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Monthly Archives: August 2019

NY Daily News: The Knicks’ new strategy, whatever it is, requires some explaining

Stefan Bondy actually talks about the Knicks a bit: It’s hard to blame the Knicks for going radio silent since free agency. Sometimes it’s easier to avoid the uncomfortable questions. But frankly, the team’s new strategy, whatever it is, requires some explaining. It certainly puts coach David Fizdale in a difficult situation. The Knicks had a curious offseason, leaving success, or failure, hard to measure. Are they gunning for a playoff spot? Are they prioritizing the rebuild and a higher draft pick over winning again? Are they tiptoeing around both and hoping for the best? New York spent last season …continue reading

SNY: Knicks Q&A: Julius Randle looks ahead to 2019 season

Ian Begley continues his fine work at SNY with a great Q&A with Julius Randle. Some choice quotes… Speaking on Mitchell Robinson: Bobby Portis said in an interview with the New York Post that he expects to come off the bench behind Robinson this season. So Randle should play alongside Robinson regularly this season. He’s looking forward to it. “I’m excited man, that kid is going to be amazing,” Randle said. During his free agency meeting with the Knicks, Randle recalls telling Fizdale, “‘When we played I was like, ‘who is this kid?’ Cause every time I went to the basket …continue reading

NY Post: Development-focused Knicks add ex-Westchester coach Mike Miller to staff

Brian Lewis at the Post brings up an interesting point regarding the Knicks’ promotion of their G-League coach to a position on David Fizdale’s coaching staff (replacing Howard Eisley, who went to go join Juwan Howard’s coaching staff in Michigan). He notes, : Miller — not to be confused with the sharpshooting former NBA champ with the Heat — won G League Coach of the Year in 2017-18. Now he gets a promotion to the NBA, filling the last vacancy on David Fizdale’s bench. Miller neatly fits the player-development ethos the Knicks are trying to instill. “Mike is an accomplished and respected …continue reading

SNY: Mitchell Robinson, Allonzo Trier talk expectations for Knicks’ 2019-20 season

Ian Begley continues his fine work at his new digs with a quick interview with Mitchell Robinson and Allonzo Trier about the upcoming season at the NBA Rookie Development Program. Trier talked about shooting more threes and Robinson discussed his recurring foul trouble, noting, “I slide my feet more than I did (at the beginning of his rookie season). The game kind of slowed down for me at the end of last season. So the only thing I can do now is pick up where I left off last season, which is continue to stay out of foul trouble and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.08.13)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks 2019-2020 season schedule released, will open up at Spurs on Oct. 23 (Monday, August 12, 2019 4:35:54 PM) The Knicks 2019-2020 schedule has been released, and here’s some of the notable games to look out for. [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Nate Robinson recalls special moment with former Knick Steve Francis (Monday, August 12, 2019 3:38:56 PM) Nate Robinson has played with many NBA All-Stars and legends during his time in the league. But throughout his career, Robinson remembers a special moment with former Knick Steve Francis during his time in New York. [SNY Knicks] Here’s when the Knicks …continue reading

TheAthletic: Aldridge: How much better is your team since its season ended?

David Aldridge did his “offseason rankings” of all of the NBA teams at TheAthletic (subscription required and recommended). Aldridge is very much an “old school” guy when it comes to evaluating teams, but he’s also been around the block so long that it is still somewhat interesting to hear his thoughts (and I’d prefer there be a more recent post than Mitchell Robinson’s knee injury), so I’ll quote you a bit from his Knick write-up. He has them #19 out of 30 teams (strictly in how he viewed their offseason, not based on how good they are – he thought …continue reading