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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Knicks Summer League Stats: The Good, The Not-So-Bad, And The Ugly

The Good: I’m going to talk about Porzingis briefly. Clearly he was the best player on the team, and has given the Knicks their first exciting prospect since Gallo. He had 18.4 pts/36 on 59.1% ts%, with only 2.2 to/36, toss in 3.1 blk/36. Yes the rebounding is a concern, but everything else is there. The next guy up on the stat line is Maurice Ndour. He caught my eye early on with his high energy game, and the stats back it up. Maurice tied with Kristaps for the team lead with 3.1 blk/36, and he was very active on …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.20)

[New York Times] Connecticut Continues Freefall in WNBA’s Eastern Conference (Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:07:38 GMT) After a great start to the season with seven wins in their first eight games, the Connecticut Sun have fallen back to the pack in the Eastern Conference.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.19)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Raptors Add Bismack Biyombo (Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:00:03 GMT) Toronto signed Biyombo, a free agent who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets, to a one-year contract. [New York Times] N.B.A. Salaries Explode, Even Among Average Players (Sun, 19 Jul 2015 03:06:45 GMT) With a $24 billion television deal that was to kick in before the 2016-17 season, the pay is going nowhere but up.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.18)

[New York Times] 2-Week Quest for Minutes, Eyes and Contracts (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:44:51 GMT) The N.B.A. Development League has fielded a summer league team for seven years to provide a stage for the league’s players and coaches in their pursuit of an N.B.A. contract. [New York Post] Knicks have kept Carmelo in the loop — even if Phil Jackson hasn’t (Sat, 18 Jul 2015 01:02:50 -0400) LAS VEGAS — While Phil Jackson said he hasn't debriefed Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks' modest free-agent haul this July, at least someone prominent from the organization has. According to… [New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.17)

[New York Times] Kings Drop Mbah a Moute (Fri, 17 Jul 2015 03:42:08 GMT) The Sacramento Kings have voided the contract of forward Luc Mbah a Moute after he failed a team physical. [New York Times] Clippers Sign Free-Agent Forward Josh Smith (Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:01:39 GMT) The Clippers signed free-agent forward Josh Smith, who helped eliminate them in the playoffs when he was with the Houston Rockets.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.16)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Liberty Defeat Stars (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:30:34 GMT) Essence Carson scored 16 points off the bench to lead the Liberty to an 84-68 victory over San Antonio, the Liberty’s first win against the Stars since 2011. [New York Daily News] Yankees No. 2 on Forbes list, Knicks in top-10 (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:02:04 GMT) As the losses pile up for the Knicks, so does the franchise’s value. [New York Post] Kenyon Martin: Carmelo deserves better than a rebuilding Knicks (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:25:06 -0400) It has been two years …continue reading

Vice: Bobby on Bargs

Great stuff from Robert (once a Knickerblogger always a KnickerBlogger) Silverman on the Nets new problem. Sift through the pile of Vines and GIFs above, and you will detect a unifying theme, which is that Bargnani is both lost and bored. He doesn’t seem particularly interested in defense or rebounding or passing or any other basketball thing save launching the occasional flat-as-hell twenty-footer. More importantly, he doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass whether he succeeds or fails, doesn’t care that he doesn’t care, and seems confused as to why we might care so much. Read it!