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Knicks, Cavaliers, Mavericks Interested In Signing Talen Horton-Tucker

Jan 12, 2021 10:41 AM

Talen Horton-Tucker is expected to receive interest from "multiple teams" in free agency with the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks specifically mentioned.

The Lakers can give Horton-Tucker a contract starting around $10.5 million while rival teams will be limited by the mid-level exception starting at approximately $9 million. A quirk in the cap, however, can allow for a third-year balloon payment worth as much as the maximum salary with a raise in the fourth. A rival team could pay Horton-Tucker $9 million in the first year, $10 million in the second year then jump to more than $32 million in the third year and $32 million in the fourth. The Lakers could match the deal.

“The way the rules are, I don’t see the Lakers letting him go,” one general manager told “But teams can make this a more difficult decision for the Lakers than they’d like. Teams that have a lot of cap space and are looking to gamble on a young guy, why not put your money into him? The upside is obvious.”

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Nerlens Noel Hires Chris Gaston As New Agent

Jan 10, 2021 12:57 PM

Nerlens Noel has hired Chris Gaston of Family First Sports as his new agent, sources told Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Noel will be a free agent after this season. 

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Knicks Hire Nick Restifo To Manage Coaching Analytics

Jan 9, 2021 5:09 PM

The New York Knicks hired Nick Restifo to manage the team's coaching analytics, sources told Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.

Restifo previously worked under Tom Thibodeau in Minnesota as a basketball operations analyst. 

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Knicks To Sign Taj Gibson

Jan 7, 2021 2:37 PM

The New York Knicks plan to sign Taj Gibson.

Gibson spent last season with the Knicks and has also played under Tom Thibodeau for many seasons.

The Knicks will have to waive a player to create a roster spot for Gibson.

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Knicks Still Have Taj Gibson On Radar

Jan 7, 2021 8:29 AM

The New York Knicks continue to have interest in signing Taj Gibson.

The Knicks elected not to re-sign Gibson in the offseason but he is on their radar.

Gibson was seen as a mentor to Mitchell Robinson.

The Knicks would have to waive a player to create a roster spot for Gibson.

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Tom Thibodeau Says Julius Randle Is 'Engine' Of Knicks

Jan 7, 2021 1:17 AM

Tom Thibodeau described Julius Randle as the "engine" of the New York Knicks following their 112-100 win over the Utah Jazz.

Randle finished the game with 30 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists, with the Knicks currently 5-3 on the season. 

“He’s our engine. He plays with a lot of toughness, and there’s a lot of multiple-effort plays that he’s making, but he’s also playing very unselfishly. If you cut and you’re open, he’s going to hit you. He can handle the ball, he’s got very good skills with the ball. I think those guys are very hard to guard, and his shooting has improved.

"I thought he had some wide-open looks, but he’s shot the three very well this year, so that makes him harder to guard, and he can out-quick you," said Thibodeau after the game.

Thibodeau then credited experience for Randle's development this season. 

“When you look at most players in this league, there’s a progression to becoming that type of player. They don’t just get there overnight, there are steps that they have to take along the way, and I think he’s done that ... I think you learn through listening, and trial and error is a big part of learning." 

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Knicks Decision-Makers Want 15-20 Games To Assess Roster

Jan 1, 2021 1:16 AM

Decision-makers within the New York Knicks organization want to wait 15-20 games before potentially making changes to the roster, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

The Knicks currently have a 2-3 record to open the season.

Begley adds that the Knicks won't necessarily make changes after 20 games.

The team currently has 15 players on the roster, along with two two-way players. 

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Obi Toppin Out 7-10 Days With Strained Calf

Dec 26, 2020 10:02 PM

Obi Toppin will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days due to a strained right calf. 

Toppin had 9 points and 3 rebounds in his NBA debut. 

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RJ Barrett: No Fans At Madison Square Garden 'Might Be An Advantage' For Knicks

Dec 26, 2020 5:39 PM

RJ Barrett said that playing without fans at Madison Square Garden could turn into an advantage for the New York Knicks with opponents not as motivated to put on a memorable performance.

“Actually having no fans might be an advantage. I know if I was a competitor coming into the Garden with all those fans, I’d want to have a great game.

"So coming in there with no fans actually probably gives us an advantage that way too. It’s just you have to go out there and play basketball," said Barrett.

Barrett reiterated that MSG was his favorite arena, and that all players would have to adjust to games without fans.

"For us, especially for me, having played in the Garden with all the fans and knowing how special it is to be on this side, I still think it’s an advantage for us (to play in front of fans), because I love playing in the Garden. For everybody else, I don’t know, I can’t speak for them.”

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Knicks Envision RJ Barrett As More Small Forward

Dec 21, 2020 8:21 AM

The New York Knicks new coaching staff envisions RJ Barrett as more of a small forward than shooting guard with the thought of giving him less ballhandling responsibilities early in possessions. 

David Fizdale started Barrett at point guard on opening night last season.

The Knicks hired Johnnie Bryant as an assistant coach this offseason. Bryant helped in the development of Donovan Mitchell and has already made an impact on Barrett.

“I always set goals for myself, but I’ll keep that to myself’’ Barrett said. “I’m feeling good about the season, really good. We got a hard-working group and hard-working coaches. I’m excited to see what this group will do this year.’’

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Knicks Waive Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Trim Roster To 15 Players

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Knicks Sign, Waive Louis King

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On East Over/Unders

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Knicks, Bucks Won't Allow Media Inside Arena For Games

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Knicks Sign-And-Waive Andrew White III

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Andrew White Signs Exhibit 10 Deal With Knicks

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Knicks To Add Skal Labissiere, James Young To G League Team

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Mitchell Robinson Fires Rich Paul, Signs With Wasserman Group

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Kings Looking For Draft Compensation In Potential Buddy Hield Trade

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Knicks Only Had Interest In Russell Westbrook If Rockets Attached Assets

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Knicks Announce Immanuel Quickley Signing

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Knicks Sign Michael Kidd-Gilchrist To One-Year Deal

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Knicks Acquire Sergio Llull's Draft Rights In Austin Rivers Sign-And-Trade With Rockets

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Jared Harper Signs Two-Way Qualifying Offer With Knicks

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Knicks To Hire Darren Erman As Assistant Coach

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Damyean Dotson Agrees To Two-Year, $4M Deal With Cavaliers

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Timberwolves Trade Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans, Second-Round Pick To Knicks For Ed Davis

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Austin Rivers Agrees To Three-Year, $10M Deal With Knicks

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Theo Pinson To Sign Two-Way Contract With Knicks

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Nerlens Noel Agrees To One-Year, $5M Deal With Knicks

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