Knicks Morning News (2021.08.25)

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    NBA news: Carmelo Anthony drops truth on potential 2010 trade to Jazz  ClutchPoints

  • Kemba Walker came ‘close’ to joining Knicks in 2019; New York passed once Kevin Durant joined Nets, per report – CBS Sports
    [www.cbssports.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 11:59:33 PM

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  • Nuggets news: Carmelo Anthony blames Denver for forced trade to Knicks – ClutchPoints
    [clutchpoints.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:15:46 PM

    Nuggets news: Carmelo Anthony blames Denver for forced trade to Knicks  ClutchPoints

  • New York Knicks’ Nerlens Noel sues Rich Paul, Klutch Sports; claims $58M loss in potential salary – ESPN
    [www.espn.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:57:11 PM

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  • Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t believe Knicks’ renaissance is for real – New York Post
    [nypost.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7:52:00 PM

    Las Vegas oddsmakers don’t believe Knicks’ renaissance is for real  New York Post

  • The Knicks’ preseason schedule was announced – Posting and Toasting
    [www.postingandtoasting.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:42:44 PM

    The Knicks’ preseason schedule was announced  Posting and Toasting

  • NY Knicks: Nerlens Noel listed as team’s most underrated player – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 6:00:00 PM

    NY Knicks: Nerlens Noel listed as team’s most underrated player  Daily Knicks

  • NY Knicks: Three Bold Predictions for Next Season – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:00:00 PM

    NY Knicks: Three Bold Predictions for Next Season  Daily Knicks

  • It’s The New York Knicks Favorite Player’s Birthday; Indiana Pacers’ Hall of Famer.. – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 1:00:09 PM

    It’s The New York Knicks Favorite Player’s Birthday; Indiana Pacers’ Hall of Famer..  Sports Illustrated

  • NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Could Give Mitchell Robinson A Four-Year, $44 Million Extension – Fadeaway World
    [fadeawayworld.net] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 11:10:13 AM

    NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Could Give Mitchell Robinson A Four-Year, $44 Million Extension  Fadeaway World

  • NY Knicks: 3 teams who could pass them in the standings – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:05:00 AM

    NY Knicks: 3 teams who could pass them in the standings  Daily Knicks

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    59 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2021.08.25)”

    1. Moving my oldest into their freshman dorm this morning. So I’m gonna be too busy/emotional to intercede in any petty disputes this morning. Play nice, boys…

    2. Alan:
      Moving my oldest into their freshman dorm this morning. So I’m gonna be too busy/emotional to intercede in any petty disputes this morning. Play nice, boys…

      Mazel tov on this momentous rite of passage.

    3. Alan: Moving my oldest into their freshman dorm this morning. So I’m gonna be too busy/emotional to intercede in any petty disputes this morning. Play nice, boys…

      Best of luck to your son/daughter.

    4. Stones

      1. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (my runaway favorite, can’t get enough of it, and on my bucket list to learn how to play)
      2. Street Fighting Man
      3. Sway
      4. Bitch
      5. Midnight Rambler

      Honorable mention Gimme Shelter

      Others could be on the list, but they got played out for me over the decades. These others stand the test of time for me.

    5. Just catching up on yesterday’s thread and saw that several of you offered condolences on our 16 year old maltipoo being put to sleep (she was 16) last week. Thanks very much to all of you for that! Sorry I didn’t see the comments yesterday.

      Our 6 year old Maltese is still wandering the house from time to time, looking for her. I’ve still got her blue dog bed next to my drum set. That was one of her favorite places to rest. I might keep it inside my bass drum as a remembrance.

    6. Good luck Alan, dropping your kid off at college that can be a bittersweet day.

      I didn’t know Ron Baker still needed to “retire”. I thought he was done a few years ago

    7. Alan: Moving my oldest into their freshman dorm this morning.

      Ouch. I’m busy pretending my daughter will always be at home with us and suppressing any thoughts about doing this with her next year.

      I hope it goes well for you both.

