Vicente Luque submits Tyron Woodley in the first at UFC 260

In the co-main event of UFC 260, we saw former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (19-6-1) take on Vicente Luque (19-7-1). Both of these welterweights were looking to use this fight to shoot them towards the top five.

We have seen a drastic fall from UFC grace when it comes to Tyron Woodley. Just a couple of years ago, Woodley looked like a welterweight champion that had the potential to retire with the belt.

However, things have snowballed terribly for the former champion. First, he was dominated by Kamaru Usman to lose the title. Then, he was dominated in back-to-back fights against Gilbert Burns and Colby Covington.

Woodley hasn’t even won a round since his title defense against Darren Till back at UFC 228. Things were not going to get any easier for him tonight in taking on the dangerous Vicente Luque.

Luque has only lost twice in his last fourteen fights. Both of those losses came against top contenders, Stephen Thompson and Leon Edwards. Luque appears to be a dangerous contender in the UFC’s welterweight division and he was looking to use tonight to catapult himself into contention.

UFC 260 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 260 co-main event starts with Woodley running straight forward and trying to land a massive right hand. He chained that immediately into a takedown attempt, but Luque defended well and reversed the position.

Luque started to go to work with shoulders and knees in the clinch against the fence. Good knees to the thighs were landing for Luque. Woodley reverses the position and the two separate.

Woodley lands some big shots, but Luque took them well. The two come back together and clinch in the center of the octagon. Luque pushes Woodley back against the fence and starts working his clinch strikes.

Heavy pressure against the fence from Luque. However, the former UFC champion is able to separate. A massive shot wobbles Luque badly. Woodley pushes forward and tries to finish, but Luque then lands an even bigger shot.

Woodley looks out on his feet. Luque follows up with some big shots, but Woodley fires back. Woodley is completely out of it and shoots for a takedown. Luque locks up a d’arce choke and Woodley has to tap. Crazy fight and a huge win for Vicente Luque.

Vicente Luque def. Tyron Woodley by d’arce choke – Round 1

Sean O’Malley knocks Thomas Almeida out at UFC 260

Sean O'Malley

The third fight on the UFC 260 main card was a bantamweight showdown between “Suga” Sean O’Malley (12-1) and Thomas Almeida (22-4). Both of these men were looking to get back on track after a loss in their last outing.

Back at UFC 252, Sean O’Malley saw his perfect record see it’s first blemish in a loss to Chito Vera. After a good start from O’Malley, Vera landed some beautiful calf kicks that deadened the leg of O’Malley.

After that, Vera followed up and got the TKO win. O’Malley has become a star with a huge following, but in order for his star to grow, he needed to get back on track with a win tonight.

Standing in his way was Thomas Almeida. Almeida was once considered the future of the UFC‘s bantamweight division. At one point, he was 21-1 and looked like he was closing in on a title shot.

However, that is where he ran into Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt knocked him out in the first round and starting with that loss, Almeida is just 1-3 in his last four. UFC 260 was a massive opportunity for him to get back on track.

UFC 260 Recap

Round 1

The UFC 260 bantamweight contest opened with a touch of the gloves. O’Malley moves forward immediately and looks to land a 1-2. Almeida gets his striking going with a calf kick.

O’Malley keeps looking for the left hand throughout the first minute. Another calf kick lands for Almeida, but O’Malley counters with his own big leg kick. A big body kick lands for O’Malley.

A nasty spinning back kick to the body lands for O’Malley. Almeida pushes forward and lands a massive left hook, but O’Malley just ate it. Another big body kick lands for Sean O’Malley.

The kicks were working everywhere for The Suga Show in the first. A massive head kick lands and Almeida goes down. O’Malley walks away, but the fight wasn’t stopped. Almeida gets up and they keep fighting.

Another huge head kick lands for O’Malley, but Almeida took this one clean. Almeida pushes forward and lands a good right hand to close the round. Dominant opening round at UFC 260 for Sean O’Malley.

Round 2

Almeida seemed to have recovered to start the second round at UFC 260. O’Malley opens the striking with a straight left hand. Almeida was struggling with the distance and O’Malley catches him with a clean combination.

A good low kick lands for Almeida and it sits down O’Malley briefly. Another massive low kick lands for Almeida. A side kick to the leg lands for O’Malley and it briefly buckles the leg of Almeida.

