The Athletic did an awesome NBA player poll back in 2019. The publication's beat reporters gave the players anonymity and asked them some pretty standard questions that included "Which current coach, aside from your own, would you least want to play for?" The answers were interesting and, in some cases, surprising.
As the play-in rounds are underway in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, the New York Knicks, led by head coach Tom Thibodeau, are strategizing game plans to defeat superstar Donovan Mitchell and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Why are the New York Knicks in a two-year funk at one of the most historic basketball venues in the world, Madison Square Garden, their home court? OK, before you say, 'because the team stinks' hang on a minute. The Knicks are really good on the road.
If you said winning a championship, you may have to wait for another century. However, with the Donovan Mitchell trade with the Utah Jazz all but stalled, the New York Knicks are about to embark on some, well, not so good history. It appears that the Knicks are about to re-sign a first-round pick to a long-term deal for the first time this century. How that translates? The Knickerbockers have done a terrible job with their first-round draft picks...until now!
NBA Hall of Famer and TV commentator Charles Barkley has never been shy with his assessments, nor should he be given his occupation. However on Wednesday, while he was promoting a celebrity golf tournament, he took aim some pretty low hanging fruit, the New York Knicks. The franchise's president, Leon Rose is already feeling the heat for the roster he has assembled. Now it is clear that the basketball community's patience with Rose's plan is wearing thin.
The New York Knicks are back over .500 and getting ready for a prime time matchup with Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans tomorrow night. Marc Berman covers the Knicks for the New York Post and is making his first trip to cover them out of market this season not only because they're playing Zion but also because they're playing well. What can a matchup with Zion mean for Julius Randle and RJ Barrett?
I've heard all of the over reactions to the New York Knicks not signing Kevin Durant or any max contract guy for that matter and I have to say I think they did really well. IF Durant never ruptured his Achilles I would feel very different but he did and when his Achilles popped so did the dreams of a quick rebuild for the Knicks. In the past this team would over react and sign the biggest name available and mortgage the future to appease the fans. These moves were measured, smart and made the team better.
The NBA Draft is behind us so it's time to grade who won and who lost and what players will go straight to the Hall Of Fame. It was no surprise that Duke's Zion Williamson went number one overall to the New Orleans Pelicans and it's no surprise he's the favorite to win the top rookie honors this coming season.