New York Knicks

most viewed right now
 122
Video inside Breaking News: Everyday Struggle W Joe Budden & Akademiks Won't Be Back..
36 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 66
Article inside Details in Child Sex Complaint Against Rapper 6ix9ine Contradict His ..
234 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 63
audio inside Jeezy - Pressure (Official Album Anticipation/Discussion Thread) 12/15
248 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
 55
NBA LeBron James Covered His Mouth While Talking To Lonzo Ball After The Game ..
58 comments
@sports

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

Props Slaps
 4 years ago '04        #10641
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Read a buyout is in progress for both Beno n Artest
 4 years ago '06        #10642
lmnop 122 heat pts122
space
space
space
$20,854 | Props total: 944 944
 Born_Loser said:
Read a buyout is in progress for both Beno n Artest
i was gonna come in here to post this.

i haven't posted in this thread in a minute. i'm more active in game threads. will be more active here too.
 4 years ago '04        #10643
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Berman

The Knicks are mulling whether to use one of their two roster spots on power forward Ike Diogu, who impressed the team during training camp but was released, according to an NBA source.

The Knicks will have two open spots when Metta World Peace and Beno Udrih’s buyouts become official Monday. Diogu is in the D-League with Bakersfield, averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. He showed rebounding ability and a mid-range jumper for the Knicks during the preseason.

The Knicks could decide to sign a younger D-League player to develop for the future, but a veteran of intrigue is Danny Granger, should he be waived by the 76ers.

The Knicks also will have interest in proven veterans who were recently bought out, including Earl Clark, Ben Gordon and Antawn Jamison. Glen Davis has agreed to sign with the Clippers.

Because of the luxury-tax penalties and the fact owner James Dolan is already paying 17 players this season, the Knicks may only sign one player.
 4 years ago '07        #10644
I Am The Truth 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$5,890 | Props total: 2244 2244
tonite's game really hurt... but then again, it didn't cuz we've been losing all kinds of ways all season long... Melo needs help
 4 years ago '06        #10645
lmnop 122 heat pts122
space
space
space
$20,854 | Props total: 944 944
felton
[pic - click to view]

 4 years ago '04        #10646
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
if Earl Clark joins NYK

he was my draft choice over Jordan Hill
 4 years ago '07        #10647
I Am The Truth 1 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$5,890 | Props total: 2244 2244
^^^^ at least there was one bit of decent news in today's edition of "Knicks Fukkery"
 4 years ago '04        #10648
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
looks like Shannon Brown will sign a 10 day with NYK
 4 years ago '07        #10649
Funeral James 24 heat pts24
space
avatar space
space
$16,474 | Props total: 409 409
can they sign shannon plus earl or nah?
 4 years ago '04        #10650
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
 Funeral James said:
can they sign shannon plus earl or nah?
They can and from what I'm reading that's exactly what's gonna happen, both of em
 4 years ago '08        #10651
AC_89 200 heat pts200
space
avatar space
space
$39,285 | Props total: 13661 13661
We still only 5 games out of the 8th spot
 4 years ago '08        #10652
AC_89 200 heat pts200
space
avatar space
space
$39,285 | Props total: 13661 13661
 dj ac said:
We still only 5 games out of the 8th spot
nevermind
 4 years ago '04        #10653
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811


fast forward to the fu*king draft lottery so I can hang myself for NY giving up potential the first pick in the draft

they better move 2 of the 3 (Stat, Barg & Chandler) if they can get a pick or cheap 1-2 contracts for players that fit a fu*king system
 4 years ago '07        #10654
Funeral James 24 heat pts24
space
avatar space
space
$16,474 | Props total: 409 409
fire dolan campaign
 4 years ago '04        #10655
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
 Funeral James said:
fire dolan campaign
this is the REAL solution tho

fu*ked up how even when ur francise sucks, u still caking off it....he don't have a reason to give a fu*k, he's making even more money. (just imagine if he was smart, how much MORE money he would make if he hired people and let THEM do their job without a million n*ggas chiming in on EVERY detail)
 4 years ago '04        #10656
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Frank Isola

James Dolan is famous for his Fourth of July parties at his Oyster Bay estate. One year, Whitney Houston performed and the sound went out. The fireworks are usually provided by the renowned Gruccis.

More recently, Amar’e Stoudemire was wined and dined there, but instead of asking Amar’e, “How’s the shrimp?” Dolan should have been asking, “Can your legs hold up for five years?”

This year, Independence Day arrives three days earlier than usual. On July  1, Carmelo Anthony will inform the Knicks that he is officially a free agent. The moment could be a turning point in Dolan’s reign at Madison Square Garden if the boss extends his hand and, rather than give Anthony a blank check, wishes him good luck in his future endeavors.

