Knicks Rumors & News

  • 5 teams that could sign Chris Paul now that he’s a free agent

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Blake Griffin reportedly informed the Los Angeles Clippers he was opting out of the final year of his contract on Friday, Chris Paul did the same. There's a very simple reason for their decisions. Both players signed max contracts under the old CBA, and the recent influx of cash..." June 24

  • Kristaps Porzingis still a Knick, but no one knows for how long

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson’s intention for now is make amends with 7-foot-3 Latvian phenom Kristaps Porzingis and not look to trade him. But if things don’t go smoothly in the next several months, Jackson may entertain trade offers again, knowing Porzingis will be entering the final year of..." June 24

  • The driving forces behind ‘Don’t Trade Porzingis’ billboard

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson had until Friday at midnight to get the yellow neon message ingrained into his head this summer as he attempts to mend fences — or not — with disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis. The digital billboard on the corner of 33rd Street and 7th Avenue Thursday pleaded with the..." June 24

  • Knicks tried to dump Noah's salary in potential Porzingis trades

    ESPN "The only person who really knows how close the New York Knicks came to trading Kristaps Porzingis before Thursday’s draft is Phil Jackson. Everyone involved will say publicly (and, probably, anonymously to reporters) that the trade wasn't close. (Jackson didn't want to comment on the Knicks' trade..." June 24

  • Knicks afraid of Porzingis rebelling, hurting their image

    Yardbarker "Phil Jackson’s willingness to trade Kristaps Porzingis seemingly has little to do with the former first-round pick’s game and everything to do with his attitude toward the team. Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the New York Knicks after the season, and his brother and agent Janis..." June 24

  • Cavs would be interested in Wade, Melo if bought out

    Larry Brown Sports "After losing to the Warriors in five games in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers have shown a keen interest in upgrading their roster before next season. That won’t be easy given Cleveland’s cap situation and lack of easy-to-move assets. The Cavs likely will need to focus on inexpensive..." June 24

  • Charles Oakley takes Knicks’ side, thinks Kristaps Porzingis was wrong to skip exit meeting

    New York Daily News "Knicks legend Charles Oakley was always one to speak his mind, however uncomfortable his words made people at the Garden. Running counter to that type of forthcomingness is Kristaps Porzingis’ decision to skip his exit meeting, which Oakley told the Daily News was the wrong move. It especially..." June 24

  • Lamar Odom calls out Stephen A. Smith for inappropriate addiction joke

    New York Daily News "Lamar Odom was highly offended by ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith's comments about the former NBA’s stars addiction problems. Odom’s lawyer released a statement on Friday, asking the sports network to denounce the “vulgar” and “grotesque” words that came out of Smith’s mouth on “First..." June 24

  • Knicks Agree To Sign Nigel Hayes, Luke Kornet

    Hoops Rumors "After nabbing Frank Ntilikina and two other prospects in Thursday night’s draft, the Knicks continue to secure young talent, having struck two deals with undrafted rookies, according to reports. Former Wisconsin big man Nigel Hayes, who will play for the Knicks in Summer League, has also agreed..." June 23

  • Ratings for 2017 NBA Draft on ESPN are up from 2016

    Awful Announcing "This year’s NBA Draft which had plenty of buzz going into the event certainly scored for ESPN. The Draft averaged a 2.7 overnight rating which is up 13% from last year’s event. It peaked at a 4.0 rating in the 8:15-8:30 p.m. ET quarter-hour. ESPN is really ecstatic about its streaming numbers...." June 23

  • The Suns Proposed Offer For Porzingis Is Out, And It Features A Ton Of Young Assets

    Uproxx "The ongoing saga of Kristaps Porzingis in New York has been so fascinating to watch. While the New York Knicks don’t seem like they’re in any rush to trade their 21-year-old star, Phil Jackson has openly expressed that Porzingis is on the market if the price is right because he missed an exit..." June 22

  • Report: Knicks ‘Absolute Last Resort’ for NBA Free Agents

    SLAM Online "Once a proud franchise, the New York Knicks are now considered a “last resort” for NBA players in free agency. It comes down to Knicks president Phil Jackson. Through his insistence on running the triangle offense, his continued public alienation of stars Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps..." June 22

  • Knicks asking price for Porzingis currently too high for the Celtics, but Boston still open if deal is tweaked