A couple of clean left hands land for Sean O’Malley. 1-2 up the middle for O’Malley. Again, it appears that Thomas Almeida was struggling with the distance. Front kick to the body lands for Sean O’Malley.

One minute left in the round and O’Malley starts pushing forward. However, Almeida lands some massive leg kicks that backs him off. O’Malley slips on a flying knee attempt and the round ends. I think it’s 2-0 O’Malley at UFC 260.

Round 3

Heading into the final round at UFC 260 and I think Almeida needs the finish in this one. The two touch gloves and the action begins. A good front kick lands to start for O’Malley.

A huge low kick from O’Malley swings Almeida around. Almeida looks for an entry, but O’Malley lands another front kick to the leg which made him back off. O’Malley was just picking Almeida apart here in the first 90 seconds.

A huge 1-2 lands for Sean O’Malley. Almeida starts pressing forward with urgency, but couldn’t land anything. A couple of clean straight lefts land from O’Malley, but Almeida keeps pushing forward.

O’Malley just keeps popping him with clean shots, but Almeida keeps coming. A massive left hand lands from O’Malley and Almeida falls. O’Malley walks away again, but the referee doesn’t stop it. This time, O’Malley follows with a massive clean shot and Almeida is out cold.

Sean O’Malley def. Thomas Almeida by KO – Round 3

UFC books JoJo Calderwood – Lauren Murphy

Just as the action was getting under way at UFC 260, we learned some breaking news. MMA Junkie was the first to report this evening that the promotion has finalized a matchup between top flyweight contenders Joanne “JoJo” Calderwood (15-5) and Lauren Murphy (14-4).

The matchup will take place at UFC 263 which is scheduled for June 12th. Calderwood will enter the contest as the sixth ranked flyweight in the UFC. She will be looking to take another step towards a shot at the flyweight title.

Last year, Calderwood was set to challenge for the flyweight title. The UFC booked her against Valentina Shevchenko in June. However, the champion suffered a knee injury and needed more time to prepare.

Instead of waiting on the sidelines, Calderwood decided to take a fight against Jennifer Maia. This ultimately proved to be a massive mistake as Maia would submit Calderwood in the first round and take her title shot.

Calderwood returned back at UFC 257 in January where she met Jessica Eye. She put on a very good performance and walked away with a decision win. This is going to be a massive fight for her on June 12th.

UFC title eliminator?

Lauren Murphy has been on quite the run in the UFC since 2019. Since the calendar turned over to 2019, Murphy has won four consecutive fights including wins over Andrea Lee and Roxanne Modafferi.

In her last fight, Murphy secured her first submission win at UFC 254. After the fight was over, Murphy said that she wanted a title shot. However, given her status in the division, that was always going to be a long shot.

Murphy is currently ranked third in the flyweight division. If she’s able to come out at UFC 263 and put on a dominant performance against JoJo Calderwood, it’s going to be hard to deny her of a shot at the title. Should be an excellent fight on June 12th.

New York Rangers Trade Brendan Lemieux to Los Angeles

The New York Rangers have announced that have acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Brendan Lemieux.

Lemieux skated in a bottom-six role with the Rangers, generating seven points, 65 hits, and 59 PIM across 31 games. The 25-year-old likely will play a similar role with the Kings. He may need to quarantine once he arrives in Los Angeles.

Lemieux was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres at 31st overall (1st pick of 2nd round) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had previously played for the Winnipeg Jets as well as the Rangers.

He was acquired by the Rangers in a deal at the trade deadline, along with a 2019 first-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick, in exchange for Kevin Hayes on February 25, 2019.

 

 

 

New York Giants: Daniel Jones earns Andrew Luck comparison from new signing

New York Giants, Daniel Jones

It’s debatable which past player New York Giants QB Daniel Jones is comparable to at this point in his career. It’s still pretty early and there’s still room for Jones’ career to go up or down – either as the future leader of the Giants or as an afternote that will eventually be replaced. However, one of the players to sign with the Giants during this free agency period is confident that big things are coming for Jones.

