Knicks Morning News (2022.05.07)

  • The Dish: Nerlens Noel of the Knicks dines in Greenwich; actor Kevin Pollak promotes pizza cupcakes at Stew’s – Greenwich Time
    [www.greenwichtime.com] — Saturday, May 7, 2022 5:04:07 AM

    The Dish: Nerlens Noel of the Knicks dines in Greenwich; actor Kevin Pollak promotes pizza cupcakes at Stew’s  Greenwich Time

  • Dream Shake Heads a Full Field in Knicks Go Overnight – BloodHorse.com
    [www.bloodhorse.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 9:29:00 PM

    Dream Shake Heads a Full Field in Knicks Go Overnight  BloodHorse.com

  • Rudy Gobert Trade: What Would Knicks Have to Give Jazz? – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 8:59:26 PM

    Rudy Gobert Trade: What Would Knicks Have to Give Jazz?  Sports IllustratedDonovan Mitchell watch begins for Knicks after Jazz’s early playoff exit  New York Post Donovan Mitchell isn’t concerned about a possible Knicks trade quite yet  Daily KnicksBest Trade Package Knicks Could Offer Jazz For Rudy Gobert  NBA Analysis NetworkREPORT: The Utah Jazz plan on building around Donovan Mitchell, not trading him  Posting and ToastingView Full Coverage on Google News

  • The biggest upsets in NBA playoff history – Hoops Hype
    [hoopshype.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 5:42:32 PM

    The biggest upsets in NBA playoff history  Hoops Hype

  • Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson: Sign with Mavs? Trade to Warriors? – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 5:13:58 PM

    Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson: Sign with Mavs? Trade to Warriors?  Sports Illustrated

  • A perfect but realistic Knicks 2022 draft night – Daily Knicks
    [dailyknicks.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 5:00:00 PM

    A perfect but realistic Knicks 2022 draft night  Daily KnicksKnicks Trade Kemba Walker for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon: Realistic?  Sports IllustratedKnicks’ Top Trade Targets in 2022 Offseason  Bleacher Report5 roster moves the New York Knicks need to make this offseason  Hoops Habit3 Players For Knicks To Target In Obi Toppin Trade  NBA Analysis NetworkView Full Coverage on Google News

  • Atlantic Notes: Smart, Knicks, Rose, Simmons – hoopsrumors.com
    [www.hoopsrumors.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 3:57:00 PM

    Atlantic Notes: Smart, Knicks, Rose, Simmons  hoopsrumors.com

  • Knicks Were Most Expensive NBA Ticket For 12th Straight Season – Front Office Sports
    [frontofficesports.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 3:42:38 PM

    Knicks Were Most Expensive NBA Ticket For 12th Straight Season  Front Office Sports

  • Which point guards should Knicks target in NBA free agency: Jalen Brunson, Ricky Rubio, Tyus Jones? – The Athletic
    [theathletic.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 12:56:29 PM

    Which point guards should Knicks target in NBA free agency: Jalen Brunson, Ricky Rubio, Tyus Jones?  The Athletic

  • Knicks, Lakers among NBA’s worst fan pocketbook deals in 2021-22; where does your team rank in value? – The Athletic
    [theathletic.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 12:44:42 PM

    Knicks, Lakers among NBA’s worst fan pocketbook deals in 2021-22; where does your team rank in value?  The Athletic

  • NBA Rumor Mill Continues to Link Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell to Knicks – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 11:32:47 AM

    NBA Rumor Mill Continues to Link Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell to Knicks  Sports Illustrated

  • 2 Trade Packages To Send Shai Gilgeous-Alexander To Knicks – NBA Analysis Network
    [www.nbaanalysis.net] — Friday, May 6, 2022 11:01:23 AM

    2 Trade Packages To Send Shai Gilgeous-Alexander To Knicks  NBA Analysis Network

  • Magic Johnson to NFL? Knicks News & Rumors NBA Tracker – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 10:37:54 AM

    Magic Johnson to NFL? Knicks News & Rumors NBA Tracker  Sports Illustrated

  • Marv Albert in awe of Clyde Frazier’s broadcasting rise – New York Post
    [nypost.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 10:24:00 AM

    Marv Albert in awe of Clyde Frazier’s broadcasting rise  New York Post

  • Knicks Trade Kemba Walker for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon: Realistic? – Sports Illustrated
    [www.si.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 9:52:26 AM

    Knicks Trade Kemba Walker for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon: Realistic?  Sports IllustratedA perfect but realistic Knicks 2022 draft night  Daily KnicksKnicks’ Top Trade Targets in 2022 Offseason  Bleacher ReportESPN analyst: Knicks should target Baylor’s Jeremy Sochan in NBA draft  New York Post 5 roster moves the New York Knicks need to make this offseason  Hoops HabitView Full Coverage on Google News

  • Ep. 149 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast – Posting and Toasting
    [www.postingandtoasting.com] — Friday, May 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM

    Ep. 149 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast  Posting and Toasting

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    24 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2022.05.07)”

    1. Malaki Branham seems to be quietly rising and I wouldn’t hate him at 11. This video is a decent crash course with the caveat that any highlight tape suffers from, well, being a highlight tape.

      His jumper looks downright buttery and every number backs that up–he shot 42% on 89 3PA, which isn’t a ton but he also shot 83% from the line on 96 FTA. Lest you think he’s a one-dimensional jump shooter, he shot 72% (!) at the rim on 72 attempts. I think he’ll have to clean up his handle a bit to be a consistent penetration threat in the NBA, but the good news on that front is he just turned 19. He’s not much of a playmaker yet and may never be, but it’s unclear how much we’re looking for that anyway and there are a lot of tools here.

