Knicks Rumors & News

  • Carmelo Anthony sounds annoyed after ‘short’ meeting with Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he’s done wondering what Knicks management thinks of him and wants to be more “focused’’ on guiding his teammates through this crisis than being any further off-the-court distraction. Anthony provided scant insight Wednesday into his meeting the day prior with Knicks..." January 18

  • Members of Knicks organization want to part ways with Carmelo Anthony

    ESPN "“Carmelo, as great a player as he is, still has another level he can go to. And I hope together, with the team we create, he can get there." These were Phil Jackson’s words on the day he took over as New York Knicks president. Jackson described Carmelo Anthony that day as one of the top scorers..." January 18

  • The Knicks are stuck with Carmelo Anthony, so they need Chris Paul

    Fox Sports "Regardless of whether the New York Knicks want to get out from under his massive contract, Carmelo Anthony probably isn’t going anywhere. That’s according to FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard, who joined Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on FS1’s Undisputed Wednesday to make one thing very..." January 18

  • Phil Jackson's friend, columnist defends his independence in wake of Melo criticism

    Fanrag Sports "It’s no secret that I’ve been a long-time friend and confidant of Phil Jackson. Nearly 34 years to be precise. I was his assistant and roommate on the road for three seasons when he coached the Albany Patroons in the Continental Basketball Association, plus we’ve done two books together. As..." January 18

  • Knicks Considering Starting Kristaps Porzingis At Center

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are considering starting Kristaps Porzingis at center. Many have suggested Porzingis' best future is at center. "We’ve got to look at everything. ... In the long run, we’ve got to look at hey, when KP comes back, what, will it change everything all together and what it..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Carmelo entrusts future to Knicks prez who hasn’t learned a thing

    New York Post "Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? This was Feb. 8, 2016, just about 11 ½ months ago. See if you can remember who the speaker is, and who the subject is: “We had a line of communication — a lot of times it was one way and I understand. “A lot of times the communication..." January 18

  • CP3’s injury should push the Clippers to make the Blake-for-Carmelo trade

    Fox Sports "The 2016-17 season is the most important one in Clippers’ history, and so far, it has been a disaster. There was an incredible start that tuckered out and was then effectively erased by a blowout home loss to the Warriors in early December. Less than two weeks later, Blake Griffin underwent..." January 18

  • Lance Thomas Suffers Fractured Orbital Bone

    Real GM Basketball "Lance Thomas suffered a fractured orbital bone and has concussion-like symptoms as a result of an inadvertent elbow from Jonas Valanciunas on Sunday. Tests confirmed that Thomas suffered the fractured bone in his face and the concussion symptoms." January 17

  • Carmelo tells Phil Jackson in meeting he wants to remain with Knicks

    SI "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony told team president Phil Jackson in a meeting on Tuesday that he wants to remain in New York, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports. Anthony had a “calm” conversation and still does not intend on waiving his no-trade clause should the Knicks come to an..." January 17

  • Courtney Lee posts cryptic pics on Instagram after benching

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks guard Courtney Lee didn’t exactly respond well to being benched on Monday. Lee, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Ron Baker and didn’t play the entire second half in the Knicks’ 108-107 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, decided to sip some Kermit tea afterwards by posting..." January 17

  • Phil Jackson to meet with Carmelo this week

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson will meet with Carmelo Anthony this week in the wake of a critical column written by one of Jackson’s confidants, ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reports. Jackson’s close friend Charley Rosen has stirred up a controversy in recent days, writing on Tuesday for FanRag Sports..." January 17

  • Carmelo Anthony Feels He's Already Proven Loyalty To Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony told the media he remains loyal to the New York Knicks and feels he doesn't need to prove his loyalty to anyone. "I think I've proven that. I don't have to speak on that. I think I've proven that over the years, day in and day out," Anthony said after the Knicks' 108-107 loss to..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Schroder's late 3 lifts Hawks over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It will appear in the box score as Kris Humphries' only assist in the Atlanta Hawks' 108-107 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, but it reveals just how unselfish he is. Humphries had a decent look at a would-be game-winning shot in the right block, but instead he swung it..." January 16

