Plaxico Burress (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Oops! 10 Freak Off-The-Field Injuries In New York Sports

In light of Jason Pierre-Paul’s freak fireworks injury, we’ve given a lot of thought to some of the strangest off-field injuries suffered by New York sports figures.

07/23/2015

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks with the press at the Beyond Sport United 2015 event on July 22, 2015 in Newark. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Beyond Sport)

Silver, NBA Leaning Toward No Playoff Guarantee For Division Winners

A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA, forcing clubs to finish in the top eight of their conference if they want a shot at the title.

07/23/2015

Willie Green

Schmeelk: How Should The Knicks Complete Their Roster?

With NBA training camps opening in September, the Knicks have a lot of time to complete their roster.

07/21/2015

Iman Shumpert (L) and J.R. Smith (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson Dishes On J.R. Smith’s ‘Delinquent Behavior’ And ‘Gal’ Troubles

Knicks president gets into the nitty-gritty of his decision to trade Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland in January.

07/21/2015

Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Porzingis, Grant Proving They Fit With Knicks

Expecting too much from either player this year would be mistake. With that said, both of New York’s first-round picks could be starters at some point this season.

07/20/2015

Carmelo Anthony #7 and Kenyon Martin

Kenyon Martin Feels Badly For Carmelo, Says He Doesn’t Deserve To Be Part Of Rebuild

Kenyon Martin, who played with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in Denver from 2004-11 and in New York in 2013 and 2014, feels sorry for the face of the franchise.

07/16/2015

Jacob deGrom

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

07/16/2015

Jerian Grant

Schmeelk: There’s Been A Lot To Like So Far At Knicks Summer League

The Knicks have three summer league games in the books, all wins, and there’s been a lot to digest.

07/15/2015

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Commissioner Silver Expects Changes To Playoff Seeding

Changes to the NBA playoffs are almost certainly coming. Changes to the league’s much-discussed moratorium and Hack-a-Shaq aren’t, at least not now.

07/15/2015

Deron Williams brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets on March 4, 2015 at Barclays Center. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deron Williams Joins Hometown Mavericks After Nets Buyout

Williams is heading home and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with Brooklyn.

07/15/2015

Quincy Miller

Nets Trade Guard Steve Blake To Pistons For Forward Quincy Miller

The Detroit Pistons have acquired guard Steve Blake from the Brooklyn Nets in a trade for forward Quincy Miller.

07/14/2015

Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Bargnani Latest In Series Of Gambles By Nets GM King

It’s no secret that for the Nets to any kind of success this season, Billy King needs to hit on a bunch of these moves. Even if they’re singles.

07/13/2015

Andrea Bargnani (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrea Bargnani To Stay In NYC With Nets

Bargnani, the top pick in the 2006 NBA draft, appeared in just 71 games over two seasons with the Knicks.

07/13/2015

Deron Williams (Photo by Isaac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Deron Williams Reaches Buyout Agreement With Nets

It appears Deron Williams’ tenure with the Nets is over.

07/10/2015

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony grabs a rebound against the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 5, 2013, at Barclays Center. (credit: Getty Images)

Schmeelk: With Knicks A Major Work In Progress, Eventually Moving Melo Would Be Smart

Regardless of all the moves the Knicks have made, what happens this upcoming season and the next three after that is still completely dependent on Carmelo Anthony.

07/10/2015