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… More

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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… More

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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… More

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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… More

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Open Letter to James Dolan

Dear Mr. Dolan: I heard that you blocked a proposed trade for Kyle Lowry last week, due in part to the public perception that your Knicks have been taken to the proverbial woodshed in deals with Toronto’s GM, Masai Ujiri, in the past. To be completely honest, Sir, your action, or lack thereof, took me by… More

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STFU!

Back in March or April of my junior year of high school, our English teacher got very sick and was replaced by a substitute. The sub was everything my teacher was not — young, energetic, maybe even a little attractive. She’d start class by telling us which song from the drive to work was stuck… More

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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… More

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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… More