Los Angeles Clippers (46-25) vs. New York Knicks (14-57)
Madison Square Garden
4:00 p.m. PST
March 25, 2014
FOX Prime Ticket
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1. True or False: This is the most depressing Knicks’ team of all-time.
Robert Silverman, KnickerBlogger, (@BobSaietta): True. Yes, a purgative tank that result (at worst) a top-four pick was and is without a doubt the proper course of action for this franchise, but the product on the court is as bleak and joyless and downright un-fun a Knicks’ model as I’ve seen in my lifetime.
Andy Liu, (@AndyKHLiu): True. Or, at least, this is so hilariously awful that I feel like even though I missed the 90s, there is probably nothing worse than this. The team is worse constructed than the Philadelphia Sixers, who purposely construct a dreadful “basketball team”. At least it isn’t Brooklyn.
Fred Katz, (@FredKatz): True. It’s awful. All my friends from growing up in New York aren’t even funny about it. They’re genuinely sad. They have no hope. They don’t think they’re signing anyone in the offseason. They think Phil Jackson is out of touch. They look like they’re going to cry when they watch games. This team would destroy anyone’s spirit.
2. Is there a diamond in the rough on the current New York roster?
Silverman: Not sure if he’s a precious stone, but Langston Galloway is a scrappy, long-armed defender who, if he can get his shooting percentages up a bit, could be a nifty combo-ish/fourth guard. I also have an irrational love for Alexey Shved, which I expound upon at length here, along with some nice videos of Russians keying cars.
Liu: Haha. Langston Galloway is a really cool name, though.
Katz: I mean, I guess Langston Galloway, since the Knicks found him floating around in the middle of nowhere, and he’s turned into someone who, at the very least, looks like he can play in the NBA. Other than that, this team is in shambles.
3. Will JJ Redick continue his hot streak?
Silverman: You are asking me if a skilled perimeter player and/or outside shooter will continue to thrive against the New York Knickerbockers, who currently sit dead last in the NBA at defending from three point range? Hmmm. Yes, yes I do think he will continue his hot streak, so much so that the EPA will declare that Redick can serve as a source of clean, renewable energy for the entire 48 minutes of game action.
Liu: With Blake Griffin fully integrated, I see no reason why not. He is who he is, and a hot streak won’t change the player he is at this point. Without Jamal Crawford for what appears to be a while longer, the Clippers need this Redick and might even be better for it.
Katz: I don’t know if he’ll continue it to this degree, but he can certainly keep on having the best year of his career. Redick is averaging 3.2 three-pointers made per game over his past 11, knocking home 43 percent of his long balls over that stretch. That’s such a ridiculous tie of volume and accuracy that it couldn’t be sustainable, but he can certainly stay over 40 percent for the rest of the season and give the Clips all they need while pinballing off screens and sinking three after three.