Knicks get look at potential life without Julius Randle

MIAMI — Earlier this week, the team-run MSG Network Twitter handle posted a video of RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin sitting on the bench together. It was entitled “The Future.” The caption was eyebrow-raising, considering Toppin plays Julius Randle’s position of power forward. Last August, Randle signed a four-year, $118 million contract extension. Neither Toppin … Read more

Let’s hope Tom Thibodeau keeps his Knicks meritocracy promise

Wednesday marks something of a milestone in New York City. It will be exactly one week since the Knicks committed anything resembling a basketball felony on your loyalties or your sensibilities as a fan. It marks a full week of inactivity for the Knicks, who were last seen blowing a 28-point lead to the Nets’ … Read more

Knicks’ top second-half storylines after NBA All-Star break

A year after outperforming expectations and capturing a surprise playoff berth, the Knicks find themselves underperforming expectations and in danger of missing the playoffs. Tom Thibodeau’s crew limped into the All-Star break with a record of 25-34, in 12th place of the Eastern Conference, having lost 13 of their past 16 games and sitting 3 … Read more

NBA All-Star 2022 – Experts’ picks for the dunk, 3-point, skills contests and All-Star Game

NBA All-Star Weekend is underway, as Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge and celebrity game kicked off the festivities in Cleveland. But which stars will take home the hardware during All-Star Saturday? The night begins with a revamped skills challenge, as three teams of three — Team Cavs, Team Antetokounmpo and Team Rooks — face off. … Read more

New York Knicks’ Obi Toppin wins dunk contest with one-handed slam

CLEVELAND — Obi Toppin was the top dunker Saturday at NBA All-Star Weekend. The New York Knicks forward went through the legs, tapped the ball off the backboard and finished with a one-handed slam to score a 47 on his final dunk and win the NBA slam dunk contest. “We were talking before the dunk … Read more

Tom Thibodeau may make huge Knicks changes after NBA All-Star break

The next time we see the Knicks, they could look very different. By the time they return to the court, a full nine days after their latest disastrous loss, there may be major changes. Coach Tom Thibodeau hinted at that very real possibility, saying after Wednesday’s ugly setback to the Nets in which his team … Read more

Knicks not ready to judge Obi Toppin, Immanuel Quickley’s progress

The Knicks do not lack for reasons why they entered their final two games before the All-Star break out of a playoff spot, beginning with their highest-paid player taking a step back from last season. But they also have been missing a crucial step forward from both of their 2020 first-round picks. That was no … Read more