Three questions the Knicks face heading into training camp

With training camp about to tip off, here’s what to watch for as your favorite team prepares for the 2015-16 season. Some of these questions will be answered quickly; others could linger into the regular season. Either way, here are three things that will define the first month of this new season: Does failure to bring in a superstar mean absolute failure? Go big or go home. The...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: New York Knicks

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's is the next installment of our series on the New York Knicks. 2014-15 Record: 17-65 Notable Acquisitions: Robin Lopez (FA), Kristaps Porzingis (Draft), Derrick Williams (FA), Arron Afflalo (FA), Jerian Grant (Draft) Notable Departures: Andrea Bargnani, Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr. Temperature Check: After...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher wants Phil Jackson to be more involved with Knicks

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson avoided a hands-on approach with the team last season because he did not want to step on first-year head coach Derek Fisher’s toes. But after the Knicks finished with the second-worst record in the league, the novice coach told the sage that he would like some advice and assistance in the future. “Derek’s kind of asked me to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Knicks defense improve in 2015-16?

The Knicks had one of the worst defenses in the NBA last year, but a almost a completely new roster could change things in New York.The Knicks signed Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams, Kevin Seraphin and Kyle O'Quinn among others. They drafted Jerian Grant and Kristaps Porzingis in the first round. They're also expecting healthier versions of Carmelo Anthony and Jose Calderon...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 8: Waking Up From the Dwightmare

Not every trade has one winner and one loser, but boy oh boy some of them sure do. Throughout the month we’ll count down the ten most one-sided trades of the last ten years. The rankings are totally subjective, but this much is for sure: with each of these deals, one team really screwed themselves over, and one team gave themselves a gigantic vault towards glory. August 10, 2012...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Calderon: 'We'll win more than 17 games'

Take this for a bold prediction: Jose Calderon thinks the 17-win Knicks will be better this year.Woah. Hold up. Better, you say? Than 17 wins? Blasphemy!No, it's true. He thinks they're going to improve. And after adding Robin Lopez, Kevin Seraphin, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams, Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant and Kyle O'Quinn while also expecting healthier seasons from Calderon...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks seeing drop in season-ticket renewals

Let me ask you a question: Would you want to give a ton of money to a team that won just 17 games a season ago? Probably not, right? Well, you're apparently not alone.Here's more from Marc Berman of the New York Post:Even 87 percent seems a little high considering the condition of the Knicks, who did revamp their roster to a degree over the summer, signing Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

What should we expect from the Knicks this year?

ESPN Forecast predicted the Knicks would win 25 games in the upcoming season, an eight-victory increase from last year's total, but still one which would have fans pretty upset with the organization's progress.Over at ESPN, Ian Begley writes about the fairness of that prediction. Are the Knicks actually going to be this bad again? What does history say? Here's more from Begley:Don...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #28 New York Knicks

Folks, we did it, we’ve gotten to trilogy status. I welcome you all to the third installment of the 30 part series, where we breakdown the teams in order from worst to first. Today, we have ourselves a doozy on our hands. A team that has been critiqued by nearly everyone, and whose struggles continued even into the offseason, despite the help of the Zen Master. This basketball...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: 'I look for Arron to be a leader'

Arron Afflalo had a down season in 2014-15, splitting it between the Nuggets and the Trail Blazers, but Phil Jackson isn't too worried about that. ESPN has published a series of interviews with the Knicks president, and during the latest edition, Jackson explains exactly why he expects the shooting guard to have a turnaround season for the Knicks, whom Afflalo signed with back in...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: Who Has a Better Chance of Reaching the Playoffs?

Joe Johnson #7 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net as Lance Thomas #42 of the New York Knicks defends at the Barclays Center on February 6, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Both the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will be competing for a playoff berth next season, after both teams saw major changes this offseason. The Knicks...
Via The Sports Journal
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo says Carmelo Anthony is ‘very committed’ to the Knicks

Earlier this week, New York Knicks legend Walt Frazier got the fanbase a little concerned after some comments he made about forward Carmelo Anthony. Frazier questioned if Carmelo will get impatient with the Knicks rebuild and ask for a trade. While Frazier made some good points, he got the attention of everyone when he made those comments. But one Knick player says he doesn’t...
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August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Signed with Knicks to Play with Carmelo Anthony

