In my daily tour of Knicks news stories, this is without a doubt the first time my jaw has really dropped. I'll get straight to it. From the Albany Times Union:
The New York Knicks are considering moving their weeklong training camp to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, an official close to the situation told the Times Union.
The official said the agreement has not been finalized. But the Knicks' interest is such that several of the NBA team's executives have already toured Skidmore's campus and Sports and Recreation Center, which includes a gymnasium with three basketball courts.
The camp would begin Oct. 1, according to a New York Post report.
Those of you who have been paying attention will know that Skidmore College is, in fact, the learning institution at which your humble editor sharpens his profanity-laced writing skills (among other things). Let me say that again. The Knicks are coming to my school. Now, the article goes on to say that practices will almost certainly be closed, but I know that gym like the back of my hand, and you can be damn sure that, if D'Antoni and co. do come to Saratoga Springs, I will get you some exclusive material. That could be anything from a legitimate interview to a cell phone camera shot of Malik Rose's ass, but I promise I'll be making an effort. Anyway, enough excitement for me.
Today's stories are mostly of David Lee's uncertainty regarding his future. I don't know how many more options there are post-draft, but now that we've gone without Mayo or whoever, I'd love for Lee to stick around as the franchise rights itself. He deserves it. Then again, if D'Antoni and Walsh aren't ready to commit to him, now's as good a time as any to explore trades.
Finally, today brings the first game of the Knicks Summer League season in Las Vegas, as Danilo Gallinari debuts against the Cleveland SummerCavaliers at 4 p.m. EST on MSG. Since I'll be arriving late, our very own Arichmix has volunteered to front the recap. I'll be back to catch at least some of the action. Have a good one and I'll see your fine asses later.