[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.
[New York Times] Jeremy Lin Is Returning to New York (With the Nets) (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 04:18:29 GMT) Lin, the Harvard guard who electrified Knicks fans in 2012 with “Linsanity,” has agreed to a deal with the Nets, reportedly for three years and $36 million. [New York Times] Joakim Noah Agrees to Sign With the Knicks After Meeting Officials for Dinner (Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:28:28 GMT) Though no deal has officially been signed yet, the center met with team executives in Orlando on Friday and agreed to a four-year deal. [New York Times] Chandler Parsons, Al Jefferson and …continue reading
[New York Times] Knicks Turn Their Rebuilding Strategy Up a Notch (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:37:14 GMT) The team is said to be meeting with Joakim Noah, its primary target in the free-agent market. [New York Times] U.S. Women Trace Olympic Basketball Success to 1976 (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:33:35 GMT) The United States, currently on a 41-game Olympic winning streak, was not expected to qualify for the Games that year, but took home silver. [New York Times] AP Source: DeMar DeRozan Staying With Raptors (Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:39:35 GMT) DeMar DeRozan turned the biggest year of his career …continue reading
I did one of these last week but then the Knicks traded everyone, so now let’s take a new look at the Knicks’ cap situation heading into free agency at midnight, July 1st. Enjoy!