New York Knicks,
What a crazy week the Knicks had.Started with a Tyson Chandler injury and ended with Bargnani getting 25 points.
The Knicks went 1-2 for the week.
Sunday Timberwolves 109 Knicks 100
Tuesday Bobcats 102 Knicks 97
Friday Knicks 101 Bobcats 91
Sunday Spurs 120 Knicks 89
Sunday: Recap Timberwolves 109 Knicks 100
New York Knicks gave a second half comeback against Minnesota on Sunday but couldn’t complete it.They created too many turnovers in the first half.Timberwolves scored 16 points off the turnovers.
Coach Mike Woodson view was the Knicks took too many 3-pointers. According to Espn Ian Begley Woodson said, “You got people flying at you, so you’ve got to put the ball on the floor and try to get to the hole,” the coach said. “I thought we settled.”
Timberwolves Kevin Love leads his team to a 3-0 start.Kevin Love had 34 points and his teammate Kevin Martin had 30 points against the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in points and rebounds.Anthony finished with 22 points 17 rebounds and Raymond Felton had 22 points and 12 assist.
Monday: Knicks Add Jeremy Tyler to Their D-League Team
The Knicks didn’t want to lose Jeremy Tyler and think he has potential.The Knicks cut him due to his injury cause they didn’t have his D-league rights. Now they obtain his D-league rights. Tyler will rehab with Knicks staff and get a chance to learn the Knicks Offense/defense systems. If they add Tyler to roster ,they will have to cut someone to do so.
Tuesday: Recap Bobcats 102 Knicks 97
Knicks lose Tyson Chandler in the first quarter,he got into a collision with Bobcats Kemba Walker. After test the Knicks learn that Chandler has a small non-displaced fracture of his right fibula and going to miss four to six weeks.
The Knicks played a horrible offensive game. They simply had no ball movement too much iso play from all the players. Raymond Felton pick and roll has disappeared. Felton is not controlling the offense like a point guard suppose too.
Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker showed Raymond Felton how run the point.Walker had 25 points 6 assist and Bobcats Gerald Henderson had 18 points in the win.Knicks Anthony had 32 points and Metta World Peace gave great effort with 18 points.
Center Tyson Chandler was arguably the most important Knick, because of lack of replacement for him. Chandler protects the rim,gets rebounds, and provides defense. Coach Mike Woodson decides to start Andrea Bargnani at the center position. Bargnani struggles with rebounds and defense.
Carmelo Anthony calls a player only meeting. According to ESPN Ian Begley Anthony said, “We shut the door after the game and talked it out a little bit and tried to figure out what was happening,” Anthony said on Friday. Anthony’s message to his teammates was direct. “We’ve got to want it. We’ve got to want to do it. We’ve got to believe in ourselves, and right now we’re playing like we don’t even believe in ourselves,” Anthony said. “It’s just effort.”
Recap Knicks 101 Bobcats 91
Bobcats head coach Steve Clifford was admitted to the hospital thursday night. Knicks legend Patrick Ewing is the Bobcats assistant and made his first head coach debut against Knicks.
The night belong to the current Knicks center Andrea Bargnani. He played his best game as a Knick so far. Bargnani scored 25 points 8 rebounds and 5 block shots. He definely step up and played big when the Knicks needed it. The Question can he maintain this?
Better ball movement gave the Knicks players better looks. The point guards played better Raymond Felton went 2 for 6 with 15 points.Pablo Prigioni went 3 for 6 with 9 points.
The ball movement created a the 3 point ball to fall again just like last season.In the 3rd quarter six 3 pointers help open up a 19 point lead.
Carmelo Anthony had 8 rebounds 6 assists 1 steal 1 block to go with his 28 points.
This was complete team win and effort on defense and offense.
Recap: Spurs 120 Knicks 89
JR Smith will made his season debut. He will remain in his six man role coming off the bench.Smith struggled and was rusting.
The game started with a 10-0 run by the Spurs and that sum up the game. The Knicks got Blown out. The Spurs played perfect team defense.
Raymond Felton played like he was shooting guard not a point guard no ball movement. It might be time to bench Felton.
Spurs Danny Green 24 points heated up at 3 point line. Kawhi Leonard 18 points and Patrick Mills 15 points.