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Saturday, September 21, 2019

NY Post: Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson dealing with knee injury at Team USA camp

Marc Berman freaks us all out: According to a Team USA source, Robinson suffered a knee injury and missed the first two days of practice, beginning with an informal workout Sunday. He returned for two days, but re-injured the knee Wednesday. Robinson was expected to miss Thursday’s set of scrimmages and practice. A member of the Knicks training staff is in Vegas with Robinson. According to a source close to Robinson, he’s been experiencing “just soreness,” and the team and his camp are being extra cautious after an MRI turned up clean. The scrimmages end Friday. The Knicks were set …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.08.08)

[NYPost] Kevin Durant tell-all: Hard Knicks truth and Warriors relief (Wednesday, August 07, 2019 2:49:01 PM) Kevin Durant finally has broken his silence. And his words likely will trigger Knicks fans’ pain — and delight Nets fans big time. “If I was leaving the Warriors, it was always going to be for the Nets,” Durant told Yahoo Sports in his first comments since his stunning free-agency decision. “They got the pieces… [NYPost] Kenyon Martin: Knicks’ free-agency disasters start with James Dolan (Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:21:26 PM) Kenyon Martin’s 15-year career included a brief, 54-game stint with the Knicks. It …continue reading

NBA.com Canada: How RJ Barrett can impact the New York Knicks in his rookie season

Gilbert McGregor makes the case for the Knicks’ newest great hope… At Duke, Barrett averaged 4.3 assists per game, a mark that was second on the team and sixth among all players in the ACC. With even more talented players around him in the NBA, Barrett will continue to be able to create for others. In Summer League, Barrett’s playmaking ability was on full display in one game as he flirted with a triple-double by recording 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Thanks to his rebounding and ball-handling ability, Barrett will have plenty of opportunities to lead the break …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.08.07)

[SNY Knicks] Julius Randle withdraws from USA Basketball’s FIBA World Cup training camp (Sunday, August 04, 2019 6:32:11 PM) Julius Randle has withdrawn from USA Basketball FIBA World Cup training camp due to a “family matter.” [NYPost] Kenyon Martin: Knicks’ free-agency disasters start with James Dolan (Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:21:26 PM) Kenyon Martin’s 15-year career included a brief, 54-game stint with the Knicks. It was enough to see why they have the NBA’s worst record this century. Following another disappointing offseason, in which two of the best free agents in years (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving) chose to play in …continue reading

NBA.com: All-Decade Team: Best NBA players of the 2010s

NBA.com decided to put together an “All-Decade Team” for the 2010s (starting with 2009-10 and ending with the recently completed 2018-19 season. I’d have probably done it 2010-11 through 2019-20, but whatever, you get the picture) and oddly enough, the Knicks actually have a player on the second team All-Decade team! The voters had to pick two backcourt players and three frontcourt players for each team (a first team, a second team and a third team). Here are the results… The first team was Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. The second team was Chris …continue reading

Off Topic Political Rant: Why a Centrist Candidate Won’t Work for the Democrats

With such an interesting debate the other day on politics, I decided to break my own rules and dip my toe into the political discussion. Normally I would just reply via comments, but I have a lot to say on the subject and it won’t fit in the word limit. This article is meant for Democrats and undecideds, so if you’re solidly Republican or uninterested in American politics, you should skip this one. This about what the Democrats should do for their own party. I grew up in a heavily Republican household. My family, especially my grandfather, loved Reagan and …continue reading

SNY: How a consulting firm’s influence led to confusion and paranoia on the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks

Ian Begley has a batshit insane story about a consulting firm Dolan hired back when the Knicks had their last actual good season. This fucking guy, they were actually doing WELL and he looked for reasons to fuck it up! There were probably a dozen other reasons the Knicks struggled that year. But when Hopla talked to SNY about his time with the Knicks and that frustrating 2013-14 season, he pointed to another factor in the Knicks’ shortcomings: He said McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm hired by Madison Square Garden to work with the Knicks and Rangers, …continue reading