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12-6-13: The Knicks finally snapped their nine-game losing streak on Thursday in a national television showdown at the Barclays Center. New York never trailed in the 30-point drubbing of Brooklyn. It was only the Knicks’ fourth win of the season, but such a large margin of victory against their cross-town rival should keep Mike Woodson temporarily off the hot seat. In the previous two games, his team lost to the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans by a combined six points, so it looks like the Knicks are gaining momentum. In addition, Tyson Chandler, who has only played four games this season due to a fracture of his right fibula, should be coming back within the month.
11-28-13: The New York Knicks have now lost seven straight games and a team that was expected to compete for a top-4 playoff seed in the East is the not-so-proud owner of a 3-11 record. Struggling to cope with injuries at key positions, the Knicks game plan at this point is to hope Carmelo Anthony can drop 40 and then pray that either J.R. Smith or Andrea Bargnani can wake up from their sleep walk and catch fire. As bad as things have been for New York, ‘Melo has been tremendous. Anthony is averaging a career high 10.1 rebounds per game to go along with his usual high scoring output.
11-22-13: The Andrea Bargnani Experiment is not working. People tried their best to buy in and believe, but with Tyson Chandler out and Bargnani “anchoring” the middle, the Knicks are sitting at 3-8 on the season, tied with for the 3rd worst record in the league. The Knicks fell in OT to the Pacers on Wednesday night after giving away a 3-point lead with five seconds remaining on a foolish foul by Iman Shumpert and lost their three previous games prior. Right now for the Knicks, their game is completely Melo-reliant and until someone else can step up and provide some legitimate production, the best hope is for a low-level playoff seed.
11-15-13: The New York Knicks looked to be simply ravaged in week three, as Carmelo Anthony was forced to brave a sluggish J.R. Smith and a slew of injuries to help New York even stay competitive. His 45 points weren’t quite enough in a loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday night, as the Knicks continued to struggle defensively and dropped to 3-5 through their first eight contests.
Through two weeks the Knicks don’t know how to use Andrea Bargnani, lost center Tyson Chandler to a knee injury, and have been without suspended scorer J.R. Smith. Needless to say, no one should be too surprised that they’re just 1-3 through four games. Carmelo Anthony is forced to play hero ball and with no Chandler in the middle, Bargnani will likely have to go back to center and play out of position. The Knicks still have the tools to produce on offense, but without Chandler and any defensive intensity, they may continue to struggle to win games going forward.
10-30-13: There is growing pressure on this Knicks team as it feels the need to advance past the second round of the playoffs this time around. After a fantastic preseason that included a game-winning shot, rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. hopes that he won himself some minutes on the court this season. With J.R. Smith coming off knee surgery, Hardaway will have a chance to prove himself in games that count, as he will be Iman Shumpert’s backup. Hardaway could be a key ingredient of the team’s future like Shumpert as the team exercised its fourth-year contract option on him.
10-18-13: The New York Knicks are 2-2 so far this preseason. They opened the 2013-14 preseason with a 103-102 win over the Celtics. Iman Shumpert led the way for the Knicks with 18 points, 3 boards and 3 assists. New York then dropped their next two; a 100-91 loss in Toronto and a 111-81 blowout against the Celtics in Manchester, New Hampshire. On Thursday the Knicks got back in the win column with a 98-89 win against the Washington Wizards in Baltimore. Playing in his hometown Carmelo Anthony dropped 22 points to lead the Knicks. Here are the Knicks remaining preseason games:
- Oct 21 @ Toronto
- Oct 23 @ Milwaukee
- Oct 25 vs Charlotte
10-17-13: Carmelo Anthony publicly stated on Wednesday that he will most likely opt-out of his contract with the Knicks at the end of the 2013-14 season and become a free agent. The all-star forward did mention that he wants to remain in New York, but would like to go through the free agency process before signing long-term.
10-14-13: The New York Knicks defending the division title will depend on the team's health and chemistry throughout the season. Despite being the significantly younger than they were last season The knees of Stoudemire and the shoulder of CameloAnthony are key to the Knicks success. Head coach Mike Woodson will have to decipher through a logjam at the two guard position. The first round draft pick Tim Hardaway Junior joining the likes of JR Smith and Iman Shumpert it will be interesting to see if he can crack the rotation. The New York Knicks as a team feel that they got better during the off-season. They will host the Milwaukee Bucks for their home opener on October 30th.
10-2-13: The Knicks have signed free agent Chris Douglas-Roberts. He played in just six games for the Mavericks last season and averaged 2.8 points. He also played 16 games for the Texas Legends D-League teams and averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.44 steals. The Knicks also waived Justin Brownlee.
8-24-13: It's being reported that the 2015 NBA All-Star game festivities will be split between Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. The game will reportedly be played at MSG, while all other festivities will be held at the Barclays Center.
8-23-13: After finishing with their best record since 1997, the Knicks spent their summer re-tooling, rather than rebuilding. The splashiest offseason move comes by way of a trade to acquire 7’ outshoot shooter, Andrea Bargnani. While the most important move the Knicks made this season was to bring back J.R. Smith’s swag. New York also somehow managed to get younger, improving the team’s average age from 57 to 46, through picking up the amnestied Metta World Peace and veteran backup PG Beno Udrih.
