June 22, 2020, 3:50 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have received permission to interview Jason Kidd for their head coaching job, per Marc Stein.
Mike Brown is another name in the rumor mill lately as the Knicks try to sort out their future. Kidd had a big fan in Giannis Antetokounmpo when he led the Bucks, which may be a point in his favor as the Knicks try to find a voice that can connect with and guide a young roster, though Kidd's tactical decisions left a ton to be desired. New York is expected to interview up to 10 candidates and so far they're covering plenty of bases, including a big name like Kidd.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 17, 2020, 5:28 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
Ian Begley of SNY.tv is reporting that the Knicks plan to interview 8-10 candidates for their head coaching job.
It was previously reported today that Sixers assistant Ime Udoka and Magic assistant Pat Delany are among the candidates that the Knicks are expected to interview. The organization will likely take their time in trying to find the right candidate for the job so don't expect a decision to be made anytime soon.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
June 17, 2020, 5:01 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Knicks plan to interview Pat Delany for their head coaching position.
Delany has previously worked with the Heat organization for 11 seasons in a variety of roles. He served as a video intern, video coordinator and an advanced scout with Miami. He has also been the head coach of a G League team prior to joining the Magic staff in 2018-19. The Knicks will likely take their time to find the right person for the job. Continue to monitor reports over the coming months to find out who the organization decides to go with under their new regime.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 17, 2020, 4:36 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Knicks will interview Sixers assistant coach, Ime Udoka, for their head coaching job.
All signs point to the fact that the Knicks will not have Mike Miller return as head coach to start the 2020-21 season. Several coaches have been named as candidates but we will have to wait and see who the franchise decides to move forward with. Udoka had previously been an assistant with the Spurs for seven years prior to joining the Sixers staff this season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 29, 2020, 3:40 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks reopened their practice facility for voluntary workouts on Friday.
Another step in the right direction for the NBA's return to action at the end of July. It's still unclear if the Knicks will even be involved in whatever plan is agreed upon, but it is good to learn that the players can now access their facilities in New York. Only five team facilities have not opened up in some capacity at this point.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
May 23, 2020, 9:32 pmLaMelo BallPG, International
The Knicks have LaMelo Ball as their top-rated point guard for the 2020 NBA Draft.
The Knicks have a need at point guard and Ball is considered the point guard with the highest upside in this draft. He had poor shooting numbers in his 12 games in the NBL this past season, shooting .250 from deep and .375 from the field. He is a gifted passer though and averaged 6.8 assists per game in 31.3 minutes, adding 17.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals. If Ball was drafted by the Knicks, he could help younger players RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson get easier looks. Ball will likely be given an opportunity to run the offense by the team that drafts him and he could put up big assists numbers. He also has an impressive steal rate in limited play in Australia, but his shooting percentages are a big concern.
May 5, 2020, 10:13 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks and newly minted team president Leon Rose seem to be in good shape if their preference is to hire Tom Thibodeau and move on from current head coach Mike Miller.
Thibodeau, who has not coached since he was fired by the T-Wolves midway through last season, seems likely to be a sought-after commodity this offseason. The Nets are known to be looking for the right fit at head coach to guide their championship push with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant in the fold and the Rockets' Mike D'Antoni will also be available for interviews this offseason, barring an extension with the Rockets. The Knicks would like to avoid question marks as far as the coaching staff is concerned so they can focus on building a contending roster. Only time will tell if Rose believes that Thibodeau is the man for the job.
Source: Marc Berman of the NY Post
April 29, 2020, 8:56 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
Scott Perry will remain in place as the Knicks GM under President Leon Rose.
Perry is on a one year deal and has a good relationship with Rose. They look forward to rebuilding the Knicks together, but the one year deal may put pressure on Perry to show improvements immediately, which could be detrimental to a long-term rebuild.
Source: Steve Popper on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 10:35 pmElfrid PaytonPG, New York Knicks
Elfrid Payton scored 11 points while picking up 12 assists on Wednesday night, rounding out his line with five rebounds, four steals and a single block.
Payton looks good as the team's facilitator recently and put up some solid defensive numbers as well. A beneficiary of Payton's passing was RJ Barrett who scored 26 points to go with five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block of his own.
March 10, 2020, 11:02 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had 16 points (5-of-15 FG, 1-for-5 3PT)), five rebounds, two assists and four steals in 29 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Wizards.
Barrett has battled through jump-shot woes all season long and tonight was no different. He was drafted in a large percentage of fantasy leagues in the fall but has simply failed to produce fantasy-worthy numbers. Barrett is only a rookie and he will undoubtedly get better. For now, however, he belongs on the wire and is only a fringe streaming option for fantasy managers.
March 2, 2020, 9:38 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett scored a career-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting with five rebounds, five dimes, a steal and three triples in Monday's 125-123 upset win over the Rockets.
Barrett played one of his best games in terms of shot selection, but the free throws are still hampering his value. He's going to put up good volume on counting stats, but the efficiency issues are always going to loom over his head this season.
February 25, 2020, 12:27 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had an encouraging game on Monday, outside of his 3-for-7 performance from the free throw line, putting up 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes in a loss to the Rockets.
Barrett has been pretty terrible for most of this season, and it's going to take quite a few more decent games before he can be trusted. But if he starts to make some improvements, as many rookies do around this time, he could earn back some minutes and become a useful fantasy player in many leagues.
February 21, 2020, 10:10 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett scored 17 points (8-for-19 shooting), four rebounds and two assists in Friday's 98-106 loss to the pacers.
Barrett missed all five of his three-point attempts and two of his three free-throw attempts but still did enough damage inside the arc to lead the Knicks in scoring. There really is nothing to see here as Barrett will struggle to put up relevant production even with a ton of minutes.
February 14, 2020, 11:39 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had 27 points, six rebounds, five assists and chipped in three steals in the Rising Stars game Friday against Team USA.
He had a decent night shooting the ball, going 11-for-17 from the floor, although he missed all four of the triples he attempted. Barrett's fantasy output has really been disappointing so far this season. He ranks outside the top-300 and fantasy managers, if you've managed to hold on to him all the way to this point, should be hoping the Knicks decide to really commit to letting their young guys loose after the All Star break.
February 12, 2020, 11:17 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett was not able to shake off his shooting slump on Wednesday, going 5-for-16 from the field for 16 points, five rebounds and nothing else of note.
Barrett is still not yet ready to take up the mantle of carrying the Knicks alongside Julius Randle. And while it's been a rough rookie campaign for Barrett, he does possess the gifts to make an impact later on, making him more of a dynasty project at this stage.