Knicks Morning News (2019.05.24)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Irving, Barrett, L.A., Pro Day
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:30:11 PM)

    Free agency has not even begun, so this list is by no means set in stone, but as we sit here this evening, there appear to be four teams with a realistic shot of landing Kyrie Irving this summer – the Celtics, Knicks, Nets, and Lakers. For what it’s worth, Irving’s head coach from high school, Kevin Boyle, believes that Irving will […]

  • [TheRinger] Knicks Notes: Irving, Barrett, L.A., Pro Day
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:30:11 PM)

    Free agency has not even begun, so this list is by no means set in stone, but as we sit here this evening, there appear to be four teams with a realistic shot of landing Kyrie Irving this summer – the Celtics, Knicks, Nets, and Lakers. For what it’s worth, Irving’s head coach from high school, Kevin Boyle, believes that Irving will […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Kemba Walker earns All-NBA nod, making it more difficult for Knicks to sign him
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:50:58 PM)

    If the Knicks had any plans to make a run at Kemba Walker this offseason, the road just got bumpier.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant: Status for NBA Finals in doubt
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 2:34:09 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [NYPost] Kemba Walker’s All-NBA nod is a problem for Knicks’ pursuit
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:14:15 PM)

    If the Knicks want to sign Kemba Walker, they might need the New York native to take quite the hometown discount. The 29-year-old Hornets guard was named to the All-NBA Third Team Thursday, making Walker immediately eligible to receive a supermax extension from the only NBA team he’s ever known. The former UConn star is…

  • [NYPost] Clippers hype, Warriors belief as Knicks’ Kevin Durant threats are set
    (Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:44:43 AM)

    The Knicks’ competition for Kevin Durant is falling into place. As the superstar approaches free agency with speculation rampant, Durant’s former teammate Kendrick Perkins suggested to Fox Sports that Durant could end up with the Clippers when all is said and done. While many have believed Durant is New York bound, the Clippers have long…

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  • [NYDN] NBA draft profile: Knicks target Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:43:00 AM)

    With the top three picks in the 2019 NBA draft seemingly set in stone, a dozen or so players are vying to be selected in the remaining seven spots of the top 10.

    Jarrett Culver, a sophomore guard from Texas Tech, is projected as a lock for that group. Culver helped the Red Raiders to the national…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Steve Mills Claims Kristaps Porzingis Gave The Knicks A Trade Ultimatum
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:53:18 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills offered some insight into the Kristaps Porzingis trade at a fan forum today, saying the Latvian star provided the team with an ultimatum and was very unlikely to re-sign this summer. Mills’ comments are captured in a video tweeted by #Knockstape of a JPM speaker event that Mills and GM Scott […]

  • [YahooSports] Scenarios where Knicks can trade for Anthony Davis, including one where they add 2 max free agents
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:00:37 PM)

    The Pelicans still hope to convince Anthony Davis to stay in New Orleans. “We feel confident that we can create the right, and are creating the right, environment for Anthony,” Pelicans top executive David Griffin said Tuesday.Those hopes aside, it’s fair to assume at this point that Davis remains committed to leaving the franchise.The Knicks, of course, will be among the many teams interested in trading for the big man this summer if he wants out of the Big Easy.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Knicks President Claims Kristaps Porzingis Demanded Trade or He’d Return to Europe
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:32:45 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills claimed that Kristaps Porzingis gave New York seven days to trade him or he’d leave the NBA and return to Europe. 

  • [NYTimes] Knicks President Claims Kristaps Porzingis Demanded Trade or He’d Return to Europe
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:32:45 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills claimed that Kristaps Porzingis gave New York seven days to trade him or he’d leave the NBA and return to Europe. 

  • [NYTimes] Josh Hart Talks Down on Analytics and Inadvertently Shades New Lakers Coach Frank Vogel
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:59:31 PM)

    Josh Hart doesn’t want a 45-year-old who loves analytics and hasn’t played basketball at a high level telling him how to play.

  • [NYTimes] Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Representative Rips Drake for Trash Talking Bucks Star
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:37:38 PM)

    Georgios Dimitropoulos had some words for Drake’s conduct during Game 4 between the Bucks and Raptors.

