Video Breakdown: Spencer Pearlman on the Knicks corner-3 defense

Spencer Pearlman took some time to break down the Knicks corner-3 defense last year, and why it’s one of the most important things they need to improve in the year ahead.

In the video, he mentions how Mitchell Robinson’s presence should allow defenders to stay home on shooters more easily this season. Sure enough, according to Cleaning the Glass, Knick opponents were 2.9 percent less accurate from the corners when Mitch was in the game last year.

On This Date: The Carmelo Anthony Era ends

September 25th 2017: The New York Knicks finally trade Carmelo Anthony

After many months of speculation, the New York Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony less than 48 hours before the start of training camp. This departure was a long time coming. Discussions marinated early in the 2016-17 season as Phil Jackson publicly sought to move Melo. After the Knicks fired Phil, there was a near agreement to send Melo to the Houston Rockets in a trade centered around Ryan Anderson. However, new GM Scott Perry urged the Knicks to back off on the trade. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks sign Cole Aldrich

September 24th 2013: The New York Knicks sign Cole Aldrich

The New York Knicks signed Cole Aldrich to a training camp contract. He was GM Glen Grunwald’s last signing before he was fired the day after. The Knicks sought a backup center and thought Aldrich could compete for one of the final roster spots. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks sign Shawne Williams

September 23rd 2010: The New York Knicks sign Shawne Williams

The New York Knicks originally signed Shawne Williams to a training camp contract. Originally, he fought for one of the final roster spots alongside Patrick Ewing Jr. It was Shawne that ended up winning the final roster spot. Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks acquire Doc Rivers & Charles Smith

September 21st 1992: The Knicks acquire Doc Rivers & Charles Smith

Shortly before training camp began for the 1992-93 season, the New York Knicks acquired Bo Kimble, Charles Smith, and Doc Rivers in a three-team trade with the Los Angeles Clippers and Orlando Magic. In return, the Knicks traded a 1993 1st round pick to the Magic and hometown point guard Mark Jackson and a 1995 2nd round pick to the Clippers. Continue reading →

On This Date: Cal Ramsey sold to the Syracuse Nationals

September 21st 1960: Cal Ramsey sold to the Syracuse Nationals

The Knicks sold Cal Ramsey to the Syracuse Nationals. Ramsey played all of 7 games with the Knicks during his rookie season after the team claimed him on waivers early in the season. He played 2 games with the National before retiring from professional basketball due to injuries. Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks trade Patrick Ewing

September 20th 2000: The New York Knicks trade Patrick Ewing

In what seemed like a long time coming, the New York Knicks finalized a four-team trade that dealt their franchise player Patrick Ewing to the Seattle Supersonics.  The full trade details are shown below: Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks Re-Acquire Ray Williams

September 17th 1983: The New York Knicks re-acquire Ray Williams

The New York Knicks re-acquired their former 1st round pick Ray Williams via two separate trades. The Knicks first traded backup shooting guard Vince Taylor and a 1984 1st round pick to the Indiana Pacers for future Hawks GM Billy Knight. The Knicks subsequently traded Knight to the Kansas City Kings for Williams. Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks sign Jarrett Jack

September 15th 2017: The New York Knicks sign Jarrett Jack

Days before the beginning of training camp, the Knicks signed Jarrett Jack as insurance at the point guard position. Along with Ramon Sessions, Jack was initially meant to mentor Knick rookie Frank Ntilikina. Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks acquire Tony Campbell

September 13th 1992: The New York Knicks acquire Tony Campbell

Fresh off Xavier McDaniel joining the Boston Celtics, The New York Knicks proceeded to fill the gaping hole at the small forward position when they acquired Tony Campbell from the Minnesota Timberwolves for a future 2nd round pick. Campbell previously played for coach Pat Riley during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers between 1987-89. Additionally, Campbell was also a native of New Jersey and got his wish to come play at home. Continue reading →

On This Date: The Knicks sign Ernie Grunfeld

September 10th 1982: The New York Knicks sign Ernie Grunfeld

The New York Knicks signed Ernie Grunfeld to a contract on this date. Grunfeld reunited with his former college teammate Bernard King.1 Grunfeld backed up King at the small forward for most of his tenure with the Knicks. Grunfeld spent his final season in the NBA alongside then-rookie Patrick Ewing. Continue reading →