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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.15)

[New York Post] J.R. takes shot at Knicks as he and Iman move into East finals (Fri, 15 May 2015 01:05:40 -0400) CHICAGO — Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith were the last two Cavaliers players to leave the court Thursday night after a Cleveland celebration at United Center, a good few minutes… [New York Post] Frank Kaminsky states case about age bias in chat with Jackson (Fri, 15 May 2015 01:00:01 -0400) CHICAGO — Wisconsin's 7-foot senior center Frank Kaminsky, who won college basketball's highest honor when he was named the Naismith Player of the Year, says he believes he …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.05.14)

[New York Times] Clippers, Cavaliers Have Closeouts on Their Minds (Thu, 14 May 2015 06:06:07 GMT) As the stakes get higher in these NBA playoffs, LeBron James only seems to get better. [New York Times] Warriors Trounce Grizzlies to Take Series Lead (Thu, 14 May 2015 05:42:10 GMT) The Golden State Warriors moved to within one win of a trip to their first Western Conference finals since 1976, overcoming a slow start to rout the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in their playoff series. [New York Times] Warriors 98, Grizzlies 78: Momentum Regained and Order Restored, …continue reading