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Friday, October 31, 2014

Author: Brian Cronin

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2014-5 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

Tonight marks one of the most dramatic returns in NBA history as Brandon Haywood returns to the NBA after taking the 2013-14 season off. The Knicks are going to matching up against Haywood and his Cavaliers tonight with a new starting lineup. Jose “He’s 75% ready to go, which is 100% in the NBA” Calderon misses another game so Shane Larkin remains as the starting point guard but Quincy Acy takes Amar’e Stoudemire’s place as the Knicks’ starting power forward. STAT will be the center for the second unit. Let’s hope that that somehow works. There are a lot of …continue reading

Pre-Season Game Thread: Knicks vs. Wizards

It’s the penultimate game of the preseason for the Knicks! And this game against Washington will mark the first time that the Knicks will face an opposing team’s starting point guard this preseason. Let us hope that it goes well. Derek Fisher is experimenting a little bit with Jose Calderon still out with a sore calf (he would play if this was a regular season game – in the old Knick regime, I’d say “Jose Calderon scheduled to lose his leg next week” but this new regime is supposedly more transparent, so I’ll take them at their word and presume …continue reading

ESPN.com: From Phil Jackson’s Point of View

Charley Rosen had an excellent piece on ESPN.com today (tip of the hat to alsep73 for the link) where he got Phil Jackson to post his candid views on each member of the Knicks’ roster, even players destined to only play in the D-League. Here is the link. It is a fascinating look at Jackson’s views on the players, because so much of it doesn’t remotely resemble the truth, so you figure that he’s BSing us but then he is extremely candid and on point on other things and you think “Or is he telling the truth?” He’s not exactly …continue reading

New York @ Boston Pre-Season Game Thread

Welcome to the New York Knicks 2014-15 season! Well, the pre-season, at least. I’ve long held that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are confident (cocky?) enough to think that they can “fix” Andrea Bargnani, and we start the preseason with Bargs in the starting lineup. Let’s hope that they know what they’re doing! Your New York Knicks starting lineup is: Jose Calderon JR Smith Carmelo Anthony Andrea Bargnani Sameul Dalembart Let the good (?) times roll! Let’s go Knicks!

While Knicks Wait for Carmelo Anthony to Make Up His Mind, Cole Aldrich is “Coming Home”

Lamar Odom’s attempt at an NBA comeback came to a screeching halt before ever playing even a scrimmage for the New York Knicks, as Phil Jackson revealed today that “Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player.We found it necessary to free up the roster spot” (might I once again note how pleased I am to have a Knick executive who is actually willing to be candid with the media?). This was big news for Cole Aldrich and his many, many fans, as he was caught up in a roster crunch and the Knicks …continue reading

ESPN: Kurt Rambis to join Knicks

From Ian Begley at ESPN.com: Kurt Rambis will accept a position as an assistant coach under new Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, league sources told ESPN New York. Rambis will be the first addition to Fisher’s staff. Fisher said at his introductory news conference that he hoped to add some experienced coaches to his bench. Rambis has had three previous stints as an assistant coach for the Lakers, spanning 12 seasons in total. He worked in Los Angeles under current Knicks president and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and was an assistant when Fisher played for the Lakers. Rambis also …continue reading