NY Daily News: Kenny Atkinson is on Knicks coaching list: report

From Stefan Bondy: The former Nets coach will be among the candidates interviewed for the Knicks position, according to The Athletic. As previously reported, Tom Thibodeau and Mike Miller are also expected to sit down with team president Leon Rose for consideration. Atkinson unexpectedly became available after being fired by the Nets in March, just […]

NY Post: Knicks mailbag: Talking NBA Draft plan and if LaMelo Ball fits

Marc Berman has some interesting draft thoughts: Should the Knicks go for the best fit or the best player available in this year’s draft? — Yaron Rahmani The Knicks need to go for the best fit and that’s a point guard for the future because it’s so difficult to snare an elite one in free […]

NBA: League Is Planning To Re-Open In Late July

The NBA released this an hour ago: The following is a statement from NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass: So I guess we’re going to actually see some basketball in a couple of months! Let’s hope that the Knicks go 0-5!

ESPN.com: Knicks legend, Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

From Jeff Borzello: Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Friday. The Hall of Famer is under care and isolated at a local hospital “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a […]

NY Post: Mitchell Robinson is showing off skills we’ve never seen before

From Howie Kussoy at the Post: https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1262924178572939269 Mitchell Robinson has been the big man the Knicks envisioned, becoming one of the best shot-blockers in the NBA, while holding what would stand as the best single-season field goal percentage (74.2) in league history. But the 7-footer isn’t satisfied living in the paint. One week after video […]

SNY.com: NBA scouts and execs on new Knicks hires Walt Perrin and Frank Zanin

Ian Begley has a great look at Perrin and Zanin: On Perrin: “He’s been operating at a high level with Utah for a long time,” one member of an opposing team familiar with Perrin’s work said. “This is a really good hire. Really good.” Said someone else familiar with the scouting/executive community in the NBA: […]

Newsday: Knicks finalizing deal with Frank Zanin to be assistant GM, source says

From Steve Popper: A day after adding Walt Perrin to serve as assistant general manager with a focus on college personnel, Knicks president Leon Rose will bring on former Nets assistant general manager Frank Zanin to pair with Perrin. According to a league source, Zanin is finalizing a deal to serve as the Knicks assistant […]

NY Post: Knicks mailbag: They may have ruined their Giannis Antetokounmpo chances

We needed a new thread and I just had to share one of the most perfect examples of a New York newspaper “news” story that I’ve seen in quite some time. From Marc Berman: There is so much talk about Giannis (Antetokounmpo) being a free agent in ’21 and his being available to the Knicks. […]

ESPN: Adam Silver preps NBA players for challenges ahead

It sure sounds like we’re actually going to see a playoffs, but the crazier thing will be what the NBA looks like next season, money-wise. We’re probably looking at a CBA where everyone agrees to pro-rate salaries next season, with player taking sizable pay cuts. NBA commissioner Adam Silver prepared players for a potentially grim […]

SI.com: Five Alive: Jonathan Macri’s Perfect Knicks 2020-21 Starting Five

Jonathan Macri is a talented writer, and he delivered his perfect Knicks 2020-21 Starting Five to SI.com, opening with Chris Paul (who he would suggest that the Knicks get for the Charlotte second rounder, Dennis Smith Jr. and Julius Randle and “several expiring contracts,” but would the Thunder really want the Knicks’ dredges just to […]