  • [NYTimes] FS1’s Chris Broussard Responds in Kevin Durant Texting Feud
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:24:18 PM)

    The feud between Kevin Durant and FS1’s Chris Broussard is continuing to heat up.

  • [NYTimes] Steve Kerr and the Warriors Are Finding More Strength in Numbers Than Ever
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:44:12 PM)

    Steve Kerr has leaned on his bench more than usual with Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala fighting injury. With the NBA Finals approaching, the Warriors are living by their strength in numbers moniker. 

  • [NYTimes] What the Bucks and Raptors Have to Do to Make the NBA Finals
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:48:49 AM)

    Toronto and Milwaukee have won two games apiece in their conference finals matchup. Here’s a look at what each side will have to do to advance to the championship round.

  • [NYTimes] This Warriors Playoff Run Will Only Add to Stephen Curry’s Legacy | Open Floor Podcast
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 11:08:06 AM)

    Stephen Curry has taken his game to another level since Kevin Durant went down with a strained right calf. This Warriors run will surely secure his legacy. 

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Owner ‘Confident’ Team Can Re-Sign Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:37:43 AM)

    Warriors owner Joe Lacob on KD and Klay Thompson: “I am confident about (signing) both of them”

  • [NYPost] This may be closest Ja Morant gets to the Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:40:11 PM)

    Ja Morant hasn’t heard from the Knicks since meeting with the team in Chicago last week at the draft combine. He also hadn’t visited New York before Wednesday, and coming from Sumter, S.C., before playing at Murray State, a school of roughly 11,000 in rural southwestern Kentucky, it was an adjustment. “I’m from a small…

  • [NYPost] How RJ Barrett is ‘wired differently:’ Duke recruiter
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:23:57 PM)

    The man who recruited RJ Barrett to Duke said his best attribute is his “competitive streak.’’ Jeff Capel, a former Blue Devils assistant and now head coach at Pittsburgh, said he feels Barrett’s game translates better to the pros than it did in college. “I think the kid is a winner and he’s a competitor….

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Steve Mills: Porzingis’ trade demand came with Europe threat
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5:42:40 PM)

    Knicks President Steve Mills said Kristaps Porzingis threatened to return to Europe if he wasn’t traded within seven days. “He … point-blank said to us, ‘I don’t want to be here,’” Mills said at a Chase Fan Forum Series on Wednesday. ‘I’m not going to re-sign with the Knicks and I’m going to give you…

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett would be Knicks star — or happy Zion wingman: close friend
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:52:58 AM)

    Georgia Tech shooting guard Michael Devoe knows how much his former Florida classmate RJ Barrett would love to play with his Duke buddy Zion Williamson in the NBA. Devoe also knows how much the Knicks need a player of Barrett’s ilk. Devoe, who led the nation in 3-point shooting percentage at Montverde (Fla.) Academy in…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis gave Knicks an ultimatum if not traded, says Steve Mills
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 6:01:58 PM)

    New information has surfaced in regards to the Knicks’ trade of their superstar forward Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Ja Morant’s NBA focus on being ‘best Ja I can be’
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:15:12 PM)

    With the 2019 NBA Draft less than a month away, elite prospect Ja Morant isn’t looking to follow in anyone else’s footsteps.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: Knicks players react to KD/Broussard feud
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:25:09 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] Scenarios where Knicks can trade for Anthony Davis, including one where they add 2 max free agents
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:00:37 AM)

    If the Knicks are only able to pair Anthony Davis with one max free agent, they could potentially acquire Davis into cap room without regard to salary matching. Pairing him with two max free agents would require both precise timing and salary-match considerations.

