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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.25)

[New York Times] Derrick Rose Expects to Be Appreciated ‘a Little Bit More’ as a Knick (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:17 GMT) The oft-injured former M.V.P. said he was grateful to his hometown Chicago Bulls for trading him and giving him the opportunity for “another start.” [New York Post] Kevin Durant’s first blow to Knicks’ long-shot hopes (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:39:41 -0400) Despite the Derrick Rose trade, the Knicks haven't landed on Kevin Durant's short list. According to The Vertical, Durant's Roc Nation agency, based in Manhattan, is arranging meetings in New York starting July 1 with the Warriors, …continue reading

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