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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses why it'll be difficult for the Knicks to land the Cavs' Kyrie Irving.
The 25-year-old Irving requested a trade from the Cavs last week, listing the Knicks, Spurs, Timberwolves, and Heat as his preferred destinations.
The Knicks were reportedly in serious discussions with the Cavs on Friday about sending Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland as part of a deal for Irving.
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The Knicks and second-round pick Damyean Dotson have agreed to a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.
Fred Kerber of the New York Post reports Dotson is guaranteed about $2.2 million during the first two years, while the third year is a team option.
The New York Knicks will hire Gerald Madkins to become their new assistant general manager, The Undefeated's Marc Spears reports.
Madkins, who previously worked in the Los Angeles Clippers organization, was being pursued by the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings, according to the Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner. He spent four seasons as a Knicks scout before he spent time as the Clippers' director of basketball operations and assistant GM.
Madkins had worked with new Knicks GM Scott Perry when they were in the Seattle SuperSonics organization. He played three years in the NBA in the 1990s. In 48 career games with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors, he averaged 1.7 points and 1.4 assists per game.
Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis believes New York gives him the best opportunity to win, per The Post's Marc Berman.
The quote came from a question posed by a camper rather than a reporter. Porzingis attended a Latvian basketball camp of about 250 kids, and he told the group why he doesn't want to leave the Knicks.
"I feel that it is the best place to win. And if you win in New York, you are king," Porzingis said in his native language. "For the last two years, I have had so many positive emotions here that this is where I want to stay and that this is where I want to win."
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The Knicks and Cavaliers are in serious trade talks focusing on swapping F Carmelo Anthony and PG Kryie Irving with a potential third team involved, reports Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz.
ESPN's Ian Begley reports the Knicks are not willing to deal F Kristaps Porzingis, but they would be willing to send future first-round picks with Anthony for Irving.
Carmelo Anthony is willing to waive his $8.1 million trade kicker in order to help facilitate a trade to the Rockets, according to ESPN.
A clause in Anthony's contract stipulates that his salary goes up 15 percent if he's traded. Waiving that clause would potentially make it easier for a trade partner to match contracts.
Annthony does not seek a return to the Knicks next season and has no interest in discussing a future with the team, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported earlier this week.
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It has been reported that Carmelo Anthony no longer wants to play for the Knicks, and the Blazers believe the All-Star forward could play for them next season.
Portland, which was supposed to act as a third or fourth team in a potential deal involving the Knicks and Rockets, now could possibly land Anthony, according to Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
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As much as the thought of Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum, and Carmelo Anthony may sound enticing for the Blazers, it's hard to imagine a deal working out for a couple reasons.
New York Knicks Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier said he was "shocked" by Phil Jackson's firing and hopes forward Carmelo Anthony doesn't hold a grudge against the franchise amid the displeasure with the organization.
In an interview with ESPN's Ian Begley, Frazier said he feels bad that the Knicks, who went 31-51 and missed the postseason for the fourth straight seasons and the 10th time in the past 13 years, have to go through a rebuilding process.
"It seems like every two or three years we start from scratch," Frazier said.
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Former New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks to join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal and also met with the Los Angeles Lakers for three hours, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst.
Rose, who underwent surgery in April to repair a torn meniscus, expressed his desire to remain a Knick to former team president Phil Jackson and his agent, B.J. Armstrong, in June.
Knicks president Steve Mills says that he will allow general manager Scott Perry to make more decisions in determining the makeup of the organization's staff.
"We're going to rebuild what the front office of the Knicks looks like,'' Mills said, according to the New York Post. "I feel really good about a lot of the people we have working for us. But we also know there's room for us to grow and get better if we want to be a first-class organization, and Scott will have the freedom to meet with everyone in our organization.
Carmelo Anthony reportedly has no interest in returning to the Knicks, and is seeking a trade to the Houston Rockets.
Elsewhere,The Yankees beat the Twins and immediately after made a trade to aid in their playoff run, the Giants may have the top secondary in the NFL and the Mets drop another game to the Cardinals.
The Daily News Live panel debates whether they have more confidence in the Knicks with Steve Mills and Scott Perry running the show instead of Phil Jackson.
Knicks president Steve Mills justified G Tim Hardaway Jr.'s pricey contract saying the team had to be "aggressive," per Newsday's Al Iannazzone.
Many bashed the Knicks for giving Hardaway a four-year, $71 million contract being that he has never been a starter in his career, and spent time in the Hawks' development system. However, Mills defended the deal saying they couldn't pass up on a young guard with his potential.
"We watched him, in our opinion, grow over his time in the player development program that they had in Atlanta," Mills said. "So we decided he was a target."
"We felt like there are not that many opportunities in free agency that you have the opportunity to go after a 25-year-old. We made the decision that if you want to pry a restricted free agent away from the incumbent team, you have to be aggressive. So we made a decision to be aggressive."
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Knicks president Steve Mills and new GM Scott Perry highlighted the team's young core and stressed the importance of defense during Perry's introductory press conference on Monday.
