It’s about time we have some live Knicks basketball, right?
Today at 2PM, the Knicks will face off against the New Jersey Nets at the Prudential Center. It will be the first of a two-game pre-season, with the second game culminating at Madison Square Garden.
As Knick fans waited in anticipation for Jamal Crawford to make his final decision on where he would take his talents, Shawne Williams waited in anticipation for the Knicks to make a decision on his own future. In the end, the Knicks struck out looking as Jamal Crawford will suit-up for the Blazers and Shawne Williams will move on (and start) for the cross-river rival Nets.
Jamal Crawford and Shawne Williams, two players the Knicks hope to sign with the mini-MLE, are supposed to make their decision as to where they will play, today.
While it is very unlikely the Knicks will be able to sign both (One would have to take the mini-MLE, while the other takes the minimum), the Knicks are looking to come away with one of the two.
Here’s the first of many 2012 Knicks iPhone wallpapers and computer wallpapers to come! Double click on image to get the full-sized version.
UPDATE: I updated the wallpaper, so it should now fit the screen perfectly, and be a little crisper.
Well, that was a crazy 72 hours, eh?
A lot has happened in Knicks-land, so let’s take a minute to try and recap all the deals that went down.
The Knicks chose to amnesty Chauncey Billups, and his $14.2 million expiring contract, to make cap-space for Tyson Chandler. Billups was not too pleased (courtesy of Ian O’Connar).
Today, Mike Bibby was officially signed to a one-year deal, valued at the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million by the New York Knicks.
The deal was not met with great optimism nor celebration from Knicks fans; actually, quite the contrary. Many fans, myself included, believe Mike Bibby is too old to be playing at the NBA level. His legs are shot. He can’t even keep up with Eddy Curry. But, luckily, he can still shoot.
Late last night, things started to heat up on the Knicks’ free-agency front. A bunch of things have circulated, so let’s take a second to look at what’s out there.
According to David Aldridge, the Knicks have offered J.J. Barea a two year deal using the new “room” exception, valued at $2,500,000 a year.
It’s a done deal. Tyson Chandler will be joining the Knicks.
Per Howard Beck,
Knicks’ trades are complete. It’s a 3-team deal with Dallas and Washington. New York sends Turiaf, 2013 2nd-round pick and cash to Wizards.
Today, at 2PM, free-agency will officially begin, and according to multiple outlets, Tyson Chandler is 98% sure he will become a New York Knickerbocker.
This news came as a remarkable surprise to most Knicks fans, because as recently as this yesterday morning, no one saw this coming; we were still looking at the addition of Grant Hill to be the highlight of this year’s offseason, in hopes of acquiring Chris Paul next year. However, that all changed quickly.
As we head into the upcoming free-agency period, and season, with Glen Grunwald as the Knicks’ general manager, let’s take a minute to appreciate everything Donnie Walsh did for the Knicks, and show how important smart roster management is.
The rumors are flying, and today, it has been reported that Chris Paul’s agent, Leon Rose, informed the Hornets that Paul would like a trade to New York.
I had to have some fun with the news, so here’s a little image.
“CP3-For-All” has begun, and each hour it seems that “sources” have Chris Paul going to different teams. Yesterday there were a number of articles published that pushed the notion that Paul will not come to the Knicks, mainly due to the monetary difference between the contracts the Knicks and Hornets can offer him.