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    Should the Knicks pounce on Chris Paul or walk away from his desire to come to New York? By: Alexander Wilson November 3, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks have a rare opportunity to secure the likes of a former Hall of Fame player. 15-year veteran Chris Paul and his behemoth contract seem to have identified New York as a potential candidate for a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jonathan Macri of the Knicks Film School reported that Paul is interested in joining the Knicks, but it depends on Leon Rose’s interest. “I’ve been told by a league source that Chris Paul prefers his next basketball home to be either in LA or NY (Los Angeles is where he resides full time) and that has created some modicum of leverage in the ongoing negotiations between the sides. I’m also told that...
    Getty Los Angeles celebrating Lakers championship win. The Chris Paul trade sweepstakes are about to heat up and there should be a lot of teams interested in his services. It’s no secret that the Los Angeles Lakers could have an interest in the superstar. He’s very close friends with LeBron James and has yet to win a championship. With the Lakers winning the most recent championship, that has to make them very appealing. The interest could be mutual as Paul apparently wouldn’t mind a return to Los Angeles. In fact, according to Knicks Film School’s Jonathan Macri, the guard prefers to go back to Southern California or to the other biggest market in the country: I’ve been told by a league source that Chris Paul prefers his next basketball home to be either in L.A. or N.Y. (Los Angeles is where he resides full time) and that has...
    Since the 2019-20 NBA season officially came to an end, rumors have been continuously swirling around veteran point guard Chris Paul and his future with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul may be the main reason behind the team’s surprising appearance in the 2020 Playoffs, but multiple signs are pointing out that he and the Thunder will be heading into an inevitable divorce this offseason. In the past months, CP3 has already been linked to several teams who could express interest in acquiring him from the Thunder. As of now, it remains a big question mark where the Point God will be playing in the 2020-21 NBA season. However, if he will be given the opportunity to decide, Paul already has an idea in mind regarding where he wants to be traded this fall. According to Knicks Film School, the veteran point guard prefers Los Angeles or New York to be...
    New York Knicks: Divisional front office tweaks could indicate that ‘risk is the new safe’ By: Mikey Murphy November 2, 2020 ShareTweetFlipReddit There are a few significant coaching personnel and front office tweaks for New York Knicks fans to keep an eye on in the Atlantic Division, possibly. The Philadelphia 76ers hired Doc Rivers as Head Coach, then went on to hire Daryl Morey as Team President. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as Head Coach, then went on to add Mike D’Antoni, Amare Stoudemire, and Ime Udoka to the assistant coaching staff. 76ers have their cornerstones in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, while the Nets will finally have their stars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving share the court. Of course, none of this matters if injuries keep occurring. Front office positioning also wouldn’t matter if there isn’t an improvement on the...
    A leaked photo has surfaced of the Knicks’ new “city” jersey the team will don next season. The black jersey has a subway token theme. The lettering in the center of the jersey reads “City Never Sleeps New York Knicks.’ The words are patterned in a circle, with the player’s number inside the circle, resembling a token. The Knicks have not released the new jersey yet.
    GETTY Chris Paul #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on during an opening night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Chris Paul averaged 17.6 points, 5 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.6 steals in the regular season for a Thunder team that exceeded expectations this season. LIVE With Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas!Were LIVE talking NBA free agency & more with Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas! ????2020-10-27T19:54:18Z For those keeping score at home: Paul helped guide the Thunder to a 44-28 record and fifth place finish in the NBA’s Western Conference standings. Some have compared CP3’s game on the...
    New York Knicks intrigued by Devin Vassell’s nasty competitive streak By: Mikey Murphy October 28, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks are looking forward to the 2020 NBA Draft on November 18th. In the midst of talking to NCAA coaches, assistant coaches, scouts, and so forth, the assistant coach for the Florida State Seminoles by the name of Charlton Young had an interesting viewpoint of Devin Vassell’s overall competitive nature. FSU’s assistant coach Charlton Young told NBA Insider Ian Begley the following. When he first came to Florida State, I thought he might be there for three-four years and be a pro,” Young says. “Like, ‘Bambi’s going to get some bucks on his head, and it’s going to be over.’… Exactly what I thought was going to happen, happened. But what I didn’t factor in – he was (a) high-character gym rat....
    New York Knicks: Pacers address Victor Oladipo trade rumors By: Alder Almo October 22, 2020 ShareTweetFlipReddit Indiana Pacers’ star Victor Oladipo has been the subject of several trade rumors to other NBA teams including the New York Knicks. Pacers’ president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard on Wednesday addressed the elephant in the room during the introductory press conference of their new head coach Nate Bjorkgren via Zoom call. “We have a great relationship,” Pritchard said. “He feels good about the team. He’s talked to me about how he thinks this team can be very good. But you know, we’re just taking it a day at a time. We’re doing our best. And you know we hear a lot of things. But until it comes to me, I don’t worry about that.” Pritchard said Oladipo has bought...
    New York Knicks, Mitchell Robinson have big decision to make By: Alder Almo October 21, 2020 ShareTweetFlipReddit2222 SharesThere is not an ounce of doubt that New York Knicks third-year center Mitchell Robinson will flourish defensively under new head coach Tom Thibodeau. What is more intriguing is how will Thibodeau and his staff, which is filled with player development coaches, unlock Robinson’s potential on the offensive end. Boy oh boy. Lol and yes, Mitch worked on some other stuff smh. pic.twitter.com/aAmgypnB05 — David Zenon (@DavidZenon1) June 10, 2020 New York-based NCAA and NBA skills trainer David Zenon believes that Robinson’s underrated offense will be on display next season. “He’s been improving his three-point shot and midrange. He’s got a good touch,” Zenon told Empire Sports Media. “I think [New York] fans are gonna be surprised at how well he’s got a good...
    Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to federal criminal charges related to opioid crisis We tried store-bought pumpkin pies from 5 major grocery stores and Wegmans tasted practically homemade Rumor: New York Knicks high on Killian Hayes in NBA Draft The New York Knicks drafting a French point guard in the lottery again… that does not have the best track record. © Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images But they are considering it, looking at Killian Hayes — who was born in Florida but grew up in France where his father played professionally — as the second-best point guard in the 2020 NBA Draft, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post. It doesn’t mean the Knicks will pick him if he falls to No. 8 in the NBA Draft, but Killian Hayes currently has a narrow edge as the team’s second point guard on the board after LaMelo Ball, according...
    Is Cole Anthony the best choice for the New York Knicks in the 2021 NBA Draft? By: Olivier Dumont October 19, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditWith the 2020 NBA Season officially over after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat last Sunday in six games to secure their 17th Championship Title, NBA fans across the globe get to shift their eyes now on the approaching and exciting NBA Draft. With the draft scheduled to take place on November 18th, this years’ draft class has a variety of special talent that has the opportunity to set the stage for the next wave of greatness to come to the NBA. Even after coming off a year where Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, and RJ Barrett entered the league with flair, finesse, and a sense of pristine talent, this draft class might be just as important if not more...
    The New York Knicks are interested in signing Fred VanVleet if he gets away from the Toronto Raptors in free agency.  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, the New York Knicks have identified a free agent that will help them turn their garbage barge around. Fred VanVleet is going to hit free agency whenever it opens. Right now there’s no set date in place for when free agency will open, as the original date of October 18th was pushed back to accommodate the NBA’s new bubble timeline. But whenever it opens, you’d best be sure the Knicks will have well-laid plans that will inevitably not pan out. According to Stefan Bondy, the Knicks are among the teams interested in signing VanVleet once free agency opens. Of course, the main variable there is VanVleet getting away from Toronto, which seems like a long shot at this point. As Bondy —...
    Bail reform is on the ballot in California. Would it make the system more fair — or less? This Grocery Store Has the Best Customer Service Rumor: New York Knicks may target Fred VanVleet this offseason © Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Fred VanVleet, the undrafted point guard out of Wichita State who has grown into a key part of the Toronto rotation, is the biggest name free agent player who might actually switch teams this summer. Technically Anthony Davis will opt out and be a free agent, but he’s not leaving the Lakers. Brandon Ingram is a restricted free agent, but the Pelicans will max out the All-Star wing. That leaves VanVleet as the best player actually available (unless you want to make a case for Montrezl Harrell). Toronto is expected to re-sign VanVleet, but the Knicks top off-season priority is a point guard and they are going to take...
