Knicks Rumors & News

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs

  • More signs Phil Jackson stalling his big Knicks move until 2016

    New York Post "Tuesday’s 45-minute State of Zen address established two elements of patience — team president Phil Jackson is not trading his draft pick for a veteran if the Knicks are picking in the top three, and he still has modest expectations for 2015-16 despite cap space and a No. 2 lottery..." April 23

  • Phil Jackson: All-Star game was important to Melo, not Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "Had the New York Knicks known in November what we all know now, they likely would have shut Carmelo Anthony down long before February. But apparently Carmelo was gung-ho to play in the All-Star Game. Phil Jackson spoke on Tuesday about how he had to reassure Anthony about the current state of..." April 22

  • Phil Jackson says he’ll consider trading Knicks’ first-round draft pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks just finished their worst season in franchise history, and as a reward for that dubious accomplishment, the team is guaranteed a top-five selection in this summer’s NBA Draft. New York has a 55.8 percent chance of landing a top-three pick, and a 38.7 percent chance of picking in the..." April 21

  • Marbury glows about draft stud in China, calls Jackson ‘visionary’

    New York Post "Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard..." April 21

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony questioned decision to stay but looking to next year

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony believes there are better days coming for the New York Knicks, but he briefly second-guessed his decision to re-sign with New York because of the team's struggles this season. "I try to keep myself from thinking like that. But as a human being those thoughts definitely come into..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Jose Calderon wants to be a part of Knicks' rebuild

    Newsday "Jose Calderon doesn't believe he's played his last game as a Knick. The veteran point guard said he wants to return next season and thinks he will. "I really want to stay here," Calderon said. "I think they want me here. That's the feeling I got. I think I really can help this team next..." April 16

  • Knick fans get free food while Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher get free passes after disastrous season

    New York Daily News "The season ended, appropriately enough, on tax day, so hopefully Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher and Carmelo Anthony remembered to send James Dolan a thank you note that includes a promise to do better next year. Dolan, the eccentric and controversial Chairman of Madison Square Garden, rewarded the..." April 16

  • Pistons close season with victory over Knicks

    Detroit News "Another ugly problem that has plagued the Pistons for most of the season nearly ruined the final game for them. Their perimeter defense has been a problem, and it is something Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy wants to address in the offseason. This time it was former Michigan star Tim Hardaway Jr...." April 16

  • Derek Fisher doesn't seem to get how the lottery works

    CBSSports.com "The New York Knicks need as good a pick as they can possibly get in June's draft. They are a game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves for the top spot in the lottery, and just a game above the Detroit Pistons for third. If you wind up tied, both teams get the average number of available ping pong..." April 15

  • Greg Monroe is Knicks’ best shot, but agent preaches caution

    New York Post "Superagent David Falk said Pistons impending unrestricted free-agent center Greg Monroe hasn’t yet made his “short list’’ of teams he’s interested in, but indicated strongly the Knicks are expected to be squarely on it. Monroe and his deft post game will play the Garden on Wednesday night in..." April 15

  • Meaningless win costs Knicks undisputed top lottery seed

    New York Post "Suddenly with one game left, the Knicks, in a worst-case scenario, could drop as low as sixth in June’s NBA draft. That seemed inconceivable when the Knicks appeared destined for a top-four pick. The Knicks starting backcourt of Langston Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr. powered them to a stunning..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • DeMarre Carroll talks up Knicks as free agency landing spot

    New York Post "Hawks swingman DeMarre Carroll, one of the unsung free agents on an unsung team, is not afraid of the big stage and revealed the Knicks will be a strong option for him in July. The 6-foot-8 Carroll, who plays small forward but often defends shooting guards, is a candidate for one of the..." April 14

  • Greg Monroe denies 'done deal' report with Knicks

    Michigan Live "Detroit Pistons big man Greg Monroe denied a New York Daily News report today in which an unnamed NBA personnel executive said the player's move this summer to the New York Knicks is virtually a "done deal." "You write it's a done deal, there must be another Greg Monroe around here that I don't..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Shved wants to remain a Knick

