Knicks Morning News (2019.06.28)

  • [FOXsports] Analysis: It’s Knicks-Nets in Big Apple free agency battle
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:47:23 PM)

    Analysis: It’s Knicks vs. Nets in Big Apple free agency battle

  • [Hoops Rumors] Free Agent Rumors: Knicks, Pelicans, Looney, Satoransky, More
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:02:14 PM)

    Following up on recent reports that have linked the team to Julius Randle and Bobby Portis, Ian Begley of confirms that the Knicks will have “strong interest” in those young bigs if they can’t land their top free agent targets. However, as we’ve heard repeatedly in recent days, New York prefers not to offer […]

  • [NYPost] Knicks and Nets have been caught up in this vortex before
    (Friday, June 28, 2019 12:50:32 AM)

    The Knicks and Nets cut, slashed, saved like Scrooge. Both amassed an alarming array of defeats. But all was done to chase other-worldly free-agent stars. That was in 2010 when free-agency excitement mesmerized New York. LeBron James, after all, was on the market. “He dominated the whole thing,” said Donnie Walsh, a Pacers adviser now…

  • [NYPost] Achilles injury return stat that should give Kevin Durant suitors pause
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 5:42:35 PM)

    While the Nets and Knicks have tantalized Kevin Durant, neither franchise can offer him that golden year — a fifth season paying $50 million. It’s the one carrot that keeps the Warriors in play as Durant weighs his options with free agency beginning Sunday night. With Durant coming off Achilles tendon surgery, one NBA executive…

  • [NYPost] Why Damyean Dotson thinks Knicks will be fine without free-agent splash
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:42:26 AM)

    Rehabbing Damyean Dotson, who finished the season as the Knicks’ starting shooting guard, believes the club will be fine even without a big free-agent splash. If the Knicks sign Kevin Durant, he won’t be playing next season anyway because of his torn Achilles. Dotson, who underwent shoulder surgery in mid-May, made big strides in his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ interest in Terry Rozier may pay off in Kemba Walker fallout
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:02:03 AM)

    Point guard Kemba Walker, a native New Yorker, could give the Knicks his first assist. If Walker flees Charlotte for Boston, there are reports the Celtics could renounce the rights to backup point guard Terry Rozier, who has long been an apple of Knicks GM Scott Perry’s eye. In that scenario, Rozier would be an…

  • [SNY Knicks] Pros and cons of a potential DeMarcus Cousins-Knicks pairing
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:11:58 PM)

    News broke on Wednesday that the Knicks were contemplating “extending a considerable one-year offer” to free agent DeMarcus Cousins this summer. But would even a one-year offer at a high price for the six-time All-Star be worth it for New York?

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s how completed Anthony Davis trade could impact Knicks in free agency
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 2:55:24 PM)

    Not only did the Knicks miss out on landing Anthony Davis, but his trade with the Lakers could potentially make New York miss out on a top free agent.

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Knicks will have strong interest in Bobby Portis, Julius Randle if they whiff on top free agents
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:36:01 PM)

    With four days to go before free agency, members of the Knicks organization still believe they have a chance to sign their top targets: Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Kyrie Irving.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks could extend ‘considerable’ offer to free agent DeMarcus Cousins
    (Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:49:13 AM)

    The 28-year-old Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Warriors last offseason that paid him $5.337 million.