[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
I’ll admit, there is a part of me that just likes to use the fact that Polldaddy allows you to have lots of different poll questions! How many wins will the Knicks have in the 2018-19 NBA season? I am going to go nuts and say 34, as I don’t believe that this team will ever actually tank.
[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
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
[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
[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