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Jalen Brunson not only free-agent point guard option for Knicks

It’s not necessarily Jalen Brunson gold bust. While the Mavericks free agent is clearly the Knicks’ top target to fill their cavernous hole at point guard, there are other options out there to improve the team now that they have cleared nearly $20 million of cap space and are planning to create even more. The …

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Jalen Brunson’s Derrick Rose connection may lead him to Knicks

Derrick Rose’s value may go beyond what he can produce on the floor for the Knicks. His presence alone could contribute to landing their priority in free agency. The veteran guard is yet another link between the Knicks and coveted point guard Jalen Brunsontheir bond tracing back to Brunson’s formative years in Illinois when Rose …

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Kevin Durant still could stay with Nets even if Kyrie Irving bolts

Rumblings that Kevin Durant would demand out of Brooklyn if Kyrie Irving were to leave the Nets was the biggest story Thursday night at the 2022 NBA Draft. Durant, however, reportedly hasn’t told the Nets he would ask for a trade, just a map of how they would plan to contend post-Irving. Of course, that …

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Knicks’ 2021 NBA Draft selections and how they fared in Year 1

Last year’s draft was a busy one for the Knicks and team president Leon Rose. They made multiple moves, trading back in the first round, then moving up in the second round. Altogether, there were three trades, but no big splash. The immediate returns were minimal, though there remains optimism that at least a few …

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Shaquille O’Neal didn’t want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef O’Neal, attended a pre-NBA Draft workout at the Lakers facility on Tuesday against his father’s wishes. Shaq — whose No. 34 Lakers jersey was retired by the team in 2013 — preferred his 22-year-old son stay in school, but Shareef insists he is ready for the NBA plunge. “We kind of …

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Shaquille O’Neal didn’t want his Shareef to enter NBA Draft

Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef O’Neal, attended a pre-NBA Draft workout at the Lakers facility on Tuesday against his father’s wishes. Shaq — whose No. 34 Lakers jersey was retired by the team in 2013 — preferred his 22-year-old son stay in school, but Shareef insists he is ready for the NBA plunge. “We kind of …

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Nets, Kyrie Irving at a standoff; latest on Miles Bridges; NBA Draft Notes

With the NBA Draft three days away and free agency around the corner, trade conversations, signings and pursuits for all 30 teams have begun in earnest. Across the league, major free agents — and potential free agents — are being monitored: Chicago‘s Zach LaVine, Washington‘s Bradley Beal, philadelphia‘s James Harden, phoenix‘s Deandre Ayton, Charlotte‘s Miles …

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