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Knicks Sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Aug 18, 2017 10:13 PM

The New York Knicks have signed Xavier Rathan-Mayes.

Rathan-Mayes, 6-4, 208-pounds, played three seasons at Florida State University, averaging 12.4 points and 4.5 assists over 30.5 minutes in 100 games. As a junior (2016-17), he averaged 10.6 points on 45.3-percent shooting, 4.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds over 27.7 minutes in 35 games. He is fourth in Seminole history with 451 career assists and earned 2016-17 All-ACC Defensive team honors. The Markham, Ontario-native was a member of the Knicks’ entry in the 2017 NBA summer league in Orlando, FL to average 6.0 points and 3.5 assists over 17.8 minutes in four games.

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Jamel Artis Signs With Knicks

Aug 18, 2017 10:11 PM

The New York Knicks have signed Jamel Artis.

Artis, 6-7, 213-pounds, played four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh, averaging 12.6 points, on 47-percent shooting, 4.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 27.6 minutes in 135 games. As a senior, he averaged 18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and a team-high 3.3 assists over 34.3 minutes in 32 games. Artis finished his career as one of three players in the program’s history to register at least 1,600 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists in a career. The Baltimore, MD-native was a member of the Knicks’ entry in the 2017 NBA summer league in Orlando, FL to average 8.8 points over 19.4 minutes in five games.

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Michael Beasley: I've Always Been A Walking Bucket

Aug 18, 2017 10:08 PM

Michael Beasley calls himself “a walking bucket’’ and thinks he’ll score a lot of them at Madison Square Garden because he’s “always done well with pressure.’’

Beasley spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks and signed with the New York Knicks this offseason on a one-year, $2.1 million deal.

“I’ll bring what they saw in college,’’ Beasley told The Post in a robust phone interview Friday from his home in Washington D.C. “ I just need the opportunity to show that. Look at my nine-year career, I’ve always been close to a point a minute. I’ve always been a walking bucket. Nobody can stop me, hasn’t stopped me my last nine years. Every time I’ve touched the ball, the defender’s scared. I’m at the point of my career I’m just tired of not getting the acknowledgement of being who I am.

“I’ve always been the quiet, not-stand-up-for-myself-kind-of-guy. Not being disrespectful. But I want my respect. For the last nine years, I’ve been a walking bucket, man. Anytime you want a point, I’ll give you a point, no matter what the circumstances, who the player is defending me.’’

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Nigel Hayes Agrees Upon Partially Guaranteed Deal With Knicks

Aug 17, 2017 8:08 PM

The New York Knicks have agreed upon a partially guaranteed deal with Nigel Hayes.

Hayes played for the Knicks in Summer League, averaging 5.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 15.4 minutes per game.

Hayes went undrafted out of Wisconsin.

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Kristaps Porzingis Emerges As Cavaliers' Primary Trade Target

Aug 15, 2017 10:08 AM

Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as the Cleveland Cavaliers' primary target in Kyrie Irving trade discussions.

Porzingis would give the Cavaliers a young star who could also help them immediately as he enters his third NBA season.

The Cavaliers would need to take on the three seasons and $55 million remaining on the contract of Joakim Noah in order to begin a conversation with the New York Knicks.

During Phil Jackson's final days as president of the Knicks, he explored the trade market of Porzingis. 

Multiple NBA teams are questioning how emphatic the Knicks will continue to be on their "no" in trading Porzingis for Irving. Porzingis remains distant from the organization.

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Cavaliers Fixated On Acquiring Young Star For Kyrie Irving

Aug 15, 2017 9:50 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers want LeBron James to commit to the franchise before building around him while he wants to see the team execute a plan before committing to them.

While Cleveland wants James to re-sign, they are fearful of making a Kyrie Irving trade that doesn't allow them to rebuild for the long-term.

The Cavaliers have become more fixated on acquiring a young star such as Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson or Jamal Murray in their trade inquiries involving Irving.

Cleveland is determined to get an elite young player back in return for Irving. If James was committed long-term, they could trade Irving for veterans.

Cleveland has been deliberate with the trade process and conversations could become more aggressive in September close to the start of camp.

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Knicks Exercise Fourth Year Option On Kristaps Porzingis

Aug 11, 2017 9:40 AM

The New York Knicks have exercised their fourth-year option on the contract of Kristaps Porzingis.

