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New York Knicks sign Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to one-year contract, what does he bring?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks made another move on Saturday afternoon, signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, per Bobby Marks. The former Charlotte Hornets has fallen from grace over the past few seasons but is still a primary defender who can match up against many different players in the NBA. The New York Knicks are ... Read more The post New York Knicks sign Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...
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The New York Knicks are a mess at point guard, how will things shake out?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are a complete mess at the point guard position, utilizing a bevy of veterans and young options. Ranging from Frank Ntilikina to Austin Rivers, the Knicks are taking a hot hand approach at the position and are hoping to develop some of their rookies over the next season. Myles Powell and ... Read more The post The New York Knicks are a mess at point guard, how will...
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Preseason games expected to provide clues to Knicks backcourt riddle

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Exactly nine months since they played their last game, the New York Knicks will finally be back on the court on Dec. 11. The Knicks will have four preseason games before the new season tips off on Dec. 22. The four-game schedule includes back-to-back road games against the Detroit Pistons (Dec. 11 and Dec. 13) ... Read more The post Preseason games expected to provide clues to Knicks...
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Knicks already eyeing top 2021 prospect Cade Cunningham after dominant opener

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — While the 2020 NBA draft has just concluded, the New York Knicks could already be looking toward 2021. After selecting Obi Toppin with the eighth overall pick and Immanuel Quickley with the 25th, President Leon Rose is dedicated to his youth, building out a foundation and setting himself up for the future. That is a ... Read more The post Knicks already eyeing top 2021 prospect Cade...
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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley was a lowkey steal in the first round

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — Most didn’t project that the New York Knicks would select Immanuel Quickley with the 25th overall selection in the first round of the 2020 NBA draft. In fact, Quickley was marked as a second-round talent heading into the draft, but he represents a fantastic shooting guard who can also develop into a starting point guard ... Read more The post Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley was a lowkey...
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New York Knicks: Aaron Brooks reunites with Tom Thibodeau

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have added one of Tom Thibodeau’s former point guards, Aaron Brooks, to their coaching staff, creating a new role — two-way liaison, first reported by Ian Begley of SNY. With the G League season still in limbo, Brooks’s role will be crucial to developing and integrating the Knicks’ two-way players Jared ... Read more The post New York Knicks:...
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Nerlens Noel poised for breakthrough season with New York Knicks

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have made the signing of Nerlens Noel official on Wednesday. Noel, who last played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, signed a one-year, $5 million deal to fortify the Knicks frontcourt with third-year center Mitchell Robinson. Welcome to The Mecca, @NerlensNoel3! #NewYorkForever https://t.co/Bqo0DdYWBG pic.twitter.com/S1Bs4UPPKP — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 25, 2020...
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Ranking the New York Knicks’ offseason moves, so far

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — While most believe the New York Knicks would take a more aggressive approach this off-season, they have remained conservative and elected to acquire more draft capital than spend large amounts of cap space on max contracts. Reports before the draft indicated that the Knicks were open to acquiring bad contracts packaged with draft picks for ... Read more The post Ranking the New York...
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New York Knicks add ‘Baby Thibodeau’ Darren Erman to coaching staff

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Tom Thibodeau has plucked one of his disciples from the Boston Celtics’ G League affiliate Maine Red Claws to join him in New York. Darren Erman, who coached Tacko Fall in the Red Claws last season, is set to join the Knicks coaching staff, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Erman, a former lawyer-turned coach, has ... Read more The post New York Knicks add ‘Baby...
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Steve Novak loves New York Knicks lottery pick: ‘Obi Toppin is a sure thing’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks haven’t been relevant since signing Amar’e Stoudemire and trading for Carmelo Anthony in the early decade. Steve Novak saw first-hand how the Madison Square Garden was rocking and buzzing in those years where the Knicks last tasted a playoff appearance. Novak, who played for the Knicks from 2011-13, hopes that the ... Read more The post Steve Novak loves New...
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Are the New York Knicks tanking the 2021 season already?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have a long road ahead of them during the 2020–21 season, but one thing is for sure, they are looking to rebuild through a youth foundation. Team president Leon Rose, who is in his first year with the Knicks, made moves that indicate he’s looking toward the future and not the ... Read more The post Are the New York Knicks tanking the 2021 season already? appeared first...
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Did the New York Knicks Land a Gem in UDFA Myles Powell?

Empire Sports Media (Ryan Garcia) — Shortly after the draft, the Knicks immediately got into contact with Seton Hall megastar Myles Powell. It was a shock to most college basketball fans to see the New Jersey native not get drafted in the 2nd round, at least. The Knicks were able to ink the ball-dominant guard in order to give him a ... Read more The post Did the New York Knicks Land a Gem in UDFA Myles Powell? appeared...
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Keep The Faith: Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley wants to prove doubters wrong

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — There were a lot of emotions when New York Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley heard his name being called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver called his name on NBA Draft Night. Quickley quickly had a FaceTime call with University of Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari right after and the first thing he said: “They said I ... Read more The post Keep The Faith: Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley...
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Grading the New York Knicks draft picks and UDFA signings

Empire Sports Media (AJ LaRocca) — With the 2020 NBA Draft finally, in the books, the Knicks had themselves a busy and productive night. After all the trades they made, they came away with two draft picks and one undrafted free agent. I’m going to offer my grades and analysis for each of the three acquisitions. NBA Draft Round 1 Pick ... Read more The post Grading the New York Knicks draft picks and UDFA signings appeared...
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New York Knicks: How GM Leon Rose turned one player into 3 draft picks

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — What if I were to tell you that the New York Knicks gained three draft picks for a player that never even touched the court in Madison Square Garden in a Knicks uniform? You would probably say that I am crazy, and the Knicks are not savvy enough to pull off miraculous moves such as ... Read more The post New York Knicks: How GM Leon Rose turned one player into 3 draft picks appeared first...
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