    8. Alan:
      Moving my oldest into their freshman dorm this morning. So I’m gonna be too busy/emotional to intercede in any petty disputes this morning. Play nice, boys…

      Good luck!
      Just before my eldest went off to college for the first time (a long time ago) my wife went into his office with a measuring tape and started measuring the windows in his room. He asked, “Whatcha doing mom?” Her reply was “I’m measuring for blinds for my new office”. That’s why I love her! She was making it clear that the objective was to leave the next. I say that because not leaving the next is a trend.

    9. So, I also dropped my one-and-only child off at college last weekend.

      Yes, that makes me old.

      Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

    10. ephus: Yes, that makes me old.

      Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

      [mic drop]

    11. The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      Haha you guys are so fucking old

      Hahaha says the guy who, at 35, worked or dabbled in PhD, musician, weightlifting, pizzamaking/gourmet food-ing and Lord knows what other disciplines while being well-versed in advanced stat-ism. And you’re happily married.

      Either you have 9 lives or you’re an incredible multi-tasker. Either way Jowles, I’m a lil jealous.

      -signed,
      A 44 yr old state worker. ;)

    12. ephus:
      So, I also dropped my one-and-only child off at college last weekend.

      Yes, that makes me old.

      Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

      Amen.

    13. By the way, a chef’s kiss to Knew Your Knicks whose wit and prose has been katana-sharp lately. Bravo.

    14. The Honorable Cock Jowles:
      Haha you guys are so fucking old

      You post that as if it is a bad thing. :-) ( Our daughter graduated college five years ago) In my case the U Curve of Happiness applies. Might even live to see Knicks win a championship again.

    15. I have a young child who is 15 years away from college AND I’m old.

      I’ll be 64 when he turns 18.

    16. Hahaha says the guy who, at 35, worked or dabbled in PhD, musician, weightlifting, pizzamaking/gourmet food-ing and Lord knows what other disciplines while being well-versed in advanced stat-ism. And you’re happily married.

      Either you have 9 lives or you’re an incredible multi-tasker. Either way Jowles, I’m a lil jealous.

      I have a master’s from a small, hip state school just up the Hudson. I unceremoniously dropped out of Fordham after a horrific year, belly-flopping back to my postindustrial-wasteland hometown while the rest of my honors college cohort went off to do big things. Hell, there was a guy in my dorm with a big dumb grin and seriously gelled coif who wanted to be a meteorologist, so I assumed he was a bit of a chaddish moron, but he only got his law degree at 25 and is some hotshot ADA in NYC with his star on the rise. While he was killing his sophomore year in the Bronx I was working in a call center: “Thank you for calling Partsearch, my name is Cock Jowles, how can I help you? Why yes I’d be happy to help you there. Did you know we have a sale on double-A batteries? Oh, yessir, I understand! Thank you for calling Partsearch. Again I am Cock Jowles and I want to drive my 1996 Dodge Intrepid right into the Rondout Creek.”

      Later I would play drums for a guy who wrote the actual worst music ever, and although it was pretty fun to be fawned over by swooning young women, the sheen rubs off pretty quick when you’re making a few hundred bucks a week to play Disney pop for people whose taste you respect not at all.

      My pizza is good and my glutes are huge and well attended to. Lady Jowles is going to get her glutes worked tonight, too, because she is a total babe. (And she’s lurking today. Hi bb) I’ll give you all that.

      I don’t actually think y’all are old. I am 35, which is older than like 98% of active NBA players. I am playing tennis matches 3 out of 4 days this week and probably won’t be able to walk on Friday

    17. Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

      i have family going through the same thing.. getting out the other side of that is a blessing…. someone must’ve thought you got lot more to offer the world … and we’re all better for it…

    18. JK47: I have a young child who is 15 years away from college AND I’m old.

      I’ll be 64 when he turns 18.

      JK, livin’ the life. One of the smarter decisions I’ve made. Forces me to stay in shape (hard) and retain my goofy (easy). Got my ya-ya’s out early and often over decades, had no strings to tie me down (throwing the music refs), and now I get to pretend to be mature in a stretch where it’s expected (damn it).

      So consider yourself blessed.

    19. #By the way, a chef’s kiss to Knew Your Knicks whose wit and prose has been katana-sharp lately. Bravo.#

      I’d prefer a chef’s dish but You can’t always get what you want!
      Arigato!

