Apr 4, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT
Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony are talking… not about a new contract yet, just about how tough a year it has been for ‘Melo to carry the load in NYC with little help until recently.
Apr 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The Knicks desperately want something the Nets possess. How quickly things have changed.
Apr 3, 2014, 2:26 AM EDT
The Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, the Pacers scored more than 100 points. Those are things worth celebrating.
Mar 31, 2014, 2:08 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while telling your wife to be you want to spend $3,000 to live tweet your wedding… LaMarcus Aldridge, Portland Trail Blazers. Aldridge returns to the lineup and the struggling Blazers rattle off three straight wins. It’s not a coincidence. Aldridge finished with 28 points (10-of-20…
Mar 27, 2014, 3:33 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while hating on the idea of Monopoly “house rules”…. Indiana Pacers. It wasn’t pretty, but what mattered was the fight in the team. And the win over Miami, but more than that the fight it took from them to get there. Indiana had been slogging through the season,…
Mar 26, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT
Iman Shumpert has regressed a bit this season with the Knicks, struggling to stay healthy as a productive member of the lineup while taking plenty of criticism from head coach Mike Woodson in the early part of the season at the same time. Shumpert returned to the New York lineup in the team’s embarrassing loss…
Mar 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The Sixth Man of the Year award likely will come down to a two-man race.
Mar 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
All the way to playoffs?
Mar 10, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT
Does he mean Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani or J.R. Smith?
Mar 10, 2014, 12:59 AM EDT
A career-high 42 points on just 18 shots. Not bad.
Mar 9, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
What would Amar’e have done with this in 2007?
Mar 4, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT
Chris Smith was given earned a roster spot on the Knicks prior to the beginning of the season, in what was reportedly a deal made when signing his brother J.R. Smith in free agency last summer. The entirety of Chris’s contract of $490,000 became fully guaranteed on opening night, but it cost New York more…
Mar 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was held in Boston this past weekend, the eighth in an annual series intended to bring the sports world and the advanced statistics community together to discuss common areas where the two fields can share and benefit from an increasingly abundant amount of raw data that measures athletes performing…
Mar 1, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT
BOSTON – It doesn’t take an MIT graduate student to tell you that J.R. Smith is among the many players in the league who believe in the “Hot Hand” theory, which is essentially the notion that if you’ve made a few shots in a row, you’re shooting the next one — regardless of the quality…
Feb 26, 2014, 8:13 PM EDT
At one point in Monday night’s close contest between the Knicks and the Mavericks, J.R. Smith was apparently tired of seeing Vince Carter rain in shot after shot from three-point distance, and was willing to try anything to distract him. That included, of course, messing with Carter’s headband during a stoppage in play. All by…
The Extra Pass: Carmelo Anthony calls his string of stellar performances ‘pointless’ after latest crushing loss
Feb 25, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK – The Knicks seem intent on finding new ways to lose basketball games, the most recent one coming in crushing fashion Monday night at the buzzer against the Mavericks. But the constant losing and the team’s abysmal record truly have nothing to do with Carmelo Anthony. Dallas gave back all of an eight-point…
Feb 25, 2014, 2:11 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while mourning the loss of Harold Ramis (RIP)….. Philadelphia 76ers on the court. My. Lord. They. Are. Terrible. The Sixers have lost 11 in a row after getting just routed by the Milwaukee Bucks 130-110. That would be the 11-win Milwaukee Bucks, which shot 57.1…
Feb 25, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT
Well, at least he didn’t untie his shoelaces. Early in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks taking on the Knicks Monday night, J.R. Smith decided to just knock Vince Carter‘s headband down over his eye. The best is Carter’s look of “what is this, third grade?” But it also works, notice Carter spends most of…
Feb 15, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT
The thought of Tim Hardaway Jr. learning just about anything from J.R. Smith is a little terrifying if you’re a Knicks fan, but you’ve got to admit: this was pretty funny. Earlier this season Smith received one of the oddest fines from the league you’ll ever see when he got docked 50 large for “repeated…
Feb 13, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT
If the mask doesn’t fit, you’ve got to sit. Or something like that. We posted a couple days ago the plan for J.R. Smith to suit up for the New York Knicks Wednesday night wearing a mask to protect his fractured cheekbone. Except he didn’t suit up. After going through warm-ups Smith told the Knicks…
Feb 11, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT
J.R. Smith has found his shooting touch lately — in his last five games he has averaged 17.6 points a game, hitting 43.8 from beyond the arc, and with a true shooting percentage of 60.4. This isn’t going to help. Smith has a small fracture in his cheekbone and will keep playing but will wear…
Feb 11, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT
I’ve been surprised how often this has come up lately. During radio talk show interviews, in emails, I even had a friend ask me: Are the Knicks trading Carmelo Anthony? No. Not even close. I’m not sure how this delusion even became a talking point. Yes, the Knicks do know Anthony can opt out of…
Feb 6, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT
J.R. Smith was suspended for the New York Knicks’ first five games due to a failed drug test. He delayed getting knee surgery until after signing a new contract. He feuded with Paul Pierce. And that was just before the season began. But when Smith returned after his suspension, Woodson immediately gave him big minutes.…
Feb 6, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Tell me if this sounds at all familiar. 24 years old, about 6-foot-8, 6-foot-9. Roughly 250 pounds. Stronger and faster than just about everyone. Phenomenal basketball IQ. Highly skilled, but often criticized for what he can’t do instead of appreciated for what he does. That’s Blake Griffin. And at one point, that was LeBron James,…
Feb 6, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT
Amar’e Stoudemire had a bit of a throwback performance in the Knicks’ loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, looking as spry as we’ve seen in quite some time. Stoudemire got loose for a couple of dunks, but this was the more explosive of the two, where he flew in for the slam after the nice…
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