Recap: Heat 106, Knicks 91

Sometimes, the other team is just better. The Knicks played hard tonight, but bad defense and a subpar game from Carmelo Anthony weren’t going to get the job done against the defending champion Heat. Miami won by 15 points, behind a combined 52 points from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. From the get-go, the Knicks […]


With Rudy Gay Traded, Should Knicks Deal Shumpert for Lowry?

ICYMI last night, what with the Knicks lighting yet another dumpster fire to heat Madison Square Garden against the Celtics yesterday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! broke news of a trade between the Toronto Raptors and the Sacramento Kings, wherein Toronto sent the overpriced Rudy Gay, along with two throw-in players, to Sacramento for Grevis Vazquez, Patrick […]


For Knicks, Spacing Out Is a Good Thing

Last season, New York’s third-ranked NBA offense was fueled by small lineups, great floor spacing and record-setting three-point shooting. Through the first few games of this season — in some cases due to necessity, if not by design — the formula had changed. Canadian import Andrea Bargnani was inserted into the starting lineup and Carmelo Anthony was […]


Tyson’s Down! Where Do the Knicks Go From Here?

When it rains, it pours. And right now, there’s a monsoon inside Madison Square Garden. Things went from bad to horrible for the Knicks mid-way through the first quarter on Tuesday night when Charlotte’s Kemba Walker took a tumble into Tyson Chandler’s right knee. The Knick center has been diagnosed with a small, non-displaced fracture of […]


Tracking the Knicks with SportVU

Last Friday, NBA.com made SportVU player tracking data available to the public for the first time. It’s just the latest development in the fast-moving basketball analytics revolution, but it portends a massive shift, not only in how we watch games, but also how we value players, rate coaches and evaluate front office decisions. Using cameras perched […]


Player Profile: Carmelo Anthony

PLAYER: Carmelo Anthony CONTRACT: $21,388,954 for the 2013-14 season. (‘Melo has stated publicly that he intends to opt-out of his contract and test free agency at the end of the season.) ACQUISITION DETAILS: There was a big trade back in February of 2011. You might have heard about it. Here is what you didn’t hear, though. […]


Player Profile: Amar’e Stoudemire

PLAYER: Amar’e Stoudemire CONTRACT: 2 years, $45,090,881 (!!!) remaining (2013-14: $21,679,893, 2014-15: $23,410,988) ACQUISITION DETAILS: Stoudemire was acquired in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns in the summer of 2010, whereupon the Knicks inked the power forward to a 5 year, $99.7M deal. The Suns got a conditional second round pick and a $16.5M trade exemption. WHAT TO EXPECT […]


Knicks Coast Past Atlanta, 99-82

Well that was easy. Tonight, the Hawks came into Madison Square Garden with less energy than a middle aged man at a Justin Bieber concert. The Knicks dominated from the tip off and cruised to a 99-82 victory. The ball moved well all night and multiple Knicks contributed to the scoring. Jeremy Lin and Steve […]