Irving vs. Parker: Just tip of the hype iceberg in Cavs-Spurs

308 days after Kyrie Irving, a magician currently employed by the Cleveland Cavaliers, exploded for 57 points in an instant-classic win against the San Antonio Spurs, those two heavyweights will pummel each other again on Thursday night.Last season, it took 47 minutes for Irving's intoxicating play to tattoo itself inside every brain that witnessed the show. Each point was genius...
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Watch Arron Afflalo down the Hawks with 38 points on 17 shots

Arron Afflalo should provide a reminder that not all players in their prime years who have a down year are on a constant downward trajectory. Afflalo had arguably the worst year of his career last season, splitting it between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. After signing with the Knicks this offseason, though, he's bounced back.Afflalo is hardly at the almost-All-Star levels he was...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Drops 28 on ATL

Arron Afflalo dropped a season-high 38 points in a Knicks win over the Hawks. Shooting 14-17 from the field with seven threes but for the defensive minded Afflalo getting stops was the key. “Throughout our mini-losing streak this past week, we’ve been one of the worst defensive teams in the league, so we really wanted to focus on helping each other out defensively and moving...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Afflalo The Leader

No NBA fan base has been this excited about a sub-.500 team in recent memory, but the hype for the New York Knicks is both real and justified. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis, as reinforced by his galvanizing 28-point performance against the Mavericks Monday night, is bona fide star material. HBO's Bill Simmons nicely summed up Knicks fans' feelings of optimism right now: How many players...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo is already making the Knicks offense better

There are two good pieces of news for the Knicks right now: First, Arron Afflalo is back on the floor after returning an entering the starting lineup for Wednesday's game in Charlotte. Secondly, Sasha Vujacic is out of the starting lineup. And those two elements have added a different dynamic to the Knicks offense.Marc Berman details that at the New York Post:Vujacic is shooting...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Arron Afflalo (hamstring) could return to Knicks on Wednesday

Arron Afflalo is yet to play in a regular season game for the Knicks this year. After hurting his hamstring in the preseason, coming back and then reinjurying that same hammy, Afflalo has missed New York first seven games on the way to a 3-4 start for the Knicks.Now though, it appears he is well on his way back, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday:Knicks fans are begging for the...
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November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Barkley says the Knicks will make the playoffs

by Mark Fishman Never one to filter himself, former NBA star and current TNT basketball analyst Charles Barkley has made yet another outrageous statement. Charles Barkley says the Knicks will make the playoffs. "I'm guaranteeing it!" he says. Here's why: — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 26, 2015 Despite coming off of a 2014-15 campaign in which the...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Arron Afflalo (hamstring) out at least 2 more weeks

Arron Afflalo missed time at the start of training camp because of a hamstring issue, but he returned for the Knicks' fourth preseason with the hope that all those problems were over. Unfortunately, his hopes never actually materialized. Now, Afflalo may be out even longer than he originally thought.From Fred Kerber of the New York Post:Sasha Vujacic has been the placeholder in Afflalo...
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October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo injuring his hamstring shows problems within Knicks

Arron Afflalo missed the Knicks' first three preseason games and plenty of practices because of a hamstring issue he was dealing with early in the exhibition slate. He returned for New York's fourth preseason game, looking like the normal Arron Afflalo we saw last year. But Thursday night, during the Knicks' final contest before the meaningful ones begin, Afflalo went down again...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Carmelo on 27-win prediction for Knicks: ‘I laugh at that’

Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will be a far improved team and scoffs at the notion the squad can’t improve more than 10 wins upon its 17-win campaign last season. The source of Anthony’s ire are recent projections published by FiveThirtyEight that pegs the Knicks to win only 27 games this upcoming season. Anthony finds that prediction quite amusing, in fact, and...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks want to keep Kristaps Porzingis in starting lineup

The Knicks have dealt with a couple of injuries to starters during the preseason, but so far, things have been looking good. The quad that went just 17-65 last year is already 4-1 with only one contest left to play in the exhibition slate Thursday evening at Boston.Arron Afflalo has missed some games but is now back and playing with the first unit. Same goes for rookie power forward...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo: I made money as a kid by selling CDs to Kendrick Lamar

You may not think of Arron Afflalo as one to scrounge for money after the shooting guard signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Knicks this offseason, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a time before New York, before the NBA, before the basketball fame.Afflalo recently wrote a piece for the Players' Tribune about his entrepreneurial upbringing in Compton, CA. It began when...
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October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Restoring Respectibility: New York Knicks 2015-16 Season Preview

While they aren’t quite a playoff team yet, New York’s offseason additions will make them a much more competitive team this season. Last Year’s Record: 17-65 Key Additions: Robin Lopez Arron Afflalo Kyle O’Quinn Kristaps Porzingis Jerian Grant Derrick Williams Key Departures: Jason Smith Andrea Bargnani Alexey Shved Shane Larkin Season Outlook: The Knicks were...
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October 06, 2015  |  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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September 28, 2015  |  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 be a little...
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September 25, 2015  |  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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September 14, 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...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo says Carmelo Anthony is 'very committed' to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony's commitment to the Knicks has been in question over the last few days after Walt 'Clyde' Frazier wondered if Melo would want a trade if the Knicks had another down season in the upcoming year.Now, it's time for one of the newest Knicks, Arron Afflalo, to weigh in, and he disagrees.From Newsday's Al Iannazzone:Afflalo said upon signing with the Knicks that Melo hadn...
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August 06, 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...
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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

By Ian Casselberry 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...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Four NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

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