Knicks Rumors & News

  • Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the..." July 25

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    July 23, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has waived guard Shannon Brown.

  • Knicks will look at Carmelo Anthony's friend, free agent Dahntay Jones

    New York Daily News "Free agent Dahntay Jones is expected to work out for the Knicks this week as the shooting guard/small forward attempts to make a comeback after sitting out last season due to injury. Jones, 33, is also scheduled to audition for the Sixers, but the New Jersey product would prefer to land a..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Felton pleads guilty in gun case, spared jail

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Knicks' Anthony starts up venture capital firm

    ESPN New York "Signed to the New York Knicks for another five seasons, Carmelo Anthony is already looking to life after basketball. On Monday, Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the..." July 21

  • Source: Knicks open to dealing J.R., Shump

    ESPN New York "Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’..." July 21

  • Knicks might sign Metta World Peace — again

    New York Post "Is anyone ready for World Peace II? The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek..." July 20

  • Connection to Phil could lead Bynum to Knicks after year off

    New York Post "Andrew Bynum for 2015? The 7-foot Bynum may not be reuniting with Phil Jackson’s Knicks or any other team next season because he is seriously contemplating sitting out 2014-15 to undergo the Germany-based knee therapy called “The Regenokine Program’’ that would require an extra long rehab,..." July 18

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • How J.R. Smith’s deal impacts the Knicks’ cap space in 2015

    New York Post "The Knicks were thrilled J.R. Smith accepted a four-year, $24.5 million guaranteed deal last July, offering him the most they could under the Early-Bird exception. It was surprising hours later that Smith, coming off Sixth Man of the Year honors, came back to the Knicks and said he changed his..." July 18

  • J.R. 'wouldn't blame' Phil for trading him

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks can win the Eastern Conference this season, but is he confident he'll be a part of the team? Smith appeared on ESPN2’s "First Take" on Wednesday, talked about the Knicks’ glut at shooting guard and said he "wouldn’t blame" team president Phil Jackson and the..." July 17

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • Carmelo’s 5-year, $124M deal has a no-trade clause

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Carmelo’s contract, Calderon’s recruiting could help Knicks land Marc Gasol

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • J.R. Smith says winning East is ‘realistic,’ surprised he wasn’t axed

    New York Post "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks have a chance to win what is suddenly a wide-open Eastern Conference, with the splintering of the Big 3 in Miami. “Extremely realistic,” the Knicks shooting guard said on “First Take” on Wednesday morning, when asked how realistic it was that the Knicks could..." July 16

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Jason Smith has signed a one-year, $3.3M deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells RealGM.

  • Fisher: We'll be 'a playoff team' in 2014-15

    ESPN New York "In a message that is sure to be soothing to some Knicks fans, Derek Fisher said on Monday that he's confident New York will be back in the playoffs next spring. "I believe in our guys," Fisher said in Las Vegas after the Knicks’ summer league team practice, according to published reports...." July 15

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Carmelo Anthony, Knicks reach deal

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony has reached a deal to return to the New York Knicks. Anthony and the Knicks had been in the final stages of negotiations since Saturday. Anthony announced the deal himself via his personal website on Sunday afternoon." July 15

  • Carmelo’s $6M discount can help Knicks mightily next offseason

    New York Post "Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony took less than the maximum $129 million contract, and the Zen Master declared he needs his star player to maximize his teammates to win a championship. Anthony officially announced he was coming back on his website early Sunday afternoon, writing an essay with..." July 14

  • Kenyon Martin ‘not surprised’ by Carmelo Anthony re-signing, hopes to return to Knicks next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kenyon Martin has been with the Knicks for the past two seasons and played in Denver seven more, all the while being a teammate of Carmelo Anthony‘s. And given how long the two have known each other, Martin expected Anthony to re-sign with New York all along. “I’m not surprised,” Marin said of..." July 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Meanwhile, #Knicks have continued to show interest in Washington PF Trevor Booker, per source.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Bulls haven't been told they're out of Melo Sweepstakes but, again, sources say they were focused on Pau last night trying to seal that deal

  • Carmelo, Knicks negotiating 5-year deal

    ESPN New York "Representatives for Carmelo Anthony are presently in negotiations on a contract that will bring him back to the New York Knicks, sources tell ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. The Chicago Bulls and the Houston Rockets have been told by Anthony's representatives to move on, the sources said. Knicks..." July 12

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    July 11, 2014-NYK President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has waived forward Lamar Odom.

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    THIS JUST IN: Carmelo Anthony is deciding between Knicks & Bulls. Lakers are out. (via @stephenasmith)

  • Carmelo Anthony's decision not coming Friday "Carmelo Anthony will not announce where he will sign on the same day that LeBron James did, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. The dominoes are going to fall soon after James' decision, but it looks like Anthony isn't ready to announce anything yet. He is still considering the New York..." July 11

  • Jackson tries to lure Gasol to New York

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying to sell Lakers free-agent power forward Pau Gasol on the proximity of the United Nations, playing with Carmelo Anthony and extending his career in the triangle offense. As Jackson awaits official word from Anthony, he’s trying to coax the 7-foot Spaniard..." July 11

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Phil said he has texted Carmelo a few times in the last week and he hasn't heard back from him. ..... Now Phil knows how the media feels.

  • Bulls likely losers in Carmelo Anthony derby

    Chicago Tribune "A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol. Twitter somehow survived. Though the Bulls had yet to be told officially they're out..." July 10

  • Carmelo Reconsidering Bulls As Option

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen A. Smith and Mike McGraw are reporting that Carmelo Anthony is having second thoughts about re-signing with the New York Knicks, with the Chicago Bulls resurfacing as an option. Anthony has regained interest in the Bulls and Tom Thibodeau is reportedly keeping him interested." July 10

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

  • Fisher told Anthony: Knicks will be better under new regime

    New York Post "In his first comments since free agency began, Knicks rookie head coach Derek Fisher said he made a guarantee to Carmelo Anthony: The club will be better next season because of the new system. Anthony has yet to make a decision about his future, and Fisher wouldn’t say if he felt good about the..." July 09

  • Melo will return to Knicks, announcement expected Thursday

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony is prepared to spend the prime years of his career in New York, the Daily News has learned. A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after "agonizing over this" for the past week. "He..." July 09

  • Carmelo holding out hope Phil can deliver LeBron to Knicks

    New York Post "This is Carmelo Anthony’s “dream” — play in New York with LeBron James this season. That’s right. New York. Not Miami. Too bad it’s a long shot to happen. According to a friend of Anthony’s, Melo has held out faint hope Knicks president Phil Jackson can pull a miracle and clear out the..." July 09

  • Knicks to stash Greek Freak’s brother in Europe

    New York Post "Greece’s Thanasis Antetokounmpo will be able to show his skills when the Knicks open their Las Vegas Summer League schedule Friday, but The Post has learned it is expected to be the last American venue for their second-round selection for a while. According to an NBA source, the Knicks drafted..." July 08

  • Melo hesitating to see if he can team with LeBron?

    New York Post "The Knicks expected Carmelo Anthony’s decision by Monday, but heard only crickets. A growing belief within the organization is Anthony is waiting to make sure there is no possible way of hooking up with LeBron James in Miami or Los Angeles. While Anthony monitors the South Beach drama, James is..." July 08

  • Knicks 'confident' despite L.A.'s Melo push

    ESPN New York "The Lakers may have emerged as strong contenders in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard on Sunday that the Knicks “remain confident” in their chances of re-signing Anthony. Anthony spent Sunday mulling over his options. There was an unconfirmed rumor..." July 07

  • Amare Stoudemire, Iman Shumpert to Sixers? Knicks talking trade according to report

    Newark Star-Ledger "Although the Sixers are not in on any of the big name free agents like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony right now, that does not mean they are not major players in the outcome of this free agency period. Why? Because with roughly $30 million in cap space, the Sixers can help any team land the..." July 07

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    After contemplating his options this weekend,free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week,a source said

  • Lakers make 'strong impression' on Anthony

    ESPN Los Angeles "In a surprising twist, the Los Angeles Lakers have emerged as the team that most worries the New York Knicks in their attempt to re-sign superstar free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. While the Knicks remain confident in their chances to..." July 06

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Hearing the Lakers made a MAJOR impact on Melo this week - it's now a legit 3-way battle between LA/Chi/NYK to land him. Crazy NBA weekend.

  • Reports: Carmelo Anthony is expected to return to the Knicks "Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony expected to re-sign with the New York Knicks, who have offered him a five-year, $129 million contract, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: NBA free agency has been put on hold as the Knicks wait on Carmelo Anthony and the entire world waits on..." July 05

  • After meeting with Knicks, Anthony aligned with team's plan

    Yahoo! Sports "All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony probed New York Knicks management on the franchise's plan to restore a contending roster and left his final free-agency meeting largely aligned with president Phil Jackson's vision, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Anthony had direct questions for Jackson and..." July 05

  • Phil Jackson puts in call to Pau Gasol "York Knicks president Phil Jackson has reached out to free agent Pau Gasol, sources told’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. Jackson contacted Gasol via phone. Jackson’s interest in Gasol is intriguing for Knicks fans, but it should be noted that Gasol made $19 million last season and..." July 05

  • Bulls face long odds of landing Carmelo Anthony

    Chicago Tribune "For a team whose most famous courtside fan is Jack Nicholson, going Hollywood comes easily and natural for the Lakers. It's a more cumbersome role for the Bulls, and not just because the franchise is currently more associated with grit than glitz. As the Lakers used a video by the producer..." July 04

  • Melo interested in talking to Pau Gasol about playing for Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "Hours before his final meeting with New York Knicks officials, free agent Carmelo Anthony reached out to obtain free agent Pau Gasol's phone number and discuss with him the possibility of playing together at Madison Square Garden, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks had exuded an..." July 04