What’s New – Jan. 31, 2017

MELO AGREES TO GO TO BOSTON.

THE NEXT EIGHT GAMES

TUES 1/31 – @WASHINGTON –  WINNERS OF FOUR IN A ROW INCLUDING SUNDAY AT NOLA AND FRIDAY IN ATLANTA.   WIZ HAVE WON 14 INA  ROW AT HOME AND ARE PLAYING THEIR BEST BALL OF THE YEAR

WED 2/1 – @BROOKLYN – BASICALLY A HOME GAME.  NETS HAVE LOST 16 OF 17 AND 21 OF THEIR LAST 23 GAME. NETS PLAY IN MIAMI TONIGHT.

SAT 2/4 – CAVS – THE TOP SEED IN THE EAST HAS BEEN WITHOUT THEIR THIRD AMIGO, KEVIN LOVE AND HAS BEEN PLAYING 500 BALL IN JANUARY.  THEY WILL HAVE TWO FULL DAYS OFF REST BEFORE TRAVELLING TO NEW YORK TO START A FOUR-GAME ROAD TRIP.

MON 2/6 – LAKERS -LOSERS OF FOUR OF THEIR LAST FIVE AND EIGHT OF THEIR LAST NINE THE COME INTO NY IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIVE GAME EASTERN ROAD SWING. LAKERS ARE ON THE ROAD FOR SIX OF THEIR FINAL SEVEN GAMES BEFORE THE ALL STAR BREAK.

WED 2/8 – CLIPPERS –  THROUGH SUNDAY THE CLIPS HAVE LOST FOUR OF THEIR LAST FIVE GAMES WITH BLAKE GRIFF JUST GETTING BACK FROM KNEE SURGERY AND CP3 STILL OUT.  THE KNICKS GET ANOTHER TEAM IN THE MIDDLE OF A FIVE GAME SWING.  CLIPS COME TO NY AFTER A HOME GAME AGAINST THE WARRIORS AND TWO ROAD GAMES IN BOSTON AND TORONTO.

FRI 2/10 – NUGGETS – POODIAY AND JOKIC HAVE BEEN OUT OF RECENT GAMES WITH BACK AND HIP ISSUES.  BUT THE NUGGS HAVE WON THREE STRAIGHT AS OF SUNDAY AND PLAY THE KNICKS IN NY  SANDWICHED BETWEEN ROAD GAMES AGAINST THE HAWKS AND CAVS.  THREE ROAD GAMES IN FOUR NIGHTS

SUN 2/12 – SPURS –  DOESNT SEEM TO MATTER BUT THE SPURS HAVE JUST LOST TWO STRAIGHT FOR JUST THE SECOND TIME THIS YEAR.  LAST TIME THEY LOST TWO IN A ROW THEY FOLLOWED UP BY WINNING NINE STRAIGHT.   SPURS WILL GET THE KNICKS IN THE MIDDLE OF THEIR YEARLY “RODEO ROAD TRIP” WHERE THEY GET OUT OF TOWN TO PLAY EIGHT ROAD GAMES IN A ROW SO THE RODEO CAN USE THE ARENA. SPURS ONLY PLAY TWO HOME GAMES IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

WED 2/15 – @OKC – KNICKS TRAVEL TO OKC BEFORE THE NINE-GAME ALL STAR BREAK. OPPOSITE OF THE SPURS THE THUNDER ONLY PLAY TWO ROAD GAMES IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.  A MONDAY NIGHT GAME IN WASHINGTON IN SANDWICHED BETWEEN A SATURDAY HOME GAME AGAINST THE   WARRIORS AND THIS HOME GAME.

 

IN OTHER NEWS

LOOKS TO BE ESSENTIALLY A DEAL FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON WITH THE SIXERS GETTING AN OPTION ON NEXT YEAR