Obvious Obstacles In Phil’s Path To MSG

Phil Jackson could very well be the Knight in golden armor the Knicks need, but there are obvious conflicts that must first be resolved. Primarily, the issue of autonomy can’t sit well at the capstone of the Knicks’ pyramid. After securing Carmelo Anthony, James Dolan went to great lengths to make Madison Square Garden feel […]


Kyle Lowry? No Thanks.

Quite simply, the rumored deal between the Knicks and the Raptors involving point guard Kyle Lowry would be a mistake for New York to consummate in any of its proposed iterations. As presented, the trade is basically a variation of the teams’ previous Andrea Bargnani exchange — which I opposed here and here — not […]


GAME RECAP: Celtics 114, Knicks 73

The Knicks lost today, but things aren’t so bad. In fact, in their last three games, the Knicks sport a .666 winning percentage. Extrapolated out over the course of a season, the Knicks are a 55 win team! And yeah, they lost by 41 points, but things could be worse! Case in point, one need only […]


STAT, ‘Melo, Please! You’re both right!

With the 3-10 Knicks preparing for battle in Los Angeles against the wayward member their doomed “big three,” the fingers are pointier as the ship be sinkier. Specifically, after New York’s horrid  102-91 loss to the Trailblazers on Wednesday night in Portland — the club’s sixth straight defeat — Amar’e Stoudemire criticized his comrades for […]


How Did the Knicks Get Here?

On April 2, 2008, after seven terrible years in the wilderness, the New York Knicks, in most unKnicksian fashion, went full-stop on their parabolically accelerating shit show and shocked the world by implementing a complete gut rebuild. In the interest of transparency and, more importantly, to help manage expectations, Donnie Walsh steeled Gotham’s faithful fans, promising just […]


Same As It Ever Was

Dawn breaks over Gotham and a new season of basketball is upon us. James Dolan, mercurial owner of the New York Knicks, strolls anonymously through Madison Square Park, headphones piping the Talking Heads’ “Once In a Lifetime” to that curious space between his ears. Even at this hour, there is a palpable energy on the streets. Dolan […]


Old-Geezer Knicks Were Grunwald’s Fault, Huh?

ICYMI, Grantland’s Zach Lowe casually dropped an interesting nugget regarding the surprising dispatch of the second-best GM the Knicks have ever had with a last name beginning with “Grun”: The Knicks hired Mills in part because he believes they should keep the cap picture clear for the summer of 2015, invest in player development, and […]


The Bargnani Trade – A Postmortem

More often than not, when defenders of the Bargnani trade try to talk themselves into believing the move was just, they tend to gloss over the Knicks’ cavalier dispatch of yet another first round draft pick. (Two second rounders, too, if we are keeping track.) If I had a dollar for every time I have heard such […]