Knicks Morning News (2019.06.26)

  • [YahooSports] NBA rumors: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins on Knicks’ radar in free agency
    (Wednesday, June 26, 2019 1:33:45 AM)

    NBA rumors: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins on Knicks’ radar in free agency originally appeared on Boogie to the Big Apple? After one season with the Golden State Warriors, All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins could find a new home with the New York Knicks. The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reported Tuesday that Cousins is on the Knicks’ radar in free agency.

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Stars, Harris, Randle
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:57:46 PM)

    The Knicks are heading into the offseason the ability to carve out cap space for two max contracts. Kevin Durant has long been rumored as a target, though he isn’t the only star they will shoot for. The team is hopeful about getting a meeting with Kawhi Leonard, sources tell Marc Spears of The Undefeated. New York […]

  • [NYTimes] Bucks’ Horst wins Executive of the Year, heads back to work
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:49:01 PM)

    Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst took a break from his busy schedule Monday night to collect the 2018-19 NBA Executive of the Year Award

  • [NYTimes] Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:32:01 PM)

    Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach, after season on staff with Nets

  • [NYTimes] Raptors president ‘confident’ Leonard will return to champs
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:08:04 PM)

    Raptors president ‘confident’ he can keep keeping Leonard once free agency begins

  • [NYPost] Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett are already shattering records
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:56:02 PM)

    Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett have yet to step on an NBA court — but they’re already shattering records when it comes to moving merch. The dynamic Duke roommates — who got picked No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, in last week’s draft — sold more jerseys and shirts than any other draftees in history,…

  • [NYPost] Don Nelson’s idea to trade Patrick Ewing didn’t go over well
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:53:35 PM)

    It was a disjointed idea that wasn’t highly thought of. Former Knicks coach Don Nelson, known for his intense coaching style and short-lived Knicks tenure, told HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that his idea to trade Patrick Ewing to make room for Shaquille O’Neal is what cost him his job. “I said, ‘You need…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ greatest Kevin Durant question draws intrigue all over
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:23:58 PM)

    Returning from an Achilles tendon rupture didn’t cost Wesley Matthews money. And it probably isn’t going to cost Kevin Durant any either. “If Wes Mathews can get a max after an Achilles injury, Durant will have no problem,’’ one NBA general manager told The Post. In 2015, Matthews signed a maxed-out four-year, $70 million package….

  • [NYPost] Mavericks going all-in with $158 million Kristaps Porzingis deal
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:53:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis should cash in before his comeback begins. Coming up on 17 months since Porzingis most recently appeared in an NBA game, Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks are planning to meet with their new big man when free agency opens on June 30, and offer him a max contract of $158 million over…

  • [NYPost] Knicks feel their black front office helps in free agency
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:16:21 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills indicated having a pioneering predominately black front office will help the team in the upcoming free agency. “The African American front office, that doesn’t get lost on guys,” Mills said in an article published Tuesday on The Undefeated, which deals with race issues. After getting the job when Phil Jackson got…

  • [NYPost] Kenny Wooten is latest addition to Knicks’ summer league team
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:06:38 AM)

    The Knicks are planning to sign an Oregon big man and it’s not Bol Bol. Oregon sophomore power forward Kenny Wooten Jr. has committed to signing to the Knicks’ summer-league team and likely will be given a chance to make the main roster in training camp, according to a source. Wooten tweeted out “New York…

  • [SNY Knicks] Could Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter be among Knicks’ backup free agent options?
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:28:53 PM)

    The Knicks won’t shell out a long-term deal if they miss the top players on their free agent list, but you can be sure some veterans will be coming in this offseason to help the young assets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knicks coach Don Nelson confirms he tried to trade Patrick Ewing for Shaq
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:56:24 PM)

    Don Nelson was unable to last a full season as head coach of the Knicks because he suggested trading Patrick Ewing.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ free agent list taking shape with Tobias Harris, Nikola Vucevic reportedly included
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 3:25:39 PM)

    Team president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry, and the rest of the Knicks’ front office has been working hard to prepare for free agency that kicks off officially this Sunday at 6 p.m. It’s a summer that could bring immediate change to the franchise that been stuck in the mud for more than a decade.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest updates from Knicks Summer League: Kenny Wooten Jr. latest to join team
    (Tuesday, June 25, 2019 12:39:44 PM)

    Knicks fans will get an early look at some of the team’s young talent during the Summer League schedule.