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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.15)

[New York Times] NBA Seeks to Double Rights Fees From Disney, Time Warner: WSJ (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:26:09 GMT) The National Basketball Association is looking to double the TV-rights fees it receives from Walt Disney Co and Time Warner Inc’s Turner Broadcasting as the league finalizes deals for nationally televised games, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. [New York Times] Red Klotz, Beloved Foil for Globetrotters, Dies at 93 (Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:34:18 GMT) Klotz was the founder, owner and two-handed-set-shot artist for the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters’ foils, who owned the …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode V: Jared Dubin

[Editor's note: SOUNDS. BRYAN. GIBBERMAN. SOUNDS.] Now that Carmelo Anthony is back in orange and blue, we can start having a substantive conversation about the rest of the Knicks’ offseason. Our man in Havana, Jared Dubin kicks off today’s chat-fest. We’ll be speaking with The Cauldron’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Glockner later today for further ‘Bocker discussion, in you’re still planning your Knick-centric day. Among the topics covered are: the cap situation going forward based on the flimsy information we have on Melo’s contract and potential targets for this offseason. Dubin has a player in mind that he thinks can raise the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.14)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Lin Is Traded to Lakers (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:05:43 GMT) Point guard Jeremy Lin joined the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to the European center Sergei Lishchuk. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: With Return of Anthony, Knicks Quietly Edge Ahead (Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:00:24 GMT) Retaining Carmelo Anthony represents a down payment on the present, while leaving the door ajar to a brighter future a year from …continue reading

Melo’s a Knick

The essay just dropped on Melo’s site making it official. From a pure writing perspective, it’s not as good as LeBron’s–and just because of the timing, it feels like he’s cranking out a tepid knockoff, a sub-par copy of the King’s speech–but then again, Melo didn’t have the clout to enlist the great Lee Jenkins as his ghostwriter. I really wish he’d reached out to some of the fine scribes at Knickerblogger. Next time. Here’s his words: A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.13)

[New York Times] Pau Gasol Will Sign With Bulls (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:44:16 GMT) The Spanish free-agent center Pau Gasol said he had decided to join the Chicago Bulls. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Gasol Will Sign With Bulls (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:40:21 GMT) The free-agent center Pau Gasol said he had decided to join the Chicago Bulls. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Grizzlies Sign Vince Carter (Sun, 13 Jul 2014 03:30:30 GMT) The Memphis Grizzlies signed the eight-time All-Star Vince Carter to a multiyear deal, the club said. [New York Times] AP …continue reading

Summer League Recap: Knicks 71, Blazers 69

Despite shooting paltry 34.3 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from three, but the New York SummerKnicks eked out a less-than-pretty 71-69 victory over a Portland SummerBlazers squad that featured a lot of guys that will be in their regular season rotation. The Good: Tim Hardaway Jr. is a 3-point gunner, we know that, but Summer League Hardaway Jr. is a totally different beast. The former Michigan Wolverine scored a game-high 20 points including 3-of-8 from beyond the arc. Hardaway took a lot of shots, but the leading gunner of the day was Brandon Triche, a former Syracuse guard, …continue reading