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With the NBA Draft less than 48 hours away the rumor mill is spinning at an unprecedented rate. We won’t be able to separate the posturing from the reality until Thursday night but let’s take a quick look at the chatter surrounding the New York Knicks, who currently hold the 24th overall pick.
- It isn’t looking good for the New York Knicks chances of retaining forward Chris Copeland. All it takes is one team, like the New Orleans Pelicans, who are under the salary cap to make an offer the Knicks simply cannot afford to match with their current financial situation. It would be shame to lose a developing piece like Copeland, who should have seen more minutes in the playoffs and is a needed floor stretcher for the Knicks small-ball attack. There is chatter Shawne Williams could be brought back which is kind of like replacing Pablio Prigioni with Anthony Carter…yeesh.
- The Knicks are expressing interest in acquiring Kostas Papanikolau from the Portland Trail Blazers, who was the team...
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Albeit different types, both reigning Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith and surprise rookie Chris Copeland are both heading towards free agency. Smith will opt out of the final year of his contract sometime Tuesday, as was expected all along, to become an unrestricted free agent. On Monday, the Knicks extended a qualifying offer to Copeland (1 year, $988,872 million guaranteed), which...
Just in: #Knicks have made a qualifying offer to Copeland for 1 year at $988,872. Cope has until July 23 to accept. Other teams interested.
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 25, 2013
UPDATES on J.R. Smith officially becoming a free agent and Chris Copeland’s qualifying offer — http://t.co/sxapWOiCOk #Knicks @IanBegley
— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 25, 2013
The NBA Draft is just days away, and with pre-draft workouts seemingly all but finished for the Knicks, the team has shifted gears towards free agent workouts over the past week or so.But that doesn't mean such workouts won't, nevertheless, impact who the Knicks draft this coming Thursday.Recently named Nets' coach Jason Kidd leads a small handful of players who are unlikely...
Former Louisville guard Chris Smith has an opportunity to fill a void for the New York Knicks and is more than confident that he’s up for the task.
With Jason Kidd recently retiring and taking the head coaching position with the Nets, the New York Knicks are now in need for a back-up point guard.
“I hope to be the backup point guard,” Smith recently told Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog...
Brazilian F Alexandre Paranhos works out for Knicks today. NYK once drafted a Brazilian, Nene, then traded him & Camby for Antonio McDyess
— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 25, 2013
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The NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, will likely have a new home next season. J.R. Smith has informed the New York Knicks that he will decline his contract option for the 2013-14 season and become a free agent.
Smith was due to make $2.9 million, and the Knicks can offer him a four-year contract that would start at $5 million per season and would include standard yearly raises...
Since the end of the playoff run, Throwback Thursday has been highlighting some of the more mind-boggling draft night moves by New York Knicks management. This week, we’re here to remind you who was rocking number seven long before Melo even thought about coming to New York – and no we’re not talking about Al Harrington.
Isiah Thomas saved his you-know-what by snagging David...
In the wake of Jason Kidd’s retirement, the New York Knicks have decided to take a look at former NBA point guard Quincy Douby to fill the void left by the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reported (via Twitter) that the Knicks seek cheaper options [...]
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Set to formally opt out of his $2.9 million contract next week, ESPN New York reports that retaining impending free agent J.R. Smith is the Knicks’ primary objective this summer. As the 2013 Sixth-Man of the Year winner, the 27-year-old Smith can net a four-year deal starting at $5 million per season. Despite showing flashes of brilliance throughout the 2012-2013 campaign, the...
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Via Marc Berman – NY Post
The Knicks have offered future second-round picks and future considerations (cash) to Portland in an attempt to regain the rights to small forward Kostas Papanikolaou, according to sources.
The Trail Blazers have rebuffed the Knicks and were asking for their 24th pick in a swap with Portland’s 39th pick Thursday night to pony up the 6-foot-9 Greek. Knicks...
The Milwaukee Bucks have interest in J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland.
Smith and Copeland are free agents of the New York Knicks.
The Bucks are in a position to potentially offer more money to Smith and Copeland than the Knicks.
Smith was the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year.
He wants to get paid and the Knicks will likely oblige him.
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Who are your final thoughts and predictions for the NBA Draft?
Joe Caporoso - Not only is the Knicks course of action completely...