6:18 AM EDT, Thu March 23, 2017
5 hours ago
Jazz 108, Knicks 101: Scenes from some clutch fourth-quarter tanking

Jazz 108, Knicks 101: Scenes from some clutch fourth-quarter tanking

This club knows how to lose. Were you nervous, tank fans? The New York Knicks jumped out to a 13-point first-half lead over a super-lethargic Utah Jazz club. Gordon Hayward — he of the dapper Nazi haircut — couldn’t buy a bucket. Even after the Jazz made their inevitable third-quarter run and appeared to have the Knicks on the ropes, an 8-0 run in the final two minutes gave the ‘Bockers new life. But some things are just meant to be. Huge Frenchman Rudy Gobert stepped up with a career high in points, dominating the young bigs of the Knicks. Hayward woke up in the fourth quarter, and...
8 hours ago
Game Thread: Knicks at Jazz- 03/22/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Jazz- 03/22/17

The Knicks will play, I guess. The New York Knicks head to the mountains of Utah to take on the Jazz. Wednesday’s game is the first of a back-to-back, and given the altitude, we might see a more generous rotation than usual. Then again, who knows? Tip-off is at 10:30 PM on ESPN (another national TV game???). This is your game thread. This is SLC Dunk. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in the thread. Go the Knicks.
10 hours ago
Company Men: Jeff Hornacek is the new Mike Woodson, the triangle offense is the new CAA

Company Men: Jeff Hornacek is the new Mike Woodson, the triangle offense is the new CAA

Toe the line, keep your job. Jeff Hornacek made headlines Wednesday afternoon but not-so-subtly implying that that certain players who aren’t happy or comfortable with the triangle offense will be gone next season, as the organization will commit fully once again to the triple-post. Per Al Iannazzone: Hornacek said stubbornness from the players and his own reservations about the system hurt the Knicks this season. At the beginning of the season, they ran “triangle aspects” out of dead-ball and other situations. Then they went away from it after players voiced their displeasure in a...
Mar 21, 2017
The Knicks don’t want to lose, but their brutal season-ending schedule is very tank-friendly

The Knicks don’t want to lose, but their brutal season-ending schedule is very tank-friendly

Pretty much every opponent from here on out is good. Pay no heed to the final score, those of you who fell asleep early Monday night: The Knicks’ loss to the Clippers out in Los Angeles wasn’t particularly close. When the Clippers’ Big 3 of Chris Paul (+16), Blake Griffin (+19) and DeAndre Jordan (+15) were on the court, it was truly a case of men against boys. The Knicks are probably in line for quite a few more of these beatings to close out the season. Not only do they have the most difficult remaining schedule of any Eastern Conference team, it’s not even particularly close....
Mar 21, 2017
Clippers 114, Knicks 105: ‘Austin Rivers has an NBA2K create-a-player beard’

Clippers 114, Knicks 105: ‘Austin Rivers has an NBA2K create-a-player beard’

The tank was in full motion, and it was a damn gem That was awesome! It was awkward. But, mostly awesome! It was awkward because, as Al Iannazzone remarked, the last four Knicks head coaches were at The Staples Center Monday night. There were only 185 Knicks wins between those four coaches. 185. The number did not make a jump to 186, either. The Knicks last four coaches will be in Staples Center tonight: Woodson, Fisher, Rambis and Hornacek.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 20, 2017 The game was awesome because this is the exact type of game Knicks fans would love to see the...
Mar 21, 2017
Clippers 114, Knicks 105: Scenes from an enjoyable garbage time

Clippers 114, Knicks 105: Scenes from an enjoyable garbage time

Let’s all go to sleep now. Knicks play, Knicks lose. That’s it. The ‘Bockers held the Los Angeles to a decent (for them) 10-point advantage at halftime, and then got absolutely destroyed in the third quarter. It was so bad, you guys. I’m not even gonna bother looking up the third-quarter score because it’s late as shit — both on the clock and in the season. Just trust me. The Knicks fake-comebacked hard in the fourth. Ron Baker looked pretty good in garbage time and Kristaps Porzingis got some buckets. Those are good things. They actually completed a lob to Kristaps for maybe...
Mar 20, 2017
Game Thread: Knicks at Clippers- 03/20/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Clippers- 03/20/17

West Coast sports. It’s a family reunion Monday night at the Staples Center! The Knicks last four coaches will be in Staples Center tonight: Woodson, Fisher, Rambis and Hornacek.— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) March 20, 2017 The Knicks take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a matchup they haven’t won in approximately forever. Kristaps Porzingis is back as well. It’s basketball! Tip-off tonight is at 10300 PM on TNT. This is your game thread. This is Clips Nation. Please don't post large photos, GIFs, or links to illegal streams in this thread. Please be kind and respectful to one...
Mar 20, 2017
Wassup in Westchester: Maurice Ndour starts at center, shines in W-Knicks victory over Erie

Wassup in Westchester: Maurice Ndour starts at center, shines in W-Knicks victory over Erie

