Josh Hart is hoping he’s not just a rental with the Knicks, as he told Marc J. Spears of Andscape.
Hart, who plans to decline his $12.96MM option for next season, said he wants to sign a long-term deal and remain in New York. Family reasons are a major reason why he feels that way, since he and his wife Shannon are more comfortable on the East Coast than they were in the Pacific Northwest when he played for Portland.
“I want bigger things for my wife and myself,” said Hart, who grew up in Maryland. “Just find a home somewhere where we are valued and really like living there. And I think that can be New York. I would love for it to be New York and hopefully the organization feels the same way. Coming up, this contract is hopefully my biggest one, one where I’m making sure my family’s fully taken care of. So, I’ve also got to take that into account, too.”
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- Speaking of Hart, he’s thrilled to be reunited with his former college teammate Jalen Brunson. He’s greatly impressed by how Brunson has made himself into an All-Star caliber player, he told Ethan Sears of the New York Post. “It’s really dope for me to see, obviously, knowing him since 2013, watching his progression, watching him grow just as a friend,” Hart said. “It’s amazing cause I’ve seen the work behind the scenes. And he knows this, and I have the most respect for him as almost any NBA guy or basketball player in general because he continues to grind, continues to work.”
- Isaiah Hartenstein signed a two-year contract to join the club as a free agent and he’s getting steady minutes. His impact goes beyond the numbers on the stat sheet, Sears notes. “Whether he scores 10 points, 15 points, he rebounds, he defends, gets his hands on plays and deflections and stuff like that,” Julius Randle said. “Sets screens, really good screens. He just does a lot of little things for us that help us win.” Hartenstein is averaging 4.8 points and 6.7 rebounds in 19.6 minutes per night.
- Coach Tom Thibodeau lamented that the team couldn’t take advantage of Randle’s career night on Monday, Fred Katz of The Athletic writes. He poured in 57 points, the most by a Knicks player since Carmelo Anthony scored 62 points in January 2014, but the Knicks’ defense went AWOL in a 140-134 loss to Minnesota. “It’s a shame to waste a performance like that,” Thibodeau said. “You couldn’t ask for anything more.”
14 thoughts on “Knicks Notes: Hart, Brunson, Hartenstein, Randle”
Couldn’t ask for anything more?
How about some defence?
I got rhythm, I got music, I got Randle –who could ask for anything more! Thibs starting to look good on Broadway. Ya gotta have Harrrrt
He meant from Randle.
If I had a Randle, a biddi biddi biddi biddi biddi bummm
Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes
That’s how long I play my vets per game
Julius Randle when your team loses despite your 57 points. Something is wrong. It proves Basketball is a team sport.
In defense of the team (or lack of, pun intended), Minny was hitting all their shots. Randle was hitting everything and you go with that – wasn’t like he was missing anything when he took a shot. Minny just happened to counter with more. Prince went 8-8 from the three and was one away from trying the league record.
Hart is gonna be disappointed when he finds out that he moved to New York City to spend more money, and make the same. Not sure how that enables him to take care of his family better, but okay.
Also, every Hollywood villain uses the excuse they did it all for their family to justify their misdeeds. Its a cheesy addage, Hart needs to work on his media scrum material.
Hart is seeking a new contract so yes he can get more money. He makes 12 million now and he would make that next year. He will ask for 20 million at least. He may only get 18 million but that’s more then 12 taxes or no taxes. I see the Knicks offering a market value contract.
In New york City $14M- $18M is nothing, so you clearly don’t get it…
Dude you sound like a fool.
He makes 12 million you don’t make that!
What are you talking about Julius makes 23, RJ, makes 22/23 what are you talking about if he gets 18/20 and that’s his market value he will be fine! Doing better than your self.
You’re the fool, how does julius randle have anything to do with Hart maybe getting a $14-$18 million dollar deal?
Don’t say stupid things like moving your family to New York City is better for your family then…
It isn’t morally, or financially better for his family, and the whole comment sounds generic, and disingenuous, and why he needs better material for his media scrums
Take exception if you want, but I wasn’t in my feelers so much that I put some rambling emotional insert of julius randle into the conversation
Morally? Sounds like you’re a fool as well.
Dude you got 500 dollars in the bank, you obviously know nothing about money. Man got a raise coming and he wants to do it for the Knicks, Knicks fans, appreciate that. New York is the Mecca you just don’t know!