Marc, Jay and stats guy talk about the Knicks signings of Ron Baker, Chasson Randle, and J P Tokoto. We also talk about the Phil files, training camp, the olympics and more
Marc and Jay talk about the Knicks roster, the triangle, the positive and negative feedback from last episode, the last roster spot, listener questions and much more
Written by William Lee
New York avenged a terrible February 03, 2014 loss to the league’s worst team on a Saturday matinée game, defeating Milwaukee 115-94.
The previous three contests against Milwaukee were highly competitive, going to a double overtime, and even giving the Bucks one of their league worst thirteen wins. Saturday would be a completely different story, as New York stretched their season high winning streak to six straight. Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire made their return to the starting lineup, and even though they looked rusty at times, their presence was immense for the ball club. New York went on a 19-6 run early in the second quarter, which ended any competitiveness from the game the rest of the afternoon.
John Henson would dunk the ball to start the second quarter, the Knicks would answer with the massive run, sparked by Tim Hardaway Jr, who scored 11 of the 19 points, during the crushing run to the Bucks. Hardaway Jr. got to the rim at will, highlighted by an alley-oop dunk, where he was the recipient of a great team basketball play. On an inbound pass to Pablo Prigioni, he threw a three quarter court pass to Iman Shumpert, who threw the lob to Hardaway Jr. for the jam. Hardaway Jr. would then cap the run with a three, giving the Knicks a 49-31 lead with 5:36 left in the second quarter. Things were going so well for New York that Iman Shumpert somehow banked in a three from the right corner three. (I don’t think he called bank on that shot)
New York held a 60-42 lead at the half, and the second half both teams basically just went through the motions, waiting for the game to end. It was non-competitive in the second half, and garbage time came early. Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 20 points from the bench, lending a helping hand to Carmelo Anthony who finished the game with 23 points.
It’s time for our annual fantasy league. Here are the changes and information for playing this year:
1. It will be an Auction draft, meaning every team will have a budget of 200 and can bid on any player. Your draft order is what order you can nominate players to be bid on.
2. The draft will be on Saturday, October 26th at 1pm EST.
3. There is a $20 buy in with the pot going to the top 2-3 players depending on how many people join. Send $20 to my paypal account – firstname.lastname@example.org and put your email in the note section and I will send you an invite to join the league.
4. We will be doing a live podcast during the draft, the link to listen will be posted closer to the draft date so you can listen in/call us while the draft is taking place.
It’s been a ton of fun in previous years, looking forward to doing it again this season.
Jay and Marc talk about Metta signing to the Knicks, JR Smiths surgery, players the Knicks need, summer league and much more
A lot of people have said they expect the Knicks to be a top 5 defensive team. Where do you think the Knicks will rank on offense compared to the rest of the league?
We started a fantasy basketball league that we’d like everyone to join – http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/4995 We talk about basketball video games, players playing overseas, and a few other things. It’s getting really hard to find topics to talk about. This lockout needs to end soon. Download Episode 80
We started a fantasy basketball league (yeah I know we have high hopes of actually having a season). We would like as many listeners to join as possible. The draft is on Sat Oct 15 1:00pm EDT. Here’s the link to join – http://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/4995