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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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

ESPN.com: Knicks Trade for Derrick Rose

I know it’s been a while, but I guess we should have an official thread for this garbage trade. From Marc Stein and Ian Begley (the trade was broken by Shams Charania): The Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard. New York traded center Robin Lopez, guard Jose Calderon and guard Jerian Grant to Chicago, which shipped guard Justin Holiday, Rose and a 2017 second-round pick back to the Knicks. A source close to Rose said the Chicago native was very emotional about leaving his hometown …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.22)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:21:54 EST) Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season [New York Times] History of N.B.A. Draft’s Top Slot Is Full of Stars and Flameouts (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:03 GMT) The Philadelphia 76ers own the top pick in Thursday night’s draft, a slot that has produced plenty of N.B.A. legends but offers no guarantee of success.