Speaking of YES (see post below), through Feb. 2 Nets games were averaging 0.32 percent of New York-area homes, the team's worst rating in its eight seasons on the network.

That also was the worst local rating in the NBA, well behind the Clippers' 0.47.

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No. 1 on that list, by far: The Cavaliers, averaging an 8.53 rating on Fox Sports Ohio.

(Through the end of last month, the Knicks were fifth from the bottom at 1.03, trailed only by the Bobcats, Timberwolves, Clippers and Nets.)