Today the Knicks got destroyed by the Spurs. The Spurs are still great, and the Knicks are missing Tyson Chandler, but this can’t say good things about the Knicks’ ability to stay near the top of the East.
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One thing we probably won’t have – to the massive relief of probably everyone in the world – is an immensely protracted drama regarding Dwight Howard’s next destination. The All-Star center will only visit five teams, and hopes to have decided by the time he makes his last visit. That means we could know where D12 is heading by the end of the week. Which will be a nice change from the last two summers.
We’ve got plenty of free agency news and rumors, starting with one superstar staying put, so let’s get right to the latest from around the NBA:
The race for this season’s Most Improved Player reminds me of one of those computer-simulated races that take place on the jumbotrons at arenas throughout the country. You know what I’m talking about. They’ve got the cute characters and cool animation, but they end up with more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movie.
Most races go something like this:
The new lineup wasn’t the answer for the setting Suns, losers of six straight. Jared Dudley started at SF but scored just 8 PTS in 18 minutes; Michael Beasley actually played better than usual off the bench (21 PTS, 5 AST, 4 REB) but was -21 in 30 minutes and made a couple of boneheaded turnovers.