The Knicks and Pacers are virtually tied, with two other teams, in the back end of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Tonight is a huge matchup. The New York Knicks (16-17) are riding high after delivering a huge win in front of their fans.
Ever since the New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose, their offense has been a bit more efficient. Over eight games, Rose is averaging 11.8 points and played an influential role in the victory on Thursday evening against the Sacramento Kings.
Toppin be hoppin’. Obi Toppin, whose father is a former Brooklyn streetballer nicknamed “Dunkers Delight,” will compete in the 2020-21 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, giving the Knicks another representative at All-Star Weekend alongside Julius Randle.
At this point, free agents being rumored to be interested in the Knicks only to sign elsewhere has become an annual tradition, most famously when Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving decided to team up on the Brooklyn Nets.
There will be plenty of suitors for Westbrook, so it remains to be seen where he'll end up. With the Knicks franchise still in the dumpster when it comes to other organizations, Westbrook may not even want to be traded to New York.
When Phil Jackson was named the president of the New York Knicks in 2014, many expected his experience and expertise to bring some respectability back to New York. People also thought he could help elevate Carmelo Anthony's game to new heights.
Max Rose, who serves as a congressman for New York's 11th congressional district, called out Knicks owner James Dolan, saying he should sell the team. As a response to Rose's comments, Dolan sent a $50,000 check to his opponent.
It was reported last month that New York is "all-in" on signing VanVleet, and the team could have upward of $40 million in cap space this offseason. However, the Knicks are just one of many teams expected to pursue the 26-year-old's services.
It’s not clear whether the Knicks are now ready to make their decision or whether the organization will narrow down its initial list of 11 candidates to a smaller group of finalists before finalizing a hire.
If the New York Knicks secure a top three pick during the 2020 NBA Draft Lottery and eventually go on to select Georgia star Anthony Edwards on draft night, there’s a chance coach Tom Thibodeau could oversee the youngster’s early NBA development.
The New York Knicks are expected to have their next head coach by July 31st. This comes from SNY’s Ian Begley. As of right now, it appears that Tom Thibodeau remains the leader in the clubhouse for the position.