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Monday, May 25, 2015

Screw the basketball gods! Embrace your inner hoops atheist.

So the Knicks were the only team to end up worse off than regular season record would dictate. Of friggin’ course. Because LOLKnicks, right? The draft with the best looking pair of bigs to come out together in a long time, and New York appears to be on the outside looking in. It’s not like we need low post scoring or rim protection. That’s it for you basketball gods. You’re done here. I renounce you, like the mythical Salieri. So with that out of the way, the draft is still weeks off which means current prospect rankings will stay in flux as teams work them out. Short of injury or scandal though, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.20)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks GM: No. 4 pick not 'setback,' keeping options open (Wed, 20 May 2015 01:32:18 EST) Knicks GM: No. 4 pick not 'setback,' keeping options open [New York Daily News] Knicks get No. 4 pick in 2015 NBA draft (Wed, 20 May 2015 05:36:17 GMT) Phil Jackson did not hit the jackpot, and he did not even land the all-important consolation prize. [New York Daily News] Isola: NBA draft’s 4th pick is a loss for Jackson’s Knicks (Wed, 20 May 2015 05:34:29 GMT) Phil Jackson should tell his basketball gods to go to hell. Or …continue reading

The Basketball Gods Must Be Crazy – The Knicks Got the #4 Pick

We’ll have more coverage of this Wednesday morning by everyone’s friend, David Crockett, but it just occurred to me that we probably should have a quick thread on the event itself – the Knicks falling to the #4 slot in the NBA Draft, the only team in the entire draft to fall from their scheduled draft slot, with the Lakers rising from #4 to take the Knicks’ #2 slot. Due to winning two late season games that the Knicks had no business winning, the Knicks ceded the top group of four-digit combinations to the Minnesota Timberwolves and it was one …continue reading

If the Basketball Gods are Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: The 2015 NBA Lottery Live Thread

The Knicks enter tonight’s lottery (8:30 PM Eastern on ESPN) with a question begging to be answered – “Do the basketball gods love Phil Jackson more than they hate James Dolan?” Phil Jackson has lived a charmed life in the NBA. He won two titles as a player, then won six titles with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the Bulls and then five titles with Kobe Bryan, Shaquille O’Neal, Pau Gasol and the Lakers. James Dolan, on the other hand, has lived a charmed life in general, but not so much in the NBA, where he does stuff like hire …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.19)

[New York Post] The Knicks’ monumental, direction-deciding day is here (Tue, 19 May 2015 00:01:15 -0400) Thirty years ago, Adam Silver was a 23-year-old Knicks fan working for a congressman in the nation's capital. He was thrilled his beloved team had captured the NBA's first-ever lottery… [New York Daily News] Raissman: Draft lottery won’t be same without Phil Jackson (Tue, 19 May 2015 01:35:44 GMT) Silent Steve Mills? Really? Nothing at all against the Knickerbockers’ general manager. [New York Daily News] Knick future riding on a Ping-Pall ball and a dream (Tue, 19 May 2015 01:11:06 GMT) Everyone knows that …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.18)

[New York Daily News] Isiah Thomas watches 1st Liberty practice as team president (Mon, 18 May 2015 05:19:11 GMT) There were no Phil Jackson sightings at the MSG Training Facility on Sunday, which is too bad. [New York Daily News] Plenty of former Knicks still alive in NBA playoffs (Mon, 18 May 2015 05:14:22 GMT) While Knicks fans root for a win in the draft lottery, they have plenty of former players to watch in the NBA playoffs. [New York Times] Party Time: Hawks’ Streak, LeBron Has Atlanta Fans Buzzing (Mon, 18 May 2015 06:22:45 GMT) Atlanta fans love a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.16)

[New York Daily News] Phil Jackson ‘not happy’ about Isiah Thomas’ Garden return (Sat, 16 May 2015 03:54:08 GMT) James Dolan’s decision to bring Isiah Thomas back to Madison Square Garden does not sit well with Dolan’s highest paid basketball executive. [New York Daily News] Justise is served in meeting with Knicks prez Phil Jackson (Sat, 16 May 2015 01:51:54 GMT) Phil Jackson and other Knicks officials have met with many of the top players taking part in workouts and drills at Quest Sports Complex. [New York Times] Warriors Earn Some Rest Before 1st Western Final Since 1976 (Sat, 16 …continue reading