Knicks Morning News (2019.06.14)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Free Agent Rumors: Clippers, Nets, Knicks, Kyrie, KD, More
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:02:10 PM)

    While the Clippers are generally grouped together with the rest of the Los Angeles and New York teams leading up to free agency as the big-market franchises looking to make a major splash on the free agent market, the Clips’ plans may look a little different than what those other clubs have in mind, writes […]

  • [YahooSports] Report: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have discussed joining Knicks or Nets, both teams still interested
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 4:28:04 PM)

    Irving definitely appears interested in Brooklyn. Durant’s injury and Irving’s agent change have unearthed more intel. The Knicks and Nets are both still interested in signing Durant and Irving together, league sources said.

  • [NYDN] NBA draft profile: Knicks target De’Andre Hunter of Virginia
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:41:00 AM)

    With the top two picks in the 2019 NBA draft seemingly set in stone, a dozen or so players are vying to be selected in the remaining eight spots of the top 10.

    De’Andre Hunter, a sophomore forward from Virginia, is a lock for that group. In his final collegiate season, en route to leading the Cavaliers…

  • [NYPost] Kemba Walker offers very little hope to Knicks, other suitors
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:56:30 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Good luck to those trying to get Kemba Walker out of Charlotte. The three-time NBA All-Star said he would consider taking less money than he is eligible to make to stay with the Charlotte Hornets if that means helping them build a winning team. Because Walker was named to an All-NBA team…

  • [NYPost] Doug Gottlieb has a ridiculous Knicks, Kevin Durant take
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 10:50:03 AM)

    Doug Gottlieb, who has offered many peculiar opinions during his time as a Fox Sports pundit, delivered another nonsensical take on Kevin Durant on Wednesday. Gottlieb claimed that if the Knicks, who still have interest in Durant despite his ruptured Achilles, offered the 10-time All-Star a max contract, it would be a sign of weakness….

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: With Knicks picking third, Top 5 No. 3 picks in NBA Draft since lottery
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:37:41 PM)

    With the Knicks holding the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft, SNY presents its Top 5 No. 3 picks of the Draft Lottery era.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should Knicks pivot from Kyrie Irving to Kemba Walker in free agency?
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:59:11 PM)

    With the Knicks owning two max free agent slots, it was always the dream of marrying Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in blue and orange next season in The Garden. Even with Durant’s Achilles injury, that still might be the case.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant will reportedly miss entire 2019-20 season
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:37:40 PM)

    While the injury is a big blow to Durant, it might not scare the Knicks off, with SNY’s Ian Begley reporting that some in the organization would still consider signing KD despite the Achilles injury.

  • [SNY Knicks] Scouts weigh in: Could RJ Barrett be a better NBA player than Zion Williamson?
    (Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:45:00 AM)

    Zion Williamson was a human highlight reel at Duke, but could his college teammate RJ Barrett end up as a better NBA player? Scouts share their opinion with SNY’s Ian Begley.