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
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
We join the game in progress with the Knicks leading 17-11 in a rather odd game, with neither team playing particularly well so far.
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!
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
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
Marc Berman has a new article up that’s mostly about how Melo is likely to re-sign with the Knicks (I tend to agree), but buried in the article is a disturbing little nugget of information: The Knicks have other free agents in center Cole Aldrich, Shannon Brown, injury-prone Kenyon Martin and point guard Tour’e Murry, whom the Knicks have until Monday to offer a $1 million qualifying offer to make him restricted. Only Murry has a shot at returning. I suppose you can take that with a grain of salt (Berman has been known to get things wrong on occasion), …continue reading