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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.21)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Ex-Atlanta Hawks General Manager Cleared (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 04:25:07 GMT) An independent investigation determined that Danny Ferry was not motivated by racial bias when he made statements that led to the buyout of his contract. [New York Daily News] Isola: Phil Jackson’s strange trip with Knicks continues (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 01:13:57 GMT) This was always Phil Jackson’s time of year.

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 3

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Predict the top 3 picks Kurylo: Towns, Russell, Okafor. I think the Lakers pass on Okafor. He’s no Shaq defensively, and Russell has the higher ceiling. But I don’t see Okafor dropping to 4. Philly takes the BPA, which will make things interesting for the Knicks at #4. Silverman: Towns, Russell, Porzingis. I agree with Mikey, but given Philly’s sudden …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.20)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Fever Defeat the Liberty (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 04:41:00 GMT) Maggie Lucas hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points, and the visiting Indiana Fever cruised to an 80-63 victory over the Liberty. [New York Times] AP Source: Hawks Reach Buyout Agreement With GM Danny Ferry (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:16:43 GMT) The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a buyout of the final two years of general manager Danny Ferry’s contract, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Friday. [New York Times] One Million People in …continue reading

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 2

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Of Towns, Okafor, Mudiay and Russell, which one is most likely to be a bust? Kurylo: Despite my statistical background, I’m not going to say Mudiay. Sure he’s got the smallest dataset of the bunch, and his shot is questionable. But he has a few things in his favor. First he’s playing against grown men in China, which is likely …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.19)

[New York Times] Is LeBron James the N.B.A. Finals M.V.P., Win or Lose? (Fri, 19 Jun 2015 01:24:07 GMT) James’s 40-point triple-double in Game 5 was the first in the N.B.A. finals since Jerry West accomplished the feat in 1969.

Knicks Draft 2015 Round Table: Part 1

The KnickerBlogger staff has decided to spend the 8 days prior to the draft discussing the upcoming event. Each day will feature a different question that we will attempt to answer. Feel free to join us in the comment section! Which of Okafor, Mudiay, or Russell would you rather fall to the 4th pick? Kurylo: For some reason, I’m anxious about taking point guards early. I haven’t crunched the numbers on it, but they seem more likely to bust than not. Okafor is the most likely to not be a bust, and the Knicks need a sure thing here, so …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.18)

[New York Times] Sports of The Times: Playground Legend Revisits the Streets, His Fall and His Rise (Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:51:24 GMT) Carlton Greene, who was a promising basketball player before he became homeless for a time, is the subject of “Still Got Game,” written as a playbook for life. [New York Times] TV Sports: ABC Announcers Prematurely Crown the Golden State Warriors (Thu, 18 Jun 2015 01:27:41 GMT) With under two minutes remaining in Game 6, which had an average viewership of nearly 23.3 million, ABC’s announcers said the Warriors were the champions. [New York Times] Warriors Return …continue reading