Mills singled out Kristaps Porzingis, the recently-signed Tim Hardaway, Jr., first-round pick Frank Ntilikina, and Willy Hernangomez as the Knicks' young core.
"Player development will be a focus of our organization," said Mills, who noted that he and Perry will "work in tandem in making sure we have a first-class operation."
Carmelo Anthony will not be bought out and "could easily be a part of" the Knicks next year, team president Steve Mills said on Monday.
Mills said the team wanted to "slow down and regroup" regarding a potential trade of Anthony after hiring new GM Scott Perry last week.
"We've been in contact with his reps and other teams," Mills said, adding that "If there's an opportunity that works for Melo and works for us" the team will consider trading him.
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Carmelo Anthony expects trade talks to resume at some point this week.
Elsewhere, Steven Matz was knocked around for the second straight time, the Yankees split a four-game series with the Boston Red Sox and Jeremy Lin says the Nets are going to make the playoffs.
Former Madison Square Garden broadcaster Bob Wolff died Saturday at 96 years old.
Wolff broadcasted New York Knicks and New York Rangers games, among other events, for over 50 years.
His memorable calls include Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series, two Knicks NBA titles and the NFL championship game in 1958 between the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts.
Wolff began broadcasting games in 1939 and was indicted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995.
In this week's edition of Steve Serby's Q&A, guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. expressed optimism about his second stint with the Knicks.
Hardaway, 25, said he "has faith in everybody" and believes many of the players could be All-Stars, including himself. After beginning his career as a Knick, Hardaway, spent the last two seasons playing for the Atlanta Hawks and said he wants people to know that things have changed since then.
"I would tell 'em they're getting a different ballplayer than what they saw previous years," he said. "I definitely grew as a ballplayer, grew as a man on and off the floor. … I just want them to know that they're gonna get the best of Tim Hardaway Jr. 24/7, 365 days of the year, and they won't regret it.
The Knicks and former Kings vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry have agreed to a five-year deal for Perry to become their new GM, the Knicks announced Friday.
The Knicks will send a 2019 second round draft pick and cash considerations to the Kings in exchange for hiring Perry as their GM, reports Sam Amick of USA Today.
The move came just after the Knicks reportedly settled on Steve Mills as their next team president, according to The Record's Steve Popper.
The Knicks have named Steve Mills their new team president, the team announced Friday.
Mills had been running the day-to-day operations of the Knicks in an interim capacity since the team parted ways with Phil Jackson.
It was clear that the Knicks wanted Mills in charge after ex-Cavs GM David Griffin removed his name from consideration due to disagreements over his role if he were to take the job. Griffin wanted say over all basketball decisions, and was looking to bring his own staff in with him.
The Knicks are close to trading Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets
Elsewhere, the Nets are interested in JaMychal Green,Bryce Harper says that New York is too hectic of a city for him and Amed Rosario went 0-for-4 in the Triple-A All-Star Game
ESPYs host, future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning, took some shots at the Knicks in his monologue Wednesday night.
Manning didn't have just one joke about the Knicks, but rather several that focused on their debacles from the Charles Oakley incident to Phil Jackson's firing.
"Kristaps Porzingis couldn't believe how dysfunctional it is at Madison Square Garden, and that dude grew up in Latvia," Manning said. "What a terrible year for the Knicks: They had to escort a former legend out of the builidng for acting like a crazy person, and then there was that whole thing with Charles Oakley.
"Phil Jackson's Knicks are the most embarrassing thing to happen to New York sports, and that includes the time Mark Sanchez ran full steam up his teammate's anus and fumbled a football."
Kristaps Porzingis and Courtney Lee will both suit up for Team World in the second-ever NBA Africa Game, the league announced.
The game, which will take place on Aug. 5 in South Africa, will pit Team World vs. Team Africa. Dirk Nowitzki and Kemba Walker will be captain Team World, while team Africa will be led by Luol Deng and Thabo Sefolosha.
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The Knicks are one of four teams interested in acquiring Shabazz Muhammad, reports Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
According to Spears, the Hawks, Bucks and Nets are the three other teams pursuing the small forward.
The NBA has accepted recommendations from the competition committee to improve the speed of the game, the league announced Wednesday.
Chief among them is that teams will now only have two timeouts over the final three minutes of the game instead of three timeouts over the final two minutes. The maximum number of timeouts has been reduced to 14 per game, while the 20-second timeout has been eliminated, as each timeout will last 75 seconds. In overtime, teams will be limited to two timeouts.
The Knicks have invited former Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes to training camp, according to the Florida State Seminoles website.
Rathan-Mayes played six games in the Knicks' summer league program, averaging six points, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 rebounds per game.
"I'm super-excited to be going to training camp with the New York Knicks," he said, according to the website. "It's an amazing opportunity to be a part of a special franchise."
Rathan-Mayes had the fourth-most assists in school history and scored 1,236 points in 100 games over three seasons.
The Knicks' new deal with G Ron Baker is worth $8.9 million over two years and includes a player option, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Baker announced the deal on Twitter late last month.
