We’re less than fifteen minutes away from the start of the 2015 NBA Draft. Things are still so up in the air that I honestly couldn’t tell you who the Knicks will end up with tonight. Whoever it is, I think I can at least guarantee one simple thing – that it will be interesting. Let’s go Knicks!
With the NBA Draft tomorrow (and before we get to the next installment of our draft round table), I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about whether Bill Russell wasn’t drafted #1 in the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals because of a deal involving the Ice Capades. I also wrote a more extensive article on the same topic at my own site here.
With the draft a little over a week away and free agency to follow soon after, I figured now would be as good a time as any to restate the Knicks’ current sitution, vis a vis their salary cap (I might re-post this one more time right before free agency begins):
With the order of the draft being settled, the writers of KnickerBlogger thought we’d go over the possible outcomes. But since we were whipping out the ol’ Crystal Ball, we decided to go a little past June & see what fate possibly has to offer… 2015 Draft Order 1 MIN Karl-Anthony Towns 2 LAL Jahlil Okafor 3 PHI D’Angelo Russell 4 NYK Kristaps Porzingis What happened on Draft Day 2015 Steve Mills, who knows as much about NBA tampering rules as he does about how to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace, already has a deal in place with Greg …continue reading
We’ll have more coverage of this Wednesday morning by everyone’s friend, David Crockett, but it just occurred to me that we probably should have a quick thread on the event itself – the Knicks falling to the #4 slot in the NBA Draft, the only team in the entire draft to fall from their scheduled draft slot, with the Lakers rising from #4 to take the Knicks’ #2 slot. Due to winning two late season games that the Knicks had no business winning, the Knicks ceded the top group of four-digit combinations to the Minnesota Timberwolves and it was one …continue reading
The Knicks enter tonight’s lottery (8:30 PM Eastern on ESPN) with a question begging to be answered – “Do the basketball gods love Phil Jackson more than they hate James Dolan?” Phil Jackson has lived a charmed life in the NBA. He won two titles as a player, then won six titles with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls and then five titles with Kobe Bryan, Shaquille O’Neal, Pau Gasol and the Lakers. James Dolan, on the other hand, has lived a charmed life in general, but not so much in the NBA, where he does stuff like hire …continue reading
Well, here we are. I was terrified of this game back when I thought a win here would only possibly end up with the Knicks tied with the Timberwolves. Instead, winning this game will very likely result in the Knicks tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the second worst record in the NBA, resulting in splitting ping bong balls with the Sixers and then flipping a coin to determine which team is officially second and which team is officially third. The third-worst record can finish as “high” in the draft as 6th. So, yeah, this is a big game. A …continue reading