January 14, 2006

Are the New York Knicks making a comeback?: The Knicks pulled a 105-94 win over the Hawks on Friday night making it six wins in a row. The win was No. 1000 in coach Larry Brown's career, making him the fourth coach to reach that milestone.

posted by RGarraud to basketball at 01:50 AM - 14 comments

I doubt it . They are just peaking and everything from here will be downhill .

posted by alvinthefirst at 07:22 AM on January 14, 2006

yes a great win, that can perpetuate into a nice long winning streak. a good foundation to make the playoffs and build towards next year. i was orginally hoping that they stay out of the playoffs and pray that Stern would apply his "fix" in the draft and pick the knicks as the overall #1 pick. also, brown joins Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson and Pat Riley as the only coaches to reach 1000 wins,,,,, hmmm all knick coaches!!!!

posted by DE_theMIB at 07:32 AM on January 14, 2006

Knicks don't have a first-round pick in the coming draft. I'm heartened by the fact that Brown seems to have settled on a rotation that's based on desire and talent and not salary. They remain in an awful cap situation, but given that the East is pretty woeful, they can easily make the playoffs.

posted by ajaffe at 08:55 AM on January 14, 2006

How about a link to at least pretend this isn't a chatroom. They'll go nowhere important until Larry Brown tosses Isiah overboard.

posted by yerfatma at 09:18 AM on January 14, 2006

Knicks don't have a first-round pick in the coming draft. That doesn't really matter, even if they did the first round pick would just sit on the bench and watch if Larry Brown had his way.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:51 AM on January 14, 2006

I think the players are finally learning their roles under "Larry Ball". They wont make the play offs,but they will be an improved team the rest of the way, A Trade involving Mr Marberry should be the next move. Load up more on young talent and shed the overpaid guys. And no, I am not saying the the Knicks get Artest. That would be a mistake!

posted by daddisamm at 10:06 AM on January 14, 2006

The curse of GRAND MAMA still haunts the Knick. They are still paying the 100 million dollar contract of Larry Johnson. This may belong in the drug testing thread but it is another reason for pre screening employees for degenerative conditions. It is apparent that a corporately run team that, juggles TV revenue is not interested in winning. You can aurgue the Yankees, but I can counter with the Knicks and Dogers. the four reigning champs in their respective sports are not corpos.

posted by gronir_ hitrops at 11:10 AM on January 14, 2006

Well, the team looks promising for the future. Three draft picks that have shown serious impact. Frye has been consistent, Robinson is one of my favorite players to watch, and even David Lee has played good at times. Overall, easily the best draft class team. However, this year probably won't be a playoff year. My prediction is that they do pick it up but still finish the year 7 or 8 games under .500.

posted by Snikastyle at 11:39 AM on January 14, 2006

Are the New York Knicks making a comeback? Probably not.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:27 PM on January 14, 2006

nothing about the knick's future is "promising" until they get out from under the salary cap hell they're in.

posted by ninjavshippo at 12:28 PM on January 14, 2006

Where is Mr. Hustle Malik Rose? He was a favorite of the Spurs.

posted by mustang71 at 03:27 PM on January 14, 2006

i kinda like them

posted by diva at 03:39 PM on January 14, 2006

Highly doubt it, still real teams make their run after all-star break.

posted by MICHIGANDER at 05:32 PM on January 14, 2006

Ticket prices are making a come back!

posted by gronir_ hitrops at 10:54 PM on January 14, 2006

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