The New York Knicks have a Kyle O’Quinn problem. O’Quinn’s been the top option at backup center so far. Kyle has played 34 minutes this season or about 35% of New York’s first two games. Head coach Jeff Hornacek could reduce O’Quinn’s minutes by splitting the team’s center minutes between Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. If he staggers them correctly, the duo could still play together for stretches while still optimizing the position for a full game. While O’Quinn’s per minute stats have always been solid, posting quality rates across multiple categories, he does have his weaknesses. On defense, O’Quinn …continue reading
Hey KnickerFriends. Given yesterday’s earth-rattling trade, in joint project with Hardwood Paroxysm, Kevin McElroy and I sat down (well, Skyped, but you catch my drift) to take a look at the newest Knick, Derrick Rose. Enjoy!
Stunned. That was my reaction when I saw this tweet from Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck: Breaking: Knicks will hire Jeff Hornacek as head coach, per NBA source. — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) May 18, 2016 Until about a week ago I was convinced Knicks president Phil Jackson was going to remove the interim tag and keep Kurt Rambis on a full time basis. The other choices seemed to be David Blatt, Frank Vogel and Hornacek. I would have bet all my money (so pretty much nothing) on either of the two not named Hornacek. A litte bit of background here. I live …continue reading
Knicks president Phil Jackson has once again garnered attention for his unconventional ways. The Zen Master is taking a leisurely trip to Montana as New York sits around with no head coach in place and the draft plus free agency rapidly approaching. Always amazed where one finds good thai.#Sioux City pic.twitter.com/yQQII06bTH — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 4, 2016 “Curly”moment. pic.twitter.com/xKgKl5SYt4 — Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) May 5, 2016 I asked ESPN’s Amin Elhassan, who used to work in the Suns front office, when is the typical time for front office executives go to go on vacation and this was his response: …continue reading
The attraction of Phil Jackson running the New York Knicks was he would bring a sensibility to the organization that often didn’t exist. Whether you agreed or disagreed with the moves Jackson made through the pre-firing Derek Fisher portion of his tenure, his presence became easier to accept because of a level of stability. The team owned by James Dolan was going along in a rational manner. They didn’t return much value for Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, but you could see a level of logic behind both trades. Despite it taking longer than it should have – …continue reading
Jim & I discussed why the Knicks are no longer terrible.