    The New York Knicks last tasted their bit of small success in 2013 when they stood #2 in the eastern conference. In those days, the team was equipped with stars like Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert, Raymond Felton, and a close to retiring Jason Kidd. Still, no luck for them in the playoffs. The highly valued NY-based franchise has been trying to rebuild ever since and is taking it slow and steady. They had a particularly poor 2019-20 season where they won just 21 games. However, stars like RJ Barrett and Julius Randle definitely did make the Knicks fans proud. But now, as the off-season is knocking on the door, they are considering signing some vets in the league. Russ and Chris Paul on their ‘might-have’ list? Rumors already had it that the Knicks are very much keen on signing Chris Paul (OKC) and Victor Oladipo (Pacers). However, now, a new...
    Fred VanVleet to New York Knicks rumors are heating up By: Alexander Wilson October 14, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThere’s no question that the New York Knicks need an improved team composed of established veterans and rising youth, but drawing interest from quality players has been a struggle the past few years. While they did manage to land Marcus Morris and Julius Randle in free agency last year, they both failed to elevate the state of the franchise, as Morris was traded away, and Randle became more of a problem than a solution. Incomes Leon Rose, the new general manager and head negotiator for the Knicks. His connections around the league with big-name players should prove to be helpful, but we’ve heard this story before with Phil Jackson. The hope is that Tom Thibodeau is the right coach for the job, and whatever players they do...
    The 2019-20 season has ended with Los Angeles Lakers as the champions. Now it’s time for the offseason and draft picks for the next year. There are rumors around New York Knicks giving away their eighth pick in the 2020 draft. Well, what could be the possible reasons? Knicks finished 12th in the Eastern Conference standings this season with a 21-45 record. With a great hand in the NBA draft lottery, they earned the eighth pick. But guess what? There are rumors around the Knicks going down the ladder in the lottery. “The Knicks are seriously mulling trading back in the Nov. 18 draft unless big man James Wiseman or point guard LaMelo Ball fall back to the eighth spot,” said a statement by the New York Post. Both players, LaMelo Ball or James Wiseman, aren’t looking to fit in Knicks’ picking pattern. It’s unlikely that either of the two...
    Sources: New York Knicks interested in Heat’s Goran Dragic By: Alder Almo October 9, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditIn 2015, Goran Dragic had the New York Knicks as one of his preferred destinations along with the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers. Pat Riley beat Phil Jackson in the trade deadline acquiring the Slovenian point guard and his brother Zoran from the Phoenix Suns. Dragic went on to stay long term with the Heat and was rewarded with a Finals trip this season. Five years later, Dragic could find himself crossing paths with the Knicks again as multiple sources believed that the Heat point guard is among their free-agent targets. The Knicks have also been linked to trade rumors involving Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul and another free-agent-to-be Fred Van Vleet of the Toronto Raptors. But the price of acquiring either of those...
    New York Knicks: Isaac Okoro’s winning style of play is needed By: Mikey Murphy October 7, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThere’ve been plenty of draft, trade, and free agency rumors circulating the New York Knicks’ franchise these past couple of days. A ton of things could happen on draft night as well as in free agency. The one thing that’s certain is Isaac Okoro’s winning style of play is needed on a young developing New York Knicks roster. Isaac Okoro emulates his playing style after players like Jaylen Brown, Andre Iguodala, and Kawhi Leonard. Okoro, praises Kawhi Leonard’s approach to the game during a virtual interview with an NBA analyst.   Isaac Okoro was interviewed by NBA Draft analyst Mike Schmitz of ESPN. Mike Schmitz is also a contributor to a private scouting and analytics service by the name of DraftExpress. The two...
    If the Knicks have their way, Victor Oladipo might be headed to New York. Victor Oladipo has been the straw that stirred the Indiana Pacers’ drink over the last three seasons, but rumblings that Indiana could look to trade the former Hoosier this offseason has raised eyebrows across the NBA. The New York Knicks are particularly interested, and they would be willing to part with quite a lot to get a deal done. Marc Berman of The New York Post is reporting that not only are the Knicks willing to trade away players and picks to get Oladipo, but they are willing to part with Julius Randle, Dennis Smith Jr., and both of the first-round picks they acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade in order to pick him up. Think Vic: Oladipo appears higher priority than CP3 as #Knicks monitor offseason trade possibilities #Pacers https://t.co/3pskwpUW8o —...
    NBA Draft: New York Knicks cast a wide net in point guard search By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditIt’s going to be an unpredictable NBA Draft Night for the New York Knicks. New Knicks president Leon Rose and his front office have continued to keep their cards close to their chest.  But the Draft Combine media interviews have provided some clarity that the Knicks are zeroing in on a potential lead guard. The Knicks, who will be picking at No.8, No.27, and No.38 barring any trades, have interviewed at least seven guards and could be even more. The consensus top three point guards in the Draft — LaMelo Ball, Killian Hayes, and Tyrese Haliburton — have all confirmed that they have talked to the Knicks prior to the lottery. Haliburton claimed his vision is what separates him from the top-tier guards in the Draft. The 6-foot-5...
    New York Knicks: Kevin Knox will have to earn playing time By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditNothing is given.  Everything is earned. That’s how Kevin Knox‘s life under new head coach Tom Thibodeau. The former lottery pick has started to come along in the New York Knicks‘ Bubble-like organized team activity thanks to the culture of accountability that Thibodeau has set. “I think the first step is preparation.  That’s where you get your confidence from.  How he practices every day that will allow him to continue to develop.  He’s played very well here. He shot the ball very well.  He’s put a lot of time into that,” Thibodeau said of Knox’s performance in the Knicks’ Bubble. Knox was oozing with potential when he was selected as the ninth pick in the 2018 Draft ahead of the likes of his Kentucky teammate Shia Gilgeous-Alexander, Donovan Mitchell,...
    New York Knicks: RJ Barrett had his best practice under Tom Thibodeau By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditTom Thibodeau doesn’t want New York Knicks‘ RJ Barrett to dwell on his rookie season that had more misses than hits. Barrett, the third overall pick, endured a turbulent season which started with marquee free agents spurning the New York Knicks and ended with an All-Rookie Team snub. “That stuff, I think a lot of that is tied to team success and that’s what everyone has to understand,” Thibodeau said on Barrett’s omission in the All-Rookie Team. The Duke product put up solid numbers across the board but still wasn’t enough. He ranked third in scoring (14.3 points), fourth in rebounding (five rebounds), and fourth in steals (one steal) among all rookies and also dished out 2.6 assists per game. However, some voters saw his low shooting percentages,...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau sees a leader in Julius Randle By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditJulius Randle is ready to put behind his struggles during his first season with the New York Knicks.  And getting coach Tom Thibodeau’s stamp of approval is certainly a great confidence builder for the much-maligned forward. Randle has impressed Thibodeau with his work ethic and how he is approaching this offseason. Thibodeau revealed that Randle was the earliest Knick to show up.  He’s spent time with the new coaching staff even before the start of the organized team activity approved by the league for the “Delete Eight”. “He’s a pro’s pro. He’s in great shape. He’s willing to work and do anything that you ask.  I think having that type of leadership is important for our team,” Thibodeau said during his Zoom call with media on Tuesday. Randle took...
    New York Knicks: Sky’s the limit for ‘incredible’ Mitchell Robinson under Tom Thibodeau By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditTom Thibodeau describes New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson as an incredible athlete.  When Joakim Noah accepted his Defensive Player of the Year award in 2014, he deflected the credit to Tom Thibodeau. “Thibs,” Noah said, in the middle of his acceptance speech, “we’ve definitely had our hard times, our ups and downs, but without your system, this wouldn’t be possible.” Thibodeau was proud of Noah because he was recognized for his contributions to winning. Thibodeau pushed Noah so hard that once they had an exchange wherein, Noah told his former coach that he would hate him if they were not winning games. That’s Thibodeau for you.  He will never baby you. Thibodeau is a defensive savant. One of the absolute truths that he will never compromise...
    New York Knicks: PG whisperer Tom Thibodeau wants to build Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina’s confidence By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks are looking to salvage Dennis Smith, Jr. and Frank Ntilikina. Can Tom Thibodeau save them?0Do you think Tom Thibodeau can save Dennis Smith, Jr. and Frank Ntilikina?x When Derrick Rose revived his NBA career, Tom Thibodeau was the biggest voice in his corner. “He was the only coach that believed in me,” Rose said. Two years since Thibodeau helped the former MVP regained his footing in the league, he now faces another reclamation project in New York with Dennis Smith, Jr. and Frank Ntilikina. If Kenny Payne has built a reputation as a big man’s whisperer in Kentucky, Thibodeau had the same effect on point guards since he became a head coach in Chicago. Thibodeau made Rose the youngest...