      Defensively his steal rate is lower than I’d like ideally but you go to war with the 11th pick you have, not the 1st pick you want. He’s got a 6’10 wingspan at 6’5″ so it’s hard for me to believe he’d be a liability on that end with some seasoning. His size and mobility lends itself well to defending 1-4.

      Basically he was insanely good at putting the ball in the basket in a variety of ways at 18 years old in a pretty tough conference. Would be hard to complain about picking him 11th.

    2. thenoblefacehumper: Malaki Branham seems to be quietly rising and I wouldn’t hate him at 11. This video is a decent crash course with the caveat that any highlight tape suffers from, well, being a highlight tape.

      Link goes to sports-reference page (to be fair it is itself a highlight).

      With his age and numbers, I might take him over Mathurin. There’s going to be some real upside with whoever is available at 11 between Mathurin, Branham, Eason, & Daniels.

      The more I think about it though, Eason seems hard to pass up.

    3. Owen:
      Alcaraz v Djokovic is on for anyone interested in that sort of thing

      Pretty solid match so far. Djokovic looked dominant and then mortal in that tiebreak. Alcaraz is going deep at Roland Garros, that seems certain.

    4. Early Bird: Link goes to sports-reference page (to be fair it is itself a highlight).

      Oops! Thanks for the catch, meant for it to be this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyIxoIuQOYk

      I blame the tyrant Mike K for stripping the people of our easy hyperlinking power.

      Early Bird: With his age and numbers, I might take him over Mathurin. There’s going to be some real upside with whoever is available at 11 between Mathurin, Branham, Eason, & Daniels.

      The more I think about it though, Eason seems hard to pass up.

      I’m definitely increasingly comfortable with our range, even if it’s somewhat limited from an upside standpoint. Eason is a fascinating prospect, he’s 5th overall via Kevin Pelton’s model and very few prospects fill up a box score like him. If you buy he can credibly shoot 3-4 threes a game it’d be really hard for me to pass him up. Of course, him getting any playing time at all is almost certainly dependent on a certain someone not being on the roster next year.

    5. Okay, watching the film on Branham it’s readily apparent that Mathurin just has another gear athletically. It’s immediately clear why he’s projected above Branham.

      Branham is much more shifty with the ball in his hands and snakes his way to the basket or his spot and uses his length well to go over defenders. I’d worry about him getting separation in the pros. He’ll be able to do it, and with his length he doesn’t need much if any, but that may be enough to limit his ceiling.

    6. Early Bird: Okay, watching the film on Branham it’s readily apparent that Mathurin just has another gear athletically. It’s immediately clear why he’s projected above Branham.

      Agreed, I’d take Mathurin over Branham for this reason. I do think there’s a *chance* Branham turns out to be the better player if he’s able to use his craftiness at getting inside the paint to become a net-plus playmaker. I don’t see that aspect of Mathurin’s game developing all that far. However Mathurin really does ooze with upside as a scorer, which is why I don’t think he’ll be on the board when we’re picking.

    7. This match is incredible.

      The mental fortitude of Alcaraz is staggering. He competes like a 35 year old grinder. It’s unbelievable.

    8. Prime Federer’s aggressive tactics with young Nadal’s mobility and hustle. Only thing missing is a big serve and with that, he could win 25 majors.

    9. Yeah, the serve is it.

      It’s just super impressive how he comes from behind in rallies. Reminds me of Djokovic with how he slowly turns the rally to his advantage.

      And that drop shot. Just obscene

    10. Appointment viewing. And the Madrid final is also going to be amazing, whether it’s Zverev or Tsitsipas.

    11. Just like to remind everyone that Bobby Portis is still a major contributor to a Finals contender.

    12. I know the shooting isn’t there yet, but I really like Sochan for us. He just has an intensity level that is palpable and is a smart passer.

      I like Eason too, but he seems like a true PF to me while Sochan can play either forward slot. I also think Sochan, being a few years younger, has more upside.

      But I would be fine with either, Branham, or even TyTy tbh ( although maybe in a trade down). There’s also some chance that Griffin will be there for us, and I’m still not sure how I feel about him.

    13. Portis and Bullock are battling it out for this year’s ex-Knick playoff mvp.

      Eason can really handle the ball and shot 36% from 3. He reminds me of Kawhi, especially on defense with those strong hands. I could see him playing either forward spot. Unless we get lucky and have a chance to get Ivey, he would be my pick.

    14. I think Eason will be able to play both forward spots. I think other than PG our biggest need is a big wing defender. That could be filled by either Eason or Sochan but I think Eason has such a high ceiling that he would be my pick. Outside of the top 4, I think Eason might be my favorite player in this draft.

      I also love Daniels. I like Mathurin but overall his numbers don’t jump out enough to get me too excited about him. I am on the fence about Mathurin vs Branham. I would not be surprised if Branham ends up being the better player but right now I would probably take Mathurin over Branham as well, but it’s very close.

      So for me at this point I think my order is:
      Tier 1
      Eason
      Daniels
      Tier 2
      Sochan
      Mathurin
      Branham

    15. @Ben R Top to bottom that is my order of preference, except for Branham. If we take a guard, I want it to be a pure pg.

    16. There were a lot of comments on Frank yesterday. His talismanic presence cannot be denied.

    17. Looks like being without Dillon Brooks was less advantageous than expected

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