Knicks Rumors & News

  • LeBron James on Carmelo Anthony-Kevin Love trade rumor: 'It's false'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the event that rumored talks of the Cavaliers somehow seeking to trade Kevin Love in return for Carmelo Anthony needed to be put to bed, LeBron James did just that on Saturday. "It's false. That's the only thing, I can look at it and say it's false," James said Saturday in Toronto, after..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony dismisses trade rumors: 'I'm not going anywhere'

    ESPN "With the NBA trade deadline five days away, Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he has no plans to exercise his no-trade clause and leave the New York Knicks. "There's always some trade s--- going [on]. I don't pay attention to those rumors," Anthony said Saturday during an interview on Sirius XM..." February 13

  • Melo on the move? Blockbuster deal between Knicks, Cavs and Celtics still a possibility

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to the Knicks for now even if it means passing on the opportunity to join his longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland. The Daily News has learned that the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love...." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony to serve as NBPA vice president

    The Score "New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony was elected to the National Basketball Players Association executive committee on Friday by the Board of Player Representatives. Anthony will replace former NBA player Willie Green. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors and..." February 13

  • Carmelo Anthony almost ready to re-think Knicks future

    New York Post "All-Star Weekend never used to be the highlight of Carmelo Anthony’s season. But with the Knicks on the verge of missing the playoffs for a third straight year, this event has become Anthony’s lone big stage and he did not sound happy about it – not at all. Anthony’s mood turned sharp when he..." February 13

  • Shaq, Iverson among finalists for 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were among the 14 names announced as finalists for the 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Friday afternoon. The finalists for basketball's highest distinction include: Shaquille O'Neal Allen Iverson Kevin Johnson Sheryl Swoopes Eddie Sutton..." February 12

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Once Asked His Girlfriend If a Rumor About Her Dating Derek Fisher Was True

    Complex "Earlier today, The Big Lead pointed out that, on an episode of ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast on Wednesday, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst revealed that Matt Barnes wasn't the first NBA player who had to deal with rumors about Derek Fisher dating his significant other. Windhorst casually mentioned that..." February 12

  • NBA committee seeks feedback for corporate logos on jerseys

    ESPN "The NBA is moving a step closer to putting advertisements on jerseys. Sources told ESPN.com that the league sent out a memo this week, ahead of the owners meeting Sunday at the All-Star Game in Toronto, where the topic of putting corporate logos on uniforms is expected to be..." February 12

  • Kristaps Porzingis’ rise to NBA star rookie has family ties

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis posted a picture on his Twitter page Thursday afternoon that featured the Knicks rookie with the four most important people in his life, flying to Toronto to share the NBA All-Star Weekend experience. Porzingis wore the biggest smile in the photo as he sat in the cabin of a..." February 11

  • Lakers, Suns, Rockets, Kings Eye Luke Walton

    Hoops Rumors "The Lakers, Suns, Rockets and Kings are likely to express interest in Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton for their head coaching jobs in the offseason, sources tell Marc Berman of The New York Post. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post reported earlier this week that the Lakers and Suns would..." February 11

  • Phil Jackson reportedly does not have opt-out until 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been some speculation lately that Phil Jackson could leave the New York Knicks to join his partner Jeanie Buss with the Lakers, but that happening this summer may be unlikely. According to the New York Post’s Marc Berman, Jackson does not have the ability to opt out of his contract..." February 11

  • Why Knicks’ Luke Walton interest may not be mutual

    New York Post "Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton will be a hot commodity this offseason and is near the top of Knicks president Phil Jackson’s wish list as the team’s next coach. One drawback, however, is needing to wait until June before a club can make its pitch, with the Warriors expected to romp to The..." February 11

  • How Knicks pulled way ahead of Nets in Mike Conley sweepstakes

    New York Post "The fans at Barclays Center for the Nets’ game against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night pleaded for Memphis’ free-agent-to-be Mike Conley to sign with their team, with some chanting “Conley, come to Brooklyn!” But listen closely to arguably the best available point guard — who is at the top of..." February 11

  • Carmelo and Porzingis need a break

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks’ two stars, are off to Toronto for All-Star Weekend with heavy hearts to match Anthony’s sore knee. The miserable moods of Porzingis and Anthony were representative of the entire locker room on Tuesday – morose over the firing of Derek Fisher,..." February 10

  • Wizards hang on for close win against Knicks

    Washington Post "The Washington Wizards arrived at the 50th game of their season Tuesday night with five more losses than wins. That unsatisfactory reality for an expected playoff participant, fueled by injuries and maddening bouts of inconsistency, was a significant reason for their matchup opposite the New York..." February 10

  • Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant

    CBS Sports "Report: Hiring Scott Brooks would help Knicks lure Kevin Durant By James Herbert | NBA writer February 10, 2016 9:46 am ET The New York Knicks have a coaching search to do, and it'll be one of the most fascinating ones in a while. Knicks president Phil Jackson typically doesn't hire people..." February 10

