Phil Jackson didn't want to spend all that money on Marc Gasol

The Knicks have had quite the fiscally responsible offseason. They didn't want to make a big offer to LaMarcus Aldridge if he wasn't willing to fit their system (and play alongside Carmelo Anthony), and their backup plans made sense.They signed Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo and Kyle O'Quinn to highly reasonable deals. It turns out New York is now financially conservative and somewhat...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

  (Mar 25, 2015 – Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The New York Knicks made a lot of moves this offseason and this is what I loved/liked/hated in their offseason. Basically, my favorite offseason move, my least favorite and one that I think was very wise of the team. Moves Made: Signed Robin Lopez (four seasons...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Grading Their Offseason

  (June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Knicks Added: Robin Lopez (four seasons, 52 million), Arron Afflalo (two seasons, 18 million), Kyle O’Quinn (four seasons, 16 million), Derrick Williams (two seasons, 10 million), Kristaps Porzingis (Pick 4), Jerian Grant (Pick 19) No Longer Knicks: Tim Hardaway Jr...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis Appearing to be Solid in Summer League

Kristaps Porzingis #46 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game on July 14, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The groans of New York Knicks’ fans were heard loud and clear when Phil Jackson decided to draft Kristaps Porzingis with the 4th...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Knicks Free Agent Signings

Just as the draft went for the Knicks and their fans, the free agency period felt the same way, underwhelming. When free agency started names like Deandre Jordan, Paul Milsap, Rajon Rondo, Demare Carroll and Lou Williams were brought up. However, we got none of those players or any of the other marque names on the free agency list. Despite that, New York had a solid off-season and...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Four NBA teams that improved the most during free agency

The Portland Trail Blazers were the clear losers of NBA free agency, but four teams in particular emerged the negotiation period with an upgraded roster. Re-signings were not factored into the making of the list. Only the players who selected a different franchise for which they suited up in 2014-15 season were considered. Milwaukee Bucks   Greg Monroe: This was the best...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Five unpopular NBA free agency opinions

The overriding narrative of free agency has been the prevalence of competence. Star players are ignoring big markets and superstar teammates in favor of organizational forethought. Free agents are ignoring the Knicks and Lakers because they’re the last two teams (well … until the Nets get left alone on the dance floor next summer) that seem to think those things matter. Players...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: "We need to win" to attract free agents

The New York Knicks finalized a few terrific moves in free agency, but the signings weren’t glamorous, flashy superstars. They missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe, two frontcourt talents several New York fans desired. However, team president Phil Jackson admitted the franchise must rebound from a couple disappointing seasons in order to become a top destination once...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson reportedly says Knicks have to win before luring free agents

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was hired in part to help the team lure big-name free agents. But he's saying the team needs to be competitive before they can make a splash in free agency. "We need to win, be a competitive team," Jackson told ESPN on Monday at the Las Vegas Summer League. "I think we showed agents and players around the league a serious nature of what we're...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks say they 'weren't chasing the biggest stars' in offseason

The New York Knicks' offseason has lacked the sizzle many New York fans demand. The Knicks did come away with center Robin Lopez, forward Derrick Williams and guards Arron Afflalo and Kyle O'Quinn, but swung and missed on players like LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe. But the team is now saying that was somewhat by design. "We tried to be as clear as we could possibly...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks introduce 4 new acquisitions to help rebuild

LAS VEGAS (AP) Arron Afflalo, Robin Lopez, Kyle O'Quinn and Derrick Williams all were handed their white New York Knicks jerseys for the first time, then posed for dozens of photos inside a hotel ballroom. Smiles all around. It's a good start for the Knicks. The four free-agent acquisitions were introduced in Las Vegas on Friday, all of them convinced of two things: they made the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected 2015-2016 New York Knicks Starting Lineup

With the addition of Robin Lopez, the New York Knicks finally have a rim protector. The New York Knicks may not have made quite the splash in free agency that fans were hoping for, but they have set themselves up nicely with a few key acquisitions this offseason. In fact, they may have added three new starters from free agency. Four solid role players officially became New York...
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Knicks announce signings of 4 free agents

