The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form.
The Knicks announced two of their first moves of the offseason on Wednesday, the first day signings could become official under NBA rules.
When the moratorium lifts on Wednesday night and teams around the league execute all the deals reported over the last 10 days, the Knicks will still be left with many holes to fill and very few good options to fill them.
J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni are staying in New York to help the Knicks build on their best season in nearly decades.
J.R. Smith is far from the perfect player, but the Knicks have no choice but to sign him. If J.R. wants to bolt to a bad team for more money, he can.
“It’s very ironic,” his father said at the Knicks’ practice facility. “The years that I played and the rivalry that we had, now it’s coming full circle. My son is going to play for the Knicks.”
The New York Knicks loaded up on old guys last season while building a playoff team, and now they have a chance Thursday to mix in some youth.
The NBA Draft is just three days away, and it is perhaps the most important part for the Knicks as they head into the offseason.
All in all, this should be a very exciting and competitive series. San Antonio will likely have to win two games in Miami to win the series. It’s a tall order, but if any team can win a Game 7 in Miami, it’s a veteran team like the Spurs.
“There’s a lot of different stuff I may have the opportunity to do,” Kidd said. “If I play, I plan on playing for the Knicks. I got to be honest with myself. I’m a young man. (But) I got to see if I could still mentally do the grind all over again.”
On Tuesday I went over the Knicks’ financial situation for the next three years, so keep that in mind as we go through the offseason decisions that the Knicks will have to make. Here are where the pivotal points are going to be.
Big changes are not coming now. They are two years away. They do have to get better, but that will be incremental, not dramatic. The Knicks are Melo’s team, and right now, that’s a good thing.
Knicks star Carmelo Anthony won’t need surgery on his troublesome knee, and the team hopes it’ll be the same for his injured shoulder, according to the New York Daily News.
As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.
“It’s just a matter of who wants it more,” Carmelo Anthony said. On Thursday night, that was the Knicks.