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  • [NYTimes] And-Ones: Pelicans, Draft, Hornets
    (Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:00:07 AM)

    New Pelicans GM Trajan Langdon said leaving Brooklyn was a “very difficult decision” for him and his family, as he told reporters, including Hoops Rumors, during his introductory press conference call earlier today. However, the chance to team up with GM David Griffin again was too great to pass up. “The opportunity to join up […]

  • [NYTimes] Clippers Emerging Threat To Sign Kevin Durant
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:12:51 PM)

    The Clippers have emerged as an “equally dangerous” threat to the Knicks in luring Durant away from the Warriors, Marc Stein of the New York Times writes in his latest newsletter. New York has always been a constant in the rumors regarding Durant’s next employer. Stein previously heard from a trusted source that Durant was […]

  • [NYTimes] Kyrie Irving Open To Joining Lakers?
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:00:54 PM)

    Is Kyrie Irving seriously considering the Lakers as a free agent destination this summer? Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (video link) believes Irving has become “more open” to teaming up with LeBron James than he was earlier in the season. Irving has done research on the Lakers and a move to Los Angeles isn’t off the […]

  • [NYTimes] Hawks Notes: Draft, No.8, Reddish, Fernando
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:37:27 PM)

    The Mavericks agreed to send their top-5 protected 2019 first-rounder to the Hawks as part of the Luka Doncic draft night trade last June. Entering the NBA draft lottery, Dallas had hoped to keep this year’s pick and delay conveying the selection. Assistant GM Keith Grant told Chris Kirschner of the Athletic that the Mavs […]

  • [NYTimes] List Of Suitors For Tobias Harris Continues To Grow
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:57:24 PM)

    Tobias Harris is set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and he will have options outside of Philadelphia. The Grizzlies, Jazz, Mavericks, and Nets were previously linked to the combo forward and Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer adds the Kings and Pacers to […]

  • [NYTimes] Blazers, Terry Stotts Agree To Multiyear Extension
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:53:43 PM)

    Less than 24 hours after they were eliminated from the postseason, the Trail Blazers have agreed to terms on a multiyear contract extension for head coach Terry Stotts, tweets Casey Holdahl of Blazers.com. Head of basketball operations Neil Olshey said that the two sides finalized an agreement “20 minutes ago,” Holdahl adds (via Twitter). [RELATED: […]

  • [NYTimes] Pacific Notes: Looney, Durant, Lakers, Kings
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 4:08:04 PM)

    While it took him a few years to develop into the player he is now, Kevon Looney has become a key part of the Warriors‘ success, with head coach Steve Kerr referring to him as “one of our foundational pieces,” per Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “To be called a foundational piece, I never wouldâ??ve […]

  • [NYTimes] David Griffin Plans To Meet With Anthony Davis In L.A.
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 3:07:12 PM)

    Speaking today to reporters, new Pelicans head of basketball operations David Griffin reiterated that he remains focused on selling Anthony Davis on the idea of remaining in New Orleans, despite reports that Davis plans to stick to his trade request. According to Griffin, he intends to meet with the All-Star big man soon, as Mike […]

  • [NYTimes] NBA Announces 2018/19 All-Rookie Teams
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:06:19 PM)

    The NBA has officially announced its All-Rookie teams for the 2018/19 season. Luka Doncic of the Mavericks and Trae Young of the Hawks â?? widely viewed as the only two legit contenders for this season’s Rookie of the Year award â?? were also the only two players to be unanimously selected to the First Team, […]

  • [NYTimes] Blazers Notes: Lillard, Stotts, Offseason
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 1:03:57 PM)

    Earlier today, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported that the Trail Blazers are expected to sign Damian Lillard to a super-max extension that would lock him up for four additional seasons beyond the end of his current contract. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst covered the same subject in his own article this morning, pointing out that the […]

  • [NYTimes] 2019 NBA Offseason Salary Cap Digest: Denver Nuggets
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:03:44 PM)

    After narrowly missing the playoffs in 2018, the Nuggets expressed confidence in their core by bringing back virtually the same group, and that bet paid off to the tune of 54 regular-season victories, the No. 2 seed in the West, and the club’s first playoff series win since 2009. The Nuggets will count on continued […]

  • [NYTimes] Agent: Ntilikina “Extremely Happy” To Be A Knick
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:22:58 AM)

    MAY 21, 10:22am: Ntilikina’s new agent, Boune Ndiaye, denies that his client’s change in representation is directly linked to a desire to leave the Knicks, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. “I can just tell you that the fact he was not traded has nothing to do with this change of agent,” […]

  • [NYTimes] Grizzlies Interviewed Raptors’ Griffin For Head Coaching Job
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:12:23 AM)

