In recent years, there has not been a Willis Reed or Walt Frazier on the team. The Knicks have not been in the postseason since 2013 and have won just one playoff series since 2000. They have been attempting to rebuild but the franchise is inept and it begins at the top with James Dolan. Their biggest move recently was sending Marcus Morris to the Los Angeles Clippers in return for picks. Let’s take a look at other deadline moves the ‘Bockers have made in their history.
Jan. 16, 1947: The Knicks sold Ralph Kaplowitz to the Philadelphia Warriors.
Jan. 21, 1947: New York acquired Bob Fitzgerald from the Toronto Huskies for Bob Mullens.
Jan. 26, 1947: The Knicks sold Hank Rosenstein to the Providence Steam Rollers.
Jan. 26, 1949: The Knicks acquired Ray Lumpp from the Indianapolis Jets for Tommy Byrnes.
Feb. 11, 1949: New York acquired Connie Simmons from the Baltimore Bullets for Sid Tanenbaum.
Jan. 12, 1955: The ‘Bockers sold Paul Hoffman to the Philadelphia Warriors.
Feb. 5, 1958: The Knicks acquired Cheap Art Spoelstra Jersey from the Minneapolis Lakers for Bo Erias.
Jan. 27, 1959: New York acquired Jack George from Philadelphia for Guy Sparrow.
Jan. 24, 1960: New York acquired Dick Garmaker and a 1960 second-round pick (Dave Budd) from Minneapolis for Ray Felix and a 1960 fourth-round pick (Ben Warley).
Jan. 18, 1961: The Knicks purchased Phil Jordan from the Cincinnati Royals.
Jan. 22, 1963: The Knicks purchased Jack Foley from the Boston Celtics.
Jan. 12, 1968: The Knickerbockers sold Freddie Crawford to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Feb. 1, 1975: The Knicks acquired Jim Barnett and Neal Walk from the New Orleans Jazz for Henry Bibby and a 1975 first-round pick (Cheap Bill Robinzine Jersey).
Jan. 5, 1979: The New York acquired Cheap Joe Meriweather Jersey from New Orleans for Spencer Haywood.
Feb. 12, 1979: The Knicks acquired Tom Barker and three 1979 first-round picks (Bill Cartwright, Larry Demic, Sly Williams) from Boston for Bob McAdoo.
Wall, Cousins, Gordon and Jones missed Houston’s first two games as they advanced through a league-mandated seven-day quarantine due to “health and safety protocols.” All four will make their regular-season debuts Thursday night when the Rockets host the Kings at the Toyota Center.
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“It was so good to just have everybody there,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas said. “You obviously miss the talent and the ability that those guys have, but you also miss the personalities that they [have], and the smarts that they bring to these situations. During the film session it was great to have those guys chiming in and chirping as we go through the film. It was really, really good to have those guys back.”
Still, the Rockets aren’t yet totally whole with Cheap Ben McLemore Jersey and K.J. Martin continuing to advance through the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Silas said he expects both to continue working through the weekend in the league’s coronavirus protocol.
The Rockets (0-2) opened the season against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday with limited lineup options due to six players on the official injury report listed as “out,” while they advanced through the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. Houston played its first two games against the Trail Blazers and the Denver Nuggets with nine players available, one more than the league’s minimum eight players required to play a game.
That came after the NBA postponed the team’s originally scheduled season opener on Dec. 23 against Oklahoma City because the Rockets lacked the minimum number of available players required to field a game day roster.
Wall expressed frustration about the protocols forcing him and teammates to miss seven days and two games while they quarantined away from the team.
“Well, I didn’t do anything wrong. All I did was get a haircut in my apartment,” Wall said. “One of the teammates had tested positive the next day, and the next like four or five tests I had, they all came back negative. So, I was with me and three people getting haircuts. I’d rather [get a haircut] in my apartment than be in a barbershop somewhere where random people are just coming in constantly. Even the barber tested negative. So, it was a frustrating thing because I was getting ready for shootaround and had just worked out. I came back, they were like, ‘You’ve got to get off the court. You’ve got to go home for seven days and quarantine.’ I’m like, ‘What?’”
Cousins joked he “was excited” about quarantining before expressing his own frustration.
“It was tough. It’s tough in general to be sitting around for seven days, and no type of activity, just in quarantine,” Cousins said. “It’s tough for any person, but especially a professional athlete. Sitting at home for seven days straight, and then jumping back in a full-speed practice or game, there’s not a lot of positive things on that side. So, like I said, maneuver through (it), and just make the best of what you can.”