Player News - Knicks

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The Knicks and Joakim Noah have officially agreed on a four-year, $72 million deal.

The framework has been decided for about 22 hours, but the parties met in Orlando to come to a more formal agreement -- Noah won't sign the deal until at least July 7. This is a lot of money to give to an oft-injured, 31-year-old center. On top of only playing in 29 games, Noah turned in awful shooting numbers of 38.3 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from the line. The change of scenery helps, but he's still not a great fantasy option.
Jul 1 - 10:41 PM

Joakim Noah posted a picture on his Instagram of himself wearing a Knicks hat.

It's a lock that Noah will be joining the Knicks, but we're still waiting on official confirmation. For what it's worth, the last report from The Vertical indicated that he could receive a four-year, $70 million deal. This would be a great spot for Noah's fantasy value as he would immediately become the Knicks' starting center.
Jul 1 - 3:19 PM

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said that Willy Hernangomez will join the team next season.

It sounds like it's a lock that Joakim Noah will join the Knicks and start next to Kristaps Porzingis, so Hernangomez likely won't have a significant role right away. That could change with a strong offseason and training camp, but he's not on the standard league radar for now.
Jul 1 - 1:46 PM

Sergio Rodriguez will stay in Europe with Real Madrid.

He was eyeing an NBA comeback and the Nets were the favorites to sign him, but it sounds like Spanish Chocolate will stay overseas for at least one more season.
Jul 1 - 9:30 AM

Free agent Lance Thomas has reportedly been contacted by the Hawks, Nets, Timberwolves and Thunder.

The Knicks are interested in retaining Thomas, but they might not be able to afford him with the probable arrival of Joakim Noah and an emphasis on finding a starting-caliber shooting guard. With multiple teams already vying for his services, Thomas is sure to benefit from this summer's huge salary-cap spike.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 1 - 1:51 AM

The Nets and Pelicans are interested in free agent Lance Thomas, according to Shams Charania on The Vertical Free Agent Show.

He's likely a backup plan for both teams with Kent Bazemore is likely to rich for both of these teams while Allen Crabbe is likely headed back to the Blazers. Thomas would have better fantasy value on the Nets.
Jul 1 - 1:02 AM

Unrestricted free agent Joakim Noah and the Knicks are in discussions on the framework of a deal in range of four years, $70 million-plus, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Interesting. It's very odd to see a team offer four years on Noah, who really has struggled to stay healthy and is now 31 years old. There are also a decent amount of centers out there on the market, so investing this amount of money this early is surprising. The Knicks and Noah are expected to meet in Orlando on Friday.
Jul 1 - 12:16 AM

Joakim Noah is reportedly "99 percent sure" that he'll join the Knicks as an unrestricted free agent.

Noah will meet with the Knicks on Friday, but it seems all but certain the New York native will be returning home this summer. Noah is reportedly set to earn an annual salary in the $18 million range, although Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to sign something closer to $15-$16 million in order to keep their options open of bringing in another impactful player during free agency. Noah will be the starting center in New York, but his injury history will make him a risky mid-round gamble on draft day.
Jun 30 - 4:29 PM

The Knicks officially extended a qualifying contract offer to Langston Galloway, making him a restricted free agent.

Phil Jackson previously said that re-signing Galloway was a move that he anticipated, so it would be surprising to see the guard head elsewhere in free agency.
Jun 30 - 4:29 PM

The Knicks declined to give a qualifying contract offer to Cleanthony Early.

That means he'll be an unrestricted free agent, but the Knicks should be able to keep him on a low-cost deal should New York have interest.
Jun 30 - 4:28 PM

Cleanthony Early (hamstring) is not practicing with the Knicks summer league team on Thursday.

While this isn't huge news, each day he can't practice and play prevents the 25-year-old from developing. Early is listed as day-to-day and should be able to play in summer league, but he isn't on the fantasy radar right now.
Jun 30 - 11:28 AM

Joakim Noah is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Friday afternoon.

While the Knicks are believed to be the front-runner to land the unrestricted free agent, Noah will meet with the Knicks in the afternoon rather than on midnight. Noah is widely expected to land a deal worth around $18 million per season and would make for an interesting mid-round fantasy option as the Knicks starting center.
Jun 30 - 11:11 AM

The Knicks are reportedly a "big favorite" to sign free agent Joakim Noah.

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, multiple teams vying for Noah feel that he's likely to sign with the Knicks, and the Washington Post reports that he could earn approximately $18 million per season. New York is desperate for a starting-caliber center after trading away Robin Lopez in the deal for Derrick Rose, and Noah reportedly chafed in a reserve role for Chicago last season, so the pairing makes sense. From a fantasy perspective, the Knicks would be an ideal landing spot for Noah.
Jun 30 - 12:04 AM

Carmelo Anthony said that he has "a list" of players he wants the Knicks to target during free agency.

"I’ve got a list," Anthony said. "There’s certain guys that’s on the list. I don’t want to get into too much details about that, but I feel like we have a great shot at acquiring them in this free agency. So it’s going to take work because all the teams are in the same situation, the same boat. But, like I said, the Derrick Rose move was a great first step." One of those free agent targets will be Kevin Durant, but it seems extremely unlikely that he'll sign in New York as KD hasn't even committed to meeting with the club.
Jun 28 - 3:04 PM

Carmelo Anthony is starting his recruitment on Kevin Durant for the Knicks.

"We've been together. We've been talking," Anthony said. The Knicks might get a meeting with Durant because he's expected to have his meetings in New York City, but there's almost no chance he joins the Knicks. Enjoy the rumors.
Jun 27 - 2:49 PM


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