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Could Kentucky’s John Calipari Eventually Return to NBA with New York Knicks?

March 31st, 2015 at 8:49 PM
By Matt Agne

Right now the member of Kentucky that New York Knicks fans are concentrating on is Karl-Anthony Towns. However, no one knows if the Knicks will be in position to select him or believe in him enough to do so even if they can. In fact, there's no telling if the Knicks even have a long-term coach in place at the moment. If Fisher doesn't work out could the Knicks move on to Kentucky's current head coach John Calipari?

John Calipari's first run in the NBA didn't go as planned. However, he's proven to be one of the best college caoches in history. That being said he may look to return to the NBA in the future.

The New York Knicks already have a new head coach. Derek Fisher's coaching ability can't be judged off this season and there's no way Phil Jackson will look to replace him in the off-season. If he did look to replace Fisher it certainly wouldn't be with Calipari.

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New York Knicks Viewpoint; Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns Versus Detroit Pistons’ Greg Monroe

March 31st, 2015 at 6:28 PM
By Matt Agne

Many, including this Knicks 101 writer, believe Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns is the best player in the upcoming 2015 NBA Draft. It would be fantastic if the New York Knicks would land him with their selection. That being said, the Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe is a free agent in the off-season. He'd also be a favorable addition to the roster. One that an expert believes is a superior addition to Towns.

This is probably the only time you'll ever see Knicks 101 write about a players butt. However, that is the subject at hand. Why? Because Charley Rosen, Phil Jackson’s confidant and his former longtime Albany Patroons assistant coach, believes that not only does Jackson need to acquire a center but that he needs one with a large rear end.

Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns does not have a big butt. He's much more built like Tyson Chandler. That being said, he's very skilled an a far superior offensive player than Chandler ever was. He's also a strong defensive player. One stronger than Detroit Pistons' Greg Monroe.

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Former New York Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire Looking Forward to Long Career

March 30th, 2015 at 8:40 PM
By Matt Agne

When former New York Knicks big man Amare Stoudemire joined the Dallas Mavericks many thought he'd retire after the season and ride into the sunset. Instead Stoudemire intends on continuing his career for years to come.

Amare Stoudemire probably thought he was joining a much better Dallas Mavericks team than the one he's being playing on. After all, he joined them after leaving the New York Knicks with contending in mind.

That being said, he's had a fairly solid season despite his fragile legs. While some expected his career to end soon he believes he has a lot more time ahead of him playing at a high level.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas reports Stoudemire will not retire after the season.

“This isn’t it for me, for sure,” Stoudemire said. “There’s a lot of basketball left. There’s a lot of high-level basketball left in me. I feel competitive. I have faith in my body, what I can do on a basketball court on a consistent basis.

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What If New York Knicks Get Fourth Pick?

March 27th, 2015 at 7:54 AM
By Matt Agne

Many have argued who the New York Knicks should select with the first pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Some say they have to pick Jahlil Okafor. Others claim the obvious pick is Karl-Anthony Towns. Some have even made a case for taking D'Angelo Russell in a guard driven league. However, the number one pick isn't a given for New York.

If they finish the season with the worst record in the NBA the New York Knicks guarantee themselves one thing, a top four selection in the 2015 NBA Draft. It does not guarantee the top overall pick but the lowest the worst team any given season can have is the fourth pick. What if the Knicks end up with the fourth pick?

Lets assume that the first three selections in the draft are Jahlil Okafor, Karl-Anthony Towns and Diangelo Russell, in any given order. In this scenario the Knicks have the next pick. What do they do?

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New York Knicks Getting Back to Basics with Pick-And-Roll

March 25th, 2015 at 3:43 PM
By Matt Agne

Phil Jackson wasn't a big believer in the pick-and-roll. He believes in the triangle offense and sticks to it. However, Derek Fisher has used both philosophies since becoming the New York Knicks head coach. He's using the pick-and-roll nearly twice as much as Jackson did while coaching the Los Angeles Lakers.

The truth is, the pick-and-roll isn't something usually used in the triangle offense. However, it is one of the most basic and effective plays in basketball. It's a go-to play for many NBA teams.

While the New York Knicks are unlikely to become a pick-and-roll team they may very well use the play much more often then your typical triangle offense. It's a combination that could prove to be very effective.

The Knicks can run normal triangle sets and fall back on the pick-and-roll when those sets are being defended. It's also something they can use when they are facing teams that the pick-and-roll gives them the advantage over their opponents.

Ian Begley of ESPN reports the Knicks may use more pick-and-roll moving forward.

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