The Knicks and owner Jim Dolan were not prepared to offer Kevin Durant a full max contract due to concerns over his recovery from the Achilles injury, league sources tell me and @wojespn
. Knicks officials are in Los Angeles tonight, meeting with free agents such as Julius Randle.
BREAKING: After missing out on literally every single free agent, the Knicks have signed Stephen A Smith to a 4 year max contract
After failing to sign damn near everyone, The Knicks have offered Quavo a max contract of $143 mil. league sources tell ESPN.
Taj Gibson has agreed to a two-year, $20M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
Free agent Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $31M deal with the Knicks, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
KD didn’t have the heart to save the Knicks and that’s the narrative me and mans dem are running with innit
If today's events don't make Jim Dolan take a step back and think about where the Knicks are as a brand -- after, remember, Dolan himself promised big things in free agency in March -- I'm not sure what will
James Dolan didn’t want to give Kevin Durant the max. The Knicks gonna choose Julius Randle over KD
Now ESPN is reporting both KD and Kyrie took less to sign with the Nets, so KD's friend DeAndre Jordan could sign, too. So maybe it wasn't just about the Knicks offering KD less. Maybe it was DJordan, who was with the Knicks last year, telling KD he wanted no part of Dolan's Team
The Knicks signed Julius Randle, Taj Gibson, and Bobby Portis today. All play the same position
Bobby Portis has agreed to a 2-year, $31M deal with the Knicks, per @wojespn
I would like to offer the Knicks family and fans my deepest and most sincere condolences.
I'm not buying that the Knicks weren't willing to offer KD the max. That has got to be "spin'' ordered by James Dolan in hopes of making them look better. It actually makes them look worse, though.
The Knicks traded away their 23 year old franchise player to sign KD and Kyrie
Ended up with nothing
The Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis so that they could sign Julius Randle, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson so that they can preserve their cap space so that they can be rejected by Giannis in 2021.
Kevin Durant’s game-winner against the Knicks 🔥
Andre: nobody going to the Knicks
Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year/$31M deal with the Knicks, per @wojespn
Pistons please sign Anthony Tolliver before the Knicks give him 4-years $198 million.
Nah I get it for Jim Dolan because if you sign KD and his Achilles blows then he doesn’t play and that ruins the long-standing track record of the Knicks winning. Can’t take that risk.
Michael Jordan has come out of retirement and agreed to a two-year, $25M deal with the Knicks, agent David Falk tells ESPN.
We're roughly 15 minutes away from the Knicks giving Clay Thompsong a max deal
*hears the Knicks are interested in Bobby Portis and Reggie Bullock*
The rest of the NBA is playing chess while the Knicks are out here playing Yahtzee.
A good example: why are the Knicks not absorbing Iggy into space and taking a pick to do so? There's just no reason to be giving these contracts to Gibson and Portis
I will at least give the Knicks credit for this: Bobby Portis can at least shoot the ball at a high clip. That fits with RJ Barrett and some of their younger guys. I like that about him.
What the Knicks wanted:
What the Knicks are getting:
-beefy five layer burrito
If you’re here rn, my sources tell me the Knicks just gave Stanley Johnson a 1 year deal worth $38 million. According to the reports, the Knicks front office called Johnson “a healthy mix between Zion and KD, and a perfect fit for our team.” We’ll see how that works out for them.
SOURCES: the #knicks suck FUCKING balls and are the WORST run organization in ALL of sports.
20 years from now it’ll come out on 30 for 30 that Jim Dolan purposely ruined the Knicks
RJ Barrett found himself in his worst case scenario, assuming the Knicks treat him like a primary. I have serious reservations about his ability to do that.
I told you a long time ago.....NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY FOR THE KNICKS! I don't know why the media keeps trying to push that narrative.
No cap the knicks might sign me to a 4 year $60m contract
The Knicks got no Kd, John boye is gonna start again for Ghana and we won’t make it the knock round and I have to go to work tomorrow https://t.co/vKuMKVmXTY
So far I think we will have a better record than the Knicks, Cavs, Hawks, and Hornets for sure
So the Knicks could have had @Dloading
but instead chose to split his salary between Bobby Portis, and Taj Gibson after already signing Julius Randle,
Imagine if Pelinka had done that...?
The Knicks have been working towards next year’s free agent market for 15 years.
Golden State is no longer that dynasty they build it’s falling apart which is shocking to say after how well the team was. The Knick’s fumble the ball but I have to say this off season the warriors had it worse then the knicks WHATS going on in the bay.
And I was talking the Knicks up for hours about how I liked their moves. Then they go and sign Portis. Waste of money. Why not use the cap space for additional assets? Such a stupid oversight. Not good at all.
Everyone is overpaid, in fairness. Tobias Harris just got $180M, D'Angelo Russell is somehow a max player after one good season. This is the nuttiest market I've ever seen. Did you want the Knicks throwing those contracts around?
Thats before he got injured and he was high and mighty. Knicks would've offered him that bread he wanted he would've came to the Knicks. fuck him. https://t.co/hnyAiJXnb3
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The #Knicks are stockpiling on young guns. They got a bright future like the Pelicans.
Randle, Portis, RJ, Mitch, Trier, Knox, DSJ... Patience. We'll sign our big guy later. I'll no doubt root for this team in the meantime.
Why would anyone want to go to the knicks as a free agent when they have the worst owner and are more dysfunctional than a jerry springer audience?
Meanwhile the Knicks have like 70M in cap space, signed like 4 Power Forwards, and lost Zion, KD, & Kyrie LMAO
Ya gotta think if the Knicks held on to Porzingis they would have signed one of the top tier free agents. Then again, i have no clue what I’m talking about so.
So wait...are the Knicks signing all the power forwards now because they missed out on drafting Zion?
What kills me about the Knicks is equal parts their own stupidity, and the fact that other teams show how quickly rebuilds can be done. Nets, Grizzlies, Pelicans, Hawks all examples of smart resets to varying degrees.