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The Knicks signed Jared Harper and Theo Pinson to two-way contracts

The Knicks signed Jared Harper and Theo Pinson to two-way contracts

Photo by Tyler Ross/NBAE via They’ve been here before. Lost in all the free agent signings for the Knicks’ regular 15-man roster this past weekend were two players signed to two-way deals. These are new Knicks, per se — both players were on the Knicks’ roster since the summer. We begin with point guard Jared Harper, who was offered the team’s first two-way deal. Per league sources: The New York Knicks have tendered a Two-Way qualifying offer to Jared Harper. Harper will now be a restricted free agent.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) November 20,...
Nov 22, 2020
Knicks sign free agent Austin Rivers, trade for Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans and second-round pick

Knicks sign free agent Austin Rivers, trade for Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans and second-round pick

Photo by Josh Lefkowitz/ Brock Aller flexing in the matrix. At the beginning of free agency, Austin Rivers took control of his destiny by opting out of the volatile situation in Houston and forgoing the second year of a minimum contract. New York has been linked to Houston in light of the tumult between Russell Westbrook and James Harden. Both stars have expressed their interest in moving on from the current situation. The Knicks, by all accounts, have appeared lukewarm on Westbrook because of his gargantuan contract, and are not in the running for Harden. No matter!...
Nov 21, 2020
The Knicks signed free agent C Nerlens Noel to a one-year, $5 million deal

The Knicks signed free agent C Nerlens Noel to a one-year, $5 million deal

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Good backup big. I fell asleep on the couch watching football and woke up to yet another New York Knicks signing! Free agent center Nerlens Noel will be plying his trade at MSG next season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. $5M for the season, @KlutchSports agents Rich Paul and Lucas Newton tell ESPN. https://t.co/JMAkhZfOhj— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020 Noel has been around the league and seen some shit, despite still being only 26 years old. He was a part of the Process 76ers, but was superfluous on a team with so many...
Nov 21, 2020
The Knicks brought back point guard Elfrid Payton with a one-year, $5 million deal

The Knicks brought back point guard Elfrid Payton with a one-year, $5 million deal

Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via I get it...but I kinda don’t. Did you enjoy watching the 2019-20 New York Knicks run offense? Probably not, am I right? Then you probably won’t be overly thrilled that the Knicks have decided to bring back point guard Elfrid Payton on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Elfrid Payton has agreed to one-year, $5M deal with Knicks, agents Aaron Mintz and Ty Sullivan of @CAA_Basketball tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 21, 2020 Hold on a second while I try to talk myself into this. Elf...
Nov 21, 2020
The New York Knicks missed out on Free Agents

The New York Knicks missed out on Free Agents

Photo by Stuart Cahill/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Lol, them, right? After a firestorm of free agent signings, most of the big names are already off the board. New York was unable to snare some of their more loudly rumored targets. Fred VanVleet and Gordon Hayward in specific. Guys like Danilo Gallinari, Davis Bertans, DJ Augustin and De’Anthony Melton never really entertained coming to town. No Santa Claus’, all grinches. No Hanukkah Harry’s, all Hanukkah Haman’s. VanVleet is returning to the Raptors, who will not be returning to Toronto anytime soon....
Nov 20, 2020
The Knicks signed free agent guard Alec Burks to a one-year, $6 million deal

The Knicks signed free agent guard Alec Burks to a one-year, $6 million deal

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Perfectly cromulent deal. The Knicks front office played it cool during the first few hours of free agency Friday night, when players were signing mutli-year deals for big money, and some fans were getting antsy. Is this it? Are we gonna miss out on everyone. Not everyone, friends! Veteran shooting guard Alec Burks signed with the Knicks on a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Free agent Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6M deal with the New York Knicks, agent Alex Saratsis tells @ZachLowe_NBA and me.— Adrian...
Nov 20, 2020
This week in Knicks history: David Fizdale tries to motivate the squad with an actual ax

This week in Knicks history: David Fizdale tries to motivate the squad with an actual ax

This is not the ax, but it is an ax. | Photo by: GHI/Education Images/Universal Images Group via The tactic did not result in a turnaround for the team. In the end, David Fizdale was, by win-loss record, the worst head coach in franchise history. But in the beginning, he was a bespectacled salesman trying to push an underwhelming team to punch above their weight. And two years ago this week, he brought an ax into the locker room. The Fizdale era was, well, it definitely happened. Fiz tried his darndest, but the team he thought he was coming to coach — the one led by...
Nov 20, 2020
Ep. 73 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast

Ep. 73 Shock Jacques Knicks Podcast

Dare I say it. THE KNICKS HAD A GOOD NIGHT! Hey everyone! I’m back with a new show this week breaking down all things Knicks and NBA! Here is the show rundown: -The Knicks selected Obi Toppin and traded for Immanuel Quickley in the NBA Draft. How did the Knicks do? I give a draft grade. -New York also got a future draft pick and since the draft have signed Myles Powell to an Exhibit 10 contract. What could the Knicks be getting in the former Seton Hall star? -The Knicks let go of six players to open up over $40 million in cap space. Who could be coming to the Garden...
Nov 19, 2020
The Knicks made a trade for future picks, expressed interest in Gordon Hayward

The Knicks made a trade for future picks, expressed interest in Gordon Hayward

Today there are only two current or former Knicks in this photo. Tomorrow it could be three. | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Here’s hoping they don’t overpay for Hayward. Having cleared the cupboard, Leon Rose is ready to assemble his debut Knicks squad, and the rookie team president has reportedly already made a trade with the Utah Jazz while also setting his sights on players including Gordon Hayward, who just opted out of $34.2 million in guaranteed money. Just when you thought you could take one second to celebrate a seemingly successful draft night, the...
Nov 19, 2020
The Knicks will sign Seton Hall’s Myles Powell

The Knicks will sign Seton Hall’s Myles Powell

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The kid can score! The Knicks are looking to Jersey for some scoring help in undrafted free agency. After taking Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley in the first round, the Knicks traded away their recently-acquired pick 33 to the Clippers for a future second rounder. Today, the Knicks got themselves a guy who had a second round grade by many: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell. NBA Draft 2020: Seton Hall’s Myles Powell to sign with Knicks, Romaro Gill to sign with Jazz https://t.co/o3RKVhHFVZ @SetonHallMBB— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria)...
Nov 19, 2020
Knicks pick up Reggie Bullock's contract, waive a ton of other vets

Knicks pick up Reggie Bullock's contract, waive a ton of other vets

Get ready for a second helping of Bullocksanity. | Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via A second go-round for Bullock at the Garden. There are new rookies to ogle, but the business of basketball doesn’t stop because of the draft. According to reports, the Knicks will retain Reggie Bullock this season but are waiving Elfrid Payton, Kenny Wooten, Taj Gibson and Wayne Ellington. They’ll also choose not to pick up Bobby Portis’ option, nor will they extend a qualifying offer to Damyean Dotson. Teams must make decisions on players with options by this afternoon,...
Nov 19, 2020
Grading the Knicks' 2020 draft picks

Grading the Knicks' 2020 draft picks

Photo by Michael Hickey/ This is fine, really. I’m sick. Not airborne-blood-disease say-your-goodbyes sick but stay-close-to-the-bowl drink-a-lot-of-fluids and turn-on-The-Sopranos-again sick. Which is fine, if uncomfortable. Your New York Knicks rather obviously selected the John R. Wooden Award, AP Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy, NABC Player of the Year, Naismith Player of the Year, Karl Malone Award winner, Obi Toppin, with the eight pick. It was a no (right) brainer. All morning, yesterday, signs were flashing that Obi was the guy they were after and...
Nov 18, 2020
Knicks will get 25th pick, Immanuel Quickley

Knicks will get 25th pick, Immanuel Quickley

Photo by John E. Moore III/ A circuitous selection after trading 23rd pick Leandro Bolmaro After trading up to get the 23rd pick earlier today, the Knicks selected Argentinian, Leandro Bolmaro. They immediately won me over after the Obi Toppin pick with this stroke of pure genius. The master class had finally arrived. The joy immediately faded when they traded Bolmaro for the 25th and 33rd picks. Effectively jumping their picks up from 27 to 25 and 38 to 33 for free. I wanted Bolmaro though! He seemed so happy as a Knick for thirty seconds. In any case, they turned it...
Nov 18, 2020
The New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin with the 8th pick in the 2020 Draft

The New York Knicks selected Obi Toppin with the 8th pick in the 2020 Draft

Photo by Joe Robbins/ He dunks! He’s pretty old! The New York Knicks have selected University of Dayton forward Obi Toppin with the ___ pick in the 2020 draft. Woj had the scoop: New York has long been excited that Dayton's Obi Toppin might drop to them at No. 8, sources tell ESPN. He's almost there.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020 Toppin, who won the Naismith Award as the 2020 college player of the year for Dayton. He’s an athletic power forward who averaged more than 20 points per game. Our own Stingy has an extremely thorough breakdown of...
Nov 18, 2020
2020 NBA Draft open thread

2020 NBA Draft open thread

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Will they trade again? Hello draftniks! The time has finally come for the 2020 NBA Draft. The Knicks are picking 8th and 23rd at the moment. They’ve already consolidated picks 27 and 38 in a deal this morning for 23. Word on the street is that they want to trade up and select Obi Toppin. What will come to pass? Draft is on at 8:00 PM EST on ESPN. Be nice to one another. Go the Knicks!