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On Thursday morning, point guard Troy Hudson will work out for the New York Knicks. Last week, Hudson held a work out in Las Vegas for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons. New York was pursuing free agent Ramon Sessions, but sources tell RealGM’s Alex Kennedy that talks have broken down because the Knicks will not offer anything more than a one year contract. Hudson has averaged 9.0 points and 3.4 over the course of his eleven-year career.

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  1. I am now officially tired of Donnie “Tortoise” Walsh!

    This half ass GM asleep behind the steering wheel locked into a singular vision that will not guarantee the Knicks will acquire what they are spiting their face to acquire, is all bunk!

    Will tthe Knicks ever again sniff contention with this walking turd?


    Comment by orangeandblue1 | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. O&B,

    What in the world is going on? The hope of landing a superstar NEXT year is stopping us from building a team THIS year.From Kidd-Miller-Session-JWill-Stackhouse and now Hudson.I’m waiting on MY call for a try-out soon.Walsh is looking for the cheapest PG on the market.I will do the job for 1.2 million.

    Please don’t hurt ’em

    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 11, 2009 | Reply

    • DLT,

      I couldn’t agree more with your following quote:

      “The hope of landing a superstar NEXT year is stopping us from building a team THIS year.”

      I don’t think Walsh will sign you b/c you might be too young for his liking!

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  3. Troy Hudson? The missing piece of the D’antonio
    Banner that will grace the Garden rafters next to Red
    Holtsman. Wow! They say that cat Walsh is a badd mother (shut my mouth)

    Comment by Peaceman | August 11, 2009 | Reply

  4. Troy Hudson is HISTORY. AP reports Walsh will sign
    “John Hooks” to a one year deal at the rookie non-lottery
    minumum. Walsh stated: Johhny will be an instant Garden
    Favorite. His “Hook” shot will make D’Antoni’s 7 seconds or less 5 seconds or less. LGK

    Comment by Peaceman | August 12, 2009 | Reply


    Former Knicks head coach Rick Pitino admitted having sex with and paying for an abortion for a woman charged with trying to blackmail him for $10 million, it was reported on Tuesday.

    But the 56-year-old Pitino, the University of Louisville’s head men’s basketball coach, denied allegations he raped Karen Cunagin Sypher at Louisville’s popular Porcini Restaurant after closing hours and then again a few weeks later somewhere else.

    He admitted paying $3,000 for an abortion.

    Pitino’s admissions and denials were found in Louisville Metro Police reports obtained by The Courier-Journal of Louisville. Prosecutors who have reviewed Sypher’s claims say Pitino, who coached the Knicks from 1987 to 1989, won’t be charged.

    Sypher, 49, a blond stunner who used to model, made the rape allegations July 9, two months after a federal grand jury indicted her on charges of conspiring to extort $10 million from Pitino, who is married, in exchange for her silence. She has pleaded not guilty.

    Sypher’s husband, Tim Sypher, the University of Louisville’s equipment manager, presented Pitino with a list of his wife’s demands, including college tuition for their four children, money to pay off their mortgage, two cars and $3,000 a month, the complaint said. Tim Sypher has not been charged.

    Pitino told investigators he was at the restaurant on Aug. 1, 2003, to celebrate the hiring of former NBA star Reggie Theus as an assistant coach. He claimed Sypher walked up to him early in the evening and asked if he would call one of her sons, which Pitino said he did.

    Pitino said Sypher left the restaurant and returned about closing time. After the restaurant closed, Sypher “started coming on to him and that they had sex,” according to a police report.

    The police records show investigators who interviewed Sypher twice found discrepancies.

    One investigator said Sypher failed to disclose that another person was at Porcini when she said the first rape occurred.

    That person, Vinnie Tatum, an executive assistant to Pitino, told the FBI that he hadn’t seen what happened but heard “only the sounds of two people that seemed to be enjoying themselves during a sexual encounter,” according to a police report.

    Records also indicate Pitino was in California when Sypher claimed he sexually assaulted her a second time.

