Knicks Morning News (2018.09.21)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks shouldn’t mortgage future for Butler; sources say Minnesota wants more than Knicks can realistically offer
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:15:08 PM)

    It’s good news for the Knicks and their fans that Jimmy Butler lists them as one of his three preferred destinations, but they shouldn’t mortgage their future to trade for him now.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks on potential Jimmy Butler trade: ‘We don’t want to jump at shiny things’
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:30:10 AM)

    In the wake of Jimmy Butler demanding a trade and listing the Knicks as one of his three preferred destinations, the Knicks are not preparing to deviate from their plan.

  • [NYPost] This Knicks regime is different and it’s just what franchise needs
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:02:05 PM)

    A few days after the Knicks drafted Kevin Knox with their first pick of the 2018 draft, team president Steve Mills heard a complaint. “The guy who delivered my dry cleaning to our building didn’t like our draft pick,” Mills said during a pre-training camp press conference Thursday at Madison Square Garden. “He made me…

  • [NYPost] Knicks heaping praise — not millions — on Porzingis for now
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:25:19 PM)

    Knicks brass is paying off Kristaps Porzingis in encouraging words rather than extra millions. The Knicks have until mid-October to give Porzingis a $158 million contract extension but are not planning to do so. At Thursday’s press conference, Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry said Porzingis understands the predicament. Brass has taken great…

  • [NYPost] How Jimmy Butler’s power move could seriously backfire
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:49:44 AM)

    MIAMI — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades. Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that’s an entirely different story. Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying “trade me now” or…

  • [NYPost] Knicks still figuring out Joakim Noah’s final days with team
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:07:19 AM)

    Knicks general manager Scott Perry said he’s hoping for a “resolution” to center Joakim Noah’s sad stalement soon, which is expected to be a waiver/buyout under the stretch provision. There has been no effort to bring Noah to training camp, which starts Monday. Team president Steve Mills said 17 players worked out Wednesday — a…

  • [NYPost] Knicks respond to Jimmy Butler trade request with restraint
    (Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:53:34 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills gave no indication he’ll be “shifting’’ his strategy and be hot on Jimmy Butler’s trail, despite the star putting the franchise on his wish list Wednesday in his trade demand. Mills reemphasized his Monday remarks the Knicks won’t go out of their way to chase free-agent-to-be players by giving up serious…