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Knicks Summer League Stats: The Good, The Not-So-Bad, And The Ugly

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — The Good: I’m going to talk about Porzingis briefly. Clearly he was the best player on the team, and has given the Knicks their first exciting prospect since Gallo. He had 18.4 pts/36 on 59.1% ts%, with only 2.2 to/36, toss in 3.1 blk/36. Yes the rebounding is a concern, but everything else is there. The next guy up on the stat line is Maurice Ndour. He caught my eye early on with his...
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Vice: Bobby on Bargs

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Great stuff from Robert (once a Knickerblogger always a KnickerBlogger) Silverman on the Nets new problem. Sift through the pile of Vines and GIFs above, and you will detect a unifying theme, which is that Bargnani is both lost and bored. He doesn’t seem particularly interested in defense or rebounding or passing or any other basketball thing save launching the occasional flat-as-hell...
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Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 2

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Since yesterday’s game was late, I’m just posting my notes: Again Porzingis is playing center, guarding Tarik Black, who is listed as a center on the Lakers roster. Also they asked L.J. at halftime, and he said center. So put it in the books. Porzingis ran down the court on a turnover. Got there pretty quickly. Nice touch on a turnaround jump hook from 5. Porzingis draws a foul on...
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Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 1

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Kristaps Porzingis played his first NBA game Saturday for the Knicks’ summer league team. The first thing that jumped out at me about Porzingis is his size. He’s listed as 7-3 in sneakers, and he’s clearly head & shoulders above the other players. He had 2 blocks and I’m not even sure he jumped to get them. His immense stature is almost unworldly, slightly...
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Advanced Scouting: Ovidijus Galdikas

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Looking through the Knicks’ summer league roster, there seems to be a fair amount of familiar names. Cleanthony Early, Langston Galloway, Ricky Ledo, and Travis Wear all played for New York last year. Meanwhile Thanasis Antetokounmpo played for the Westchester Knicks. Finally, Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant were drafted this year, and we’ve gone through their potential...
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Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Kyle O’Quinn

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — O’Quinn’s per minute stats are pretty good: 13.0 pts/36, 10.5 reb/36, 2.1 blk/36, 2.6 ast/36, 53.6 ts%. How does this make sense after signing Derrick Williams, who has awful numbers? Cronin: I think this goes back to what I said during the Derrick Williams discussion – no one move should define a front office. The Derrick Williams’ signing was a poor one, but this seems like an example...
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Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Arron Afflalo

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — True or False: Afflalo is the Knicks second option on offense in 2016. Fisher-Cohen: True. And that’s gonna bump his stats and guarantee he leaves next summer. That’s the problem with player options. Kurylo: False. He’s going to be their first option for the 42 games Carmelo Anthony misses, because Coach “Gotta Win’em All” is going to ride that ol’ grey mare until it breaks. Gibberman: False....
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Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Derrick Williams

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Will the Knicks be the last NBA team Williams plays for? Kurylo: True. Going to the Knicks has been like bringing that pet home to the kids. Just make sure you get something that is cheap enough, and easily discarded. I’d bet that since 2000, more players spent their last minutes on the Knicks roster than any other team. Recent examples from the last 3 seasons: Chris Smith, Metta World...
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Knicks 2015 Free Agency Round Table: Robin Lopez

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — Should we be concerned with the lack of defensive rebounds from Lopez? Kurylo: He’s pulling down only 4.7 dreb/36 over his career and only 4.5 dreb/36 last year [http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/l/lopezro01.html]. Someone call the stat guy for basketball-reference, because that’s got to be a typo! Seriously, those are swingman numbers. On the other hand Portland was 7th last year in...
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Knicks Sign Derrick Williams; My Kid Found A Penny

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — ... a 6-8 Forward with a functioning nervous system.
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Knicks To Sign Robin Lopez; Might Start Looking At Available Free Agents Not From Portland

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — The New York Knicks have reportedly come to a verbal agreement with Robin Lopez. The terms are supposedly 4 years for $54M. This is the second player that New York has signed that played for Portland last year. Arron Afflalo was picked up earlier in the week for a 2 year rental. The Knicks are probably feeling pretty good, grabbing 2 of the 4 best available players from one other team. My own...
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ESPN Reports: Knicks Sign Afflalo

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — According to ESPN: Arron Afflalo will sign a two year deal with the Knicks. His option on the second year. $16 million total. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2015 Afflalo is a 6’5 shooting guard that has swapped teams 5 times in 8 years, including 2 stints in Denver. His primary function is scoring, averaging 14.7 pts/36 and a ts% of 56.1%. The rest of his stats are a...
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Knicks Need An “A” In Free Agency

Knicker Blogger (Mike Kurylo) — So today the 2015 NBA free agency season begins. For the New York Knicks, this perhaps will be the most critical juncture of the Phil Jackson era. Originally the plan to rebuild the Knicks seemed to center around the draft and free agency. However with New York falling to the 4th pick during the draft lottery, the weight of the team’s future has shifted toward acquiring veterans. While...
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NBA 2015 Free Agent Season Open Thread

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — The offseason has officially begun! Use this thread to discuss all the deals that will come pouring out of the NBA as soon as free agency begins! Let’s hope that the Knicks get some good players!
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