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Kristaps Porzingis Posts Sprinting Photos In Response To David Fizdale

Nov 9, 2018 10:59 AM

Kristaps Porzingis posted two pictures of himself sprinting on an outdoor track in response to comments from David Fizdale that he's only doing some light running.

Fizdale said Porzingis was "working his butt off" but hadn't progressed significantly from the activity he was engaged in before training camp, which included light running and shooting.

"He's still kind of there, [no] huge jumps," Fizdale said.

Porzingis underwent surgery to repair an ACL tear in his left knee in mid-February.

The Knicks don't yet have a timetable for Porzingis to return.

 

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Carmelo Anthony: Perception Of Knicks Scared Some People Away

Nov 2, 2018 11:32 AM

Carmelo Anthony believes the perception of the New York Knicks as an organization hurt the team's chances of signing free agents during his tenure there.

"I think just the business. Everything that was going on. The perception of New York Knicks ... not basketball but the organization," Anthony said Thursday when asked what kept the Knicks from landing a top free agent when he was there.

"I think it probably scared a lot of people away. Scared some people away. Not knowing the nuances and the ins and outs of kind of what was going on, who is in charge, who is not. So it was more than just basketball when it came to people making those decisions," he said.

Anthony played under four different team presidents/general managers during his tenure, along with four different full-time head coaches.

The Knicks had opportunities in 2015 and 2016 to add significant free agents.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA

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Joakim Noah Continuing To Workout In Hopes Of NBA Deal

Oct 30, 2018 5:07 PM

Joakim Noah is a free agent and continues to workout in hopes of signing an NBA deal.

“I’m staying ready and focused,” said Noah, who’s working out “a couple of times” a day. “[Just] waiting if something good comes along.”

Noah and the New York Knicks agreed to a buyout using the stretch provision.

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Tags: Joakim Noah, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Billboard Recruiting Kevin Durant To Knicks Goes Up Near MSG

Oct 25, 2018 4:48 PM

A billboard recruiting Kevin Durant to the New York Knicks has gone up near Madison Square Garden.

Durant will be a free agent in 2019 and has been linked with the Knicks.

"Can you make NY sports great again?" posted to Durant's Instagram handle, @easymoneysniper.

Durant is holding the Larry O'Brien Trophy, something the Knicks last won in 1973. 

"My business partner and I are lifelong Knick fans, and we are tired of all the losing, so we decided to do our part to in helping our team recruit the best players the NBA has to offer, because that's what New York sports deserves," said Benjamin Pokh, president of the marketing company.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA

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Kyrie Irving Considered Knicks Before Announcing Intention To Re-Sign With Celtics

Oct 21, 2018 6:21 PM

Kyrie Irving said he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free agent destination before he announced his intention to re-sign with the Boston Celtics.

"I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special place for me," Irving said after the Celtics' 103-101 win over the Knicks on Saturday night. "Just being from (New) Jersey and, obviously, envisioning myself as a free agent and ultimately taking a meeting and playing for (Knicks head coach David Fizdale) and a great young core that they have here. Thinking about playing with (Kristaps Porzingis). That was a big thing before I made my decision just to ... plan on re-signing back with Boston. But yeah of course New York was a strong consideration."

Irving has a player option for 2019-20, the final season of his five-year, $94 million contract. Irving is expected to re-sign with the Celtics in 2019.

"I think if you were in my position, I think it would be an easy decision," Irving said of his decision to commit to the Celtics. "Thinking about who we have (in Boston) and the future and what we're set up for. For me, it was where I am in age and how I envision my career going. And kind of the lineage of guys that have come before me in the Boston Celtics is something I wanted to be a part of. Obviously, my dad and my mom met in Boston, so I had a lot of history there, as well. Obviously, being from New Jersey, (there's) history there. But Boston, there's nothing like it."

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Trying To Trade Courtney Lee

Oct 16, 2018 1:21 PM

The New York Knicks are attempting to trade Courtney Lee.

Lee is owed $12.7 million for the 19-20 season, which the Knicks would like to remove from their books to maximize their cap space.

New York would prefer not to attach a second round pick to Lee in order to unload him.

Lee could provide depth on the wing for a playoff team.

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Tags: Courtney Lee, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Won't Sign Kristaps Porzingis To Extension Before Deadline

Oct 15, 2018 10:06 AM

The New York Knicks are not expected to sign Kristaps Porzingis to a contract extension before today's deadline.

