[New York Post] 25 reasons summer sports in New York City will be awesome (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:37:04 -0400) Summer in the city. The City That Never Sleeps. Where, not to worry, there is no calm around here after the LeBron-versus-Warriors storm. New York sports fans can bemoan the paucity of championships, but their insatiable appetite always remains whetted by the smorgasbord of stars and events that come their way. In chronological order: 1…. [New York Post] Knicks’ recent point guard history is not very inspiring (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:18:37 -0400) The position of point guard for the …continue reading
[New York Times] Derrick Rose Expects to Be Appreciated ‘a Little Bit More’ as a Knick (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:17 GMT) The oft-injured former M.V.P. said he was grateful to his hometown Chicago Bulls for trading him and giving him the opportunity for “another start.” [New York Post] Kevin Durant’s first blow to Knicks’ long-shot hopes (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:39:41 -0400) Despite the Derrick Rose trade, the Knicks haven't landed on Kevin Durant's short list. According to The Vertical, Durant's Roc Nation agency, based in Manhattan, is arranging meetings in New York starting July 1 with the Warriors, …continue reading
[New York Times] To Escape N.B.A.’s Depths, 76ers Go Down Under and Draft Ben Simmons (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:13:21 GMT) The Los Angeles Lakers followed by selecting Duke’s Brandon Ingram, and the Boston Celtics made the first unexpected pick of the night: California forward Jaylen Brown at No. 3. [New York Times] Phil Jackson Outlines the Rewards and the Risks of His Newest Knick (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:53:33 GMT) In its acquisition of Derrick Rose, a team envisions a “decisive attack guard.” [New York Times] LeBron James Opts for Summer Vacation Instead of Summer Olympics (Fri, 24 Jun …continue reading
Last night on Twitter I was reminded that newly acquired Derrick Rose was a former MVP (I had no idea!), a three time All Star (that many!), and better than any Knick guard from 2016 (you don’t say!). I was accused of being a hater (not me!), and making controversy just so I could write for Bleacher Report (that’ll show those high school bullies!). Yet when I turn to the numbers, there are so many reasons to dislike this trade. For a scorer, his efficiency has been awful. His true shooting percentage has been under 50% for three seasons, and …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Reaction to the Derrick Rose trade (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:04:26 EST) Thursday's Knicks Links: Reaction to the Derrick Rose trade [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] With Derrick Rose on board, is Joakim Noah next for the Knicks? (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:18:10 EST) With Derrick Rose on board, is Joakim Noah next for the Knicks? [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Knicks Trade for Bulls’ Derrick Rose but Have More Work to Do (Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:27:21 GMT) The point guard and former N.B.A. most valuable player arrived in a …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:21:54 EST) Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season [New York Times] History of N.B.A. Draft’s Top Slot Is Full of Stars and Flameouts (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:03 GMT) The Philadelphia 76ers own the top pick in Thursday night’s draft, a slot that has produced plenty of N.B.A. legends but offers no guarantee of success.