The Knicks lose two really ugly games against the Pacers and Bulls before coming back against the Hornets. We debate whether Shumpert coming back next game and Felton in a few weeks will be enough or if the Knicks need to make a cut in order to sign another big man. Also, Steve Novak is hilarious and punks Nate Robinson. Download Episode 167
The magic have almost as many players injured as the Knicks do and sucked to begin with. If the Knicks don’t make it two in a row tonight expect a very cynical podcast tomorrow. Comment below as the game goes. Please. I was arguing with myself last game.
Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger.net joins us today. Amare comes back and it goes about as well as expected. What happened to the Knicks defense? Ronnie Brewer and Steve Novak aren’t playing like they did in November and early December. Is Felton more important than we realized? Trying to figure out why the Knicks don’t look like the same team they did only a month ago. Much more. Download Episode 164
Amare’s back. Nuff said. Comment below as the game goes on.
Everyone on the Knicks is injured. Lets hope this is a blowout so Prigs can play a lot of minutes and save some wear and tear on Kidd, since he’s going to be playing a ton of minutes in January. Other things to look for are Camby continuing to progress, Brewer getting out of his terrible slump (26% from the field and 6% from 3 point land this month). Comment below as the game progresses.
Another happy episode. Recapping the Nets and Rockets games, what’s wrong with Deron Williams, getting ready for Amare to come back, the Knicks injury updates, is Kobe shooting too much, teams that have surprised us and much more Download Episode 162
Marc and Jay recap the last few games, our new segment “where are they now”, questions from listeners, fantasy basketball, the upcoming schedule including the Knicks first time facing Jeremy Lin and much more. Download Episode 155
Finally, games that count! Win or lose I’m so excited to watch an actual meaningful game. Thoughts, predictions, rants, comments, etc go here.
Western Conference Preview
Oklahoma City Thunder – I do not like the Harden trade for this season. The Thunder might be better in the long run, but when you are so close to a title, why mess with it? Kevin Martin can flat out score, but he couldn’t guard me. That’s going to be a problem in the playoffs. His scoring will get them a lot of wins in the regular season though.
Los Angeles Lakers – It always works out for the Lakers. They were able to turn Bynum into Dwight Howard AND add Steve Nash. A Nash, Bryant, Peace, Gasol, Howard starting lineup is as good as it gets. Their bench is pretty terrible, but once the playoffs start and the starters play extended minutes, it won’t matter as much. The window for this unit to win is fairly small since 4 out of 5 of the starters are nearing the end of their careers, but they are on the short list of contenders this year.
San Antonio Spurs – The Spurs are one of the two teams in the conference (league?) that are two deep at every position. That means less minutes for Duncan and Ginobili which in theory will preserve them for the playoffs. This team should take a look at the standings near the end of the season and “adjust” their lineup to try and avoid a 1st round matchup against the Grizzlies. Continue reading