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Report: Knicks remain a cash cow, Nets losing money

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks may have missed the NBA playoffs, but James Dolan still raked in more money than Joe Tsai did with his star-studded luxury tax team Brooklyn Nets. According to a New York Post report, the Knicks have brought in about $900,000 more than the Nets’ average gate receipts per game. A team ... Read more The post Report: Knicks remain a cash cow, Nets losing money ...
  • 59 days ago
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Zion Williamson to Knicks rumor can now rest

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The dream reunion of Duke buddies Zion Williamson with RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish in New York will likely remain like that. Buoyed by the New Orleans Pelicans’ gallant stand against the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns, Williamson is now upbeat about the future with the small-market team. “Of course, I couldn’t sign it fast ... Read more The post Zion Williamson...
  • 60 days ago
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Knicks lurking as Donovan Mitchell leaves door open after Jazz early exit

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — In January, Fox Sports’ Ric Bucher reported a potential Donovan Mitchell homecoming to New York. “They’re a first-round exit from Donovan being in New York,” an Eastern Conference scout told Bucher. Fast-forward to late April, Mitchell’s future looms over the Utah Jazz after a first-round defeat at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks, who only ... Read more The post Knicks lurking as...
  • 61 days ago
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Knicks: RJ Barrett maps out plan to reach his All-Star goal next season

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After watching his draft classmates Ja Morant and Darius Garland blossom into All-Stars this season, New York Knicks lefty wing RJ Barrett feels he is next in line. That will be one of Barrett’s goals as he enters a crucial offseason. This summer, he is eligible to sign a contract extension of up to $181 ... Read more The post Knicks: RJ Barrett maps out plan to reach his All-Star...
  • 63 days ago
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Report: Knicks passed up on Jalen Brunson trade for Obi Toppin pick

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — This year’s playoffs breakout star, Jalen Brunson, could have been the starting for the New York Knicks now instead of being their primary free-agent target this summer. But Leon Rose passed up on a Dallas Mavericks deal featuring Brunson in the 2020 NBA Draft. Rose and the Knicks stuck with their guts and went on ... Read more The post Report: Knicks passed up on Jalen Brunson trade...
  • 65 days ago
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LOOK: Knicks center Mitchell Robinson wears New York or Nowhere shirt ahead of free agency

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York or nowhere. Knicks center Mitchell Robinson let his intentions known through his wardrobe choice six weeks before becoming an unrestricted free agent. The 24-year-old Robinson wore a black shirt with New York or Nowhere emblazoned on his chest during his recent visit to his high school in Louisiana earlier this week. Robinson gave ... Read more The post LOOK: Knicks center...
  • 68 days ago
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2 reasons that might keep Knicks from extending RJ Barrett this summer

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — After Julius Randle fell out of the New York Knicks fans’ graces, RJ Barrett emerged as the new face of the franchise. His strong performance since the turn of the new year and his palpable leadership on and off the court has made his case for a rookie contract extension stronger. Barrett’s strides to finish ... Read more The post 2 reasons that might keep Knicks from extending...
  • 70 days ago
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Knicks FA target Jalen Brunson raises his stocks

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — New York Knicks’ free-agent target Jalen Brunson wants to get paid this summer. His Game 2 performance only raised his stocks to an all-time high. Brunson dominated the Jazz backcourt Mike Conley and Knicks trade target Donovan Mitchell with a career-high 41-point masterclass as the Dallas Mavericks tied the series after a 110-102 win in ... Read more The post Knicks FA target Jalen...
  • 71 days ago
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Karl-Anthony Towns pokes fun at Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau after playing 43 mins in playoff win

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The New York Knicks did not make the playoffs, but they continue to be part of the basketball conversation. After the sighting of Knicks executives in Dallas during the series opener between the Mavericks and the Utah Jazz made social media rounds, it was Tom Thibodeau’s turn to get the spotlight. Minnesota’s All-Star center Karl-Anthony ... Read more The post Karl-Anthony...
  • 72 days ago
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Strong Knicks contingent among curious crowd in Jazz Game 1 win over Mavs

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Trade target Donovan Mitchell and free-agent target Jalen Brunson went mano-a-mano in a riveting showdown in front of a strong New York Knicks contingent. Mitchell scored 30 of his 32 points in the second half to power the Utah Jazz to a 99-93 win over the Luka Doncic-less Dallas Mavericks Saturday in Game 1 of ... Read more The post Strong Knicks contingent among curious crowd in Jazz...
  • 73 days ago
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Pelicans play-in win increases Knicks’ NBA Draft Lottery odds

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Thanks to the New Orleans Pelicans, the New York Knicks moved one spot up in the NBA Draft Lottery. The Pelicans beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers, 105-101, to sneak into the playoffs as the Western Conference’s eighth seed. Friday night’s result gave the Knicks the 11th best odds in the NBA Draft Lottery. The ... Read more The post Pelicans play-in win increases...
  • 74 days ago
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Report: Knicks among 4 potential landing spots for Russell Westbrook

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Solving their point guard woes will be one of the top priorities for the New York Knicks this summer. Unless Donovan Mitchell suddenly becomes available, the Knicks’ options are limited. Jalen Brunson is viewed as their top free-agent target, but there’s also the intriguing possibility of a one-year rental of Los Angeles Lakers’ disgruntled star ... Read more The post Report: Knicks among...
  • 76 days ago
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How will Knicks solve the Randle-Toppin riddle?

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — This summer, the New York Knicks are staring at crossroads with a big Julius Randle question hanging over their heads. Randle’s extension worth at least $110 million will kick in next season following a disappointing season. As his outside shot, the swing skill in his Most Improved Player and All-NBA Second Team campaign last season, ... Read more The post How will Knicks solve the...
  • 78 days ago
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Toppin, Quickley show glimpse of Knicks’ future; Robinson Detroit-bound?

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley have been inseparable since the New York Knicks drafted them in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. So it wasn’t surprising that their on-court chemistry is off the charts. On Sunday, as the Knicks’ disappointing season came to a close, that chemistry was on full display as Toppin ... Read more The post Toppin, Quickley show glimpse of...
  • 79 days ago
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RJ Barrett’s injury dampens Obi Toppin’s career night in Knicks big win

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — The good news is New York Knicks rising star RJ Barrett will wrap up his third season, averaging 20.1 points, continuing his year-by-year progress. But the bad news is Barrett’s season is over with an initial prognosis of sprained right knee pending MRI results. Barrett was on pace to a big night when his right ... Read more The post RJ Barrett’s injury dampens Obi...
  • 82 days ago
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