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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Author: Brian Cronin

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Mtn Dew Ice Rising Stars: Team U.S. vs. Team World Game Thread

They seriously couldn’t just spell “Mountain” out? Anyhow, I figured we should have a game thread for those willing to watch the Rising Star debut of New York Knick, Kevin Knox! If there’s any basketball justice in this world, Mitchell Robinson will be on the team next season as a sophomore. Where he will be representing the New Orleans Pelicans, of course. Let’s go Team U.S.A.!

2018-19 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Raptors

Historically, it seems like the Knicks always play surprisingly well against the Raptors. That has been the case so far tonight, with Dennis Smith Jr. and Deandre Jordan connecting on one of the most beautiful alley oop dunks you’ll ever see. Smith is certainly a fun player. Let’s go, Knicks!

SNY: If Knicks land Durant and Irving, who could be their supporting cast?

I’m really only doing this so that we could start a new discussion thread. But anyhow, David Vertsberger had the following article on SNY.tv and I think it is a bit off on the realities of the Knicks’ cap space. The discussion is about who the Knicks should add to the team if they get Durant and Kyrie Irving. Now, do note, the Knicks currently don’t even technically have room to sign Durant and Irving to their max contracts, but they can get there fairly easily. But if that were to happen, that would be it for the Knicks’ cap …continue reading

2018-19 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Pistons

The Porzingis trade must have messed up the site, since there was no automatic game thread! I got you, though. I’m among the 20 or so people in attendance tonight to see the Knicks host the Pistons! Hey, at least I get to avoid paying any attention to the State of the Union! Let’s go…MitchRob!

ESPN.com: Dallas Mavericks agree to trade with New York Knicks for Kristaps Porzingis

From ESPN.com: The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a trade with the New York Knicks for All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. The trade also includes the Knicks sending Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. to the Mavericks in return for Wesley Matthews, Dennis Smith Jr. and DeAndre Jordan, league sources told Wojnarowski. The deal may also include draft assets, sources said. The Mavs are working to acquire a first-round pick to include in the deal, sources told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. They owe their own protected first-rounder to the Atlanta Hawks as part of …continue reading

The Math of Joakim Noah’s Stretch Provision

There is some understandable confusion with regards to how this stuff works, so I figured I’d spell it all out for you. There are two different times in a season when a player can be waived using the stretch provision. You can waive them between July 1st and August 31st and then you can waive them between September 1st and June 30th. If you waive them during that July 1st/August 31st period, then you split the remaining years of the player’s contract over a period of two times the remaining years plus one. In the case of, say, Joakim Noah, …continue reading