Tag Archives: New York Knicks

Catching Up with Kristaps Porzingis

An appearance on the court wasn’t even needed for Kristaps Porzingis to distinguish himself as the most recognizable player on opening day at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Orlando. The 7-foot-3 forward took a 5,000 plus mile journey, from Latvia to New York to the Amway Center to finally meet his new head coach, Jeff Hornacek, and begin individual workouts …

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Knicks Strike Deal with Chicago for Rose

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New York didn’t even bother waiting until the start of free agency to revamp its back court. The acquisition of point guard Derrick Rose came a week before negotiations with 185 free agents can officially commence, enabling the Knicks to address other areas of concern next week. The team decided to strike quickly, as it doesn’t have any selections in Thursday’s …

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Hornacek Hiring May Signify New Power Structure in New York

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Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson publicly revealed some of the qualifications he was searching for when selecting the next head coach in New York. During his 34 years in the NBA as a player, assistant coach, head coach and team president, Jackson has accumulated 13 championship rings, 1,155 victories as a coach (sixth most in NBA history) and his winning …

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Porzingis Shines Brightest at Rising Stars Challenge

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Kristaps Porzingis may not have taken home the MVP trophy or led his team to a victory at Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge — as Minnesota guard Zach LaVine accomplished both feats — but he left little doubt that he is a rare breed. Earlier in the month, former league MVP Kevin Durant dubbed the 7-foot-3 rookie a unicorn, as his wide array …

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Knicks Should Pursue Thibodeau

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The handpicked option by president of basketball operations Phil Jackson to lead New York back to prominence has been ousted less than 150 games into his tenure. The Knicks made the stunning announcement of the firing of Derek Fisher early Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the team lost to Denver Sunday afternoon, marking the ninth time it has …

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Filling Out a Wish List for the Middle of the Pack

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Christmas is just a week away and while families gather to celebrate, the NBA offers a five game slate to provide entertainment throughout the day. Ten teams, each equipped with plenty of star power, will take centerstage on the biggest day of the basketball year. The most intriguing match-up features the two teams that battled in the NBA Finals last June, …

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Knicks, Porzingis Searching for Consistency

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Kristaps Porzingis is way ahead of all projections levied on him draft night, especially those coming from the team that selected him fourth overall last June. New York president of basketball operations Phil Jackson said he believed the 7-foot-3 forward might night make an impact on the team for up to five seasons. Instead, through 16 games, Porzingis has played his …

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Anthony, Knicks Should Part Ways

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New York’s trajectory towards a championship run simply won’t coincide with Carmelo Anthony remaining a vital piece of a championship run. The Knicks are vastly improved this season — nearly halfway towards last year’s win total through 12 games — as the selection of Kristaps Porzingis has immediately paid dividends. For all of the success the team has achieved during the early …

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Porzingis Secures Starting Position in New York

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New York is doing what it can to speed up the learning curve of Kristaps Porzingis. Minutes after selecting him with the fourth overall pick in last summer’s draft, Knicks team president Phil Jackson indicated he believed it may be up to five years before Porzingis provides an impact on the team. Four months later, he is slated to start …

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Letting Anthony Slip in the Fantasy Basketball Draft a Mistake

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All the ingredients are present for Carmelo Anthony to have a massively successful season. The eight-time All-Star had the unfortunate timing of the first-year of his five-year, $124 million extension with New York coinciding with the worst season in team history. While the Knicks offense was the most anemic in the NBA last season, scoring a league-low 91.9 points per …

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