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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Advanced Scouting: Ovidijus Galdikas

Looking through the Knicks’ summer league roster, there seems to be a fair amount of familiar names. Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway, Ricky Ledo, and Travis Wear all played for New York last year. Meanwhile Thanasis Antetokounmpo played for the Westchester Knicks. Finally, Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant were drafted this year, and we’ve gone through their potential strengths and weaknesses. So as I browsed through the roster, one name stuck out: Ovidijus Galdikas. I decided to check on this 7 foot 1 inch center, and think I’ve found a gem. Throwing away numerical analysis, because it’s led me astray in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.10)

[ – New York Knicks] Agent: Antetokounpo wants spot on Knicks (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 01:45:21 EST) Agent: Antetokounpo wants spot on Knicks [New York Times] Tina Charles Leads Liberty (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:36:20 GMT) Charles had 21 points in the Liberty’s victory over the Washington Mystics. [New York Times] Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks’ Top Draft Pick, Is Set for Summer League Debut (Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:11:53 GMT) Porzingis, the fourth overall pick in the N.B.A. draft last month, said he expected to play Saturday in a summer-league team against the Spurs in Las Vegas. [New York Times] Sports …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.09)

[New York Times] New Stat-Tracking Coming to NBA Summer League (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 06:49:41 GMT) Diving for loose balls, getting a hand in passing lanes for a deflection, being close enough to contest a shot, or sacrificing the body and taking a charge. [New York Times] Jordan Spurns Mavericks for Clippers After Teammates’ Plea (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 05:25:38 GMT) DeAndre Jordan gave the Dallas Mavericks his word. Then he gave the Los Angeles Clippers his signature. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Salary Cap Is Set (Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:51:46 GMT) The N.B.A. salary …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.08)

[New York Daily News] Knicks rookies Porzingis, Grant top summer league roster (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 03:55:29 GMT) Phil Jackson’s boys of summer are headed for Las Vegas. First-round picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant headline the Knicks’ roster. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Golden State Warriors Trade David Lee (Wed, 08 Jul 2015 04:15:33 GMT) Lee, an expensive bench player, has been traded to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Kyle O’Quinn

O’Quinn’s per minute stats are pretty good: 13.0 pts/36, 10.5 reb/36, 2.1 blk/36, 2.6 ast/36, 53.6 ts%. How does this make sense after signing Derrick Williams, who has awful numbers? Cronin: I think this goes back to what I said during the Derrick Williams discussion – no one move should define a front office. The Derrick Williams’ signing was a poor one, but this seems like an example of a front office looking for undervalued players unappreciated by their current team and going for them. It’s a fine signing. By the way, I find it a bit amusing that this …continue reading

Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Arron Afflalo

True or False: Afflalo is the Knicks second option on offense in 2016. Fisher-Cohen: True. And that’s gonna bump his stats and guarantee he leaves next summer. That’s the problem with player options. Kurylo: False. He’s going to be their first option for the 42 games Carmelo Anthony misses, because Coach “Gotta Win’em All” is going to ride that ol’ grey mare until it breaks. Gibberman: False. The Knicks second option is going to be taking good shots off of ball movement generated by the attention given to Carmelo Anthony. Cronin: True. Unless the Zinger comes on quicker than expected. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.07)

[New York Daily News] Video: Latvian rap duo does song about Knicks’ Porzingis (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 03:22:59 GMT) Here’s your new anthem Knicks fans. Time to get excited… and learn to speak Latvian. [New York Times] Young Veterans Look to Summer League to Refine Skills (Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:46:41 GMT) The NBA summer leagues were created, in part, for players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum. The first-round picks from the 2014 draft — Exum at No. 5 and Smart at No. 6 — were both considered talents that would need some refining. They finished their rookie seasons …continue reading