It’s a quiet news day for the New York Knicks, and in general, very little has happened with the team in recent weeks. Rumors continue to circle about Steve Kerr’s candidacy for the head coaching job, but not much of substance. So, in the meantime, here are some good reads from around the webz.
– Joe Flynn’s piece on Tyson Chandler and the changing value for assets is terrific. Teams and their front offices have become smarter (largely) about protecting assets, and serviceable players are no longer just thrown around in trades. The Knicks might not have been able to fetch a first-round draft pick for Chandler — a solid center still — because protecting the future and managing wallets is more important than getting a good player who probably can’t single-handedly affect championship chances.
– Steve Kerr, regardless of where he chooses to coach, must sell his portion of the Phoenix Suns when he does so.
– Not really Knicks related, but Zach Lowe’s podcast with Jeff Van Gundy was enjoyable, particularly about four-point plays and three-pointers and rule changes.
– Here’s some arena rankings where Madison Square Garden only came in fifth. But Philips Arena came in fourth, so I have to question this judger of arenas a little bit.