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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… More

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GAME RECAP – Rockets 109, Knicks106

Woo boy. That one sure hurt. The worst thing about losses like these isn’t the actual loss itself, but more so how the little things, had they gone differently, stood between New York and a victory. Fresh off a 95-91 road win against the Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks fell to 3-5 last night on the young season, coming up… More

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How Did the Knicks Get Here?

On April 2, 2008, after seven terrible years in the wilderness, the New York Knicks, in most unKnicksian fashion, went full-stop on their parabolically accelerating shit show and shocked the world by implementing a complete gut rebuild. In the interest of transparency and, more importantly, to help manage expectations, Donnie Walsh steeled Gotham’s faithful fans, promising just… More

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GAME RECAP – Spurs 120, Knicks 89

Yeah, so, about yesterday’s matinee game at the Garden…YIKES. Consider yourself lucky if you skipped the affair, instead opting for some excellent NFL action, because after San Antonio went on a 10-0 run about three minutes into the first quarter, that was pretty much all she wrote as the Knicks (now 2-4) were obliterated by Spurs. New York… More

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GAME RECAP – Knicks 101, Bobcats 91

Now that’s more like it. The NBA season is a long one. You always want to be wary of labeling games as “must wins,” especially so early into the year. But facing the possibility of a fourth straight loss, last night’s rematch with the Charlotte Bobcats was a game the Knicks simply could not afford… More

GAME RECAP: Knicks 97, Bobcats 102

And then the dark times were upon us. As if things couldn’t possibly get any worse after the mercurial James Dolan was reportedly so infuriated by New York’s poor start to the season that he demanded that the Knicks City Dancers stop dancing, now the Knicks may be without Tyson Chandler for an extended period of time. Chandler,… More

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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… More