    New York Post "Alexey Shved’s season ended on March 22 in Toronto with a cracked rib — but his Knicks career might not be over yet. The revelation from the trade deadline, the 6-foot-5 Russian combo guard impressed enough in his 16 games as a Knick that the organization would like him back. Shved told The..." April 12

  • Knicks win ugly one against Magic

    New York Post "Is there something called a “bad win?’’ The Knicks and Magic made ignomious NBA history by combining for a league-worst 15 points in the second quarter on Saturday night. Then the Knicks hurt their chances of finishing with the undisputed NBA-worst record — and the top lottery seed — with an..." April 12

  • It's no secret the Knicks have eyes on Pistons forward Greg Monroe

    New York Daily News "Maybe the worst kept secret in the NBA is that Phil Jackson plans to pursue Detroit Pistons forward Greg Monroe in free agency this summer. In fact, one league executive called it “about as close to a done deal as you can get.” A done deal is illegal of course and would open Jackson and the..." April 12

  • 15d
    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Cleanthony is back tonight.

  • 15d
    Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto

    Knicks coach Derek Fisher hinted strongly that Lance Thomas and Langston Galloway will be back next season. QUOTE: pic.twitter.com/z6UZ2qz92A

  • Bucks win with inspired performances over Knicks

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "That playoff berth is so close the Milwaukee Bucks can taste it. The Bucks did their part on Friday night by defeating the New York Knicks, 99-91, at Madison Square Garden. But they needed help from Detroit, Cleveland or Washington to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff spot and struck out..." April 11

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    Tim Hardaway Jr. has a bruised right wrist. X-rays are negative. He is available to return.

  • Fisher: Knicks ‘can go from 15 to 63 (wins) if we really want to’

    New York Post "We interrupt the praise of Matt Harvey to note the following: Knicks coach Derek Fisher is considering going to the postseason this year as a spectator and intends to participate in the playoffs next season as a coach. Really. Fisher explained Thursday that, despite the horror of 2014-15,..." April 10

  • Pacers throttle Knicks 102-86

    Indy Cornrows "The Indiana Pacers put the New York Knicks down early and held off a fourth quarter run to grab their third straight win. The Pacers led by as many as 28 early in the fourth quarter, but the Knicks would trim the lead to as close as 16, but a C.J. Miles three would halt the New York run as Indiana..." April 09

  • Derek Fisher believes Knicks will make huge turnaround next season

    Newsday "The worst season in franchise history hasn't diminished Derek Fisher's confidence. The first-time coach believes the Knicks can have one of the best records in team history next year. The Bucks, who visit the Garden Friday night, went from winning 15 games last season to likely being a playoff..." April 09

  • Knicks Sign Ricky Ledo For Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have signed Ricky Ledo for the remainder of the season, the team announced. Ledo’s second 10-day contract with the team expired overnight. It’s not immediately clear if the pact carries into next season, but either way, New York has control over the point guard’s NBA destination for..." April 08

  • Haywood’s unflinching confidence in Phil Jackson and a sobering draft take

    New York Post "Newly elected Hall of Famer and ex-Knick Spencer Haywood was the pioneer — the first to declare “hardship’’ and leave college early for the pros in 1969. Haywood first went to the ABA, but when he jumped to the NBA’s Seattle franchise the league tried to disallow his contract. Haywood then..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • Knicks Prepared To Re-Sign Andrea Bargnani If He'll Accept Vet's Minimum

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks will consider bringing Andrea Bargnani back because of his offensive talent, but aren’t planning to use their cap space to do so. The Knicks would surely agree to keep Bargnani on the veteran's minimum, but another team may outbid them on the free-agent market." April 08

  • Andrea Bargnani opens Fisher’s eyes with new side to his game

    New York Post "Two developments occurred at the Garden for the first time this season — one seen, one heard. When Andrea Bargnani left the court in the final minute Sunday night, he received a huge ovation from the Garden crowd. That was because the fans witnessed Bargnani playing like an animal on the..." April 07

