Knicks Morning News (2022.05.18)

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    67 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2022.05.18)”

    1. Deeefense!!: The correct question is “is there anyone available to us at #11 that we want to give the required long 1st round contract to?”.

      Only the first two years of a draft pick’s contract is guaranteed; the years after that are all team options.

      Reviewing mock drafts this morning, I’m not in love with anyone that’s expected to be available around our pick. Right now, I’m leaning towards Agbaji, Dyson, and Tyty in that order.

    2. Yeah I’m maybe coming around on Agbaji. The guy is just a tremendous athlete and now has a three-point shot. He’s probably a better version of RJ tbh.

      The Kai Sotto workout is interesting. He actually seems like a decent player. Maybe they are planning for life without Mitch?

    3. Agbaji seems safe and can be a really highend role player, especially if his 3point shooting is for real. I’m totally ok taking a safe pick at 11.

    4. I haven’t seen Sotto on alot of mocks..is 42 too high for him? I’d love him as a 2nd round flier. Also at 11, if we draft a wing, then we better have trades to move Fournier and Burks. I feel like we end up with someone out of the Davis/Griffin/Mathurin trio and I think all 3 can contribute in year 1. Either we move Fournier and Burks, or we will have to move on from Reddish early and trade Burks too. Seems daunting

    5. Like I said last night, I will be somewhat surprised if we actually make the pick at 11. We’ll either try to trade up for a better prospect like Sharpe (or, if Jowles’ dreams come true, like Keegan Murray), trade down a bit to pick up more assets like we generally have, or use the pick in a trade. (Could be for veteran help, could be a sweetener to unload one of our stupid veteran contracts.) Staying at 11 just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing this FO would do, for good or ill.

    6. I do not want Jalen Duren, not happy so many boards have us taking him.

      He’s young, but everything says he underwhelmed as a freshman. The “he looks like a basketball player” contingent who drafted Kevin Knox comes to mind.

    7. Alan:
      Like I said last night, I will be somewhat surprised if we actually make the pick at 11. We’ll either try to trade up for a better prospect like Sharpe (or, if Jowles’ dreams come true, like Keegan Murray), trade down a bit to pick up more assets like we generally have, or use the pick in a trade. (Could be for veteran help, could be a sweetener to unload one of our stupid veteran contracts.) Staying at 11 just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing this FO would do, for good or ill.

      To piggy back on this, I would think that if there was ever an offseason for Rose to make a big trade- it’s this offseason considering the prospects in our range and the presence of Reddish. It would be terrible to need to trade Reddish to move up or unload Noel or Randle.

    8. Alan, I hope you are wrong. This admin’s strength is clearly drafting (not evaluating vets obviously), so they should lean on that. If I were them, I would even swap some of our vets for bad contracts to gain more draft capital. Why not? Look at the Rokas pick for instance. We can stash guys like him in Europe and the gleague, giving us double the opportunity to get lucky on these guys.

      It’s also so much cheaper than buying washed vets and we can win just as many games that way.

    9. vincoug: Only the first two years of a draft pick’s contract is guaranteed; the years after that are all team options.

      Most of these guys get paid whether they are good or not because they are young and teams keep hoping they’ll break out.

      Point being, guys like Frank and Knox are still young enough to have a chance to become good NBA players, but you don’t necessarily want to be paying them for 2-4 years hoping they break out while they aren’t worth the salary you are giving them. You want to draft someone you think will be a good value at the required contract.

    10. I have trust in Walt Perrin, but overall I really do not want a center with the #11 pick. It is likely we could re-sign Mitch to a reasonable contract which = just money, and presumably movable money even if we want to get off that contract for another move.

      That said – I do trust Perrin. If he loves Mark Williams or Duren then I’ll be happy with it.

      Re: trading up — happy to do so if, again, Perrin wants to. He made two trade-ups (as far as I can tell) with Utah and those ended up being Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.

      Assuming we stay at 11, you’d have to think Dyson Daniels is high on their list as ball handling guard who is a demon on defense. If he’s 6’7″ like they say, you’d trust the coaching staff to figure out his shot and let him do his thing. Branham, Mathurin, Sochan, and Eason seem like reasonable players too.

      Ultimately though, pretty much all those guys seem like supporting cast. We need to figure out the main guy.

    11. Alan:
      Like I said last night, I will be somewhat surprised if we actually make the pick at 11. We’ll either try to trade up for a better prospect like Sharpe (or, if Jowles’ dreams come true, like Keegan Murray), trade down a bit to pick up more assets like we generally have, or use the pick in a trade. (Could be for veteran help, could be a sweetener to unload one of our stupid veteran contracts.) Staying at 11 just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing this FO would do, for good or ill.

