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Tuesday, December 1, 2015


You Bet Your Assets: EuroKnicks

In the always on world of the Intertubes there is no offseason. There is no basketball frontier to remote or obscure. Ball is life. 24-7-365. Anywhere, everywhere, always and forever. Ball is life. With that in mind, I thought I’d turn my attention to a couple of assets controlled by the Knicks, that are sometimes out of sight and out of mind. The two assets in question are our dear European Knicks – Louis Labeyrie and Guillermo “Willy” Hernangomez. You remember them, right? They’re the Knicks we haven’t invited to meet the parents yet. It’s become increasingly possible to follow …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.25)

[New York Times] Warriors Want More After Making NBA History With 16-0 Start (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 11:03:38 GMT) Even though he hasn’t been in his usual spot on the bench, ailing coach Steve Kerr has contributed plenty to Golden State’s record start. [New York Times] Warriors Make History With 16th Straight Win (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:32:48 GMT) The Golden State Warriors defeated the Lakers 111-77 and broke the record for the best start to an N.B.A. season. [New York Times] Bryant Sinks to New Low in His Likely Final Season (Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:12:28 GMT) As the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.24)

[New York Daily News] Knicks winning streak comes to end with 95-78 loss to Heat (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:49:40 GMT) New York’s winning streak and the Kristaps Porzingis train hit a dune in South Beach. [New York Daily News] Stoudemire says he and Melo didn’t get enough opportunities (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:37:37 GMT) Amar’e Stoudemire once transformed the Knicks from miserable to relevant. [New York Times] Durant, Thunder Rout Jazz 111-89 (Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:48:40 GMT) Kevin Durant quickly answered any questions about his hamstring injury. [New York Times] Leonard Has 24, Spurs Defense Shines in 98-84 …continue reading

Who in the world is Zemgus Girgensons?

Who in the world is Zemgus Girgensons? If you know the answer to that question, you’re either Latvian, a Buffalo Sabres fan, or play fantasy hockey. As I am none of those things, I had no idea who Zemgus Girgensons was. That name meant absolutely nothing until I began to tease out the possibility that Kristaps Porzingis might have a shot at being a starting player in the 2016 All Star Game. Crazy, you say? I have a simple answer for you: Zemgus Girgensons. Girgensons is a very league average sort of center for the Buffalo Sabres, but he was …continue reading

Jose Calderon Starting To Produce

Every dies, baby that’s a fact / But maybe everything someday comes back ~Bruce Springsteen Maybe it was a holdover from Halloween, but it was undeniable that Jose Calderon looked like a corpse to start this season. In his first six games, the Spaniard shot like a stormtrooper and defended… pretty much the way he normally does. But he’s beginning to play like a real NBA point guard again, and perhaps beginning to quell talk that he would lose his starting spot to Langston Galloway or Jerian Grant. Since playing the Lakers—a panacea for many ailing players these days—Calderon has …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.11.23)

[New York Daily News] Porzingis lives up to Gasol hype, Calderon says he’s better (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:05:40 GMT) Long before Phil Jackson compared Kristaps Porzingis to Shawn Bradley, he said Porzingis reminded him of Pau Gasol. [New York Post] ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis (Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:05:47 -0500) MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn't have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how …continue reading