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Knicks link-o-rama: Kristaps Porzingis will miss a few days, but has no ligament damage in ankle

Knicks link-o-rama: Kristaps Porzingis will miss a few days, but has no ligament damage in ankle

Phil Phailed, and other Knicks things from around the internet Phew, is everyone recovered from that exhausting trade deadline? Phil made so many moves before 3 p.m. yesterday. What, don’t believe me? Well, if our President has taught me one thing, it’s that if you believe anything hard enough, you can make a whole bunch of other people believe it too. So here’s my fully sourced and vetted account of Phil Jackson’s trade deadline moves: 8:42 a.m. - Phil awakens, and moves from his bed to his couch 9:22 a.m. - Phil moves from his apartment to the bus, where he looks sad, probably...
Feb 24, 2017
The Frozen Envelope, Episode 5: Trades! Trades! Trades! Or... maybe not.

The Frozen Envelope, Episode 5: Trades! Trades! Trades! Or... maybe not.

The Knicks didn’t make a trade, but we made a pod iTunes | Stitcher | Google Play If a trade deadline falls in the woods and Phil Jackson sleeps in his favorite rocking chair with his mouth wide open while a puddle of drool forms on his shoulder and a soundboard recording of the Grateful Dead’s lauded 5-8-77 show plays in the background... does it make a sound? How good would the Knicks be if they added an exact clone of Carmelo Anthony to the current roster? These questions and more will be answered on this week’s episode of The Frozen Envelope, featuring P&T's own Jonathan...
Feb 24, 2017
Cavaliers 119, Knicks 104: 'Ron’s Hair is Amazing'

Cavaliers 119, Knicks 104: 'Ron’s Hair is Amazing'

Burgundy’s 'do and Courtney Lee were the two highlights in this sneak peak of the ECF taking place on my Xbox early next week. I watched this game with a friend who doesn’t follow the NBA and was heretofore lucky enough to be completely unaware of anything related to the New York Knicks basketball franchise. I filled him in on the most germane details of what was about to happen before tip-off: -The Knicks will lose this game by 15 points. No more, no less. -Someone will get injured or ejected; probably our best player. -LeBron James is the best player on the planet. -Anytime it looks...
Feb 23, 2017
Knicks 119, Cavaliers 104: The super team did what the super team does

Knicks 119, Cavaliers 104: The super team did what the super team does

Welcome back, Knicks fans! At 3 PM Thursday afternoon fans discovered that the current iteration of the New York Knickerbockers basketball club would be the exact same group they had been watching all season. A few hours later, the Knicks reminded their fans why watching an unchanged version of this club is a fate worse than death. New York displayed their characteristic brand of non-defense in Cleveland, allowing 119 points to a Cavs squad missing Kevin Love. Oh, and Kristaps Porzingis got hurt. Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle) will not return.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR)...
Feb 23, 2017
Game Thread: Knicks at Cavaliers- 02/23/17

Game Thread: Knicks at Cavaliers- 02/23/17

The Super Team is still here. The New York Knicks failed to make a move at the trade deadline, but at least now they can get back to action against...ah crap, the Cleveland Cavaliers? The same Cavs team that has pretty much butchered them all season? Oh, and it’ll be on national TV? Well, at least it can’t get any more embarrassing for the franchise. On my to LAND!!!!!— Charles Oakley (@CharlesOakley34) February 23, 2017 Oh my Lawd...Charles Oakley, Cleveland native and current Knicks franchise frienemy, will be in attendance. Charles Oakley plans to attend tonight's...
Feb 23, 2017
Trade Deadline Rumors: Derrick Rose, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kyle O’Quinn

Trade Deadline Rumors: Derrick Rose, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, Kyle O’Quinn

Will the Knicks make a move? Trade deadline day! By 3 PM we will no who is a Knick and who isn’t...at least for the rest of this season. We begin, of course, with the Derrick Rose/Ricky Rubio rumors. Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday night that the deal was dead, but by Thursday it was back on like Donkey Kong, suckas! Minnesota's Ricky Rubio remains a significant target for the Knicks today, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) February 23, 2017 The Knicks are fishing for an extra piece! The Knicks, sources say, are pushing for an...
Feb 22, 2017
Trade Deadline Update: Did Carmelo Anthony call an Instagram commenter ‘onion bagel face ass?’

Trade Deadline Update: Did Carmelo Anthony call an Instagram commenter ‘onion bagel face ass?’