  • Melo: 'If they feel like my time in New York is over,' then it's time to talk

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony revealed on Sunday that if Phil Jackson doesn’t want him in New York “that’s a conversation we should have.” The stunning comment marks the first time Anthony has ever hinted that he may not finish his career with the Knicks. However, Anthony also reiterated that he hasn’t..." January 16

  • DeRozan leads Raptors past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors believe their third-quarter showing on Sunday afternoon against the New York Knicks was an example of what their team is capable of when their offense and defense are clicking simultaneously. Toronto outscored New York 27-8 in the third quarter, paving the way..." January 15

  • Phil Jackson's Ghostwriter Takes Shots at Carmelo Anthony in Blog Post

    Complex "Phil Jackson is no stranger to the subliminal shot. In fact, he could be considered the grandfather of all NBA subtweeting for his various digs at both opposing players and his own roster over the years. Last year, he came under fire for being critical of Carmelo Anthony’s tendency to hold the..." January 15

  • Carmelo Anthony went on a locker room tirade after Knicks loss to 76ers, but won't request trade

    New York Daily News "The look of disgust on Carmelo Anthony's face the instant T.J. McConnell beat the Knicks at the buzzer on Wednesday in Philadelphia carried over into the locker room. According to a source close to the Knicks’ veteran forward, Anthony went on a tirade after the shocking loss, admonishing his..." January 15

  • Rose: Hornacek needs to urge Knicks to defend

    ESPN "n a conversation after practice on Saturday, New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose had a request for coach Jeff Hornacek: Demand more from us on defense. "Our defense triggers a lot of things," Rose said. "And I told him he has to be on us hard about defense every day. Like, beat it in our..." January 15

  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs

    New York Post "A total of 45 players have suited up for the Knicks, under four head coaches, since Phil Jackson took over as president in March 2014, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The roster has been changed almost twice over. Of course, the only player Jackson inherited, who has remained, through thin..." January 14

  • Is Joakim Noah finally starting to turn the corner for Knicks?

    New York Post "You can make the argument that though Derrick Rose disappeared Monday, Joakim Noah has disappeared for most of this Knicks season. Except, of course, against the Bulls, who seem to bring out Noah’s All-Star grit the most. Noah is averaging 5.5 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season, but..." January 14

  • Derrick Rose hopes absence doesn't affect future with Knicks

    ESPN "Derrick Rose hopes that his decision to leave the New York Knicks on Monday without initial explanation doesn't impact how the club views him in free agency this summer. Rose left the team before its game against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday without informing the Knicks. He said that he..." January 13

  • ‘Family over everything': Derrick Rose has no regrets over disappearance from Knicks

    Washington Post "Derrick Rose apologized to his Knicks teammates for his mysterious disappearance Monday, but he made it clear Thursday that he doesn’t regret what he did. “Family over everything,” the point guard told reporters before a game against his former squad, the Bulls. Rose had explained that he..." January 13

  • Noah, Anthony lead Knicks past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks week began on Monday with the bizarre un-excused disappearance by Derrick Rose. Then they promptly got blown out that night. That sequence was followed by a buzzer-beater loss on Wednesday and the news on Thursday afternoon that star forward Kristaps Porzingis..." January 12

  • Dwyane Wade doubts Carmelo Anthony would waive no-trade clause with Knicks

    New York Daily News "The Knicks' season is spiraling out of control. So naturally, Carmelo Anthony trade rumors have started to swirl. Anthony must approve any possible landing spot by waiving his no-trade clause, which remains a long shot. But at 32 years old, Anthony is running out of time to chase a..." January 12

