Player Profile: Carmelo Anthony

PLAYER: Carmelo Anthony CONTRACT: $21,388,954 for the 2013-14 season. (‘Melo has stated publicly that he intends to opt-out of his contract and test free agency at the end of the season.) ACQUISITION DETAILS: There was a big trade back in February of 2011. You might have heard about it. Here is what you didn’t hear, though. […]


Player Profile: Tyson Chandler

PLAYER: Tyson Chandler CONTRACT: 2 years, approximately $14.35 million per year ACQUISITION DETAILS: Signed to a four-year $55 million-plus deal following the end of the lockout in December 2011. WHAT TO EXPECT OFFENSIVELY: In short, Chander is the antithesis of a box of Forrest Gump’s chocolates: you always know what you’re gonna get. The 31-year-old center […]


Player Profile: C.J. Leslie

PLAYER: C.J. Leslie CONTRACT: 1 year, $490,180 (partially guaranteed, fully guaranteed after January 7, 2014) ACQUISITION DETAILS: Undrafted free agent out of N.C. State, signed by the Knicks to a one-year contract (with a team option for a second year) on July 8. WHAT TO EXPECT OFFENSIVELY: It is an exceedingly rare thing for a […]


Player Profile: Beno Udrih

PLAYER: Beno Udrih CONTRACT: 1 year, $884, 292.00 ACQUISITION DETAILS: Signed by the Knicks to a one-year  contract by former GM Glen Grunwald. (Sadly, it was Grunwald’s last gift to the fans; he’s since been sent to the advisory-corner and remains in a timeout.) WHAT TO EXPECT OFFENSIVELY: The hope is that Beno Udrih will […]


Player Profile: Amar’e Stoudemire

PLAYER: Amar’e Stoudemire CONTRACT: 2 years, $45,090,881 (!!!) remaining (2013-14: $21,679,893, 2014-15: $23,410,988) ACQUISITION DETAILS: Stoudemire was acquired in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns in the summer of 2010, whereupon the Knicks inked the power forward to a 5 year, $99.7M deal. The Suns got a conditional second round pick and a $16.5M trade exemption. WHAT TO EXPECT […]


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 […]


Measuring the importance of Iman Shumpert

The New York Knicks head into this offseason with a conundrum on their hands. They need help on both ends of the floor. Now, who’s to say that help is not already within grasp for them? Yes, Amar’e Stoudemires $100mm pay day ties Glen Grunwald’s hands behind his back financially and gives the Knicks very little […]


Shumping the Playoffs

Much has been made of the downward spiral of JR Smith in these playoffs. Fortunately for the Knicks, there has been a corresponding upward trend by Iman Shumpert. As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another door gets dunked on by Iman Shumpert.” Let’s start with Smith. Much like the Knicks themselves, JR started […]


Calling Chris Copeland

Given the size of NBA rosters, it’s not that uncommon for a team to have a player languishing at the end of the bench, basically playing the part of a human victory cigar. For the 2004 Champion Detroit Pistons, it was Darko Milicic, who averaged less than five minutes a game, while only getting into […]


The Evolution of Carmelo Anthony

Anytime a team exceeds expectations, it’s natural to point to two things: a great coaching effort and good personnel changes. While the Knicks are in a bit of a tailspin at the moment, one of the things that make it such a big deal is that up to this point the Knicks have greatly exceeded […]