“It was a good run,” Dolan can tell him. “We renovated the Garden. You played your tail off and nearly became the MVP by leading us to 54 wins. And thanks for helping us finally win a playoff series. We even survived J.R. together. Barely, that is. But we as an organization feel it’s in your best interests and certainly in our best interests to move on. Honestly, good luck.”

Believe it or not there is a silver lining in what is becoming, for a number of reasons, the worst Knicks season in 25 years. This summer the Knicks get to start all over again and rebuild for real this time. And it should begin with them bidding farewell to their best player rather than locking up the soon-to-be 30-year-old Anthony for five more years at $127 million. Been there, done that.

It’s the perfect out for Anthony as well. He knows he’s in a bad marriage that will only get worse. But Melo’s a good guy who doesn’t want to damage his image by appearing to turn his back on New York. However, most reasonable folks would agree that leaving this disaster is the prudent career move for Anthony. He should sign with Chicago, Miami or the Lakers and pursue that elusive title. Contrary to what you may think, the Knicks will survive.

Some will protest, of course, that the Knicks would be losing a valuable a.sset without getting anything in return. That’s not entirely accurate. By not signing Anthony, the Knicks would clear valuable cap space one year before the contracts of Tyson Chandler, Andrea Bargnani and Stoudemire come off the books. The Knicks even have a first-round pick in 2015. Cap space and a pick, imagine that.

It really shouldn’t be a tough call. The risk would be re-signing Anthony to a max contract under the a.ssumption that another big-name free agent joins the following summer. That is the Knicks’ plan at the moment, and they need to abandon it as quickly as the front office has turned its back on Mike Woodson. Yes, that fast.

Anthony is an elite scorer but he’s not an all-around player in the mold of Kevin Durant and certainly not LeBron James. Or do you really believe the Knicks would have 21 wins if either of those MVP candidates had replaced Melo to start the season. As talented as Anthony is, the Knicks are 21-40 in a dreadful Eastern Conference. They’ve also lost seven straight. James and Durant can stop two-game losing streaks by themselves.

The counterargument is that Anthony needs a better supporting cast. That is true. But the Knicks’ salary-cap situation is such that if they re-sign Anthony they’ll have to wait until 2015 to add that second star. For one, I’m hearing that Anthony’s camp is interested only in the summer of 2014. They don’t want to hear about 2015. And they’re right. Anthony will be 31 with a lot of NBA miles on his legs before reinforcements arrive.

So not only do you have to a.ssume that Anthony stays relatively healthy, but you have to have faith in the Knicks finding the perfect complementary piece. Once upon a time they wanted James, dreamed about Chris Paul and in the end gave Stoudemire $100 million. There are some interesting names out there including Kevin Love, who can become a free agent in 2015. But the word is Love will either re-sign with Minnesota or head to the Lakers, which sounds more plausible. Rajon Rondo could be available but he’s got a bad wheel. And while Anthony could use a quality point guard — see Chauncey Billups and Jason Kidd — Rondo’s personality worries you. Billups and Kidd were both leaders, and Anthony was fine allowing those two veterans to be the voice of reason in the locker room.

Rondo is more of an aloof character who got under the skin of Celtics coaches and eventually led to Ray Allen leaving for Miami. Need we remind you that one of the knocks on Bargnani is that the big Italian is aloof as well. Just sayin’.

Can Knick fans live through another year of losing basketball? Yes, if they know there is an actual plan in place. They’ve been sold on the myth of a championship-contending team for 14 years and only once was that remotely close to being the truth.

Dolan needs to be honest with himself about the state of the franchise and Anthony’s role. Sooner than later there will be another free agent Dolan can throw money at.

In the meantime, the Knicks need a complete makeover. And if done the right way, who knows, maybe the Larry O’Brien Trophy will make an appearance at Dolan’s Fourth of July bash before the decade is over.
 4 years ago '04        #10657
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
is anybody here going to that rally against Dolan ?
 4 years ago '04        #10658
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Ian O'Connor

The New York Knicks have so many problems up and down the organization, from Jim Dolan at the top to a D-League reject named Chris Smith at the bottom, that it's easy to forget they will need a qualified coach to replace Mike Woodson within a few months. That coach will not count against the salary cap. His wage will not come packaged with a luxury-tax bill from hell.

So with his team an unholy mess, and with the franchise in desperate need of a credible figure to persuade Carmelo Anthony to stay this July and to attract other free agents down the road, Dolan will probably go big-game hunting for his man. After taking the fantasy basketball choice off the board (Phil Jackson), and after eliminating Anthony's past antagonist (George Karl) and most likely future one (Stan Van Gundy), and after bypassing the veteran NBA coaches who won't make the necessary statement despite their winning records (Lionel Hollins, Vinny Del Negro, Avery Johnson), the next coach of the Knicks could and probably should emerge from this high-powered group of five:

Tom Thibodeau. Jeff Van Gundy. Mark Jackson. John Calipari. Billy Donovan.

