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Friday, June 23, 2017

Knicks Draft Frank Ntilikina #8, Damyean Dotson #44, and Ognjen Jaramaz #58

The New York Knicks walked into the draft with the league abuzz about the prospect of the franchise doing something drastic and frankly devastating stupid. However the evening was a humdrum affair for New Yorkers, as the team selected two guards, and more importantly didn’t trade away their prize jewel. Let’s overlook the Porzingis-Jackson kerfuffle for now and concentrate on the two players the Knicks acquired. Although yours truly had hopes for Dennis Smith Jr., and the NC State guard was available at #8, Ntilikina offers a similar ray of hope for the team. I preferred Smith because he was …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.23)

[ESPN] Knicks owner James Dolan sang the blues — literally — during Thursday’s NBA draft (Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:27:10 PM) Knicks owner James Dolan sang the blues — literally — during Thursday’s NBA draft [ESPN] Jackson extols Ntilikina’s hoops IQ, ‘athleticism’ (Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:51:13 PM) Jackson extols Ntilikina’s hoops IQ, ‘athleticism’ [ESPN] Youth served as record 16 freshmen go in 1st (Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:06:15 PM) Youth served as record 16 freshmen go in 1st [ESPN] Sources: Celtics, Knicks talk Porzingis trade (Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:48:08 PM) Sources: Celtics, Knicks talk Porzingis trade [ESPN] Draft …continue reading

Everything Will Be All Right…Right? – The 2017 NBA Draft Thread

No matter what, tonight will be an interesting night. Who will the Knicks pick with the #8 pick? Will they trade for a second (or even a third!) first round pick? Will they trade up in the draft to get another second rounder? Will they trade their current two second rounders for one second rounder higher in the second round? Will they, you know, trade that one guy? We will likely find out the answers to all of these questions….TONIGHT! Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.22)

[NYTimes] 2017 N.B.A. Mock Drafts: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Then Who? (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:02:41 PM) The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lakers Have a Plan While the Knicks Hold Triangle Tryouts (Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:21:58 AM) While the pieces seem to be falling into place in Los Angeles, turmoil surrounds the directionless Knicks and their president, Phil Jackson. [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Gone? Carmelo Anthony Staying? Phil Jackson on the State of the Knicks (Thursday, June 22, …continue reading

Roundtable: 2017 Knicks Pre-Draft Discussion

The player taken well before the Knicks’ #8 pick that will be a bust… KURYLO: I’m going to go with De’Aaron Fox. I like his defense, but he just strikes me as a bit inconsistent and his outside shooting is a red flag. Fox’s ability to drive and throw alley-oops hints at a game that is more style than substance, and I’m concerned what will happen against more athletic and more skilled opponents. Point guards that can’t run an offense usually transition to shooting guard, but what happens when that player can’t shoot either? I’ll throw a second one in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.21)

[NYPost] French PG arrives and gives Knicks hope in Mavericks fight (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:30:33 PM) French point guard Frank Ntilikina, after arriving at Liberty International Airport in Newark on Tuesday for Thursday’s NBA draft, denied a report his preference is to be drafted by the Mavericks over the Knicks. Ntilikina, 18, reiterated the Knicks are a strong option for him because he fits well into triangle principles. The Mavericks have… [NYPost] Real problem with trading Porzingis is who’s pulling the strings (Tuesday, June 20, 2017 2:30:29 PM) Maybe none of this is an issue if Kristaps Porzingis had …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.20)

[NYDN] Frank Ntilikina drawing interest from Knicks, now Mavericks too (Monday, June 19, 2017 3:17:32 PM) Apparently Frank Ntilikina has another committed suitor for the NBA draft. [NYDN] La La Anthony praises Carmelo as a ‘great dad’ on Father’s Day (Monday, June 19, 2017 6:28:55 AM) Carmelo Anthony still scored a glowing Father’s Day wish from his estranged wife La La weeks after a separation filled with drama. [NYTimes] The 7-Foot Question at the Heart of the Knicks’ Future (Monday, June 19, 2017 6:35:40 PM) Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez are so close they’re like “a big family.” With Thursday’s …continue reading