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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Derrick Williams

Will the Knicks be the last NBA team Williams plays for? Kurylo: True. Going to the Knicks has been like bringing that pet home to the kids. Just make sure you get something that is cheap enough, and easily discarded. I’d bet that since 2000, more players spent their last minutes on the Knicks roster than any other team. Recent examples from the last 3 seasons: Chris Smith, Metta World Peace, Jeremy Tyler, Marcus Camby, Jason Kidd, Quentin Richardson, Kurt Thomas, Rasheed Wallace, James White and Andrea Bargnani. Well I’m hoping about that last guy. Gibberman: I’ll say no. Teams …continue reading

Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Robin Lopez

Should we be concerned with the lack of defensive rebounds from Lopez? Kurylo: He’s pulling down only 4.7 dreb/36 over his career and only 4.5 dreb/36 last year [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lopezro01.html]. Someone call the stat guy for basketball-reference, because that’s got to be a typo! Seriously, those are swingman numbers. On the other hand Portland was 7th last year in dreb%, and 13th the year before. New Orleans was 8th in Lopez’ year there. Meanwhile, 82games has the Trailblazers neutral to slightly better on defensive rebounds (+0.8) with the Boy Wonder on the floor. Given all that information, I’m going to be …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.06)

[New York Times] Minnesota Lynx Back Atop the Western Conference (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:19:38 GMT) The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings. [New York Times] Big Moves Made, but Dealing Isn’t Done in NBA Free Agency (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:04:47 GMT) LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.05)

[New York Times] Sports of The Times: The Nets Focus on Themselves, Not the Knicks (Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:36:55 GMT) Instead of worrying about the Knicks, the Nets quietly went about doing as much as they could with what they had in the N.B.A. draft. [New York Times] LaMarcus Aldridge Says He Will Sign With San Antonio (Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:57:46 GMT) Aldridge, considered to be among the top free agents available in the N.B.A. this off-season, announced on his Twitter account he would join the Spurs after nine seasons with the Trail Blazers. [New York Times] Sports …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.04)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Becky Hammon Will Coach in N.B.A. Summer League (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:02:29 GMT) Hammon will be the first woman to be the head coach of an N.B.A. summer league team. [New York Times] On College Basketball: Road to N.B.A. Is Taking Detour Around College (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:08:32 GMT) While it is still too soon to tell whether Emmanuel Mudiay’s journey through China to the N.B.A. draft marks the beginning of a trend, some young players might be lured by the riches associated with playing overseas as the N.C.A.A. sorts …continue reading

Knicks To Sign Robin Lopez; Might Start Looking At Available Free Agents Not From Portland

The New York Knicks have reportedly come to a verbal agreement with Robin Lopez. The terms are supposedly 4 years for $54M. This is the second player that New York has signed that played for Portland last year. Arron Afflalo was picked up earlier in the week for a 2 year rental. The Knicks are probably feeling pretty good, grabbing 2 of the 4 best available players from one other team. My own personal theory is that Isiah Thomas is advising the team of this strategy. Zeke notoriously used this plan in his tenure as Knicks GM, grabbing as many …continue reading