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NFT: Knicks Chat: SAS Durant/Kyrie to NY "95%" chance

DanMetroMan : 5/13/2019 10:49 am
2 hours ago Ė via Twitter stephenasmith
Stephen A. Smith: Yes. From everything Iíve heard, KD and Kyrie are planning on coming to New York. 95% Chance they say! Only potential hiccup is KD changing his mind
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RE: RE: RE: i know we all make fun of stephen a  
Jay on the Island : 5/13/2019 12:05 pm : link
In comment 14441671 nygiants16 said:
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But lets be fair he has said the entire time he has said he keeps hearing durant and kyrie to knicks, even when he said he heard brooklyn or clippers have a chance..



Not true. Here is SAS In November saying the Lakers were the favorite. "I'm hearing the Knicks and the Lakers, with the Lakers having the edge. That's what I'm hearing."

In December Stephen A. "ďKevin Durant is completely playing them.Ē Smith went on to say that Durantís people are giving the Knicks the impression that they have a shot at signing him next summer and that heís being told that there is ďno way in hellĒ that is going to happen.

On May 2nd - ESPNís Stephen A. Smith says there is a ďbetter than 50 percent chanceĒ that L.A.'s longtime second-banana team lands both Durant and Leonard.



That is not what he said about the clipperdls, he said the clippers feel they can get 1 or the other, he also said he keeps hearing knicks for durant..

and the part about dursnt playing the knicks he said that was his feeling meaning he is worried about that, not that durants people were saying it...

and anything he has said recently durant and irving for knicks..

Wrong. SAS said "ďbetter than 50 percent chanceĒ that L.A.'s longtime second-banana team lands both Durant and Leonard." He didn't say they thought they would land both he said there IS a 50% chance that they land both. That's from him not the Clippers.

On April 24th On First Take, Stephen A. Smith said he is being told there is a better than 50 percent chance the Los Angeles Clippers get both Kevin Durant and Kawih Leonard this summer. Smith added, he hasnít talked to either of them, but itís what heís hearing around the NBA right now.
Not for nothing for kyrie  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 12:07 pm : link
It seemed like his mood changed as soon as the knicks opened up 2 max slots, before that he was happy and obviously made the declaration he was staying in boston..

Then all of a sudden it changed
The whole thing sounds like Knick fans are being set up  
ghost718 : 5/13/2019 12:49 pm : link
for disappointment.

2 guys have already made up there mind they want to play for a 17 win Knick team,with that powerhouse front office of Mills,Perry,and Dolan.

And we're gonna tell you about it every other week
Stephen A  
ajr2456 : 5/13/2019 12:54 pm : link
Was the first one with Lebron to Miami, nearly a week before it started to fall into place FWIW
Stephen a on first take  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 1:00 pm : link
Someone close to irving texted him and told him that there was "no chance in hell" he goes to LA...
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SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 1:03 pm : link
The Kyrie situation has been so weird. I was up in New England that Friday where he declared he would stay & the mood was giddiness. Now most of their fans want to drive him to the airport outta town.
You know it is crazy  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 1:10 pm : link
Everyone has hyped up the clippers and nets to a smaller extent but the clippers could be shut out of the free agent market...

Durant and kyrie to knicks..
kawhi stays in toronto..
kemba to dallas
not going to sign tobias..

Jimmy butler i think stays in philly or goes to lakers..

Klay stayiny in golden state..

Whose left?
Middleton  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 1:12 pm : link
probably stays in Milwaukee.
KD will change his mind just to prove Stephen A wrong  
90.Cal : 5/13/2019 1:56 pm : link
...
Ja Morant  
charlito : 5/13/2019 2:11 pm : link
AND Durant would be a much better fit. 👏
take fwiw  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 2:15 pm : link
i have friend that works in the media, worked for the sixers for a while, but he told me knocks and pelicans have talked and have scenarios on a trade for each pick the knicks could get..

