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Monday, October 24, 2016

Knicks 2017 Rountable: Carmelo Anthony

Look into your crystal ball, and tell us what you see for Carmelo Anthony in 2017. Fisher-Cohen: If the team plays uptempo, Melo will benefit from the transition threes on which he thrived in his two best seasons in NY. I don’t think, unfortunately, over the course of a season, 32 year old Melo can be the guy who draws the defense and creates opportunities for others every possession. There was only one player age 32+ last season who played 1800 minutes with a BPM over +1.0: Pau Gasol. This is out of 64 total players who accomplished the feat. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.24)

[NY Newsday] Joakim Noah still trying to get his defense up to speed (Sunday, October 23, 2016 7:21:28 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — With only one practice left before the opener, getting their starting point guard comfortable and up to speed with the new offense isn’t the only concern for the Knicks. The player they brought in to anchor their defense isn’t moving as well as he would like. [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Jennings has chip on shoulder after 29 other teams passed on him (Sunday, October 23, 2016 9:46:21 AM) If it seemed as though the Knicks got themselves a bargain …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.23)

[NYPost] How Knicks’ defensive problem decided last roster spot (Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:26:02 PM) The Knicks’ defense wasn’t impressive in the preseason, which is why coach Jeff Hornacek refused to cut defensive forward Maurice Ndour and rolled the dice in waiving injured point guard Chasson Randle, with hopes he doesn’t re-sign elsewhere. The wiry 6-foot-9 Ndour was the Knicks’ 2015 summer-league standout who played briefly in Spain last season… [NYPost] Derrick Rose returns to Knicks ‘heaven,’ only regrets son’s birthday (Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:21:14 AM) An ecstatic Derrick Rose said it felt like “heaven” to be on the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.22)

[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony excited for the ‘unknown’ of the Knicks’ new season (Friday, October 21, 2016 9:34:53 PM) The year was 2013, or in NBA parlance 2012-13. The Knicks’ roster was dotted with veterans and the team went 54-28 under coach Mike Woodson. [NY Newsday] Knicks cut Cleanthony Early, Lou Amundson, Chasson Randle, two others (Friday, October 21, 2016 3:02:03 PM) The Knicks trimmed their roster to 15 players today, as they cut Chasson Randle, J.P. Tokoto, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis and veteran Lou Amundson. [NY Newsday] Will it work? A look at some NBA free agent deals of …continue reading

2017 Knicks Roundtable: The Opening Day Roster

If you’re the GM, the roster is Melo, Noah, Rose, Porzingis, Lee, O’Quinn, Hernangomez, Jennings, Lance, and which 6 players? Kurylo: I’m going with Ndour, Randle, Baker, Kuzminskas, *sigh* Justin Holiday, and *sigh* Plumlee. Yes I would leave veterans Amundson and Sasha at the door. But then again I don’t see the Knicks seriously competing for the playoffs this year. So my thinking they should get as many young guys in the hopes 1 or 2 develop that they can use in the future. BTW I don’t put Cleanthony Early on the list of young hopefuls. He hasn’t shown to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.21)

[NYPost] Knicks’ cuts coming soon: Which players are on the bubble? (Friday, October 21, 2016 12:01:35 AM) The clues are in as Knicks’ cuts could come as soon as Friday when they look to get to down to a 15-man roster. The Knicks had 18 players at training camp — not including the recent deals of Cleanthony Early and Damien Ingles, both of whom were signed to gain their D-League rights so… [NYPost] The ‘unknown’: Will Derrick Rose be ready for Knicks’ opener? (Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:04:03 PM) The preseason is over. The trial is over. Next stop is …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.10.20)

[ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee pacing himself for long regular season (Thursday, October 20, 2016 5:14:26 AM) Thursday’s Knicks News: Courtney Lee pacing himself for long regular season [ESPN] Jury finds Knicks’ Rose not liable in civil lawsuit (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:33:06 PM) Jury finds Knicks’ Rose not liable in civil lawsuit [ESPN] Hornacek: Rose can now focus on basketball (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:49:24 PM) Hornacek: Rose can now focus on basketball [NYDN] Joakim Noah calls Derrick Rose’s civil trial a ‘distraction’ (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 9:26:27 PM) Noah ripped the motive of the woman who accused …continue reading