Episode 270: Staying Calm with Robert Silverman

Robert Silverman helps us keep everything in perspective as we analyze the past week, the triangle offense, our expectations, current and possible future roster, and much much more

As mentioned on the show, Jim Cavan is a fantastic writer for Knickerblogger, Bleacher Report and a number of other sites. Six months ago, Jim and his wife had a son named Rett. In late October, doctors found a large tumor on Rett’s liver; it will require chemotherapy, and other treatments that are both harrowing and very expensive. Jim’s sister-in-law started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Rett’s treatment, which you can find here.

Episode 244 – Phil Jackson for President

Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger.net joins Jay as we talk about Phil Jackson possibly becoming president of the Knicks, the three game winning streak and what that means for a possible playoff run, how either of these things will effect Melos decision and much more

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Reevaluating the Knicks Season

OK, I know it’s only 6 games into the NBA season and every single team in the east other than the Pacers have 3 or 4 losses already but I have to wonder if it’s time to reevaluate what was an almost universal understanding that the Knicks would finish 4th or 5th in the conference.

On the plus side JR is coming back tonight, adding some much needed offense and Bargnani had his best game as a Knick with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks.  Even NBA betting lines seem to feel the Knicks will be competitive even against teams like the Spurs.

The other side of this is Tyson Chandler is out for 4-6 weeks (at least) and as Harris Decker from The Knicks Blog points out, scoring against Zeller and Biyombo is slightly easier than scoring against the Duncans, Gasols and Hibberts of the league.

I’m leaning towards agreeing with our listeners, of whom everyone seems to feel the Knicks will go below .500 in the next 23 games but it should also be noted that as of yet no one in the east is stepping up to bump the Knicks down a spot or two and Pierce and Garnett look completely washed up so far.

I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t know what to think anymore.  My gut says this season is a mess and we should all panic but my eyes are telling me the east is turning out to be as top heavy as always and if the Knicks can stay close to .500 with Chandler out they’ll still hold on to a top 5 seed.

What do you think?

Episode 217: Preseason Form

Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger.net joins Jay as we talk about Woodsons adjustments, what going big really means, Bargnani, how the Knicks are affecting our health, Hardaway Jr’s future role on the team and much more

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Episode 192: No Brooms Please

Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger joins Jay for a chat about game 2, what to expect the rest of the series, QRich and his amazing cheerleading skills, playoff predictions, laughing at the Lakers, looking forward to the Pacers and much more. Download Episode 192

Episode 164: Stoudemire Too – Judgement Day

Robert Silverman from Knickerblogger.net joins us today.  Amare comes back and it goes about as well as expected.  What happened to the Knicks defense?  Ronnie Brewer and Steve Novak aren’t playing like they did in November and early December.  Is Felton more important than we realized?  Trying to figure out why the Knicks don’t look like the same team they did only a month ago.  Much more.  Download Episode 164

Episode 161: Day to Day

Jim Cavan from Knickerblogger.net joins us today.  We talk about the Knicks last three games, if the Knicks can keep this pace up, what day to day really means, a few trade scenarios involving the Knicks, Toronto and the Lakers, Shumperts hair, Feltons shooting and much much more.  Download Episode 161