Rock Bottom in New York

The Derrick Rose AWOL wasn’t the worst thing to happen to the Knicks this week. Rose made a lot of tabloid headlines after missing a game and worrying everyone. Then, the continually enigmatic Rose capped off a crazy 24 hours of self imposed misery with the I might quit basketball sympathy routine. He quickly pivoted to…

No Sophomore Slump In the Porzingis World

Regardless of how the Phil Jackson era will be interpreted once Jackson has left the Knicks franchise, he will forever have an enduring footprint. He was the one responsible for Kristaps Porzingis. Amidst the hollow days of the Knicks future with veterans barely hanging on to their prime, Porzingis represents hope for a team that…

Jordan Clarkson in New York?

Activity on the free agent market starting July 1st will present the Knicks with the challenge of going young, more athletic and speedy on the wing. That fits Jordan Clarkson to a tee. The Lakers shooting guard two year pro is a restricted free agent. The Lakers are saying they will match all offers but…

Goodbye Rambis, Hello…um…Hornacek?

The New York Knicks have finally made a decision on who to turn the franchise over to and it wasn’t Phil’s best buddy Kurt Rambis who has a pretty pathetic head coaching record, and frankly, excited no one. And it wasn’t David Blatt, the former Cavs coach who found a way to co-exist with LeBron…

Rambis Long Term Only Prolongs the Disaster

There are two choices on the table. Their is Phil Jackson’s guy, Kurt Rambis. Or there is Carmelo’s guy, Tom Thibodeau. At the end of the day, the question has to do with power and influence and privilege. Who is really running the Knicks? Who makes the decisions? Ultimately, the decision winds up in Jim…

Derek Fisher: His Side of the Story Blames The Media

Despite Derek Fisher’s noteworthy NBA career- who would have penciled in a guard from University of Arkansas, Little Rock with five titles?- his reputation was dragged through the proverbial mud this year as his personal life and professional life were the low hanging fruit devoured by a hungry social world.  Social media jokes, memes and…

Kristaps Porzingis and the Rookie Wall

In a war with their bodies, once the All-Star break is over, the physical consequences begin to sink in as rookies try to balance fatigue, exhaustion and performance. Pat Riley called “the peripheral opponent” everything not associated with the game; that too can effect concentration. The NBA season is too long, too physical, too tiring. Rookies…