The State of the Knicks Salary Cap for the 2016 Free Agent Season

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!

Knicks Morning News (2016.06.30)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Thursday's Knicks Links: Time for Phil Jackson to do his job (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:56:08 EST)

    Thursday's Knicks Links: Time for Phil Jackson to do his job

  • [ – New York Knicks] Sources: Knicks strong favorites to land Noah (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:13:21 EST)

    Sources: Knicks strong favorites to land Noah

  • [New York Times] Knicks Look to Young Blood and Free Agency to Patch Porous Roster (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 02:24:30 GMT)

    The Knicks are set for a summer of change, with just five players under contract for next season and an expected $30 million to spend under the salary cap.

  • [New York Times] NBA Free Agency Just Hours Away and All Eyes Are on Durant (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:33:36 GMT)

    Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team’s top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Extend Qualifying Offers to Barnes, Ezeli (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:27 GMT)

    The Golden State Warriors extended qualifying offers to forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli on Wednesday, making them restricted free agents.

  • [New York Post] This one small Jeff Hornacek gesture really impressed Melo (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:47:48 -0400)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Perhaps one reason Carmelo Anthony was so moved by new coach Jeff Hornacek watching his recent workouts is the new Knicks coach traveled into Manhattan to do so. Hornacek watched a couple of Anthony's sessions at Anthony's own gym, Terminal 23, in midtown — not at the club's Tarrytown facility. They talked…

  • [New York Post] Here are the 5 biggest storylines as NBA free agency begins (Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:15:51 -0400)

    The NBA's annual meat market starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and figure within seconds players, agents and team executives will be chatting, schmoozing, promising and lying all over the landscape. And multiple sources swear some of the players talking will not be named Kevin Durant. Of course, the Thunder superstar is the guy on everyone's…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.06.29)

  • [New York Times] Sports of The Times: Early Entry? One and Done? Thank Spencer Haywood for the Privilege (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:00:21 GMT)

    In 1971, Spencer Haywood sued for the chance to join the draft without completing four years of college. Now he is pushing for the rule that allows underclassmen into the N.B.A. to bear his name.

  • [New York Times] AP Interview: Wade Prepares for Another Free Agent Summer (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:48:34 GMT)

    Dwyane Wade still has every hope of finishing his NBA career in the same manner that it began, wearing a Miami Heat uniform.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Duncan Exercises Option, Still Mulling Future (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 03:54:54 GMT)

    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has exercised his contract option for next season but is still mulling his playing future.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Possible free agent center options (Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:53:04 EST)

    Wednesday's Knicks Links: Possible free agent center options

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.06.28)

  • [New York Times] Adidas Strikes Deal With Wanda to Promote Sport in China (Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:51:28 GMT)

    German sportswear firm Adidas has signed a deal with the Wanda business empire of China’s richest man Wang Jianlin to sponsor two of Wanda’s endurance events, promote soccer and basketball in the country and open stores in Wanda’s malls.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Derrick Rose trade 'reinvigorated' Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:28:29 EST)

    Tuesday's Knicks Links: Derrick Rose trade 'reinvigorated' Carmelo Anthony

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.06.27)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Source: Six teams scheduled to meet Durant (Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:59:09 EST)

    Source: Six teams scheduled to meet Durant

  • [ – New York Knicks] Monday's Knicks Links: New York still hoping to land meeting with Durant (Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:33:44 EST)

    Monday's Knicks Links: New York still hoping to land meeting with Durant

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.06.26)

  • [New York Post] 25 reasons summer sports in New York City will be awesome (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:37:04 -0400)

    Summer in the city. The City That Never Sleeps. Where, not to worry, there is no calm around here after the LeBron-versus-Warriors storm. New York sports fans can bemoan the paucity of championships, but their insatiable appetite always remains whetted by the smorgasbord of stars and events that come their way. In chronological order: 1….

