A big thanks to Patrick for making these charts. So we’ve been talking about how the Knicks offense is predictable when Melo and/or JR is on the floor and stagnant when they are off. And this chart would be even more skewed if you consider Amare missed 53 games last season. This breakout of team scoring pretty much sums that up:
Now lets take a look at that when compared to the two teams that made the finals last year. First the Miami Heat: Continue reading
Marc and Jay know nothing about college basketball so they try and do a draft review until Will calls in to explain what the hell is going on. We also try to figure out how in the world Brooklyn just added Garnett and Pierce while the Knicks might lose Copeland for financial reasons.
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Marc and Jay talk about the first two finals games and answer listener questions. Then Brock replaces Marc to give the end of the season grades for the Knicks roster.
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We may have to start doing tweet of the day as JR is always up to something on Twitter
Michael (@delacmi1) scours twitter all week to find our Knicks player Tweet of the Week every Monday morning.
It’s been a few days since we put out an episode but you can hear Jay talk NBA with GG and Big Money Mike on the Popblerd Podcast
The Knicks are on their longest losing streak of the season and Unibrow and company are on their longest winning streak of the season. Both of those things need to change right now. Comment below as the game goes on.
Marc and Jay join GG and Big Money on the Popblerd Podcast. Lots of laughs as Jay and Marc try to make as many Pelican, Nets and Lakers jokes as we can. Some actual basketball commentary in there as well.
Sometimes I just don’t get what the NBA is thinking. There is a new 90-second pre-game rule, which gives players 90 seconds to return to the court after introductions. The NBA says it’s to speed up the games. They are going to ignore all of the fouls that could be no-calls resulting in free throws that slow down the game. They’re also going to ignore how long it takes for free throws to be taken. Can’t do away with TV times outs either. So now we’ll miss out on awesome pre-game rituals like this
Why is this a problem? Especially the Ellis/Maggette dance. I’d watch an entire half hour of that.
The year: 2013. Thanks to the new penalties instituted by the NBA in October of 2012, all flopping has been eliminated from the game. But these rules didn’t go nearly far enough. Players have responded by diminishing their core strength and maintaining a high center of gravity, increasing their chances of falling over legitimately. Gregg Popovich has pioneered the “reverse screen,” intended to channel the on-ball defender into his check at a high speed. Dirk Nowitzki now spends entire offensive possessions on one leg, and Nike has teamed up with Dwyane to market the first set of high heels for basketball, the “Pump Fakes.”
Massive discontent with this state of affairs led to the recent ouster of David Stern as commissioner. He has been replaced by Jeff Van Gundy, whose first act was to abolish the foul in the NBA. These rule changes have paved the way for a new superteam, destined to dominate the postseason for years to come.
Metta World Peace
The starting backourt of J.R. Smith and Gilbert Arenas is the best in the league at containing dribble penetration. Continue reading
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?