Tag:New York Knicks
Posted on: September 9, 2009 12:23 pm

Report: Knicks close to re-upping Lee, Robinson

In the latest update on the status of Knicks restricted free agents David Lee and Nate Robinson , Newsday reports that a one-year deal to keep Lee in a Knicks uniform could be finalized by the end of the week.

Newsday also reports that while Donnie Walsh would not confirm any forthcoming deals, he did state that the talsk with both Lee and Robinson (and their representatives) are "at the point where we should start talking real numbers."

Posted on: August 27, 2009 11:56 am

Lee's agent says a holdout is possible

In comments published by the New York Post , agent Mark Bartlestein said that free agent David Lee could hold out on the Knicks when their training camp begins on Sept. 28 if he does not have a signed contract by then.

"I certainly hope not, but you have to have an agreement," Bartlestein said, as quoted by the Post . "I never thought we'd be this far without a deal. It comes down to making a deal. You have to ask [team president] Donnie [Walsh]."

"All we've agreed is if we can't do a sign-and-trade, we will work out a reasonable one-year deal."

Posted on: August 25, 2009 1:23 pm
Edited on: August 25, 2009 1:40 pm

Report: Knicks still interested in Sessions

Citing a source "with intimate knowledge of the situation," Newsday reports that the Knicks remain very interested in bringing in free agent Ramon Sessions , despite internet speculation to the contrary.

The story speculates that the holdup on Sessions accepting or declining the Knicks' offer -- believed to be for $4 million this year with an 8 percent reduction in the second year -- could be that they're waiting to see if the L.A. Clippers make room on their roster.

Either way, the Knicks deal is thought to be the best one currently on the table for Sessions, who is running out of time to find a home for 2009-10. The Knicks could be counting on that, believing that unless something better comes along, Sessions will eventually bite the bullet and sign with them.

Meanwhile, Knicks free agent Nate Robinson recently posted on his Twitter account that he would be meeting with Donnie Walsh on Wednesday about potentially coming back to the team, and asked his Twitter followers to keep their fingers crossed.

Posted on: August 7, 2009 10:51 am

Robinson remains patient, loyal to Knicks

While the New York Knicks continue to evaluate numerous options at guard -- including pursuing restricted free agent Ramon Sessions -- Nate Robinson remains patient and loyal, reiterating his desire to remain a Knick, Newsday reports.

The story reported that one of Robinson's acquaintances said that he "made it clear to Donnie [Walsh] and the organization that he wants to be there" and that he is content to "wait patiently while they sort through whatever they need to."

Robinson has enjoyed success in New York and has remained very loyal to the club despite the team's obvious shopping around, and his asking price is said to be much lower than that if fellow Knicks free agent David Lee . If the Knicks decided to part ways with Robinson in favor of another player, a sign and trade could be an option.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 1:20 pm

Sixers not fielding many calls about Miller

The Philadelphia Daily News reports that 76ers boss Ed Stefanski isn't getting much interest from other teams regarding Andre Miller .

However, the story notes that the New York Knicks may be considering an offer for Miller, as Knicks president of basketball operations Donnie Walsh admitted they have spoken with Miller and his agent recently.

Meanwhile, Stefanski has gone so far as to begin calling agents inquiring about free-agent guards that would be willing to accept one-year deals to play off the bench and to mentor the younger guards on the team.
Posted on: July 15, 2009 1:03 pm

Robinson gets offer from Europe

Could Nate Robinson be heading to Greece? Newsday reports that the Athens-based Olympiakos (the team that signed Josh Childress last season in one of many NBA-to-Europe free agent moves) has offered Robinson a two-year deal worth a reported $10 million.

Some sources claim that Robinson would be much happier to remain a Knick, or at least remain in the NBA rather than make the switch to Europe. Donnie Walsh will meet with Robinson's agent again on Friday to discuss their options, with Walsh stating that he intends to re-sign Robinson. The Knicks might try for a one-year deal to free up cap space for next year's free agency market, or they could also pursue a sign-and-trade for a coveted free agent such as Andre Miller .
Posted on: June 30, 2009 12:04 pm

Kidd to meet with Knicks on July 1

Unrestricted free agent point guard Jason Kidd will meet with New York Knicks officials on the first day of the free agent courting period, with the Knicks hoping to bring in the veteran for a roughly $5.6 million mid-level exception.

The New York Daily News reports that Kidd will meet with Knicks president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni , follwing through on his comments from earlier this year that he would strongly consider signing with the Knicks.

The Daily News said the Knicks would probably offer a one-year deal to the 36-year-old Kidd, who still has a home in New York from his years playing for the New Jersey Nets. The story further states that the Dallas Mavericks could easily top the money the Knicks have at their disposal for an offer to Kidd, so there is a chance that the financial terms won't shake out.

If the Knicks can't reach a deal with Kidd, they are said to be interested in making an offer to Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Ramon Sessions.

Posted on: June 17, 2009 11:27 am

Knicks interested in McGrady?

Newsday reports that the Houston Rockets are engaged in "very preliminary" discussions about offers the team may get for Tracy McGrady , and that the New York Knicks are one of the teams that could be vying for his services.

The story also notes that the Knicks' interest in McGrady is at the due dilligence stage, and is not serious at this point.
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