Told me if they get 4 or 5 it is highly unlikely, 1 through 3 they have scenarios that both teams like...
RE: take fwiw  
Giantz_comeback : 5/13/2019 2:19 pm : link
In comment 14441856 nygiants16 said:
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i have friend that works in the media, worked for the sixers for a while, but he told me knocks and pelicans have talked and have scenarios on a trade for each pick the knicks could get..

Told me if they get 4 or 5 it is highly unlikely, 1 through 3 they have scenarios that both teams like...


Would not be surprised at this at all. The drop after Barrett is likely big in most NBA teams evaluations.

Pick # 2 is the one that probably gives both teams the most motivation to make the deal.
RE: take fwiw  
Jon in NYC : 5/13/2019 2:27 pm : link
In comment 14441856 nygiants16 said:
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i have friend that works in the media, worked for the sixers for a while, but he told me knocks and pelicans have talked and have scenarios on a trade for each pick the knicks could get..

Told me if they get 4 or 5 it is highly unlikely, 1 through 3 they have scenarios that both teams like...


It's a 3 player draft. Zion is Tier 1, Ja and Barrett are Tier 2. Then there's a huge drop off with like 8 guys.

RE: RE: take fwiw  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 2:30 pm : link
In comment 14441866 Jon in NYC said:
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i have friend that works in the media, worked for the sixers for a while, but he told me knocks and pelicans have talked and have scenarios on a trade for each pick the knicks could get..

Told me if they get 4 or 5 it is highly unlikely, 1 through 3 they have scenarios that both teams like...



It's a 3 player draft. Zion is Tier 1, Ja and Barrett are Tier 2. Then there's a huge drop off with like 8 guys.


i would be fine with any of those 3 if knicks kept the pick
keep the pick (and players)  
giants#1 : 5/13/2019 2:39 pm : link
Build a dynasty. KD and KI can carry the team for the next 1-3 years and then (hopefully) Zion and others will be ready to take the torch.
I'm too numb to get excited anymore for what the Knicks do offseason  
jnoble : 5/13/2019 2:49 pm : link
because the results always seem to be the same once the ball is tipped.
But hey one of these years, right? lol
RE: Any consensus on what to root for  
TommyWiseau : 5/13/2019 3:20 pm : link
In comment 14441653 Really said:
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regarding the Mavs pick? / What are you rooting for?

Could be important.

Thoughts?


Root for the Mavs not getting a top 5 pick, if they do they keep it
RE: I don't put stock  
Vanzetti : 5/13/2019 3:21 pm : link
In comment 14441589 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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into anything SAS says. That said, I'd be shocked if KD isn't a Knick come 7/1.


He said Lebron was going to Miami. So he had that right. I think he has a lot of sources.

But KD is enigmatic. If everyone starts saying he is going to NY, that makes me worried
It's nice to hear...  
Svengali : 5/13/2019 4:03 pm : link
But SAS is so wrong all the time. And when the few times he's ever been right it's based on pure speculation. It's a pure waste of time listening to him except for entertainment.
I think if FA started today...  
Italianju : 5/13/2019 4:26 pm : link
or a month ago then KD/KI are knicks. Thing is we still have a month and a half and for one of them some basketball games left. I do think that KD could easily change his mind.

Cant wait until the lottery is over, tired of stressing about it and trying to convince myself not to watch it.
Like it or not, Pelicans and Knicks would be good trade partners  
bceagle05 : 5/13/2019 4:36 pm : link
if the Knicks land in the top three. If you're the Pelicans you could land Zion/Morant/Barret + two other solid pieces (Knox and Mitch?) + your own top 10 pick this year (someone like Langford?) + Jrue Holiday as a vet leader or trade bait (if you want to go FULL rebuild).
RE: It's nice to hear...  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 4:48 pm : link
In comment 14442080 Svengali said:
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But SAS is so wrong all the time. And when the few times he's ever been right it's based on pure speculation. It's a pure waste of time listening to him except for entertainment.


