[New York Times] Knicks’ Free-Agent Hires Add Needed Depth and Homegrown Passion (Sat, 09 Jul 2016 05:00:06 GMT) The Knicks introduced their three major free-agent signings from this month, guards Brandon Jennings and Courtney Lee and center Joakim Noah, a New York native who grew up a die-hard fan. [New York Times] The UConn Legend Breanna Stewart Adjusts to Life in the W.N.B.A. (Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:21:33 GMT) Stewart, a four-time national champion, is learning to deal with losing and the pressure of high expectations in a league that can use a breakout star. [New York Times] Former Princeton …continue reading
[New York Times] Kevin Durant, Whether Hero or Villain, Defends His Move to the Warriors (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 05:20:05 GMT) The newly minted Golden State Warrior said he was not seeking an easier path to a championship by leaving the Thunder. “Hopefully everybody understands,” he said. [New York Times] The UConn Legend Breanna Stewart Adjusts to Life in the W.N.B.A. (Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:00:26 GMT) Stewart, a four-time national champion, is learning to deal with losing and the pressure of high expectations in a league that can use a breakout star. [New York Times] Nine Questions: Dwyane Wade’s …continue reading
[New York Times] So-So Players’ Salaries Soar in N.B.A. Flush With New TV Money (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:52:27 GMT) There has never been a better time to be an N.B.A. free agent, thanks to a new TV contract that has infused billions of dollars into the league. [New York Times] Knicks Drawing on Top Spanish League to Stock Bench (Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:20:05 GMT) Center Guillermo Hernangomez and forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, veterans of the league where Kristaps Porzingis played, are said to have reached deals to join him in New York. [New York Times] Coming Home: Dwyane Wade …continue reading
[New York Times] Filling Warriors’ Bench Should Not Be a Problem (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:36:59 GMT) Assumptions that Golden State would have trouble accommodating Kevin Durant’s salary overlooked that other players would accept minimal contracts to join up. [New York Times] Dirk Nowitzki and Mavericks Reportedly Reach Two-Year Agreement (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:17:36 GMT) Nowitzki will have a chance to spend 20 seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, the only franchise he has ever played for. [New York Times] Satoransky Relishes Prospect of Wizards Spell (Wed, 06 Jul 2016 07:51:31 GMT) Tomas Satoransky regards his expected move from Barcelona …continue reading
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant’s Move to Warriors Reflects Trend in Team-Building (Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:46:55 GMT) For Durant the jump is as much about the talent-laden roster he is joining, and the chance it gives him to win his first N.B.A. title, as it is anything else. [New York Times] Brandon Jennings Agrees to Join Knicks (Tue, 05 Jul 2016 01:29:07 GMT) Jennings, formerly of the Orlando Magic, will sign a one-year deal to back up the newly acquired Derrick Rose at point guard.
Happy Independence Day to all our American Knickerbuddies out there. Enjoy the festivities, and be safe. To all our non-American Knickerbuddies, happy regular old Monday. A lot has transpired in Knicksdom over the last several weeks. The dominoes began to fall with the Derrick Rose trade a little less than two weeks ago. Rose lobbied his Bulls’ comrade, Joakim Noah, to join him in New York, and Noah turned around to convince free agent SG Courtney Lee to round out the Knicks’ starting five. Of course, there was a lot of drama, hand-wringing, speculation, speculation about speculation, and a bit …continue reading
[New York Times] AP Sources: Mavs Plan Max Offer Sheet for Warriors’ Barnes (Sun, 03 Jul 2016 03:57:38 GMT) The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. [New York Times] Summer League Action for NBA Teams Opens in Orlando (Sun, 03 Jul 2016 01:54:33 GMT) While the focus was on business, there was some basketball Saturday.