Two wins in a row brings us to… well, nevermind the record…

Carmelo Anthony was quoted after what I’ll call win two as standing against the tanking mentality. This as the weekend approaches with Duke coming into the building to play Saint John’s in the Garden in what could be coach K’s (I might never try to spell it) 1,000 career victory. Oh yeah, and this guy will be here:

He’s available to any team that secures the top pick in the draft, assuming he doesn’t go play in China or anything crazy happens.

But to talk of next year’s Knick rookie candidates completely undermines this year’s current crop of new Knicks. If you had asked me in August which rookie I’d be all about, I would have said Cleanthony Early, but this season I only seem to recall him in street clothes on the bench, rather, it has been the newest Knick, Langston Galloway, who has been marinating in the D league since most Knick die hards first noticed him during the summer league.

Galloway looks solid, man. He’s got a competitive nature, and some athleticism. I’ve seen him dunk two offensive rebounds in his short time in the NBA. He’s got some decent ball handling skills and his arms are long enough to rip opposing guards such as Michael Carter Williams.

Speaking of Michael Carter Williams and new Knicks, LOVED the testy attitude between our Jason Smith and Carter Williams last night, culminating in a nice block under the basket from the big man. He’s another competitor like Galloway that should be kept after the purge of 2015 is all said and done. Travis Wear too, but perhaps not Acy.

What happened to Acy? I’m thinking Jax and Fish are strategically sitting certain players as the trade deadline approaches. Also out of the rotation is big Cole Aldrich, who seemed to be getting prime minutes when SToudemire went down… Is that it? Are we trying to boost STAT’s numbers the same way Nate Robinson’s numbers were boosted prior to his trade? Stoudemire is in the last year of a big contract that is expiring, so many pundits have him staying on until the end of the year. But if there are any teams out there that are competitive and have a longer term deal on their CAP they are looking to move, perhaps Stoudemire could be traded for some value, maybe even some draft picks since we have none in upcoming years due to the Bargnani trade.

Bargnani is the Knick I like the least since the days of Jerome or even Eddy. Can’t stand a shitty work ethic. You call yourself a professional, you pussy Bargnani? You give Euros a bad name. You only further the stereotype that they are Huggies soft.

Going from hating on one current Knick to pining for a former Knick, kudos to Tim Mosgov, who is averaging close to a double double playing for the Cavs. Like I said, easier to play when you have guys like LeBron who make everyone around them better, but back when Mozgov was a Knick, I saw great potential in him, definitely a double double with a couple of blocks, and now he’s in a system where he is going to continue to improve. He should be on our team right now but Melo wanted to bankrupt the Knicks of assets rather than just wait two months and walk on as a top free agent with Wilson Chandler and Mozgov still wearing orange and blue. Not to mention Danilo Gallinari who was excellent during his time in New York. I know he might be damaged goods now. Maybe Melo meant well, maybe he wanted Denver to get some value back for his departure.

Orlando is in town on Friday at the Garden. Could it be, three in a row? I can see it happening. Orlando has the third worst record in the East. Melo is trying to justify making the all-star team. It makes sense, win a few before the break. I’ve been saying any win now is a loss in terms of getting the max ping pong balls in the draft lottery, but nothing is guaranteed except this: new comissioner Adam Silver, whose record is squeakly clean thus far, perhaps too clean at the moment, grew up a life long Knicks fan, and the NBA needs the Knicks to be truly successful. I have grown tired of watching small town teams like the Spurs and OKC get all the glory. The Knicks have not won a championship since 1973 as Isiah said. Maybe the Ewing Curse Lives?

Other than that, what’s on the average Knick fan’s mind? Thenasis perhaps?

I predict seeing him in a NBA Knicks jersey after the all-star break.

New New York Knick: Langston Galloway

Obviously the Knicks are the laughing stock of the NBA.

I would be the first to tell you that J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were not perfect as Knicks.

Yet they have value as they both can contribute as starters on most teams.

You don’t give up something for nothing. I don’t know about Phil Jackson as a GM. He seems like an asshole, just like I thought he was an asshole when he coached the Bulls and the Lakers.

So here we go calling up d-league players, here is Langston Galloway:

This is not the season to be a Knicks fan (4-20)

This is not the season to be a Knicks fan. We are 4 and 20.

But what choice do we have?

Check out. Explore other things. It is not getting any better.

No Knicks fan deserves this abuse.

Time to scout pipe dream Jhalil Okafor. Emeka’s little brother has post moves beyond Emeka’s while just a freshman at Duke University.

Shout out to all the defenders, Knicks Fixers, Isola-haters, and so on.

Locker Room Problems Beginning in December

Phil had a press conference to say, “everyone still wants to be here,” and that the team has a “loser’s mentality.”

Looks like Robin and I dodged a bullet by not subscribing this season.

In the latest installment of Knicks drama, Tim Hardaway, Jr. has stepped up as the leader of this team and called out Carmelo Anthony. Neither guy can play d. Nor can Amar’e. That’s quite a few for offense but not for d.

The season may not be savable.

The season should not be saved?

Jackson said he will not look to move players just for movement’s sake.

What about Bargnani? When is he going to f-ing play?

Is this going to turn into develop Cole Aldrich season?

Last night, on national TV…

Barkley talked smack on the Knicks, then Lebron got off the bench in the fourth and spanked the Knicks in the Garden.

I was sad to let go of season tickets over the summer, but when I look at our record, I’m glad I don’t have to sell games to a team that is now 4-17 and primed to tank the rest of the season to get a high draft pick in the 2015 lottery.

It seems like four games in a row now where the Knicks were close (Kenny Smith alluded during inside the NBA that the Knicks have been in about 11 games this season that could have been victories down the stretch but have not been) and give the ball to Melo for the Elbow three that isn’t even close.

Perhaps it is time for a new play Fisher?

Maybe get the ball to Amar’e who has been consistent on offense?

Speaking of STAT, that layup off the glass over STAT was a dagger by Irving.


(must see nail in the coffin @ 1:20 in the above video)

I feel like Irving is a young talent not unlike D Wade, LeBron was wise to come home to the Cavs and give it another shot.

As far as Melo resigning, yes, good, but don’t spend all of this season talking about “I should have gone to Chicago. Was almost going to go there.”

Who would you keep on this roster for future seasons?

I would keep very little.

Calderon is agining, I’d say get rid of everyone, including Melo. I know he has a no-trade clause, but if he goes to a contender in the West then this can all finally go away.

How many years will it take to rebuild the Knicks? There aren’t too many players under contract after this season. Barring mid season trades this year, the Knicks will just have the following players after next season:

Carmelo (with two years to go)
Calderon (in the final year of his contract)
Tim Hardaway (with a year to go)
Cleanthony Early (in the final year of his contract)

You know, after looking at this, I wonder if the results of the new collective bargaining agreement were to make contract lengths shorter?

trade

Miami @ New York

Melo is playing tonight after missing two games due to back spasms.

It seemed like so many more games that he was out.

People online are claiming the Knicks are in tank mode.

Most teams in the NBA haven’t reached double digits in total wins, to talk about any team not based in Philly seems premature.

I am watching Melo and Calderon play on the same court for only the second time this season, Bargnani hasn’t event laced them up yet and he played well with Calderon back in Toronto.

It is too early to give up on the season but I understand using the word “TANK” when you get blown out by a OKC team sans Durant.

Stoudemire should start. He might be THE most consistent Knick this season.