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Report: NBA Closes in on November Date for 2020 Draft

The Knicks Wall (Reid Goldsmith) — The Knicks had been in limbo since the suspension of the 2019–20 season, with an offseason yet to kickoff, but the 2020 NBA Draft date is set. The New York Knicks officially have a date for the pivotal 2020 NBA Draft, in which they possess three top-40 picks. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the NBA […] The post Report: NBA Closes in on November Date for 2020 Draft ...
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett Left Off NBA All-Rookie Teams

The Knicks Wall (Reid Goldsmith) — Knicks rookie swingman RJ Barrett didn’t make the cut on either first or second NBA All-Rookie teams despite finishing fifth in scoring. The NBA released its All-Rookie First and Second Teams on Tuesday, with no New York Knicks represented. First-year swingman R.J. Barrett was not voted into either team in spite of placing fifth in […] The post Knicks’ RJ Barrett Left Off...
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Podcast: Kevin Durant Talks Knicks Again, Money Making Mitch & Poku SZN

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — The Knicks Wall Podcast this week features two guests in staff writers Eli Cohen and Nick Carannante to talk the latest news and draft analysis. Kevin Durant is back talking about why he didn’t join the New York Knicks again, and once again he did strike a true point. Mike Cortez, Eli Cohen, and Nick […] The post Podcast: Kevin Durant Talks Knicks Again, Money Making Mitch & Poku...
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The Knicks Wall 2020 Draft Board — The Aftermath

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — With the 2020 NBA Draft constantly getting pushed further back, it’s time to reevaluate the Knicks’ hierarchy of prospects post-lottery. We are back like we left our car keys, and sadly the 2020 NBA Draft will not be joining us any time soon. It is an odd feeling writing pre-draft analysis at a time when […] The post The Knicks Wall 2020 Draft Board — The Aftermath ...
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Should the Knicks Make Malik Beasley an Offer?

The Knicks Wall (Michael Corvo) — Wolves restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley would be a great steal for the Knicks searching for high upside perimeter play. Malik Beasley made himself a lot of money in 14 regular-season games. After three-plus years as a role player for the Denver Nuggets, Beasley was dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 5th […] The post Should the Knicks Make Malik Beasley an...
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Maybe Kevin Durant Is Onto Something

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Kevin Durant shared alarming comments against the Knicks again on Thursday, questioning core beliefs about New York’s standing in the league. On Thursday, September 10th, 438 days after Kevin Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets, we found ourselves talking about the two-time NBA Finals MVP and the New York Knicks again. Appearing on J.J. Redick’s […] The post Maybe Kevin Durant...
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For the Knicks, Moving Into the NBA Draft’s Top Three Needs a Reconsideration

The Knicks Wall (Quentin Haynes) — The Knicks, ultimately, need to stay away from a trade into the top three of the 2020 NBA Draft given the likely harmful cost. When the New York Knicks dropped two spots in the 2020 NBA Draft lottery, it was funny to fans of other teams and “Knicksy” to the average Knicks fan. Still, when […] The post For the Knicks, Moving Into the NBA Draft’s Top Three Needs a Reconsideration ...
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How the Knicks Can Progress Toward an Analytics-Friendly Team

The Knicks Wall (Brendan Campbell) — The Knicks were one of the worst teams at preventing opponents shooting three-pointers. That, among other issues, needs to be addressed in the offseason. Analytics do not always tell a complete story. Numbers can be spun to create or fit certain narratives. There is a reason, however, that the game of basketball looks a lot […] The post How the Knicks Can Progress Toward an...
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Podcast: Knicks Assistant Coaching Hires, 2020 NBA Draft Dive

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — The Knicks Wall Podcast is joined by staff writers Eli Cohen and Dylan Burd to talk on recent hires and all things 2020 NBA Draft. Who doesn’t love a good deep dive? With not much else going on—well nothing exciting. Tom Thibodeau added three assistant coaches to his staff, including Mike Woodson’s homecoming. None of […] The post Podcast: Knicks Assistant Coaching Hires, 2020 NBA...
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Aleksej Pokusevski Is the Home Run Swing of the 2020 NBA Draft

The Knicks Wall (Eli Cohen) — Serbian big Aleksej Pokusevski would be a huge risk, huge reward kind of pick in the 2020 NBA Draft for the Knicks, but he does seem talented. It’s been a while since the NBA Draft had a true mystery box prospect. Maybe that’s what makes it so easy to fall in love with Aleksej Pokusevski, […] The post Aleksej Pokusevski Is the Home Run Swing of the 2020 NBA Draft appeared...
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Monday Musings: What New York Can Offer Chris Paul

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — Chris Paul was bumped from the NBA playoffs this past week, and there’s a rumor attaching him and Carmelo Anthony to next year’s Knicks. After watching Chris Paul’s 28-point masterpiece versus the Houston Rockets in Game 6, which forced a Game 7, I couldn’t help but wonder where Paul will play next year. Growing up […] The post Monday Musings: What New York Can Offer Chris...
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Expect the Knicks to Be Aggressive With Their Assets This Offseason

The Knicks Wall (Dylan Burd) — The Knicks have a war chest of assets, including multiple first-round picks. History with Tom Thibodeau dictates a big move coming. It’s been over seven years since the New York Knicks have been to the NBA playoffs. They haven’t returned since their loss to the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 Eastern Conference semi-finals. This is […] The post Expect the Knicks to Be Aggressive With Their...
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Who Could the Knicks Target in the Draft Using Their Later Picks as Trade Bait?

The Knicks Wall (Mike Cortez) — The Knicks could trade back or use their late picks to package for a mid-first-round selection. Here are some choices for the rebuilding team. Opportunity comes to the prepared mind are the wise words of the investing Yoda, Charlie Munger, and a message that should be embedded in the minds of the New York Knicks […] The post Who Could the Knicks Target in the Draft Using Their Later...
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What Does Mike Woodson’s Return Mean for Tom Thibodeau and the Knicks?

The Knicks Wall (Harrison Liao) — Mike Woodson joins Tom Thibodeau as another former face returning to the Knicks. Hopefully he can bring back a crackling offense with him. Earlier this month, Tom Thibodeau finalized the flanks of his coaching staff. Most notable among his selected assistant coaches is Mike Woodson, formerly the head coach of the very same team Thibodeau […] The post What Does Mike Woodson’s...
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Desmond Bane Needs to Be Knicks’ Priority With Later First-Round Draft Pick

The Knicks Wall (Nick Scolaro) — Desmond Bane would be a sure-fire great addition to a developing Knicks team that requires perimeter shooting and defense. Richmond, Indiana, native and former TCU Horned Frog shooting guard Desmond Bane is not a household name compared to his other draft counterparts, but the 22-year-old has the potential to be an extremely valuable pick up […] The post Desmond Bane Needs to Be...
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