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Monthly Archives: July 2019

SNY: Knicks guard Kadeem Allen looking to ‘earn a permanent roster spot’ in training camp

Ian Begley doing some work at his new SNY gig: Kadeem Allen has spent most of his offseason in North Carolina, working out in preparation for his second season with the Knicks. He’s looking forward to making an impact in training camp. “Just trying to show coach that I can compete at the highest level and I can play at the highest level,” Allen said of his goals entering the season. “Just trying to get out there and earn a permanent roster spot.” Allen turned down several overseas offers with significant guaranteed money to remain with the Knicks because of …continue reading

ESPN: Bucks, Clippers top Caesars’ season-win totals

I don’t want to break up PoliticBlogger, but here is some basketball news from ESPN.com, “A blockbuster offseason that saw multiple superstars on the move has left the NBA without a consensus title favorite and put some oddsmakers in a conundrum of trying to figure out how the season will unfold. Caesars Sportsbook posted season-win totals for each team Thursday afternoon. Seven teams opened with win totals greater than 50, led by the Milwaukee Bucks at 57. The Bucks won an NBA-best 60 games last season and are the clear-cut favorites in the Eastern Conference. The Philadelphia 76ers are next in the East at …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.24)

[SNY Knicks] Presidential candidate Andrew Yang rips Knicks’ team of ‘overpaid role players’ (Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:36:16 PM) Presidential candidate Andrew Yang — a big Knicks fan who was very active on social media leading up to free agency — is sounding off on the team again. This time, it’s all negative. [SNY Knicks] Knicks F Julius Randle added to Team USA training camp roster (Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:37:47 AM) Julius Randle — one of the newest Knicks — has been added to USA Basketball’s training camp roster for the FIBA World CUP, SNY’s Ian Begley confirmed on …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.23)

[YahooSports] Marcus Morris explains his change of plans from Spurs deal to Knicks (Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:55:11 AM) Marcus Morris’ move built up some hard feelings around the NBA. Players have verbally agreed to contracts with one team only to change their mind before, but in this case the Spurs had made roster moves — including trading Davis Bertans go to the Wizards — to clear out space for Morris, leaving San Antonio in a tough spot when Morris changed his mind and signed with the Knicks. The Spurs were pissed at the Knicks about this. [Newsday] Marcus Morris …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.22)

[NYPost] Knicks’ ‘Shot Doctor’ is trying to save Dennis Smith Jr. (Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:04:02 PM) Keith Smart and Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. have been summer shooting pals for six weeks, in three cities, for countless hours. And it started in a chair. The Knicks assistant coach warned Smith the process would be “tedious.” It’s been all of that — and the alliance may turn so successful, the shape… [SNY Knicks] Here’s how the Knicks can get the entire roster solid minutes (Sunday, July 21, 2019 12:30:56 PM) How the Knicks can get almost all of their …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.21)

[Hoops Rumors] Knicks Signing Kenny Wooten To Exhibit 10 Contract (Saturday, July 20, 2019 5:41:02 PM) Kenny Wooten, a shot-blocking power forward out of Oregon, will join the Knicks for training camp on an Exhibit 10 deal, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post. Wooten made an impression with New York’s entry in the Las Vegas Summer League, even though he saw minimal playing time. He averaged just 1.8 […] [Hoops Rumors] Spurs, Knicks At Odds Over Morris, Porzingis (Saturday, July 20, 2019 12:59:52 PM) Animosity has developed between the Spurs and Knicks organizations over the Marcus Morris …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.20)

[YahooSports] Report: Spurs ‘pissed’ over Marcus Morris signing with the Knicks (Friday, July 19, 2019 6:27:39 PM) Expect the San Antonio Spurs to ratchet up the intensity when they take on the New York Knicks next season. The Spurs were reportedly “pissed” that Marcus Morris spurned them to sign in New York, according to Frank Isola of The Athletic. Morris and the Spurs reportedly had a “handshake agreement,” but no contract had been signed yet. [Newsday] Report: Spurs ‘pissed’ over Marcus Morris signing with the Knicks (Friday, July 19, 2019 6:27:39 PM) Expect the San Antonio Spurs to ratchet up the intensity …continue reading