  • Derek Fisher Breaks His Silence Since Being Fired on Twitter

    Black Sports Online "The news of Derek Fisher being let go broke Twitter. Fisher has since released a statement about this entire ordeal. I’m sure the conversation and the decision to be let go was nothing easy. Derek Fisher was fired yesterday as head coach of the Knicks. Since then, Kurt Rambis was announced as..." February 10

  • Will Phil Jackson ultimately leave Knicks to run Lakers?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson has been thrust back into the New York spotlight with the firing of Derek Fisher for not being ready to be an NBA coach — who could have seen that coming? — and speculation about what moves he’ll make next. While you can point to misfires as the guy with the hammer in the Knicks..." February 10

  • Melo Shocked By Fisher Firing, Wants To Remain With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony was shocked by the New York Knicks' decision to fire Derek Fisher. But Anthony continues to trust the vision of Phil Jackson and is committed to remaining with the Knicks." February 10

  • Tom Thibodeau unlikely to be hired by Phil Jackson?

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Thibodeau may covet the New York Knicks’ head coaching job, but he is unlikely to get it while Phil Jackson is in charge. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski wrote on Tuesday that he believes you can “forget about Tom Thibodeau’s candidacy” for the Knicks job because Jackson would be unlikely to..." February 09

  • The Knicks didn't re-sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo

    Posting And Toasting "Lost amid the absolute chaos of the Derek Fisher firing was the fate of Knicks forward (and hype man extraordinaire) Thanasis Antetokounmpo, whose 10-day contract has expired. Would the club sign him to a second deal? Sadly, no." February 09

  • Why Carmelo Anthony And Kristaps Porzingis Are The Only Knicks Safe From Being Traded

    Uproxx "Remember how the New York Knicks, with a revitalized Carmelo Anthony and new hotness Kristaps Porzingis, were looking competent and confident about their playoff chances? Well, that’s all over and done with. After losing nine of 10 games, they fired head coach Derek Fisher and reportedly are..." February 09

  • Knicks Monitoring Brandon Jennings

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks continue to monitor the play of Brandon Jennings. Jennings returned from an Achilles injury in late December and will be a free agent this offseason." February 09

  • Derek Fisher was reportedly fired because he occasionally didn't run the triangle offense

    SB Nation "The New York Knicks fired Derek Fisher on Monday after they lost nine of their last 10 games. While the recent losing ways and myriad questions about Fisher's overall coaching effectiveness likely played roles in his ouster, one theme has consistently popped up: Fisher didn't run enough of the..." February 09

  • Russell Westbrook a Realistic Possibility for Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "As a young NBA coach, the fastest path to losing a locker room comes this way: Behave like a player. To fly to California and visit a girlfriend in the middle of the New York Knicks' training camp – engaging Matt Barnes in a Tom-and-Jerry tussle-and-chase – cost Derek Fisher dearly. Fisher lost..." February 09

  • Phil Jackson admits defeat in firing Fisher, but hiring Tom Thibodeau would be a win

    New York Daily News "For several weeks now, the buzz among NBA executives and coaches is that Luke Walton may very well be Phil Jackson’s next disciple turned head coach. Sure, why not? Walton has a history with Jackson and can run his – cue the angels singing – triangle offense. This reunion could happen. Maybe in..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Phil Jackson: Knicks looking for meaningful trade as deadline nears

    ESPN "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said he hopes to make an impactful trade before the NBA's Feb. 18 deadline. "We're looking to improve this ballclub, there's no doubt," Jackson said Monday during a news conference on the firing of Derek Fisher. "We know that we have some good guys. The..." February 09

  • Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

    New York Post "Go, Fish. The Knicks fired coach Derek Fisher on Monday morning just one and a half seasons into a mediocre run on the sideline, the team announced in a statement. Fisher, 41, oversaw a 17-65 disaster last season and had the Knicks at 23-31 this season following nine losses in their past 10..." February 09

  • Report: Luke Walton will not consider coaching offers until offseason

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks firing Derek Fisher as head coach on Monday led to immediate speculation that they might be interested in Luke Walton. Unfortunately for them, it sounds like Walton may not be ready to discuss coaching jobs just yet. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that Walton will not consider..." February 08

  • Emmanuel Mudiay's fourth quarter puts Knicks defense to shame in Nuggets win

    Denver Post "The Nuggets have insisted the meter is pointed up. Their 101-96 win over the Knicks on Sunday afternoon gave real evidence to back those claims up. Real victories are slowly replacing moral victories. The Nuggets are 9-8 in their last 17 games, and there are many reasons why. On Sunday,..." February 08

  • Matt Barnes gets cold-as-ice Instagram revenge on Derek Fisher

    New York Post "While Derek Fisher is now on the unemployment line, his nemesis Matt Barnes is sitting pretty in Memphis. At least, that’s the message the Grizzlies forward seemed to convey by posting a caption-less Instagram photo of himself Monday morning wearing a sports jacket and a satisfied look, just an..." February 08

