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NY Daily News: Kenny Atkinson is on Knicks coaching list: report

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Stefan Bondy: The former Nets coach will be among the candidates interviewed for the Knicks position, according to The Athletic. As previously reported, Tom Thibodeau and Mike Miller are also expected to sit down with team president Leon Rose for consideration. Atkinson unexpectedly became available after being fired by the Nets in March, just […]
  • 3 days ago
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NY Post: Knicks mailbag: Talking NBA Draft plan and if LaMelo Ball fits

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Marc Berman has some interesting draft thoughts: Should the Knicks go for the best fit or the best player available in this year’s draft? — Yaron Rahmani The Knicks need to go for the best fit and that’s a point guard for the future because it’s so difficult to snare an elite one in free […]
  • 6 days ago
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NBA: League Is Planning To Re-Open In Late July

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — The NBA released this an hour ago: The following is a statement from NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass: So I guess we’re going to actually see some basketball in a couple of months! Let’s hope that the Knicks go 0-5!
  • 7 days ago
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ESPN.com: Knicks legend, Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing tests positive for coronavirus

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Jeff Borzello: Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for the coronavirus, the school announced Friday. The Hall of Famer is under care and isolated at a local hospital “I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly,” Ewing said in a […]
  • 8 days ago
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NY Post: Mitchell Robinson is showing off skills we’ve never seen before

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Howie Kussoy at the Post: Mitchell Robinson working on his handles ? pic.twitter.com/4ntFTOoHQt — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) May 20, 2020 Mitchell Robinson has been the big man the Knicks envisioned, becoming one of the best shot-blockers in the NBA, while holding what would stand as the best single-season field goal percentage (74.2) in league […]
  • 9 days ago
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SNY.com: NBA scouts and execs on new Knicks hires Walt Perrin and Frank Zanin

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Ian Begley has a great look at Perrin and Zanin: On Perrin: “He’s been operating at a high level with Utah for a long time,” one member of an opposing team familiar with Perrin’s work said. “This is a really good hire. Really good.” Said someone else familiar with the scouting/executive community in the NBA: […]
  • 10 days ago
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Newsday: Knicks finalizing deal with Frank Zanin to be assistant GM, source says

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Steve Popper: A day after adding Walt Perrin to serve as assistant general manager with a focus on college personnel, Knicks president Leon Rose will bring on former Nets assistant general manager Frank Zanin to pair with Perrin. According to a league source, Zanin is finalizing a deal to serve as the Knicks assistant […]
  • 11 days ago
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NY Post: Knicks mailbag: They may have ruined their Giannis Antetokounmpo chances

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — We needed a new thread and I just had to share one of the most perfect examples of a New York newspaper “news” story that I’ve seen in quite some time. From Marc Berman: There is so much talk about Giannis (Antetokounmpo) being a free agent in ’21 and his being available to the Knicks. […]
  • 12 days ago
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ESPN: Adam Silver preps NBA players for challenges ahead

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — It sure sounds like we’re actually going to see a playoffs, but the crazier thing will be what the NBA looks like next season, money-wise. We’re probably looking at a CBA where everyone agrees to pro-rate salaries next season, with player taking sizable pay cuts. NBA commissioner Adam Silver prepared players for a potentially grim […]
  • 22 days ago
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SI.com: Five Alive: Jonathan Macri’s Perfect Knicks 2020-21 Starting Five

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Jonathan Macri is a talented writer, and he delivered his perfect Knicks 2020-21 Starting Five to SI.com, opening with Chris Paul (who he would suggest that the Knicks get for the Charlotte second rounder, Dennis Smith Jr. and Julius Randle and “several expiring contracts,” but would the Thunder really want the Knicks’ dredges just to […]
  • 24 days ago
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SNY.com: 2 trade packages Knicks could use to land Thunder PG Chris Paul

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — This is an interesting bit of news. There are now reports that the Thunder would be willing to get rid of Chris Paul pretty much just to dump his salary. They’re not so desperate that they would add draft picks, but it seems like they would be amenable to some reduced offerings. Ian Begley suggested […]
  • 30 days ago
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NY Post: Scott Perry keeping Knicks GM job under Leon Rose

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — From Marc Berman: Knicks GM Scott Perry not only will run the upcoming draft but will be back next season, a source confirmed. The source said Perry’s option will be picked up for next season by president Leon Rose. The Post reported last week that Perry, despite the hire of VP of strategy Brock Aller, […]
  • 31 days ago
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NY Post: Scott Perry safe as Knicks GM after newest front-office hire

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Berman with some “sort of kind of news”: With Brock Aller soon to jump from the Cavaliers to become the Knicks’ vice president of strategy, general manager Scott Perry still will plow on in preparing for the NBA draft and is expected to run it — whenever the event takes place. However, Perry’s long-term future […]
  • 35 days ago
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NY Post: Superagent Rich Paul lays out Mitchell Robinson, Knicks vision

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Some interesting stuff from Mitchell Robinson’s new agent, Rich Paul (it is kind of weird that Mitch is on his fifth professional agent, right?) about the Knicks’ best player: “His growth comes with understanding how to play the game at this level,’’ Paul said. “That’s what’s misunderstood with young players. At this level, talent will […]
  • 41 days ago
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NY Post: Mitchell Robinson may be Mike Miller’s best case for his Knicks future

Knicker Blogger (Brian Cronin) — Interestingly, Marc Berman seems to think that Mike Miller still has a shot at this thing: If there is a strong argument to keep interim coach Mike Miller for another season, it can be found in the growth of a certain 7-foot, alley-oop slamming, shot-blocking center from the Bayou. Mitchell Robinson’s high-school coach, Butch Stockton, […]
  • 44 days ago
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