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Why Phil Jackson still believes in the Triangle (and why it’ll doom the Knicks)

Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Phil’s Joakim Noah love blinded him from the tutor Knicks need

A free agent last summer, center Pau Gasol waited for a call from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Lakers president Jeanie Buss once told confidants Jackson considered Gasol his favorite Laker to coach. Obsessed with the younger, more defense-oriented Joakim Noah, Jackson had tunnel vision when it came to filling his center role. “No, no contact,”...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

One Knicks bright spot making case for next year

SAN ANTONIO — Even before Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for taking a banned, over-the-counter, performance-enhancing supplement, Willy Hernangomez had muscled his way into the starting center picture for next season. Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high 24 points on 11-of-16 shooting to go along with 13 rebounds...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Walt Frazier: Old-school NBA players don’t like stars resting

Hall of Fame point guard-turned-color commentator Walt “Clyde” Frazier sees a generational divide when it comes to the issue of star players resting.In an interview with Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune that ran on Friday, the New York Knicks legend offered his two cents on the NBA’s recent trend of maintenance days.“Us old-school guys, we don’t like it,” said the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for taking supplement that will be legal next year

New Yorks Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended 20 games by the NBA after testing positive for an over-the-counter supplement banned bt the league’s current collective bargaining ageement, the NBA announced Saturday.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the news early Saturday morning.In a few ways, Noah’s suspension is kind of amusing.For one thing, Noah...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects Who Shined During Sweet 16

A number of 2017 NBA Draft prospects stepped up with stellar performances in the Sweet 16. Which players would look best with the New York Knicks? The New York Knicks have finally held onto their draft picks. Though there are areas in which team president Phil Jackson has faltered, it’s hard not to appreciate him for avoiding the […] New York Knicks: 2017 NBA Draft Prospects...
Via Daily Knicks
2 days ago

New York Knicks: Joakim Noah Suspended For 20 Games

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah has been suspended 20 games. Find out the structure of the suspension and the details of the violation. The first year of the Joakim Noah experiment hasn’t gone according to plan. The New York Knicks have played 26 games—and counting—without Noah, whose polarizing season was cut short by a knee […] New York Knicks: Joakim Noah Suspended...
Via Daily Knicks
2 days ago

Report: Joakim Noah suspended 20 games for violation of NBA’s anti-drug policy

A bad season just got worse for New York Knicks big man Joakim Noah.Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported late on Friday that Noah has been suspended for 20 games due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy. The former Defensive Player of the Year is said to have tested positive for a banned over-the-counter supplement.Noah, 32, was averaging 5.0 points, 8.7 rebounds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Oakley mad at Patrick Ewing for not reaching out following MSG incident

Charles Oakley and Patrick Ewing were teammates for 10 years as members of the New York Knicks. So it’s not surprising to learn Oakley is upset his old playing partner didn’t reach out to him following his much publicized incident at Madison Square Garden earlier this season.“I’m hurting because he didn’t call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years,” Oakley...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose says money not a priority in free agency: ‘I want to win’

Derrick Rose will become a free agent for the first time in his career this coming offseason. Despite the New York Knicks star’s contention earlier this season that he would seek a max deal, Rose now claims that money alone isn’t the main factor that will determine his future.“Not even thinking money. I’ve got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Should the New York Knicks ditch Phil Jackson's Triangle?

SNY's Daily News Live panel debates whether the New York Knicks should keep the triangle offense philosophy of Phil Jackson or abandon it for next season.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks were more free-flowing before triangle emphasis

Carmelo Anthony has once again implied that he is not pleased with the direction the New York Knicks are taking.Anthony was critical of the Knicks’ abrupt shift back to the triangle offense mid-season, saying he felt the Knicks struggled to adjust after playing a more fluid game early in the season.“I think everybody was trying to figure everything out, what was going to work...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger admits he once bet on a game he broadcasted

Now that he’s out of traditional broadcasting and working on a Vegas sports gambling show, former CBS and ESPN broadcaster Brent Musburger has finally let his guard down and admitted he once bet on a game he called.Musburger gambled on a Lakers-Trail Blazers game back in the 1980s. He claims that although he’s bet on many other games throughout his life, that was the only time...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek: Knicks will run triangle ‘exclusively’ next season

The New York Knicks will be exclusively running the triangle offense next season, according to head coach Jeff Hornacek.“Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it,” states Newsday report from Al IannazzoneThe Knicks have gone...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Speed Drills with Justin Holiday: Family competition, breakfast for dinner, favorite App, and more!

