TAG: New York Knicks

Twitter / Oct 15, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Dennis Rodman Concurs With Phil, Says J.R. Smith Is The New Dennis Rodman

J.R. Smith

When Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson gave an extensive, two-part interview with the New York Post‘s Steve Serby in September, he compared mercurial Knicks wing J.R. Smith to Phil’s former power forward with the Bulls and Bad Boy rebound robot, Dennis Rodman. Now Rodman has chimed in and agrees with the sentiment. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 13, 2014 / 6:15 pm

GIF: Iman Shumpert Throws Down Eastbay In Pregame

Iman Shumpert

Many are hoping Iman Shumpert can come into his own this year with coach Mike Woodson out of the picture. Shump always seemed to be in Woodson’s dog house, but with Derek Fisher taking over this summer, the 6-5 guard out of Georgia Tech could turn into a bigger contributor in New York’s triangle offense. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 13, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says Spike Lee “Doesn’t Know Anything About Basketball”

Spike Lee

Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson spoke at the New Yorker festival over the weekend, and — as expected — he had a few interesting things to say about this current Knicks iteration and the triangle offense new coach Derek Fisher is instituting at his behest. More importantly for Knicks fans, the Zen Master brought one of the blue and orange’s biggest fans and MSG regular, Spike Lee, down a peg. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 12, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Carmelo Anthony On Triangle Offense: “It’s An Adjustment”

Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony has bought into the long-term vision that Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher have for the New York Knicks. More important than any off-court trust the high-scoring superstar has in his organization’s braintrust, though, is the belief that he is and will be put in the best position to succeed while on it. Anthony has said all the right things as he adjusts to intricacies of the famed triangle offense, and Jackson is adamant the system will bring out the best in his franchise player. But after two preseason games utilizing the triangle, Carmelo doesn’t exactly seem comfortable in his new shoes. Read More »

GIFs, Video / Oct 12, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Watch Carmelo Anthony Hit Insanely Difficult, Dirk Nowitzki-Style Fadeaway

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki (photo. r/nba GIF)

Basketball is a copycat game. Given the incredible success that Dirk Nowitzki has enjoyed utilizing his patented one-legged fadeaway over the past 16 seasons, then, it’s been no surprise to see players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant use it to great, effortless effect. Carmelo Anthony’s most recent iteration of Dirk’s signature move, though, is especially difficult – even if he makes it seem anything but. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 9, 2014 / 12:15 pm

J.R. Smith Says Learning Triangle Offense “Is Going To Take A Few Months”

J.R. Smith, Derek Fisher

The Knicks have a new coach and a new system in place with Derek Fisher taking over for Mike Woodson this year to help implement the somewhat anachronistic triangle offense — supplanting Woody’s more traditional sets last year. The inchoate nature of triangle for the team was on full display during New York’s 106-86 loss to Boston in their preseason opener last night, and J.R. Smith tells the New York Post‘s Fred Kerber, “It’s going to take some time.” Read More »

Latest News / Sep 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Carmelo Anthony Says He Is NBA’s “Most Underrated Superstar”

Carmelo Anthony

Despite signing a five-year, $124 million contract in basketball’s biggest media market and being publicly courted in free agency by several marquee teams, the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony still feels he doesn’t get his due. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, Anthony said that he’s “the most underrated superstar” in the NBA. Read More »

NBA / Sep 26, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Phil Jackson Says Knicks Believe They Will Be Playoff Team This Year

Phil Jackson

Optimism and confidence is of utmost importance in sports, and Phil Jackson clearly understands the value of such positive thinking. No doubt hoping to work his Zen Master magic on his team, Jackson said the New York Knicks believe they will be a playoff team this season. Read More »

Smack / Sep 25, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Phil Jackson Says J.R. Smith Might Be “A Little Bit Like Dennis Rodman”

J.R. Smith

Phil Jackson’s ability to forge unity is legendary. Perhaps more influential than his strategic prowess as a coach was Jackson’s unique capacity to mold some of basketball’s biggest personalities into players who put the team ahead ahead of themselves. Jackson’s most challenging and perhaps rewarding project was Dennis Rodman, the basketball savant and rebounding maven who was as notorious for his singular talent as much as his volcanic in-game and off-court attitude. And guess which New York Knick Jackson recently compared to The Worm? That’s right, J.R. Smith. Read More »

Smack / Sep 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Phil Jackson Says That The Triangle Will Make Carmelo Anthony A Better Player

Joe Johnson, Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony didn’t make every concession that Phil Jackson wanted him to by opting re-sign with the New York Knicks this summer – a five-year, $124 million contract surely isn’t the discount the Zen Master originally had in mind, for instance. But Jackson insists the two respective faces of New York’s team came to a crucial understanding nonetheless, and it’s one that Anthony supposedly thought up all his own. Read More »