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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.06.02)

  • [New York Times] 5 Things to Know About the NBA Finals (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:41:45 GMT)
    Here are five things to know as anticipation builds for the NBA Finals rematch between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. The series starts in San Antonio on Thursday night:

  • [New York Times] Next Move for Fisher: Coaching, or Maybe Politics (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:13:58 GMT)
    With the end of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season, the veteran Derek Fisher could have tantalizing opportunities as a coach or an executive, in television or even in politics — that is, if he does not continue playing.

  • [New York Times] Lewis Katz’s Vision for the New Jersey Nets Went Unrealized (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:50:05 GMT)
    As an owner of the Nets when they were in New Jersey, Lewis Katz, who died Saturday in a plane crash, had a plan to help Newark, the state’s largest city.

  • [New York Daily News] Once Upon a Springtime: In 1994, Rangers, Knicks and O.J. talk of town (Mon, 02 Jun 2014 03:53:20 GMT)
    As the famed sports expression goes, “it happens every spring.” Only, this particular time period twenty years ago in New York mid-April through late-June of 1994 certainly was not what the makers of the 1949 baseball fantasy flick of the same name had in mind.

  • 10 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.06.02)

    1. Sakei99

      This will be the first NY-LA Finals since 1981. Admittedly the Blueshirts will be heavy underdogs, but anything is possible when you have King Henrik in net. I do expect a knock out, drag down, fight to 7 regardless.

      GO BLUESHIRTS!!!

    2. Frank O.

      So, now the Knicks are looking for partners to trade for draft picks.
      Yes.
      I have been calling for this kind of move for some time now.
      The Knicks need to get into this draft; it’s a good one.
      They have good players on expiring contracts to deal.
      If Jackson convinces Melo to pick up his option year, that’s a successful off season. It gives the Knicks flex.
      Now waiting to see who he gets to coach. NY sports media has resurrected the Pat Ewing discussion that no one else in basketball is having.
      The longer this takes the more likely Mark Jackson becomes.

    3. JK47

      The rumor wasn’t that the Knicks were looking to trade for a first-rounder, the rumor is that they’re looking to BUY a second rounder. Which is still nice to hear, because the Knicks have already traded away their second round picks in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Sometimes teams are looking to dump their second rounders, so it may be feasible to acquire one of those, but I can’t see any way the Knicks could acquire a first rounder. Nobody’s trading a first rounder for one year of Tyson Chandler, two years of JR Smith or any of the other flotsam and jetsam that populates the Knicks’ roster.

    4. lavor postell

      @JK47

      It’s unlikely but let’s remember that the Pacers traded away a first round pick, Gerald Green and Miles Plumlee for the corpse of Luis Scola.

    5. JK47

      Maybe somebody would give us a first rounder for Bargnani. Maybe a team in the East. Because you, know, the East is big, m– AWWWW FUCK IT

    6. Kahnzy

      Maybe somebody would give us a first rounder for Bargnani. Maybe a team in the East. Because you, know, the East is big, m– AWWWW FUCK IT

      Hey, if being a fan of the Knicks has taught me anything, it’s that there are suckers at all levels. We may be a laughingstock of a professional organization, but let’s not kid ourselves into thinking all of the other 29 teams are run as well as the Spurs are. In fact, most of the organizations in this league are pretty stupid and love overpaying for garbage players. I’m sure we could swindle somebody if we tried hard enough.

    7. The Ghost of Ted Nelson

      I can’t see any way the Knicks could acquire a first rounder.

      I too can’t see a path to acquiring a 1st rounder. New Orleans wants to dump one of their guards, but Philadelphia owns their pick this year (which precludes them from trading a 2015 1st rounder as well). Detroit also has bad contracts to dump, but they gave their pick to Charlotte this year.

      Of the teams that are “a piece away”, Portland has already given their pick to Charlotte as well; Dallas has given their pick to OKC; Golden State has given theirs to Utah; Indiana has given theirs to Phoenix; Memphis has already traded their 2015 pick, so they can’t trade this one; the Clippers have traded their 2015 to Boston; Miami has traded their 2015 to Cleveland; Houston traded their 2013 pick; and, of course, the Nets have traded away more than the Knicks have.

      Phoenix and Chicago both have picks to spend, but it seems that Carmelo Anthony is the only asset the Knicks have that either of them would want.

      San Antonio has the 30th pick, but there’s nobody NY has that they’d have any interest in.

      That leaves Oklahoma City, who has the 21st and 29th pick. There is a possible match there for Chandler, I suppose, but we’ll see. Unfortunately, if the Knicks plan to resign Anthony, I don’t think they would trade Chandler for picks before February.

    8. flossy

      I could actually see it being worth it for Phoenix to deal a 1st round pick for Tyson Chandler:

      –they have a gazillion picks
      — he’s a good fit for the style they play
      — even at this stage he’s still a lot better than Plumblee (and would be a good mentor)
      –He’d play well with Dragic/Bledsoe and alongside the Morris twins
      –Crack med staff could keep him healthy
      –They’d have the inside track on resigning him (maybe for less?)

      The question is how good of a pick would it be, and is it worth it for the Knicks. A lot depends on whether Melo resigns, but Jackson would have to pull the trigger before knowing that for sure…

    9. ephus

      @ flossy: I could actually see it being worth it for Phoenix to deal a 1st round pick for Tyson Chandler:

      –they have a gazillion picks
      – he’s a good fit for the style they play
      – even at this stage he’s still a lot better than Plumblee (and would be a good mentor)
      –He’d play well with Dragic/Bledsoe and alongside the Morris twins
      –Crack med staff could keep him healthy
      –They’d have the inside track on resigning him (maybe for less?)

      I thought so last year, but the reports at the trade deadline were that the Suns had no interest in Tyson Chandler. They apparently want to have develop Alex Len.

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