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Knicks Hire Kentucky’s Kenny Payne as Assistant Coach

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Knicks President Leon Rose continues to bring in familiar faces by tapping Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne to join Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff. The New York Knicks have made their first formal assistant coaching hire, agreeing to a deal with University of Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This is head coach […] The post Knicks Hire...
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Podcast: Knicks’ RJ Barrett’s All-Rookie Case and More Draft Talk

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — On this week’s episode of The Knicks Wall Podcast, the crew is joined by Eli Cohen and NBA Draft expert Matt Babcock to talk RJ Barrett and the draft. Tempers flared this week on The Knicks Wall podcast over R.J. Barrett’s probable exclusion from an All-Rookie teams. Kyle Maggio, Mike Cortez, and Eli Cohen dissected […] The post Podcast: Knicks’ RJ Barrett’s...
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Monday Musings: Michael Porter Jr. Was Never Going to Be a Knick

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Much has been made about the Knicks not taking Michael Porter Jr. in the 2018 NBA Draft. A closer inspection of the timeline explains why. An idle brain is the devil’s workshop and 2020, also known as the Year of the Quarantine, has given us an abundance of idle time. That free time has been […] The post Monday Musings: Michael Porter Jr. Was Never Going to Be a Knick appeared first...
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Knicks’ Steve Stoute: ‘Branding Guru’ or Snake Oil Salesman?

The Knicks Wall (Harrison Liao) — The Knicks’ supposed branding specialist Steve Stoute has seen negative headlines, suggesting perhaps he may not have the team’s perception problems under control. The New York Knicks aren’t in the bubble, which is probably in the public’s best interest. But one of our editors pinged me the other day to brainstorm ideas for this article. […] The post ...
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Will Tom Thibodeau Impact the Knicks’ Draft Plans?

The Knicks Wall (Eli Cohen) — The hiring of Tom Thibodeau could alter the direction the Knicks take in the 2020 NBA Draft, depending on the skills they prioritize from prospects. The New York Knicks recently announced the official hiring of Tom Thibodeau, which, paired with Scott Perry’s continued tenure as a lame-duck general manager, has led many to wonder just […] The post Will Tom Thibodeau Impact the...
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Lamar Peters’ Potential with New York Under Tom Thibodeau

The Knicks Wall (Nick Scolaro) — Revisiting Lamar Peters, a G League standout who could still be a key, under-the-radar piece for Tom Thibodeau’s rebuilding Knicks. As we approach draft season later this month and the offseason shortly after that, the Knicks should look to add quality players who can help the recently hired Thibodeau establish a winning culture and finally […] The post Lamar Peters’...
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Knicks Trade Possibilities: Pacific Division

The Knicks Wall (Sam DiGiovanni) — Lastly in our divisional trade possibilities series, we look at the competitive Pacific Division with a few select talented players for the Knicks. As the New York Knicks end another season devoid of a postseason bid, the franchise will shift its focus to the draft, free agency, and the trade market. Team president Leon Rose’s […] The post Knicks Trade Possibilities: Pacific Division ...
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Ignas Brazdeikis Deserves a Greater Role on the Knicks Moving Forward

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Knicks 2019 second-round pick-up Ignas Brazdeikis was left to mostly toil in the G League last season, but it’s time for a permanent call-up. Iggy Braz deserved more of a role last season. At the conclusion of last year’s Summer League good feelings were in the air. First-round pick and hopeful franchise cornerstone, R.J. Barrett, […] The post Ignas Brazdeikis Deserves a Greater...
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NBA’s ‘Delete 8’ Plan Would Provide Tremendous Benefits for the New York Knicks

The Knicks Wall (Dylan Burd) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knicks could be off for over nine months. The proposed second NBA “loser’s” bubble could help out during the long layover. The 22-team NBA bubble in Orlando currently looks to be trending towards an overwhelming success. Players are being held accountable for their actions inside (and if you’re Lou […] The post NBA’s ‘Delete 8’ Plan...
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How Two Comparable Players Could Forecast Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina’s Free Agency

The Knicks Wall (Quentin Haynes) — An underrated storyline for the Knicks in 2020–21 is Frank Ntilikina’s impending restricted free agency. What can we expect for the polarizing guard? It seems like just the other day Frank Ntilikina was drafted with the seventh overall pick by Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks. Then an 18-year-old rookie, Ntilikina was viewed as […] The post How Two Comparable Players Could...
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Knicks Trade Possibilities: Southwest Division

The Knicks Wall (Sam DiGiovanni) — In the second-to-last division, we look at teams with which the Knicks could trade in the Southwest Division, including the reviled Mavs. As the New York Knicks end another season devoid of a postseason bid, the franchise will shift its focus to the draft, free agency, and the trade market. Team president Leon Rose’s inaugural […] The post Knicks Trade Possibilities: Southwest Division...
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What Can the Knicks Learn from Tom Thibodeau’s Timberwolves Offense?

The Knicks Wall (Brendan Campbell) — New Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau had his last coaching stint with the Timberwolves, managing All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns. Despite not appearing on an NBA sideline since January 2019, the name Tom Thibodeau still brings distinct images to the minds of those who follow the sport. A gruff man whose persona is twice […] The post What Can the Knicks Learn from Tom...
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Knicks Second-Round Draft Targets: Elijah Hughes and Robert Woodard II

The Knicks Wall (James Woodruff) — The first of a two-part series on second-round draft targets, we check out a pair of wings who could be on the Knicks’ radar in October: Elijah Hughes and Robert Woodard. Earlier in the year, the chatter around the 2020 NBA Draft class was that it was weak. Without being top heavy or having multiple […] The post Knicks Second-Round Draft Targets: Elijah Hughes and Robert Woodard...
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Monday Musings: Welcome Thibodeau, How About Kenny Too?

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — With Tom Thibodeau on board, perhaps the Knicks should be contacting Kenny Atkinson to still come in but as an associate head coach. You have to give the New York Knicks credit, they sure know how to play the media and fans like fiddles. After a quiet week on the news front, the team flexed […] The post Monday Musings: Welcome Thibodeau, How About Kenny Too? appeared first on The...
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Knicks Time Machine: Rehashing Tom Thibodeau’s Assistant Coach Tenure

The Knicks Wall (Michael Corvo) — Besides his preexisting relationship with Leon Rose, new Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau was once an upstart assistant for Jeff Van Gundy. On Saturday, Leon Rose made his first major move as team president, hiring one-time Knicks assistant Tom Thibodeau to be the team’s 13th head coach in 17 seasons. Thibodeau’s resume as head coach […] The post Knicks Time Machine: Rehashing Tom...
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