Although the NBA preseason games are officially meaningless, they contain indicators that may reveal what the regular season will be like. With the Knicks’ first game coming soon (October 8th), the good folks here at KnickerBlogger have put together a guide for the keys to watch for. The Knicks offseason contained a number of impactful moves. Perhaps swapping defensive robot Tyson Chandler for bombardero extraordinario Jose Calderon will have the biggest impact on the court. Perhaps one of the bevvy of 20ish Knicks like Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, Shane Larkin, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, or Cole Aldrich (he’s still …continue reading
[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Canada Advances to Quarterfinals in Women’s World Championship (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:02:34 GMT) Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s world championship for the first time in 20 years by defeating the Czech Republic, 91-71, in Istanbul. [New York Times] AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers Fans Welcome Back LeBron (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:39:58 GMT) They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers’ wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Trader claims he was unfairly ejected from Knicks game at MSG (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:33:38 GMT) Anthony Rotondi is crying foul against Madison Square Garden – claiming he was ejected from a Knicks game in January after just for yelling ‘Carmelo, You Stink!’ [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher spends all of first practice as Knicks coach on defense (Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:53:57 GMT) The implementation of Phil Jackson’s famed triangle offense will be a running theme throughout Fisher’s initial training camp and season in New York, but the fact that the first-year coach …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani are healthy, happy (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:44:05 GMT) Better check those expiration dates. Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani will combine for $35.4 million in expiring contracts after the upcoming season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks to have some workable cap space next summer. [New York Daily News] Isola: Clock already ticking on Knicks and Carmelo Anthony’s partnership with Phil Jackson (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:38:17 GMT) Carmelo Anthony’s waistline shrunk this summer as his wallet expanded. For those of you who believe money can’t buy happiness, take a …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Expectations rising with Derek Fisher (Mon, 29 Sep 2014 03:38:26 GMT) The Knicks believe their win total last season should have fallen somewhere between their totally disappointing final number (37) and the 54 they posted one year earlier in winning the Atlantic Division.
[New York Daily News] Phil Jackson expects Knicks to be playoff team, but not title in first year (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:47:01 GMT) With training camp opening for the Knicks on Tuesday in West Point, Phil Jackson believes the Knicks will return to the playoffs this season under first-year coach Derek Fisher in a revamped Eastern Conference. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Luol Deng Forgives Danny Ferry (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:12:38 GMT) Miami Heat forward Luol Deng said he had forgiven Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him. [New …continue reading
[New York Times] Archers Take Aim at Basketball’s Hijab Ban (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:53 GMT) Banned by basketball’s governing body and a source of controversy at the Asian Games, hijabs were worn freely at the archery tournament in Incheon on Friday as athletes struggled to comprehend how a headscarf could cause such an uproar. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Paul George Cleared for Limited Exercise (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:13:38 GMT) Less than two months after sustaining a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers has been cleared to put …continue reading