Marc, Jay, and Will talk about the last 3 games, the Cavs firing Blatt, Lance the glue guy, taking back our Melo comment from last episode, revisiting the offseason moves, and much more
Written by William Lee
Wednesday night was a battle of ineptitude on offense, with Detroit literally being the worst offensive team in the league, being ranked at the bottom for all offensive statistical categories. New York don’t fare any better, being the second worst in points per game at 88.5 points per game.
It was a strange and ugly game to start. It being a battle between Jason Smith, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, both of whom went perfect from the field, scoring 11 points in the first quarters. Both received little help from their teammates, with each team struggling 42.9% from the field. Caldwell-Pope got a little more help than Smith though with Detroit leading 25-20 after the first quarter.
Knicks who were already extremely short-handed with the injuries to Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon, as well as J.R. Smith serving an suspension (Jason Smith getting the start), the only backup point guard Pablo Prigioni turned his ankle early in the second quarter. Continue reading
Written by William Lee
January 24, 2014 Carmelo Anthony set a career high and franchise record with 62 points in Madison Square Garden against the then Charlotte Bobcats. It is only fitting that Anthony reached his 20,000 career point milestone against the now Charlotte Hornets as well.
Iman Shumpert started the game off very aggressively, possibly because of his contract not getting extended Friday night. Trying to make a point? Possibly…Shumpert looked for his shot early and often, scoring nine points in the opening five minutes, but was overly aggressive on the defensive end, collecting an early second personal foul, forcing him to the bench. With back to back threes, New York held an early double digit lead, 15-5. Carmelo Anthony’s three also put him in the 20,000 career points club.
Gary Neal kept Charlotte in the game, scoring eight of the ten points by the Hornets in between the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second quarter. Neal finished the game with 17 points. New York would lead by as much as 15 points in the first half, going on a 7-0 run capped off by an Iman Shumpert baseline slam dunk, giving the Knicks a 43-28 lead. The Hornets answered with a 22-9 run powered by Al Jefferson, scoring ten points working the low post, cutting the deficit to 52-50 by the end of the first half. Continue reading
Written by William Lee
|Four games and four losses since last weeks rankings. I will now try and rank the varying levels of awfulness that make up the Knicks roster.|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Anthony, Carmelo||Last night was the first night in a long time Melo has shot over .500, but he’s also fighting constant double teams due to the lack of help around him. A few more assists would help but I can’t complain too much considering he’s currently 2nd in the NBA in scoring and a very impressive 11th in rebounding.||1|
|2||Martin, Kenyon||Huzzah! An actual Knick player that plays defense. He can rebound too! He’s been playing over 25 minutes a game. Anyone else terrified at what this team would look like if K-Mart went down?||6|
|3||Bargnani, Andrea||Bargnani went ice cold for a few games but who am I going to put above him? He’s been grabbing 5 boards a game which is…not the worst I guess. Would still like to see him get more touches in the 2nd half of games, especially when he’s productive in the 1st half. Looking at you Melo and JR.||2|
|4||Udrih, Beno||With Felton out Beno has bene our resident ‘PG who lets every opposing PG run past him on just about every play’ guy. He’s up this high for his performance in the Indiana game because 1 great game is 1 more than the players ranked 5-15.||9|
|5||Stoudemire, Amar’e||You know this team is in trouble when we’re putting Amare in the top 5. Yes his defense is still the worst but he’s been scoring and rebounding at a very efficient rate which is all you can expect from him at this point. Continue reading|
David Sterns team won the lottery! The Spurs are better than the Thunder. The Heat and the refs vs. the Celtics. Woodson is locked up as Knicks coach. Things to look forward to. Who is going to make the hall out of the 4 teams left and the Knicks. Download Episode 131
We go over all the playoff games between Friday and Monday. Download Episode 65
We talk about Sunday’s games, the positive and negative things we saw from game one, the importance of having home court advantage, some questionable calls from the refs, what to look for in game two, and much more. Download Episode 59
We talk about the upcoming Knicks/Celtics playoff series. We go over the individual matchups and make our predictions on how the series will play out. Download Episode 56
We’ve been pretty negative lately so we decided to only say positive things the whole episode. We say positive things about the Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks games. We say positive things about the Knicks making the playoffs and positive things about the possible playoff scenarios. Download Episode 50