Newsday's Al Iannazzone takes you inside the Knicks.
Original Knick Oscar Benjamin “Ossie” Schectman, the man credited with scoring the first basket in NBA history died Tuesday, the team announced. Schectman was 94.
Born in Queens May 30, 1919, Schectman played at Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn and was an All-American at Long Island University, where he helped the Blackbirds win the NIT championship in 1939 and 1941. He was a first-team...Read more »
The Knicks made it official, re-signing power forward Kenyon Martin today.
The hard-playing forward signed a one-year deal for the veterans’ minimum of roughly $1.4 million.
With Martin in the fold, the Knicks have 12 players under contract and have re-signed three of their own free agents. They also brought back J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni.
Martin averaged 7.2 points and 5.3...Read more »
Basketball greats Walt Frazier, Nate Archibald and John Starks hit the links on Tuesday at a golf fundraiser to fight cancer hosted by Joe Cairo at Lido Golf Course. They also did some talking. Starks, a former Knicks shooting guard, said that despite the Nets moves this offseason the Knicks are still the team in New York.
"No," Starks said with a smile when asked if the Nets were...Read more »
Andrea Bargnani has shown he can score, and he might get more and easier opportunities playing with Carmelo Anthony. But Bargnani knows he has to put more an emphasis into defense and rebounding.
“I’ll focus a lot on that,” Bargnani said on a conference call Thursday morning. “I got to get better in many aspects of the game. Last year was tough for me because I had so many injuries. I wasn’t...Read more »
J.R. Smith officially re-signed with the Knicks Thursday.
The NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year inked a four-year deal for roughly $25 million. The fourth year is a player option.
“Re-signing J.R. was one of our primary goals this offseason and we are thrilled to have him back,” Knicks executive vice president and general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. “He made great strides this...Read more »
Andrea Bargnani is officially a Knick.
The team completed the trade for the 7-foot Italian shooter this afternoon. The Knicks sent Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson (via sign-and-trade), 2016 first-round pick and second-round choices in 2014 and 2017 to Toronto for Bargnani.
The trade was agreed upon July 1, but couldn’t be finalized until today’s end of the NBA moratorium...Read more »
The Knicks officially announced that they have re-signed Pablo Prigioni.
The Argentine point guard inked a three-year deal for just under $6 million. The third year is a partially guaranteed team option.
This is the first day teams can announce free agent dealings as the NBA moratorium is over.
“We are very excited to have Pablo back in a Knicks uniform. He is one of our catalysts...Read more »
Marcus Camby sounds as if he doesn't think he got a fair shot with the Knicks last season and isn’t thrilled about returning to Toronto.
The Knicks agreed in principle to a trade to send Camby, Steve Novak and picks to the Raptors for Andrea Bargnani. The trade isn’t official yet, but Camby is officially unhappy.
Camby, 39, signed a three-year, $13.1 million deal last summer to be Tyson...Read more »
Gregg Popovich always has been a big fan of Jason Kidd. He tried to get him to sign with the Spurs in 2003, a short time after San Antonio beat Kidd’s Nets in the Finals.
So when Popovich was asked if he admired the former Knicks' point guard for leaving $6.2 million on the table when he retired, he cracked a joke about Kidd.
“He’s made enough,” Popovich said. “He told me no a...Read more »
Kenyon Martin enjoyed his best years with Jason Kidd on the Nets. Martin was the enforcer and a main defensive presence on the Nets’ back-to-back NBA Finalist teams in 2002 and 2003.
Martin was happy to play with Kidd again this past season with the Knicks. Kidd announced his retirement Monday. Here’s Martin’s reaction:
“One of the best teammates I have had in the league as well as a...Read more »