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson is apparently willing to trade Kristaps Porzingis to a division rival but the Boston Celtics, as of now, are unwilling to meet his asking price, which would include two draft picks the Daily News has learned. According to a Knicks source, Jackson is asking for the third overall..." June 22

  • Phil Jackson Allegedly Fell Asleep During A Knicks Pre-Draft Workout

    The Big Lead "Phil Jackson is 71-years old so it’s not surprising that he takes a nap from time to time. What is surprising is that it might have happened while the New York Knicks were working out a potential draft pick. ESPN’s Jay Williams said a “top-15” pick told him that Phil was falling in and out of..." June 22

  • Knicks owner Dolan playing gig with his band on draft night

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks fans will spend Thursday night covering their ears in fear of hearing a Kristaps Porzingis trade announcement during the NBA draft. Owner James Dolan, meanwhile, is scheduled to play a local gig with his band. As NBA Injury Report noted on Twitter, JD & The Straight Shot is..." June 22

  • Spurs Have 'Strong Interest' In Chris Paul, Derrick Rose

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs have "strong interest" in both Chris Paul and Derrick Rose. The Spurs have been maneuvering their cap situation in order to clear space to pursue free agents. San Antonio is even considering trading away LaMarcus Aldridge. Rose will come at a significantly lower cost..." June 22

  • Daughter of Bucks owner tries to recruit Knicks' Porzingis on Twitter

    New York Post "The Kristaps Porzingis trade talk has not escaped Mallory Edens. Following Knicks president Phil Jackson’s shocking admission Wednesday, confirming the team is listening to offers ahead of Thursday night’s NBA Draft, the daughter of Bucks owner Wes Edens took to Twitter to make her plea for..." June 22

  • Joel Embiid can’t resist torching Knicks over Porzingis drama

    New York Post "Joel Embiid apparently heard Phil Jackson and the Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis, so he made his own personal pitch Wednesday night for the 7-foot-3 big man to join the 76ers. The 7-foot 76ers center, the embodiment of “The Process,” took a dig at Phil Jackson in the..." June 22

  • Carmelo Anthony wants to stay on Knicks, even though Phil Jackson hasn’t given up on trading him

    New York Daily News "Wielding the power of a no-trade clause and faced with pressure to accept a relocation, Carmelo Anthony informed the Knicks he'd rather stay in New York, according to Phil Jackson. The team president revealed that significant nugget Wednesday, while simultaneously acknowledging he's listening..." June 22

  • Phil Jackson: Knicks are listening to offers for Kristaps Porzingis

    Larry Brown Sports "Phil Jackson made some eye-raising comments during an interview with MSG’s Al Trautwig on Wednesday. Jackson has been squarely in the crosshairs of many Knicks fans for various reasons since taking over as team president. Most recently, Jackson has been the subject of criticism for his..." June 22

  • Kristaps Porzingis Trade Rumors Reportedly Alienating Players in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "With rumblings Kristaps Porzingis could be on the trading block, the New York Knicks are reportedly diminishing interest that other players may have to join the franchise. One agent explained to Sean Deveney of Sporting News how bad things have gotten for the Knicks heading into free agency..." June 21

  • Shaq: Knicks should 'keep Porzingis and trade everybody else'

    TMZ "If you're a NY Knick who's NOT from Latvia, pack your bags ... 'cause Shaq thinks it's time for you to go. The NBA legend was at an American Express Teamed Up event in NYC on Tuesday when we asked about reports that Phil Jackson is taking calls about possibly dealing away Kristaps Porzingis...." June 21

  • Phil Jackson’s refusal to change his ways, end Cold War with Kristaps Porzingis is killing Knicks and his legacy

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis is understandably upset that Phil Jackson is reportedly working on an exit strategy for the player who blew off his exit meeting with the Knicks last April. Upset, sure. But surprised? No way. This is the Knicks, after all, and no one does dysfunction quite like the team that..." June 21

  • Frank Ntilikina drawing interest from Knicks and now Mavericks ahead of NBA Draft

    New York Daily News "Apparently Frank Ntilikina has another committed suitor for the NBA draft. For now, that competition -- the Mavericks -- chooses after the Knicks. Vincent Collet, who is Ntilikina’s coach in France, will be on the staff of Dallas’ Summer League team, according to ESPN. What Collet’s reported..." June 20

  • Knicks’ asking price for Kristaps Porzingis is ‘very aggressive’

