Ian Begley: The Knicks will not extend a qualifying offer to big man Isaiah Hicks, making him an unrestricted free agent, per SNY sources. Hicks, on a two-way contract with NYK, averaged 16 points, 1.8 blocks and 7.5 rebounds per game last season for the Westchester Knicks in the G League.
Ian Begley: Per sources: the Knicks have strong interest in re-signing Isaiah Hicks, a restricted free agent who was on a two-way contract last season. New York has the right match any offer to Hicks.
Steve Popper: While we were flying, the Knicks announced the signing of UNC's Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract - the last roster spot available.
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed forward Isaiah Hicks and guard T.J. Williams to the team’s training camp roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brad Turner: Clippers signed Jamil Wilson to a two-way contract, per source. The Clippers are also considering siging Isaiah Hicks to a two-way deal.
January 28, 2023 | 9:39 pm EST Update
On the heels of James Dolan publicly declaring his playoff expectations for this season, Knicks’ coach Tom Thibodeau said he doesn’t feel pressure to reach the owner’s goal. “I never feel pressure because I know what I put into each day,” Thibodeau said. “I think anybody who puts everything they have into each day, you never feel pressure.” Dolan told WFAN on Friday that he “fully expects” the Knicks to reach the playoffs and “that will definitely be a benchmark.” Left unsaid was what would occur if the Knicks fail, but coaches are often the first on the chopping block when an owner is displeased.
Callie Caplan: Luka Doncic (left ankle sprain) took the court during his usual pregame warm-up window to do a watered-down version of his typical shooting routine. No pivots, stepbacks or high impact, but has worked for about 20 minutes on midrange, 3s and free throws. pic.twitter.com/QPig0A8pff
January 28, 2023 | 8:32 pm EST Update
“As I’ve gone through free agency this time around, of course I’m thinking of where I can compete for my third championship, but the words home and family are what I kept coming back to … I need to be there for my daughter, for my son, for my wife,” Parker posted. “I can’t be without them for parts of the season when Lailaa is in school and I won’t miss her volleyball games or school dances simply because of distance. Lailaa starts high school in August and I need to be there for her, just as she’s been there for me. “After evaluating the landscape together with my family, we’ve decided the Las Vegas Aces are the right organization for us at this point in our lives.”