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GAME RECAP – Knicks 83, Bobcats 85

Aaaaaand the preseason is over. In the Knicks’ official unveiling of the fully transformed Madison Square Garden, New York lost to the Charlotte Bobcats, 85-83. The score was mostly a sidebar, though, as coach Mike Woodson elected to play Amar’e Stoudemire, J.R. Smith, and Kenyon Martin, each of whom is coming back from various injuries…. More

SCHOENE Baloney?

Quantitative analysis is great, isn’t it? I make my living working for [insert name of very well known investment bank here], and I spend my days supplying financial data to institutional investors that guides their investment decisions. Essentially, titans of industry use my data to create projection models for how stocks will perform in the… More

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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… More

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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… More

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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… 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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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