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The case for loving Melo heading into the 2017-18 season

The case for loving Melo heading into the 2017-18 season

A beginner’s guide to loving the Knicks’ incumbent superstar I enjoy comic books and comic book movies. Even though I’m more of a Marvel kinda guy, there’s a character in the DC Universe that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately as it pertains to a certain Knicks superstar—Harvey Dent, also known as Batman villain Two-Face. Harvey was a great guy who grew up in Gotham City and became the city’s youngest ever District Attorney at age 26, the public face for the war on crime that Gotham needed in a time when the city was struggling. As the DA, Dent was a beacon for justice,...
Sep 20, 2017
Isola: Carmelo Anthony’s camp ‘cautiously optimistic’ he will be traded before Monday

Isola: Carmelo Anthony’s camp ‘cautiously optimistic’ he will be traded before Monday

Uh, why? The New York Knicks will start training camp next week and fans are feeling pretty good, which means it’s time for Frank Isola to emerge from his burrow to remind people that everything is very, very not cool! Isola’s latest diatribe is mostly the kind of warmed-over gruel you’d expect, like speculating as to what personal vendettas kept Kristaps Porzingis in Latvia for so long this summer—he was playing in EuroBasket, dumbass—but there was also some talk about the long-rumored trade of Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets. Over the years Isola has proven to have some...
Sep 20, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 174: Berman on Beas, Boeheim on Melo, Willy on Bronze

Locked on Knicks, Episode 174: Berman on Beas, Boeheim on Melo, Willy on Bronze

MY GOD THAT’S KURT RAMBIS’ MUSIC! iTunes | Stitcher | RSS What can erstwhile GM David Kahn teach us about Michael Beasley? Will Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim ever stop talking about Carmelo Anthony? Will Billy Hernangomez seek Kill Bill-style revenge for a measly 3 minutes of playing time in the bronze medal match of EuroBasket? These questions and more will be pondered, and quite possibly answered, on this installment of Locked on Knicks. Listen!
Sep 19, 2017
Michael Beasley spoke to the media: 'I'm your favorite player's favorite player'

Michael Beasley spoke to the media: 'I'm your favorite player's favorite player'

He also said a bunch of incredibly good things Even if Michael Beasley ends up being terrible with the Knicks, we can certainly look forward to some incredibly good quotes. As if calling himself a “walking bucket” back in August wasn’t enough, the forward supplied us with way, way more prime cuts of Beas. In his media availability Tuesday, he started off by saying some bland stuff about playing with Carmelo Anthony and about the Knicks being a potential 5th or 6th seed if he were to stay and not be traded. Blah, blah, blah. This is ridiculous. No way the Knicks can...oh. Michael...
Sep 19, 2017
Knicks Links: Jim Boeheim throws shade at Phil Jackson

Knicks Links: Jim Boeheim throws shade at Phil Jackson

Also: Some takes that are hotter than the sun Welcome back, friends! I know we’re like frustratingly, dangerously, excitingly just a few weeks away from preseason, which is awesome! But until then, we got some sub-par there’s-still-no-real-basketball-going-on-yet links. Stay strong! First, here’s one of my favorite oldies ever: ¿Cómo están Los Knicks? — Jim Boeheim, Syracuse head coach since forever and former coach of Carmelo Anthony, had a thing or two to say about the current Melo situation. Per Adam Zagoria: “I think in reality it would’ve been better if they let Phil...
Sep 17, 2017
Willy Hernangomez helps Spain win bronze medal at 2017 EuroBasket

Willy Hernangomez helps Spain win bronze medal at 2017 EuroBasket

It’s better than nothing! The 2017 EuroBasket tournament has come to an end, which means we basketball junkies will have to rely on YouTube highlight clips to scratch our itch until the preseason opener (Oct. 3!). Though there were no Knicks in the championship game—you’re dead to me, Anthony Randolph—Willy Hernangomez and his Spanish hermanos defeated Russia in the bronze medal game by the score of 93-85. Here is Willy, chilling out with his bronze medal on his Twitter feed. And here’s a clip of the celebration. Sadly, this was the only highlight of the day for...
Sep 17, 2017
EuroBasket Open Thread: Willy in bronze medal game, future Knick Luka Doncic in final

EuroBasket Open Thread: Willy in bronze medal game, future Knick Luka Doncic in final

The 2017 EuroBasket tournament draws to a close Sunday. All Knicks have been knocked out of contention, though Willy Hernangomez and Spain will play franchise legend Alexey Shved and Russia in the bronze medal game (10:00 AM EST). Hopefully Willy gets some burn against another old friend, Timofey Mozgov. Future Knicks-Nets big man matchup alert! As for the final (2:30 PM EST), the Serbia-Slovenia duel will be the last real basketball we’ll see for a few weeks, which is more than enough reason to watch. Also, you can dream of teenage phenom Luka Doncic on the Knicks! Please, give him to...
Sep 16, 2017
Frank Ntilikina models new ‘statement’ Knicks jersey at Nike show