      Jeez, using a lottery pick to unload a contract might be one of the more depressing moves this front office could make. I hope you’re wrong.

    12. Yeah, I’d be surprised if the Knicks stand pat. They’ve only done so for Obi & Jericho. They shuffled 3 picks last year and 2 picks the year before. If nothing else, I expect them to look for an extra 2nd rd pick to move down.

    13. they’re definitely not going to include a lottery pick to dump a contract. There isn’t a contract that bad on this team that would require that. Even Randle is probably closer to a neutral asset, or even if negative, it’d be like two 2nds or an extremely protected pick (ie. top 25 protected Dallas pick or some such thing).

      If they move down in the 1st round (ie. further away from #1), you’d have to expect they’d get a useful player and/or a future protected 1st rounder, or a really good 2nd rounder. We are pretty much chock full of 2nds at this point though.

      Listened to the KFS pod with Sam Vecenie this morning. Feel like Pursainen missed a good opportunity to ask Vecenie, who is quite plugged in, why people don’t think Quickley can be a starting PG alongside another ball handler, whether that means RJ or Randle. Everyone says 6th man but I just don’t understand why. If George Hill can be a starting PG (who was traded for Kawhi Leonard!), why can’t Immanuel Quickley, who is as good a shooter/defender as Hill ever was, and brings more juice off the bounce + playmaking than Hill.

    14. just spitballing this – assuming the FO wants to win now, who says no:

      Knicks get Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon
      Indiana gets #11 pick, Fournier, Burks, Kemba, and maybe a second rounder or two.

      I am not 100% sure Turner is a positive value on that contract although he is expiring. Brogdon has been hurt a lot – also not 100% sure that is a positive value contract.

      Mitch would be S&T somewhere else.
      I actually do like Fournier on this team, but with him and Randle on the floor, a defense just cannot survive.

      We would start Brogdon, RJ, Grimes, Randle, Turner
      And still have Quickley, Rose, Reddish, Obi, Deuce, Sims

      Ideally we would be able to route Randle elsewhere, but even if not, that starting lineup is much much more balanced and the lane should be more open.

    15. Alan: We’ll either try to trade up for a better prospect like Sharpe (or, if Jowles’ dreams come true, like Keegan Murray), trade down a bit to pick up more assets like we generally have, or use the pick in a trade.

      Or, if Cyber’s dreams come true, like Jaden Ivey. :)

    16. The most obvious thing for us to do is trade Randle for Portland’s trade exception and swap #7 and #11 with Portland. That’s probably their best chance of getting a complementary player to go with Dame – Randle will be better in the next couple years than anyone they could get at 7, and they still can pick a rotation player at 11. We gain relief from Randle’s salary, playing time for Obi, a year to see whether RJ can grow into the primary attacker, and a better shot at a player that can be part of our young core.

      Maybe there are better options for Portland, but not many.

    17. Knicks get Myles Turner, Malcolm Brogdon
      Indiana gets #11 pick, Fournier, Burks, Kemba, and maybe a second rounder or two.

      I can’t see Indiana making that trade in a million years. #11 pick isn’t nearly enough of a return, Burks is a slight positive, and Kemba and Fournier have to be seen as negatives or neutral at best. Personally I’d love to acquire Turner; it will make losing Mitch more bearable. But I don’t think we would be willing to give up what it would take to get him.

    18. I haven’t dived really deep, but at this point I think I’d take Daniels, or trade down and take Eason.

    19. Rama’s plan sounds fantastic to me.

      I don’t have a good read on any of the guys who might be available for us. I am just going to hope this is the kind of draft where there is no giant mistake to be made like Knox or Frank.

      I also have to grudgingly admit that I feel like they may do a decent job with the pick. Their track record isn’t terrible lately.

    20. The Blazers supposedly want Jerami Grant, but he will likely cost more than a pick swap and cap space. But they could also probably get a guy like Marcus Morris for a 2nd rounder. Is Randle worth that much more that Morris? I guess it depends on who you think the real Randle is.

    21. At minimum, each of Brogdon & Turner would return a 1st round pick or equivalent young player. So Indiana says no immediately.

      Again, that’s a minimum to open a conversation and still Indiana will likely field better offers. It’s not clear to me that Indiana even wants to move Turner now that they’ve gotten rid of Sabonis.

      I doubt Indiana has any interest in the other pieces mentioned.

    22. I think I like Murray the most in the draft as well. Mathurin and Agbaji next. Forget about “upside” and “projection” and just take a guy who has proven he can play and shoot the basketball. A center would be ridiculous.

