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Friday, July 25, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.05)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Ginobili Suffers Stress Fracture (Sat, 05 Jul 2014 04:15:41 GMT) Manu Ginobili has a stress fracture of the lower fibula of his right leg, the San Antonio Spurs said. [New York Times] In Reversal of Earlier Strategy, Knicks Ply Anthony With Cash (Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:41:23 GMT) After being told he would have to accept less to build a winning team at the Garden, Carmelo Anthony was reportedly offered a maximum contract by the team president Phil Jackson — $129 million over five years. [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony expected to …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.04)

[New York Post] Knicks offer Carmelo $129M, wait on decision (Fri, 04 Jul 2014 04:00:51 -0400) For the conspiracy theorists who thought Knicks president Phil Jackson only wanted Carmelo Anthony back for the right price, only wanted him if he took a paycut, the Zen Master… [New York Times] AP Source: Cavaliers Meet With Agent for James (Fri, 04 Jul 2014 03:53:15 GMT) Four years after their messy breakup, the Cavaliers and LeBron James are at least talking about a reunion. [New York Times] As Carmelo Anthony Makes Rounds, Knicks Hope to Be Final Stop (Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:28:20 …continue reading

ESPN: Kurt Rambis to join Knicks

From Ian Begley at ESPN.com: Kurt Rambis will accept a position as an assistant coach under new Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, league sources told ESPN New York. Rambis will be the first addition to Fisher’s staff. Fisher said at his introductory news conference that he hoped to add some experienced coaches to his bench. Rambis has had three previous stints as an assistant coach for the Lakers, spanning 12 seasons in total. He worked in Los Angeles under current Knicks president and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson and was an assistant when Fisher played for the Lakers. Rambis also …continue reading

A Free Agency Roundup (Thus Far)

Welcome to the Knickerblogger free agency roundtable! Whilst we wait for the Melo-choly Dane to make up his so-called mind, we’ll chat about where things stand. Our lovely and talented contestants are Angus Crawford, Robert Silverman, Dan Litvin, Chase Thomas and Taylor Armosino. Let’s delve! The Knicks’ primary vehicle for adding talent to the roster in this free agency window is the Taxpayer Mid-Level exception, scheduled to carry a first-year salary of $3.28M in 2014-15, per Larry Coon’s CBA FAQ. Given that the market is flooded with teams hoarding cap space, who should be on the Knicks’ shortlist for the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.03)

[New York Post] Knicks make offer to Kurt Rambis to be Derek Fisher’s top assistant (Thu, 03 Jul 2014 02:30:58 -0400) The Knicks have made Lakers coaching candidate Kurt Rambis a four-year offer of roughly $4.8 million to be rookie coach Derek Fisher's top assistant, according to an NBA source. Rambis,… [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Lowry Will Be Back With the Raptors (Thu, 03 Jul 2014 04:30:05 GMT) Point guard Kyle Lowry will re-sign with the Toronto Raptors, his agent confirmed. [New York Times] Lowry Will Return to Raptors (Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:53:55 GMT) Kyle …continue reading

Recapping the Draft: How Did the Knicks Do?

The “Knicks” and “draft picks” have been used in the same sentence as sparingly as “Knicks” and “contenders” in recent years, but Phil Jackson has already started a sea chang  thanks to the trade that sent Tyson Chandler to Dallas. In the deal, the Knicks got two second-round picks, and Phil elected to use both of those selections to upgrade the Knicks depth at small and power forward–something the Knicks are  going to need if Carmelo Anthony doesn’t re-sign . Phil may not have been successful in finding a trade partner to get into the first round, but two second-round …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.02)

[New York Times] Roundup: Cano and Seager Lead Mariners in Pummeling Astros (Wed, 02 Jul 2014 04:35:36 GMT) A seven-run sixth inning helped the Seattle offense to the most runs it has scored this season on a season-high 18 hits. [New York Times] As N.B.A. Free Agency Opens, Anthony Is the Star (Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:38:10 GMT) Carmelo Anthony began his tour of N.B.A. teams that are interested in his services. First stop: the Chicago Bulls. [New York Times] Source: Gortat Gets 5 Years, $60M From Wizards (Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:24:08 GMT) Center Marcin Gortat agreed to a …continue reading