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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.24)

[New York Times] To Escape N.B.A.’s Depths, 76ers Go Down Under and Draft Ben Simmons (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:13:21 GMT) The Los Angeles Lakers followed by selecting Duke’s Brandon Ingram, and the Boston Celtics made the first unexpected pick of the night: California forward Jaylen Brown at No. 3. [New York Times] Phil Jackson Outlines the Rewards and the Risks of His Newest Knick (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:53:33 GMT) In its acquisition of Derrick Rose, a team envisions a “decisive attack guard.” [New York Times] LeBron James Opts for Summer Vacation Instead of Summer Olympics (Fri, 24 Jun …continue reading

Knicks by a Rose from the Grave

So here we are. The Knicks have just made a trade that has been brutally lambasted by nearly every knowledgeable Knicks fan I’ve spoken with, based on a lot of relevant statistical information I see no reason to repeat here. I want to talk about this in terms of practicality and overall scope as an effort in team-building, or perhaps even better, team-trashing. At the end of last season, basically all of us could agree on several things about this team. First, we hated that we didn’t have a first round draft pick because of yet another awful trade for …continue reading

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