During the Knicks offseason, there has been a lot of conjecture on who will be in the starting lineup. Marbury’s continued presence makes him a threat to Chris Duhon at the shooting guard spot. Should Duhon have an awful preseason it’s possible that he could lose his job to Marbury or even Robinson. There have been questions surrounding the front court, with Lee, Randolph, Curry, and Jeffries being discussed as starting options. Due to the injuries to Curry and Jeffries, it appears that Lee and Randolph will be the starters. This has been strengthened by the pair’s strong play in …continue reading
According to multiple sources the Knicks have acquired Patrick Ewing, Jr. from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the rights to (the infamous) Frederic Weis. Can Ron Artest be far behind? (Tee hee…) Ewing, Jr. appears to be slated for the role played by the recently dealt Renaldo Balkman of defensive-oriented forward who can guard multiple players–only, listed at 6’8″ 240, he’s bigger than Balkman.
caleb Said: Draft news — NBA has released official measurements and athletic testing results from the Orlando combine. http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2008/insider/columns/story?columnist=ford_chad&page=CombineResults-080603 On first glance I didn’t see any huge surprises. Except, Patrick Ewing, Jr. registered the highest vertical jump of anyone in the camp. (like DJ Strawberry last year). Of the top guards, Mayo, Gordon and Bayless all had great vertical jumps. (Mayo an inch higher) Gordon was very strong, outlifting most of the forwards. Mayo and Bayless did fine for their size. Gordon was almost the fastest player in camp; Bayless a step behind and Mayo was middle of the pack …continue reading
As hoped/expected, Patrick Ewing was chosen to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for its 2008 class, along with his longtime nemesis, Hakeem Olajuwon and New York hero/villain, Pat Riley. Congratulations, Patrick!!
Although there has been no official word, a few different sources have reported that the Knicks have hired Donnie Walsh to oversee their franchise. Walsh isn’t the sexy move that Colangelo or West would have been, and his tenure in Indiana isn’t without it’s flaws. However for the Knicks in the Dolan era, playing it safe shows a marked improvement. Since Dolan took sole possession, many of the the Knicks moves have been risky get rich quick schemes. Some of the hallmark transactions include trading for Glenn Rice, Antonio Mcdyess, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Eddy Curry, and Zach Randolph. If …continue reading
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but is thought to be in the 6yr/$100M range. Official press release: NEW YORK, October 10, 2007 ? New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Isiah Thomas announced today that guard Allan Houston has been re-signed as a free agent after a two-season absence from the court. “After much thought and prayer, I have decided to return to the NBA as a member of the New York Knicks. I have worked extremely hard in the last year and a half to accomplish my dream of playing in the NBA again,” …continue reading
Folks, I’ve spent the last 2 days trying to find how I feel about the verdict. I’ve probably written about 2,000 words, and deleted 1,900 of them. Today I spent about 15 minutes being interviewed by a local newspaper, and what appears in print doesn’t really capture what I feel. I’m sure I said each one of the words, but they seem to be out of context and don’t represent my feelings. Since not saying anything on this blog seems to put me in the same league as Joseph Goebbels I guess I have to publish something, whether I like …continue reading