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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.16)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Liberty Defeat Stars (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:30:34 GMT) Essence Carson scored 16 points off the bench to lead the Liberty to an 84-68 victory over San Antonio, the Liberty’s first win against the Stars since 2011. [New York Daily News] Yankees No. 2 on Forbes list, Knicks in top-10 (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:02:04 GMT) As the losses pile up for the Knicks, so does the franchise’s value. [New York Post] Kenyon Martin: Carmelo deserves better than a rebuilding Knicks (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 04:25:06 -0400) It has been two years …continue reading

Vice: Bobby on Bargs

Great stuff from Robert (once a Knickerblogger always a KnickerBlogger) Silverman on the Nets new problem. Sift through the pile of Vines and GIFs above, and you will detect a unifying theme, which is that Bargnani is both lost and bored. He doesn’t seem particularly interested in defense or rebounding or passing or any other basketball thing save launching the occasional flat-as-hell twenty-footer. More importantly, he doesn’t seem to give a rat’s ass whether he succeeds or fails, doesn’t care that he doesn’t care, and seems confused as to why we might care so much. Read it!

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.15)

[New York Post] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony ‘trusts’ Phil Jackson — for now (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:18:34 -0400) LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony is good with Phil Jackson … for now. Knicks officials have been in contact with Anthony in the last 24 hours and got a strong… [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Suspected of D.U.I. (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:07:24 GMT) Lawson was held in Los Angeles, his second drunken-driving arrest this year. [New York Times] Deron Williams Joins Hometown Mavs on 2-Year, $10M Contract (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:29:08 GMT) Deron Williams …continue reading

Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 2

Since yesterday’s game was late, I’m just posting my notes: Again Porzingis is playing center, guarding Tarik Black, who is listed as a center on the Lakers roster. Also they asked L.J. at halftime, and he said center. So put it in the books. Porzingis ran down the court on a turnover. Got there pretty quickly. Nice touch on a turnaround jump hook from 5. Porzingis draws a foul on jumper. Opposing player ran out toward him. Knicks turn it over, Porzingis hustles back on D. They get the ball back & now he’s running up court. Gets the ball …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.14)

[New York Times] Phil Jackson Satisfied With Knicks’ Crop of Free Agents (Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:52:33 GMT) Jackson said the team had been able to solidify its defense and add leadership by signing veterans like Robin Lopez and Arron Afflalo, giving him hope that the Knicks could show improvement. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Marc Gasol Re-Signs (Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:42:40 GMT) It had previously been reported that Gasol had agreed to a five-year maximum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies worth more than $100 million. [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks, Lakers learning to rebuild …continue reading

Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 1

Kristaps Porzingis played his first NBA game Saturday for the Knicks’ summer league team. The first thing that jumped out at me about Porzingis is his size. He’s listed as 7-3 in sneakers, and he’s clearly head & shoulders above the other players. He had 2 blocks and I’m not even sure he jumped to get them. His immense stature is almost unworldly, slightly reminiscent of Yao Ming, but not nearly as pronounced. Actually the best comparison is Rik Smits. The fourth overall pick in 2015 is not as stiff as Smits, but he’s not a fluid as you’d imagine …continue reading