Marc and Jay come up with a new way to make the draft fun. Also Porzingis mystery tweet, all time top 5, playoffs, trade scenarios and much more
Marc and Jay talk about each series of the playoffs, offseason moves, ex Knicks in the playoffs, what Phil might be thinking, who to draft, and much more
Marc and Jay talk about the last few games, the state of the race to the bottom, James Dolan isn’t that bad of a guy, a Melo debate, Noah is washed up, much more
Marc and Jay talk about the last few games, building a winning culture, keeping vs trading draft picks, the draft, defense, Derrick Rose’s latest season-ending injury, and much more
Jay is joined by Sean Derental from the Ode to Oden podcast to talk about who the Knicks might draft. Everyone from Fultz to Smith to Monk to Jackson to a ton of players Jay currently can’t pronounce and Marc will never ever be able to pronounce.
Marc and Jay talk about the last 2 games, the state of the tank race, playing vets in a lost season, what the heck is Phil doing, upcoming schedule, draft prospects and much more
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers
March 14, 2017
Knicks 87, Pacers 81
The Indiana Pacers aren’t fans of snow, apparently.
The blizzard in New York City couldn’t keep the basketball out of MSG tonight as the Indiana Pacers came to town to wrap up the season series against the Knickerbockers. In a season without many bright spots, the Knicks put on an excellent performance in their building, to give the fans something to cheer about. Kristaps Porzingis was the biggest story tonight, as he left the game with a leg thigh contusion, because this season can’t have a high, without delivering a low immediately afterwards.
After the exit of the unicorn, it was Carmelo Anthony and Willy Hernangomez who put the Knicks on their back in the fourth to lead the Knicks to a win, 87-81. Anthony and Hernangomez were scoring, defending, and rebounding at an incredible rate, as both men pulled down double-digit rebounds for their respective double-doubles. Carmelo scored 22 to lead the Knicks, and Hernangomez scored 13 points and grabbed 16 boards. Derrick Rose also scored 16 points and continued to knock down mid-range jumpers.
The biggest story from this game? Defense. The Knicks played excellent defense tonight, and you read that correctly. The Knicks ACTUALLY played tough defense against a decent opponent. Credit to these guys to playing hard all game long and showing fight in another lost season. The Knicks could have easily played down and crawled to the finish, but they hung tough to give the paying customers what they traveled through the snow to see.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, how could the guy who has been one of the biggest advocates of the tank be okay with a win against a playoff team? I’ll tell you why, it’s because even though it goes against what I really think the Knicks should be doing, I love this team too damn much to not be happy about a win. During the 17 win season, the Knicks won a few games at the end of the season that knocked their draft position back a few spots, but I don’t see a win like this mattering too much. Everyone has to accept the fact that New York will land somewhere between the 6-10 pick range, and that should be just fine for everyone. This team isn’t bad enough to get to the top-5 mark with such little time left in the season.
Knicks are back in action against the tank-a-licious Brooklyn Nets in another riveting battle for New York City. Get your popcorn ready, this one will be brutal. 27-41.
Written by Stephen
Get rid of management. Hire new management. Has to be the absolute best available. Overpay like a mother fucker if you have to.
I’d hire Sam Hinkie.
Hire Ewing as coach. Three year contract at the bare minimum. Give him a year or two to work shit out. He’ll have a bad team. Long leash.
Make sure he gets the best associate coaches available. Overpay like a mother fucker if you have to. Knicks got money for days.
Nothing but absolute respect between the Knicks and Ewing from now on, even if he doesn’t work out as a HC.
Hinkie will know what to do with Carmelo. I say trade him, but Hinkie wouldn’t do it without fleecing someone. Carmelo wouldn’t say no to a trade at this point.
Acquire assets. First round picks, second round picks. Stockpile that shit. Bottom out like Philly did.
Top three draft picks for three years minimum. Don’t start making shit better till you got a mad amount of young talent on the roster.
Porzingis will have a solid young team to grow around him.
If you end up with talent that’s not gonna fit, trade that shit. That’s why you acquire assets.
No more bad contracts. No more dumb trades. Keep every pick.
Knicks don’t got to worry about ticket sales. Fans will buy tickets regardless. People will jizz over whatever picks they get.
If the Knicks got Ben Simmons, you guys would be so happy. That’s why Jay’s a fucking retard.
Hinkie is great at explaining shit. Just make sure he does so. I’m sure he knows that’s where he fucked up in Philly.
Goal is to be the worst team in the Eastern Conference every single year.
Build a culture. All the young players should know they’re building towards something great.
Losing takes a toll, but they’ll have all the opportunity in the world. They get to go out there every night and make mistakes. Just make sure they got the best guidance.
Sign some veterans to help with that culture shit.
Extremely important to hire the best training staff available. You want the best in the industry. Spare no expense. Everything has to be the absolute best. Poach the best staff from other teams.
There’s no reason for Dolan to spare a single fucking dime.
New York media might fuck shit up like the retards they are, but it’s worth a shot. Also, I’m not sure if Ewing is willing to tank. He’s from a different generation.
Ewing wouldn’t have to throw games. Just don’t put him in a position to win. Goal for Ewing and the players should be to win every game.
Don’t give them a chance, though. They have to be the worst. Second last and last might be the difference between Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram.
I don’t care what you think. It’s always better to have first choice.
Marc and Jay talk about all the coaches that got signed and or didn’t interview with the Knicks, Phil is maybe secretly interviewing some coaches, the Knicks might be in the hunt for a draft pick, recapping the conference semifinals and previewing the conference finals
Marc, Jay, and Stats Guy IV wrap up the season by giving final grades to each player, comparing our pre-season predictions to the actual standings, compare last years team to this year, talk about who is staying and who is going, and more