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Dunc'd On: TOR/CLE Game 4, Draymond Non-Suspension, Knicks/Clippers Offseason

May 24, 2016 1:40 AM

Toronto ties the series with Cleveland at 2 all.  Draymond Green avoids suspension, and why that was the right call (25:00). Plus, the New York Knicks (34:00) and Los Angeles Clippers (57:00) offseason cap previews.  Can and should the Knicks trade Carmelo Anthony, whom should they target with their projected $28 million in cap space, and how can they bring back Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas.  For the Clippers, Jamal Crawford, Jeff Green, and Austin Rivers are free agents; why it's critical the Clippers avoid paying them too much so they can add other pieces to their team, plus what 2017 looks like when Paul and Griffin are free agents.

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGMThe Athletic and the Sporting News    (@DannyLeroux). 

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Carmelo Anthony Pleased Jeff Hornacek Will Have Freedom To Run His Own System

May 20, 2016 3:35 PM

Carmelo Anthony showed up at the New York Knicks' training facility on Thursday for a workout as the team was on the verge of hiring Jeff Hornacek as head coach.

As recently as three weeks ago, Anthony expressed frustration with Phil Jackson’s coaching search and reiterated the need for the Knicks president to interview additional candidates. 

Anthony was at the training facility last week and after the Knicks had met with Frank Vogel.

Anthony is not enamored with playing in the triangle offense and according to a source close to Anthony he was pleased to learn that Hornacek will have the freedom to run his own offensive system. 

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Jeff Hornacek Agrees To Become Knicks' Head Coach

May 19, 2016 5:57 PM

Jeff Hornacek and the New York Knicks have reached agreement on a deal in principle for him to become their next head coach.

Hornacek and the Knicks are still negotiating a contract.

Hornacek was fired in February as head coach of the Phoenix Suns.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Knicks To Hire Jeff Hornacek As Head Coach

May 18, 2016 7:39 PM

Jeff Hornacek has been offered the New York Knicks' head coaching job and the two sides are working on a contract.

Hornacek emerged as a candidate late in the Knicks' search after Phil Jackson appeared to prefer to retain Kurt Rambis.

Hornacek was fired by the Phoenix Suns in February after the team underwent significant roster turnover. Hornacek was also a candidate to replace Luke Walton as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

Beyond Rambis, the Knicks also considered David Blatt and Frank Vogel. The Knicks hadn't contacted Hornacek about the opportunity until they were already three weeks into the process.

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Knicks Interview Jeff Hornacek For Head Coaching Job

May 16, 2016 3:16 PM

The New York Knicks have interview Jeff Hornacek for their head coaching vacancy.

Phil Jackson would reportedly prefer to hire Kurt Rambis on a permanent basis.

The Knicks are also considering Frank Vogel and David Blatt.

Hornacek could also join the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.

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Karl-Anthony Towns Unanimously Wins 2016 NBA Rookie Of The Year

May 16, 2016 10:19 AM

Karl-Anthony Towns has unanimously won the 2016 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Towns received all 130 first place votes joining Damian Lillard (2012-13 season), Blake Griffin (2010-11), David Robinson (1989-90) and Ralph Sampson (1983-84) as unanimous winners in the last 32 years.

Kristaps Porzingis finished second with 363 points (117 second place votes, 12 third place) ahead of Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker and Jahlil Okafor.

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Frank Vogel Meets With Phil Jackson, Steve Mills

May 15, 2016 4:06 PM

Phil Jackson and Steve Mills met with Frank Vogel last week in Los Angeles about the New York Knicks' head coaching vacancy.

Vogel, Kurt Rambis and David Blatt are the Knicks' top-3 candidates.

Jackson's meeting with Vogel also raises further questions to whether James Dolan is opposed to signing off on Jackson's preferred choice, Rambis.

Mills had contacted Vogel's agent the day after the Pacers parted ways with him.

Jackson has not reached out to Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson or Patrick Ewing.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Mike Fratello Interested In Knicks' Job

May 13, 2016 1:15 PM

Mike Fratello said he would like the New York Knicks' head coaching job.

Fratello last was a head coach in 2006 with the Memphis Grizzlies and has since been in broadcasting.

