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What is the ceiling for Iman Shumpert as a player in the NBA?
Joe Caporoso - Shumpert’s performance in the playoffs was one thing New York Knicks fans could feel overly positive about when the season ended. We knew he had the athleticism and mindset to develop into a premier defender in the league but the improved shooting consistency, energy on offense and mature attitude in the locker room has hopes sky high for him. Does Shumpert have the ability to become Paul George-Lite? I think so. I’m not sure how quick he will get there though. The Knicks badly need Shumpert to be their #2 option by the time next year’s playoffs roll around to alleviate nightly pressure on JR Smith. I think realistic and tangible goals for Shumpert this year ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The 2nd option, or should I say the lack of the 2nd option, plagued the Knicks all season. With their real 2nd option, Amar’e Stoudemire out due to injury, the Knicks turned to J.R. Smith as their 2nd and only other offensive weapon. The only problem is that J.R. has proved that he not that type of player. This is another issue that held the Knicks back during the season as well...
CAN'T DO IT ALONE
Carmelo Anthony reportedly is concerned that the Knicks will stand pat this offseason but believes the team needs to add a secondary scorer to help carry the load.
By Hannibal Knowles
Chris Copeland, the 6’8” 29 year old rookie captured the hearts of Knicks fans as soon as he suited up in the orange and blue. He arrived in the NBA after playing in the Euroleague for five years and having played a stint in the NBA D-League.
One thing I can definitely say about “Cope” is that he has been beneficial to this Knicks team. For this postseason...
Though the Knicks bowed out in the second round of the playoffs this season, there's still plenty to be excited about.After instilling a defensive mentality throughout his squad, Mike Woodson led the way and helped New York accomplish great things. An Atlantic Division title, a 54 win season, and a playoff series' victory were all things that happened under Woodson's...
Last week, we kicked our New York Knicks Draft Blunders with the Round Mound of Disappointment known as Michael Sweetney, but trust me, the Knicks have matched that incompetency on much more than one occasion. In 2002, they finally made the right selection, but still managed to make a mess of it.
With the seventh pick of the 2002 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks selected Nene Hilario...
At this point, the New York Knicks are hoping that the tear in small forward Carmelo Anthony’s shoulder is able to heal on its own, without requiring surgery. If Anthony does eventually need to go under the knife, the procedure could sideline him for the start of the regular season, according to Ian Begley of ESPN New York.The Knicks currently plan to have Anthony rest for the...
We are doing this exercise a bit sooner than we had hoped.
This whole Knicks season seemed like it was destined to end with the answer to a single question: Could the Knicks take out the Heat in the playoffs? It’s likely we know the answer, despite not ever getting to see the two teams confront each other in the Eastern Conference Finals. Most observers believe that the Knicks...
Carmelo Anthony has came out publicly saying he really needs more help in New York if the Knicks are thinking about winning an NBA title. Anthony calls combo guard Iman Shumpert a future NBA star, but not for a couple of seasons. Anthony wants another star to fill those bright lights of New York. Where is he going to get one? He figures that Amar’e Stoudemire will never really...
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Carmelo Anthony, who the Knicks rely on heavily on offense, reportedly wants the Knicks to add a second scorer during the offseason but fears they will not make any major moves.
According to a source, Anthony has told a confidant he is concerned management will stand pat this offseason and said he believes the team needs to add a bona...
The Heat and Pacers are currently going toe to toe in the Eastern Conference Finals, leaving the Knicks and their fans alike to sit back at home in awe and frustration at what could've been.Before New York ultimately attacks its offseason and the front office aims to make necessary changes and improvements, plenty of fans are still reflecting upon what went wrong against Indiana...
Every week leading up to the NBA Draft, Turn On The Knicks will round up what a variety of mock drafts have the New York Knicks doing with the 24th overall pick. We will also include our commentary and any updates on where the team is expressing interest. You can see last week’s edition here.
SB Nation – Kenny Kadji, F, Miami - “At the very least, they need a guy who can...
Mike Woodson has one guaranteed year remaining on the three-year deal he signed prior to the 2012-13 season.
Woodson's guaranteed portion of the contract coincides with Carmelo Anthony's opt-out clause next summer.
Woodson has compiled an overall record of 72-34 with the Knicks — good for the franchise’s highest coaching winning percentage (.679).