Knicks Morning News (2019.07.19)

  • [NBA] Preseason Matchup: New York Knicks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (10/18/19)
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:38:36 AM)

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  • [NBA] Preseason Matchup: New York Knicks vs. Atlanta Hawks (10/16/19)
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:35:07 AM)

    New York Knicks vs.

  • [NBA] Preseason Matchup: New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards (10/11/19)
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:36:38 AM)

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  • [NBA] New York Knicks Announce Preseason Schedule
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:57:17 AM)

    NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2019) – The New York Knicks today announced its 2019-2020 preseason schedule.

  • [NBA] Preseason Matchup: New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards (10/7/19)
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 7:35:51 AM)

    New York Knicks @ Washington Wizards

  • [SNY Knicks] High school coach on Knicks’ Ignas Brazdeikis, who has ‘all the intangibles’
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 1:45:29 PM)

    Ignas Brazdeikis was the 47th pick in the NBA Draft, so the casual fan may have been surprised to see him knocking down threes, executing spin moves and finishing around the rim in the Summer League.

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s when Zion Williamson will make MSG debut against Knicks
    (Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:51:25 AM)

    Look out Madison Square Garden: Zion Williamson will be on the court to face the Knicks very soon.

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.07.18)

  • [ESPN] Bullock has back surgery day after Knicks signing
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:40:32 PM)

    The Knicks say they will provide an update on Reggie Bullock’s rehab and progress around the start of training camp.

  • [SNY Knicks] New St. John’s head coach Mike Anderson knows Knicks fans will love Bobby Portis
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:09:00 PM)

    New head coach Mike Anderson considers himself a Knicks fan now, and you can thank Bobby Portis for that.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce diagnosis of Reggie Bullock’s mystery medical issue
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:18:20 PM)

    New Knicks free-agent signee Reggie Bullock underwent surgery on Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery for a cervical disc herniation, the team said.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving over taking Celtics number
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:19:59 PM)

    Enes Kanter just couldn’t help himself. The former Knick fan favorite, who signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Boston Celtics, trolled former Celtics guard and new Nets star Kyrie Irving during a press conference while describing why he’s wearing Irving’s old No. 11 Celtics number. “It was my old jersey number, by the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ Reggie Bullock won’t be ready for season after back surgery
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:29:43 PM)

    New Knicks shooting guard Reggie Bullock underwent cervical disc herniation surgery Wednesday one day after he officially signed his new two-year contract, the team announced. The team said it will provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp. A source told The Post he is not expected to be…

  • [NYPost] Why Mike Anderson thinks Bobby Portis is a great fit for Knicks
    (Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:08:34 AM)

    Mike Anderson has a message for the Knicks and their fans. You’re going to love Bobby Portis. “He’ll be the first one in the gym and the last one [to leave]. Fans of the Knicks will really have a great appreciation for how hard he works,” the new St. John’s coach told The Post this…

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  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Morris, Bullock, Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:14:20 PM)

    After officially announcing their deals with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock today, the Knicks appear to be just about done with free agency. Damyean Dotson‘s salary for 2019/20 became fully guaranteed because he remained on the roster through Monday, so New York is now carrying 15 players on guaranteed deals. The team has also exhausted […]

  • [YahooSports] Report: After two-year, $21 million deal falls apart, Knicks signing Reggie Bullock for less than room exception
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:22:19 PM)

    Reggie Bullock agreed to a two-year, $21 million contract with the Knicks. He’ll get far less. A health issue became apparent before the original deal was finalized.

  • [YahooSports] Charles Oakley on the Knicks’ new roster: ‘They got maybe one ‘B’ and a lot of ‘C’s’
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 11:25:40 PM)

    NBA free agency has been winding down for a while now, and not many people are impressed with the New York Knicks’ latest effort. As the Brooklyn Nets landed star free agents Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Knicks landed … power forwards. In one of the most transformative offseasons the NBA has ever seen, the Knicks barely seemed to move.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Charles Oakley Grades Knicks Says They Have No ‘A’ Players
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:11:41 PM)

    Former Knicks All-Star Charles Oakley thinks New York hasn’t made the grades with its recent free agency acquisitions. 