The Brooklyn Nets will visit Madison Square Garden for the first time this season on Monday January 20th and make their return trip to Manhattan on Wednesday, April 2nd. The defending champion Miami Heat make their first visit to NYC on January 9th and return for the second time on Saturday, February 1st. The Knicks will once again play a home Christmas game on December 25th when they face off against Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Knicks open their regular season home schedule on Wednesday, October 30th against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Milwaukee Bucks
- November 10th – San Antonio Spurs
- December 25th – Oklahoma City Thunder
- January 9th – Miami Heat
- January 20th – Brooklyn Nets
8-21-13: Newly acquired Andrea Bargnani will not play for Italy in EuroBasket this season. The former Raptor has been suffering from pneumonia since early August.
8-19-13: Knicks point guard Raymond Felton lost 15 pounds during the offseason and is encouraged by his new, thinner, physique. He has also gotten into a bit of a trash talk battle with newly acquired Nets forward Paul Pierce. Responding to Pierce's comments about the Nets taking over New York Felton said, “They will never take over the city. Because we’ve got ‘New York’ on our chest. They’ve got ‘Brooklyn’ on their chest, and we’ve got ‘New York.’ They’ll never take over the city."
8-8-13: Free agent point guard Beno Udrih will sign a one-year deal with the Knicks.
8-6-13: The Knicks have signed free agent Jeremy Tyler to a partially guaranteed contract. The 6-foot-10 Tyler has averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in 63 games with the Warriors and Hawks.
8-5-13: The Knicks will open the season at home against Milwaukee. The official 2013-14 NBA schedule will be announced tomorrow.
7-24-13: The Knicks have resigned forward Kenyon Martin.
7-15-13: The Knicks and Metta World Peace have reached an agreement on a two-year deal worth $1.6 million per year.
7-8-13: The Knicks and Tim Hardaway Jr. have agreed on a 4-year, $6.1 million rookie deal.
7-3-13: JR Smith and the Knicks have agreed on a 4-year contract extension worth right around $25 million dollars.
The Knicks have also come to terms with Pablo Prigioni and have agreed on a three-year deal worth just under $6 million. The third year is a team option.
7-1-13: The New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors have agreed on a trade that will bring former #1 pick Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, one a first-rounder, and two future second-rounders.
2013 Knicks Draft Summary:
Round 1, Pick 24: SF Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan.
Signed undrafted free agent SF/PF C.J. Leslie, Louisville.
Tim Hardaway Jr. was impressive during the NCAA tournament and comes from a bloodline of NBA talent; He is the son of Tim Hardaway. Hardaway Junior is a 6-7 wingman that can shoot the outside shot and also slash of the basket. The Knicks will want him to fill a void that is likely to be vacated by the departure of JR Smith due to free agency. Hardaway Junior will likely have a role on the Knicks but will most definitely play behind Iman Shumpert. He will also have to show defensive minded coach, Mike Woodson that he can defend on the NBA level. Last year the New York Knicks' defense was vastly improved because of Woodsons attention on that end. The Knicks won 31 games at home last year and had an average ticket price of $365 the highest in the NBA. With basketball at its highest interest level ever in the New York City area with the arrival of the Brooklyn Nets look for prices to increase as the next have more success.
6-12-13: At the start of the season, the Knicks set out a series of goals. They were able to accomplish a few of those goals but with a second round knockout which has now become their 2012-2013 reality, there is still much left to be desired. The Knicks won 54 games along with their first Atlantic division title since 1994. Winning the division and being a top 3 seed were both goals that were accomplished. Carmelo Anthony also won the NBA scoring title. After having their lack of size and rebounding exposed in the second round of the playoffs, look for New York to try and add size and youth to their roster for next season.
2-14-13: As the Knicks head into the break they will ponder the thought of possible changes that may or may not have to be made. Currently on a small two game losing streak, the Knicks have slowly fallen out of the championship conversation amongst NBA analysts. Despite big aspirations and even bigger talk, the Knicks play has left much to be desired through 50 games. The Knicks are still in first place in their division but have squandered many opportunities to put some real distance between themselves and the rest of the division. The Knicks are only 11-9 since the return of Amar’e Stoudemire which is disappointing. Before Amar’e returned the team was 21-10. The All-Star break will provide some much needed rest for certain Knicks and it will also give them an opportunity to get some key players back, such as Marcus Camby.
11-20-12: Off to their best start in years, the Knicks remain atop the Atlantic Division with a 7-1 record. With an upcoming three game road trip, their second in 10 days (2-1 on first 3 game road trip) it will be interesting to see if the excellent play will continue. After the road trip the Knicks will have 1 day off before facing Detroit at Madison Square Garden. For now, the team seems to be clicking on all cylinders from top to bottom, but what will be interesting is the return of Amar’e Stoudemire sometime around Christmas. If Amar’e can blend in quickly, the Knicks will likely remain a dominant force in the East and give themselves a strong chance to contend for a trip to the finals.