    New York Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. is taking the superstitious route to spark his potential By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditUnder new management, the New York Knicks are headed down a different path than in recent years. Of course, focusing on the youth agenda is a priority, but sparking some of their talented players will be a challenging task for new head coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau was enamored by point guard Dennis Smith Jr. when he was drafted, but since entering the NBA, he has struggled immensely. With some of the most athletic traits you could ask for in a basketball player, he has not lived up to his potential so far. Averaging 15.2 points per game in his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks, he hasn’t broken that benchmark since. Last year with the Knicks, he averaged 5.5 points per game and 15.8 minutes,...
    Should the New York Knicks inquire about Russell Westbrook? By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks have a big couple of months ahead of them, as they continue rebuilding their team and exercising their youth agenda. After hiring head coach Tom Thibodeau and new general manager Leon Rose, the entire ideology of the team has changed. From the coaching expertise to their relationships with players around the league, the Knicks are in a better place than before, but they are still a struggling team that needs help at multiple positions. Finding a strong point guard who can run the offense is a necessity, and while Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Peyton are serviceable in their own respects, they need an all-around player who can carry the team on his shoulders. Whether it’s through the draft, free agency, or a trade, the Knicks desperately need...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau and Kevin Knox in getting-to-know-you phase By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks have moved to their own version of the “The Delete 8 Bubble” in the second phase of the league-mandated organized team activities. And new head coach Tom Thibodeau has started to acquaint himself with his new team, particularly his young players. Thibodeau is inheriting a young roster with underachieving former lottery picks. One of them is former Kentucky Wildcat Kevin Knox, who is coming off an underwhelming sophomore season and whose name has been floated around in trade rumors. “Kevin’s come in and he’s done quite a bit of work. I’m getting to know him and he’s getting to know me and it will take some time. But I like what he’s done so far,” Thibodeau said during yesterday’s zoom call with New York media....
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau gives his first impression on RJ Barrett By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditNew York Knicks‘ third overall pick RJ Barrett will be entering his sophomore season with a chip on his shoulder after the All-Rookie Team snub. Barret, despite averaging 14.6 points on 40/32/61 shooting splits, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, still came 13 votes short of making it to the All-Rookie Team.  With that snub as a backdrop, Barrett came to the Knicks’ organized team activity looking ripped and sharp. Always grinding ???? pic.twitter.com/8Oc8DhnXQA — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) September 16, 2020 New head coach Tom Thibodeau was pleased with what he saw initially from Barrett, who was identified by team president Leon Rose as one of the franchise’s cornerstones together with third-year center Mitchell Robinson. During Thibodeau’s media availability via Zoom call today, SNY’s Ian Begley asked Thibodeau...
    Report: New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson exits ‘Bubble’ for personal reasons By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks had a great turnout on the first day of their voluntary workouts except for the conspicuous absence of their third-year center Mitchell Robinson. SNY’s Ian Begley reported that Robinson has exited the Knicks’ ‘Bubble’ in Westchester County due to personal reasons. Curiously, Robinson has posted a video of a baby earlier in the day on his Instagram story and used the song “You are the reason” as the background music.  It is not clear if the baby in the video has something to do with Robinson opting out of the team workouts that will continue through October 6. Mitch Rob just recently posted this heartwarming vids of this adorable baby in his IG story with the song “You are the reason” after it was reported...
    New York Knicks: Why FSU’s Sixth Man Patrick Williams is a potential Lottery pick By: Alder Almo ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks could target FSU’s Patrick Williams in the draft: The stretch fours aren’t the sexiest players that can be the lead guy in a championship-caliber team.  But they are often the glue guys who can galvanize a championship team replete with high-volume shotmakers and high-usage stars. Think of those championship teams that have Robert Horry, Chris Bosh, Kevin Love, Draymond Green, Pascal Siakam, or even the less successful Houston Rockets’ small-ball team that has PJ Tucker and Robert Covington. Or if you’re a New York Knicks‘ die-hard, think of the late Anthony Mason or Larry Johnson. All these players share the same quality: versatility and defensive tenacity. Teams in the modern NBA now covet swiss-army knives. This is one of the main reasons...
    New York Knicks: Devin Vassell has the “It” factor, says FSU coach By: Alder Almo September 20, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Knicks could find their “it” factor in Devin Vassell: Devin Vassell was only a three-star recruit when he entered Florida State University.  Two years later, he’s leaving the Seminoles as a widely considered lottery pick in this year’s NBA Draft. FSU coach Leonard Hamilton wasn’t surprised at all. To him, it was a validation of what they saw in Vassell when they recruited him out of a nondescript high school in Atlanta. “This is the reason why we’re consistent.  We do a great job evaluating.  We identified him as a guy with good potential and we are pleased that he has really panned out just like we thought he would,” Hamilton told Empire Sports Media. Hamilton has successfully built a...
    New York Knicks: Is Fred VanVleet worth $22M per year? By: Alder Almo September 17, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditA big market bereft of a star point guard, the New York Knicks have everything except winning to lure one, whether in the free-agent market or via trade. With a proven coach in Tom Thibodeau and a huge cap space, the Knicks are ready to make a big splash. The 22-million dollar question now is will Fred VanVleet be worth it? One day after Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Chris Paul was linked to New York, a new rumor has emerged: the Knicks are expected to offer VanVleet a huge payday worth $22 million in annual salary. VanVleet is coming off a career season as he continued his stellar rise since popping into NBA consciousness during the Toronto Raptors’ title run last year. As...
    New York Knicks forward Bobby Portis on the Utah Jazz’s radar By: Alder Almo September 14, 2020 ShareShareTweetNew York Knicks sweet-shooting forward Bobby Portis has a better chance of landing in Utah next season than Julius Randle according to Jazz insider Ben Anderson of KSL Sports. The Knicks fanbase had been rocked by a rumored swap between two CAA clients Randle and Conley last week but it appears the Jazz are more interested in the other Knicks forward. “I haven’t head anything like that (Randle-Conley trade rumor) here.  It’s far more likely the Jazz would chase Bobby Portis if he becomes a free agent,” Anderson told Empire Sports Media. Last summer, the Knicks have outbid the Jazz and several playoff teams for Portis, who was fresh from his most productive season in the NBA back then.  Portis was one of the...
    New York Knicks: Randle-Conley swap unlikely as Jazz don’t want to compromise spacing By: Alder Almo September 12, 2020 ShareShareTweetIt appears the reported interest of the Utah Jazz on New York Knicks‘ forward Julius Randle will remain just a rumor. Dennis Lindsey, the Utah Jazz VP of Basketball Operations, indirectly shut down the rumor involving Randle. He told reporters on Wednesday that their priority in the offseason is to bring in athletic defenders and floor spacers around their franchise cornerstones Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. “Anybody who could obviously have defensive integrity at their position, can be an active, athletic defender will be someone that would interest to us, especially if they don’t compromise the spacing,” Lindsey told reporters via Zoom. Earlier this week, a Randle for Mike Conley swap and draft considerations was floated around. But the profile of the...
    All-Star forward Kevin Durant was one of the superstars who was heavily linked to the New York Knicks last summer. Before the 2019 free agency, multiple rumors were surfacing that Durant and Kyrie Irving would be joining forces on the Knicks. The two All-Star really ended up teaming up but instead of choosing the Knicks, they decided to sign with the other team situated in New York, the Brooklyn Nets. In a recent appearance on The Old Man and the Three podcast, Durant talked about his decision to choose the Nets over the Knicks in the 2019 free agency. Despite being presented the opportunity to revive one of the most decorated franchises in the NBA, KD revealed that he’s never interested in being the “savior of the Knicks” or being called the “king in New York.” “I didn’t want to be the savior of the Knicks or New York,” Durant...
