Perhaps it’s Phil Jackson who sees that his impact on defense overcomes his lackluster offensive game. The bottom line is that the Knicks are much better off with Shumpert still here.
New York Magazine released its list of New York’s most influential tweeters on Friday, and both WFAN and local athletes were well-represented.
As much as many Knicks fans were frustrated by the team’s lack of movement on Thursday to try to make a playoff run, they should see it from a different point of view.
The NBA trade deadline came and went without the Knicks making any type of move. Make of that what you will.
Iman Shumpert has survived the trade deadline. But he won’t be playing for the Knicks anytime soon. The Knicks say Shumpert will miss about two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left knee.
They have veteran players underperforming, few youngsters with potential and no draft picks to trade in the near future. It’s tough to make a trade when that’s the case — which for the Knicks might actually be a good thing.
Iman Shumpert sprained his left knee, the same one which sustained a torn ACL in his rookie year, when he tried to come to a stop while driving to the basket in the third quarter.
According to a report, New York has again attempted to persuade Denver to agree to a swap of the shooting guard for the power forward, but the Nuggets don’t appear to be interested in such a trade.
It’s games like the one Monday night against Milwaukee that make Knicks fans wonder why they waste energy investing passion into this team during modest win streaks.
Will the Knicks finally be able to sustain an increased defensive effort under Woodson, something they haven’t done for more than a year? If that’s the case, then this run might be more sustainable than people think.
It’s amazing what happens when J.R. Smith doesn’t play. It’s nowhere near that simple, of course. But it was a very significant change in direction for the Knicks on Friday night.
New York’s coach has to decide whether it’s more important to win basketball games or give playing time to the players with the biggest contracts. The decision is really that simple.
James Harden scored 37 points and Aaron Brooks made a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Houston Rockets to a 102-100 win over the New York Knicks on Friday night.
Amare Stoudemire added 11 points and Beno Udrih and Andrea Bargnani had 10 each for New York (10-21), which snapped a three-game skid.
This group of players has run its course, as has the Carmelo Anthony era. The trade for Melo was a failure. The idea of building around him hasn’t worked. It’s time to accept it, cut losses and move on.