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Obi Toppin To Participate In Dunk Contest

Feb 26, 2021 12:22 PM

Obi Toppin will participate in the Slam Dunk Contest at halftime of the All-Star Game.

Toppin is averaging 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game this season with the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Obi Toppin, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA All-Star

Knicks Considering Trade For Andre Drummond

Feb 24, 2021 4:06 PM

The New York Knicks are "analyzing" whether to make a trade for Andre Drummond, a source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Cavaliers benched Drummond two weeks ago as they attempt to trade him.

The Knicks are the most flexible team to slip Drummond’s expiring $28 million contract onto their roster as they still have $15 million of cap space.

The Toronto Raptors were previously working on a deal for Drummond, but couldn't find sensical matching salaries. 

The Cavaliers could agree to a buyout with Drummond if he's not traded by the deadline. 

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Tags: Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Interested In Bradley Beal, Monitoring CJ McCollum

Feb 21, 2021 12:40 PM

The New York Knicks are interested in Bradley Beal, sources confirmed to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

ESPN's Michael Kay said last week that William Wesley was using backchannels to try to recruit Beal to the Knicks.

The team is also monitoring CJ McCollum, though it is unclear whether the Blazers are willing to part ways with the guard.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported last week that the Knicks withheld Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina, and any first-round picks from the Derrick Rose deal to use in a potential blockbuster trade. 

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Bradley Beal, C.J. McCollum, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Members Within Knicks Feel Julius Randle Is Part Of 'Young Core' To Build Around

Feb 18, 2021 1:33 AM

Members within the New York Knicks organization feel that Julius Randle is part of the team's core for the future, sources told Ian Begley of SNY.

"There are prominent members of the Knicks organization that feel Randle is part of this young core that they’re trying to move forward with,” said Begley on The Putback wit Ian Begley.

Begley adds that he still expects the Knicks to take phone calls about Randle around the trade deadline to gauge his value.

"I’m not saying the Knicks would be motivated to make a deal based on that conversation," added Begley.

Randle has a team option for next season worth $19.8 million. 

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Immanuel Quickley On Playing With Derrick Rose: It's 'Like Pickup, Whoever Gets It, Gets It'

Feb 14, 2021 12:57 PM

Immanuel Quickley discussed what he's learned playing alongside Derrick Rose, saying that Rose has helped him on the defensive end.

“He’s a good shooter and can get to his spots as well. And then on defense he guards so it helps me a lot on defense, whether it be showing me something on the help side or on the ball the defense. I think he’s great on both sides of the ball," said Quickley.

The Knicks are currently outscoring opponents by 42 points with Quickley and Rose on the court together.

Quickley added that he and Rose are both able to bring up the ball, reminding him of pickup basketball.

“It’s kind of like pickup, whoever gets it, gets it. He told me if I get it, don’t look back at him, just go out and hoop and do what I do and I feel the same way for him.

"So it’s kind of like pick up. Whoever gets it, gets it. And we kind of play off each other and I feel like when you’re playing with somebody that’s good, or great, really, it just makes the game a lot easier.”

Ian Begley/SNY

Tags: Immanuel Quickley, Derrick Rose, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Mitchell Robinson To Undergo Surgery On Fractured Hand, Out 4-6 Weeks

Feb 13, 2021 1:38 PM

Mitchell Robinson will undergo surgery on his fractured right hand, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Robinson is set to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Tom Thibodeau recently said that he would look to downsize the Knicks lineup without Robinson. 

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Tom Thibodeau: Knicks Have Flexibility To 'Downsize' Lineup Without Mitchell Robinson

Feb 13, 2021 12:27 PM

Tom Thibodeau discussed his lineup options without Mitchell Robinson, including going smaller.

“We’ll have some flexibility. We can play smaller (lineups). I like what Taj (Gibson) gives us. Obviously, the great value and the things that Mitch brought to the team was the defensive component and I feel that Nerlens (Noel) does many of those things extremely well," said Thibodeau when discussing replacements.

