Knicks Morning News (2019.06.24)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Atlantic Notes: Harris, Green, Nets, Knicks
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:31:42 PM)

    With free agency set to open in just one week, star forward Tobias Harris is planning to conduct meetings across the country in his first two days on the open market, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News (Twitter link). Harris, who’s expected to command a maximum-salary deal, will be one of […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks free-agent target Kawhi Leonard opts out, to ‘seriously’ consider Raptors
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:43:51 PM)

    Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has declined his player option to become an unrestricted free agent and is “seriously considering” re-signing with the NBA champions.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former coaches explain what second-rounder Ignas Brazdeikis brings to the Knicks
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 12:47:22 PM)

    In case you missed it on at the NBA Draft on Thursday, the New York Knicks made a splash. They drafted a Canadian sharpshooter with no shortage of confidence and expectations to make an immediate impact to the organization.

  • [SNY Knicks] Previewing the Knicks’ Summer League roster
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 9:38:35 AM)

    Las Vegas Summer League is just two weeks away, and with it comes a chance for Knicks fans to take in their newly-upgraded young core for the first time.

  • [NYPost] RJ Barrett gets chills watching new Knicks reality
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:53:42 PM)

    RJ Barrett’s first introduction here was overshadowed. The encore was not. A day after the Knicks selected him in the NBA draft, the club’s Twitter account captured Barrett slowly walking onto the Madison Square Garden floor. Moments later, the lights flickered, bringing the third-overall pick to a halt, and his attention to the jumbotron. “Ladies…

  • [NYPost] Kawhi Leonard opts out, though Raptors are still alive
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 4:12:30 PM)

    This Kawhi Leonard move was expected. His next might not be. The NBA Finals MVP will become an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his 2019-20 player option worth $21.3 million, according to Yahoo Sports. Many viewed his one season in Toronto as a pit stop following his arrival from the Spurs, making a…

  • [NYPost] Ignas Brazdeikis is Knicks’ other one-and-done NBA draft stud
    (Sunday, June 23, 2019 2:57:42 PM)

    RJ Barrett drew all the attention and the headlines, and justifiably so. The Knicks’ first-round pick out of Duke was at one time considered the best prospect in the draft and set the ACC freshman scoring record (860 points). But Barrett wasn’t the only one-and-done prospect the Knicks selected Thursday night. Second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis…