New York Teams


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina and Emmanuel Mudiay working on their shot after practice tonight:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on getting Frank Ntilikina time at point guard: "We want him to get those reps. We don't want to put him in a situation where maybe it's a struggle. If some guy's going to pick him up full court we have other guys on the court who should be able to handle the ball." Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke will all see increased minutes in the backcourt.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on the Knicks' approach over the final 23 games: "Just giving the young guys more chances.... We'll throw them out there. They'll take some lumps probably at times but they've got to get through that. They've got to battle through and learn." You can expect Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke, Emmanuel Mudiay, Damyean Dotson, Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks to get more playing time going forward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina on meeting Knicks great Charles Oakley at All-Star weekend: "I'm thankful for what he said to me. He said (you) have a bright future and keep working on your game."

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Hornacek: Knicks have moved on from Noah

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn't sure if Joakim Noah will return before the end of the season, noting that the decision would come from team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek answers questions about the Joakim Noah situation: "I think he's ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on Joakim Noah: "We've moved on. I think maybe he's ready to move on and maybe have an opportunity somewhere else." Hornacek said the plan was for Noah not to return at the moment. He wasn't sure if Noah will continue to be away for the remainder of the season, saying that decision is up to management. Noah and the Knicks have mutual agreed that Noah be away from the team following an argument with Hornacek in which, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, player and coach had to be separated.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth: Emmanuel Mudiay was playing point guard with the first unit during scrimmages at Knicks practice tonight. Jarrett Jack has started at PG for New York for most of the season.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees make it official: they've acquired infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Good move by the Diamondbacks to deal Brandon Drury now, because he was one of their players I'd have most expected to suffer statistically as a result of the humidor. In New York, he'll play regularly while getting at least as much HR/FB% help, so his results should be similar.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley (right ear irritation) didn't practice tonight, per the Knicks.

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Trade sends Drury to Yanks, Souza to D-backs

The Yankees have added versatile infielder Brandon Drury via a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay. Steven Souza Jr. heads to the Diamondbacks, with the Rays acquiring two prospects and two players to be named.

Stanton excited to form dynamic duo with Judge (0:43)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Jets exercised options for NT Steve McLendon and LB Josh Martin, sources confirmed. (First reported by NFL Media.) McLendon, 32, who will make $3.1 million in 2018, still is an excellent run defender and locker-room leader. Martin is one of their top special teams players and ascended to a starting job late in the season. His salary will be $1.8 million.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman was able to travel to Cuba for the first time in 8 years this past off-season. Chapman received quite a welcome in his hometown of Holguín.

1B not an option for Judge, Stanton (0:48)
Boone: 'really excited' about Torres, Andujar (0:40)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aroldis Chapman signing autographs.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Boone on his initial impressions of young infielders Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar: "I'm trying to contain my excitement. I think they're both going to be tremendous players. I love who they are. You can tell they enjoy being on the baseball field. You can tell they're confident in their ability, the way they move around, yet there's a humility about them."


Wheeling and Dealing

Don La Greca gives his opinion on Petr Mrazek being traded to the Flyers as well as the Rangers continuing their sell-off with the trade deadline approaching.


David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

On a back field at the Yankees' spring training complex, fans can get a close-up view of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez taking BP. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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