Showing posts from October, 2014

Breaking the myths for your New York Knicks

It’s October again, and we’re two weeks away from the NBA season. One of the most controversial and consistently bad teams of the 21 st century has another rollercoaster season ahead of them. There are many expectations and misconceptions going into this upcoming season for the New York Knickerbockers. Due to the fact that I spend more time watching Knicks film and less time partying than J.R. Smith, I have decided that I am the perfect specimen to straighten some things out: What starting lineup will Derek Fisher come up with? Who cares? The starting lineup for the Knicks is going to change constantly all season, and you can credit that to inevitable injuries, and inconsistency. What I’m curious to see, and what everyone should be looking for, is their crunch time lineup, in other words, the lineup that plays during close games at the end of the 4 th quarter. Our new beloved coach, Derek Fisher, has a tricky job ahead of him in figuring out the best five players that can produce to

Are the New Orleans Pelicans a playoff team?

The New Orleans Pelicans are a sleeper team worth paying attention to this upcoming season. They also have a good chance of making the playoffs. One may beg to differ, as last season was a brutal one. On paper, the 2013-2014 Pelicans had promise. With a new name, and acquisitions of All-Star Jrue Holiday and former rookie of the year Tyreke Evans, the Pelicans looked like a potential force to be reckoned with. So why did they finish with such an unimpressive record of 34-48? Acquiring a game-changing player or even two is always exciting and can take a swing in the right direction for a struggling team. However, if you don’t have depth, your team can only go so far. Although they had an impressive five in Jrue Holiday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis the rest of their team did not help carry the load. Coming off the bench, Austin Rivers looked nothing like his father this season, shooting the ball at 40.5%. If you are one of the slower young point guards, and