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2017 Knicks Roundtable: The Opening Day Roster

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — If you’re the GM, the roster is Melo, Noah, Rose, Porzingis, Lee, O’Quinn, Hernangomez, Jennings, Lance, and which 6 players? Kurylo: I’m going with Ndour, Randle, Baker, Kuzminskas, *sigh* Justin Holiday, and *sigh* Plumlee. Yes I would leave veterans Amundson and Sasha at the door. But then again I don’t see the Knicks seriously competing for the playoffs this year. So my thinking they...
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Unsung Knick History – Al McGuire’s Phantom Bucket

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. For a team that has been in...
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Knicks First Preseason Game Recap: Rockets 130, Knicks 103

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Hey Vegas, I’ll take the under. Before the game, Jeff Van Gundy said the Knicks could win 45-50 games if the starters stay healthy. Given that the starters were between -19 and -24, I’m not sure if that’s true. The obvious problem was defense, as the team gave up 68 points in the half, including a putrid 41 point second quarter. If this is what the team will look like in the...
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That Time Earl Monroe Was Investigated for Point-Shaving for Shooting on His Own Basket

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — I figured that my latest Basketball Legends Revealed would be of interest to Knick fans, as it involved a Knick game from 1977. It’s sort of an Unsung Knick History entry, in a way. ;) You can check it out here.
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Congratulations to Team USA and Carmelo Anthony!

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — It’s not every day (or year) that a New York Knick wins an Olympic Gold Medal. In fact, this is only the fifth time since the Olympics began allowing professional players to compete (something that the United States actually voted against allowing to happen, by the way) that a New York Knick player has won a Gold Medal (Patrick Ewing in 1992, Allan Houston in 2000, Carmelo Anthony and...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Brandon Jennings

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — PLUGH: I really don’t like Brandon Jennings’ game. People sometimes pine over the memory of Jordan Hill being selected two slots ahead of him, but not me. Jennings has a lot of jittery, herky jerky moves and he slings up three pointers in bunches. Most of the time it’s out of the flow of the offense and totally inefficient. It’s like Jamal Crawford on acid. The Knicks reportedly wanted to...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — PLUGH: These are really good signs of the Knicks getting smart. I’m not sure how much Clarence Gaines had to do with the two of these signings, but WHG (or is it BHG now?) was on the radar while the team was scouting Porzingis at Sevilla. A good organization is able to fill important bench roles with quality players. It’s increasingly difficult to afford those kind of players from within the...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Head Coach Jeff Hornacek

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — PLUGH: This was an “out of the blue” hiring for Phil, at least according to all the narratives about him being on vacation. I don’t really want to rehash that ugly period in Knicks media/fandom, but suffice it to say the moves he’s made have confused, surprised, and sometimes pleased the people in orbit of the team. The tone has shifted in the discourse around the Knicks, and much of that...
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Knicks Sign Maurice Ndour

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — THANK YOU PHIL JACKSON! According to the Daily News: The Knicks now have 14 players on guaranteed contracts after agreeing to terms with forward Maurice Ndour on a two-year deal, bringing in a power forward who shined for New York’s Summer League squad last year. When the Knicks failed to keep Ndour last year, Mr. Gibberman did an excellent analysis of the forward. If you’re not...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Courtney Lee

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — PLUGH: This was a really strong signing. Lee has bounced around during his NBA career, but it seems to be one of those unfortunate situations where he has enough skill to be a starting role player on good teams, but not good enough to meet the loftier aspirations of the teams that thought they could be better. The “shooting guard” spot in the NBA is one of those sexy positions that teams think...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Joakim Noah

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — KURYLO: I really liked Joakim Noah in Florida, and I like him as a pro. I’ve always been keen on players that rebound and defend, because I think there’s a huge deficiency in the market in that area. Or maybe it goes back to my high hopes for Mike Sweetney at the start of this blog. The Knicks are a franchise that have yet to succeed without defensive-minded big man in the middle. Think...
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2016 FA Roundtable: Derrick Rose

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — KURYLO: Sometimes when I show a cool chess move (oxymoron, I know) to my kids I’m thinking “an interesting an idea — white is obviously trying to counterattack on the queenside and open up space for their bishop pair, hoping that they can use their pawn majority to their advantage, but they’re ignoring the threat on the kingside.” Meanwhile my kids simplify the matter to “oh he moved a...
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State of the Knicks – July 4th, 2016

Knicker Blogger (mikeplugh) — Happy Independence Day to all our American Knickerbuddies out there. Enjoy the festivities, and be safe. To all our non-American Knickerbuddies, happy regular old Monday. A lot has transpired in Knicksdom over the last several weeks. The dominoes began to fall with the Derrick Rose trade a little less than two weeks ago. Rose lobbied his Bulls’ comrade, Joakim Noah, to join him in New...
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The State of the Knicks Salary Cap for the 2016 Free Agent Season

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — I did one of these last week but then the Knicks traded everyone, so now let’s take a new look at the Knicks’ cap situation heading into free agency at midnight, July 1st. Enjoy! Teams are technically not allowed to sign deals until July 7th, but can negotiate and basically agree to deals starting July 1st (teams are allowed to agree in principle with their own free agents before...
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