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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Huffington Post: Was Bill Russell Really Traded for the Ice Capades?

With the NBA Draft tomorrow (and before we get to the next installment of our draft round table), I wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about whether Bill Russell wasn’t drafted #1 in the 1956 NBA Draft by the Rochester Royals because of a deal involving the Ice Capades. I also wrote a more extensive article on the same topic at my own site here.

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.24)

[New York Daily News] Knicks monitoring DeMarcus Cousins trade rumblings: Phil (Wed, 24 Jun 2015 04:53:06 GMT) Phil Jackson stepped to a podium at the Knicks’ practice facility to speak with reporters two days ahead of Thursday’s NBA Draft. [New York Times] Biggest Kentucky Group to Date Preparing for NBA Draft (Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:46:35 GMT) John Calipari and his Kentucky pipeline to the NBA will have yet another major impact on the league’s annual draft. [New York Times] AP Interview: Brittney Griner Ready to Return to Basketball (Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:34:35 GMT) Brittney Griner is eager to …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 6

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! As the Knicks GM, would you trade down to the 7th pick in this draft? Kurylo: If Okafor is still around at 4, I wouldn’t. If he’s not, and I can grab Turner with #7 I’m down. Yes if whoever was taken fourth becomes a star, I’d be hard pressed to live it down. However I’m really high on Turner …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.23)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis has private workout with Knicks (Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:54:51 GMT) The Knicks held a private workout on Monday morning with Kristaps Porzingis, the Daily News has learned. [New York Daily News] Lottery losers: Knicks have a history of unlucky picks (Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:25:03 GMT) When Isiah Thomas sat down with David Lee two weeks ago for an NBA TV interview, he reminded the veteran forward of a promise he once made. [New York Times] NBA Pipeline From Europe Getting Bigger, Deeper and Stronger (Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:22:35 GMT) The pipeline …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 5

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Of Kristaps Porzingis, Justise Winslow, Mario Hezonja, Trey Lyles, Willie Cauley-Stein, Frank Kaminksy, and Stanley Johnson, which is going to have the best NBA career? Kurylo: I‘m going off the list. Myles Turner’s stats have me drooling: 11.8reb/40 and 4.7 blk/40. Both of those numbers are right in-line with Karl Towns (12.7/4.2). He also hits 83.9% of his free throws …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.22)

[New York Daily News] At NBA draft, could D’Angelo Russell fall to Knicks? (Mon, 22 Jun 2015 03:43:30 GMT) The Knicks and their fans have been pointing to these next two weeks since before the calendar turned to 2015. [New York Times] Shocking: Tulsa Leads Western Conference in WNBA (Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:25:38 GMT) Don’t look now, but the Tulsa Shock are sitting atop the Western Conference. [New York Times] Small Ball Was Story of Finals, but Bigs May Own Draft Night (Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:16:35 GMT) Small ball was the story of the NBA Finals. [New York …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 4

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! 10 years from now, where will this draft rank in terms of NBA talent? Silverman: Can I just keep putting shrug emoticons? It’s a total crapshoot. At the start of the season, you’d probably put the 2013 draft under the biggest bus you could find and tramle it to death. Even Mike Woodson would approve. Now? Otto Porter looked great …continue reading