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Friday, May 29, 2015

What If… With the 4th Pick The Knicks Draft: Kristaps Porzingis

With the order of the draft being settled, the writers of KnickerBlogger thought we’d go over the possible outcomes. But since we were whipping out the ol’ Crystal Ball, we decided to go a little past June & see what fate possibly has to offer… 2015 Draft Order 1 MIN Karl-Anthony Towns 2 LAL Jahlil Okafor 3 PHI D’Angelo Russell 4 NYK Kristaps Porzingis What happened on Draft Day 2015 Steve Mills, who knows as much about NBA tampering rules as he does about how to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace, already has a deal in place with Greg …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.28)

[New York Times] Curry Wants What LeBron Has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals (Thu, 28 May 2015 06:56:58 GMT) Stephen Curry and LeBron James, this season’s brightest stars taking basketball’s biggest stage. [New York Times] Warriors Into Finals After 40 Year Wait (Thu, 28 May 2015 04:50:17 GMT) The Golden State Warriors shook off their bumps and bruises and advanced to their first NBA Finals in 40 years after defeating the Houston Rockets 104-90 to clinch their Western Conference Finals series on Wednesday. [New York Times] Warriors 104, Rockets 90, Western Conference finals: Stephen Curry Bounces Back, and the Warriors Head …continue reading

Jackson, the Checketts Doctrine, and the 2015 Draft

“With the 26th pick in the 1994 NBA draft, the New York Knicks select Charlie Ward from Florida State University.” These words, spoken on June 29th, 1994 by then-commissioner David Stern, represent the end of an epoch in New York, and the beginning of a new science of roster-building. It wasn’t because the Knicks were drafting a franchise player, or even their point guard of the future. It was because from that day forward a “win now” policy was put in place, favoring older, established, and famous players in favor of youth, upside, and the unknown. Ward, drafted over 20 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.27)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson and Knicks may be Cav-nots (Wed, 27 May 2015 05:23:22 GMT) To paraphrase the famous line from “Jaws,” Phil Jackson’s gonna need a bigger boat. [New York Times] Better Than Ever, LeBron Leads Cavaliers Into NBA Finals (Wed, 27 May 2015 07:15:57 GMT) Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand. [New York Times] WNBA’s Johnson: Didn’t Expect Arrest After Griner Fight (Wed, 27 May 2015 06:24:57 …continue reading

What If… With the 4th Pick The Knicks Draft: Emmanuel Mudiay

With the order of the draft being settled, the writers of KnickerBlogger thought we’d go over the possible outcomes. But since we were whipping out the ol’ Crystal Ball, we decided to go a little past June & see what fate possibly has to offer… 2015 Draft Order 1 MIN Jahlil Okafor 2 LAL Karl-Anthony Towns 3 PHI D’Angelo Russell 4 NYK Emmanuel Mudiay What happened on Draft Day 2015 There were no surprises with the first 4 picks of this draft. After the draft, Phil Jackson gave an interview that turned to be one of this oddest. When Howard …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.26)

[New York Times] IOC Emerge as Clear Winners in SportAccord Battle (Tue, 26 May 2015 09:09:42 GMT) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organisation SportAccord has been left in tatters. [New York Times] NBA MVP Curry OK After Fall as Warriors Lose to Rockets (Tue, 26 May 2015 05:57:55 GMT) MVP Stephen Curry was able to walk to the locker room after a nasty spill where he flipped over in the air and his head crashed to the court in Golden State’s Western Conference …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.25)

[New York Times] Rockets Respond to McHale’s Old-School Coaching Approach (Mon, 25 May 2015 06:57:45 GMT) Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. [New York Times] Cavaliers 114, Hawks 111, Cleveland leads series, 3-0: LeBron James Lifts Cleveland to Win With Triple-Double (Mon, 25 May 2015 06:24:24 GMT) James missed his first 10 shots but had 37 points, 18 rebounds, 13 assists, 3 steals and the final two baskets. [New York Times] Hawks Cry Foul Over Horford’s Ejection From Game 3 (Mon, 25 May 2015 05:54:49 GMT) Atlanta forward Al Horford has been ejected in the second quarter of Game …continue reading