  • Knicks veterans reportedly frustrated with Kurt Rambis’ defensive scheme

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks don’t have a lot going for them right now, and that applies to the defensive side of the ball as well. According to Ian Begley of ESPN on Wednesday, some of the team’s veterans have begun to privately express frustration with the defensive scheme of associate head coach Kurt..." January 12

  • Bulls' Taj Gibson says Derrick Rose is an "awesome dude"

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls power forward Taj Gibson spent the first seven years of his NBA career playing alongside Derrick Rose, so he has some strong opinions on both the player, and the person, at the heart of some recent big headlines around the league. "A lot of people misunderstand him because he's..." January 12

  • Derrick Rose much angrier over retirement talk than $200K fine

    New York Post "Disappearing Knicks point guard Derrick Rose was fined roughly $200,000 for missing Monday’s loss to the Pelicans without notification, sources said. Coach Jeff Hornacek indicated the Knicks followed the code used for a player being suspended for one game — which is 1/110th of his $21 million..." January 12

  • The rising Knicks brain who opted against Chasson Randle

    New York Post "In Clarence Gaines Jr. We Trust. According to a source, the major reason the Knicks kept defensive forward Maurice Ndour over point guard Chasson Randle coming out of training camp was the lobbying by Gaines, a trusted confidant of Phil Jackson, who has gone from an adviser to vice president of..." January 12

  • McConnell's jumper lifts Sixers past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Knicks saw their point guard return on Wednesday night. The Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, saw their point guard come up big in the clutch. T.J. McConnell nailed a short jumper at the buzzer, lifting Philadelphia to a 98-97 victory over the Knicks, who saw..." January 11

  • NBA fines Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn for flagrant foul that injured Anthony Davis

    Fox Sports "The NBA has fined Kyle O’Quinn $25,000 for “striking and pushing” Anthony Davis late in the third quarter of the Pelicans’ Monday night win over the Knicks. Davis, who had already tallied 40 points and 18 rebounds, left the game and did not return, while O’Quinn was assessed a flagrant-two foul..." January 11

  • Derrick Rose To Seek Max Contract In Free Agency

    Real GM Basketball "Derrick Rose has told friends he will seek a max contract worth nearly $150 million over five years this offseason in free agency from the New York Knicks. Rose will only be able to sign a four-year deal with a rival club. The Knicks would need to use nearly all of their cap space to sign..." January 11

  • Report: Rose “talked about walking away from basketball

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose seems to have gone to a very dark place. He went AWOL from the Knicks Monday night for a game against the Pelicans — not contacting the team and not taking their calls because he needed space — but was back at the team’s practice facility on Tuesday. He got a fine from the..." January 11

  • Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony keeping the faith amid familiar losing skid

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony feels like he’s watching the same movie over and over again, but he’s hoping for a different ending. The Knicks are struggling to find their way again, just like they have the prior three seasons when they missed the playoffs. Anthony is trying to remain positive but he knows..." January 11

  • Joakim Noah’s a horrible fit and Carmelo has to bolt: TNT analyst

    New York Post "Brent Barry, TNT’s analyst for Thursday’s Bulls-Knicks game, views Phil Jackson’s latest experiment a lost cause and advocates Carmelo Anthony waive his no-trade clause to join a winner. In a scathing review of the 17-21 Knicks, Barry also trashed starting center Joakim Noah, who will face his..." January 11

  • Knicks have failed Carmelo again

    Sporting News "Well, that should pretty much do it. Whatever hope there was of rescuing something of significance from the remaining prime years of Carmelo Anthony’s career with the Knicks has been squandered. It most likely became set in stone on Monday night, when New York’s prized offseason point-guard..." January 11

  • Best thing for Knicks and Derrick Rose is to part ways

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose's convoluted alibi had more holes in it than any wall Odell Beckham Jr. damaged at Lambeau Field on Sunday. The sooner Rose and the Knicks part ways the better for both sides because apparently neither is good for the other. The rebuilding Knicks don't and shouldn't have the time..." January 11

