Brooklyn Hipsters knock off the New York Isolations…This one hurts way more than Houston

HEY FELTON, STOP FREAKIN’ SHOOTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Knicks played retro ball tonight and by retro ball I mean they played like it was last season. They played all iso ball all the time. There were times I thought Melo was going to break out a cape he was playing so much hero ball. This loss may be their worst all season. It is not because it was against the Nets. This one can’t be blamed on bad refs or too much travel. The Knicks didn’t catch a crazy performance from a Chandler Parsons type tonight. The defense was all right but they were ugly on offense throughout. It was every man for themselves on offense with the exception of Tyson Chandler who cleaned up and had a monster game on offense, keeping this team in the game. This loss kills me because we should not be about to enter December with this team reverting to all their bad habits. Let’s hope the real reason they lost was because Jason Kidd was out. Here are my thoughts:

  • Did JR Smith wear Felton’s number tonight because that is the only explanation for Felton’s 3-19 performance?
  • Did Rasheed re-retire before tonight’s game and not tell anyone? How does a guy who should only be shooting from inside the paint go 2-11?
  • Hey Melo, STOP TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF!!! You have teammates and unless you trust them you are never going to win.
  • Chandler was 12-13 from the field with 28 points, all of which seemed to be off of teammates misses. Does anyone want to run some pick and rolls for this guy? Chandler could have scored 40 tonight if the Knicks made any effort to get him involved in the offense. Continue reading
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THE KNICKS ARE 3-0!!!…AND, THE WORLD HAS NOT ENDED!!!

If you read some of the preseason breakdowns of the Knicks the consensus was that this team was old and slow and that the Knicks made some rather baffling off-season moves. I think most people are still baffled because this old and slow squad is now 3-0 and winning games by an average of 20 points. This is the first time in team history that they have won the first 3 game of the season by double digits. Think how much better they would be if they went even older and slower.

Things could not be going better for the Knicks but no one outside of New York is going to give them credit. Here are the top 5 excuses to be given as to why the Knicks are just getting lucky (with sarcasm):

  1. Miami couldn’t bare to really play after the hurricane unlike the Knicks who are energized by tragedy.
  2. The Knicks were lucky enough to play without Amare who promises to single handedly subtract 12 points a night.
  3. Of course they beat Philly because they were missing Bynum who just never suffers injuries and Jason Richardson who is just at the peak of his career.
  4. Melo is only playing well because he still thinks this is the Olympics.
  5. The Knicks players all have extra energy because they did not have to run the marathon yesterday.

Here are my thoughts on tonight: Continue reading

Question of the Day 9/17/12

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?

Question of the Day 9/14/12

Question of the day: Which Knick does the most with the least talent and which Knick does the least with the most talent?

Question of the Day 9/13/12

Which Knicks player would you most like to grab a drink with?

Episode 129: Final Grades

We give each player and coach season ending grades, make fun of the Heat and recap the 2nd round games.  Download Episode 129

Playoff Predictions

In Episode 124 Marc and Jay were joined by Jim Cavan (@jpcavan) from Knickerblogger.net to make our playoff predictions.  Here are the results:

Eastern Conference:

1st Round

Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers

Jay’s Pick: Chicago in 5
Marc’s Pick: Chicago in 7
Jim’s Pick: Chicago in 6

Miami Heat vs New York Knicks

Jay’s Pick: Miami in 5
Marc’s Pick: Knicks in 4
Jim’s Pick: Miami in 6 Continue reading

New York Knicks @ Milwaukee Bucks 4/11/12 – Game Thread

Yay, the game is on at a normal time tonight!  In case you haven’t realized, tonight’s game is kind of a big deal.  Will be be in 9th by the end of the night or will we all sleep just a little bit better tonight knowing our chances of making the playoffs have significantly increased?

Who’s going to have a big game?  Who’s going to make me pull my (remaining) hair out?  Post your comments below!

New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls – Game Thread

Post your comments here for tonights game.  My first comment is, why is this game on so late?  Hopefully it’s an exciting game, if not I’ll be posting with you until I pass out.

To avoid spam I have the site set to approve the first post from all new posters, but once you’re approved you can post as much as you want without waiting.

Eastern Conference Midseason Grades

The season is half over so I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at how each team has fared so far and give them mid-season grades.

Let’s start with the Eastern Conference, going in order of current standing.

Miami Heat: A+: The East is as predictable as the West is unpredictable. I don’t think there’s a person on the planet who didn’t think Miami and Chicago would be the top 2 teams. LeBron is having his best season as a professional and has also managed to stay away from twitter, interviews, hour-long specials, and every other way he put his foot in his mouth last season. The supporting cast is much better this year after signing Battier, getting a steal in Norris Cole in the draft, and having a healthy Haslem and Miller. The road to the finals goes through Miami.

Chicago Bulls: A+: Only one game out of first and that’s with Rose missing a bunch of games. It doesn’t seem to matter who replaces Rose, they continued to win with John Lucas III and Mike James at the point. The best defense in the league and a deep bench. We should really just start the east playoffs with the conference finals, Chicago and Miami are so much better than the rest of the conference it’s almost unfair.

Indiana Pacers: A: This year’s most improved team. People barely talked about the David West signing, that was a very underrated move. You won’t seem them on national TV very often, so they’ve been flying under the radar and have quietly moved up to the #3 seed. This is a young team that’s is in a great situation cap-wise. They’ll need that cap space to make a move to put them in the same league with the top two teams in the conference, but even without making a move, as presently constructed they’ll be a tough out for years to come. Continue reading