12:44 AM EDT, Tue April 25, 2017
9 hours ago
P&T Quiz: Name every Knick with at least one start in the Phil Jackson Era

P&T Quiz: Name every Knick with at least one start in the Phil Jackson Era

The most diabolical test in the history of mankind. The New York Knicks haven’t been good at much during the three full seasons of the Phil Jackson regime, but they have at the very least been quite generous in handing out starting spots to their players. Only one of the 16 dudes to play for the 2016-17 Knicks failed to start at least one game: Chasson Randle. Still, that pales in comparison to the 2014-15 season, during which 19 of the 20 players to suit up for the Knicks at one point or another got at least one start. (Poor Ricky Ledo.) All told, 36 players have started at least one...
16 hours ago
Kristaps Porzingis holds hometown press conference, announces he will play for Latvia this summer

Kristaps Porzingis holds hometown press conference, announces he will play for Latvia this summer

Latvia forever! Kristaps Porzingis wasted little time after returning to his native Latvia last week, announcing in a Monday press conference that he will indeed represent his home country in this summer’s Eurobasket tournament. Official: Kristaps Porzingis WILL PLAY for Latvia in #EuroBasket2017 pic.twitter.com/RCHd0PlOQF— Andrejs Silins (@AndrejsSilins) April 24, 2017 Porzingis made no secret of the fact that he wanted to play for Latvia this time around. The Knicks convinced him to skip last summer’s Olympic qualifying tournament, but their opinions probably didn’t hold as...
Apr 23, 2017
A New York team clinched a playoff series win at MSG...and some Knicks were there!

A New York team clinched a playoff series win at MSG...and some Knicks were there!

Wrong sport, you say? Whatever. A New York sports team clinched a postseason series win with a victory in Madison Square Garden Saturday night...and yes, there were Knicks present. Maurice Ndour, Justin Holiday and Sasha Vujacic—the Three Musketeers, if you will—attended the Rangers’ 3-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 6 of their first round series. You can see them celebrating behind the Rangers’ bench after Derek Stepan’s empty-net goal (4:03 mark). Judging by their Instagram feeds, all three Knicks enjoyed themselves in the somewhat less hostile environment which...
Apr 22, 2017
Knicks Links: More Melodrama, of course

Knicks Links: More Melodrama, of course

Also: another take on how to fix the Knicks, and more Porzingis stuff Today’s gonna be a quick hitter, guys, because I’m packing up and going to march all over President Cheetos’ lawn this weekend. I’m not a scientist, so the best thing I could come up with is “E=MC suck it.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So here’s some rebellious music because I’m feeling rebellious today: Yeahhhh, that’s the ticket. Let’s march on to some Knicks news — Ugh, this has not been a fun saga to follow. So as of the other day it was unclear who to believe in the Melo/La La/cheating/baby saga. TMZ was...
Apr 21, 2017
These Weeks in Knicks Social Media: Graduation (Knicks Forever)

These Weeks in Knicks Social Media: Graduation (Knicks Forever)

Tide goes in, the tide goes out, you can’t explain that Soundtrack Like that hopey changey thing, smallpox and Zima malt beverage, the New York Knickerbockers 2016-17 season is over and done. The poor-to-mediocre (I’d give it two stars on Yelp) season ended with an anti-strategic victory, putting the appropriate “wtf am I supposed to be feeling?” cap on this groovy ride. A quirky aspect to Knicks social media is that the rookies are among the most active, so much of the focus at the end of the season had a sort of final days at Rydell High feeling, with the rooks waxing pensive on...
Apr 21, 2017
Is Willy Hernangomez already the best GM in the Knicks organization?

Is Willy Hernangomez already the best GM in the Knicks organization?

He hobnobs with top talent! Look, I don’t necessarily believe that players (or ex-players) make the best general managers, especially players with no executive experience. That is how the Knicks ended up in their current predicament. But this kid Willy Hernangomez, he just might have a future in the front office. No sooner did the large Spanish Knick return to his home country then he reacquainted himself with former Real Madrid teammate (and future 2018 lottery pick) Luka Doncic. With my rook again @lukadoncic #Repost @lukadoncic with @repostapp ・・・ Mirad quién volvió !!! ...
Apr 20, 2017
Knicks Links: All Kristaps Porzingis everything

Knicks Links: All Kristaps Porzingis everything

Also: Chris Herring returns and some stuff from some old Knicks Happy #TBT, Posting and Toasting! Today may be all about throwbacks, but unfortunately, the Knicks are still the same old Knicks. So, as my title implies, today’s links are very Porzingis-forward. In the spirit of both that and #TBT, I present your musical selection for today: Kristaps... Linkzingiiiiisss — So starting off the Porzingis link-fest is something that came in just after I published yesterday, our Unicorn paying a visit to the NBPA: Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) stopped by NBPA HQ before he heads back home to...
Apr 20, 2017
The Frozen Envelope, Episode 12: ‘I don’t feel good about anything’

The Frozen Envelope, Episode 12: ‘I don’t feel good about anything’