    EXCLUSIVE: Cole Anthony’s high school coach hopes former star ends up at New York Knicks By: Alder Almo September 10, 2020 ShareShareTweetArchbishop Molloy High School has produced two of the best points guards to come out of New York in two-time NBA champion Kenny Smith and Kenny Anderson. The traditional New York high school basketball powerhouse hopes that Cole Anthony, the son of former New York Knicks first-round pick Greg Anthony, would be next in line. Anthony’s rise started in Molloy, where he starred for three years before transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his senior year. He became the first freshman point guard to start in the school history immediately, and he almost led them to the city championship in his sophomore year. “He’s a leader.  He immediately comes into the room and takes over,” Molloy coach Mike McCleary told...
    The New York Knicks Should Trade For Kevin Love By: Ryan Garcia September 10, 2020 ShareShareTweetWhen you think of the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers, you don’t think of much. Most people who think of the last key member of the 2016 championship team think of Kevin Love as washed. That is all foolish, as it neglects how much of a star Kevin Love was and how great of a power forward he is. He’s a very good player still, and he has a ton of value, in my opinion. He can do something most Power Forwards cannot do, and that’s space the floor and be versatile. While he can’t ball handle, he can do a lot that the Knicks desperately need. Kevin Love is a much-needed upgrade at the 4 for the New York Knicks, who should look to trade for him. Getting A...
    New York Knicks: Kyle O’Quinn raves about Leon Rose and his hiring By: Alexander Wilson September 10, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Knicks are entering a new age of basketball, headed by new general manager Leon Rose. Formally a super-agent in the NBA, Rose has connections with some of the best players in the league. That might be a draw to New York, a place that has been left off high profile free agent’s lists in recent years due to the calamity and inadequate play. However, one former Knick, Kyle O’Quinn, believes that he will do great things in the city of New York: “I said it when he first got the job; I seen him in Philly and I said, ‘You’ll do great things,’” O’Quinn said while appearing on SNY’s The Putback with Ian Begley this week. “And I know he will...
    Rumor: New York Knicks could be in running to land Chris Paul By: Alexander Wilson September 9, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Knicks are in the market for a point guard, whether it be LaMelo Ball in the 2020 NBA draft or a trade piece, upgrading the position is in necessity. Sticking with Elfrid Peyton and Frank Ntilikina would be malpractice moving forward, as the team desperately needs some sort of success to build on. While recent rumors indicated the Knicks could trade up in the draft to acquire Ball, it might force them to part ways with Mitchell Robinson or more valuable assets. Doing so would be tumultuous for their future plans, but it also might be the best decision. However, there is one alternative that could make sense for the next, and it includes landing Chris Paul. ESPN’s NBA writer...
    CBS Sports mock draft has New York Knicks trading up to No. 2 overall pick By: Alexander Wilson September 8, 2020 ShareShareTweetThe New York Knicks and their bad luck secured the number eight overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, but their goal might still be to still land LaMelo Ball. While some might say the upcoming draft is underwhelming with talent, Ball represents one of the better players. He would fill an immediate void for the Knicks at point guard, and per a report from SNY, the Knicks want him. Reports have also indicated that Ball prefers to land in New York, where he can execute his skill-set and become a glorified star. The primary issue at this point is where the Knicks are drafting at number eight. If they can manage to climb the ladder to the second overall...
    New York Knicks: Trading Julius Randle ‘number one priority,’ Utah Jazz interested (Report) By: Robbie Stratakos September 7, 2020 ShareShareTweetAccording to Knicks Fan TV, the New York Knicks‘ number one offseason priority is trading Julius Randle, and the Utah Jazz are a potential buyer. “Number one priority this offseason for the Knicks will be trading Julius Randle. They are going to look to trade Julius. And the first trade rumor that I’m hearing is Julius Randle to the Utah Jazz for Mike Conley and draft considerations.” Randle, 25, is one season through a three-year, $62 million contract with the Knicks. Randle averaged 19.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while shooting 46.0 percent from the field this season. The 2019-20 NBA season was Mike Conley’s first run with the Jazz. He averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 assists and 0.8 steals per game...
    Despite how things ended for him in Big Apple, Portland Trail Blazers small forward Carmelo Anthony continues to be linked in rumors involving his former team, the New York Knicks. With Leon Rose currently serving as the team’s president of basketball operations, some people think that Anthony may consider playing for the Knicks again in the 2019-20 NBA season. The 10-time NBA All-Star may have already expressed his desire to remain with the Trail Blazers, but a return to New York will remain a possibility until he officially signs a new contract in the upcoming 2020 free agency. In a recent episode of The Putback, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York talked about several topics, including Melo’s potential return to the Knicks. Aside from his connection with Rose, Begley believes another factor that could influence Anthony’s decision to head back to New York is Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris...
    New York Knicks a ‘potential trade partner’ for Victor Oladipo By: Robbie Stratakos August 31, 2020 ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School, the New York Knicks are a “potential trade partner” for Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo, who “wants out” this offseason. “Staying in Indiana for a moment, fresh off reports of an unsettled locker room and one Eastern Conference executive betting that the Pacers trade two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo before next season, I heard from a league source that “he wants out,” and that there are whispers of the Knicks being a potential trade partner.” Oladipo has spent the last three seasons with the Pacers. This season he appeared in 19 games, 16 of which were starts, due to his recovery from a 2019 leg injury; he averaged 14.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting...
    Report: New York Knicks ‘really want’ Justin Holiday By: Robbie Stratakos August 30, 2020 ShareTweet0 SharesAnother day, and another New York Knicks rumor: they’re interested in Justin Holiday. J. Michael of the IndyStar reports that Holiday “really wanted” to return to the Pacers but is now “sour” on the team’s standing. Furthermore, Michael says that the Knicks “really want” Holiday, a free agent this offseason. Holiday appeared in 73 games, six of which he started, for the Indiana Pacers this season. He averaged 8.3 points per game while shooting a career-best 40.5 percent from beyond the arc. Holiday started two games in the Pacers’ first-round series matchup with the Miami Heat; the Pacers were swept. For his career, the wing is averaging 8.1 points per game while shooting 36.0 percent from beyond the arc. Holiday, 31, played for the Knicks in the 2016-17 NBA...
    The Stage Is Set For Unusually Smart Decision Making By The New York Knicks Front Office By: Mikey Murphy August 29, 2020 PrevPreviousThe pressure has turned up on Yankees GM Brian Cashman NextUFC Vegas 8 Recap: Aleksandar Rakic chops down Anthony SmithNext ShareTweet0 SharesOn Thursday, August 20th, many New York Knick fans witnessed their beloved team fall two spots into the lap of the eighth overall pick of the upcoming NBA Draft on October 16th, 2020. Many were hurt once they noticed the Minnesota Timberwolves, Golden State Warriors, and the Charlotte Hornets had occupied the first three overall picks respectively. Many diehard Knick fans voiced their displeasure on Twitter along with many other social media platforms by accusing the NBA Draft of being “rigged” and “fixed”. However, it’s very possible that in a non top-heavy draft, picking eighth may be the best thing...
    Although the franchise ultimately went in another direction with their recent head coaching hire, it appears as though former New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson will nonetheless be making his return to the team. Per a Twitter report from ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Woodson will be joining the recently hired Tom Thibodeau’s staff as an assistant coach. Meanwhile, the organization is also finalizing deals with Andy Greer and Dice Yoshimoto — both of whom worked under Thibodeau previously during his tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves — according to Wojnarowski. The Knicks had previously hired former Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne and Utah Jazz player development guru Johnnie Bryant. The New York Daily News‘ Stefan Bondy also reported on the rounding out of the coaching staff, noting that Knicks interim coach Mike Miller, who took over for David Fizdale in December after the team’s 4-18 start, will not remain with the...
    New York Knicks add Tom Thibodeau’s trusted assistants and Mike Woodson (report) By: Alder Almo August 28, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks join NBA-wide protest against racism ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are on the verge of adding Tom Thibodeau’s most trusted guys Andy Greer and Dice Yoshimoto, along with former Knicks coach Mike Woodson according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. The Knicks are finalizing deals for Mike Woodson, Andy Greer and Dice Yoshimoto to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff as assistant coaches, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 28, 2020 Greer and Yoshimoto are no strangers to Thibodeau.  They have been with him since his first head coaching gig in Chicago. Greer, who recently served as Mike Fratello’s assistant on the USA Olympic Qualifying Team, has been Thibodeau’s defensive coordinator in both Chicago and Minnesota....
