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  1. Let Melo walk

    Beckley Mason

    Since they won 54 games in 2012-13, every attempt at improvement by the New York Knicks has backfired. They reupped with J.R. Smith, who proceeded to have the worst season of his career. They made space for Metta World Peace and Andrea Bargnani, but ...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. Phase 1 of the Phil Plan: Complete

    Beckley Mason

    The New York Knicks' leadership articulated a strategy and successfully acted upon it. Phil Jackson hired Derek Fisher. Fisher may not have been Jackson's first choice, but on some level, that small victory is heartening for an organization that ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  3. Mike Woodson's long goodbye

    Beckley Mason

    After two and a half tumultuous years, Mike Woodson's term as New York Knicks head coach came to a close Monday morning. His dismissal ends what was, even by the Knicks' standards, a strange chapter in recent NBA history. Woodson's coaching reput...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  4. Better off Brook-less?

    Beckley Mason

    Despite going 33-15 since Jan. 1, the Brooklyn Nets will end the 2013-14 season with a worse record than they had last season. Still, these Nets were a success. If this season's team couldn't fully overcome a disastrous 10-21 start, it did accomplish...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Welcome back, Steve Nash

    Beckley Mason

    Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports Steve Nash's floater has been accurate since his return from a broken leg. Since coming back from his leg injury, Steve Nash has helped the Lakers to wins over the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks -- the L...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are both "Scorers," while James Harden is a "Playmaker." That's according to David Thorpe, who has a smart breakdown of how traditional positions like point guard and power forward are less tied to actual roles on t...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  7. Five for Friday

    Beckley Mason

    Bill Simmons leads off our Five for Friday with a sentiment that we at HoopIdea strongly endorse. This edition also includes HoopIdeas from an NBA player and the Wall Street Journal, as well as a new mobile phone app that allows viewers to call ou...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  8. Jeff Van Gundy to NBA: Stop the flop!

    Beckley Mason

    Jeff Van Gundy and HoopIdea are kindred spirits, especially on the topic of flopping in basketball. On Sunday during the Miami Heat-New York Knicks game on ABC, Van Gundy took two opportunities to sound off on the the proliferation of flopping in the...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  9. Hero Coaching in crunch time

    Beckley Mason

    On Tuesday night, some guy named Jeremy Lin won the game for the New York Knicks when he drilled a straight-away 3 pointer with little time on the game clock. People freaked out. But HoopIdea was watching with an eye not only on Lin, but on Knicks co...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  10. Can the Heat stop Rajon Rondo?

    Beckley Mason

    David Butler II/US Presswire For the Heat, guarding Rajon Rondo is often nothing more than an exercise in damage control. What makes Rajon Rondo so tough to guard is that he thrives on possibility. He has a unique capacity to guide the Celtics thr...

    Blog | April 30, 2011