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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Knicks Morning News (2014.07.17)

[New York Times] David Blatt Gets Ready to Lead LeBron James and the Cavaliers (Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:20:06 GMT) David Blatt, an American-born coach with a history of international success, is preparing to lead an N.B.A. team for the first time: the Cavaliers, with the returning star LeBron James. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Rucker Park Stars Set Their N.B.A. Dreams Aside and Head Abroad (Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:11:22 GMT) It turns out the can’t-miss star who misses the N.B.A. can make a fair living in Algiers, or in Halifax, Canada. [New York Post] How J.R. …continue reading

Jason Smith: A Knicksplainer

Yesterday, the Knicks signed former New Orleans Pelicans big man Jason Smith to a one-year, $3.3 million contract using their taxpayer mid-level exception. Smith has long been a useful player, but has battled injuries throughout his career. A knee injury wiped out his 2008-2009 season entirely and he’s played just 122 games over the past three seasons. Having said that, given the wages some folks are netting, he’s worth taking a flyer on for a year at that price. At the very least, Smith is going to play decent defense and help to protect the rim. The Knicks fatal flaw …continue reading

6-on-5 Roundtable: Melo and Beyond

The Knicks and Carmelo Anthony agreed to a contract this weekend, a 5-year deal for $124 million, a player option on the final year and a no-trade clause.. The deal–which will color every move the organization and new president Phil Jackson make over the next half-decade–was such big news that we had to break out the roundtable; an illegal roundtable in basketball terms, in fact. We’re going 6-on-5 to discuss whether the Knicks overpaid, what the move says about Jackson’s reign, and what to expect from the team this year and beyond. 1. Is 5 years, $122.5 million (or so) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.16)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks contract has no-trade clause (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:18:44 GMT) Carmelo Anthony just might be the most powerful figure inside Madison Square Garden. With the exception of MSG Chairman James Dolan, of course. [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Less money is more for Melo, Knicks in '15 (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:37:17 EDT) Carmelo Anthony’s contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, sources told ESPN New York. That’s $5 million less than the maximum. Here’s what that discount means for the Knicks: A little more $ to spend in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.16)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks contract has no-trade clause (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:18:44 GMT) Carmelo Anthony just might be the most powerful figure inside Madison Square Garden. With the exception of MSG Chairman James Dolan, of course. [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Less money is more for Melo, Knicks in '15 (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:37:17 EDT) Carmelo Anthony’s contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, sources told ESPN New York. That’s $5 million less than the maximum. Here’s what that discount means for the Knicks: A little more $ to spend in …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VI: Andy Glockner

Today, we’re joined by Andy Glockner, the Executive Editor of The Cauldron, a great new site featuring lots of awesome writers, many of whom you’ll be quite familiar with already. Prior to our chat, I assumed that Andy and I would be at the opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to our opinion of Carmelo Anthony, and I feared that knives would be thrown at one at one another before we were done. I’m not entire sure how this would occur over the phone, perhaps through a black hole … or SUMMER LEAGUE TIM HARDAWAY! Get it? Because he’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.15)

[New York Times] NBA Seeks to Double Rights Fees From Disney, Time Warner: WSJ (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:26:09 GMT) The National Basketball Association is looking to double the TV-rights fees it receives from Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting as the league finalizes deals for nationally televised games, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. [New York Times] Red Klotz, Beloved Foil for Globetrotters, Dies at 93 (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:34:18 GMT) Klotz was the founder, owner and two-handed-set-shot artist for the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters’ foils, who owned the …continue reading