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...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Only Have 4 Of 17 Players From 14-15 Camp

The New York Knicks only have four of the 17 players that were in training camp with the team a year ago as Phil Jackson has worked to turn over the roster. Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Cleanthony Early are the only four players still on the Knicks' roster. The Knicks have traded away the likes of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., while Amar...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson explains why the Knicks signed Derrick Williams

Even among those who praised the Knicks' offseason for the team's intelligence in not overpaying for overrated talent, the contract the organization gave Derrick Williams raised some eyebrows. Williams signed a two-year, $10 million deal (with a second-year player option of $5 million) with New York back in July after coming off a few rough seasons with the Timberwolves and Kings...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says Robin Lopez's defense will be essential

The Knicks wanted to go get some big names to play center for them this offseason, but some of the top options fell though.Greg Monroe signed with the Bucks. LaMarcus Aldridge went to the Spurs. DeAndre Jordan remained in Los Angeles. New York ended up with Robin Lopez, a solid center, but someone who isn't necessarily as flashy an option as the previous three. In the latest version...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Might Sometimes Say Silly Things, But That’s Okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five “crystal ball” Nuggets games to watch

Most national pundits see this as a rebuilding year for the Nuggets, who might fight for an eight seed at best in the Western Conference. We’re a bit more optimistic, and think the Nuggets could surprise some people. Still, the Nuggets real hope is for the not-so-distant future. With the NBA schedule finally released, we examine five games that will give a better look at how the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan’s Bulls vs. Russell’s Celtics: Dueling Dynasties

Our “Best of the NBA Summer Tour” at Crossover Chronicles takes a brief detour from dueling top-5 lists. We narrow today’s discussion to A or B: Which NBA dynasty was — and is — better: The 1990s Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson, or the 1960s Boston Celtics of Bill Russell and Red Auerbach? Both dynasties were going to be mentioned in this piece, regardless...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5 Best Single-Season NBA Teams of All Time

The 2014-’15 Golden State Warriors completed a historically relevant season in June — 67 wins, a 10.1 point differential (8th all time), and the second greatest home court advantage in NBA history. MVP Steph Curry completed a signature season, one that has unofficially confirmed he’s the greatest shooter ever. The Warriors were the best offensive and defensive team in the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Jordan would pick Dean Smith over Phil Jackson as coach

Michael Jordan is the best basketball player to ever play the game, and that statement cannot be questioned if the big picture is looked at. He was a legend with the North Carolina Tar Heels in college, and had an absolutely amazing career with the Chicago Bulls as well. In a recent interview he was asked whether he’d take Dean Smith or Phil Jackson as his head coach if he had...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The five greatest NBA head coaches of all time

Everyone would agree on the four best NBA coaches of all time. The order is the only question. Just exactly how would you rank the four best NBA coaches who have ever lived, and who’s number five? Continuing our “Best Of The NBA Summer Series” at Crossover Chronicles, Joe Manganiello and I take a look at the bench bosses of basketball: * JOE MANGANIELLO (@thatjoemags) ...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor: Three concerns about the third overall pick

Somewhere in between the start of the NCAA basketball season and the Golden State Warriors' romp to an NBA championship, the basketball world soured on Jahlil Okafor. His drop from consensus first pick to the second occurred during the season, as Karl-Anthony Towns rightfully moved to the pole position on most mock draft boards. In the months after Okafor won a national championship...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Sign Sasha Vujacic to a One-Year Deal

The New York Knicks have the feel of being a Los Angeles Lakers’ run team. Phil Jackson is the President of Basketball Operations, and Derek Fisher is the head coach. Now, the Lakers have agreed to sign free agent shooting guard Sasha Vujacic to a one-year contract to bring another Lakers face into the mix. The New York Knicks have reached agreement on a one-year deal with free...
Via Hoops-Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Knicks should pursue Boozer

Phil Jackson and his team can turn this summer around by adding Carlos Boozer to the fold Although New York Knicks fans may be disappointed with how Phil Jackson has handled free agency thus far, the Zen Master nevertheless still has time to turn those jeers into cheers. Recently, rumors have circulated that the Knicks have shown interest in Los Angeles Lakers forward Carlos Boozer...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer. Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man. Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Duke players fail to live up to expectations of NBA

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson On Monday, Charley Rose published the fourth article in a five-part ESPN series about New York Knicks president Phil Jackson, and his attempt to gut and rebuild the team. While most of the focus, and the headlines, of the article, which is based on interactions with Jackson on January 10, focus on the Knicks trading Iman Shumpert and J.R...
Via College Spun
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers are trying to follow the other LA team of 2010

The Golden State Warriors weren’t always elegant in their run to the 2015 NBA title, and goodness knows, Draymond Green frequently approached the line between “aggressive and dirty” on the court. He can be reckless at times. Yet, one would ultimately have to conclude that the Warriors had no knuckleheads on their roster. Championship teams generally don’t have knuckleheads...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: JR Smith was traded for 'delinquent behavior'

It appears that the great Phil Jackson’s public persona no longer includes a filter. The New York Knicks executive has been increasingly candid when speaking to the media in recent years—a fact that repeated itself in comments Jackson made for an ESPN piece on the team’s 2014-15 season. And the guy that took most of the hits from Jackson was none other than current free agent...
Via Sportsnaut
July 20, 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...
Via Sportsnaut
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Free agency signings lack fireworks, but add depth

Phil Jackson Before the dawn of each NBA free agency frenzy, the hopes are always high amongst the league’s fan bases. This summer all eyes were on LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe—throughout the league and especially in New York, where Phil Jackson sits atop his Madison Square Garden throne, attempting to reinvigorate a franchise that basically just treated...
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Krzyzewski throws shade at Phil Jackson regarding the triangle offense

As many of you already know, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is considered one of the best coaches in NBA history. He is also considered a offensive genius due to the triangle offense he ran with the Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is also considered one of the best coaches as well and had a different prospective of Jackson triangle...
Via No Guts, No Glory
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the New York Knicks Losing Ground in the Free Agency Race?

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks have options in free agency, but which ones will they land? (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) The rumors of some other big-name free agents have changed quite a bit, but Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are still considered the leaders to land two free agents that could fit right into the starting five next season. The Knicks had been...
Via The Sports Journal
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson loves the Twitter criticism

Phil Jackson joined Twitter a little over two years ago, and in doing so opened himself up to the endless criticism professional athletes, coaches and executives are always dealing with. But don’t worry, it doesn’t bother the legendary coach. In fact, he loves it. In a lengthy interview with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony angry over Phil Jackson’s draft moves

The New York Knicks had the No. 4 overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, and Carmelo Anthony was expecting them to do a lot more with it. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports that Anthony called former teammate Tim Hardaway Jr. — who was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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