    23. I can’t imagine we would trade our lottery pick, even if its #12, to get rid of one of our vet contracts. Rose, Noel and Burks are all expiring. Fournier isn’t a bad contract. Randle is the worst contract and even he is probably redeemable in the eyes of some other GMs. He still averaged 20 and 10 and is in his prime. I agree Randle might cost us a super late first or some seconds.

      I predict if we get #11 or #12, we will trade down for a later first and a future first or some more seconds. I think they like picking later in the first round where players who have been overlooked are available and the cost commitment to them is less.

    24. E, all merc’d out: I think I like Murray the most in the draft as well. Mathurin and Agbaji next.

      I don’t think Murray or Mathurin will be available at 11. Definitely not Murray.

    25. No, Murray and Matherin won’t be available at 11. Agbaji probably will, and they should take him. I don’t anticipate that they will do the right thing. They’ll be bogged down in nonsense like “Can he play for Thibs?” or “Thibs won’t play him unless he’s ready.”

      At least the pick is too high to incinerate.

    26. rama as it was with the chickens: The most obvious thing for us to do is trade Randle for Portland’s trade exception and swap #7 and #11 with Portland.

      Although Randle didn’t make the incentives (1.98M – 0.99M from being an All-Star and 0.99M from playing 65+ games AND making the playoffs) i think his salary for 2021-22 remains the same as the beginning of the season when the incentives were deemed likely. If that’s the case, Randle’s salary for trade purposes is 21.78M and Portland’s TPE is only 20.86M. Can someone more knowledgeable than me about the CBA confirm this?

    27. cybersoze: Although Randle didn’t make the incentives (1.98M – 0.99M from being an All-Star and 0.99M from playing 65+ games AND making the playoffs) i think his salary for 2021-22 remains the same as the beginning of the season when the incentives were deemed likely. If that’s the case, Randle’s salary for trade purposes is 21.78M and Portland’s TPE is only 20.86M. Can someone more knowledgeable than me about the CBA confirm this?

      IIRC, a team can’t combine trade exceptions into a bigger one, but can they include a player in the trade to allow for a bigger salary to come back than the exception?

    28. TheClashFan: IIRC, a team can’t combine trade exceptions into a bigger one, but can they include a player in the trade to allow for a bigger salary to come back than the exception?

      I don’t think that’s true. Pretty sure exceptions can’t be combined with other exceptions or player contracts.

    29. From what i’m reading, we have the 1st group of 3 players (Chet, Jabari, Banchero), maybe some suprise happens come draft day but for now they seem a lock to be the Top3. After that the mocks are favoring a 2nd group of 3 players (Murray, Sharpe, Ivey). If we stay at 11th, we can forget these players, even if there’s surprises they won’t fall out of the Top10.
      Now the next group of 3 players (Griffin, Mathurin, Davis) is usually in the Top10, but sometimes one falls and so we can dream that one of these players will be there for us. It only takes Daniels and Duren making the Top10 for one of those 3 to fall.

    30. Another time it sucks that the team went vet-hunting. No cap space. Can’t offer that in a trade to move up. Detroit might like a trade to unload Jerami Grant so they can go get Ayton or whoever is available this year.

    31. TheClashFan: IIRC, a team can’t combine trade exceptions into a bigger one, but can they include a player in the trade to allow for a bigger salary to come back than the exception?

      No, you can’t. If a player’s contract fits the TPE, you can use the TPE to not send salary back, and that’s all you can do with the TPE. The contract can be of much lesser value than the TPE, in that case you’ll keep the TPE’s remaining money available to keep doing this until there’s no more money left (or the TPE expires).

    32. cybersoze: Although Randle didn’t make the incentives (1.98M – 0.99M from being an All-Star and 0.99M from playing 65+ games AND making the playoffs) i think his salary for 2021-22 remains the same as the beginning of the season when the incentives were deemed likely. If that’s the case, Randle’s salary for trade purposes is 21.78M and Portland’s TPE is only 20.86M. Can someone more knowledgeable than me about the CBA confirm this?

      Yeah, this is right. Randle’s base salary is low enough, but because he met the requirements for his bonus last year it’s deemed a likely bonus this year and is included in his salary for trade & cap purposes.

      We can still trade Randle for Bledsoe prior to his contract being guaranteed for next season. We’d keep an extra $3.9M on the books that’s guaranteed to Bledsoe. It’s not clear that Portland would go for it though.

    33. wetbandit:
      Another time it sucks that the team went vet-hunting. No cap space. Can’t offer that in a trade to move up. Detroit might like a trade to unload Jerami Grant so they can go get Ayton or whoever is available this year.