  • Knicks' Job The One Tom Thibodeau Has Always Wanted

    Real GM Basketball "With Derek Fisher out as head coach of the New York Knicks, Tom Thibodeau's name has surfaced as a possibility. "The Knicks are the job he's always wanted. He would crawl to Madison Square Garden," said a source. Thibodeau was fired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls at the end of last..." February 08

  • Luke Walton and Brian Shaw top Knicks’ candidates to replace Derek Fisher

    Pro Basketball Talk "Out: Derek Fisher. In: Kurt Rambis. That’s only the first step of the Knicks’ coaching change. Of course, Luke Walton and Brian Shaw – like Fisher and the other top candidate in 2014, Steve Kerr – played for Phil Jackson. The Knicks president has a type, one that includes both good and..." February 08

  • Kurt Rambis: Goal is to get Knicks to playoffs

    The Score "Losers of nine of their last 10, the New York Knicks are fading quickly from the Eastern Conference playoff race, but interim head coach Kurt Rambis still has lofty goals for the stretch run. "If we're healthy, yes," Rambis answered when asked if the current version of the Knicks has enough..." February 08

  • Dennis Rodman wants in as Knicks' coach

    Hoops Hype "The Knicks fired Derek Fisher as head coach of the New York Knicks, replaced him with Kurt Rambis and rumors are already flying about who might become the full-time coach of the team next season. There’s already a Phil Jackson acquaintance campaigning for the job, although something tells us he..." February 08

  • Carmelo Anthony anticipates soreness in left knee will continue

    ESPN "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony expects to deal with soreness in his left knee for the foreseeable future. "It's not going to heal in a week or a couple days or two weeks," he said Sunday. Anthony believes the soreness is an expected part of his recovery from the knee surgery he underwent last..." February 08

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    Bill Simmons @BillSimmons

    Meanwhile - Luke Walton might have the Knicks AND Lakers bidding for him this summer. Time to buy some Luke Walton stock.

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    Melo, on his knee: "It's not gonna heal in a week ... or even two weeks." Says he wanted to take an MRI to clear his mind about situation.

  • Carmelo Anthony returns to lineup

    ESPN "Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will return to the lineup Sunday after a one-game absence due to left knee soreness. Anthony deemed himself fit to play against the Denver Nuggets following a light workout Saturday." February 07

  • Balanced scoring propels Griz past Knicks, 91-85

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "After scoring the first 10 points, the Grizzlies ended up in anything but a comfortable, lopsided game. They clung to a two-point advantage without the ball and 16.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But the Griz did Friday night what they have done well over the past month. "We did the..." February 06

  • Will Carmelo ignore escalating knee issue for All-Star Game again?

    New York Post "Now it’s really starting to feel like last season. Carmelo Anthony missed his unlucky seventh game Friday against Memphis with left knee soreness that became alarming enough he chose to take an MRI exam. Knicks coach Derek Fisher said the exam showed no structural damage and the injury still is..." February 06

  • Rajon Rondo on Knicks: 'The triangle's not really a good look for me'

    CBS Sports "Rajon Rondo signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Sacramento Kings last summer, so he'll go through free agency again in five months. There will not be a ton of point guards on the market, and it's a position of need for the New York Knicks, but don't bet on Rondo teaming up with Carmelo..." February 06

  • Mike Conley talks up Knicks ‘potential’ before free agency

    New York Post "Knicks fans can begin to dream of their own Big Three after Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley didn’t rule out joining the team as a free agent after this season. “I think everything will be on the table when the time comes,” Conley said. “I haven’t committed to anything.” Upgrading at point..." February 06

  • Mario Chalmers: Sasha Vujacic's reaction key in flagrant 2, ejection

    ESPN "Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers says he didn't deserved to be tossed from Friday night's game against the Knicks, calling into question Sasha Vujacic's reaction to contact over which Chalmers drew a flagrant foul 2 and an automatic ejection. "No, not at all," Chalmers said when asked..." February 06

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Lance Thomas will also sit out of the Memphis game due to a mild concussion.

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony will miss tonight's game against Memphis due to left knee soreness.

  • Pistons start strong, hold off Knicks

    Detroit News "Less than two minutes into Thursday night’s nationally televised game against the New York Knicks, the Pistons opened the scoring with three consecutive 3-pointers. The Pistons continued to pummel the Knicks in the second quarter and cruised into halftime with a 24-point lead. But what..." February 05

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • It sure sounds like Stan Van Gundy’s ripping Derek Fisher

    New York Post "Pistons coach and GM Stan Van Gundy scoffed at the notion the Knicks are a young, “developing” team not ready to make the playoffs during a trademark pregame rant that seemed aimed at recent remarks by Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Fisher said recently on ESPN Radio he wouldn’t be “disappointed’’..." February 05