The Knicks held the Pistons to 92 points tonight, which is better than their previous two outings, but it would have been nice if they hadn’t only scored 86 points themselves. There are a lot of things you could say about the Knicks effort, or their woeful opening to the season, but instead we’re just going to show you Amar’e Stoudemire forget for a moment he’s on a basketball court. Read More »
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Knicks provocateur and sullen beat reporter for the New York Daily News, Frank Isola, dropped a bit of a bombshell on Sunday night. Sources tell him the Knicks have been shopping wing Iman Shumpert, most notably to Boston in exchange for still-recovering point guard Rajon Rondo, but Isola also reveals Shump had a secret second surgery on his knee this summer. Read More »
Down 107-104, with five seconds remaining in last night’s Knicks-Rockets opener during TNT’s Thursday night doubleheader, Carmelo Anthony was fouled early by James Harden to prevent any chance for the Knicks to tie. Except, ‘Melo was fouled in what appeared to be a shooting motion, and he actually hit the 3-pointer! Read More »
Rockets frugal — less than $1 million per year over the next two — forward Chandler Parsons is only shooting 22 percent from three-point territory this season. That will likely increase, but he still sold the Knicks on a pump-fake from behind the arc before gliding in for the slam. Read More »
Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld creator Larry David was sitting courtside in Madison Square Garden on Sunday when the Spurs blew out the Knicks by 31 points. His aggrieved expression makes it seem like he’s filming a new scene for Curb, but the Knicks are really just a calamity right now, and it’s hard to smile if you’re a fan. Things might be getting even worse, too. Read More »
The titular head of the Knicks, President and CEO of Cablevision Systems Inc. and Executive Chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company, James Dolan, was playing with his rock band — JD and the Straight Shot — last night after the Knicks were blown out by 31 points at the Garden. Dolan promptly guaranteed a victory on Wednesday night. Here are some more moves Dolan can make to hurt his own team. Read More »
All stats from games prior to Friday
Even when sample sizes are small and records give no indication of anything worthwhile, the first week or two of the NBA season can still show audiences which teams are contenders and which are merely pretending.
The contenders, the teams that built off of either their offseason success as a result of keen free agency moves or those that are thriving off of the development of certain players, are already giving notice that they are a squad worth recognizing. Read More »
The Knicks just keep taking body shots so far this season. We’ve just completed the first calendar week, and they’ve already lost three of their first four games. Their franchise player, Carmelo Anthony, is struggling — except when he’s shooting at his own basket — and now comes word they’ll be without 2012 DPOY and defensive stanchion in the middle, Tyson Chandler, for the next month — at best. Read More »
The Knicks are mired in cheerleader rumors and a 1-and-3 start to the season. Their owner is demanding a title from a team many feel is not capable of even hosting a playoff series. All is not right at MSG, and things took an even worse turn tonight when the Knicks’ loss to the Bobcats 102-97 at home, was punctuated by this inadvertent putback by Carmelo Anthony on his own basket. Read More »
The 2013-2014 NBA season has kicked off in exciting fashion. But for Knicks fans, there have already been multiple signs that their new and improved roster will be facing many adjustments early on.
With expectations high, there’s little room for experimentation. However, head coach Mike Woodson has already shown stability in his lineups. As expected, Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony are locked in as starters. Iman Shumpert should solidify his status as a starter eventually, which leaves one open interchangeable slot – and this has caused a great deal of controversy. Read More »