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RealGM Radio: Jared Weiss and Jared Dubin On the Atlantic Division (Aug 2022)

Aug 11, 2022 3:36 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jared Weiss of The Athletic (@JaredWeissNBA) and Jared Dubin of FiveThirtyEight (@JADubin5) in-depth on the NBA’s Atlantic Division.

They discuss how the 76ers, Celtics, Nets, Raptors and Knicks 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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NBA Opens Investigation Into Potential Tampering Committed By Knicks On Jalen Brunson

Aug 1, 2022 11:04 AM

The NBA has opened an investigation into possible tampering committed by the New York Knicks and their signing of Jalen Brunson.

Brunson left the Dallas Mavericks on a four-year, $104 million with the Knicks.

Brunson had a number of ties to the Knicks between his father, Rick Brunson, who is an assistant coach, as well as Leon Rose, who is a lifelong friend. Rose's son, Sam Rose, is Brunson's agent.

The Mavericks had a number of opportunities to sign Brunson to a four-year, $55 million extension, but declined until after the trade deadline when it became clear he would receive more lucrative offers on the open market.

Sources tell Marc Stein that the Mavericks did not file an official complaint against the Knicks.

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

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Donovan Mitchell Trade Talks Between Knicks, Jazz Have 'Stalled Out,' No Discussions In Two Weeks

Jul 29, 2022 11:17 PM

Trade discussions between the New York Knicks and the Utah Jazz over Donovan Mitchell have "stalled out," sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Charania adds that both sides haven't talked in "roughly" two weeks. 

The Jazz are having discussions over Mitchell with other teams, including the Hornets and the Wizards.

The Knicks will continue to be the focus of trade talks surrounding Mitchell due to having potentially eight first-round picks plus young players available for a deal. 

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Pacers, Knicks, Jazz Have Talked Deals For Russell Westbrook, Draft Picks

Jul 25, 2022 8:49 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers are well-known to be open to moving Russell Westbrook in the right trade. The Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks and Utah Jazz are the most recent teams to have talked with the Lakers on a deal involving Westbrook.

Those three teams are all open to bringing on Westbrook, as long as Los Angeles attaches future first-round picks in any deal. Thus far, the Lakers have reportedly held off on including more than one first-round pick in any Westbrook trade.

Indiana has roughly $30 million in cap space, which makes acquiring Westbrook an easier task for them than most other teams. The Pacers and Lakers have been linked in recent trade talks involving Buddy Hield and Myles Turner potentially headed to Los Angeles.

New York would have to send matching salary, including that of likely one or two rotation players. With the Knicks engaged in trade talks for Donovan Mitchell, it's unclear how they would approach a Westbrook trade.

The Jazz could offer the Lakers a package of players, as they are kicking off a rebuild after trading Rudy Gobert and talking Mitchell deals. Utah can't aggregate any of the players they acquired in the Gobert deal just yet, but those restrictions will lift in advance of training camps opening.

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Tags: Russell Westbrook, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Heat, Raptors, Hornets, Kings, Hawks, Wizards Join Knicks In Pursuit Of Donovan Mitchell

Jul 25, 2022 8:27 AM

The New York Knicks are known to be a suitor for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell. As many as six other teams have joined the Knicks in pursuit of Mitchell.

The Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards have all talked Mitchell trades with Utah.

The Jazz are expected to move Mitchell after trading Rudy Gobert began a rebuilding process. New York has been most connected to Utah, as the Knicks can offer a package of young players and up to eight first-round picks in a trade for the All-Star guard.

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'Excellent Chance' NBA Will Investigate Knicks For Tampering In Jalen Brunson Deal

Jul 22, 2022 1:40 AM

There is an "excellent chance" that the New York Knicks will be investigated for tampering in the Jalen Brunson signing, with or without an official charge from the other 29 teams, sources told Fred Katz of The Athletic.

Brunson and the Knicks were reported to have agreed to a deal before they could legally negotiate a contract.

Brunson, who described the Knicks as "one big family for me," eventually signed a four-year, $104 million deal.

Most recently, the Bulls lost a second round pick after violating tampering rules in acquiring Lonzo Ball via a sign-and-trade. 

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RealGM Radio: Fred Katz On The Knicks (Jul 2022)

Jul 20, 2022 2:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Fred Katz of The Athletic. (@FredKatz) go in-depth on the New York Knicks.

They discuss the logistics of a Donovan Mitchell trade, Mitchell’s fit with this Knicks roster, Julius Randle’s place in the hierarchy, Robinson/Hartenstein at center and much more.

