Knicks Rumors & News

  • Lamar Odom Knew Marriage To Khloe Kardashian Was Over 'When She Was With Her Second Or Third NBA Player'

    The Big Lead "Lamar Odom still has ex-wife Khloe Kardashian’s initials tattooed on his hand, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the couple will work things out. On an episode of the BET’s “Mancave” Odom explained that he knew the marriage was over when Kardashian had been with a few other NBA players. Here’s..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Jeff Hornacek: Knicks’ priorities are the problem

    New York Post "Jeff Hornacek didn’t want to hear about Courtney Lee’s late technical foul or two calls that went against Kristaps Porzingis late. The Grizzlies were without their three top starters in Marc Gasol (illness), Mike Conley (Achilles) and Chandler Parsons (knee soreness) and his team still didn’t..." January 18

  • What a Knicks sell-off would look like after Hornacek clue

    New York Post "As the Knicks head west to finish up what’s billed as a make-or-break, seven-game road trip, Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek warned the media to slow its roll. Perhaps Hornacek’s statement should have been uttered by the new Knicks regime. Hornacek said a mouthful after the Knicks started their trip..." January 17

  • Frank Ntilikina may have busted through the dreaded wall

    New York Post "The three previous games it was noticeable. Very noticeable. But the struggles for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina extended beyond the losses to the Bulls, Timberwolves and Pelicans when he shot a combined 1 of 8, scored two points and committed nine turnovers against eight assists. “The last few..." January 16

  • Courtney Lee ties Knicks franchise record for consecutive free throws

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks enjoyed a comfortable win on Martin Luther King Day, as they cruised past the Brooklyn Nets, 119-94. It snapped a three-game losing streak, and though a big climb is still ahead, the victory was certainly a great way to begin a seven-game road trip. One Knickerbocker,..." January 16

  • Enes Kanter rejects Jeff Hornacek's explanation for gluing him to Knicks bench

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter is still perplexed by his erratic playing time and rejected Jeff Hornacek's reason for gluing him to the bench during Monday's victory over the Nets. "I guess coach said I played a lot of minutes (the day before), so he thought that I was tired. But I was pretty good, and I didn't..." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Porzingis admits challenges have come being a franchise player

    SNY TV "In his first season as the Knicks' franchise player, Kristaps Porzingis admits it has been a challenge to live up to the expectations placed on him. At the beginning of the season, Porzingis flourished in his new role, sitting atop the leaderboards in points per game. The game seemed to come..." January 15

  • Hornacek threatens changes after ripping into Knicks

    New York Post "Forty-seven seconds into the second half, Jeff Hornacek called timeout, and proceeded to rip into his players. A wide-open Anthony Davis jump shot infuriated the Knicks coach, continuing a pattern of sloppy starts in the third quarter. He’s not going to stands for it much longer. “We might..." January 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis gives Knicks big reason to worry about future

    New York Post "Call him Mr. November. The Knicks have a lot of issues, but none more concerning than what to make about Kristaps Porzingis’ third straight post-Christmas decline. The entire franchise is built upon Porzingis becoming a superstar for the ages, contending for greatest-Knick-ever status. And..." January 14

  • Michael Beasley’s fate is sealed, and he knows it

    New York Post "Michael Beasley apparently couldn’t score enough buckets to ensure a permanent spot in the Knicks’ rotation once Tim Hardaway Jr. is back to full minutes. Coach Jeff Hornacek said once Hardaway is back at full health, Beasley will return to sporadic playing time, including occasionally not..." January 13

  • Knicks to waive Ramon Sessions, opening spot to sign Trey Burke

    ESPN "The New York Knicks will waive point guard Ramon Sessions on Saturday to make room to sign G League guard and former lottery pick Trey Burke, league sources confirmed to ESPN. Burke, the No. 9 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, has averaged 26.6 points per game on 49 percent shooting this season for..." January 13

  • Knicks brace for rotation shake-up as Tim Hardaway nears return

    New York Post "The availability of Tim Hardaway Jr. for the Knicks in Minnesota on Friday and their ability to win on the road are pretty much the same. Both are questionable. Hardaway went through another full practice Thursday at the team’s Tarrytown facility. His official listing is “questionable”..." January 12

  • Ramon Sessions knows his Knicks’ days could be numbered

    New York Post "Ramon Sessions has been around long enough. He knows how this works. He knows this is a business. He knows to ignore the outside noise. With rumors swirling the Knicks may be close to waiving the 31-year-old journeyman, as the team works on a deal to add another point guard — Trey Burke — to..." January 11

  • Knicks dumping Kyle O'Quinn?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Welcome to NBA trade rumors season, Knicks fans! While this year's slate of impending rumors will be far less juicy than year's worth of Carmelo Anthony news, don't expect silence from Madison Square Garden. In fact, expect some movement over the next month--with a big man likely on the way..." January 11

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Lauri Markkanen Says Phil Jackson Made Him Eat Raw Meat During Draft Process

    Bleacher Report "It appears Dennis Smith Jr. wasn't the only draft prospect forced to eat strange cuisine with Phil Jackson during the lead up to the 2017 NBA draft. Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen revealed Wednesday that the former New York Knicks president made him eat some form of raw meat during a..." January 11