    20. I already knew Ephus was much smarter than me and now I know he’s much tougher than me too. No shame in either on my end. Cancer was never gonna get you, it’s too good a time to be a Knick fan after all.

      I get the sense that I’ve aged out of being in the youngest quarter or so of posters here (I’m 26), which is weird for me seeing as how I was lurking by age 15 and am pretty sure I was posting shortly after.

    21. ephus you are truly a KB gem and it’s great to have you back posting frequently, hopefully we will all have lots of great Knicks basketball to wax poetic about for the next decade or two.

    22. When I called my father old he would say, “At least I don’t have to worry about dying young.” At 63, definitely getting that well along on the back 9 feeling, but moments like what Alan and ephus are experiencing today are timeless. Enjoy every college minute, visit often, it goes way to damn fast.

    23. “Thank you for calling Partsearch, my name is Cock Jowles, how can I help you? Why yes I’d be happy to help you there. Did you know we have a sale on double-A batteries? Oh, yessir, I understand! Thank you for calling Partsearch. Again I am Cock Jowles and I want to drive my 1996 Dodge Intrepid right into the Rondout Creek.”

      had a long talk with the oldest (19) yesterday reference internal/external “expectations”, happiness and whatnot…had to try hard not to regurgitate a multitude of platitudes centered around hard work solves all, had to just listen a bunch…had to tone down my usual nagging and hit on love and acceptance a lot more…all the while, thinking hard work solves all…

    24. ephus: Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

      You’re a warrior, man. I always wonder how does it feel in the end of it, do you feel like you’re invincible or it’s just another day and “thank God i’m still here”?

    25. Bo Nateman: Might even live to see Knicks win a championship again.

      Of course you’ll live to see the Kemba+RJ+ZION+Julius+Mitch 2023-24 Knicks win it all! ;)

    26. JK47: I have a young child who is 15 years away from college AND I’m old. I’ll be 64 when he turns 18.

      What matters is if you’re ready for the task, because lots of people have their kids between 25 and 35 because that’s “what you should do”, no matter if they’re ready or not.
      I bet you’ll be a way cooler dad at 64 to your 18 year old son/daughter, than lots of 43 year old dads will be for theirs.

    27. wow I did not know Jowles and I both attended the same college. I’m significantly older, though. My freshman year was Derek Jeter’s rookie season, and he was sleeping with a girl on the Fordham dance team. But it’s a Catholic school that tries to prevent premarital sex so it has all these archaic guest pass rules. Anyway, I and several of my freshman year friends had to pretend Derek fucking Jeter was coming to visit us when he wanted to visit our friend/his girl in the Alumni North dormitory. We’d have to walk downstairs and sign him in and shit. Good times.

      Also my little boy turned 3 this month and started pre-K on Monday, so I’m just at the beginning. I will be 58 when he’s 18. Not ideal. I’m 43 and blessed to have both my parents alive at 75. Hope I can be around that long for lil’ Hubie.

    28. I wasn’t allowed to have my sister sleep in my dorm room, and to be clear this was not a Jowles-specific problem

    29. Hubert:
      wow I did not know Jowles and I both attended the same college. I’m significantly older, though. My freshman year was Derek Jeter’s rookie season, and he was sleeping with a girl on the Fordham dance team. But it’s a Catholic school that tries to prevent premarital sex so it has all these archaic guest pass rules. Anyway, I and several of my freshman year friends had to pretend Derek fucking Jeter was coming to visit us when he wanted to visit our friend/his girl in the Alumni North dormitory. We’d have to walk downstairs and sign him in and shit. Good times.

      Also my little boy turned 3 this month and started pre-K on Monday, so I’m just at the beginning. I will be 58 when he’s 18. Not ideal. I’m 43 and blessed to have both my parents alive at 75. Hope I can be around that long for lil’ Hubie.

      I’ve had nearly 12 straight years of teenagers in my household and it ends in 2 months when my youngest turns 20. Teenagers in your late 50s/early 60s is a trip. They’re all Knicks fans at least!

      I lived my entire childhood a stone’s throw from Fordham and played some super-intense pickup backetball on that concrete floor in the Lombardi Center in the ’80s. Got my admin degree from Fordham but mostly at the Lincoln Center campus.

