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GAME RECAP – Knicks 120, Raptors 123 (2OT)

Preseason Double-Overtime! Yeah, so, when Tyler Freakin’ Hansbrough slammed home a dunk with under 10 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, that was fun. And when Terrence Ross hit a fadeaway, buzzer-beating trey to send the game into double overtime, that was even fun-er-er. Ultimately, in an extremely sloppy game, the Toronto Raptors… More

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GAME RECAP – Celtics 111, Knicks 81

As my colleague Brandon said in his recap of Thursday night’s game, good or bad, take it [the preseason] with a grain of salt. But even though it was a preseason game, and even though the Knicks sat most of their stars, last night’s contest was still pretty awful to sit through. As a matter… More

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GAME RECAP – Knicks 91, Raptors 101

First rule of preseason: good or bad, take it all with a grain of salt. After a thrilling victory Wednesday night against an overhauled Boston Celtics team, the Knicks took the floor last night against the Toronto Raptors in a game that could be quantified in one word: Yuck. Bad shots, defensive lapses, and fouls. Sweet… More

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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… More

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GAME RECAP – Knicks 103, Celtics 102

At last, the wait is over. Some five months after the Knicks were eliminated from the 2013 NBA Playoffs by the Indiana Pacers, New York’s basketball team finally returned to action last night, outlasting the Boston Celtics in their preseason opener, 103-102. It was an off-season of change for the ‘Bockers, both on the roster… More

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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… More

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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… More

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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… More