With nine games played so far, the New York Knicks actually have a winning record. This was supposed to be a down year for the team following the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony out of New York. Instead, New York is thriving behind Kristaps Porzingis' play, which has been nothing short of spectacular.
Through the Knicks' 5-4 start, Porzingis has averaged over 30 points. While many expected his usage, and therefore his points also, to go up, few could have expected such an e
Enes Kanter was the key piece the New York Knicks received back in the Carmelo Anthony trade. Kanter, who averaged 14 points and seven rebounds last season in a bench role, could soon become the team's featured post option for New York. His post game is one of the most polished in the league and as a 7-footer, he has the size to dominate in the paint.
Regardless of all that he has accomplished in his six year career, Kanter isn't guaranteed the starting job in New York.
The New York Knicks have embraced what they should be. A youth movement is in full swing. Rebuilding has officially begun.
Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Tim Hardaway Jr. figure to be three featured components of the Knicks offensive attack. Enes Kanter will be an elite post option for a Knicks team that lost plenty of easy buckets from Carmelo Anthony's departure.
In order for those guys to flourish like they could, the Knicks will have to figure out their poi
After six and a half years, Carmelo Anthony has finally moved on from the New York Knicks. The franchise traded him on Saturday to the Oklahoma City Thunder. In return, the team received Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the Chicago Bulls' 2018 second round draft choice. With the trade, the Knicks have finally entered full rebuilding mode. Anthony's presence on the roster meant that the playoffs were a priority. With him gone, the Knicks are embracing a full youth movement. The
The New York Knicks added two veterans on minimum deals in Ramon Sessions and Michael Beasley this offseason. I recently discussed what their roles would be on their new team. Essentially, Sessions is insurance for Frank Ntilikina's learning curve while Beasley is either a hedge for Carmelo Anthony's departure or a scoring spark off of the bench. The Knicks added young talent as well this offseason. Damyean Dotson, Ntilikina and Nigel Hayes will all add youth to the potential
Losing has been a staple of the New York Knicks' existence in the NBA the past couple of years. The team has won 37 or fewer games each of the last four seasons including a 17-win campaign in 2014-15 that ranks as the franchise's least successful season in history. Unfortunately for Knicks fans, the team may need to lose more before becoming a winner. New York has a solid core of young players with the potential to grow together. Kristaps Porzingis looks like a perennial All-
It is clear through promotional tools and by the words of New York Knicks President of Basketball Operations Steve Mills that Kristaps Porzingis is the face of the organization. Porzingis was drafted with the fourth pick just two years ago and has proven to be a potential generational talent after two very promising seasons with the Knicks. Despite all of that, the team has mistreated and downright disrespected their prized unicorn. First, it was the trade rumors that swirled
The New York Knicks drafted their point guard of the future with the 8th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. Barring a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving, which appears unlikely, the Knicks will be relying on the 19 year old rookie out of the French LNB Pro A league, Frank Ntilikina. Ntilikina won't be handed the starting role just yet though. The Knicks plan on easing Ntilikina into Jeff Hornacek's offense. Until then the team will turn to Ramon Sessions. Sessions is
The 2017 NBA free agent frenzy has come and gone. Like last year, there was plenty of money tossed around in what was the highest spending summer in NBA history.
Unlike last year, the right players got paid. Well, unless you think Tim Hardaway Jr.'s contract was unforgivable.
This time around, monster extensions were signed left and right. Steph Curry got the league's first super-max deal. James Harden inked an extension worth $228 million.
The rich got richer. Supersta
This was the nightmare scenario for the Utah Jazz. After advancing to the Western Conference semifinals, the team has had both of its offseason nightmares come true: Gordon Hayward and George Hill have signed elsewhere. Losing Hill is tough, but the team was able to replace him by trading for Ricky Rubio. Ultimately, Rubio comes at a cheaper price, saving over $7 million. The Spaniard is also more adept at running an offense than Hill, whose strengths include defense and 3-po
The NBA was shaken to its core Friday night when word got out that Kyrie Irving wants a trade out of Cleveland. The Cavaliers have been to the past three NBA Finals and took home the championship just last year after Irving hit a game-winning 3-point shot over Steph Curry in Game 7 with under a minute left. What gives? It's head-scratching for a player on a three time defending conference championship team to want a trade. Irving's numbers have only improved since LeBron Jam
The summer of 2018 has one of the most star studded free agent classes in years. The Los Angeles Lakers know this. They have been adding players on short term deals and trading away big contracts to clear up cap space. For the first time since 2013, it appears as though the Lakers could be in a position to compete for the playoffs. If things go their way, the team could add several impact free agents and expedite their rebuild next summer. We know who the team is targeting. T
The Knicks made one of the most shocking moves of the offseason late Thursday night. The team signed ex-Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four year, $71 million dollar offer sheet. The Atlanta Hawks have the right to match the offer in the next couple days. It doesn't appear that they will though. Rumor has it the Hawks were willing to offer Hardaway Jr. a deal in the four year, $48 million range. Assuming the deal goes through, Hardaway Jr. will return to the team that drafted him
The Sacramento Kings have had a big week in free agency. The team locked up George Hill and Zach Randolph to multi-year deals on Monday. Then on Thursday night, the team inked Vince Carter to a one year deal. All three deals signed were pretty good value. A rebuilding team like Sacramento usually has to overpay for free agents, but in this case they got all three players for good value. With Dave Joerger at the helm, it makes sense that Randolph and Carter signed on in Sac-to
The NBA offseason has begun and like America's Independence Day, it has produced a flurry of fireworks. Superstars have been traded left and right. Among them: Chris Paul, Paul George and Jimmy Butler. All three superstars have been traded to Western Conference squads hoping to challenge the Golden State Warriors for their throne.
In the East, Philadelphia is the only team that has made any splashes. The team inked J.J. Redick to join a 76ers squad that has a trio in Markel
It is business as usual this offseason at Madison Square Garden. The New York Knicks front office is having problems with its star player and the team is alienating its prized 21-year-old "unicorn." Yup, business as usual. Phil Jackson publicly commented on Carmelo Anthony's tendency to hold the basketball and stifle ball movement in December. The team was 17-13 and was a top four seed in the Eastern Conference. Following his comments, the Knicks spiraled and finished the sea