Creating Function out of Dysfunction in NY, but Will it Matter?

After years of organizational dysfunction, the New York Knicks are finally a relevant team again.  They have two foundational players, albeit on different career paths.  Carmelo Anthony, fresh off his third Olympic Gold, and Kristaps Porzingis, who took off summer play to work out in the U.S., are the two cornerstones of the Knicks franchise.…

Buy or Sell: Phil In L.A.?

Reports of Phil Jackson wanting an exit from New York is an idea too enticing to go unnoticed. Our writers contemplate a Phil failure, bailout and mad dash to the land of milk and honey. Do you believe that Phil is itching to get out of his contract in New York and by next season…

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…

The Lakers Summer of Living Dangerously

Mitch Kupchak is facing a summer of decisions, and even though his job is being threatened by his boss, this isn’t the most pressure Kupchak has faced. This summer is nothing like the summer of 2007. The elite expectations of Kobe Bryant did not include a first round playoff exit. That was a fall from…

Phil Wants to Rebuild, But What Does Carmelo Want?

Because Carmelo Anthony is refusing to waive his no-trade clause, even if it would give him a fast track ticket to the NBA Finals and redemption, the Knicks are stuck in purgatory. Anthony’s contract is eating up 30% of the cap space. His team value, however, is far less than that. Of the top 25…

Kevin Durant is the Prize, Scott Brooks Isn’t

The two most lucrative NBA franchises want Kevin Durant. Nothing new there, the rest of the NBA wants KD too, not just the Knicks and Lakers. But wanting Durant doesn’t translate into allowing Durant to bring with him his favorite coach in a package deal. That is not going to happen. As long as Phil…

Kevin Durant to the Knicks? It is not That Crazy

The Knicks are light years ahead of where they used to be and all because of Phil Jackson. By drafting Kristaps Porzingis and sliding him next to Carmelo Anthony, Jackson has done the unthinkable, sort of like digging for gold in rock. He has complimented Carmelo’s game without ruining it or damaging Carmelo’s fragile psyche…

NBA FrontPage: Bosh Is Cleared, Derek Asks Phil, Cavs Are Quiet

After an entertaining (DeAndre Jordan), perplexing (Tristan Thompson) and rich-getting-richer (San Antonio Spurs) summer, training camps begin this week for every NBA team, putting to rest the chatter and noise and hyperbole. The good news is the return of Chris Bosh. Sidelined by a blot clot and on blood thinners as his treatment regimen, Bosh has been…