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The Knicks will have Darius Garland in for a last-minute workout

The Knicks will have Darius Garland in for a last-minute workout

Is this a smokescreen or smoke signal? The Knicks have a late addition to their prospect workouts, with Vanderbilt freshman Darius Garland coming to their practice facility tomorrow morning. We recently profiled him, so go check that out if you’re unfamiliar. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN’s Draft Express, Garland will sneak in just before the draft shot clock expires. Darius Garland will conduct a last-minute workout in Tarrytown with the New York Knicks tomorrow, a source told ESPN. Garland is in serious consideration for the No. 3 pick. Minnesota, Boston, Chicago are teams...
Jun 17, 2019
Posting and Toasting 2019 NBA Mock Draft

Posting and Toasting 2019 NBA Mock Draft

The only mock to take very seriously. The NBA Draft is — oh, look — it’s right there! This Thursday, June 20th, the cloudy fates of some 60 young hoopers will become a little clearer. Until they get traded in some mega deal for a borderline superstar or flipped for a future asset unlikely to pan out later. You can expect all the Woj bombs and sonic booms from Shams to start any second now. We already have this monumental Anthony Davis trade. So what better time to throw together another mock draft that will not resemble what actually happens in any way, shape or form? Top to bottom,...
Jun 16, 2019
The Knicks won’t sign or trade for a star this June. You should feel good about that.

The Knicks won’t sign or trade for a star this June. You should feel good about that.

Nudniks be damned, things are looking up. Last week Kevin Durant tore his Achilles, Kyrie Irving supposedly got googly-eyed with the Nets and Anthony Davis was traded to the Lakers. Cue the “Typical Knicks” mouth breathers. Sure Anthony Davis is good but just wait til Dennis Smith Alonzo Trier RJ Barrett and Kevin Knox shoot a combined 41% next year.— Yaya Dubin (@JADubin5) June 15, 2019 Over the last 5 years Knicks have had the 4th, 8th, 9th and 3rd overall picks in the draft. They were on AD’s two-team list. Yet their offer couldnt move the Pels. This is why drafting well...
Jun 15, 2019
2018-19 Knicks Player Review: Luke Kornet

2018-19 Knicks Player Review: Luke Kornet

The 7'1" Texas native has shown growth throughout his G League career and NBA call-ups. Despite going undrafted in the 2017, Luke Kornet has quietly left a solid impression on the New York Knicks over the past two seasons. Whether during his stints in the G League or getting called up to the NBA, the Vanderbilt product has not only been productive and improving with each appearance. At this point, it’s no longer a matter of if Kornet will be in the NBA next season. 2018-’19 Stats: 46 G, 7.0 PPG (37.8 FG% / 36.3 3PT % / 82.6 FT %), 2.9 RPG, 0.9 BPG, 14.8 PER. This past season was...
Jun 14, 2019
The Knicks have picked up Allonzo Trier’s option for 2019-20; plan to waive Lance Thomas

The Knicks have picked up Allonzo Trier’s option for 2019-20; plan to waive Lance Thomas

Iso Zo is back for a second go-around The Knicks have picked up Allonzo Trier’s option for the 2019-20 season, valued at $3.5 million, per The Athletic’s Shams Chanaria: The New York Knicks have exercised guard Allonzo Trier's $3.5M team option for the 2019-20 season, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 14, 2019 That’s it, that’s the news. The Knicks had until June 20 (draft night) to make the decision, but decided to jump on it early. Now, with Trier’s option picked up, it’s worth noting that the team can include him in...
Jun 14, 2019
Calling all June P&T mailbag questions!

Calling all June P&T mailbag questions!

With the season now over, the Knicks’ season now begins. June. How I love June. ‘Twas was shaping up like a good June for the Knicks. Hadn’t lost a game in months. The nights of 20th (the draft) and 30th (free agency starts) figured to be exciting times around here. David Fizdale be hobnobbing with Señor Odinson. Winter, it seemed, was finally over. Maybe once and for all. I’m sure you guys will appreciate this. @RealMichaelKay @DonLagreca #knicks #thor pic.twitter.com/Ikaw6v7y2r— Jack Rico (@JackRicofficial) June 11, 2019 Then some tall drink of water got a boo-boo on...
Jun 14, 2019
Some Knicks-related thoughts at the end of the 2018-19 season

Some Knicks-related thoughts at the end of the 2018-19 season

Good riddance to a crappy season. Well, friends, another NBA season is in the books. Did you enjoy the Finals? Of course you didn’t. To me, the Finals cemented 2018-19 as the worst season in Knicks history. The regular season was bad — tied with 2014-15 as the worst ever — but at least for a while we could hold onto the hope that next season we would be watching Kevin Durant at the Garden. Usually fans of the worst team in the league can sit back and watch the Finals without watching their hopes crushed. Not the Knicks, though. The Knicks bear witness to this kind of shit...and on...
Jun 13, 2019
Know the Prospects: Social Media Edition

