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Friday, May 22, 2015

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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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 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

Melo’s a Knick

The essay just dropped on Melo’s site making it official. From a pure writing perspective, it’s not as good as LeBron’s–and just because of the timing, it feels like he’s cranking out a tepid knockoff, a sub-par copy of the King’s speech–but then again, Melo didn’t have the clout to enlist the great Lee Jenkins as his ghostwriter. I really wish he’d reached out to some of the fine scribes at Knickerblogger. Next time. Here’s his words: A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 …continue reading

Frank Isola: Carmelo Anthony to Return to the Knicks, Announcement Coming Tomorrow (Maybe. Probably.)

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week. “He will have something for everybody on Thursday,” said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony’s scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode V: Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall

[Editor’s Note: Bryan Gibberman! Podcast! Yay!] As y’all are well aware by now, the New York Knicks selected Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early with the 34th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. In his final season with the Shockers, Early averaged 16.4 points on 48% shooting including a .373 mark from behind the arc. Two years ago he helped lead WSU to the Final Four where they lost to Louisville (I actually saw this game in person at the Georgia Dome, though I totally spaced on that when doing the interview). Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was kind …continue reading