Knicks pick up the $14.2M option on Chauncey Billups, cementing plans for next year's first round playoff exit

I hate this team. You don’t have a center or a back-up PG or any depth whatsoever. So the best thing to do is lock up $14.2M and your remaining flexibility under the cap in a washed up PG who can’t play defense anymore and considers passing as a second option. Continue reading

Knicks Roster End of the Season Grades

We give our Knicks roster end of the season grades in Episode 62.  Here are the results:

Jay’s Grades

Carmelo Anthony – A-
Renaldo Balkman – Inc
Chauncey Billups – C-
Derrick Brown – Inc
Anthony Carter – B+
Toney Douglas – C+
Landry Fields – B- Continue reading

The Future of D’Antoni

Here is an excerpts from a recent e-mail discussion Jay and I had about D’Antoni

Jay: I completely disagree with this article about why the Knicks should bring back D’Antoni. Continue reading

Knicks excited to start summer vacation!!!

You know when you have worked non-stop and you just need a vacation badly. The Knicks sure do. This season has been a grind and, being that they are all relatively young millionaires, they have some exciting vacations planned. The Knicks sure looked like they couldn’t wait to go on vacation today…until Anthony Carter shamed them into playing. Based on how the Knicks played today, the only reason the Knicks lost this series 4-0 was because the NBA would not allow the Knicks to call it a series after losing the first 3 games. Continue reading

It is no longer about winning the series, it is now just about trying to avoid a shameful sweep

I know we are missing Billups and Amare but there is little excuse for getting swept.  Much of this series has been without these two and the Celtics have not outclassed the rest of our squad. The Knicks have had a realistic shot in every game. They need to step up and get it done today.

Is it D'Antoni's fault that Amare is injured?

While D’Antoni is not the direct cause of Amare’s injury/back spasm, does he deserve some blame? Amare averaged almost 37 minutes a game this year which was 2 minutes over his career average. These extra minutes may have caused Amare to wear down faster and be more prone to injury. This is the danger of going with such a short rotation. It would have made a lot of sense for D’Antoni to reduce Amare’s minutes when Carmelo arrived but that clearly did not happen. The regular season is a grind but you want to be ready for the playoffs. The Knicks had a good idea for a while where they would end up in the playoffs but D’Antoni seemed overly concerned about finishing above .500, and those extra victories are not so helpful now that they are down 0-3 to the Celtics.

I GUARANTEE THE KNICKS WILL BEAT THE F%&*ING CELTICS TONIGHT!!!

Forget the injuries, forget game 1 and 2. It is on tonight. The Celtics are walking into Madison Square Garden and the Garden is hungry. This is not a friendly place for Boston fans. The refs are not going to bail the Celtics out tonight. It will be close, it may be a long and bloody fight but the Knicks will prevail tonight. This is not my opinion, this IS A FACT!!!