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April 27, 2015 Updates

That begs the question: Is it wise for Phil Jackson to demand Carmelo to be something that he isn't? “That’s tough to ask for,” Billups said of asking a player to develop into a leader. “I’ll just say this, you've got all that cap room, you better go find someone [to be a vocal leader]. Melo, that’s not who he is and we are who we are. That’s like asking me to be this guy with a 40-inch vertical and go in there and be dunking on everybody like I’m Russell Westbrook. You can’t ask an apple to be an orange, that’s just not fair. “[Carmelo] will lead by example," Billups said. "He’s going to come to work and he’s playing for the win every night. There’s no question about that, that’s who he is. He’s a great player, he wants to win. He’s going to come to work. He’s going to lead by example, he’s not going to be vocal.” ESPN.com

April 26, 2015 Updates

To say the Knicks fells short of expectations this season would be an understatement. With a payroll in the Top 4 in the NBA, New York finished with the second-worst record in the league, which makes the Knicks the team with the worst return results-wise for the money spent on player salaries this year. (We're not even factoring in coaches and executives salaries here, which would make New York look even worse considering the lofty contracts of Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher). Each regular-season win cost the Knicks close to $4.8 million, which puts Jackson's club ahead of Minnesota and even the deep-pocketed, underperforming Lakers in this ranking. HoopsHype

And almost always, Allen stops in the private suite, perhaps to indulge in Papa Haydn desserts, or his other favorite Portland delicacy, Escape From New York Pizza. But on Saturday, as Bert Kolde, his right-hand man and director on the Blazers' board, stopped off at the suite, Allen trudged on. He didn't say a word to either Olshey or Kolde. And as he inched down the hallway at a snail's pace, he didn't look up but once, to slightly veer from a ballboy wheeling a cart hauling water coolers. I've never seen Allen provided with such a berth. And I've never seen him walk so slowly, or with such a dejection. Oregonian

April 24, 2015 Updates

The Knicks, often cited as another potential destination, don’t make sense for Rondo. Point guards in the triangle spend plenty of time off the ball — as Knicks coach Derek Fisher knows — and if anything has become clear about Rondo, it’s that he simply isn’t capable of playing off-guard. New York Post

April 23, 2015 Updates
April 21, 2015 Updates

Chris Herring: Phil says there's a tendency to overpay guys in FA. "We have to do some judicious shopping. [But] we won't go to the dollar store." Twitter @HerringWSJ

Ian Begley: Phil Jackson said Jose Calderon told him his Achillies bothered him all season. Calderon told Phil he's confident he'll bounce back in 15-16 Twitter @IanBegley

Ian Begley: Phil Jackson says that he'll try to use the triangle offense, Carmelo Anthony and he and his staff's history of winning to lure free agents Twitter @IanBegley

Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard from Coney Island branded Phil Jackson “a visionary’’ and claims to “love the triangle.’’ New York Post

April 19, 2015 Updates

Bad or good investment for Sir Anthony? How you go from Jordan Brand to this, I’ll never know. As if re-signing with the Knicks wasn’t the worst decision of Carmelo Anthony’s career, he trumps that with a significant investment into a pair of terrible looking 3D printed LED high tops. ADAPTIV, designed by SOLS, combines a system of pressurized sensors and gyroscopes with the customization aspects of a 3D printed shell formed to truly fit your foot. SOLS is most known for creating custom 3D printed orthotic in-soles for athletes. This is their first attempt at the footwear industry. TheShoeGame.com

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are changing the world, one step at a time. That’s quite literal for one 3D printed orthotics company based in New York City called SOLS. The company, founded in July of 2013, has been on a roll lately, expanding their reach, and in the process, garnering the attention of numerous investors. In fact, last April they raised $6.4 million in Series A funding from venture capitalists like Melo7 Tech Partners, Grape Arbor VC and FundersGuild, among others. 3dprint.com

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Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.

   

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