Howard Megdal

Jackson's Knicks not ready for showtime, but ready for change :

The dawn of a new season for the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, and the break it represented with the horrific failures of a season ago were impossible to miss, even if the results were unimpressive, a 104-80 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Bio: Howard Megdal is Writer At Large for Capital New York, and currently contributes to USA Today Sports Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Vice Sports. His books include The Baseball Talmud, Taking the Field and Wilpon's Folly. His book on the Cardinals will be published by St. Martin's Press in October 2015. Follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMegdal.

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In the Nets' Carlesimo era, MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic are rising

Earlier this season, it appeared that MarShon Brooks and Mirza Teletovic would not play significant roles for the Brooklyn Nets.

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So what are the Mets going to do with all that cash?

Early Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that Fred Wilpon and his partners who own the New York Mets "had obtained at least $700 million in loans."

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Remember when Dwight Howard was better than Lopez and Chandler?

Back in the summer, Shaquille O'Neal drew some ridicule for making the claim that Brook Lopez, and not Dwight Howard, was the best center in the N.B.A. (To be fair, part of this came from Shaq confusing Brook with his twin brother Robin.)

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The Knicks trust Pablo Prigioni with the ball, and it (finally) pays

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Wilpons get cash, but not enough to bring spending back up on the Mets

Early Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that a refinanced loan Fred Wilpon and his Mets ownership group engineered, likely using the SportsNet New York regional cable network as collateral, provides "at least $700 million" in new money.

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Deron Williams attacks and the Nets bust out, finally, in Oklahoma City

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Mets reportedly get cash from cable network, with details to come

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Standard and Poor’s thinks Fred Wilpon’s Mets have yet to hit bottom

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So far, P.J. Carlesimo is no Mike Woodson

 

Carlesimo knows the only way he can stick around is by reviving Williams. One of his first acts as head coach was to sit down with Williams; his message, according to Carlesimo, was straightforward.

“I told him exactly what I needed him to be,” Carlesimo said Tuesday. “I needed him to be Deron Williams.”  

 

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Amar’e returns, and the Knicks are under construction again

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