Knicks Morning News (2019.06.15)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Draft Notes: Bol, Williamson, Hawks, Knicks, Langford
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 9:45:13 PM)

    Oregon center Bol Bol has received the last of 20 invites to the draft’s Green Room, Jonathan Givony of ESPN tweets. Bol Bol is ranked No. 15 overall by Givony. The 7’2” freshman appeared in only nine games with the Ducks due to a foot injury but averaged 21.0 PPG, 9.6 RPG and 2.7 BPG. […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Expected To Waive Lance Thomas
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 7:20:58 PM)

    The Knicks plan on waiving forward Lance Thomas, though they have interest in re-signing him, Ian Begley of SNY TV reports. Thomas has a non-guaranteed contract of $7.58MM for next season and would receive $1MM if he’s on the roster through June 30. Thomas’ salary is the largest on the Knicks’ ledger. Waiving him would […]

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Exercise Team Option On Allonzo Trier
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 1:43:12 PM)

    The Knicks have decided to exercise Allonzo Trier‘s option for next season, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The rookie guard will make $3.5MM for 2019/20. Trier had a surprisingly successful first season after going undrafted out of Arizona. He signed a two-way deal with New York shortly after the draft, then quickly proved he […]

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ path to Kawhi Leonard could hinge on ‘Uncle Dennis’
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 9:13:12 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — One of the Knicks’ hopes for their participation in Kawhi Leonard’s free agency sweepstakes is “Uncle Dennis.’’ Dennis Robertson, who hails from South Orange, N.J., is Leonard’s chief business strategist. His presence in the life of Leonard, whose father was shot and killed in Compton, Calif., 11 years ago, at least gives…

  • [NYPost] Knicks one of biggest losers from Warriors’ painful NBA Finals
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 4:07:27 PM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The Warriors and the Knicks lost the NBA Finals — a gruesome two-week battleground that has disfigured the face of the once-pretty 2019 free-agent class. In the aftermath of the Warriors’ crushing 114-110 Game 6 loss to Toronto late Thursday that lit up all of Canada, Golden State coach Steve Kerr officially…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant’s Warriors clue: Talks ‘unfinished business’ with Klay Thompson
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 10:51:15 AM)

    OAKLAND, Calif. — The first hint Kevin Durant’s Achilles tendon rupture will lead him to stay in Golden State has arrived. When Klay Thompson was back in the locker room about to receive an MRI exam at Oracle Arena late Thursday, with what was confirmed to be an ACL tear, the Warriors superstar shooting guard…

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: With Knicks picking third, the 5 worst No. 3 picks in NBA Draft since lottery
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 6:34:48 PM)

    The Knicks hold the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft. All eyes are on R.J. Barrett, but the Knicks are hoping to avoid making this list with whichever player they take.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks pick up $3.5 million option for Allonzo Trier
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 2:32:43 PM)

    The Knicks are picking up a team option for Allonzo Trier after an impressive rookie season, but will it have any cap space ramifications?

  • [SNY Knicks] Sources: Knicks plan to waive veteran Lance Thomas
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 2:32:43 PM)

    Sources tell SNY’s Ian Begley that the Knicks plan to waive veteran Lance Thomas, but is it possible his time in New York could continue?

  • [SNY Knicks] Here are the updated betting odds for Knicks to win 2020 NBA Finals
    (Friday, June 14, 2019 10:26:20 AM)

    With a busy offseason expected for the Knicks, let’s check in on their updated odds to win the 2020 NBA Finals.

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