Knicks’ RJ Barrett will suit up for Canada at Olympic qualifier
The good news keeps on coming for Canada. New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett revealed he will join their ranks for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in June. The post Receiver Banks among nine Tiger-Cats placed on CFL all-star squad appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.On the heels of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Nickeil Alexander-Walker of the New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray pledging Tuesday to don red and white at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, B.C. in late June, New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett revealed he will join their ranks.
Team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry were holding exit interviews with Knicks players Thursday and Friday to discuss each player’s Allonzo Trier, SG Undrafted sniper looks to have future as electric sixth man, and Knicks should either exercise his .5 million option or re- sign
Anthony maintains control of his future . He has two years remaining on the five-year contract he signed in 2014 and holds a no-trade clause that allows The two will meet this week for the usual exit meetings, along with General Manager Steve Mills and Hornacek. While no fireworks are expected
Steve Mills’ absence from the media in the wake of David Fizdale’sis a sign of his own uncertain future with the organization, according to . Neither Mills or general manager Scott Perry addressed reporters Saturday, leaving that task to interim coach Mike Miller. There have been no comments from management explaining why Fizdale was let go, except for a two-sentence press release issued Friday to announce the move.
Choosing Fizdale over 11 other candidates — including reigning Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer — and giving him a four-year contract was Mills’ most recent mistakes since rejoining the team in 2012-13, Berman notes. The Knicks are on their way to their seventh straight losing season in that time.
Raptors-Knicks believed to be first time four Canadians on NBA court together
TORONTO — For nearly six minutes on Wednesday, four Canadians were on the floor together in an NBA game — apparently for the first time in history. The Toronto Raptors thrashed New York spoiling the first NBA game at home for Knicks rookie RJ Barrett. With 5:52 to play and the game out of reach, Raptors coach Nick Nurse subbed in Oshae Brissett, a 21-year-old from Toronto. Barrett, a 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., and Ignas Brazdeikis ofThe Toronto Raptors thrashed New York spoiling the first NBA game at home for Knicks rookie RJ Barrett.
A Knicks fan growing up, Harris’ trade from the Clippers to the Sixers at the deadline could impact his hometown team. Harris is a free agent and Harris said he didn’t want to discuss rumors of Durant coming to New York, but admitted his own future is uncertain . The Sixers could be at a crossroads.
Knicks GM Steve Mills needed to make a bold move in his quest to become the Knicks ’ full-time president. Mills is staking his reputation on Hardaway continuing to trend upwards. If you didn't know by now, Mills is extremely conservative by nature and signing a player with whom he has a history
Berman is the latest to report that the Knicks plan to make a run at Raptors executive Masai Ujiri after the season ends. Owner James Dolan considered trying to lure Ujiri two years ago before promoting Mills to the president, Berman states but decided the price in draft compensation would be too steep. Sources tellthat Ujiri is “intrigued” at the challenge of fixing the Knicks, but people close to him are warning against it. Ujiri turned down a lucrative extension offer last summer, according to Beck, and has an out clause in his contract that allows him to leave the Raptors under certain circumstances.
There’s more this morning from New York:
- Knicks players have been told not to share the reasons for Fizdale’s ouster, Berman adds in the same story. “They gave us the reasoning,’’ said. “You’ve got to appreciate them giving a reason, too, because they didn’t have to do that. So they gave us a reason, told us what they expect moving forward. I think everyone has to (keep it) private.’’
- Fizdale’s fate was sealed when Mills and Perry held a on November 11, according to . That surprise session with the media followed a halftime meeting with Dolan during a blowout loss to the Cavaliers. It was determined at that point that a coaching change was coming, a source tells Andrews, and the only question was when.
- Fizdale is receiving support from his fellow coaches in the wake of his dismissal. “I’m happy for Fizdale to be out of that terrible mess that he had nothing to do with,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News ( ). Former Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni suggested something is missing in the organization, relays . “I hate it for Fizdale,” he said. “Good coach. Did a good job. It just didn’t work out and they can’t quite seem to get all the elements together.”
MLSE chairman dismisses Ujiri rumors: 'Masai is here to stay' .
Amid rumors about Masai Ujiri's future as president of the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment chairman Larry Tanenbaum attempted to end the speculation once and for all. "He is the best," Tanenbaum said of Ujiri, according to the Toronto Sun's Michael Traikos. "But no team can come to talk to him. That's tampering. And every owner knows that. Masai is here to stay." Tanenbaum also confirmed a report from Sportsnet's Michael"He is the best," Tanenbaum said of Ujiri, according to the Toronto Sun's Michael Traikos. "But no team can come to talk to him. That's tampering. And every owner knows that. Masai is here to stay.