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  • NBA Playoff Picture: Standings, Bracket and Key Storylines Down the Stretch

    Bleacher Report "After winning the NBA title last season, the Los Angeles Lakers are in a bit of trouble as this year's playoffs draws closer. And if they don't turn things around soon, their appearance in the 2020-21 postseason could be brief. The Lakers fell to the Portland Trail Blazers on..." May 09

  • The Knicks’ dark days are behind them

    Clutch Points "Fans at the Madison Square Garden are cheering for the home team. Stephen A. Smith is smiling again. How things have changed for the New York Knicks, but there is reason to believe that these good times will go beyond this season. New York is currently fourth in the Eastern..." May 08

  • Chris Paul’s surprising comments on Knicks after heated affair

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks went to battle but succumbed to a lopsided loss against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night in a game where tensions ran high. Despite the defeat and the many scuffles, the team still managed to make an impression on Suns guard Chris Paul who had..." May 08

  • Knicks’ Julius Randle puts Suns’ Jae Crowder on blast for trash talk at the wrong time

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and Phoenix Suns wing Jae Crowder got involved in a skirmish near the end of their game on Friday night, with the Suns pulling away down the stretch. Following the game, the Knicks star had some things to say about..." May 08

  • Potential 2021 NBA RFAs Whose Qualifying Offers Will Be Impacted By Starter Criteria

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s rookie scale, which determines how much first-round picks earn during their first four NBA seasons, also dictates how much the qualifying offers will be worth for those players when they reach restricted free agency after year four. However, the value of those..." May 07

  • Why Carmelo Anthony's resurgence means so much to young NBA superstars

    ESPN "IT WAS NOV. 5, 2017, game nine for the newly formed superteam in Oklahoma City. After a bumpy 4-4 start, the Thunder were in Portland to take on a division rival. Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts had taken his spot in the narrow hallway of the Moda Center pregame to talk with..." May 07

  • Breakouts on bad NBA teams: Don't sleep on the development of these 5 players

    The Score "It's tough for the average fan to keep up with all 30 NBA teams at any point in the season, especially in these final days when some teams are clearly out of the race and playing for nothing. But while you're ignoring some of those afterthought clubs, you might miss the start of a..." May 07

  • Introducing a new NBA pre-draft event: The Tampa Bay Pro Combine

    Basketball News "Over the years, the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has given thousands of NBA hopefuls an opportunity to showcase their game in front of executives from all 30 teams. The event has featured NBA legends such as John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Tim Hardaway, Dennis Rodman, Rick Barry and..." May 07

  • Austin Rivers desperately wanted revenge against Knicks and got it

    Larry Brown Sports "Austin Rivers had Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks circled on his schedule. He sure played like he had revenge on his mind. Rivers scored 25 points on 7-for-13 shooting, including 6-for-9 on threes as his Denver Nuggets beat the Knicks 113-97.  " May 06

  • 5 Best Point Guards For The Los Angeles Lakers Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that may be looking at some changes this summer. They have a lot of players who will be free agents during the summer, and point guard Dennis Schroder is one of them. If he leaves, then the Los Angeles Lakers would need to find a good replacement, one that..." May 06

  • NBA Youngsters Who Could Be Traded for a Star This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Young talent is the hottest commodity in the NBA. It's cheap, it has upside (which means hope for the fanbase), it's easier to control for long periods of time, and it comes with built-in retention advantages—like larger raises on new deals and matching rights in..." May 06

  • Knicks to pursue lucrative Julius Randle contract extension this summer

    Sportsnaut "When the New York Knicks signed Julius Randle in the 2019 offseason, they hoped the former No. 7 overall pick would take the next step in his career and could become an impactful player. Fast forward to the 2020-’21 NBA season and Randle could be headed for an even bigger contract thanks..." May 06

  • The Knicks and Julius Randle sit at the nexus of an evolving offseason

    ESPN "As Julius Randle roars down the stretch of a breakout season, the guidance on his future with the New York Knicks has pivoted dramatically. With a non-guaranteed contract for next year and a new regime in New York, Randle was seen as a likely trade target by league..." May 06

