Wait a minute, the Knicks might actually know what they are doing

By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider

Say it ain’t so.

We sit here in early July; the early frenzy of free agency calming to a simmer, the NBA Draft in the rear-view mirror, and the New York Knicks being in a state of utter chaos.


“Wait, what’s that?

They aren’t? [Read more…]

No Need To Apologize A-Rod: Put the Pen Down and Pick Up a Bat

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer and NBA Insider

Embattled New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez issued a hand-written letter of contrition yesterday to fans of the team to seek their forgiveness for “the mistakes that led to [his] suspension for the 2014 season.”



You’re forgiven?

Wait… what are you apologizing for again? [Read more…]

10 Things to Look Forward to as a New York Sports Fan in 2015

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer and NBA Insider

If you lived in or around the New York metropolitan area and somewhat liked sports, 2014 sucked for you.

It did.


The Yankees missed the playoffs, the Mets were the Mets, the Giants and Jets were useless, the Knicks were a joke, no one cared about the Nets, the hockey teams (except for the Rangers, who were the lone bright spot) were listless.

But 2015 is a new year and with a new year comes old cliches about starting over.

So we will follow suit with the rest of the world here at ProjectShanks.com and give you 10 things to look forward to as a New York sports fan in 2015. [Read more…]

Project Shanks NBA Podcast with Jake Hyman


PSDC NBA Insider Jake Hyman discusses the current state of the league, including whether he thinks the Toronto Raptors are for real, if anyone will show up to an Atlanta Hawks game and the bright side to what’s going on with the hapless New York Knicks.

CLICK HERE to listen.

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No Way Around It: Roger Goodell Must Go

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer and NBA Insider

Ray Rice is finished.

Josh Gordon is done.

Junior Seau is gone.

All three incidents of different severity, all three handled terribly, and one thing in common: Mr. Roger Goodell.

And he must go.

Let me start off by pointing out that in no way, shape or form am I saying Goodell hit Ray Rice’s wife, drove Josh Gordon’s car intoxicated, or delivered the relentless blows to the head of Junior Seau over his career that ultimately lead to his tragic death.

I’m not saying that.

What I am saying is clear: Roger Goodell has mismanaged to almost criminal proportions the problems he has been faced with as commissioner of the National Football League. [Read more…]

The Jason Kidd Debacle and Why It was Inevitable

By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider

It started in the summer of 2010 when Russian-billionaire owner of the then New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, put up a billboard outside of Madison Square Garden, the home of the New York Knicks, who they hoped would be their new crosstown rival. The billboard contained a photo of Prokhorov to the right of then-minority owner Jay-Z, with the words “The blueprint for greatness” in the foreground. [Read more…]

JUST IN: Jason Kidd on His Way Out of Brooklyn?

By Jake Hyman
PSDC NBA Insider

Multiple reports indicate Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd was recently denied a promotion within the organization to oversee basketball operations and is now discussing options to leave the franchise and join the Milwaukee Bucks.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

The New York Post first broke the story. [Read more…]

Reports: Knicks Trade Tyson Chandler to Mavericks in Six-Player Deal

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer & Host of the New York Sports Minute Podcast

The New York Knicks have  traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and two second round picks, according to numerous reports.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

Dallas will send Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington, along with the 34th and 51st picks in tomorrow night’s draft. [Read more…]

Why This Summer May Change the Entire Landscape of the NBA

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer & Host of the New York Sports Minute Podcast

Let the rumor mill churn.

The NBA free agency period is nearing and practically nothing is a guarantee between now and the end of July.

No guarantees but plenty of questions.

Photo Credit: NBA.com

Photo Credit: NBA.com

Like, will LeBron James stay in Miami? Subsequently, what do Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh do? [Read more…]

Go Fish: New York Knicks Name Derek Fisher Head Coach

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer & Host of the New York Sports Minute Podcast

It took long enough.

But here we are on June 10 and the Knicks finally get their man, or their second man, or their third man, who knows.

We all do know Steve Kerr was Phil Jackson’s, president of basketball operations, first choice. And we all know that didn’t work for a multitude of reasons.

It appeared Derek Fisher was Jackson’s backup plan, considering he would retire after being eliminated from the playoffs with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

That happened and a little over a week later Derek Fisher is sitting alongside Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills at a press conference on a Tuesday morning in New York. [Read more…]

Podcast: New York Sports Minute with Jake Hyman

June 7, 2014: Jake Hyman breaks down all things New York sports.

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This Just In: Michael Sam Was Drafted and We’re Still Stupid

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer & Host of the New York Sports Minute Podcast

I shouldn’t have to write about this.

Now that my lede has drawn you in, please allow me a few minutes of your time.

As you know by now, Michael Sam was drafted in the seventh round this past weekend by the St. Louis Rams. Normally seventh-round picks get little to no attention by the press, but Sam happens to be the first openly-gay player to be drafted into the National Football League.

Long story short: that’s a big deal.

Sam breaks through into a notoriously close-minded league and will undoubtedly be a pioneer for future gay athletes. Eventually, we will get to the point where we won’t even need to acknowledge one’s sexuality as part of his scouting report. Unfortunately, that day is not today. [Read more…]

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