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Carmelo Anthony spoke about his decision to return to the Knicks

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — "I was flip-flopping." For the first real time--  like not just answering off-hand questions while preparing to play soccer -- Carmelo Anthony gave an interview regarding his decision to stay with the Knicks on a 5-year, $124 million deal.  The whole ESPN article is here . A few selections: "I want to win. I don't care about the money," Anthony told ESPN.com. "I believe Phil will do...
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MATHS: Mistakenly predicting Derek Fisher's coaching using his playing career

Posting and Toasting (MattRW) — NBA players make bad Knicks coaches because almost everyone makes bad Knicks coaches. In case it isn't abundantly clear, this is a deliberately quackish use of maths for summertime pleasure and it is not meant to be taken seriously. UNLESS YOU SEEK THE TRUTH -Seth Lest we forget, Phil Jackson recently hired Derek Fisher to coach the Knicks. In all his inimitable wonder, the Zen Master...
  • 3 days ago
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The Knicks waived Shannon Brown

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — The roster is down to 14ish men. Shannon Brown's contract with the Knicks would have become fully guaranteed if New York didn't cut him before August 1. Well, they cut him before August 1: July 23, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has waived guard Shannon Brown. — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 23, 2014 It makes sense that...
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How much of an upgrade is Jose Calderon?

Posting and Toasting (WScottD) — Jose Calderon is a much better offensive point guard than Raymond Felton. How does he compare defensively? Jose Calderon will assume Raymond Felton's old position as the Knicks ' starting point guard, a move that's been praised almost universally. But how much of an upgrade is Calderon on both ends of the court? On offense, the difference is obvious.  According to Basketball Reference ,...
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Tuesday Houndfish

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Links! Good afternoon! The sun is shining and the air is warm, so let's stay inside and nose through trivial Knicks links together. - The  houndfish is a species of needlefish. The photo above is probably of a different  needlefish species; I just liked the photo so much that I went with it. Houndfish, like all needlefish, have long, pointy beaks. They also really like light and will...
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J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and the Knicks' (non-existent) guard problem

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Are the Knicks too heavy at the wing? Not if history is any judge. At the end of the 2013-14 season, Phil Jackson made perhaps the boldest statement by any president since Kennedy challenged the United States to land a man on the moon: He told Raymond Felton he would be traded by the end of the summer. And just as NASA did for Kennedy, the Knicks made Jackson's dream a reality by...
  • 6 days ago
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The Knicks will work out Dahntay Jones

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Again. The Knicks have a pretty full roster as things stand. Including the non-guaranteed contracts of Shannon Brown and Jeremy Tyler , 15 men are under contract. Someone (one of the non-guaranteeds, or perhaps Wayne Ellington ) will probably be cut so second-rounder Cleanthony Early can sign, and it would take another cut or uneven trade to create any more room. Phil Jackson ...
  • 7 days ago
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SummerHornets 82, SummerKnicks 79

Posting and Toasting (Jonathan Schulman) — The SummerKnicks five-game win streak was unceremoniously halted by those pesky SummerHornets, and our SummerChampionship aspirations were saltily dashed. Hey team, whats crappenin'? I had a bad feeling going into this game, and the SummerKnicks didn't disappoint to disappoint.  There was something about that flat effort the SummerHornets put forth and the drubbing we gave them on Monday. I...
  • 8 days ago
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Friday Largehead Hairtails

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Links! Good...aw shit, it's already almost the evening out east...well, good that to you. The Knicks don't play today because today is for the LOSERS. They'll face the Hornets Saturday at 4 PM EST. For now, let's link: - Nothing's particularly exciting about the largehead hairtail -- just a great name. There are so many fish that people just stopped taking the time to name them. -  Phil...
  • 9 days ago
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SummerKnicks 80, D-League Select 73

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — The Knicks are headed to the next round of the Summer League playoffs. Yes yes! After a tentative start, the SummerKnicks rallied then plowed ahead to take a playoff win over the scrappy D-League select. I want to leave, so this'll be brief. Some notes! - Thanks, I assume, to the video scouting of Dylan Murphy (I'm serious), the Select blew up damn near all the Knicks' early sets and...
  • 10 days ago
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J.R. Smith went on "First Take"

Posting and Toasting (WScottD) — J.R. stopped by to chat about his summer, last season, and the coming Knicks season We haven't heard much from J.R. Smith yet this summer. Unlike much of the roster, he's been set in place, uninvolved in trade speculation and under contract for two more years. So, while there was drama about Anthony's free agency, analysis of trading Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton, the Knicks ' draft...
  • 11 days ago
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Hey, look, it's the Knicks Christmas jersey

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — Kinda cool! Hi! I'm awake. I am totally awake. The Knicks don't play in Summer League again until Thursday night at 10 PM EST against either Denver or Dylan Murphy's D-League Select. In the mean time,  Uni Watch just leaked the NBA Christmas jerseys , and they're actually kinda cool this season. ENHANCE: Anything would be better than  last year's (no sleeves!), but I actually like...
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How will Carmelo Anthony's contract affect the Knicks in the future?

Posting and Toasting (MattRW) — A comparison of the pay cut Melo took to other possible contracts and how each option would affect the Knicks' cap. As you probably know by now, Carmelo Anthony has returned to the Knicks on a  5 year, $124 million deal with an  Early Termination Option after year 4 . Frank Isola also says, with the requisite snark, that Melo has a  no-trade clause . I'm sure the first thought in many...
  • 12 days ago
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The Knicks have signed Jason Smith

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — That was quick! Well, we were just talking about who the Knicks might like to sign with their mini-MLE, and there it goes: Free agent Jason Smith has signed a one-year, $3.3M deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2014 I am fine with this. Jason Smith is a solid, regular big man. He's had pretty serious knee problems,...
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Who will the Knicks pursue next in free agency?

Posting and Toasting (Seth) — There's not much money left to spend. The Knicks have signed two free agents: Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Knicks on a contract paying him about $122 million over 5 years, and Cole Aldrich came back for I assume is a minimum contract, taking a huge pay cut off the max he deserved. Soon, we will have some posts about who we think the Knicks *should* pursue. For now, I want to empty out...
  • 12 days ago
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