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The Knicks’ Offseason, 2020–21 Season May Be a Whole Lotta Waiting

The Knicks Wall (Eli Cohen) — Given the financial situation of the NBA and the overall draft class, it would not be hard to believe Knicks President Leon Rose waits out splashy moves for the franchise. If one word were to come to mind in the aftermath of the New York Knicks hiring Leon Rose and William “World Wide” Wes, it […] The post The Knicks’ Offseason, 2020–21 Season May Be a Whole Lotta...
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NBA Draft’s Best Player vs. Best Fit Will Cause Knicks Nightmares

The Knicks Wall (Brendan Campbell) — The Knicks have to decide if they want an NBA-ready player that fits the franchise in the draft or a prospect with the highest ceiling at 8. Nothing about drafting in the NBA is an exact science. Busts have occurred at every possible draft position. Unforeseen value has been gained at every possible draft position. […] The post NBA Draft’s Best Player vs. Best Fit Will Cause...
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Tom Thibodeau Could Be Dennis Smith Jr.’s Last Hope

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — After hiring Tom Thibodeau, the Knicks may be on the heels of a Dennis Smith Jr. rejuvenation. The young point guard is on his last legs in New York. “We’re going to get you right” still sends shivers down the spines of New York Knicks fans. It was the fatal phrase that came out of […] The post Tom Thibodeau Could Be Dennis Smith Jr.’s Last Hope appeared first on The Knicks...
  • 21 days ago
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Would the Knicks Benefit From Rolling the Dice on a Victor Oladipo Trade?

The Knicks Wall (Ty Jordan) — All-Star guard Victor Oladipo is rumored to want out of Indiana, but it’s not definitive if the oft-injured star would help the Knicks. It’s that time of year again. Players are making their legends, earning their recognition as stars in the case of Jimmy Butler or unlikely NBA players making their bones. At the same […] The post Would the Knicks Benefit From Rolling the Dice on...
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Precious Achiuwa: A Questionable But Athletic Small-Ball Five Option

The Knicks Wall (Eugene Rapay) — Precious Achiuwa was the beneficiary of attention after James Wiseman left Memphis. The NBA Draft big man could help the Knicks at no. 27. You’ve got to be a pretty special player if people can refer to you solely by your first name, and you know exactly who they’re talking about. That’s the case for […] The post Precious Achiuwa: A Questionable But Athletic...
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Monday Musings: The Boys Are Back in Town

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — In this week’s Monday Musings, the Knicks get back together for some less-than-competitive mini-camp, and new rumors about the core come out. The New York Knicks are back. Not in the spirit that Amar’e Stoudemire once proclaimed—they are back in the literal sense. Following a six-month layoff the Knicks have returned to the motherland, Tarrytown, […] The post Monday Musings: The...
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The Most Underrated Clutch Shots in Knicks History

The Knicks Wall (Michael Corvo) — The signature Knicks moments are still re-played as often as ever. But what about some of the lesser-known clutch shots in franchise history? If you’re a New York Knicks fan, you know about Willis in ‘70. You’re familiar with or remember Allan Houston in Miami, Linsanity hitting Toronto, and Carmelo vs. the Bulls. You’ve seen […] The post The Most Underrated Clutch Shots in Knicks...
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The Knicks Wall Mock Draft: Running the Gambit of the Top 40 NBA Picks

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — With the Knicks possessing three top-40 picks in the 2020 NBA Draft, we looked at who could be available for the ‘Bockers in our (now-annual) mock draft. The real draft may have gone through numerous delays, but the The Knicks Wall’s Mock Draft experienced no such thing. This year’s mock draft includes many of the […] The post The Knicks Wall Mock Draft: Running the Gambit...
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Stretching the Knicks’ Floor: Possible Sharpshooting Big Men Targets in Free Agency

The Knicks Wall (Tim Kohut) — Given reports of a need for shooting at the four spot, don’t be surprised if the Knicks move Julius Randle and replace him in free agency. The New York Knicks need three-point shooting like…well, what’s the opposite of a hole in the head? The Knicks had some of the worst spacing in the NBA last […] The post Stretching the Knicks’ Floor: Possible Sharpshooting Big Men...
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We Don’t Know Jack (About the 2020 Draft)

The Knicks Wall (Eli Cohen) — The postponement(s) of the 2020 NBA Draft has created a uniquely uninformed environment where prospects have had months to refine their game. When COVID-19 brought the 2019–20 season screeching to a halt, temporarily for the NBA and permanently for the NCAA, it ushered in a pre-draft process unlike any the modern game has seen before. […] The post We Don’t Know Jack (About the...
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Is Aaron Nesmith a Viable Trade-Down Candidate for the Knicks?

The Knicks Wall (Dylan Burd) — 2020 NBA Draft prospect Aaron Nesmith is the subject of our latest profile, looking at how the Knicks would benefit from one of the best perimeter shooters in the class. Three-point shooting. That’s one of the massive requirements for any player the New York Knicks bring into the organization in the near future.  The need […] The post Is Aaron Nesmith a Viable Trade-Down Candidate for...
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Monday Musings: Don’t Take the Russell Westbrook Bait

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Russell Westbrook was rumored to be on the trading block for the Knicks, but landing with the Knicks would make absolutely no sense given some other options for New York. One certainty heading into the offseason is that Leon Rose will address the point guard position—more specifically, with a veteran point guard. Even if the […] The post Monday Musings: Don’t Take the Russell...
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Breaking Down the Pasts and Presents of Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks Coaching Staff

The Knicks Wall (Tyler Marko) — Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks coaching staff is filled out, with several familiar faces and new ones joining the seasoned coach in New York. In late July, Tom Thibodeau became the sixth New York Knicks head coach in six years, and along with his defensive reputation, he’s bringing in a new staff, too. While the new hires […] The post Breaking Down the Pasts and Presents of Tom...
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Patrick Williams Is Modern Basketball. The Knicks Could Select Him at 8.

The Knicks Wall (Quentin Haynes) — Suddenly Florida State forward Patrick Williams has emerged as a serious candidate for the eighth overall pick for the Knicks. While watching the NBA playoffs, you began to see some of the same things from each team. From my eye, the three recurring traits from each team are shooting, defense, and versatility. From the first […] The post Patrick Williams Is Modern Basketball. The...
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Knicks’ Five Year Outlook: Can New York Compete in the Eastern Conference in the Near Future?

The Knicks Wall (Nick Scolaro) — With the top half of the East strong, the Knicks have a lot to do to find themselves in the mix for contention sooner rather than later. The New York Knicks have had an eventful last six months, even without competing on the court for a vast majority of that time. Most notably, coaching and […] The post Knicks’ Five Year Outlook: Can New York Compete in the Eastern Conference in...
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