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Monthly Archives: August 2009

2009 Report Card: Jared Jeffries

It’s hard to believe that Jared Jeffries averaged a half a game’s worth of minutes (23.4 mpg) for the Knicks last year. It’s hard to blame D’Antoni because Jeffries was able to defend multiple positions, and the Knicks have been short on defenders at every position. Prior to the season start, D’Antoni wanted Jeffries to play center, but that never materialized. At some point during the season, the Knicks used the 6-11 forward to cover fast point guards. The idea worked for a short while, as Jeffries’ combination of length and quickness was able to disrupt the rhythm of smaller …continue reading

Which Long Term Deal Should New York Make?

Just curious what Knick fans think, since it seems that things have quieted down. Let’s assume that we only have one long term deal to offer this summer. Which one you would prefer? This doesn’t mean that New York can’t sign the other players to 1 year deals (save for Sessions), but it does mean they would hit the market as an unrestricted free agent next year. While that doesn’t mean the Knicks couldn’t resign that player next summer, however it comes with some caveats. First is that they would likely have to get a deal done quickly, because the …continue reading

2009 Report Card: Al Harrington

Historically New York has had good luck with getting malcontents from Golden State. Back in 1999, the Knicks traded for Latrell Sprewell who was suspended by the Warriors for choking Coach P.J. Carlesimo. Spre’s strong defense helped New York reach the Finals that year. Nearly 10 years later, Golden State shipped another unhappy player to Gotham. Although the 2009 Knicks weren’t nearly as successful as their 1999 squad, the team benefited from Harrington’s presence. Like the player he was traded for, Jamal Crawford, Al Harrington’s most pronounced skill is shot creation. But unlike Crawford, Harrington actually is productive when scoring. …continue reading

Knicks 2010 Schedule Released

The Knicks 2010 schedule has been released, and some notables: New York opens the season with the same opponent (Miami), this time on the road. Last year the Knicks started off 1-0 with a 120-115 win at home. If you’re planning on traveling, late December/early January should be the best time to catch the Knicks on the road. They have 7 nationally televised games (4 on ESPN, 3 on NBAtv) from December 18th to Jan 22nd, including a noon Christmas game against the Heat. The only times they play the same team twice in a row are the Pistons (Jan …continue reading

New York Ponders Point Guards

It’s been a quiet offseason for the New York Knicks. The team made one personnel move (trading Quentin Richarsdon for Milicic) and they failed to nab any of the big names during the draft (Jordan Hill and Toney Douglas). Restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robisnon have hung in limbo while just about every available first and second tier players have settled on their 2010 home. But perhaps this silence might change in the coming days. New York is flirting with both Jamaal Tinsley and Ramon Sessions, and they recently claimed Jason Williams off of waivers. So how do …continue reading