We give each player and coach season ending grades, make fun of the Heat and recap the 2nd round games. Download Episode 129
Stat is starting, Fields is not, Walking is waived, Gadzuric is signed. Never a dull moment for the Knicks. Hopefully we’ll continue our quest for the 6th seed. Orlando is a mess right now, but their magic number is only 2 and they have a game against the Bobcats, so every game is really important now.
Linsanity continues as the Knicks beat the Raptors and destroy the Kings. We talk about D’Antoni’s coaching during this streaka and Melo coming back on Friday. We also talk about JR Smith coming to the Knicks, what that will mean for Shumpert and Fields and our 24 other shooting guards and who will get cut as a result. Download Episode 105
Remember a few weeks ago when we were complaining that the Knicks went 4 deep with one of the worst benches in the NBA? Well now if Baron Davis ever comes back we’re suddenly 2 deep at every single position.
Jeremy Lin Baron Davis
Landry Fields Iman Shumpert
Carmelo Anthony Steve Novak
Amar’e Stoudemire Josh Harrellson
Tyson Chandler Jared Jeffries
And that’s with Toney Douglas, Bill Walker, Renaldo Balkman, Mike Bibby and Jerome Jordan all getting zero minutes.
Are we actually resembling a real team?
The season is 25% finished already. What have we learned?
- Chicago and Miami are by far the two best teams in the east, as expected. They should really start the eastern conference playoffs with the conference finals. The first two rounds are just going through the motions.
- Philly and Indiana are better than expected. One of those two will make it to the second round this year. These teams can actually get much better at the trade deadline as they are both in favorable cap situations with a lot of movable assets. That is something to keep an eye on, especially in Indiana’s case; they are a piece or two away from being a contender.
- Orlando should trade Dwight now. Two complete drubbings in the last two games, a thin bench and a disgruntled Dwight = a situation that is barely keeping it together right now, could totally implode any day, and has a ceiling of getting a beatdown in the second round of the playoffs. Dwight is leaving, time to face that reality and rebuild.
- Atlanta will do what they do every year; lose in the 2nd round. Moving on.
- Boston is starting to get it together, 4 wins in a row and 4 easy games this week. If they can be healthy come seasons end they will be a tough draw in the playoffs. Their really weak bench is suspect, however they totally won the Big Baby for Brandon Bass trade. Continue reading
We do a live commentary of the Knicks at Miami game. This is fun even if you didn’t listen live/DVR the game. We spend most of the time talking about trade scenarios, taking calls, reading emails, and going off on complete tangents like wresting, all time greats, rivalries, and other things going on around the league.
This episode was really long so I had to break it into two parts.
We’re back. Jay has been working insane hours this week so we haven’t been able to do a show until tonight. That means we have FIVE Knicks games to review. We also do the top five things the Knicks need to change. Voting has begun on our contest, so please support all of those who have entered. Dwight Howard broke an NBA record. We debate whether ABA records shoudl count. This is relevant in regards to Kobe who will become the 6th or 8th highest scorer of all time very soon depending on this debate. Download Episode 96