Knicks Morning News (2019.03.03)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Re-Sign Henry Ellenson To Two-Year Deal
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:48:53 PM)

    MARCH 2: The Knicks have officially signed Ellenson for the rest of the season, the team announced today in a press release. As indicated below, the deal will feature a team option for 2019/20. FEBRUARY 28: Henry Ellenson‘s 10-day contract with the Knicks will expire tomorrow night, but the former first-round pick won’t be going […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks bring in Marcus Camby to meet Mitchell Robinson
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 1:52:07 PM)

    As DeAndre Jordan passes along what he learned from Marcus Camby to Mitchell Robinson, the former Knick decided to meet and see the rookie himself.

  • [NBA] New York Knicks Sign Henry Ellenson
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:18:45 AM)

    NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Henry Ellenson for t

  • [NYPost] ‘I don’t eat bad’: Dennis Smith Jr. denies food fight with Knicks
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:05:21 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — New Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. doesn’t want the perception he’s a junk-food maven. Obtained in the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster, the 21-year-old from North Carolina State just needed a tweak. This past week, Smith went food shopping with Erika Whitmore, the Knicks sports dietician. A week ago, coach David Fizdale sat…

  • [NYPost] The brash goal driving Mitchell Robinson’s Knicks emergence
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:31:52 PM)

    Rookie Knicks center Mitchell Robinson blocked out some time for a shot at a Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Whose shot would you want to block in today’s game that you haven’t blocked yet? A: [Steph] Curry. … He’s shooting that thing from anywhere. If I can get a piece of that, I’d…

  • [NYPost] The real Knicks-Clippers battle will involve Kevin Durant
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:57:34 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — The Knicks face the Clippers twice in their final 20 games, starting with Sunday’s matinee at Staples Center. The third battle, though, will be lots more important — the clash for Kevin Durant. Much like the Knicks, the Clippers executed a trade-deadline deal to clear cap space for nearly two max players….

  • [NYPost] Tavares and Harper events more proof ‘fan’ is short for ‘fanatic’
    (Saturday, March 02, 2019 4:46:01 PM)

    It really was a perfect confluence Thursday afternoon. Islanders fans had been sipping tea with lemon all day, alternating that with cheery-flavored cough drops to make sure their vocal cords were strong and primed for two-plus hours of booing and jeering and taunting John Tavares, who was back in the neighborhood for the first time…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Giannis Antetokounmpo Is N.B.A. Must-See TV, and Maybe the M.V.P.
    (Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:00:04 AM)

    Nearly two years after he was challenged to win the league’s Most Valuable Player Award, the Bucks star may be on the verge of upending the Eastern Conference to do so.

  • 28 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2019.03.03)”

    If Lakers miss playoffs, as seems increasingly likely, I fear they’d jump ahead of us I’m rigging the lottery so Zion goes to a big market.

    Following up on yesterday’s thread and the conversation about this blog’s GM’ing capabilities check out SportsDAO?—?A self-governing, meritocratic, decentralized autonomous organization that leverages the wisdom of the crowd and cryptoeconomic incentives to improve the decisions of a sports franchise.
    It’s a bit technical, but the gist of it is all in the headline.
    The article came out a year ago, at the height of the crypto hype, and when I read it I thought Knickerblogger would be perfect for a pilot to test the concept.
    If people are up for it, we could get any of the DAO (distributed autonomous organizations) tech out there and experiment. This summer, and the draft selection (esp. if it’s not #1) could be a great place to start.
    Anyone interested?

    I had a dream we won the draft lottery last night. I’m going to believe that’s an omen.

    @3 No, not really. The idea is to see if we’re actually good at this, and if we are maybe the Knicks would want to pay for it. Which they should, if the braintrust here is indeed better than their front office.

    The whole DAO mumbo jumbo is, for this stage, no more than a way to make decisions together, and write them to the blockchain so there’s a record of our decision.

    I’m close with one of the DAO organizations . There’s a chance they’d consider taking on the development of a pilot. Could be fun.

    It would be fun but we would have to fake GM for years before there would be enough conclusive data to prove we are a better front office.


    I’d totally be down for it.


    I still can’t deny the SchaLeBroneude the whole Lakers floundering thing is eliciting in me. I’m also a bit sad that one of the greatest ever chose one of the worst possible situations, competitively speaking.

    @7 cool!

    @6 Yeah, I’m just guessing but probably 5 to 10 years to get more than a vague idea if we’re good at it.

    @7 I agree, I get a little bit of joy when the Lakers lose. Although not even close to the joy I get when the Celtics lose (which is often lately).

    I was with Jowles at the beginning of the season, thinking the Lakers would be a 7 or 8 seed at best despite all the media hype.

    In the meantime, the Jazz with 2 really impressive back to back victories – beating the Nuggets in Denver and then the Bucks last night. They’re gonna be a handful in the playoffs (along with the Blazers)

    For better or worse, LeBron’s situation could possibly deter KD from coming to out annually dismal team.