    The Grizzlies recently interviewed Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin for their open head coaching position, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). A former NBA player, Griffin became an assistant coach immediately after his retirement in 2008, spending time with the Bucks, Bulls, Magic, and Thunder before joining Nick Nurse‘s staff in Toronto as the […]

  • [NYTimes] Blazers, Lillard Expected To Agree To Super-Max Extension
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:05:43 AM)

    While Damian Lillard‘s 2019 playoff run came to an end on Monday night, his contract with the Trail Blazers is expected to be extended this offseason, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. Haynes reports that Lillard and the Blazers will likely agree to terms on a super-max extension this summer after the point guard […]

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett schedules pro day as Knicks mull options
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 7:00:36 PM)

    Duke swingman RJ Barrett will stage a pro day with the rest of agent Bill Duffy’s draft-eligibles Tuesday at UCLA. Unlike the other participants, however, Barrett is not expected to perform drills — just interview with teams and speak with the media. This at least gives a chance for the Pelicans to meet with Barrett,…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant’s closest confidant dodges Knicks hype as whispers grow
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:08:02 PM)

    Kevin Durant’s closest confidant is playing it safe. The superstar’s manager and media business partner, Rich Kleiman, offered little hints over his client’s future Tuesday during an appearance at the Wall Street Journal’s Future of Everything Festival. “He really doesn’t know, and I don’t know,” Kleiman said. Many in the basketball community would seem to…

  • [NYPost] Pelicans lay out ‘next step’ in their Anthony Davis plan
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:51:48 AM)

    Anthony Davis’ status is the elephant in the NBA’s room. New Pelicans boss David Griffin said Davis’ status should be clearer after Griffin meets with his disgruntled star next month in California for a frank face-to-face. “Yeah, we’ll visit together. We’ll probably sit together in Los Angeles at some point around the draft workouts that…

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson gets NBA honor before Knicks’ uncertain offseason
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:08:53 AM)

    The 17-65 record didn’t net Zion Williamson, but the season gave birth to one positive: center Mitchell Robinson. That became official when Robinson was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team on Tuesday. The Knicks’ lottery pick, forward Kevin Knox, did not make it, despite being an alternate selection in the Rising Stars Challenge. Knox…

  • [NBA] Mitchell Robinson Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10:32:25 AM)

    NEW YORK (May 21, 2019) – New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson was named to the 2018-19 NBA All-Roo

  • [SNY Knicks] Steve Nash explains why godson RJ Barrett is perfect for Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 11:34:53 PM)

    Steve Nash says that his godson, RJ Barrett, has more than just the skills to be able to succeed in an environment like New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: Clippers an ‘equally dangerous’ threat as New York?
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:25:09 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] David Griffin explains why Knicks target Anthony Davis should want to stay with Pelicans
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:04:47 PM)

    Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin plans to visit with Davis in Los Angeles in the coming weeks to talk to him about remaining with the franchise.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson named to NBA’s All-Rookie second team
    (Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:18:39 PM)

    Knicks big man Mitchell Robinson has been named to the NBA’s second All-Rookie team, in large part due to his defensive accomplishments from the

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  • [NYDN] NBA draft profile: Knicks target RJ Barrett of Duke
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 12:34:00 PM)

    With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant seemingly already off the board, the list of prospects the New York Knicks will have available for them with the third pick starts with Duke’s RJ Barrett.

    The top recruit in the 2018 class, Barrett did not disapppoint during his only collegiate season, despite…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina reportedly switches agents amid trade rumors
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 8:01:48 PM)

    Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina has reportedly switched agents amid trade rumors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks target Kevin Durant takes shot at Chris Broussard on Twitter
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 3:39:29 PM)

    Kevin Durant is growing tired of criticism that his rings do not mean as much because he joined Golden State Warriors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant: KD ‘recruiting guys to go to New York with him’
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 3:15:54 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kyrie Irving on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] RJ Barrett’s high school coach explains why he could be ‘the best guy in the draft’
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 9:50:52 AM)

    RJ Barrett’s high school coach, Kevin Boyle, knows NBA talent well. He’s coached Kyrie Irving, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, D’Angelo Russell and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the high school level.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kyrie Irving’s high school coach thinks there’s a ‘good chance’ he signs with Knicks
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 8:44:50 AM)