The New York Knicks were hoping to make a splash in free agency this offseason, but that didn’t end up happening. Instead, they were happy to settle for a few decent pieces that will help them turn things around during the 2015-16 season. They certainly aren’t championship contenders, but they aren’t going to be a pushover team either. Arron Afflalo was one of the middle of...
Via Hoops-Nation
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony 'played a big role' in Arron Afflalo signing with Knicks

Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony were teammates with the Nuggets. Now, they're reunited with the Knicks. That may not be much of a coincidence. From ESPN's Ian Begley:Afflalo signed a two-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks early in the free agency period.This is somewhat of a veer in a new direction for Afflalo, who said during the second week of July that Melo hadn't contacted...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks analyst Walt Frazier isn’t very enthused about team’s chances next season

Watching the New York Knicks is rough enough for the team’s fans these days. But imagine how it must be for those who have to follow the Knicks closely because they’re paid to do so. Walt “Clyde” Frazier is the color analyst on the Knicks’ MSG Network telecasts. Of course, he’s also one of the franchise’s all-time best players. Frazier was part of two championship...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

  (Mar 25, 2015 – Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The New York Knicks made a lot of moves this offseason and this is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason. Basically, my favorite offseason move, my least favorite and one that I think was very wise of the team. Moves Made: Signed Robin Lopez (four seasons...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Four NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

The Portland Trail Blazers were the clear losers of NBA free agency, but four teams in particular emerged the negotiation period with an upgraded roster. Re-signings were not factored into the making of the list. Only the players who selected a different franchise for which they suited up in 2014-15 season were considered. Milwaukee Bucks   Greg Monroe: This was the best...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Five unpopular NBA free agency opinions

The overriding narrative of free agency has been the prevalence of competence. Star players are ignoring big markets and superstar teammates in favor of organizational forethought. Free agents are ignoring the Knicks and Lakers because they’re the last two teams (well … until the Nets get left alone on the dance floor next summer) that seem to think those things matter. Players...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: "We need to win" to attract free agents

The New York Knicks finalized a few terrific moves in free agency, but the signings weren’t glamorous, flashy superstars. They missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, two frontcourt talents several New York fans desired. However, team president Phil Jackson admitted the franchise must rebound from a couple disappointing seasons in order to become a top destination once...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks say they 'weren't chasing the biggest stars' in offseason

The New York Knicks' offseason has lacked the sizzle many New York fans demand. The Knicks did come away with center Robin Lopez, forward Derrick Williams and guards Arron Afflalo and Kyle O'Quinn, but swung and missed on players like LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe. But the team is now saying that was somewhat by design. "We tried to be as clear as we could possibly...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks introduce 4 new acquisitions to help rebuild

LAS VEGAS (AP) Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, Kyle O'Quinn and Derrick Williams all were handed their white New York Knicks jerseys for the first time, then posed for dozens of photos inside a hotel ballroom. Smiles all around. It's a good start for the Knicks. The four free-agent acquisitions were introduced in Las Vegas on Friday, all of them convinced of two things: they made the...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Projected 2015-2016 New York Knicks Starting Lineup

With the addition of Robin Lopez, the New York Knicks finally have a rim protector. The New York Knicks may not have made quite the splash in free agency that fans were hoping for, but they have set themselves up nicely with a few key acquisitions this offseason. In fact, they may have added three new starters from free agency. Four solid role players officially became New York...
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks announce signings of 4 free agents

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have signed guard Arron Afflalo, center Robin Lopez and forwards Derrick Williams and Kyle O'Quinn. O'Quinn was acquired from Orlando by a sign-and-trade. The Knicks gave the Magic the right to exchange 2019 second-round draft picks and cash considerations. Team President Phil Jackson said Thursday the players will provide ''veteran leadership,...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Picture in the Big Apple

Despite the fact that many of us are still laughing about Phil Jackson’s tweet during the playoffs and the boos at Barclays following Kristaps Porzingis’ no. 4 draft selection, the New York Knicks have quietly had a quality offseason. Moving past the immediate irony of Jackson drafting the Latvian project with a proclivity for shooting three-balls, let’s take a look at what...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

The new Knicks: Lopez, Afflalo, Williams, O’Quinn, Porzingis

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks didn’t get a chance to chase or land a star player during free agency, but they still managed to sign quality players. New York has agreed to terms with Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams and Kyle O’Quinn in free agency.  The players should help the team take a step forward from the 17-win disaster during the 2014...
Via Sports-Glory
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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