Knicks Morning News (2017.07.06)

  • [NYDN] Knicks considering Rajon Rondo, but haven’t set meeting yet
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:23:57 PM)

    The Knicks reached out to Rajon Rondo but have yet to schedule a meeting with the former All-Star, a source told the Daily News.

  • [NYDN] Atlantic Division continues to improve as Knicks keep sinking
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:23:03 PM)

    This is absolutely an arms race, as Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey aptly called it last week.

  • [NYDN] Knicks first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina signs contract
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 2:57:57 PM)

    The Knicks’ first-round draft selection Frank Ntilikina officially signed his contract, the team announced Wednesday.

  • [NYTimes] Trial Date Set for Billy Hunter’s Case Against N.B.A. Players’ Union
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 10:53:26 PM)

    The union’s former executive director, who was fired in February 2013, is seeking at least $10.5 million in the wrongful-termination suit.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks sign first-round point guard Frank Ntilikina, seek vet help
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:20:40 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Knicks signed a point guard Wednesday, but it was their own.

  • [NY Newsday] Kyle O’Quinn foresaw changes coming for Knicks
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 9:08:18 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyle O’Quinn didn’t seem surprised that Phil Jackson is no longer the Knicks president. O’Quinn was more shocked that his good friend and teammate Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview, and didn’t necessarily agree with that move.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks in touch with Rajon Rondo for Frank Ntilikina mentor role
    (Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:39:01 AM)

    Sources: Knicks in touch with Rajon Rondo for Frank Ntilikina mentor role

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ top pick signs but no point guard mentor near
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 7:28:28 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Frank Ntilikina signed his four-year, $18.5 million rookie-scale contract, but won’t be able to show his lottery form at the Orlando summer league. Ntilikina, who suffered a bruised knee in the decisive Game 5 of the French league finals the day after the Knicks selected him in the draft, will miss the…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis’ Knicks friend saw Phil Jackson shocker coming
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:01:43 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Though Kyle O’Quinn admitted being surprised his buddy Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with Phil Jackson in mid-April, O’Quinn said he knew something had to break on the Jackson front. Amid feuds with Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, both of whom he had threatened to unload, Jackson was fired June 28. “It’s…

  • [NYPost] Knicks manage to lose out on Dion Waiters again
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 1:46:46 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. – The Waiters is over, and the Knicks again were empty-handed. Syracuse product Dion Waiters, whom acting president Steve Mills first pursued in 2013-14 in a trade, agreed to terms with Miami in a deal reportedly worth $52 million over four years. According to a source, the Knicks’ initial offer was for over…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ French stash pick may piggyback way onto team
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 8:54:50 AM)

    ORLANDO — Louis Labeyrie, the other Knicks draft pick from France, would like to see more French spoken in the Knicks’ locker room this fall. A European stash pick in 2014, selected at No. 57, Labeyrie is making his third appearance on the Knicks’ summer-league team. After the first two summer-league stints, the Knicks didn’t…

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina officially signs rookie contract, won’t play in Summer League
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 6:37:57 PM)

    Knicks 2017 first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina signed his four-year rookie contact, the team announced Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] O’Quinn not surprised by Jackson’s departure
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 8:35:02 PM)

    With all of the controversy surrounding Phil Jackson, Kyle O’Quinn was not surprised the Knicks let go of the team president, he told the New York Post.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have spoken with free agent PG Rajon Rondo
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 3:45:13 PM)

    Rondo is reportedly also drawing interest from the Lakers.

  • [SNY Knicks] New York Sports Today: Knicks have interest in Dion Waiters
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017 10:01:49 AM)

    The Knicks are interested in free-agent guard Dion Waiters.

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