Tim Hardaway Jr. received $71 million. Really. For playing basketball. Four years. From the New York Knicks. I will admit. This wrinkled my feathers more than a little. Tim was a player that just a couple years back contributed to us missing out on Karl Anthony Towns and someone who didn’t take the game seriously […]Read more "Taking the Hard Way, Knicks Name Scott Perry GM and Constructing Carmelo Anthony Trades"
As the clock hit midnight, NBA free agency is finally upon us. We finally have a winner of the Paul George sweepstakes, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, both Celtics and Clippers keep their guys in Terry Rozier (sorry Danny Ainge) and Blake Griffin. There a lot of dominoes still yet to fall […]Read more "Knicks 2017 Offseason Plans"
Like many news that break during 2:30 AM, the announcement of the Knicks and Phil Jackson parting ways was a bit shocking. Waking up to learn the news, I thought I would have greater satisfaction with the firing of yet another failed executive in New York. Instead, it felt more like the new norm with […]Read more "Your Moment of Zen: The End of the Phil Jackson era"
Almost as soon as the Commissioner Adam Silver handed the All Star Game MVP award to Anthony Davis for scoring a record 52 points in his home city of New Orleans, news broke that Davis was soon going to be adding a new, very talented teammate. His name is Demarcus Cousins, you may of heard […]Read more "Kings Trade Demarcus Cousins. Watch Out Golden State Warriors?"
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks should part ways. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Yet, the Knicks and Carmelo insist they can co-exist even after three years of playoff-less basketball. Since Phil Jackson accepted his Knicks presidency, there […]Read more "Melodrama in New York"
The summer of 2016 was a crazy one for the NBA and Knicks fans. After one year, we finally put up our first podcast. Hope you enjoy and listen to the whole thing! Feel free to give any suggestions, comments, or questions for our next podcast below! Thank you. 4:00 Kevin Durant’s decision 11:00 2016 Warriors, […]Read more "Sadiq and Sadaab Podcast: Episode 1"
July 1st. The clock strikes midnight and NBA players are about to get paid like they never have before! Agents have finished scheduling meetings with teams in fancy restaurants where they’ll do some wining and dining. The league salary cap has exploded to a monstrous $94 million from this season’s $70 million after TV deals […]Read more "Rose in the Garden: Free Agency Plans for the Knicks"
With no time to breathe after the Cleveland Cavaliers became the first team in history to come back down 3-1 in the Finals and the King finally bringing a championship to his home, there are several more story lines to follow on the league calendar in just the next several days, starting with the 2016 […]Read more "Unheralded Steals in the 2016 NBA Draft"
With the NFL Draft just hours away, the Rams will have the first pick in their first draft back in Los Angeles. The Tennessee Titans were inclined to trade the pick to a quarterback needy team having a Marcus Mariota of their own and the Cleveland Browns could not hold back their love for Jared […]Read more "Draft Day 2016"
Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry created quite the stir in Spring Training by suggesting that the team that he’s owned for almost 15 years has overemphasized analytics when making major decisions. The 2015 season was a major disappointment for the Red Sox, resulting in giving up more runs than they scored despite playing […]Read more "Thoughts on Analytics and Fixing the Boston Red Sox"
February was not kind to the New York Knicks. The Knicks went from 22-22 to 25-35 in just over a month. Oh and by the way, head coach Derek Fisher was fired. This surprised many but after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired David Blatt, this should surprise nobody. Coaching changes in the NBA boil down to […]Read more "Searching for the next Knicks head coach"
Thank you for agreeing to do this, Coach Cone! For those who don’t know, you’re one of the most winningest basketball coaches in the world with a record 18 PBA championships and 30 finals appearances. ESPN in a 2011 profile, described their trip to Manila to meet you as “one of last days of the […]Read more "Q & A: Triangle Talk with Coach Tim Cone"
It’s OK to fall back in love with the New York Knicks again. Won’t take my word for it? Then listen to Jeff Van Gundy. When asked about Kristaps Porzingis, the ex-Knicks head coach said, “I love everything about how he’s handled his situation, love his game, love his mental makeup…. I’m hopeful that he […]Read more "State of the Knicks: In Phil We Still Trust"
I was saving an opinion on Yoenis Cespedes for when he signed with another team. But like that annoying fly that keeps coming at you, I couldn’t resist to take a swipe. The fly in question is the New York Mets and their unwilling desire to talk contract with the greatest outfielder in Mets history. […]Read more "Re-sign Yoenis Cespedes!"
This is not an obituary, just ask my brother because I planned to write this in July. I even imagined how I would email Flip Saunders and maybe get a response back from the legendary coach. Shock and sadness were only a few of the emotions I felt as I read the news of Flip’s […]Read more "Flip Saunders and the Future of the Minnesota Timberwolves"
I thought I wouldn’t be writing this article after news of the Carlos Gomez trade to the New York Mets but it turns out the Houston Astros doctors liked Carlos Gomez. Reports indicate that the Mets happened to have cold feet (aka pulling a DeAndre Jordan) after first agreeing to send Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores to […]Read more "3 Mets Trade Deadline Ideas"
Happy Draft Day! Mel Kiper and Todd McShay are well known for giving their differing opinions on the NFL Draft. We decided to be both of these football draft gurus and put our thinking hats on for each NBA team. The following mock draft, presented to you by RealGM, is basically what each of us […]Read more "“Kiper/McShay” NBA Mock Draft and Knicks Trade Ideas"
One of the reasons you heard a collective groan in the Hilton Midtown hotel during the NBA Draft lottery was not only because the New York Knicks were the only team to lose draft position that night but also due to the fact they lost out on two potential Hall of Fame big men in […]Read more "Why Mudiay or Porzingis is the Right Pick for the New York Knicks"
1 Diamondbacks, SS Brendan Rodgers 2 Astros, OF Kyle Tucker 3 Rockies, SS Dansby Swanson 4 Rangers, OF Daz Cameron 5 Astros, RHP Carson Fulmer 6 Twins, RHP Dillon Tate 7 Red Sox, SS Alex Bregman 8 White Sox, LHP Tyler Jay 9 Cubs, LHP Brady Aiken 10 Phillies, RHP Walker Buehler 11 Reds, OF Andrew Benintendi 12 Marlins, OF Garrett Whitley 13 Rays, RHP Kyle Funkhouser […]Read more "Drafting for Teams in First/Supplemental Rounds of the 2015 MLB Draft"
Intended release: 03.06.15 The following players vary in talent and readiness. Some may appear on other 100 lists and others may not even crack a top ten for their respective teams. So without further ado, here are a bonus forty that should have good minor league seasons and shoot up rankings as soon as mid […]Read more "NYSG’s Top 100 Prospects"
Today, phenom freshman Jahlil Okafor, will make his Garden debut not as a member of the Knicks but rather as a Duke Blue Devil hoping to win Coach K’s 1000th by beating St. John’s. There will undoubtedly be fans in the Madison Square Garden seats envisioning Okafor donning the orange and blue as he works […]Read more "Say Goodbye to Okafor?- How the Knicks could miss their chance at the dominant big man"