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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Author: John Kenney

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Breaking: Donnie Walsh Will Not Continue as Team President

As tweeted by Alan Hahn a few minutes ago, Walsh is no longer the Knicks team president, although he will remain in a ‘consulting role.’ Glen Grunwald, Hahn reports, will serve as interim GM. So: what does this mean for the Knicks? How did Donnie do as GM? And who will Dolan select next? EDITED 11:35 Official Statement From MSG: “Following a long series of discussions regarding his future role with the New York Knicks, Donnie Walsh and I have mutually agreed that he will be leaving his position as president, basketball operations of the Knicks at the end of …continue reading

Could Deron Williams Have Been a Knick?

Think back to the week of last season’s trade deadline. The intolerable duration of the Melo saga had finally concluded when it was upstaged by the shocking trade of Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets. After months of speculation about a deal everyone knew would occur, an arguably more important trade occurred without anyone knowing about it in advance. At Tuesday’s Draft Lottery I had the opportunity to speak with Utah Jazz GM Kevin O’Connor, and I asked him if the Knicks had the assets to obtain Deron Williams. O’Connor stated that New York GM Donnie Walsh had put together a good …continue reading

Saturday Night Basketball

I have to admit I’m getting very excited about the increasingly-more-likely scenario of Heat vs Mavs: The Sequel. (Dirk’s Revenge? Just a thought.)  Tonight the Thunder and the Grizzlies tip off at 5:00 ET, while the Heat and the Celtics start at 8:00 ET.  

Melo is Magnificent, but Lack of Depth Shows Through

Carmelo Anthony might want to start describing more games as “must-wins.” The New York Knicks star forward posted a super-star-like stat line of 39 points, 10 reb, and 5 assists to lead the Knicks to a razor-thin 120-116 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Especially impressive was his incredible 20 points in the 3rd quarter which left the Knicks only a point behind entering the fourth quarter after being down ten at the halftime break. After a back and forth fourth quarter, the Knicks finally took the lead for good with 1:07 left in the game on a two-point basket …continue reading

Déjà Vu All Over Again? Knicks Fall to Cavs 119-115

Down two points with the ball, it appeared that it was Carmelo Anthony’s time to display the clutch gene that has sports analysts raving about his late-game scoring. After posting an extremely efficient 29 pts on 16 shots, the stage was set for him to cement his place as the closer in NY. However, instead of taking one of the long two-pointers he is known for, (as he is often berated for early in games, and celebrated for when they are buzzer-beaters) he made the superior basketball decision to drive to the basket, but failed to see Samardo Samuels slide …continue reading