State of the Knicks 2

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By: Jimmie Sykes,

A major turnaround has taken place in the Big Apple since my last article on the Knicks. President Phil Jackson has made it clear through his actions that he’s fishing to bring talent to this Knicks team. For sure he made the right moves for this team to compete for right now. In late June, Derrick Rose was traded to the New York Knicks for the trio of Jose Calderon, Jerian Grant, and Robin Lopez. Over the summer, the Knicks also landed the talents of Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings. Along with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks now have enough talent on paper to be taken seriously again, unlike the past few years. Point guard Derrick Rose even made an eyebrow-raising statement considering himself to be a part of a “Super team”.

Five Offseason Changes that Will Impact the NBA in 2016-2017

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Credit – Getty Images

By Ashley Douglas,

This summer has been a very active one for the NBA. Between trades, free agency & the draft, the offseason has been anything but off for the league. While many teams and players have made changes, there are some changes that will be felt around the league once the regular season kicks off. Here are just a few to get you caught up.

Five Things the Knicks Will Do In the 2016-17 Season

From left, New York Knicks' Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, Joakim Noah, president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for photos after a news conference at the team's training facility, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

From left, New York Knicks’ Brandon Jennings, Courtney Lee, Joakim Noah, president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills and head coach Jeff Hornacek pose for photos after a news conference at the team’s training facility, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Greenburgh, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

By Lucas Chang,

The New York Knicks have put themselves in excellent position this offseason to make some major noise this upcoming season. With the surprising trade that brought point guard Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls, the buzz around the New York Knicks seems to be coming back. Free agent acquisitions Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings will all make key contributions throughout the season, which will help Carmelo Anthony and company to excel and prosper. With all of the new moves made this summer, here are five things the Knicks will do this upcoming 2016-17 season.

Team USA Dominates in the Argentine Tango

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DeMarcus Cousins; Credit – Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

By Ashley Douglas,

To say that Team USA has not lived up to expectations this Olympic season is an understatement. In years past, USA has dominated every country in Men’s Basketball and when compared to the Dream Team, this year’s Olympic lineup is a far cry from what they used to be.

Team USA Squeezes Out Another Close Win, Defeats France 100-97

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Kevin Durant; Credit – Getty Images

By Reuven Gonzales,

In the fifth and final preliminary game for the United States Men, they eeked out their third straight nail-biter by beating France by a mere 3 points. Going into the game, many were looking to see if the U.S. would bounce back after bad showings against Australia and Serbia in their previous two games. Unfortunately, for both the team and their fans, it was another disappointing display against a team sitting out their superstar, Tony Parker, point guard for the San Antonio Spurs. In a game separated mainly by a single scoring run, it was a hard-fought battle between both teams for the entire duration of the matchup.