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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Knicks Morning News (Saturday, Aug 31 2013)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Fever Battle Back After Liberty’s Surge (Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:35:34 GMT) Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Shavonte Zellous had 21 points and the Indiana Fever recovered after giving up a 17-point lead to beat the Liberty, 73-67, in Newark.     [New York Daily News] Dean (The Dream) Meminger, beloved Knicks guard, remembered (Sat, 31 Aug 2013 03:12:10 GMT) Former Knicks star Dean (The Dream) Meminger was fondly recalled Friday by his championship teammates at a Harlem church just blocks from the high school where his hoop dreams began.    

Knicks Morning News (Friday, Aug 30 2013)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Suns Trade Butler to the Bucks (Fri, 30 Aug 2013 04:56:36 GMT) The Phoenix Suns traded small forward Caron Butler to the Milwaukee Bucks for point guard Ish Smith and center Viacheslav Kravstov.    

2013 Report Card: Kurt Thomas

Do you watch Mad Men? Yeah, there are vast gobs of great TV shows out there, and between, you know, working and living an actual life, I wouldn’t blame you if you weren’t a line-and-spoiler-quoting fanboy. For the uninitiated, the hero’s an advertising executive in the 1960’s named Don Draper that has crafted a Gatsby-esque false identity. Unfortunately, by the end of the first season, said deception is on the verge of being uncovered. In the last episode, in the midst of his panic and torment, he comes up with a campaign for Kodak’s newfangled slide projector. Renaming it, “The …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Thursday, Aug 29 2013)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nets to Train at Duke (Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:10:58 GMT) The Brooklyn Nets will hold their preseason camp at Duke from Oct. 1-5. Nets General Manager Billy King played at Duke — where he was captain of a team that reached the 1988 Final Four.     [New York Post] Nets will hold camp at Duke (Thu, 29 Aug 2013 03:03:24 -0500) Taking a page from the old Knicks, the Brooklyn Nets are headed to the Carolinas for training camp, holding it at Duke University. Nets general manager Billy King is a former …continue reading

Would Trading Shump with Stoudemire be Worth it?

The Knicks are in basketball purgatory – where the team isn’t bad enough to successfully overhaul the roster but not good enough to have expanded postseason campaigns. With New York’s contractual situation in gridlock, the only means of improving significantly at this point would be trading Amar’e Stoudemire. The ex-superstar brings nothing to to the court that the Knicks don’t already have, when he actually makes it that far. Stoudemire has had to fend off injury after injury recently while burning upwards of $20 million a year doing so. The concept of trading an aging and injury-riddled player with a …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – When the Dream Saved the Knicks from a Seventh Game Nightmare

This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. Four days ago, former Knick Dean “The Dream” Meminger passed away. I thought it only fitting that we discuss his greatest moment as a Knick, the day that he helped the Knicks turn the tide in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Aug 27 2013)

[New York Post] Sources: Dolan, Prokhorov had NBA-ordered sit-down (Tue, 27 Aug 2013 03:49:00 -0500) Play nice, guys. That essentially was the directive given to owners James Dolan of the Knicks and Mikhail Prokhorov of the Nets this past season during a meeting orchestrated by NBA Commissioner David Stern, who wanted to snuff any lingering tension between the two and prevent a full-blown feud, multiple… [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: McGrady Ends 16-Year N.B.A. Career (Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:13:45 GMT) Tracy McGrady, a seven-time All-Star who averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game, …continue reading