I literally just got off a cruise ship in Vancouver after a week long cruise in Alaska, turn on my phone for the first time in a week and that was quite good timing. From ESPN… The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate …continue reading
No matter what, tonight will be an interesting night. Who will the Knicks pick with the #8 pick? Will they trade for a second (or even a third!) first round pick? Will they trade up in the draft to get another second rounder? Will they trade their current two second rounders for one second rounder higher in the second round? Will they, you know, trade that one guy? We will likely find out the answers to all of these questions….TONIGHT! Let’s go, Knicks!
As we await the results of the 2017 NBA Lottery at 8:30 PM Eastern (airing on ESPN), let’s take a quick look at the important odds for the Knicks. The Knicks have a 5.3% chance of landing the #1 overall pick. Odds for No. 2 overall pick: 6.0 percent Odds for No. 3 overall pick: 7.0 percent Odds for No. 7 overall pick: 57.2 percent Odds for No. 8 overall pick: 22.6 percent Odds for No. 9 overall pick: 1.8 percent Odds for No. 10 overall pick: Just a smidge over 0. So 18.3% chance at landing in the top …continue reading
Here we go, if they lose, they are locked into the #6 seed. If they win, and the Timberwolves lose to the Houston Rockets (which is fairly likely), then they are tied for the #6 seed with Minnesota (and then they will split the #6 and #7 ping pong balls with Minny and then a coin toss will determine who is officially #6 and who is officially #7). This will be a fascinating game. Let’s hope that either the Knicks lose or the Timberwolves win! Let’s? Go Knicks!
The Raptors still have reasons to win games. The Knicks have reasons to LOSE games. If the Knicks lose this game, the Timberwolves and the Kings would both have to lose out (and they each have one very winnable game left) just to TIE the Knicks (presuming that the Knicks beat the Sixers – and hey, maybe they’ll surprise us and not beat the Sixers. I doubt it). If they win this game, the Wolves or Kings could easily tie them and possibly even pass them if they lose out. In other words, they really, really need to lose this …continue reading
The Wizards have been playing very well the last few months, as they really look like one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. So this is a very fortuitous matchup for the Knicks right now. Let’s hope that they just take the L. Let’s? Go Knicks!
The Bulls have been taking advantage of just how bad the bottom of the Eastern Conference’s playoff teams look by winning four in a row to get to 7th in the Conference despite still being under .500. So this will hopefully be a loss. Let’s? Go Knicks!