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Looking Ahead

After the Knicks were eliminated by the Pacers in the second round of the playoffs, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the bleak future faced by this team. To be fair, there are plenty of reasons for concern. The team is old, the oldest in the league. The team was beset by… More

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Shumping the Playoffs

Much has been made of the downward spiral of JR Smith in these playoffs. Fortunately for the Knicks, there has been a corresponding upward trend by Iman Shumpert. As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another door gets dunked on by Iman Shumpert.” Let’s start with Smith. Much like the Knicks themselves, JR started… More

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The Sky is Falling!

After Wednesday night, it’s easy to view this series as the basketball incarnation of the Red Sox/Yankees playoff series in 2004, where Boston famously overcame New York’s 3-0 lead to win 4-3 on their way to the World Series. Yet, it’s really quite different, in spite of the teams being from the same cities. The… More

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The Novak/Stoudemire Dilemma

Thanks in part to the frequently injured status of Amare Stoudemire, Mike Woodson has been forced to be very creative in his approach to lineup building this season. Using the talent pool available to him, he’s completely twisted the traditional point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, center lineup into something uniquely special and… More

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The Carmelo Anthony Trade

If we take an NBA snapshot right now, the Carmelo Anthony trade sure looks good for the Knicks. First, let’s review: The Knicks gave up: Raymond Felton Danilo Gallinari Timofey Mozgov Anthony Randolph Wilson Chandler Eddy Curry 2014 draft pick They got: Carmelo Anthony Renaldo Balkman Chauncey Billups Sheldon Williams Anthony Carter Corey Brewer How… More

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Discovering Defense

As the Knicks roll into a big time match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder on an 11 game winning streak, there are lots of things going right for New York. Carmelo Anthony is red hot, scoring 40+ points in three consecutive games, making New York fans hoarse from cheering at their TVs as he’s embarrassed… More

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The New Insanity

A morale destroying losing streak.  Major injuries to multiple key stars. A reserve guard suddenly putting up MVP type numbers. A surprising seven game winning streak led by some unexpected heroes. Sound familiar? The Knicks’ current winning streak isn’t their only impressive win streak this season, but it’s the one that most reminds me of… More

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The Wish List

Well, they’ve done it. The Knicks have clinched a playoff spot. Now I can finally stop holding my breath, I can shave my “they’re-not-in-the-playoffs-yet” beard and I can dump my girlfriend. That last one might not have much to do with the Knicks, but I like to share. Speaking of sharing, now that the boys… More

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The Missing Link

When you look at the Knicks’ stats as a team compared to the rest of the NBA, something stands out like a sore thumb: assists, or more accurately, lack of them. Of the 30 teams in the NBA, the Knicks are 29th, with 19.4 assists per game. Only the pathetic Bobcats make fewer assists per… More