Knicks Morning News (2019.01.10)

  • [NYDN] James Dolan close to selling team (unfortunately, it’s neither the Rangers nor Knicks)
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:50:00 PM)

    James Dolan is ready to sell, sell, sell.

    But before dancing onto Broadway, take note of this sour caveat: Neither his Rangers nor Knicks are included in the package.

    Rather, the impenitent owner is close to unloading the Liberty to Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai, a month after not ruling out…

  • [NYDN] Knicks talking about deal to ship unhappy Enes Kanter to the Kings for Zach Randolph
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:00:00 PM)

    The Knicks and Enes Kanter are closer to a mutual divorce.

    New York is discussing a deal to send Kanter to the Kings for former Knick Zach Randolph, as ESPN reported. However, sources told the Daily News it’s “very early” in the negotiations and the Knicks are looking for a “sweetener” in the deal,…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Kanter, Randolph, Fizdale, Thomas
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:49:30 PM)

    A reported Enes Kanter for Zach Randolph swap with the Kings would fulfill the Knicks’ desire to move the veteran center without taking back a contract that runs past this season, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. The trade makes sense on several levels, Berman notes. Kanter is unhappy with his reduced playing […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks, Kings Discussing Enes Kanter, Zach Randolph
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 10:53:11 AM)

    The Knicks and Kings are discussing a potential trade that would see the teams swap the expiring contracts of Enes Kanter and Zach Randolph, league sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). However, according to Wojnarowski, nothing is close yet, as Sacramento would prefer to send out more expiring money in any such trade. Getting […]

  • [Sports Illustrated] NBA Rumors: Knicks Exploring Possible Enes Kanter Trade for Zach Randolph
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:54:52 AM)

    Catch up on the latest news, rumors and updates around the NBA as the trade deadline approaches.

  • [SNY Knicks] What could the Knicks do if they strike out with top free agents?
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:09:34 PM)

    The Knicks will surely look into acquiring a max free agent this offseason. But if they strike out, who else could they target?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks reportedly discussed Enes Kanter for Zach Randolph trade with Kings
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:11:28 AM)

    The unhappy Kanter does not want to be traded, but the Knicks continue to be involved in talks for the 26-year-old.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Durant’s 66-Point Rucker night made him an NYC hoops hero
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 10:18:52 AM)

    A look back at how Kevin Durant’s 66-point game at Rucker Park in 2011 made him a New York City hoops hero as Knicks hope to land the star.

  • [NYPost] Why Trey Burke doesn’t want to think about trade deadline
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 9:14:20 PM)

    It’s tempting, but backup point guard Trey Burke won’t do it. The Knicks are heading toward a second half of oblivion and seeking second-round picks at February’s trade deadline for players brass is unsure about keeping for next season. The way Burke has been treated, he’s a clear candidate. Burke has returned to being Emmanuel…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s glass-half-full take on Knicks’ empty first half
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 12:24:15 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Knicks can go 0-41 the rest of the way and still have the same percentage chance of landing the No. 1 pick in the draft as they do today. That’s worth considering as Knicks coach David Fizdale talked up the season’s second half, expecting more wins. The Knicks hit the mathematical…

  • [NYPost] Knicks talking sensible Enes Kanter-for-Zach Randolph swap
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:27:33 AM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — In a move that would make perfect sense for all parties, the Knicks and Kings have discussed an Enes Kanter-Zach Randolph swap, according to ESPN. However, according to an NBA source, the Knicks will need an extra futures asset — perhaps a future second-round pick — to pull the trigger. The report…

  • [NYTimes] Nets Erase 19-Point Deficit in Win Over Hawks
    (Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:43:15 AM)

    D’Angelo Russell led the Nets with 23 points as they overcame a big early hole to get their eighth win in their last nine home games.

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Star Takes On Erdogan
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:37:55 PM)

    Enes Kanter has caused a geopolitical stir by hurling accusations at Turkey’s president and openly fretting that the country’s spies would kill him during a road game in London.

  • [NYTimes] DeMarcus Cousins Eyes Return as Warriors Prepare for 5-All-Star Lineup
    (Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:02:53 PM)

    A year after sustaining a torn Achilles’ tendon, Cousins is expected to join the reigning champions latest this month during the team’s trip to Los Angeles.