  • [FOXsports] Knicks finalize contracts with Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:07:57 PM)

    New York Knicks finalize contracts with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock, 2 of their offseason additions

  • [SNY Knicks] Why former Knick Emmanuel Mudiay believes in David Fizdale and ex-teammates
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:47:12 PM)

    Emmanuel Mudiay may no longer be with the Knicks, but the point guard was beaming with optimism about some of his former coaches and teammates.

  • [SNY Knicks] Free agent Reggie Bullock finally signs deal with Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:50:44 AM)

    The Knicks and Reggie Bullock have finally reached a deal, signing a two-year pact for less than the $4.7 million exception, his agent David Bauman told SNY’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] ‘Which Robinson?’: Former Knicks Nate Robinson or Mitchell Robinson
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:39:39 PM)

    Former Knicks point guard and three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion Nate Robinson stopped by the SNY studios to play a little game we like to call “Which Robinson?”

  • [ESPN] Knicks sign free agent Bullock to 2-year deal
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:50:29 AM)

    Free agent Reggie Bullock, who averaged 11.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 63 combined games for the Pistons and Lakers last season, has signed with the Knicks.

  • [NBA] New York Knicks Sign Reggie Bullock and Marcus Morris
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:34:22 AM)

    NEW YORK, NY (July 16, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed guard-forward Reggie

  • [NYPost] Marcus Morris addition gives Knicks underwhelming top duo
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:19:23 AM)

    There’s a bunch of starry tandems in the NBA this season: the Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Nets’ Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Rockets’ James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. The Knicks? They now have Julius Randle and Marcus…

  • [NYPost] Knicks finalize re-worked deal with Reggie Bullock
    (Tuesday, July 16, 2019 7:04:14 AM)

    The Knicks made the Reggie Bullock deal official Tuesday morning. Though it hit a bump because of health issues, Bullock ultimately agreed to a two-year deal at less than the $4.7 million exception with a team option for the second year, a source told The Post’s Marc Berman. Bullock himself announced the signing, tweeting, “Done…

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.07.16)

  • [SNY Knicks] How Knicks’ RJ Barrett compares to other rookies in NBA2K ranking
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 9:35:57 PM)

    While some fans are still riled up over Madden’s rankings, NBA2K released theirs the same day, where Knicks’ RJ Barrett was among the rookies getting his first ranking.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick JR Smith available on waivers
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 7:48:06 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers released JR Smith from his contract on Monday, could the Knicks be a potential option?

  • [SNY Knicks] Here is the Knicks’ over/under win total for the 2019-20 NBA season
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 12:32:46 PM)

    The Knicks had the worst record in the NBA last season (17-65) and scooped RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the Draft and Ignas Brazdeikis in the second round before missing out on every top free agent and pivoting to the lower tier.

  • [NYTimes] How Knicks’ RJ Barrett compares to other rookies in NBA2K ranking
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 9:35:57 PM)

    While some fans are still riled up over Madden’s rankings, NBA2K released theirs the same day, where Knicks’ RJ Barrett was among the rookies getting his first ranking.

  • [NYTimes] Former Knick JR Smith available on waivers
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 7:48:06 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers released JR Smith from his contract on Monday, could the Knicks be a potential option?

  • [NYTimes] Here is the Knicks’ over/under win total for the 2019-20 NBA season
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 12:32:46 PM)

    The Knicks had the worst record in the NBA last season (17-65) and scooped RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in the Draft and Ignas Brazdeikis in the second round before missing out on every top free agent and pivoting to the lower tier.