  • Enes Kanter confused by his lack of playing time

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter has been one of the most valuable New York Knicks this season, and he can’t seem to understand his lack of minutes lately either. Before the Knicks played the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, Kanter spoke out about head coach Jeff Hornacek’s recent benchings of him down the..." January 11

  • An early Tim Hardaway Jr. return comes into view

    New York Post "Tim Hardaway Jr. is nearly back. The Knicks shooting guard was a full practice participant Tuesday for the first time since he was shut down with a stress reaction in his left leg, even scrimmaging full court at the end and then sticking around to put up extra shots in a workout with an..." January 10

  • Doug McDermott planning ‘selfish’ change to game

    New York Post "You don’t have to beg Knicks forward Doug McDermott to be more aggressive offensively. His coaches have delivered the message, and McBuckets is ready to answer the call. “Definitely I got to be more aggressive. That’s on me,” he said Tuesday night at the 19th Annual Knicks Bowl charity..." January 10

  • Mavericks pre-draft courtship of Frank Ntilikina was ‘ruse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "A photo of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson with Frank Ntilikina made the rounds – aided by the Mavericks themselves – before the draft. Word leaked Ntilikina’s coach in France would coach Dallas summer-league team. Marc Stein of The New York Times: Yet it was all..." January 09

  • Kristaps Porzingis continues to fight stigma that he's 'soft'

    SNY TV "Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis continues to try and dismiss the label that he is "a soft, skinny, white Euro." During the Knicks' matchup against the Mavericks Sunday night, F Wesley Matthews called Porzingis "soft" and "sweet" as he battled him all game long. Porzingis allowed the cursing and..." January 09

  • The motives behind Knicks’ new Willy Hernangomez plan

    New York Post "Was this “Bullyball” or “Willyball”? “Bullyball” was the term Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek used to describe a philosophical change taking place as the team attempts to manage four traditional centers on its roster. The Knicks are hoping to solve the center glut by the Feb. 9 trade..." January 09

  • Knicks In Serious Talks With Trey Burke

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are engaged in “serious talks” with G League standout Trey Burke, and could reach an agreement with the veteran guard by the weekend, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania, Burke is expected to be held out of this week’s G League showcase by the..." January 08

  • Knicks guarantee Jarrett Jack’s contract following point guard’s successful return from injury

    New York Daily News "Two days before the Knicks guaranteed Jarrett Jack’s contract, the point guard who had been through so much rehab to get to this point, and who admitted to the Daily News that he contemplated retirement, said he was so consumed with the season that he was unaware the deadline was..." January 08

  • Several teams interested in Knicks' Hernangomez

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks appear to have one of the hottest commodities in their fold as the trade deadline nears. According to Ian Begley of ESPN, Knicks center Willy Hernangomez have been generating interests from other teams around the league who believe that the 23-year-old center is a star in the..." January 07

  • Erik Spoelstra responds to Michael Beasley’s shots at him

    Yardbarker "Erik Spoelstra doesn’t appear to be too riled up over his former player Michael Beasley’s recent comments about him. Speaking on Friday before a game against Beasley’s New York Knicks, the Miami Heat coach responded to the shots that the former No. 2 pick took at him this week. Here is what he..." January 06

  • Kristaps Porzingis feeling better, but 'don't tell' Heat

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis said that he's feeling refreshed heading into Friday's game against the Miami Heat and then joked that his comments about being "tired" were meant to throw off the competition. "I was tired after the back-to-back. A day off always helps," Porzingis told reporters in Miami on..." January 05

  • Michael Beasley takes shots at Heat, former coach Erik Spoelstra

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Beasley has a bit of a bone to pick with the team that drafted him. In an interview with the New York Post’s Marc Berman that ran Thursday, the veteran forward took shots at the Miami Heat and his ex-coach Erik Spoelstra. “I feel I could’ve gotten more out of that organization,” said..." January 05

  • Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina continues to show growth

    Newsday "You only get one chance to make a first impression and Frank Ntilikina made an awfully good one on Gregg Popovich. The Spurs coach said that at the time the Knicks took Ntilikina with the No. 8 pick in the draft he’d “never heard of him” because San Antonio is usually picking at the end of the..." January 04

  • Some in Knicks organization want to call up G-League star Trey Burke, but there’s one problem

    New York Daily News "The Knicks' offense is floundering and there's a desire from some in the organization to call up their G-League star Trey Burke, a source told the Daily News. However, there's also a big obstacle to such a move — the team would need to create a roster spot. Burke, a 25-year-old point guard,..." January 04

  • Kristaps Porzingis admits this is too much for him

    New York Post "Closing in on the season’s halfway mark, Kristaps Porzingis admitted he’s feeling wear and tear and missing Tim Hardaway Jr. After all, this is Porzingis’ first season as the Knicks’ No. 1 option, pressure made worse with secondary scorer Hardaway out the past 4½ weeks. After his two-point..." January 04