Specifically, Kyle Rudolph has given Jones a comparison to Andrew Luck while speaking with the Pat McAfee Show. Obviously, that’s high praise. Luck and Jones were both high draft picks, but Luck would manage to go down as one of the best young quarterbacks ever before his early retirement. Jones still has some time to turn it around and reach those heights – but it will be an uphill battle.

What did Rudolph have to say?

“He’s a stud and then you watch him over the last two years and – you said it – he’s got all the intangibles to be an Andrew Luck-type quarterback. Hopefully we put a bunch of pieces around him and we can take some of the pressure off of him, let him just go out there and play with confidence and let all those attributes and abilities take over,” Rudolph said about Jones.

It’s a bold prediction for Jones to reach Luck’s level of play, but at the very least, the Giants are adding weapons this offseason for Jones and may improve the offensive line in the draft. One obvious parallel between Jones and Luck is the bad blocking through their careers, even if that wasn’t what Rudolph was getting at.

And if the Giants want to win down the line, they’ll likely have to address that similarity at one point or another. We’ve already seen from Jones’ injury problems last year, after all, what happens when a team can’t protect their playmaker.

Some will immediately roll their eyes at Rudolph’s comparison, but it just goes to show how the Giants and some others around the league still think highly of Jones – and how big the expectations are on him going into year number three.

Lindor Starts, Smith/Alonso Puts Away Astros in Mets 8-3 Victory

The New York Mets offense was rolling on all cylinders during their 8-3 win against the Houston Astros. 12 hits, 5 for extra bases, helped support another terrific outing from Joey Lucchesi. He had some help from Jacob Barnes, who struck out two as the Mets opener, a role Manager Luis Rojas seems to favor Barnes in.

Lucchesi threw 4.2 innings in “relief” and held the Astros to one run, and struck out four. His only blemish came on an Alex Bregman solo-home run in his final inning of work. The opener worked out perfectly for Lucchesi because he retired the first eight batters he faced. Trevor May was touched up for a Yordan Alvarez home run in his inning of work but struck out two batters. Jerry Blevins finished off the ninth inning as he tries to earn the final spot in the Mets bullpen.

Francisco Lindor had a sparkling day on both sides of the ball. Lindor made a terrific play, ranging to the first base side of the field to throw out a base runner. He was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs and a walk. Dominic Smith also homered twice and went back-to-back with Pete Alonso in the seventh inning.

On Sunday, the Mets head back to Jupiter to face the Miami Marlins with Mike Montgomery (1-0, 0.00 ERA) making the start. The first pitch is at 1:10 p.m. ET but will not be on any of the Mets networks.

New York Yankees: 3 major takeaways from the Yankees 5-1 win over the Jays

new york yankees, mike ford

In an early afternoon game at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, the New York Yankees took on the Toronto Blue Jays in a game that I said they shouldn’t win because they didn’t start with a top of the line pitcher and put up their “B” lineup to face Jay’s pitching. I was dead wrong. The Yankees won the game 5-1 because the lineup stepped up to the job, and the Yankees got excellent pitching from six Yankee pitchers.

Gleyber Torres hit two homers in the game

In a game without leadoff hitter DJ LeMahieu and no Judge, Stanton, or Voit, the Yankees should have had their hands full trying to score against the Blue Jays enough to win a game. But win, they did. Gleyber Torres was the MVP of the game. He doubled and later in the game hit two home runs driving in 3 runs.

Mike Ford also hit a homer and went 4 for 4 on the day. Estevan Floria shined in the game defensively and at-bat. He also drove in a run.

We all know that Gleyber Torres can be an MVP type player but really suffered last season, hitting only 3 home runs after hitting 38 long balls in 2019. With the screwed-up spring training last season, he let himself get out of shape, and when the season started, he had to play catchup. With such a short season, he never did. This season he came into spring training totally healthy and ready for the season. If his performance in spring training is any indication, he will have a big season for the Yankees. After hitting only 3 home runs last season, he has hit 5 in spring training with 9 RBI’s.

Mike Ford shows off on and off the field

Mike Ford got cut from the 40 man roster two days ago. You would think after having an impact at the major league level the last two seasons, you would have heard some snarky comment from Ford. But no, he just went about his business and stayed ready.