      Portland was looking at acquiring Grant near the trade deadline, the price was the NOP 1st rd pick. However, that pick didn’t convey. So Grant would likely cost the 11th pick straight up.

      If Ayton commits to Detroit, then that could change. But Portland seems to want Grant pretty bad. Not clear what Portland has of interest to Detroit without the Pelicans 1st.

      Keep in mind that Ayton is a RFA so if DET did move Grant for nothing, Phoenix could decide to match and leave DET with nothing. I doubt DET takes that risk.

    34. swiftandabundant: Ha. I have an 11 month old. I hardly ever know what’s going on these days in real time.

      Babies have that power, they can turn our lives into some sort of chaos and we still love the experience. ;)

    35. We can still trade Randle for Bledsoe prior to his contract being guaranteed for next season.

      nah can’t do this either, portland doesn’t have the 21-22 cap room

    36. If the Knicks do anything other than punt on the pick I will give Leon Rose an A.

    37. Randle/Cam/11 to move up, please

      I’m pretty sure you couldn’t move up to 10 with that package. That package might be worth the 15th pick.

    38. Who do we view as the only possible trade up targets(assuming Portland pick at 7). Keegan Murray has really good stats but not familar with his game otherwise. Shaedon I would be fine trading up for if Perrin sees a star in him.

      Outside of those two I dont see a really someone worth trading up for since we could find a similar prospect at 11. Getting off Randles contract would be nice I suppose.

    39. Murray is going to be a two-way star. Not sure if he’ll ever be a top-5 player, but within a few years, he’ll have a Siakam or young Paul George-type reputation.

    40. ptmilo:
      We can still trade Randle for Bledsoe prior to his contract being guaranteed for next season.

      nah can’t do this either, portland doesn’t have the 21-22 cap room

      That trade works straight up, no? There’s only about $4M difference in salary.

    41. Hubert:
      https://www.nbaanalysis.net/2022/05/18/nba-trade-rumors-houston-rockets-draft/

      ^ Says Rockets looking to trade. If there’s a guy we love at 3, would you do RJ & the 11 for 3? If we’re lucky, maybe we could get the 17 back from Houston, too, but I doubt it.

      That’d be interesting. I honestly don’t know what the Rockets would want other than the best player/deal available.

      Just from their rookies last year they have promising players 2-5. Kenyon Martin Jr and Kevin Porter Jr also look promising. Wood isn’t too old either.

      They could use a standout lead guard or at least a backup, depending on how they view Porter. Otherwise they look like a well built team that just needs some seasons behind them.

    42. Well, the lottery wasn’t exciting but the market doesn’t have that problem.

    43. That trade works straight up, no? There’s only about $4M difference in salary.

      no it doesn’t work like that. once the regular season ends his outgoing counts only as $3.9mm for them not his 21-22 salary.

    44. I don’t think it works that way. If only part of his salary is guaranteed, they probably have to say yes to the guarantee in order to trade him.

    45. My understanding is that the Bledsoe salary for next season is fully guaranteed the second he is traded. So the contract is more valuable to Portland (if they want to be an under the tax team, though that would void their many trade exemptions) than to us (though he would still be an expiring contract, as opposed to being on the books for four years like Randle).

    46. Owen:
      Well, the lottery wasn’t exciting but the market doesn’t have that problem.

      My VTSAX and VTIAX are probably looking real ugly. That’s okay. We just won’t look. For a few years. Or more.

    47. Alan:
      My understanding is that the Bledsoe salary for next season is fully guaranteed the second he is traded. So the contract is more valuable to Portland (if they want to be an under the tax team, though that would void their many trade exemptions) than to us (though he would still be an expiring contract, as opposed to being on the books for four years like Randle).

      I think we agree his outgoing salary is the 19M$ number for both Portland and NY

    48. it works like this. the default trade with his contract as is (nonguaranteed for 22-23 above $3.9mm w an early july guarantee date) before june 30 has his outgoing cap value at $3.9mm, bc the forthcoming year is non guaranteed and the contract was signed post 2016. if they do guarantee his 22-23, then they can trade him for his $18mm 21-22 salary before june 30, but obviously his $19mm 22-23 must then be paid in full and hits the cap of the trade team.

    49. You should google direct indexing if you have a considerable sum of money saved in a taxable account (i.e. not an IRA or 401k). It holds the shares of the S&P 500 directly, so it can be used to harvest losses. And the losses can be carried forward forever.