    Sportsnaut "Reports surfaced on Tuesday that the New York Knicks have not ruled out trading young big man Kristaps Porzingis. This set the basketball world ablaze with shock. It also led to increased speculation that the Knicks might simply look to blow everything up. Carmelo Anthony is firmly on the trade..." June 20

  • Clippers could include JJ Redick in sign-and-trade for Carmelo Anthony

    Larry Brown Sports "The LA Clippers may be trying to kick off the Jerry West era with a bang. Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports reports on Monday that “a scenario remains possible” where the Clippers sign-and-trade J.J. Redick to the New York Knicks along with another player in exchange for Carmelo Anthony. The..." June 20

  • Bulls, Knicks reportedly have interest in top-five prospect Josh Jackson

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks have been involved in trade rumors involving their best player in recent days, as Jimmy Butler reportedly will push for a trade to the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Phil Jackson and Co. are apparently not ruling out dealing young big man Kristaps Porzingis...." June 20

  • Multiple teams have contacted Knicks regarding Kristaps Porzingis

    Zagsblog "The Knicks have received calls from multiple teams regarding 7-foot-3 big man Kristaps Porzingis, a team source told ZAGSBLOG. The source said Philadelphia, Phoenix and San Antonio have called regarding Porzingis. The Daily News also reported that Boston contacted the Knicks. Philadelphia..." June 20

  • Celtics interested in trading for Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Daily News "As Phil Jackson's stated publicly, he's not ruling out dealing anybody — including Kristaps Porzingis. And the Celtics, who own the third overall pick in the NBA draft, are interested. Now that trade season is in full swing ahead of the draft, the Knicks have been flooded with interest in their..." June 20

  • New York City Attacked by Giant Kristaps Porzingis Rumor

    The Big Lead "The NBA offseason is in its infancy and has already proved far more compelling than last year’s on-court action. Dan Gilbert appears to be actively agitating LeBron James, top talent like Paul George and Jimmy Butler are in limbo, and the Spurs seem to be clearing money for a top-line point guard...." June 20

  • Phil Jackson Doesn't Consider Kristaps Porzingis Untouchable

    Real GM Basketball "Phil Jackson hasn't ruled out the possibility of the New York Knicks trading away Kristaps Porzingis. There is a "frenzy of interest growing today," according to Adrian Wojnarowski. Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with the Knicks' front office after the regular season. Porzingis has..." June 20

  • Knicks Had Opportunity To Sign Chris Paul If Not For Alienation Of Carmelo

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are attempting to part ways with Carmelo Anthony but there is an alternate scenario in which they pursue Chris Paul in free agency selling him on Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. "Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony should have been walking arm in arm to go greet Chris Paul for..." June 20

  • Blake Griffin names New York, Phoenix, Toronto, Boston as his favorite NBA cities

    Mass Live "Blake Griffin put Boston on his Mt. Rushmore of NBA cities during a recent appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast. For those who don't listen regularly to the show, it's a comedic sports podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously. Because of the lighthearted nature of the conversation..." June 19

  • Knicks targeting French point guard Frank Ntilikina in draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the last NBC mock draft, we have the Knicks taking Kentucky gunner Malik Monk with the No. 8 pick — he would be a popular choice with Knicks fans. No question he can fill it up. The Knicks may have their eyes somewhere else, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. This could..." June 18

  • Ron Baker knows what Knicks need — now will he be back?

    New York Post "Ron Baker has heard reports of president Phil Jackson’s intentions to select a guard/wing in Thursday’s NBA draft. The Knicks blond-haired rookie revelation hopes it turns into a prospect with a nose for defense. “Obviously I think our defense was not very good last year,’’ Baker told The Post..." June 16

  • Derrick Rose seems desperate to return to Knicks

    New York Post "Derrick Rose and the Knicks seem to be lowering their expectations at just the right time to reignite their marriage. While recovering from another knee surgery this offseason, Rose is back to exploring free agency and hoping to find a team that will take a chance on his injury-prone body. Rose..." June 16

  • Lakers, Pistons, Knicks Among Teams Interested in Luke Kennard

    Bleacher Report "Duke guard Luke Kennard scored a career-high 19.5 points per game in 2016-17 for the Blue Devils and has reportedly landed on the radar of multiple NBA teams heading into the draft. On Thursday, Chad Ford of said of Kennard "in recent weeks he's moved up fast" and noted the Duke..." June 16

  • Derrick Rose may be willing to take pay cut to re-sign with Knicks

    SLAM Online "Free agent guard Derrick Rose is reportedly interested in re-signing with the New York Knicks, even if that means taking less money. Rose, 28, is “healthy and working out” after undergoing knee surgery in April. Via Yaron Weitzman for Bleacher Report: “Derrick loves New York and wants..." June 16

  • NBA rumors: Carmelo Anthony to Cavs after Knicks buyout?

