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Bobby Marks ESPN 

Isaiah Thomas will have 7 years of service next summer as a FA. Cleveland would inherit his bird rights and could pay him a max salary starting at $30.6M. The Cavaliers a likely tax team next summer if LeBron James returns can exceed the cap/tax to bring back Thomas based on his bird rights.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Jae Crowder has one of the friendliest cap #'s in the NBA: $6.8M, $7.3M and $7.8M. Will not enter FA until the summer of 2020.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In NBA.com's survey of 39 rookies, Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. was named most likely to win Rookie of the Year. This is sure to motivate Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets will play the Knicks at MSG on Oct. 9 in the preseason. Just a guess: Carmelo Anthony will be playing for NYK that night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced their preseason schedule:

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum and Los Angeles Lakers' Lonzo Ball tied atop vote for "best career" in NBA's annual rookie survey. The next generation of the Celtics-Lakers rivalry?

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Both the Knicks Jamel Artis and Xavier Rathan-Mayes have an Exhibit 10 in their contract. Each player would receive a $50K bonus if they are waived and spend 60 days with the Knicks G-League team. Unlike the protection for Nigel Hayes, the Exhibit 10 bonus doesn't impact the Knicks cap.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The contract for the Knicks Nigel Hayes has $50K protection. The Hayes money will hit NYK cap if waived and doesn't have an Exhibit 10.