    New York Knicks adds Tom Thibodeau’s trusted assistants and Mike Woodson (report) By: Alder Almo August 28, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks join NBA-wide protest against racism ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are on the verge of adding Tom Thibodeau’s most trusted guys Andy Greer and Dice Yoshimoto, along with former Knicks coach Mike Woodson according to multiple reports. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. The Knicks are finalizing deals for Mike Woodson, Andy Greer and Dice Yoshimoto to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff as assistant coaches, sources tell ESPN. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 28, 2020 Greer and Yoshimoto are no strangers to Thibodeau.  They have been with him since his first head coaching gig in Chicago. Greer, who recently served as Mike Fratello’s assistant on the USA Olympic Qualifying Team, has been Thibodeau’s defensive coordinator in both Chicago and Minnesota....
    New York Knicks join NBA-wide protest against racism By: Alder Almo August 26, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks expected to pursue Davis Bertans (Report) ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks joined the league in solidarity to condemn racism in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Knicks released a statement shortly after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Game 5 of their NBA playoff series against the Orlando Magic.  The league has since canceled all the Wednesday games and will be rescheduled. Statement from the New York Knicks. pic.twitter.com/LIvuz8qbVm — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 26, 2020   “We support the league’s decision to postpone the games and strongly reiterate our condemnation of racism and violence,” said the Knicks’ statement. Several Knicks players also joined the protest on social media. ✊???? — elfrid payton (@elfrid) August 26, 2020 ✊????✊????✊????...
    New York Knicks expected to pursue Davis Bertans (Report) By: Robbie Stratakos August 26, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks ‘all in’ on Fred VanVleet this offseason (Report) ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington, the New York Knicks are expected to pursue Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans in NBA free agency. Hughes says the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns are also expected to make a push, with the Hawks being “particularly aggressive.” Bertans, 27, played a career-high 29.3 minutes per contest in his debut season with the Wizards this season. Coming off the bench for all but four of his 54 games, he averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 42.4 percent from beyond the arc. The Wizards acquired Bertans last summer in a three-team trade with the San Antonio Spurs and Brooklyn Nets; Washington received Bertans;...
    The New York Knicks haven’t seen the NBA postseason for seven consecutive years now. Ever since Carmelo Anthony left the Knicks, the team has been nothing but disappointing. Poor development of young players and sloppy coaching are the biggest culprits of their current situation. However, there is a slight glimmer of hope that it could all change in the 2020-21 NBA season. For starters, the Knicks have hired a new coach, Tim Thibodeau, to guide the team. Couple that with the no.8 pick awarded to them in the NBA 2020 draft, and things could turn around for them. The New York Knicks to pair Ball brothers? During the NBA Bubble, Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball severely underperformed. As a result, they went 2-6 in the Bubble and missed the playoffs. But according to Legionhoops’ Jacob Ortiz, the Knicks believe Lonzo could become the franchise’s point guard. Further, they are...
    New York Knicks ‘all in’ on Fred VanVleet this offseason (Report) By: Robbie Stratakos August 25, 2020 PrevPreviousAuburn wing Isaac Okoro ‘has support’ in the Knicks organization (Report) ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks could have upwards of $40 million in cap space this offseason, which heavily depends on what they do with the 2020-21 team options they hold on multiple players. A soon-to-be free agent who has been linked and has yet again been connected to the Knicks is Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet. According to Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School, some members of the Knicks front office are “all in” on signing VanVleet. According to a league source with knowledge of the Knicks thinking, some members of New York’s front office are “all in” on VanVleet as a free agent target, feeling that he is the best available player on...
    New York Knicks have the right tools to navigate delicate Draft By: Alder Almo August 25, 2020 PrevPreviousThe New York Knicks should be all-in on Fred VanVleet ShareTweet0 SharesThere’s a great debate on what’s the best course of action after the New York Knicks fell to the eight spot in the NBA Draft. During Rose’s first interview back in June, he already hinted at how the Knicks view this year’s Draft class. “It’s interesting, this draft, there’s a couple of guys that might stand out, and after that, I think there’s a lot of equality,’’ Rose said.  Perhaps Rose was referring to the enigmatic LaMelo Ball, their top point guard in their board, and Georgia’s Anthony Edwards.  After those two young studs with the most obvious star potential, it’s going to be a guessing game. “I think there’s a lot of...
    The Toronto Raptors have swept the Brooklyn Nets in dramatic fashion. This is the first time in the Raptors’ franchise history that they are going 4-0 against a team in the Playoffs. This was made possible by the brilliance of Fred VanVleet, who carried the Raptors in the first three games. Now, reports have surfaced that several teams are interested in signing the 26-year-old.  Fred VanVleet’s story is inspirational. He declared himself eligible for the 2016 NBA draft, but no team picked him up. Carrying the disappointment on his back, he worked harder and signed with the Raptors in the same year.  After four years of pledging loyalty to Toronto, we just might see VanVleet packing his bags and head to a different destination next season. Twitter page Hoop Central posted an attention-grabbing status involving VanVleet and three other NBA teams.  According to @ShamsCharania, the Knicks, Suns, and Pistons...
    The New York Knicks should be all-in on Fred VanVleet By: AJ LaRocca August 24, 2020 PrevPreviousWide-open NBA Draft favors Knicks, says college basketball analyst ShareTweet0 SharesWith most of the talk being about how the New York Knicks need to address their point guard situation through the draft, there’s also a very intriguing option in free agency whom the Knicks shouldn’t overlook. That player is Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, and according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Knicks are expected to be one of the teams in the mix for him: VanVleet is a shoe free agent and has multiple suitors for a new deal, sources say. And on the court, expect a strong market for the free-agent-to-be: Detroit, New York and Phoenix are expected to emerge as suitors for VanVleet outside Toronto, sources said. VanVleet has built off of...
    Quin Snyder excited for Johnnie Bryant’s impact in New York Knicks By: Alder Almo August 21, 2020 PrevPreviousDevin Vassell ‘has some fans’ in the New York Knicks organization ShareTweet0 SharesUtah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder raved about his assistant Johnnie Bryant ahead of his move to the New York Knicks. News broke out last Tuesday that Bryant, 35, has agreed to a deal to become Tom Thibodeau’s associate head coach. Snider said the whole Jazz organization is excited for Bryant. Utah coach Quin Snyder confirms Johnnie Bryant will be leaving the Jazz for the #Knicks after the season during Thursday’s Media Availability inside the Bubble. Here’s his reaction to Bryant’s looming departure from the team. pic.twitter.com/PObOtR74UM — alder almo (@alderalmo) August 21, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “I’m happy for Johnnie and his family. It’s an opportunity that he’s earned and deserved. We’re really...
    Devin Vassell ‘has some fans’ in the New York Knicks organization By: Robbie Stratakos August 21, 2020 PrevPreviousCan Leon Rose turn New York Knicks pick to ‘Lucky 8’? ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks will select eighth in the 2020 NBA Draft after falling two spots in Thursday night’s draft lottery. According to Ian Begley of SNY, Florida State wing Devin Vassell “has some fans” in the Knicks organization. Vassell, a two-year player at Florida State, saw his minutes spike last season, going from 10.7 minutes in his freshman season to 28.8 minutes per contest in his sophomore season. Last season he started all 30 games he appeared in. Vassell averaged 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 49.0 percent from the field, 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw...
    Can Leon Rose turn New York Knicks pick to ‘Lucky 8’ By: Alder Almo August 21, 2020 PrevPreviousLeon Rose hopes to break New York Knicks Draft Lottery curse ShareTweet0 SharesThere was no beginner’s luck for New York Knicks team president Leon Rose. Not even a lucky bracelet with the inscription “We Are One” from their cancer-stricken super fan Antonio Sellers could help Rose break the team’s Draft Lottery curse Thursday night. Armed with the sixth-best chance to win the Lottery, the Knicks struck out anew and even fell two spots down. They settled with the eight pick, extending their long streak of not moving up in the NBA Draft to 17. Minnesota grabbed the chance to select at No. 1 with Golden State, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Detroit to pick ahead of New York. With a Draft Class relatively weaker...
    Leon Rose hopes to break New York Knicks Draft Lottery curse By: alder almo August 20, 2020 PrevPreviousKnicks hire Jazz assistant Johnnie Bryant as associate head coach ShareTweet0 SharesLeon Rose’s rise to power in New York to become the Knicks president was built on pure hustle. But in one of the early tests of his leadership, the rookie executive will have to rely on beginner’s luck. Tasked to lead the uphill climb of the moribund franchise, Rose hopes he could start cutting the string of bad luck beginning with the NBA Draft Lottery tonight. Rose will represent the Knicks on the virtual lottery “dais’’ via Zoom, which will be aired at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN from the NBA headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey. The Knicks have struck out in the NBA Draft Lottery since picking Patrick Ewing as the...
