Identity Crisis: The Knicks Need to Move Porzingis to the Center

The NBA has always been a copycat league. If a formula works for one team, every other coach tries to follow suit. The evolution of small ball has taken over the league a lot faster than many anticipated. Teams that used to thrive off posting and toasting have remodeled their roster in order to keep up with the rapid tempo that the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets have established. I have news for everyone this season: The Knicks are going to be really bad at defense. This has already…

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NBA 2K18 Review

There has been a lot of mixed feedback from gaming sites for NBA 2K18. This is due to a horrible MyCareer mode. With annoying loading times, unskippable cutscenes (which by the way are infuriating and unwatchable), and an excessive amount of micro-transactions, it seems this might be the worst 2K yet. The purpose of my 2K18 review is to show the other parts of the game and whether or not it’s worth buying. In short… it is, but if you only play My Career Mode, don’t buy it. Check out…

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The Carmelo Anthony Era is Over | What did the Knicks Gain?

It was an ugly divorce, but it’s finally over. Carmelo Anthony is joining forces with Russell Westbrook and Paul George in OKC. The Knicks season opener is in, of course, Oklahoma City, so it should be fun watching Melo shooting wide open shots on a Knicks defense that might be even worse without him. Regardless of how you feel about Melo, it’s important to understand what the Knicks actually got by trading him. Enes Kanter If you dislike Melo for being a ball stopper and not playing defense… well just…

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Tim Hardaway’s Contract in Comparison to the Free Agency Market

The Knicks have invested $71 million dollars this offseason on Tim Hardaway Jr. (and $9 million on Ron Baker). The only positive response Knicks fans can possibly come up with is “At least they are not signing guys in their 30’s.” After the Knicks traded Hardaway for Jerian Grant in 2015, Hardaway was stashed away into the D-League. He managed to work with the Hawks’ training staff and reinvent himself into a solid rotation player. Last season Hardaway averaged 14.5 points, 2 assists, and shot 36% from 3 point range. He…

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What can the Knicks do in Free Agency?

New York is not the destination it once was. Big markets are becoming less relevant, because winning equates to endorsements etc. In addition to this, the Knicks have an overpaid Center in Joakim Noah, a no-trade-clause Melo, and an exit interview skipping Kristaps Porzingis. We will not be discussing the Knicks’ chances landing CP3, Kyle Lowry, Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin, because there is no chance. Not including rookie Frank Ntilikina’s contract, the Knicks have $79 million reserved for a $99 million salary cap. The Knicks are not going to…

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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…

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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…

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NBA Christmas Preview: NBA Finals Rematch and Other Festivities

Tomorrow is the most wonderful day of the year. It is a day where you can watch over 12 straight hours of basketball, instead of paying attention to your loved ones. The NBA has a history of putting together some fun, competitive matchups that occasionally give a playoff-like atmosphere. Celtics @ Knicks at 12pm EST on ESPN Knicks and Celtics have a very long and ugly history. This is a refreshing season to see both teams being fairly competitive. The Celtics are an inch higher than the Knicks in the Atlantic division…

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Swiss Cheese D Mailbag (Feat. Should Melo Leave?)

Swiss Cheese D would not have received as much exposure if not for twitter. Twitter enables me to connect with a tremendous amount of NBA fans. Although it is unfortunate that I only have 140 characters to respond to questions, I can get around that by using my website to answer all of your genius questions. Welcome to the first Swiss Cheese D Q&A. @NBASwissCheeseD should the Knicks resign DRose, costing big money, or look elsewhere for starting PG options? If so, what names stick out? — Jake Silver (@jaSILVERke) December 16,…

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Is it Time for Melo to Pass the Torch to Porzingis?

Who should be the #Knicks' first option? — Swiss Cheese D (@NBASwissCheeseD) December 2, 2016 After 19 games, there has been an internal debate amongst Knicks fans: who should be the first option for the New York Knicks? Carmelo Anthony or Kristaps Porzingis. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 21 points at 48% (16 shots per game) Carmelo Anthony is averaging 23 points at 43% (19 shots per game) It is clear that Porzingis is the winner if we’re basing this question off numbers. However, is it the best idea for a 21…

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Derrick Rose’s Sacrifice To Win Games

Derrick Rose has shown flashes of his old MVP form through highlights, but after looking at his overall package, it’s obvious that he’s never going to be an MVP caliber player again. That does not mean the Knicks will not be successful. This is @drose 5 years ago. #MVP pic.twitter.com/XqratK5kx4 — Swiss Cheese D (@NBASwissCheeseD) November 23, 2016 He is producing some of the worst numbers of his career, but it’s important to factor in that he’s not being utilized like he was in Chicago. Once again, that does not…

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Is Joakim Noah worth $72 Million?

Would you sign Joakim Noah to a 4 year $72 million deal? — Swiss Cheese D (@NBASwissCheeseD) November 16, 2016 The Knicks are at an interesting phase in their franchise. They’re flirting with the desire for playoff contention, even though it’s clear a championship is not within their stratosphere (apologies to everyone who bet on them to win it all this summer). It’s difficult to find a balance behind building for a 32 year old superstar, and a 21 year old superstar. The Derrick Rose trade was a smart decision…

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Knicks Offseason Review

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has once again surprised the angry and confused Knicks fans of the world. The Knicks have completely revamped their roster, and this time, it might make sense. Only five players remain on today’s roster compared to last season. Here is a look at the 2016-’17 New York Knicks depth chart: If only this happened like four years ago, then this team would be a legitimate contender. Still this should be an above .500 team that will give Knicks fans a competitive brand of basketball, something that has…

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How is Derrick Rose Going to Affect the Knicks Long Term?

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks traded Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Chicago Bulls for Justin Holiday, a 2017 second round pick, and Derrick Rose. This is a trade that might be intriguing to a casual Knicks fan and terrifying to a seasoned Knicks fan. On the surface, this is a classic Knicks trade: acquire an all-star who is past his prime. We can go over the list (Larry Johnson, Glen Rice, Antonio Mcdyess, Stephon Marbury, Penny Hardaway, Steve Francis, Jalen Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chauncey…

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Can Jeff Hornacek Save the Knicks?

Phil Jackson never ceases to surprise hungry Knicks fans. After several months of Kurt Rambis speculation, the Knicks have decided to sign Jeff Hornacek as their new head coach. Phil Jackson has a history with Jeff Hornacek, including two NBA Finals battles when Jackson was coaching the Bulls and Hornacek was playing for the Jazz. Guys like Frank Isola have other theories on how Hornacek got the gig. Jeff Hornacek's father was Isiah Thomas' freshman basketball coach and his high school Dean of Students…..move on, nothing to see here. — Frank…

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