New York Knicks

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  • RJ Barrett
    SF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed Darren Erman as assistant coach.

    The team made several other staff signings as well, including hiring Aaron Brooks as a liaison with the Knicks' minor league teams. Erman has plenty of experience as an NBA assistant and G League head coach.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have officially signed Nerlens Noel.

    While the team did not disclose the terms of the contract, it's expected to be a one-year pact worth $5 million. Last season, Noel turned in averages of 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in only 18.5 minutes per contest. He has intriguing potential if the Knicks play him for more minutes, but there's no guarantee of that given the composition of the roster.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Wayne Ellington
    SG, New York Knicks

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pistons have signed Wayne Ellington to a one-year contract.

    Ellington will be making $2.6M for the Pistons this upcoming season which is probably around the league minimum. He will be a veteran rotation piece for a squad that is clearly focused on developing their young talent. He should not be on the fantasy radar outside of the deepest of leagues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Omari Spellman
    PF, New York Knicks

    In exchange for Ed Davis, the Knicks acquired Jacob Evans, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second round pick from the Wolves.

    Spellman has yet to stick with a team as he has been with four teams over his first two years in the league. There is no guarantee that he makes the final roster and he is well off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Jacob Evans
    SG, New York Knicks

    Jacob Evans has officially been traded to the Knicks in exchange for Ed Davis.

    The primary asset the Knicks acquired in the deal that sent Ed Davis to Minnesota was a future second-round pick. Evans may not even make the final roster and can be left off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Jared Harper
    PG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have signed guard Jared Harper to a two-way contract.

    Harper is an undersized, speedy point guard from Auburn who got some burn with the Suns’ G League team last season. The Knicks picked him up during the summer and he was with the team for their September mini training camp.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Damyean Dotson
    SG, New York Knicks

    Damyean Dotson has agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Dotson was in-and-out of the Knicks rotation last season but he was certainly capable of providing scoring off of solid shooting from beyond the arc. At 26, he can't be described as an older player yet but it seems unlikely he would develop surprisingly at this point. It's a savvy deal for the Cavs as it comes at such a low price point. For fantasy purposes Dotson will be strictly a threes streamer outside all but the deepest leagues.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Omari Spellman
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Wolves will trade Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick to the Knicks for Ed Davis.

    The Wolves clear out some of their end-of-bench depth and get a more proven NBA contributor in Davis, who should be able to step in to provide energy minutes whenever the Wovles need them. He's also got an outstanding reputation as a teammate and has been beloved in every stop of his career. The Knicks just acquired Davis and will kick the tires on some younger options in Spellman and Evans, though there doesn't look to be a ton of minutes available for either. Perhaps that future pick is the real target here.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Knicks have agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal with Austin Rivers.

    Rivers will slot into an ugly backcourt mix but should be a bench option in support of RJ Barrett, Alec Burks, Elfrid Payton and any other ball-handlers. It's not a landing spot that lends itself to fantasy value at first glance, though Rivers was hard-pressed to find such a spot anyway. It gives the Knicks some veteran playmaking presence as they try to field a team that can at least hang in there at the NBA level.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Alec Burks
    SG, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have announced the signing of Alec Burks.

    Burks is set to head to New York on a one-year, $6 million deal. He will be in the mix to start but is most likely to come off the bench behind RJ Barrett. Burks should be able to fill a primary scoring role in the second unit, and it's not a bad landing spot for his statistical outlook, even if he won't reach the heights he did on last year's dreadful Warriors team.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • JaVale McGee
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Knicks are emerging as a possible trade destination for JaVale McGee, per Marc Stein.

    The Knicks, unsurprisingly, would want another asset from the Lakers in order to add McGee to the mix. Acquiring another center would be very frustrating for fantasy GMs who are looking for value at the pivot in New York, but the Knicks' ask of an additional piece hopefully signals that they wouldn't intend to use McGee much. The Lakers may have to bite the bullet here if this is the transaction in the way of signing Marc Gasol.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Theo Pinson
    PG, New York Knicks

    Theo Pinson will sign a two-way deal with the Knicks, per ESPN's Bobby Marks.

    Pinson was waived by the Knicks earlier in the week but the expectation was that at least some of those players would be back with the franchise, and Pinson joins Elfrid Payton among those ranks. He's been a productive G League player so we'll see if he can play at a level that convinces the Knicks to convert him to a standard deal over the course of the season.

    Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Rockets have claimed Kenny Wooten off waivers, continuing to build their center stocks.

    Wooten spent his time in the G-League last season, averaging 3.6 blocks per game, before being waived by the Knicks. Christian Wood is slated to be the starting center for the Rockets and despite the center rotation being very thin, Wooten is no guarantee to feature in the active lineup.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Knicks.

    After being waived by the Knicks earlier in the week, they will bring him back on a reduced deal. It is surprising he wasn't able to garner more attention on the open market given his reasonably strong showing to end the 2019-20 season. The point guard situation in New York remains unclear and so Payton's exact role is a little cloudy. Should he be given the starting tag and with it starters minutes, he could be a sneaky source of assists and steals late in drafts.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bobby Portis
    PF, New York Knicks

    It is being reported that Bobby Portis and the Milwaukee Bucks have come to an agreement on a two-year contract.

    Portis receives a player option for year-two and until the Bucks add more free agents, he currently replaces both Ersan Ilyasova and Robin Lopez as PF/C backup. As it stands, he should be looking at a 20-25 minute per game role which may not be enough for standard league relevance. He was only a top-240 player last season in 21.1 minutes per game on the offensively starved Knicks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter