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Sep 13, 2019
Calling all September P&T mailbag questions

Calling all September P&T mailbag questions

Mmmmm........mailbag. Today is National Cream-Filled Donut Day, the day we come together to celebrate something good inside something even gooder. In that same vein, it’s September, which has become the goodest time of year to be a Knicks fan. The draft and free agency begat new players who’ve yet to break our hearts or show their warts, or break our warts or show their hearts. Training camp is just a whisper away, when all we hear is how everybody’s in the best shape of their lives, and has something to prove, and how many jumpers they took that summer, and their irrepressible...
Sep 13, 2019
Argentina 80, France 66: Scenes from old man Scola’s work bench

Argentina 80, France 66: Scenes from old man Scola’s work bench

Photo by Lintao Zhang/ Honestly? Needed way more Ntilikina. Tough loss for France tonight in China. Argentina’s defense was too gluey for Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo to get out of first gear. French coach Vincent Collet decided to double down on his veteran wings, subbing out Frank Ntilikina for Andrew Albicy to start the second half. Rudy Gobert was stuck in his head all game. The credit goes to the Argentines. Luis Scola had a masterful game and France never even came close to figuring him out. LUIS SCOLA HITS BACK TO BACK 3S!That should be it.Scola has: 28 Points13 Rebounds2...
Sep 13, 2019
Ep. 11 Posting and Toasting Podcast Friday Edition

Ep. 11 Posting and Toasting Podcast Friday Edition

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via France’s Prince takes down the USA. Does that change what the Knicks do with Frank Ntilikina? Hey folks! I’m back with another show this week. I am talking all things Frank Ntilikina this week (again). He helped to take down the USA Basketball team with France. How does that impact his NBA future and future with the Knicks? What do you think the Knicks should do? I want to hear from you! Also, what went wrong with the USA Basketball team and what needs to change? Give me your thoughts in the comments! Finally, Enes Kanter did Enes Kanter things in the...
Sep 13, 2019
Game Thread: France vs Argentina — 9/13/2019, 8:00 AM

Game Thread: France vs Argentina — 9/13/2019, 8:00 AM

Ntilikina: Apply directly to the forehead. | Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Feel the fecund compassion of FIBA basketball. So we ride again! France squares up to Argentina this morning. In their first game, Frank Ntilikina struggled at times with the quick and shifty Dennis Schroder. He made plenty of progress in each successive game, culminating in terrorizing Kemba Walker on Wednesday. Today he’ll have to clamp up on Facundo Campazzo, who is smaller but a more masterful sorcerer than Schroder is. Dale like si ya estás manija por ver la magia de #Campazzo mañana ...
Sep 12, 2019
Frank Ntilikina owns Kemba Walker: A video breakdown

Frank Ntilikina owns Kemba Walker: A video breakdown

Photo by Zhizhao Wu/ Highlights from Frank’s shining moment at FIBA Kemba Walker was having a stellar FIBA World Cup tournament until Frank Ntilikina came along. Averaging 14.6 points and six assists per game on 50 percent from the field and 41 percent from three, he was single-handedly keeping Team USA the tournament favorites. Frank didn’t care about how well Kemba had been performing, and never has. When Frank Ntilikina sees that homunculus point guard, his eyes light up. He goes from a tentative, debated bust, to the two-way superstar he was projected to be in a best-case...
Sep 12, 2019
Recap: France 89, USA 79: DONT EVER POST UP MY BABY BOY FRANK

Recap: France 89, USA 79: DONT EVER POST UP MY BABY BOY FRANK

This bear got all your honey. Now scram outta here, you. | Photo by David Dow/NBAE via True love found us but it’s not the end. France must have heard that the United States wants to change the words to the New Colossus and then SWIPE! We’re rolling, folks. Before Kemba Walker even knew the game started, the French were attacking. Frank Ntilikina subsumed a bobbled ball and Kemba was officially shackled. It took thirteen seconds. Tied after one quarter, the Americans did what they could to keep pace through the first half. Perhaps sensing the need to spearhead an impromptu...
Sep 11, 2019
France 89, USA 79: Scenes from the resistance

France 89, USA 79: Scenes from the resistance

Witness | Photo by David Dow/NBAE via France invaded the USA in China. We were treated to a tightly contested battle for basketball egalitarianism this morning. Frank Ntilikina and France opened a double digit lead in the first half. The Untied States looped their way back into it behind some laced up scoring from Donovan Mitchell, a little force of will by Marcus Smart and a couple hops and skips that went their way. After a pretty bottled up first three quarters, Kemba Walker finally put his imprint on the game as the US lead started to swell. Then Frank Ntilikina came back into the...
Sep 11, 2019
Game Thread: France vs USA — 9/11/2019

