Well, the New York Knicks have finally, officially, unveiled their new uniforms. In preparation for the showcase, the Knicks released “Jersey Vault”, a neat little application that gives us a look back at all of their previous jerseys. I’ve brought Robert Silverman of KnickerBlogger, jersey aficionado, to help me break down all of the Knicks’ game-day attire since their inception. Well, not every jersey, but a lot of them…
Bloomberg recently compiled a ranking of the smartest spending sports franchises. They used salary data to calculate how much each team spent per win over the last five season, then compared each team against the league average. Additionally, they dished out bonuses for valuable victories, such as wins above .500 and playoff and championship victories. Each win above .500 gave teams an extra .5 win bonus, while playoff wins counted for 10% of a season (8.2 wins in basketball, for instance) and championship victories were valued at 50% of a season (41 wins in the NBA).
The New York Knicks have come to terms on a one-year, partially guaranteed contract with Jon Shurna. Shurna went undrafted out of Northwestern University, and then struggled with the Atlanta Hawks in summer league play.
Well, it’s now official. This morning at 11 AM, the New York Knicks introduced their new jerseys. Now, on first glance, they might not look too different, but there have been some sizable changes. Most notably, all black has been removed, the piping around the shoulders only goes halfway around, the “New York” on the chest has been straightened out, the logo on the back is one of the Knicks’ newer round logos, the jerseys now feature a scoop neck, and the collar features “Once A Knick, Always A Knick.”
Thanks to a conversation between Steve Novak and ESPNNY’s Jared Zwerling, we have learned that several members of the New York Knicks will report to the team’s training center in Greenburgh, New York, on September 10th for an early training camp. The doors will officially open to the team-mandated training camp on October 3rd, and the player-organized pre-training camp will run right up to the start of that, officially finishing on media day, which is October 1st.
Today, in a developer preview of NBA 2k13, the New York Knicks appeared on the court in what appears to be some new jerseys. We have known that the Knicks will be wearing something different this year, but no information regarding the extent of the change has surfaced. There’s no gaurentee these are the Knicks’ jerseys for the upcoming year, as 2k could just use them as a place holder, but it’s definitly possible these are the first images of the Knicks’ new jerseys.
The New York Knicks will play five pre-season game, all on the road. There has been some talk about the Knicks’ schedule, because stage two of Madison Square Garden’s transformation is set to run right up to the start of the regular season, so there was uncertainty whether the Knicks would host any games. We learned there is no risk being taken on that front, and without further adieu, here’s their schedule:
When news broke that the New York Knicks signed Chris Smith to a two-year deal, Knicks fans were shocked. Smith played on the Knicks’ summer league squad, but was far from impressive. The summer league roster was chalk full of below-average guards, and Smith didn’t perform well enough to stand out. Though, being the brother of JR Smith has some perks, I guess.
Tonight, in a blowout win against Nigeria, Carmelo Anthony set two olympic records. First, he set the single-game scoring record for United States basketball, with 37 points, and he also set the single-game three-point record with 10 threes. Previously, Stephon Marbury held both of these records, with 31 points and 6 threes.
Chris Smith, who participated in the Knicks’ summer league team this year, tweeted out the image above. He signed some sort of a contract, but right now, the details are unknown. It’s likely a non-guaranteed training camp invite, like Chris Copeland received, since Smith didn’t perform too well in Las Vegas. It’s a little shocking of a signing, since Smith didn’t impress, and the Knicks need a backup big more than a third/fourth string guard.
November 1st, 2012, at 7 pm, is not just the first night that the Brooklyn Nets will play a meaningful (i.e. an actual game that counts) game on their home floor, but it will also be their first game against your New York Knicks!
Well, after a 66-game season, we are now back on to an 82-game track. The Knicks will kick-off their season on November 1, by visiting the Brooklyn Nets, then host the Miami Heat the following night. Below are some tidbits from their schedule: