"First annual." What a cocky thing to say. How many "first annual" events turn out to be one-time only occasions? And, yes, I know it should be “inaugural” if we’re being grammatically correct, but why would I start now? Plus, I’m feeling cocky. So, what gives me the audacity to welcome you to my first annual New York Knicks Midseason Manifesto? Partly to blame is a 6’11” Turkish man who keeps me up at night. No, this isn’t some smut book your mother reads on the beach. I lose sleep because I have no idea how he could be affecting the future career of a 7’3” Latvian man; nevermind the 7’ tall Spanish man who has become something of an afterthought.
Now this really is beginning to sound like your mother’s smut book. After reading all that, you should understand why I am so skeptical of ‘the second annual’ .
The ALOB crew talks Eric Bledsoe trade, Cavaliers woes, Jimmy Butler's fit in Minnesota and more. They also overreact to the first 10 games by re-selecting the 2017 Draft's top five picks.
Jake, Greg, and Ken talk about a great week of Knicks basketball, including wins over the Nuggets, Suns, and Pacers.
The ALOB crew talk about the surprise players and teams of the first two weeks of the NBA season.
Jake and Greg talk about signs of life shown by the Knicks as they start to turn around their season. The Knicks brushed off a tough loss the Celtics to win their first two games of the year, including a big win over the defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Jake and Greg talk about the ups and downs of a tough opening to the 2017-18 season for the New York Knicks. Kristaps looks good! Everyone else... not so much.
Jake, Kenney and Tom give a full preview of the upcoming season. Topics of discussion include:
- Key offseason losses - Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Phil Jackson
- Drafting Frank Ntilikina
- Tim Hardaway Jr.'s contract and fit
- The point guard situation
- Kristaps Porzingis' room for development
- Preseason predictions: expected record and place in conference standings