Sunday’s defeat to the Cavs was made even more embarrassing by a vicious alley-oop from Shumpert to Smith. Somebody get P-Jax an antacid — ASAP.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 18 points, J.R. Smith had 17 and hooked up with Iman Shumpert on a dazzling dunk in their return to the New York, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Knicks 101-83 on Sunday.
It is fitting that the pro basketball team that calls Manhattan its home is as overpriced as the city itself. Sell your tickets, Knicks fans. Sell them quickly.
The Knicks now have millions more in cap space. Phil Jackson could screw it all up by signing the wrong players, but he is giving himself the opportunity to build a team the way he wants.
Boomer has been calling for a culture change with regards to the Knicks for a long time, so he was thrilled to see J.R. Smith go…
The Cavaliers have traded guard Dion Waiters to Oklahoma City and acquired guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the rebuilding New York Knicks in a three-team trade.
As the annual tradition goes, Santa Schmeelk is coming to town and presenting the Knicks with some gifts to help them get through this usually joyous, but now painful time of year.
The Knicks should be jumping at a chance to trade him for anything with a pulse (or not) that has an expiring contract this season.
Things are bad, and usually these types of circumstances prompt James Dolan to swoop in and do something ill-conceived.
The Knicks’ shooting-guard position was supposed to be a strength this year, but so far it has been an absolute disaster.
Pick your metaphor. The Knicks’ defense is a sinking ship. A dumpster fire. A nuclear wasteland. Nicolas Cage’s acting career. The president’s approval ratings. Take your pick, they all work.
There’s an adjustment that has to happen, but as coach Derek Fisher and president Phil Jackson have both said, the team isn’t making basketball plays when the system affords the opportunities.
Cleveland, after waiting months to celebrate LeBron James’ return with a rip-roaring party, was in a state of shock following a 95-90 loss to the Knicks on Thursday night.
“Embarrassed? No, I am not embarrassed,” Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony said. “We will get better. I believe that.” But it’s not about to get any easier.
Here are the 10 things that will determine the Knicks’ success this season, in order of importance.