What Do the Knicks Have In Frank Ntilikina?

The Knicks are a quarter of the way through the season and optimism abounds around their rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. It is early enough in Ntilikina’s career that teammates and fans can gush over his strengths, without dwelling on his weaknesses. After all, the kid is just 19 years old, the second-youngest player inContinue reading “What Do the Knicks Have In Frank Ntilikina?”

Is Hardaway Justifying His Contract?

Tim Hardaway Jr.’s four-year, $71 million contract with the New York Knicks was panned as the worst signing of the 2017 NBA offseason. Hardaway developed into a solid rotation player during his two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, but executives around the league were shocked by the size of the deal. ESPN’s Zach Lowe calledContinue reading “Is Hardaway Justifying His Contract?”

When it Comes to Rebuilding, the Knicks Should Look to the Nets

The New York Knicks are rebuilding. Their plan is to trade Carmelo Anthony and assemble a young roster around centerpiece Kristaps Porzingis. New York should take a cue from the crosstown Brooklyn Nets, who have quietly made some nice moves over the past year in a slow climb towards respectability. Bring up the Nets toContinue reading “When it Comes to Rebuilding, the Knicks Should Look to the Nets”

Do the Celtics Need to Add a Superstar to Win a Championship?

The Boston Celtics have had another successful offseason, luring all-star Gordon Hayward to Boston. General manager Danny Ainge has methodically constructed a roster primed to compete now and in the future. He is also flush with assets, including youngsters Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder’s cap-friendly contract and a plethora of draft picks, which can beContinue reading “Do the Celtics Need to Add a Superstar to Win a Championship?”

The Derrick Rose Trade: Business As Usual At the Garden

Do not be fooled by the name: Derrick Rose is no longer a very good NBA player. The 2010-11 MVP is the latest on a long list of former all-stars acquired by the Knicks on the downside of their careers. (Think Antonio McDyess, Penny Hardaway, Steve Francis, Tracy McGrady and Amar’e Stoudemire.) Like the others,Continue reading “The Derrick Rose Trade: Business As Usual At the Garden”

Early Observations on the 2015-16 Knicks

The New York Knicks hope to turn a corner in the second season of the Phil Jackson/Derek Fisher era after a franchise worst 17-65 record in 2014-15. New York added eight new players in the offseason, including first-round draft picks Kristaps Porzingis and Jerian Grant, and Carmelo Anthony is back in the lineup after undergoingContinue reading “Early Observations on the 2015-16 Knicks”

Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s Top Ten Outfits of the 2014-15 Season

It was an atrocious season for the New York Knicks, but legendary broadcaster Walt “Clyde” Frazier was at the top of his game. The New York City fashion icon dazzled Knicks fans with his flamboyant formal wear. Honorable Mention: One of several pink entries Clyde sporting an Asian Fusion look Frazier looked stylish in thisContinue reading “Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s Top Ten Outfits of the 2014-15 Season”

Phil’s First Year Has Provided No Reason For Optimism

One year ago today, New York Knicks owner James Dolan served the team’s long-suffering fan base the latest version of his favorite dish, hope, with a side of nostalgia, when he hired Phil Jackson as team President. Sure, Jackson did not have any front office experience, but as Dolan was quick to point out, heContinue reading “Phil’s First Year Has Provided No Reason For Optimism”

Anthony Mason Has Always Been a Fighter

Former 13-year NBA veteran Anthony Mason is fighting for his life after suffering congestive heart failure and undergoing five heart procedures in recent days, according to Peter Vecsey. His oldest son, Mason Jr., told MSG Network’s Tina Cervasio on Saturday that his 48-year-old father is in stable condition. Mason, best known as the barrel-chested bruiserContinue reading “Anthony Mason Has Always Been a Fighter”