The Knicks have a significant amount of draft capital over the next few drafts. But it’s unknown if New York would have any interest in a) trading for Hield or b) including future draft picks in a Hield transaction. Sending Julius Randle’s salary out in a deal for Hield would work under trade rules. As of earlier this week, no Knicks trade with the Kings or any other team was imminent.
June 16, 2021 | 5:51 pm EDT Update
Ruben Palacios: Marc J Spears on The Jump: – Luka is upset at Donnie Nelson firing – Luka will comment about the firing tomorrow – There are not currently ongoing talks on his extension. That seems like a big deal.
Marc Stein: The NBA announces that one player, out of a possible 164 tested for COVID-19, has returned a confirmed positive test since June 9 … after three consecutive weeks with zero positive tests leaguewide.
Ohm Youngmisuk: GM Tommy Sheppard says he looks at who is still playing left in the playoffs and says it is a reminder of a very diverse collection of head coaches and staffs and the different backgrounds they all come from.
Ava Wallace: As for a timeline for hiring a new coach, Tommy Sheppard says he doesn’t want to be rushed, to pick a date on a calendar would be unwise, but “Aug. 2 is out there,” as the start of free agency.
Matt L. Stephens: Former Dayton star Jalen Crutcher will be at the Hornets’ pre-draft workout tomorrow in Charlotte. The 6-2 guard was a four-year starter and averaged 17.6 points and 4.8 assists as a senior. #AllyFly