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Super-Teams and the New York Knicks’ Future

In an interview with NBA TV recently, Carmelo Anthony called LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh “smart” for teaming up together in Miami. The interview with Anthony and Ahmad Rashad only just aired, but it was filmed earlier in November when the New York Knicks were 3-5. Anthony praised James, Wade, and Bosh, and… 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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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… 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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Amar’e Stoudemire Should Call Michael Vick

Breaking down an athlete’s psyche can be complicated business. Typically, even the worst performer at the professional level was once an alpha dog in their sport at some point before reaching the big time. Not surprisingly, placing a group of said individuals with similar mindsets, attitudes and egos in close quarters for extended periods of time can lead to highly combustible… More

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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… More

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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.   … 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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For Knicks, Spacing Out Is a Good Thing

Last season, New York’s third-ranked NBA offense was fueled by small lineups, great floor spacing and record-setting three-point shooting. Through the first few games of this season — in some cases due to necessity, if not by design — the formula had changed. Canadian import Andrea Bargnani was inserted into the starting lineup and Carmelo Anthony was… More