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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks

Game Thread: Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks Start Time: 10/17/2018 19:30:00 Knicks open Fizdale era at home against Hawks NEW YORK — The David Fizdale era kicks off for the New York Knicks on Wednesday night as they open their season with a visit from the Atlanta Hawks at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. [Read more] Potential Links [sports.yahoo.com] Knicks open Fizdale era at home against Hawks [empirewritesback.com] New York Knicks: Preseason recap and 2018-19 season outlook [hoopshabit.com] New York Knicks: 3 questions still left unanswered [peachtreehoops.com] Preview: Hawks open regular season with intriguing trip to New York …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.10.17)

[Hoops Rumors] Eastern Notes: Knicks, Carroll, Bulls, Cavs, Howard (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:12:17 PM) Trey Burke will be the Knicks‘ starting point guard to open the season, but Frank Ntilikina also earned a job in the starting five, tweets Ian Begley of ESPN.com. Head coach David Fizdale, who indicated in camp that starting jobs would be based on merit, rewarded Ntilikina for his strong fall, and hopes the decision […] [NYDN] Knicks coach David Fizdale explains shocking decision to start Frank Ntilikina at small forward over Kevin Knox (Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:10:00 PM) For his first real game …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.10.16)

[NYDN] Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019 (Monday, October 15, 2018 10:10:00 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency. The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer. In an ideal Knicks world – which hasn’t… [NYDN] Knicks exercise third-year option on Frank Ntilikina (Monday, October 15, 2018 9:15:00 AM) Let’s be frank, this isn’t a big surprise. The Knicks announced Monday that the team has exercised …continue reading

The Math of Joakim Noah’s Stretch Provision

There is some understandable confusion with regards to how this stuff works, so I figured I’d spell it all out for you. There are two different times in a season when a player can be waived using the stretch provision. You can waive them between July 1st and August 31st and then you can waive them between September 1st and June 30th. If you waive them during that July 1st/August 31st period, then you split the remaining years of the player’s contract over a period of two times the remaining years plus one. In the case of, say, Joakim Noah, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.10.15)

[NYPost] Courtney Lee knows he may not get to witness Knicks’ end game (Sunday, October 14, 2018 9:28:40 PM) It would be different if Kristaps Porzingis were healthy. It would be different if the Knicks front office took after its predecessors and considered a shortcut to the postseason. But now there is prudence. There is patience. There is a new coach and a young core, pegged by oddsmakers to win the third-fewest games (over/under:… [NYPost] Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson set himself up to fail with Knicks (Sunday, October 14, 2018 5:40:36 PM) Phil Jackson made plenty of mistakes in three …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.10.14)

[YahooSports] Knicks release Joakim Noah, but don’t count on him joining former Bulls teammates in Minnesota (Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:53:56 PM) Joakim Noah’s rocky tenure with the Knicks came to a close on Saturday, as the team announced that they waived the former Bulls All-Star center. Noah, 33, signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Knicks in July 2016. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks will use the waive and stretch provision with Noah, taking on a $6.4 million salary cap hit for three seasons starting in 2019-20. [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Ntilikina, Burke, Knox, Cap Room (Saturday, October …continue reading