  • [NYPost] Ex-players: Why this Nets-Knicks war will be different
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 3:42:40 PM)

    The Nets’ addition of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving can change the landscape of basketball in New York City — but it may not come easily. The Nets added two of the NBA’s best players to a young team coming off the franchise’s first playoff berth in three years. They hope it’s the next step…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley sees one ‘B’ and a lot of ‘C’s’ on the Knicks
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 2:15:35 PM)

    Knicks legend Charles Oakley knows what he saw from his former team in the past few weeks: a failed plan to restore their greatness during free agency. “Do they have an ‘A’ player on this team? I don’t think so,” Oakley told reporters after his Big3-based Killer 3s fell at the Barclays Center on Sunday….

  • [NYPost] Nets taking a flier on former Knick Henry Ellenson
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 8:38:17 AM)

    At least the Knicks won’t be bothered by the Nets’ latest signing. According to multiple reports, Brooklyn is bringing in former Knicks forward Henry Ellenson on a two-way deal. The 22-year-old, 2016 first-round pick spent 17 games with the Knicks last season, in which he averaged 6.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and shot 44 percent on…

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  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Williams, Knicks, Horford, Barrett
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:54:09 PM)

    Second-year Celtics center Robert Williams picked up some skills from former teammates Al Horford and Aron Baynes during his rookie season, as he explained in a recent interview with Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe. “Al isnâ??t the fastest person, but one thing that always amazed me about him was any time he got the […]

  • [NYTimes] Report: Marcus Morris fires agent, had $41 million deal offered by Clippers
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:10:18 PM)

    Marcus Morris has endured a roller coaster of an offseason. The former Boston Celtics forward was coming off one of the best seasons in his career in which he averaged 13.9 points, a career-high 6.1 rebounds, and shot 37.5 percent from beyond the arc as a primary starter for the team. Despite Morris’ success, he wasn’t expected to return to Boston.

  • [NYTimes] Dwight Howard open to returning to LA to play for the Lakers or Clippers
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 5:01:28 AM)

    The last few years have been a whirlwind for Dwight Howard. He’s headed toward playing on his fifth team in five years — and seventh in nine years — after the Washington Wizards traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies. It seems increasingly likely that the Grizzlies will have to release him instead of finding a trade partner, which could again give Howard the choice of his new home.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors’ Steph Curry believes Draymond Green deserves contract extension
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:52:54 PM)

    It’s with that understanding that the two-time MVP knows he and the Dubs need Draymond Green — who is due to hit unrestricted free agency next offseason — perhaps now more than ever. “I feel like he’s proven how valuable he is to a championship team and can find ways to get even better,” Curry said of Green to The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson. “They know what’s up.”

  • [NYTimes] WWE Extreme Rules Full Results: Brock Lesnar cashes in, wins WWE Universal Championship
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:25:53 PM)

    WWE’s latest pay-per-view event, Extreme Rules, is taking place Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. and Yahoo Sports will be following all of the action. Refresh the page throughout the evening for all the results as they happen live.

  • [NYTimes] Woods arrives at Portrush for practice round with Reed
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 8:59:07 AM)

    Tiger Woods hopped straight off the plane to get his first-ever look at Royal Portrush, as The Open returns to the Irish coast for the first time in 68 years. Woods boarded a seven-and-a-half-hour flight from Florida on Saturday night, landing in Northern Ireland on Sunday morning. Wearing a light gray sweater on a sunny day as temperatures pushed 70 degrees, Woods appeared sluggish and somewhat stiff at times while shaking off the rust, a likely side-effect from an intercontinental commute.

  • [NYTimes] BASKETBALL: NBA: Waiving four million dollars would have been worth getting Kawhi – Davis
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:25:29 PM)

    Anthony Davis revealed his first press conference as an LA Lakers player that he waived a 4 million dollar trade kicker deal to help the Lakers in their pursuit of Kawhi Leonard.

  • [NYTimes] WATCH: Umpire does not appreciate Andrew Benintendi’s objection
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 2:14:35 AM)

    Andrew Benintendi is experiencing significant struggles at the plate, and Sunday night he seemed to let his frustration get the best of him against the Dodgers. In the sixth inning against Hyun-Jin Ryu, Benintendi had a 3-1 count when umpire Pat Hoberg called a strike on a pitch up in the zone. Benintendi didn’t like the call considering he could have gotten on base against a terrific pitcher in Ryu, and then struck out chasing a fastball up high and inside.

