July 16, 2019, 2:03 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have announced the signings of Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock.
Morris is on a one-year, $15 million deal while Bullock is coming in on a two-year deal worth less than $4.7 million annually, with a second season that isn't fully guaranteed. While both players began the offseason as potential standard-league targets, there's not much to see given the sudden depth of the Knicks roster. Morris will be one of five players who should mostly be playing power forward, while Bullock will slot into a busy backcourt and is already expected to miss at least a month of the season. New York's rotations are going to be a mess and we'd steer clear.
Source: New York Knicks
July 16, 2019, 1:43 pmReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock is expected to miss at least one month of the regular season, per SNY's Ian Begley.
Bullock, who initially agreed to a two-year deal worth $21 million, re-worked his contract to clock in at two years (with a second year that isn't fully guaranteed) for under the $4.7 million exception. There's no word on what exactly Bullock is dealing with, though he suffered from neck stiffness and plantar fasciitis in his right foot late last season. There's no need to monitor Bullock in standard leagues to open the year.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
July 16, 2019, 10:49 amReggie BullockSG-SF, New York Knicks
Reggie Bullock has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Knicks for less than the $4.7 million exception.
It was reported that Bullock intitally had an offer for two years and $20 million so this is a considerable drop on the monetary terms. The two parties had to rework their agreement after unanticipated health issues that almost made the deal fall through. This is also the end of the domino that had Marcus Morris back off his initial agreement with the Spurs and sign a deal with the Knicks instead. New York seems to be loaded in the forward positions and it’s anyone’s guess who earns the minutes to become fantasy relevant next year.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 5:32 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson, Jarrett Allen, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Brandon Clarke and Kendrick Nunn have been named to the Summer League First Team.
Robinson averaged 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in only 25.2 mpg in Vegas, and the hype train will continue to roll. Allen had a slow start to his Summer League but came around to dominate as a player of his caliber should. Alexander-Walker and Clarke showed out for the rookie class, with NAW finishing third in scoring at 24.3 points per game. Nunn put up 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals in his summer session and will look to crack the backcourt rotation in Miami this year.
Source: NBA on Twitter
July 14, 2019, 12:51 pmTyler CavanaughPF, New York Knicks
Tyler Cavanaugh will be playing with Alba Berlin in the Bundesliga this upcoming season.
Cavanaugh spent Summer League with the Knicks, and closed out his stint in Vegas with 19 points in 20 minutes. After making something of a breakthrough in his rookie season with the Hawks, Cavanaugh only logged 11 games (and 39 minutes) with the Jazz last season.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
July 13, 2019, 8:19 pmKevin KnoxSF, New York Knicks
Kevin Knox shot poorly on Saturday, going 3-for-9 from the field and 7-for-12 from the line but was able to score 15 points and chip in across the board.
He added four rebounds, five dimes, two triples, two steals and two blocks to complete his line for the night. Knox has always been an intriguing talent. However, until he figures out to score more efficiently and regularly his ceiling in fantasy will have a hard cap.
July 13, 2019, 8:13 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had himself a solid effort in Saturday's 103-87 win over the Wizards, dropping 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds and three blocks.
He established himself as an efficient shooter from the field in his rookie season. Now, the volume of shots is ticking up and we're excited. The blocks were expected and Mitch-Rob delivered. He's going to be a hot commodity in 2019-20.
July 13, 2019, 8:09 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett was cooking on Saturday, scoring 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two 3s an 10 assists.
This was an excellent game for the third overall pick of the 2019 NBA draft. While the high-volume scoring was nice to see as well as the near-trip-dub, the lack of defensive numbers and his going 5-for-8 from the line point to Barrett needing a bit more time before he can be a fantasy stud. That said, the game is there and we're excited to watch him grow.
July 11, 2019, 7:37 pmMarcus MorrisPF, New York Knicks
Marcus Morris is planning on signing a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks.
Morris backed out of a two-year, $20 million deal with San Antonio and is blatantly chasing the bigger payday, not that there's anything wrong with that. It's not great news for any fantasy appeal that Morris might've had, however, as he is now battling for minutes at the forward spots with Julius Randle, Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson. It's going to be a mess for fantasy owners, and outside of Randle and Portis there might not be anyone worth looking at for 12-team purposes.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 11:39 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson continued his string of solid performances as he put up 13 points and 11 rebounds in 24 minutes in a 117-96 win over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Robinson shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and blocked five shots. He has already proven that he is a force to be reckoned with in the NBA, so he could rest in the upcoming games. He should have no real competition for minutes at the center position, so expect Robinson to take a step forward in his sophomore season.
July 10, 2019, 11:35 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett played well on Wednesday in a win over the Lakers as he had 21 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-17 shooting.
Although his efficiency was still well below what the Knicks would like to see, this was a step forward. He should see huge minutes all season long, so it is possible we could see a Trae Young-like season where he warms up after the All-Star break once he is adjusted to NBA action. Fellow rookie Ignas Brazdeikis scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with two steals and four 3-pointers.
July 10, 2019, 11:30 pmKevin KnoxSF, New York Knicks
Kevin Knox put up 25 points on 7-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds in 24 minutes in a win over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Knox had his best game of the Summer League thus far as he efficiently dropped 25 points. He made two triples and also added three assists to the box score. Knox is a key piece for the Knicks' NBA squad, so it would not be a surprise to see him rest the next game after this dominant outing.
July 9, 2019, 11:47 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett started slowly, but his performance was much-improved on Tuesday as he put up 17 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks in 27 minutes in a Summer League loss to the Raptors.
Barrett has infamously struggled from the field in Summer League, so it was good to see him finish with some makes tonight. With what should be an opportunity for huge minutes in his rookie season, it will be intriguing to see what sort of stats he puts up and if he can keep the field goal percentage respectable.
July 9, 2019, 11:39 pmKevin KnoxSF, New York Knicks
Kevin Knox made just three of his 15 field goal attempts in a Summer League loss on Tuesday.
Knox did shoot 8-for-11 from the line to get to 15 points at least. He added a three, two steals, five rebounds and one assists in 30 minutes. With the Knicks starting three key pieces of their NBA squad in Summer League, you'd expect to see a better team performance, but there have certainly been some struggles.
July 9, 2019, 11:33 pmMitchell RobinsonC, New York Knicks
Mitchell Robinson had a classic Mitchell Robinson game in a Summer League loss to the Raptors on Tuesday as he put up 13 points (5-of-7 FGs, 3-of-7 FTs), 14 boards and three blocks in 26 minutes.
If we were projecting his stats for the upcoming season, this line would be pretty close. He'll be a hot commodity in fantasy drafts as he has a realistic shot at top-25 production. It would be nice to know if the Knicks' players' minutes are going to stay a bit more constant than in this past season though.