      So let’s say you had $100k invested at the beginning of the year and the market’s down 20%. If you have a passive index, you’re just down 20%. If you have a direct index, you’re down 20% and you’ve harvested maybe $70k worth of tax losses to be used for the rest of your life to offset future gains.

      This is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities.

    50. Btw it seems I missed a big event while I was on a 4 day bender celebrating an inexplicable win in the Kentucky Derby. Congratulations on your retirement, Mr Z-Man.

    51. From the draft thread:

      “I’ve heard people say stuff on here about Nashville. Has there really been a influx of New Yorkers moving there akin to say North Carolina (always a fav landing spot for transplant NYers)?”

      I meet people from all over the country here. There are a lot of NY transplants but not just from the city. It’s a young and vastly growing city. People are easy to talk to, and generally happy. I’m 38 and I feel like I’m too old to be here but I also live between Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities so I’m surrounded by college kids. There’s actually a lot of people moving here from Texas to escape the Californians moving to Texas. (They don’t know there’s Californians escaping Californians that move here I guess.) It will be interesting to see what it looks like in 4 or 5 years. It’s fun, and to my surprise, it’s a sports town. Great place to visit and you can really get any pace you’re looking for regarding entertainment.

    52. Hubert: You should google direct indexing if you have a considerable sum of money saved in a taxable account (i.e. not an IRA or 401k). It holds the shares of the S&P 500 directly, so it can be used to harvest losses. And the losses can be carried forward forever.

      Thanks for the information. Lady Jowles and I will discuss with our FA.

    53. It feels like the Mavericks shooters have had their power stolen like in Space Jam.

    54. Hubert:
      Btw it seems I missed a big event while I was on a 4 day bender celebrating an inexplicable win in the Kentucky Derby. Congratulations on your retirement, Mr Z-Man.

      Thanks, Hubert.

    55. Listened to the KFS pod with Sam Vecenie this morning. Feel like Pursainen missed a good opportunity to ask Vecenie, who is quite plugged in, why people don’t think Quickley can be a starting PG alongside another ball handler,

      Last time I listened to Macri he said we should give RJ 5/150 because it’s between the John Collins contract and the max. Collins is significantly better than RJ and overpaid. Macri seems like a nice enough dude and he’s a passionate Knicks fan but he’s a fucking idiot when it comes to player evaluation.

    56. I noted with interest some new stat system had Quickley as one of the best defenders in the NBA. Can’t find it now.

      Barrett max contract narrative is super strong. It always mystifies me how consensus coheres around something for so very little reason.

      He may end up being worth it but that feels like a 10% outcome.

    57. So let’s say you had $100k invested at the beginning of the year and the market’s down 20%. If you have a passive index, you’re just down 20%. If you have a direct index, you’re down 20% and you’ve harvested maybe $70k worth of tax losses to be used for the rest of your life to offset future gains.

      This is not a recommendation to buy or sell securities.

      I know this is not what this blog is about, but how does this work?
      How does value going down 20K (20% of $100K) turn into 70K of losses?

    58. Owen: I noted with interest some new stat system had Quickley as one of the best defenders in the NBA. Can’t find it now.

      I think Quick is good at defense, but “one of the best defenders in the NBA” seems like a stretch.
      Maybe that’s why the stat vanished, they noticed the flaw and are trying to correct it. LOL

    59. Re: Barrett – the reason he will probably get John Collins money is that he’s a ball handler / wing and nominally a 2-way player who can guard multiple positions (although I really think his defense took a step back as his offensive usage went up). He’s not a big who mostly takes assisted shots and is really 1 position defender who is not a real rim protector (ie. John Collins) – even if Collins is a statistically superior offensive player. But I would certainly try and sign him for that deal 5/125. Even if it’s 5/135 it’ll probably be ok. RJ’s floor is very high because of his work ethic and positional value and what he’s already shown. Hard to imagine that that contract will ever be such a negative value short of a major injury, especially with the cap increasing. But giving him the max is utter lunacy.

    60. Cyber- this is the link. It’s impact on shot quality, not overall defense.

      https://twitter.com/custamps/status/1524829646260359168?s=21&t=azq01x91FXGBIhFrhSRYGg

      Hubert, I would like a product that breaks even but generates 50k in losses. That sounds fantastic.

      So basically you replicate the SPY with a smaller basket of stocks and you take losses and then trade into something similar to replicate the exposure and avoid wash sale rules? Presumably it’s algorithmic.

      I suppose it could be a bit of a free lunch. I have my doubts about how scalable it would be. Which is to say that if everyone started doing it it might have some very strange consequences, especially once hedge funds started trading against it.

      It could be a slightly better mousetrap though.

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