  • Analysis finds refs call 1% of defensive 3-second violations in close games

    The Score "Only 1% of defensive three-second violations have been called correctly in the final two minutes of close games since the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, Owen Phillips writes for The F5 newsletter. Using publicly available data from the league's last-two-minute reports,..." May 06

  • Should New York Knicks forward Julius Randle make an All-NBA Team this season? "Does New York Knicks forward Julius Randle deserve to make an All-NBA Team this season? Our Staff weighs in. Scott Rafferty (@crabdribbles): Man, All-NBA is going to be brutal this season. Of the six forward spots up for grabs, I think..." May 06

  • Kendrick Perkins Says The Knicks Are A Threat To "Any Team In The Eastern Conference."

    Fadeaway World "With the New York Knicks amid an inspiring season, questions remain about what they'll be able to do come playoff time. With Julius Randle. RJ Barrett, and Derrick Rose, the team has a solid core that has brought great successes this season. And while many deny the idea..." May 06

  • How does the NBA play-in tournament work? Dates, projections and rules explained

    ESPN "How does the NBA play-in tournament work and which teams will participate during the 2020-21 season? The league first tested the play-in round during the 2020 NBA restart in Orlando, Florida, with the Portland Trail Blazers topping the Memphis..." May 06

  • Madison Square Garden Sports shows revenue decline of $85 million

    Sportsnaut "Financial documents show that Madison Square Garden Sports, owners of the NBA’s New York Knicks and the NHL’s New York Rangers, saw an $85 million decline in revenue during the quarter ending March 31. The main contributors to the revenue shortage were massive declines in..." May 06

  • 5 ideal Damian Lillard trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "Could the Portland Trail Blazers be forced into pulling off a Damian Lillard trade this coming summer? Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports seems to think that the all-time great shooter is getting impatient in the Pacific Northwest.  For good reason. Despite his otherworldly play,..." May 05

  • NBA's play-in tournament likely here to stay

    Yardbarker "While some high-profile players and team owners have griped about the NBA’s newly introduced play-in tournament, the format is working “spectacularly well” and has virtually no downside, contends John Hollinger of The Athletic. As Hollinger..." May 05

  • Matt Barnes Says He'd Fight Chad Ochocinco for the Right Price

    TMZ "Move over Aaron Carter and Lamar Odom ... Matt Barnes says he's got interest in a big celeb boxing match of his own -- telling TMZ Sports he's down to scrap with Chad Ochocinco! ... but, only if the price is right. The..." May 05

  • The Knicks Are In 4th Place In The East And Have The Most Cap Space Next Season

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks are in a privileged position right now, competing in the Eastern Conference with a young team, getting ready for the future that can hold plenty of great things for Tom Thibodeau and co.  The New Yorkers are having a very good season this one, surprising..." May 05

  • Four new positive COVID-19 tests among NBA players since April 28

    Hoops Rumors "Of the 492 NBA players tested for COVID-19 since April 28, four players have registered new confirmed positive tests, the league and the players’ union announced today in a press release. The NBA and NBPA don’t publicly disclose which specific players test positive..." May 05

  • Knicks agree in principle to four-year deal with PG Luca Vildoza

    ESPN "Luca Vildoza, an Argentinian guard with Baskonia of the Spanish ACB League, has agreed in principle to a four-year, $13.6 million deal with the New York Knicks, his agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon Sports, told ESPN. May 05

  • Julius Randle Says He Belongs In The MVP Conversation

    Kentucky Sports "As the New York Knicks keep busting through ceilings and expectations, the possibilities grow for Julius Randle’s trophy case. All-Star? Done. All-NBA? Gonna happen. Most Improved? Decent chance. MVP? No, buuuuuutttt. … Randle has..." May 05

  • Inside early NBA ‘hot seat’ situations: Five coaches who need to finish strong, from the Bucks to the Wizards

