September 19th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
By Doug Rush
During the summer, Iman Shumpert's name came up as one of the two names tied to the trade going to the Philadelphia 76ers; Amar'e Stoudemire was the other name in that reported trade that never happened.
However, the rumors of Shumpert getting dealt haven't quieted down, as it's still being speculated that he could get traded during the season because he possesses one of the more valuable things at the trade deadline; an expiring contract.
"Shumpert is eligible for an early extension. It’s unlikely he gets an overwhelming offer from the Knicks prior to October 31 deadline which means a trip to free agency is likely in the cards next summer. If those other wing performers play well, it wouldn’t surprise if the Knicks once again float Shumpert’s name around the league early on."
The new wingmen that were mentioned in there; rookie draft pick Cleanthony Early and recently traded for Travis Outlaw; which makes Shumpert that more expendable at the deadline this coming winter.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 19th, 2014 at 9:45 AM
By Doug Rush
When Phil Jackson took over as the president of the New York Knicks this past year, he wanted to bring in some of his former players who were becoming coaches to instil his basketball philosophies and ways onto the team that needed a change in the way things ran.
Jackson missed out on Steve Kerr, who took the Golden State Warriors job instead but he did get Derek Fisher, who was fresh off of playing for the the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now it looks like he might get another one of his former players to coach for him.
Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported that Jackson will likely hire former Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges to coach the Knicks D-League team, the Westchester Knicks.
Hodges had spent the last two years coaching in Canada for the Halifax Rainmen. Before then, he spent seven seasons as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers (another Jackson coach brought on), and thus, bringing the Jackson style of the triangle offense to the D-League program.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 18th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
By Doug Rush
Two months ago, there was major interest from several teams in former Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Crawford — one of which was from the New York Knicks.
With Crawford as an unrestricted free agent, the team wasn't going to bring him back, but they were open to a sign-and-trade with one of the several teams who had reportedly contacted the Warriors on Crawford; the Los Angeles Lakers, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks and the Knicks, but nothing ever happened. Of course, a move to any of those teams would have changed some projections for the upcoming season and caused fans to think twice about betting a team on the moneyline.
But, on Thursday, Crawford chose his next team as he will play in China for the Xinjiang Flying Tigers, as per Dan Feldman of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk.
Crawford is a former first round pick of the New Jersey Nets back in the 2010 NBA Draft who was traded on draft night to the Atlanta Hawks. In February of 2011, Crawford was then traded to the Washington Wizards which is where he stayed until two years later, where he was traded to the Boston Celtics.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 17th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
By Matt Agne
The New York Knicks have a pretty set roster at this point. However, that won't stop them from looking or trying to find talent, both young and veteran, that might help their cause. That's led to the Knicks signing former St. John's Red Storm' Orlando Sanchez to a one-year contract.
Outside of an injury, Orlando Sanchez has very little chance of landing a spot on the New York Knicks final roster. However, he could potentially find himself on the Westchester Knicks of the NBA D-League.
This past season, Sanchez appeared in every St. John's Red Storm game except one. He averaged 7.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists in just over 22 minutes per contest. Following his senior year, Sanchez went unselected in the 2014 NBA Draft. He'll now get the chance to remain in the New York area and continue his basketball career.
The Knicks currently have 14 fully guaranteed contracts. Therefore, the chances are slim but doesn't mean he's completely out of luck. Without an official announcement, the contract is unknown. However, considering the Knicks can't offer anything else, it's likely a league minimum.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 17th, 2014 at 1:39 PM
By Doug Rush
On Wednesday morning, New York Knicks owner James Dolan went on the Good Day New York show to play a couple of songs with his Jazz/Blues band, JD and the Straight Shot.
Dolan's one song that he and the crew of the show on FOX sang about was made for New Jersey governor Chris Christie in which his eating habits were poked at, among other things.
The show's one co-host Rosanna Scotto didn't even remember the band's own name as she referred to them as the Soaring Shot instead of the Straight Shot; who knows if she really couldn't remember or chose to botch it because she thought Dolan was such a clown.
In the video posted, it also shows Dolan blowing into a kazoo because well, when you're a billionaire owner of the Knicks, New York Rangers and Madison Square Garden, you can do those sorts of things.
And fans of other sports teams wonder why the Knicks and Rangers dislike Dolan with a passion.
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