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Monthly Archives: July 2012

I Am James L. Dolan

So if you’re here reading this, most likely you’ve woken up today a Knicks fan, just like every other day since the first day you decided to become a Knicks fan. Maybe your fandom passed down from a generation or two. Or maybe one night you fell in love with the boys in orange & blue. It could have been in the 60s with Willis or the 70s due to Clyde. Maybe the draft of Ewing spurred your interest, or the battles against Jordan, Hakeem, or Alonzo in the 90s. Perhaps even some here came to the Knicks through more …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jul 18 2012)

[New York Post] This team’s best player isn’t going anywhere (Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:50:41 -0500) If you’re mad, I’m not going to tell you that you shouldn’t be mad. If you want to burn your Knicks paraphernalia, starting with your No. 17 jersey, I’m not going to advise you against that bonfire. Though I do ask a) that you be careful… [New York Post] Knicks don’t match offer; Jeremy heads to Houston (Wed, 18 Jul 2012 01:49:13 -0500) One of sports’ most all-time captivating rags to riches stories, the rise of Jeremy Lin, is turning the page to its …continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Lin Officially a Houston Rocket

Marc Spears at Yahoo! Knicks spokesman confirms that Jeremy Lin’s offer sheet will not be matched. @JLin7 is now officially a Rocket. A few thoughts… It really has to be Dolan, because Grunwald would not have let it get to this point. Going into the offseason, the odds of Lin getting a deal with a “poison pill” third year had to be high. Once Asik specifically got one of those deals, the Knicks absolutely had to know it was a possibility. Therefore, if they knew Houston was interested and the Knicks were planning on letting Lin go if there was …continue reading

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times Reports That Knicks Will Not Match Lin’s Offer Sheet

Howard Beck of the New York Times just tweeted: Lin will be a Rocket. Knicks deliberations over. Welp, it’s official. Linsanity will have a new home come fall, thanks to Knicks management going out of their way to ignore the reams upon reams of arguments in favor of matching the Rockets’ three year, $25 million offer sheet. Details about the deliberations — to say nothing of quotes from management itself — have yet to be disclosed. Seconds after Howard Beck broke the news, Nate Taylor of the New York Times tweeted that Mike Woodson had been seen sitting with James …continue reading

Robert and Jim Talk about Stuff

While we all wait for the doomsday clock to hit permanent midnight, Jim Cavan and Robert Silverman exchanged a series of e-missives on the state of the Knicks. Here, unedited, are the results. Enjoy…   ROBERT SILVERMAN Oh God. I’m depressed. I’ve been depressed for three days, unceasingly. It’s a serious toxic funk, like Swinburne or Rimbaud on his foulest, most opium-soaked night. You know how bad it is? I spent a decent part of my lunch break at work thinking/wishing/fantasizing that Jason Kidd had died in his DWI so that the Knicks would be forced to match Houston’s offer …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jul 17 2012)

[New York Post] Felton to start (Tue, 17 Jul 2012 03:03:17 -0500) A week ago, the Knicks publicly declared they were poised to match the offer sheet Jeremy Lin received from the Rockets. Yesterday, with the Lin situation still unresolved â?? at least publicly â?? the team finalized a sign and trade to acquire point guard Raymond Felton from the Trail Blazers and an… [New York Post] Years of distrust breed skepticism (Tue, 17 Jul 2012 03:32:04 -0500) Here is the Knicks’ biggest problem today, as the minutes officially melt away toward midnight, as the Jeremy Lin debate percolates, as …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Monday, Jul 16 2012)

[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Jeremy Lin May Not Return to the Knicks (Mon, 16 Jul 2012 04:55:31 GMT) Five months after Linsanity took New York and the N.B.A. by storm, it’s possible the Knicks may decide not to match Jeremy Lin’s three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from Houston. [New York Times] Knicks’ Kidd Charged With Drunken Driving (Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:07:20 GMT) Jason Kidd, the newly acquired star point guard, crashed his sport utility vehicle into a telephone pole and sustained minor injuries early Sunday in the Hamptons. [New York Times] Off the Dribble: Raptors Happy to …continue reading