Monday, July 31, 2017

See the problem?

According to Mike Isola Carmelo Anthony is putting the pressure on both the Knicks and Houston to put a package of players together that they can both agree upon and get a deal done as quickly as possible.

The problem with that is that Houston has no player equivalent to Kyrie Irving.

Why is that an issue you ask? Because Kyrie is pushing the Cavaliers to make a deal with the Knicks because the Knicks are his first choice of teams to be traded to.

The only thing the Knicks have to offer for Kyrie and another Cavalier player is a first round draft pick and Carmelo Anthony. See the problem?

Do the Knicks put their efforts into sending Anthony to Cleveland which is not his first option? Or Take a chance that one of the players coming back from Houston is half decent?

Sticky wicket ehh? The summer continues to be interesting in Knickland.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nothing but yucks

I found out this morning that James Dolan has yet to meet the new Knicks GM Scott Perry.

Well to be perfectly honest with you I had forgotten that the Knicks had a new GM.

Now, I know that the owner of the team should have more of a handle on the personnel of his organization than I do but I think that it speaks volumes about what Dolan thinks of the guy and the fans.

It should be noted that on the day that Perry was hired, July 14th, James Dolan did send out a press release stating that he was Steve Mills' hire, Mills is now the president of the team, and Dolan had no influence upon Perry's hiring.

Well, I guess it was nice that he acknowledged Perry's existence but you'd have thought that he would have at least taken the man, along with Mills, out to lunch or something.

Scott Perry is coming from the Sacramento Kings were he had the title of vice president of basketball operations. Yeah, doesn't mean much to me either.

However after hearing about Perry's new hire for assistant GM, Gerald Madkins we all were given Perry's secret to winning in the NBA. Ready for it? It's soul food. That's right, soul food.

Apparently when Perry was working for the Pistons in the early 2000's for Joe Dumars, Perry would cook up mean pans of: mac and cheese, ribs, fried catfish and cole slaw and presto, the Pistons went on to win a championship in 2004. Perry feels that all that greasy, high carb and sugar laden food creates the sense of family and camaraderie that are the keys to being a winning franchise.

I think it contributes to diabetes but hey I am not a great basketball mind so what do I know. I am not making this up.

This franchise, boy I tell ya. Nothing but yucks.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Knicks fans, don't hold your breath

It is being reported this afternoon that Kyrie Irving is demanding a trade out of Cleveland.

This comes a day after I found out that the Cavaliers are in talks with Derrick Rose.

If the Knicks new brain trust is worth half a damn they are on the phone with the Cleveland front office right now to work a deal for Irving and Iman Shumpert in exchange for Carmelo Anthony.

It is also reported that Irving would be willing to come to New York. For some reason he actually wants to be a Knick.

The money for such a trade would almost match perfectly and everyone gets their wish.

If the Knicks can't slam dunk this alley-oop they ain't shit.

We shall see. Knicks fans, don't hold your breath.