HoopsHype Shane Larkin rumors

December 16, 2014 Updates

Larkin said he wants to re-sign with the Knicks, and they left that door open when informing him they were declining his option. “I love it here. I want to be here,” Larkin said. “Obviously, I want to help bring the Knicks back to what they used to be.” But the Knicks can offer Larkin only up to the $1,675,320 he would have earned on his rookie-scale contract. Any other team can pay more. NBCSports.com

December 3, 2014 Updates

He made his sentiment known to owner Mark Cuban, who was receptive, sort of, but when it came time to make hard choices, Cuban elected to go with a plan that the Mavericks had set in place and passed on Antetokounmpo with the 13th pick, which they eventually traded down to the 18th pick and, where they got Shane Larkin. “He’s making us look bad for sticking to our plan,” Cuban said Tuesday. “That was Donnie. That (taking Antetokounmpo) is what Donnie wanted to do and I said we should stick to the plan. The whole point was that I wanted to stick to the plan and Donnie was like, this guy’s going to be good. I’ll risk everything that he’s going to be good. I said, I believe you Donnie. “But still, what if all of the sudden we find out that so-and-so (free agent) is dying to come to the Mavs and now you don’t have the cap room. That’s why we put together a plan and our consolation wasn’t too bad.” Dallas Morning News

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The Knicks, however, let the midnight Friday deadline pass for picking up Larkin’s third year $1.675 million option (they also did not extend Iman Shumpert, which likely leads the shooting guard to restricted free agency). Larkin still can re-sign and knows it’s strictly business. “That’s a business deal,” Larkin said. “Obviously they want to build a championship team here and they need as much money as they can next summer to be able to bring in the big free agents that they’re looking at. It’s not like they told me, ‘We don’t see you as part of our future, we don’t want you.’ If that was the case I’d be sitting on the bench.” New York Post

October 31, 2014 Updates

The Knicks won’t pick up point guard Shane Larkin’s team option for 2015-16, a source close to the situation confirmed Friday to SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog. The deadline for guaranteeing the third-year option is today (Friday). The Knicks Blog

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Marc Stein: Attempts to move Ellington solo have been unsuccessful, so Knicks said to be weighing prospect of attaching Prigioni to deal as a catalyst. NOT a case of Knicks not liking Prigioni. It's more NYK being unable to move Ellington unless they attach likes of Prigioni or Shane Larkin Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

July 20, 2014 Updates

Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’ thinking said. ESPN.com

June 29, 2014 Updates

Larkin took a shot at Mark Cuban’s organization for not having patience with young players. Shane Larkin, a point guard out of the University of Miami, struggled in his rookie season after breaking his foot last July in summer-league practice and being out more than four months. “Dallas doesn’t do a good job of developing players,’’ Barry Larkin told The Post in a phone interview from his home in Orlando. “They’re in win-now mode. [Coach] Rick Carlisle doesn’t know how to develop young players, and Shane was a rookie. It always was a struggle for him to figure out what was going on.’’ New York Post

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