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January 31, 2015 Updates
January 30, 2015 Updates

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has assigned forward Cleanthony Early to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA Development League. Early, 6-8, 220-pounds, is averaging 4.5 points and 1.9 rebounds over 14.3 minutes in 15 games for New York. The NBA rookie is expected to be in uniform tonight when Westchester host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at the historic Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY at 7 p.m. NBA.com

January 29, 2015 Updates

I have learned, Kevin, never to say never, because you can paint yourself into a corner, but my strong suspicion is that he’s going to stay in Memphis. I think it’s a perfect place for him. He’s very comfortable there—he’s been there a decade now—they love him down there… I just can’t imagine someone leaving a championship contending team to go to a bad team, and really, when you look at the teams who can afford to pay what Marc has earned, in terms of a new contract, they’d be bad teams. If you ask yourself, “would Marc Gasol leave a 50-win team to go play for the Knicks? or the Lakers?” I mean, I don’t think so. I think he likes winning. I think he’s a pretty competitive guy. If we were hearing stories that he really doesn’t like Memphis, and he doesn’t want to be there… but you don’t hear that. You hear how much he loves it. So if he loves it, and they’re a good team, and they can pay him more than anybody else, why would he leave? I just don’t see a plausible scenario at this moment for him leaving. Memphis Flyer

After agreeing to terms with Langston Galloway for the rest of this season and 2015-16, the Knicks have agreed to sign Lance Thomas for the remainder of this season after his current 10-day contract ends on Saturday. “Believing in the process and trusting his own instincts, Lance’s perseverance has paid off,” his agent, John Spencer, told SNY.tv. “Lance said that ‘you get one chance to be a Knick.'” The Knicks Blog

Phil Jackson and the Knicks have until July 1, 2016 to get their house in order and here’s something Jackson and the legions of long-suffering Knicks fans — are there any other kind? — can latch onto: The Knicks are in play. “No question about it,” says a person close to Durant. “Kevin loves Carmelo (Anthony). It could work in New York. But never rule out the Thunder.” New York Daily News

The Knicks have expressed interest in Jackson, but for what it’s worth, the word coming out of the Thunder locker room is that Durant is not a big fan of the free-agent-to-be guard. And depending on whom you talk to, there are also whispers that Durant is growing increasingly frustrated with Westbrook, one of the league’s most dynamic players and whose style is shoot first, ask questions later. New York Daily News

Ian Begley: League sources say the #Knicks will sign F Lance Thomas for the remainder of the season. His second 10-day contract is up Friday. Twitter @IanBegley

On Tuesday night in New York, the Thunder fell to the Knicks 100-92 in a game that was back and forth throughout the night with 18 lead changes. Ultimately, however, the Thunder gave up a 32-point fourth quarter that prevented the Thunder from getting back on the high side down the stretch. Despite holding the Knicks to 44 percent shooting, the Thunder allowed 11 offensive rebounds and gave up 20 points off of 14 turnovers, which was the difference in the game. “They outworked us throughout the game,” Brooks said. “They got offensive rebounds and then they started making threes. We have to do a better job of playing the entire game and playing every possession.” NBA.com

January 28, 2015 Updates


Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.


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