Jason Smith Agrees To One-Year, $4.5M Deal With Magic

Free agent center Jason Smith has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Orlando Magic, a league source told RealGM. Smith, 29, averaged eight points and nearly four rebounds per game in 82 contests for the New York Knicks last season A rugged seven-footer with a deft outside shot, Smith gives the Magic the depth that they've searched for in free agency this summer. Smith...
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Coco Vandeweghe rips Maria Sharapova's for unsportsmanlike tactics

First Carmelo Anthony, now Maria Sharapvoa. Coco Vandeweghe, who last week called the Knicks forward "soft," took issue with Sharapova for questionable behavior during their Wimbledon quarterfinal match on Tuesday. Vandeweghe, who lost in three sets, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-2, felt that Sharapova was moving around too much while she was trying to serve. Via the New York Post, here's what...
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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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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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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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Derrick Williams is a good litmus test for Derek Fisher

Derrick Williams has spent most of his professional basketball career being derided after becoming the second overall pick in 2011's NBA draft. The Knicks, though, are still hoping there's some amount of potential there.New York signed Williams to a two-year, $10 million deal over the weekend. Now, ESPN's Ian Begley says this deal will be a litmus test for coach Derek Fisher:Williams...
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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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New York Knicks: Robin Lopez Signing Grade

(Source: Steve Dykes/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The New York Knicks missed on big name free agents over the past couple of days, opting for the route of signing second tier guys who can build a stronger foundation for the team. One of those signings was big man Robin Lopez, who the Knicks won over with a four year/$52 million contract...
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Kyle O’Quinn Lands with New York Knicks in Sign-and-Trade

According to multiple reports, the Orlando Magic have ended their 3-year relationship with Kyle O’Quinn as KOQ was involved in a sign-and-trade that now sends him to the New York Knicks on a reported 4-year, $16 million contract.   Sources: Free agent Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with New York. Knicks acquire him in sign-and-trade with Orlando. — Adrian...
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New York Knicks: Derrick Williams Signing Grade

  Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The New York Knicks missed out on the elite free agents this offseason, but have continued their series of highly intelligent moves by adding another minor piece that fits the system ideally. New York obtaining big man Derrick Williams on a two year deal worth a total of $10...
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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks

Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with the New York Knicks, according to sources. The Knicks will acquire O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.
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Rappers From Latvia Make Rap Anthem For Knicks Draft Pick Kristaps Porzingis

The Knicks faithful weren’t too thrilled when the Latvian hooper Kristaps Porzingis was selected at #4 during this year’s draft, but that’s not stopping this particular rap duo from pumping out this interesting video in honor of their native son. We can’t understand a single word outside of “Kristaps Porzingis,” but according to the duo [&hellip...
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New York Knicks in Free Agency: From Superstars to Role Players

Mar 17, 2015; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher looks on against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Spurs 104 – 100 in overtime. (Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Knicks have had a change in plans. After missing the boat on their big name targets like LaMarcus Aldridge...
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Derrick Williams Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Knicks

Derrick Williams has agreed upon a two-year, $10 million deal with the New York Knicks. The second year of the deal is a player option for Williams.
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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: Robin Lopez, Knicks finalizing four-year deal

The “Summer of Strangely Good Decisions” continues for the New York Knicks. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the franchise is closing a deal with free agent Robin Lopez. The Knicks are finalizing a four-year, $54 million agreement with free agent center Robin Lopez, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2015 ...
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Robin Lopez Agrees To Four-Year, $54M Deal With Knicks

The New York Knicks and Robin Lopez are finalizing a four-year, $54 million agreement. Lopez agreed to a deal on Thursday evening contingent on DeAndre Jordan not signing with the Knicks. Only an improbable change of heart from Jordan stands in the way of the deal between Lopez and the Knicks. The Knicks have also targeted LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe this offseason and Lopez...
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Allan Houston Selling Lavish Sports-Themed Mansion For Nearly $20M (Photos)

The New York Knicks are in a pretty bad place these days, but one of their former stars appears to be doing just fine. Former Knicks sharpshooter Allan Houston is selling his 19,300-square-foot mansion in Westchester County for $19.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The sprawling home, which sits on 10 acres of land in the exclusive gated community Conyers Farm, is a sports...
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Report: Knicks and Robin Lopez discussing $12 million per year contract

The New York Knicks knew that it was going to be a rough off-season and it hasn’t disappointed. The Knicks have missed out on basically all the top big men in free agency and now are starting to shift their focus towards second tier big men. With that being said, it looks like the Knicks have zeroed in on the guy that they want. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports,...
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Arron Afflalo, Knicks Agree on Two-Year Deal

A photo posted by Arron Afflalo (@arronafflalo) on Jul 2, 2015 at 4:47pm PDT Solid two-way guard Arron Afflalo and the New York Knicks have come to terms on a two-year agreement worth $16 million according to the New York Times. The deal includes a player option in the for second year, for the 30-year old swingman to take advantage of the upcoming new salary cap. Last season...
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Lakers and Knicks: Piece by piece with no shortcuts

With the dust starting to clear after the first two days of free agency, it's pretty clear the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks never had much of a chance at any of the top names on the board. While guys like DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Love and LaMarcus Aldridge might have been willing to listen to their offers, the best players in the NBA don't want to sign for teams at the...
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New York Knicks: Arron Afflalo Signing Grade

  Dec. 18, 2014 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The New York Knicks were finally able to strike a deal with a noteworthy free agent, as the attained two-way swingman Arron Afflalo on a two year, $16 million contract with a player option for the second season. The Knicks are in desperate need of talent at just...
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Report: Nets sign Shane Larkin, bring in fourth poing guard

Shane Larkin spent this past year losing a lot in New York. Apparently, he was perfect OK with that.Now, the former Knick has signed with the Nets, per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders:Here are some thoughts on the signing from the ever-brilliant Devin Kharpertian of The Brooklyn Game:Larkins struggled with the Knicks this year, but he's primarily a pick-and-roll point guard....
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

After Arron Afflalo signing, what’s next for NY Knicks?

I was less than 10 minutes away from hitting publish on an earlier blog post which went into grave detail about the New York Knicks failing to make a splash during an extremely frenzied NBA Free Agency Day 1. I likened the Knicks to the hopelessly unathletic kid in gym class who is habitually picked last.  It was pretty fantastic. And then I received a breaking news alert that...
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Knicks spent intelligently on Arron Afflalo

The Knicks are known as a team that spends on whatever it wants indiscriminately. That hasn't worked out well for them in the past. Now, though, they're being a little more frugal in their offseason approach.It's that mentality which helped New York sign free-agent shooting guard Arron Afflalo to a discounted two-year, $16 million deal. Over at ESPN, Ian Begley explains why the contract...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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