December 5th, 2013 at 1:32 PM
By Matt Agne
After breaking his foot before training camp Jeremy Tyler was cut by the Knicks. He was later acquired by the Knicks D-League affiliate and monitored closely as he rehabbed and worked his way back to health. Now Tyler is reportedly approaching full health and the ability to begin basketball activities again. That could mean Tyler rejoining the Knicks roster in the near future.
Jeremy Tyler looked to have a bright future with the New York Knicks. He was given a chance to show his skills during summer league play. He earned a training camp invite. The franchise decided to sign him to a contract. Everything pointed towards him being in the Knicks rotation as a backup big.
However, he then broke his foot and needed surgery. That surgery cost him the entire training camp and ultimately cost him his roster spot. Still believing in him, the Knicks acquired his D-League rights from the Golden State Warriors. That allowed him to rehab in their facilities and under the watch of their doctors. Now Tyler is ready to play. He's expected to play a few games with the Erie BayHawks and get into basketball shape. When the Knicks have seen enough, he should be signed and added to their roster.Read more... Join the Conversation...
December 5th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
By Matt Agne
There's a time for profession sports organizations to sit back and see how things develop. There's also times for them to be pro-active. Everyone knew Carmelo Anthony would be opting out of his contract with the New York Knicks next off-season even before he dropped that nugget of knowledge on everyone before the season began. However, most expected him to re-sign with New York and take the most money available to him. Now there are signs that he may be looking to move on to another team. If he's leaving, the Knicks need to do what's best for them long-term and trade him before the trade deadline so the team can rebuild.
Carmelo Anthony is easily one of the top 20 basketball players in the world. He's probably even one of the top ten players around. He's certainly one of the very best scorers you could find on the planet. However, between a crazy owner, a stubborn coach, a poorly put together roster, a maxed out cap and a poor start Anthony must be looking at other opportunities. The question is, will he leave or re-sign next off-season?Read more... Join the Conversation...
December 5th, 2013 at 5:15 AM
By Daniel Stack
As the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets get set to tangle on Thursday night in Brooklyn for Big Apple bragging rights, perhaps they should name this game the “Rotten Apple,” as both teams are stinking up New York.
The Knicks, as well documented here, have struggled mightily all season and with in-team fighting and clashes with the coaching staff starting to boil over, the Knicks record sits at pathetic 3-13.
Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong for the Knicks, as they are battling injuries (Tyson Chandler) and each other. Team morale is at an all-time low with a lot of finger pointing taking place.
The Nets have not exactly been a model of excellence either, far from it. The dysfunctional Nets (5-13) with a skipper in Jason Kidd—who is looking every bit the part of a rookie coach—are in way over their head with this supposed “super” team. The additions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett have caused more problems than solving any.
With Nets’ point guard Deron Williams hobbled (and doubtful for tonight’s game) and the new additions not meshing well together, they too, have not lived up their lofty preseason standards.Read more... Join the Conversation...
December 4th, 2013 at 11:28 AM
By Matt Agne
Iman Shumpert has been the single most rumored New York Knicks player involved in trade talks. While fans would like to see Shumpert stick around Madison Square Garden it's clear that the franchise doesn't exactly share the same love for number twenty-one. However, once Carmelo Anthony endorsed Shumpert the rumors began to settle down and so did the Knicks outspoken disappointment in the Georgia Tech product. What Anthony says, goes. His tune may very well be changing though after a recent public yelling match with Shumpert.
Until further notice, Carmelo Anthony runs the New York Knicks. Are there coaches? Yes. Are there front office personnel? Yes. However, this is Anthony's team. What he says goes, period. When he said Iman Shumpert would be a big part of their future the trade rumors went away. However, after Shumpert yelled at Anthony on the bench recently he may have lost Anthony's endorsement and talked his way closer to door.
Shumpert is already fighting the fact that he's fallen out of favor with coach Mike Woodson. He's already fighting the fact that J.R. Smith is a coach favorite. He's already have to deal with the fact that rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. has quickly become a fan favorite and looks like he can be a real player in this league. Now he may have to deal with Anthony's wrath after a shouting match on national television.Read more... Join the Conversation...
December 3rd, 2013 at 1:06 PM
By Matt Agne
One of the last things any professional team or its fan base wants to hear is that it's time to blow the roster up. No one wants to admit their team is poorly constructed or that it's time to give up and admit they aren't the team they thought they were in the off-season. However, that time is quickly approaching for the New York Knicks. Will the recently reported fight between Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin be the final blow that leads to a change in New York?
Things are starting to break down. There are kinks in the armor. This terrible start to the season has finally caused fingers to start pointing in the New York Knicks locker room. As if it weren't bad enough that Mike Woodson's job is seemingly in jeopardy every time the team steps on the court, now the roster is beginning to point fingers at one another. Could the recent argument between Metta World Peace and Kenyon Martin cause the front office to make changes?
When the Knicks were able to re-sign Kenyon Martin and bring in free agent Metta World Peace this off-season they were suppose to be the team enforcers. They were suppose to make New York a tough team. Many Knicks fans stopped yelling out "Knicks Tape" and started opting for "Goon Tape". Read more... Join the Conversation...