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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

“We Got Rid of Phil Jackson, Where’s Our Karmic Reward?” – The 2018 NBA Lottery Open Thread

The Knicks haven’t moved up in the lottery since they won the Patrick Ewing sweepstakes over thirty years ago. And that was working with much different lottery odds. Since then, the Knicks have been in 14 lotteries and have not moved up in ANY of them. They HAVE famously moved BACKWARDS in a number of them, though. Let’s hope that they get some karmic reward for not trying to tank at the end of the season unlike most of the other teams in the bottom of the NBA. Let’s go, lottery gods!

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.15)

[NY Newsday] Knicks have 1.7 percent chance to win NBA Draft Lottery (Monday, May 14, 2018 9:08:33 PM) Scott Perry doesn’t plan to bring any lucky charms with him, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Knicks’ general manager wave a Terrible Towel if they win the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. [NY Newsday] NBA draft lottery 2018 odds (Monday, May 14, 2018 6:00:57 PM) Will tanking pay off? The NBA’s bottom-dwellers will find out Tuesday night at this year’s NBA draft lottery. [NYDN] This could finally be year Knicks end horrific run of poor luck (Monday, May …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.14)

[NYPost] Examining Big East’s ‘best player,’ who may be destined for Knicks (Sunday, May 13, 2018 4:28:21 PM) During the Big East Tournament in March, eventual tourney and ultimate national champion Villanova used the Knicks’ locker room at Madison Square Garden. The situation was not lost on Villanova forward Mikal Bridges, who even then was seen by some as a possible Knicks draft pick. “I love it here. We play here twice in… [NYTimes] Celtics Stifle LeBron James and Pummel the Cavaliers in Game 1 (Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:44:54 PM) The Celtics took the floor to a video that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.13)

[NYPost] David Fizdale’s tough upbringing made him perfect for Knicks (Saturday, May 12, 2018 1:10:57 PM) It is beautiful, but too bright outside, and Helen Hamilton refuses to look up until she gets her sunglasses. She puts them on, turns around, and is surprised, and thrilled, staring at a massive picture of her son, David Fizdale, on the marquee outside Madison Square Garden. Hamilton scrambles to retrieve her phone from her… [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina question looms large as Knicks eye draft options (Saturday, May 12, 2018 8:14:44 AM) When David Fizdale took the podium at Tuesday’s Garden press conference, point …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.12)

[NYTimes] Raptors Fire Dwane Casey Days After He Wins Coaching Honor (Friday, May 11, 2018 4:48:56 PM) Casey led Toronto to the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but a second-round sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers cost him his job. [NYTimes] N.B.A. Coaches Pick Dwane Casey for Coach of the Year; Brad Stevens Gets No Votes (Friday, May 11, 2018 4:18:33 PM) The National Basketball Coaches Association has announced Casey as its 2017-18 coach of the year, two days after the Raptors were eliminated from the playoffs. [SNY Knicks] Nick Van Exel expected to join David Fizdale’s coaching …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.11)

[NYPost] Knicks didn’t utilize Joakim Noah correctly: ex-high school coach (Thursday, May 10, 2018 8:36:48 PM) One of Joakim Noah’s confidants believes the Knicks center and Jeff Hornacek made a bad fit from the start because the former coach didn’t prioritize defense and was not structured enough. Whether new coach David Fizdale represents a new beginning for Noah may be too good of a fairy-tale story, but Noah’s high school coach,… [NYPost] David Fizdale’s whole life has been leading to Knicks chance (Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:48:03 PM) New Knicks head coach David Fizdale discusses his upbringing in South Central …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.10)

[SNY Knicks] Erik Spoelstra says Fizdale helped make him coach he is today (Wednesday, May 09, 2018 11:26:42 PM) Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, a two-time NBA Champion, admits he wouldn’t be the coach he is today if it wasn’t for Knicks new head coach David Fizdale. [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: Boston Celtics Punch Ticket to Conference Finals (Thursday, May 10, 2018 3:52:27 AM) A hard-fought Game 5 pushed the Celtics past the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston will face the Cleveland Cavaliers for a shot at the N.B.A. finals. [NYTimes] N.B.A. Coaches Pick Dwane Casey for Coach of the Year; Brad …continue reading