Yep! iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play This week’s ‘sode features P&T mystery man MMiranda. Topics include — but are not limited to! — The Press Conference, leadership qualities, uphill battles, Larry Johnson’s handsomeness, Crossfit, rhinos vs unicorns, Kristaps’ reaction to Melo’s separation, tiebreakers, exit interviews, and Tori Amos. Join us!
Apr 19, 2017
Knicks Links: Ping-pong ball fallout edition

Knicks Links: Ping-pong ball fallout edition

Also: The difficulties of a Melo trade and Stephen A. Smith hates Phil Jackson What a trying few days to be a Knick fan. But then again, is there any other way for us? I wish there was some more fun stuff to share today, but most of the links today are depressing. So I’m going with some easy listening today to numb the brain while you read the links: Abra-Knickdabra! Here’s some links — Marc Berman of the NY Post writes that the Knicks slipping to 7th in draft order Tuesday could mean that Frank Ntilikina becomes a target for them at that spot. — Frank Isola of the NY Daily News...
Apr 19, 2017
Kristaps Porzingis hopes to play for Latvia in this summer’s Eurobasket tournament

Kristaps Porzingis hopes to play for Latvia in this summer’s Eurobasket tournament

A welcome respite from his professional team! Last summer, Kristaps Porzingis decided to stay away from the Latvian national team in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Things could very well be different this time around, as the Knicks’ young Latvian stud told FIBA.com that he “absolutely” hopes to play for Latvia in the 2017 Eurobasket tournament, which takes place from August 31 to September 17 in Istanbul. "Playing in Istanbul is going to be intense,” Porzingis said, “as it's a country and a city that loves basketball. We will need to be ready from day one and play at our best...
Apr 18, 2017
Ping-Pong Ball Don’t Lie: The Knicks Are Still Cursed

Ping-Pong Ball Don’t Lie: The Knicks Are Still Cursed

The Knicks lost the coin flip and will pick one spot lower than the Timberwolves because duh. Were you expecting this to go any differently? The Knicks beat the Sixers in game number 82, which gave them and the Minnesota Timberwolves identical 31-51 records. By virtue of that tie, a “coin flip” was needed to decide who would pick a spot higher in the likely event that neither team would get a top 3 pick in next month’s NBA Draft Lottery. That “coin flip,” was today. Let me paint a picture here. What we just witnessed was a painfully awkward lagtastic periscope stream of four...
Apr 18, 2017
It’s coin flip day: Knicks vs. Timberwolves for (possibly) higher draft position

It’s coin flip day: Knicks vs. Timberwolves for (possibly) higher draft position

Suffice to say, karma does not favor the Knicks. Happy Coin Flip Day, y’all! The Knicks and their longtime draft nemeses, the Minnesota Timberwolves, will face off some time Tuesday in a league-sanctioned drawing that will decide who gets the higher pick in the 2017 NBA Draft if neither team jumps into the lottery, according to Marc Berman. The drawing will not affect lottery odds—both the Knicks and Wolves have an 18.2% chance at landing in the top 3 and 5.3.% chance of grabbing the top overall spot. If the Knicks win the coin flip, there is still a 18.2% chance the Wolves can jump...
Apr 17, 2017
Carmelo and La La Anthony have separated

Carmelo and La La Anthony have separated

Times are tough for our man Melo. This is sad. NBA super-couple Carmelo and La La Anthony are separated at the moment, according to TMZ Sports: Sources close to the couple tell us the actress and NBA superstar are now living separately. La La moved out of the family home last week and has her own place in NYC now. We're told the couple's had ups and downs in the past, but the current NBA season has been extremely stressful on the marriage for several months. ... Our sources say the split is still amicable. Let’s keep the Phil Jackson jokes to a minimum, folks. Melo and La La have been...
Apr 17, 2017
Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis bikes his troubles away

Knicks Links: Kristaps Porzingis bikes his troubles away

Also: Jrue Holiday “news” and the Knicks definitely won’t draft Ntilikina now Technically, the NBA offseason hasn’t started yet. Hard to believe, right? It already feels like we’ve had two offseasons worth of news, and the first round of the playoffs have barely begun. So what’s going on with the Knicks? Let’s listen to some music and find out: I’ve been feeling this new Kendrick album. This song bangs. What do our beloved Knicks writers have to say today? — I’ve got to start with Knicks beat writer extraordinaire Marc Berman of the NY Post, who must have been writing...
Apr 14, 2017
Kristaps Porzingis skips exit interview over Knicks dysfunction

Kristaps Porzingis skips exit interview over Knicks dysfunction

The Unicorn is apparently not happy with Phil Today is Good Friday, correct? Is today just further proof that the Knicks can not have any nice things, that the day that literally has “good” in the name would be the day when the most unequivocally bad stuff could happen in the 2017 calendar year? (And we’re talking about a season that basically imploded the day that 2017 began, and today is somehow taking the cake for Worst Day.) Welp, you’ve heard Phil Jackson’s Carmelo Anthony diss track by now, I’m sure. Interspersed in there was also talk about how Phil doesn’t believe...