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Monthly Archives: July 2005

Welcome To The New Site!

I’m proud to announce that KnickerBlogger.Net not only has received an external facelift, but an internal one as well. I’ve moved the site over from Blogger to Word Press. This means that KB.Net will no longer suffer from Blogger’s outages or post eating form. My readers will be able to post comments regardless of Haloscan’s servers as well. Unfortunately one downside of this move means that the old comments will be lost. On the other hand, Haloscan deletes all posts older than 4 months so they would have been lost anyway. The front page now will have just an excerpt …continue reading

Jerome James, Good & Bad

Earlier today, the Knicks announced the signing of Jerome James, and I’m not exactly sure how I feel about the deal. It’s like watching a dramatic movie. If the ending is happy, you rail against it because they took the easy way out. If the movie ends tragically, you’re upset that things didn’t end up the way you optimistically hoped. The first thing Knicks fans are going to wonder is what James will bring to New York this year? He’ll give the Knicks their first defensive minded center under the age of 50 since Marcus Camby. Opposing guards who get …continue reading

In Honor Of Fox’s All Star Treatment Of Ernie Harwell

[If you didn't watch the All Star Game on Fox yesterday, consider yourself lucky, then go here to read what I'm spoofing about.] I’d like to announce that I’ve been able to channel the dead spirit of Wilt Chamberlain for an interview. KB: Wilt are you there?WC: Yes. I hear you loud and clear. KB: Wilt, we were sorry to see you go. As one of the best players in the history of the NBA, you really helped shape the game. How’s the afterlife treating you?WC: Thanks for the compliment. The afterlife is fantastic. Like Obi Wan said in Episode …continue reading

Changing Of The Guard

Going into the offseason, 2005 looks to be the year of the guard. Nearly every big free agent this year just happens to be a shooting guard. At the head of the free agent class was Ray Allen. The 30 year old scorer might have led the SuperSonics to the Finals last year, if not for the key injuries his Seattle teammates suffered before their matchup with the Spurs. However, before teams could pry him away, Ray chose to stay in Seattle for 5 more years. Allen’s early signing opened the door for the other shooting guards looking to improve …continue reading

Looking at the 2005 NBA Draft (Part III)

[This entry is brought to you by Knickerblogger.net's Director of College Scouting, Dave Crockett. As always, I can be reached at dcrockett17@yahoo.com] In part two I evaluated the NBA draft for Eastern Conference teams based on their strategy, either best player available or need/fit. Now, let?s take a look at the Western Conference teams. To review briefly, I will review each team?s draft based on its apparent strategy and categorize it as ?Accept,? ?Revise and resubmit,? or ?Reject.? Players are listed by overall selection number, name, height (with shoes), wingspan (if available), weight (lbs.), position, and school. Western Conference Dallas …continue reading

Looking at the 2005 NBA Draft (Part II)

In part one I evaluated the Knick?s draft night based on their strategy, a blend of best player available and need. Now, let?s take a look at the other teams in the East. To review briefly, I will review each team?s draft based on its apparent strategy (best player available or need/fit) and categorize it as ?Accept,? ?Revise and Resubmit,? or ?Reject.? Players are listed by overall selection number, name, height (with shoes), wingspan (if available), weight (lbs.), position, and school. Eastern Conference Atlanta Hawks * Strategy: Best Player Available * Review: Reject (Getting a talented player is not enough) …continue reading

Looking at the 2005 NBA Draft (Part I)

[This entry comes from Knickerblogger.net?s Director of College Scouting, Dave Crockett. As always I can be reached at dcrockett17@yahoo.com] Rather than doing the typical ?winners? and ?losers? column I want to try something a bit different in the aftermath of last Tuesday?s NBA draft. As a bona fide NFL and NBA draftnik I?m fascinated by how differently teams in the two leagues approach the draft. In the NFL the ?best player available? approach is heavily favored over drafting based on ?need or fit.? However, all things being equal, the NBA seems to be almost the complete opposite. Although the two …continue reading