Knicks Morning News (2019.06.21)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Trade With Kings, Select Brazdeikis
    (Friday, June 21, 2019 12:16:29 AM)

    JUNE 21: The deal is now official, per a press release from the Kings. JUNE 20: The Knicks acquired the No. 47 pick from the Kings and selected University of Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets. Sacramento received the No. 55 pick in the draft and cash, Steve Popper of Newsday […]

  • [NYPost] Where RJ Barrett’s love of Knicks first came from
    (Friday, June 21, 2019 1:36:00 AM)

    These stories don’t get much better than this: The late maternal grandfather came from Jamaica to Brooklyn and cheered for Patrick Ewing and … well let his son-in-law tell it. “I used to sit and watch the Knick games every time I went over, especially when I was courting my wife,” Rowan Barrett told The…

  • [NYPost] When the Knicks knew they were going to draft RJ Barrett
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:35:49 PM)

    General manager Scott Perry knew RJ Barrett eventually would be a Knick when he visited their Tarrytown campus June 10 and wowed them. “He came in and won our building over,’’ Perry said on a conference call Thursday night after Barrett officially became a Knick with the third pick in the NBA draft at Barclays…

  • [NYPost] Knicks move up in NBA draft to pick Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:18:03 PM)

    The Knicks made a draft-night trade and moved up in the second round, but it was not to unload Frank Ntilikina. The Knicks swapped picks for cash considerations with Sacramento, moving from 55 to 47 to select Michigan lefty swingman Ignas Brazdeikis. Brazdeikis was born in Lithuania but grew up in Canada, meaning the Knicks…

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett’s first night with Knicks couldn’t have been better
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:36:15 PM)

    Well, this was certainly a different kind of draft-night moment. At 7:51 p.m. Adam Silver, the NBA’s commissioner, walked to the podium at Barclays Center. This is when some of the best YouTube moments of all have been born: the hometown team makes a pick, the hometown fans take a moment to absorb that pick….

  • [NYPost] ESPN trolls Knicks’ futility on its NBA draft broadcast
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:41:49 PM)

    ESPN and a former Nets executive had a little fun with the Knicks on draft night. Before the Knicks selected RJ Barrett with the third overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night at Barclays Center, ESPN flashed former Nets assistant general manager Bobby Mark’s “Team Needs” across its ticker. Instead of point guard or…

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett pick sends Knicks fans into unfamiliar frenzy
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:39:02 PM)

    RJ Barrett has achieved the impossible — he’s made Knicks fans happy. Unlike four years ago when the Knicks used the fourth overall pick to draft Kristaps Porzingis, who was mercilessly booed by the Barclays Center crowd, the Knicks fans in Brooklyn Thursday night erupted — including Spike Lee — when Duke’s star freshman was…

  • [NYPost] Knicks take RJ Barrett with No. 3 pick in NBA draft
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:51:44 PM)

    RJ Barrett is trading in his flashy pink draft-night suit for the orange and blue. Barrett got his wish Thursday and fulfilled his late grandfather Noel’s prediction that one day he would be a Knick. The Knicks, as expected, took the Duke star with the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft at Barclays Center….

  • [NYPost] Warriors floating costly Kevin Durant trade scenario
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:04:37 AM)

    Kevin Durant may have a different path to the Knicks. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Warriors are floating the idea of signing the injured forward and then later looking to trade him in a move that would potentially benefit both Durant and Golden State. The Warriors are the only team in the league that…

  • [NYPost] Coby White’s Knicks workout adds more drama to NBA Draft
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:45:30 AM)

    The Knicks are making the NBA draft look interesting from the outside. On Thursday, the team brought in North Carolina’s Coby White for a private workout at its facility, per White, who averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists in his lone season at UNC, has been regularly projected to go in the bottom half…

  • [SNY Knicks] Emotional RJ Barrett embraces Knicks and New York at NBA Draft
    (Friday, June 21, 2019 1:47:56 AM)

    The Knicks made their selection of RJ Barrett official and their new forward is ready for the spotlight of New York.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks GM Scott Perry admits RJ Barrett ‘made us really comfortable at No. 3’
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00:01 PM)

    The Knicks stayed at No. 3 and selected RJ Barrett out of Duke — a move many saw the team doing. And GM Scott Perry explains why he was the right man for them in the first round.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign UCLA F Kris Wilkes to two-way deal
    (Friday, June 21, 2019 1:18:17 AM)

    The Knicks were not done adding players once the NBA Draft ended.

  • [SNY Knicks] Get to know Knicks second-round NBA Draft pick Ignas Brazdeikis
    (Friday, June 21, 2019 12:16:55 AM)

    The Knicks traded up from the 55th to 47th pick to select Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks select Duke G RJ Barrett with No. 3 overall pick in 2019 NBA Draft
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:51:38 PM)

    With the third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Knicks selected Duke G RJ Barrett in a move everyone was expecting.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Fans react to Knicks selecting RJ Barrett
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:13:14 PM)

    The Knicks selected RJ Barrett with the No. 3 overall pick, and he was immediately showered with cheers in Barclays Center as he made his way to the stage.

  • [SNY Knicks] Teammates, fans react to Knicks picking RJ Barrett in NBA Draft
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 8:34:54 PM)

    The first three picks fell into place the way most people thought they would, and the Knicks selected RJ Barrett, the player they had seemingly targeted throughout the draft process, with the third-overall pick.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks not expecting ‘any surprises,’ will remain at No. 3 to select RJ Barrett
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 5:50:34 PM)

    RJ Barrett is going to be a Knick. SNY’s Ian Begley is hearing from a source that the Knicks don’t expect any surprises, and they will remain at No. 3 to select Barrett.

  • [SNY Knicks] With Knicks planning aggressive pursuit of free agent Kawhi Leonard, here’s what we know about their chances
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:22:05 PM)

    We know that the Knicks will still have interest in Kevin Durant, who is expected to miss next season as he rehabs from an Achilles injury. They are also going to be aggressive in their pursuit of NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: Here are the Knicks Top 5 NBA Draft steals
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:19:15 PM)

    As the Knicks prepare to use their two picks in the 2019 NBA Draft tonight at Barclays Center, here’s a look back at their Top 5 Draft steals in franchise history.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks could target these 5 prospects with second-round pick
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 2:51:46 PM)

    We know that the Knicks are settled on taking RJ Barrett at the No. 3 pick if he’s available, but what will they do with their second round pick?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hold workout with UNC’s Coby White ahead of NBA draft
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 11:29:15 AM)

    The Knicks held a private workout with UNC guard Coby White on Thursday, hours before the NBA draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Grizzlies would need to be blown away to trade No. 2 draft pick; Knicks locked in on RJ Barrett
    (Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:11:15 AM)

    This is all relevant to the Knicks, of course, because they have the No. 3 pick, right after the Grizzlies. And teams have reportedly been calling Memphis about trades for the No. 2 pick.