Found May 24, 2013 on Turn On The Knicks:
The Turn On The Knicks 12 Pack is back to give a preliminary overview of the New York Knicks off-season. Make sure to give our writers a follow on Twitter – Joe Caporoso, Chris Celletti, Kevin Smith, Chris DiGioia, Tim Murray and Matt Fritz. If you are interested in joining the staff, send an email over to – Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend! 1. An important thing to remember when discussing JR Smith and the Knicks – Because of how the salary cap is structured, the Knicks can’t let him walk and then use that money on another comparable player. It is basically pay JR (on a contract that is reasonable for his regular season performance) or let 18 points per game walk away. So yeah…JR is coming back. 2. One in-house way to make sure JR is not carrying such a burden every night as the team’s “number two” guy is the continued development of Iman Shumpert. The Knicks need him to round out his mid-range game, improve his ball-handling and become a 13-16 point per ni...

J.R. Smith attends Puerto Rican professional basketball game, sits behind bench

For those of you wondering what New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is up to since his squad has been eliminated from the playoffs, it appears that J.R. is catching some sun in Puerto Rico along with some hoops. Check out this image courtesy of Primera Hora’s Raul Alzaga of Mr. Smith keeping track of the action from behind the bench of Santurce (who play in the Puerto Rican professional...

Report: J.R. Smith Battled Knee Injury During Knicks’ Playoff Run

While J.R. Smith was mired in his playoff shooting slump, we said that something else had to be going on than the illness the Knicks provided as a reason. There may have been more to the story after all. Smith battled a knee injury for most of the playoffs, the New York Post reports, starting with the first-round series against the Celtics. The knee reportedly began to bother him...

Knicks’ J.R. Smith played through fluid buildup in knee

Small forward Carmelo Anthony wasn’t the only New York Knicks’ player dealing with injury at the end of the season. Shooting guard J.R. Smith was playing through a swollen left knee that contained fluid buildup, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.Smith is expected to have his knee drained of the fluid in the next two weeks. This would be the same procedure Anthony...

New York Knicks Fantasy Rankings – 2012-13 Season Finale

Oh, how the playoffs change everything. In our last edition, Tyson Chandler was a “walking double-double,” J-Kidd “could average 1.5 steals and 1.5 treys in his sleep,” and I hoped that Dolan was “more willing to open the wallet for J.R. than he was for Jeremy Lin.” Twelve postseason games turned our rankings upside-down. Since we don’t know who is staying and who...

What’s Next For The New York Knicks? 3 Things That Can Be Addressed In The Offseason That Should Help For Next Year

The Knicks were eliminated in game six of the eastern conference semi-finals, thus ending what once looked like a very promising season. Even though they won 54 games through out the course of the season, they were very streaky and retained some glaring flaws going into the postseason. Perhaps they shouldn’t have been the number two seed in the east because they played a little...

TOK Throwback Thursday – May 23rd Edition – New York Knicks Draft Blunders

For most Knicks fans, transitioning your focus from the heat of the NBA Playoffs to the stillness leading up to the NBA Draft is a tough pill to swallow, especially with the team’s propensity to come up with some real oddball selections. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to highlight some of those picks, starting with the famed draft class of 2003. The 2003 NBA Draft couldn’t...

Knicks Basketball: Player by Player Offseason Improvements

By Chris Connolly After a disappointing conclusion to the season for the Knicks, it is time for the players to hit the offseason and make improvements. In some cases, this means taking a look in the mirror, and individually finding ways to improve their game. GM Glen Grunwald has made it clear that next season’s team will consist of many of the same cast of characters as lasts...

Carmelo is Not Enough- Knicks need to Improve their Roster

  By Josh Cacella The New York Knicks are in a world of trouble if they expect to do as well next year without making significant changes to the roster. The Knicks roster this year was simply old, in fact they had they oldest average age of any team in NBA history. Their tired legs were evident in the playoffs. Jason Kidd who was a important piece to the puzzle early in the year...

Prigioni Has No Plans To Return To Spanish League

Pablo Prigioni has no plans to return to the Spanish League. “If I can choose, I prefer to play in the United States and stay in the NBA,’’ Prigioni said. Prigioni will hit restricted free agency on July 1. Prigioni is expected to seek a one-year deal worth about $2 million.

2012-13 New York Knicks: A belated eulogy for a team that ‘got it’

With their loss to the Pacers, many are claiming the 2012-13 season as a failure for the Knicks. A closer look shows that the team actually overachieved. This squad did something not seen in New York since before Y2K.

Knicks Basketball: A Series in Review

By Kenneth Teape With the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat starting their Eastern Conference Finals series tonight, it is finally set in that the Knicks have been eliminated from the playoffs.  It was a rough series against the Pacers as they struggled on both sides of the court for most of the six games and were eliminated by a team that looked like they wanted it more.  Here are...

Report: Carmelo Anthony Has Partial Torn Labrum in Left Shoulder, May Need Surgery

Photo via SB Nation The good thing is the New York Knicks are in the offseason, but the bad thing is their superstar Carmelo Anthony may need surgery to repair left shoulder. Anthony, who received the 2013 NBA scoring title, injured his left labrum in Game 5 of the first round of the 2013 playoffs against the Boston Celtics, and recently, the small forward received news that he...
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