New Podcast episode featuring Jeremy Cohen. He and Jon discuss DSJ’s back injury, possible rotation ramifications, and how they think it’ll alter the first few weeks of the season for the team.
On the latest episode of the Knicks Film School podcast, Jon is joined by Chris Iseman of NorthJersey.com to discuss all the relevant topics that emerged from Knicks Media Day and make some predictions about the rotation this year ( ), but not before he has some words about his friend JB on the heels of his stepping down from running KFS.
Jonathan Macri and Jeremy Cohen join Shwinny and Drew on the Posting & Toasting Show for Part II of their look forward to 2020 Restricted Free Agency.
Jon and JB are joined by the Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov. They try to answer the unanswerable question of whether a 17-win team has truly turned the corner, and whether it’s even possible to know that before seeing how July plays out. They then look ahead to the summer, getting into the possible alternate plans if the Knicks don’t land the very best guys, and whether there might be value in mediocrity or if it’s a step in the wrong direction. [iTunes]
Jon is joined by Chris Iseman, the Knicks beat reporter from The Record & NorthJersey.com, to give a recap on the soon-to-be-completed season. They talk about whether the team feels any of this year’s objectives have been achieved, whether the culture has actually improved, how to grade David Fizdale, if Frank Ntilikina has played his last game as a Knick, and the encouraging signs he’s seen from some of New York’s young players.
Jon is joined by the chief television critic for Rolling Stone and a lifelong Knicks fan, Alan Sepinwall. They talk about the ups and downs of this season and life as a Knicks fan before getting into Alan’s new book, “The Sopranos Sessions,” and drawing some comparisons between everyone’s favorite mafia family and the team we love.
Jon is joined once again by Spencer Pearlman of The Stepien and Knicks Film School for a draft deep dive before the tourney begins. They go through what the Knicks draft board should look like, first considering the current roster and then factoring in a certain free agent forward. They also discuss how likely a trade might be, what prospect might jump up over the next three weeks, why Spencer is still low on Ja Morant and how that could change.
Jon is joined by actor and Knicks fan David Futernick. They talk about the recent James Dolan interview, whether anything that came out of it matters, predictions for July, the young guys, growing up as a Knicks fan, where they’ll be watching the draft lottery, and much more.
Jon is joined by Alex Wolfe of Locked On Knicks and Posting & Toasting to cover a vast amount of Knicks ground, bouncing around thoughts on the draft, tanking, Fizdale, the point guards and the summer. They also comment on the James Dolan incident before finishing up with a discussion about Captain Marvel and where it ranks in the pantheon of Marvel origin stories.
Jon is joined by Tom Piccolo of Basketball Index and Jake Storiale of Talkin’ Knicks & Talkin’ Yanks to leave no Knicks stone unturned. They start with Jon’s Twitter dustup with Mario Hezonja, talk about the recent Frank Ntilikina trade rumors, and then hit on a host of issues, including the Knicks offense, what should and shouldn’t be taken from this lost season, how worried should we really be about Kevin Knox, and where Mitch fits in the long term plans. Then they end with a speed round.
Jon and Su York are joined by Marcie Trier, mother of Knicks guard Allonzo Trier, to talk about how she raised a son who grew up to achieve his NBA dream. They also talk about her career and off-court efforts to help those in need. Finally, they discuss the season that Allonzo is having, why he’s already one of the most efficient players on the Knicks, and where he can go from here.
Jon is joined by Platinum recording artist Outasight. They spend some time on his path he’s taken in the music industry before talking shop on all things Knicks, including the latest rumor that James Dolan may sell the team, what’s going to happen this summer, balancing excitement with reality when evaluating New York’s young talent, and which of the 90’s teams they remember most fondly.
Jon is joined by Tommy Dee, who you’ve seen on SNY among other places, to have a wide-ranging conversation about the Knicks, including discussion about David Fizdale’s offense, how much the lack of shooting is altering things, what Dennis Smith Jr. adds to the picture, Kevin Knox’s upside, July 2019, the Porzingis trade, a possibly insane theory about Tim Hardaway Jr’s contract and much more.
Jon is joined by Bleacher Report’s Mirin Fader to discuss her latest piece on Ja Morant. They talk about what makes the Murray State freshman so unique, why he could come in and change an NBA team from day one, how his game translates to the pros and what his biggest weakness is.
Jon is joined by long-time Knicks fan John Henson, who talks about the trials and tribulations of rooting for this team through thick and thin, the arc of his reaction to the Kristaps Porzingis trade, what he expects to happen this summer, his happiness over the end of the Enes Kanter Era and whether he thinks the team’s relationship with the media can ever improve.
Now that the emotions of the KP trade have died down, Jon is joined by Spencer Pearlman to break down the deal in terms of the Knicks process, what they got, where else they could have looked, and what they might have done differently. Then they touch on the draft, checking in on Zion’s stock and discussing how the rest of the top five looks at the moment.
Jon and JB go through everything related to the shocking news that Kristaps Porzingis (spoiler alert) has been traded, going through emotions of the day, what the trade says about the team and those running it, whether this could have been avoided and how, ramifications for the future, what other trade options they might have passed up, and where we go from here.
Jon is joined by Zach DiLuzio, who makes his triumphant return to the podcast to discuss the latest spirited but unsuccessful effort for the young Knicks. They talk about the defense Fizdale has been employing of late, the performance of newest Knick Kadeem Allen, the continued growth of Mitchell Robinson and Kevin Knox, and what we should expect at point guard moving forward.
Jon is joined by Ashwin Ramnath, better known as Shwinny Pooh from Posting & Toasting. He starts off with a NSFW rant about the media’s treatment of the Enes Kanter situation before they get into a deeper discussion about the media’s responsibility to the fans and how that has played out with this year’s Knicks team.
18:20 mark: Jon and KFS’s own Su York are joined by Kelly Whiteside of the New York Times. They talk about her career in journalism, the changing media landscape, and what her feelings are on the Knicks, Frank Ntilikina, Enes Kanter and David Fizdale.
Before that, Jon and Jeremy do a quick postgame wrap up of the Knicks heartbreaker against the Rockets.
For a very special 50th episode edition of the KFS Podcast, Jon and JB shoot the breeze on a lazy Sunday morning, touching on all things Knicks, including Mudiay vs Frank, the NY media, Coach Fiz, trading Vonleh, and why on the inside, we’re all insecure 13-year-old girls in one piece bikinis. Just go with it.
Jon is joined by Tom Piccolo of The Basketball Index for a midseason check-in where they go through some key figures and whether we should buy or sell them as long term fixtures. They start with a discussion about how David Fizdale has done with this team so far, and then hit on Emmanuel Mudiay, Luke Kornet, Damyean Dotson and Frank Ntilikina before finishing up by touching on the trade deadline.