    If Irving signs with the Knicks, Boyle — who also coached RJ Barrett — thinks Barrett can fit in well with the All Star point guard.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ draft target RJ Barrett has ‘great’ case for No. 1 pick
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 5:06:42 PM)

    RJ Barrett’s high school coach believes his former player didn’t get the attention he was due at Duke because of Zion Williamson and feels there could be a case made for the 6-foot-7 stud to be the No. 1 pick of the draft. Kevin Boyle, head coach at national powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida, said…

  • [NYPost] The Anthony Davis snub that changed Zion Williamson
    (Monday, May 20, 2019 9:17:00 AM)

    Zion Williamson is used to getting snubbed by Anthony Davis. Williamson, in a documentary made in 2016 in which he extols the importance of signing autographs, revealed he was once turned down by Davis — a rejection that made an impact on his life. Williamson, who will be headed to New Orleans after the Pelicans…

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  • [Hoops Rumors] Eastern Notes: Brooks, Ntilikina, Lopez, Knicks
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:44:00 PM)

    Wizards coach Scott Brooks recently finished his third season with Washington and 10th season as an NBA head coach, reaching a full decade in the position and achieving a goal that very few coaches have done today. Brooks guided the Wizards through a tumultuous, injury-plagued season and finished with a 32-50 record, causing some around […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Knicks, King, Hernandez, Raptors
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:01:13 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills broke his silence last week but declined to address whether the team will look to trade its lottery pick in a deal for disgruntled New Orleans star Anthony Davis, as relayed by Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks were awarded the No. 3 pick from the NBA’s Draft Lottery, something […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Durant, Davis, Draft, Ntilikina
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:04:34 PM)

    The possibility of Kevin Durant signing with the Knicks overshadowed all other topics as NBA executives gathered this week for the annual combine, relays Steve Popper of Newsday. He states that most of those in attendance consider it a “fait accompli” that the Warriors’ star will be coming to New York when free agency begins in […]

  • [TheRinger] Eastern Notes: Brooks, Ntilikina, Lopez, Knicks
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:44:00 PM)

    Wizards coach Scott Brooks recently finished his third season with Washington and 10th season as an NBA head coach, reaching a full decade in the position and achieving a goal that very few coaches have done today. Brooks guided the Wizards through a tumultuous, injury-plagued season and finished with a 32-50 record, causing some around […]

  • [TheRinger] Atlantic Notes: Knicks, King, Hernandez, Raptors
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:01:13 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills broke his silence last week but declined to address whether the team will look to trade its lottery pick in a deal for disgruntled New Orleans star Anthony Davis, as relayed by Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks were awarded the No. 3 pick from the NBA’s Draft Lottery, something […]

  • [TheRinger] Knicks Notes: Durant, Davis, Draft, Ntilikina
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:04:34 PM)

    The possibility of Kevin Durant signing with the Knicks overshadowed all other topics as NBA executives gathered this week for the annual combine, relays Steve Popper of Newsday. He states that most of those in attendance consider it a “fait accompli” that the Warriors’ star will be coming to New York when free agency begins in […]

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Draymond Green Has Never Been Better. Or This Quiet.
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:16:58 PM)

    Golden State’s Green is known for his constant stream of chatter, but of late he has redirected it from the referees to the game with results a teammate could only describe as “ridiculous.”

  • [NYTimes] Joe Tsai Is Big in Business. Now He’s Taking On Women’s Basketball.
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:57:11 PM)

    Tsai, the new owner of the Liberty and part owner of the Nets, has made a fortune as a founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. He’s hoping his skills can produce needed revenue for the W.N.B.A.

  • [SNY Knicks] Current NBA postseason players the Knicks could target in free agency
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:38:48 PM)

    There are many postseason players who will soon enter free agency. How could they fit into the Knicks’ plans?

  • [SNY Knicks] How Knicks feel about 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall after NBA Draft Combine
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:43:24 PM)

    Before the NBA Draft Combine, 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall wasn’t projected to be selected in the draft. Did his combine performance change the Knicks’ perception of him?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks will reportedly look into trading Frank Ntilikina for draft pick
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:31:17 PM)

    The Knicks will reportedly explore the idea of trading former top-10 pick Frank Ntilikina for another draft pick.

