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Sources: Knicks to pick up guard Shane Larkin's third-year contract option

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After some initial uncertainty, the New York Knicks plan to pick up the third-year contract option for guard Shane Larkin, league sources told Yahoo Sports.The Knicks have been satisfied with Larkin, 22, in the preseason, and will guarantee the $1.67 million on his contract for the 2015-16 season.The deadline for guaranteeing the third-year option comes at the end of October.As Knicks president Phil Jackson plans to use significant salary cap space for high-profile free agents in the summer o... More>>

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    wei- How the Knicks could benefit from a revised NBA draft lottery

    wei- How the Knicks could benefit from a revised NBA draft lottery

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:04:40 GMT
    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:04:40 GMT
    The NBA's Board of Governors will vote on a proposed change to the draft lottery Wednesday that could have a beneficial effect on the Knicks and other big-market clubs.The most extreme — and most unlikely — potential reform would have all 14 non-playoff teams with an equal chance of nabbing the No. 1 pick. Another proposal discussed is having clubs eight through 14 get the same odds of victory or moving up into the lottery's top three.According to a source, the leading scenario for reform is ...More>>
    The NBA's Board of Governors will vote on a proposed change to the draft lottery Wednesday that could have a beneficial effect on the Knicks and other big-market clubs.The most extreme — and most unlikely — potential reform would have all 14 non-playoff teams with an equal chance of nabbing the No. 1 pick. Another proposal discussed is having clubs eight through 14 get the same odds of victory or moving up into the lottery's top three.According to a source, the leading scenario for reform is ...More>>
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    Wei- Knicks’ big plans for Andrea Bargnani already gone awry

    Wei- Knicks’ big plans for Andrea Bargnani already gone awry

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:01:34 GMT
    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:01:34 GMT
    There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks' triangle offense.There was hope Derek Fisher's defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway Jr. would get as good on defense as he was last season on offense.Hope is on hold.With a preseason starting to tilt toward ominous, Knicks coach Derek Fisher admitted Bargnani may not be ready for the s...More>>
    There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks' triangle offense.There was hope Derek Fisher's defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway Jr. would get as good on defense as he was last season on offense.Hope is on hold.With a preseason starting to tilt toward ominous, Knicks coach Derek Fisher admitted Bargnani may not be ready for the s...More>>
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    Wei - Tim Hardaway making impact for Knicks off the bench

    Wei - Tim Hardaway making impact for Knicks off the bench

    Friday, October 17 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:45:50 GMT
    Friday, October 17 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-10-17 14:45:50 GMT
    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert each have started one of the Knicks' first two games at shooting guard, but Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to emerge as a scoring option off the bench for first-year coach Derek Fisher. Hardaway, who made the NBA's All-Rookie team last season, leads the Knicks in scoring at 14.5 points per game entering Monday's contest against Toronto at the Garden.“Just observing him from a stance as an opponent last year and now having worked with him since June, he's just an impre...More>>
    J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert each have started one of the Knicks' first two games at shooting guard, but Tim Hardaway Jr. continues to emerge as a scoring option off the bench for first-year coach Derek Fisher. Hardaway, who made the NBA's All-Rookie team last season, leads the Knicks in scoring at 14.5 points per game entering Monday's contest against Toronto at the Garden.“Just observing him from a stance as an opponent last year and now having worked with him since June, he's just an impre...More>>
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    wei- Deron Williams finds old form during training camp

    wei- Deron Williams finds old form during training camp

    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:09:15 GMT
    Wednesday, October 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-10-22 15:09:15 GMT
    BOSTON — The Nets travel north to play the final game of their six-game exhibition schedule Wednesday night against the Celtics, one in which most of their regulars will see little to no time on the floor. Nets coach Lionel Hollins even went so far as to say his goal for the game was simply for everyone on his team to “not be hurt” by the end of it.Hollins ensured Deron Williams won't have any issues in the final preseason game, leaving him back in New York to rest, and confirming the main st...More>>
    BOSTON — The Nets travel north to play the final game of their six-game exhibition schedule Wednesday night against the Celtics, one in which most of their regulars will see little to no time on the floor. Nets coach Lionel Hollins even went so far as to say his goal for the game was simply for everyone on his team to “not be hurt” by the end of it.Hollins ensured Deron Williams won't have any issues in the final preseason game, leaving him back in New York to rest, and confirming the main st...More>>
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