Could O.G. Anunoby put a team over the top?: Vecenie’s trade deadline mailbag

The Athletic’s senior writer and NBA Draft expert Sam Vecenie is answering your questions ahead of the NBA trade deadline. Submitted questions have been edited for clarity and length. For Sam’s thoughts on Myles Turner’s new deal, the Suns’ future and more, check out Part I of this mailbag. Could O.G. Anunoby really put a … Read more

The Knicks disintegrate in the fourth quarter as they fall to the Hawks

ATLANTA — Red hot early and ice late, with no defensive intensity throughout, wasn’t a recipe for success as the struggling Knicks lost their third straight game Friday night. Playing without Mitchell Robinson, who was sidelined after having surgery Thursday for a broken right thumb, the Knicks connected on more than 70 percent of their … Read more

Knicks Center wasting time after surgery

ATLANTA — The Knicks made it through the waters with Mitchell Robinson sidelined for eight games in November, but they will now be without their starting and defensive anchor position for an even longer period of time. Robinson underwent surgery Thursday at the Hospital for Special Surgery after scans revealed he suffered a fractured right … Read more

The case of trading LeBron James for Evan Mobley

Should Cleveland give up Evan Mobley for LeBron James?picture: Getty Images I’ve seen kids’ pools deeper than the unusual Jambalaya VP Rob Pelinka collects Lakers about LeBron James. As a result, James’ constant presence on a sub-. 500 playoff team creates a rift as business speculation festers and boils over. During a recent appearance on … Read more

Knicks’ Jalen Bronson, Julius Randle faces an uphill battle to make the NBA All-Star game

DETROIT — Jalen Bronson and Julius Randle continue to aggressively build their case for inclusion in the NBA All-Star Game next month, even if the Knicks almost certainly won’t get more than one representative due to the sheer volume of deserving candidates in the Eastern Conference. With only 12 spots per team, there are at … Read more

Jalen Brunson is Knicks’ best point guard in decades, Julius Randle is back and more

The New York Knicks are outplaying expectations, sitting at 23-19 just barely past the halfway point of the 2022-23 NBA season. Here are 10 things we’ve learned about them through the first 42 games: Jalen Brunson is as good as Knicks could’ve hoped Anyone who watched the Dallas Mavericks the last few seasons knew Brunson … Read more

Midison Nix scores, from Galen Bronson to Leon Rose

What happens inside and outside the park playground Subscribe to Inside the Knicks, a weekly exclusive on Sports+. The Knicks reached the midseason mark earlier this week, hitting the 41-game mark with a 22-19 record before adding a win to that total with Wednesday’s 119-113 victory over the Pacers. Like students across the country, the … Read more

Why do NBA stars score so many points? Understanding the league’s scoring boom

If you’ve noticed the sharp rise in the signing of NBA stars lately, you’re not the only one. Two-time NBA defending champion Nikola Jokic sees it, too. Sometimes the Denver Nuggets need a 44-point three-pointer from Jokic, as he did against the Phoenix Suns on Christmas. On Thursday night, Jokić took notice when Utah Jazz … Read more