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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Author: Brian Cronin

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The Great Jimmy Butler Test of 2018

On Monday, Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale had a sort of “open forum” for a few select fans to ask questions. When specifically asked about trading for a free-agent-to-be like Jimmy Butler, this is what Mills had to say: “We’re going to build this team the right way. We’re not going to trade assets that we can get on our own later. … We’re not taking shortcuts. We’re not going to trade our draft picks. We believe New York will buy into a plan.” Perry added, “Our main focus is the ’18-19 season. As much as we talked …continue reading

ESPN.com: Sources: Mario Hezonja agrees with Knicks on one-year, $6.5M deal

Woj and Ian Begley report: Free-agent forward Mario Hezonja has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN. The Knicks are hopeful that Hezonja, 23, will fulfill the potential to become the complete player that made him the fifth overall pick by the Magic in the 2015 NBA draft. On the pro side of things, Hezonja showed some real signs of turning his career around after Orlando embarsssingly turned down his fourth year team option. I was interested in seeing him sign with the Knicks, so in a vaccuum, it’s a great risk on a …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – How the Olympics Helped the Knicks Land an Icon

This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far (I have no idea when I’ve last updated it, though). Nowadays, the NBA Draft is a really big deal, with combines and legendary “three on three” scrimmages, but in the old days, NBA teams had much …continue reading

“We Got Rid of Phil Jackson, Where’s Our Karmic Reward?” – The 2018 NBA Lottery Open Thread

The Knicks haven’t moved up in the lottery since they won the Patrick Ewing sweepstakes over thirty years ago. And that was working with much different lottery odds. Since then, the Knicks have been in 14 lotteries and have not moved up in ANY of them. They HAVE famously moved BACKWARDS in a number of them, though. Let’s hope that they get some karmic reward for not trying to tank at the end of the season unlike most of the other teams in the bottom of the NBA. Let’s go, lottery gods!

Knicks Don’t Hire Mark Jackson! David Fizdale Hired to be the New Knicks Head Coach

According to Woj, the Knicks have agreed to a four-year deal with David Fizdale. Fizdale is a very popular coach among the players in the NBA and when he was the coach in Memphis, he ran a modern offense (while still paying attention to their team defense), so hopefully this works out. The main thing is, though, that he is not Mark Jackson. So I am pumped.

ESPN.com: Sources: Knicks dismiss Jeff Hornacek; candidates include David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson

From Woj: The New York Knicks dismissed coach Jeff Hornacek early Thursday morning, league sources told ESPN. Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team’s return to suburban New York following a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98. Hornacek had one year left on his contract. Kurt Rambis, associate head coach under Hornacek, was also dismissed. Talk about burying the lede! Our long national nightmare of Kurt Rambis is finally over!! Seriously, though, as pumped as I am to finally be free of Rambis, it is …continue reading

2017-18 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavaliers

The Knicks’ 2017-18 season comes to a merciful end tonight. The chances are high that the Knicks will lose this one, since the Cavaliers still have something to play for. They are currently the #4 seed and getting to the #3 seed (and a second round match-up with the Kyrie-less Celtics) is clearly a very juicy place to be, so the Cavs will be playing to win and the Cavs are much better than the Knicks, so even if the Knicks try to win (and they will try to win, because they’re morons), the Cavs should pull this out. So …continue reading