Don’t Lie To Us Phil, Are the Knicks Rebuilding?

Knicks Free Agents : Derrick Rose. Sasha Vujacic. Justin Holiday. Ron Baker. 2016-17 Knicks Weaknesses: 29th: Shooting Guard Scoring. 28th: Free Throw Attempts. 26th: Defensive Rating. 25th: Bench Points, Backcourt Points. 24th: Fast Break Points. 23rd: Field Goal Percentage, Opponent Points, Center Scoring. 21st: Three Point Percentage, Three Point Attempts. 2016-17 Knicks Strengths: 3rd: Offensive Rebounding. 4th: Blocks, Small Forward Scoring. 5th: Total Rebounding. 7th: 3-Point Defense,. Power Forward Scoring. 8th: Frontcourt Points. 10th: Free Throw Percentage, Starters…

(Haters) What Do You Think About John Wall Now

There is a scene in the movie Creed where Sylvester Stallone demands his young pupil to look in the mirror. Michael B. Jordan, the student, obeys; he looks. He is solemn and a little sweaty from vigorous training, boxing all day long. Jordan has a look of wry confusion as he stares at his reflection. He…

A Few NBA Teams In Salary Cap Hell: 2017-18

The salary cap projection figures for next year’s NBA season have been released. The good news is that the salary cap [tentatively] goes up $7 million to $101 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The tax level will rise $8 million whereas if you spend north of $121 million you have to pay…

Yes, They Passed on Steph Curry

Steph Curry was the 7th pick in the 2009 NBA draft. The #1 pick that year was Blake Griffin. The #3 pick was James Harden. Picks #2, #4,  and #6? They never were All-Stars. They played in 4 playoff games, 0 playoff wins. One was Rookie of the Year. Two are no longer in the…

Wade’s Old Team Helps Wade’s New Team

This is all that you need to know. At the buzzer, one team scored. The other team watched in disbelief. And then they held their heads in sorrow. The hero, the Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, tipped in a basket (over Andre Drummond)  to give the Heat the win over Detroit. It was a demoralizing last second…

Jim Buss Has Left The Building

It is the exit. Finally.  The last attempt by Jim Buss to save his fledgling basketball career has failed. He was unable to cut his sister out of the family executive coffers and put himself in.  He has been removed as a trustee and his younger sister Janie has taken his place.  He has no…

Feasting on the Tanking Vibe In the Pacific

Three teams in the Pacific Division, the Kings, Lakers and Suns, have shed off their pretender status or the illusion of trying to win games and all three have embraced losing for winning. They have either traded gifted players (Kings), sat down veterans (Lakers), or embraced a 70 point performance in a losing effort, happily…

5 Teams Who Can Stir Things Up

Miami Heat:  The Heat are 24-6 their last 30 games and now have the 8th seed in the East. Erik Spoelstra has put in a Coach of the Year campaign but can the Heat keep their spot? It depends on how they shoot the three ball. That has determined winning or losing. Against Portland they…