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Jimmy Butler Prefers Clippers For Trade, Downplays Fractured Relationship With Towns

Sep 19, 2018 11:06 PM

Jimmy Butler is most interested in a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, according to sources.

Butler likes the Clippers' odds of signing a second superstar during the 2019 offseason as they have two max contract slots. Sources say the Clippers are emerging as the frontrunner to sign Kawhi Leonard.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he would prefer a trade and plans to leave in free agency. Butler has also prioritized the New York Knicks over the Brooklyn Nets.

Butler is downplaying his fractured relationship with Towns as a reason for wanting a trade, league sources said.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dunc'd On: News w/ Tim Bontemps; NYK Outlook w/ Jared Dubin

Sep 19, 2018 6:44 PM

Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post comes on to break down the significant recent NBA news, including Jimmy Butler's trade demand, the Mave ricks' penalty, injuries, signings and more. Then, Jared Dubin joins for the New York Knicks Season Outlook. We discuss what their goals should be for the season, most interesting five-man lineup, predictions and much more.

 

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Jimmy Butler Requests Trade From Wolves

Sep 19, 2018 2:28 PM

Jimmy Butler has requested a trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Wolves acquired Butler on draft night in 2017 from the Chicago Bulls.

Butler informed Tom Thibodeau he has no intention of signing a long-term contract with the Wolves as a free agent in 2019.

Butler had hoped the Wolves would sign him to a renegotiate and extension of his contract this offseason, but that would have required the team to cut an enormous amount of salary. The Wolves could only offer a four-year, $110 million extension based on their current cap situation, and Butler understandably turned that down as he could sign a far more lucrative deal next offseason.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler would prefer a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers or New York Knicks. All three teams have cap space to sign Butler outright next offseason as a free agent. Wojnarowski also reports Thibodeau has no interest in dealing Butler for now.

Nick Wiggins, brother of Andrew Wiggins, tweeted “Hallelujah” in response to the news, a post he later deleted. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Knicks Expected To Waive And Stretch Joakim Noah Before Start Of Camp

Sep 14, 2018 4:55 PM

The New York Knicks are expected to part ways with Joakim Noah before the start of training camp.

While the Knicks are fielding trade calls for Noah, a waive and stretch is appearing likely.

The Knicks signed Noah to a four-year, $72 million contract in 2016.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

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

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Kevin Knox Signs Endorsement Deal With Puma

Sep 4, 2018 10:41 PM

Kevin Knox has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Puma.

Knox was the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks.

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

Aug 8, 2018 6:24 PM

The New York Knicks are unlikely to bring Joakim Noah back into the organization under David Fizdale. The Knicks plan to part ways with Noah unless they can find a trade involving his two years and $37.8 million remaining on his dea.

The Knicks will use the NBA's waive-and-stretch provision to release Noah after Sept. 1.

After the hiring of Fizdale in June, Knicks management didn't rule out the possibility of Noah rejoining the organization for the 2018-19 season.

Scott Perry has been attempting to move Noah but hasn't come close to finding a deal.

Noah and the Knicks separated in February following a heated argument between Noah and ex-coach Jeff Hornacek.

Phil Jackson signed Noah to a four-year, $72 million deal in 2016.

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

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Nets, Knicks Expected To Pursue Kyrie Irving

Aug 1, 2018 11:51 AM

The Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks are widely expected to pursue Kyrie Irving in free agency next season.

Irving will be a free agent in 2019 as an extension with the Boston Celtics would represent far less than what he can make on the open market.

There have been no firm indications from Irving or his camp that he is seriously considering leaving the Celtics as some have speculated.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Kyrie Irving, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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RealGM Radio: Tim Bontemps, Jared Weiss On The Atlantic Division

Aug 1, 2018 4:15 AM

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

They discuss how the Celtics, Raptors, 76ers, 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 Sign Kadeem Allen To Camp Deal

Jul 25, 2018 5:50 PM

The New York Knicks have signed Kadeem Allen to a camp deal.

Allen split his time last season between the Boston Celtics and the Maine Red Claws.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Kadeem Allen, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Bruce Arthur/Toronto Star

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.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Isaiah Hicks Likely To Sign Two-Way Deal With Knicks
Isaiah Hicks spent the 17-18 season with the Knicks on a two-way contract.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks Agree To One-Year, $6.5M Deal With Mario Hezonja
The Magic, Grizzlies and Blazers also pursued Mario Hezonja.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Knicks Agree To Sign Luke Kornet To One-Year, $1.6M Deal
Luke Kornet was a one a two-way contract last year with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee, Kent Bazemore Available In Trade Talks
The Nuggets, Knicks and Hawks are exploring trade scenarios involving their wings.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

MSG Considering Spinning Knicks, Rangers Into Separate Company
The Knicks are believed to be worth an estimated $3.6 billion.

Antoine Gara/Forbes

Enes Kanter Exercises $18.6M Player Option With Knicks
Enes Kanter was acquired by the Knicks last offseason in the Carmelo Anthony trade.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Celtics Remain Very Confident In Re-Signing Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has been linked with both the Knicks and Nets.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Knicks Believe Relationship With Kristaps Porzingis Has Been Repaired
Kristaps Porzingis is eligible for a five-year extension worth more than $150 million.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Enes Kanter Expected To Receive Interest From Five Teams If He Becomes Free Agent
Enes Kanter has yet to decide whether he will pick up his $18.6 million player option.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Tender Qualifying Offers to Isaiah Hicks, Luke Kornet
Isaiah Hicks and Luke Kornet were two-way players last season for the Knicks.

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Knicks Sign Allonzo Trier To Two-Way Contract
Allonzo Trier went undrafted out of Arizona.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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