    Goodyear distances itself from viral image that drew Trumps ire Fast food brands we wish would make a comeback New York Knicks GM Scott Perry favored to become Sacramento Kings GM? Just a week after Vlade Divac resigned as the Sacramento Kings’ general manager, the Kings could look towards the New York Knicks to fill the vacancy at the top. © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Could Knicks general manager Scott Perry make a lateral move to the Kings? Following their 14th consecutive season of missing the NBA Playoffs, the Kings are beginning their search for a new general manager. While the search is just beginning, one familiar name could already be emerging as a potential favorite. Sacramento hired Divac, who played for them from 1998-’04, as its vice president of basketball operations in March 2015. Within a few months, he obtained more power in the organization and was promoted...
    New York Knicks: Kevin Knox, Julius Randle react to Kenny Payne hire By: Robbie Stratakos August 12, 2020 PrevPreviousGreg Anthony talks how his son, Cole, would fare with the New York Knicks ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are assembling a coaching staff for their new head coach, Tom Thibodeau. Tuesday morning the team announced it hired Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne to join Thibodeau’s staff. Payne is the first official hire for Thibodeau’s coaching staff. Payne was an assistant for the Oregon Ducks under head coach Ernie Kent from 2004-09. He joined John Calipari’s coaching staff at Kentucky in 2010, where he spent 10 seasons. Payne coached a plethora of lottery selections at Kentucky who panned out to be reliable NBA starters and/or All-Stars. Some players who worked with Payne include but aren’t limited to: Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker,...
    Greg Anthony talks how his son, Cole, would fare with the New York Knicks By: Robbie Stratakos August 12, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as assistant coach ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks have a top-10 selection in October’s NBA Draft; they’ll find out where they pick on Aug. 20, when the NBA Draft lottery takes place. One player who could find himself in the orange and blue next season is UNC point guard Cole Anthony. SNY’s Ian Begley reported in May that the Knicks have “extensively” scouted Anthony. Cole’s father, Greg, was a point guard for the Knicks from 1991-95. In an interview with Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Anthony said his son would “embrace” playing in New York City, where he grew up. “I think he would embrace (the Knicks), I think it would...
    New York Knicks hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as assistant coach By: AJ LaRocca August 11, 2020 PrevPreviousUFC: Matt Frevola – Roosevelt Roberts targeted for September 12th ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks have officially made the first formal hire to new head coach Tom Thibodeau’s staff on Tuesday, as they have agreed to terms with former University of Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne. Payne, 53, was rumored to the Knicks for months due to his strong relationship with Knicks president Leon Rose and Knicks executive vice president/senior basketball advisor William Wesley. Now he has officially left the collegiate ranks to coach in New York, his first NBA coaching stint. Payne spent the last 10 years at Kentucky alongside one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history, John Calipari. He was named the associate head coach in 2014 and is largely...
    The main reason the New York Knicks lost out on Kemba Walker in free agency By: Alexander Wilson August 8, 2020 PrevPreviousKnicks reportedly want to add a number of player development coaches to staff ShareTweet0 SharesIf only the New York Knicks were an attractive destination, they might have landed point guard Kemba Walker in free agency last year. With the Knicks heavily pursuing players like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant last season with an abundance of cap space, they were unable to draw high-profile players to Madison Square Garden. Due to their inadequate leadership, the Knicks once again went into the season with youth players featuring across the starting five. While they did manage to draw Julius Randle and Marcus Morris to their ranks, Morris was traded during a lost season, and Randle became more of a ball-hog then facilitator. If...
    New York Knicks: Key Takeaways from Thibodeau’s Press Conference By: AJ LaRocca August 2, 2020 PrevPreviousUFC: Jeremy Stephens – Edson Barboza to headline Fight Night on October 3rd ShareTweet0 SharesWith the news becoming official on Thursday that the New York Knicks have officially named Tom Thibodeau, the 31st head coach in franchise history, the Knicks had their first virtual press conference to introduce Thibodeau later that day formally. Aside from Thibodeau, president Leon Rose and general manager Scott Perry were on the press conference that was conducted via Zoom. A lot of questions were asked, and a lot of notable answers were given, such as Thibodeau talking about how he is looking to coach the team and how he plans on developing the young roster, so with that, let’s dive into some major takeaways from the press conference. New York Knicks’ head coaching...
    New York Knicks: Devin Vassell Could Be The Perfect Plug and Play Draft Pick By: Mikey Murphy August 2, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Leon Rose mum on team’s future plans ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks will be participating in the NBA Draft Lottery on August 25th, 2020. That event is approximately four weeks from today and there’s a possibility of the Knick franchise luckily jumping into the top three in the draft lottery. There’s also the possibility of the Knicks sliding into the ninth, tenth, or eleventh spot in the first round on draft lottery night. If the latter happens in which the Knicks fall in the draft lottery, there are some interesting prospects to choose from. One prospect that’s intriguing is 6’6″ 195lbs shooting guard by the name of Devin Vassell out of Florida State University. With Tom Thibodeau taking over the...
    Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images The New York Knicks have a very talented player in R.J. Barrett, but he was not in the right environment to thrive in his rookie season.A tree only grows with proper care. This limitation played out for rookie R.J. Barrett this past season, the No. 3 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. His talent was evident in production, but efficiency lacked for reasons beyond his control. The improper care is how the Knicks built their team last summer. After striking out on the top free agents such as Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, they signed a bunch of B and C-tier free agents to appear as if they still got something out of the offseason. None of the contracts were particularly bad, but they didn’t fit well together. Not with each other, not with the young guys, and certainly not with...
    After weeks of evaluating several candidates, the New York Knicks have finally found their new head coach in Tom Thibodeau. The 62-year-old mentor is expected to officially handle the Knicks’ team that has been rotting at the bottom of the league for seven consecutive years. Turning things around in New York won’t be an easy task even for an experienced coach like Thibodeau. The Knicks currently don’t have a legitimate superstar on their roster and mostly consist of talented prospects and veterans. However, one of his former players, Miami Heat small forward Jimmy Butler, is very confident that Thibodeau’s stint with the Knicks will be successful. “He’s going to do great. He’s going to turn those young guys into some real players; some superstars, some All-Stars,” Butler said of Thibodeau, as quoted by Nick Friedell of ESPN, via Twitter. “I know he’s been itching for this. I know he’s been...
    New York Knicks: Leon Rose mum on team’s future plans By: Robbie Stratakos July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau praises team’s young core ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks held an introductory press conference for new head coach Tom Thibodeau on Thursday. Thibodeau, president Leon Rose and general manager Scott Perry took questions from the media. Rose, the Knicks new president, says the organization has “not set a timeline” while noting that Thibodeau can help make them “a perennial winner” (quotes per Marc Berman of the New York Post). “We have not set a timeline. We are taking it one day at a time. We felt Tom was that coach who can take us with development to becoming a perennial winner. That happens one step at a time,” Rose said. “At the moment we don’t know what the roster will...
    New York Knicks: Tom Thibodeau praises team’s young core By: Robbie Stratakos July 31, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Julius Randle Could Be A Dark-Horse Candidate To Improve Under New Head Coach ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks announced on Thursday morning that they hired Tom Thibodeau to be their new head coach. In his introductory press conference, Thibodeau expressed optimism about youngsters RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson (quotes per Marc Berman of the New York Post). “I want to get around the players to work with them and get to know them better,” Thibodeau said. “Based on film, I really think RJ has a very bright future as does Mitchell Robinson. Those are two who stand out. But we have a lot of young talent. I don’t like to make qualifications on people until I get around them.” The Knicks selected Barrett...
    New York Knicks: Julius Randle Could Be A Dark-Horse Candidate To Improve Under New Head Coach By: Mikey Murphy July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousConor McGregor on Recent UFC Callouts – “I accept!” NextAlexander Volkov – Walt Harris booked for UFC 254Next ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau tends to get the most out of flawed yet talented players. There is a possibility of fans being shocked about what Thibodeau is able to pull out of Julius Randle, especially defensively, if the Knicks actually decide to keep Randle and not ship him elsewhere before next season begins. The Knicks head coaching position is Tom Thibodeau’s dream job. Thibodeau has a phenomenal understanding of New York due to his time as an assistant for the Knicks from 1996-2003 and the fact that as a youngster, his household grew him up as a Knick fan...
