Wouldn’t you just know it, but JR Smith’s problems with Sunday afternoon games hasn’t been an issue in his return to New York. This one got late early.
[New York Post] Your number’s up: New Knick Shved takes Amar’e’s No. 1 (Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:23:01 -0500) Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't even made his debut with Dallas before the Knicks gave away his number. They handed his familiar No. 1 jersey to newly acquired Alexey Shved, the Russian… [New York Daily News] Isola: LeBron James has Cavaliers looking like kings of East (Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:26:24 GMT) We always knew LeBron James wasn’t being entirely honest when he penned that now infamous letter last July. [New York Times] Doc’s Son Scores 28 in Clippers’ 126-99 Win Over Kings …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Knicks embarrassed by shorthanded Heat, 111-87 (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:45:21 GMT) During the morning shootaround on Friday, Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra spoke about what makes Miami such an appealing destination to players. [New York Times] 38-Point Loss Drops Wiz to 1-8 Against Some of East’s Best (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:12:29 GMT) Randy Wittman’s patience was understandably in short supply. [New York Times] Curry, Thompson Lead Well-Rested Warriors Past Spurs, 110-99 (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:30:57 GMT) At the beginning of the night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr called the San Antonio Spurs a …continue reading
I swear, the NBA All-Star break is waaaaaaay too long. They should fix that next season. Who needs this much time to recuperate? It was so long that I totally lost track of when the second half began, so my apologies for missing the start of this game thread. This game tonight marks a new journey for both teams to play the rest of the season without their highest-paid player. The Knicks are going to be without Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season and sadly, the Heat are going to be without Chris Bosh after he came down …continue reading
[New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson must score in draft after trade failures (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:55 GMT) The NBA trade deadline was never going to be a banner day for Phil Jackson. [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson gets show of support from old pal Charley Rosen (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:59:38 GMT) Charley Rosen said he was not “there to defend” friend and business partner Phil Jackson at the CUNYAC’s awards luncheon on Thursday. [New York Times] Thunder, Heat Make Big Moves at NBA’s Trade Deadline (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:54:27 GMT) The No. 8 seeds …continue reading
The Knicks have dealt Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for point guard Alexey Shved and the Rockets’ second-round picks in 2017 and 2019. On top of the second round picks and Shved’s expiring contract, the Knicks shed Prigs’ salary for next season, which is just a slight salary dump due to Prigioni’s guarantee next season being $300,000 over a minimum cap hold spot. The Rockets’ unprotected second-round picks in 2017 and 2019 are unlikely to be good picks, but they are unprotected and that serves some real value. The Knicks not getting them until two years from now is …continue reading
According to ESPN, the New York Knicks have shutdown Carmelo Anthony for the season. For the Knicks, the news has some upside. First off, without ‘Melo, New York will likely end up with a better spot in the draft. Second, giving Anthony rest should extend his career. Given that the Knicks are tied to Carmelo until Buck Rodgers returns to Earth, the less tread on his tires, the more bang New York can get for it’s buck. So, then how come this doesn’t sit right with my stomach? Well the reason the Knicks are shutting Carmelo down is because Carmelo …continue reading