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New York Knicks: 3 point guards Leon Rose could settle for if not Westbrook, VanVleet

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks seemingly fail to find a quality point guard every year, and while Elfrid Payton was decent in 2019, he is by no means the future at the position. Reports have indicated that the Knicks were interested in a Chris Paul trade, but he was sent to the Phoenix Suns in a ... Read more The post New York Knicks: 3 point guards Leon Rose could settle for if not Westbrook,...
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Knicks add more shooting, sign Alec Burks to 1-yr deal

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks continue to operate with the future in mind. As the rest of the league gave out massive contracts to role players, the Knicks opted to dole out a one-year, 6 million deal to veteran guard Alec Burks according to multiple reports. Burks will be reunited with Knicks assistant coach Johnnie Bryant ... Read more The post Knicks add more shooting, sign Alec Burks to 1-yr...
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New York Knicks OUT on Russell Westbrook, could be looking to max Fred VanVleet

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have an interesting off-season ahead of them, particularly in free agency. With the 2020–21 league year ready to begin, things are just getting started after the NBA draft. The Knicks landed Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley, a power forward and shooting guard who can also act as a backup point guard. ... Read more The post New York Knicks OUT on Russell Westbrook, could...
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New York Knicks: Obi Toppin, Mitchell Robinson front court more compatible than Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan

Empire Sports Media (Mikey Murphy) — A dream come true. pic.twitter.com/pAu4aqGD9H — NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) November 19, 2020 On November 18th, 2020, during an unprecedented virtual NBA draft, the New York Knicks selected a sniper who happens to be a high-flying power forward by the name of Obi Toppin. The ferocious dunking Obi Toppin is the son of a New ... Read more The post New York Knicks: Obi Toppin, Mitchell...
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Knicks net two 2023 2nd rd picks, Ed Davis in Jazz’s salary dump move

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — For the second time in a row, the New York Knicks and the Utah Jazz have consummated a minor trade that has a profound impact. This time, the Knicks absorbed Ed Davis’ $5 million expiring salary according to multiple reports, first by The Athletic’s Tony Jones. The Jazz have attached two 2023 second-round picks for ... Read more The post Knicks net two 2023 2nd rd picks, Ed...
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Report: Knicks pursue Gordon Hayward, Malik Beasley

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After a thorough house cleaning that opened up a $40 million cap space, the New York Knicks have reportedly begun shopping. Marc Stein of the New York Times doubled down The Ringer’s earlier report of the Knicks’ interest in Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Hayward has declined his $34 million ... Read more The post Report:...
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Knicks open up $40 million cap space, add undrafted rookie Myles Powell

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks has started cleaning the house to create cap flexibility as they aim to continue reshaping their roster via free agency and trades. The Knicks have declined the team options of Bobby Portis ($15.7 million) and waived Taj Gibson ($10.29 million), Elfrid Payton ($8 million), and Wayne Ellington ($8 million). There’s some ... Read more The post Knicks open up $40...
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Knicks land Immanuel Quickley with 25th overall selection from Oklahoma Thunder

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — In a crazy turn of events, the New York Knicks turned the 27th overall pick into the 25th overall pick, exchanging draft capital with a number of teams. After taking Obi Toppin with the 8th overall selection, a big power forward who is an elite scorer in transition, general manager Leon Rose realized that his ... Read more The post Knicks land Immanuel Quickley with 25th overall selection...
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New York Knicks select Leandro Bolmaro with the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — After selecting Obi Toppin with the 8th overall pick, a power forward with a big frame, and offensive scoring abilities, the New York Knicks elected to go a different direction with the 23rd overall selection. To review, Toppin is an explosive player around the rim who can draw in rebounds and finish with tenacity. His ... Read more The post New York Knicks select Leandro Bolmaro with the...
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Obi Toppin on reppin’ New York: ‘I’m not going to take it for granted’

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Like manna from heaven, Obi Toppin fell to Leon Rose’s lap at No. 8. On a day the New York Knicks frantically tried to trade up, fearing Toppin will be gone by the time they pick, it turned out they didn’t need to. With FSU’s Patrick Williams and Auburn’s Isaac Okoro shaking up all the ... Read more The post Obi Toppin on reppin’ New York: ‘I’m not going to take it...
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New York Knicks select Obi Toppin with 8th overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — After a tumultuous 2019-20 season, the New York Knicks were looking to bolster their team with a premium pick in the 202 NBA Draft, unfortunately, the lottery did not fall their way. The Knicks landed the 8th overall selection, putting them out of reach for the top prospects in the draft, but they managed to ... Read more The post New York Knicks select Obi Toppin with 8th overall pick in...
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Report: Knicks eye to move up to No. 5, Cavs want more

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After consolidating the No. 27 and 38 picks earlier today, the New York Knicks plan to use the No. 23 pick to move up in the draft. The Knicks have offered their eighth and 23rd pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers to move to No. 5, according to Kelsey Russo of The Athletic. The Cavaliers, however, ... Read more The post Report: Knicks eye to move up to No. 5, Cavs want more appeared first on ...
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Knicks move up in the draft, send 2 picks to Jazz for No.23

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks made their first trade under Leon Rose, packaging the 27th and 38th picks to move up to 23rd in today’s NBA Draft. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the transaction. Interestingly, both the 27th and 38th picks were acquired by the Knicks via previous trades. The 27th pick was originally from the ... Read more The post Knicks move up in the draft, send 2 picks to...
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Knicks Draft Watch: There’s no stoppin’ Obi Toppin

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks have their eyes on Brooklyn’s high-flyer Obi Toppin. A year ago, Obi Toppin couldn’t even get an invite to the Draft Combine. Now, he’s one of the potential high lottery picks. Toppin has been living in anonymity all his life until he defied gravity. Despite averaging 20 points in his senior ... Read more The post Knicks Draft Watch: There’s no...
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Knicks should only be in on Westbrook for the right price

Empire Sports Media (AJ LaRocca) — The NBA offseason is officially underway. Trades officially can be made as of Monday at noon, and the NBA Draft is Wednesday, which is then followed by the start of free agency on Friday. It’s going to be a jam-packed and super exciting week that will have NBA fans glued to Twitter trying to keep ... Read more The post Knicks should only be in on Westbrook for the right price appeared...
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