Saturday Morning Update: Nicks ready for Sunday

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

WR Hakeem Nicks was limited at practice yesterday, but expects to be on the field this Sunday in Washington.

“I feel good. I feel real good. We’ll leave it at that,” Nicks told reporters. “I practiced all week, I think I showed them enough this week in practice, so I think everything will be good to go.”

Nicks said the season was not a frustrating one (“It’s not over”) and that he is always eager to get out on the field.

“I’m ready to get out there Sunday night. Sunday night football, it’s going to be fun,” he said.

He was asked about the team’s troubles in the red zone…

“There are different reasons. One game it might be one reason and the next game it might be another reason. We know what we’ve got to do, we know the guys that we have and we believe in coach Gilbride in putting us in the right situations to make plays and to score in the red zone.”

GEICO SportsNite has interviews from Tom Coughlin and Hakeem Nicks about the wide receiver’s status Sunday against the Redskins.

60 comments
sanza
sanza

Nice to have a back to back win on the road, lets go Knicks..lets make the playoff..ihiyyy~~


Have been following this blog for almost 4 years, but I just read the blog and the comment, rarely to make comment, but i know there is some smart people on this site, people like Oldknicks, Sandro, XMen, Chris, Brookdon, Field_Fanatic/Knicks_Fanatic, Biggie (don't know if is still the same person that I know when I first time reading this blog), HAS (Best Sarcasm knicks fans) and these people is the reason I reading this blog.

We all know this season, is not going on the right direction but honestly I can't see the knicks will tanking a season just to build from the draft, Yes I like this idea Sandro, but like all we know, we are the knicks, the team who had the most expensive ticket on the NBA, and people will not spend their money just to see the knicks tanking (not good for Dolan Bussiness).

I believe the knicks will keep Melo, like or not, he is our superstar, if he leave, who do you want to replace? except LA or LeBron, I don't want any superstar Love? he doesn't know defense, Marc Gasol? His legs concern me, Durant? do you think he will leave OKC?

If any of you have a thought even without Melo, that just Phil Jack will lure FA go to knicks, sorry to say I think all of you will be disappoint. PhilJax is good as a coach? YES! but he is new guy on the front office just like Jordan as an team owner and we don't know yet what will he do with the knicks and as a knicks fan I hope he do his best to bring championship to the knicks.

and now about Bargnani trade and Felton, I hate it, the bargnani trade is bad, but I want view it on the positive way, at least this trade clear some caps for us on the next year, and with philjax on our side, we can go allout to hunt the best available FA. for Felton, I remember some guy say "at this price and without any cash that we have, he is the best that all we can get", I don't know how cheap felton is, but if he really cheap, my question is at his price, who is better than felton that we can get?

I love how felton play at the first time he came to Knicks, and yesterday, I watch knicks game at the warrior, and yes now he is bad. 

and last JR and Woodson, like felton situation, without any capspace and looking at the last season he play with us (6th MOTY) I think he is the best that we can get, and I don't know if people think that a bad move, because at that time, do we have any option?

and woodson, now all is clear, the last season team is run by the veteran, Kidd, Camby, Kurt, Rasheed who make all the player keep their focus, and now, if somehow we make the playoff, and woody can make we go to ECF, will we keep woody?


as A knicks fan, for me is just wrong for rooting lost for the knicks, even with lost that can make woody leave the team, but for me is just wrong..but once again I said for people like Sandro and Xmen who always say we suck and sometime they rooting knicks to lose i respect them, because they do that for a good purpose..

and sorry for my bad english..

BigChiefTriangle
BigChiefTriangle

Woodson, asked about the team's 3-2 mark during the West Coast trip: "Cant get much better than that."


Well, technically there's 4-1 and 5-0...but 3-2 is solid, indeed.  I think above .500 the rest of the way can get Knicks into the playoffs.

bigdishing
bigdishing

I know everyone is all high on our Knicks tonight. But, why couldn't we have just beaten ATL a month ago? They were in the middle of their terrible losing streak. It was a gimme game. Had we won, we would be in the eighth seed right now. One game. 