  • Frank Ntilikina moved by praise from his idol’s head coach

    New York Post "The Knicks didn’t come close to winning this past Thursday in San Antonio, but Spurs coach Gregg Popovich did notice one thing: Phil Jackson drafted a good one at point guard. Sixteen years after Tony Parker became the NBA’s first French point guard, Frank Ntilikina is doing his native country..." January 03

  • Ron Baker will now pay for his Anthony Davis bravery

    New York Post "Ron Baker’s courage in going up to lay a hard foul on Anthony Davis’ dunk attempt Saturday in New Orleans has cost him. Along with receiving three stitches to repair a bloody cheek, Baker suffered an orbital fracture, the team announced Tuesday. It’s an injury that could keep him out for a week..." January 03

  • Report: Knicks expect Kyle O’Quinn to opt out

    Pro Basketball Talk "One reason the Knicks (18-18) are surprisingly in the playoff mix: Kyle O'Quinn is having a career year. The center is scoring efficiently inside and from mid-range, cleaning up on the glass, protecting the rim and even distributing some (though that has come with more turnovers). Everything is..." January 02

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Jeff Hornacek explains why Frank Ntilikina isn’t starting for Knicks yet

    New York Daily News "Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is planning to increase rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina's minutes, but explained his rationale on Monday as to why he will not just throw the 19-year-old in immediately with the starters. "Sometimes it's who meshes well with what group," he said. "Frank is..." January 02

  • Dirk: Porzingis 'way ahead of the curve' compared to me at his age

    New York Post "Dirk Nowitzki is regarded as the best international player in NBA history. Only the sixth player to reach the 30,000-point milestone, Nowitzki believes one day Kristaps Porzingis will best him. The Mavericks’ 39-year-old legend called the 7-foot-3 Latvian “a walking mismatch.’’ “He plays a lot..." January 01

  • Joakim Noah makes the most of his precious minutes

    New York Post "This Knicks road trip started in Chicago with bad news for Joakim Noah. For the second time in 2 ½ weeks, he would not be dressing at the arena in which he was once an MVP candidate. The trip ended with one of Noah’s finest moments of a strange season — with him playing the final 13 minutes in..." December 31

  • The Knicks are slowly expanding Frank Ntilikina’s role

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn’t ready to vault rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina into the starting lineup – at least not yet. Ntilikina is coming off his career-high 11 assists against French legend Tony Parker, logging a season-high 31 minutes in San Antonio. Meanwhile Jarrett Jack is..." December 30

  • Slumping Porzingis laments lack of foul calls

    New York Daily News "Mired in an ugly shooting slump, Kristaps Porzingis made a public plea to the referees for help. Porzingis’ lament – which is not a new one for him – was that his shot is being hindered by touch fouls to the arm during his release. The lack of calls has Porzingis second-guessing his offensive..." December 29

  • What could determine Kyle O’Quinn’s future with the Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks’ interest in trading Kyle O’Quinn at the Feb. 9 trade deadline will rise at the same rate as their chances of making the draft lottery. According to league sources, O’Quinn’s market value will depend on how clubs view his opt-out clause. The Knicks are under the impression..." December 29

  • Willy Hernangomez is desperately waiting for something to give

    New York Post "At the Knicks’ Christmas Eve practice, center Willy Hernangomez got clocked by assistant coach David Bliss during a one-on-one drill. The blow caused a big welt on his right cheek. It swelled up, got infected and the normally handsome Hernangomez wasn’t ready for a modeling gig on..." December 28

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. works on drills without a brace

    New York Post "At least he’s not going backward. The stress injury to Tim Hardaway Jr.’s lower left leg is taking ample time to heal, but he is making progress, albeit slowly, it seems. Hardaway wasn’t wearing a brace on his left leg as he took jump shots, went through shooting drills and jumped off both..." December 27

  • Jeff Hornacek issues challenge to the Knicks’ two point guards

    New York Post "The 76ers delivered the blueprint. Now it’s up to the Knicks to adjust — if they can. Sixers guard T.J. McConnell ruined Christmas at the Garden with his pressure defense, as Jarrett Jack and Frank Ntilikina struggled running the offense while being hounded by the reserve guard. Expect future..." December 27

  • Enes Kanter makes noise on Christmas

    Yardbarker "Enes Kanter, 25, is already enjoying his eight season in the NBA. And, he’s still bringing the noise. But despite his best efforts on Christmas day against the 76ers, the New York Knicks would fall, 105-98. Of course, it had nothing to do with Kanter. New York’s big man would put up 31 points..." December 26

  • Knicks owner James Dolan vetoed agreed-upon Carmelo Anthony buyout

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson reportedly refused to buy out Carmelo Anthony while running the Knicks. Jackson’s successor, Steve Mills, flatly said he wouldn’t buy out Anthony. But somewhere along the way, Anthony apparently agreed to a buyout with someone in Knicks management. Ian Begley of ESPN:..." December 26

  • Knicks’ Michael Beasley bought 9 cars during his rookie season

    Clutch Points "When it comes to New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley, the former second overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft from Kansas State University has been on quite the journey across the league and around the world. Before his recent breakout with the Knicks, Beasley had played with five different..." December 24