This is the December 27, 2012 news archive. View today's Knicks rumors and news.
Several Knicks players are going to have to contribute to make up for Raymond Felton’s absence, and 39-year-old Jason Kidd will do most of it by moving over from shooting guard to the point.
Net Change: After dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Joh…Updated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetAfter dropping 10 of 13, the Nets fired Avery Johnson as their coach. He may have been the first casualty of increased expectations, but his ouster was deserved, says Chris Mannix.Source: CNNSI.com
Irrational Confidence Becomes Incredible Production For J.R. Smith & The KnicksUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetIt used to be that every great team had one: a guy that believed they were the best, most talented player on the floor, even when they weren’t. This feeling of greatness was primarily contained in the player’s own brain, and came despite ample evidencSource: dimemag.com
J.R. Smith ties it, wins it with 2 tough jumpers in last 10 seconds to push Knicks past Suns (VIDEOS)Updated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetWith leading scorer Carmelo Anthony out with a hyperextended left knee and starting point guard Raymond Felton sidelined by a fractured right pinkie that could require surgery and a four-to-six-week shelving - two injuries suffered during a 100-94 ChrisSource: yahoo.com
The Lakers Get Pushed To A Breaking Point; The Hawks Almost Get EmbarrassedUpdated Dec 27, 2012 Share TweetA great recipe for disaster — at least if you’re the Lakers — is playing in Denver on the second night of a back-to-back. Old legs. The high altitude. The penchant of the Nuggets to play fast and frenetic. It almost never works out for L.A., and lasSource: dimemag.comShare TweetJ.R. Smith sank a baseline 21-footer at the buzzer after a Phoenix turnover with a second to play, giving the depleted New York Knicks a 99-97 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.
Raymond Felton Expects To Miss 4-6 WeeksDec 27ESPNNewYork.com's Jared Zwerling discusses Knicks PG Raymond Felton's injured finger.
Brooklyn Nets establish Phil Jackson as top coaching target, sources sayDec 27Undaunted by Phil Jackson's reported reluctance to coach their team, Brooklyn Nets officials have established Jackson as their top target in the wake of Avery Johnson's dismissal, according to NBA coaching sources.
Daily Dime: Fifteen straight for ClippersDec 27The Clippers' 15th straight win was another blowout. The Clippers will need challenges to sharpen their playoff form, writes J.A. Adande.
Ian Thomsen: LeBron doesn't need a second act in ClevelandDec 27This has been the year of LeBron James, who earned the NBA championship, the Olympic gold medal and Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year. And as his outstanding 2012 ends, one persistent rumor has taken hold.