    I’m rooting for the Jazz with their “starless” squad. They’re a model we can actually hope for without prostrating ourselves for star free agents.

    If we can add an Ingles-type to our MitchRob/DSJ base, that would be a nice start. Obviously Zion would be great, but a guy like Clarke seems like a great fit.

    I was with Jowles at the beginning of the season, thinking the Lakers would be a 7 or 8 seed at best despite all the media hype.

    I was right to not put money on it, but I should have put money on it.

    2014-15 never forget

    The SportsDAO thing is an awesome concept. Not sure about the execution for us, but a very cool article. Thanks for posting.

    Stratomatic "I'm tired of the Knicks paying lip service to DEFENSE. Get defenders & two-way players. Then play them!says:

    I like Portland and Utah too, but I think Utah is still 1 offensive gun away from being a serious threat. The Blazers need to upgrade something too. They are both close though. If you play either of those teams you are going to have to play well to beat them. I’m not a big Nugget fan. They are obviously good, but I think they are one of the teams most likely to disappoint in the playoffs.

    At the very least, I can see the first round in the WC being interesting, unlike in the EC where it seems like a bunch of walkovers except maybe 4-5.

    At the very least, I can see the first round in the WC being interesting, unlike in the EC where it seems like a bunch of walkovers except maybe 4-5.

    Yeah, I mean, holy shit, like, the Bucks versus the fucking Magic? How insane will that series be?

    Stratomatic "I'm tired of the Knicks paying lip service to DEFENSE. Get defenders & two-way players. Then play them!says:

    The east has 5 good teams and the west has 6 which is not that bad. It’s that the next 3 in the east will be worse than the bottom 2 in west and most of everything below that in the east is way worse.

    Stratomatic "I'm tired of the Knicks paying lip service to DEFENSE. Get defenders & two-way players. Then play them!says:

    Good to see the Suns beat LA.

    I thought the Lakers had a decent young core last year. They started playing better, but other than getting Lebron pretty everything else they’ve done has been bad. They added a bunch of knuckleheads and either traded or let a couple of the decent young players go. Then the AD trade scenario was botched by someone’s camp. Lebron looks like he’s lost a step on defense and may be starting to “check out”. With some competent management they probably could have put together a really good team quickly, but they made a mess instead. As good as he still is, Lebron’s window is not that long.

    What’s crazy is that if the playoffs started today, Boston and Philly would meet in the first round as #4 vs. #5.

    It’s unlikely that the Pacers can stay ahead of Philly, but how awesome would it be if the Celtics were knocked out in the 1st round?

    I don’t understand how McGee/Kuzma/LBJ/Hart/ and a 3 and D pg isn’t a playoff team. But Ball AND Rondo are just really terrible fits with LeBron. It’s really just bad team building.

    My favorite part of the last year has been the Lakers trading away or letting go of their two best young role players (Nance and Randle) in favor of the young upside bros, and watching them be right around where anyone with half a brain knew they’d be.

    Ingram’s highlight reel will haunt the Lakers for years. Dude is going to get a Wigginsesque deal and the jury’s still out on whether he’ll ever be worth more than $10M in actual production.

    I too am enjoying the Laker dumpster fire and the frustrated looks an all of their faces after each loss. Schadenfruede, it feels good….. Agree, they kept and signed some real knuckleheads instead of keeping Randle and Nance. Magic is not a genius as a GM so far, the pieces are a bad fit.

    I do worry if they miss the playoffs that the league will want to fix it so LA miraculously wins the Zion lottery. That would really suck, but wouldn’t surprise all that much.

    Rigging the lottery is impossible. Much more likely is to get in the ears of Magic to get him to trade up to #1, whatever it takes.

    Magic went all in and lost big time so far, the Lakers managed to add LeBron and keep “the young core” together and they might win less games than last season.

    I would love it so much if the Lakers simply stopped getting breaks in terms of superstars wanting to go there for no reason other than them being the Lakers. I like LeBron, but it’s a joy seeing the Lakers in shambles.

    If I’m the Pelicans, I’m getting real wary of the package the Lakers have to offer. Ingram has played well lately but he’s still more Wiggins than a potential superstar and Kuzma can’t defend me on a basketball court and is a bad rebounder who’s not even a really efficient scorer, plus he’s already 23. At this point they might have dodged a big bullet by not accepting the Lakers offer, specially if Davis eventually warms up to the idea of re-signing for other teams.

    @3, ingmar, I’m down. And we don’t need a longer window than the draft. Do our mock pre draft and then our “mock” actual draft where we support the NYKs’ pick or submit our crowdsourced alternative. My fave going back a few years …. Jokic over Cleanthong. Our posts would serve as historical documented alternatives.


    I don’t know, get people here to express their opinions about the Knicks’ moves for several years running? How are you going to incentivize that?

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