Knicks to sign Elfrid Payton

According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, the New York Knicks and free agent point guard Elfrid Payton have agreed on a two year deal worth $16 million. This past season with the New Orleans Pelicans, in his 42 appearances, Payton averaged 10.7 point and 7.6 assists in 29.8 minutes per contest.

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Frank Ntilikina to return tonight versus Nuggets

New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina will return tonight according to Ian Begley of ESPN. He has missed the last two 24 games with a groin injury. “We’re just happy to have him back. “Trainers finally thought it was good enough to clear him. It’s been a frustrating go for everybody especially Frank. I’m just happy he can get back on the court before the year is done.” Knicks coach David Fizdale Coach Fizdale also added, “I just want to get him back on the court quite honestly feeling…

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Dennis Smith Jr. out versus Spurs

According to the The Record/north jersey.com’s Chris Iseman, New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. will miss the team’s game Friday night against the San Antonio Spurs with a sore lower back. In the 17 games since he was acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, Smith has posted averages of 14.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 29.3 minutes per contest.

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Kanter hints at possible opt-out of Knicks contract

The current New York Knicks big man has recently alluded to opting out of his Knicks with deal. He broached this while also teasing a possible return to the Oklahoma City Thunder, where he played from the 2014-15 season until 2017, while speaking with Fred Katz of The Norman Transcript when he was in OKC for game 5 of the Thunder’s first round battle with the Utah Jazz. Katz: Are you going to opt out? You are technically on the Knicks. Kanter: Until July 1,yes. We’ll talk to teams. We’ll…

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Hawks HC interested in Knicks job

According to Marc Beaman of the New York Post, Mike Budenholzer, the Hawks’ head coach is reportedly “genuinely interested” in the New York Knicks’ open vacancy. The source told Mr. Bergman , “New York’s his top choice. If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York. “There’s a good chance Atlanta is not looking to win games the next two years,” the source told Berman. “This wasn’t Mike’s decision. He didn’t expect it. He doesn’t want to lose games.” According to Mr. Bergman,…

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Jeff Hornacek reportedly out in New York

According to ESPN’S Adrian Wojnarowski, Jeff Hornacek is out after only two seasons as the Knicks’ head coach. He was shown the door after Wednesday’s season finale. The Knicks finished the season 29-53 and just 60-104 while at the Knicks’ helm. “Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons,” Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said in a statement. “We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors.” Forward…

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Kristaps Porzingis Reportedly Agrees to Multiyear Deal with Adidas

As reported by Nick Depaula of The Vertical,  Adidas has added Kristaps Porzingis to its roster of players. The Knicks’ power forward indicated that he received offers from several sneaker companies , but ultimately whitled it down to the Swoosh and the Three Stripes. He decided on Adidas because they offered him a better deal, which will pay him between $3 million and $6 million per year.  “All I can say is both Nike and Adidas are first-class companies. I would be lucky to align myself with either one. The…

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