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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.17)

[New York Daily News] Amar’e Stoudemire expected to join Mavericks (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 07:10:59 GMT) The Knicks have made it official, announcing Monday afternoon that they have waived Amar’e Stoudemire. [New York Daily News] Adie’u to Amar’e: A look back at Stoudemire’s Knicks’ career (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:57:40 GMT) A look back of Amar’e Stoudemire’s time with the Knicks. [New York Daily News] Raissman: Selling future only Zen-sible game plan for Knicks (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:47:24 GMT) Too bad all those championship rings can’t be turned into life preservers. That’s what Phil Jackson needs, in a basketball …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.02.16)

[New York Times] Klay Thompson Gives a Glimpse of All-Star Life in New York (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:21:56 GMT) Klay Thompson walked off the elevator on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel wearing a white-collared shirt with thin red checkers, dark denim jeans and a tired face. [New York Times] Report: Knicks, Stoudemire Agree to Contract Buyout (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:46:01 GMT) The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Knicks have agreed to a buyout with Amare Stoudemire. [New York Times] Knicks, Stoudemire Agree on Buyout (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:27:48 …continue reading