Thursday, February 25, 2021

When players around the league state that they love playing at MSG many New Yorkers misunderstand what is being told. They actually believe that it is a compliment to the building and the Knicks as a franchise.

Steph Curry placed in a nutshell what other players actually think about MSG. Curry said that he was delighted that the Garden allowed some fans in the building last night because whether it is 2500 or 25000 he loves shutting up heckling Knicks fans and beating the them in their building.

That is the only appeal MSG under the ownership of James Dolan has around the league.

Curry toyed with the Knicks for a half and then when he got tired his 37 points put the game away. The Warriors got the victory despite the MVP chants for Julius Randle by fans in the building.

Poor Knicks fans.

The rumor mill has it that there is a good chance that Kevin Knox will be traded by the time you finish reading this post. Good for him if it does happen. Knox and Ntilikina are wasting their youth on the Knicks. It is time to move on to bigger and better.

Before I go, is it just me or do you also find the name Obadiah Toppin sounds like some type of a Sid and Marty Krofft character?

Knicks lose again, Golden State 114 - 106 Knicks (15-17)

Thursday, February 18, 2021

You are still invited to the parade

The Knicks must have enjoyed the night life in Orlando before the game last night against the Magic because they flat ran out of gas in the third quarter and could not mount a comeback to stave off defeat.

The game was close for the first two and a half quarters but Terrence Ross got hot in the second half of third quarter and went on a torid run resulting in 30 points in 30 minutes. Ross was too much for the Knicks guards to handle.

Julius Randle tried his best with a 25 point effort and RJ Barrett started the game very aggressive but he only finished with 15 points. After halftime they both were clearly ready to head back to New York City and let Orlando have this one.

The Knicks most recent acquisition Derrick Rose had a pedestrian 4 points in 17 minutes of play which was not enough of course.

So Knicks fans, can you calm down with all the talk about wanting the Nets in the first round of the playoffs? Your team is years away from being competitive in the playoffs. Just watch your young guys grow together and build camaraderie and enjoy that. 

And yes, you are still invited to the parade in Brooklyn in July. See you there.

Knicks lose again, Orlando 107 - Knicks 89 (14-16)


Monday, February 8, 2021

The Knicks lost twice in one day

One day after Knicks fans were giggling about the idea of playing the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs if the season ended that day the Knicks lost to the hapless Miami Heat.

Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo put it on the Knicks at will and from every spot on the floor. 

Reggie Bullock and Julius Randle showed up to play in the Garden but I do wonder if the rest of the team was concerned about who would be going in a trade which made all the young guys play tight.

Not a single Knicks guard managed double digits in points so I guess it was no surprise to find out later that the Knicks pulled of a trade to acquire Derrick Rose from Detroit in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr. and a 2021 Second round draft pick, via Charlotte.

Yes, that Derrick Rose that did a no call no show and went home to Chicago the last time he was here much like Kyrie Irving's disappearance this season.

I do feel sorry for Immanuel Quickly though. He is another young player with potential that the Knicks seem to not give a damn about. IQ will certainly be getting fewer minutes now. 

The rest of the guards will be on pins and needles until the trade deadline or fear they will simply give up on the season all together. 

Elfrid Payton should be relieved though since with fewer minutes there won't be much criticism on social media for him to be sensitive about. But then again, that is not my problem. 

So yes, the Knicks lost twice in one day, on the trade and the game. Only this franchise could ever pull something like this off.

Knicks Lose Again  (9-14) Miami Heat 109  - Knicks 103 (11-14)