Before today’s game, he was called up to be in the lineup facing the Blue Jays. I can’t imagine what must have been going through his head. But whatever it was, it caused heads to turn when he had one of the best games he has ever had in the majors. Early in the game, when a hit was surely going foul, Ford hustled to the right-field stands, reached over, and made the out. He also had two singles, a double, and a home run in the game, going 4 for 4.

Today’s performance by Ford probably won’t change any minds, he will probably still start the season at Scranton, but 162 games is a long season, fans of Mike Ford can be assured you will see him back at Yankee Stadium this season.

Yankee pitching was outstanding

With spring training waning, the Yankees didn’t waste any of their premium pitchers on today’s game. The Yankees only have two more games to play in spring training. The Yankees started instead with Jhoulys Chacin. Chacin was great through 2.2 innings; he did not allow a single hit while striking out two Jays.

Chacin was followed by Luis Gacia, who ended up getting the win. He pitched 1.1 hitless innings. Lucas Luetge allowed one hit in his scoreless inning while striking out 2 Jays. Kyle Barraclough and Albert Abreu both pitched hitless innings. The New York Yankees chose Tyler Lyons to close out the shutout game, but he gave up the only run in the game for the Jays.

Overall, the New York Yankees pitching was superb in today’s win over one of the American League’s best lineups.  In eight innings of play, the Yankees had 5 1-2-3 innings. The performance today by these pitchers shows the tremendous depth the Yankees have on the pitching staff. With this type of performance, the Yankees should be pretty well set up for backups if there are any injuries.

 

 

Late Third Period Goal Dooms the New York Rangers

New York Rangers, Mika Zibanejad

After two straight blowouts, the New York Rangers were finally held in check by the Philadelphia Flyers. The Blueshirts were defeated by the Flyers when Samuel Morin put the Flyers ahead 2-1 for good with 4:27 remaining in the game.

After scoring 17 goals in the last two games against the Flyers, the Rangers were held to one goal in Saturday’s contest. Mika Zibanedjad scored the goal and was assisted by Ryan Strome and Adam Fox. Strome extended his point streak to eight games (two goals, 11 assists) and his assist streak to seven games.

Zibanejad registered his 50th career power-play goal with the Rangers, and he has tallied four power-play goals in the last two games. He is tied for fifth in the NHL in power-play goals since the start of the 2018-19 season according to NYRStats&Info.

Coming into the game, Fox had led the Rangers with 23 total assists and has 26 points. According to the NHL Public relations, That was his 15th assist in the month of March. His 15 helpers lead all players in the NHL over that span.

Shesterkin is playing well in his return for the New York Rangers

Igor Shesterkin stopped 35 shots on Saturday afternoon after stopping 41 in Thursday night’s win.

Jacob Trouba had a few very positive things to say about the play of Shesterkin in his post-game Zoom conference. “He’s looked great, definitely made a lot of big saves and made the saves you need a goalie to make to win the game,” Trouba said.  “He did his job tonight.”

Acting head coach Kris Knoblauch could not confirm if Shesterkin will start in goal tomorrow at Washington. He also added that is not sure if he will be behind the bench in that game.

Head coach David Quinn is coming to the end of his NHL COVID protocol leave but will have to go through some testing and procedures before being allowed to return.

The New York Rangers will travel to play the Capitals on Sunday at noon that will be televised nationally, starting at noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Yankees Recap: Gleyber Torres homers twice in win over the Blue Jays

New York Yankees, Gleyber Torres

The New York Yankees were at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, today to meet up with the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a beautiful day for a ballgame. The game-time temperature was 86 degrees, it was humid, and the game was played under mostly cloudy skies. The game was a game the Yankees shouldn’t win; they went with a very “B” lineup compared to the Jays A team. Jhoulys Chacin started for the Yankees and Anthony Kay for the Jays. The game was scheduled for 8 innings as agreed upon by both teams. The Yankees won 5-1.

The Yankees learned just before starting the game that last year’s home run leader, Luke Voit, would have to undergo knee surgery and would likely not be back with the team until sometime in May.

Chacin took to the mound at the top of the first. J. Davis ground out to third. Crichuk struck out swinging, and Bichette ground to Wade for the quick inning for Chacin. At the bottom Tyler Wade led off for the Yankees; he bunted but just missed being safe as he limped off the field. Gleyber Torres followed with an off- the-wall double. Gio Urshela went down looking. Clint Frazier ground out to third, leaving Torres stuck at second.

