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Suddenly Feeling All-In With the 2012 New York Knicks

February 19, 2012 1 comment

As recently as early January of this year I was extremely critical of the 2012 New York Knicks for blowing apart the promising young nucleus that made the playoffs last year. The reason I was so disappointed was because as recently as January the Knicks didn’t look like a professional basketball team. They looked like two professionals, Amare and Carmelo, awkwardly trying to coexist with a shoddy supporting cast.

Since then things have changed. The most important of those changes was the extremely unexpected emergence of a real point guard in Jeremy Lin, but I am not really interested in talking about him specifically since his story has been heavily covered in the media and is still unfolding. The more recent story that I personally think might push these Knicks into the threshold of being a great team is the acquisition of JR Smith. During the lockout Smith signed an ill-advised contract to play in the Chinese Basketball Association that did not allow him to come back to the NBA immediately after the lockout ended. Read more…

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The Solution to Keep NBA Prospects in the NCAA Longer: League Contraction

April 7, 2011 1 comment

In a recent episode of the BS Report podcast, Bill Simmons and Chuck Klosterman discussed at length the issue of NCAA basketball players leaving college too soon to enter the NBA draft. Bill, Chuck, and many other basketball fans, feel that this recent trend is hurting the NCAA product (Butler’s 18% shooting in the NCAA final this year) and the NBA product by having players enter the league before they are ready. Read more…

Full Report Card on Vancouver’s Suitability as an NBA Relocation Option

February 21, 2011 1 comment

 

If NBA commissioner David Stern’s recent interview on Bill Simmons’ BS Report is any indication, the NBA has been doing a little exploration of the Pacific Northwest, and they’re seriously considering cheating on one of their uglier franchises to get a little rainy action with a pretty Canadian city. Read more…