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Ron Baker’s 2016-17 Season in Review

Ron Baker’s 2016-17 Season in Review

The Knicks re-signed him so it must have been good! Ron Baker's flowing locks, pesky defense and aight jump shot endeared the undrafted free agent out of Wichita State to the New York fanbase pretty quickly. Like, at first, it was more of a joke thing. We were asking ourselves who the hell is this scrawny little undrafted dude?? Why does he play in the NBA?? That was, however, until he actually started playing some good minutes, and people legitimately began to ask for him to play over former MVP Derrick Rose and former lottery pick Brandon Jennings. Last season was fucking hysterical. As...
Jul 23, 2017
The Knicks have hired Gerald Madkins to be assistant general manager

The Knicks have hired Gerald Madkins to be assistant general manager

He previously worked for the Knicks as a scout. Recently minted Knicks GM Scott Perry has made his first front office hire, luring Clippers executive Gerald Madkins to MSG. Former NBA player Gerald Madkins is departing from the Clippers to be the Knicks' new assistant GM, sources told @TheUndefeated.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 23, 2017 Madkins worked as a scout for the Knicks from 2003 to 2007. The always-predictable Frank Isola hoped to troll Knicks fans by pointing out that he worked under Isiah Thomas (conspiracy!), but he also went on to work for the likes of Daryl...
Jul 23, 2017
BEGLEY: The Knicks have signed second-round pick Damyean Dotson

BEGLEY: The Knicks have signed second-round pick Damyean Dotson

Three years! Somehow, amidst the incessant rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony, veteran point guard acquisitions and whatnot, the Knicks’ front office made a pretty savvy move. Second-round pick Damyean Dotson has signed a three-year deal, according to Ian Begley. Damyean Dotson's deal with the Knicks is a 3-year contract, per league sources. Two years of the deal are fully guaranteed, sources say.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) July 23, 2017 Dotson, the 23-year-old swingman, was by far the Knicks’ best player during the Orlando Summer League, scoring 12.8 points per game on an...
Jul 22, 2017
Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony - Kyrie Irving trade!

Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony - Kyrie Irving trade!

This is sort of like “Let’s make a Melo trade, part 2b” I’ll tell you what — life is pretty good right now if you’re a blogger that enjoys making mock trades. I had planned on writing a third part to my “Let’s make a Melo trade” pieces with some ideas from P&T and Twitter commenters, and that’s still going to happen. But, a certain 35-year-old-lookin’ 25-year-old wants out of King James’ court, and I can’t help myself but to dive into some trade scenarios that could bring Kyrie Irving to New York. First, the disclaimers: — All of these proposals are done with the...
Jul 22, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 158: What would the Knicks give up for Kyrie?

Locked on Knicks, Episode 158: What would the Knicks give up for Kyrie?

It might be a lot! iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Do you trust the Knicks to execute a trade for a star player? Can Scott Perry be the exception to the rule of total acquiescence? And what about Kyrie the man. Is it ok that he doesn’t want to be LeBron’s second fiddle? Does that make him a jerk? A competitor? A jerketitor? These questions and MORE will be pondered, and perhaps answered, on this installment of Locked on Knicks. Listen!
Jul 21, 2017
Kyrie Irving wants a trade; Knicks are on his list of preferred teams

Kyrie Irving wants a trade; Knicks are on his list of preferred teams

Whoa boy! Just another boring day in the NBA, am I right folks? Kyrie Irving requests a trade from Cavs, sources told ESPN. LeBron James was blindsided and is disappointed: https://t.co/54afvYge9V— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 21, 2017 Yes, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has demanded a trade and broken the heart of this generation’s finest player. LeBron James needs to be consoled. He needs a friend. Does anybody know if one of LeBron’s friends might be available to head on over to Cleveland and make him feel better? Ah, but the Knicks-Kyrie connection...
Jul 21, 2017
Grading Luke Kornet’s Summer League campaign

Grading Luke Kornet’s Summer League campaign

The big fella can knock down shots, but what else can he do? After just two games in this years’ Summer League in Orlando, the Knicks inked 7’1” Luke Kornet to a 2-way contract with the team. Throughout the five game stretch, Kornet averaged 18.6 minutes and apparently showed the Knicks all they needed to see pretty early. below is a look at what Kornet gave the squad on paper. Certain things jump off the page, like Kornet’s 41% shooting from 3 on over four attempts per game. Then there’s the dreadful 27% field goal percentage for a guy who’s over seven feet tall....
Jul 21, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 157: Derrick Rose destinations

Locked on Knicks, Episode 157: Derrick Rose destinations

Also: Melo's impact on the Blazers, Tim Hardaway vs. Andrew Wiggins. iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Derrick Rose “just wants to play ball,” but where? I discuss the unlikely possibility that he could teach Lonzo Ball a thing or two. C.J. McCollum, in a bit of Rose-esque hyperbole, says Melo would make the Blazers a top-3 team in the west. How far off is he? Lastly, but not leastly, you might be surprised by a DEEP STATISTICAL DIVE into the similarities between nascent Knick legend Tim Hardaway Jr. and Andrew Wiggins, he of the rumored $148 million contract. Listen!
Jul 20, 2017
Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony trade, part 2

Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony trade, part 2

Let’s have a little more fun this time Hey, welcome back! I couldn’t contain all of my brilliant Melo trade ideas to just one article, so here’s part two. A reminder of how I put this together: — All of these proposals are done with the ESPN Trade Machine (play along at home!) and assume that Melo would be willing to waive his 15 percent trade kicker to facilitate a move (since the Trade Machine doesn’t account for it). — Draft pick allocations can be found here. — Not all of these trades will satisfy the rules of “each team involved in a multi-team trade needs to receive...
Jul 20, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 156: Veteran point guards, tank strategy, and Melo’s impact on wins

Locked on Knicks, Episode 156: Veteran point guards, tank strategy, and Melo’s impact on wins

Is Ron Baker going to start next year? iTunes | Stitcher | RSS There’s been a lot of talk about the Knicks obtaining a veteran point guard, but who’s even out there? Matt Weiss joins me to try to answer that and many more pressing questions, including: If Melo does come back, how many wins does he add to the Knicks? How hard should the Knicks tank next year? Is Nets GM Sean Marks a genius? Does Sacramento point guard De’Aaron Fox look like a Dragon Ball Z character? It was a fun chat with a ton of substance, a little bit of hate, and lots of love. Check it out!
Jul 19, 2017
Some interesting Knicks tidbits were dropped on Zach Lowe’s podcast

Some interesting Knicks tidbits were dropped on Zach Lowe’s podcast

Howard Beck and Ian Begley were the guests. It’s worth a listen! As the headline and sub-headline imply, Howard Beck and Ian Begley were guests on Zach Lowe’s podcast The Lowe Post today. The episode was entirely Knicks-based, so... lots of doom and gloom. To that end, much of the podcast was dedicated to talking about how the Knicks got to the low point at which they are, which isn’t something I want to rehash. But they also gave us some intriguing information about the state of the Knicks and their players, which is worth disseminating! So I’ve paraphrased those bits of info for...
Jul 19, 2017
Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony trade, part 1

Let’s make a Carmelo Anthony trade, part 1

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo. Oh the trade rumors, they are-a-swirlin’ about the Knicks’ beleaguered star Carmelo Anthony. One day, a trade is imminent and Melo’s slipping on his Timberland cowboy boots and getting ready to wrassle with the Warriors; the next, the Knicks want to have a little sit-down and try to work things out (or get Melo to increase his list of trade destinations beyond the Rockets and Cavaliers). Until now, I’ve resisted the urge to make a “Here’s some Carmelo trades!” piece. It’s just so passé, or so I told myself. And yet here I am, standing at the precipice...
Jul 19, 2017
Locked on Knicks, Episode 155: Charley Rosen strikes again!

Locked on Knicks, Episode 155: Charley Rosen strikes again!

Let’s laugh about it! iTunes | Stitcher | RSS Charley Rosen is a silly man who writes silly articles about the Knicks, a very silly franchise in their own right. I delight in these articles for their sheer audacity of NOPE. They’re awash in bullet point after bullet point of what he surely believes to be pure, unadulterated BURN SAUCE. In reality, they are a little more than the proverbial shouts of an old man shaking his fist at a cloud. Today’s episode focuses mainly on what could very well be his magnum opus. Join me as I take you through the magical world that is Charley...
Jul 18, 2017
REPORT: The Knicks still plan to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets

REPORT: The Knicks still plan to trade Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets

The Trail Blazers continue to resist facilitating the trade, though. I knew it was only a matter of time before the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors pendulum swung back the other way—because that’s what a pendulum does, thus the analogy, jeez, I don’t know why I had to explain this to you all—but it happened more quickly than I thought. When Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Melo trade talks were on hold last week, one of the common theories was that the Knicks simply wanted to give Scott Perry a few days to settle in before resuming talks. Well, tonight’s report from Frank Isola...
Jul 18, 2017
This Week in Knicks Social Media: The Jaramaztagram is Discovered

This Week in Knicks Social Media: The Jaramaztagram is Discovered

nüKnicks, old Knicks, ex-Knicks, Knick Wives, monkeys and giraffes Buon Giorno, signore e signori. Come stai? Our Lady of Anthony is on vacation in Italy and providing us with much eye candy of her, um, dolce vita. We don’t really know how much longer she will count as Knicks-adjacent, so let’s enjoy while we can. A post shared by LaLa (@lala) on Jul 12, 2017 at 12:33pm PDT Also in paradise, and rightly so, are newlyweds Mindaugas Kuzminskas and his new wife Eglė Andreikaitė (-Kuzminskas?). After a tough few weeks in Hawaii (with a brief popover home to get hitched) Kuz...