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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Knicks Wall Roundtable

Now that we’re 10 games into the New York Knicks’ 2013-’14 campaign, it seems like a good time to take stock of where the team stands. Fortunately, we’ve got some of our staff’s best and brightest on the case, so without further ado, welcome to this season’s first installment of The Knicks Wall Roundtable: 1.    […]


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 […]


Mike Francesa and Jamie O’Grady – State of the Knicks

Once again, Jamie is back as a guest with New Yawk’s Numbah One, talking all things Knicks. We’ve got the diet cokes on ice, so settle in and let the mellifluous sounds of Gotham’s most beloved sports media figure brighten up your day. Editor’s Note: This recording is a parody skit. The real Mike Francesa did not […]


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 […]


Tyson’s Down! Where Do the Knicks Go From Here?

When it rains, it pours. And right now, there’s a monsoon inside Madison Square Garden. Things went from bad to horrible for the Knicks mid-way through the first quarter on Tuesday night when Charlotte’s Kemba Walker took a tumble into Tyson Chandler’s right knee. The Knick center has been diagnosed with a small, non-displaced fracture of […]