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Knicks get Shved and 2 picks for Prigioni at deadline

prgioniThe Knicks mostly sat out Thursday’s trade deadline fireworks, but they did make one move.

New York traded Pablo Prigioni to Houston for Alexey Shved and second round picks in 2017 and 2019. The Knicks drop Prigioni’s $1.7 Million contract for next season ($300 K guaranteed) and replace it with Shved’s expiring deal, using one of their trade exceptions to accommodate the former Rocket’s larger contract. The Knicks are low on future picks, and Prigioni was a strong candidate to retire after the season, so this is a good move.

However, a lack of assets caused by hasty trades forced the Knicks to sit on the sidelines while quality point guards like Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas, Brandon Knight, and Michael-Carter-Williams.  With Dragic likely to sign with Miami long-term, it’s unclear if the Knicks will be able to upgrade their PG position going forward.


BREAKING: Knicks trade JR Smith, Iman Shumpert

The Knicks have traded JR Smith and Iman Shumpert according to reports. A three-way deal with the Knicks, Thunder, and Cavaliers appears to involve some mix of Smith, Shumpert, Samuel Dalembert, Lou Amundson, Dion Waiters, Reggie Jackson, and probably more. More details to follow, but it appears that JR Smith (And his $7 Million player option for next year) is out of New York, and probably on his way to team up with LeBron, Love, and Kyrie in Cleveland. More recent reports have Shumpert (Who the Knicks were expected to lose as a free agent after this season) in the deal as well.  Reggie Jackson is now expected to go to the Knicks in the deal.  -Tommy Rothman

UPDATE: It is now unclear if Jackson is in the deal. However, Samuel Dalembert IS in the deal.

*Story will be updated*

Phil Jackson Tells Raymond Felton To Expect A Trade


According to league sources, Knicks President Phil Jackson told Raymond Felton that he will attempt to trade him this summer during his exit interview with the embattled Knicks point guard at the end of this past season. Adam Zagoria of SNY TV had the news first.

Felton had the worst season of his career in 2013-2014, struggling constantly on defense and, more often than not, floundering on the offensive end as well. Felton also had his off-the-court issues, getting arrested on weapons charges brought by his ex-wife, who had divorced him a week earlier.

Felton was solid last year, but battled with injuries at the start of the season, making it difficult for him to play well and get in rhythm. As his poor play continued into the middle of the season, the fans began to turn on him in earnest, and by the end of the year, Raymond had become an outcast at Madison Square Garden.

Felton has shown that he can be a solid point guard, and his contract isn’t too bad ($3.8 Million next season with a player option for $4 Million the year after that). His value is at rock-bottom right now, so the Knicks would be very unlikely to get anything useful for him. In fact, if the deal they almost swung at the deadline with the Clippers is any indication, they might have to GIVE UP something valuable in order to get somebody to take Raymond off their hands. The Knicks would be incredibly foolish to make such a move this summer, giving away one or more of their limited assets just to get rid of a guy they don’t have the stomach to glue to the end of the bench. I think the Knicks should look to add a point guard or two (sources say they are interested in Steve Blake), but still keep Felton around and see if he can get healthy, regain his composure, and bounce back under a new coach.

That being said, with a new President in charge and a new coach on the way, players who the guys in the front office don’t think “fit the system” are on the chopping block, and whether it’s fair or not, Raymond Felton’s spot on the team is in serious, serious jeopardy.

It’ll be interesting to see what the Knicks, and Felton, do here. Let’s just hope Phil & Co. don’t mess up too badly, if things don’t end up going well.

For the next few weeks, however, most of the team’s focus will be on finding a new coach… stay tuned.

-Tommy Rothman

Melo Speaks About His Future and The Future of The Team


Speaking Friday to the media gathered in New Orleans for All-Star Weekend, Carmelo Anthony basically said the following.


  • His first choice is to remain in New York for the rest of his career.
  • He is willing to take less money to help the Knicks with the cap going forward, but only if he likes the plans they set out in front of him.
  • He will be meeting with the Knicks’ Front Office soon to discuss roster plans going forward.
  • Mike Woodson will be at practice Monday in Memphis.
  • He knows he will not be traded before Thursday’s Trade Deadline.


Given that Melo seemingly calls a lot of the shots, this is a very telling series of statements. 

-Tommy Rothman


BREAKING: Bynum Traded to Bulls for Deng… Could the Knicks be Next?


Andrew Bynum has been traded along with three picks for Bulls star Luol Deng. The Bulls are expected to waive Bynum within the next day to save over $20 million, and ESPN is reporting that the Knicks, Clippers, and Heat are among the teams expected to consider offering Bynum a roster spot. Bynum has had his struggles health-wise and, most recently, behaviorally, but the Knicks are in need of help on the interior. Would you welcome Bynum to the Knicks? Leave your thoughts in the comments! -Tommy

Knicks Rumor & News Roundup: Final Roster Spot, All-Star Game, Melo, 2015, Udrih, Stars, Preseason, & More

By Tommy Rothman



Here’s the latest on the Knicks News & Rumors front


  • The Knicks and Nets will co-host the All-Star game in 2015.
  • The Knicks have one more roster spot to fill. Lou Amundson, Earl Barron, Tourre Murray, Hamed Haddadi, Ivan Johnson, and Ovidijus Galdikas are candidates.


  • Cuttino Mobley is dropping his lawsuit against the Knicks in an effort to return to the NBA
  • The Knicks signed PG Beno Udrih


  • Coach Woodson still has 2 starting spots open, after saying Wednesday that Felton, Melo, and Chandler are the only players with starting jobs locked up.
  • The Knicks plan to let Carmelo Anthony pick his teammates when the team has cap space in 2015, if Melo opts into his contract after this season. Melo will have a few stars on the market to pick from, including Rajon Rondo.
  • Andrea Bargnani has pneumonia, and may not play for his national team this summer.
  • Iman Shumpert responded to Kendrick Lamar, and Iman will appear on Michelle Obama’s rap album.



  • Niether Amar’e Stoudemire nor Melo will work with Hakeem this offseason.
  • “Koach Wudsen” is off the hook.
  • Paul Pierce seems to have forgotten which team sent him home in April.

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