  • [NYTimes] CG: ATL@SD – 7/14/19
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 12:38:49 AM)

    Condensed Game: Freedie Freeman crushed a go-ahead 3-run homer to back Mike Soroka’s strong start in the Braves’ 4-1 win

  • [NYTimes] Hamilton wins record sixth British Grand Prix
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:52:27 PM)

    Lewis Hamilton won a record sixth British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

  • [NYTimes] GAME RECAP: Grizzlies 88, Pelicans 86
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 12:49:57 AM)

    Brandon Clarke posts a double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds as Memphis drops New Orleans and advances to the 2019 NBA Summer League Finals.

  • [NYTimes] Recap: NYM 6, MIA 2
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 11:14:36 PM)

    Daily Recap: Robinson Cano homered and had a four-hit game, while Jacob deGrom picked up his fifth win

  • [NYTimes] I didn’t like being out of the Copa America – Neymar
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:45:14 PM)

    Neymar reflects on Brazil’s 2019 Copa America win

  • [NYTimes] Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman reveal funny locker room routine
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 5:29:57 AM)

    New England Patriots stars Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski were on $100,000 Pyramid Sunday. Since Gronkowski has recently retired, the two football player thought it was safe to reveal how the big guy managed to stay so positive. During the introduction segment of the game show, Edelman was asked about a little song he used to sing to Gronkowski.

  • [NYTimes] England beat New Zealand to win ICC World Cup
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 7:26:52 PM)

    England have won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after beating New Zealand

  • [NYTimes] Steve Harvey tricks NFL players with strip club question on ‘Celebrity Family Feud’
    (Monday, July 15, 2019 6:11:02 AM)

    On Sunday night’s Celebrity Family Feud, the NFL Players Association elected a team of current NFL All-Stars to face off against a team of Hall of Fame Legends. Host Steve Harvey kicked things off with a rather salacious first question. Steve asked, “What’s your fondest memory at a strip club?”

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.07.14)

  • [YahooSports] GAME RECAP: Knicks 103, Wizards 87
    (Sunday, July 14, 2019 12:44:51 AM)

    RJ Barrett notches 21 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists as New York defeats Washington.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Summer League was ‘different’ for Knicks’ Kevin Knox
    (Saturday, July 13, 2019 11:43:13 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Summer League Takeaways from Saturday’s 103-87 win over Wizards, including five Knicks scoring in double digits
    (Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:57:02 PM)

    The Knicks ended their Vegas Summer League schedule with a 103-87 win over the Wizards in Saturday’s consolation game.

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett ends summer league just as Knicks hoped
    (Saturday, July 13, 2019 5:33:33 PM)

    Rookie shooting guard RJ Barrett wanted to play the final summer league game, a consolation finale Saturday against Washington. Knicks brass was leaning toward shutting him down after four games to avoid an injury, but Barrett felt there was more to gain. Barrett is glad he played, finishing with a near triple-double in his most…

  • [NYPost] What Knicks’ ongoing silence really means
    (Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:17:37 PM)

    There was no song and dance in Las Vegas from Knicks coach David Fizdale. Nor were there any remarks from Knicks president Steve Mills or general manager Scott Perry. None of the trio was made available to the media during the NBA Summer League, which will end with a consolation game Saturday night versus the…

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.07.13)

  • [NYPost] Ex-Knick Tyson Chandler joins Harden, Westbrook in Houston
    (Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:20:34 AM)

    Former New York Knick Tyson Chandler will be playing with Mike D’Antoni again. The free-agent center, who will be entering his 19th NBA season, agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets on Friday, according to an ESPN. The 36-year-old Chandler spent most of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he…

  • [SNY Knicks] Ranking NBA’s Atlantic Division starting lineups — where Knicks stand
    (Friday, July 12, 2019 10:33:29 AM)

    A look at the projected starting rosters of the Knicks, Nets and rest of the Atlantic Division and how they stack up after the many changes in NBA free agency.