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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Can Peace Go Home Again?: A conversation

By all accounts, the signing of Metta World Peace was a good thing. Low-risk, high-reward, cathartic and karma-mending — it pretty much covered all the bases. But not everyone was pleased. The following is an email exchange I had with a self-described “fan of the blog” who insisted that the conversation be reproduced only under the strictest anonymity. So here it is. Rab Sliverman: Winners. Champions. The true greats of the sport. Men who transcend the game; who come to define the era in which they play. You can list them with surname-free bliss. Magic. Michael. Wilt. Kareem. Isiah. Hakeem. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Jul 18 2013)

[New York Daily News] Knicks’ Dolan wanted to deal Shumpert, ESPN’s Stephen A. says (Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:12:47 GMT) Iman Shumpert appears to be a budding young star for the Knicks. And, apparently owner James Dolan wanted to ship him out of town to teach him a lesson, according to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith.     [New York Post] Iman draws Dolan’s, Woody’s ire for early summer league exit (Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:34:28 -0500) Whether Knicks owner James Dolan has forever soured on Iman Shumpert is unsubstantiated. What is crystal clear is Knicks coach Mike Woodson preferred Iman Shumpert had …continue reading

2103 Report Card: Iman Shumpert

Similarity Scores PlayerID FLName Year Tm PER TS_P eFG_P PTS ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV 0 Iman Shumpert 2013 NYK 11.7 .516 .489 11.0 1.1 4.9 2.7 1.6 0.3 1.3 0.030 Jae Crowder 2013 DAL 10.2 .491 .470 10.4 0.9 5.0 2.5 1.7 0.5 1.3 0.037 Sasha Vujacic 2007 LAL 11.7 .540 .504 12.1 1.1 4.1 2.5 1.6 0.0 1.2 0.066 Lance Stephenson 2013 IND 11.8 .530 .512 10.9 0.7 4.8 3.5 1.3 0.3 1.7 0.066 Armon Johnson 2012 TOT 12.9 .515 .477 13.6 0.3 3.8 3.2 1.5 0.0 1.7 0.070 Ollie Mack 1980 TOT 10.9 .528 .492 12.4 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Wednesday, Jul 17 2013)

[New York Daily News] Knicks have no worries over J.R. surgery (Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:14:54 GMT) Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald claims the club had no reservations about giving J.R. Smith a four-year contract despite Smith needing knee surgery.     [New York Post] GM: Knicks knew J.R. ‘likely’ needed surgery (Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:51:08 -0500) LAS VEGAS — Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said despite the delay in J.R. Smith’s knee surgery, he still expects him to be on the court with Metta World Peace when the team opens its season in late October. Grunwald attempted to clear up …continue reading

2013 Report Card: Jason Kidd

Similarity Scores PlayerID FLName Year Tm PER TS_P eFG_P PTS ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV 0 Jason Kidd 2013 NYK 13.5 .532 .511 8.1 0.9 5.7 4.4 2.2 0.4 1.3 0.204 Darrell Armstrong 2008 NJN 8.7 .499 .468 8.1 1.1 4.4 4.8 1.8 0.1 2.7 0.452 Grant Hill 2012 PHO 12.3 .500 .461 13.0 0.8 4.5 2.8 1.1 0.8 1.7 0.555 Sam Perkins 2001 IND 11.1 .499 .465 8.7 1.2 6.1 1.5 1.2 0.6 0.7 0.610 George Blanda 1975 OAK 9.6 .502 .485 10.6 1.1 5.2 1.7 0.9 0.8 1.2 0.616 Minnie Minoso 1980 CWS 19.3 .491 .450 19.5 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Jul 16 2013)

[New York Post] Knicks sign World Peace to 2-year deal (Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:51:04 -0500) LAS VEGAS — Metta World Peace wanted the challenge next season of breaking a 41-year championship drought, wanted the Big Apple, wanted to retire a Knick. The former Ron Artest is coming home. World Peace agreed to become a Knick yesterday in Las Vegas, agreeing to terms on a two-year deal… [New York Post] J.R. could miss start of season after knee surgery (Tue, 16 Jul 2013 02:13:32 -0500) LAS VEGAS — On the day the Knicks added Metta World Peace, they lost J.R. …continue reading