    Live updates - Fauci: Diversity of response from states hurt efforts to contain coronavirus McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks New York Knicks president Leon Rose: No timeline for a rebuild The hiring of veteran head coach Tom Thibodeau this past week seemed to suggest that the New York Knicks are attempting to expedite a long-term rebuild in the Big Apple. © Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports The New York Knicks are preaching patience after the hiring of Tom Thibodeau. The 62-year-old Thibodeau is not exactly young. During his stint with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves, the veteran coach also struggled connecting with young players. Despite this, first-year Knicks president Leon Rose has not yet put a timeline on a rebuild being completed in New York. “We have not set a timeline. We are taking it one day at a time. We felt Tom was that coach...
    New York Knicks: Mike Woodson expected to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff By: Robbie Stratakos July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks officially hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, former New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is expected to join Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff for the 2020-21 NBA season. Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson is expected to join the Knicks organization in a capacity, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Woodson led the Knicks to a 54-28 record in 2012-13, which marks their most recent playoff appearance and highest win total since 1996-97. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 30, 2020 The Knicks announced Thibodeau’s hiring on Thursday morning. The former Knicks assistant is the 31st head coach in franchise history. Steve Popper of Newsday tweets that Rick Brunson, Daisuke Yoshimoto and former interim head coach Mike...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau brought the Chicago Bulls to their greatest success since Michael Jordan. He returned the Minnesota Timberwolves to the playoffs after a 13-year absence. All the while, there was one challenge he sought. He has seen what it’s like in New York when the Knicks win and wanted to be the coach to make it happen again. “This a dream come true for me,” Thibodeau said. “This is my dream job.” He got it Thursday, when the Knicks brought the former NBA Coach of the Year back to the organization he helped reach the NBA Finals as an assistant. Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks from 1996-2003, part of Jeff Van Gundy’s staff when they made a run from the No. 8 seed to the finals. He’s had success all around the NBA since he left and the Knicks have had almost none,...
    New York Knicks officially hire Tom Thibodeau as head coach By: Robbie Stratakos July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Knicks: Mental Fortitude Is Vital For Tom Thibodeau’s System ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks announced on Thursday morning that they’ve hired Tom Thibodeau to be the 31st head coach in franchise history. .@nyknicks Name Tom Thibodeau Head Coach pic.twitter.com/7I4GIEmMzk — NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 30, 2020 Team president Leon Rose calls Thibodeau a “proven winner” who brings “leadership” to the table. “Tom Thibodeau is a proven winner who gets the most out of the players and teams that he has coached,” said Leon Rose, president, New York Knicks. “He will bring leadership, accountability and a hard-working mentality to our organization. We are excited to bring him back to New York and look forward to collaborating with him and his staff toward a successful...
    By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Thibodeau is back in New York as the Knicks' new coach. The former NBA Coach of the Year was hired Thursday, returning to the team he helped lead to the NBA Finals as an assistant. “I know what New York is like when the Knicks are successful and there is nothing comparable," Thibodeau said in a statement. "I look forward to being a part of what we are building here and can’t wait to get to work.” Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Thibodeau, 62, is 352-246 in eight seasons coaching Chicago and Minnesota. He was the Coach of the Year in 2011 in his first season with the Bulls, whom he led to 50 wins in three of his five seasons. Thibodeau was an assistant to Jeff Van Gundy when the Knicks reached the 1999 NBA Finals....
    New York Knicks: Mental Fortitude Is Vital For Tom Thibodeau’s System By: Mikey Murphy July 30, 2020 PrevPreviousNew York Giants: Saquon Barkley ranks 31st on NFL top 100 list ShareTweet0 SharesNew York Knicks Head Coach Tom Thibodeau‘s style has always been hard-hitting when it came to getting the most out of his players on both ends. However, stingy defense along with hustle plays is what Coach Tom Thibodeau holds near and dear to his heart. The young New York Knicks core will find out real soon how vital mental fortitude is for Tom Thibodeau’s system. Jonathan Macri of Knicks Film School interviewed aspiring journalist Adam Taylor who’s currently the lead writer for CelticsBlog.com. The interview was on July 28th, 2020 on The Hoops Spy Podcast. At the 5:11 segment of the podcast, Jonathan Macri asks Adam Taylor for his opinion on Tom Thibodeau’s...
    Getty Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been requested to give attention to teaching whereas others seems for a Jimmy Butler commerce. Tom Thibodeau is the brand new head coach of the New York Knicks after agreeing to a five-year deal. “The Knicks are in good arms,” Los Angeles Clippers huge man Joakim Noah instructed me through textual content message this afternoon from the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Noah has had greater than his fair proportion of time taking part in for Thibs. For these protecting rating at dwelling: Noah lived his finest life whereas taking part in for Thibodeau as a member of the Chicago Bulls. A former Knick and native New Yorker by the use of Hell’s Kitchen,  Noah was an NBA All-Star in 2013 and 2014 and was named the NBA’s Defensive Participant of the...
    Getty Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been asked to focus on coaching while others looks for a Jimmy Butler trade. Tom Thibodeau is the new head coach of the New York Knicks after agreeing to a five-year deal. “The Knicks are in good hands,” Los Angeles Clippers big man Joakim Noah told me via text message this afternoon from the NBA bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Noah has had more than his fair share of time playing for Thibs. For those keeping score at home: Noah lived his best life while playing for Thibodeau as a member of the Chicago Bulls. A former Knick and native New Yorker by way of Hell’s Kitchen,  Noah was an NBA All-Star in 2013 and 2014 and was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 16: Joakim Noah #55 of...
    New York Knicks: What would landing Anthony Davis do for the franchise? By: Alexander Wilson July 29, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAnthony Davis forced his way to the Los Angeles Lakers, so expecting him to take his talents elsewhere is optimistic. However, crazier things have happened, as we have seen in current times. The New York Knicks, who have brought in Leon Rose to lead their franchise could change the course of history with a big free-agent signing. The narrative over the past few seasons has been negative for the Knicks. Free agents aren’t keen on signing with them, based on the poor performance and seemingly bad luck that comes with wearing the orange and blue. Anthony has formed a fantastic duo with LeBron James, and at 28 years old, he could stay there for quite...
    Jay Scrubb Raising Internal Interest Within The New York Knicks By: Mikey Murphy July 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares The New York Knicks recently hired Coach Tom Thibodeau. They still have draft homework to do. Leon Rose has made some important front office hires. The Knicks have interviewed some talented draft prospects as of late, however, rumor is that a junior college star by the name of Jay Scrubb has drawn internal interest within the New York Knicks organization. Jay Scrubb is a 6’6″ 200-pound smooth lefty shooting guard who possesses a 6’9″ wingspan. The former JUCO star is a Louisville commit who played at the junior college level for the John A. Logan Volunteers for two years. Scrubb was named NABC NJCAA Division I Player of the Year as a sophomore. Scrubb who originally...
    New York Knicks: The most impactful factor Tom Thibodeau is bringing to the Knicks By: Alexander Wilson July 28, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks hiring Tom Thibodeau as their next head coach might be better than some might think. Thibodeau is an accomplished leader in the NBA, having lead the Chicago Bulls to five straight playoff appearances and the Minnesota Timberwolves to one appearance in two years. Thibodeau was fired in his third season with Minnesota, finishing under .500. The reality is, the Knicks have lacked a true disciplinary coach in recent years, and they have been nothing short of a dumpster fire for quite some time. If not for Carmelo Anthony carrying the team, the Knicks might as well be a G-League squad. The New York Knicks have changed course:...
    Could New York Knick Fans Derail The Current Front Office And Head Coach Alignment? By: Mikey Murphy July 27, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares The New York Knicks been probing the National Basketball Association for a head coach for roughly two decades. Even though the hiring of Tom Thibodeau dragged for seven weeks, the franchise been running through head coaches and assistant coaches since the resignation of Jeff Van Gundy nineteen games into the 2001-02 NBA season. Current Knick President Leon Rose was a former agent with Creative Artists Agency, and Tom Thibodeau was one of his clients. Leon Rose hired long time acquaintance William Wesley as the Executive Vice President. William Wesley, also known as “World Wide Wes”, was called a goodwill ambassador by John Calipari in regards to the University of Kentucky’s basketball program....
