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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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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, Jamal Murray, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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

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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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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Michael Beasley, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Michael Beasley Near Deal With Knicks

Aug 8, 2017 3:21 PM

The New York Knicks and Michael Beasley are nearing agreement on a one-year deal.

Beasley averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game last season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Beasley spent part of the 14-15 and 15-16 seasons in China.

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Tags: Michael Beasley, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Sign Damyean Doston

Aug 7, 2017 5:37 PM

The New York Knicks have signed guard Damyean Dotson.

Dotson, 6-6, 205-pounds, was selected by New York in the second round, with the 44th overall pick, of the 2017 NBA Draft out of the University of Houston. The Houston, TX-native played two seasons at the University of Oregon (2012-13 through 2013-14) before finishing his collegiate career with the Cougars (2015-16 through 2016-17). As a senior, he averaged 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds in 32 games, earning All-AAC First Team honors.

As a member of the Knicks’ entry in summer league this month in Orlando, Dotson averaged 12.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in five starts.

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Knicks Hire Craig Robinson For Front Office Role

Aug 7, 2017 1:53 PM

The New York Knicks are hiring Craig Robinson for a front office role.

Robinson is the brother-in-law of Barack Obama.

Robinson formerly coached at Oregon State and was a teammate at Princeton of Steve Mills.

Robinson had served as vice president of player and organizational development for the Milwaukee Bucks since 2016.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Marshall Plumlee Receiving Interest From Knicks, Other Teams

Aug 5, 2017 4:49 PM

The New York Knicks have interest in Marshall Plumlee.

New York waived Plumlee in July to clear cap space to sign Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Knicks already have several big man in their rotation, which puts the possibility of a roster spot for Plumlee in doubt.

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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.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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.

Bill Simmons/The Ringer

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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James Dolan Announces He'll Continue To Not Be Involved In Operations Of Knicks
Steve Mills has been named president of the New York Knicks, while Scott Perry has been named the teamís general manager.

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Scott Perry Agrees To Join Knicks As GM On Five-Year Deal
Scott Perry has been hired by the Knicks as GM.

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Carmelo Anthony, Rival Teams Dismayed By Knicks Pulling Him From Trade Talks
Carmelo Anthony had expected to be traded to the Rockets for the past two weeks.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Knicks Break Off Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks
It is unlikely Carmelo Anthony is going to respond with eagerness about remaining with the Knicks.

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