How Carmelo Anthony can have a revenge season in New York

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Carmelo Anthony has taken a lot of criticism this offseason. This is history repeating itself in his eyes, especially since arriving in New York. A large portion of the NBA advanced stats community are finding flaws in his game compared to others that play his position. Efficiency-based stats like real plus-minus and win shares have Anthony pegged as less valuable compared to other role players at the small forward position. Based off of last year’s …

Kristaps Porzingis shines in NBA Africa Game

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Kristaps Porzingis, New York’s favorite unicorn, scored 14 points and added 7 rebounds and 3 assists in Team World’s 108-97 win over Team Africa on Saturday. Porzingis gave fans a pair of mesmerizing highlights only he could provide. By far, the most impressive one being what looked like an impossible tip-in layup in transition. Porzingis unicorn'ing in Africa 🦄 — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) August 5, 2017 Shortly after, Kristaps showed off some of the …

Should the Knicks trade for Kyrie Irving?

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With Kyrie Irving’s request for a trade and the Knicks on his short list of desired destinations, Steve Mills and Scott Perry have a big decision at hand. Should New York acquire him or commit to a full-blown rebuild? Trading for Irving would be a repeat of recent Knicks history, in a way. Every time it looks as if New York is beginning to develop a promising young core, they make a trade for a …

Tim Hardaway Jr. is Not Worth $71 Million

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Let’s make things clear: the Knicks definitely overpaid for their newest wing, Tim Hardaway Jr. The Hawks were reportedly unwilling to match anything over $48 million, which is actually a reasonable price for a 25-year-old that hasn’t reached his prime yet. Even if the Knicks front office valued Hardaway higher, there was no reason to pay so much more than the Hawks were willing to go just to secure him. Hawks were thinking something in …

Three Knicks Summer League Sleepers to Watch

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With the draft completed, the excitement lies in the beginning of summer league. The Knicks will play in the Orlando and released their four-game schedule in May. Today, the Knicks released their official roster, per Ian Begley. It features draft picks Frank Ntilikina, Damyean Dotson and Ognjen Jaramaz as well as some notable undrafted free agents. Here is the Knicks' full Summer League roster, per the team: — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 26, 2017 Let’s take …


Hate Hard Now, But Appreciate The Greats Later

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As an NBA fan since 1980, I always hated Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. Why did I hate three of the game’s best players of all time? Each of these NBA stars caused me great pain as a Philadelphia 76ers and Julius Erving fan. The guy was my hoop idol and these guys got in his way; Kareem’s unstoppable skyhook, Magic’s rookie NBA Finals performance, and Larry Bird’s jump shooting all destroyed …

Frank Ntilikina is Headed to the New York Knicks

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After months of speculation, it’s finally official. Frank Ntilikina is the new point guard of the future for Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks. The French 18-year-old was welcomed with a very positive reaction from local Knicks fans at the Barclays Center. He’s 6’5″ with a 7 foot wingspan with athleticism, a smooth shooting stroke and enormous defensive upside. The reception he saw on stage is well deserved. ESPN's profile of Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks' …

Twitter’s Most Talked About NBA Draft Prospects

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A social media analytics company, SocialRank, just published a really cool report on the NBA Draft. Using their advanced filters, they were able to figure out which draft prospects generated the most buzz amongst each NBA teams’ Twitter following. They dove into the top ten picks, and if I might say so myself, the results are dope. #1 – Philadelphia 76ers This makes sense as Markelle Fultz (63%) is the overwhelming favorite for 76ers fans. …


Is John Calipari Right About Malik Monk and the Knicks?

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As draft day approaches, Kentucky head coach John Calipari has praised both of his top two guard prospects. His most recent compliment is for Malik Monk – specifically if he is drafted by the Knicks. Cal: "Monk would be one of those guys for the Knicks that fans would pay to go see." — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) June 13, 2017 Fans will be excited to see whoever is chosen at No. 8 overall on the court next …


The Knicks’ Best-Case Scenario On Draft Day

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For the Knicks, any good outcome at the NBA Draft on June 22 involves acquiring as many picks as possible. The group Derrick Rose called a “superteam” last offseason finished with one of the worst records in the league, and New York needs as many young bodies as possible to spark a rebuild. In order to improve their chances at landing a potential future All-Star, getting a pick in the 12-20 range is vital. Rumored …


The Knicks Should Move Down In The Draft and Take Donovan Mitchell

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Donovan Mitchell is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard that took his game to another level this season at Louisville. He averaged 15.6 points, 2.7 assists, 4.9 rebounds and shot 35 percent from 3. His coach, Rick Pitino, said that Mitchell was one of the best rebounding guards he’s ever had — his wingspan measures in at a ridiculous 6-foot-10. Mitchell is incredibly underrated, likely because he’s not a player that went one-and-done. He stayed a year at Louisville to work on his …


How Ricky Rubio Would Fit With The Knicks

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Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has been linked to the Knicks in a report from ESPN’s Ian Begley. He said members of the Knicks organization would like to pursue Rubio via trade. If they do, how would he fit with other pieces on the roster? First off, Rubio would immediately plug a huge hole in the roster at the point guard position. New York logically shouldn’t bring back Derrick Rose, and wasting all of …