Knicks Rumors & News

  • Heat crank up defense, shut down Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- On the surface, it appeared the Miami Heat were playing effective defense at halftime. They thought otherwise when the topic was discussed during the break. Then it was a matter of turning words into actions, and the Heat did so by holding the New York Knicks to 35 percent..." March 29

  • Start the clock on Joakim Noah’s 20-game ban

    New York Post "The countdown on Joakim Noah’s 20-game suspension imposed by the NBA on the Knicks center for violation of the league’s anti-drug policy starts Wednesday against Miami. An independent doctor confirmed the assessment of Knicks physicians that Noah, who underwent left knee surgery Feb. 27, is fit..." March 29

  • Joakim Noah Trying To Start Suspension As Quickly As Possible

    Real GM Basketball "Joakim Noah is attempting to be medically cleared to return from his left knee surgery in order to begin his 20-game suspension this season. Noah was cleared to return to practice on Monday by New York Knicks' doctors but the NBA has yet to determine if they'll clear him to play, which would..." March 29

  • Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek says they need better defensive players

    CBS Sports "The coach of the team with the 25th-ranked defense in the NBA would like to have ... wait for it ... better defensive players on the roster. Yes, that’s correct: New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters on Monday that the front office will be focused on adding defensive-minded players in..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Knicks' Joakim Noah could start his suspension on Wednesday

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah could begin his 20-game suspension for failing a drug test as soon as Wednesday, meaning best-case scenario he'll miss 12 games next season when games actually matter. Noah, who is recovering from knee surgery, was examined by doctors prior to Monday’s game to determine if he can..." March 28

  • Suspended Noah: using supplement to aid injuries ‘backfired’

    Sportsnet "Joakim Noah says he is sorry for a positive drug test that has ended his injury-plagued first season with the New York Knicks. Noah was suspended 20 games by the NBA on Saturday for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. He says he took an over-the-counter supplement to help with his injuries..." March 28

  • Patrick Ewing gets major endorsement for coaching gig

    New York Post "Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy gave one of the strongest endorsements yet for Patrick Ewing as the coach for Georgetown. “I cannot imagine that you’re at Georgetown and you do not hire Patrick Ewing,” Van Gundy said before his Pistons met the Knicks at the Garden on Monday. “College..." March 28

  • Knicks thwart Pistons to end five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks started playoff spoiler week with an impressive 109-95 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday at Madison Square Garden. In snapping their five-game losing streak, the Knicks, who will miss the postseason for the fourth consecutive season, also dealt a setback..." March 27

  • Phil’s Joakim Noah love blinded him from the tutor Knicks need

    New York Post "A free agent last summer, center Pau Gasol waited for a call from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Lakers president Jeanie Buss once told confidants Jackson considered Gasol his favorite Laker to coach. Obsessed with the younger, more defense-oriented Joakim Noah, Jackson had tunnel vision when..." March 27

  • Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez tandem, despite flaws, best thing Knicks have going on during disappointing season

    New York Daily News "No matter where they are on the road, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez manage to find lockers next to each other — partners in American assimilation, foreign language, video games and now on the same starting NBA frontcourt. If things work out the way the Knicks hope, these two..." March 27

  • Spurs rebuff Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- For one quarter, San Antonio looked as if it might have taken the woeful New York Knicks for granted. But the other three quarters -- highlighted by 29 points from Kawhi Leonard and double-doubles by LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol -- made the difference as the Spurs gathered..." March 26

  • One Knicks bright spot making case for next year

    New York Post "Even before Joakim Noah’s drug suspension for taking a banned, over-the-counter, performance-enhancing supplement, Willy Hernangomez had muscled his way into the starting center picture for next season. Now it appears a near certainty. Saturday against the Spurs, Hernangomez had a career-high..." March 26

  • Union: Joakim Noah would not have been suspended under next CBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033 was not banned by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement when it was enacted. The next CBA will offer a new challenge policy for failed drug tests. Perhaps Joakim Noah, whom the NBA suspended 20 games, just tested positively at the wrong..." March 25

  • Joakim Noah Made a $4.2 Million Mistake

    The Big Lead "Joakim Noah will be suspended for 20 games for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, Woj reports. He apparently ingested an over-the-counter drug that was on the league’s banned substance list, which was determined upon investigation to be an accident: The National Basketball Players..." March 25

  • Joakim Noah officially suspended 20 games without pay

    NBA.com "Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks has been suspended without pay for 20 games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator LGD-4033, it was announced today by the NBA. Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and was likely to..." March 25

  • Source: Joakim Noah to get 20-game ban for banned supplement

    ESPN "New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will receive a 20-game suspension from the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug policy, a source told ESPN's Marc Spears, confirming news that was first reported by The Vertical. The suspension is expected to be announced Saturday, the source said. Noah..." March 25

