[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Liberty Fall to the Silver Stars (Fri, 26 Jul 2013 04:05:53 GMT) Danielle Adams had 20 points and 8 rebounds as San Antonio defeated the Liberty, who have lost four of five. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Knicks Re-Sign Martin to a One-Year Deal (Fri, 26 Jul 2013 04:01:10 GMT) Kenyon Martin will make about $1.4 million next year on a veteran’s minimum contract, which was all the over-the-salary-cap Knicks could offer him.
I’m a huge Hunter S. Thompson fan. So when I climbed into my huge red ’71 Chevy Impala Convertible with two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers… and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls booked a flight on JetBlue, I took my Samoan Attorney a photographer and movie cameraperson with me. She took a slew of great photos. More …continue reading
Before the season began, I wrote an article for TheKnicksWall.com about Carmelo Anthony being used as a screener more on offense. The idea being to give opposing defenses a new look that’s a tough one to guard, while keeping Anthony out of those blasted and repetitive isolation sets. I’d like to revisit this piece of mine, to see what this past season’s statistics yield, and if Anthony should be utilized in this fashion far more often. (All forthcoming statistics provided by Synergy Sports.) In the aforementioned post, I mentioned how, in the 2012 season, Melo was hardly used as a pick-and-roll …continue reading
[New York Post] Knicks re-sign K-Mart (Thu, 25 Jul 2013 02:19:24 -0500) The Knicks gave themselves some depth in their frontcourt by re-signing veteran big man Kenyon Martin to a one-year deal yesterday. With Martin in the fold, the Knicks have a fourth big man to go along with starting center Tyson Chandler, newly acquired Andrea Bargnani and the perpetually injured Amar… [New York Daily News] Melo a Laker? Knicks star says no way to L.A. (Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:04:08 GMT) Carmelo Anthony didn’t exactly say he’d be a Knick for life but the All-Star forward made it clear …continue reading
Attention KMart shoppers, the store is now closed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Kenyon Martin has reached an agreement to return to the New York Knicks, league source tells Y! Sports. No details of the deal yet- I can’t promise that the Knicks didn’t trade their 2020 1st Round Pick to “Free Agency”- but Martin gives the Knicks additional big-man depth behind Chandler, Stoudemire, and Bargnani. While it’s hard to argue that the signing is good value for the veterans minimum, fans of #MeloAtThe4 must wonder if this further signifies the Knicks’ intention to put Carmelo back at his …continue reading
I am not a Knicks fan. Considering this audience, I’m not sure whether I should apologize for that, or thank [insert your God here] for it. Maybe both. I grew up in Boston, but my first real memories of Celtics basketball prominently involved Chris Ford, M.L. Carr, and Rick Pitino. Not exactly a nurturing environment for a young hoops fan. So I’m not a Celtics fan. For reasons unknown, I never latched onto another NBA franchise for fan-dom’s sake. For the better part of my life, I’ve been walking adrift in the NBA universe with no allegiance to one team …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Pondexter Leads Liberty Over Fever (Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:42:21 GMT) Cappie Pondexter scored 24 points and the Liberty overcame a 16-point second-half deficit to defeat the Indiana Fever, 77-72, in Indianapolis. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Mavericks Add Ellis to New Lineup (Wed, 24 Jul 2013 02:37:03 GMT) The Dallas Mavericks have signed the free-agent shooting guard Monta Ellis, finishing off the final piece of their new starting lineup.