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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.05)

[NYDN] Knicks targeting former Syracuse standout Dion Waiters (Tuesday, July 04, 2017 10:12:37 PM) The latest reported Knicks target is a former Syracuse stud dogged by underachieving in the NBA but also coming off a career year in Miami. [NY Newsday] Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina ready for work of training camp (Tuesday, July 04, 2017 9:57:00 PM) Frank Ntilikina hasn’t been able to show anyone, particularly his coach Jeff Hornacek, what he can do on a basketball court. [NYTimes] Gordon Hayward Says He Will Join the Boston Celtics (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 12:09:41 AM) Hayward, one of the top free …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.04)

[ESPN] Knicks sign Kornet to new two-way contract (Monday, July 03, 2017 10:14:50 PM) Knicks sign Kornet to new two-way contract [ESPN] Vote: Where will Carmelo Anthony play next season? (Monday, July 03, 2017 9:47:00 AM) Vote: Where will Carmelo Anthony play next season? [NYPost] Knicks center on experimental contract aims for permanent gig (Monday, July 03, 2017 4:13:47 PM) ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks center Luke Kornet is one of the NBA pioneers — signed to the new two-way contract found in the brand-new collective bargaining agreement. The 7-foot-1 undrafted Vanderbilt center’s 3-point shooting and rim protection have been impressive …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.03)

[SNY Knicks] Holiday agrees to two-year deal with Bulls (Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:21:19 PM) Former New York Knicks guard Justin Holiday reportedly agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly trying to clear cap space, may pursue Mack (Sunday, July 02, 2017 8:55:46 PM) The New York Knicks reportedly may consider trading Courtney Lee or Kyle O’Quinn in order to clear cap space so they can offer more money to free agents. [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: ‘I don’t see [Porzingis] going anywhere’ (Sunday, July 02, 2017 5:42:35 PM) While former New York Knicks …continue reading