Robinson suffered a fractured right hand on Friday night.

Thibodeau also pointed to Obi Toppin and Kevin Knox as a way to "downsize" the lineup. 

“But I like the way Obi (Toppin)’s coming on. He’s giving us good minutes. So we have that option. We can downsize and can play Kevin (Knox) at the 4. Play Julius (Randle) at the 5. There’s a number of things we can do. I like the versatility of our team."

Ian Begley/SNY

Tags: Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Mitchell Robinson Suffers Fractured Right Hand, To Be Re-Evaluated On Saturday

Feb 12, 2021 11:42 PM

Mitchell Robinson fractured his right hand on Friday night during a win against the Washington Wizards.

Robinson, who suffered the injury in the second quarter, had 10 points and 14 rebounds in the game.

"Yeah, it was probably the best half of the year for him," said Tom Thibodeau.

Robinson will be re-evaluated on Saturday.

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Knicks Remain Most Valuable NBA Franchise On Forbes List, Warriors Move Into Second

Feb 11, 2021 1:18 AM

The New York Knicks are the most valuable franchise in the NBA for the sixth consecutive season, according to Forbes.

The Knicks are currently valued at $5 billion. 

The Warriors moved past the Lakers into second place with a $4.7 billion valuation. It is the first time since the Bulls in 2000 that the Lakers and Knicks were not the two most valuable teams in the league.

The average value of teams increased by 4% from last year to $2.2 billion, the smallest increase since 2010.

The average team lost 12% in profit last season, down to $62 million.

Forbes estimates that every team still delivered positive operating income, with the Warriors posting a record $200 million.

The Lakers, Bulls, and Celtics round out the top 5. 

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Tags: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Knicks Believed To Still Have Interest In Victor Oladipo

Feb 10, 2021 2:08 PM

The New York Knicks have had interest in trading for Victor Oladipo and may pursue him in free agency.

"I would believe those rumblings. I think they were monitoring him in the offseason," said Zach Lowe.

"Yes," interjected Ian Begley.

"I poked around a little bit and what I heard was 'We want to see the guy play. The guy is coming off a traumatic injury. Then a weird start and stop season in the bubble and before the bubble where he just didn't look very good. We're not going to rush into that. He's on an expiring contract. We'll just sort of wait and see.'"

The Indiana Pacers traded Oladipo to the Houston Rockets as part of the James Harden trade.

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Derrick Rose On Tom Thibodeau After Making Knicks Debut: 'We're An Odd Couple'

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Heat, Clippers, Bucks, Nets Were Also Interested In Derrick Rose

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Austin Rivers Expected To Receive Trade Interest From Contending Teams

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Knicks Acquire Derrick Rose From Pistons For Dennis Smith Jr., 2021 Second-Round Pick

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Knicks Not Interested In Including Kevin Knox, First-Round Pick In Derrick Rose Trade

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Knicks, Pistons Discuss Frank Ntilikina As Part Of Potential Derrick Rose Trade

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Knicks Engaged In 'Active Talks' To Acquire Derrick Rose

Shams Charania & James L. Edwards III/The Athletic

Dennis Smith Jr. Asks To Join G League Bubble, Knicks Expected To Grant Request

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tom Thibodeau: Immanuel Quickley Will Have 'Significant Role' Even If He Doesn't Start

Ian Begley/SNY

Knicks Still Monitoring Zach LaVine Situation With Bulls

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Knicks, Clippers Interested In Trading For Derrick Rose

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tom Thibodeau On Potentially Starting Immanuel Quickley: 'We're Still Evaluating'

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

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Nerlens Noel Hires Chris Gaston As New Agent

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Knicks Hire Nick Restifo To Manage Coaching Analytics

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Knicks To Sign Taj Gibson

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Knicks Still Have Taj Gibson On Radar

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Tom Thibodeau Says Julius Randle Is 'Engine' Of Knicks

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

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Obi Toppin Out 7-10 Days With Strained Calf

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