|Four games and four losses this week, with 3 of them being disgusting blowouts. It all makes sense when you take a look at the Knicks top 5 players this week. These last 20 games are going to really drag, especially if you’re looking forward to arguably the most interesting western conference playoffs we’ve ever seen.|
|Rank||Player||Comments||Last weeks Rank|
|1||Bargnani, Andrea||Bargnani looked great in the two games against the Pacers. Like really good. And he didn’t look good in the Kings and Nuggets game. Reason 415 why I don’t want the Knicks to sign Hibbert, who was held to 3 points and 0-6 shooting. Against Bargs.||1|
|2||Shved, Alexey||I am quickly becoming a Shvedhead. He’s by far the best on this team at drawing fouls, and he can rebound and pass. He even found his shot against the Nuggets.||5|
|3||Larkin, Shane||Larkin had an OK week. He led the team in assists in two of the four games and didn’t turn the ball over too much.||8|
|4||Amundson, Lou||Lou missed a game with back spasms and then played 14 minutes off the bench and managed to get more rebounds than our starting PF that game (Smith 1 board in 21 minutes).||2|
|5||Galloway, Langston||Galloway had 2 decent games but he also managed to get a +/- of -40 against the Kings. How is that even possible? Continue reading|
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.
Well the Carmelo Anthony trade finally happened. We break down the pieces sent out and the pieces the Knicks get back. Marc raises some good questions including, will Stoudemire and Anthony be able to play together, will D’Antoni change his style to fit the players, how do we feel about the trade in general, will we root for the Knicks players that were traded, and what do we do if Isiah comes back. Download Episode 39
The Knicks lose again and are getting close to falling to the 7th seed. The Knicks get fined 200,000 for conducting illegal practices. James Dolan on the list of worst New York sports owners of all time….twice. By the way, why hasn’t he extended Walsh yet? Love makes the all-star reserves, which he really really deserved. Gilbert Arenas is served during halftime. Jermaine O’Neal is out 6-8 weeks, which surprises no one. Download Episode 34
We relaunched the website over at http://www.thenewyorkknickspodcast.com . Kwame Darko. Who is the worst draft pick and who is the worst Knick? Jerome James walks into a bar…. Infidelity in the NBA, oh my! Is Dan Gilbert racist? The Knicks beat the Washington Wizards. Download Episode 31