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The Basketball Gods Work in Mysterious Ways: The 2017 NBA Lottery Live Thread

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — As we await the results of the 2017 NBA Lottery at 8:30 PM Eastern (airing on ESPN), let’s take a quick look at the important odds for the Knicks. The Knicks have a 5.3% chance of landing the #1 overall pick. Odds for No. 2 overall pick: 6.0 percent Odds for No. 3 overall pick: 7.0 percent Odds for No. 7 overall pick: 57.2 percent Odds for No. 8 overall pick: 22.6 percent Odds for No. 9...
  • 7 days ago
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Solving the NBA’s Tanking Problem

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — Tanking seems to be on everyone’s mind in the NBA these days. Like many sports problems, “tanking” is not singular but an amorphous cluster of problems all housed under one term. The term isn’t hard to define–it’s when a team has a strategic incentive to lose–but it lacks a precise scope. That makes it hard to settle on what exactly is included when...
  • 37 days ago
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Joakim Noah Suspended 20 Games for Worst Performance Enhancement Drugs in the World

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From The Vertical, the NBA is suspending Joakim Noah 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. According to Woj: Noah tested positive for an over-the-counter supplement that is prohibited under the outgoing Collective Bargaining Agreement, league sources said. Noah, 32, is expected to serve 10 games of the suspension to finish out the 2016-17 regular season and 10 games to start...
  • 60 days ago
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R.I.P. John Andariese

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — We lost “Johnny Hoops” today, the great former Knicks announcer, John Andariese (whose last name was so tricky that I already spelled it incorrectly on Twitter), today. For Knick fans of the 1990s, we were not only in a Golden Age, but we all KNEW we were in a Golden Age, as we had John Andariese and Marv Albert on MSG with Mike Breen and Clyde Frazier on the radio. Breen and...
  • 71 days ago
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Carmelo Anthony’s Memory

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — When I was a child, my grandfather would pick me up from school every Wednesday. We’d walk over to the local Off Track Betting office, pick up some horse racing sheets, sit in a mostly-empty bar, and pour over the data. “It’s not the horses,” my grandfather insisted “it’s the jockeys.” That was his system, the jockeys controlled how hard the beasts...
  • 75 days ago
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How is Porzingis Doink?

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — On this blog, there’s been some good debate on the growth and potential of Kristaps Porzingis. I thought I’d dip a little into the stats to get a better understanding. Porzingis’ detractors point to his disappointing rebounding numbers as a red flag in his growth. Per 36 minutes, his rebounds have dropped from his rookie rate of 9.3 to 7.8. The decline on the defensive...
  • 84 days ago
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PHI 98, NYK 97 — The Knicks Suck

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — This has to be the Knicksiest last 48 hours. Well maybe not the Knicksiest, as they didn’t trade any draft picks for an overpaid and over-the-hill scorer in that time. But it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t been a Knickly two days. It started when New York drops a home game to the Pelicans, competing like an actual NBA team for a half, before playing a third quarter that saw a...
  • 132 days ago
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NBA.com: Derrick Rose fined by Knicks for missing game vs. Pelicans

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — NBA.com reports: Last night, the Knicks hosted the New Orleans Pelicans with hopes of reversing a recent funk in which New York had lost seven of its last eight games. Not only did the Knicks fall last night to the Pelicans, 110-96, but they did so without starting point guard Derrick Rose. Rose was absent from the team for the game for reasons that were unclear, and the team responded today...
  • 134 days ago
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Knicks Not As Good As Their Record (Or Are They?)

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — The New York Knicks have defied the odds and now sit tied for 3rd in the Eastern Conference. The last time the Knicks finished the season 3rd or higher was in 1913 … err I mean 2013. That New York team lost in the second round to Indiana. For those two young to remember, coach Woodson decided that he would give the Pacers a fair chance to win the series by matching their slow-footed big...
  • 163 days ago
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5 Stats To Show The Bright Side of This Knicks’ Season

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — The Knicks have played poorly thus far in the 2017 season. So to fellow Knick fans who are having a hard time finding the good among their 1-3 record, here are 5 stats to show what is going right. Kyle O’Quinn’s 5.8 blks/36 and 10.1 reb/36. Bryan’s Gibberman’s analysis notwithstanding, O’Quinn’s early season numbers are downright Manute-like. It’s...
  • 201 days ago
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2017 Recap: Pistons 102, Knicks 89: Optimist Friendly Version

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Carmelo Anthony 24pts, 18fga, 2reb, 1ast, 2to, 4stl, 0blk, A++ Melo was so vintage, he switched into a Orangemen jersey midway through the third. After 24 points on 17 shots and a quadruple of steals, I’m shocked they didn’t play the national anthem after the game and give ‘Melo another gold medallion. Kristaps Porzingis 18pts, 18fga, 6reb, 1ast, 0to, 0stl, 1blk, A While the...
  • 203 days ago
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Kyle O’Quinn Hindering Knicks Chemistry

Knicker Blogger (bgibberman) — The New York Knicks have a Kyle O’Quinn problem. O’Quinn’s been the top option at backup center so far. Kyle has played 34 minutes this season or about 35% of New York’s first two games. Head coach Jeff Hornacek could reduce O’Quinn’s minutes by splitting the team’s center minutes between Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. If he staggers them correctly, the duo could still play...
  • 204 days ago
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Knicks 2017 Roundtable: New Guys’ Health

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — How many games do Noah and Rose each play this year? Fisher-Cohen: Derrick Rose possesses just about all the predictors of a short career — terrible injury history; poor perimeter shooting; previous success predicated on athleticism. Similar players such as Marbury, Steve Francis, Baron Davis and Penny Hardaway all were basically bench caliber players by their late 20s if they were even...
  • 208 days ago
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Knicks 2017 Roundtable: Porzingis’ Efficiency

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Over/Under: Porzingis’ TS% .54% (last year 51.8%) Fisher-Cohen: OVER! KP’s major issues last season were stamina and the triangle offense. The triangle is hopefully pretty much gone, and the new coach has a history of success utilizing what should be Porzingis’s bread and butter: pick and pop. Frye and Markieff Morris thrived under Hornacek because he recognized the value of pick and pop,...
  • 209 days ago
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Cavs 117 Knicks 88

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — I had a change of heart last night right before tip-off. I decided to put my rational thoughts aside and buy some Knicks-colored glasses. My new outlook on life seemed perfect as the Knicks were only down by 3 at the half. And then the second half started. THE GOOD Porzingis: With 16 points on 13 shots and a couple of blocks. Yes the defensive scheme in the second half left him on an island,...
  • 210 days ago
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