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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.11)

[NYPost] The Knicks already have their next Phil Jackson (Monday, July 10, 2017 5:43:14 PM) As the David Griffin flirtation demonstrated, the Knicks already have their successor to former president Phil Jackson. According to sources debriefed on their front-office search, owner James Dolan is moving forward with a plan that has Steve Mills remaining as the permanent president. No negotiations have taken place yet between the Knicks and Mills. However,… [NYPost] The Knicks timing is what shocked Tim Hardaway Jr. most (Monday, July 10, 2017 4:09:16 PM) When Phil Jackson got sacked days before the start of free agency, it …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.10)

[ESPN] Source: Griffin pulls out of Knicks’ GM search (Sunday, July 09, 2017 4:08:13 PM) Source: Griffin pulls out of Knicks’ GM search [SNY Knicks] Former Cavs GM Griffin withdraws name from Knicks’ consideration (Sunday, July 09, 2017 5:26:39 PM) Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin reportedly took his name out of the New York Knicks’ front-office search. [NYPost] Firing Phil Jackson only enabled another henchman to ruin Knicks (Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:52:23 PM) It is perpetual midnight around the Knicks, a darkness that knows no bounds and respects no borders. It is a cruel truth for a city …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.09)

[NYTimes] It’s Official: Tim Hardaway Jr. Is Back With the Knicks (Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:05:26 AM) Hardaway, who was selected by the Knicks in the 2013 draft and most recently played for the Atlanta Hawks, was traded away by Phil Jackson in 2015. [NYTimes] James Harden Gets Record-Setting Contract Extension From Houston Rockets (Saturday, July 08, 2017 11:26:07 PM) Harden is to receive a four-year extension worth about $160 million, giving him an overall deal of six years for a guaranteed $228 million. [SNY Knicks] Report: Rockets pursuing Anthony after locking down Harden (Saturday, July 08, 2017 6:36:28 PM) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.08)

[NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr.? Shame on us for expecting real Knicks’ rebuild (Saturday, July 08, 2017 12:27:13 AM) Here’s the thing: The Knicks actually had built for themselves a safe place that is rare in professional sports, rarer still in the NBA, and all but impossible to achieve when you are talking about basketball fans in New York City. They finally had been freed from the basketball tyrannies of Phil Jackson, paroled from… [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. move proves Steve Mills isn’t Phil Jackson (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:08:45 PM) Ousted Knicks president Phil Jackson wouldn’t have done this Tim …continue reading

New York Signs Hardaway Jr (to an Offer Sheet) for $71M/4 Years

A number of news outlets are reporting that: Restricted Atlanta Hawks free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. has signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN. Hardaway, a 25-year-old shooting guard, has spent the past two seasons in Atlanta after spending his first two in New York. The Hawks will have two days to match the offer. which contains a 15 percent trade kicker and a player option in the fourth year, per ESPN sources. Tim Hardaway Jr. isn’t an awful player (see: Waiters, Dion). He’s an efficient scorer (56.8% ts%, 19.1 pts/36 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.07)

[NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. signs 4-year, $71M offer sheet with Knicks (Thursday, July 06, 2017 7:37:53 PM) In a move that undid one of ousted president Phil Jackson’s shakier moves, former Knicks first-round pick Tim Hardaway Jr. has signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed to The Post on Thursday night. The rebuilding Hawks, who got Hardaway to play defense, have the chance to match,… [NYPost] The soul-crushing misery of the Knicks fan (Thursday, July 06, 2017 3:04:04 PM) ‘If it’s a boy, let’s name him Kristaps,” I half-joked to my pregnant wife. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.06)

[NYDN] Knicks considering Rajon Rondo, but haven’t set meeting yet (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:23:57 PM) The Knicks reached out to Rajon Rondo but have yet to schedule a meeting with the former All-Star, a source told the Daily News. [NYDN] Atlantic Division continues to improve as Knicks keep sinking (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:23:03 PM) This is absolutely an arms race, as Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey aptly called it last week. [NYDN] Knicks first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina signs contract (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 2:57:57 PM) The Knicks’ first-round draft selection Frank Ntilikina officially signed his contract, …continue reading