Important trade news! The 2017 trade deadline has made stalkers of us all. Normally sane basketball fans and journalists are fighting over scraps of news while dodging torrents of fake reports. The quest for any clue has driven some to social media to take a deeper look at who or what the players are following these days. The Celtics just followed Melo on IG @World_Wide_Wob pic.twitter.com/xsSgz12lIq— Tre da (@trelyday23) February 21, 2017 Ricky Rubio, whom NY is reportedly discussing, just followed Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter. KP had already been following Rubio for awhile....
Feb 22, 2017
This Week in Knicks Social Media: All I Ever Wanted

This Week in Knicks Social Media: All I Ever Wanted

Pretty pictures of All Star break holidays & no trade rumors Soundtrack Hey there! It’s the All Star break and that means basketball players go on vacation. (If they’re not All Stars, that is.) Players get on planes: A post shared by Kristaps Porzingis (@kporzee) on Feb 20, 2017 at 9:30pm PST I said players get on planes: Amazing weekend in NOLA! Now it's time to rest a little bit! #Cancún #playadelcarmen @juanchiviris41 #allstar #allstarweekend #daysoff Increible la la experiencia en NOLA! Ahora unos días de descanso para volver con las pilas cargadas! #Cancún...
Feb 22, 2017
Derrick Rose-Ricky Rubio trade rumor roundup

Derrick Rose-Ricky Rubio trade rumor roundup

Rumors, rumors, rumors! [blows into conch shell] TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADE RUMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS Chatter of a deal involving Knicks point guard Derrick Rose and/or Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio lit up the Internetting Tuesday, with pretty much every writer of repute weighing in. David Aldridge said Wolves coach/GM Tom Thibodeau was working hard to get back his former player. Wolves’ pursuit of Derrick Rose still very strong—“Thibs wants to do this,” says league source w/knowledge—but MIN absolutely keeping Dunn.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February...
Feb 21, 2017
Knicks practice notes: Joakim Noah still hurt, Willy Hernangomez to start Thursday

Knicks practice notes: Joakim Noah still hurt, Willy Hernangomez to start Thursday

Okie dokie. Trade deadline mania may have enveloped the fans, but the current iteration of the New York Knicks still has to prepare for the rest of the season. Tuesday marked their first practice since the All-Star break. The Knicks are getting back to the basics as they prepare for the second half: pic.twitter.com/ZOeiteuruN— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 22, 2017 As you can see from this footage, they are practicing running against traditional non-existent Knicks defense. No fewer than three regular starters sat out Tuesday’s session: Carmelo Anthony (excused), Courtney Lee...
Feb 21, 2017
X’s and Uh-O’s: Breaking down plays from Knicks-Clippers

X’s and Uh-O’s: Breaking down plays from Knicks-Clippers

What can we learn? Can we learn anything? What does it mean to lear, anyway? Two weeks ago, the Knicks lost to the Clippers. If you lose, don’t lose the lesson. Let’s look back at six plays from that game that offer hope, cringeworthiness, and a reminder how badly teams who “must” trade a star player often fare (if the past 48 hours haven’t reminded us already). Good point guards make good players gooder Remember this? John Starks was able to fly in for The Dunk because B.J. Armstrong thought Starks was going to use a Patrick Ewing to go left; Starks was a better shooter going...
Feb 21, 2017
Derrick Rose has drawn trade interest from Timberwolves, other anonymous clubs

Derrick Rose has drawn trade interest from Timberwolves, other anonymous clubs

Might his expiring contract be more valuable at this point? Now that Phil Jackson and the Knicks’ front office has seemingly moved on from pursuing nigh-impossible Carmelo Anthony trades, perhaps we could see some movement on actual deals before the deadline. One Knick who is currently in the news is point guard Derrick Rose, who has recently drawn interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley: Rose, a free agent this summer, played for seven seasons under current Timberwolves and ex-Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. It is unclear what Minnesota would offer...
Feb 20, 2017
Monday Siberian Tigers

Monday Siberian Tigers

Melo and Iverson hanging out; Boogie and Brow hanging out; Oakley and Dolan NOT hanging out. Good morrow, Posters and/or Toasters! My name is Alex, and I’ll be your tour guide on what we call “links posts.” We’re bringing back Mamphisbirdiles! I am a classically untrained zoologist, so I will be teaching you about animals with my vast knowledge of Wikipedia. I’ll also of course be covering the most dangerous animal of all: Knicks. Let’s get to it: Siberian tigers are probably my favorite animal in the whole wide world. At about 11 feet long and 660 lbs on average, they’re...
Feb 20, 2017
The Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are all (thankfully) dying out

The Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are all (thankfully) dying out

Austin Rivers will be staying in LA, I guess. Logic has always dictated that a deadline trade of Carmelo Anthony was extremely unlikely. Melo has a no-trade clause and a very short list of acceptable trade partners. But team president Phil Jackson seemed dead set on forcing out the team’s star forward, and Knicks-related rumors always last well beyond their expiration dates. Fortunately, the Melo trade rumor mill finally seems to be running out of steam. Adrian Wojnarowski — seer of seers — declared the trade all but dead last weekend during his podcast. The prospects of Boston &...
Feb 19, 2017
2017 All-Star Game Thread: Carmelo Anthony vs. the West

2017 All-Star Game Thread: Carmelo Anthony vs. the West

Forget all the other players. The New York Knicks have dominated All-Star Weekend so far, with Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez teaming up to win the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday and the Unicorn taking home the Skills Challenge trophy on Saturday. Now Carmelo Anthony has a chance to complete the trifecta as the Easter Conference All-Stars take on the West. Tip-off is at 8 PM on TNT. This is your game thread. Please be excellent to one another, and go Melo!