    Kentucky prosecutors announced in July they wouldn’t prosecute Pitino because Sypher’s claims lacked credibility and the absence of any supporting evidence.

    Pitino’s lawyer Steve Pence said Pitino will “continue to work though this matter privately with his family.”

    Comment by Peaceman | August 12, 2009 | Reply

    • At Least Slick Rick Pitino can score some!

      Can’t say that about Walsh,… F…ng Turd!

      Comment by O&B's Ghost | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  6. The Knicks 2010:A Realistic Plan

    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 12, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 12, 2009 | Reply

  8. Top 10 Reasons LeBron Could Choose New York
    Authored by Louis Roxin – August 12, 2009 – 10:51 am

    The arguments people give when predicting if LeBron James will remain in Cleveland or eventually end up elsewhere are rarely backed with substantive reasoning. Here are ten reasons why the Knicks like their chances of signing LeBron next summer.

    10. Cash. Over the same five years, LeBron would earn $4.14 million less signing with the Knicks than re-signing with the Cavs as a free-agent. The Cavs can offer an extra year, but there is little reason to think the security of a 6th season will be decisive. If LeBron put much value on security, he would have sought a longer-term contract in 2006 rather than the 3-year extension he did sign. If security is what he is after, LeBron would have already signed an extension this off-season. Given the relatively small difference between the Cavs’ and Knicks’ 5-year max offers – and given the mountain of endorsement dollars that could come LeBron’s way if he lands in New York – LeBron could have a significant financial incentive to sign with the Knicks.

    9. Talent. The Knicks’ roster, though young and unproven, has the 20-PPG potential of Danilo Gallinari, a two-way wing with upside like Wilson Chandler, and a scoring big in rookie Jordan Hill. All three have higher ceilings than any non-Lebron Cavs. A roster deep with quality role players but not elite talent (the most apt way to describe the Cavs minus LeBron) is only enough to give a great player what he needs to have a successful regular season. Winning in the playoffs requires finding another impact player who can help carry the load. The Knicks have the type of young players who can develop into major pieces next to a superstar and their salary cap is set up to allow the team to bid for other top free-agents in the near term.

    8. Attracting free-agents. LeBron may realize that getting future free-agents to follow him onto the big stage in New York would be easier than getting them to join him in Cleveland.

    7. 2011. Much is made of the fact that Eddy Curry and Jared Jeffries remain on the Knick books. Yet both contracts expire just one year later, freeing up $18 million of cap room that puts the Knicks in position to offer another max contract in 2011 when New York-born Carmelo Anthony is set to hit the free-agent market.

    6. Mobley. Cuttino Mobley’s contract, 80% of which is covered by insurance, gives the Knicks a valuable trade chip the team can use to remove more salary from the 2010 ledger. Consider that the payout of $7.6 million of insurance for Mobley’s contract would more than offset Jeffries’ $6.9 million salary in 2010, and the Knicks could throw in an additional $3 million in the trade. The Knicks can make taking Jeffries’ contract off their hands very affordable for another club.

    5. Buyouts. If the Knicks are a few million dollars short of the cap room needed to offer a second max contract in 2010, look for Donnie Walsh to engineer a buyout of the 2010-2011 season on the contracts of Curry and/or Jeffries. Because this is the final year of these contracts, the Knicks would receive dollar-for-dollar cap relief on any buyout. For instance, offering 80% of the salary due on the last season of these two contracts would buy the Knicks more than $3.5 million of additional cap room.

    4. The salary cap. Since the NBA league office announced its projections that the salary cap will decline next season, several positive economic indicators were released showing that the recession may already have ended. If true, the NBA’s salary cap might not drop nearly as much as projected if it even drops at all. But because Danny Ferry signed Anthony Parker, Jamario Moon and Leon Powe to 2-year contracts, the Cavs will not have room for a second max free-agent next summer even if the cap goes up. It might therefore be a checkmate move if Walsh ekes out enough cap room to be able to offer two max contracts in 2010. LeBron’s decision might be between staying in Cleveland with the Cavs’ roster as is or jumping to New York with Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh.

