New York Knicks Wiretap

Jalen Brunson Details Trying To Sign Extension With Mavericks Two Separate Times

Feb 22, 2024 1:35 PM

Jalen Brunson talked on the All The Smoke podcast about his efforts to sign a contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks multiple times before and even during the 21-22 season.

"There was a chance," said Brunson on staying with the Mavericks. "I really did want to stay in Dallas. I think before the season, before my fourth season in Dallas, last season in Dallas, we tried to extend our contract. Whatever we can get... the most we could get was like four years and $55 million. Obviously, we wanted to do that and I wanted to stay there. I thought I'd be there for a long time and I liked my role there.

"It's funny, because my agent was like, 'You can get more, you can more.'

"I'm saying 'Well, I just want to be safe. I'm not trying to gamble right now. This is not something you really gamble with if it's out there.

"But they were like, 'We went to see where we're at by like 20, 25 games into the season.'

"But were like, well, if we're not going to do it, I kind of don't want to do it until after the season. I'm not trying to think about this during the season.

"So there's a period where Luka [Doncic] went out and I started to start. I was playing really well. I think I was averaging like 20 and 6 maybe. It was about that 20 to 25 mark. And so we went back, like 'If the deal is there, we're thinking about it, like, I'll do it like right now.'

"Still, it was no. It wasn't a hard no. It was just like 'We want to see, we want to see.'

"The trade deadline comes, I'm like thinking if I'm not getting extended, I'm probably going to get traded...

"The deal came on the table after the trade deadline. I was like 'No, I think I've outgrown that now. Personally, that what I thought. 'I think I've outgrown that.'"

Brunson emerged into an even bigger role when Doncic was injured at the start of the playoffs.

"So we lose in the Western Conference Finals, I remember seeing something on Twitter after the game and it was like Mark [Cuban] saying 'Hey, we can pay him the most money.'

"So, he says that in the interview. Literally right after the game.

"I'm thinking, like, I'm okay. I just.. After that, it was crickets. From my point of view, I can't speak to anyone else, and my agents, from my point of view it was crickets."

Brunson went on to sign with the New York Knicks on a four-year, $104 million deal.

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Tags: Jalen Brunson, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

DaQuan Jeffries, Knicks Agree To 10-Day Contract

Feb 22, 2024 9:10 AM

DaQuan Jeffries is returning to the New York Knicks. Jefferies and the Knicks will sign a 10-day contract. New York currently has three open roster spots, following their trade deadline trades and the expiration of Taj Gibson's second 10-day deal.

Jeffries was previously with the Knicks this season, before being waived on December 30. He appeared in 10 NBA games for New York before being waived.

In 12 games with the Westchester Knicks of the G League this season, Jeffries has averaged 24.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

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Tags: DaQuan Jeffries, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

Jaylen Martin, Nets Agree To Two-Way Deal

Feb 20, 2024 10:22 PM

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to sign Jaylen Martin to a Two-Way deal.

Martin was previously with the Westchester Knicks and is averaging 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in the G League.

Martin is represented by Rich Gray and Deddrick Faison.

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Tags: Jaylen Martin, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Julius Randle Showing 'Positive Progression' During Rehab, Optimism For Return This Season

Feb 16, 2024 1:40 AM

Julius Randle is showing "positive progression" as he rehabs a dislocated shoulder, reported Ian Begley of SNY.

Begley adds that the Knicks are gaining optimism that he could potentially return this season.

“I’ve heard during this period that there’s been some positive progression here during the rehab and I think that’s left people with even more reason to be optimistic that Randle will be back at some point this season,” said Begley.

Randle will undergo 2-3 more weeks of rehab. Both parties will then make a decision as to whether Randle will return or have surgery and miss the season. 

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Tags: Julius Randle, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Knicks File Protest Disputing Loss To Rockets

Feb 14, 2024 1:35 AM

The New York Knicks are filing a protest with the NBA to dispute their 105-103 loss to the Houston Rockets on Monday.

Officials acknowledged that a foul against Jalen Brunson at the end of the game should not have been called. 

Aaron Holiday, who was originally judged to have been fouled by Brunson, hit two-out-of-three free throws to win the game.

The two teams are not scheduled to play again this season. The Knicks are hoping that either the game restarts with overtime or they are not penalized with a loss.

