Jeremy Lin came with an intriguing story even before he escaped the New York Knicks’ bench. First American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent.
Everything crystallized for me as I watched the Knicks get beat by the Cavs in the 4th quarter last night. Right now the Knicks simply aren’t that good because their players aren’t very good.
The Thunder defeated the Carmelo Anthony-less Knicks 104-92. Oklahoma City led by 23 at halftime and pulled their stars in the third quarter.
The Knicks signed veteran guard Mike Bibby and re-signed Jared Jeffries. Bibby’s addition may force out Chauncey Billups.
Unfortunately for the Knicks, good size is hard to find — and doesn’t come cheap.
It shouldn’t matter that the Rangers and the Knicks aren’t playing anymore this spring because really we knew they wouldn’t playing that long all along.
This could very well wind up being the what-could-have-been series for Carmelo Anthony and Knicks.
Absent the previous six seasons, the Knicks have quickly been reminded about postseason pain. Amar’e Stoudemire and Chauncey Billups are both banged up. Yet the real hurt for the Knicks comes from the realization they could have won both games in Boston.
The Knicks are trailing the Celtics two games to none, and strangely, I couldn’t be prouder of the team. Sure, there’s anger about another tight loss, but all Knicks fans should appreciate something…
In the face of injuries, 18,000 ornery fans, and their own reputation as chumps, the Knicks pounded the Celtics on the boards, swatted shots, dove for loose balls, and almost won with 40 percent of their starting lineup on the shelf.
You might as well plop down Mike D’Antoni and the rest of the Knicks down on the island with Jack, Sawyer, Hurley, Ben, Locke and the rest of the crew. They are LOST.
Jared Jeffries is expected to be in uniform when the Knicks host New Orleans on Wednesday. To make room, the Knicks parted ways with forward Corey Brewer, a day after waiving guard Kelenna Azubuike.
Knicks fans hope that Jared Jeffries’ third stint with New York will end on a better note than his first two. The Knicks will sign Jeffries “once he clears waivers today,” the NY Post reported Tuesday.
The Knicks have waived guard Kelenna Azubuike, who never played for the team while recovering from major knee surgery. The move opens a roster spot for a team that is looking to add size.