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Friday, April 25, 2014

Author: DCrockett17

Part-time blogger on the Knicks at Knickerblogger.net and Seahawks at FieldGulls.com. In my free time I hang out at the University of South Carolina and occasionally fill thirsty young minds with knowledge about various and sundry things related to consumer behavior and marketing.

Recent Articles

An Early To-Do List for Phil Jackson

Since no one has said anything since the presser, I’ll take the first crack at the Jackson hire. I’m sitting at Panera allegedly working on a manuscript revision, but I need something to get my writing mojo going. I suppose I should re-introduce myself. I go way back at Knickerblogger.net but haven’t posted in quite some time. Life thangs and such. I live in Columbia, South Carolina and work at (the first) USC. I grew up in East Orange rooting for the Mets of Mookie, Doc, and Straw, and the Nets of Otis (Birdsong) and Buck (Williams). When the Hoya …continue reading

ESPN: Knicks Add Cole Aldrich

Former Kansas Jayhawks, and perennial bench-warming big man, Cole Aldrich, will compete for a roster spot with the Knicks. Aldrich has been a quality rebounder and shot-blocker in limited minutes.

2013 Report Card: Tyson Chandler

Season Age Tm G MP PER TS% ORB% DRB% BLK% 2010-11 28 DAL 74 2059 18.4 0.697 12.2 26.6 3 2011-12 29 NYK 62 2061 18.7 0.708 11.8 22.7 3.4 2012-13 30 NYK 66 2164 18.9 0.671 14.1 24.3 3 Career 790 22508 16.1 0.615 12.8 24.1 3.7 (Table from basketball-reference.com) Jonathan already said much of what needed to be said about Chandler’s importance to the Knicks earlier this week. Chandler’s 2013 was what we have come to think of as pretty darn Chandler-y. His past three regular seasons, one in Dallas and two in New York, all of which have seen …continue reading

Filling Out the Roster (cont’d): Point Guards and Small Forwards

ESPN New York beat writer Jared Zwerling is saying that the Knicks plan to fill out the roster with two bigs, two point guards, and a wing. Two PGs seems a bit excessive. I’d be a little surprised if that were the mix. I take a look at some available players who could fill the various roles. I’m not going to include much on the guys we already know (e.g., Kenyon Martin, Jerome Jordan, Chris Smith).   BACKUP PG OPTIONS Nate Robinson - It’s unlikely he signs for what NY can offer, but it’s not unthinkable. The Negatives: We know a lot about what he …continue reading

Filling Out the Roster: Options at Backup Center

ESPN New York beat writer Jared Zwerling is saying that the Knicks plan to fill out the roster with two bigs, two point guards, and a wing. Two PGs seems a bit excessive. I’d be a little surprised if that were the mix. I take a look at some available players who could fill the various roles. I’m not going to include much on the guys we already know (e.g., Kenyon Martin, Jerome Jordan, Chris Smith). Players are listed in no particular order, with links to each player page at basketball-reference.com. I also think NBA.com has a pretty good free agent tracker. BACKUP …continue reading

Off-Season Musings 2.0

If you missed Off-season Musings 1.0 check it out. Again, this is a quasi-open thread to discuss potential losses and additions. Same ground rules as last time, yeah? 1. Let’s stay away from pure rosterbation, shall we? With little cap space for major free agent signings and few assets worth trading, Chris Paul is not walking through that door. It’s not impossible I suppose, but the Knicks aren’t well positioned for that kind of deal. 2. Check out your idea before posting. You can check trades against the CBA any number of places, including realgm. You can also find player …continue reading

Off-Season Musings 1.0

With the conference finals in full swing, and Knick fans left dreaming of what might have, it is time to think about what is coming up next. Free agency and the draft are right around the corner. For the most part, the Knicks core of Anthony, Chandler, STAT, and Shump is set. Roster changes will most likely involve the other players and are likely to come from the draft, via minor trades and low dollar free agent signings. Given that, I figured I’d put up a quasi-open thread to discuss potential losses and additions—but with some ground rules. 1. Let’s …continue reading