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Knicks Links: More Melodrama, of course

Also: another take on how to fix the Knicks, and more Porzingis stuff

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Today’s gonna be a quick hitter, guys, because I’m packing up and going to march all over President Cheetos’ lawn this weekend. I’m not a scientist, so the best thing I could come up with is “E=MC suck it.” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So here’s some rebellious music because I’m feeling rebellious today:

Yeahhhh, that’s the ticket.

Let’s march on to some Knicks news

— Ugh, this has not been a fun saga to follow. So as of the other day it was unclear who to believe in the Melo/La La/cheating/baby saga. TMZ was saying Melo knocked up a dancer, the NY Post said no he didn’t, he just cheated. Well now the Post is also saying that Melo knocked a girl up, but it was a 24-year-old grad student in Chicago, not a dancer. So yeah. Suffice to say she’s not gonna have much in the way of student loan debt if this is true.

— Also from the Post, Marc Berman reports that Melo-to-the-Celtics could become a thing, especially if the Celtics lose to the Bulls in the first round. Most of it is just speculation by Berman, but here are the two sourced bits (and really the only actual new info in the story):

According to an NBA source, the Celtics coaching staff was in favor of trading for Anthony at the trade deadline, but general manager Danny Ainge had too many reservations. One of Ainge’s concerns, according to a source, was an Anthony trade would have given Boston no real cap space to work with for the 2017 free-agent class.


The Post has learned that in talks with the Celtics, their defensive small forward Jae Crowder would be a major player of interest for Knicks president Phil Jackson. In fact, Jackson lamented not trading for Crowder when he was on the table in the 2014 trade talks with the Mavericks for Tyson Chandler.

So Phil wants Jae Crowder and does not want Melo. Noted.

— Just a friendly reminder that since the Knicks turn over about 80% of their roster year-over-year, you can always have someone to root for in the playoffs:

— Sara Peters of Bleacher Report rings the bell with her road map to fix the Knicks this offseason. Tell you what though, Sara, if we could all be good GMs of the Knicks we’d all be making $12 million a year. So you just take a seat, missy.

— Maxwell Ogden of Daily Knicks breaks down some potential trade targets for the Knicks this offseason. One or two intrigue me, but one really makes me cringe -- Victor Oladipo and his $21 million extension beginning next season. Nooooo thanks.

— Steve Popper of the Bergen Record muses about Kristaps in a nicely-written piece. Steve’s still my favesies among the Knicks writers.

That’s all for today, guys and gals. Fight the power! And in the spirit of the March for Science, talk about your favorite scientific advancement of the last 10 years in the comments.