to meddle in every decision you make including what you will eat each day for lunch. We know that you have brought many titles to Jordan led Bulls teams and Kobe/Shaq led Lakers teams and that you will understand with New York that you will have the ultimate opportunity to prove your greatness by taking an Amare/Bargs (we all know Melo has Chicago real estate agents on speed dial) led Knicks team to the promised land. When we do win with you in charge your place will be secured as the greatest basketball mind to ever walk the Earth. Plus, if you agree to join the Knicks in the next 24 hours I will provide you with a personally signed JD & the Straight Shots limited edition box set. Continue reading
|Four games and four losses since last week. The Knicks have won 2 games since January. It’s March. Earl Clark and Shannon Brown got to play 1 game of meaningful minutes before being relegated to the bench with Murry and Aldrich. This makes complete sense since the Knicks trio of JR, THJ and Felton started the game out 1-20. Gotta snap out of that slump at some point!|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||As much as I’d love to change up the top spot Melo couldn’t play worse than the rest of these jokers if he drop kicked the ball in the stands every time the ball was passed to him. Thanks for still trying, sorry about the best year of your career being wasted on this trash team.||1|
|2||Chandler, Tyson||Tyson Chandler averaged 17 rebounds over the last 4 games. I’m thinking it’s easier to get a lot of rebounds when your backcourt shoots 11%. Lots of bricks flying around.||2|
|3||Murry, Toure’||Murry got actual playing time once this week. He played 24 minutes and had a +/- of -1 in a 23 point blowout. That’s pretty good. So of course Woodson benched him the next two games.||4|
|4||Stoudemire, Amar’e||Amare had a terrible game against Miami, posting a +/- of -30 while doing almost nothing else and then sat the next game because he’s almost crippled. Looks like the rest did him good because he shot over 80% the next two games and looked more like vintage Amare.||8|
|5||Prigioni, Pablo||You can’t play shooting guard and not shoot the ball. You can’t play PG and not pass the ball. Stop being so passive, we all know you are better than this. Continue reading|
Written by William Lee
Mike Woodson still believes that his squad the New York Knicks has a chance at the playoffs still, even after their humiliating back to back losses to the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors. The Knicks were non-competitive in both these games, and what is most concerning is that New York are on a five game losing streak, and are 2-8 in their last ten games.
Early in February we looked into what would be a realistic finish to the rest of the Knicks’ schedule. Let’s now dive into and take a look into the standings, and the other team’s schedule to see if they might have a losing streak in the near future to even give New York fans any hope at all…to gain games in the standings and make the Playoffs. Or at the very least, not give a high draft pick to the Denver Nuggets, as New York is without their first round pick this year. The pick was a part of the blockbuster trade that brought over Carmelo Anthony to New York.
Currently New York is the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference, and are looking up at Detroit (10th seed) and Cleveland (9th seed). These teams aren’t even in the Playoffs! New York needs these two teams to fall off, as well the bubble of teams around the 6th to 8th seed in the bottom of the Playoffs to start losing. The bubble of teams at the end are Atlanta (8th seed), Charlotte (7th seed), Brooklyn (6th seed). Continue reading
Written by William Lee
Both the Golden State Warriors and the New York Knicks entered Friday night’s game with a bad taste in their mouth, suffering huge defeats in their previous game. Golden State lost to Chicago 103-83 Wednesday night, while New York got humiliated by the defending Champions Miami Heat 108-82 the night before.
New York would continue their humiliating play on Friday. The Warriors jumped on the Knicks early in the game, going on a 10-0 run early in the first quarter. The run gave Golden State a 15-6 lead with 7:30 remaining in the first quarter, the Warriors would continue their onslaught in the period, finishing the quarter with 38 points. By the end of the first quarter it was 38-27, with the Warriors shooting 56% from the field, converting on five three-pointers.
New York went on a 9-2 run early in the second quarter, to cut the deficit into single digits 48-39. In a blink of an eye, any hope the Knicks had of coming back disappeared with the Warriors going on a 25-13 run to end the second quarter. By the end of the first half the Warriors were ahead 73-52, the 73 points were the most points New York had given up in the first half. The Madison Square Garden crowd booed their home team off the court. Many more cascade of boos would continue to serenade the Knicks throughout the night, and deserving so. Continue reading
|Five games since the last rankings, four of them losses. There are also only 13 players to rank after the Knicks bought out Mett and Udrih this week. Will it be 12 next week? Felton has been arrested on 3 felony gun charges. The PG rotation is looking pretty thin right now. I wonder what Beno is up to?|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||If Melo is going down he’s going to go down in a blaze of glory. This week was arguably the best stretch of basketball in his entire career. He scored over 40 points while taking less than 30 shots 3 times this week. To play that efficiently and still lose 4 out of 5 has to be giving him second thoughts about staying in NY after this season.||1|
|2||Chandler, Tyson||I hate to give the #2 spot to a guy who looks like he’s only half interested in playing but who else is even remotely deserving of this spot? Chandler did have a 23 rebound game this week. Of course it was a loss but still.||2|
|3||Prigioni, Pablo||It looks like the bar is once again being set at not having a terrible game. Priggy hasn’t played great but everyone below him has played worse. The 2013-14 Knicks everyone!||3|
|4||Murry, Toure’||Murry gets this spot because no one who played this past week deserves this spot. Also, I have a feeling Murry will be getting a good amount of run this coming week, unless Woodson decides to play JR at the point, which isn’t out of the realm of possibility.||7|
|5||Jeremy Tyler||Tyler didn’t have a geat week. It looks like some of his teammates terrible defensive habits are rubbing off on him. He’s also seen him minutes drop to below 10 a game because Woodson likes to play his starters over 40 minutes per game. What could go wrong with that strategy? Continue reading|