GAME RECAP: Pacers 103, Knicks 96

To quote the great Babu Bhatt, you are a bad man, Paul George. A bad, bad man. The Knicks (3-8) lost a heart-breaker to the Pacers (10-1) last night, 103-96, and it’s fair to ask if things can possibly get any worse. Going in, this game had serious potential to be something close to a human […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Inevitability of Chris Smith

nep·o·tism noun \ˈne-pə-ˌti-zəm\ Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business. If you’re reading this, chances are, like me, you’re the type of Knickerbocker fan that deconstructs, debates and obsesses over each and every personnel move that the franchise makes. Call me overzealous, call me fanatic, just don’t ever say that my proclivities […]


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 […]


Are the Knicks and Nets Really Rivals?

Rivalry – ri·val·ry, noun, competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field. Last July, from the moment Brooklyn Nyets owner Mikhail Dmitrievitch Prokhorov agreed to import most of the Boston Celtics former core, tri-state area hoops fans have been arguing over which local NBA franchise now reigns supreme. But when it comes […]