The pronlem with stephen a hr mentions absolutely everything he hears...

To say the things hr got right are pure speculation is kind of unfair, he has sources he is just blowhard who says everything...
From windhorst podcast  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 8:11 pm : link
New york is one of the teams anthony davis is comfortable with and would sign an exte sion
The thought of trading Mitchell Robinson, even for AD,  
Giantology : 5/13/2019 8:22 pm : link
Makes me sick.
RE: I think if FA started today...  
arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 8:23 pm : link
In comment 14442136 Italianju said:
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or a month ago then KD/KI are knicks. Thing is we still have a month and a half and for one of them some basketball games left. I do think that KD could easily change his mind.

Cant wait until the lottery is over, tired of stressing about it and trying to convince myself not to watch it.


I feel the same way. I feel like if the FA period was starting right now, we probably really would have really good odds at landing KD.

But the fact that we still have all this time between now and then.. and KD being KD, I'm petrified that he'll just change his mind somewhere in between.

So, I'm trying to just not even really get my hopes up... but there's been so much of this noise that it isn't easy.
RE: RE: I think if FA started today...  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 8:32 pm : link
In comment 14442430 arcarsenal said:
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or a month ago then KD/KI are knicks. Thing is we still have a month and a half and for one of them some basketball games left. I do think that KD could easily change his mind.

Cant wait until the lottery is over, tired of stressing about it and trying to convince myself not to watch it.



I feel the same way. I feel like if the FA period was starting right now, we probably really would have really good odds at landing KD.

But the fact that we still have all this time between now and then.. and KD being KD, I'm petrified that he'll just change his mind somewhere in between.

So, I'm trying to just not even really get my hopes up... but there's been so much of this noise that it isn't easy.


1 thing that keeps me confident when i start getting nervous about it is deandre jordan..

Knicks told him ok we will buy you out and he stayed, then durant said jordan is in a good spot and he will be fine...

1 other small thing and it is completely reading into his words, whem he was at the garden he talked about the purity and the fans just loving the game and enjiying how the game is played...

Then on the podcast with chris haynes he said he just wants to play free and in a place where the game is enjoyed...

Completely reading into it but it keeps me confident
I'm stoked for the lottery tomorrow.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 8:37 pm : link
I got a good feeling.

As for FA, I think a lot of these guys have already made up their mind where they're going.
RE: I'm stoked for the lottery tomorrow.  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 8:41 pm : link
In comment 14442444 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I got a good feeling.

As for FA, I think a lot of these guys have already made up their mind where they're going.


i cant watch tomorrow..
RE: RE: RE: I think if FA started today...  
arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 8:45 pm : link
In comment 14442440 nygiants16 said:
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or a month ago then KD/KI are knicks. Thing is we still have a month and a half and for one of them some basketball games left. I do think that KD could easily change his mind.

Cant wait until the lottery is over, tired of stressing about it and trying to convince myself not to watch it.



I feel the same way. I feel like if the FA period was starting right now, we probably really would have really good odds at landing KD.

But the fact that we still have all this time between now and then.. and KD being KD, I'm petrified that he'll just change his mind somewhere in between.

So, I'm trying to just not even really get my hopes up... but there's been so much of this noise that it isn't easy.



1 thing that keeps me confident when i start getting nervous about it is deandre jordan..

Knicks told him ok we will buy you out and he stayed, then durant said jordan is in a good spot and he will be fine...

1 other small thing and it is completely reading into his words, whem he was at the garden he talked about the purity and the fans just loving the game and enjiying how the game is played...

Then on the podcast with chris haynes he said he just wants to play free and in a place where the game is enjoyed...

Completely reading into it but it keeps me confident


Gonna be a LONG few weeks... but hopefully you're right and things just kind of stay status quo and nothing really changes.