    3. The luxury tax. In New York, LeBron could be assured of joining an organization that would spare no expense in pursuit of multiple championships. Cavs’ ownership has never pulled back on spending but that could change. Dan Gilbert’s deal to bring in Chinese investment, spun as a bold marketing initiative, may have had more to do with cash reserves drying up. Once they’re out of cap room, the Knicks would never hesitate to use their mid-level exception, take on more and more salary each year and pay exorbitant luxury tax bills, to keep renewing LeBron’s supporting cast. The coffers at MSG are effectively bottomless.

    2. The Yankees. The Yankees have emerged as the best team in baseball and are poised for another championship run. At some point, CC Sabathia may confide to his good pal, one of the Yankees’ most famous fans, ‘There’s nothing like winning in New York.’

    1. The heart. Big life decisions like the one LeBron will have in less than a year are usually made more on emotion than cold reason. Is home where LeBron’s heart is or does he yearn for the spotlight of Broadway? We don’t know the answer to that yet. But last week, just before letting us know that he plans to become a free-agent after the coming season, LeBron said he is “not ashamed of anything in Cleveland.” Not exactly a ringing endorsement, especially in contrast to the reverential words LeBron used to describe how he feels stepping on the floor at Madison Square Garden. The worry for Cavs fans is that LeBron’s tone seems to be creeping closer to the ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ line of reasoning, an explanation vaguely reminiscent of ‘The heart wants what the heart wants.’

    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 12, 2009 | Reply

    • Top 10 Reasons LeBron won’t Choose New York.
      1. We suck
      2. Lebron is no Michael Jordan, even he knows it.
      3. To leave his home town would be catch 22 endorsement
      4. Frank Isola
      5. Mitch Lawrence
      6. Peter Vecsey
      7. Mike Lupica
      8. Mike Lupica
      9. Remembering the way Ewing was treated.
      10.Mike Lupica

      Comment by Peaceman | August 13, 2009 | Reply

      • HaHaHaHaHaHaHa

        Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009

  9. Fanatics,

    All of the other teams are finished making off-season moves,players are signing in Europe and we still can’t sign ONE POINT GUARD!!!!!Somebody help me pleeeeeeeeease!

    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  10. Walsh Among Rucker Park Pro Legends to be Honored at Madison Square Garden on Friday, August 14


    The Gardens Own Carol Blazejowski, Donnie Walsh and Cal Ramsey To Be Recognized At Halftime of New York Liberty Game

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    New York, NY – August 5, 2009 – Legends of the Rucker Park Pro League will be honored at a ceremony during halftime of the New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky game on Friday, August 14 at Madison Square Garden. The evening will celebrate the rich history of the Rucker Pro League and the Madison Square Garden players & management who have participated since its inception in 1965. New York Liberty, President and General Manager, Carol Blazejowski, New York Knicks President, Basketball Operations, Donnie Walsh, and New York Knicks Director, Special Projects and Community Relations Representative, Cal Ramsey will be honored for their achievements at Rucker Park.

    “Having played at the Rucker League, I have a great deal of pride knowing that I was able to share the same court with so many legends – including Madison Square Garden’s own Carol Blazejowski, Cal Ramsey and a host of others,” said Walsh.

    The Rucker Pro League is a New York City basketball institution that was founded by Bob McCullough (a 1965 Cincinnati Royals draftee out of Benedict) and former Knick Fred Crawford, who continued the legacy of the Rucker League created by Holcombe Rucker in 1950. Garden and NBA legends such as Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Bill Bradley, Wilt Chamberlain, Tom “Satch” Sanders, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving played at the Holcombe Rucker Park’s “hallowed ground” courts located at 155th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard in Harlem over the years.

