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Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson introductory press conference recap

Kevin Knox, Mitchell Robinson introductory press conference recap

Cookie-cutting their way through 24 minutes For those who were responsible and actually got work done today during a Friday afternoon, the New York Knicks had a press conference for its two most recent draft picks from the 2018 NBA draft. Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson showed up dapper(ish) with their media security guards in Steve Mills and Scott Perry (can we just start calling them Steve Perry moving forward?) flanking the two youngsters to answer the hard-hitting questions from the New York media. And by “hard-hitting,” I mean the cookie-cutter questions that media always asks...
9 hours ago
2018 NBA Draft Diary

2018 NBA Draft Diary

Dear Diary... “It is the longest day of the year.” That’s how Rece Davis greeted viewers at the start of last night’s NBA Draft. It was a longer day for some people (Michael Porter Jr.; Robert Williams III) than others, including Knick fans like me, for whom draft night is our playoffs. Once Kristaps Porzingis went down with his ACL injury, my focus narrowed to two nights: the lottery (where the Knicks never win) and the draft (where they do okay, generally). It’s felt like an eternity. So many feelings, questions, and complaints. So I kept a real-time draft diary. I’ll show...
22 hours ago
Allonzo Trier signed a two-way contract with the Knicks

Allonzo Trier signed a two-way contract with the Knicks

A talented scoring shooting guard with decent size That was quick! Just minutes after the draft ended, we have a Shams-wow: Sources: Undrafted Arizona forward Allonzo Trier has agreed to a two-way contract with the New York Knicks.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018 So, who is this Allonzo Trier cat? (Wildcat, to be exact.) Trier played three seasons at Arizona, culminating in this past season, where he averaged 18.1 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor. Trier showed improvement every season, increasing almost all of his percentages and traditional...
22 hours ago
Reactions from the Knicks selecting Kevin Knox

Reactions from the Knicks selecting Kevin Knox

This kid’s got class. The New York Knicks have made their pick at No. 9 overall, and it is Kentucky forward Kevin Knox. Here is our newest, youngest son making a statement on the team’s official Instagram page. Ready to get to work #NewYorkForever (@sapsports) A post shared by New York Knicks (@nyknicks) on Jun 21, 2018 at 6:47pm PDT And here he is talking to Taylor Rooks. .@TaylorRooks talks to Knicks 1st round pick @KevKnox about what he brings to New York, and turning draft night boos into cheers. pic.twitter.com/wZFkNJ5E5i— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) June 22,...
23 hours ago
The Knicks drafted Mitchell Robinson with the 36th pick

The Knicks drafted Mitchell Robinson with the 36th pick

Welcome, Mitchell! With the 36th pick in the 2018 draft, the New York Knicks selected Mitchell Robinson. Robinson is kind of a mystery man — he committed to Western Kentucky University for his freshman year, but dropped out of school just before the season to instead focus on training for the draft. It was an eyebrow-raiser at the time, and quite frankly kind of unprecedented, considering he didn’t even opt to play professionally overseas a la Brandon Jennings or Emmanuel Mudiay. Here’s the good things: he was ranked 11th in the 2017 ESPN basketball recruiting rankings out of high...
Jun 21, 2018
The Knicks selected Kevin Knox with the 9th pick

The Knicks selected Kevin Knox with the 9th pick

¡Bienvenido a la Gran Manzana! Have you heard about the new draft pick? I’m sure you’ll be amazed. Sources: New York is selecting Kevin Knox with the No. 9 pick in NBA draft.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018 This Kentucky freshman is one of the youngest players in the draft, Kevin Knox, will join the New York Knicks. The kid is a scorer first and second and should be able to earn minutes right away. He’ll be able to pull bigs away from the rim into open water and shoot clean over the top of small fries. Knox will turn 19 in August. He’s 6’9” with a...
Jun 21, 2018
Your 2018 NBA Draft open thread!

Your 2018 NBA Draft open thread!

Now is draft! It’s draft night, everybody! All your questions will be answered, including: Who will the Knicks pick at No. 9? Who will the Knicks pick at No. 36? Will the Knicks trade up? Will the Knicks trade down? Will the Knicks buy a second-rounder? How can I get my cat to lose weight? OK, maybe not the last one. Draft coverage starts at 7:00 PM EST on ESPN. Please be civil in the comments, even if your guy doesn’t get picked. Let’s have some fun!
Jun 21, 2018
P&T Round(ball) Table: Who should the Knicks pick in the NBA draft?

P&T Round(ball) Table: Who should the Knicks pick in the NBA draft?

