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The Wages of Lin – A last call to retain Jeremy Lin.

According to the NY Times Howard Beck, the departure of Jeremy Lin seems all but a certainty. What appeared a near certainty came into doubt over the span of a weekend. A weekend where a matchable four year 30 million contract– that was set to escalate to 9.8 and 10 million per season in years […]

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Another Team’s Treasure!

A “Winning and Grinning” Jeremy Lin. Serendipity, Synchronicity, Irony and Karma have for once aligned with the Knicks, their BIg Three and the young man who would resurrect them. Is it just me or doesn’t the emergence of Jeremy Lin, signal a splendid conjunction of irony, serendipity, synchronicity and Karma?  All curious elements that seemingly […]

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Rider in the Storm: The Not So Curious Case of Amar’e Stoudemire

In midst of trade rumors and speculation regarding his future with the Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire’s star has waned from that of a fearless saviour leading a Garden Revival to that of rumored trade fodder in Gotham’s ever revolving grandiloquent dreams for quick fix domination.  Whether Stoudemire added an extra inch in height to his already […]

A Hall Pass for the Dog Days on Coach D’Antoni’s Sole Trick?

After losing this weekend’s “what if” if game with several players of the franchise’s recent past, the the New York Knicks find themselves mired in what could be described as the dog days of a short yet heavily compressed NBA season. The Knicks who currently ride a season long six game losing streak, have regressed […]

Preview: New York Knicks (2-2) v. Toronto Raptors (1-3)

Tonight the (2-2) New York Knicks will look to improve upon their early season record when they host the Toronto Raptors. The Knicks are coming off a (1-2) West Coast trip which they salvaged a win against the Sacramento Kings. During that win the Knicks had their best passing game of the early season as […]

Bargain Basement Buyouts for Knicks Holiday Shopaholics?

In addition to a report, that Kenyon Martin has reached a buyout agreement with the Xinjiang Guanghui Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, another report indicates that the Pheonix Suns will release, Mickael Pietrus, after reaching a buyout agreement with the shooting guard. The buyouts of KMart and Pietrus  provides the Knicks another chance at […]

Love the Clippers hate the Clippers and Move on!

In the span of a week the Los Angeles Clippers have gone from a Knicks nuisance to a Knicks hero and then villian. Along the way they have expanded their presence in the Los Angeles area and gained a step on their Staple Center co-tenant Lakers, while perhaps inspiring the cross river and soon to […]

The tightrope, the noose and the life line:

Why the Tyson Chandler Signing turned a half court trap into a Slam Dunk! In the week leading to the start of NBA Training camps, the Knicks’ biggest Eastern Conference competitors (Miami Heat, Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls) were maneuvering to build upon the core of their respective teams. The Heat added Shane Battier, a […]

Hey take a flyer on Jeremy Lin

Golden State reserve point guard Jeremy Lin, was waived today to clear additional cap room to prusue free agents. Last year fellow Fanatic, Lives, provided the Fanatic Family with an advanced scouting report on Lin. Lives was quite impressed with Lin. What do you guys think. Should the Knicks take a flyer on LIn? They […]

Super Size Us!

In the day before Friday’s free agency Friday free for all, a bizarre series of events happened. No I’m not talking about the Knicks imminent signing of Free Agent Center, Tyson Chandler. Sure that bit of news is bound to put a dent in the Chris Paul to the Knicks rumors. Nope. I’m talking about […]

Unraveling the Gordian Knot on the long road to Chris Paul?

In the week following a tentative agreement between the NBA and the Players to settle class action suits and reach the parameters of new CBA, fans of the Knicks have turned their eyes towards basketball again. Well sort of. Obviously pro and con articles arguing the reasons why Chris Paul may or may not become […]

The NBA’s Ownership/Player Nuclear Detente (Part 2)

Two minutes to midnight – Stern’s Pro Jordan Small Market Rules and the possible fate of Gotham’s Manhattan Project  So, which of the following applies to the current standoff as the NBA Player/Ownership divide nears an apparent Zenith? “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” […]

The NBA’s Ownership/Player Nuclear Detente (Part 2)

Two Minutes to midnight on Nuclear Armageddon – Stern’s small market Pro Jordan Rules the Manhattan Project? So, which of the following applies to the current standoff as the NBA Player/Ownership divide nears an apparent Zenith? “When you surround an army, leave an outlet free. Do not press a desperate foe too hard.” (The Art […]

The NBA’s Ownership/Player Nuclear Detente (Part 1 – with reference links)

DJ Mix Master Stern Plays “Cry me a (Small Owner Sympathy) River” and “No Sympathy for the (Wandering Superstar, Millionaire Player and NBAPA) Devil “If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between “for” and “against” is the minds worst disease” (Sent’-ts’an) To those of you […]

The Players are on the Knicks side

Dare I say it but it seems to me that the NBA’s Labor/Management standoff – involves undertones that will determine the team building model of Gotham’s Super Team in waiting. As of today, the NBAPA under the leadership of Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter have reiterated their stance not to accept the most recent ownership […]