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Donovan Mitchell Trade May Take Some Time

Jul 20, 2022 10:01 AM

The Utah Jazz are engaged in trade discussions for Donovan Mitchell. Just don't expect a resolution to happen quickly.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that a Mitchell trade may "take some time" to be put together. Utah has discussed Mitchell trades with the New York Knicks, but is now talking to other teams. It is expected the Jazz and Knicks will regroup after Utah has a better feel for what other teams may offer for Mitchell.

There has been other reporting that the Jazz asked the Knicks for more than the four to five first-round picks New York may have been offering. The Miami Heat have also reportedly explored ways to add more first-round picks to offer in packages for Mitchell or Kevin Durant.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Lakers, Knicks Could Explore Julius Randle Trade

Jul 18, 2022 3:53 PM

If the New York Knicks successfully trade for Donovan Mitchell, they could pivot to a trade of Julius Randle to shed future salary, a source told Marc Sten.

One team that could consider trading for Randle are the Los Angeles Lakers, who could use Russell Westbrook as a makeweight. New York's interest in Westbrook is as a contract and could initiate a buyout discussion. 

The Lakers are currently attempting to use Westbrook in a trade for Kyrie Irving. They have also been linked to possible trades for Eric Gordon and Buddy Hield.

Westbrook is on a $47.1 million expiring contract.

Randle is entering Year 1 of a four-year, $117 million deal. Randle played his first four NBA seasons with the Lakers. 

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Jazz Exploring Broader Market For Donovan Mitchell Trade After Discussing Options With Knicks

Jul 18, 2022 10:29 AM

The Utah Jazz and New York Knicks continue to be on a collision course on a trade of Donovan Mitchell even though talks do not currently appear to be moving swiftly. 

"Utah and New York talked last week," said Adrian Wojnarowski. "I think the Jazz got a sense of what New York might be willing to do. It's not just one particular deal. I think there's options. It's almost like a sliding scale that the more players you put in a deal, the less draft picks you want to give up. The more draft assets you put in a deal, you want to put less players in.

"If you're the Jazz, 'I want the players and I want the picks.' That's where it starts.

"I think for the Jazz, they go out now around the league and see what else is out there for Donovan Mitchell. Get a sense of what the market is, what teams are willing to do.

"I think the Knicks and the Jazz will reengage here at some point. Maybe it's this week. Maybe it's next week. Maybe it's in two or three weeks. The Jazz are not necessarily going to move quickly. The Rudy Gobert talks... that was over a period of time this summer and once Minnesota stepped up with the package they did, that was an easy deal for the Jazz to do.

"New York is motivated. They're motivated to get Donovan Mitchell, but I think they're also motivated to not just give up everything to get him. They've got four of their own unprotected first round picks. Now, people talk about seven or eight picks. I think a lot of those picks are conditional protected picks that are coming from places like Detroit and Washington. I don't think the Jazz value those the way they do New York's unprotected picks."

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RJ Barrett Not Believed To Be Dealbreaker In Discussions Between Knicks, Jazz On Donovan Mitchell

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Knicks Backed Away From Huge Trade Request From Jazz

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Jazz, Knicks Discuss Donovan Mitchell Trade

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Some Insiders Believe Donovan Mitchell To Knicks 'An Inevitability'

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Knicks Expected To Put Together Trade Package For Donovan Mitchell

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RealGM Radio: Jared Dubin On The Offseason And Summer League (Jul 2022)

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Knicks To Use Cap Space To Sign Jalen Brunson Instead Of Sign-And-Trade

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Taj Gibson Waived By Knicks, Plans To Sign With Wizards

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Jericho Sims, Knicks Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Taj Gibson Drawing Interest From 'Multiple Teams'

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Mitchell Robinson, Knicks Agree To Four-Year, $60M Deal

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Jalen Brunson, Knicks Agree To Four-Year, $104M Deal

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Isaiah Hartenstein, Knicks Agree To Two-Year, $16.7M Deal

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Jalen Brunson To Sign Four-Year, $110M Deal With Knicks

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Mitchell Robinson Likely To Re-Sign With Knicks On Four-Year, $60M Deal

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Knicks Expected To Offer Jalen Brunson Four-Year, $110M Contract

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Knicks Clear $19M In Cap Space By Trading Nerlens Noel, Alec Burks To Pistons

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Mavericks Feel Knicks Have Become 'Inevitable Destination' For Jalen Brunson

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Jalen Brunson Expected To Decide Between Mavericks, Knicks

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Thunder Competed Against Cavs To Acquire Ousmane Dieng From Knicks At No. 11

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