Apr 17, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
It really comes down to this: Does he trust Phil Jackson and Knicks management to build a winner quickly?
Apr 16, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT
Knicks center knows, though, he might have no choice
Woodson continues to confound: Says Knicks’ season would have been different if Bargnani stayed healthy
Apr 11, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT
Mike Woodson’s obsession with the tall lineup continues, even to this day. For reasons nobody can really explain.
The Extra Pass: DeAndre Jordan has made a leap, is it enough of one for the Clippers come the playoffs?
Apr 11, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Doc Rivers has worked hard to build up DeAndre Jordan, in the playoffs we wil
Apr 9, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
USA Basketball will play exhibitions in Las Vegas, Chicago and New York in advance of the World Championships in September.
Apr 5, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
Lamar Odom becomes the second former Lakers player to meet with Phil Jackson.
Apr 1, 2014, 3:01 AM EDT
Too often we take the Spurs and the beauty of how they play basketball for granted. We shouldn’t.
Mar 20, 2014, 1:20 AM EDT
Phil Jackson looked on as the Knicks won their seventh straight, beating the team with the best record in the East.
Mar 18, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
You can’t win titles in the NBA without elite talent. Superstars matter. It is the nature of the sport. However there is more to it than that, nobody ever just rolled the ball out and won a ring. Franchises have to put those stars in a system that benefits them but more importantly benefits the…
Mar 15, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Ultimately Thomas Wolfe will be proven right, you can’t go home again. Not even Phil Jackson. It’s easy to sit back and list the reasons Jackson’s return to the team that drafted him, taking over basketball operations of the New York Knicks, will not work: James Dolan; Jackson has never had any front office experience before;…
Cole Aldrich, nearly four years after being drafted in lottery, gets double-double in first career start
Mar 12, 2014, 11:11 PM EDT
BOSTON – As a swarm of media enclosed Cole Aldrich, the playful calls began from his teammates in the less-crowded areas of the New York Knicks locker room. “Cole Stoudemire!” “Cole Chandler!” Aldrich could hardly contain his smile as he discussed his first career start with larger-than-usual-for-him audience. Without the Knicks’ highly paid big men,…
Mar 11, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT
All the way to playoffs?
Mar 10, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT
Does he mean Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani or J.R. Smith?
Mar 9, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
But are the Knicks that patient?
Mar 7, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Here’s the real story: Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler are friends. They met as part of Team USA and like each other, text each other, have worked out together at points in the offseason. Like you with your friends, they like to poke fun at each other sometimes. So when Chandler said Love can’t play…
Mar 6, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
With the Minnesota Timberwolves frequently going small and the New York Knicks frequently going big Wednesday, Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love often guarded each other. During a halftime interview, a reporter asked Chandler about the relatively quirky matchup (hat tip: Royce Young of Eye on Basketball). Reporter: “With the mismatch with Kevin Love, what are…
Mar 6, 2014, 3:31 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while suing a casino for letting you bet big while drunk…. Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls. Friend of this site Coach Nick called watching Noah play “coach porn” — he plays with a high IQ, he is focused on defense, he can pass, he moves off…
Mar 5, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT
Every player says it. Carmelo Anthony is saying it. It’s is some variant of “I’m not about the money, I’m about winning.” Then the money goes on the table and it’s all about the money. That’s the choice facing Carmelo Anthony this summer — a big payday from the Knicks and trust them to rebuild…
Mar 4, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT
Everything is up in the air with the Knicks. Management’s focus right now is to bring back Carmelo Anthony and to do that they need to shake up the roster — try to dump their biggest contracts to clear out space for free agents, get younger and more athletic. Which means anyone and everyone could…
Mar 1, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
We’re back with the latest PBT Podcast and today you set the topics — myself and Eytan Shander of NBC Sports Radio discuss your twitter questions. First up we discuss the Clippers moves at the buyout deadline — I think getting Glen Davis is huge, Danny Granger on the other hand is not better than Jared…
Mar 1, 2014, 4:20 AM EDT
The NBA’s best players have a thing about being on the biggest stage — they know it and they put on their best performances in Madison Square Garden. Stephen Curry dropped 54 points on the Knicks last season in a coming out party, on Friday night he followed it up with 27 points, 11 rebounds…
Feb 14, 2014, 4:34 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS — Talk to Carmelo Anthony and it quickly becomes clear he loves being a Knick. He loves New York, he loves playing in Madison Square Garden, he loves Spike Lee, he loves everything about the experience. He also wants to win an NBA title. Are those two things compatible? Anthony is asking himself…
Feb 5, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT
The Knicks are not rebuilding, they just have the record of a rebuilding team. At the start of the season the Knicks thought they were the 54-win team of last season, which made the second round of the playoffs; instead they are 19-29 and two games back of the last playoff spot in the lowly…
Feb 4, 2014, 5:12 PM EDT
Amar’e Stoudemire began the season on a minutes limit after undergoing two knee surgeries last year. Through five games, he was averaging fewer than five minutes per game. Since, his playing time steadily ticked upward, peaking at nearly 20 minutes per game. Then, Stoudemire missed seven games with an ankle injury. In two games since…
Feb 3, 2014, 11:35 AM EDT
For a team that has had its success this season playing small ball, the Knicks have a lot of guys in their frontcourt. They start Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony but behind them are Kenyon Martin, Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani, Jeremy Tyler and Cole Aldrich. The challenge has been keeping all those banged-up bodies healthy…
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