Knicks Rumors & News

  • U.S. Military Academy says it's 'disappointed' in Joakim Noah's statement

    Fox Sports "On Friday, we learned that newly-acquired New York Knicks center Joakim Noah declined to join his new teammates at a dinner with U.S. Army cadets because of his passionate personal stance against war and militarism. In response to Noah's actions, Academy spokesman Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker..." October 01

  • Joakim Noah skips out of Knicks’ annual dinner with cadets at West Point, says he’s anti-war but not anti-troops

    New York Daily News "With consent from the Knicks, Joakim Noah decided against participating in the annual dinner with the cadets and listening to a speech from an ex-colonel given the team at its training camp at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Noah, a pacifist, says he's uncomfortable with his..." September 30

  • Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis' shot has 'improved greatly'

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have had just four practices, so it’s too early to make any grand conclusions. But, so far, Jeff Hornacek has been impressed by Kristaps Porzingis’ shooting. “I think he’s improved greatly from last year just watching him shoot,” Hornacek said Thursday. “He’s really feeling..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose Judge Shoots Down Pseudonym Appeal

    TMZ "The judge in the Derrick Rose rape case reaffirmed his decision and will NOT allow the accuser to use a pseudonym during the trial ... saying, "This is not a state secrets case." As we previously reported, the accuser had asked the judge to reconsider after he previously ruled that she must..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose says the Knicks' triangle offense is 'complicated'

    CBS Sports "The triangle offense can be a divisive topic in the NBA. It's the "sharing is caring" offense that helped the Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls to six titles and the Shaquille O'Neal/Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers to three titles in their era and five titles total for Phil Jackson's Lakers teams..." September 29

  • Joakim Noah: How I’ll prove Bulls wrong over ‘low blow’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah is not only a new Knick. He’s a new father. The prize of free agency was excused from the first two days of Knicks training camp for the birth of his daughter. After his first practice as a Knick here on Wednesday, Noah said: “I was dealing with something beautiful. My daughter..." September 29

  • Derrick Rose plans to use rape accuser’s ex-friends against her

    New York Post "Putting on his own version of a full-court press, new Knicks guard Derrick Rose wants his rape accuser to know one thing — if she takes him to trial, it’s going to be an all-out war. Rose had his lawyers file a brief in Los Angeles Tuesday revealing their plan to call on the woman’s own friends..." September 29

  • With plenty of trash-talking, Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks' common goal to take down LeBron

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James, but in the end all those names, as well as the Chicago Bulls teams Noah anchored, would never hurt LeBron. The same goes for Noah’s more famous teammates, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, who have also matched up..." September 29

  • Knicks' Noah: 'We gotta beat' LeBron in playoffs "Joakim Noah isn't afraid to mix it up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers -- and Carmelo Anthony thinks that's exactly what the Knicks will need to compete with the NBA champions. Coincidentally enough, the Knicks will open the regular season in Cleveland on Oct. 25 when the Cavs will..." September 28

  • Knicks' Derrick Rose doesn't mind playing second fiddle to Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose was THE GUY in Chicago starting with his rookie season in 2008, beloved as the hometown savior and the youngest MVP in the history of the NBA. He averaged 17 shots as a point guard through seven seasons, dominating the ball, the endorsements and the cap space. But now in New York..." September 28

  • Derrick Rose wants to 'make the game easier' for Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "Derrick Rose has a clear understanding of his new role with the New York Knicks. "My job is to come here and help [Carmelo Anthony] win. This is his team," Rose said on Tuesday after his first training camp practice with the Knicks. "In practice to push him, be on him, when I see that he's..." September 27

  • Report: Derrick Rose more concerned about rape allegation than he’s publicly revealing

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson said the Knicks aren’t concerned about the civil and potentially criminal rape allegations Derrick Rose is facing. Rose doesn’t sound concerned, either. But is Rose just putting on a front? Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports: For now, the Knicks wait – and hope. Hope that the civil..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Carmelo Anthony: I've never played alongside a guy like Derrick Rose

    ESPN "There’s always plenty of optimism at NBA media day. Every player is in the best shape of his career and every team is optimistic about what’s to come. And then the season starts, and some of the predictions and platitudes end up looking silly. So on days like this, a lot of the rhetoric feels..." September 27

  • Stronger Kristaps Porzingis teases ‘new stuff’ to wow Knicks

    New York Post "Get ready for some “new stuff” from Kristaps Porzingis, who is trying to avoid the proverbial second-year jinx after a smashing rookie season. The 7-foot-3 Latvian sophomore said he has gained strength in the lower body, improved his ability to dribble down court and still plans to rattle..." September 27

