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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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Report: NBA Closes in on November Date for 2020 Draft

The Knicks Wall (Reid Goldsmith) — The Knicks had been in limbo since the suspension of the 2019–20 season, with an offseason yet to kickoff, but the 2020 NBA Draft date is set. The New York Knicks officially have a date for the pivotal 2020 NBA Draft, in which they possess three top-40 picks. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA […] The post Report: NBA Closes in on November Date for 2020 Draft ...
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett Left Off NBA All-Rookie Teams

The Knicks Wall (Reid Goldsmith) — Knicks rookie swingman RJ Barrett didn’t make the cut on either first or second NBA All-Rookie teams despite finishing fifth in scoring. The NBA released its All-Rookie First and Second Teams on Tuesday, with no New York Knicks represented. First-year swingman R.J. Barrett was not voted into either team in spite of placing fifth in […] The post Knicks’ RJ Barrett Left Off...
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Podcast: Kevin Durant Talks Knicks Again, Money Making Mitch & Poku SZN

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — The Knicks Wall Podcast this week features two guests in staff writers Eli Cohen and Nick Carannante to talk the latest news and draft analysis. Kevin Durant is back talking about why he didn’t join the New York Knicks again, and once again he did strike a true point. Mike Cortez, Eli Cohen, and Nick […] The post Podcast: Kevin Durant Talks Knicks Again, Money Making Mitch & Poku...
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The Knicks Wall 2020 Draft Board — The Aftermath

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — With the 2020 NBA Draft constantly getting pushed further back, it’s time to reevaluate the Knicks’ hierarchy of prospects post-lottery. We are back like we left our car keys, and sadly the 2020 NBA Draft will not be joining us any time soon. It is an odd feeling writing pre-draft analysis at a time when […] The post The Knicks Wall 2020 Draft Board — The Aftermath ...
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Should the Knicks Make Malik Beasley an Offer?

The Knicks Wall (Michael Corvo) — Wolves restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley would be a great steal for the Knicks searching for high upside perimeter play. Malik Beasley made himself a lot of money in 14 regular-season games. After three-plus years as a role player for the Denver Nuggets, Beasley was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 5th […] The post Should the Knicks Make Malik Beasley an...
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Maybe Kevin Durant Is Onto Something

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Kevin Durant shared alarming comments against the Knicks again on Thursday, questioning core beliefs about New York’s standing in the league. On Thursday, September 10th, 438 days after Kevin Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets, we found ourselves talking about the two-time NBA Finals MVP and the New York Knicks again. Appearing on J.J. Redick’s […] The post Maybe Kevin Durant...
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For the Knicks, Moving Into the NBA Draft’s Top Three Needs a Reconsideration

The Knicks Wall (Quentin Haynes) — The Knicks, ultimately, need to stay away from a trade into the top three of the 2020 NBA Draft given the likely harmful cost. When the New York Knicks dropped two spots in the 2020 NBA Draft lottery, it was funny to fans of other teams and “Knicksy” to the average Knicks fan. Still, when […] The post For the Knicks, Moving Into the NBA Draft’s Top Three Needs a Reconsideration ...
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How the Knicks Can Progress Toward an Analytics-Friendly Team

The Knicks Wall (Brendan Campbell) — The Knicks were one of the worst teams at preventing opponents shooting three-pointers. That, among other issues, needs to be addressed in the offseason. Analytics do not always tell a complete story. Numbers can be spun to create or fit certain narratives. There is a reason, however, that the game of basketball looks a lot […] The post How the Knicks Can Progress Toward an...
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Podcast: Knicks Assistant Coaching Hires, 2020 NBA Draft Dive

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — The Knicks Wall Podcast is joined by staff writers Eli Cohen and Dylan Burd to talk on recent hires and all things 2020 NBA Draft. Who doesn’t love a good deep dive? With not much else going on—well nothing exciting. Tom Thibodeau added three assistant coaches to his staff, including Mike Woodson’s homecoming. None of […] The post Podcast: Knicks Assistant Coaching Hires, 2020 NBA...
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