On the very night that Jalen Brunson was drafted in the second round by the Dallas Mavs, then-coach Rick Carlisle offered unusual praise, referring to Brunson's "professionalism'' - even though the rookie hadn't yet played a minute in the NBA. Jeff Van Gundy gets it. Van Gundy, the New York Knicks head coach in their last consistent glory days, lauded one of the newest wearers of blue and orange in comments to the New York Post.
On Thursday, Shams Charania of the Athletic reported that Isaiah Hartenstein has left the Los Angeles Clippers to sign with the New York Knicks. Charania: The 2017 second-round pick averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Clippers last season. He is just 24-years-old, so he could be a value signing for the Knicks, and still has a lot of room for improvement.
The New York Knicks have made some big additions in the early stages of this NBA offseason. But another renowned New York sports figure has created a tough loss. In his latest Instagram post, former New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez caps off a round of golf with a lucrative form of tampering.