With the New York Knicks coming off a dismal 17 win season, it’s hard to predict where the team will land by the end of 2016. I’ve seen estimates from the mid-20s to low 40s. So I’ve decided to look at similar team seasons to the Knicks, or teams in the modern era that have won between 14 and 19 games (in a full season) to help predict where New York will land. In the season after, only 3 of the 43 teams had a winning percentage of .500 or more, which makes up 7% of the group. Lowering the …continue reading
[New York Times] Rebuilding Around Tina Charles Puts Liberty in Playoff Hunt (Mon, 10 Aug 2015 00:24:32 GMT) The W.N.B.A.’s Liberty are in first place with a 13-6 record after finishing last season 15-19 and missing the playoffs. So what has changed?
[New York Post] Weight-focused Porzingis has a new number and Knicks friend (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 01:36:02 -0400) Knicks 7-foot-3 rookie wonder Kristaps Porzingis is back from his two-week Latvian vacation, carrying the same weight and still carrying the same burden of proving his critics wrong. Porzingis was… [New York Times] Relief for Russia as FIBA Allows Team to Compete (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 09:49:30 GMT) Governing body FIBA has lifted the ban on Russia, allowing the country to compete in next month’s European championship and other international tournaments, Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) said on Sunday.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Knicks Sign Guards From Clippers and D-League (Sat, 08 Aug 2015 03:29:08 GMT) Sasha Vujacic arrives from the Clippers, while Thanasis Antetokounmpo comes from the Westchester Knicks.
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Donald Sterling Seeks a Divorce (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:13:41 GMT) Sterling’s lawyer, Bobby Samini, said that papers citing irreconcilable differences were submitted in Los Angeles County Superior Court roughly two weeks before their 60th anniversary. [New York Daily News] Arron Afflalo says Carmelo Anthony put in good word for him (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:52:24 GMT) Nobody on the roster has played with Carmelo Anthony more than Arron Afflalo, who signed with the Knicks less than a month ago.
[New York Daily News] Knicks sign Kevin Seraphin to 1-year, $2.8M deal (Wed, 05 Aug 2015 01:58:11 GMT) The Knicks turned to a frontcourt free agent with the last of their extra money, inking center Kevin Seraphin. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Jazz’s Dante Exum Hurts Knee (Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:02:06 GMT) Exum, a Utah point guard, injured his left knee while playing for the Australian national team against the Slovene national team in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
According to multiple sources, the New York Knicks have signed F/C Kevin Seraphin to a one year deal worth approximately $2.8M. Seraphin’s per minute stats show him to be a good offensive rebounder (2.9 oreb/36) and mildly voluminous scorer (15.2 pts/36). Although his career ts% is poor (51.2%), 3 of his 5 seasons were over 53%, including the last two. The bulk of his shots seem to be between 3-16 feet, and he’s only attempted 3 NBA treys. His weaknesses seem to be defensive rebounding (5.9 dreb/36), turnovers (2.5 to/36), and fouls (5.2 pf/36), with the latter being consistent with …continue reading