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  • Warriors and Kevin Durant Could Reportedly Work Out Wild 'Delayed' Sign-and-Trade with Knicks

    The Big Lead "Thursday on Get Up, Brian Windhorst brought up another layer to the Kevin Durant free agency saga that has not been talked about in the media. Windhorst said something that has been discussed is a scenario in which the Warriors would sign Durant to a five-year deal, $57..." June 20

  • RJ Barrett reveals the personal reason he wants to be a Knick

    New York Post "Duke star RJ Barrett has said for weeks his hope is to play for the Knicks. On the eve of the NBA draft, he explained one more reason why. “It would mean a lot,’’ Barrett said during Wednesday’s draft press conference. “My late grandfather, rest in peace,..." June 20

  • Top 5 Most Underrated Free Agents Of 2019

    Fadeaway World "Free agency is about more than just the notable names and where they will end up. There are a number of names that are being heavily overlooked and undervalued despite being very capable players. Wherever these guys end up, they will undoubtedly be impactful additions. Names like Kawhi Leonard..." June 19

  • Knicks made overtures to Anthony Davis about 2020 free agency

    The Score "Knowing they didn't have the assets to trade for Anthony Davis this offseason, the New York Knicks made overtures for Davis to join them as a free agent next summer, a source told Bleacher Report's Howard Beck. Doing so implies New York won't sign two max-level free agents..." June 19

  • Knicks still focused on drafting RJ Barrett with No. 3 pick

    The Score "Although the New York Knicks brought Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland in for a workout Wednesday, the team is still focused on selecting Duke's RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. In 38 appearances with Duke,..." June 19

  • Knicks turned down Rockets' offer of Chris Paul

    The Score "The New York Knicks rebuffed a recent Houston Rockets trade offer involving Chris Paul, league sources told The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor. The report comes on the heels of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's denial that Paul asked for a trade in the wake of a supposed..." June 19

  • Every NBA Team's Realistic Dream Signing in 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "We are on the cusp of the most eventful NBA offseason since the summer of 2010 when LeBron James and Chris Bosh teamed up to join Dwyane Wade in Miami. Things got started when the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade for Anthony Davis to team him with..." June 19

  • ESPN to change draft coverage approach after Adrian Wojnarowski mockery?

    Larry Brown Sports "ESPN tried to prevent its reporters from leaking out picks before they were announced during the NBA Draft last year, but they may be nixing that policy now after the way Adrian Wojnarowski made a mockery out of it. Prior to the draft last year, there was a report that ESPN, Yahoo and..." June 19

  • Four potential Kawhi Leonard landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "The NBA’s 2019 Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard, will be one of the Association’s two most sought-after free agents this summer, and with good reason. After the playoff run he just had, averaging 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game en route to winning his..." June 19

  • The 10 Best Players Likely on the Move in 2019 NBA Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's annual frenzy of player movement has already begun. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis. They're now attempting to carve out enough salary-cap space for a third star in free..." June 19

  • Kenny Smith: If Knicks can’t sell a playing style to free agents — like the Nets can — they’re in trouble

    New York Daily News "For Kenny Smith, playing style carries free agency pitches and the Nets have something to sell. The Knicks, however, were such a bad team last season that Smith stopped paying attention. “To get the top guys, you have to create a style that’s attractive to them. And they..." June 19

  • Sources: Knicks will listen to trade offers for Frank Ntilikina

    SNY TV "It's logical to think that there are no players on the Knicks roster who are off limits when it comes to potential trades, but 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina is one player who members of the organization are open to listening to offers on, sources..." June 19

  • Three Teams Dumb Enough to Take on Chris Paul's Contract

    12 Up "  With a bombshell report from Yahoo Sports--albeit one that Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul has emphatically denied--asserting that CP3 is unhappy with his current situation next to James Harden in Houston and is looking for a trade, the market..." June 18

