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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, May 17 2012)

[New York Post] Knicks prospect stars overseas, but may never make it to NY (Thu, 17 May 2012 02:52:18 -0500) Georgios Printezis, a 6-foot-9 forward for Olympiacos, is the toast of Europe this week. He hit the game-winning floater over Andrei Kirilenko with 0.7 seconds left to give Olympiacos its first Euroleague championship since 1997 with a 62-61 victory over CSKA Moscow. European reports have lionized Printezis’ floater as… [New York Times] Thunder 77, Lakers 75: Thunder Take 2-0 Series Lead (Thu, 17 May 2012 07:48:03 GMT) Kevin Durant scored 22 points and made the decisive basket as the Oklahoma …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, May 16 2012)

[New York Post] NBA union chief: Knicks Lin, Novak deserve Bird rights (Wed, 16 May 2012 01:57:06 -0500) In Billy Hunter the Knicks trust. The Knicks’ chances of having a July’s free-agent bonanza â?? perhaps signing Steve Nash â?? hinge greatly on the Players’ Association’s arbitration hearing in which it is seeking restoration of the Bird rights to free agents Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak because they were… [New York Post] How Obama â??Views’ Knicks (Wed, 16 May 2012 01:57:06 -0500) It’s not a good sign when even ever-diplomatic President Obama is joking on the Knicks. Obama, who appeared on …continue reading

NYT: The Douglas Dilema

I had a nagging Feeling Toney Douglas felt lonely, so I wrote about him for Lady Old ‘N Gray: With their Game 5 loss to the Miami Heat last Wednesday, the Knicks brought an end to one of the franchise’s strangest, most unpredictable seasons. It seemed appropriate, then, that the injury-worn Knicks would be forced to turn for a stretch to third-year guard Toney Douglas. He only had two points and a single assist in eight spot minutes, but Douglas’ court time also amounted to the only semblance of a full circle this season. This is where you want to …continue reading

Small Market, Big Heart

While we’re not typically wont to post exclusively non-Knicks related stuff, trust me when I say that this cause is one that’s more than worth it. The following is a letter from James Ham of Cowbell Kingdom, talking about a new documentary he and a few other peeps put together chronicling Sacramento’s fight to keep their Kings: While most of you are enjoying playoff basketball and waiting for the lottery later this month, we here in Sacramento are in an epic dogfight for our NBA lives… I cover the Kings for Cowbell Kingdom, but I have also produced a documentary …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, May 15 2012)

[New York Times] Free-Agency Dispute Has Ramifications for Knicks (Tue, 15 May 2012 05:30:09 GMT) An arbitrator’s ruling may determine if the Knicks can re-sign Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak while keeping a $5 million slot, perhaps for J. R. Smith. [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: N.B.A. Playoffs — Thunder Crush Lakers in Game 1 (Tue, 15 May 2012 07:30:09 GMT) Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 25 as Oklahoma City beat Los Angeles in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal. [New York Times] Rested Thunder Rout Leg-Weary Lakers, 76ers Tie Series (Tue, 15 May 2012 …continue reading

A Very, Very Important and Frighteningly Dense Primer on the Knicks’ Salary Cap and Offseason Spending Issues

Remember when you were literally nodding off in that Econ class you took in college to fulfill a math/sci/quantitative requirement because even though you’re pretty sure you recall someone telling you it was even easier than Geology 101 (aka “Rocks for Jocks”) but either that someone was playing a Romney-esque vicious prank on you or was stoned out of his/her gourd (like he/she was for the other 83% of the time) because in actuality, the aforementioned Econ class was a stone-cold killer and in addition, there was this unfathomably attractive woman who you couldn’t bring up the courage to speak …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, May 14 2012)

[New York Times] N.B.A. Playoffs — Lakers Face Thunder After Edging Nuggets (Mon, 14 May 2012 07:39:06 GMT) Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol contributed greatly to the Lakers series-deciding victory against the Nuggets, but the Thunder are next for Los Angeles. [New York Times] Roundup: Bosh Leaves in Pain as Heat Take Game 1 (Mon, 14 May 2012 05:00:10 GMT) LeBron James had 32 points and 15 rebounds as the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers, 95-86, despite Chris Bosh leaving the game with an abdominal injury. [New York Times] Game 1: Heat 95, Pacers 86: LeBron James Scores 32 …continue reading