    Newark Star-Ledger "After years of rumors connecting Carmelo Anthony to LeBron James, the friends could finally play together as quickly as next season through an unconventional route: The Knicks buying out Anthony's deal and cutting ties with nothing in return. While the idea may seem hard to imagine, Stefan..." June 14

  • Mavs Serious Contenders To Sign Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign point guard Jrue Holiday in free agency, according to Jake Fischer of (Twitter links). Fischer reports that Dallas is also a contender to sign free-agent-to-be swingman Justin Holiday, which would allow the Holiday brothers to play on..." June 14

  • Knicks teaching triangle offense to draft prospects in workouts

    New York Post "North Carolina’s championship-winning junior swingman Justin Jackson had participated in six NBA workouts prior to Tuesday’s visit to the Knicks’ Tarrytown compound. This one — off the bat — felt different. “It was more teaching than all the other ones,’’ Jackson told The Post in a phone..." June 14

  • Glaring needs for 2017 NBA Draft Lottery teams

    Sportsnaut "The countdown has officially begun for the 2017 NBA Draft. This year stands to be one of the deepest drafts in recent memory, with solid players throughout the lottery and deep into the first round. It’s also one of the most consequential. The Boston Celtics — not listed here because they..." June 13

  • Knicks’ interest in Frank Ntilikina is mutual as he tells Daily News team 'would be a good thing' for him

    New York Daily News "Frank Ntilikina’s path to the NBA draft is unique, sort of like the 7-foot wingspan he possesses as a point guard. While others are scrambling for interviews and workouts, Ntilikina is competing for a league championship in France. It’s his version of the NCAA Final Four, played out at the same..." June 13

  • James Dolan says he’s not meddling at all with Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Knicks owner James Dolan said he’d give Phil Jackson space to run the Knicks. After some initial hiccups, Dolan pledged he was really done meddling into basketball operations. And maybe Dolan is holding up his end of the bargain. The only headlines he has made in a while are for things like..." June 12

  • Knicks exploring a few big-time 3-point draft talents

    New York Post "After Knicks president Phil Jackson hosted North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. for dinner earlier this week, the Knicks scheduled workouts with two sweet-shooting off-guards, Duke’s Luke Kennard and Kentucky’s Malik Monk, as candidates for the eighth pick in the draft, as confirmed..." June 10

  • Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.

    New York Post "Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to a league source. Smith, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, also has plans to work out with the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers — the top three teams in the June 22 draft. However, many..." June 07

  • Does Jimmy Butler want the Bulls to go after Carmelo Anthony?

    Sportsnaut "As the entire Jimmy Butler saga in Chicago prepares to play out later this summer, there’s still a strong chance that he could be traded. There were rumors surrounding the All-Star heading up to February’s trade deadline, but the Bulls decided to hang on to their franchise player. Now,..." June 07

  • NBA experts: Carmelo Anthony not what the Cavaliers need

    New York Post "So would Carmelo Anthony have made any difference if he were decked in wine and gold this June and the Cavaliers pulled the trigger on the Knicks All-Star before February’s trade deadline? Does San Francisco need another bay? No, NBA insiders believe Anthony would not have been an important..." June 07

  • Players Eligible For Rookie Scale Extensions In 2017

    Hoops Rumors "July 1 marks the start of the NBA’s new league year. At that point, players eligible for free agency will be able to begin negotiating and reaching contract agreements with suitors. In addition to those free agents, another group of players will also become eligible to sign new deals. For..." June 05

  • Porzingis has great response to getting rejected by model

    Yardbarker "Kristaps Porzingis took an L earlier this week, but today he’s bouncing back. The New York Knicks big man posted a funny tweet on Sunday in an apparent response to getting rejected by Instagram model Ines Nikic a few days prior. You can catch up on the details of Porzingis getting swatted in..." June 04