  • How Frank Ntilikina is spending potential final days with Knicks

    New York Post "It’s fitting Frank Ntilikina’s final days as a Knick may be spent holed up in Dallas, where he could have started his NBA career. With Thursday’s draft night approaching, Ntilikina could still be on the move as the Knicks are extremely open to trading him for another..." June 18

  • Report: Knicks have interest in free agent big man Julius Randle

    Posting And Toasting "The Knicks are no longer locks to sign two superstars and suddenly be a competitor next season, but the front office must still fill out the roster and is reportedly considering a run at Julius Randle. Randle, 24-years-young and coming off the best season of his career..." June 18

  • NBA agent BJ Armstrong says he’s ‘starting to hear the Knicks are in the fold’ for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "NBA agent BJ Armstrong, who is mostly known for representing former MVP Derrick Rose, says he’s “starting to hear” the New York Knicks are in the fold to sign superstar small forward Kawhi Leonard this summer. Leonard becomes an unrestricted free..." June 18

  • Top Five Landing Spots for Kemba Walker

    The Big Lead "Kemba Walker has developed himself into one of the top point guards in the game, earning his first All-NBA selection in 2019 as a member of the third team. As one of the NBA’s top free agents this summer, Walker will likely earn top dollar despite playing zero minutes during this..." June 18

  • Darius Garland To Conduct Last-Minute Workout With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout on Wednesday for the New York Knicks. The Knicks own the No. 3 pick and will consider him with that selection. The Knicks have been most strongly tied to R.J. Barrett with the No. 3 pick. " June 18

  • Report: Knicks Rejected Hawks' Offer for No. 3 Pick; Pelicans Considering Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Atlanta Hawks are trying to move up in Thursday's NBA draft, and they're reportedly willing to part with multiple lottery picks to do so.  According to ESPN's Jonathan Givony, the Hawks "have been aggressive exploring trades packaging..." June 18

  • Knicks considering making surprise pick at No. 3?

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks have the third overall pick in what is considered a three-player draft, so there should not be anything shocking about their selection. Zion Williamson is obviously going to the New Orleans Pelicans at No. 1, which leaves the Knicks to take either Ja Morant or RJ Barrett at..." June 18

  • Six trades we could see during 2019 NBA Draft

    Sportsnaut "The Anthony Davis blockbuster trade this weekend got us thinking. With just a few days remaining until the NBA Draft, the expectation is that more trades will happen here soon. Some of these moves won’t go down until the draft kicks off in New York City on Thursday...." June 18

  • Pelicans’ new draft plan could allow Ja Morant to fall to Knicks

    New York Post "The Pelicans could still have a hand in the Knicks’ future. Following the Anthony Davis trade with the Lakers, New Orleans holds the fourth pick in Thursday’s draft and is exploring all sorts of options. According to an NBA source, New Orleans has..." June 18

  • Reddit Bans Popular "r/nbastreams" Page

    The Big Lead "All good things must come to an end, and this happened to be the case today for the popular Reddit page, “r/nbastreams.” The page was a go-to option for many Reddit users, who would access links leading to live streams of NBA games completely for free. Although completely..." June 17

  • Knicks ‘never fully offered’ Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson in Anthony Davis trade negotiations

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks were one of Anthony Davis’ top two preferred trade destinations, but the Knicks still were not all that confident that Davis would re-sign with the team next summer. As a result, New York did not offer young forward Kevin Knox or young big man Mitchell..." June 17

  • Why Knicks draft target RJ Barrett is built to succeed in New York

    SNY TV "About six weeks after Duke's loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight, RJ Barrett was in California with Zion Williamson and trainer David Zenon. They were on the West Coast for something totally unrelated to college basketball, but the defeat was still on Barrett's..." June 17

  • NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes Will Feature These Five Teams

    NESN "Kawhi Leonard found himself atop the basketball world at the conclusion of the 2018-19 NBA season. Now, the star forward will be the king of the offseason. Leonard’s first season in Toronto couldn’t have been more successful, as the 27-year-old led the Raptors to their..." June 17

