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New York Knicks Interested in Lamar Odom This Season?

April 14th, 2014 at 5:15 PM
By Matt Agne

Lamar Odom has a history with Phil Jackson. We know he recently met with the Zen Master. However, did you know the New York Knicks are thinking about signing him before the regular season is over?

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Phil Jackson wouldn't mind reuniting with Lamar Odom. However, he wants to see Odom get life together and not be a poison to the Knicks locker room. The Knicks are thinking about adding Odom before this season ends to see if he can help them in the future. 

Marc Stein of ESPN reports Jackson might look to add Odom to the Knicks roster this season.

The New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing veteran free agent Lamar Odom, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Knicks, at the behest of new team president Phil Jackson, have been looking into the possibility of signing Odom since the 34-year-old's short stint playing in Spain ended and are weighing whether to go through with adding the Queens native to their roster before the regular season ends.

Among the options the Knicks are considering, sources said, is signing Odom before Wednesday's regular-season finale to a contract that includes a team option for next season.

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Former New York Knicks’ Forward Metta World Peace Headed to Court

April 12th, 2014 at 12:18 PM
By Matt Agne

Metta World Peace is use to being on the court. He's been playing in the NBA for 17 years. However, he'll likely find himself in court soon. World Peace's former lover is suing World Peace over tuition money for their son Jeron Artest.

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Nothing like baby-mamma-drama to get your name in the newspapers. Former New York Knicks' forward Metta World Peace finds himself in the papers, not for his basketball play, but for family problems. The mother of his eighth-grade son is suing him over tuition she claims he should be paying.

Nathaniel Vinton of the New York Daily News reports the dispute.

Jennifer Palma, the boy’s mother, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Family Court this week demanding Metta World Peace put up $140,000 so their son, Jeron Artest, can attend Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn.

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest, most recently played for the Knicks but was waived in February. On Thursday he took to Twitter to dispute the deadbeat accusations, claiming he pays $8,000 per month in child support.

“I am never late,” he said in the quickly deleted post.

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NBA Discussing Changes to Playoff Format

April 11th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
By Matt Agne

Every single post-season there are complaints about how the NBA conducts its playoffs. However, the scrutiny this season has the NBA thinking of changing its format.

The NBA’s playoff always have incredible matchups. Sometimes it's the games assumed to be poor matchups that produce the best results. However, with the large disparity between conferences the NBA is discussing making changes.

Quite frankly, the Eastern Conference is far too weak as compared to the Western Conference and winning teams from the West are going home and watching teams with well under .500 records from the East get it. That may become something of the past.

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver hasn't been shy about making changes to the league since taking over for David Stern. Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News reports that Silver now thinks it may be time to discuss making changes the format of the NBA playoffs.

Conducting an in-game interview with Spurs broadcasters Bill Land and Sean Elliott during the telecast of Friday's Spurs-Suns game at AT&T Center, Silver said the league needs to consider changes to the format that puts the top eight teams in each conference in the playoffs.

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John Calipari New York Knicks Future Coach?

April 10th, 2014 at 11:36 PM
By Matt Agne

New York Knicks' president Phil Jackson said the franchise would no longer be under the control of the CAA. However, he never said the team wouldn't be interested in clients of CAA. In fact, they've made it quite clear they hope to re-sign Carmelo Anthony who is represented by CAA. They have also thought about hiring Kentucky Wildcats' head coach John Calipari.

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John Calipari is one of those popular names that always seems to come up when speculation of a new New York Knicks coach begins. There's good reason for that. He's one heck of a coach. 

He was an assistant at Kansas from 1982-85, and assistant at Pittsburgh from 1985-88, the head coach at UMass from 1988-1996, went to the NBA to coach the New Jersey Nets from 1996-99, was an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1999-2000, the head coach of Memphis from 2000-09 and has been the head coach of Kentucky since 2009.

He even has international experience coaching the Dominican Republic national team from 2011-12. Probably the most remarkable part of his coaching success has been doing it with mainly one-and-done players. 

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New York Knicks Interested in Cleveland Cavaliers Acting General Manager David Griffin?

April 7th, 2014 at 10:17 PM
By Matt Agne

Many things are going to change for the New York Knicks moving forward now that Phil Jackson has become president of basketball operations. That includes the roster, the coaching staff and the front office staff. He'll have to learn to work with Steve Mills but that doesn't mean he'll have to necessarily keep Mills in his general manager role. Rumors have Jackson keeping an eye on Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin.

'Designed & Tailored Exclusively for the New York Knicks National Basketball Association by Sand-Knit MacGregor Sporting Goods. Berlin Wisconsin. #itsallinthelabel #sandknit #knicks #1988 #rodstrickland #vintage' photo (c) 2014, Nems - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

It's no secret that Steve Kerr is the top candidate to take over as head coach after Phil Jackson pulls the trigger on letting Mike Woodson go. However, something that may come as a package deal with Kerr is personnel he's use to dealing with. One such person is Cleveland Cavaliers acting general manager David Griffin. Could Griffin join Jackson's front office as the Knicks new general manager or in another executive role?

Marc Stein of ESPN reports Jackson will look to make front office changes in the off-season.

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