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.
New York Knicks Wiretap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.