I do believe as of right now, Durant is almost certainly leaning towards the Knicks - I would buy that. I'm just hoping nothing changes his mind between now and when it's time to make it a reality.
Arc...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 8:51 pm : link
Gotta be confident man. This reminds me of last spring when EVERYONE had LBJ becoming a Laker.
It all starts tomorrow..  
Sean : 5/13/2019 8:55 pm : link
getting a top 2 pick will greatly improve chances for KD (if thatís even needed). I do think going back to GS is very real too though, the chance at a 4 peat is really tough to pass up.
I think if we win the numero uno pick  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 8:58 pm : link
& trade it for AD, it's all but confirmed KD & Kyrie are coming.
RE: Arc...  
arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 9:03 pm : link
In comment 14442472 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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Gotta be confident man. This reminds me of last spring when EVERYONE had LBJ becoming a Laker.


Unfortunately, being a Knicks fan does not correlate with confidence for me. I lost that a long, long time ago.. somewhere in that mess of years that all blend together where I watched Lee Nailon, Shandon Anderson, Moochie Norris... I can go on forever.

Broken down Penny Hardaway... Antonio McDyess... Vin Baker.

Ugh.

I'm just programmed to assume the worst.

But, eventually our luck has to turn. I'll feel damn good about that if we get some lotto ball luck tomorrow.

I'm fucking nervous.
I donít like Kyrie  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 5/13/2019 9:06 pm : link
I think heís a weirdo. But Kyrie/Durant/Zion wins the Ship year one if health happens.
Arc, I get it.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 9:06 pm : link
We've been getting curb-stomped this entire century. But I really think we're going to have a very good summer.

Now if we end up striking out with KD/Kyrie & end up giving max deals to Jimmy Buckets & Khris Middleton, I give up.

But I don't think that's happening.
Arc..  
Sean : 5/13/2019 9:15 pm : link
I think we are due with regards to the lottery, but KD leaving GS off a title is tricky. Iím not so sure he does.

But, thinking back to NYK moves post Ewing, just to name a few-

It all started with overpaying to keep Allan Houston, which led to the following acquisitions to try and make the playoffs/stay relevant:

-Glen Rice
-Luc Longley
-Travis Knight
-Antonio McDyess
-Dikembe Mutumbo
-Clarence Weatherspoon
-Howard Eisley
-Shandon Anderson
-Stephon Marbury
-Penny Hardaway
-Stevie Francis
-Tracy McGrady
-Eddy Curry
-Jamal Crawford
-Jerome James
-Amare Stoudamire
-Carmelo Anthony
-Tyson Chandler
-Baron Davis
-Tim Hardaway Jr
-Joakim Noah

Not all of those players were a disaster. I liked Amare for coming here, but we were the only team willing to pay him. I never loved the 2012/13 era Knicks, but I acknowledge it was a solid team.

The coaches you ask?

-Don Chaney
-Lenny Wilkins
-Larry Brown
-Isiah Thomas
-Mike DíAntoni
-Mike Woodson
-Derek Fisher
-Jeff Hornacek

Thatís not even getting into the poor lottery picks such as Michael Sweetney & Jordan Hill.

All that said, the luck needs to turn here, right?

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arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 9:17 pm : link
I will say the Knicks certainly set this all up the right way... finally.

They did everything they should have done to be in the right position for this summer. So, for once, I actually can at least give the Knicks credit for something.

I can't blame them if they wind up SOL with the 4th pick or KD changes his mind and doesn't want to come here. None of that is really going to be by any fault of their own.

Kyrie spooks me... he just seems like he runs so hot and cold. One minute he's all in, the next minute he's sulky and wants out.

But - there's no way I'm going to be both a beggar and a chooser here. I'd gladly take Kyrie here in a millisecond even if he worries me.

This is it for us... if this doesn't work out and we come out with 2nd and 3rd tier FA's + Cam Reddish, I'm pretty much completely out of hope.

