Episode 425: The 9th Pick

Marc and Jay talk about the draft lottery, prospects the Knicks could get, the conference finals, and much more
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Episode 424: Welcome to New York David Fizdale

Marc and Jay give their thoughts on the David Fizdale hiring, and talk about round 2 of the playoffs

Episode 423: Recapping the 1st Round and More Coaching Talk

Marc interviews Jay for the Knicks coaching job, debating the 2nd round of the playoffs, recapping the 1st round, Knicks coaching talk, much more

The Knicks Coaching Hunt

Even in the weaker Eastern Conference, the Knicks are already longshots to make the 2019 NBA playoffs. The team finished 14 games back of the postseason this year and are staring down the barrel of half a season without Kristaps Porzingis, who suffered a devastating ACL tear in February. There is some indication that Kristaps could be ready as early as December, but the more likely scenario is that the Knicks’ brass takes the safe route with their franchise player and holds him out until the New Year, or even the entire season, treating 2018-19 as another rebuilding season.
No matter which coach is brought in to replace Jeff Hornacek, he will struggle mightily to form a playoff contender out of the remaining pieces on this roster.  The average figure on most sportsbooks currently have the Knicks at 7/3 (30% chance) to make the 2019 playoffs. Luckily before you put down any hard earned cash My Top Sportsbooks reviews can help in choosing which gambling site should be trusted, and with such a large selection chances are some are offering better odds than the 7/3 average.
The question is which route will the Knicks take. Right now it looks like the Knicks are interviewing a huge variety of different coaches (pretty much everyone except Jeff Van Gundy for some reason). So the question is what direction will the Knicks take? Will they go after the big name coach and try to use the little cap space they have to sign the biggest name free agent they can get (the usual route), or will they go after a coach more focused on  development, build through the draft, and take their time trying to build a solid team from the ground up (I wouldn’t bet on that approach if I were you)? What is guaranteed is there is going to be a lot of turnover in the next few weeks and the usual offseason drama. Hopefully when the dust settles we will be able to see a plan and the Knicks will actually be moving towards that plan.
Who do you think will end up being the Knicks next coach?

Episode 422: The Search Continues

Marc and Jay talk about the coaching search, who’s been interviewed, who should be, and first round playoff talk

Episode 421: Coaching Search and Playoff Preview

Marc and Jay talk about the Hornacek firing, the coaching search, playoff preview, 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan, revisiting our preseason predictions

The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 420: An Uplifting Episode

Marc and Jay compare the futures of the Knicks vs the other teams in the lottery. 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan. Future coaches, and much more.

Episode 419: Tank on Tank off

Martin joins Jay today as we talk about the last weeks games, Trey Burke, the maybe on again tank race, around the league, the frozen envelope, and much more

Knicks Look to Close Out NBA Season on High Note

Knicks Look to Close Out NBA Season on High Note

With only a few remaining games in what has been a disappointing season for the New York Knicks, there are still reasons to get interested in the final stretch. As the Knicks will go into most of their final games as underdogs, the NBA basketball lines for the Knicks remaining games promise some big payoffs for anyone looking to make money off of a Knicks upset.

Here are some of the key matchups to look at:

April 9th & 11th – home and home series against the Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs will be looking to use these games as a springboard into the playoffs. Currently sitting in third place in the East and five games into a win streak, the Cavs would do themselves well by getting two big wins against an inferior team right before heading into the postseason. With as close as their division is (Indiana is right on their heels and Milwaukee isn’t too far behind either) the Cavs may even need these games to lock up third place, which will be crucial down the stretch. Look for a confident Cavaliers team to show up to this back to back series. It will be doubtful that the Knicks could pull wins off in either of these games, but if Cleveland takes things for granted in an effort to rest up before the playoffs, or if they choose to give their bench some more playing time before things get serious, the Knicks have a shot at a couple of wins here. As proof it’s not impossible, the Knicks did win the first meeting of the season, taking a 114-95 victory back on October 9th.

March 28th vs the 76’ers

Philadelphia has already locked up a spot in the east, but they are right in the middle of a bunch of teams who could move up or down the standings depending on how the rest of the season plays out. The Knicks have yet to win against the 76’ers this year, most recently dropping a 118-110 contest at home back on March 15th. Since Philly will be trying to string together some wins going into the playoffs to both give themselves momentum and gain ground in the standings, look for them not to take this contest lightly. This game is the least likely to end in an upset, so if you are looking to make money off the Knicks, this is not the most likely game to do it.

April 7th vs the Bucks

During a miserable 1-17 stretch that lasted all the way through February and halfway into March, the Knicks faced the Bucks three times and dropped all of those contests (92-90, 103-89 and 120-112). Fast forward to now, and well…nothing has changed much. The Bucks have still not clinched a spot in the East, but still have a good chance at making the playoffs along with the Miami Heat, with whom they are tied in wins with 39. Depending on what happens between now and then, these are games that the Knicks could possibly steal if Milwaukee takes things for granted. All three times they matched up this year the Knicks were in the middle of playing their worst basketball and come April 7th they might feel they have something to prove. You never know this time of year.

Episode 418: Tanks for the Memories

Marc and Jay talk about the end of the tank, whether to replace Hornacek or not, 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan, a closer look at Bridges, and much more

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