Know the Prospects: Social Media Edition

Doing it for the ‘gram! As is tradition (2 years = tradition!), TWIKSM presents a brief rundown of some of our top draft prospects and their main social media accounts, for your rainy day perusal. R.J. Barrett T: @rjbarrett6 I: @rjbarrett Sad to say that our boy R.J. has a very Duke-ish and polished Insta account, with nothing but well lit and well cropped photos. However, his Stories are more dynamic, with more immediate locations and music and thoughts. This is a pattern we’ll see often: highly curated IG posts with looser Stories (which self-destruct after 24 hours), including this...
Jun 12, 2019
REPORT: The Knicks are still eyeing Kevin Durant, despite Achilles injury

REPORT: The Knicks are still eyeing Kevin Durant, despite Achilles injury

The offseason is going to be cray. Cray! Free agency is merely a fortnight away, meaning the Knicks only have a couple more weeks to finalize their offseason plans, and according to multiple reports the team may still be gung-ho on Kevin Durant, who just had surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles. After undergoing an MRI in New York (New York, eh?), Durant on Wednesday revealed to the world via Instagram that, yup, it was what we all feared: KD tore his Achilles during that heroic performance for the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and he’s already had surgery. ...
Jun 11, 2019
R.J. Barrett wants to be drafted by Knicks, says he won't work out for other teams

R.J. Barrett wants to be drafted by Knicks, says he won't work out for other teams

The day of reckoning (draft night) is nearly upon us. After working out for the Knicks on Monday, R.J. Barrett told reporters that he will not meet with any other teams and declared that he hopes New York will select him with the third overall pick in the NBA draft on June 20. Well then! Barrett, a presumptive top three pick this year, has made clear that he does not plan to meet with anyone besides the Knicks, including the Memphis Grizzlies, holders of the second pick. Meanwhile, barring something outrageous, his Duke comrade Zion Williamson will be selected first by the New Orleans...
Jun 11, 2019
Know the Prospect: Darius Garland

Know the Prospect: Darius Garland

Is Vanderbilt’s enigmatic guard all he’s cracked up to be? This year’s draft class has proven to be short on undeniable star power. There’s really only whats-his-name and then a rather brillig (Ja) morass. Every player with some star potential has had cartoonish holes poked in their games over the course of the season. That wasn’t so for Darius Garland. Highly sought-after coming out of high school, he was ranked 16th overall in ESPN’s top 100 and joined fellow 2018 top-20 kiddo, Simi Shittu, at Vanderbilt. Despite suffering a left meniscus tear and having season-ending surgery...
Jun 10, 2019
The Pelicans will solicit offers for Anthony Davis and the Knicks are among the potential suitors

The Pelicans will solicit offers for Anthony Davis and the Knicks are among the potential suitors

Let the AD sweepstakes begin! With the offseason nearly here, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly begun telling teams what they would have to give up in order to get Anthony Davis, and the Knicks are among those that have apparently been asking about AD. When David Griffin was initially hired by the New Orleans Pelicans, he insisted there was a world in which Davis stayed put. On Monday however, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Griffin seems to have changed his tune and is now taking stock of the marketplace. Unsurprisingly, the Knicks are among a group of teams that have...
Jun 10, 2019
P&T Round(ball) Table, Part Three: What if the Knicks trade the No. 3 pick for a star?

P&T Round(ball) Table, Part Three: What if the Knicks trade the No. 3 pick for a star?

The stunning conclusion Welcome to the third and final installment of Posting and Toasting’s Emmy Award-winning series on what the Knickerbockers of New York should do with the third pick in the draft. In part one, our esteemed panel of Knicks blog bois argued for their preferred prospect at the three spot until Drew Steele went off script with his “trade the pick” take. In part two, the panel was split on whether or not to trade down. Part three is pure, hot-take debauchery. Drew: Yes, I am going to respond to my own question first before anyone gets the chance to, because I have a...
Jun 7, 2019
Knicks icon Pablo Prigioni is leaving Brooklyn to be an assistant coach with the Timberwolves

Knicks icon Pablo Prigioni is leaving Brooklyn to be an assistant coach with the Timberwolves

Priggy Smalls forever. As editor, I consider Posting and Toasting to be a Pablo Prigioni fan blog that also sometimes touches on news related to Pablo’s former team, the New York Knicks. The Argentine dandy broke the hearts of Knicks fans around the world last summer when he agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets as a player development coach. We all know what happened next: Pablo single-handedly turned the franchise from a laughingstock with no fan base into a playoff team with no fan base. Fortunately for us, Pablo will no longer be plying his trade in Brooklyn. Per ESPN’s Adrian...
Jun 7, 2019
Know the Prospect: Coby White

Know the Prospect: Coby White

UNC’s freshman phenom. The 2018-19 Knicks were a middling team in pace while holding court for dead last in offensive rating, assist percentage and effective field goal percentage — not exactly signifiers of a team that plays fast, smart, or together. The problems obviously ran deep and Coach Fizdale never got the requisite contribution from his stable of guards. All of whom were handed the keys at some point during the year. When searching for a lead guard who will ramp up the tempo without forcing the issue, Coby White should be front and center. White could prove to be the best...