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Monday, January 20, 2020

Author: David Vertsberger

David Vertsberger considers himself a precocious neophyte, writing for ESPN TrueHoop site HawksHoop as well as Hickory-High. A member of the younger generation of Knickerbocker fans, his fondest memories of years past have been the trade for Larry Hughes and Nate Robinson scoring 41 following a month-long benching.

Recent Articles

The Quincy Acy Trade: A Knicksplainer

That’s right. We’re calling it the Quincy Acy trade. Y’all got a problem with that? I didn’t think so. In any case, if you haven’t heard, the Knicks made a trade yesterday. To recap: Knicks get: Travis Outlaw, Quincy Acy Kings get: Jeremy Tyler, Wayne Ellington, protections removed from Knicks 2016 second-round pick All caught up? Good. Let’s break this down. The good: Recent reports had the Knicks entertaining the idea of packaging Pablo Prigioni in a deal with Ellington, so hopefully this trade means Prigs is here for the long run. And by long run, I mean forever. A lot of …continue reading

The Heat Just Want to Watch the World Burn

Been a nice couple of days, right? Derek Fisher slung some heartstring-tugging verbiage. Big Daddy Phil and he are in lock-step. All is right in Knick-ville, si? Let’s just enjoy the finals and see what else is…OHMIGOD. MELO TO THE HEAT. PANIC. Here’s all the Rangarok-y details, via a report by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein. Hi Pat Riley. I hate you, Pat Riley. Now that that’s out of my system, let’s try to break this down. Realistically, the chances of Anthony, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joining forces is slim to none. In order to fit under the cap, …continue reading

It Wouldn’t Have Been the Knicks

Since the Hawks pulled off their stunning Game One road upset over the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, a large sum of Knicks fans have voiced their envy, and hastily cobbling together e-protest signs with “That could have been us!!” scrawled in bold, all-caps fonts. It’s only natural to have these feelings as a fan, but to say the Gothamites too would’ve knocked off the Indianans largely inaccurate. Here’s why. Even without the crippling chemistry issues that have been made apparent in past weeks, the Hawks would give the Pacers a ton of problems with their spaced out starting lineup. Three Hawks …continue reading

A Forward-Thinking Approach for a Narrow-Minded Organization

Though it’s been underlined and spelled out in 72-point font due to this year’s misfortunes, the Knicks have long been labeled a team which operates in the short-term. They’ve dealt away every draft pick that league rules permit, wantonly chucked prospects to the curb and generally eschewed the prevailing theories of how to rebuild. That’s been their M.O. for more than a decade. However, the Knicks are in the minority of teams to have jumped on an opportunity that falls directly opposite of their usual negligence – the D-League. There are a slew of benefits, but none larger than the …continue reading

RECAP: Knicks 125, Clippers 70

Los Angeles Clippers 109 FinalRecap | Box Score 95 New York Knicks Andrea Bargnani, PF 36 MIN | 5-12 FG | 3-4 FT | 6 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 13 PTS | -18Bargnani was superb tonight, making every rotation necessary on the defensive end and connecting on nearly all of his spot-up looks. Blake Griffin struggled to provide help defense while sticking to Bargnani, who spent most of his time behind the arc creating space for his teammates. Despite his distance from the rim, Bargnani was a factor on the …continue reading

A Mismanagement of Melo’s Minutes

The New York Knicks have bent over backwards time and time again for the sake of re-signing Carmelo Anthony to a long-term deal, why with his impending free agency looming and nobody having a clue what direction the star is leaning towards. They’ve intimated at shaping their future plans around acquiring one Rajon Rondo — who Anthony is reportedly a big fan of — and have surrounded Melo with members of his talent agency, from the front office staff to the players alongside him on the pine. Although the Knicks have done virtually all they can in persuading Carmelo to remain …continue reading

Bobcats 108, Knicks 98: I’m soooooooo tired, I haven’t slept a wink…

New York Knicks 98 Final Recap | Box Score 108 Charlotte Bobcats Andrea Bargnani, PF 22 MIN | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 2 BLK | 0 TO | 8 PTS | -21Bargnani had to guard Josh McRoberts tonight, who is essentially a better, more Charlie Day-ish version of himself. (There are zero vermin in the basement of the Bobcats’ training center.) Bargs took just four shots tonight, typical spot-ups for him, except for one two-handed slam that was fun because it was a two-handed slam that Bargs did when …continue reading