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Monday, October 20, 2014

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

2015 Preseason Keys: Part 2

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. Lately I’ve been watching Meerkat Manor with the family. It’s a documentish show about rodent-like mongooses (mongeese?) that live out in the wild. For the most part, you’re presented with the point of view from one clan (“The Whiskers”), but you also get to see some neighboring groups as well. For each “family” …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.03)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony attempts to clarify ‘underrated superstar’ comments (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:37:40 GMT) Perhaps Carmelo Anthony should have talked to Derek Jeter’s unfiltered website instead of ESPN. The Knicks forward attempted to clarify Thursday that he believes his recent comments about being “the most underrated superstar out there” were taken out of context. [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks star Anthony shouldn’t get ‘Melodramatic’ over media’s words (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:31:01 GMT) It was quite a productive summer for Carmelo Anthony, who not only pocketed a $124 million contract, but also graduated magna cum …continue reading

Zen and the Art of Triangle Maintenance

Hi! Jim here. It’s been a while. I once had a life and no kids. Now I have a kid and no life. Funny how that works. Anyway, I’ll hopefully be back up around these parts for semi-regular recaps and whatnot. In the meantime, Mike said I should be linking out to Knicks-related stuff I’m writing for other sites. So here’s something I wrote for The Cauldron (which you should definitely follow) about Phil Jackson teaching the Knicks the triangle. I’ll let you decide if it actually happened or not. Here’s the link. And here’s The Cauldron again. <3 u …continue reading

2015 Preseason Keys: Part 1

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. The Knicks offseason contained a number of impactful moves. Perhaps swapping defensive robot Tyson Chandler for bombardero extraordinario Jose Calderon will have the biggest impact on the court. Perhaps one of the bevvy of 20ish Knicks like Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr., Cleanthony Early, Shane Larkin, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, or Cole Aldrich (he’s still …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.10.02)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Canada Advances to Quarterfinals in Women’s World Championship (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 04:02:34 GMT) Canada advanced to the quarterfinals of the women’s world championship for the first time in 20 years by defeating the Czech Republic, 91-71, in Istanbul. [New York Times] AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers Fans Welcome Back LeBron (Thu, 02 Oct 2014 02:39:58 GMT) They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers’ wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him …continue reading