  • Why the Knicks backed off their Anthony Davis pursuit

    New York Post "The Knicks never made a formal offer to the Pelicans for center Anthony Davis in the teams’ latest round of trade talks, according an NBA official. While the Knicks had interest in the superstar center, talks with New Orleans’ new general manager, David Griffin, were..." June 17

  • 5 Worst Contracts Still on the Books from Ridiculous 2016 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Nearly three years later, the 2016 NBA offseason remains undefeated. That summer's salary-cap explosion, courtesy of a TV-money infusion, was unprecedented. Mammoth deals were handed out like free clicky pens at a career fair. Role players were paid like superstars...." June 17

  • NBA rumors: Anthony Davis deal pushing Kyrie Irving to Lakers over Knicks, Nets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Uh oh, Knicks fans. Anthony Davis is officially headed to the Lakers. Kevin Durant is hurt, and likely to miss all of the 2019-20 season. Kyrie Irving could be leaning toward the Nets. Things aren’t looking great as the..." June 17

  • Best, Worst Landing Spots for Top 10 NBA Free Agents Post-Anthony Davis Trade

    Bleacher Report "NBA free agency figures to be as wild as ever in 2019. Hot on the heels of the Anthony Davis trade, which ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday, a number of big names could be on the market. Depending on what happens with team and player options, Kevin..." June 17

  • Anthony Davis decision highlights Knicks’ grim reality

    New York Post "Anthony Davis and LeBron James got exactly what they wanted Saturday — a trade to the Lakers for the Pelicans’ disgruntled big man — and one fewer superstar target remains on the board for the Knicks. The Post reported last week the Pelicans didn’t..." June 16

  • With KD Injured & Anthony Davis Headed To L.A. Lakers, Knicks Expected To Suffer Disappointing Summer Of 2019

    Inquisitr "Despite failing to enter the Eastern Conference Playoffs for the sixth consecutive year, the New York Knicks have expressed strong optimism that they won’t remain as one of the worst NBA teams in the league for long. After trading the lucrative contracts of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney..." June 16

  • Four likeliest landing spots for Kyrie Irving

    Sportsnaut "It sure looks like Kyrie Irving is planning to leave the Boston Celtics in free agency. In fact, their plans lead us to believe that the Celtics are preparing for this eventuality. While Boston is holding out hope that the NBA champ does return, others are already preparing pitches..." June 15

  • Knicks one of biggest losers from Warriors’ painful NBA Finals

    New York Post "The Warriors and the Knicks lost the NBA Finals — a gruesome two-week battleground that has disfigured the face of the once-pretty 2019 free-agent class. In the aftermath of the Warriors’ crushing 114-110 Game 6 loss to Toronto late Thursday that lit up all of Canada,..." June 15

  • Knicks Exercise Team Option On Allonzo Trier

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have decided to exercise Allonzo Trier‘s option for next season, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. The rookie guard will make $3.5MM for 2019/20. Trier had a surprisingly successful first season after going undrafted out of Arizona. He signed..." June 14

  • Knicks Expected To Waive Lance Thomas

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks plan on waiving forward Lance Thomas, though they have interest in re-signing him, Ian Begley of SNY TV reports. Thomas has a non-guaranteed contract of $7.58MM for next season and would receive $1MM if he’s on the roster through June 30...." June 14

  • Report: Lakers, Knicks Still in Contention to Sign Kyrie Irving amid Nets Rumors

    Bleacher Report "Nothing is out of the question until the ink dries.  The widespread belief is that Kyrie Irving will sign with the Brooklyn Nets once his unrestricted free agency begins. However, SNY's Ian Begleyreported Friday night that "no team interested in Irving,..." June 14

  • NBA free agency: Four likeliest landing spots for Jimmy Butler

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia 76ers star wing Jimmy Butler will reportedly opt out of his $19.8 million player option for the 2019-20 season. Given that Butler is set to sign a max contract in free agency, this really can’t be seen as a surprise. With injuries to impeding free..." June 14