  • Backcourt scores 50 as Blazers blast Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Much as the Portland Trail Blazers would like to paint a Rembrandt together, they remind themselves that the result is the important thing. "We got the win," center Jusuf Nurkic said after Portland's 110-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night at Moda Center...." March 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis as No. 1 option: An ugly work in progress

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis was disappointed but hardly deterred after failing to elevate his game after being elevated to the Knicks’ featured guy Thursday in Portland. Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose rested minor injuries, leaving Porzingis as the No. 1 option all night. The 7-foot-3 Latvian sounded..." March 24

  • Phil Jackson blows off scouting opportunity for Shaq

    New York Post "Phil Jackson stayed in Los Angeles after the Knicks departed, didn’t join them here Thursday and won’t in San Antonio on Saturday either. The Knicks president didn’t attend the NCAA Tournament either. According to the Orange County Register, Jackson will attend the unveiling of the Shaquille..." March 24

  • Charles Oakley Pissed at Patrick Ewing 'You Shoulda Called After MSG Fight!'

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says he's "hurting" that ex-teammate Patrick Ewing didn't call him after he was forcefully removed from Madison Square Garden last month ... saying, "You should have been the first!" "I'm hurting because he didn't call in and show love because I had his back for 10 years," Oakley..." March 24

  • Gobert's 35 lead Jazz past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Everyone already knows how fearsome Rudy Gobert is on defense. Gobert is quietly transforming into an equally intimidating force on offense. The Utah Jazz center made a major statement over four quarters in leading his team to a 108-101 victory over the New York Knicks on..." March 23

  • How Derrick Rose’s free-agent priorities have shifted

    New York Post "All the way back two years ago, on Media Day 2015, Derrick Rose said he was already anticipating his first NBA free agency in 2017, noting the league’s rising contracts and salary cap. For a player coming off a slew of knee injuries, the remark wasn’t taken well in Chicago. Now Rose is just..." March 23

  • Patrick Ewing reportedly more focused on NBA despite Georgetown opening

    Larry Brown Sports "Georgetown finally decided to let go of head coach John Thompson III after two straight losing seasons, creating a vacancy at one of the more desirable landing spots in college basketball. A historical power, Georgetown will be looking for a strong coach to fill their job. And Patrick Ewing is a..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Not good, New York: Carmelo Anthony buries Phil Jackson's beloved triangle

    New York Post "As every Knick tries to find a reason for the team’s collapse after Christmas, Carmelo Anthony added to the discussion, questioning the flipping back and forth from Jeff Hornacek’s speedy, modern offense to Phil Jackson’s moderately paced triangle. It’s no shocker Anthony indicated he was..." March 23

  • Jeff Hornacek says Knicks are all in on the triangle next season

    Newsday "Jeff Hornacek made it clear that the Knicks will be running the triangle offense exclusively from the beginning of training camp next season, and they want players who fit the system and buy into it. Hornacek also said he’s unsure if a core of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps..." March 23

  • Wizards' Jennings: 'I didn't really understand the triangle' with Knicks

    New York Daily News "For Brandon Jennings, playing for the Knicks was a dream seven years in the making, ever since they passed on him in the draft for Jordan Hill. It started off as well as he could’ve hoped. In Jennings’ first home preseason game, he heard the Garden fans chanting his name, already dubbed a..." March 23

  • Knicks tell Melo to get used to the bench

    New York Post "With the Knicks down 25 points, Carmelo Anthony sat out the fourth quarter at Staples Center on Monday against the Clippers. With the season down to a dirty dozen games, Anthony had better get used to a view from the bench — even in closer contests. One day after he sounded as if his future in..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Clippers beat Knicks for 10th straight time

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Defense and a pivotal third-quarter surge sparked the Los Angeles Clippers to a win over the New York Knicks on Monday night. Blake Griffin scored 30 points in three quarters, and the Clippers beat the Knicks for the 10th consecutive time with a 114-105 victory at Staples..." March 21

  • Knicks remain committed to moving Carmelo this summer

    247 Sports "The New York Knicks didn't move Carmelo Anthony at the NBA's trade deadline in February, but that doesn't mean that such a move won't happen in the near future. In fact, the Knicks remain committed to moving Anthony this offseason, according to a recent report from ESPN's Ian Begley. From..." March 21

  • Carmelo on playing for Clippers: “There was an opportunity during the deadline”

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he’s loved living in Los Angeles across the years and dropped enough hints Monday his time may be done as a Knick. Following the morning shootaround at Staples Center, Anthony was careful to say he hasn’t “thought about’’ a move to the Clippers, but didn’t reject the notion..." March 21

  • Melo: No need to use buddies' playoff success as motivation

    ESPN "For the fourth straight season, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will likely be watching the playoffs from home. During that stretch, Anthony has watched his good friends LeBron James and Chris Paul make the playoffs each season -- and in James' case, win a championship. Another buddy,..." March 21

  • Porzingis: 'Pretty easy to tell' Knicks weren't going to be good

    New York Post "At times, 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis sounds like a wizened veteran. He admits he wants to be a leader next season. Certainly Porzingis has been outspoken. According to Porzingis, he thought the Knicks were doomed early, seeing a lot of talent in their newly formed Big 3 and a lot of..." March 20

  • Dolan associates pushing him to ditch Phil Jackson

    ESPN ""Get your head out of your ass, Marc!" The phrase above was directed at referee Marc Davis on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. It came down from the stands, which, in and of itself, is not all that surprising. Fans at sporting events yell at referees all the time. What made this..." March 19

  • Does anyone really believe that the Knicks aren’t tanking?

