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About Liam Beatus

Liam Beatus studies journalism at the University of Maryland and aspires to be a sportscaster with a vast knowledge of MLB, the NBA, and the NFL.
Jun 22, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Frank Ntilikina of France is introduced by NBA commissioner Adam Silver as the number eight overall pick to the New York Knicks in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks Draft Grades 2017

By Liam Beatus Two years ago, when the Knicks made their last top 10 pick, I was highly critical of Phil Jackson’s first attempt as executive in the NBA Draft. Porzingis was a raw, European talent that not many had &hell...
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Knicks 2016 Off-Season Grades: Part II

By Liam Beatus   Part I of my off-season grades considered the first two, and arguably, the most important, moves the Knicks made this off-season. Let’s take a look at several other roster additions/subtractions that sho...
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Knicks 2016 Offseason Grades: Part I

By Liam Beatus In last year’s evaluation of the Knicks, I criticized the selection of Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth pick of the draft. Porzingis showed himself to be more NBA-ready than the scouts and draft experts ...

Muhammad Ali to the Millennial

By Liam Beatus I did not grow up to see a live fight of Muhammad Ali. I heard great stories, I saw some footage of his fights on YouTube, and I watched the movie Ali years ago with Will Smith …
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The Five Moves That Lead to Chip Kelly Getting Fired

By Liam Beatus 1. Releasing DeSean Jackson in 2013 While not yet promoted to Director of Player Personnel, Kelly played a role in the Eagles parting ways with their star wide receiver. During the 2013 season, Jackson rea...
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Knicks Offseason Grades

By Liam Beatus Drafting Kristaps Porzingis with the Number Four Pick: C Carmelo Anthony turned 31 this offseason and he has a lot of minutes under his belt, 30,266 to be exact, and his window of winning a championship is...
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Scouting the Prospects for Knicks Fans

By Liam Beatus The long off-season wait for fans of the New York Knicks continues. Phil Jackson proclaimed that he expected his team to make the playoffs in his first season as president. Not so much. New York limped thr...
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Scott Brooks Got Fired … Why?

By Liam Beatus After seven seasons, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to part ways with head coach Scott Brooks. Sam Presti, general manager of the team, discussed the reasoning behind the verdict: “This decision is not ...