A protest must prove a "misapplication" of a rule, not just a missed call.

Only six protests have been upheld in league history. 

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Tags: Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA

Officials Say They Got Call Wrong At End Of Knicks-Rockets

Feb 13, 2024 7:50 AM

The New York Knicks had staged a comeback to tie their Monday game against the Houston Rockets at 103. After a scramble play, Jalen Brunson was called for a foul against Aaron Holiday. The Rockets guard hit two-of-three free throws to give Houston a 105-103 victory.

The only problem? The foul on Brunson shouldn't have been called.

Crew Chief Ed Malloy admitted the mistake in a postgame pool report interview. Malloy said that during live action, it appeared that there was illegal lower-body contact. Upon a postgame review, Malloy said that wasn't the case.

"After seeing it during postgame review, the offensive player was able to return to a normal playing position on the floor. The contact which occurred after the release of the ball therefore is incidental and marginal to the shot attempt and should not have been called," Malloy said.

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Tags: Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: Seth Partnow On The Trade Deadline (Feb 2024)

Feb 10, 2024 11:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux and Seth Partnow of StatsBomb and The Athletic discuss the NBA Trade Deadline.

They break down which teams improved the most, why there were fewer high-impact moves, the Thunder’s fascinating future, the Knicks’ place in the East hierarchy and much more.

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Tags: Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

OG Anunoby Out At Least Three Weeks With Surgery On Elbow

Feb 8, 2024 5:46 PM

OG Anunoby has undergone surgery to remove a loose bone fragment in his right elbow and will be out at least three weeks.

Anunoby had tried to avoid surgery by resting the injury, but this course of action ensures he will be healthy for the remainder of the season.

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Tags: OG Anunoby, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Jaylen Brown, Mac McClung, Jaime Jacquez, Jacob Toppin In 2024 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 8, 2024 1:45 PM

The NBA has announced the 2024 Slam Dunk participants headlined by Jaylen Brown and last year's winner Mac McClung.

Joining Brown and McClung are Jaime Jacquez Jr. and Jacob Toppin. 

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Tags: Jaime Jaquez, Jr., Jaylen Brown, Mac McClung, Jacob Toppin, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, D-League Teams

Knicks Acquire Bojan Bogdanovic, Alec Burks From Pistons

Feb 8, 2024 11:36 AM

The New York Knicks have acquired Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks from the Detroit Pistons for Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Malachi Flynn, Ryan Arcidiacono and two second-round picks.

The Pistons had rejected trade interest in Bogdanovic last trade deadline after they signed him to a two-year, $39 million extension shortly after he was dealt to the team by the Utah Jazz. Bogdanovic won't be a free agent until 2025.

Burks previously played for the Knicks before he was traded to the Pistons in 2022 to create cap space to sign Jalen Brunson.

Fournier is making $18.9 million this season and there is a team option on his contract for 24-25. 

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Tags: Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Official Trade, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Acquire Alec Burks From Pistons For Quentin Grimes, Two 2nds

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Raptors Have Been Offered First-Round Pick For Bruce Brown Jr.

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Knicks Increasingly Unlikely To Trade Quentin Grimes By Trade Deadline

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Rich Paul, Leon Rose Resolve Friction

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RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin On The Trade Deadline (Feb 2024)

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OG Anunoby, Quentin Grimes Out Versus Lakers


Rich Paul, Leon Rose Met On Friday To Hash Out Issues Between Klutch Sports, Knicks

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Suns Discussed OG Anunoby, Pascal Siakam With Raptors Before Trading For Kevin Durant

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Julius Randle To Be Re-Evaluated In 2-3 Weeks With Dislocated Shoulder

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Knicks Reportedly 'Covet' Tari Eason

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Malcolm Brogdon On Trade Rumors: 'I'm Happy In Portland'

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Taj Gibson, Knicks Agree To 10-Day Contract

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OG Anunoby 'Day-To-Day' With Right Elbow Inflammation


Julius Randle Out Several Weeks With Shoulder Injury

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Julius Randle Out Monday With Dislocated Shoulder


Julius Randle Suffered Dislocated Right Shoulder

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Wizards Showing Interest In Quentin Grimes

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Knicks Have Interest In Daniel Gafford

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Knicks Interested in Malcolm Brogdon

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Bruce Brown 'Loves New York', Admires Tom Thibodeau

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