The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 415: Where to Go From Here

Marc and Jay talk about Hornacek, the tank update, new rotations, 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan, and much more
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The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 413: All Star Weekend and Jeff Hornacek

Marc and Jay talk about the last two games, all star weekend, what is going on with Hornacek, rotations, 10 minutes with a die hard fan, and much more

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Episode 412: David Robinson Moment

Marc and Jay talk about Porzingis getting injured, the Knicks trading Hernangomez and McDermott, Cleveland blowing up the team, 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan, initial thoughts on Kornett, Hicks, and Mudiay, and much more

Episode 411: Drama Time

Marc and Jay talk about the last few games, Willy asking for a trade, minutes allocations, trade proposals leading up to the deadline, and much  more

Episode 410: Joakim Milk Carton Noah

Marc and Jay talk about the disappearance of Noah, crazy Kawhi rumors, 10 minutes with a die hard fan, a realistic trade with OKC, and much more

The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 409: A Mixed Bag

Marc and Jay talk about the last four games, have a conversation with a Knicks fan from France who gives us lots of info about Frank Ntilikina, Kemba Walker is on the trading block, Mark Jackson as coach, most efficient lineups, and much more

Episode 408: January Negativity

Marc and Jay talk about the losing streak, players that should get more or less time, getting to the bottom of what is going on with this team, much more

Heat, Mavs, Improvement?

Heat, Mavs, Improvement?

Written by Declan Ryan

The Knicks moved to 19-21 this season after an encouraging win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

Prior to the Dallas game, the Knicks threw away what would’ve been a great confidence boosting win in Miami, who’s victory was largely predicated on their willingness to shoot threes, and the Knicks’ reluctance to do the same.

The 107-103 loss in overtime to the Heat was a reminder for Knicks fans that despite a
promising start to the season, there is room for improvement on multiple fronts for the
team going forward. Much has been made over the improved defense and effort that passes the eye test when watching the team, but statistically, the game-plans have to
improve if the Knicks want to reach even the 8th seed in the playoff race this year.
Miami attempted 42 threes on Friday, but the Knicks only managed 13 attempts – this
disparity further highlighted by the fact that the Knicks didn’t make a single 3 pointer until the 3rd quarter. Of course, attempting a low number of threes would be excusable if the team was having an off night – there’s no use chucking threes just for the sake of it. However, the Knicks hit 5 threes on Friday, shooting a good 38.5% as opposed to the Heat who shot 28.5% (12/42).

We all know that the Knicks have struggled mightily in defending the 3 point line this
season, in fact, it’s probably the most frustrating part of watching the team so far. Given that for the most part the effort on defense has been great, the Knicks’ players are doing themselves a disservice by giving them up.

A more detailed study of the Heat game, undertaken by reddit user /u/zounderk1te  (1) , shows that the team suffers from multiple individual errors when on defense; this is compounded by the fact that the team has to constantly help on defense to contain opposition players who are allowed to drive to the rim far too easily.

Despite KP’s recent ‘tired’ comments, there is a real case for him moving to the 5 once he can hang physically with NBA big men down low. KP frequently doesn’t contest 3 pointers when guarding stretch 4’s, and there’s no doubt he’s best defensively as a rim protector, closer to the basket.

Anyone who has watched the Knicks this year will tell you that the team appears to flat out refuse to box out sometimes, instead ball watching and allowing easy offensive rebounds as well as long rebounds which lead to easy threes for the other team. Truthfully, it’s hard to say whether this is solely a coaching issue, or because of the inexperience of the team’s young players, but regardless it’s killing the Knicks especially down the stretch in close games.

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The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 407: Beasley, McDermott, or O’Quinn

Marc and Jay talk about the Knicks lack of three point shooting, Beasley, the Knicks lineups, Porzingis is tired, 10 minutes with a die hard fan, and much more

The New York Knicks Podcast – Episode 406: January Optimism

Marc and Jay are back, we talk about possible moves for the trade deadline, different rotations, covering the 3 point line, 10 minutes with a die hard Knicks fan, and more