Jul 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
The Knicks have downgraded at center this offseason.
They traded Tyson Chandler to the Mavericks, acquiring Samuel Dalembert. They also re-signed Cole Aldrich, and Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani can play some 5, too. But that’s hardly an inspiring position group.
Jason Smith isn’t elite himself, but he increases New York’s odds of getting productive minutes at center throughout each game.
Shams Charania of RealGM:
Smith clearly receive the non-taxpayer mid-level exception ($3,278,000). The Knicks are now limited to minimum-salary contracts for signing outside free agents, but more importantly, they keep Smith off the books for 2015-16. New York’s priority is maximizing cap space for next summer.
Until then, the 7-foot Smith is a good pick-and-pop shooter, though his range doesn’t quite extend to the 3-point arc. He’s also a sold shot-blocker, but his on-ball defense isn’t great and neither is his rebounding.
All said, Smith is a strong addition by Phil Jackson. The Knicks didn’t have much to spend and had a need at the NBA’s most-expensive position. To nab Smith is strong value.
Sep 23, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT
James reportedly received guaranteed contract
Sep 23, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT
Not a lot of people will see the building from above, and it’s early in the process, but…. that’s not pretty.
Sep 23, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT
The many times Toronto and Kyle Lowry could have blown it with each other
Sep 23, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT
He’s already the best midrange shooter in the game.
Sep 23, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT
Heat guard getting style from fictional Miami serial killer
Sep 23, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
Pacers ready for season without Paul George, Lance Stephenson
Sep 23, 2014, 9:30 AM EDT
Lamb, after playing for Bucks and Magic, likely to fall out of NBA following training camp
Sep 23, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT
Reed, previously a member of Kings and Grizzlies, in line to compete for roster spot
Sep 23, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT
He’s better than Charles Barkley already at this.
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Sep 23, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
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Sep 23, 2014, 2:25 AM EDT
Monday tipped-off a series of NBA Cares and charitable events around the New York area tied to the All-Star Game.
Sep 23, 2014, 12:15 AM EDT
Wyc Grousbeck also says he wants Boston to keep point guard long term
Sep 22, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT
Before every game he is throwing the panda head into the crowd.
Sep 22, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT
Charlotte also adds Justin Cobbs, who went undrafted out of Cal
Sep 22, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT
Mohammed gives Chicago 14 players
Sep 22, 2014, 8:30 PM EDT
Ellington, who played for Scott with Cavaliers, received partially guaranteed contract
Sep 22, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT
It’s not going to change anytime soon, either.
Sep 22, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT
David Stockton, an undrafted free agent out of Gonzaga, also worked out for Thunder
Sep 22, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT
He didn’t take anything seriously, so he was vintage Howard.
Sep 22, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT
The Rockets’ defensive system is not the problem with James Harden.
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