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The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode VII: Charlie Widdoes

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — [Editor's Note: The Gibberman versus the Widdoes-maker!] The Las Vegas Summer League has finally, mercifully concluded and the Knicks were actually a pretty interesting team! Tim Hardaway Jr, Shane Larkin, Cleanthony Early, Jeremy Tyler, Cole Aldrich, Shannon Brown, and Thanasis Antetokounmpo were fun, and often quite good, Luckily, Charlie Widdoes from nyknicks.com was in Vegas for what...
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Summer League Recap: Hornets 82, Knicks 79

Knicker Blogger (Chase Thomas) — The SummerKnicks are undefeated no more after falling 82-79 to the SummerHornets Saturday afternoon. Like the majority of Summer League games, this game wasn’t pretty. TGe  shot a gruesome 22.7 percent from beyond the arc and 34.9 percent overall, but still managed to keep it close thanks to a fairly dominant starting-five unit. The Good: Tim Hardaway Jr. led all scores (yes, again) with...
  • 6 days ago
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More Summer League Thoughts: What About the Defense?

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — Most us expected to see D-Fish trot out some version of Tex Winter’s triangle in Summer League. But coming into Vegas his defensive philosophy was less clear. The team’s summer league performance has brought a couple things into focus. 1) More straight-up man with less switching. Keep in mind that you’re likely to see pretty vanilla defensive scheming in Summer League for any...
  • 7 days ago
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Jason Smith: A Knicksplainer

Knicker Blogger (Taylor Armosino) — Yesterday, the Knicks signed former New Orleans Pelicans big man Jason Smith to a one-year, $3.3 million contract using their taxpayer mid-level exception. Smith has long been a useful player, but has battled injuries throughout his career. A knee injury wiped out his 2008-2009 season entirely and he’s played just 122 games over the past three seasons. Having said that, given the wages...
  • 9 days ago
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6-on-5 Roundtable: Melo and Beyond

Knicker Blogger (Jonathan Topaz) — The Knicks and Carmelo Anthony agreed to a contract this weekend, reportedly a 5-year deal between $122-$129 million. The deal — which will color every move the organization and new president Phil Jackson make over the next half-decade — was such big news that we had to break out the roundtable. An illegal roundtable in basketball terms, in fact — we’re going 6-on-5 to discuss whether the...
  • 10 days ago
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The Knickerblogger Podcase, Episode VI: Andy Glockner

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — Today, we’re joined by Andy Glockner, the Executive Editor of The Cauldron, a great new site featuring lots of awesome writers, many of whom you’ll be quite familiar with already. Prior to our chat, I assumed that Andy and I would be at the opposite ends of the spectrum with regards to our opinion of Carmelo Anthony, and I feared that knives would be thrown at one at one another...
  • 11 days ago
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The Knickerblogger Podcast, Episode V: Jared Dubin

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — [Editor's note: SOUNDS. BRYAN. GIBBERMAN. SOUNDS.] Now that Carmelo Anthony is back in orange and blue, we can start having a substantive conversation about the rest of the Knicks’ offseason. Our man in Havana, Jared Dubin kicks off today’s chat-fest. We’ll be speaking with The Cauldron’s Editor-in-Chief Andy Glockner later today for further ‘Bocker discussion, in...
  • 12 days ago
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Melo’s a Knick

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — The essay just dropped on Melo’s site making it official. From a pure writing perspective, it’s not as good as LeBron’s–and just because of the timing, it feels like he’s cranking out a tepid knockoff, a sub-par copy of the King’s speech–but then again, Melo didn’t have the clout to enlist the great Lee Jenkins as his ghostwriter. I really wish...
  • 13 days ago
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Summer League Recap: Knicks 71, Blazers 69

Knicker Blogger (Chase Thomas) — Despite shooting paltry 34.3 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from three, but the New York SummerKnicks eked out a less-than-pretty 71-69 victory over a Portland SummerBlazers squad that featured a lot of guys that will be in their regular season rotation. The Good: Tim Hardaway Jr. is a 3-point gunner, we know that, but Summer League Hardaway Jr. is a totally different beast. The...
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Woj: Carmelo to Sign 5-Year Deal with New York

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — Wojnarowski twatteth: Just a matter of hours until Carmelo Anthony informs the Knicks of his return on a five-year deal, as @FisolaNYDN reported this week. 12:56 PM – 12 Jul 2014 [Editor's note: Here's Robert Silverman with a bit more info] Here’s this afternoon’s #WojBomb™: Carmelo Anthony will sign a five-year, $120 million-plus contract to return to the New York Knicks,...
  • 13 days ago
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A Few Thoughts on Knicks Vegas Summer League Game 1

Knicker Blogger (DCrockett17) — As I probably won’t get to see any more Summer League games because of travel, I’ll take this opportunity to read way too much into New York’s first game. My proviso about pre-season in any sport is that it’s data, and all data tells you something. The trick is to figure what it tells you and what it doesn’t. Summer league can tell you if a player has NBA...
  • 14 days ago
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While Knicks Wait for Carmelo Anthony to Make Up His Mind, Cole Aldrich is “Coming Home”

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Lamar Odom’s attempt at an NBA comeback came to a screeching halt before ever playing even a scrimmage for the New York Knicks, as Phil Jackson revealed today that “Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player.We found it necessary to free up the roster spot” (might I once again note how pleased I am to have a Knick executive who is...
  • 14 days ago
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Frank Isola: Carmelo Anthony to Return to the Knicks, Announcement Coming Tomorrow (Maybe. Probably.)

Knicker Blogger (Robert Silverman) — According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week. “He will have something for everybody on Thursday,” said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony’s scheduled workout with...
  • 16 days ago
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Triángulo: José Calderón’s Value to the Knicks

Knicker Blogger (Angus Crawford) — After the dust settled on the trade with Dallas, and the unfamiliar high of receiving draft picks simmered down, one slightly unnerving reality kicked in: the length (three years) and cost ($22.21M) remaining on José Calderón’s contract, and the hearty bite into New York’s desired 2015 cap space. Though shipping Tyson Chandler and his expiring deal) back to Texas and extraditing...
  • 17 days ago
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ESPN: Kurt Rambis to join Knicks

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Ian Begley at ESPN.com: Kurt Rambis will accept a position as an assistant coach under new Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, league sources told ESPN New York. Rambis will be the first addition to Fisher’s staff. Fisher said at his introductory news conference that he hoped to add some experienced coaches to his bench. Rambis has had three previous stints as an assistant coach for the...
  • 22 days ago
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