    In advance of the Liberty halftime ceremony, the Rucker Pro Legends will honor former New York Knicks at their Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, August 8 at noon at Rucker Park. Also, the Rucker Pro Legends will host the “Each One, Teach One” Golden Hoops Classic at Rucker Park at 2 p.m. “Each One, Teach One”, is a non-profit organization that uses sports as a vehicle to promote higher education. Knicks and Liberty greats John Starks, Anthony Mason and Kym Hampton will be joined by the Knicks City Dancers and Liberty mascot Maddie to celebrate the August 8 & 9th festivities.

    Tickets for the August 14th Liberty game at The Garden, beginning at $10, are on sale now by logging onto, by stopping by The Garden Box Office or by calling 877-WNBA-TIX.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  11. Jerry Stackhouse on his chances of hooking on with the Knicks given New York’s lack of depth at shooting guard: “I had a great visit with New York. Obviously next summer they’re looking at making a big splash, but they want to maintain a level of competitiveness this season. I think they’ve got a lot of options, but I want to keep my options open, too. There’s a lot of free agents out there that, in a normal summer, would have been signed by now. So we’ll see.” Summering With Jerry Stackhouse.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009 | Reply


    The Knicks have announced their preseason schedule, which includes four games at Madison Square Garden and three road games.

    The schedule is as follows:

    Date; Opponent; Arena; Time

    Oct. 4; Nets; Times Union Center, Albany; 2 p.m.

    Oct. 9; Celtics; TD Banknorth Garden, Boston; 7:30 p.m.

    Oct. 13; 76ers; Madison Square Garden; 7:30 p.m.

    Oct. 16; Nets; Madison Square Garden; 7:30 p.m.

    Oct. 18; Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv; Madison Square Garden; 1 p.m.

    Oct. 20; Celtics; Madison Square Garden; 7:30 p.m.

    Oct. 21; Nets; Prudential Center; 7 p.m.

    Comment by D L T Knicks | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  13. The Woman in this video represents our hopes of a real
    Knick team. Our ship is coming in…someday~

    Comment by Peaceman | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  14. QB Michael Vick signs 2-year deal with Eagles.
    Everyone deserves redemption, I wish him well!

    Comment by Peaceman | August 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Agreed Peaceman

      I’m an Eagle’s fan as well as a D McNabb fan.

      I’m hoping Vick can come back to form.

      I’m a dog lover as well Vick has paid his dues and is working with ASPCA.

      Good for Vick.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | August 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Agreed, but playing for the Browns in front of the Dawg Pound would have been great irony. By the way, who else has served time for the crimes committed by Michael Vick? Just wondering?

      Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009 | Reply

      • LOL Lives

        Vick in the Cleveland’s Dog pound would be hilarious irony!

        Comment by orangeandblue1 | August 14, 2009

  15. Michael Vick is more like Mother Theresa compared to this
    Barbaric Bitch. She didn’t go to Prison?

    Comment by Peaceman | August 13, 2009 | Reply

    • Pale Faced Palin encouraging the destruction of our brother wolves is disgusting. But urbanites like her have no place for nature in their lives!

      OBTW J Lo is invested in the selling of furs!

      Real messed up I wonder if humans would like to be skinned for a higher entities chagrin.

      Comment by orangeandblue1 | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  16. What’s there really to say about he Knicks

    Tommy Beer and Alan Hahn doing mental contortions.

    One week they talk about ways of obtaining PG Ramon Sessions and Beer even speaks of the importance of young up and coming guard to help rev up the performances of the Knicks current crop of Youngins. Hahn puts forth a plausible scaled multiyear offer that could or might help lure Sessions to the Knicks.

    Nothing happens,… and likely nothing will happen this in this offsetting offseason.

    Next week,… oh for Joy,… Hahn writes,… “Knicks will have their chance at LBJ!”

    Oh really you don’t say, that’s fng news? Plenty of teams will have that chance and plenty of them may have more pieces to surround LBJ with come signing time. LBJ can still resign with the Cavs and has his Larry Bird Rights, and the Cavs could acquire some stars to play alongside him as they retool their roster in the 2010 shopping spree all the while having the ability to resign him even if it puts the Cavs over the cap. OBTW didn’t they just negotiate a deal with a Chinese corp to secure additional revenues for their organization, the Cavs that is?

