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Every Sunday Kevin Smith will preview the New York Knicks upcoming schedule from a fantasy perspective and take a quick look around the NBA. Kevin writes as Dime Magazine’s Fantasy Doctor. For more extensive fantasy basketball advice, click here.
KNICKS SCHEDULE ANALYSIS
Monday at Utah
Utah is a totally different team at home (23-8) than on the road (10-24). After surrendering 113 points to the Melo-less Knicks last week, expect them to clamp down defensively.
Wednesday vs. Orlando
The Magic are last in the league in opponent’s turnover per game, while the Knicks are ranked first in their own turnovers per game. Extra possessions are found gold, especially in the fantasy playoffs.
Friday at Toronto
No Knicks player has put up more than five assists in two games against Toronto so far this year. They also haven’t cracked 100 points in either of those games. Notice the correlation?
Saturday vs. Toronto
The Knicks swept the only home and home series they have played so far this year, ...
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AROUND THE WEB
Carmelo Anthony was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal cover story. In the piece, Melo discusses his feelings on the Knicks early season run, what being in New York means, fashion and how his wife Lala is helping him transcend basketball.
On the Knicks breakout run earlier in the season:
“This is what I envisioned, coming to New York,” he says. “This was on my vision...
Knicks fear Kurt Thomas may have a stress fracture which would end his season. He’ll go for an MRI on his right foot when team returns home.
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) March 18, 2013
If it turns out that KT is done for the year, what are the Knicks options? If I am GM of this injury plagued team, you would have to release KT and look for the next ” big” available. With...
The New York Knicks began the 2012-2013 season hitting on all cylinders from an offensive stand point, which proved to be a key contributor to winning 21 of their first 30 games. The Knicks fed off their torrid offensive start on the defensive end as well, showcasing high energy on both sides of the ball that was contagious throughout the entire team. Behind the NBA’s second leading...
Kenyon Martin has no love for former team
Kenyon Martin and the New York Knicks lost to the Clippers Sunday night, 80-93, in Los Angeles. Obviously it didn’t sit well with him (why would it, though?) and he had some sour grapes for his former team.
In reference to the Clippers speedy style of play and how it might translate during the playoffs, he said…
The Knicks are currently in LA to face off against the Clippers on Sunday. The timing was perfect for Kenyon Martin, his ex-wife Heather lives here with their three children. His daughter Cierra had a 50′s themed father-daughter dance so Kenyon dressed up as the Fonz or Danny Zuko (“Happy Days” and “Grease” references) for the occasion. Super cute, I love to see dads and...
By, Aaron Kopperl – Knickswag Contributor
In a manner all too similar to the 2011-2012 season, Amar’e Stoudemire is facing another serious injury that will keep him sidelined until at least the start of the postseason. Apparently, whenever Amar’e feels any “soreness” these days, that’s basically code for “your seasons over, STAT”. Stoudemire had knee debridement...
By, Charles R. Trimble III – Knickswag Contributor
Sometimes it seems like the Knicks are a cursed franchised. Despite coming close, they have not won a championship in 40-years. Bernard King’s injury, numerous Game 7 heartbreaks, unfortunate suspensions and then to add insult to injury, having to witness former coach Pat Riley build a dynasty in Miami!
Then you have the 2012...
After losing to the Clippers 93-80 on Sunday, Knicks forward, Kenyon Martin, was unimpressed with Lob City and his former team’s style of play.
According to The New York Times:
The Clippers had eight dunks against the Knicks. Martin does not see that style of play translating well in the postseason. He remembers how the Clippers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the second...
With the Knicks missing Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, it should be no surprise that Knicks/Clippers got lost in the shuffle on NCAA Selection Sunday. Sunday’s Knicks/Clippers NBA regular season game earned a 2.3 overnight [...]
Knicks vs. Clippers: ABC 3:30PM
The Knicks come into this afternoons game on a 3 game losing streak without their 3 top players and looking more like a lottery team than a 3 seed and a division leader at 38-25. They face one of the best teams in the league with most likely the best PG in the league in Chris Paul. The Clippers have the deepest bench in the league and a great record...
By, Kenneth Teape – Knickswag Contributor
Pre-Game News and Notes
Knicks vs. Jazz: ESPN, MSG 10:30PM
This west coast road trip has gone as bad as a stretch of games could possible go as the Knicks have been blown out of basically every game. They have had good stretches of play, staying in a few of the games for the most part but never being able to put together four strong quarters...
Photo via Jason Szenes/New York Times
Knicks (38-26) @ Jazz (34-32)
1030PM/ET on MSG, ESPN
Today, the Knicks released a few injury updates. According to ESPNNewYork.com, “Melo will miss his fifth game in the Knicks’ past seven with a right leg injury. Anthony also said that the fluid drained from his right leg late last week was not from a knee issue but one...
Prior to playing the Clippers on Sunday, Jason Kidd was 2 of his last 18 from beyond the 3-point line. He made 3 of 5 in the loss, but can thank former shooting coach for the Nets, Bob Thate, who now works for the Clippers for the pregame advice. As Kidd was swishing threes on ABC, Jeff Van Gundy pointed out that the Knicks guard got instruction on his shot for 30 minutes prior...
photo via msg.com
Knicks (38-25) @ Clippers (45-21)
At this point, I just want this road trip to end. I knew it would be a challenging test for the Knicks, but I did not think they’d go winless, losing by 29, 23, and 15 points in their last three games.
With the Knicks matched up against the Clippers today, things will only get worse before...