No, Luka Doncic isn’t eligible for this exercise The draft is almost here! Sometime between 7:30-8:00 p.m. today, the Knicks will be drafting either a future cornerstone, a monumental bust, or maybe someone in between. But whom exactly should New York draft? Leave that to your favorite team of Knicks bloggers! In the interest of not making this exercise a 20,000 word behemoth where we all figure out what circumstances could send Luka Doncic to the Knicks, nine P&T writers completed a mock draft to deliver us a consensus on who should be available when the Knicks pick at nine. All of the...
Jun 21, 2018
Get To Know The Prospect: Michael Porter Jr.

Get To Know The Prospect: Michael Porter Jr.

A little interview with a big-time prospect Michael Porter Jr. has thus far been a pretty polarizing draft prospect. Some say he’s great, maybe even amazing. Some say he could be a bust. Others simply say he’s mysterious. But most importantly, if reports are to be believed, he could maybe be the apple of the Knicks’ eye. None of that mattered yesterday though, during a mild summer evening in midtown when I was invited to come interview Porter at the LIDS on 42nd street by New Era Cap, the official cap of the NBA draft. (Plug, plug, plugging away.) During our brief talk together,...
Jun 21, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 315: The draft is today!

Locked on Knicks, Episode 315: The draft is today!

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! On today’s ‘sode I break down the latest rumors surrounding the draft, explaining which ones intrigue me, which ones frighten me, and what I think is going to happen as the draft unfolds. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL. Friend of the ‘sodes Alex Wolfe finagled an EXCLUSIVE interview with potential future Knick Michael Porter Jr., and we’re sharing it with YOU, the Locked on Knicks faithful. Five good minutes with MPJ after I share my SCINTILLATING takes on the draft. LET’S DO THIS!
Jun 21, 2018
Final Knicks mock draft roundup - 6/21/18

Final Knicks mock draft roundup - 6/21/18

This is it! Would you believe the Knicks played their last basketball game of the 2017-18 season just over two months ago? It feels like an eternity! But here we stand, on the precipice of (hopeful) greatness, about to draft the player that we’ll all be talking about when the Knicks win the title in 2022. But who will that player be? Let’s consult the experts, one last time: New entries: Tankathon: The Knicks select Kevin Knox, freshman F, Kentucky. Dear Tankathon, I use your site ALL THE TIME during the regular season. I can’t believe I forgot about your mock draft until the last...
Jun 20, 2018
Kyle O’Quinn opts out of his 2018-19 deal, will become a free agent

Kyle O’Quinn opts out of his 2018-19 deal, will become a free agent

Bye, Kyle...or is it? Kyle O’Quinn is no longer a Knick...for the moment, at least. The big man from Queens has exercised the opt-out clause in his contract, per ESPN. New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn has declined his $4.2M option for the 2018-19 season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 21, 2018 I have many thoughts on this. First...what inconvenient timing! Tomorrow is Draft Day, my guy! As a big-time basketball publisher, I have more content than I know what to do with! I’m up to my ears in...
Jun 20, 2018
REPORT: Knicks looking to trade up in the draft

REPORT: Knicks looking to trade up in the draft

Up, up, up and away cus I don’t play clown! This draft is about to get buck. New York apparently had a face-to-face with the gangster of lank, Mohamed Bamba. Members of the Knicks organization met in-person with Texas’ Mohamed Bamba in New York today, team sources told ESPN. The meeting is an indication that the Knicks are considering trading up from the No. 9 pick. Bamba is projected as the fifth pick in ESPN's latest mock draft.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 20, 2018 What exactly this means is unknown at this point but the Grizzlies appear willing to move off their spot for...
Jun 20, 2018
Know The Prospect: Wendell Carter Jr.

Know The Prospect: Wendell Carter Jr.

“Go ahead, Mr. Wendell...” Sometimes in life, we complicate things. Sometimes out of necessity. Sometimes, we complicate things ‘cuz we’re so comfortable we’re bored; only those with the luxury of a carefree life have the freedom of time and energy to choose shit to worry about. If you’re a Knick fan who hasn’t been in a coma since 2000, you are not comfortable. And with the Scott Perry/Steve Mills regime about to make its first major player move Thursday at the NBA draft, you may be antsier than usual. It could go any number of ways. Trae Young seems a Mike Stanton pick: a...
Jun 20, 2018
Locked on Knicks, Episode 314 - Luka: Impossible

Locked on Knicks, Episode 314 - Luka: Impossible

GET LUKA TO THE KNICKS! On today’s ‘sode I’m joined by Alex Wolfe to discuss the impossible: getting Luka Doncic on the Knicks. Why do we want him? What would it take to get him? Would it be worth it? Listen to find out!