I'll have to dig up my John Starks t shirt tomorrow for good luck.
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arcarsenal : 5/13/2019 9:20 pm : link
Sean...

So many bad memories through those lists. Brutal.

I agree, it's got to change eventually. The blind squirrel, the broken clock... whichever beaten cliche we want to use here.

We've got to have this turn around eventually and this is for sure the best opportunity we've had. I definitely feel better about this than I did going into the LeBron sweepstakes almost 10 years ago (how the fuck was that almost 10 years ago already?)...

Tomorrow is going to be nerve racking.
The important thing will be..  
Sean : 5/13/2019 9:29 pm : link
not settling if KD doesnít come. Donít give max many to B players like we did in 2010. Sit on the cap room & build through the draft/collect assets.
Bargnani  
shyster : 5/13/2019 9:36 pm : link
should be on that list.

A first and two seconds for a total stiff.
RE: The important thing will be..  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 9:37 pm : link
In comment 14442518 Sean said:
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not settling if KD doesnít come. Donít give max many to B players like we did in 2010. Sit on the cap room & build through the draft/collect assets.


YES! YES! YES!

Just because we have a ton of $ doesn't mean we need to throw it at dudes like Butler or Tobias Harris. If we don't land KD & the like but give Buckets a max deal, I'm done...'Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.'
I still have nightmares about that Jerome James signing...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 9:39 pm : link
I think he arrived @ camp incredibly out of shape.

God. I just want to block out the Zeke years. Horrific.
RE: Bargnani  
Sean : 5/13/2019 9:40 pm : link
In comment 14442529 shyster said:
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should be on that list.

A first and two seconds for a total stiff.


Ah yes, another brutal trade.
RE: I still have nightmares about that Jerome James signing...  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 9:45 pm : link
In comment 14442532 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I think he arrived @ camp incredibly out of shape.

God. I just want to block out the Zeke years. Horrific.


wasnt that the same offseason they traded for curry?
RE: RE: I still have nightmares about that Jerome James signing...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/13/2019 10:06 pm : link
In comment 14442537 nygiants16 said:
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I think he arrived @ camp incredibly out of shape.

God. I just want to block out the Zeke years. Horrific.



wasnt that the same offseason they traded for curry?


I believe it was. God. What a horrible offseason.
the most excited i got  
nygiants16 : 5/13/2019 10:11 pm : link
was for marbury and i was excited for mcdyess..

I thibk marbury and crawford back court could of worked but isiah decided to go with zach randolph and eddy curry, slowed everything down..

If they went with a more athletic lineup i thjnk marbury would of thrived
I am not sold on Barrett, or any of the other prospects at all, what  
Jim in Hoboken : 5/13/2019 10:23 pm : link
was Garland's injury anyway?

Give me the top two, anything lower I'm trading to the Pelicans for AD. It'd be tough to fit Kyrie and Morant together but I'd at least give it a season. DSJ, Mudiay, and Frank can go.

Just, please, for the love of god, don't let Boston, Lakers or the Mavs get the top two picks.
Durant  
TyreeHelmet : 5/13/2019 10:56 pm : link
I don't think the lottery has any bearing on his decision. I think his plan is to sign with the Knicks. But until that ink goes to paper, he can change his mind and go back to the Warriors. I think its Knicks or Warriors and no one else.

I think any pick outside number 1 needs to be in a package to New Orleans for Davis. I love Robinson and he seems like a good kid, but lets not go crazy here. Davis is one of the most complete and talented big man to play in the league. I hate what he did this year, but you can't criticize anything about his on court game. Pairing Davis and Durant together gives them a legit chance to win a championship...
Bullshit  
Joey in VA : 5/13/2019 11:35 pm : link
He's staying with the Warriors
Lottery day is officially here.  
bceagle05 : 5/14/2019 12:47 am : link
Gulp.
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