Due to the current lockout, instead of watching the first full season with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire on the Knicks, we are left to imagine what could have been. Many, including myself, have anticipated this season to be one of the Knicks’ more successful years in more than a decade.
Amongst many topics that have risen to the forefront during the lockout is that of the perceived competitive advantage that large market has over small markets. If you follow me on Twitter, @AzazNYK, you probably saw my rant disparaging this on Monday. It befuddles me that making the game balanced has become a major hang-up in the CBA negotiations, when if the issue is examined closer, it is evident that smart management trumps everything in the NBA.
A little play on the NBA’s ad campaign “Where Amazing Happens”. Be sure to follow me on twitter @TheKnicksWall
NBA is now the acronym for Never Ballin’ Again.
Tomorrow (October 4th), the NBA and the NBA Players’ Association will be meeting in what will be the most important meeting to date. This is, presumably, the last time the two sides will be able to meet before having to cancel the start of the regular season
Here is part 2 of Art Rondeau‘s solution to the NBA lockout. Enjoy!
1. The proposed new solution uses a stock market model. Using 57% of Basketball Related Income (BRI) for our example (the percentage that players received in the last CBA) and $100M for the average team BRI (based on data from Hoopshype.com), we break the $57M into $50K “shares”. This comes out to 1,140 shares per team. The $50K share price is an estimate.
Nikola Vucevic is a name that few Knick fans have heard of, but the 7-foot Swiss born center out of Montenegro is someone whose buzz is escalating as the draft nears.
Vucevic moved over to the United States prior to his senior year of high school and elected to play his collegiate ball at USC. This past season at USC, his junior season, Vucevic posted a stat-line of 17.1 ppg/ 10.3 rpg/ 1.6 apg/ 1.4 bpg. His best game in college was against Arizona, which is led by Derrick Williams, where he scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Jimmer Fredette, born on February 25, 1989, just completed playing four years of collegiate basketball at Brigham Young University. During the 2011 season, Jimmer was the leading scorer in NCAA Division I basketball, as well as the winner of multiple Player of the Year awards. Jimmer, out of Glen Falls, NY has divided scouts, analysts, and fans alike as to whether he will be successful on the NBA level.
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When people talk about how well the Knicks have been playing, a common response is that “they have had the easiest schedule in the league, their record is not impressive.”
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Last night in the Knicks 25 point dismantling of the Suns, Timofey Mosgov was ejected for throwing an elbow at Robin Lopez. Today the NBA has reviewed the foul and has decided that Mosgov will not be suspended for 1 game after receiving a flagrant 2.