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NYP Podcasts presents
Big Apple Buckets: A NY Knicks Basketball Podcast from New York Post Sports
Big Apple Buckets is the best New York Knicks podcast. It's hosted by former Knicks forward Jerome Williams aka "The Junk Yard Dog" and Knicks fan, radio personality Sal Licata. This basketball podcast breaks down the latest surrounding the Knicks and takes you inside the locker room with longtime NY Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman and our team of basketball writers. Sal and Jerome are also joined by current and former players, along with other special guests. New episodes of this NBA podcast are released every Tuesday afternoon throughout the entire season.
June 3, 2021
Knicks Season in Review, Offseason Targets
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks losing Wednesday to end their season. They discuss the Hawks sending them home, Julius Randle’s poor series, Clint Capela backing up his smack talk, which players the Knicks might bring back, whether to extend Randle and how memorable the season was for the Knicks. The guys then get into which players the Knicks might target in free agency.
May 31, 2021
Knicks on Brink of Elimination feat. Ashley Nicole Moss
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks brutal Game 4 loss in Atlanta. They discuss the two blowout losses, being down 3-1, Julius Randle’s poor play and whether the Knicks could come back in this series. SNY and KnicksFanTV contributor Ashley Nicole Moss then joins the show. Moss gets into what has happened to the Knicks, the officiating, Randle’s future and whether she believes they can rally.
May 27, 2021
MSG Rocked for Much-Needed Knicks Win feat. Anthony Donahue
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the atmosphere at The Garden for the first two games. They discuss the much-needed Game 2 win, trying to stop Trae Young, the chants from the crowd, the bench, Reggie Bullock and the upcoming two games in Atlanta. Knicks super fan Anthony Donahue then joins the show. Donahue talks about being back in the playoffs, his fandom, what his sister meant to him and how special this team is.
May 18, 2021
Knicks-Hawks Playoff Preview, Predictions feat. Dick Barnett
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks' playoff matchup with the Hawks. They give an in-depth preview of the series, discuss what the Hawks bring to the table, the Knicks' point guard situation, playoff tickets and make their series predictions. J-Swizzy then makes his return for a special Knicks playoff rap. Two-time Knicks NBA champion Dr. Dick Barnett then joins the show. Barnett talks about winning two titles, his early career, the “fall back baby” nickname, the injury that changed his life for the better, playing with Clyde Frazier, his foundation, upcoming documentary and the current Knicks.
May 11, 2021
Knicks’ Final Push for No. 4 Seed
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks' big win over the Clippers. They discuss the positive West Coast trip, Reggie Bullock’s role, the big matchup against the Lakers, Julius Randle and a contract extension, the playoff seeding and whom the Knicks might play. JYD goes “Inside the Dog House” as he looks back on his memorable 1996 NBA Draft class, 25 years later.
May 4, 2021
Patrick Ewing talks 2021 Knicks, '90s Knicks, Coaching
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks winning their third straight game and 12 of their last 13. They discuss the steak dinner, Derrick Rose’s brilliance, Nerlens Noel’s injury, the upcoming games on the West Coast and who they would want to see the Knicks play in the first round of the playoffs. Knicks legend and Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing then joins the show. Ewing talks about last season coaching Georgetown, the current Knicks, '90s Knicks memories, Coach Thompson, Coach Thibodeau, “The Last Dance”, not being healthy for the 1999 NBA Finals and hoping to be back at MSG for a playoff game.
April 27, 2021
CP3 Ends Knicks’ Dazzling Win Streak feat. George Gervin
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks’ nine-game win streak ending Monday against the Suns. They discuss Chris Paul’s brilliance, whether the Knicks should go after him this summer, the incredible win streak, the schedule ahead and how fun this team is to watch. NBA legend and Basketball Hall of Famer George “the Iceman” Gervin then joins the show. Gervin talks about his legendary career, covering Clyde Frazier, Julius Randle’s development, playing at the Garden, playing with Michael Jordan on the Bulls, today’s NBA, playing the Kareem and Magic-led Lakers and superstars making super-teams.
