- The Knicks gain no advantage in re-signing Noah Vonleh by keeping him on their roster, so they should trade him for an asset this season.
- Tim Hardaway Jr. has a 15% trade bonus in his contract.
- How much is that bonus worth now?
- How does it impact his potential trade value?
- Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Knicks and Kings are discussing a deal that would exchange Enes Kanter for Zach Randolph.
- Is there more to this potential deal?
- The Knicks have set high expectations for the summer of 2019.
- However, recent comments by Steve Mills (and a report by Marc Berman) makes it seem like the team is pivoting their approach.
- Jeffrey Bellone explains why this is okay.
- John Jenkins has been lighting it up in Westchester, which might have some fans hoping the Knicks can call him up to the big club.
- While Jenkins plays for the Knicks G-League affiliate, it doesn't grant them any special permissions to add him to their NBA roster. In order for this to happen, the Knicks would first need to create a roster spot by waiving or trading a player, and then they would need to sign him to an NBA deal.
- Jenkins is ineligible to sign a two-way contract since he has more than three years of NBA service.
- Ron Baker will sign a new contract with the Washington Wizards, only a week after being waived by the Knicks, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
- While the Knicks will be allowed to set-off a small amount in actual money they owe Baker, his cap hit will remain the same on the Knicks' books.
- Knicks are expected to use their bi-annual exception to sign Allonzo Trier to a two-year, $7 million deal, with a team option in the second year.
- If Trier remains on the Knicks through 2019, he will become a restricted free agent in 2020 with Early Bird rights for the Knicks.
- Adding Trier's 2019 salary to cap projections, puts the Knicks about $9 million short of max cap space for KD, depending on what they do with Trey Burke and Damyean Dotson.
The Knicks are taking advantage of how the NBA counts service time to stretch the number of days Allonzo Trier stays with the big club before signing an NBA deal. Sounds smart, right? I guess so. But it also means that Trier has essentially worked for free for several days.
When Allonzo Trier's 45 days of NBA service time are up (December 15ish), the Knicks have a few options to sign him to an NBA deal:
- Convert him to a minimum NBA deal for the rest of the season, or sign him to an equivalent league minimum deal up to two years.
- Sign him using the bi-annual exception for up to $3.4MM and up two seasons.
- Sign him using their remaining mid-level exception amount for up to four seasons, but at a near minimum amount.
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