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Sasha Vujacic Signing One-Year Deal With Knicks

Jul 31, 2015 2:20 PM

Free agent guard Sasha Vujacic has reached agreement on a guaranteed $1.35 million veteran-minimum contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told RealGM.
 
Vujacic's one-year deal was completed Friday.
 
Vujacic has played over six of his eight NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of the 2009 and 2010 championship teams under Phil Jackson. The 6-foot-7 guard has averaged 5.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in his career, most recently playing for the Clippers in 2013-14.

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Ricky Ledo Waived By Knicks

Jul 30, 2015 5:14 PM

The New York Knicks have waived Ricky Ledo.

Ledo, 6-7, 195-pounds, averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 19.4 minutes in 12 games with New York last season.

He signed the first of two consecutive 10-day contracts on Mar. 19 and then signed for the remainder of the season on Apr. 8.

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Lou Amundson Signs With Knicks

Jul 30, 2015 11:25 AM

The New York Knicks have signed Lou Amundson to a contract.

Amundson, 6-9, 225-pounds, was acquired this past season as part of a three-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 5, 2015 and signed his first 10-day contract with New York on Jan. 10, 2015. The Ventura, CA-native averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 41 games for the Knicks in 2014-15. The nine-year NBA pro holds career averages of 3.8 points and 3.7 rebounds over 399 games.

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Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks

Jul 29, 2015 10:30 AM

The New York Knicks have expressed tepid interest in signing Carlos Boozer.

Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man.

Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs

Jul 29, 2015 10:11 AM

The New York Knicks attempted to negotiate with Maurice Ndour even after he reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas offered the undrafted Ohio University forward a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

The Knicks offered Ndour less than a $200,000 guarantee.

Ndour had an impressive Summer League with the Knicks.

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Allan Houston Looking For New Knicks' D-League Coach

Jul 28, 2015 7:22 PM

Craig Hodges will not be brought back as head coach of the New York Knicks' D-League team.

Hodges took over as head coach of the Westchester Knicks for the final four games of the regular season after Kevin Whitted was fired. Hodges was initially hired last fall to serve as an assistant on Westchester's staff.

It is unclear at this point who Westchester GM Allan Houston will target to fill the coaching vacancy.

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Wesley Saunders Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Knicks

Jul 25, 2015 12:13 AM

Free agent guard Wesley Saunders of Harvard has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told RealGM.

After going unselected in June’s NBA draft, Saunders joined the Utah Jazz for summer league. In six games for the Jazz in Las Vegas and Utah, Saunders averaged 2.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

A 6-foot-5 playmaker, Saunders averaged 16.6 points along with 6.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in his senior season at Harvard.

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Maurice NDour Signs With Mavericks

Jul 23, 2015 4:43 PM

Maurice NDour has agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Ndour played in the Summer League with the New York Knicks, but the Mavericks offered more guaranteed money.

Ndour spent two years at Monroe College where he was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region selection before transferring to Ohio University. In his first season at Ohio, Ndour averaged 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while starting 31 of his 36 games. As a senior for the Bobcats, he increased those averages to 16.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game on his way to being named All-Mid-American Conference Second Team. 

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Knicks Have Competition In Signing Maurice Ndour

Jul 23, 2015 12:27 PM

Maurice Ndour hopes to sign with the New York Knicks, but several other clubs are interested as well.

“I hope I’ll be back with the Knicks but then again right now I think it’s about situations,” Ndour said in an interview ESPN.com on Tuesday night after watching a game at the Nike Pro City basketball tournament in Manhattan. “It’s about what’s best for yourself. But I like the Knicks, I like the players, playing with them in the summer league was really great. I hope to see them again.”

 

Ndour opened eyes in Vegas by averaging 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games. 

 

The Knicks have 11 players signed to guaranteed contracts so they would have room on the roster for Ndour.

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LaMarcus Aldridge, Knicks Mutually Canceled Meeting After Center Discussion

Jul 23, 2015 12:24 PM

The New York Knicks wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to play "strictly" at center, which was the reason why the scheduled meeting between the two parties was canceled.

“They didn’t want to meet with me,” Aldridge said. “Some people said it was me. But it was both parties agreeing that we shouldn’t meet.”

 

League sources say Phil Jackson decided it was best for the Knicks to cancel the meeting with Aldridge because the team prioritized the center position in free agency and Aldridge made it clear that he didn’t want to play center exclusively. 

The Knicks had already missed out on Greg Monroe, so they decided to focus on pursuing DeAndre Jordan and Robin Lopez. Lopez was signed to a four-year, $54 million deal by the Knicks.

Aldridge eventually agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.

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Willy Hernangomez Signs With Real Madrid
The Knicks own the NBA draft rights of Willy Hernangomez.

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Alexey Shved Signs With BC Khimki
Alexey Shved finished last season with the Knicks.

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Alexey Shved Likely To Sign In Europe
Alexey Shved is receiving strong offers in Russia and Spain.

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Carmelo Skeptical Of Knicks' Moves, Hasn't Spoken With Jackson During Free Agency
Carmelo Anthony repeatedly said last offseason that he "believes in Phil."

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Lance Thomas, Knicks Agree Upon One-Year, $1.6M Deal
Lance Thomas and the Knicks have agreed upon a one-year, $1.6 million deal, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks
The Knicks will acquire Kyle O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

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Robin Lopez Agrees To Four-Year, $54M Deal With Knicks
Robin Lopez agreed to a deal on Thursday evening contingent on DeAndre Jordan not signing with the Knicks.

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Robin Lopez Commits To Signing With Knicks
Robin Lopez has committed to signing with the Knicks, contingent on DeAndre Jordan choosing not to sign with the franchise.

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Robin Lopez, Knicks Discussing Deal Worth $12M-$13M Per Season
The Knicks have identified the frontcourt as their area of need this offseason and have already struck out on LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe.

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Shane Larkin, Nets Agree Upon Two-Year, $3M Deal
Shane Larkin gives the Nets depth in the backcourt though they also currently have Deron Williams, Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack.

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Knicks, Robin Lopez Have Strong Mutual Interest
Robin Lopez is considered the most realistic target for the Knicks and would help their interior defense.

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Knicks, Lakers Interested In Trading For David Lee
David Lee's contract expires after the 15-16 season and trading for him would give a team additional assets.

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Arron Afflalo Agrees To Two-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks
Arron Afflalo has a player option for the second season.

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Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks Interested In Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins finished last season with the Cavaliers, but only played sparingly.

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Patrick Beverley Receives Interest From Knicks, Mavericks
The Knicks reached out to Patrick Beverley shortly after the start of free agency.

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Knicks To Meet With Monroe, Jordan, Aldridge; Not Expected To Pursue Rondo
Greg Monroe gets the Knicks' first free agency meeting.

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Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

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Pelicans, Bucks, Knicks Among Interested Teams For Robin Lopez
The Pelicans, Bucks and Knicks are so far among the strongest suitors for Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM.

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DeAndre Jordan Seeking 3+1 Contract, Bigger Role On Offense
A source said that it's "50/50" between the Clippers and Mavericks to sign DeAndre Jordan.

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Porzingis Questionable For Summer League With Hip Injury, Receives Call From Carmelo
Carmelo Anthony reached out directly to Kristaps Porzingis following reports of his disapproval of the pick by the Knicks on draft night.

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