New York Knicks 2015 Offseason Grade

The Knicks gained some respectibility by drafting well and signing smart free agents this offseason. IN: Robin Lopez (Free Agency) Derrick Williams (Free Agency) Aaron Afflalo (Free Agency) Kyle O’Quinn (Free Agency) OUT: Jason Smith (Declared FA) Quincy Acy (Declared FA) Alexey Shved (Declared FA) Cole Aldrich (Declared FA) Ricky Ledo (Declared FA) Andrea Bargnani (Declared...
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New York Knicks: Thomas and Amundson Signing Grades

(Feb. 5, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… While the New York Knicks didn’t land any big names, they still had a fairly productive offseason. They drafted forward Kristaps Porzingis and guard Jerian Grant before signing forward Derrick Williams, guard Arron Afflalo, and center Robin Lopez. Following these moves, the Knicks...
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8 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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9 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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15 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl: Knicks' bid for Derrick Williams' upside too much for Kings

Derrick Williams hasn't become the player everyone thought he would be when he was drafted second back in the 2011 NBA draft. The Knicks, though, think he still has upside, enough to win him away from the Kings.Over at the New York Post, Marc Berman writes Kings coach George Karl's thoughts on the Williams contract:Williams averaged 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game this past...
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17 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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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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19 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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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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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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New York Knicks: Free agency signings lack fireworks, but add depth

Phil Jackson Before the dawn of each NBA free agency frenzy, the hopes are always high amongst the league’s fan bases. This summer all eyes were on LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe—throughout the league and especially in New York, where Phil Jackson sits atop his Madison Square Garden throne, attempting to reinvigorate a franchise that basically just treated...
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Derrick Williams Sign with Knicks

A photo posted by Derrick (@derr13k) on Mar 21, 2015 at 12:42pm PDT Former No.2 overall pick Derrick Williams has come to terms with the New York Knicks on a two-year, $10 million deal. Per ESPN: Sources: Derrick Williams agrees to 2-year, $10 million deal with Knicks. Player option for second year — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 4, 2015 Last season with...
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AP source: Derrick Williams agrees to 2 years with Knicks

Derrick Williams is headed to New York looking for another chance to fulfill the promise he once showed. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the former No. 2 overall draft pick has agreed to terms with the Knicks on a two-year deal worth $10 million. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Williams was picked...
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Derrick Williams, Knicks Agree to Two-year, $10 Million Deal

The New York Knicks have not made the type of splash in free agency that they were hoping to make, but they have signed both Arron Afflalo and Robin Lopez. They added onto that with the signing of Derrick Williams. According to a report from Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Knicks have agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with Williams. Sources: Derrick Williams agrees to 2-year...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks

Derrick Williams is expected to receive interest in free agency from at least seven teams. The Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks will pursue Williams. Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Every Derrick Williams slam dunk from 2014-15 season

In regards to some of the more underrated slam dunk artists in the association, Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams might be one of them. During this past season, Williams had some notable slam dunks and for those of you who might have not seen some of them, check out the below video which shows every Williams dunk from the prior season: Derrick Williams, everybody! *** Every...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves Must Have a Good Draft to Avoid More Rebuilding

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MARCH 22: Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on March 22, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) This is not unfamiliar territory by any means for the Minnesota Timberwolves as they enter the 2015 NBA Draft Thursday night with the first overall pick. Since the...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams puts down half-court alley-oop dunk against Lakers

Derrick Williams is still putting on a show even though this game is mostly meaningless between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. Andre Miller is still a master of the alley-oop lob. And Williams can do this: Just because their games don’t mean anything to the standings doesn’t mean they won’t put on a show. Heck of a play, Kings. *** Derrick Williams pic from Getty Images.
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams rises for one-handed slam dunk against Wizards

It seems like today has turned into an impressive slam dunk day for Sacramento Kings Derrick Williams as he threw down another impressive dunk against the Wizards. The play happened in the second quarter of play and keep an eye on Derrick rising for the slam as he throws down a powerful one-handed dunk: Derrick Williams is pretty good at dunking! *** Williams monster slam dunk...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Derrick Williams monster alley-oop dunk from Rudy Gay against Wizards

In terms of some of the best in-game dunkers in the league right now, Sacramento Kings forward Derrick Williams has to be among them. During the first half of today’s Kings-Wizards, Sacramento’s Rudy Gay was able to find Derrick with a beautiful alley-oop pass that lead to Williams throwing down a one-handed slam dunk: That was pretty impressive, folks! *** Williams monster...
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March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

We might just have the dunk of the year courtesy of Derrick Williams

Are you ready to get out of your seat? Because you might set your eyes on what is arguably the dunk of the year. Against the Hornets, the Kings’ Derrick Williams obliterated Hornets big man Bismack Biyombo with a dunk that ranks right up there with any humiliating dunk the Clippers’ Blake Griffin might serve up. Check out this soul-crushing dunk Derrick had in Sacramento right...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

We might just have the dunk of the year courtesy of Derrick Williams

Are you ready to get out of your seat? Because you might set your eyes on what is arguably the dunk of the year. Against the Hornets, the Kings’ Derrick Williams obliterated Hornets big man Bismack Biyombo with a dunk that ranks right up there with any humiliating dunk the Clippers’ Blake Griffin might serve up. Check out this soul-crushing dunk Derrick had in Sacramento right...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Nike’s Kyrie 1 is the most popular shoe in the NBA

Whether it’s on the feet of Milwaukee’s Michael Carter-Williams, Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder or the man himself—Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving—Nike’s Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe for the three-time All-Star and 57-point dropping Kyrie Irving, has quickly become one of the game’s most worn shoes. According to Nice Kicks, the Kyrie 1 has been featured on at least one...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

King Me: Could the Brooklyn Nets deal Deron Williams to the Sacramento Kings?

As the Nets look to deal their big names away, Sacramento has emerged as a possible landing spot for Deron Williams. Somewhere, possibly in Brooklyn or Russia, there might be the solitary soul (gold-plated of course), of a single billionaire who thought the Brooklyn Nets mortgaging of the future would render the team a ‘contender.’ I have a hard time trying to recall a time...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Las Vegas Summer League: Sacramento Kings – Final Roundup

The Kings took the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League title, but not all of their key players performed consistently well. Given who was playing for the Kings in summer league, it’s not terribly surprising that they ultimately hoisted the trophy as their owner, Vivek Ranadive, beamed with pride. Throughout the seven games, particularly the final four, how did each of the key players...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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