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Friday, December 19, 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.

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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?

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VI: Andy Glockner

Today, we’re joined by Andy Glockner, the Executive Editor of The Cauldron, a great new site featuring lots of awesome writers, many of whom you’ll be quite familiar with already. Prior to our chat, I assumed that Andy and I would be at the opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to our opinion of Carmelo Anthony, and I feared that knives would be thrown at one at one another before we were done. I’m not entire sure how this would occur over the phone, perhaps through a black hole … or SUMMER LEAGUE TIM HARDAWAY! Get it? Because he’s …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode V: Jared Dubin

[Editor’s note: SOUNDS. BRYAN. GIBBERMAN. SOUNDS.] Now that Carmelo Anthony is back in orange and blue, we can start having a substantive conversation about the rest of the Knicks’ offseason. Our man in Havana, Jared Dubin kicks off today’s chat-fest. We’ll be speaking with The Cauldron’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Glockner later today for further ‘Bocker discussion, in you’re still planning your Knick-centric day. Among the topics covered are: the cap situation going forward based on the flimsy information we have on Melo’s contract and potential targets for this offseason. Dubin has a player in mind that he thinks can raise the …continue reading