BY DAN Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The Knicks trade for a past-his-best star in order to ‘win now’. In this case they have sent starting centre Robin Lopez and rookie Jerian Grant in exchange of Derrick Rose and parts. It all feels so familiar. It’s a story that could be told so … More The Bad Old Days
BY DAN For most followers of basketball, the firing of New York Knicks Head Coach Derek Fisher is the least surprising coaching move this season. Fisher was hardly loved by the New York fan base and the lack of success the team has experienced in the last season and a half was enough to put … More Firing Fisher: Is This The Old Knicks?
BY DAN For the New York Knicks, this year’s improvement has not been enough to sate many impatient fans’ desires for success. But the Knicks would be wise to ignore calls for dramatic change. The ride with Phil has been a success, and the fans need the patience for the journey. This time last year … More Riding With Phil: Do the Knicks have the patience?
BY DAN Cleanthony Early was shot yesterday. In cold blood, a criminal took his property and shot him in the knee. This has jeopardised his career, the financial well-being of his family, as well as no doubt causing him great physical and mental pain. He was not engaging in risky behaviour (a la Monta Ellis’ … More Blaming the Victim
BY DAN Let’s be honest. Things haven’t gone well for the Knicks this week. Before last night’s victory in Portland, the Knicks had lost their last four games and 8 of their last 10. Questions are being asked as to whether the Knicks early season flirtation with the playoff picture was just a mirage. The Knicks offence … More 4 Ways to Get Porzingis More Involved on Offence
BY DAN We’ve all been there. You meet someone and you click. Early on you know this is something special and that you never want to be without them. You start getting carried away, wondering about your future together. Every time you see them it makes you happy. You smile just thinking about them. You … More Time to Trade Carmelo?
BY DAN Most people will tell you that it’s too early in the season to start thinking about next April. But after enduring two awful seasons, Knicks fans like myself are understandably excited that their team is showing a competitiveness that has been sorely lacking. And fun. Man this team is fun. Check this out. … More 5 Reasons the Knicks Can Make the Playoffs
BY DAN The stakes for Kristaps Porzingis are extreme. He’s the first top 5 draft pick the team has picked since 1986 (Kenny Walker for those playing at home). He joins the team on the back of one of the worst seasons in recent Knicks’ history (and that’s saying something). And he’s been clearly designated … More 6 Things We’ve Learned About Porzingis
BY DAN The newly starting season of the National Basketball Association carries with it the promise of fulfillment of potential. But unfortunately we tend to focus too strongly on the validation of a career that winning a championship brings. As a community we stake out positions on people in such a binary manner that we … More The Shaming Narrative and the Return of the NBA