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Monday, July 28, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.18)

[New York Daily News] Exclusive! Phil Jackson talks about his return to Knicks in updated autobiography (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:21:12 GMT) There’s a part of me that has always longed to lead a simpler, more ascetic life. But I’ve had to balance that with the demands of constantly being in the public eye. [New York Daily News] Tim Howard tweets pic of him in Knicks jersey, asks if team has salary cap space (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:55:50 GMT) The Knicks borught back scoring machine Carmelo Anthony this offseason but what about their defense? At least one guy who …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.17)

[New York Times] David Blatt Gets Ready to Lead LeBron James and the Cavaliers (Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:20:06 GMT) David Blatt, an American-born coach with a history of international success, is preparing to lead an N.B.A. team for the first time: the Cavaliers, with the returning star LeBron James. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Rucker Park Stars Set Their N.B.A. Dreams Aside and Head Abroad (Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:11:22 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. [New York Post] How J.R. …continue reading

Jason Smith: A Knicksplainer

Yesterday, the Knicks signed former New Orleans Pelicans big man Jason Smith to a one-year, $3.3 million contract using their taxpayer mid-level exception. Smith has long been a useful player, but has battled injuries throughout his career. A knee injury wiped out his 2008-2009 season entirely and he’s played just 122 games over the past three seasons. Having said that, given the wages some folks are netting, he’s worth taking a flyer on for a year at that price. At the very least, Smith is going to play decent defense and help to protect the rim. The Knicks fatal flaw …continue reading

6-on-5 Roundtable: Melo and Beyond

The Knicks and Carmelo Anthony agreed to a contract this weekend, a 5-year deal for $124 million, a player option on the final year and a no-trade clause.. The deal–which will color every move the organization and new president Phil Jackson make over the next half-decade–was such big news that we had to break out the roundtable; an illegal roundtable in basketball terms, in fact. We’re going 6-on-5 to discuss whether the Knicks overpaid, what the move says about Jackson’s reign, and what to expect from the team this year and beyond. 1. Is 5 years, $122.5 million (or so) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.16)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks contract has no-trade clause (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:18:44 GMT) Carmelo Anthony just might be the most powerful figure inside Madison Square Garden. With the exception of MSG Chairman James Dolan, of course. [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Less money is more for Melo, Knicks in '15 (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:37:17 EDT) Carmelo Anthony’s contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, sources told ESPN New York. That’s $5 million less than the maximum. Here’s what that discount means for the Knicks: A little more $ to spend in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.16)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks contract has no-trade clause (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:18:44 GMT) Carmelo Anthony just might be the most powerful figure inside Madison Square Garden. With the exception of MSG Chairman James Dolan, of course. [ESPN.com - New York Knicks] Less money is more for Melo, Knicks in '15 (Wed, 16 Jul 2014 01:37:17 EDT) Carmelo Anthony’s contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, sources told ESPN New York. That’s $5 million less than the maximum. Here’s what that discount means for the Knicks: A little more $ to spend in …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VI: Andy Glockner

Today, we’re joined by Andy Glockner, the Executive Editor of The Cauldron, a great new site featuring lots of awesome writers, many of whom you’ll be quite familiar with already. Prior to our chat, I assumed that Andy and I would be at the opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to our opinion of Carmelo Anthony, and I feared that knives would be thrown at one at one another before we were done. I’m not entire sure how this would occur over the phone, perhaps through a black hole … or SUMMER LEAGUE TIM HARDAWAY! Get it? Because he’s …continue reading