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2017 Schedule
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2dIan Begley

Sources: Porzingis' brother meets with Jackson

Phil Jackson met with Kristaps Porzingis' brother to talk about the Knicks forward skipping his exit meeting at the end of the season, but no substantial progress was made to settle the issues between the Knicks and the young star.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson spoke recently with Kristaps Porzingis' brother, Janis Porzingis, about the young big man skipping his exit meeting due to frustration with the franchise. There was no substantial progress made during the conversation to settle the issues that led to Porzingis skipping the meeting, sources with knowledge of the meeting confirmed. The news was first reported by the New York Daily News.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Knick Charles Smith is working to help athletes excel beyond their peak earning years through his Pro Athlete Alumni Counsel. The group hosts an annual Sports, Business and Entertainment Conference. This year's conference is on June 2-4, 2017 in New York City. Smith says the goal of the gathering is to provide an opportunity for business leaders to connect and establish relationships with athletes beyond the traditional spokesperson/brand ambassador role. Knicks guard Sasha Vujacic and ex-Mets manager Bobby Valentine are scheduled to attend.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State point guard Monte Morris is scheduled to work out for the Knicks on June 8, agent Ron Shade of Octagon told ESPN. New York is one of several teams who Morris is scheduled to work out for. The Knicks currently two second-round draft picks (44 and 58) and the eighth pick in the first round. Morris is viewed by college observers as a steady, dependable, high-IQ guard, as evidenced by his 1.2 turnovers per game average while playing 35.3 minutes a night. Morris averaged 16.2 points and 6.2 assists per game for the Cylones as a senior.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony's soccer club has fired the head coach and technical director, Puerto Rico FC announced. Team president Tom Payne said said the "front office in New York", which presumably includes Anthony, was in full support of the decision. Carmelo has played for five coaches in New York, so this kind of transition is nothing new for him.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Members of the Knicks organization have been in touch with representatives for N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. about scheduling a pre-draft workout, a league source confirms. There has been no workout scheduled yet but the contact between the Knicks and Smith's camp - which was first reported by ZagsBlog - is an indication that the Knicks would like to take a closer look at Smith Jr. as a potential first-round draft pick. The Knicks have the No. 8 pick in June's draft. Team president Phil Jackson says they are looking at guards and wings. Other players whom members of the organization are fond of include French point guard Frank Ntilikina and Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk, per sources.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Isiah Thomas has unveiled his line of Cheurlin Champagne, which is sold at Madison Square Garden. The Pistons legend and two-time NBA champ's line is called the Cheurlin Thomas Black Label Collection. Maybe they will have it in the locker room the next time the Knicks win a title?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The should surprise no one: there were no Knicks among the 30 players to receive votes for an All-NBA team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are one of 7 teams participating in the Orlando Summer League, per the team's website. Their first game will be July 1.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa State forward Deonte Burton begins his East Coast workouts with a visit to the Knicks on Wednesday and the Celtics next Friday, per a league source. Scouts like Burton's wingspan (6-11.5) and view him as a potential Jae Crowder type in that he can defend multiple positions well. The Knicks have two second-round picks. The Celtics have three.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One team that's interested in free agent point guard Jrue Holdiay? The Dallas Mavericks. League sources say members of the Mavericks organization view Holiday as a free agent target this summer. Holiday will likely command top dollar on the market and Dallas would probably have to clear some cap space to make Holiday a competitive offer. New Orleans would also like to retain Holiday and can offer him more money than any other team. Some in the Knicks organization are fans of the 26-year-old, though it's unclear just how strong that interest is from New York. The length and amount of Holiday's contract would likely take New York out of the running.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The two most likely targets for the Knicks to select with the eighth pick are French guard Frank Ntilikina and Kentucky guard Malik Monk but don't be surprised if the Knicks consider a small forward like Jayson Tatum or Jonathan Isaac if they are available.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to UNC's Tony Bradley, the Knicks' workout today included Kobi Simmons, Kasey Hill, Tyler Dorsey and Omer Yurtseven, per ESPN sources. It was the first day of workouts for the Knicks, who have the eighth pick in the draft and two second-round picks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC big man Tony Bradley is among the group of prospects working out at the Knicks' facility today, per league sources. Bradley, a 6-11 19-year old, has shown NBA scouts that he can be effective in the pick-and-pop. Scouts also say he can develop into a player who can surprise defenders off the dribble at the next level. The Knicks have several big men on the roster but may see Bradley as a long-term answer on the front line.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming they keep their pick, here is the New Era cap that the Knicks' first-round pick will wear on draft night:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clyde Frazier hopes Carmelo stays in New York:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Clyde Frazier tells you what he wore to try to bring the Knicks good luck tonight:

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6dChad Ford

Mock Draft 5.0: Knicks take super distributor

The Knicks are intent on finding a point guard to pair with Kristaps Porzingis, and at No. 8 they could land one that might be a top-3 pick in other years.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson reacts to the Knicks finishing with the eighth pick:

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.3Tied-18th
Rebounds Per Game45.25th
Assists Per Game21.819th
Points Allowed108.023rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451
2012-135428.659