April 20, 2021
The Knicks' Magical Run feat. Ashley Nicole Moss
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show discussing the Knicks’ six-game win streak. They get into the win over the Pelicans, Julius Randle’s dominance, how fun this team has been, the crew winning the steak dinner after reaching 30 wins and being at the Garden. SNY and KnicksFanTV’s Ashley Nicole Moss then joins the show. Moss talks Knicks excitement, Randle as an MVP candidate, Knicks fandom and just how far this team could go.
April 13, 2021
RJ Barrett's Sensational Development feat. Speedy Claxton
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks’ three-game winning streak. They discuss Julius Randle’s monster game against the Lakers, RJ Barrett developing into a great player, Jake being at Friday’s game and the MSG experience. NBA champion and new Hofstra men’s basketball head coach Speedy Claxton then joins the show. Claxton talks about getting the head coaching job at his alma mater, recruiting players, NY point guards, Christ The King High School and his experience winning a title with the Spurs in 2003.
April 6, 2021
What has Gone Wrong with Knicks
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the Knicks' loss to the Nets Monday night. They talk about the Knicks' recent struggles, what has gone wrong, the upcoming schedule and their playoff hopes. In “Sal’s Story,” he looks back to being there the night John Starks returned to the Garden as a Warrior and what happened. Jake follows with his story of his viral shooting-contest debacle at MSG. JYD then goes “Inside the Dog House,” looking back to a late-season winning streak that had him lead the Raptors into the playoffs, before Jake rips JYD for his poor 3-point shooting in his career.
March 30, 2021
Breaking Down Knicks Playoff Push feat. Allan Houston
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show diving into the Knicks’ decision not to add to the roster at the trade deadline. They discuss whether they need to add a big man on the buyout market, the loss to the Heat, the schedule ahead and where the Knicks might finish in the standings. Knicks legend Allan Houston then joins the show. Houston talks about his time with the Knicks, his nickname, the current team, Julius Randle’s growth, not making a trade, reasons for the turnaround this season and working with the franchise.
March 23, 2021
Should the Knicks Make a Trade?
Sal Licata, Jerome Williams and Jake Brown open the show talking about the call against Julius Randle Sunday in the heartbreaking loss to the Sixers. They discuss Randle’s frustrations with officials, big games ahead, potential moves at the trade deadline, Austin Rivers’ future and fans being at MSG. JYD then goes “Inside the Dog House” as he tells the wild story of when he got traded from the Pistons to the Raptors.
March 16, 2021
Knicks Need Another Shooter feat. John Wallace, Bill Pidto
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show discussing the Knicks’ loss to the Nets and the travel called on Julius Randle in the final seconds. They talk about the comeback needing a shooter and the schedule ahead. Former Knicks forward John Wallace then joins the pod. Wallace discusses the non-call against Randle, his play this season, the Knicks being back, potentially adding a piece, his time in New York and playing with JYD. MSG Network pre and postgame host Bill Pidto then joins the show. Pidto talks about Tom Thibodeau’s coaching, Randle’s season, RJ Barrett’s improvement and the new lingo he is using on broadcasts.
March 9, 2021
Should Knicks Add Another Piece? feat. Quentin Richardson
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show talking about Obi Toppin in the Slam Dunk Contest and how he should have been the winner. They also get into Julius Randle's All-Star Weekend, the Knicks' second half of the season and whether they should add another piece in a trade. Former Knicks swingman Quentin Richardson then joins the show. Richardson discusses his time with the Knicks, the 2013 team that made the playoffs, the current Knicks, the change in the NBA game and the Knicks including him in a bad trade for Andrea Bargnani. On this day in JYD history, JYD looks back to losing the Big East title game exactly 25 years ago.
March 2, 2021
Knicks are Shocking the World feat. Charles Oakley
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show talking about the Knicks being over .500 with two games left in the first half of the season. They get into the strong play, the surprising first half, Julius Randle in the All-Star Game, Obi Toppin in the Slam Dunk Contest, fans back at The Garden and the limited food options. In “Sal’s Story,” Sal recalls meeting Charles Oakley, him not being a hand-shaking guy and rocking his jersey at Jingle Ball. Oakley then joins the show. The Knicks legend discusses his cooking skills, the current Knicks, Tom Thibodeau’s coaching, Randle and being a leader, his “Dancing With The Stars” appearance, his relationship with Patrick Ewing, his book coming soon, his podcast and memories from the '90s Knicks.