Lord knows he wasn’t going to get any minutes at the 5 for the Big Knicks. Facing off against the D-League Eastern Conference cellar-dwelling Erie BayHawks (13-32) Sunday afternoon was just what the Westchester Knicks (18-26) needed to get back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-December. That’s right — Westchester just became the first Knicks affiliate to win back-to-back games in the year 2017. It’s damn near April already. Getting a few players back from the injury list also helped the W-Knicks, who had enough fire power to defeat Erie, the Orlando Magic affiliate, by the...
Mar 19, 2017
Weekend practice notes: Kristaps Porzingis expects to play Monday night

Weekend practice notes: Kristaps Porzingis expects to play Monday night

But why? The Knicks are chillin’ on the West Coast at the moment, practicing and preparing to play the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night. Fans should expect to see the return of Kristaps Porzingis, who returned to practice on Sunday after missing New York’s last game with a thigh bruise. The Unicorn was asked (for approximately the 45,000th time) what went wrong with the season. He reiterated the fact that he never believed the Knicks were as good at their early-season record, and offered an interesting explanation for their struggles: a lack of familiarity due to roster turnover. Per...
Mar 19, 2017
Your Knicks-centric guide to Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament

Your Knicks-centric guide to Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament

You’ll have to watch the Knicks play tomorrow, so make sure you enjoy today! Has everyone enjoyed their weekend of no Knicks? The NCAA Tournament finishes up it’s first week of action on Sunday. Who will make the Sweet Sixteen? Will any of them become Knicks in the future? Something-something-something triangle offense? These are just some of the things to explore! And, hey, if you see a guard you like, head on over to check if he has already been profiled by our own Stingy. Louisville (2) vs. Michigan (7) – 12:10 p.m., CBS Kentucky (2) vs. Wichita State (10) – 2:40 p.m. ET ,...
Mar 19, 2017
Know the Prospect: Malik Monk

Know the Prospect: Malik Monk

Do you like buckets? Then you'll like Monk. The Knicks enter the draft desperate for backcourt talent. The consensus is this year’s class is loaded with point guard prodigies, and the Knicks have had a point-guard-prodigy-sized hole on the roster since time immemorial. But what if the best player available when New York’s on the clock is a scoring guard? What if that scoring guard is the best player in the draft, period? Could Kentucky’s Malik Monk be Manhattan-bound? Some scouts think if Monk were 6’5” instead of 6’3” he’d be the top pick. He scored 20.4 points per game...
Mar 18, 2017
Your Knicks-centric guide to Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament

Your Knicks-centric guide to Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament

How did the Fighting Irish end up playing Thursday and Saturday, but not on St. Patrick’s Day? Hey friends, are you enjoying the NCAA Tournament? I’m sure many of you were holding your breath Friday night as top prospect Lonzo Ball briefly left the game with an injury. (If Phil Jackson was watching, I’m sure he fell in love with big, slow, midrange-shooting Bruin Thomas Welsh.) We’ve got eight games on Saturday, and since our own Jonathan “Stingy” Schulman was kind enough to give us some scouting reports yesterday, let’s use them to guide use through these matchups. West...
Mar 17, 2017
12 guard prospects to keep an eye on in the NCAA tournament

12 guard prospects to keep an eye on in the NCAA tournament

Believe it or not, Knicks have picks. As the Knicks continue festering and pestering their way down the 2016-17 season’s pit of despair, we can all look forward to a rookie or three that can lift the team up out of this scum-puckered well. The Knicks are currently looking at a top ten pick in the first round and two deeper cuts in the second round. As of today (if the lottery were to hold) the Knicks would be picking 6th, 44th and 58th. A perfunctory look at the roster would make you think the Knicks need help on the perimeter. So, of course, Draft Express currently has them taking...
Mar 17, 2017
The Frozen Envelope, Episode 8: Seth Rosenthal on P&T History

The Frozen Envelope, Episode 8: Seth Rosenthal on P&T History

Yo dawg, I heard you like Posting and Toasting. iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play We were all sad when we learned of Seth’s retirement from P&T last week — me most of all, because I’m a highly sensitive individual — but retiring from running this insane asylum is not the same thing as retiring from life. That’s right, Seth lives! And as luck would have it he was available to help me record THIS VERY ‘SODE! Join us as we take stock of the past 10 years by diving deep into the history of Posting and Toasting. You’ll learn all kinds of stuff! FOR INSTANCE: Do you know how many...
Mar 17, 2017
Nets 121, Knicks 110: ‘Life is easier when you cheer for the likely outcome...L’

Nets 121, Knicks 110: ‘Life is easier when you cheer for the likely outcome...L’

I watched this game on the toilet bowl in an Italian restaurant and I’m here to tell you all about it This recap is late and there are two perfectly valid explanations for that. Reason the first: I was dragged out for Italian by my parents and watched the game on the crapper. The dinner was nice, had eggplant parm! Reason the second: I maaaaaayyyyy have written a recap earlier this afternoon in anticipation of a Knicks win. I may have. But, as P&Ter Willy Hernangorgeous Stole My Heart pointed out, how dare I be so pompous as to think the Knicks would win this game? Beating the Nets?...