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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.08)

[Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Portis, Randle, Smith Jr., Westbrook (Sunday, July 07, 2019 6:39:16 PM) The way free agency played out came as no surprise to newly acquired Knicks big man Bobby Portis, relays Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. Portis said was certain in February that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were planning to team up in Brooklyn for the Nets. “We all knew that. Everybody knew that,” he said. […] [ESPN] Scouting the Knicks’ top prospects at NBA summer league (Monday, July 08, 2019 12:20:00 AM) How are RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson progressing so far? [NYPost] …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.07)

[SNY Knicks] Trading for Russell Westbrook alone doesn’t make much sense for the Knicks (Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:33:08 PM) Unless they want to renege on agreements with their new free agents, the Knicks can’t complete a trade for Russell Westbrook prior to December 15. They only have $4 million in cap space, not close to enough to absorb the $38.5 million he’s scheduled to make next season. [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ RJ Barrett not overreacting to shooting struggles in Summer League debut (Saturday, July 06, 2019 8:38:43 PM) RJ Barrett isn’t going to make too much of his shooting in …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.06)

[FOXsports] Pelicans-Knicks game cut short by earthquake (Friday, July 05, 2019 11:39:19 PM) Earthquake causes early finish to Knicks-Pelicans Summer League game [YahooSports] Report: Players ‘took notice’ when James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from Knicks games (Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:17:49 AM) In case you hadn’t heard, the New York Knicks didn’t blow away the NBA in free agency. After a putrid regular season that most fans endured with the hopes that Zion Williamson and some marquee free agents like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were on the way, the team instead ended up with R.J. Barrett and Julius Randle. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.05)

[YahooSports] Knicks become betting favorites … to win the NBA Summer League (Friday, July 05, 2019 12:57:49 AM) The New York Knicks may have missed out on Zion Williamson and every major free agent, but at least their fans can hang their hats on this: They are the odds-on favorite to win the 2019 NBA Summer League. The Summer League seems like an odd thing to bet on — I certainly wouldn’t recommend it — but sportsbooks are always looking for extra ways to print money. Thus, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its odds for the 11-day rookie symposium. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.04)

[Hoops Rumors] Knicks Reportedly Canceled Meeting With Kawhi Leonard (Wednesday, July 03, 2019 11:45:13 PM) The Knicks pulled out of a scheduled meeting with Kawhi Leonard, a source tells Marc Berman of The New York Post. Leonard agreed earlier in the week to meet with Knicks officials, but not until today after he completed sessions with the Lakers and Clippers. New York decided its chances of luring Leonard were remote […] [Hoops Rumors] Free Agency Notes: Durant, Knicks, Cousins (Wednesday, July 03, 2019 3:41:01 PM) Kevin Durant‘s decision to go to the Nets was not an easy one to make. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.03)

[Hoops Rumors] Free Agent Rumors: Mavs, Morris, Knicks, Wizards, Wolves (Tuesday, July 02, 2019 9:27:30 PM) The Mavericks have interest in free agent forward Marcus Morris, tweets Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News, confirming a report from Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com (Twitter link). However, Dallas has “a few [players] ahead” of Morris on their wish list, according to Townsend. Danny Green is one of those names believed to be ahead […] [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Sign R.J. Barrett (Tuesday, July 02, 2019 7:59:24 PM) The Knicks have signed R.J. Barrett to his rookie contract scale contract, according to the team’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.07.02)

[Sports Illustrated] Maybe 2021 Will Be the Summer Knicks Fans Have Dreamed of, but Probably Not (Monday, July 01, 2019 1:54:27 PM) The Knicks missed out on Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker in 2019 free agency, but maybe 2021 could be their year to become a title contender. [Sports Illustrated] NBA Free Agency Report Card: Grading Nets, Knicks, 76ers and More from Crazy Day 1 (Monday, July 01, 2019 8:20:47 AM) There’s an avalanche of deals to process from Day 1 of NBA free agency. The Crossover grades the wild start to the summer and weighs in on …continue reading