A rep for Kristaps Porzingis is saying that the Knicks forward’s Twitter account was hacked yesterday, the reason for a since-deleted post reading “LA Clippers” with three smiley faces.
Dwight Howard is suddenly unhappy with his situation in Atlanta, and the Hawks probably wouldn’t be averse to trading him if the right deal came along. But does anyone really want Dwight?
The hits keep on coming.
For anyone masochistic enough to still care about the Knicks, this weekend felt a lot like rock bottom. President Phil Jackson spent Friday afternoon publicly alienating his star player Carmelo Anthony. He also stated that no Knicks player—including Kristaps Porzingis—was off the bargaining table, questioned the value…
It’s been a long season for the Knicks—bizarre strategy, internal drama, messy trade conversation, a terrible record—and with Phil Jackson signing on for two more years as team president, the immediate future looks as if it might only hold more of the same. Kristaps Porzingis isn’t having it.
“We have not been able to win with him on the court at this time,” Knicks president Phil Jackson said of Carmelo Anthony in a press conference this afternoon. “I think the direction of our team is that he is a player who would be better off somewhere else, using his talents where he can win or chase that championship.”
ESPN reported earlier today that the Knicks and team president Phil Jackson re-upped for another two years. Coincidentally, a few hours later, Charley Rosen of FanRag Sports published a postmortem of the team’s terrible 2016-17 season.
Swallow all your hopes, Knicks fans: ESPN reports that Phil Jackson has been signed for the last two years of his contract as team president. Both Jackson and the team had the option to break after the third year, but owner James Dolan has apparently followed through on his public promise to ride with the old…
Joakim Noah’s tenure on the Knicks has resembled an expensive rehabilitation project for a large, ungainly, nearly extinct bird. (Except the bird also does drugs he’s not supposed to, and is somewhat refreshing in his openness about the whole thing.)
This year has been a trying time for Melo.
Here’s something different: A professional athlete refusing to participate in the usual post-PED bust ritual self-mortification that only serves to prevent us from grappling with any meaningful questions about drugs and sports.
Anything good that is ever created inside Madison Square Garden will eventually be dragged down 34th Street and dumped into the Hudson River, where it will somehow catch on fire. Remember when the Knicks were feisty and it was fun to sit around talking about how great Kristaps Porzingis was? That feels like 100 years…
Phil Jackson wasn’t content to just watch all his major offseason moves combust in his face. Instead, he took all these failures as evidence that he needed to double-down on his personal fetish, the triangle.
Carmelo Anthony found out on Wednesday that he was a last-minute All-Star selection, chosen to fill in for an injured Kevin Love and make his tenth appearance at the game. Good news?
Former Knicks great Charles Oakley can once again watch all the triangle offense he desires at Madison Square Garden. The Oakley ban is gone, according to The Undefeated’s Mike Wise:
This afternoon, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michael Jordan met with James Dolan and Charles Oakley to try and mediate a peaceful end to their very public dispute. (Frank Isola first reported the news, and the NBA confirmed it shortly after.)