    The Sports Daily "The New York Knicks have lost seven of their last 10 games and say they aren’t tanking—please. Phil Jackson and the Knicks apparently don’t want to lose games, but it’s hard to believe it based on the product they put on the court. Here’s a nugget from head coach Jeff Hornacek, per ESPN’s..." March 18

  • Knicks now have had three years of disaster under Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Phil Jackson will celebrate his three-year anniversary as Knicks president Saturday by flying to Los Angeles. The Knicks will practice there on Sunday and face the Clippers on Monday night. How poetic. Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. Jackson left his basketball brains in La La..." March 18

  • Baron Davis says Knicks have ‘no real plan,’ don’t want to teach them ‘old a-- tricks’

    New York Daily News "Baron Davis sees the Knicks, his former team, in a long rut with “no real plan.” But there was a brief moment of light, spanning Davis’ brief time with the Knicks, when Carmelo Anthony was at his peak in New York and Mike Woodson was coaching them to consecutive playoff berths. “I always feel..." March 17

  • Carmelo says losing this season ‘more difficult’ than past years

    New York Post "You can’t stop the Brooklyn Nets. You can only try to contain them. The Knicks’ tanking moved into high gear Thursday when they dropped their second game in five days to the NBA’s worst team, getting overrun by their neighbors from Kings County 121-110 at the Garden in blowing an 11-point..." March 17

  • Knicks' O'Quinn: Nets 'shouldn't be in the gym with us'

    New York Post "The Nets beat the Knicks not once, but twice this week. And rather than humility, the reaction coming from some corners of the Knicks locker room was pure salt. According to forward Kyle O’Quinn, Brooklyn’s lightly regarded roster didn’t even belong on the court at the Garden with the Knicks,..." March 17

  • Nets dump Knicks for rare road win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Brooklyn Nets have been a rejuvenated team since Jeremy Lin returned from a hamstring injury. In his 11th game back Thursday, Lin provided a spark, especially in the second half of Brooklyn's 121-110 win over the New York Knicks, his former team, at Madison Square Garden...." March 16

  • Phil Jackson won’t fire Jeff Hornacek: source

    New York Post "Despite the brutal record and growing input of Phil Jackson, who reversed the head coach’s offense, Jeff Hornacek’s job is safe, according to an NBA source. In his three years as team president, Jackson has had four head coaches and, though this club was built to win now, there’s no plan for a..." March 16

  • Jeff Hornacek says triangle offense could lure free agents

    ESPN "New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek believes the team's triangle offense can be a potential draw for free agents this summer. "There might be players that think [the triangle offense is a deterrent], but there are also probably players out there that say 'Oh man, I'd like to run something like..." March 16

  • Shumpert felt bad for ex-Knicks teammates after trade: Cavs 'grabbed me out of hell'

    CBS Sports "It feels like piling on to share this on the same day that Matt Moore chronicled all of the New York Knicks’ misery since the millennium on this website, but here goes: In an interview with HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert said he felt bad for his former..." March 15

  • Knicks players have 'tuned out' Hornacek

    New York Daily News "The idea that the Knicks can make a run at the playoffs had been Jeff Hornacek’s motivating force, a card he carried because of the weak Eastern Conference. But not any more. The illusion is over and the coach all-but conceded before Tuesday’s game against the Pacers. “We need our guys to..." March 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis says his thigh injury is not serious

    Newsday "The 7-3 building block for the Knicks’ future had one arm around teammate Willy Hernangomez and the other around a trainer as he walked stiffly off the floor 29 seconds into the fourth quarter Tuesday night at the Garden. Kristaps Porzingis had moved down the lane to be in position for a lob,..." March 15

  • Knicks lock down Pacers in win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK – Playing tight defense is not something the New York Knicks are known for this season. When teams come into Madison Square Garden, they can usually figure scoring at least 100 points and coming away with a double-digit win. That wasn't the case on Tuesday night when the Knicks..." March 14

  • Why Phil may be looking to dump Jeff Hornacek after failed Knicks season

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson has never really been sold on Jeff Hornacek as his head coach. That was painfully obvious from the beginning. And the events of the past few weeks, including Jackson commandeering a practice last Thursday as well as the Knicks embarrassing performance against the bottom feeding..." March 14