At the first ever KnickerBlogger Meet-Up, I had some posters to give away. Looking for a fair way to distribute them, I came up with the idea of a trivia quiz. Unfortunately my questions were a bit harder than I thought, especially without the help of the internet. So I ended up giving the winner of the quiz the poster (only 4 people got more than 1 answer correct), and the other by randomly picking names out of a hat. Thought I’d share them here for fun, see how many you can do without surfing the web. #1. In the …continue reading
With the Knicks 2011 season almost upon us, it’s time to analyze the roster. Usually teams have some stability from one year to the next, but New York has only a third of the players returning. How New York is going to perform is more of a mystery than previous years. This year’s I’ll look at each position and attempt to address the critical question for those players. Point Guards: Is this really an upgrade? Last year if you had to find a single scapegoat for the Knicks abysmal record, you might want to place some horns on Chris Duhon. …continue reading
I sat down with Andy Rautins for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and he was kind enough to answer some questions. Mike Kurylo: How are you doing? I’m Mike Kurylo from KnickerBlogger.Net. Andy Rautins: Nice to meet you. [Looks at my ancient iPod with a voice recorder.] Oh this is nice. I haven’t seen one of these before. Mike Kurylo: It’s top of the line 2001 technology right there. Andy Rautins: (laughs) There you go. Mike Kurylo: What have you been doing this offseason? Andy Rautins: I was working out in Dallas before the draft started. It was pretty intense, …continue reading
From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: New York, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Knicks have signed guard Andy Rautins, the 38th overall selection in the 2010 NBA draft. The 6-foot-4 Rautins averaged 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 35 games for Syracuse during his senior season in 2009-10. He shot 40.7 percent from three-point territory last year and finished second on the school’s all-time list with 282 three-pointers made. The offseason has officially begun.
Been a while since I’ve gotten a request from the old inbox, so I thought I’d take the time to answer. Do the Knicks have any interest what-so-ever in resigning Tracy McGrady? I know that most people think T-Mac will never be half the player that he once was, and there is more than enough evidence to support that. However, he won’t be worse than he was last year, and last year, even injured, he still always seemed to have the highest IQ on the floor, especially in a Knicks uniform. He can pass as good as anyone in the …continue reading
Standing outside Madison Square Garden some summers ago, near the atm’s, yards away from Gerry Cosby’s. Through the glass doors, newly hired Knicks boss Donnie Walsh walked out. I watched as he stood there, lit a cigarette, a Clifford Odetts character in the flesh, he shoulda been named Sydney. As in the guy with the job nobody else wanted, toiling under the boss the whole city smirked about, for a franchise in perpetual free-fall. The suit too big, the bags under the eyes, this was a guy, this Donnie Walsh, made Jeff Van Gundy look like Randy Couture. This Donnie …continue reading
Ah the summer league… All potential. No consequences. It’s kinda neat actually. Instead of the sturm und drang of LeBrocalypse/obsessively following twitter for rumors about gossip about hearsay, one can watch an actual basketball game. Novel idea, I know For those who missed it (or, you know, have a life), the ‘Bockers lost to the Rocks 100 – 90. SL games tend to be a rather haggard affair and this tilt was no exception as the Nix engaged in a bit of a hack-a-palooza, compiling 46 fouls in 40 minutes of play. But before your humble correspondent focuses his oh-so …continue reading