Knicks Morning News (2017.08.16)

  • [NYDN] If Cavs call about Porzingis, Knicks need to hang up the phone
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:21:08 PM)

    If or when the Cavaliers call about Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks should respond with an oldie.

  • [NYDN] Make-or-break season for Knicks coach with David Blatt looming
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:18:15 PM)

    It’s been a rough week for Jeff Hornacek, starting with David Blatt declaring his desire to eventually return to the NBA.

  • [NYTimes] The Knick Who’s Barely 19: Ntilikina Is ‘Enjoying the Moment’
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:02:42 AM)

    Frank Ntilikina, the 19-year-old from France, is girding for his first season in the N.B.A. Expectations — his own and those of die-hard fans — are high.

  • [ESPN] LeBron flies in for pickup games with Melo, KD
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 9:52:19 PM)

    LeBron flies in for pickup games with Melo, KD

  • [ESPN] Rumor Central: Cavaliers fixated on young star in Irving trade talks
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:52:40 PM)

    Rumor Central: Cavaliers fixated on young star in Irving trade talks

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis off limits in possible deal for Kyrie Irving, source says
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 5:40:39 PM)

    The Knicks don’t appear interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis, including a possible deal for Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, according to a league source.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Porzingis for Irving?
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:05:05 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis “primary target” for Cavaliers in potential Kyrie Irving trade
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:55:28 AM)

    While Irving “very badly” wants to become a Knick, New York has so far been unwilling to trade Porzingis in a deal for Irving.

  • [NYPost] NBA execs waiting for Knicks to crack on Porzingis-Irving talks
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:23:01 AM)

    The Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors didn’t leave with Phil Jackson. Around the NBA, there are questions about how long the Knicks will refuse dealing their 7-foot-3 rising star, with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly zeroing in on Porzingis as a target. The Knicks, so far, have dismissed any conversations that…

  • 24 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2017.08.16)”

    If they trade Porzingas for Kyrie Irving I am done with this clown show forever

    If they trade Porzingas for Kyrie Irving I am done with this clown show forever

    Ain’t happening, just the press stirring up trouble.

    But I agree about the clown show, it would be Isaiah redux if we actually made that deal.

    I love that talks involving Porzingis have been a non-starter, but we should all worry that they’re going to trade Porzingis. Awesome reporting.

    Yeah, I wonder if it was not just Phil who was put off by KP skipping that exit meeting. Dolan and/or Mills may have viewed that as an act of disloyalty or whatever. Then, KP may have blown off some calls/texts from Hornacek and others.

    Furthermore, KP’s brother made that blanket comment about how the Knicks treat players.

    That stuff may linger indefinitely.

    This is how any trade conversation about Porzingis should go.

    Cavs: Will you give us Porzingis for Kyrie?
    Knicks: Will you throw in LeBron?
    Cavs: What? No.
    Knicks: Then no.

    Apparently the Knicks would only consider trading KP for Kyrie if Cleveland agrees to take on Noah as well. Which, I’d love to unload that obscene contract, but that strikes me as so unbelievably shortsighted…that I can actually see it happening.

    Porzingis may already be better than Irving.

    It is an old-Knicks type deal, which is why people are freaking out. Perry isn’t this dumb.

    I wouldn’t worry about anything the media reports on KP. Most of it is BS. Unless we get a quote from a first had source I’m going to assume they aren’t stupid enough to trade KP. I assumed that was true about Phil also and was right. I’m not saying there aren’t deals I would consider, just that none of them are likely to be offered.

    Where will LeBron go next year? Houston? San Antonio? Miami?

    Gotta free up that Noah cap space so we can spend it on the terrible free agent deals of tomorrow

    Lebron going to the Lakers would be very interesting. It might even prompt Melo to opt out to go join his friend in L.A. (where he owns a summer home, I believe?). Wade would also be available, right?

    Just moved to ATL for grad school and I saw a bunch of people watching Iman Shumpert play one on one against another guy at grant park. The guy was doing well enough but shump was clearly playing at half speed and roasting him. The funny part, though, is that he couldn’t finish at the rim at all, just like in the NBA, lol.

    LeBron enrolled his kids in school in Los Angeles, so the writing’s been on the wall for a while now.

    Headline in RealGM “Sources Deny Report LeBron James Has Decided To Leave Cleveland In 2018”. Headlines like that usually mean that it’s actually likely to happen. It’s disgusting the Lakers actually hired an ex player as a GM who actually seems to be a good GM and we hired Jackson.

    LA Lakers, luckiest most fortunate franchise in the history of organized sports.

    Headline in RealGM “Sources Deny Report LeBron James Has Decided To Leave Cleveland In 2018?. Headlines like that usually mean that it’s actually likely to happen. It’s disgusting the Lakers actually hired an ex player as a GM who actually seems to be a good GM and we hired Jackson.

    If Lebron goes to the Lakers, it won’t be because of the Lakers’ GM, it will be because Lebron wants to go to the Lakers. And, as others noted, he probably had this planned for a while now (hence Irving wanting to get while the getting was good and the Cavs not wanting to make any more longterm moves just to appease Lebron).

    Yeah, I think the Lakers could have any GM and still attract guys like Lebron. It’s the Lakers history and Los Angeles, that’s already enough for a guy who has bigger aspirations than just playing basketball.

    I do think having a young core is useful, but that wasn’t Magic’s doing, either. All he really did was dump Mozgov and draft the obvious player at the #2 pick. Not that Magic is doing a bad job or anything, but I just don’t think Magic has anything to do with Lebron wanting to come to the Lakers. It’d be like crediting Griffin for having Lebron join the Cavs, as Griffin became the GM right before Lebron decided to re-sign there. Obviously there was no real connection there. It was just happenstance.

    Could be that Magic doesn’t have much to do with it, but he didn’t get in the way either and he didn’t change LA’s plan of having max cap space for next year. So maybe he’s not a great GM, I don’t know. But preliminary signs are he’s not bad at it.

    I do legitimately think that there’s something to be said for “not being automatically awful at the gig” (it’s a surprisingly difficult obstacle to clear for a lot of new GMs), so sure, that’s fair enough.

    If you’ve read Magic’s comments about players and teams over the last few years I’d estimate there is a 0% chance he’s evenly mildly competent. If LA does well, that means that either someone else is making the decisions or we are dealing with that broken clock again. He has no idea what he’s talking about.

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