    The Athletic "As the NBA playoffs near and the offseason looms ahead, several head coaching situations are perilous. Others, meanwhile, are less precarious but wrought with the kind of complicated internal dynamics that make them worth monitoring. This has been an unordinary season due to the..." May 05

  • NBA standings: Seeding scenarios, breakdown for final spots in 2021 playoffs

    Sporting News "Brace yourselves, basketball fans. The 2021 NBA playoffs are almost here. There is an added level of intrigue this year with the league implementing a new version of the play-in tournament, which was first seen inside the Florida "bubble" amid the COVID-19..." May 05

  • Nets' James Harden trolls Knicks by cropping them out of 'New Yorker' cover

    CBS Sports "The battle for basketball supremacy in New York is one that never dies. With both teams heading for the postseason this year, it's one that has become a whole lot more interesting. "The New Yorker" recently came out with a cover story that featured illustrated versions..." May 05

  • Top 6 storylines for the remainder of the NBA regular season

    Sportsnaut "The 2020-21 NBA regular season is slated to come to a culmination here in less than two weeks. It’s been a drama-filled past several months with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers looking nothing like a title contender. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics are on the hot seat down..." May 04

  • NBA Trades for League's Most Disappointing Teams

    Bleacher Report "Entering a season knowing your favorite NBA team is rebuilding is one thing. Fully expecting a playoff run only to end up with a spot in the lottery is quite another. No franchises have been as disappointing this year as the Chicago Bulls, Golden State Warriors,..." May 04

  • Taj Gibson: Julius Randle belongs 'at the top' of MVP race

    Yardbarker "The New York Knicks have been the most pleasant surprise in the NBA this season, as they have defied expectations and even clinched their first winning since 2013 by beating the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Julius Randle has been the leader for New York all year and teammate Taj Gibson..." May 04

  • NBA play-in format is working better than we imagined, no matter what LeBron James says

    The Athletic "It’s amazing how opinions on the play-in tournament change once a team realizes it might be them in the seventh or eighth seed. Both Mark Cuban (earlier this season) and LeBron James (two days ago) expressed disgust with the NBA’s play-in tournament at..." May 04

  • Ja Morant Calls Out Ref on Twitter After Being Ejected in Grizzlies' Loss to Knicks

    Bleacher Report "Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant apparently wasn't done saying his piece to NBA referee Tony Brothers. Morant was ejected with 1:02 left in Monday's 118-104 loss to the New York Knicks. The reigning Rookie of the Year subsequently addressed the ejection on..." May 04

  • Did the Marvel & NBA mash-up do enough to earn the respect of casual hoops fans?

    The Athletic "When “The Marvel Game” was announced, the general reaction around NBA fandom, at least as much as Twitter is representative was “Who is this for?” We’ve been calling for more basketball in basketball broadcasts for years, and this is going the other way. But the..." May 04

  • Knicks clinch at least an NBA play-in spot after Raptors loss

    New York Post "Even if the Knicks lose their final nine games, they are assured of playing in “postseason” games. The Knicks clinched at least a spot in the play-in tournament between the Nos. 7 to 10 seeds, with the clincher coming Saturday after the Knicks’ practice in Houston by..." May 03

  • Knicks Re-Sign Jared Harper

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have signed point guard Jared Harper to a second 10-day contract, the team announced today (via Twitter). Harper had his two-way deal turned into a 10-day contract on April 23rd. That 10-day contract expired on Sunday..." May 03

  • Why LeBron James isn't being considered for league MVP and other award mysteries

    USA Today "This NBA coach has a winning percentage this season of .677, third-best in the conference. In the games he has coached this season, his team has the third-best fourth-quarter net rating and his team has won 85% of its games decided by five or fewer points. And his team, after..." May 03

  • Tom Thibodeau set the tone for incredible Knicks miracle

    New York Post "Five months and a day later, you have to give Tom Thibodeau this: He wasn’t paying anyone lip service. In the moment, the opening of Knicks training camp Dec. 1 seemed swaddled in same-old, same-old. The roster had barely been touched despite a whole new..." May 03

  • Now the Knicks’ fun really starts

    New York Post "This was the one they needed. The others aren’t house money; there is no such thing any more. But the Knicks needed to start this consequential six-game road swing west precisely as they started it Sunday night. The Houston Rockets are awful, and their supply of active players is thin,..." May 03

  • Knicks taking time with Alec Burks after layoff for COVID-19 protocols

    New York Post "Alec Burks is making progress, but Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau wasn’t ready on Saturday to say the veteran wing will play Sunday night against the Rockets when his team opens a crucial six-game road trip. Burks (COVID-19 health and safety protocols list), who had missed the past..." May 02

  • Knicks Could Make A Run For Damian Lillard This Summer

    Fadeaway World "With the Portland Trail Blazers still seemingly far away from their Championship goals, the idea that Damian Lillard might opt-out, or that the front office might be open to a complete rebuild, continues to increase in likelihood. Lillard is on the wrong side of 30, and the urgency to..." May 01

  • Baylor PG Jared Butler Highlights ‘3 Realistic Draft Targets’ for the Knicks

    Heavy "With the New York Knicks on pace for their first playoff appearance in seven years, it’s easy to forget that they’ve also got two first-round picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. If the draft were to take place today, those picks would come at 21st and 22nd..." May 01

  • Should NBA switch to NFL-style calendar with free agency before the draft?

    Yahoo! Sports "First Quarter: NFL approach to NBA calendar  Just thinking aloud here … The NFL has started to copy the NBA in some ways, most notably the players beginning to realize their power. It can’t be apples to apples, not with the power structure..." May 01

  • 5 Best Targets For The Los Angeles Clippers

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Clippers are a team that may have to make some additions to the roster if they don't win the NBA championship this season. Even if they do win it all, it could be good to accumulate more star power on the roster to heighten their chances of winning once..." April 30

  • Quick-Fix Trades for NBA's Worst Teams This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Between flattened lottery odds and an expanded postseason field by way of the play-in tournament, the NBA has made moves to limit its number of bottom-feeders. Those efforts appear to be working. Just six teams have a winning percentage south of .400, and only the James..." April 30

  • Steve Nash or Tom Thibodeau? Why NBA Coach of the Year race should be battle of New York

    The Athletic "The weight of expectations be damned, Steve Nash deserves to be the NBA Coach of the Year. The Brooklyn Nets are where they were supposed to be when the season started — atop the Eastern Conference — but their path to get there was unimaginable, with Nash guiding Joe..." April 30

  • Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina appear to be out of Knicks chances

    New York Post "When Sixth Man of the Year candidate Alec Burks was placed in COVID-19 protocols before the Knicks played in Dallas on April 16, Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said he had two players who could fill the void: combo guard Frank Ntilikina and combo forward Kevin Knox. Ntilikina and Knox..." April 30

  • The 10 Biggest Disappointments of the 2020-21 NBA Season

    Bleacher Report "It's not possible for everyone to get what they want from an NBA season. If it were, we'd close every year with 30 champions, 30 MVPs and 30 Rookies of the Year—one to wholly satisfy every fanbase. This particular year, shortened and unusual as it's been,..." April 29

  • NBA Free Agency Rankings: Where will Kyle Lowry land? Will the Pelicans pay Lonzo Ball?

    The Athletic "Welcome to the pre-free-agency period. This isn’t an official sort of thing in the NBA, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real. Amid all the focus on playoff positioning, the races for individual awards and such, there’s a subplot to the final stretch that is..." April 29

  • It's Always Better To Try When You Are The Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "You can’t measure the Knicks with traditional metrics. Or you could, but you’d quickly become depressed. For the past twenty years, they’ve mostly been dismal, sometimes outrageously incompetent and at others treading water: with the eighth pick in the 20xx draft, the New..." April 29