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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Author: Robert Silverman

Hey, did you know that in addition to banging the keys here and occasionally for the NY Times and at ESPN, Robert is a playwright, an actor and a wand'ring mendicant/gadfly? He also once wrestled a bear...and lost.

Recent Articles

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode IX: Kevin McElroy

Four preseason games down and we continue to inch towards the regular season. Bryan Gibberman and Kevin McElroy had a lovely little convo on Ye Olde Knickerblogger Podcast, Est. 2004, Mike Kurlyo, Prop., about the team’s fits and starts, how a gaggle of new bros fit the triangle, said shapely offense’s relevance and effectiveness in this here newfangled, modern NBA, the starting lineup, a few easy recipes for family-friendly meals and other choice goodies. Take a listen here, now why dontcha. Enjoy! Also, if you stare into the pattern below long enough, you’ll see your very own personal spirit animal/guide. …continue reading

Pre-Raptors 81, Pre-Knicks 76

Hi Knickerbloggeristas, So I missed the first quarter and a half but the score was a robust 26-22 by the time I tuned in. And no, I don’t own a TiVo. Yes, I have to rub two sticks together and sacrifice a goat to my Dark Lord and Master to get a wireless signal. I do it because of my fidelity to old school, ruggedly individualistic blogging and my Ludditic fear of technology and/or exorbitant cable fees. But since they putting the biscuit in the oven at a rate that seemed to suggest there were still laces on the ball …continue reading

Pre-Knicks 96, Pre-Celtics 80

Basketball! To start, a semi-painful admission: it may be partially due to a three-month hibernation without watching more than the odd Summer League tilt, but for vast swathes of this game I was as confused as a lost, wet puppy in the rain staring at a street sign. (Yes, it was adorbs.) Whether it was all the new ‘Bockers, a totally different, rather intricate offensive system, a revamped (if conservative) defensive set or just a combination of all of these things, it felt like trying to re-learn AP Calculus after twenty years without running so much as a standard-brand differential …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VIII: Robert Silverman

The New York Knicks are back! Woo! Basketball! Take off your pants and run around the house, banging large kitchen utensils together! What? The first preseason game isn’t until Wednesday? Sigh…killjoy. In any case, training camp is in full swing and so it seemed like an appropriate time to bring back the Knickerblogger Podcast. Bryan Gibberman and I discussed the chief storylines heading into the season, my trip to Media Day, and we peered into our Magic Eight Balls/consulted the Log Lady (Twin Peaks, yo!) to give you the skinny on what’s to come. Enjoy!

BREAKING NEWS: Knicks Trade Ellington, Tyler for Acy and (gulp) Outlaw

As first reported by Sam Amick: The New York Knicks will trade guard Wayne Ellington, forward Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw, people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced. It is believed that there are other pieces in the trade as well. The Kings are expected to waive Tyler and use the stretch provision on Ellington, giving the Kings salary cap relief. Well, we’ve heard the whispers the last 20-odd …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VII: Charlie Widdoes

[Editor's Note: The Gibberman versus the Widdoes-maker!] The Las Vegas Summer League has finally, mercifully concluded and the Knicks were actually a pretty interesting team! Tim Hardaway Jr, Shane Larkin, Cleanthony Early, Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich, Shannon Brown, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo were fun, and often quite good, Luckily, Charlie Widdoes from nyknicks.com was in Vegas for what seemed like the entire month is here to walk us through everything we need to know. Enjoy! And this here podcast will be on iTunes very soon. Fancy, right?