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Derrick Rose, who went missing Monday, spotted at Knicks facility with GM

    New York Daily News "Lost and now found. Derrick Rose, who was missing during the Knicks’ 100-96 loss to the Pelicans on Monday night, was seen at the team’s facility on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. The point guard was reportedly with general manager Steve Mills and sporting Knicks gear. Rose attended the..." January 10

  • Derrick Rose’s Future With Knicks Uncertain

    Hoops Rumors "In the wake of Derrick Rose‘s mysterious absence from the Knicks’ Monday night game, the team confirmed that its point guard was fine, and head coach Jeff Hornacek said that he expected Rose to rejoin the team soon. In the wake of the unusual incident though, Rose’s future in New York is..." January 10

  • Phil Jackson era hits rock bottom as Derrick Rose goes AWOL and Knicks implosion is under way

    New York Daily News "We've certainly come a long way from Derrick Rose declaring over the summer that the Knicks were in fact a "super team." Of course, the Knicks always win in July and August. They make moves, spend outrageous sums of money, puff their chests and announce that they're back. Even some naïve fans..." January 10

  • Derrick Rose goes missing before Knicks loss to Pelicans, Joakim Noah confirms he's spoken to him and is 'okay'

    New York Daily News "Where is Derrick Rose? The Knicks not only are falling apart on the court, they can't keep tabs on their point guard. Rose was a mysterious late scratch in Monday's 110-96 loss to the Pelicans, with his absence overshadowing another dreadful Knicks effort during which boos rained down at the..." January 10

  • Derrick Rose absent from Knicks game and no one knows why

    Sporting News "Derrick Rose didn't play in today's matchup with the Pelicans at Madison Square Garden, and the Knicks, including coach Jeff Hornacek, apparently didn't know why the point guard didn't show up. The Knicks announced just before tipoff that Rose was not with the team. The announcement came..." January 10

  • Davis's 40 points lead Pelicans over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The World's Most Famous Arena played host to a historic performance from Anthony Davis on Monday. Davis poured in 40 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the New Orleans Pelicans 110-96 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. He became the first player since David..." January 09

  • Joakim Noah feels game improving but he's more focused on winning

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah hadn't seen his newborn daughter in awhile so he did what any excited first-time father might do when reunited with her this weekend. "I woke her up from a nap," Noah said, smiling. "And she was not happy about that at all. And I was like, 'It's not about me and my schedule..." January 09

  • Frustrated Kristaps Porzingis: “It’s not coming together yet. It’s frustrating.”

    New York Post "When the normally optimistic Kristaps Porzingis sounds the alarm, that means trouble. By the time coach Jeff Hornacek tabbed rookie guard Ron Baker to start the fourth quarter at Bankers Life Field House, it was way too late this time. The Knicks were down by 26 points and Hornacek already had..." January 08

  • Teague, George propel Pacers past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- According to teammates, point guard Jeff Teague is the MVP during the Indiana Pacers' season-best, five-game winning streak, which includes Saturday night's 123-109 victory over the New York Knicks. In just 30:57, Teague had 19 points, four rebounds and eight assists,..." January 07

  • Carmelo Anthony playing through ‘bad’ shoulder injury

    New York Daily News "As the Knicks try to recover their season, Carmelo Anthony is determined to fight through a weakened shooting shoulder that he understands will be a hindrance for as long as he resists rest. Anthony explained to the Daily News that the injury is easily aggravated during games, and it’s been..." January 07

  • Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony: ‘When we win, it’s us. When we lose, it’s me’

    North Jersey "The six-game losing streak that the Knicks find themselves mired in has brought a dose of reality back to Madison Square Garden, the high hopes dimmed as the team free falls through the Eastern Conference standings. And the blame, as usual, has fallen on the aching shoulders of Carmelo..." January 07

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