Player News - Knicks

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Derrick Rose's agent, B.J. Armstrong, said he hopes to meet with the Knicks before free agency begins on July 1.

Armstrong said a couple weeks ago that his client wants to stay in New York and his stance hasn't changed. The Knicks drafted their point guard of the future in Frank Ntilikina, but he's only 18 years old and will need time to develop. Rose is expected to draw interest from at least two other teams in the Spurs and Wolves, but his asking price has reportedly dropped to the $10 million-$12 million range per year. He is reportedly 100 percent after undergoing a left knee arthroscopy back in April and will enter the 2017-18 season at full strength.
Source: NY Post
Jun 25 - 9:31 AM

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, the Knicks have been shopping Joakim Noah.

He's owed $55.6 million over the next three years and is entering his age-33 season, making this one of the worst contracts in the league. It's no secret that the Knicks have been listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis this week, but one roadblock in trade talks is that the team tried to include Noah in the talks. The big man had surgery to repair his rotator cuff in his right shoulder back in April and is suspended for the first 12 games of the season for failing a drug test. In case it needs to be said, fantasy owners should look the other way on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 10:29 AM

Frank Ntilikina will join up with the Knicks for Summer League on Tuesday.

After he was selected by the Knicks with the No. 8 pick, the 18-year-old PG flew back to France at 2:00 a.m. for Strasbourg's championship game, but his team fell short. Ntilikina scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting with two assists, two rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes, finishing with a +3 in the nine-point loss. Knicks fans have had a rough few weeks with all the Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors, but at least Ntilikina gives them some hope for the future. The French PG will need some time to develop, but his long-term potential is exciting.
Source: NY Post
Jun 24 - 10:21 AM

Luke Kornet has agreed to a two-way deal with the New York Knicks.

The undrafted seven-footer out of Vanderbilt had a strong senior season with averages of 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 3-pointers. The Knicks will develop him in the G-League as a stretch five, but his mobility on the defensive end is a glaring weakness and opposing teams will try to exploit that in pick-and-rolls. He's also not a great rebounder for his size and isn't the most athletic player either.
Jun 23 - 10:17 AM

Undrafted free agent Nigel Hayes has agreed to a training camp deal with the Knicks.

Hayes will now get the chance to impress the Knicks at summer league and during camp, but his deal is only partially guaranteed and he's not a lock to make the roster. The 6'8" power forward out of Wisconsin has a 7'3" wingspan and has the tools to become a versatile defender. During his senior season, Hayes averaged 14.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.6 3-pointers.
Jun 23 - 9:11 AM

The Knicks selected Ognjen Jaramaz with the 58th pick in the draft.

He comes from Euro pro team Mega Leks, which has been a hotbed for draft picks like Nikola Jokic and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot. Jaramaz has decent size at 6'5" for a point guard, but he'll be a stash for the Knicks.
Jun 23 - 12:18 AM

The Knicks took Houston swingman Damyean Dotson with the No. 44 pick on Thursday.

Dotson is 6'6" but he weighs just over 200 pounds, so he'll need to add some bulk to his lean, athletic frame to bang with wing players in the NBA, especially on defense. He did average 20.3 points and 8.1 rebounds last season, which was enough to catch the Knicks' eye, but it will likely take a few years before he's a viable fantasy option.
Jun 22 - 11:47 PM

The Knicks selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick.

The draft’s mystery man. At 6’5", Ntilkina’s wingspan is close to seven feet to offer a high ceiling on the defensive end. The French guard has also shot the ball well lately in his career while also adding the hustle stats overseas and in U18 events. He hasn’t turned 19 years old yet, but his basketball IQ is very high and he looks comfortable with the ball in his hands. The Knicks were in need of a PG and Phil Jackson has to be excited that Ntilikina said he likes the triangle offense. If the Knicks embrace a rebuild, he should get minutes right away.
Jun 22 - 8:28 PM

The Celtics offered the Knicks their No. 3 pick, a player and an additional lottery pick for Kristaps Porzingis, according to Ian Begley of ESPN NY.

