Knicks Morning News (2019.06.25)

  • [Sports Illustrated] Adam Silver Fines Knicks, James Dolan With NBA Reputation In Mind
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 9:18:11 PM)

    The NBA’s willingness to punish the Knicks signals to players and the NBPA they should regard Silver as an honest broker between teams and players, rather than a more authoritarian, owner/governor-friendly commissioner.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Andre Iguodala on Free Agency: ‘Nobody is Going to the Knicks, Sorry’
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 4:46:48 PM)

    Andre Iguodala just broke the hearts of many Knicks fans.

  • [Sports Illustrated] Knicks Fined $50K for Banning New York Daily News From Press Availability
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 3:14:05 PM)

    The Knicks didn’t grant the New York Daily News access to their post-draft press conferences on Friday, June 21.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Free Agency, Fine, Iguodala, Kings Trade
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 7:53:46 PM)

    The Knicks are hoping to land at least one of the marquee free agents — Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard or Kyrie Irving — but if they come up short, they won’t eat up their cap space with multi-year contracts, Ian Begley of SNY TV reports. They don’t want to take on a bad contract in order to accumulate more assets. It’s […]

  • [YahooSports] Andre Iguodala’s exit line on CNBC: “Nobody’s going to the Knicks. Sorry.”
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 9:36:08 PM)

    Andre Iguodala is a smart businessman who is heavily invested in tech startups (as are several Golden State Warriors players). That — and the fact he’s a famous NBA player — made him a good guest on CNBC’s Power Lunch show Monday. Iguodala also has a few good connections to the thinking of the Golden State Warriors’ free agents Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.

  • [YahooSports] Report: Knicks will roll over cap space if they don’t sign Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 3:14:45 PM)

    The Knicks are chasing Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. New York will reportedly get a meeting with Kawhi Leonard. But Irving appears headed to the Nets, and Durant might follow.

  • [YahooSports] Kevin Durant still will sign with Knicks in NBA free agency, Jalen Rose says
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 3:29:25 PM)

    Kevin Durant still will sign with Knicks in NBA free agency, Jalen Rose says originally appeared on Jalen Rose isn’t changing his mind. He still believes Kevin Durant is going from the Bay Area to the Big Apple. “At the beginning of the season, I felt like he would leave for New York City,” Rose said Monday morning on ESPN’s “Get Up.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks free-agent target Kawhi Leonard has meeting set up with Clippers
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 11:16:47 PM)

    Free agent Kawhi Leonard will reportedly meet with the Los Angeles Clippers on July 2.

  • [SNY Knicks] RJ Barrett hopes to one day have Zion Williamson on Knicks
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 8:26:34 PM)

    Knicks rookie RJ Barrett is dreaming of a potential reunion with Zion Williamson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Lance Thomas is a big RJ Barrett fan: ‘He’s a force’
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 5:00:25 PM)

    The longest-tenured Knick is a big fan of the newest one. Lance Thomas watched fellow Duke player R.J. Barrett several times during the season and came away impressed.

  • [SNY Knicks] Warriors’ Andre Iguodala: ‘Nobody’s going to the Knicks, sorry’
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 5:28:35 PM)

    Andre Iguodala is tired of hearing about the Knicks landing top free agents this summer.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks respond to getting fined by NBA for violating media rules
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 4:06:44 PM)

    The NBA fined the Knicks organization $50,000 for violating the league’s rules regarding equal access to media after it banned the New York Daily News from their post-draft press conference.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant: Nets plotting power play to lure KD?
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 2:46:29 PM)

    Warriors star Kevin Durant is one of the prizes of free agency, but the idea that he could join the Knicks this summer took a hit when he suffered an Achilles injury that could keep him out for the entire 2019-20 season. Here’s the latest…

  • [SNY Knicks] New team jumps Knicks as betting favorites to sign free agent Kevin Durant
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 2:00:21 PM)

    The Knicks’ betting odds to sign free agent Kevin Durant have taken a dip, according to Caesars, with New York now the third-likeliest landing spot for the star.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks free agent target Kevin Durant has ‘met twice’ recently with Kyrie Irving about joining same team
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 12:56:00 PM)

    The talk of Durant and Irving possibly linking up is nothing new, but news of their two recent meetings should turn some heads.

  • [SNY Knicks] Here are the Knicks’ updated odds to sign pending free agent Kawhi Leonard
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 11:52:55 AM)

    With free agency less than a week away from kicking off in the NBA, the Nets have been closely related with some of the top players on the market, including Kawhi Leonard.

  • [ESPN] Knicks fined $50K for banning Daily News
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 3:16:09 PM)

    The Knicks have been fined $50K for banning reporters from the New York Daily News from a post-draft presser on Friday.

  • [NYPost] Iffy Kevin Durant status adds to Knicks spectacle: ‘I wouldn’t do it’
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 4:05:19 PM)

    The Knicks don’t enter free agency on June 30 in the driver’s seat for a union of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. And they don’t enter with the same jubilation that signing Durant will end their woes next season. When owner James Dolan predicted “a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents,” he…

  • [NYPost] Andre Iguodala has harsh words for Knicks’ Kevin Durant push
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 1:04:22 PM)

    The tides of free agency are already moving against the Knicks. At least according to Andre Iguodala. In an appearance on CNBC, Iguodala said both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson would re-sign with the Warriors, though it’s unclear what’s behind his statement. As for the Knicks, who are expected to pursue Durant even after he…

  • [NYPost] Nets mulling DeAndre Jordan signing to entice Kevin Durant
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 12:16:33 PM)

    GM Sean Marks said Monday the Nets would look to add some size this summer. It looks like DeAndre Jordan could be that big man — as well as a lure to land the biggest free-agent fish: Kevin Durant. Both Bleacher Report and the New York Times reported the Nets are exploring the feasibility of…

  • [NYPost] NBA fines Knicks $50,000 for media access violation
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 11:36:57 AM)

    The NBA fined the Knicks $50,000 Monday for violating league rules regarding equal access for media. The team didn’t allow the Daily News access to its press conference Friday in which they introduced NBA Draft picks RJ Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis. “The Knicks acknowledge that we did not comply with the NBA’s media policy, and…

  • [NYPost] This could be Frank Ntilikina’s first step toward Knicks comeback
    (Monday, June 24, 2019 9:16:15 AM)

    With a push from his new French agent, Frank Ntilikina is all in on playing for the French National Team in the prestigious FIBA World Cup, according to NBA sources. The event is held in China from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. The French team is expected to gather for training camp and exhibitions starting…