Rockets C Nene added more fuel to Knicks F Carmelo Anthony possibly joining him in Houston after posting an intriguing Instagram picture, per the NY Post's Kyle Schnitzer.
The post, which has since been deleted, shows Anthony in a Rockets uniform with Nene alluding to a reunion with his former Denver Nuggets teammate.
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the Knicks plan to move forward with Steve Mills as their team president.
Elsewhere, Jay Bruce disagrees with Terry Collins, Aaron Judge wins the Home Run Derby, and the MLB All-Star Game is tonight.
Knicks SG Tim Hardaway, Jr., who agreed to a four-year deal worth $71 million last week, wants Carmelo Anthony to remain on the team.
Former Knicks president Phil Jackson had been attempting to trade Anthony prior to parting ways with the organization, and the Knicks are reportedly still trying to trade him even with Jackson gone.
"Yes, we definitely want him back -- no question," Hardaway Jr. said on Monday, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. "Just having that veteran leader out there on the floor, a go-to guy who can get you a bucket any given moment of the game, it's great. It's great to have that. You want to have that. It'll be tough for him to leave. But like I say, he has to do what's best for him and his family."
Some in Anthony's camp, including his wife, La La, have suggested that he wants to remain with the Knicks or be traded somewhere close in order to remain in close proximity to his son.
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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR talks about former Cavs GM David Griffin being out of the running for a Knicks job.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin took his name out of the New York Knicks' front-office search, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.
Griffin, who spent three years as the Cavs' GM before he and the team parted ways in June, reportedly took his name off New York's list when he and the Knicks organization could not agree on a role.
Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin withdrew his name from the team's search for a new president.
Elsewhere, the Mets are shutout, the Yankees drop their first-half finale, the Nets acquire a foward from the Raptors and a pair of Yankees prepare for the Home Run Derby.
Knicks second-round pick Damyean Dotson hopes he can have a significant role in New York's backcourt as a rookie.
The 23-year-old Dotson recorded 20 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Thursday's summer-league win over the Miami Heat, which delighted head coach Jeff Hornacek.
"Damyean can really shoot the ball,'' Hornacek said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman. "He's athletic. The games sometimes gets a little fast when he's thinking what's the next [step] when he should shoot the ball. That's all stuff we can work with him on. He showed he can really stroke it from deep. Shooting is huge, another weapon we can get on the court. He gets an open look, it's a good chance he'll make it.''
G Tim Hardaway Jr. will be returning to the Knicks, as the Hawks are not matching New York's 4 year, $71 million offer sheet that was signed on Thursday evening.
Hardaway, 25-years-old, had a breakout season in 2016-17, as he averaged 14.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He averaged nearly 18 points per game down the stretch of the season, while showing improved energy on the defensive end of the floor.
The DNL panel addresses the chaos surrounding the Knicks' enormous $71 million offer sheet to Tim Hardaway Jr. in free agency.
Restricted Free Agent Tim Hardaway, Jr. of the Atlanta Hawks has agreed on a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the Knicks, according to ESPN.
The Hawks have two days to match the Knicks' offer for Hardaway, Jr. but are unlikely to do so, reports Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.
Hardaway, 25, has spent the last two seasons with the Hawks after playing the first two seasons of his career with the Knicks.
The New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing guard Dwight Buycks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
The 28-year-old Buycks, who hasn't played in the NBA since the 2014-15 season, spent the past two years playing in the Chinese Basketball Association.
He averaged 3.1 points in 14 games with the Toronto Raptors in the 2013-14 season and 8.7 points in six games with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-15 season.
The New York Knicks waived center Marshall Plumlee on Friday, the team announced.
Plumlee, 24, averaged 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game in 21 games as a rookie last year.
A 7-foot, 250-pound big man, Plumlee signed with the Knicks after he went undrafted in 2016. He averaged 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds as a senior at Duke in the 2015-16 season.
The Knicks current odds to win the 2018 NBA championship is set at 150/1, per Bovada LV.
Only seven teams have worse odds than the Knicks including Atlantic Division rival Brooklyn Nets, who have the worst odds at 500/1.
The Knicks were at 100/1 odds as of June 12. However, considering they have not made any moves in the free agency pool, the odds fell.
The Knicks have shown interest in trading for Celtics' G Marcus Smart, per the NY Post's Marc Berman.
With the Celtics trying to clear cap space from Gordon Hayward, they have been attempting to move Smart who would be a $4.5 million hit this season. On the other hand, the Knicks are looking to fill the $15 million cap room they will have once PG Derrick Rose hold is off the books.
The Knicks have spoken with free agent PG Rajon Rondo, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
The 31-year-old Rondo was released by the Bulls last Friday. He averaged 7.8 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.1 rebounds in 69 regular season games in 2016-17. His year ended after he fractured his thumb during Game 2 of the Bulls' first round playoff series loss to the Celtics.
Rondo is reportedly also drawing interest from the Lakers.
He has averaged 10.7 points and 8.5 assists during his 12-year career that has been spent with the Celtics, Mavericks, Kings, and Bulls.