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Friday, October 24, 2014

New York @ Boston Pre-Season Game Thread

Welcome to the New York Knicks 2014-15 season! Well, the pre-season, at least. I’ve long held that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are confident (cocky?) enough to think that they can “fix” Andrea Bargnani, and we start the preseason with Bargs in the starting lineup. Let’s hope that they know what they’re doing! Your New York Knicks starting lineup is: Jose Calderon JR Smith Carmelo Anthony Andrea Bargnani Sameul Dalembart Let the good (?) times roll! Let’s go Knicks!

2015 Preseason Keys: Part 4

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.

WARNING THIS BLOG CONTAINS NSFW THEMES.

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