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Knicks Mock Free Agency 3.0: A cost-efficient solution at point guard

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks are reportedly “aggressively pursuing” both Damian Lillard in a blockbuster trade and Collin Sexton as a secondary option, but it seems the organization recognizes their lack of talent at point guard. While these rumors are a source of optimism they will upgrade the position, management doesn’t need to ransack the roster ... Read more The post Knicks...
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Report: Knicks’ Nerlens Noel opens up about Tom Thibodeau and upcoming free agency

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — One of the more underrated players for the Knicks this past season was center Nerlens Noel, who was a first-round draft pick back in 2013 by the Philadelphia 76ers. Unfortunately for Noel, injuries have hindered his career to a degree but has played 60+ games over the past three consecutive seasons, proving his reliability and ... Read more The post Report: Knicks’ Nerlens Noel opens...
  • 9 days ago
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Report: Knicks among ‘most aggressive suitors’ for perennial All-Star Damian Lillard

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have been involved in numerous trade rumors last few days, emerging as aggressive players for Collin Sexton and now perennial All-Star Damian Lillard. The Knicks and Lillard have been connected for quite a few weeks after reports of his frustration growing with the Portland Trailblazers’ front office and management emerged. Seemingly, ... Read more The post ...
  • 10 days ago
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Taking a look at how much money the Knicks have to spend during free agency

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — There is no question the New York Knicks will be aggressive this free agency, but how will they deal with some of their own players who are hitting the market and looking for new contracts? Depending on how President Leon Rose and the front office view some of their players from this most recent season, ... Read more The post Taking a look at how much money the Knicks have to spend during...
  • 10 days ago
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Keldon Johnson proves worth in the wake of Julius Randle, rising stars’ Olympic snub

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Many fans raised their eyebrows when Team USA selected 21-year old Keldon Johnson and journeyman big man Javale McGee to replace Bradley Beal and Kevin Love in the Team USA. On their final exhibition game Sunday against world no. 2 Spain, Johnson silenced the doubters. The second-year San Antonio Spurs’ forward came off the bench ... Read more The post Keldon Johnson proves worth in...
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Rumors: Knicks considering saving their cap space until 2022, but why?

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have the luxury of creating plenty of flexibility regarding salary space to sign free agents if that is what they desire. This upcoming class could end up being fantastic, but depending on what Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul do with their player options, it could also end up being disappointing. That ... Read more The post Rumors: Knicks considering saving their cap space...
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Knicks Rumors: Outrageous Collin Sexton mock trade that would scare New York away

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to make a decision on point guard Collin Sexton, who has been heavily rumored to be a target for the New York Knicks this off-season. Sexton, a talented scorer that lacks defensive efficiency, could be what Tom Thibodeau is looking for on the starting roster, given the lack of production ... Read more The post Knicks Rumors: Outrageous Collin Sexton...
  • 11 days ago
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Knicks News, 7/19: Julius Randle snubbed hard from Olympic team, Kevin Durant’s dad wanted him to be a Knick

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — Despite winning the “Most Improved Player” award this past season, New York Knicks’ power forward Julius Randle didn’t earn much consideration from Team USA to qualify for the Olympic squad. Randle earned himself his first All-Star caliber performance this year, averaging a career-high 24.1 points, 6.0 assists, and 10.2 rebounds per game. He shot 45.6% ... Read more The post Knicks...
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Knicks News, 7/18: Usman Garuba connected to New York, Jared Butler a possibility

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have the luxury of executing several different strategies during the 2021 NBA draft. They could target a young point guard like Davion Mitchell or Jared Butler out of Baylor, but there are other players who could fit the bill for a team that needs upgrades at multiple spots, especially with several ... Read more The post Knicks News, 7/18: Usman Garuba connected to New...
  • 12 days ago
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3 priorities for the New York Knicks to focus on this off-season

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The front office for the New York Knicks undoubtedly has a list of priorities they are trying to focus on this off-season, and with $50+ million to spend in free agency and three first-round selections, they have to ammo to take various different paths toward success. Of course, their personal decisions will have a major ... Read more The post 3 priorities for the New York Knicks to focus...
  • 12 days ago
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Report: Knicks looking to package picks and move up into lottery

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The Knicks simply don’t have three roster spots to carry rookies next season as they look to take a step forward after a successful 2020-21 campaign. After focusing on the development of Obi Toppin and Immanuel Quickley, adding a lottery prospect could be the more efficient route, which would involve the Knicks packaging their first-round ... Read more The post Report: Knicks looking to...
  • 13 days ago
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The Knicks have a lot to gain from elite shooter Duncan Robinson as a free agent target

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks have multiple players preparing to hit the open market this off-season, and one of them is small forward and shooting guard Reggie Bullock, who had a solid season in New York this past year. Bullock served a purpose as an everyday starter, averaging 10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, and shot 44% from ... Read more The post The Knicks have a lot to gain from elite shooter...
  • 13 days ago
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‘Dame Over’ in Portland? Lillard says ‘It’s not true’ but the time is ticking

Empire Sports Media (Alder Almo) — Damian Lillard woke up on Friday morning with his phone buzzing. Henry Abbott of True Hoop rocked the NBA world with a report that Lillard will be requesting the Portland Trail Blazers to trade him in the coming days. Damian Lillard on reports that he will request a trade: "It's not true. I haven't made ... Read more The post ‘Dame Over’ in Portland? Lillard says...
  • 13 days ago
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Report: Damian Lillard has ‘eyes set’ on Knicks as landing spot if traded, displeasure with Blazers growing

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The situation between the Portland Trailblazers and star point guard Damian Lillard seems to be a ticking time bomb ready to explode at any moment. With rumors indicating the New York Knicks could be involved in a trade scenario, that reality is becoming even more probable with the latest news, indicating Lillard’s displeasure with a ... Read more The post Report: Damian Lillard has...
  • 13 days ago
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Knicks News, 7/16: Kevin Knox’s future is clear-cut, avoid Dennis Schroder

Empire Sports Media (Alexander Wilson) — The New York Knicks likely have a shortlist of point guards they will target this off-season, especially with the market flush with talent. Until players like Chris Paul decide on their player options and alternative clubs present big offer sheets to restricted free agents, we won’t know entirely where the Knicks stand in their pursuit ... Read more The post Knicks News, 7/16: Kevin...
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