This isn't too far off from what the NY Daily News said the Knicks are asking for: No. 3, the Nets pick next year, Jae Crowder and Jaylen Brown. Considering the Knicks are rebuilding, it makes very little sense for them to acquire the bargain contract of Crowder, unless they're going to trade that away in a future deal. Porzingis has clearly become the hot target for teams and has passed Jimmy Butler. The Celtics appear to be closest on making a deal. Stay tuned.
Jun 22 - 2:53 PM

Several teams, including the Boston Celtics, have engaged the Knicks about a possible Kristaps Porzingis trade according to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical.

Woj adds that no one has been willing to meet the Knicks demands so far, but expect the talks to heat up as we approach the draft. In case you missed it, the Knicks are said to be asking for two starters and a top four pick in return, presumably to select Kansas' Josh Jackson. The Celtics (No. 3) and Suns (No. 4) are likely the favorites to land Porzingis if the Knicks pull the trigger on a trade, as it sounds like the 76ers (No. 1) are more than comfortable with Markelle Fultz and the Lakers (No. 2) are expected to take Lonzo Ball.
Jun 22 - 1:50 PM

On ESPN's Outside the Lines, Jay Williams said a top-15 prospect in this draft told him Knicks president Phil Jackson was falling in and out of sleep during a workout.

So he cares more about exit interviews than entrance interviews? Jokes aside, the Knicks couldn't be making a worse case to attract free agents. From throwing their franchise player under the bus to not trying to fix any communication issues with their budding star to arresting a former fan favorite, the past 12 months have been a total disaster. How's it goink?
Jun 22 - 1:28 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical said the Knicks and Suns are "without traction" on a Kristaps Porzingis trade.

Woj also adds that the Suns will not include Devin Booker in trade talks, so that's likely the roadblock here. The Porzingis rumors are still churning and Phil Jackson only added fuel to the fire during an exclusive MSG interview on Wednesday night -- Jackson said the Knicks were "listening" to offers for Porzingis and expressed disappointment in KP for missing his exit meeting. ESPN is reporting that the Knicks have reached out to each team with a top five pick (Josh Jackson is a rumored target) and are also looking to bring in one or two starters in any deal.
Jun 22 - 9:38 AM

During a pre-draft interview on Tuesday, Phil Jackson said that it "might be time for [Carmelo Anthony] to try to go somewhere else."

"We've expressed the fact that we've done a lot of things to put teams together that can win and we haven't been successful," Jackson said. " [Carmelo has] come back and said he'd just as soon stay. We're trying to start growing from the youth aspect of it." Melo has a no-trade clause that puts him in the driver's seat, and the future Hall-of-Famer's trade value is undermined by Jackson's obvious desire to part ways. There's no lack of drama in New York these days.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 21 - 11:32 PM

Phil Jackson was noncommittal about Kristaps Porzingis during an exclusive MSG interview on Wednesday, saying, "As much as we love this guy, we have to do what's best for the club."

"I don't think I've ever had a player over 25 years, maybe 30 ... not coming to a exit meeting," Jackson said. That was a reference to Porzingis' decision to skip his exit interview with the Knicks, reportedly because he was upset about the team's treatment of Carmelo Anthony. "We're getting calls [from other teams]," Jackson added. "We're listening, but we're not intrigued yet at this level." The Knicks are reportedly seeking a top-four pick along with young talent for Porzingis, and it's a fascinating situation to watch with the draft less than 24 hours away.
Jun 21 - 9:39 PM

The Knicks are reportedly seeking a top-four draft pick and a very good young asset in any trade for Kristaps Porzingis.

Adrian Wojnarowski said during a live Facebook chat that the Knicks have initiated talks with other teams, with Phil Jackson as the driving force. It's unclear why Jackson would be willing to part with a 21-year-old franchise cornerstone, who is beloved by the fan base, but this is where we find ourselves. New York's asking price might be too high to get any bites, even if they are willing to deal KP.
Jun 21 - 9:13 PM


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