Knicks Morning News (2019.06.13)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Ja Morant To Meet With Knicks
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:11:35 PM)

    While top prospect Ja Morant remains the favorite to be selected No. 2 overall by the Grizzlies (link), he’s apparently taking no chances, as Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports that the 19-year-old Murray State product will meet with the Knicks in New York City tomorrow. Morant, who recently underwent a preventative surgical procedure on his right knee, also […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Knicks have pre-draft meeting with Ja Morant
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:22:00 PM)

    The Knicks have a pre-draft meeting scheduled with Murray State’s Ja Morant, SNY sources confirm.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kyrie Irving: The Celtics guard parts ways with agent, will partner with Roc Nation
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:30:31 PM)

    Celtics star Kyrie Irving can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could team up with fellow free agent Kevin Durant on the Knicks this summer has picked up steam since the Kristaps Porzingis trade cleared two max slots for New York. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s the latest on trade talks involving Knicks target Anthony Davis
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:04:27 PM)

    The trade winds have officially come in, as Anthony Davis news swirled around on Wednesday afternoon. Here’s what we know so far:

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks target Kevin Durant’s Achilles injury: KD has surgery, gives update
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 3:58:24 PM)

    Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, casting a shadow over his future. Here’s the latest…

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on trade target Anthony Davis: Celtics, Lakers engaged in talks with Pelicans
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:02:00 PM)

    Pelicans star Anthony Davis has requested a trade, informing the team he has no interest in re-signing. With news of Davis wanting out came reports that the Knicks have strong interest in trading for him. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Some in Knicks organization would consider signing Kevin Durant despite ruptured Achilles
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:45:06 PM)

    After Kevin Durant announced Wednesday afternoon that he ruptured his Achilles, the teams interested in Durant are probably asking themselves a question: Do we still pursue him in free agency?

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant: Opting in with Warriors a ‘last resort’
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:46:29 AM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant can be a free agent after the season, and the idea that he could join the Knicks this summer took a hit when he suffered an Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Here’s the latest…

  • [NYPost] Doctor slams Kevin Durant, Warriors surgery narrative
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:26:12 PM)

    The emerging narrative Kevin Durant had his ruptured right Achilles tendon repaired by a New York surgeon in spite of the Warriors’ medical staff is bogus, according to one local doctor who watched the tragic injury unfold from afar. “I knew he was coming [to New York],” said New Jersey foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant confirms ruptured Achilles: ‘Road back starts now’
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 12:22:44 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The NBA’s worst fears have been confirmed. Kevin Durant, who left in the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 5 win in Toronto on Monday, indeed ruptured his Achilles tendon. The Warriors star underwent surgery Wednesday in New York, he revealed on Instagram, providing more clarity for his impending free agency. Durant…

  • [NYPost] The Kyrie Irving chase is officially on
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:10:01 AM)

    Kyrie Irving will officially become a free agent. As many expected, the Celtics point guard will not opt in to his $21.3 million deal for next season, becoming eligible to sign a new contract with Boston or elsewhere, according to The Athletic. Irving will hit the open market as one of the top available free…

  • [NYPost] Anthony Davis’ threats and promises are only getting more explosive
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:47:39 AM)

    Anthony Davis’ agent is giving the Knicks a chance — but they may want to hurry up. The Celtics and Lakers are both engaged in trade talks with the Pelicans for Davis, ESPN reported Wednesday. Hours earlier, his agent was quoted in a Sports Illustrated story saying the Knicks would be nearly as attractive a…

  • [NYPost] Knicks still ready to make push for Kevin Durant signing
    (Wednesday, June 12, 2019 6:49:31 AM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — A lot has changed on the Kevin Durant free-agency landscape, but the Knicks’ interest in signing him has not, according to people familiar with the club’s plans. The Knicks still have two max salary slots and they still intend to explore making Durant part of the franchise, whether he is able to…