  • Knicks beat 76ers, keep Philly alive for Okafor/Towns edge

    New York Post "For the Sixers, the best laid lottery dreams oft go astray. On Sunday in the Towns/Okafor Bowl, the Sixers had a chance to end their preseason goal of finishing with the league’s worst record and winning the No. 1 lottery seed by posting a victory over the Knicks. However, the Sixers are still..." April 06

  • Hardaway Jr.: "Wasn't year wanted to have"

    ESPN.com "New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. plans to play the final six games of the season despite a wrist injury that isn’t fully healed. In addition to playing for pride and for his teammates, Hardaway Jr. would also like to finish an up-and-down season in positive fashion. The 2013..." April 05

  • Derek Fisher's Wife: 'He Blindsided Me with Divorce'

    TMZ.com "Derek Fisher's wife says she was completely "blindsided" when the NBA legend served her with divorce papers last month ... and was even more shocked that he moved all of his stuff out of their home in the middle of the night ... this according to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports. As we..." April 05

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    Cleanthony Early sprained his left ankle and will not return.

  • Derek Fisher not pleased with Wizards' late-game dunk to give fans food discount

    Pro Basketball Talk "Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has been viewed as being emotionless by the local media for the bulk of the season, and Phil Jackson himself has said he’d like Fisher to be more emotional, and even challenge the officials to the point where he gets thrown out of games. Forgetting the fact that..." April 04

  • Anthony wont sit on the bench in case a player dives into him

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has shown up at the Garden for the last three weeks to rehab before games in the trainer’s room. He goes on the court briefly for light stretching and to talk to teammates before retiring to the locker room to mingle some more. But he still hasn’t sat on the Knicks bench as..." April 03

  • Cleanthony Early trying to salvage bust of a rookie season

    New York Post "Back on Nov. 7, Knicks rookie forward Cleanthony Early had a big fourth quarter in Brooklyn during garbage time. It was his first real stretch of game action and despite the game being out of reach, there was excitement the rookie picked in the second round was ready to emerge. Nevertheless, 10..." April 03

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Steve Mills says #Knicks have already received two calls from opposing teams interested in their 1st round pick.

  • Knicks say they've already fielded two calls about potential top draft pick

    ESPN.com "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson believes his team's awful season "may be a godsend" because of the potential for a top pick in June's draft. "A draft pick can move an entire organization forward ... and this is our opportunity," Jackson said in front of a group of Knicks season-ticket..." April 03

  • Phil Jackson tells season-ticket holders that tough season could be a blessing in disguise

    Newsday "What has happened to the Knicks this season may be "a godsend" because of how it will impact their rebuilding efforts, Phil Jackson said Thursday. Jackson, the Knicks' president, and general manager Steve Mills held a town hall meeting for season-ticket holders at the Theater at Madison Square..." April 03

  • One reason Carmelo won’t sit on bench during Knicks games

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony has shown up at the Garden for the last three weeks to rehab before games in the trainer’s room. He goes on the court briefly for light stretching and to talk to teammates before retiring to the locker room to mingle some more. But he still hasn’t sat on the Knicks bench as..." April 02

  • Brook Lopez saves Nets from embarrassing loss to Knicks

    New York Post "The birthday boy saved the day for the Nets. Brook Lopez’s putback of a Deron Williams missed layup with two seconds remaining lifted the Nets to a 100-98 win over the Knicks on Wednesday night, giving Brooklyn a sweep of the season series and allowing the Nets to maintain their position in the..." April 02

  • Lopez, Monroe revival could be eye-opener for Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Maybe Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally stir the Knicks-Nets rivalry pot this summer by convincing Brooklyn’s raging-hot center Brook Lopez to swap boroughs. Amid a heated playoff push, the Nets arrived at the Garden Wednesday, and nipped the Knicks in the final seconds, 100-98, in a..." April 02

  • Phil Jackson asks Knicks fans to “remain optimistic”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Did Phil Jackson just ask New York Knicks fans to be optimistic? This rings of the end of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” where the cast sings “Always look on the bright side of life” while being crucified. It’s been a historically bad season in New York. The Knicks are 14-60 — that’s both the..." March 31