Commemorating the “Frank Ntilikina” moments from the early 2000s

Frank Ntilikina ended this portion of the 2019-20 season with a bang when he reached the immaculate milestone of 20 points and 10 assists. Not only was this his 2nd career double double, but he finally scored 20 points in a game. His 20-10 statline temporarily put him alongside the ranks of the elite point guards in the NBA. He reached basketball immortality!1

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On This Date: Antonio McDyess makes his Knicks regular season debut and Stephon Marbury is banished from team

December 1, 2003: Antonio McDyess makes his Knicks regular season debut against the Detroit Pistons

Antonio McDyess finally made his Knicks regular season debut in a 79-78 overtime loss against the Detroit Pistons. McDyess was on a minutes restriction and only played 13 minutes. He had a meager statline of 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 block. Continue reading →

On This Date: Knicks sign Lee Nailon

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October 30th 2002: The New York Knicks sign Lee Nailon

The New York Knicks signed Lee Nailon to a one-year contract to address a gaping hole at the forward position with Latrell Sprewell out for the first 5 games of the regular season with a hand injury and Antonio McDyess out for the entire season with a knee injury. Nailon, then 27, sought to provide the youthful energy the Knicks sorely lacked. Continue reading →

On This Date: Antonio McDyess fractures kneecap and is ruled out for the season

October 12th 2002: Antontio McDyess fractures his kneecap after a putback dunk and is ruled out for the remainder of the season

The 2002-03 season got off on a rough note with various injuries in training camp. The prospects of the regular season became even more grave when newly acquired Antonio McDyess fractured his left kneecap on a putback dunk against the Phoenix Suns with less than 2 minutes remaining in a meaningless preseason game. After the dunk, McDyess clutched his left knee. He walked off on his own, but slammed the scorer’s table knowing his injury was very serious. Continue reading →