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2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Chris Douglas-Roberts

July 24th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
By Matt Agne

While looking around free agency for shooting guards or small forwards who could be signed for the veteran's minimum and fit the mold of what the New York Knicks need one may come across Chris Douglas-Roberts. Just last season Douglas-Roberts was signed by the Knicks and brought to training camp. However, he didn't make the team. Could he be brought in again to give the Knicks a two-way player in reserve at two different positions?

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Chris Douglas-Roberts is a 6'7", 210 pound shooting guard/small forward from Detroit, Michigan. He played along side Chicago Bulls superstar point guard Derrick Rose at Memphis and was drafted 40th overall in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets.

He played for the Nets from 2008-10, the Milwaukee Bucks from 2010-11, for Virtus Bologna in Italy from 2011-12, the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League in 2012, the Dallas Mavericks from 2012-13 and the Charlotte Bobcats last season.

Could Douglas-Roberts continue his NBA career with the Knicks? For most of his NBA career, Douglas-Roberts has struggled to find a way to translate his skills to the NBA level. However, he played nicely with the Bobcats last season.

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New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown

July 23rd, 2014 at 6:30 PM
By Matt Agne

When the New York Knicks signed Shannon Brown last season it was clear that he was brought in because he was inexpensive, athletic, could fill a role and because the franchise was already planning on transitioning towards the triangle offense which he had experience in. Now Brown's run with the Knicks has come to an end as he was cut and will now become an unrestricted free agent.

'Los Angeles Lakers 12 Brown' photo (c) 2011, anthony shao - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Before anybody starts to feel bad for Shannon Brown realize that he was unemployed before the New York Knicks gave him a job at the end of last season. Also realize that he was then kept around during the summer and allowed to work though the Summer League. 

Was his presence beneficial to the Knicks during the Summer League? Of course, they basically had a veteran willing to play in the Summer League and help teach the younger players the triangle offense. However, it also allowed Brown to work and earn money while showcasing his skills for other organizations.

That being said, Brown's contract would have become fully guaranteed if New York didn't cut him before August 1. Clearly it was just about time for Brown's time with the Knicks to come to an end.

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2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Dahntay Jones

July 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 PM
By Matt Agne

After using the mini mid-level exception to sign big man Jason Smith the New York Knicks only have minimum contracts to make roster additions in free agency. Needless to say, the Knicks are bargain shopping. That brings them to Carmelo Anthony's friend, Dahntay Jones. They're giving him a workout to see if he might fit the mold of a veteran's minimum signing that could help the team off the bench.

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Dahntay Jones was the 20th overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. The 6'6", 225 pound shooting guard/small forward played for the Memphis Grizzlies from 2003-07, the Sacramento Kings from 2007-08, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA D-League in 2008, the Denver Nuggets from 2008-09, the Indiana Pacers from 2009-12, the Dallas Mavericks from 2012-13 and the Atlanta Hawks in 2013 before taking last seasons off because of injury.

Now he's looking to make a comeback to the NBA and Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports the Knicks intend to work him out to see if he could be an inexpensive addition to the roster.

Free agent Dahntay Jones is expected to work out for the Knicks this week as the shooting guard/small forward attempts to make a comeback after sitting out last season due to injury.

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New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Turns Down Free Lap Dances for Life

July 21st, 2014 at 7:07 AM
By Matt Agne

There were probably a lot of things that Carmelo Anthony was offered during his free agency tour. Maybe nothing that he was offered seemed more tabloid worthy than the offer to receive free lap dances if he re-signed with New York. Despite his many offers, Anthony did end up re-signing with the New York Knicks. Apparently the lap dances weren't the reasons because he doesn't seem very interested in the offer.

'Trevor Ariza, Carmelo Anthony' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

As a happily married man to a beautiful woman, Carmelo Anthony may never need to get another lap dance in his life. However, that didn't stop New York City strip club Scores from offering him a lifetime's worth of free lap dances in an attempt to entice him to re-sign with the Knicks this summer.

Now, this is not an judgment on strip clubs or lap dances. Getting a lap dance doesn't mean you're cheating on your spouse. However, it's probably fair to assume that no wife wants it nationally publicized that her husband is getting them.

As it turns out, Anthony did re-sign with the New York Knicks. You know what that means. Free lap dances for life! Right? Not so fast.

Wednesday night, TMZ Sports caught up with Anthony to find out if he planned to take Scores up on their offer.

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New York Knicks Trading One of Their Guards?

July 20th, 2014 at 10:28 PM
By Matt Agne

The New York Knicks are starting to finalize their roster but at it stands right now they have a need for a backup small forward and seven guards. As a result, the Knicks and Phil Jackson are actively looking to trade one of their guards. Who will it be?

'New York Knicks' photo (c) 2013, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The New York Knicks current roster consists of three centers (Samuel Dalembert, Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith), three power forwards who can play center (Amare Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani, Jeremy Tyler), three forwards (Carmelo Anthony, Cleanthony Early, Thanasis Antetokounmpo) and seven guards (Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith, Wayne Ellington, Pablo Prigioni, Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert).

Incase you didn't notice, that's 16 players. That means one has to go automatically. Although his skills seem ready to translate to the NBA it seems like Antetokounmpo is destined for a season overseas. 

The obvious burden on the roster is the surplus of guards. There are three point guards and four shooting guards. That's not taking into account the fact that the team has expressed a desire to bring Toure Murry back. 

What that all adds up to is, someone needs to go. That's led to the Knicks looking to trade one of their guards. 

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