2007-2008 NYK average points per game: 96.9
21st in the NBA
2008-2009 NYK average points per game: 105.7
1st in the NBA
2007-2008 NYK number of games scored over 120 points in regulation: 1
0-1 record in those games (vs.
2008-200 NYK number of games scored over 120 points in regulation: 2
2-0 record in those games (through 10 games so far)
2007-2008 NYK games in which they topped 110 points during regulation: 7
82 possible games (8.5%)
2008-200 NYK number of games in which they topped 110 points during regulation: 5
10 possible games (50.0%)
2007-2008 NYK number of quarters in which they topped 30 points: 46
328 possible quarters (14.0%)
2008-200 NYK number of quarters in which they topped 30 points: 12
40 possible quarters (30.0%)
2007-2008 NYK quarters in which they scored 22 or less points: 129
328 possible quarters (39.3%).
Bonus non-stat: Almost all games in which the Knicks scored 30 or more points in a quarter they also offset it with at least one “22 or less” quarter.
2008-2009 NYK number of quarters in which they scored 22 or less points 9
40 possible games (22.5%)
If Shawty = 10.0
Proper response: You should tip her.
Take a chance on me:
2007-2008 NYK games in which they had at least 23 assists as a team: 13
82 possible games (15.9%).
Top games: 29 vs the
Undeniably true: Only had 7 assists in a game against the Lakers last season.
2008-2009 NYK games in which they have had at least 23 assists as a team: 5
10 possible games (50%).
Top games: 36 vs.
2008-2009 NYK possible All-Stars? 2
Possible Coach of the Year (if the Knicks finish at or above .500):
Possible speech upon winning award: "Y'all thought I was an idiot for taking the money in New York over the Bulls job. Well, if I had taken the Bulls job, all the credit would have gone to Derrick Rose, and the young talent, and nobody would have handed me an award, even if they had won 55 games. In New York, on the other hand, I look like a genius for winning 40 games at the NBA's version of Chenobyl! Crown me, media schlubs. You can put me in your Hall of Fame now."
My favorite alternative colour: BLUE, no wait... PURPLE.
Undeniably true: Current Leading 6th Man of the Year Candidate:
Number of months that weird kid singing "Su-su-studio" was on the front page of SML.com: 4
We back. Maybe.
Possible Most Improved Player: Generally tends to be a second-year or third-year player who makes “the leap” (see Monta Ellis, Boris Diaw, Zach Randolph, or Gilbert Arenas for recent examples):
Not the architect:
Unless you think that drafting a 19-year version of 35-year old Peja Stojakovic and picking up Chris Duhon (a lovely point guard, but still a second stringer on most teams) is the reason for the Knicks marked improvement.
Knicks scoring average in April 2008: 107.33
Not available or playing that month: Stephon Marbury & Eddy Curry
In the starting lineup that month: Wilson Chandler
Must have been paying attention: Mike D'Antoni.
Finally, from 82games:
The Knicks shot an eFG% of 54.5% when they shoot 0-10 seconds into the shotclock.
Welcome to the most exciting possibly .500 team in the NBA.
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