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Monday, July 28, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.22)

[New York Post] Carmelo touts own venture capital firm (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:13:13 -0400) Carmelo Anthony is looking for places to park his loot. After signing a new five-year contract worth $125 million, the Knicks forward is touting his own venture-capital firm, M7 Tech… [New York Times] McCallum Scores 29, Kings Win Summer League Title (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:40:05 GMT) Ray McCallum had a few big moments toward the end of last season for the Sacramento Kings. [New York Times] LeBron James Begins Tour of China (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:22:01 GMT) LeBron James began his tour of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.21)

[New York Daily News] Knicks will give Carmelo Anthony’s friend Dahntay Jones a look (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:20:08 GMT) Free agent Dahntay Jones is expected to work out for the Knicks this week as the shooting guard/small forward attempts to make a comeback after sitting out last season due to injury. [New York Times] Bucks Acquire Marshall (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:46:48 GMT) The Milwaukee Bucks were awarded the contract of Kendall Marshall, the second-year guard who was waived last week by the Los Angeles Lakers. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Bucks Acquire Kendall Marshall (Mon, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.20)

[New York Post] Former Knick ‘Ticky’ Burden’s rise-and-fall saga (Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:36:55 -0400) It was one of the fastest falls from grace in professional sports. Luther "Ticky” Burden was drafted by the Knicks in 1975, but by 1981 he hit rock bottom —… [New York Post] Former Knick ‘Ticky’ Burden’s rise-and-fall saga (Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:36:55 -0400) It was one of the fastest falls from grace in professional sports. Luther "Ticky” Burden was drafted by the Knicks in 1975, but by 1981 he hit rock bottom —… [New York Times] David Blatt Gets Ready to Lead LeBron …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.20)

[New York Post] Former Knick ‘Ticky’ Burden’s rise-and-fall saga (Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:36:55 -0400) It was one of the fastest falls from grace in professional sports. Luther "Ticky” Burden was drafted by the Knicks in 1975, but by 1981 he hit rock bottom —… [New York Post] Former Knick ‘Ticky’ Burden’s rise-and-fall saga (Sun, 20 Jul 2014 00:36:55 -0400) It was one of the fastest falls from grace in professional sports. Luther "Ticky” Burden was drafted by the Knicks in 1975, but by 1981 he hit rock bottom —… [New York Times] David Blatt Gets Ready to Lead LeBron …continue reading

Summer League Recap: Hornets 82, Knicks 79

The SummerKnicks are undefeated no more after falling 82-79 to the SummerHornets Saturday afternoon. Like the majority of Summer League games, this game wasn’t pretty. TGe  shot a gruesome 22.7 percent from beyond the arc and 34.9 percent overall, but still managed to keep it close thanks to a fairly dominant starting-five unit. The Good: Tim Hardaway Jr. led all scores (yes, again) with 27 points on 20 field goal attempts, but he wasn’t just gunning from deep this afternoon, though, as the second-year wing made a number of pretty drives and cuts to draw a couple of 3-point plays …continue reading

More Summer League Thoughts: What About the Defense?

Most us expected to see D-Fish trot out some version of Tex Winter’s triangle in Summer League. But coming into Vegas his defensive philosophy was less clear. The team’s summer league performance has brought a couple things into focus. 1) More straight-up man with less switching. Keep in mind that you’re likely to see pretty vanilla defensive scheming in Summer League for any number of reasons. So, a switching fetish is not out of the realm of possibility once the season starts and Calderon starts yelling “Git that!” at the sight of the first high ball screen. But still, based …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.19)

[New York Post] Knicks talking about giving ‘Peace’ a chance — again (Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:16:39 -0400) Is anyone ready for World Peace II? The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager… [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Rucker Park Stars Set Their N.B.A. Dreams Aside and Head Abroad (Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:29:15 GMT) It turns out the can’t-miss star who misses the N.B.A. can make a fair living in Algiers, or in Halifax, Canada.