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks have signed guard Arron Afflalo, center Robin Lopez and forwards Derrick Williams and Kyle O'Quinn. O'Quinn was acquired from Orlando by a sign-and-trade. The Knicks gave the Magic the right to exchange 2019 second-round draft picks and cash considerations. Team President Phil Jackson said Thursday the players will provide ''veteran leadership,...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Picture in the Big Apple

Despite the fact that many of us are still laughing about Phil Jackson’s tweet during the playoffs and the boos at Barclays following Kristaps Porzingis’ no. 4 draft selection, the New York Knicks have quietly had a quality offseason. Moving past the immediate irony of Jackson drafting the Latvian project with a proclivity for shooting three-balls, let’s take a look at what...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The new Knicks: Lopez, Afflalo, Williams, O’Quinn, Porzingis

Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks didn’t get a chance to chase or land a star player during free agency, but they still managed to sign quality players. New York has agreed to terms with Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo, Derrick Williams and Kyle O’Quinn in free agency.  The players should help the team take a step forward from the 17-win disaster during the 2014...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What the numbers say about Arron Afflalo

The Knicks have become the team that consistently doles out reasonable contracts for undervalued players. Who would've ever thought that? Arron Afflalo was one of those guys, signing on to play for New York on a two-year, $16 million contract. Now, ESPN's Ian Begley writes about Afflalo's potential effect inside the Knicks' schemes:Afflalo averaged 13.3 points on 42-35-82 shooting...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks free agent additions

Arron Afflalo is a good addition for the New York Knicks. As free agency approached, the New York Knicks appeared to be the most likely landing spot for two-time all star David West. However, the former Indiana Pacer power forward made it quite clear that a move to New York was not his plan when he called the rumors “ridiculous,” stating that he wants to join a contender and...
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Report: Knicks to Sign Shooting Guard Arron Afflalo

Arron Afflalo recently opted out of a $7.5 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, and the shooting guard will receive a small raise when he joins the New York Knicks. Per ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Afflalo agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract that contains a player option following the 2015-16 campaign. Arron Afflalo will sign a two year deal with the Knicks. His...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Agrees To Two-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks

Arron Afflalo has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the New York Knicks worth $16 million. Afflalo has a player option for the second season. Afflalo finished last season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks, Arron Afflalo agree on 2-year, $16 million deal

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Knicks and Arron Afflalo agreed to a two-year deal worth $16 million on Thursday. The agreement includes a player option for the second year of the deal, allowing Afflalo to test free agency after next season. Afflalo, 29, was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers by the Nuggets last February in exchange for Will Barton, Victor...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks reportedly agree to two-year deal with Afflalo

After suffering through their worst season in franchise history, the New York Knicks reportedly have made their first free-agent move this summer. But it's not the big name their fans are expecting. The Knicks have agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with shooting guard Arron Afflalo, according to multiple reports. The second year will be a player option, ESPN reported. Afflalo...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

To Max or Not to Max, Part 5: The Portland Trail Blazers

The NBA salary cap is set to practically double in the next two years, creating unique market conditions this summer that might lead to some unorthodox contracts. Specifically, players will be overpaid under the current system with the promise of those contracts looking cheaper by comparison when all players are making more underneath a much higher cap. In the days leading up to...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks Considered Frontrunners For Greg Monroe, Arron Afflalo

The New York Knicks intend to aggressively pursue Arron Afflalo in addition to Greg Monroe. The Knicks are significant frontrunners for both players. With Monroe expecting to command a maximum contract on the market, Afflalo could earn a deal in the neighborhood of three years, $36 million-$38 million, league sources said. Afflalo finished last season with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks Front-Runners to Sign Both Greg Monroe, Arron Afflalo

The New York Knicks are in desperate need of making some big moves in free agency this offseason, and it appears that they are going to be able to do just that. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Knicks are currently considered the front-runners to sign both Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo when free agency opens up. Knicks are frontrunners for two...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Knicks are frontrunners to land Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo

The New York Knicks are considered frontrunners to land free agents Greg Monroe and Arron Afflalo, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Monroe, 25, averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds last season with the Detroit Pistons.  Monroe has averaged over 15 points per game in the past four seasons.  He was selected seventh overall in the 2010 draft by Detroit. Monroe is...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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