Alan Hahn

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Encouragement Needed For KP To Grow

Kristaps Porzingis arrived two years ago as a self-proclaimed gym rat looking to turn draft night boos into cheers. He entered this season looking to go from Rookie of the Year runner-up to an All-Star. Exactly one month into the season, that quick smile was replaced with a glazed-over expression of disillusionment. And now, according […]

Jackson Delivers on Melo Questions

Phil Jackson was in character and his performance was vintage. Unabashed, unflinching and unaffected. As if you expected some kinder, gentler version of a man who only two years ago was quick to remind his critics of his 11 championships. Once again, in his postseason address and rare media forum, he left some in the fan base […]

How Top College Point Guards Fit In Triangle Offense

Critical Times Ahead For Porzingis

TRAIL BLAZERS 110, KNICKS 95 In his first experience as “the guy” — his own words — Kristaps Porzingis learned something we already knew: “There’s still so much to learn,” he said. Porzingis finished with a decent stat line of 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 37 minutes in the loss at Portland, where […]

Frontcourt Future Looking Bright

KNICKS 87, PACERS 81 Jeff Hornacek didn’t say anything most of us were already thinking in regards to the Knicks playoff reality at this point in the season, but what he did say was how important these remaining games are for the new priority: next season. Hornacek pointed to “some of our other guys” who […]

Frustrated KP Longing for Better Results

NETS 120, KNICKS 112 Kristaps Porzingis might have reached his breaking point. It’s been long established that he is the future of the franchise, so with that in mind, it was time for him to start taking inventory and ownership of his environment. “The whole situation is tough,” he said with an expression of anger […]

Knicks Let One Slip Away in Philly

SIXERS 105, KNICKS 102 This time when Carmelo Anthony missed, he grinned. It wasn’t that he was amused, but perhaps he finally resigned to the will of this season. Hours before his turnaround fadeaway jumper against a double-team bounced out with 14 seconds left and the Knicks trailing by one, before he was caught watching […]

Lance Thomas Is the Ultimate Glue Guy

KNICKS 101, MAGIC 90 If the final quarter of this season will involve, as Jeff Hornacek said, assessment on what players fit the Triangle Offense, it should also be an assessment of lineups. For most of this season, the Knicks were a team that struggled at the start of games and also struggled with defense. […]

A ‘Devastating’ Loss for Knicks

RAPTORS 92, KNICKS 91 Jeff Hornacek took exception to a fair question before the game that asked how winning games over this final quarter of the season could impact draft lottery positioning. “As a team,” he replied, “we’re not thinking about losing.” It’s understandable from an aerial view to see where the post-trade deadline Knicks […]