I too like the addition of KMart. He's a great vet, despite his reputation for being kind of a jackass. He's no worse than Sheed. Bottom line is he can ball at a top level, even at 34. That being said, we NEED to get healthy. Playoffs are a whole seperate grind against great competition every night. This latest streak has only included 1 playoff team--the Grizzlies. We need Stat to get back and healthy as fast as possible. Likewise, we need Chandler at 110% if we are going to go anywhere. This team, as of now with all of the injuries, is a fun bunch, but not a team that can make it to the finals....
Anybody out there following this team?
For those that are, Martin IMO has filled a critical missing ingredient. For the last few years NY has needed a banger type PF (ala Charles Oakley) and the Knick die hards knew it. Carmelo and Smith doing what they do offensively alone will win ball games but consistency night in and night out at both ends of the court looks more playoff sound with the addition of that guy.
The front office got lucky on this one. If not for the injuries to Rasheed/Camby they may not have signed him at all based on rep rumors of his coachability. Ridiculous!
Even with Chandler out, points given up in the paint don't come in bunches like a layup drill for the opposition. Remember the hard foul KMART layed on a driving to the hoop Kevin Durant in OKC? He decked him and did it clean after the officials viewed the tape. Thats what I'm talking about!
The Carmelo-less (& Chandler as well) western swing aside, the veteran laden Knicks are actually gaining momo heading into playoff time especially with the list of injured scheduled to return and contribute.
Knicks @ full strength matches up well against any seed in the east, including IMO Miami!
not only MSG is getting great reviews buy analysts this specific one is Laura Martin , according to TipRanks these are here statistics - definitely someone worth listening too:
1) ranked high - 560 out of 1650 analyts.
2) her average return on each Buy rating is is 35 above the S&P500
3) her success rate is 59% with 16 out of 29 recommendations outperforming the market (or underperforming when "Sell" ratings"
Seems like someone worth listening too.
Hockey strike settled, Rangers will hopefully go far in playoffs.
Knicks looking real good and will almost certainly go far in the playoffs.
The Garden is rocking agian, should be sellouts galore!
Lots of good karma for this stock!
As a Knicks season ticket holder I reaped the rewards of Jeremy Lin last season. Every Asian in NY state was willing to pay top dollar for my tickets. But my tickets were bought and paid for already, just like the rest of the Garden. The Knicks and Rangers are sold out. When I sold my seats for 3x, 4x, 5x it didnt effect MSGs profit margins. So what about the jerseys? Yes Lin's jersey was the #1 seller, but everybody who wanted one got one, they sold out but by the end of the season there was a glut of Lin product. The knicks have raised my ticket price 70% over the years, and same for Rangers ticket holders. The food experience is top notch and there is a line at every food station there. The bars and beer stations are every where, people are coming there just to eat and drink. MSG is making $$ lots of it. Whether or not you like the Dolans, they make $$. Lots of it