    New York Knicks: Gregg Popovich says exactly what we needed to hear about Tom Thibodeau By: Alexander Wilson July 26, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks hired Tom Thibodeau last week to lead the franchise as their next head coach. Thibodeau has a fantastic history in basketball, coaching the Chicago Bulls from 2010 to 2016 when he moved no to the Minnesota Timberwolves. However, while in Chicago, he ranked no worse than second in the Central division. While his team never won a championship, he made it to the conference finals once and the semi-finals twice. His time in Minnesota wasn’t as successful, as he earned a playoff appearance once in his first two seasons. He was fired last year, finishing with a .475 win percentage over 40 games. Historically, he has...
    We get days like this sometimes. Sometimes, it’s simply about mathematics. We have nine major pro sports teams in our area, and so there’s always the possibility of worlds colliding, MLB and NFL, NHL and NBA. Stuff happens. News happens. Crazy things happen. Edwin Diaz comes trotting in from a bullpen. Lots of stuff. This one felt different, because of all the days and weeks and months that came before. Sports as we know it essentially shut down on March 12, and we did what we could do to fill the void as sports fans. Sometimes that meant going to extremes; some folks got up early to watch baseball from Korea. Some folks savored every second of the NFL draft. I am still getting a monthly bill from the Iditarod for the two days in which I tracked dogs mushing across Alaska like election night coverage. We made due. We...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Knicks coaching search is reportedly over. The Knicks look to their future by pulling from their past; Tom Thibodeau will be the Knicks’ new head coach. Thibodeau has long been rumored to be the front runner for the position, and the news is expected to become official in a few days. CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Tom Thibodeau of the Chicago Bulls yells at a referee during a game against the New York Knicks at the United Center on November 4, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks during the Patrick Ewing era in the ’90s before becoming a head coach himself. In 2011, he won the NBA Coach of the Year in Chicago and is known to build tough, defensive-minded teams. ESPN first reported that the Knicks and Thibodeau were completing a...
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    After a lengthy process in which the team interviewed several candidates on multiple occasions, the NBA’s New York Knicks have reportedly found their next man on the sidelines. According to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski, reporting via Twitter, the team is finalizing a five-year deal with former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau to run the show in the Big Apple. As shared previously by The Inquisitr, Thibodeau had long been considered the frontrunner for the job. In addition to his eight-year track record of coaching NBA teams, as well as many more years spent as an assistant, the 62-year-old is known to have a close relationship with Knicks President Leon Rose. He also reportedly has a strong relationship with William Wesley, an executive vice president with New York. The Knicks have long sought stability at the head coaching position, having gone through seven coaches in the last nine years....
    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 02: Tom Thibodeau of the Minnesota Timberwolves complains about a call during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on January 02, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Knicks are on the verge of hiring Tom Thibodeau as their new head coach The long wait for New York Knicks fans curious to see who the franchise’s next head coach will be appears to finally be over. In his latest ‘Woj Bomb’ of epic proportions, NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Knicks are finalizing a deal with Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau has plenty of coaching experience, but hasn’t been on the bench following the 2019 campaign with the Minnesota Timberwolves....
    Jason Kidd the frontrunner to be the New York Knicks head coach By: Robbie Stratakos July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Jason Kidd is the new frontrunner to be the New York Knicks’ next head coach. Bondy says Kidd “is viewed by the Knicks as a conduit to attracting free agents” but adds “there are also people in the organization who are skeptical of his coaching ability following underwhelming stints in Brooklyn and Milwaukee.” Kidd is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers under head coach Frank Vogel. After retiring from the NBA in 2013 (Kidd’s last season was with the Knicks in the 2012-13 season) Kidd was named the Brooklyn Nets head coach. After a supposed power-play move within the organization, Brooklyn traded...
    Although the team is reportedly expected to hire its next head coach before the end of the month, the New York Knicks have yet to tender a contract offer to any of the candidates for the position, according to SportsNet New York‘s NBA insider Ian Begley. Furthermore, the team is reportedly not in negotiations with any of the applicants, either. Per Begley’s sources, the Knicks brain trust — which is headed up by Team President Leon Rose and General Manager Scott Perry — is committed to doing their due diligence with the hire, and there is a “strong likelihood” that they will hold further conversations with multiple candidates in the coming week. As previously relayed by The Inquisitr, former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau is considered to be the frontrunner for the position. Over eight seasons as a head coach, the 62-year-old has compiled a 352-246 record...
    Report: New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets keeping tabs on Zach LaVine By: Robbie Stratakos July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesAccording to SNY’s Ian Begley, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets “have been monitoring” Zach LaVine’s situation with the Chicago Bulls. And it’s worth noting that both the Knicks and the Nets are among the teams who have been monitoring LaVine’s situation in Chicago. Per SNY sources, both teams have done background work on LaVine to be prepared for the possibility that Chicago ends up listening to trade offers on the 25-year-old guard. The Bulls finished the 2019-20 NBA season as the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference (22-43), missing the playoffs for the third consecutive season. LaVine has two seasons remaining on a four-year, $78 million deal, initially signed with the Sacramento Kings and...
    New York Knicks: Kenny Atkinson receives glowing endorsement to land Knicks’ head coaching job By: Alexander Wilson July 24, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are still in the middle of finding their next head coach after the firing of David Fizdale in 2019. The hiring of Leon Rose has changed the direction of the organization, as he brings good connections across the league from his former position as a super agent for CAA. The next head coach for the Knicks is a significant deal, as Tom Thibodeau and Kenny Atkinson remain in play. Thibodeau is the favorite, as reports have indicated he’s begun his film research regarding the team, but Atkinson shouldn’t be overlooked. A rumor that Atkinson had been interviewed for the third time could indicate the Knicks’ extended interest...
    Should New York Knicks consider trading for Kevin Love? By: AJ LaRocca July 23, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 Shares  The New York Knicks and new president Leon Rose have a very unique but busy offseason in front of them. The new regime is still deciding on a new head coach, and once they complete that, they need to turn their attention towards preparing for free agency and October’s NBA Draft. If that wasn’t already hard enough under regular circumstances, they have had to navigate through the restrictions presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic that has and continues to rattle both the sports world and the nation as a whole.   Some things never change, however, as the trade rumors that usually surface around this time of year are doing so once again. The Knicks...
    Next1 of 15Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The NBA has a plan and a schedule for the draft and our latest NBA Mock Draft looks at player fits and potential stars like LaMelo Ball. NBA basketball is back, with scrimmages being played and regular-season games picking up next week. But there’s always time to smash the “Sim Lottery” button at Tankathon and imagine the possibilities. This week’s simulated lottery was a wild one, putting the Charlotte Hornets at the top and keeping the New York Knicks in the top 3.. Armed with insights from a new Step Back Big Board, I did my best to make everyone happy and keep it interesting, while answering the big question on everyone’s mind…Are the New York Knicks destined to land LaMelo Ball in the NBA Draft?The analysis of each individual player here relies heavily on the insights of our own draft...
    Why the New York Knicks should pursue Fred VanVleet By: Jack Quartararo July 23, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks are in for a big offseason. In the meantime, the Knicks are still looking for a new head coach, and are looking to add some talent to the roster. For example, Fred VanVleet can be a perfect addition to the team — he is a free agent this summer. If the Knicks sign VanVleet, they won’t have to worry about the point guard positions for a while. Why? Because VanVleet has proven to the world that he can be a great point guard, and also be a team leader. Ultimately, he did all of this with Toronto last year and won a championship. VanVleet isn’t afraid of the big stage Fred VanVleet...
    Rumor: New York Knicks could pursue DeMar DeRozan in free agency By: Alexander Wilson July 22, 2020 Follow ESM On Social Facebook Twitter Youtube Flipboard Instagram ShareTweet0 SharesThe New York Knicks have struggled to attract attention from star players in the NBA, ranging from Kevin Durant to Kyrie Irving. Both signed with the Brooklyn Nets last off-season, passing on a superior Knicks franchise, some might say. However, with the firing of Steve Mills several months ago in favor of former CAA super-agent Leon Rose, the team is headed in a different direction. Rose has fantastic connections with players across the league, including ones that categorized as stars. The Knicks desperately need more offense of efficiency, and bringing in a player like DeMar DeRozan could fit the bill. The Knicks plan to pursue DeMar DeRozan in free agency if he declines his...