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

Well for the future I have faith in phil jackson being able to help this team build character and help with preventing them from being so weak mentally. I really believe he can change the culture on this team with that. I have noticed throughout the year that these players DO NOT take a blow well. It seems to just bring them down when they are NOT hitting shots. I do hope this will change in the future.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

Well I cant really complain about this road trip out west. It was basically successful. Now we must beat da nets. If only the hawks lost tonight as well.

moneyball
moneyball

Why ATL will not make the 8TH seed:

The temptation will be great. As the #8 seed in the East, they are looking at the #15 pick and no chance for top 3. As #9 in the East, they are probably looking at #10 pick and a chance for a top 3 pick. One good losing streak could be enough to change a front office's thinking.

moneyball
moneyball

FYI....TIEBREAKER BASIS:
(-) Tie breaker not needed (better overall winning percentage)
(1) Division leader wins tie from team not leading a division
(2) Head-to-head won-lost percentage
(3) Conference won-lost percentage
(4) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, own conference
(5) W-L Percentage vs. Playoff teams, other conference
(6) Net Points, all games

chudogz
chudogz

If only we could play teams that are tanking, (like tonight) from here on out.... Hopefully the teams that are locked into the playoffs, rest their starters when we face them!

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Hawks go 3-6, Knicks must go 4-3 to get 8th seed, looking at the Knicks schedule 4 wins will be tough and that's if Hawks go 3-6

bigdishing
bigdishing

Who owns the tiebreaker if we end up knotted with the Hawks? 

brookdon
brookdon

Jazz Blog Highlights!!!!

"Knicks are pushing for the 8th seed. They absolutely do not want to lose to another cellar dwelling team. Considering that, I think they have this game."

"I'd love to blame the NBA for big market bias with the refs whistling Favors twice already

but both were clear fouls :( That ruins my conspiracy"

"Walt Frazier is a basketball god. I met him once when the Knicks visited town, and he was one of the nicest legends I've ever met"

"anthony one of those great players who just doesnt make anyone better"

"felton working his way into game shape

72 games into the season"

"Chandler gets away with SO MUCH CONTACT"

"thats what reputation gets you

Hibbert can commit 30 fouls a game and get called for 4"

Max Denby
Max Denby

Any word on THjr?  That did not look good.  He would be a massive loss for this final push.


Jesus Blas
Jesus Blas

Knicls/Hawks games left 


Hawks games left: 


Vs Bulls - Loss 

Vs Cavs - Loss

At Pacers - Loss 

Vs Pistons - ?? 

Vs Celtics - ?? 

At Nets - Loss 

Vs Heat - Loss 

Vs Bobcats - Loss 

At Bucks - ??


Knicks games left:


Vs Nets - ??

Vs Wizards - ??

At Heat - ??

At Raptors - ??

Vs Bulls - ??

At Nets - ??

Vs Raptors - ??

kofi
kofi

Let's go Knickerbockers!

Hansel Kimwell Tan
Hansel Kimwell Tan

I would really love to see the Knicks made it to the playoffs but with current schedule of the Knicks and Hawks, I'm just hoping we show up everyday.. no more games like how we played in LA and Phoenix.. 7 games remaining all against +.500 teams vs 9 games and 6 against -.500 teams..

Jesus Blas
Jesus Blas

Repost - 


Hawks games left: 


Vs Bulls - Loss 

Vs Cavs - Loss

At Pacers - Loss 

Vs Pistons - ?? 

Vs Celtics - ?? 

At Nets - Loss 

Vs Heat - Loss 

Vs Bobcats - Loss 

At Bucks - ??


Knickas games left:


Vs Nets - ??

Vs Wizards - ??

At Heat - ??

At Raptors - ??

Vs Bulls - ??

At Nets - ??

