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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.02)

[NYDN] Ron Baker, who got 2-year deal from Knicks, sad to see Phil go (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:59:18 PM) A year ago, Ron Baker came to the Amway Center in Orlando as an undrafted prospect on a non-guaranteed deal. [NYDN] Knicks ready to let Porzingis be featured player on offense (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:57:42 PM) Hornacek speaks about the future as if Carmelo Anthony is already gone. [NYDN] James Dolan should ask Adam Silver for help to fix the Knicks (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:11:52 PM) Dolan was the last guy in town to know that Jackson had …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.07.01)

[NYDN] Ron Baker announces he is re-signing with Knicks (Friday, June 30, 2017 8:40:26 PM) Baker announced on Twitter he re-signed with the Knicks. [NYDN] Steve Mills, Knicks GM, making power play to become president (Friday, June 30, 2017 5:04:39 PM) Mills, a survivor of several regimes because of his closeness with James Dolan, [NYDN] Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina to miss first Summer League game (Friday, June 30, 2017 1:17:07 PM) Frank Ntilikina is still sitting on the sidelines. [NYDN] Derrick Rose a long shot to return to the Knicks: sources (Friday, June 30, 2017 12:59:54 PM) Despite reports of mutual …continue reading

Is it Worth it for the Knicks to Spend a Draft Pick for Masai Ujiri?

There’s been a buzz on the internet about the Knicks acquiring the Toronto Raptors VP Masai Ujiri for their front office vacancy. Poaching an executive from another team isn’t illegal in sports, as there usually requires some kind of compensation for the deed. In May the Raptors acquired a second round pick from Orlando, because the Magic hired Jeff Weltman to be their president. Ujiri would likely cost the Knicks more than a second round pick. I’d say a good estimate would be a protected first, maybe with sliding protection like top-15 the first year, top-10 the second, top-5 the …continue reading