    30. I will be welcoming my first born in 1 month or so, but I am not sure how to feel about being a parent. I think I would be good at parenting, but this notion I am quite sure is built upon my ignorant confidence, too. Any reading or whatever recommendations?

    31. Definitely came through with the scars from my chemo. I’m far from invincible.

      This community gives me strength, even when it is bogged down in dysfunctional arguments.

      I like it better when the disagreements are about opinions and facts, not basic good faith.

      Last thought, please get a colonoscopy at 45, or earlier if you have warning signs. I was waiting until I was 50 and the cancer sent me to the ER when I was 49.

    32. wow, stage 3 and a trip to the ER…no real warning signs prior? if you don’t mind me asking, how long did your treatment period last?

    33. Emergency surgery to remove tumor. 6 months on the colostomy bag. 12 rounds of chemo over 22 weeks. Two years later, I am all good.

      I completed the NYC marathon five months before I was diagnosed.

    34. I second the motion on early cancer detection because many times by the time you find out about it, it’s too late to stop it.

    35. Ephus, not to upstage you, but I’ve had 19 rounds of chemo in a year’s time with no end in sight for me.
      Can I give you an internet hug?

    36. I came very close to getting part of my colon removed and I strongly recommend getting tested. I got tested early because my family has a history of colon cancer. A large flat polyp was found and the first doctor couldn’t get it out and told me I had to have part of my colon removed. A second opinion from a second doctor found a way to get it removed without removing any colon. So I was saved from colon cancer by the first colonoscopy and saved from losing my colon by the second one. And I wasn’t quite fifty yet.

    37. ***my little boy turned 3 this month***

      Wait, it’s been three years and ten months since the night you left us that night to visit with your neighbor? Damn, time flies…

    38. ***belly-flopping back to my postindustrial-wasteland hometown***

      You were still the king of the ston.

    39. Joinone: I will be welcoming my first born in 1 month or so, but I am not sure how to feel about being a parent. I think I would be good at parenting, but this notion I am quite sure is built upon my ignorant confidence, too. Any reading or whatever recommendations?

      Congrats on the baby. :) Recommendations? Well, on how to deal with it, it’ll be natural, don’t worry. Just be ready to do whatever is necessary for her/him to feel good. And be sure you’re well rested by then, cause you might not get proper sleep nights for some time. :P

    40. One difference being that i proposed an incentive in case Mitch plays 60 plus games on the season, and Brad had a much more interesting choice of a number – 69. LOL

    41. cybersoze:
      One difference being that i proposed an incentive in case Mitch plays 60 plus games on the season, and Brad had a much more interesting choice of a number – 69. LOL

      As I believe the kids say… nice!

    42. Wishing all of you and your families (yes, all!) the best of health and happiness as another school year approaches. More due to my kids than my job, I tend to measure life in school years. For me, the old saying rings true: you are only as happy as your least happy child. I’ve been fortunate with my own wellbeing but not as much with my kids’ health. Seeing some light at the end of the tunnel but its been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with by far. But in the big scheme of things, I’ve lived a charmed life in all facets, most folks would gladly trade their problems for mine.

    43. On a kid note, my college soph volleyball playing daughter did her athletic testing and recorded a 31.5″ vertical.

    44. ephus:
      So, I also dropped my one-and-only child off at college last weekend.

      Yes, that makes me old.

      Having survived Stage 3 colon cancer, I am confident that being old is a lot better than the alternative.

      Getting old is definitely better than the alternative. I’m glad you were able to share that milestone moment with your child.

    45. Joinone:
      I will be welcoming my first born in 1 month or so, but I am not sure how to feel about being a parent. I think I would be good at parenting, but this notion I am quite sure is built upon my ignorant confidence, too. Any reading or whatever recommendations?

      Your life’s about to change. Good luck. The fact that you’re unsure and asking for advice makes me sure that you’ll be a great parent.
      My advice, enjoy every second with the kid – be their sports coach. Teach them to be ethical and independent. Teach the child how to learn. Use both positive and negative reinforcement: reward the good, punish the bad.

      Oh, and the most important advice? Catch up on your sleep now!

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