  • Report: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have discussed joining Knicks or Nets, both teams still interested

    Pro Basketball Talk "The hot rumor for months: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving teaming up with the Knicks. More recently, chatter emerged about the stars potentially considering the Nets. Irving definitely appears interested in Brooklyn. But there hasn’t..." June 13

  • League executive says ‘misery’ will keep New York in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks plan to sign Kevin Durant this summer might’ve taken a hit after the All-Star forward suffered a ruptured Achilles that will likely sideline him for the entire 2019-20 season. Some experts suggest that the team should not offer KD the max deal..." June 13

  • Knicks will reportedly host Ja Morant for a workout

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks are in all likelihood not going to get a shot at drafting Ja Morant with the third overall pick, but they are doing their due diligence just in case. SNY’s Ian Begley reports that the Knicks are expected to host Morant for a pre-draft workout this..." June 13

  • The Worst Possible (Realistic) Landing Spot for Every Top NBA Free Agent

    Bleacher Report "If NBA free-agency disasters were predictable, more of them would be avoided. With the benefit of hindsight, the New York Knicks wouldn't place a $100 million wager on Allan Houston's knees holding up in 2001?—or do almost the same thing with Amar'e..." June 13

  • Rich Paul Basically Runs the NBA Now and He's Only Going to Get More Powerful

    12 Up "Folks, it's time we realize (or at least come to terms with) just how much say and power that Rich Paul, President and Founder of Klutch Sports, has in the NBA. Sure, when you're LeBron James' agent your name is going to be well known in the Association, but Paul also..." June 13

  • Knicks, Nets trying to lure Tobias Harris using his brother?

    Larry Brown Sports "Tobias Harris is one of the more underrated NBA free agents in this summer’s class, but two notable teams definitely have not forgotten about him. Anthony Puccio of NetsDaily reported that the Brooklyn Nets worked out Terry Harris, the star forward’s 23-year-old brother,..." June 13

  • Report: Knicks plan to pursue Kawhi, believe Kyrie prefers Nets

    The Score "The New York Knicks are going to "aggressively pursue" expected free agent Kawhi Leonard this summer, sources told SNY's Ian Begley. Additionally, the Knicks' plans to pursue Kyrie Irving may be affected by a belief among teams that..." June 12

  • Why NBA Sign-And-Trades Are Rare

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA free agency around the corner, speculation about teams’ targets and players’ potential destinations is running rampant, and that speculation often leads to discussion of possible sign-and-trade deals. After all, sign-and-trade arrangements seem like win-win scenarios..." June 12

  • Knicks Wonder Who's Really Worth a Max Contract After Kevin Durant Injury

    Bleacher Report "We've been talking about the potential of Kevin Durant signing with the New York Knicks for more than a year. We've all heard the rumors. You can't even qualify them as whispers anymore. The Knicks have done plenty to fuel these fires. There was the decision in..." June 12

  • Lakers are heavy favorites to land Anthony Davis with Knicks just behind

    New York Daily News "According to Caesars, the Los Angeles Lakers are enormous favorites at -500 to land Anthony Davis through trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The Knicks have the second-highest odds at +375. While the Lakers have considerable trade assets, it’s not the main reason why they..." June 12

  • Report: Carmelo era causing concerns within Knicks over potential AD trade

    The Score "Not everyone in the New York Knicks organization is prepared to go all-out for Anthony Davis. Some within the Knicks umbrella are hesitant to trade significant pieces to the New Orleans Pelicans, citing the 2011 trade to acquire Carmelo Anthony and how that played..." June 12

  • Warriors, Knicks, Nets, Lakers, Clippers Still Expected To Be All-In On Kevin Durant

    Real GM Basketball "League sources tell David Aldridge of The Athletic that the Achilles injury to Kevin Durant won't change the equation for the five teams expected to pursue him this offseason. The Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers..." June 12