  • [NYPost] Knicks getting close look at Tacko Fall as soon as they could
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:38:43 AM)

    The Knicks will begin private draft workouts Monday at their Tarrytown headquarters, and the first one up is also the tallest: 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall, The Post has learned. The gargantuan Central Florida big man is coming off a rousing draft combine in Chicago, to which he was not even invited at the start. Fall needed…

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.05.19)

  • [NYTimes] Joe Tsai Is Big in Business. Now He’s Taking On Women’s Basketball.
    (Sunday, May 19, 2019 7:00:06 AM)

    Tsai, the new owner of the Liberty and part owner of the Nets, has made a fortune as a founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. He’s hoping his skills can produce needed revenue for the W.N.B.A.

  • [NYTimes] In the East, It Has Been All Bucks So Far (but Not All Giannis)
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:34:17 PM)

    Milwaukee is just two wins against the Raptors from its first N.B.A. finals appearance since 1974 behind the play of Giannis Antetokounmpo and a solid supporting cast.

  • [NYPost] How IHOP placemat inspired Knicks fan’s decades-long quest
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:45:32 PM)

    It has aged like fine wine. The artifact lies in Houston, in possession of 63-year-old Knicks fan Rick Wrabel, who obtained it as a 12-year-old living in Norwalk, Conn. The 50-year-old treasure has survived 20 house moves, including one to Australia. This quirky piece of Knicks memorabilia is an IHOP paper placemat. As a Christmas…

  • [NYPost] 50 years later, Ron Swoboda’s catch still symbol of Mets miracle
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 4:31:42 PM)

    This is about how an ordinary man can seize one extraordinary moment, as much as anything. The coming weeks and months will be a glorious celebration of the golden anniversary of the Mets’ golden summer, and all the wonderful memories forever attached to it. For my money, there is one moment that symbolizes what happened…

  • [NYPost] Knicks ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett if he’s available: Ex-team exec
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 1:32:43 PM)

    CHICAGO — Brendan Suhr, the Knicks’ former scouting director and the man who used to run their draft, doesn’t have any misgivings about the club taking 6-foot-7 Duke swingman RJ Barrett as the third pick instead of trading it. “They better pick him if he’s there,’’ Suhr told The Post at the draft combine, which…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant ticked off by harsh Warriors narrative
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:32:57 AM)

    Kevin Durant’s mysterious injury and curious future initiated the narrative. By taking down the Houston Rockets without him and becoming two wins from their fifth Finals in a row, the Golden State Warriors only fueled it. Then Seth Curry, of course Steph’s younger brother, set it ablaze, saying the Warriors “are harder to guard” without…

  • [NYPost] Tacko Fall is changing everyone’s mind — including the Knicks
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:55:45 AM)

    CHICAGO — Tacko Fall, the 7-foot-7 center who nearly slayed Duke after giving Zion Williamson fits in the NCAA Tournament, has popped onto the Knicks radar with their 55th pick following his head-turning draft combine in Chicago, according to a source. The Knicks met with 30 kids but did not interview Fall. Knicks brass entered…

  • [SNY Knicks] How Knicks feel about 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall after NBA Draft Combine
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:48:41 PM)

    Before the NBA Draft Combine, 7-foot-7 Tacko Fall wasn’t projected to be selected in the draft. Did his combine performance change the Knicks’ perception of him?

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks executive says team ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett at No. 3
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:34:08 PM)

    The way the NBA Draft is shaping up, RJ Barrett should be there for the Knicks at No. 3 overall, and a former Knicks exec and assistant coach says the team “better pick” Barrett if he’s there.

  • [SNY Knicks] What restricted free agent Terry Rozier said about possibly playing for Knicks
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM)

    Restricted free agent Terry Rozier sounds like he’s ready to move on from the Boston Celtics and the Knicks may be on his radar.

  • [SNY Knicks] Video shows Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant impressed by RJ Barrett
    (Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:19:44 AM)

    The Knicks’ top free agent target was getting plenty of good vibes when watching high school tape of New York’s likely draft pick, RJ Barrett.