Knicks Morning News (2015.08.06)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Donald Sterling Seeks a Divorce (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:13:41 GMT)

    Sterling’s lawyer, Bobby Samini, said that papers citing irreconcilable differences were submitted in Los Angeles County Superior Court roughly two weeks before their 60th anniversary.

  • [New York Daily News] Arron Afflalo says Carmelo Anthony put in good word for him (Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:52:24 GMT)

    Nobody on the roster has played with Carmelo Anthony more than Arron Afflalo, who signed with the Knicks less than a month ago.

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    16 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2015.08.06)”

    1. Man doing the property settlement for the Sterling divorce is going to be a massive job. 60 years of billionaire assets is going to be tough to divvy up.

    2. And I don’t feel sorry for Donald Sterling at all. But yes..the lawyers are gonna get PAID. That’s alotta cake to split. Those 2 have been together since Adam and Eve. You’d think they would just stick it out. Hmph..I guess money really does make you think that you’re gonna live forever. I mean..at that point..how hard is it gonna be to really start over again? Sure, both parties can buy what they want..but there’s still that adage about money and love or happiness or whatever..

      Any chance Dolan has a side chick that he would speak ill to? LOL

    3. Man doing the property settlement for the Sterling divorce is going to be a massive job.

      And it’s off to a rocky start already– his petition of divorce was rejected because the it was improperly filled out. (He probably wrote it himself in crayon)

    4. @4 I laughed way too loud at that for sitting in the office.

      As a lawyer, I wouldn’t mind getting on some of those fees despite family and divorce law being nasty stuff.

    5. I said when he was signed that as hilarious as the signing was for all kinds of Knicksy reasons, it may just have a chance of working out decently. Vujacic was certainly a rotation level player for pretty much all of his healthy years. That was also four years ago, so we’ll see what happens.

    6. @AlbertRandom1:
      Importance of timing: Had Knicks simply reordered contract signings, could’ve given Thanasis Antetokounmpo 3 or even 4 yr deal vs. 2 he got.

      PHIL

    7. @10, So what? If you’re under the cap, your minimum exceptions aren’t exceptions. They count against the cap.

    8. You can only go over two-years on a deal like Thanasis got if you are under the cap. Otherwise you are limited to a two-year deal. So had they done the Thanasis deal earlier, it would have taken up the same amount of cap room, but could have gone longer. So everyone would have been signable still, but Thanasis could have been given a third or fourth non-guaranteed year.

    9. @12, yeah but they couldn’t have given Lance Thomas his 1.6 then.

      Less facetiously, I’m guessing the decision to sign Thanasis came much later than the decisions to sign other players.

    10. Less facetiously, I’m guessing the decision to sign Thanasis came much later than the decisions to sign other players.

      Agreed, that was very likely what happened. But I guess that is sort of the criticism, too, though, ya know? They knew they were going to have to make a decision on Thanasis all offseason – if they were interested in him, why not just lock him up earlier when it wouldn’t have affected their ability to sign other guys but signing him later would prevent them from adding those valuable third and fourth non-guaranteed years? I don’t think Thanasis has looked that good, so I don’t think it’ll be a big deal to not have those extra years, but I think it’s probably a fair enough criticism for how they handled it. The best thing about this offseason, though, is that almost all of the criticisms have at least been for low level things. There’s no, like, max level deal for Wes Matthews, ya know? :)

    11. “The best thing about this offseason, though, is that almost all of the criticisms have at least been for low level things. There’s no, like, max level deal for Wes Matthews, ya know? :)”

      Well, there are those who criticized the choice of Porzingis, the inability to even meet with Aldridge, and the signing of Afflalo, which I wouldn’t call low-level things. But from OUR perspective, then yes, most of us are at least OK with these three things. We have mainly quibbled over things like using cap space in signing Lance and Amundson, signing Williams esp w/ a player option, and not signing Ndour, which are all small things. As to Thanasis, if he plays rotation minutes in the next 3 years for any NBA team, I’d be surprised, so no biggie there.

      And it’s fair to say that getting Grant for TH2 and signing O’Quinn were huge positives. I also like the Seraphin signing very much. Given that he is likely a rental, to be replaced by Hernangomez next year, he might be excellent mid-season trade bait.

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