- More proof that the Knicks, while unsuccesful on the court, are certainly a charitable and wholesome bunch. Jamal Crawford looks goofy in that hat.
Anyway, enjoy your Saturday. Backatcha after the game. Later.
"He had a difficult time getting up from the dinner table," Francis' agent, Jeff Fried, said, according to the Times. "He needs to be healthy to perform and help the team, and this is the way to do it."
Francis said he would accept coming off the bench, if needed, when he returned. "I'm worried about my knee more than anything," Francis said.Well, how bout that shit, eh!? Just when we were worried which guard would have to begrudgingly take a seat when Jeffries is healthy, Francis comes out with a bum leg and a clear statement that he's ready to ride lumber. Kinda fishy? Maybe. Helpful? You know it. I'm very pleased with Francis' recognition of a problem, whatever it may be, and the favor he is most assuredly doing the team. Good stuff.
Marbury made a gesture to remember his roots this week by donating 3,000 sneakers, a free pair to every varsity player in the city's Public School Athletic League -- where Marbury won a championship in 1995 with Brooklyn's Abraham Lincoln High.Not to belittle anything, but is that 3,000 shoes...or 3,000 pairs of shoes? Either way, it's an amazing contribution by Stephon, and no matter what you think of his demeanor on the court, you've gotta applaud his business efforts. Let's not forget that, despite their reputations and their poor record, our current Knicks are a fine group of young men. We have a team that is unbelievably devoted to various communities, and is just about squeaky clean with the league and the law. Unlike the Blazers and Nets of old, the Knicks leave their shittiness on the court.
"The key component is that it's something that people need, not what they want," he said. "It's a difference when you want something. Like, 'Oh I want juice instead of water.' You need water to live. You can't go without water. This is what it is. This is a lifeline, a lifeline of supply to people to have an outlet of feeling good about themselves."Umm...what?
The problem, of course, is that Curry's resurgence hasn't translated into victories (2-4), but when Frye (ankle) and Jeffries (wrist) return from injury by January 1 – and by the grace of the Big Man upstairs, Steve Francis is dealt for six crayons, a blanket, and two boxes of Wheat Thins - it's not out of the realm of possibility that the Knicks could make run at the playoffs in the historically-bad Eastern Conference.Does anyone have any real evidence behind that last rumor? Steve's been playing ok but you can't pass up that trade. The crayons could be relegated to the D-League, while the blanket is solid trade bait and the Wheat Thins are a great prospect at point guard. This post has me excited for a deadline blockbuster.