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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Author: ephus

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Knicks 101, Celtics 95: The Bleeding Stops, At Least For One Night

New York Knicks 101 Final Recap | Box Score 95 Boston Celtics Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 26 MIN | 9-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 1 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 20 PTS | +14 Really strong offense. Dominated Sullinger and Bass in the post on offense and snaggled some strong rebounds. An inconsistent outing on efense, which is actually an improvement over “Think of the children! Won’t somebody please think of the children!!” He also had a tough, Charles Smith-like sequence late when the Celtics were threatening to make it a …continue reading

Cavaliers 90, Knicks 87

Cleveland Cavaliers 90 Final Recap | Box Score 87 New York Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire, PF 30 MIN | 8-13 FG | 2-2 FT | 9 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 1 BLK | 5 TO | 18 PTS | +8 It was mostly good. The MONSTER SLAM at the beginning of the 4th Quarter over Varejao was a thing of beauty that sent visions of fall 2010 running through MSG. STAT unleashed some crafty low post moves and played some good defense in space on PNR, leading to a clanged Marion corner 3 and then a Shumpert/Carmelo …continue reading

State Of The Knicks’ Salary Cap

The state of the Knicks’ salary cap was summarized by Lennon & McCartney more than 40 years ago: I‘ve got to admit it’s getting better (Better) A little better all the time (It can’t get more worse) I have to admit it’s getting better (Better) It’s getting better since [Phil’s] been mine Getting so much better all the time It’s getting better all the time Better, better, better Sure, the Knicks are light years above the salary cap for this season but, for the first time since the Summer of 2010, they are looking ahead at a summer that will feature significant …continue reading

J.R. Smith Salary Cap Possibilities

There is lots of speculation in the press about JR Smith’s future with the Knicks.  I have zero inside information, but I know how the salary cap works, and how it works with respect to Smith in particular. Current  Situation: JR Smith was paid $2.8 million this season, and holds a $2.93 million player option for next season.  If he exercises it (which is highly unlikely), he would be a free agent next season and the Knicks would hold Full Bird rights, which would allow them to offer up to the maximum salary.   If JR Smith opts out:   …continue reading

The State of the Knicks Salary Cap

Now that the Knicks have formally cemented a sign-and-trade agreement with Marcus Camby for Josh Harrellson, Jerome Jordan, Toney Douglas and 2nd round draft picks in 2014 and 2015, the cap picture is coming into focus. In short, the Knicks face significant restrictions, but as a result of the ingenuity of Glen Grunwald and the favorable Jeremy Lin/Steve Novak Early Bird arbitration, the team is in much better shape than Knicks fans had hoped at the end of the playoffs.   A Little History For the past thirty years, if the Knicks’ salary cap were a painting, it would be …continue reading