TAG: Mike Woodson

NBA / Feb 28, 2014 / 2:00 pm

A 6-Step Guide To Fixing The New York Knicks

New York Knicks

After the Knicks lost to the Mavericks on a Dirk Nowitzki buzzer-beater Monday night, Carmelo Anthony stands at the free throw line at Madison Square with his hands on his knees in disbelief. In that moment you can feel all of the air leave the arena. Anthony had put out his best effort, scoring 44 points and has been carrying this team the whole year. Hours later, around 2:00 a.m., there is a report that Raymond Felton has been arrested on gun charges. Read More »

NBA / Feb 27, 2014 / 3:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Tyson Chandler On The Struggling Knicks & His NBA Mount Rushmore

Tyson Chandler

Despite facing team adversity through much of the season, New York Knicks former All-Star center Tyson Chandler remains positive. After landing in Miami on Wednesday night for the team’s matchup against the Heat on Thursday, Chandler took the time to speak with Dime about a wide-range of subjects, including his involvement with the Skylanders: SWAP Force video game, to his interest in art and love of his family and of course, to issues in the Knicks’ locker room. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Feb 22, 2014 / 1:21 pm

Metta World Peace’s Brother Lobs Bombs At Knicks On Twitter

Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace let the world know on Twitter today that his agent was working on a buyout from the Knicks. He has nothing but love for his hometown of New York and Knicks fans in general, but remained largely mum about the reasons he’s decided to seek a buyout. His brother, Daniel Artest, wasn’t so covert. Daniel Artest has been lobbing grenades at the Knicks organization on his own Twitter account, calling out coach Mike Woodson, the Knicks PR department, and the organization as a whole secure in the knowledge his brother is done in New York’s blue and orange. Read More »

NBA / Feb 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

The 10 Biggest Surprises & Disappointments Of The NBA Season

Greg Oden

A little more than halfway through the year and we, the NBA fanbase, have been subject to a few surprises and disappointments we surely didn’t see leading into the 2013-14 season. As far as how the season has gone thus far, a majority of it has been expected. The teams we expected to be at the top of the East are there, and the same goes for most of the West, with the exception of Portland, stunning opponents with some incredible shooting. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 7, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Report: Owner James Dolan & Carmelo Anthony Meet To Discuss Knicks Coach

Mike Woodson, Carmelo Anthony

This isn’t good news for Knicks coach Mike Woodson. After a week of speculation Woody could be terminated this time next week, a source tells the New York Daily News, Knicks owner James Dolan met with Carmelo Anthony and another player following their loss Wednesday night to the Blazers. The meeting was to discuss the state of the team and whether a coaching change might be in order. Read More »

Smack / Feb 6, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Mike Woodson Calls Referee Danny Crawford A “F***ing A**hole”

Mike Woodson

The slick, hairless head of referee Danny Crawford met with another antagonist Wednesday night when Mike Woodson verbally chastised him following New York’s 94-90 home loss to the Blazers. Woodson was caught on camera going off on Crawford as he exited the court, though it might be Woodson who’s feeling the heat today. Read More »

NBA / Feb 5, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Maybe Patrick Ewing Could Coach The Knicks?

Patrick Ewing, Tom Thibodeau

The Knicks lost to the Bucks earlier this week, a team that also happens to have the worst record in the NBA. So when Steve Popper of the Bergen Record reported that a source says Knicks coach Mike Woodson might not be long for New York, we thought about possible replacements. Then we saw the profile by Yahoo’s Marc J. Spears on Patrick Ewing‘s decade plus post-retirement career where he’s been an assistant coach for some of the best basketball minds in the league, and everything clicked into place. Patrick Ewing should be the new coach of the Knicks. Read More »

NBA / Jan 24, 2014 / 4:46 pm

J.R. Smith Says Defense Is “Not Really My Area of Expertise”

Matt Barnes, J.R. Smith

The Knicks enter tonight’s game against the visiting Bobcats having lost five straight games with an overall mark of 15-27. They’re, well, a bad basketball team. Most everyone understands this, including the Knicks themselves. The most glaring issue — out of many — concerns their 27th-ranked defense. When the New York Post‘s Marc Berman asked the dizzyingly out-of-touch J.R. Smith whether it was coach Mike Woodson‘s defensive scheme which was the primary culprit for their their bottom-feeding inability to prevent buckets, he answered as only J.R. can. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jan 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm

J.R. Smith Gets Benched As The Knicks Beat The Defending Champs

J.R. Smith

The Knicks got a huge win at home Thursday night with the defending champion Heat in New York for the first leg of a back-to-back ending in Brooklyn tonight. The game was nationally televised on TNT, but J.R. Smith rode the bench all night. The Knicks are shopping him after Shoelacegateâ„¢ cost him $50K, and coach Mike Woodson has been adamant J Swish needs to grow up a bit. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Jan 9, 2014 / 11:00 am

Report: Knicks Shopping J.R. Smith Around So He’ll Clean Up His Act

John Salmons, J.R. Smith

The New York Knicks are shopping the 2013 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith after his behavior both on the off the court, ESPN reported Wednesday. The report comes after the NBA fined Smith $50,000 for “recurring instances of unsportsmanlike conduct.” He untied Shawn Marion‘s sneaker, received a warning and then tried to do it to Greg Monroe in the next game. The Knicks — as are most fans — are a bit fed up with the whole thing, but finding a suitor for Smith’s services will be hard. Read More »