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Overreactions to the Knicks Preseason Victory Against the Wizards.

Monday marked the beginning of the New York Knicks 2018-2019 season, as the exciting young team faced off against last season's 8-seed, the Washington Wizards. In an extremely sloppy preseason game (44 turnovers combined), the Knicks defeated the Wizards 124-121 in an overtime period that had the intensity of a pickup game at your local YMCA. The Knicks came out the gate with blazing speed, showcasing the pace that Head Coach David Fizdale had been pining over all summer long. After finishing 2nd-to-last in the entire league last season in three-pointers attempted (23.3 per game), the young New York squad showed a slight uptick in this category, taking 29 threes and making 13 of them (a very tidy 41%!).  With one game...

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Should the Knicks Pursue Jimmy Butler? If So, Who Should They Give Up?

This week, I attended the Knicks Town Hall meeting (full-length article reviewing this event later this week). One of the most interesting moments of the night was when Team President Steve Mills stated.. “We’re not going to trade our draft picks. We believe New York will buy into a plan.” First came the Sham Bomb. Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell me and @JonKrawczynski. Butler has given Minnesota a list of one-to-three teams with whom he's open to signing extension, in anticipation of trade. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 19, 2018   Then came the Woj Bomb.  As Minnesota's Jimmy Butler prefers a deal to destinations including the Clippers, Knicks and Nets, Tom Thibodeau...

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That Time a 41-year old Bob Cousy Tried and Failed to Halt the '69 Knicks' Win Streak

By Dylan Horgan "From the Royals' bench, a rookie coach named Bob Cousy yelled to his man, "Next time DeBusschere shoves you, take his head off." "DeBusschere shot back, "Why don't you come out of retirement and try it?" (pg. 119, When the Garden was Eden, Harvey Araton)   It was November 28th in 1969, and the Knicks had won their last 17 games in a row. They had tied the all-time record for longest win-streak, then held by the 1959 Boston Celtics. In what can only be evidence of fate, the Knicks had a chance to break that record in a game against the Cincinatti Royals, now coached by the star of the 59' Celtics, Bob Cousy. Both teams...

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David Fizdale Is the Difference Maker.

By. Matt Brooks On May 7th of 2018, it was announced that the New York Knicks had hired David Fizdale to lead their team, making him the fourth Knicks coach in four years. Unlike his predecessors, Fizdale has the willpower and leadership to remain in charge, with the possibility of becoming the best Knicks coach since the days of Jeff van Gundy. Fizdale is a culture changer.  Outside of lucking out in the draft and selecting a star, the best thing a rebuilding team can do is put in place a strong management team. Having the right guys in charge can be the difference maker when it comes to success. Just take a look at the San Antonio Spurs or Miami Heat...

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Top 10 Films Knicks Fans Should Watch

So here we are in early September, the NBA is currently in hibernation. If you want to scratch that nagging itch, that desire to watch some Knicks basketball, perhaps you could check the TV. Maybe ESPN Classic is playing that old 90’s game (you know the one) when everybody got into a straight-up brawl, then shook hands and complimented each other on their post moves and hard screens (because that’s what men did in those days). Perhaps you could check Instagram, maybe you'll find a heavily edited clip of a bench player hitting 20 corner threes in a row. OR You could enjoy the definitive Top 10 Films Knicks Fans Should Watch! To have a full appreciation of the Knickerbockers,...

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