Despite Kanter’s remarks, the Knicks, desperate for a point guard, believe they have assets and cap space to make a trade for a star such as Lillard. In addition, Knicks assistant coach Johnnie Bryant is a mentor of Lillard’s from their native Oakland, Calif. The Knicks have five first-round picks over the next three years. In the upcoming draft, they have three picks in the top 31 — including two first-rounders at 19 and 21. The Knicks are likely willing to include three first-round picks in a Lillard deal and have the cap space to make a transaction smoother mathematically.
July 5, 2022 | 12:28 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sumner is fully recovered from a torn left Achilles that cost him the entire 2021-2022 season. He had been coming off his best NBA season with the Pacers prior to the injury, and now he’ll join the Nets’ backcourt rotation.
Ben Anderson: Will Hardy on building his @Utah Jazz staff: “There’s a lot of great coaches around the NBA and a bunch of those coaches are already here.” Sounds like there will be some familiar faces on the bench. #takenote | @kslsports
Eric Walden: Jazz coach Will Hardy says his first order of business is to start developing relationships with everyone in the organization. pic.twitter.com/XyCJaByIIj
His Airness himself is the NBA 2K23 cover athlete. 2K today announced that the 14-time NBA All-Star, five-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, six-time NBA World Champion, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan will appear on both covers of the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the ultra-premium NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
July 5, 2022 | 9:54 am EDT Update
Fred Katz: People I talk to around the league expect the Knicks to get dinged for tampering. They started dumping salary for Brunson on draft night. They continued their offloading five days later, 48 hours before free agency even began. They had let go of almost $33 million by the time they could talk to Brunson. You reported two days before free agency that he was heading to New York.