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 […]


Au contraire: In Favor of Bargnani

Yesterday, my esteemed colleague Dan Litvin wrote an exceptionally well-reasoned post about the controversial acquisition of Andrea Bargnani and why it was the wrong move for the Knicks. You should read it. I’m here to tell you why he’s wrong. The Time Value of Bargnani Like many other critics of the deal, Dan believes that the […]


Player Profile: Tim Hardaway Jr.

PLAYER: Tim Hardaway Jr. CONTRACT: 4 years, $6.1 million ACQUISITION DETAILS: Taken 24th overall by New York in the 2013 NBA Draft WHAT TO EXPECT OFFENSIVELY: At the University of Michigan, Tim Hardaway Jr. earned a reputation as a willing, if not streaky, long-range shooter. He finished his collegiate career ranked sixth in Wolverine history in 3PMs (199), most of those […]


The Bargnani Trade – A Postmortem

More often than not, when defenders of the Bargnani trade try to talk themselves into believing the move was just, they tend to gloss over the Knicks’ cavalier dispatch of yet another first round draft pick. (Two second rounders, too, if we are keeping track.) If I had a dollar for every time I have heard such […]


Knicks, Pablo Prigioni Agree To Three-Year Deal

Priggie, Priggie, Priggie can’t you see?  Well apparently Pablo Prigioni saw himself in a Knicks uniform for the foreseeable future.  According to multiple reports, Prigioni and the Knicks have come to terms on a three-year deal worth approximately $6 million dollars.  The deal is fully guaranteed for the first two seasons, with the third year […]


Looking Ahead

After the Knicks were eliminated by the Pacers in the second round of the playoffs, there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth about the bleak future faced by this team. To be fair, there are plenty of reasons for concern. The team is old, the oldest in the league. The team was beset by […]