Today’s Monday and that means the New York Knicks are one step closer to starting the 2023-24 season. After a long, quiet offseason, the Knicks will hold Media Day (also known as Content Day) today before starting training camp on Tuesday.
The Knicks regime has been under fire for not speaking to the media, so don’t expect any juicy quotes from Leon Rose.
Last year, MSG Networks’ Monica McNutt spoke to players, and the same could happen again on Monday. Media Day, Content Day, who cares? At least basketball is (almost) back!
In other news, the Celtics won the Jrue Holiday sweepstakes on Sunday, trading Malcolm Brogdon, Robert Williams, a 2024 first-round pick (via the Warriors), and a 2029 first-round pick to the Trail Blazers. Portland’s front office gets an A for its return for Damian Lillard, and they’ll get even more when they flip Brogdon.
Milwaukee distanced itself from the rest of the East by trading for Lillard, and Boston’s aggressive move for Holiday has the team up there with the Celtics.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported before the trade happened that New York was one of the teams expected to have interest in the guard, but the front office made the right decision by not going into its assets for him. The Knicks would’ve had to give up at least Quentin Grimes or Immanuel Quickley and another player or two, along with at least two first-round picks.
At least Holiday didn’t go to Philadelphia because the team is still left with an angry James Harden, who may or may not attend training camp.
The Sixers’ path to a championship got much more difficult with the Bucks’ and Celtics’ moves, and it’s looking like another season will pass without Philadelphia at least making it to the ECF. Like the Knicks and many other teams are hoping, the already big mess could lead to a disaster with Joel Embiid requesting a trade.
More Knicks news
- Here’s a look at the Knicks’ full 21-man roster entering training camp.
- In a post to his Instagram story, Mitchell Robinson’s trainer, Marcell Scott, advocated for Tom Thibodeau to give the center “freedom on the offensive end.”
- When discussing the trade value of centers around the league, Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill reported that New York’s asking price for Mitchell Robinson is multiple first-round picks.
- After losing Williams, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Boston signed Wenyen Gabriel to a training camp deal. He averaged 5.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game for the Lakers last season.
- Per Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Brad Stevens said the Celtics were interested in bringing Blake Griffin back for a second year, but he’s considering retirement.