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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Knicks Trade Outlaw, 2nd Round Picks (For Nothing?)

Here is the official statement from MSG, exactly as they sent it to me. NEW YORK, October 27, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has traded forward Travis Outlaw to the Philadelphia 76ers for forward Arnett Moultrie. In addition, Philadelphia received a 2019 second-round draft selection and the option exchange 2018 second-round draft selections. Outlaw, 6-9, 220-pounds, was acquired on Aug. 6, 2014 from Sacramento in a multi-team deal and appeared in one preseason game for the Knicks. Moultrie has been waived. Am I reading this correctly? Or did they mean Outlaw has …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.27)

[New York Times] New-Look NBA: TV Money Changing League Landscape (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:31:00 GMT) The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. A look at how the new television contracts will impact the economics of the league is the third installment of the series: [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Cavaliers vs. Bulls (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:47:25 GMT) Two of the teams expected to battle it out for supremacy in the Eastern …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.26)

[New York Daily News] How Knicks’ Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony form ultimate triangle (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:40:52 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was driving through Beverly Hills in early July, still five days away from formally announcing the biggest decision of his professional life, when the Knicks’ best player had an epiphany.

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.26)

[New York Daily News] How Knicks’ Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony form ultimate triangle (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:40:52 GMT) Carmelo Anthony was driving through Beverly Hills in early July, still five days away from formally announcing the biggest decision of his professional life, when the Knicks’ best player had an epiphany.

How The Knicks Can Effectively Use Amar’e Stoudemire

It’s impossible to avoid the positivity regarding the potential resurgence of Amar’e Stoudemire these days as the New York Knicks get set for the 2014-2015 season.Before their fifth preseason game against the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night — one in which Stoudemire got his first start of the preseason at center — studio analyst Wally Szczerbiak, filling in for Walt Frazier as MSG’s color commentator, opened up the broadcast discussing what STAT can bring to the team this year. On October 7th, Amar’e talked about getting back to his “dominant self.” A few weeks, later, on October 20th, he upped the ante, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.25)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony says he’s happy to tip off with Bulls, Cavaliers before Knicks’ preseason loss to Raptors (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:45:46 GMT) Ready or not, the Knicks now will have four days of recovery and practice time before they debut their new team, new coach and new system. And Carmelo Anthony knows “the time is now.” “We’re not running from it. It starts Wednesday for us. I’m ready to get the season started. [New York Newsday] Knicks' Derek Fisher closing in on starting five (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:41:54 EDT) Derek Fisher started Shane Larkin, …continue reading

Raptors 83, Knicks Fake Basketball Comes to a Close

The Knicks preseason came to a conclusion and the winner of their final game against the Raptors was… the crowd at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Those crazy Francophilic Canadians brought it like it was Game Seven of a playoff series. Zut alors! As for the preseason tilt, Toronto won 83-80, riding an absolute blowout of a third quarter where they outscored New York 25-11. For a while there, it seemed unlikely that the ‘Bockers would crack double digits. They netted a grand total of two through the first none minutes, shooting 1-12 and coughing up the ball four times. …continue reading