The Phil and Jim Show

The Knicks formally introduced Phil Jackson as team president this week, and both Jax and his new boss, James Dolan, have been on a press tour that makes Miley Cyrus look shy and introverted by comparison. But what have we really learned about the Knicks and their short-to-medium term future? Jamie O’Grady, Jonah Kaner and […]


Carmelo Anthony and the Blame Game

Why are the Knicks struggling this season? There are lots of plausible explanations, including: The team’s curious decision to retool and play a bigger lineup despite extensive evidence that they’re much better off playing small Dismal point guard play, partly due to injury and partly due to Raymond Felton’s general ineffectiveness Iman Shumpert’s inconsistency JR […]


Mid-season Round Table

1) We’re just past the halfway point of the 2013-14 season and the Knicks’ record is a dismal 15-27… 7-15 at Madison Square Garden. What the hell happened? Jared Dubin (@jadubin5/Bloomberg Sports): In short: they made an offseason trade that made very little sense and it completely altered the DNA of the team. That, along […]


Trade Anthony? That’s up to Melo.

The idea that the Knicks “should explore” trades involving Carmelo Anthony is, of course, nonsense. There’s only one person who can decide whether or not ‘Melo will be dealt. That person is Carmelo Anthony. The situation is eerily similar to the last round of “Melo-drama,” when Anthony forced the trade that brought him to New […]


Knicks Trading Iman Shumpert Now Is a Bad Idea

Iman Shumpert fans thought they’d dodged a bullet when the Denver Nuggets reportedly said “thanks, but no thanks” to New York’s alleged Shump-for-Kenneth Faried trade proposal. But like a mind-numbing Twitter discussion involving Jeremy Lin, rumors of Shumpert’s soon-to-be-traded status just won’t quit. They should, though. The really, really should To be clear, I do not hold […]


No Tyson? No Problem! Four Things the Knicks Must Do

The New York Knicks need a roster overhaul. That much was clear even before Tyson Chandler was injured in Tuesday night’s dreadful loss to the lowly Bobcats, but the non-displaced fracture suffered by the team’s center has cast an even more unflattering light on the Garden brain trust’s personnel decisions to this point. Against Charlotte, coach […]


Player Profile: Andrea Bargnani

Contract: Two years, $23.3 million remaining. Early Termination Option (ETO) after the 2012-13 season. Acquisition Details: Acquired in a trade with the Toronto Raptors in July, 2013, in exchange for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson, a first-round pick in 2016 and second-round picks in 2014 and 2017. What to Expect Offensively: No matter what […]