Knicks Morning News (2017.07.08)

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr.? Shame on us for expecting real Knicks’ rebuild
    (Saturday, July 08, 2017 12:27:13 AM)

    Here’s the thing: The Knicks actually had built for themselves a safe place that is rare in professional sports, rarer still in the NBA, and all but impossible to achieve when you are talking about basketball fans in New York City. They finally had been freed from the basketball tyrannies of Phil Jackson, paroled from…

  • [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. move proves Steve Mills isn’t Phil Jackson
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:08:45 PM)

    Ousted Knicks president Phil Jackson wouldn’t have done this Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million offer sheet. The Knicks have moved on rapidly in philosophy in the 10 days since Jackson was railroaded out of town by owner James Dolan. “Young, long and athletic” — that’s the new motto of the Steve Mills-led July reign. Mills…

  • [NYPost] This is a Tim Hardaway Jr. Knicks fans won’t recognize
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 3:55:43 PM)

    When the news hit, Knicks fans generally reacted the same way. AAARRGGGGHHHHHH!!!! The news concerned a four-year, $71 million offer sheet to former Knick Tim Hardaway Jr. Why not just put a blow torch to a blank check while you’re at it? But not all see the Knicks’ offer to the Hawks’ restricted free agent…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis drops biggest clue he loves Knicks again
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:21:14 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is back in the New York groove — at least according to his Instagram. The Latvian star dropped his biggest hint yet that his tumultuous offseason is behind him, posting another photo suggesting he’s raring to go with the Knicks next season. “Maan I miss some action.. who else does? [frowny face] is…

  • [NYPost] Knicks dump Marshall Plumlee, who was a Phil Jackson favorite
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 7:26:49 AM)

    The erasure of the Phil Jackson era continued Friday morning as the Knicks released burly center Marshall Plumlee to open up cap space. Plumlee was to make $1.3 million next season and the guarantee kicked in July 20, according to a source. The Knicks needed the room now. The release came the morning after the Knicks,…

  • [NYPost] Huge Tim Hardaway offer sends Knicks fans into meltdown
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 6:03:37 AM)

    In 2013, the Knicks drafted Tim Hardaway Jr. with the 24th overall pick in the draft. After two seasons in New York, the team traded Hardaway to Atlanta as part of a three-team swap in which they received a first-round pick that would become point guard Jerian Grant. Grant was then traded to the Chicago…

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Knicks’ plans moving forward
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 6:41:13 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Tim Hardaway, Jr. agree on four-year, $71M offer sheet
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 12:00:50 PM)

    Restricted Free Agent Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the Atlanta Hawks has agreed on a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the Knicks, according to sources at ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in former Laker guard Buycks
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 10:51:16 AM)

    The New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing 28-year-old guard Dwight Buycks, who has bounced around between China and the D-League the past two years.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks waive Plumlee
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:52:00 AM)

    The New York Knicks waived center Marshall Plumlee on Friday, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dotson hoping to establish himself in Knicks backcourt
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:46:00 AM)

    Knicks second-round pick Damyean Dotson hopes he can have a significant role in New York’s backcourt as a rookie.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: With Phil Jackson Gone, Knicks Make Another Puzzling Decision
    (Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:03:50 AM)

    Signing Tim Hardaway Jr. to a $71 million offer sheet is betting big bucks on a player that the team didn’t embrace the first time around.

  • [NYDN] Knicks GM Steve Mills staking his reputation on Tim Hardaway Jr.
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 10:04:42 PM)

    Nothing says Steve Mills and Phil Jackson weren’t exactly seeing eye-to-eye quite like $71 million over four years to Tim Hardaway Jr.

  • [NYDN] Knicks waive Plumlee after signing Hardaway Jr. to offer sheet
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 6:13:47 AM)

    The Knicks announced that they have waived Marshall Plumlee on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks waive Marshall Plumlee to help clear way for Tim Hardaway Jr. if Hawks don’t match
    (Friday, July 07, 2017 9:24:30 PM)

    The Knicks on Friday made the first of what could be several moves to clear the way to bring back Tim Hardaway Jr.

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