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Monday, July 28, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.08)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo ‘torn’ between Knicks, Lakers, Bulls (Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:08:31 GMT) Carmelo Anthony is “torn” over where to spend the prime years of his career, according to a friend of the Knicks All Star forward. Anthony, 30, is still debating his next move with the Knicks, Lakers and the Bulls as his top three choices, the source claims. [New York Times] Nets’ Low-Key Introduction Reflects New Coach (Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:36:17 GMT) The Nets’ introduction of Lionel Hollins contrasted with the pageantry that accompanied last year’s introduction of Jason Kidd. [New York Times] Testimony …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.07)

[New York Times] AP Sources: LeBron James to Meet With Heat (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:53:17 GMT) Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. [New York Times] French Forward Diaw to Stay in San Antonio (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:02:08 GMT) Boris Diaw will re-sign with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, the French forward announced on Sunday. Diaw, whose versatility inside and outside the paint played a key role in helping the Spurs capture the title this past season, announced the news via Twitter. “Hey Spurs …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.06)

[New York Daily News] Lupica: Carmelo Anthony has got all the moves (Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:16:00 GMT) From the time Phil Jackson took the job as president and chief operating savior of the New York Knicks, getting the first max contract in the history of NBA front offices, we haven’t just treated him like the most powerful guy at the Garden, we’ve treated him like the most powerful guy in New York sports. [New York Daily News] Lakers become serious threat to sign Carmelo Anthony (Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:26:28 GMT) Phil Jackson is now battling his former club …continue reading

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