February 23, 2021
Episode 34: Knicks Fans Return feat. Immanuel Quickley
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show talking about fans returning to The Garden on Tuesday night and the impact that will have on the Knicks. They discuss how well the Knicks are playing, what to attribute to Julius Randle’s growth this season and potentially being an All-Star and the upcoming schedule. Looking back on this date in Knicks history, Sal, JYD and producer Jake Brown go back 10 years ago to Carmelo Anthony’s debut, the impact he had and why Sal was not in love with the Melo era. Knicks rookie guard Immanuel Quickley then joins Sal and Jake. Quickley talks about his early success, COVID tests, CBS Sports giving him a D+ grade, using it as motivation and getting to play with an iconic franchise. Quickley also gets into playing with Derrick Rose in the backcourt, his floater, Randle’s success, Tom Thibodeau’s coaching, loving the mall and being repped by Roc Nation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
February 16, 2021
Episode 33: The Knicks are Finally Fun Again
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show talking about Julius Randle’s monster 44-point game that led the Knicks to their third straight win. They discuss why he’s an All-Star, the Derrick Rose-Immanuel Quickley backcourt, the team being fun to watch, trade rumors and fans returning to MSG next week. Alex Cammarata then takes the guys back with a trivia question on this date in Knicks history. Producer Jake Brown, aka J-Swizzy, then drops a Knicks rap. NY Post sportswriter Peter Botte then drops by the pod. Botte talks about how fun it has been covering this team, how well Rose and Quickley have meshed, whether they should make a trade and the potential playoff future. JYD then goes “Inside the Dog House,” where he tells a story about dunking on Patrick Ewing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
February 9, 2021
Episode 32: How Derrick Rose fits in with Knicks feat. Ed Cohen
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show diving into the Knicks acquisition of Derrick Rose. They discuss the Rose-Tom Thibodeau reunion, what it means for Immanuel Quickley, why Rose will help the Knicks and how the rotation will work. Knicks play-by-play radio voice Ed Cohen then joins the show. Cohen talks about interning at WFAN, calling games off a monitor, missing the fans, what Rose brings to the Knicks, calling a game with Clyde Frazier, his favorite Knicks game he has called and the toughest sport he has had to call. NY Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman drops by to react to the Rose trade, whether they would trade Elfrid Payton and RJ Barrett being benched at the end of Sunday’s game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
February 2, 2021
Episode 31: Should Knicks Trade for Zach LaVine? feat. Taylor Rooks
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show discussing the Knicks losing five of their last six games. They then dive into the possibility of trading for Zach LaVine and what it might cost to get him from the Bulls. The guys discuss Dennis Smith Jr. going to the G League, Kevin Knox falling out of the rotation and the upcoming schedule. JYD goes "Inside the Dog House," looking back to the time he met Allen Iverson and played alongside him at Georgetown. Bleacher Report host Taylor Rooks then joins the show. Rooks talks about the perception around the Knicks, if LaVine would be a good fit, the Knicks-Nets dynamic, being inside the bubble and some of her biggest interviews she's done and still wants to do. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
January 26, 2021
Episode 30: Should Quickley be Starting? feat. John Starks
Sal Licata and Jerome Williams open the show honoring Kobe Bryant, exactly one year after his tragic passing. The guys then discuss Immanuel Quickley's play and whether he should be starting, Obi Toppin's struggles thus far and the schedule ahead. Knicks great John Starks then joins the show. Starks talks about the current Knicks, Quickley, "The Dunk," watching "The Last Dance," playing against Kobe Bryant, guarding him and Michael Jordan, if Hakeem Olajuwon didn't block the shot in Game 6, if Patrick Ewing didn't have him injured in that practice in 1990, memories from the '90s Knicks and all the things he is working on now. NY Post Knicks beat writer Marc Berman drops by to talk about Harthorne Wingo's passing, if Quickley should start, what Toppin needs to improve upon and the tributes to Kobe from players after he passed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit