What a joke. I feel like someone just spat in my face and the faces' of all the players who were snubbed this year.
Voice of the Knicks on ESPN NY 98.7 FM & WFUV Alumn Spero Dedes, as well as The Wall Street Journal's Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ), joined One on One earlier to react to a wild night in Manhattan, and look at where the Knicks are headed in light of Carmelo Anthony's spectacular performance. Hear what they think the Knicks might have to do to keep Carmelo Anthony around, as well as how the team might turn this into future success.
Tom Lorenzo (@TomLorenzo) of Nets Daily joined the first episode of the Pick and Pod to discuss the Nets' win over the Magic Tuesday, improved defense, and the coaching improvements of Jason Kidd. Plus, Kenny Ducey, Matt Rosenfeld, and Kevin Kelly discuss if Tim Hardaway Jr's defense is keeping him off the floor, and if Kevin Durant is MVP.
Seeking an additional opinion on the Knicks' recent hot streak, I called up the pragmatic Jim Cavan (@JPCavan) of Knicker Blogger (ESPN's Truehoop Network) and Bleacher Report to discuss Andrea Bargnani's improved defensive numbers, Raymond Felton's mystique, and Carmelo Anthony's spike in assists. Take a listen.
Let's get one thing straight: the Knicks' season is not saved. For all of the postives you can take from this past five-game winning streak, one could argue there just as many negatives still remaining with the team, like their balky FT%, their lack of a starting two-way PG, and the questionable basketball IQ that's been shown time and time again under the leadership of Mike Woodson.
JR Smith's gaffe at the end of Friday night's loss in Houston is hardly an isolated incident. There's been an unsightly pattern of mental errors committed by the Knicks, putting their chances of victory in jeopardy, and that must fall on the head coach.
Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) joined us earlier on One on One to break down the Knicks' various issues on and off the court, including James Dolan's reported closed-door meeting with the team, Mike Woodson's questionable lineup choices, and their lack of performance in crunch time. Take a listen below.
Last season, the Knicks ran Pablo Prigioni and Raymond Felton out as their starting point guards in the playoffs. The reason? Because it was in that two-PG lineup, along with Iman Shumpert, that the Knicks found success running the floor and shooting threes.
Monday’s disastrous finish aside, the Knicks find themselves in an even deeper hole than before thanks to an injury to Pablo Prigioni.