Chacin faced Hernandez, he lined out. Tellez lined directly to a very athletic Chacin for the second out. Gurriel Jr. ground out for Chacin’s second 1-2-3 inning. At the bottom, Mike Ford singled to centerfield. Kyle Higashioka singled, but Ford was forced out at second. Chris Gittens walked, and then Estevan Florial hit the ball so hard off the centerfield wall that “Higgy” couldn’t score from third, but Florial loaded the bases for the Yankees. Grey Allen lined out. Tyler Wade got a long outfield fly out to leave the bases loaded. After two, Yankees, 0 Jays 0.

Alejandro Kirk led off the third inning against Chacin, striking out. Joe Panik walked. Santiago Espinal at the plate Higgy had a passed ball, with Panik advancing to second. Espinal popped out to Ford, who leaned over the fence to make the out. Luis Garcia replaced Jhoulys Chacin. J. Davis was out on four Garcia pitches. Leading off at the bottom for the Yankees was Gleyber Torres, Torres solo homered to left. Urshela ground out. Frazier ground out, and Ford got his second hit of the game. Higashioka base hit up the middle for two on and two outs. Gittens walked, loading the bases again. Florial lined off the pitcher. Florial singled in Ford. Allen lined out the Yankees left, three on again but scored two runs in the inning. Yankees 2 Jays 0.

Crichuk popped out to Torres. Bichette ground out to Wade. Hernandez flew out for a 1-2-3 inning for Luis Garcia. Tyler Wade led off the bottom; he drew a walk. Then stole second. Gleyber Torres hammered another one, this one off the scoreboard scoring him and Wade for the Yankees 4-0 lead. Urshela ground out. Frazier struck out swinging. Mike Ford got his third single of the game. That knocked pitcher Snead out of the game, replaced by AJ Cole. Higashioka chopped out. Yankees 4 Jays 0.

Lucas Luetge on the mound at the fifth for the New York Yankees, Tellez struck out swinging. Gurriel Jr. doubled off the left-field wall. Kirk struck out. Panik ground out, stranding Gurriel Jr. At the bottom, Gittens flew out to center. Florial singled. Lemahieu flew out to center. Allen lined out to second. A quick inning for both pitchers.

Kyle Barraclough on the mound for the Yankees, Espinal flew out to left. J.Davis ground out. Crichuk ground out. The Yankees have had 4 1-2-3 innings out of five played. Wade faced Castro and struck out swinging. Velazquez lined out. Urshela hit triple to right, Frazier ended the inning by striking out.

Albert Abreu was out for the seventh, facing Bichette, who flew to far-right, but a really sweet catch by Greg Allen got him out. Bec lined out, and Tellez out, another 1-2-3 inning for Yankee pitching. Mike Ford homered for his fourth hit of the game. Higashioka struck out, Brito singled. Allen forced out. Yankees 5 Jays 0.

With last licks on the line for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tyler Lyons took to the mound to close it out for the Yankees. Forest Wall doubled. McGuire flew out, Panik ground out. Espinal singled to left.  Urena struck out to end the game.  The final score was 5-1 New York Yankees. The winning pitcher was Luis Garcia and the loser Anthony Kay. Gleyber Torres had a double and two home runs in the game, and Mike Ford had a homer in a 4 for 4 game.

New York Knicks’ quiet NBA trade deadline reflects newfound stability

The New York Knicks approached the trade deadline the same way they did in the offseason. They operated with silence and guided by prudence.

For the first time in a long while, the Knicks roster has chemistry. Their overachieving group, which currently sits fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 23-22 slate, reflects the stability in the Knicks hierarchy.

“Leon and his staff did an unbelievable job,” New York coach Tom Thibodeau said in the aftermath of a quiet NBA trade deadline for the Knicks. “There’s a plan that was really well thought out. There were a number of possible opportunities and I thought they were really disciplined. We love the team we have. So it worked out well for us.”

Unlike his predecessors, Rose, the unassuming president of the most magnified NBA franchise, has successfully kept himself from a media firestorm.

But don’t mistake their silence for passiveness.

The Knicks did entertain and were active on calls. But even when there were tempting talents within their reach, Rose and co. showed restraint. It’s a refreshing change for a franchise that has long been known for knee-jerk reactions and irrational actions.

“For us, it’s building the foundation by going step by step. If something can help us, we’ll consider it and we did but it was very well executed. So I’m very pleased with that,” Thibodeau said.

They were linked to Evan Fournier, who eventually went to Boston Celtics for two second-round picks. The Knicks could have had him. But they stuck with their guns as Alec Burks continue to flourish and Reggie Bullock providing defense and outside shooting. Both players are outplaying their contracts and have cemented their spots in Thibodeau’s rotation.

When the Knicks are healthy, it’s tough to insert Fournier, who will have to learn and adjust to Thibodeau’s system while also thinking of his next contract.

Lonzo Ball was also on their radar, and the Knicks were active in the negotiation table until the 11th hour, Ian Begley of SNY reported. No deal was made. Perhaps it was too rich for their blood. But Ball will certainly get an offer from the Knicks in his upcoming restricted free agency.

Rose chose their present team chemistry over altering their DNA that might pose a risk to their team’s upward trajectory.

The Knicks only made one minor move: picking up two more future second-round picks for a couple of players out of their rotation. They dealt Austin Rivers and Ignas Brazdeikis in a three-team trade with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder that netted them Terrance Ferguson and Frenchman Vincent Poirier, who was waived, along with the additional draft capital.

Rivers became the ambassador of goodwill for the Knicks at the beginning of the season. And for a while, his run with rookie Immanuel Quickley in the second unit’s backcourt was fun. Too bad, the “Quivers” didn’t last long. Some good things never last.

Rivers fell out of the rotation once Derrick Rose, the former MVP, and a Thibodeau favorite, arrived.

“It didn’t work out. We have a situation in which we have a number of players and we didn’t have injuries. There was a period when we were shorthanded and I thought Austin played well. He’s been a good player in the league,” Thibodeau said. “Obviously, we wish him well and we’ll go from there.”

The Knicks still have a cap space of nearly $15 million which they can use until the next Draft but cannot carry over to next season. Or they can use it right now to sign a free agent to fill up the roster spot vacated by Poirier.

They can make a run at Andre Drummond or sign any player from the free-agent market. Whatever the Knicks decide to do with their remaining cap space, expect that decision to be guided by prudence, a hallmark of Rose’s leadership.

On the day the Knicks were frantically taking and making calls, Thibodeau was in and out of their war room checking out on every possible Knicks trade while preparing his team for a rematch with the Washington Wizards later that night.

His mind was divided. But his heart wasn’t.

“Leon is very inclusive. Everyone has a voice and that’s all you could ask for. But I really respect and admire the discipline to follow the plan and to weigh everything out and determine if it makes sense or not,” Thibodeau said. “For us, it’s building the foundation by going step by step. If something can help us, we’ll consider it and we did but it was very well executed. So I’m very pleased with that.”

Thibodeau knew in his heart that he has the team that he can go to war with. The Knicks have the lowest payroll, but they have managed to stay in the middle of the pack of the bunched-up Eastern Conference.

Thibodeau did not say it directly but reading between his lines. He fought for this team to remain intact. He fell in love with this team, whose effort reflects his hard-nosed coaching.

“Their willingness to commit to play for each other, sacrifice to put the team first, come in every day. We know we have a long way to go. It will require more commitment and more sacrifices and more fight because you can see how bunched everyone is. You need some good fortune but you also need the willingness to play as a team. This team has demonstrated that all year and so we want to continue to build and see where we can go,” Thibodeau said. 

Later that night, the Knicks proved their coach right. They came back from as many as 17 points down to sweep their regular-season series against the Washington Wizards, 106-102.

“It’s great to understand the front office has confidence in us,’’ said Taj Gibson, the 35-yeard old third-string center who closed out the game with his splendid play. “But we got to continue to grow. It was a hard-fought win that showed the character of our team.”

How far can these Knicks go?

Thibodeau wants to find out. Rose and his front office agreed.

For the first time, there’s synergy within the Knicks organization. Out with the disfunction, in with the positive transformation. The once-moribund franchise is finally headed in the right direction.

Even with more than $50 million in cap space and a stacked draft capital this summer, expect the Knicks to operate the same way they did this season.

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