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Friday, October 20, 2017

Thoughts On the Melo Era

Now that the Knicks have finally found a suitor for Anthony, the book is closed on the ‘Melo era in New York. The Knicks acquired Carmelo in the middle of the 2011 season, and the forward spent 6 1/3 seasons with the team. Initially after Carmelo’s addition, the team had reached a level of success that eluded them in the decade prior. New York made the playoffs in 3 straight seasons, reaching the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2013. However that year would be the high-water mark for Anthony’s Knicks. The team would average only 29 wins over the next 4 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.29)

[ESPN] Melo: Agreed-on Rockets, Cavs deals fell apart (Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:32:27 AM) Melo: Agreed-on Rockets, Cavs deals fell apart [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks practice with sore knee (Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:24:08 PM) Kristaps Porzingis left practice early Thursday with what the Knicks described as a sore right knee. [NYDN] Melo: Separate deals to Cavs with Paul George, Rockets were done (Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:38:56 PM) Anthony twice thought he was traded this offseason before settling for OKC, including to Cleveland to create a team of super forwards. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sits out Knicks scrimmage …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.28)

[NYPost] Jeff Hornacek: Kurt Rambis not in charge of Knicks ‘D’ anymore (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:49:47 PM) Jeff Hornacek indicated Kurt Rambis won’t be in charge of the defense this season, losing his title of defensive coordinator. The Knicks head coach said it will be done by committee. In the opening week of last season, with the defense struggling, Hornacek said Rambis would be the assistant in charge of defense. Things improved… [NYPost] The incredible rise and fall of Long Island kid Rick Pitino (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:57:43 PM) Rick Pitino’s career may have come to a sad …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.27)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks training camp opens up without Melo (Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:28:56 AM) SNY’s Michelle Yu reports from Knicks’ camp and gets reactions from Kristaps Porzingis and Jeff Hornacek after the Carmelo Anthony move. [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Whose absence will benefit the Knicks more? (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:25:06 PM) The Daily News Live panel debates if the Knicks will benefit more from the absence of the recently traded Carmelo Anthony or Phil Jackson. [SNY Knicks] Report: Cavaliers nixed Carmelo Anthony deal because Knicks wanted Tristan Thompson (Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:39:02 PM) The …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.26)

[ESPN] Porzingis wants to leave Knicks’ issues ‘in past’ (Monday, September 25, 2017 5:24:35 PM) Porzingis wants to leave Knicks’ issues ‘in past’ [ESPN] It’s official: Melo trade to Thunder announced (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:36:33 AM) It’s official: Melo trade to Thunder announced [NYTimes] At N.B.A. Media Days, Players and Coaches Take Aim at President Trump (Monday, September 25, 2017 11:04:06 PM) LeBron James weighed in again, as he did on Saturday, when he referred to Trump as a “bum.” Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan compared Trump to a “12-year-old.” [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony: No N.B.A. Title, but Lots of Olympic Gold …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.25)

[SNY Knicks] Porzingis ‘ready for the challenge’ of replacing Anthony as face of Knicks (Sunday, September 24, 2017 6:43:06 PM) Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis told the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola he is confident he can take over as the face of the franchise after New York traded Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. [SNY Knicks] Rooks, Begley, Bondy discuss Carmelo Anthony’s departure to OKC (Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:00:32 AM) SNY’s Taylor Rooks is joined by ESPN’s Ian Begley and the NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy to discuss Carmelo Anthony’s trade to the Oklahoma City …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.24)

[SNY Knicks] How Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott will fit in with Knicks (Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:02:45 PM) The Knicks have moved on from the Carmelo Anthony era and all the drama is done with. They brought Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott back to New York. [SNY Knicks] Jim Boeheim says Phil Jackson ‘chased’ Melo out of New York (Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:39:03 PM) Carmelo Anthony’s addition automatically makes the Oklahoma City Thunder a threat to the Golden State Warriors. [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony to Oklahoma City Thunder (Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:33:08 PM) Knicks …continue reading