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.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

How long...?

I didn't respond to the idiotic signing of Tim Hardaway Jr. for 71 million dollars because I knew there'd be more bullshit coming from the Knicks.

Well, it just went down today.

David Griffin, the former Vice President of Basketball Operations with the Cleveland Cavaliers, has pulled his name from consideration for the Knicks job.

I can't give you the title Griffin was being interviewed for and apparently the Knicks couldn't give it to David Griffin either.

The fact that Steve Mills was the person interviewing the man who should be his boss spelled nothing but trouble from the beginning.

And that ladies and gentlemen is precisely what is wrong with the Knicks.

The problem with the New York Knicks is the band of sycophants that James Dolan has surrounded this team with who don't know shit except how to fuck up whatever plans the current President/GM is attempting to do to turn this franchise around to save their own asses.

David Griffin is reported to want the power to bring in his own people. Which if you remember was the first spat that Phil Jackson had with Dolan but Phil was being paid so much money that he simply got along to get his paycheck. Big mistake Phil.

Griffin was not about to get Jackson's money or title apparently so the ability to choose his own staff was the show stopper in the negotiations and I don't blame him. Dolan's minions must be gotten rid of period.

Trainers, medical staff, coaches and all manner of advisers, executives and scouts must be cleaned out of the Garden if you fans ever expect to have a chance of winning anything.

The dysfunction is with Dolan's inability to fire his pals. So to Joe Dumars or anyone else planning to interview for the "position" of running the Knicks stay away from them at all costs. The money, your sanity and reputation are not worth it.

And for anyone who attempts to tell you that you can't give up your allegiance to this disaster of a team and find another to root for let me ask you this: Are you a fucking adult or not? Who the fuck can tell you who to cheer for?

How long are you going to sit there and allow these sick clowns to abuse you?

Leave this bum ass team alone until Dolan is gone, today if you know what is good for you.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Whodathunk it?

The first sign of sanity and good leadership in the Knicks front office in almost a decade was reported today when Steve Mills went on record stating that he has no intention of re-signing Derrick Rose.

Mills wants to develop the Knicks by staying young and maintaining cap space.

I was not happy to see the Knicks waiving of Maurice Ndour. I think that was a knee jerk reaction to get rid of Phil's most desired players and a big mistake.

It seems that years of watching the good of Donnie Walsh and the bad of Phil Jackson has rubbed off on Steve Mills and the organization might just have a sound mind running the franchise.

Apparently Steve has also convinced Carmelo Anthony to drop his no trade clause for a deal to either Cleveland or Houston if one can be worked out.

The Knicks have shown great restraint to not fly off and buyout Anthony which would cause a big hit on the teams cap room.

If Anthony is willing to waive or lower his trade kicker you could very well see Kevin Love a Knickerbocker before the end of the week and Carmelo and Lebron with championship dreams in their eyes together in Cleveland.

The Knicks might not be a fucking joke any more under Mills, whodathunk it?