The Knicks announce 2020-21 preseason schedule

The New York Knicks announced their preseason schedule for the upcoming 2020-21 season. It will commence December 11 in Detroit with two tilts against the Detroit Pistons and the culminated at MSG with a pair of runs with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The complete preseason schedule is listed below: Friday, December 11 @ Detroit Pistons | 7:00 p.m. ET Sunday, December 13 @ Detroit Pistons | 7:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, December 16 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | 7:30 p.m. ET Friday, December 18 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | 7:30 p.m. E

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Knicks sign former no.2 Kidd-Gilchrist

From the New York Knicks: NEW YORK, NY (November 28, 2020) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kidd-Gilchrist, 6-6, 230-pounds, holds career averages of 8.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists over 24.6 minutes in 446 career games (356 starts) over eight seasons with Charlotte and Dallas. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.7 rebounds over 11.2 minutes in 25 games with the Hornets and Mavericks last season. In 2013, he was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie…

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Knicks move up to No.23 with trade with Jazz

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz have engaged in deal that will move the Knicks up in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. The Knicks are sending their No. 27 and No. 38 picks to the Jazz in exchange for the No. 23 picks. As icing on the cake, Utah is sending over the the draft rights to 2008 second-round pick Ante Tomic, 33, who is not expected to come to the NBA. The Knicks now have the No.8 and No. 23 selections.

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Patrick Ewing home from hospital

NBA great and current Georgetown head basketball coach Patrick Ewing has returned home from the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. Ewing’s son and namesake, Patrick Ewing, Jr. made the announcement Monday on Twitter. The elder Ewing revealed Friday evening that he tested positive for the coronavirus. We at sneakershoptalk.com are certainly glad to hear that Ewing is now out of the hospital and wish him a continual and speedy recovery.

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Bobby Portis and Julius Randle partner up with Hello Fresh to assist City Harvest feed the multitudes effected by COVID-19

From the Knicks team news: NEW YORK, NY (March 27, 2020) – New York Knicks teammates Julius Randle and Bobby Portis have joined forces with HelloFresh, the world’s leading meal-kit company, to donate $180,000 worth of meals to City Harvest, New York City’s private response to hunger and largest food rescue organization, to help feed New Yorkers who are struggling to put meals on their tables amid the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, Randle and Portis are each contributing $50,000 to support City Harvest’s operations, which will altogether help feed more than 370,000 New Yorkers in…

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Leon Rose reportedly “impressed” with interim Mike Miller

From Bleacher Report: New York Knicks president Leon Rose has reportedly had a “positive feeling” about interim head coach Mike Miller since taking over the front office in early March. Ian Begley of SNY reported Thursday that Rose was “impressed” with Miller’s work and “respected the job” he’s done since replacing David Fizdale, who was fired in December. Rose is going to lead the coaching search in the offseason, and NBA executives view former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolveshead coach Tom Thibodeau as a “strong favorite,” per Begley. Even if Thibodeau or another high-profile coach is hired to take…

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RJ Barrett out for at least a week with sprained ankle

According to the team, New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett will be out a week with a sprained right ankle. Barrett was on crutches following the game. The number 3 overall pick in this past NBA draft is averaging 14.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 31.2 minutes per contest.

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Julius Randle out versus Jazz

One of the myriad of power forwards the New York Knicks signed this offseason, Julius Randle will not be in action due to personal issues when the team plays the Utah Jazz Wednesday night, according to the team’s PR. Randle is not traveling with team. On the season Randle is averaging 18.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists.

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Knicks’ Morris and Robinson to play against Nets

According to Ian Begley of SNY, center Mitchell Robinson and forward Marcus Morris will be back in the New York Knicks lineup against the Brooklyn Nets. Robinson is coming back from an illness that kept him out of the last game against the Washington Wizards. Morris had been dealing with a sore Achilles.

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Knicks hire David Blatt as consultant

The New York Knicks have hired former Cleveland Cavaliers head man and Lebron James coaching causality David Blatt as a basketball consultant. Despite how things went in his run with the Cavaliers, Blatt is well-respected in the basketball world. It remains to be seen if he can be a voice of reason in the basketball asylum that is the New York Knickerbocker organization.

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