    Beer then talks about all the reason’s LBJ will want in with NY,… and disregards his prior article about the importance of a general to help transition the pups in the right direction.

    A short memory is great when your spinning koolaid!

    I’m out!

    Comment by orangeandblue1 | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  17. For Dwyane Wade, New York’s a Great Place to Visit, Not to Play (If Dwyane Wade gets his wish, he will never become a Knick.)

    Source:New York Times

    Published: August 13, 2009

    “I want to be in Miami, and I hope everything works out that way,” Wade said Thursday. “I want to be one of those players that stays with one franchise for his entire career.”

    Wade, along with LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki and a slew of other marquee players, is likely to become a free agent in 2010, one the Knicks and several other N.B.A. teams will surely covet.

    But earlier Thursday at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., where Wade took part in the filming of a movie, he sounded like a man who had no interest in shopping himself on the free market.

    “Next year will be a big year for myself and for the team, but the plan has always been to stay with the Heat, and that’s still the plan,” he said. “I think everything will work out.”

    Wade was speaking during a break in the filming of “Just Wright,” a movie about a sports trainer (played by Queen Latifah) who finds herself falling in love with a member of the Nets (played by the rapper Common), whom she is helping rehabilitate from a career-threatening injury. The cast also includes Orlando’s Dwight Howard and the Nets’ Bobby Simmons.

    “I did a quick cameo in a movie once, but nothing like this,” said Wade, who arrived on the set in full uniform. “This is great because it deals with basketball – I’m happy to be a part of it.”

    Although Wade called New York “ a great place to live,” he knows that in recent years, it has not been a great place to watch professional basketball. Jason Kidd and Grant Hill, two available veterans well past their primes, decided to stay away from an organization with nary a superstar, one with little chance of competing with the league’s elite teams.

    “Not long ago, the Knicks had some great players and some great teams, but they’re just going through a little downfall right now,” Wade said. “Every team goes through those down years. Now that LeBron is in Cleveland, it’s easy to forget about all those years that Cleveland went through bad times.”

    When Howard was asked if he thought Wade would one day become a Knick, he said: “I have no idea. I’m not a G.M.; I’m just a player. So I’m just going to play and let everyone else do their jobs.”

    Wade, who played for Mike D’Antoni on the United States Olympic basketball team in Beijing — D’Antoni served as an assistant to Mike Krzyzewski — is confident the Knicks coach will revive a once proud franchise that has become a laughingstock.

    “It’s a great system that Coach D’Antoni runs; it gives players a lot of free rein, a lot of freedom to utilize their skills,” Wade said. “I don’t want to say too many nice things about Coach D’Antoni’s style of play because every time I do, people take it as if I’m coming to the Knicks.

    “But eventually, everything will even out around the league, and the Knicks will be back soon.”

    They could surely return to prominence with the acquisition of a free agent, or two, though Wade is not likely to be among the hired help.

    “Well, it’s not like I won’t be back at all,” he said, laughing. “I always enjoy coming to New York to play against the Knicks.”

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009 | Reply

  18. Minnesota Timberwolves trade Quentin Richardson to Miami Heat for Mark Blount
    Pioneer Press
    Updated: 08/13/2009 10:00:27 PM CDT


    Minnesota Timberwolves president David Kahn has traded shooting guard Quentin Richardson to the Miami Heat for former Timberwolves center Mark Blount, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The deal was more about creating roster and salary cap flexibility than getting Blount, who likely won’t be on the roster when Minnesota opens training camp in late September.

    The Timberwolves acquired Richardson in late July, when they traded Mark Madsen, Craig Smith and Sebastian Telfair to the Los Angeles Clippers for the 29-year-old swingman.

    Comment by livesinnewjersey | August 13, 2009 | Reply

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