Before we get to the impressive debut of rookie RJ Barrett, this much needs to be said after this first impression of the new-look Knicks: they may be one guard away from being a very good team. The question is, do they have that guard on the roster? Dennis Smith Jr. was supposed to be […]
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It’s a tradition for the New York Knicks to take the court on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in honor of the iconic civil rights leader. The Knicks hold a 20-12 overall record on MLK Day and traditionally played at Madison Square Garden every year up until last year’s victory against the Nets. This year, the […]
The Knickerbockers have landed some of the all-time NBA greats in the draft. So which are the best choices in the history of the franchise? Here’s my take: 1. Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier, No. 5, 1967 First of all, Clyde will be the first to tell you he was the best Knicks player of all time, […]
At first, it seemed like a no-brainer. Who had the greatest rookie season in Knicks history? Easy. Uncontested dunk easy: Patrick Ewing. [Tune In To MSG & MSG GO For ‘Rookie Week’ Programming] And then I did the one thing my wife and kids have warned me about for years: I started thinking. Ewing won […]
OK, so the ping pong balls weren’t kind. Instead of getting the 7th pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, the Knicks got the 8th pick. Guess who the Knicks took with the 8th pick in the 1964 draft? Willis Reed. How’d that work out? The league has changed, the draft has changed, the business of the […]
It wasn’t going to work. It almost never worked. College coaches jumped at the riches and lure of the NBA only to realize the difference between the two jobs was as different as hip-hop is to opera. Some succeeded, but the majority found more losses than wins and ultimately returned to college campuses. Consider this […]