Porzingis will be a restricted free agent next offseason.

The Knicks will have an additional $10 million in cap space in 2019 with Porzingis not signing an extension. The Knicks will still need to unload some additional salary to have enough to sign a player to a max contract.

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Waive And Stretch Joakim Noah

Oct 13, 2018 1:32 PM

The New York Knicks will waive Joakim Noah on Saturday.

Noah has yet to receive traction on an open roster spot elsewhere in the NBA and has been resistant to leaving money on the table.

The Knicks will waive and stretch the remaining $38 million on Noah's contract.

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Tags: Joakim Noah, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Kevin Durant Expected To Consider Knicks In 2019

Oct 4, 2018 3:53 PM

The possibility of Kevin Durant leaving the Golden State Warriors in 2019 to sign with the New York Knicks has gained momentum.

"The New York Knicks have a very good shot at luring KD away from the Bay Area," said Chris Haynes on Fox Sports 1. "The reason I say that is his business partner, Rich Kleiman, is based in New York, huge New York Knicks fan. Their business is located and based in New York. KD’s dad is a big New York Knicks fan. The same allure that LeBron (James) had towards the Los Angeles Lakers – just the building, the culture – is the same thing, the same way, I know, that KD feels about the Knicks."

The Knicks project to have cap space to sign Durant, who didn't meet with them in 2016.

"Golden State does have the edge obviously," said Haynes.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Sign Billy Garrett To Camp Deal

Oct 4, 2018 8:43 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign Billy Garrett to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Garrett played for the Knicks during Summer League and for the Westchester Knicks last season.

Garrett went undrafted in 2017 out of DePaul.

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Knicks Sign John Jenkins To Camp Deal
John Jenkins last played in the NBA in 16-17 with the Suns.

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Joakim Noah, Knicks Moving Towards Buyout Agreement
Several teams are monitoring Joakim Noah's entrance in free agency.

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Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns
Jimmy Butler has the Nets third behind the Clippers and Knicks.

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Dunc'd On: News w/ Tim Bontemps; NYK Outlook w/ Jared Dubin
Host Danny Leroux and Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post break down recent NBA news then Jared Dubin joins to preview the Knicks.

RealGM Staff Report

Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Wolves
Jimmy Butler would prefer a trade to the Nets, Clippers or Knicks.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Expected To Waive And Stretch Joakim Noah Before Start Of Camp
While the Knicks are fielding trade calls for Joakim Noah, a waive and stretch is appearing likely.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Kevin Knox Signs Endorsement Deal With Puma
Puma signed several members of the 2018 draft class, including Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley Jr.

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Knicks Plan On Using Stretch Provision On Joakim Noah In September
Scott Perry has been attempting to move Joakim Noah but hasn't come close to finding a deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski, Ian Begley/ESPN

Nets, Knicks Expected To Pursue Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving will be a free agent in 2019.

Marc Stein/New York Times

RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division
Host Danny Leroux, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post and Jared Weiss of The Athletic go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Sign Kadeem Allen To Camp Deal
Kadeem Allen split his time last season between the Celtics and the Maine Red Claws.

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Knicks Agree To Sign Noah Vonleh
Noah Vonleh spent last season with the Blazers and Bulls.

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Kawhi Leonard Reportedly Talking To Other Stars About 2019 Free Agency Plans
Kawhi Leonard has been in conversation with other players about playing in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.

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Knicks Waive Troy Williams
Troy Williams' contract with the Knicks wasn't fully guaranteed.

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Knicks Interested In Willie Reed
Willie Reed was traded from Detroit to Chicago prior to the 2018 trade deadline.

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Kristaps Porzingis, Knicks Haven't Opened Extension Talks
If the Knicks wait to extend Kristaps Porzingis, they would have an additional $10 million in cap space.

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David Fizdale: We Will Get The Right Type Of Free Agents To Go With These Talented Kids
David Fizdale talked about what he believes will turnaround the Knicks.

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Knicks Sign Mitchell Robinson To Three-Year, $4.8M Deal
The Knicks selected Mitchell Robinson No. 36 in the 2018 NBA draft.

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Knicks Interested In Playing Kristaps Porzingis Minutes At Small Forward
The Knicks have played some small lineups with Kristaps Porzingis at center and his preference is to play power forward.

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