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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.08)

[New York Post] Phil Jackson makes no major changes to Knicks front office (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 02:49:52 -0400) Though Knicks president Phil Jackson took a hatchet to last season's roster and coaching staff, the Zen Master went status quo with the basketball operations department. Jackson added former Bulls… [New York Daily News] Forgotten Amar’e Stoudemire looking to rebound from difficult year (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 03:52:31 GMT) Try to picture Amar’e Stoudemire as a modern day Judd Nelson, wearing a trench coat while walking across an empty football field and defiantly raising his fist to the tunes of 80’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.07)

[New York Daily News] Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert join Amar’e Stoudemire on sideline (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 03:36:52 GMT) A few Knicks emerged banged up from Derek Fisher’s boot camp in West Point, with guards Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert joining Amar’e Stoudemire on the sidelines for the contact portions of practices Saturday and Monday in Greenburgh. [New York Daily News] Isola: NBA owners crying poverty need to be whistled after new TV mega-deal (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 02:30:43 GMT) Upon further review, Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a much bigger hometown discount than originally reported. His …continue reading

The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VIII: Robert Silverman

The New York Knicks are back! Woo! Basketball! Take off your pants and run around the house, banging large kitchen utensils together! What? The first preseason game isn’t until Wednesday? Sigh…killjoy. In any case, training camp is in full swing and so it seemed like an appropriate time to bring back the Knickerblogger Podcast. Bryan Gibberman and I discussed the chief storylines heading into the season, my trip to Media Day, and we peered into our Magic Eight Balls/consulted the Log Lady (Twin Peaks, yo!) to give you the skinny on what’s to come. Enjoy!

2015 Preseason Keys: Part 3

Although the NBA preseason games are officially meaningless, they contain indicators that may reveal what the regular season will be like. With the Knicks’ first game coming soon (October 8th), the good folks here at KnickerBlogger have put together a guide for the keys to watch for. In part 1, I spoke about Derek Fisher’s importance to the 2015 season. And in part 2, I looked at Shumpert & Hardaway. In part 3, I want to explore the next big key to 2015: the defense. I’m sure most Knicks fans will be interested how in the team’s offense fares. With …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.06)

[New York Daily News] Jose Calderon fitting in nicely with Derek Fisher’s Knicks (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 02:12:28 GMT) Jose Calderon and Derek Fisher clashed often as opposing point guards over the past decade, but they both claim their mutual respect has fostered a seamless transition into their new roles — as player and coach — with the Knicks. [New York Times] US Routs Spain for Second Straight Gold Medal (Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:31:13 GMT) After dominantly winning another world championship, the U.S. women’s basketball team left no doubt of the gap between the Americans and the rest of …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.05)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony wants to play in one more Olympics (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:42:16 GMT) Carmelo Anthony revealed that he would embrace the opportunity to play in a fourth and final Olympics in two years.”If I do play, that’ll be my final one,” Anthony said on Saturday about the 2016 Games in Brazil. [New York Daily News] Looking for Help: Carmelo Anthony hoping new roster eases scoring burden (Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:28:25 GMT) Carmelo Anthony is satisfied that Phil Jackson kept his promise to upgrade the roster but admitted that there is still work to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.04)

[New York Times] Saints’ Top Safety Is Out for the Season (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 04:29:43 GMT) New Orleans Saints free safety Jairus Byrd had season-ending knee surgery Friday, Coach Sean Payton said. [New York Times] Nets and Dodgers Ponder a Complex Deal to Merge Assets (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:54:47 GMT) Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Nets’ owner, is trying to create a new company by combining his team and arena assets with those owned by the investor group that bought the Los Angeles Dodgers two years ago. [New York Times] Lakers’ Young Out Up to Eight Weeks (Sat, 04 …continue reading