According to David Aldridge, the New York Knicks have come to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent shooting guard Ronnie Brewer. Brewer has spent his past two years in Chicago and he averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds a game last year, while playing 24.8 minutes a game.
It’s been rumored since last year that the New York Knicks will receive some new jerseys, where they ditch “black and go to a very simple design”, but an official jersey change has yet to be confirmed. It looks like it’s all but a done deal, though:
According to the Sun Sentinel, the Miami Heat’s first road game will be on Friday, November 2nd, when they will face off against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. While the official, full NBA schedule has yet to be released, it’s likely this will be the Knicks’ home opener.
Basically, there are two reports right now. In the first report, Raymond Felton will make ~$10 million over three-years, and in the second report, he will made ~$14 million over four-years. The actually contract numbers have yet to surface, but I’ll outline how each offer comes to fruition.
Great work, @Pavvy8.
Pablo Torre of Sports Illustrated has the first one-on-one with Jeremy Lin. From it. we learn that Lin’s top choice was New York, he was told not to rush back for the playoffs. I’m going to post some tidbits from the article, but be sure to read it in full here.
Well, I was in the middle of writing a post outlining some more reasons why the Knicks should keep Jeremy Lin, but Howard Beck just broke the news: Jeremy Lin will NOT be matched by the New York Knicks.
As it currently stands, Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd are the two point guards on the Knicks’ roster. Jason Kidd signed a three-year deal for the mini-MLE, while Raymond Felton was the centerpiece of a sign-and-trade, which let him receive a three-year deal reported as $10 million (I’m nearly 100% sure Knicks can’t offer more than $8,797,352.7, so there must be incentives that push it closer to $10 million). The Knicks will have until 11:59 PM EST to decide if they want to match Jeremy Lin’s offer-sheet with the Houston Rockets, and right now, there’s no definitive way to tell which way the Knicks are leaning.
Just when it seemed like the Knicks were going to have a quiet off-season where they would keep most of the team together, the team goes out and acquires former Knick, Raymond Felton, in a sign and trade with the Portland TrailBlazers. With the team acquiring another point guard to go along with Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni, all signs point to the end of the Jeremy Lin era in New York, as multiple media outlets have reported that the Knicks are unlikely to match Lin’s offer sheet with the Houston Rockets; the Knicks still have until Tuesday night to decide if they are going to keep the 23-year-old point guard. It makes little sense to keep 4 point guards on the roster, but hey, this is the Knicks. Nonetheless, it appears as if the Knicks are choosing Raymond Felton over Jeremy Lin, which has many scrambling to compare the production of the two players. This will be a two part series in which we compare their offensive and defensive games. First up: Offense.
As reported by Jason Quick, a senior writer for The Oregonian, the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers have come to terms on the details of their sign-and-trade. Portland will receive Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and some cash. The Knicks will get Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas. The deal cannot be made official until tomorrow, as Dan Gadzuric is not eligible to be traded until July 16th, according to Alan Hahn.
NBA Summer League action is ‘fan-tastic’!
Another slow start (4 of 13 FG in the 1st quarter) and the Knicks found themselves playing from behind again today!
The Knicks’ squad was more aggressive on both ends of the floor today, but it didn’t seem to matter. It was for better or for worse, as they got abused taking chances on the defensive side and took some horrendous shots on the offensive end.
When the reported offer-sheet the Houston Rockets agreed to with Jeremy Lin was released as four-years, $28.8 million, there were indications that the Knicks planned to match any offer “up to one-billion dollars.” Now, after we’ve learned that Jeremy Lin’s actually deal pays him $25.1, guaranteed, in a three-year deal, we have seen the Knicks work a sign-and-trade for Raymond Felton, which leaves us unsure if the Knicks will choose to match Lin’s offer-sheet.