Knicks Morning News (2017.07.02)

  • [NYDN] Ron Baker, who got 2-year deal from Knicks, sad to see Phil go
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:59:18 PM)

    A year ago, Ron Baker came to the Amway Center in Orlando as an undrafted prospect on a non-guaranteed deal.

  • [NYDN] Knicks ready to let Porzingis be featured player on offense
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:57:42 PM)

    Hornacek speaks about the future as if Carmelo Anthony is already gone.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan should ask Adam Silver for help to fix the Knicks
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:11:52 PM)

    Dolan was the last guy in town to know that Jackson had to go.

  • [NYDN] Jax firing gives Jimmy Dolan chance to reshape his Knicks legacy
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 9:26:02 AM)

    On his way out the door, Phil Jackson provided James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan ultimate cover.

  • [ESPN] Ex-Cal great, NBA veteran Imhoff dies at 78
    (Sunday, July 02, 2017 2:02:06 AM)

    Ex-Cal great, NBA veteran Imhoff dies at 78

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Silent So Far in Free Agency, Knicks Try to Move On After Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:36:00 PM)

    The team has done little to sign free agents so far and is still in need of a starting point guard. But doing little is better than doing something stupid.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry Is Set to Sign Record N.B.A. Deal With Warriors
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:59:04 AM)

    Curry’s new contract with Golden State, which will be finalized on July 6, is said to be worth $201 million over five years.

  • [NYPost] Hornacek talks up Porzingis in way Phil Jackson wouldn’t
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 4:55:05 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Knicks president Phil Jackson said in mid-April he didn’t believe Kristaps Porzingis is ready to be the No. 1 option. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek disagrees with his former boss. “That’s his next step and growth as a player — be able to handle some of that,’’ Hornacek said after the Knicks’ summer-league…

  • [NYPost] Knicks mull swooping in on obscure Suns forward
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 4:20:27 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. – In an attempt to get younger and athletic, the Knicks were mulling an offer sheet for restricted free-agent power forward/center Alan Williams. Who? Williams, out of little University of Santa Barbara College in California, came from the Chinese Basketball League late in the 2015-16 season and excelled off the Suns’ bench last…

  • [NYPost] Where everyone landed in whirlwind NBA free agency Day 1
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 3:38:17 PM)

    Later, that same day… The first day of NBA free agency produced the richest contract ever, reactions to a power-shifting trade, lots of agreements and enough meetings to last a lifetime. The negotiations began after midnight Saturday, but already there had been significant upheaval in the league. Paul George was traded from Indiana to Oklahoma…

  • [NYPost] Ron Baker sounds really broken up about Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 1:13:06 PM)

    ORLANDO — Ron Baker was one Knick sorry to see president Phil Jackson fired. Two weeks ago, at the Tarrytown facility, Jackson helped the 6-foot-4 combo guard prepare for throwing out the first pitch of a recent Kansas City Royals game. Baker, who agreed to terms on a two-year deal for likely the cap-room exception…

  • [NYPost] Knicks shop deals as PG may be down to George Hill, Derrick Rose
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:22:05 AM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Phil Jackson and the triangle are no longer here, but that didn’t enhance the Knicks’ chances of landing the top two point guards on their wish list: Jrue Holiday and Jeff Teague. With their top choices off the board, the Knicks quickly moved on, still seeking their first splash of free agency….

  • [SNY Knicks] Jeff Hornacek says Porzingis will take a bigger role in offense
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 5:42:48 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek believes Kristaps Porzingis is prepared to take a more significant role in the team’s offense, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in Carter-Williams
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 12:53:27 PM)

    The Knicks are one of six teams interested in free agent Michael Carter-Williams, reports ESPN’s Marc J. Spears.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Ron Baker agree to new deal
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 12:25:05 PM)

    The Knicks and guard Ron Baker have agreed to a new deal, he announced on Twitter on Saturday morning.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly have sights set on George Hill
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:20:19 AM)

    The Knicks are have reached out to free agent point guard George Hill, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks still interested in Derrick Rose reunion
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 11:53:35 AM)

    The Knicks still remain interested in bringing back Derrick Rose and have reached out to the guard, according to according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek noncommittal about Knicks’ free-agency plan
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:34:32 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t rule out the Knicks getting a big name in free agency, but he said it’s unlikely because of the Knicks’ lack of salary-cap space.

  • [NY Newsday] Ron Baker excited after reaching agreement with Knicks
    (Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:11:53 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Ron Baker played on this very court a year ago, an undrafted guard just trying to make the Knicks who was unsure if he would ever be an NBA player.

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