Of course, any and all of the above would need some answers on a Madison Square Garden management structure that remains, at best, undefined. Why was Hank Ratner sent down to the minors? What's the deal with Steve Mills and his shadow cabinet of advisers, including Mark Warkentien and Allan Houston? When does Mills appoint a real personnel guy to run basketball operations, and will the new coach report to him, or the other way around?

"In looking at the five guys you're talking about," said one NBA source who has had dealings with all five coaches, "I don't think any of them would take that job without complete control."

A circle of league sources with ties to the Knicks and the Garden was asked to handicap this handpicked field, and to address the issues that would determine who ultimately lands (or rejects) the job. One source said that the team's roster "needs a character cleansing," and that a clear chain of command has to be established before any coach is recruited. A second agreed that a strong general manager needs to be put in place first. "Steve Mills is a prince of a guy," the source said, "but there isn't one other club in the league that would've hired him for the job he has, and now they've shut him up."

The Garden's policy of muting coaches, of practically subjecting them to lobotomies, could cost its basketball team a shot at the best available candidates. But in the end, there are only so many of these glamour positions to go around. Someone will want the title of head coach of the New York Knicks.

"I was just talking to people yesterday, asking who they thought would be the Knicks' guy," one source said. "They all had the same answer: John Calipari. Why? Because of CAA."

Creative Artists Agency represents three busloads of Knicks employees and a suddenly famous former one, Chris Smith, the brother of J.R. who was just dumped by the franchise's D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks. Calipari is a CAA client who is making $5.2 million a year at Kentucky, and who would command far more than the guaranteed $2 million (luxury taxes included) the Knicks wasted on Smith.

Only Calipari isn't the best fit for the job.

That distinction belongs to the only man who has proved he can succeed in it: Jeff Van Gundy, the last man to take the Knicks to the Finals. One NBA source close to the team ranked Van Gundy as the best candidate, followed by Thibodeau, Jackson, Donovan and Calipari, in that order.

Here's a breakdown of that fab five:

John Calipari -- He didn't have fun losing to Robert Morris in the NIT last year, and he doesn't appear to be having much fun coaching the absurdly talented Wildcats this season. Calipari has already won his national title, and he's long been eager to return to the NBA to make good on his failed run with the New Jersey Nets.

In 2010, after the Nets hired Avery Johnson, Calipari told an a.ssociate he would've left Kentucky for a Nets sequel "without question" had the team traded for Anthony (talks between New Jersey and Denver collapsed) and allowed him to draft DeMarcus Cousins (the Nets picked Derrick Favors instead). If he joins his own recruits' fast break to the NBA, Calipari would likely ask Dolan for more than the $7 million a year Doc Rivers earns with the Clippers.

"It makes sense for the Knicks to look at John on a lot of levels," said one source.

"He's a great guy to pal around with," said a second, "but he's the star of the show in Kentucky, gets everything done the way he wants it done, and nobody tells him what to do. I can't see him leaving that."

"I don't think Calipari's personality works well in an NBA setting," said a third. "I've talked to a lot of his former players. If you ask Derrick Rose if he'd rather play for [Thibodeau] or Cal, or ask John Wall if he'd rather play for Randy Wittman or Cal, I don't know if [Calipari] would like the answers."

Billy Donovan -- He has a chance to win his third national title at Florida and, at 48, he might finally be ready for the new career challenge he accepted (and then declined days later) from the Orlando Magic in 2007. Donovan grew up on Long Island and lived out his boyhood dream when he played 44 games for Rick Pitino's Knicks in 1987-88.

Though he still loves to tell stories of the time his mother took him to the Garden and bought him a Clyde Frazier T-shirt, Donovan rejected Isiah Thomas' attempt to hire him as Knicks coach years ago. Would he consider leaving Florida after 18 seasons for a chance to rebuild the only team he ever wanted to play for?

"Billy would be an awesome NBA coach," said one source who knows him well. "He doesn't have any professional coaching experience, but Brad Stevens is managing it well in Boston and that should give the Knicks more confidence to look that way. I just don't know if Billy would do it."

"If I can't get Jeff Van Gundy," said a second source, "my next guy is Billy Donovan. Maybe he should be the Knicks' first choice because he doesn't have Jeff's baggage from coaching there before. He runs a pro offense, his teams defend and I think he's got the personality for it."

Mark Jackson -- He beat Denver last year for Golden State's second playoff series victory since 1991, and yet somehow team management is said to be disillusioned with him. The Warriors have Jackson under contract through next season, and an extension might depend on whether they advance past the first round of the playoffs.