  • Rose Under Criminal Investigation for Alleged Rape

    Think Progress "The civil trial against NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends for gang rape is scheduled to begin on October 4. But that’s not the only legal trouble Rose is facing. In a letter to the alleged victim’s attorney, Brandan Anand, a detective from the LAPD confirmed there is an active criminal..." September 27

  • Derrick Rose 'Not Worried' About Rape Case 'I Ain't Done Anything Wrong'

    TMZ "Derrick Rose is adamant he's NOT a rapist -- claiming, "I ain't do anything wrong" ... and says the upcoming trial will not be a distraction from his first NBA season with the Knicks. Rose faced reporters at Knicks Media Day in NYC moments ago where he was asked straight-up if he's worried..." September 26

  • Jackson says Knicks had to 'eat some dung' but are ready to contend

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson reflected on his 2 ¹/₂ years on the job, saying the franchise had to “eat some dung” on the way to this potential banner season. Jackson also revealed he put an opt-out clause into his five-year contract in case of a lockout shutdown after this season. Jackson..." September 24

  • "Extremely Displeased" Judge Threatens Sanctions Against Derrick Rose, Rose's Attorney for Rape Victim-Blaming

    Complex "The judge in Derrick Rose’s rape case said he was "extremely displeased" with Rose and his legal team during an oral ruling Tuesday. Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald threatened sanctions against Rose for victim-blaming his accuser. "If Defendant Rose continues to utilize language that shames and..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • Brandon Jennings Threatens to Expose Teyana Taylor For Speaking His Name

    Black Sports Online "Brandon Jennings and Teyana Taylor dated many years ago. It was a bit of a messy breakup, but most athlete/entertainer breakups are. Teyana has been on a media tour since she starred in Kanye’s “FAME” and she spoke about Brandon Jennings a little bit in the video above while on Wendy..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • A Phil Jackson protégé is guiding Derrick Rose’s Knicks crash course

    New York Post "There shouldn’t be any surprises for Derrick Rose playing in a Phil Jackson program. The new Knicks point guard has the perfect counsel in his agent, B.J. Armstrong, the philosophical former Bulls point guard who played under Jackson from 1989-95 and won three NBA titles. Armstrong, 49, has..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • Derrick Rose manages to force his rape accuser to reveal her name in court

    Sporting News "Congratulations to Derrick Rose, who won his bid Tuesday to have the woman accusing him of gang rape named publicly, according to The Associated Press. We want to make sure Rose can appreciate this, because he was so concerned about his own code of ethics amid a lawsuit in which he was, again,..." September 21

  • Report: Former Michigan basketball star Glen Rice is 'almost broke'

    Miami Herald "Former Miami Heat superstar Glen Rice is “almost broke” despite a 15-year career in the NBA that also included a stint with the Los Angeles Lakers. At least, that’s according to Miami-Dade County court records made public earlier this month in a paternity suit filed against Rice by a Fort..." September 21

  • Knicks reach agreement to re-sign Lou Amundson

    Today's Fastbreak "A veteran of nine NBA teams, center Lou Amundson looks like he will be staying in the “Big Apple” for a third consecutive season. On Monday, the New York Knicks reached an agreement to re-sign the veteran big man as it will be a fully guaranteed contract, per’s Ian Begley. As a result,..." September 20

  • NBPA website decides to ignore Derrick Rose's rape trial in extensive puff piece

    Sporting News "Message control, branding, good P.R. — that's the business the National Basketball Players Association website is in: making its members look good. When you can take all that and wrap it in a nice-to-read package, you're doing things right. So it makes sense to see a roughly 3,000-word profile..." September 20

  • The Laughable Origins Of That Dumb Rumor About Russell Westbrook Getting Traded To The Knicks

    Uproxx "If you’re a big hoops fans and follow the NBA even during the depths of its offseason doldrums, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve seen a rumor suggesting that the New York Knicks may be trading Derrick Rose and budding superstar Kristaps Porzingis to Oklahoma City for Russell..." September 20

  • Derrick Rose: Support in Chicago ‘not on that level of New York’

    Larry Brown Sports "Derrick Rose seems genuinely happy to be getting a fresh start in a new city, and some of the things he has said about being traded have not sat well with fans in Chicago. The latest remarks Rose made that will likely make Bulls fans say “smell ya later” came in a feature from Jared Zwerling..." September 20

  • Kristaps Porzingis blocks the now infamous crying Knicks fan

    CBS Sports "When the New York Knicks drafted Kristaps Porzingis No. 4 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, one impassioned yet very young fan was so dissatisfied with the selection that he started crying. However, that fan, whose name is Jordan, quickly turned his frown upside down once Porzinigs started playing,..." September 20

  • Derrick Rose calls Knicks ‘most talented team’ he’s ever played on, despite not having played with them yet

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose was the league's MVP playing for a Chicago squad that won 62 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. But in the point guard’s eyes, neither that team nor any of his previous Bulls squads carried as much potential as this year’s Knicks. “I think it’s the most talented..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Derrick Rose Wants Judge to Unmask His Rape Accuser

