Knicks’ options to solve their never-ending point guard crisis

The third-quarter turnover versus Utah didn’t decide Sunday’s game but was emblematic of this melancholy Knicks’ season without a point guard. Facing his former team, starting point guard Alec Burks threw a short pass to Julius Randle on the perimeter. Juancho Hernangomez made an easy interception of the telegraphed feed, sprinted downcourt, and got fouled … Read more

Firing Tom Thibodeau won’t solve Knicks’ problems

Of course Tom Thibodeau is expected to come back next season. Why wouldn’t he be? Thibs is just about the only excellent move Leon Rose has made as Knicks president in his two full years. It’s the only time Rose’s connections netted him a star. Owner James Dolan’s reputation, if you haven’t heard, isn’t sparkling … Read more

Leon Rose turning back on Knicks fans with prolonged silence

As an agent, Leon Rose did not do much talking for public consumption. He believed his clients were best served by a back-room approach, and nobody much cared. He had to answer only to the players paying his commission. But that all changed the day Rose accepted Knicks owner Jim Dolan’s offer to run the … Read more

Firing Tom Thibodeau is not the answer the Knicks need

The ‘Leon and Wes Messi’ can be crystalized in a comparison to the Boston Celtics, who are in playoff position at the All-Star break, in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 34-26 and winners of 10 of 12 games. Last season, the Knicks were better than Boston, finishing 41-31 to the Celtics’ .500 record. … Read more

Luka Samanic signing has turned into another Knicks calamity

Just when you thought signing forward Luka Samanic to a two-way contract was a maneuver Knicks president Leon Rose aced before the season began, it’s turning out rotten like everything else in Big Apple basketball. Because of a sore left heel, the 6-10 Samanic, the Spurs’ 2019 first-round pick, has played in just one game … Read more

Leon Rose is the Knicks’ worst performer

In a perfect New York, New York world, this absurdly improbable road victory over Golden State would send the Knicks on a tear that lands them in the playoffs for a second straight year. Beyond that, it would validate Leon Rose’s decision to keep his mismatched band intact — even if it wasn’t really his … Read more