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Friday, July 3, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.30)

[New York Times] Knicks Thinking Big, Looking for Some Size in Free Agency (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 07:01:34 GMT) The New York Knicks will be thinking big in free agency. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Free Agency for Dwyane Wade (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:25:55 GMT) Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Women’s Teams Still Struggle for Fans (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:32:12 GMT) Even the highest-profile women’s sports leagues in the United States continue to face …continue reading

Unsung Knick History – How We Almost Had a Grant Legacy in New York

This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far. The Knicks have a long history of having fathers and sons both play for them. Ernie and Kiki Vandeweghe, Henry and Mike Bibby, Al and Allie McGuire and I am sure others that I am missing …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.28)

[New York Times] Lynx Beat Mercury in Griner’s Return From Suspension, 71-56 (Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:43:34 GMT) Brittney Griner stepped onto the court for the first time this season, starting the process of putting her domestic violence arrest behind her for good. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Paul Pierce to Leave Wizards (Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:52:18 GMT) Pierce opted out of the final season of a two-year deal he signed with Washington last summer that included a reported $5.5 million player option for the 2015-16 season. [New York Daily News] Isola: Knicks must target bigs in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.27)

[New York Times] Kristaps Porzingis Raises Eyebrows, Including Carmelo Anthony’s (Sat, 27 Jun 2015 03:09:05 GMT) Carmelo Anthony, 31, who has four years and nearly $102 million remaining on his contract, would apparently prefer not to wait for the Knicks’ top selection to pan out. [New York Times] Nets’ Brook Lopez Will Be Free Agent (Sat, 27 Jun 2015 02:03:23 GMT) Coming off a strong season in his return from injury, Lopez chose on Friday to bypass the $16.7 million he would have earned next season. He will be able to talk to other teams July 1. [New York Times] …continue reading

Kristaps Porzingis Round Table Discussion

With the Knicks drafting Kristaps Porzingis fourth overall, we decided to go to our panel of experts. We asked them to finish the following statements. New York is going to regret taking Porzingis over … Kurylo: Willie Cauley-Stein. This guy reminds me of Kevin Garnett. Can guard anyone, but questionable offensive skills. If he stays healthy, he’ll be in the league 15+ years. Armosino: Justise Winslow. Would’ve been a strong 3 and D wing that would’ve allowed them to play Carmelo at the four. Doesn’t have the upside of Porzingis, but his skill set also affords him a higher floor. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.06.26)

[New York Times] Big Nights for the Biggest Markets in NBA Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:52:36 GMT) From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets. [New York Times] Joy in Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns, Tyus (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:25:35 GMT) More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too. [New York Times] The Latest: Can’t Wait for History? Winners, Losers in Draft (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 05:07:41 GMT) The Latest from …continue reading

Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant, Trade Hardaway Jr.

With the fourth overall pick, the New York Knicks drafted 19 year old Kristaps Porzingis. The Latvian power forward, by way of Baloncesta Sevilla Spain, is 7 feet and 1/2 inch tall and from my estimation, weighs about 115 lbs. He’s an outside shooter and shot blocker that needs to go on the Eddy Curry/Jerome James diet. A typical high-risk high-reward player, that we’ll have more (lots, lots more!) on in the morning. The second surprise of the night was the Knicks acquiring the 19th pick from the Atlanta Hawks for Tim Hardaway Jr. The shooting guard wore out his …continue reading