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KNICKS SEASON PREVIEW: Knicks Complete Schedule Guide: Game-by-Game Previews, Season Information, Broadcasts, Tickets, Fun Facts, and More!

By Tommy Rothman

The season is close. Very close. So for those of you who want to follow the team, prepare for the season, feed their excitement for the season, go to some games, watch some games, know what to look for, and have an easy page to reference, read on! This is an “article”, but it will also be posted as a PAGE on our website under the “2014-15 Schedule Guide” tab in our menu, so you can access it easily whenever you want!

This post has game-by-game previews, as well as other information you might want. AND, of course, some jokes!

So to see our schedule guide, click the “Continue Reading” thing, either here or right under the image of Melo below, and enjoy! (I don’t want to clog up the entire front page with one article). You can also just click the image of Melo below. (If you went straight to this article, ignore this paragraph)

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BREAKING: Knicks keep Toure Murry, Chris Smith, Cole Aldrich

The Knicks announced that they have elected to keep PG Toure Murry, PG Chris Smith, and C Cole Aldrich on the 15-man roster, while releasing Jeremy Tyler, Ike Diogu, CJ Leslie, Josh Powell,  and Chris Douglas-Roberts.

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It’s a bit surprising that Tyler was waived. Tyler showed great potential during summer league, and Coach Woodson indicated that he would likely make the team despite missing the preseason with a foot injury. The Knicks are now left with 5 big men: Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin, Andrea Bargnani, and Aldrich. Given that all 5 of these guys have battled injury recently, it makes one wonder why the team chose to keep 2 guards and only 1 big man. 

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Speaking of the guards, what is Chris Smith doing on this team? He played a team-low 20 minutes this preseason and shot a dreadful 1-7. J.R Smith said yesterday that he hoped his little brother would make the team on his own talent, but this is clearly not the case. Based on what we have seen from Chris during the games, it seems that he is not a quality player by any means. Mike Woodson admitted that Chris’ status as J.R’s brother would be considered when making the final roster cuts, and it appears that having the last name “Smith” will, in fact, keep Chris with the team. 

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I have no problem with Murry making the roster. Toure showed great promise during the Summer League and continued to play very well during the preseason. He definitely earned a spot on the team.

 

If I’m Ike Diogu right now, I’m feeling pissed off. Diogu showed up to camp, played hard, played well, showed a decent post game and a nice mid-range jumper…. and got released, because the Knicks wanted to keep J.R Smith’s brother. Again, Chris showed nothing during the preseason, so it seems as if, no matter what happened, Chris was guaranteed a roster spot. If that was the case, why not tell Diogu that from the start, so that he could showcase his talent with another team?

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I am a bit concerned over the lack of healthy, reliable big men on the team. Of course, I am nitpicking here. If a need for another big man arises, the Knicks can always release Chris Smith or any other player on the team and sign Tyler, Diogu, or any big man who is a free agent. Murry, Smith, and Aldrich will not be playing major minutes as things stand right now, and neither would Diogu, Tyler, Powell, Leslie, or Douglas-Roberts if they had made the team. Would I like to see Tyler and/or Diogu on the opening day roster? Yes. Will the 13th, 14th, and 15th men on the team make-or-break our season? Probably not… 

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… unless ToureSanity is waiting in the wings…

-Tommy Rothman

 

Knicks Announce Preseason Schedule

Tommy Rothman

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The Knicks announced their preseason schedule Thursday, an exciting bit of news for fans who are hungry for any Knicks Basketball they can get. The Knicks begin their preseason slate on October 9th. Here is the schedule

Oct. 9: at Boston Celtics in Providence, R.I., 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 11: at Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m. 

Oct. 12: at Boston Celtics in Manchester, N.H., 7:30 p.m. 

Oct. 17: at Washington Wizards in Baltimore, 7 p.m. 

Oct. 21: at Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m. 

Oct. 23: at Milwaukee Bucks in Green Bay, Wis., 8 p.m. 

Oct. 25: vs. Charlotte Bobcats, 7:30 p.m. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

As you can see, the Knicks only have one home game this preseason, due to renovations taking place at The Garden. October 25th vs Charlotte is the date to book if you want to get to the Garden to see an exhibition game.

The season is only 76 days away, and the preseason is even closer. The wait is almost over, guys.