“I just want one more big headache. How about that?” Fratello said, adding all the top teams used triangle principles, so he would, too. “San Antonio does it. Golden State has incorporated it. There’s a number of teams that have parts of the triangle that they use. They just don’t use the same wording as Phil and as his great assistant, Tex Winter, did over the years. So you can find a place for it in your offense.”

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Willy Hernangomez Has Four-Year Offer From Knicks

May 12, 2016 1:37 PM

Willy Hernangomez has rejected two offers from Real Madrid and has a four-year deal on the table from the New York Knicks.

Hernangomez's four-year from the Knicks is worth $4.5 million.

The Knicks acquired the draft rights to Hernangomez during the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Carmelo Anthony Confirms He'll Remain With Knicks

May 11, 2016 5:33 PM

Carmelo Anthony confirmed he won't waive his no-trade clause this offseason and will remain with the New York Knicks.

“You’ll see me here,” Anthony said. “For the Knicks, absolutely.”

Anthony has three seasons remaining on the contract he signed with the Knicks in 2014.

The Knicks have yet to hire a head coach and Anthony has lobbied Phil Jackson to consider candidates beyond Kurt Rambis.

Jackson only appears to be seriously considering David Blatt beyond Rambis.

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Carmelo Anthony Likes Idea Of Knicks Hiring David Blatt
Due to his vast international experience, Carmelo Anthony believes David Blatt would be better for Kristaps Porzingis than Kurt Rambis.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Brian Shaw Doesn't Believe Knicks Interested In Him Due To Kurt Rambis
Phil Jackson would have likely hired Brian Shaw instead of Derek Fisher had he been available for the job.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Reach Out To Frank Vogel
Phil Jackson was believed to be deciding between Kurt Rambis and David Blatt before Vogel became available.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Associate: Being GM 'Really Different' For Phil Jackson
The Knicks remain without a head coach and Phil Jackson is in no rush to interview more candidates.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Anthony Wants Next Knicks' Coach To Hold Players Accountable
Carmelo Anthony would like to be consulted on who the Knicks hire.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis Won't Play For Latvia In Olympic Qualifying
The Knicks will retain more control over the training and conditioning of Kristaps Porzingis this summer.

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David Blatt Meets With Phil Jackson About Knicks' Job
David Blatt and Kurt Rambis are the two primary candidates for the Knicks' opening.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Knicks Have Trade Interest In Darren Collison
Darren Collison is scheduled to make $5.2 million next season with the Kings.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Skips Phil Jackson's Triangle Workshop
Carmelo Anthony was not one of the 10 Knicks who attended Phil Jackson's triangle workshop held Tuesday and Wednesday.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Only Currently Considering Kurt Rambis, David Blatt
Phil Jackson did not reach out to Tom Thibodeau before he agreed to accept the Wolves' job.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Phil Jackson, Kurt Rambis To Meet With Knicks' Players To Study Triangle Offense
Kurt Rambis will join Phil Jackson in the meetings with Knicks' players to review the triangle offense.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Luke Walton: I'm Not Going To Rush Into Head Coaching Job
Luke Walton confirmed he spoke with Phil Jackson but said it wasn't a job interview about the Knicks' head coaching vacancy.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Luke Walton Received Interest From Knicks, Nets
Phil Jackson spoke with Luke Walton in a phone interview.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Anthony Questions Whether His Idea Of Success Aligns With Knicks' Regime
Carmelo Anthony has given enough hints that he could ask for a trade if the Knicks are unsuccessful in free agency.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Phil Jackson Backs Kurt Rambis, Confirms He Hasn't Reached Out To Other Candidates
Kurt Jackson said Kurt Rambis was and is his guy to be head coach of the Knicks.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tom Thibodeau Believed To Be Carmelo Anthony's Choice For Knicks' Coach
Carmelo Anthony's influence over James Dolan may help determine who becomes the Knicks' head coach.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Derrick Williams Confident Gamble On Himself Paid Off
Derrick Williams owns a player option with the Knicks worth $4.6 million.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Arron Afflalo Likely To Opt Out Of Contract With Knicks
Arron Afflalo hold an $8 million player option for next season.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Targeting Players Suited For Triangle In Offseason
The Knicks will target players in the offseason who are well-suited for the triangle offense.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks' Players Feel Kurt Rambis Talks Down To Them
Kurt Rambis has a career record of 32-132 as a head coach with the Timberwolves and Knicks.

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