Frank Ntilikina models new ‘statement’ Knicks jersey at Nike show

Our boy is a model! New York Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina joined a host of other NBA stars in Los Angeles for Friday night’s unveiling of the new Nike ‘statement’ jerseys. I know you can barely contain your excitement, so here it is!!! We're live at the #NIKExNBA launch. Make sure you're following our IG Stories tonight. pic.twitter.com/9Jlgqi7jkx— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) September 16, 2017 A quick view of every #NIKExNBA Statement Uniform. pic.twitter.com/Arq4XSMbOz— SoleCollector.com (@SoleCollector) September 16, 2017 Digital versions of the new alternate...
Sep 15, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 173: Knicks fantasy preview

Locked on Knicks, Episode 173: Knicks fantasy preview

With bonus Jarrett Jack content! iTunes | Stitcher | RSS For today’s ‘sode I brought on Josh Lloyd of Locked on Fantasy Basketball to talk about how this year’s Knicks figure to fare in the realm of the FANTASTIC. Who will breakout? Who will underperform? Will Joakim Noah average more than 3.2 points? These questions and more will be pondered — AND QUITE POSSIBLY ANSWERED! — on this installment of Locked on Knicks. Listen!
Sep 14, 2017
REPORT: The Knicks will sign Jarrett Jack to a 1-year, partially-guaranteed deal

REPORT: The Knicks will sign Jarrett Jack to a 1-year, partially-guaranteed deal

VETERANS! The New York Knicks have added another veteran to their wacky point guard rotation. According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Jarrett Jack will join the squad for training camp on a one-year, partially-guaranteed deal. The move is expected to be made official in the next few days. Once Jack signs, the Knicks will have the maximum 20 players in training camp. Last month the Knicks were said to have interest in Jack and younger point guard Archie Goodwin. I guess Jack’s veteran presence won out, despite the fact that he played a total of 33 minutes last season. Jack signed a 10-day deal...
Sep 14, 2017
EuroBasket Open Thread- 09/14/17: Willy can avenge Kristaps' loss

EuroBasket Open Thread- 09/14/17: Willy can avenge Kristaps' loss

I used to like Slovenia, but after what they did to Kristaps Porzingis—I'm looking at YOU, Anthony Randolph—they must be destroyed. Fortunately, Willy Hernangomez and his fellow Spaniards will be huge favorites in this semifinal matchup. Game starts at 2:30 PM EST on the WatchESPN app. Win it for Kristaps, Willy!
Sep 14, 2017
Shades of the past in the Knicks' new alternate uniforms

Shades of the past in the Knicks' new alternate uniforms

Familiar! This article was written by Knicks fashion historian Bob Silverman Thanks to the screencapping handiwork of a Twitterer named @JMoneyMikita, all 30 NBA alternate ™ uniforms were leaked on Wednesday, including those for our beloved ‘Bockers. You will be shocked to learn that the aesthetic brain geniouses who left team’s current look more or less unchanged have not cobbled together some new radical or even vaguely interesting design. Here it is. This pixilated, low-res image was snatched from a video game, so there may be a few differences between this and the...
Sep 13, 2017
This Week in Knicks Social Media: Hoodie Melo Forever

This Week in Knicks Social Media: Hoodie Melo Forever

The Legend Lives On, EuroKnicks get Swaggy Soundtrack Hello, Fall babies! Let’s look at some fun stuff! 2017, for all its vicissitudes, did at least gave us the Summer of Hoodie Melo. From numerous black-ops pickup games, Pt.4 M7 BLACK OPS Session @liveatsky #STAYME7O A post shared by Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) on Aug 15, 2017 at 1:33pm PDT to NBA 2K18 recognition, Carmelo is rated an 84 but #HoodieMelo would become best current player in #NBA2K18. Think @TheRealJRSmith would agree... pic.twitter.com/hzijm9A7OM— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) August 19, 2017 to social media...
Sep 13, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 172: Oakley sues Dolan and Melo is DISRESPECTED

Locked on Knicks, Episode 172: Oakley sues Dolan and Melo is DISRESPECTED

Will Oak be awarded full custody of the Knicks? iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Charles Oakley is trying to sue the kazoo out of Jimmy D’s malignant mouth, but will it work? Carmelo Anthony is 64th on this year’s ESPN Rank. Is that accurate, or is Turtle’s bafflement warranted? Just baffling https://t.co/pFAsjyjpUP— Jerry Ferrara (@jerryferrara) September 12, 2017 Kristaps bowed out of Eurobasket looking like a BEAST. Does this bode well, extremely well, or UNBELIEVABLY WELL for the coming season? These questions and more will be pondered, and quite possibly answered, on this...
Sep 13, 2017
Knicks EuroBasket Roundup- 09/12/17: Kristaps Porzingis scores 34 in Latvia loss

Knicks EuroBasket Roundup- 09/12/17: Kristaps Porzingis scores 34 in Latvia loss

Quite a tournament, Kristaps. OK, let’s get this out of the way: Spain will be the only Knick-laden team moving on to the semifinals of 2017 Eurobasket. The Spaniards handled Germany by the score of 84-72. Willy Hernangomez played sparingly—as has been the custom in these knockout rounds—chipping in a tidy 7 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in 14 minutes. Willy does figure into a couple of these highlights, though, so that’s nice. But who cares? Our beloved Team Latvia, the greatest club that has ever or will ever featured Kristaps Porzingis, was knocked out by Slovenia in a...