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Saturday, February 28, 2015

2014-15 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Heat

I swear, the NBA All-Star break is waaaaaaay too long. They should fix that next season. Who needs this much time to recuperate? It was so long that I totally lost track of when the second half began, so my apologies for missing the start of this game thread. This game tonight marks a new journey for both teams to play the rest of the season without their highest-paid player. The Knicks are going to be without Carmelo Anthony for the rest of the season and sadly, the Heat are going to be without Chris Bosh after he came down …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.20)

[New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson must score in draft after trade failures (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:00:55 GMT) The NBA trade deadline was never going to be a banner day for Phil Jackson. [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson gets show of support from old pal Charley Rosen (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 00:59:38 GMT) Charley Rosen said he was not “there to defend” friend and business partner Phil Jackson at the CUNYAC’s awards luncheon on Thursday. [New York Times] Thunder, Heat Make Big Moves at NBA’s Trade Deadline (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:54:27 GMT) The No. 8 seeds …continue reading

Knicks Trade Pablo Prigioni to the Rockets

The Knicks have dealt Pablo Prigioni to the Houston Rockets for point guard Alexey Shved and the Rockets’ second-round picks in 2017 and 2019. On top of the second round picks and Shved’s expiring contract, the Knicks shed Prigs’ salary for next season, which is just a slight salary dump due to Prigioni’s guarantee next season being $300,000 over a minimum cap hold spot. The Rockets’ unprotected second-round picks in 2017 and 2019 are unlikely to be good picks, but they are unprotected and that serves some real value. The Knicks not getting them until two years from now is …continue reading

Anthony’s Shutdown Another Sign of Knicks Distressing Future

According to ESPN, the New York Knicks have shutdown Carmelo Anthony for the season. For the Knicks, the news has some upside. First off, without ‘Melo, New York will likely end up with a better spot in the draft. Second, giving Anthony rest should extend his career. Given that the Knicks are tied to Carmelo until Buck Rodgers returns to Earth, the less tread on his tires, the more bang New York can get for it’s buck. So, then how come this doesn’t sit right with my stomach? Well the reason the Knicks are shutting Carmelo down is because Carmelo …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.19)

[New York Daily News] Doctor: Carmelo Anthony could miss up to 8 months (Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:01:35 GMT) A top New York sports medicine specialist said Carmelo Anthony’s recovery time frame is more likely 6 to 8 months, not 4 to 6. [New York Daily News] Isola: Have we seen the best of Carmelo Anthony with Knicks? (Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:01:14 GMT) Raise your hand if you had Andrea Bargnani lasting longer this season than both Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony season over as Knicks star to have surgery (Thu, 19 Feb …continue reading

An Ode to Amar’e

“It’s great fun to have you in town. And all of the sudden we can’t make jokes about the Knicks anymore” – David Letterman to Amar’e Stoudemire, Jan 13, 2011. Amar’e Stoudemire’s tenure as a Knick will probably be remembered by most as a failure. That it started off so promisingly will only add to the bitter disappointment Knicks fans will feel about it not working out. While I obviously wish things had turned out differently, I’m appreciative that the promise even existed at all. Going into the summer of 2010, the Knicks had to get a marquee free agent or all …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.18)

[New York Times] As NBA Soars On and Off Floor, Trouble Could Be Looming (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:48:57 GMT) The NBA is soaring higher than ever. [New York Times] As N.B.A. Trading Deadline Nears, Celtics Have Lots of Picks and Possibilities (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:54:09 GMT) With his team 20-31 but only a game and a half out of a playoff spot, Danny Ainge is ready, willing and more than able to deal. [New York Times] Amar’e Stoudemire Is Said to Have Agreement With Mavericks (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:39:05 GMT) Stoudemire, who had the remainder of his …continue reading