London Knights Press Releases

  • London Offseason Report +

    It has been a quiet offseason for the London Knights. After falling short of their goal, fans were expecting a more active offseason. But instead the team mostly stood pat and addressed some of their needs in the draft and minor signings in free agency. The Draft #23 Marvin Reeves - PF St John's Marvin Reeves was a 5 star recruit from Big Bear Lake, California. He played all 4 years for the Red Storm and started the last three. In his senior year he averaged a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds) with one steal, 1.5 blocks and 2.8 assists for good measure. He has one of the best shooting touch for a big man to come out of college. Read More
  • Knights Ousted, GM Speaks +

    London. A week has passed since the Knights lost in the National Conference Finals to the Vancouver Highlanders. THe HSBC Palace has been a ghost stadium with its lights turned off and its crew and members on vacation. But tonight is different. As winter snow peppers the street below a single office light burns dimly in the upper left corner of the building. The hallway leading to the office is filled with the smell of Lo Mein and Kung Pao Chicken. It is here we find Jian Lian, the General Manager of the Knights, hunched over his desk in the dark except for a desk lamp and overflowing stacks of papers and computer printouts. The trash container is filled with Read More
  • London Survives Round 2 +

    The London Knights are in the National Conference finals for a third straight season after defeating the South Florida Sharks 4-3. The Sharks gave the Knights everything they could handle in the series. Up 2-0, many did not expect South Florida to recover. But they stormed back and, if not for the re-apperance of Val Crumley, would have been the team advancing. “Hats off to the Sharks, their players and coaching staff. They adjusted and completely threw us off our game. Its lucky that we had game 7 at home otherwise we would be on vacation right now. We knew coming in, it’ll be tough. They’re in our division so there’s always that rivalry going on. They’re just a tough Read More
  • London Moves On To 2nd Round +

    London is through the first round of the playoffs after defeating Quebec 4-0. The Knights swept their division rival behind a stifling defense that was able to contain Charles Ottinger and Gary Williams, the Coyotes two All Stars big men. Ottinger was held to 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds on 37.5% shooting while Williams was limited to 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds on 35.6% shooting. "Coming into the series it was a priority to stop those two. Both are obviously great players and once they get going they can't be stopped. And that just opens things up for their terrific wings (Joe Spurlock and Frank McGehee). And frankly we didn't want any part of that. Quebec's a good team and Read More
  • London Signs Dolinish +

    London announced the surprise signing of Everett Dolinish. Dolinish was released by the Los Angeles Chaos earlier in the week and cleared waiver before agreeing with the Knights. The Knights are quite familiar with the legendary big man from his days with the Boston Buzzards, when he dominated the National East. Even at a ripe age of 38 years, he was putting up numbers that most bigs can only dream of. In 40 games he averaged 15.5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 blocks and 0.5 steal, shooting 46% from the floor and 39% on 3 pointers. All that before a freak elbow ended his season. He is still expected to miss another month and a half. London team doctors examined Dolinish Read More
  • London Midseason Review +

    London is 36-12 at the midway point of the season. The team is in first place in the National Conference but has not been playing up to expectation. The defense has been stellar but the offense, while average 102 points, still remains a work in progress. Part of that is because Val Crumley has missed 17 games due to various injuries, part of that is the many new faces on the team. The team hopes that with a little more time, the offense will come together. One bright spot for the Knights has been rookie sensation Rocky Dunlap. The undrafted guard out of Baylor is averaging 12 points on 49.5% shooting in 24 minutes. That might not seem impressive but Read More
  • Work Still Needed In London +

    With the season halfway completed, London sits atop the National East division with a 29-8 record. The Knights are still looking for consistency as the coaching staff have juggled and mixed and matched the starting lineup and rotation. Injuries to key members have not helped the situation and the lack of a defined rotation having clearly frustrated some players. "To be honest, I'm more than frustrated. One night I'm starting, next game I'm coming off the bench. I've played center, power forward, small forward and shooting guard. What the hell? You don't even know your position anymore. I won't be surprised if I'm playing point guard and Val’s coming off the bench. You just never know. Its kind of insane Read More
  • London Completes Free Agency Period +

    London had one of their busiest free agency under General Manager Lian. In total, the Knights filled out the max allowed players on a roster at 20. Of course the most important signings were the starting backcourt of Val Crumley and Mack Lavoie. Both signed max contracts to remain with the club. “We were confident that they were both coming back. We could offer them the biggest contract and we did just win the championship.” said Lian There were a lot of speculations on who London would go after once Herschel Hofer was traded. Flowers, Dong and Drumm were all names thrown around in league circle. But instead the team decided to be budget conscience and use the cap space Read More
  • Hofer Traded, London Eyes Free Agency +

    London traded Herschel Hofer to Anaheim today in a bid to free up enough cap space for the upcoming free agency. Along with Hofer the team sent their 2023 first round pick and this year's 29th pick. In return the Knights received guards Ben Patton and Cameron Gaughan and the ability to be aggressively pursue free agents. The writing was on the wall for Hofer once Jean Larry signed his 4 year extension. The reigning Defensive MVP will now start at center after losing the spot to Hofer. "Herschel was a rock for us. Hands down one of the top defenders in the league. We didn't want to lose him but it was a numbers game. We just extended Jean Read More
  • London Victorious, Heads to Finals +

    London heads back to the Finals after a hard fought seven game series against Arizona. The Knights rallied from down 2-3 to take the series against the Thunderbirds. The series started off with a close 4 point victory for London. Arizona came out on fire and took a 12 point lead after the first quarter. But the home team responded and slowly chipped away to eventually winning Game 1. Jose Owens had a terrific game in the post, dropping 20 points to go with 9 rebounds. Arizona's dynamic backcourt had 58 points combined, 31 by Harry White. Game 2, the Thunderbirds adjusted and stifled Owens to a woeful 1 of 15 shooting. The sophomore big man had his worst game Read More
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