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Grading The Deal: Courtney Lee Signs $50M Deal With Knicks

by Christopher Reina

Jul 3, 2016 1:34 PM

Courtney Lee has always seemed like an ideal complementary shooting guard with his stable all-around game, yet he's been traded five times in his career and has never last more than two seasons with any single team. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Joakim Noah Signs $72M Contract With Knicks

by Christopher Reina

Jul 1, 2016 11:44 PM

Unless Joakim Noah becomes his 2014 self again in 2016, the Knicks had a better center on a better contract in Robin Lopez. The problem with this way of team building the Knicks have found themselves pursuing an uncountable number of times is that it is unsustainable even if it breaks perfectly right. Read more »

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Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 24, 2016 1:26 AM

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Knicks Trade For Derrick Rose

by Christopher Reina

The Knicks wanted to improve their backcourt and have done so in name only by acquiring Derrick Rose while further limiting their ability to build a sustainable supporting cast around Kristaps Porzingis. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: New York Knicks

by Keith P Smith

Overshadowing all other parts of the offseason is whether Carmelo Anthony remains with New York, especially since the presence of Kristaps Porzingis puts them better positioned to move on than ever. Read more »
Phil Jackson And The Next Knicks' Coach

by Colin McGowan

Phil Jackson will need clear-eyed pragmatism to fix the Knicks and that means finding a collaborator the way Pat Riley did with Erik Spoelstra and then empower him. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
Mike D'Antoni And The Delay Double Quick's Prominence In Today's NBA

by Brett Koremenos

The real testament to Mike D'Antoni's influence can be seen in how teams around the league implement not just his overarching style, but his actual plays. Read more »
Towns, Porzingis And Basketball's Next Evolution

by Jonathan Tjarks

Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis are both seven-foot-plus, who can play inside and out on both sides of the ball, both are long and athletic enough to play above the rim and guard on the perimeter and they are both capable of shooting 3's, putting the ball on the floor and making plays for others. Read more »
The Kristaps Porzingis Comparison Project

by Danny Leroux

If Kristaps Porzingis can expand his game while maintaining his uncommon ability to hit threes and crash the offensive glass, the new golden boy of New York could chart his own path to success in the NBA. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: New York Knicks

by Brett Koremenos

With all their offseason additions and the return to health of Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks have enough talent on the roster to contend for a playoff spot, particularly in the NBA's weaker conference. Read more »
Offseason Review: New York Knicks

by Keith P Smith

Unlike some previous offseasons, all of the Knicks' transactions made sense. Efforts to pair Carmelo Anthony with another superstar have fallen short in the past and this offseason showed a different path. Read more »
Piece By Piece With No Shortcuts

by Jonathan Tjarks

It doesn't matter whether you are in Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Phoenix or San Antonio. Everyone has to build a team the same way in the modern NBA. Read more »
Top-12 NBA Draft Review

by Jonathan Tjarks

Here's some (admittedly long-winded) thoughts about what the Wolves, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks, Magic, Kings, Nuggets, Pistons, Hornets, Heat, Pacers and Jazz did in the top-12. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
The Vindication Of J.R. Smith

by Jarrod Rudolph

J.R. Smith is rejuvenated because his talents and production mean something again. It seems new, it feels fresh, but this version of Smith has been around for a while, the losing with the Knicks just made it harder to see. Read more »
Reviewing The Lottery Teams In Infographics

by Christopher Reina

The Thunder, Suns, Jazz, Pacers, Heat, Hornets, Pistons, Nuggets, Kings, Magic, Lakers, 76ers, Knicks and Wolves missed the playoffs. Here's where they struggled and where there's hope. Read more »