Vs Raptors - ??



akamarb
akamarb

@sanza why wasnt I included in the names that frequently comment on this blog...it is clear I am more knowledgeable then those folks up there....i am also more witty....disgusting

brookdon
brookdon

And the Lakers. And the Bucks. We lost so many gimme games.

sanza
sanza

@OLDKNICK  I put my faith on philjax too,

hope the knicks is getting better on the future

moneyball
moneyball

@OLDKNICK It's one thing to have faith..but Phil has never had a team win that did not have TWO of the leagues top five players..just saying.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@OLDKNICK  As much as they want to rest guys for the playoffs you can bet the Nets, Proky and Kidd are licking their chops at a chance to eliminate the Knicks.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Biggie  True all these playoff teams will be resting guys with nagging injuries.  Lowry reinjured himself vs the Heat.  Miami's going to want to rest their big 3 as much as possible, and the Nets have a lot of senior citizens who could use a rest going into the playoffs.

tommy2b
tommy2b

Right now Hawks are 22-21 vs. Conference and Knicks are 21-24, which is a 2 game difference.  All of the games remaining for both teams are vs. conference so if the Knicks beat the Hawks by 1 game the rest of the way (and tie them in the standings) the Hawks are guaranteed to win the tiebreaker.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Seth Nadler  Hawks are likely to go 2-7 IMO... but even 3 wins will be a challenge for these Knicks.

chudogz
chudogz

@bigdishings. I believe Hawks because they have a better conference record... We have some coming up tho!

sanza
sanza

@brookdon  Always love to read this from you my friend, even the jazz fan know we pushing for the playoff..I just hope we go to the playoff, because if not, next year we don't have any first round draft...and that just not good situation for us

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@brookdon  Thanks brook. 

"I'd love to blame the NBA for big market bias with the refs whistling Favors twice already

but both were clear fouls :( That ruins my conspiracy"

moneyball
moneyball

@brookdon LOL@

"felton working his way into game shape

72 games into the season"

chudogz
chudogz

@ Biggie. Just lay off the predictions :)

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Biggie Garden still sells out.  This is all going on in your mind nutter.  

johneco
johneco

@Jesus Blas We need to win one more than them. 

They have 9 tries, 6 at home, 3 against tankers, we have 7 tries all against playoff teams.  At first glance it looks hopeless.  But we're playing our best ball of the season, Atlanta is playing poorly.  If they go 3-6, we "only" need to go 4-3 - it's like a playoff series, we need to win 4. 

I'm a bit worried that Louis Williams is starting to come on, he might be enough to push them to a couple more wins, which would ruin us.  We need to win the next 2, then maybe we can win 5



smiggybalz
smiggybalz

thats ez when yer opponent has no offense

johneco
johneco

@Jesus Blas


Vs Nets - W

Vs Wizards - W

At Heat - L

At Raptors - W

Vs Bulls - W

At Nets - L

Vs Raptors - W


That's as hopeful as I can be.  Although the @Raptors win is definitely a stretch, and the bulls game feels iffy too.

tommy2b
tommy2b

@Jesus Blas  

Nets - loss

Wizards - ?

Heat - loss

at Raptors - loss

Bulls - loss

[EDIT] at Nets - loss 

vs Raptors - ?

ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK
ENGLBERT_HUMPERDINK

@akamarb @sanza  Isn't it obvious? Everyone else knows why you are not mentioned, why complain? Accept your lot in life. You are indeed FORGETTABLE !

carl hill
carl hill

@tommy2b Nets are locked in to face Chiraq in the first round, they need to rest those old geezers...

johneco
johneco

@tommy2b So we have 5 guaranteed losses and 2 maybes?  Have you considered therapy for your depression?

1harris1
1harris1

I don 't see them losing twice to the Nets . Probably a split there. And they actually beat Chicago at home earlier this season, so that game may be more winnable than people suspect.

1harris1
1harris1

Definitely . I actually think we'll do better in April than people expect. Other than the Heat, none of the teams the Knicks pllay are great (good yes, elite no). Problem is those 3 games for the Hawks against panzies Celts, Pistons and Bucks. I can't see them losing any of those games if they need them.