Game Thread: France vs USA — 9/11/2019

Lay it down! | Photo by Herve Bellenger/Icon Sport via Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp! Get up! It’s time to watch basketball! France against the Untied States. Hurry! Frank Ntilikina versus the Celtics. Is there anything else riding on this? Sounds like tomorrow's quarterfinal meeting with France is going to carry some extra meaning for Turner.From yesterday's USA v Brazil presser, when asked about matching up w/ Gobert: "He's the Defensive Player of the Year, according to some..." pic.twitter.com/WnhiS5J1mZ— Caitlin Cooper (@C2_Cooper) September 10, 2019 Ah yes, that...
Sep 10, 2019
RJ Barrett is making it really easy to like him

RJ Barrett is making it really easy to like him

R.J. Barrett cradles a basketball like it’s his own child. | Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Hopefully the likability translates once the real hooping begins RJ Barrett has been described as a consolation prize, but the 19-year-old swingman is quickly hardwiring himself into the hearts of Knicks fans and providing hope that the team might have selected someone who could be part of a successful core for the long haul. When even Patrick Ewing’s presence on the dais didn’t help the Knicks win the Zion Williamson lottery, there was at first a pervasive sense of dismay in New York. That...
Sep 9, 2019
Recap: Australia 100, France 98: Crowd-sourced P&T Slack recap

Recap: Australia 100, France 98: Crowd-sourced P&T Slack recap

Photo by Shi Tang/ Why hear from just one of us? France played again today! Unfortunately, the Flying Frank Ntilkinas didn’t pull out a victory, dropping their first game of this FIBA World Cup to the now-5-0 Australia Boomers. Frank actually had a really good start to the game, pouring in seven points in the early stages of the game, and not a single one from spot-up threes, which have kinda been his bread and butter so far in this tournament. Unfortunately, those seven points would end up being the only points for our favorite Frenchman, but they were impressive...
Sep 9, 2019
The Posting & Toasting Show: Episode 9

The Posting & Toasting Show: Episode 9

Stink The Atlantic Division rundown Drew, Shwin, and their good friend Jeremy Cohen take a moment to reflect on just how crazy this NBA offseason was, especially in the Atlantic Division. The guys talk about all the moves the Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, and Toronto Raptors made and the players that each team lost. After that, Jeremy tells an unexpected tale of a lunch he had the other day. This episode is brought to you by the great town of Brookline and Anna’s Taqueria.
Sep 8, 2019
Knicks void Kris Wilkes’ deal, open up another two-way contract

Knicks void Kris Wilkes’ deal, open up another two-way contract

Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via He’s injured at the moment. One youngster you didn’t see playing with the New York Knicks in the Las Vegas Summer was former UCLA forward Kris Wilkes, whom the club signed to a two-way contract following the draft. Sadly, we won’t see Wilkes in training camp either, as the team has voided his contract, per Marc Berman. “While the 20-year-old is not considered healthy enough for camp that begins Sept. 30, the Knicks remain interested in Wilkes for later this season, according to an NBA source.” I guess that means the Knicks could sign him again...
Sep 7, 2019
Recap: France 78, Lithuania 75: “Battle of the Garden Favourites”

Recap: France 78, Lithuania 75: “Battle of the Garden Favourites”

Quiet game for Frank, but France perseveres GUEST RECAP TIME! It’s ya boy Prez AKA Julius Rambles AKA Young RJ Barrett Old Man Professor Clothes AKA Draft Prep P AKA Lamelo Ball Majority Shareholder **Funk Flex airhorns** While most of us slept, France began what is shaping up to be an absolutely brutal second round group stage versus a stout and physical Lithuanian team, starring none other than our beloved sons and Garden Favourites Frank Ntilikina and Mindaugus Kuzminskas! France had a different veteran player prop up the offense each of the first three quarters. In the first...
Sep 6, 2019
Retro Recap: 1992 East semifinals Game 1: Knicks 94, Bulls 89

Retro Recap: 1992 East semifinals Game 1: Knicks 94, Bulls 89

The win that put Pat Riley’s Knicks on the map. The night of May 5, 1992 featured a waxing crescent moon. The No. 1 song in the United States was “Jump” by Kris Kross. Basic Instinct topped the box office. ABC ruled primetime TV with Roseanne and Home Improvement (useful to know the next time Tim Allen claims that “nothing ...pisses people off more than a very funny conservative.”). Tammy Wynette was hospitalized with a bile duct infection, if that does anything for you. We bid adieu to actor Ben Frommer, who passed away; he played Nacho “El Gordo” Contreras in Scarface....
Sep 6, 2019
Ep. 10 Posting and Toasting Podcast Friday Edition

Ep. 10 Posting and Toasting Podcast Friday Edition

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The French Prince of Nowhere? I answer that, many of your questions and much more. Hey folks! New podcast hot off the airwaves this week! Very exciting show! I talk about the latest on the Frank Ntilikina situation. How is he doing at the FIBA World Cup with France? What does that mean and what will the Knicks ultimately do with him? Also, Melo to the Nets? Are you rooting for this or are you tired of talking about it? Finally, I debut the ‘Ask SSJ’ segment and answer as many of your questions as I can from the Knicks to soccer and personal questions as...