I know it’s been a while, but I guess we should have an official thread for this garbage trade. From Marc Stein and Ian Begley (the trade was broken by Shams Charania): The Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard. New York traded center Robin Lopez, guard Jose Calderon and guard Jerian Grant to Chicago, which shipped guard Justin Holiday, Rose and a 2017 second-round pick back to the Knicks. A source close to Rose said the Chicago native was very emotional about leaving his hometown …continue reading
[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:21:54 EST) Wednesday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson won't opt-out after 2016-17 season [New York Times] History of N.B.A. Draft’s Top Slot Is Full of Stars and Flameouts (Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:00:03 GMT) The Philadelphia 76ers own the top pick in Thursday night’s draft, a slot that has produced plenty of N.B.A. legends but offers no guarantee of success.
Last year, I did a “State of the Knicks’ Salary Cap” piece right before the the NBA free agency period began, but people have been asking for it earlier and earlier, so what the hell, now that we know that Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams are both opting out of their contracts, we pretty much know where the Knicks’ cap room will stand heading into free agency, so let’s detail it. The reason now is a little bit too early, and why I am calling this an “initial” state is that we don’t know if the Knicks will get a …continue reading
Knicks' Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams decline options; club could have $30 million in cap space. More here: https://t.co/35cVw67a4W — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 21, 2016 This is big news for the Knicks. Afflalo was the source of great frustration for Knicks fans this year, and it’s not at all surprising to see him opt out. He’ll get a raise and a new start. Williams had bright moments for the club, but is easily replaced in his limited bench role. The Knicks can free more space by dealing Kyle O’Quinn and/or Calderon. Calderon could also be stretched to free up …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Twenty Years Apart, Signature Moments for LeBron James and Michael Jordan (Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:03 GMT) The two dominant players of their eras are linked by emotional championship victories on Father’s Day and a shared responsibility for helping to deny the Warriors’ claim to the title of “best team ever.” [New York Times] LeBron Blasts Critics on Social Media After Winning Title (Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:18:56 GMT) LeBron James ended his social media blackout by throwing a knockout punch at his critics. [New York Times] Disappointed Warriors Vow to Get Back to …continue reading
[New York Times] Cavaliers 93, Warriors 89 | Cleveland wins series, 4-3: Cavaliers Defeat Warriors to Win Their First N.B.A. Title (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 02:49:38 GMT) The Cavaliers became the first team in history to rally from a 3-1 series deficit in the finals, and it was the first major sports title for the city of Cleveland since 1964. [New York Times] Keeping Score: N.B.A. Finals Legend or Loser? It Often Comes Down to Circumstance (Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:42:27 GMT) LeBron James headed into Game 7 trying to avoid the scorn that would come with another letdown, but …continue reading
[New York Times] As Warriors Prepare for Game 7, LeBron James Says He Doesn’t Feel Pressure (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 00:36:07 GMT) Needing to make history to bring the first championship to his team and his city? James calls that “an opportunity to do something special.” [New York Times] Keeping Score: Andre Iguodala Could Repeat as M.V.P. of N.B.A. Finals (Sun, 19 Jun 2016 01:20:49 GMT) Andre Iguodala, the veteran swingman, who won the award last season, has guarded LeBron James and made valuable offensive contributions. [New York Times] NBA Finals Dream: Curry, LeBron in All-Or-Nothing Game 7 (Sun, 19 …continue reading