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Monday, August 3, 2015

Why the New York Knicks Made a Mistake not Keeping Maurice Ndour

I’ve been quite vocal about the New York Knicks decision to not keep undrafted rookie Maurice Ndour in the fold. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Ndour received a three-year contract from the Dallas Mavericks, year one fully guaranteed, second year partial and third year not guaranteed. President of basketball operations Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills decided it was too rich for them. I disagree with this sentiment as I see the 23-year-old out of Ohio University as someone with the attributes and baseline skills worth a potential low risk/high reward minimal investment. Before the Knicks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.28)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Celtics and Warriors Finish Deal for David Lee (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 02:54:22 GMT) Golden State will send Lee, a two-time All-Star forward, to Boston for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb. [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Phil was wary of Marc Gasol due to cap constraints (Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:10:04 GMT) Phil Jackson told a friend in February that he was weary of giving Memphis’ Marc Gasol a contract with a starting salary of $18 million.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.27)

[New York Times] Second Half of WNBA Season Set to Get Under Way (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:25:38 GMT) With All-Star weekend finished, the WNBA turns its attention to the second half of the season. [New York Times] Australia Dumps Cambage for Attending Rock Festival (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 01:25:30 GMT) Australia have dumped leading women’s basketball player Liz Cambage from Olympic qualifiers after she skipped the first day of a training camp to attend a rock festival. [New York Times] W.N.B.A. Star Tamika Catchings Nears End of One Career While Preparing for Another (Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:35:05 GMT) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.26)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: West Wins W.N.B.A. All-Star Game (Sun, 26 Jul 2015 03:40:33 GMT) Maya Moore scored a record 30 points to lead the West to a 117-112 victory over the East in the W.N.B.A. All-Star Game.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.25)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony to attend USA minicamp in Vegas: reports (Sat, 25 Jul 2015 04:17:50 GMT) In a sign that Carmelo Anthony should be ready for the start of training camp, he plans to attend a USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas. [New York Times] Elena Delle Donne Emerges as Face of the W.N.B.A. (Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:12:32 GMT) With the league’s best players gathered for Saturday’s All-Star Game, Delle Donne’s colleagues, including Brittney Griner, are acknowledging that she has begun to fulfill the lofty expectations with which she entered the league.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.24)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Kings Sign Caron Butler (Fri, 24 Jul 2015 03:48:06 GMT) The Sacramento Kings have signed the veteran forward Caron Butler to a two-year, $3 million contract with a player option in the second season.

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.23)

[New York Post] Ex-Knick Pablo Prigioni reaches deal with another Western power (Thu, 23 Jul 2015 02:48:37 -0400) Former Knick Pablo Prigioni will get a chance to contribute with another playoff team. The 38-year-old free-agent point guard reached an agreement with the Clippers on a one-year, veteran's minimum… [New York Times] Liberty 59, Sparks 53: Tina Charles Leads Liberty Past Sparks for Fifth Straight Win (Thu, 23 Jul 2015 05:26:40 GMT) Charles had 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Liberty dominated on the glass and secured sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference heading into the All-Star …continue reading