The Knicks extended qualifying offers to Jeremy Lin and Landry Fields yesterday, which will make them restricted free agents Sunday.
The Knicks are expected to match all offers for Lin.
On the open market, Lin can’t earn more than the average salary, which is roughly $5.2 million. The Knicks can pay him up to about $5.5 million if the union wins the NBA’s appeal of the “early-Bird” rights... » more
Ex-Knicks president Donnie Walsh could return to the Pacers, and get his old job back with Indiana.
According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, Pacers president Larry Bird will step down. The Star said Walsh, who served at Indiana’s GM and president during his 24-year run with the organization, is expected to return to the Pacers and could be Bird’s replacement.
Walsh ran the Knicks... » more
Jeremy Lin has retained the sports practices at Williams & Connolly LLP, switching to the Washington group that represents NBA players including Tim Duncan, Ray Allen and Shane Battier.
Lin, who is a restricted free agent this offseason, said in a statement, "I believe Jim [Tanner] and the team at Williams & Connolly are the best fit for me in all aspects of my career."
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The Knicks and Jeremy Lin continue to await the outcome of the hearing regarding his and Steve Novak’s “Early Bird Rights” for next season. But Lin won something today.
NBA TV announced that Lin is the recipient of NBA TV’s first-ever “Social Breakout Player of the Year” Award for his increase in popularity with fans across Twitter and Facebook this season.
The Knicks would rather Lin... » more
Now Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak and the Knicks wait.
The hearing to determine whether Lin and Novak would be granted their “Early Bird Rights” was held this morning and lasted into the afternoon. A decision is expected by July 1, which is the start of free agency, but some expect it will come before that.
The Knicks are hoping the union wins the appeal. Novak attended the appeal and tweeted,... » more
You probably know this already: J.R. Smith has trouble sleeping.
You know that if you follow him on Twitter, where the Knicks’ sixth man tweets at all hours of the night and early morning. It was one of those late-night Tweet-fests that led to Smith arranging a 2 a.m. bike ride with some fans through New York City.
“It was kind of random,” Smith said this afternoon. “We ended up buying... » more
Kidsday reporters caught up with Carmelo Anthony in Manhattan on Tuesday at an event sponsored by Jeep.
Anthony spoke with the reporters about his two homes (Baltimore and New York City), the reason behind him wearing No. 7, and about why his offseason will be filled with more work than relaxation.... » more
Carmelo Anthony spoke at an event to promote Jeep's partnership with USA Basketball at Flatiron Plaza yesterday.
Here’s our story from that – with great help from my colleague Chris Mascaro - on Nuggets coach George Karl saying Melo needs to be more committed to things other than offense, Mike Woodson saying Anthony is committed and Anthony not knowing what to say.
Here’s some more Anthony,... » more