Showing posts from January, 2017

Melo's Future with the Knicks

As the Knicks continue their inconsistent play, it is becoming clear that they are not a championship contender playoff contender. Apologies to everyone who thought they had great Vegas odds to win it all. Many Knicks fans are stressing that it's time for Melo and the Knicks part ways. This is considered a win-win because Melo can join a contender, and the Knicks can build around their unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis. There are multiple reasons why this is not going to happen: Carmelo Anthony has a no trade clause Phil Jackson met with Carmelo about potentially trading him. Melo claims he never even considered waiving his no trade clause , "I've never even, haven't even thought about that," Anthony said. "Like you said, I guess there's people talking about it. I don't know, I haven't thought about it. It's not something that I've thought about so far." You could argue that Melo is just being politically correct after being classically c

Guide on How to Build Around Kristaps Porzingis

The Knicks are going to be up and down all season. We can blame this on their lack of chemistry, health, and inability to guard the opposing team. The Knicks have the 6th worst defensive rating in the league and are second in the league in second chance points allowed. That alone can explain a lot. I received many tweets from my followers stating that Phil Jackson should blow up the team and rebuild around Porzingis. I'm here to explain why it's not that simple. Get Rid of Joakim Noah I have been through enough rants regarding  why Joakim Noah was one of the worst signings in the history of the Knickerbockers. Not one team in the NBA has a demand for an injury prone and overpaid center who is atrocious at both ends of the floor. This dilemma is pretty simple, wait out the next three seasons and then trade Noah's expiring deal for a second round draft pick. There is no other alternative. Let's look at a side by side comparison between Joakim Noah and Kyle O'Quinn