NBA Draft

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The Knicks Fix: In D’Angelo Russell, the Ghost of Steph Curry?

@AlanHahn I remember how abruptly the conversation with Dell Curry ended that night during the 2009 NBA Draft. We had been in contact for weeks leading up to the draft, discussing the mutual admiration between his son, Steph, and the Knicks. But once the Golden State Warriors announced their pick, the Knicks were as forgotten […]

NBA Draft History: Notable 4th Overall Picks

The New York Knicks hold the fourth overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 25th. Let’s take a look back at some notable names who have been selected in that slot in previous drafts. Russell Westbrook (2008, Seattle) Played two seasons at UCLA 4x NBA All-Star 3 Conference Finals appearances, 1 NBA […]

The Knicks Fix: May The Fourth Be With You

If we follow the spiritual logic of Phil Jackson, the basketball gods owe the Knicks. After competing to Game 82, to the point of winning three of their final six games to earn one win more than the Minnesota Timberwolves out of the first seat in the NBA Draft Lottery, the Knicks saw the system […]

The Knicks Fix: No Tanks, Says Lottery History

At the end of the 2008-09 season, after the Knicks had already been eliminated from playoff contention, the team won three of their final six games of the season. It brought Mike D’Antoni’s record in his first season as Knicks coach to 32-50. Meanwhile, in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors won four of […]

Assessing The Assets Of Draft Night

Phil Jackson set up his office at the MSG Training Center in a strategic place; some distance from the locker room and training area, but with a one-way window that looked into the gym. It was from there the new Knicks president began his observation. His presence is formidable, so people tend to be on […]

Knicks Go With Grecian Formula at 48

Spero Dedes has a perpetual smile (and if you got to live his life, you would too), but it seemed a little wider after the Knicks drafted Kostas Papanikolaou with the 48th pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. Spero, of proud Greek heritage, and I were together in Manhattan filming a commercial for MSG Network (look for it next week) and we could […]