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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.26)

[New York Times] Big Nights for the Biggest Markets in NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:52:36 GMT) From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets. [New York Times] Joy in Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns, Tyus (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:25:35 GMT) More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too. [New York Times] The Latest: Can’t Wait for History? Winners, Losers in Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:07:41 GMT) The Latest from …continue reading

Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant, Trade Hardaway Jr.

With the fourth overall pick, the New York Knicks drafted 19 year old Kristaps Porzingis. The Latvian power forward, by way of Baloncesta Sevilla Spain, is 7 feet and 1/2 inch tall and from my estimation, weighs about 115 lbs. He’s an outside shooter and shot blocker that needs to go on the Eddy Curry/Jerome James diet. A typical high-risk high-reward player, that we’ll have more (lots, lots more!) on in the morning. The second surprise of the night was the Knicks acquiring the 19th pick from the Atlanta Hawks for Tim Hardaway Jr. The shooting guard wore out his …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 8

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Who do you want New York to end up with in the draft? Kurylo: I’ve been all over the place with my answers. However with the decision on the line, I know what direction I would take. I think one of the most underrated attributes in the NBA is defense, which makes it attractive to buy. Additionally Carmelo Anthony is …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.25)

[New York Daily News] Lupica: Time for Phil Jackson to finally put plan in place (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:57:10 GMT) Tonight is finally the night for Phil Jackson to start making the Knicks a better basketball team, which is what he was hired to do. [New York Daily News] Knicks play NBA draft close to vest, prospects ready to help (Thu, 25 Jun 2015 04:47:44 GMT) No one has been able to pinpoint what Phil Jackson will do with the fourth selection in the NBA draft. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: N.B.A. Draft: Rising Above Snubs, Cameron …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 7

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Who will the Knicks actually end up with? Kurylo: Trey Lyles. The Knicks are the only team dumb enough to send out a pre-draft media smoke screen, and then actually go through with it. And if you think about it, the thing the Knicks need least is another tweener forward with average athleticism. So it’s a lock. Silverman: Until we …continue reading

Huffington Post: Was Bill Russell Really Traded for the Ice Capades?

With the NBA Draft tomorrow (and before we get to the next installment of our draft round table), I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about whether Bill Russell wasn’t drafted #1 in the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals because of a deal involving the Ice Capades. I also wrote a more extensive article on the same topic at my own site here.