HoopsHype Toney Douglas rumors

June 30, 2012 Updates

The Knicks desperately need veteran backcourt help and with their $3 million mid-level exception should be in the mix for point guards Jason Kidd, Andre Miller, Raymond Felton, Jameer Nelson and shooting guard Ray Allen. They also have veteran Spanish League point guard Pablo Prigioni, who visited two weeks ago, on their radar. The Knicks only have one guard under contract, Toney Douglas. Grunwald said he is looking for “experience.’’ New York Post

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A source told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday that the Knicks are exploring trade options involving Toney Douglas. ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard confirmed it with the website this morning. ESPN.com

A source told ESPNNewYork.com on Tuesday that the Knicks are exploring trade options involving Toney Douglas. ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard confirmed it with the website this morning. The trade deadline is on March 15. Douglas, a 6-2 combo guard, was the Knicks' starting point guard at the beginning of the season after the team amnestied Chauncey Billups, but he's become a bench warmer since Jeremy Lin burst on to the scene. Since Feb. 8, Douglas has only played in one game for six minutes. ESPN.com

March 9, 2012 Updates

Douglas said he is uncomfortable discussing his future. “I want to be a good teammate,’’ Douglas told The Post. “I don’t want to talk about that or deal with that. I can control what I can control. That’s me working out, being ready. I don’t want to get into all that.’’ Asked about March 15, Douglas said, “I don’t want to do that. That’s about the trade [deadline]. I don’t want to talk about that. ’’ New York Post

February 16, 2012 Updates
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Toney Douglas has lost his starting job, but he apparently hasn't lost his job on the Knicks. The team picked up Douglas' contract option for next season on Wednesday, the deadline for the team to do so. Douglas, 25, lost his starting point guard job to rookie Iman Shumpert seven games into the season. He's scoring 8.7 points per game this year, down from 10.6 last year. Douglas is still fourth on the team through Tuesday with 10 shots a game but is shooting just 33%. Wall Street Journal

The Douglas move seemed like a no-brainer as he will make $2 million in his last season. He also could be a more tradeable asset. Knicks interim general manager Glen Grunwald informed Douglas at the morning walk-through at the team hotel. “I took it as a positive,’’ said Douglas. “I guess they want me to be here.’’ New York Post

January 25, 2012 Updates
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The Garden crowd didn’t appreciate his effort. After Douglas missed a jumper and committed a foul with 10:07 left in game, it booed and began chanting, “We want Shumpert.” It applauded moments later when Shumpert came in to replace Douglas. Certainly, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Shumpert is easy on the eyes. He scored 16 points with six rebounds and four assists, displaying the kind of instincts and aggression that made making him a starter an easy decision for coach Mike D’Antoni. “He’s just a big guard and he is playing with a lot of confidence and he is going to get a lot better,” D’Antoni said. New York Post

Ultimately, Shumpert’s emergence should be a blessing in disguise for Douglas, who can return to doing what he does best, coming off the bench and providing a spark. The Knicks bench scored just three points last night with Mike Bibby limited with a bad knee. Douglas is a standup athlete and isn’t going to use injuries as an excuse for his slow start. “If I’m on the court I don’t make excuses,” he said. “It is what it is.” D’Antoni sees it differently. “I think his overall effectiveness hasn’t been good because of his shoulder not being quite ready,” the coach said. “Hopefully that will change.” New York Post

January 6, 2012 Updates

As bad as things look for the Knicks, a positive sign emerged from their back-to-back clunkers against the Raptors and Bobcats. On their final offensive possession of the Toronto loss, Anthony missed a 3-pointer and told everyone afterward that the play called for him to go for a tie with a quick 3. This made no sense when 17 seconds allowed plenty of time to go for a quick two and foul. Sure enough, sources say that's what the play D'Antoni drew up actually did call for Anthony to do, but point guard Toney Douglas ran the play wrong. Douglas was supposed to split Anthony and Chandler, causing defensive confusion and allowing Chandler to set a screen for Anthony, who would either pass to Chandler for a dunk, drive to the basket or take a 3-pointer as a last resort. Instead, Douglas ran to the corner, botching the timing and the spacing for Chandler's screen-and-roll. Anthony, exhausted at that point and positioned behind the 3-point line with no screener, had no choice but to launch the errant 3. So what's positive about this? Instead of throwing Douglas under the bus, Anthony covered for him and took the blame himself. CBSSports.com

December 25, 2011 Updates
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Last season, the teams' two superstars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, became the first pair of Knicks to both average 19 shots per game since the Kennedy administration. The duo combined to take 46% of the team's shots last year on average, the highest percentage from any pair in franchise history. But here's the thing: The Knicks don't want anything to change. Even with the addition of star center Tyson Chandler and the promotion of point guard, Toney Douglas, the Knicks don't expect many offensive tweaks. Coach Mike D'Antoni joked Tuesday that with Douglas playing point guard, Stoudemire and Anthony's shot totals are unlikely to drop because Douglas "might get killed if they do." "I think, Carmelo will take 19, Amar'e will take 19 and that's about right. I thought our offense was good last year," D'Antoni said Tuesday. "We'll get better because they know each better but they definitely won't be going down." Wall Street Journal

December 13, 2011 Updates

The talk has been that if the Cleveland Cavaliers waive Baron Davis, he could wind up with the Knicks. But if Davis' back problem, which was discovered by the Cavs' media staff, is enough to keep him out for a few weeks, should the Knicks make this move? Davis already has conditioning issues throughout his career. The one thing you can say about this Knicks team this year is that pretty much the entire group -- especially the key guys -- arrived in tremendous shape. With fitness freaks such as Amar'e Stoudemire and Toney Douglas setting the standard, the environment needs to be filled with like-minded players. Newsday

December 12, 2011 Updates

Crawford’s agent, Andy Miller, has been trying desperately for the past 48 hours to broker a three-team sign-and-trade deal between the Knicks, Hawks and another club under the salary cap to find a creative way to pay Crawford his market value, sources told The Post. The Warriors are one team Miller has tried to engage. The Knicks initially mulled dangling starting point guard Toney Douglas, an Atlanta native, in a potential deal, but they have since reconsidered, slowing progress. New York Post

December 11, 2011 Updates

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