Knicks Morning News (2019.07.08)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Portis, Randle, Smith Jr., Westbrook
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 6:39:16 PM)

    The way free agency played out came as no surprise to newly acquired Knicks big man Bobby Portis, relays Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. Portis said was certain in February that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were planning to team up in Brooklyn for the Nets. “We all knew that. Everybody knew that,” he said. […]

  • [ESPN] Scouting the Knicks’ top prospects at NBA summer league
    (Monday, July 08, 2019 12:20:00 AM)

    How are RJ Barrett, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson progressing so far?

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson happily gave Zion Williamson his NBA welcome
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 10:14:28 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Knicks center Mitchell Robinson only blocked two of Zion Williamson’s shots in the Earthquake Game on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center. But that’s probably because Williamson only got through nine minutes before he was shut down for the summer league with knee and back pain. Robinson didn’t seem all excited about…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina is not giving up on future with Knicks
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 9:34:40 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ 2017 lottery pick, welcomes the competition after the team signed yet another point guard and claims he still wants to be with the team that drafted him. The Knicks’ point-guard situation got a lot messier with the imminent signing of Elfrid Payton. Training camp stands to be a…

  • [NYPost] Fellow Knicks rookie is silver lining to another RJ Barrett dud
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 8:17:48 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Oddly, the Knicks seem to have better luck with their second-round draft picks than their lottery picks lately. In the second game at the Las Vegas Summer League, second-round pick Ignas Brazdeikis stole the show from fellow Canadian RJ Barrett to rack up 30 points, but the Knicks faded late in a…

  • [NYPost] Bobby Portis: Players knew Durant and Irving had picked Nets for months
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 7:23:30 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Bobby Portis, the Knicks’ new 6-foot-11 backup power forward, says all the players knew back in February that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were headed to Brooklyn. It seems hard to fathom, but Portis says he had “sources.” “I knew what was gonna happen in February,” he reportedly said courtside during a…

  • [SNY Knicks] Amid trade rumors, Frank Ntilikina focusing on Year 3 with Knicks
    (Monday, July 08, 2019 1:28:50 AM)

    Frank Ntilikina was visiting with the Knicks’ Summer League team on Sunday night, unfazed by his involvement in recent trade rumors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Bobby Portis: ‘We all knew’ Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving would go to Brooklyn in February
    (Monday, July 08, 2019 12:26:20 AM)

    A report indicated that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving knew ‘months ago’ they would be teaming up in Brooklyn. Apparently it was not a well-kept secret.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Summer League takeaways from Sunday’s 105-100 OT loss to Suns
    (Sunday, July 07, 2019 11:35:00 PM)

    The Knicks faltered late in the second half and fell to 0-2 in the Las Vegas Summer League as they lost to the Phoenix Suns 105-100 in overtime on Sunday.