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Monday, June 27, 2016

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Knicks Acquire Derrick Rose; A Trade Only An Accountant Could Love

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

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.23)

[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

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.22)

[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.

Afflalo and Williams to opt out: $30+ million in cap space looms

Knicks' Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams decline options; club could have $30 million in cap space. More here: https://t.co/35cVw67a4W — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 21, 2016 This is big news for the Knicks. Afflalo was the source of great frustration for Knicks fans this year, and it’s not at all surprising to see him opt out. He’ll get a raise and a new start. Williams had bright moments for the club, but is easily replaced in his limited bench role. The Knicks can free more space by dealing Kyle O’Quinn and/or Calderon. Calderon could also be stretched to free up …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.21)

[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Twenty Years Apart, Signature Moments for LeBron James and Michael Jordan (Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:03 GMT) The two dominant players of their eras are linked by emotional championship victories on Father’s Day and a shared responsibility for helping to deny the Warriors’ claim to the title of “best team ever.” [New York Times] LeBron Blasts Critics on Social Media After Winning Title (Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:18:56 GMT) LeBron James ended his social media blackout by throwing a knockout punch at his critics. [New York Times] Disappointed Warriors Vow to Get Back to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.20)

[New York Times] Cavaliers 93, Warriors 89 | Cleveland wins series, 4-3: Cavaliers Defeat Warriors to Win Their First N.B.A. Title (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:49:38 GMT) The Cavaliers became the first team in history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the finals, and it was the first major sports title for the city of Cleveland since 1964. [New York Times] Keeping Score: N.B.A. Finals Legend or Loser? It Often Comes Down to Circumstance (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:42:27 GMT) LeBron James headed into Game 7 trying to avoid the scorn that would come with another letdown, but …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.19)

[New York Times] As Warriors Prepare for Game 7, LeBron James Says He Doesn’t Feel Pressure (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:36:07 GMT) Needing to make history to bring the first championship to his team and his city? James calls that “an opportunity to do something special.” [New York Times] Keeping Score: Andre Iguodala Could Repeat as M.V.P. of N.B.A. Finals (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:20:49 GMT) Andre Iguodala, the veteran swingman, who won the award last season, has guarded LeBron James and made valuable offensive contributions. [New York Times] NBA Finals Dream: Curry, LeBron in All-Or-Nothing Game 7 (Sun, 19 …continue reading