    TMZ "Derrick Rose says he's sick and tired of his rape accuser bashing him to the media -- and he's now begging a judge to force her to reveal her identity once and for all. We broke the story, the NBA superstar is being sued by a woman using the pseudonym "Jane Doe" -- who claims Rose and his..." September 20

  • Why a Knicks’ reunion with Jeremy Lin never came close to materializing

    New York Post "In December, Jeremy Lin will appear in an issue of Totally Awesome Hulk. It is only fitting because the Nets may need him to perform like a superhero this season. “It’s weird right? It was just a cool opportunity, and I think Greg [Pak] was really supportive of me and my story, so I’m thankful..." September 19

  • Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis already admires Joakim Noah's intensity

    ESPN "Joakim Noah made a strong first impression on new Knicks teammate Kristaps Porzingis. “The first conversation we had, I was in the training room. He came in with his shirt off, and I was like, ‘Oh man, you’ve been working out.’…. And we kept on talking, and he just got so intense, like he..." September 18

  • Brandon Jennings: 'I'm as hungry as I've ever been'

    ESPN "Brandon Jennings said back in July that he felt some around the NBA questioned his love for the game. It sounds like he’s looking to prove that perception wrong this season. “I’m as hungry as I’ve ever been now. I’m on a one-year deal. I’m coming off an Achilles injury, everybody [wrote] me..." September 18

  • Kristaps Porzingis: 'No. 1 goal is the playoffs'

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis has clear expectations for the New York Knicks this season. "Obviously, the No. 1 goal is the playoffs this year," he said Saturday at a camp he hosted for children in Westchester, New York. "That's where my head is at. I can't be thinking nothing past that. Right now it's..." September 18

  • Kristaps Porzingis practices with Derrick Rose, says 'he's still got it'

    Fox Sports "Believe it or not: The 2016-2017 NBA season is fast approaching, and one of the many intriguing storylines for the upcoming campaign is without a doubt the new-look, revamped New York Knicks. The future of the franchise, Kristaps Porzingis, spoke with ESPN's Ian Begley this weekend and had some..." September 17

  • Phil Jackson's disastrous offseason now punctuated by Derrick Rose headlines

    Sporting News "The bar for anyone running the Knicks in this century is pretty low. An appearance in the playoffs now and then would be nice, but let’s not get too lofty. No, if you’re running the Knicks, the top goal has to be keeping the franchise from sinking to Isiah Thomas levels. That means that though..." September 16

  • Derrick Rose Accuser Now Pressing Criminal Charges in Addition to Civil Case

    Complex "The woman who filed a lawsuit against Derrick Rose accusing him and two other men of breaking into her apartment and raping her is now pursuing criminal charges, according to TMZ. She has filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department. TMZ spoke with one of the woman’s attorneys,..." September 16

  • Phil Jackson admits he was 'aware' of Rose's rape lawsuit before Knicks trade but never bothered to investigate

    New York Daily News "Less than a week after Derrick Rose was deposed in a rape lawsuit, the Knicks traded for him without ever seeking the alleged victim’s side of the story, the woman’s lawyer said Wednesday. Brandon Anand, who is representing the 30-year-old “Jane Doe,” said he suspects the Chicago Bulls dealt..." September 15

  • Derrick Rose rape accuser: 'He has to deal with' what he did

    New York Daily News "The ‘Jane Doe’ suing Derrick Rose in a rape lawsuit says she feels empathy for her alleged attacker, if only because the weight of his actions must be heavy. “I think he must be in a bad place with everything that happened to me, I just feel like knowing that he was able to do what he did, he..." September 15

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Derrick Rose Drags Nick Young Into Rape Case

    TMZ "Derrick Rose is dragging Nick Young into his alleged rape case -- using his fellow NBA star in an attempt to discredit the accuser. Rose's Jane Doe accuser claims she was traumatized by the alleged gang rape because she's "prudish" and sexually inexperienced. Rose's team says that's a big fat..." September 12

  • Reinsdorf: Noah no longer 'a frontline guy'

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah left the Chicago Bulls this offseason to sign a four-year, $72 million deal with the New York Knicks. The Bulls showed little interest, if any, in re-signing Noah. “What we felt was it was time,” Jerry Reinsdorf told the Chicago Tribune. “We felt Joakim wasn’t going to be a..." September 11

  • Knicks foiled trying to reunite with snake lover Kevin Seraphin

    New York Post "The Knicks wanted to re-sign center Kevin Seraphin, according to a source, but were outbid. The two-year contract Seraphin received Thursday from the rival Pacers starts at $2 million annually, according to a source, with only the first year fully guaranteed. The Knicks only were able to give..." September 10

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