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Monday, July 6, 2015

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Knicks Morning News (2015.07.06)

[New York Times] Minnesota Lynx Back Atop the Western Conference (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:19:38 GMT) The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings. [New York Times] Big Moves Made, but Dealing Isn’t Done in NBA Free Agency (Mon, 06 Jul 2015 07:04:47 GMT) LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.05)

[New York Times] Sports of The Times: The Nets Focus on Themselves, Not the Knicks (Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:36:55 GMT) Instead of worrying about the Knicks, the Nets quietly went about doing as much as they could with what they had in the N.B.A. draft. [New York Times] LaMarcus Aldridge Says He Will Sign With San Antonio (Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:57:46 GMT) Aldridge, considered to be among the top free agents available in the N.B.A. this off-season, announced on his Twitter account he would join the Spurs after nine seasons with the Trail Blazers. [New York Times] Sports …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.04)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Becky Hammon Will Coach in N.B.A. Summer League (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 04:02:29 GMT) Hammon will be the first woman to be the head coach of an N.B.A. summer league team. [New York Times] On College Basketball: Road to N.B.A. Is Taking Detour Around College (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 01:08:32 GMT) While it is still too soon to tell whether Emmanuel Mudiay’s journey through China to the N.B.A. draft marks the beginning of a trend, some young players might be lured by the riches associated with playing overseas as the N.C.A.A. sorts …continue reading

Knicks To Sign Robin Lopez; Might Start Looking At Available Free Agents Not From Portland

The New York Knicks have reportedly come to a verbal agreement with Robin Lopez. The terms are supposedly 4 years for $54M. This is the second player that New York has signed that played for Portland last year. Arron Afflalo was picked up earlier in the week for a 2 year rental. The Knicks are probably feeling pretty good, grabbing 2 of the 4 best available players from one other team. My own personal theory is that Isiah Thomas is advising the team of this strategy. Zeke notoriously used this plan in his tenure as Knicks GM, grabbing as many …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.03)

[New York Daily News] Aldridge cancels Knicks meeting, Afflalo, Robin Lopez to MSG (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 06:07:29 GMT) As it turns out, New York and the Garden are a tough sell — even for Phil Jackson. [New York Daily News] Isola: Big splash? Jackson’s Knicks barely make F/A ripple (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:42:55 GMT) The offseason is proving to be just as disappointing as the actual games for Phil Jackson. The losses are just measured differently. [New York Daily News] Greg Monroe Bucks Knicks, agrees to max deal with Milwaukee (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 00:13:01 GMT) What was …continue reading

ESPN Reports: Knicks Sign Afflalo

According to ESPN: Arron Afflalo will sign a two year deal with the Knicks. His option on the second year. $16 million total. — Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2015 Afflalo is a 6’5 shooting guard that has swapped teams 5 times in 8 years, including 2 stints in Denver. His primary function is scoring, averaging 14.7 pts/36 and a ts% of 56.1%. The rest of his stats are a non-entity, with pedestrian rebounds, steals, and blocks per minute. Afflalo can hit from downtown, with a career percentage of 38.5% on 3.9 3pa/36. It’s uncertain how good he’ll be on …continue reading