Joakim Noah had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth career triple-double, leading the streaking Chicago Bulls to a 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Without many valuable assets to trade, one that can still bring something valuable back in a deal is Tyson Chandler.
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.
The Knicks have hit a new low in their roller-coaster season, losing to the NBA’s worst team in the closing seconds Monday night.
“I looked at the standings today and I feel like we’ve got a real opportunity to kind of shoot up to that third spot or so and try to get ourselves in the mix.”
With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA’s best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever.
Beno Udrih isn’t the only player who appears to be beyond the point of frustrated. Several Knicks voiced their displeasure after Monday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Knicks are slowly turning it around, and looking more like the team that won night after night last season. But there’s one thing they haven’t been able to do. They can’t close games.
Tyson Chandler worked out before the Knicks beat the Phoenix Suns 98-96 in overtime, saying he had barely left his house since getting sick during the team’s road trip to Texas just after the new year.
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.
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.
The Toronto Raptors beat New York for the second straight night, topping the short-handed Knicks 115-100 on Saturday.
Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by the middle of the third quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to a 123-94 victory over the Knicks, who played without Carmelo Anthony.
To say the Knicks’ guards have been bad this year would be an understatement. To call them the worst collection of guards in the NBA would be accurate. It’s that horrid.
I hate to say it, but the Knicks are a laughingstock to fans, media and other NBA executives. And it starts at the top with owner James Dolan and trickles down to the players.