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ recent point guard history is not very inspiring (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:18:37 -0400)

    The position of point guard for the New York Knicks ought to carry the same weight, the same gravitas, and the same roster of excellence that center field for the Yankees always has. New York, after all, long fancied itself as the cradle of point guards, and even if there are plenty who will line…

  • [New York Post] Carmelo and Kevin Durant were at a dinner together: report (Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:09:14 -0400)

    Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony will be together Monday for a press conference in Manhattan to announce the U.S. Olympic team that will be competing in Rio in August. Former Post basketball writer Peter Vecsey, on WFAN, said Anthony and Durant were at a dinner together Friday. The two, having grown up in the Baltimore/Washington…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.06.25)

  • [New York Times] Derrick Rose Expects to Be Appreciated ‘a Little Bit More’ as a Knick (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:17 GMT)

    The oft-injured former M.V.P. said he was grateful to his hometown Chicago Bulls for trading him and giving him the opportunity for “another start.”

  • [New York Post] Kevin Durant’s first blow to Knicks’ long-shot hopes (Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:39:41 -0400)

    Despite the Derrick Rose trade, the Knicks haven't landed on Kevin Durant's short list. According to The Vertical, Durant's Roc Nation agency, based in Manhattan, is arranging meetings in New York starting July 1 with the Warriors, Celtics, Clippers, Heat and Spurs and Durant's own team, the Thunder. The long-shot Knicks would like a sit…

  • Derrick Rose Trade Memes

    Knicks Morning News (2016.06.24)

  • [New York Times] To Escape N.B.A.’s Depths, 76ers Go Down Under and Draft Ben Simmons (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:13:21 GMT)

    The Los Angeles Lakers followed by selecting Duke’s Brandon Ingram, and the Boston Celtics made the first unexpected pick of the night: California forward Jaylen Brown at No. 3.

  • [New York Times] Phil Jackson Outlines the Rewards and the Risks of His Newest Knick (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:53:33 GMT)

    In its acquisition of Derrick Rose, a team envisions a “decisive attack guard.”

  • [New York Times] LeBron James Opts for Summer Vacation Instead of Summer Olympics (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:49:07 GMT)

    A day after the parade celebrating the Cavaliers’ N.B.A. title, James decided to skip the Games in August in Rio. It was James’s sixth straight trip to the finals.

  • [New York Times] Trades Are Part of NBA Draft Day (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:25:07 GMT)

    The long wait to find out which NBA team would be in his future was over in a hurry for Domantas Sabonis.

  • [New York Times] Column: If Ben Simmons Is the Question, Who’s ‘The Answer’? (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:36:57 GMT)

    If Ben Simmons is the question, who’s The Answer?

  • [New York Times] Draft Over, and Now the Summer of Durant Has Arrived (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:39:56 GMT)

    Draft night belonged to Ben Simmons.

  • [New York Times] First-Round Selections in NBA Draft (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:42:44 GMT)

    First-round selections in the National Basketball Association draft on Thursday at the Barclays Center (tabulate under number of pick, NBA team, player, position, previous team):

  • [New York Times] Celtics Resist Overtures, Pick Jaylen Brown With Third Pick (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 02:46:31 GMT)

    With little mystery surrounding how the first two picks would go in Thursday’s NBA draft, the Celtics responded to wider theories about selection No. 3 by keeping things simple.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson realizes there's more work to do (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:52:14 EST)

    Friday's Knicks Links: Phil Jackson realizes there's more work to do

  • [ – New York Knicks] 2016 Draft Picks: New York Knicks (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:49:54 EST)

    2016 Draft Picks: New York Knicks

  • [New York Post] Knicks start wooing undrafteds after failing to buy pick (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:56:32 -0400)

    The Knicks had just five players on the roster entering draft night Thursday and without a draft pick or a point guard other than the newly acquired Derrick Rose. Knicks president Phil Jackson had hoped to purchase a mid-to-late second-round pick, but with the price soaring well past $2 million, he passed. The Knicks will…

  • [New York Post] Phil Jackson shows Carmelo Anthony he wants to win now (Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:44:37 -0400)

    In making the blockbuster move for Derrick Rose, Knicks president Phil Jackson acknowledged it was partly done with an eye on Carmelo Anthony's timetable to win now, but admitted the deal was "risk-reward.” During a pre-draft press conference Thursday at the team's Tarrytown headquarters, Jackson said making the trade for the 2011 MVP was also…

  • 2016 NBA Draft Open Thread

    I figured we might as well take a short break to discuss the NBA Draft. Will the Knicks get into the draft? Let’s find out!