Knicks.com's Jonah Ballow puts Justin Holiday on the hot seat and asks about the family competition, most admired athlete, favorite App, and more on this episode of Speed Drills presented by Dunkin Donuts!
Via New York Knicks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks to reduce Carmelo Anthony’s minutes, finally looking toward the future

The New York Knicks finally have the right idea.With in the past few days we’ve chronicled the odd situation around the team, highlighted by head coach Jeff Hornacek saying he wouldn’t bench starters, per ESPN’s Ian Begley: “Jeff Hornacek says he plans to play his veterans for the rest of the year unless he gets a directive from management to do otherwise.”Apparently Hornacek...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Lottery's My Number: Kristaps Porzingis

Find out why Kristaps Porzingis wears the No. 6 in this episode of New York Lottery's My Number!
Via New York Knicks
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson honors the late Jerry Krause with touching statement

New York Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations and former Chicago Bulls head coach Phil Jackson issued a touching statement upon the death of his former colleague, Jerry Krause.In part, the statement reads “it was no secret that [Krause] built the dynasty in Chicago.” This is notable because Jackson and Krause had a notably toxic relationship, especially toward the end...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks ‘committed’ to moving Carmelo in offseason

The New York Knicks reportedly have conceded the Carmelo Anthony Era is at its end and intend to move the superstar in the coming offseason.Reports that Anthony, despite his no-trade clause, may be on his way out of New York have been occurring for seasons now. And speculation grew in intensity leading up to this season’s trade deadline. Despite the flurry of rumors that potentially...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet Sixteen players the New York Knicks should be watching

The New York Knicks are in a conundrum as presently composed, as they still have veterans and are attempting to win games, but find themselves located towards the basement of the NBA standings. At the moment, only six teams have a worse record at this point of the season with only 13 games remaining on the schedule. At this point, it would behoove the Knicks to lose games in order...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks say they aren’t tanking ... but nobody believes them

The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last 10 games and say they aren’t tanking—please.Phil Jackson and the Knicks apparently don’t want to lose games, but it’s hard to believe it based on the product they put on the court.Here’s a nugget from head coach Jeff Hornacek, per ESPN’s Ian Begley: In other words, the coach will keep playing guys like Carmelo Anthony...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Phil Jackson smart to keep Jeff Hornacek despite down year

Jeff Hornacek isn’t exactly living up to expectations with the New York Knicks this year—and team president Phil Jackson has a habit of blowing through head coaches.Despite this, it doesn’t sound like Jackson will show Hornacek the door.Marc Berman of the New York Post shared the report:Despite the Knicks’ brutal record and growing input of Phil Jackson, who reversed the...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The New York Knicks are lost in the Triangle

New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek and point guard Derrick Rose give their latest take on the triangle offense, as their disappointing season crawls to a close.
Via SNY
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hornacek concedes Knicks unlikely to reach playoffs

The New York Knicks have again endured another one of the organization’s patented dysfunctional seasons. And head coach Jeff Hornacek seemed to drive the final nail in the coffin in this year’s nightmarish campaign by conceding the Knicks are unlikely to make a magical run to the postseason.Hornacek essentially accepted the seemingly inevitable endgame ahead of Tuesday’s game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/14: The calm before the March Madness storm

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome the YB Box Score, what we're reading while downgrading the latest snow storm to endless sleet.Happy birthday to Larry Johnson, Steph Curry and Simone Biles.On this date in 1987 Boston Red Sox pitcher Al Nipper beaned Darryl Strawberry of the New York Mets resulting...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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