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Thomas Robinson, the young PF from Kansas was a beast in college. However, in the NBA he has not seen the court enough to judge him as a bust or a sure shot. Drafted 5th overall by the Sacramento Kings, then traded to Houston for one part of the Morris twins, Thomas was buried on the bench for the rest of the year, as well as the playoffs with the Houston Rockets.
What is Thomas Robinson’s upside? His size and strength was evident at Kansas, but so far in the NBA he has not performed as a 5th pick should. His back to the basket moves are adequate at this point, and could only get better with hard work and proper training. His jumper is shaky at best, however like many “bigs” without a soft touch, hard work and reps could advance their game offensively.
Would he be a good fit for the New York Knicks? He would be a perfect fit for the undersized NY Knicks. He can come off the bench, bring size, youth and athletic ability in the paint, as well as around the basket. We all know that Amar’e is limited with minute restrictions and injuries, so T-Rob would be a natural alternative for STAT. He could ease his way into the position and learn from the vets, while giving the Knicks a top 5 draftee to add to their roster. He is a young talented prospect with a ton of upside, no brainer if you are New York.
Can and how the Knicks can steal him: This task will not be easy. The Rockets want to dump salary, not add. The Knicks have a 1st rounder that Houston might want, but that will not be enough, because the Knicks cannot add salary. The Rockets would need to take either Novak or Camby which is most unlikely. New York could attempt to sign Cope and trade him, but then again Houston is looking to shed salary for D-12, not add. The only way this could work is if they took either Camby or Novak, since their salaries are only guaranteed for this upcoming season and not the final year in their deals.
In the end, this deal possibility is on shaky ground from the start, due to the Knicks lack of assets and financial flexibility. T-Rob is a great prospect the Knicks could use for now and the future, but the odds of them grabbing him are slim. However Grunwald has shown in the past he could get creative. Maybe he can swing a 3-team deal with T-Rob ending up on the Knicks. Stay tuned for the soap opera that is the New York Knicks.
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New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has a little bit of free time and a whole of money.
So what does he do to play to both factors? He hooks up with his man super-producer Swizz Beatz at a Manhattan art auction.
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After falling short of some very prevalent expectations following a second-round playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers, there's no doubt the Knicks have room for improvement.There are plenty of positions and/or players New York can stand to upgrade, with a handful of voids to be filled. The first order of business will be exploring such improvements via this month's NBA Draft...
By Chris Connolly
With the recent retirement of Jason Kidd it seems like a good time to address the future of Pablo Prigioni with the New York Knicks. If it wasn’t obvious that the Knicks needed to retain Prigioni before, it has become even more evident now. Prigioni emerged as a bright spot for the Knicks this season after coming over from Europe. Credit Glen Grunwald and his...
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Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons may have had to let down a fan when she asked him to escort her to prom, but the NBA star still made sure she had a memorable evening.
The 24-year-old basketball player sent a party bus to take Stephanie Flores and her friends to the big dance.
Parsons was first contacted by Stephanie on Twitter a few weeks ago, as she tried to convince...
Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons was asked by one of his fans to be her date to prom recently over twitter, but sadly he couldn’t fit it in his busy schedule of being a grownup. So instead, he sent this ******* party bus in his stead, which somehow was a close second (via Deadspin). Hey Chandler, if a cute (hopefully) 18 year old asks you out, and she’s just as happy...
Sources: J.R. Smith will decline his player option and will likely re-sign … More here in my story — espn.go.com/new-york/nba/s… #Knicks
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 4, 2013
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Every Knicks fan in the Big Apple knows Spike Lee's passion. Over the past couple of seasons, fans have also become familiar with media personality Ben Lyons' said ability to live the "real fan life."Those two may often be front and center at The Garden, but who can forget about Steve Schirripa? Star of The Sopranos fame, the actor has also been a staple at "...
Jason Kidd announced his retirement after a wonderful 19-year career in the NBA and in honor of him hanging up his sneakers, Cal’s athletic department released a two minute highlight video of his time there. The crossover on Bobby Hurley towards the end of the reel is pretty fantastic.
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Knicks swingman JR Smith will decline his $2.9 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent, sources are reporting. The decision is not unexpected, as his career year will fetch him a lot more money on the open market, though it’s still assumed he’ll opt to go back to New York. JR loves New York – with the nightclubs and Rihanna, and the food and the women, and...
By Aaron Kopperl
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The New york Knicks are set to host six NBA Draft hopefuls tomorrow in their first pre-draft workout.
None are being touted very highly and none may be drafted in the first round, but they will get a look from the Knicks, nonetheless.
Here are some highlights from the attendees:
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