Porzingis has had a tumultuous offseason but things have stabilized following the departure of Phil Jackson.

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RealGM Radio: Atlantic Division With Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss

Aug 11, 2017 2:54 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post (@TimBontemps) and Jared Weiss of CLNS Media and CelticsBlog (@JaredWeissNBA) go in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the Celtics, 76ers, Raptors, Knicks and Nets fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Knicks, Rockets Resume Carmelo Anthony Trade Discussions

Aug 10, 2017 5:28 PM

The New York Knicks and Houston Rockets have returned to the negotiation table on a deal centered upon Carmelo Anthony. The two teams are seeking a third party to help facilitate a trade.

Anthony will only waive his no-trade clause for the Rockets and refuses to expand his list.

The Rockets are looking to send out Ryan Anderson in a trade but his $60 million owed over three years has been a stumbling block.

The Knicks are willing to begin training camp with Anthony still on the roster.

The Portland Trail Blazers remain interested in trading for Anthony as well.

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Michael Beasley Signs One-Year, $2.1M Deal With Knicks

Aug 9, 2017 10:33 AM

Michael Beasley has signed a one-year deal with the New York Knicks at the veteran's minimum worth $2.12 million.

Beasley had a better financial offer in China.

The Knicks are now Beasley's sixth team in 10 seasons.

Beasley spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Michael Beasley Near Deal With Knicks
The Knicks and Michael Beasley are nearing agreement on a one-year deal.

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Knicks Sign Damyean Doston
Damyean Dotson averaged 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in five starts.

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Knicks Hire Craig Robinson For Front Office Role
Craig Robinson formerly coached at Oregon State and was a teammate at Princeton of Steve Mills.

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Marshall Plumlee Receiving Interest From Knicks, Other Teams
New York waived Marshall Plumlee in July to clear cap space to sign Tim Hardaway Jr.

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Charles Oakley Accepts One-Year Ban From MSG
Charles Oakley has accepted a one-year ban from Madison Square Garden in exchange for the dismissal of misdemeanor charges against him.

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Carmelo Anthony 'At Peace' While Waiting On Trade
Carmelo Anthony called the exit of Phil Jackson "a business decision" for the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis Hopes To Stay With Knicks For Entire Career
Kristaps Porzingis is again optimistic about his future with the Knicks.


Carmelo Anthony Not Interested In Trade To Cavaliers
The Knicks are waiting for the Rockets to improve their offer for Carmelo Anthony.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Never Even Offered Minimum Deal To Derrick Rose
The Knicks drafted Frank Ntilikina in June as their point guard of the future.

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Knicks Sign Ramon Sessions To One-Year, $2.3M Deal
Ramon Sessions averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 assists for the Hornets last season.

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving
The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

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Carmelo Anthony Continues To Prioritize Trade To Rockets
The Cavaliers presumably have a clearer path to trading for Carmelo Anthony due to the Kyrie Irving request, but he prefers the Rockets.

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Carmelo Anthony, Thunder Have Mutual Interest
Troy Weaver helped recruit Carmelo Anthony when he was an assistant coach at Syracuse.

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Derrick Rose Meeting With Cavaliers To Discuss One-Year, $2.1M Deal
Derrick Rose's deal would be for one-year at the veteran's minimum of $2.1 million.

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Knicks Hire Gerald Madkins As Assistant GM
Gerald Madkins was hired by the Clippers in 2012 and promoted to assistant general manager in 15-16.

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Knicks Interested In Trading Carmelo Anthony, Future First Picks To Cavs For Kyrie Irving
Carmelo Anthony has a no-trade clause and has recently preferred a trade to the Rockets.

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Carmelo Anthony Won't Waive No-Trade For Blazers
Carmelo Anthony has been recruited by C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard.

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Knicks Prepared To Rebuild Under Steve Mills, Scott Perry
Scott Perry is not concerned with the dynamic working under Steve Mills.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Blazers Interested In Trading For Carmelo Anthony
Portland has little desire to help Carmelo Anthony be traded to the Rockets.

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Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Fulfill Plan To Trade Him To Rockets
Steve Mills and Scott Perry are pursuing a meeting with Carmelo Anthony.

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