As you are no doubt aware the Knicks have the 17th overall selection in the upcoming draft (pending lockout notwithstanding). So mock season is upon us. I thought I’d take an abbreviated look at some of the prospects NY may be considering at the selection. Keeping in mind that Donnie moves in mysterious ways, I will hold off on making any sort of predictions about what the Knicks will do. Rather, this is just a general discussion of a few prospects who may be around at #17, and where they might fit in NY’s plans. To begin, I’ll state that …continue reading
I’ll once again try the Wild Wing Cafe for the games. I have not returned since the Knicks were basically 10-run-ruled for college softball. (I will pass on the fish tacos this time. Sometimes, I really wish I liked wings.) The Hawks at Bulls tips at 8 and the Mavs at Lakers tips at 10:30.
Despite a nice little run in the second-half, our beloved Knickerbockers fell–again–to the hated Cs. Sigh. Onto the off-season questions… Who should stay? Who should go? Where can NY find some size in the frontcourt? Some perimeter depth? Will any of this matter, given the specter of a lockout? Thoughts on other playoff series?
Welp fellow Knickerbloggers, I’ll admit it. I’m stuck somewhere between maintaining my perspective, one that values baby steps, and a ‘meet the new Knicks–same as the old Knicks’ cynicism. I watched the game in Columbia with friends and colleagues at a local eatery. One charming but frustrating thing about Columbia, South Cackalack is that it is truly a college sports town. At one point during the first half, the good people at the Wild Wing Cafe changed the big screen in our section from Knicks-Celtics to the LSU-Mississippi softball game, which was 7-0 at the time. Mind you, Boston’s lead …continue reading
Good day fellow Knick fans! If you are a believer in the proverbial “gut check” win then last nights brickfest in Miami was for you. I suppose I am an agnostic on whether any one mid-season game really matters more than any other long term. But, the game demonstrated that the Knicks have the capacity to at least maintain a defensive focus for extended stretches. Certainly the Heat allowed the Knicks to hang around, following their blistering start with horrible shot selection and minimal non-Big 3 contributions. Still, one would have to be a real cynic to overlook the fact …continue reading
Well, kinda, sorta breaking… Here are the details: NBA.com reports that Williams goes to the Nets for Devin Harris, Derrick Favor, and two first round picks. I suspect that makes things harder for the Knicks if they had their eye on him.
Look. I’m not happy Isiah is back either. It is impossible to imagine that anything he could possibly offer as a scout/consultant is not completely undermined by the ugliness of his tenure at the Garden and the manner of his departure. Nevertheless, you would do well to ignore the screeching hysteria coming from tabloid writers and radioheads trying desperately to fill the duller-than-usual August sports media deadzone. I see little basis for David Stern to void the contract between the Knicks and Isiah Thomas. He will likely do little more than shake his head in mock pity. Update: I’m in …continue reading