Out of Queens, St. John's and Pitino's backcourt with the Knicks, it turns out Jackson would've been a better choice for Donnie Walsh than the coach he hired instead of him, Mike D'Antoni. Jackson is a New Yorker's New Yorker who would be a popular pick and one who wouldn't settle for the consistent lack of player effort that has doomed Woodson.

"The more I think about it," said one source close to Jackson, "the more the fit makes sense to me. He can coach, players are inspired by him and he would have a deft touch with the media."

"If the Knicks have a chance to get Mark Jackson, they should jump on it," said a second league source. "He, more than anyone, understands the media."

Tom Thibodeau -- Some people believe that he's the best coach in the league and he could change the Knicks' dysfunctional culture overnight. But Thibodeau, another CAA client, has three years remaining on his contract. Despite his reportedly damaged relationship with Bulls GM Gar Forman, Chicago can't possibly let Thibodeau go to New York without receiving significant compensation in return.

And that's where the Knicks run into Thibs trouble: They don't have any a.ssets to spare.

"I think he works things out and stays," said one source. "If Tom has Rose and a healthy team, everyone knows he is a good enough coach to take the Bulls all the way. So I don't think he moves."

"Tom loved his time in New York, and I think he'd want that job even more than any other," said a second source. "But there are some hard years ahead there, and I don't know if he wants to deal with that."

Jeff Van Gundy -- He coached eight 82-game seasons in New York and Houston, and claimed 50 or more victories in half of them. Van Gundy won eight playoff series with the Knicks, or seven more than the franchise has won in the 13 years since his departure.

The Garden fans started chanting his name in 1999 for a reason.

Yes, he made a mistake when he quit after 19 games in 2001. No, he wasn't going to survive Dolan beyond that season, anyway. It's unclear if the current ESPN analyst would seriously consider a return to New York, and Van Gundy has a policy of refusing to discuss jobs that aren't currently open.

"But Jeff is the best-equipped to succeed in New York because he's been through it," said one of his former Garden colleagues, "and there's no question about that. The thing is, he's making a great living now with no pressure on him, and I just can't see him coming into this regime with all of its ridiculous policies."

Of the five coaches listed here, Van Gundy is the most likely to smooth over Dolan's rough edges, to sell him on the virtues of glasnost. He was the Garden's last basketball coach allowed to speak freely from the beginning to the end of his term, the last one to win consistently and the last one ambitious enough to see a second-round playoff exit as a complete failure.

So Jeff Van Gundy is the best bet to restore the Knicks. Of course, that means only that there's no chance Jim Dolan will hire him.
 4 years ago '04        #10659
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Berman

MINNEAPOLIS — A rally to protest Knicks owner James Dolan’s handling of the sinking franchise is on tap for March 19 in front of the Garden before the team hosts the Pacers.

The organizers of the “KF4L Rally,” which has its own Facebook page, are promoting the rally via social media. The KF4L stands for “Knicks Fan for Life.’’

Knicks fans Michael Brown, who has staged demonstrations in the past, Anthony Samaroo, a Chicago-based Knicks fan, and Mark Griffin are the rally’s promoters.

In a statement, the organizers wrote the rally is being staged because of “Dolan’s failure to allow knowledgeable basketball people the autonomy/power to make basketball related decisions…His insistence on overriding the opinions of his basketball people by bidding against himself in negotiations and overpaying in trades.’’

The statement also took issue with “the rehiring of Steve Mills who has never been in the GM role before and presided over one of the most embarrassing eras in Knick history.’’

It went on to add Mills “has yet to speak to the media or fans about the state of the team since he came back. The fans deserve explanations.’’

In conclusion, the statement read: “We understand Dolan will not sell. We understand change may not come of this. We just want our voices heard. We want to remind Dolan and the NBA that our voices matter. We buy the tickets, the jerseys, the NBA League Pass subscriptions. We are frustrated. We are tired. We deserve better.’’
 4 years ago '04        #10660
Born_Loser|M 100 heat pts100
space
avatar space
space
$42,284 | Props total: 3811 3811
Save_Us.VanGundy
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 39
Video inside Who is she!!
27 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 28
Video inside T-Mobile about to save us from Comcast, Time Warner & AT&T
53 comments
1 day ago
@tech
most viewed right now
 21
Image(s) inside Ugly niggas watch ya step
83 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 20
Video inside Throwback: Teen Gangbangers On Jenny Jones Show
62 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 16
Image(s) inside Learn the difference between a DR. Wife and a "Boxden Simp Thot"!
207 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 16
Article inside Salma Hayek claims Harvey Weinstein threatened 'I will kill you, don'..
149 comments
1 day ago
@movies
most viewed right now
 9
NFL Robert Griffin III, sets the record straight.
88 comments
1 day ago
@sports
most viewed right now
 9
Image(s) inside Rare Pics of B.G. Derrick (N.O. Rap)
111 comments
1 day ago
@hiphop
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy