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Bleav in Knicks

39 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 5 ratings

Knicks writers Matt Miranda and Stacy Patton bring you the latest buzz on the New York Knicks. Tune in as they discuss all things New York Knicks basketball, from current stars Julius Randle and RJ Barrett to legends like Charlie Ward and Patrick Ewing.

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Knicks early-season expectations

August 12, 2022 16:40 - 49 minutes - 45.5 MB

Guest Collin Loring (The Strickland) joins Matthew to discuss all kinds of expectations for the Knicks. Who will be the starting 5, and how de we know Quentin Grimes should but won't be in it opening night? On a surprisingly deep roster, especially in the backcourt, which Knicks may find themselves outside the rotation? Who is the greatest Knick ever to wear the number 6? All that and so much more.

Julius Randle, Obi Toppin & Spike Lee

August 06, 2022 14:27 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

What could/should fans expect from Julius Randle next season? Is finding that out worth missing out on more of what Obi Toppin brings? Also on the heels of the Chris Herring/Spike Lee news, we share our hopes & fears for the project and share our favorite Spike joints.

Taco Bell, Knick fans vs. media & our NBA loves and hates

July 22, 2022 20:47 - 34 minutes - 32 MB

Matthew & Stacy differ over whether the Knicks should invite the press to a press conference. They also dive into NBA players they've loved and hated over the years, plus the best fast-food restaurants out there.

What players should the Knicks give up for Donovan Mitchell? What NYC foods are worth trading for a title?

July 16, 2022 22:28 - 59 minutes - 54.4 MB

What kind of trade packages are fair for Donovan Mitchell, and which are too much? Why might he and Jalen Brunson be a surprisingly complementary backcourt? How do you rank the Knicks' "big 4" young talents -- RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley? Would you trade NYC pizza for a guarantee of Mitchell helping NY win a title? Falafel? Hot dogs? Bagels? All this and Stacy highlights the more impressive Knick performers during Summer League.

Oh roster, roster, wherefore art thou, roster?

July 09, 2022 00:07 - 1 hour - 54.9 MB

We were so amped for this episode we skipped the intro and just got to it. Topics touched on: Julius Randle, Obi Toppin and what's fair to expect from each; more ways in which we love Immanuel Quickley; how the Knick roster might look opening night, how Cam Reddish can win a role, and more, including a shout-out to a tasty but little-known holiday.

The Knicks' draft night, free agency and Kyrie & KD fall in Brooklyn

July 04, 2022 16:34 - 1 hour - 62 MB

Matthew and Stacy rewind to draft night & discuss their feelings then and now. The Brunson and Hartenstein signings bring optimism to a couple areas of need. And in a (mostly) non-schadenfreude way, we sift through the wreckage of Brooklyn's Blueprint for Greatness 2.0.

Draft day dealings & the son of Rick nears an MSG homecoming

June 29, 2022 16:41 - 49 minutes - 45.3 MB

Jeremy Cohen helps Stacy make sense of the Knicks' multiple moves on draft day. Then they discuss the implications and long-term vision around the seemingly imminent Jalen Brunson signing, and much more.

Learning from the Finals, looking to the draft

June 18, 2022 16:16 - 53 minutes - 49 MB

The 2022 season is over, but not forgotten. Stacy and Matthew talk Marcus Smart, Draymond Green, Steph Curry and other stars from the NBA Finals & how their rises and falls relate to the Knicks. From there we look toward next week's draft & who the Knicks are most likely to pursue at pick #11, what it would take to move up to #4, and whether the price is worth it.

Patrick Ewing, Ousmane Dieng & much in-between

June 12, 2022 17:45 - 1 hour - 68 MB

Is Steph Curry a top-10 player all-time? If so, who are the other 9, and who gets bumped out by Steph? How would Patrick Ewing fare in today's game? Plus imagining a Hakeem vs. Giannis matchup, the irony behind Boston's drop coverage against Curry in the Finals, and a comprehensive look at likely lottery lad Ousmane Dieng.

Back to the future after paying homage to the past

June 05, 2022 15:04 - 57 minutes - 52.4 MB

Your show hosts have been following the Knicks for 20-30 years, respectively. How did that happen? What kept them watching through the bad times? What were the high and low points for each as a fan? Plus Stacy corrects a few misconceptions Matthew held about a certain lottery prospect.

Free agent point guards & where do the young Knicks rank

May 10, 2022 20:18 - 1 hour - 70.7 MB

Jalen Bruson? Tyus Jones? Ricky Rubio? Three point guards with wildly different skill sets and contract ranges could all intrigue the Knicks this summer. Also, which young Knicks would return 1st-round picks in a trade? And where do the Knicks rank among per-dollar values for NBA fans? All this and so much more.

Drafting for need vs. BPA & Rudy Gobert rumors

April 30, 2022 14:14 - 1 hour - 63.7 MB

Should the Knicks drafted for need in a particular area? Or is this the time to swing for the fences and draft the best player available regardless of position? Was Stan Van Gundy right with his latest Knick comments? Could the Knicks make a fair offer for Rudy Gobert? Should they?

Trade Randle for what?

April 24, 2022 15:46 - 1 hour - 60.8 MB

Matthew, Stacy and guest Drew Steele consider a number of possible Julius Randle trade scenarios. One of the more interesting hypotheses: Randle to Washington for a verrrrrrry tall former Knick?

To Mitch or not to Mitch?

April 23, 2022 12:30 - 38 minutes - 35.5 MB

In part one of a two-part pod, Matthew & Stacy are joined by guest Drew Steele. They discuss whether they'd try to re-sign Mitchell Robinson or, if not, what alternatives they'd pursue.

Which playoff teams should Knicks fans root for -- and against?

April 18, 2022 19:56 - 1 hour - 69.6 MB

Leon Rose recently claimed the Knicks are proud of their young core. Do you believe he has the patience -- and permission from on high -- to build slowly? Or was he hired to [email protected]#$, and so [email protected]#$ he must? Also a number of playoff matchups offer conflicting feels for Knick fans -- who are Matthew, Stacy and guest star Joe Flynn (head of Posting & Toasting) supporting vs. who do they hope is supplanted?

Season's over. Now what?

April 12, 2022 13:12 - 1 hour - 55.5 MB

In which Stacy reveals he's ready to move on from Julius Randle, the existential "Can Thibs change?" question is re-examined, which Knick Matthew says is the long bar from Tetris, how many young players who deserve minutes it too many young players who deserve minutes, and much more.

Is RJ more deserving of a rookie max than Andrew Wiggins was?

April 08, 2022 12:13 - 1 hour - 75.2 MB

We break down the young Knicks in all their glory and promise, explore why giving RJ Barrett a rookie max is not an obvious move, and note how Linsanity can relate to RJ's possible extension.

Letting our emotions out re: the 2022 Knicks

April 01, 2022 11:57 - 1 hour - 64.7 MB

Julius Randle and Tom Thibodeau have been the focal points of most Knick fans ire this year. Are we letting them take the blame for Leon Rose's sins? Is Worldwide Wes failing in his job? Aside from the drop in Randle's play, are the 2022 Knicks better or worse than the 2021 team? All that plus we end the show on a positive development.

Winning, Tom Thibodeau & how IQ & Deuce = snakes (in a good way)

March 27, 2022 22:39 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Why was the Miami win soooo fun? Is it going too far to say Thibs has f'ed up almost every point guard he's had in New York? Which young Knick pair are like a boa constrictor and a cobra? All that and more in this magnum opus of an episode.

Thibs & Randle: Last man standing?

March 24, 2022 23:58 - 1 hour - 63 MB

The Knicks played a competitive back-to-back without Julius Randle. Does that mean anything? If it does, will it mean anything to Tom Thibodeau? If you had to keep either Randle or Thibs but not both, who would you hold onto? All this and so much more.

We're in the endgame now

March 16, 2022 12:30 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

The Knicks have five games left with Washington, Charlotte and Atlanta. Will any of them matter? Also: why the Knicks may have struggled less losing Julius Randle for months than Derrick Rose, how many of the current starters will be starting opening night next season & which playoff teams in each conference will Stacy and Matthew root for or against this postseason? (Spoiler: they're both rooting against the same team)

Q: Should the Knicks win or tank? A: Yes

March 11, 2022 17:39 - 1 hour - 68.5 MB

In preparation for the Memphis game we look back to the Dallas win, discuss a way out of the trite try/tank binary & figure out which lottery teams we'd most like to see lose the top pick or win it (besides the Knicks).

Who might the Knicks draft this summer? with special guest & draftnik Prez

March 05, 2022 23:17 - 1 hour - 72.1 MB

With the Knicks playoff and play-in hopes all but mathematically dashed, there's no time like the present to look to the future. Strickland draft maven Prez joins the pod to talk a number of potential finds in this year's draft. What to make of Jaden Ivey? TyTy Washington? Johnny Davis? Ben Mathurin? Tari Eason? Jalen Duren? Walker Kessler? And who is the "Bodega Jamal Murray"? All this and more!

Chris Herring talks "Blood in the Garden"

February 28, 2022 13:00 - 1 hour - 95.7 MB

Former Knicks' beat writer Chris Herring stops by to discuss his best-seller "Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks." There was so much to discuss that this became a two-hour conversation that could have easily gone on longer. We talked about which '90s Knicks villain turns out to be a good person, which '90s Knick doesn't seem to have ever gotten over his low point with the team, which '90s Knick threatened to kill which '90s Knick coach, how those teams per...

Mark Schindler joins to talk NYK, NBA and more

February 23, 2022 18:12 - 1 hour - 73.3 MB

In defense of the dunk contest? What does Chekhov's Gun have to do with the Knicks? What does Jericho Sims already do better than the other NY bigs? Which recently traded player would be almost too perfect on the Knicks? Looking around the league, whose roster is "straight dookie water"? And last but never least, Zion drama. All this and more with NBA expert & rising star Mark Schindler.

The Island of Misfit Toys

February 17, 2022 05:38 - 1 hour - 75.3 MB

A message for the Minutes Police. Should the Knicks stop having sex? Should the Knicks stop having Mitchell Robinson drop while defending pick-and-rolls? How are the Knicks an island of misfit toys? What do our ids, super-egos & egos feel about where the organization stands? Things get cathartic in this episode.

Trade deadline review

February 11, 2022 19:06 - 1 hour - 106 MB

The trade deadline's come and gone, and while most teams did lots, the Knicks did zilch. Is that a good thing? A problem? A sign of future moves to come? Why has the clock begun ticking on Tom Thibodeau? Who is a "locker room melanoma"? Why is Philly's trade for James Harden not the same as the Knicks' move in 2011 for Carmelo Anthony? Plus the sweet sweet taste of Brooklyn and Dallas eating some humble pie, which teams did the best for themselves and more!

CJ McCollum, Mitch among all-time Knick bigs & can/should Thibs change?

February 08, 2022 16:56 - 1 hour - 95.1 MB

Is it better to trade CJ McCollum to pair with Julius Randle, to trade him for Randle, or neither? The Knicks should re-sign Mitchell Robinson, but how much would be too much? Are they playing more quickly? Should they play more Quickley? Should Tom Thibodeau change or grow, and what's the difference? All this and more...

Hope for Julius, Thibs conspiracies & Knicks positives

January 30, 2022 21:05 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

What can Julius Randle learn from Donovan Mitchell & Devin Booker? How are the 2022 Knicks like a weird McDonald's? Why are Miles McBride & Jericho Sims not getting NBA minutes a good thing? And what does Erich Fromm teach us about Tom Thibodeau? All this & more in an episode that seeks out more than the traditional kvetch fest.

A New York Knicks midseason report

January 22, 2022 19:54 - 51 minutes - 46.7 MB

Halfway through the most anticipated Knicks season in almost a decade, things are...complicated. What to make of Julius Randle, in the context of the roster and the fan base? Have New York's struggles dimmed any of the halo around Tom Thibodeau? With 36 games left, what would make for a successful season? All this and more in this latest episode.

Cam Reddish, Jerami Grant & the Knicks point guard of the future

January 15, 2022 00:47 - 53 minutes - 48.8 MB

Where does Cam Reddish fit on the current Knicks roster? What about down the road? Should they include Alec Burks in a deal for Jerami Grant? Where does Quentin Grimes rank among the Knicks' best young players? Plus what do Immanuel Quickley, Marcus McBride and Rokas Jokubaitis each bring to the table that could make them New York's next great point guard?

More Quickley? Fewer 3s? Ja or Zion? Plus Randle's thumbs down & workers rights

January 09, 2022 16:36 - 1 hour - 69.9 MB

How is Immanuel Quickley reminiscent of John Starks? Where does RJ Barrett's Boston buzzer-beater rank in degree of difficulty vs. other Knick game-winning shots? Would you rather have Zion Williamson or Ja Morant? Why does Evan Fournier own the Celtics? Are fans right to boo players? Are players right to respond? That's a lotta questions. We answer 'em all in this tasty episode.

Playoffs or ping pong balls? Ben Simmons or De'Aaron Fox? Would you rather...?

December 24, 2021 17:56 - 1 hour - 61.3 MB

Kemba Walker goes off for 44, and yet the Knicks take another L at home. Matthew & Stacy discuss whether a franchise that's been unable to sustain progress at virtually any point this century should consider shifting from trying to make the playoffs to playing the young players, results be damned. What style of star teammate would/wouldn't jell with Julius Randle? How is he like Kobe Bryant? Is the Knick bench slipping of late, or illness- and injury-ravaged? Also a fun few rounds of "Would ...

Deuce Is Wild: Miles McBride, the Knick bigs & trading for Eric Gordon

December 18, 2021 19:27 - 39 minutes - 35.8 MB

Matthew and Stacy discuss Deuce McBride's dominant debut in Houston, whether those (like Matthew) calling for him to start are making too big a deal out of one game, which center/forward pairings make the most sense moving forward, if the positives behind the bench play outweigh the disappointing starters, and one way Eric Gordon makes sense regardless of Xs and Os.

The Knicks at the 1/3 mark: re-evaluating goals for the 2022 season

December 14, 2021 04:09 - 1 hour - 60.5 MB

Can the Knick big men turn around a disappointing season so far? Has their defensive profile changed from last year to this; if so, what can they do differently? What do Julius Randle, RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin have in common with Tyson Chandler, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony? And how is Randle reminiscent of a Mets catcher from 25 years ago? Listen and learn.

Up in San Antonio, down in Indiana and more

December 09, 2021 21:11 - 54 minutes - 49.9 MB

After a nostalgic win in San Antonio, the Knicks put up a stinker in Indiana. Matthew (@MMiranda613) and Stacy Patton (@StacyPatton89) talk about the biggest disappointment from last year to this, what the Knicks can try to turn things around, whether Obi Toppin is their greatest in-game dunker, if their ceiling or floor has changed after 25 games, the Myles Turner trade talk and more!

The Knicks fall to the Bulls, look ahead to the Nuggets

December 03, 2021 21:08 - 1 hour - 57.5 MB

Matthew & Stacy discuss the Knicks losing to the Bulls. Is the new Mitchell Robinson a lesser Mitch? Is Julius Randle's beef with the officials deserved or distracting? Also discussed: how's Tom Thibodeau's coaching in year two, Alex Caruso's Antichrist stat line, a preview of the Denver game and more!

Beating Atlanta, benching Kemba, Brooklyn next

November 30, 2021 17:16 - 1 hour - 56 MB

The New York Knicks, Julius Randle, RJ Barrett, Evan Fournier, Kemba Walker, Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin, Alec Burks, Trae Young, Clint Capela, Derrick Rose, Tom Thibodeau, Kevin Durant -- Matthew Miranda & Stacy Patton cover all this and more. Twitter: @MMiranda613 @StacyPatton89

New York Knicks First Round Playoff Exit with Charlie Ward

June 08, 2021 16:58 - 37 minutes - 34.6 MB

Tommy Beer is joined by former New York Knicks point guard Charlie Ward to discuss the Knicks' first-round playoff loss to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks. They also discuss the future of the team heading into the offseason and takeaways from the season overall. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at