Knicks Rumors & News

  • Raptors roll to victory over lowly Knicks

    Toronto Sun "And now the tough sledding begins. The Raptors did what they needed to do through the easy early part of the schedule that was heavy with home games and now they’ve just completed six consecutive games against sub-.500 teams who all reside in the woeful Eastern Conference with a perfect 6-0..." December 22

  • Knicks’ Dalembert faces ban after elbow-to-face ejection

    New York Post "Knicks center Samuel Dalembert said he was “upset’’ about his first NBA ejection — for elbowing Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas in the face on Sunday — adding the Raptors big man wouldn’t be standing if Dalembert had tried to level him. Dalembert was called for a flagrant-2 foul — an automatic..." December 22

  • Knicks guard Iman Shumpert relieved shoulder injury won't require surgery

    New York Daily News "Iman Shumpert called it “music to my ears” that he didn’t need surgery on the dislocated left shoulder he suffered Dec. 12 in Boston. The Knicks’ starting shooting guard will be reevaluated in approximately two weeks and hopes to be back soon thereafter. “Yeah, definitely. I wanted to get..." December 21

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Bargnani had strong oncourt workout with assistant Brian Keefe in Toronto. Looks healthy. Fisher says could practice leadup to Christmas.

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Fisher said giving Amare these 2 games off gives him extra time to rest/gear up for next stretch of games. He expects to have him Thursday.

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Suns survive early game against the Knicks in 99-90 win

    Bright Side Of The Sun "First Quarter The Phoenix Suns got off to a beautiful start. After winning the tip off, they got into a nice half court set and swung the ball around the perimeter several times before finding Eric Bledsoe open for a 3. He drilled it. Things looked a little sluggish from here, with Markieff..." December 20

  • Andrea Bargnani takes big step toward return

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani’s 20-minute on-court workout at United Center on Thursday was a big step toward rejoining Knicks practice as he is bent on making his season debut shortly, said his buddy Jose Calderon. Bargnani has not yet played this season due to hamstring and calf strains." December 20

  • James Dolan may sell WNBA franchise

    Page Six "James Dolan and his Madison Square Garden executives are said to be considering the future of the New York Liberty, the professional women’s team that has been playing in the world’s busiest arena since 1997." December 20

  • Knicks get glimpse at stud point guard tailor-made for them

    New York Post "Here come the Suns. And here comes Phoenix point guard Goran Dragic into the Garden for a Saturday matinee — a crafty, left-handed point guard who will be a free agent in July armed with a skill set that could make Phil Jackson’s triangle offense make sense. Knicks fans can dream. While big men..." December 20

  • Carmelo Anthony turning down the Bulls was a blessing in disguise for Chicago

    Pro Basketball Talk "The first game at the United Center between the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks should have been a spectacle. After the Bulls’ much-publicized pursuit of Carmelo Anthony this summer, here was an opportunity for the Chicago’s fans to make their feelings known. But then, nothing happened...." December 19

  • Jimmy Butler with a career-high 35 as Bulls squeak by Knicks

    CSN Chicago "With the Bulls reeling at home and on the verge of their worst loss of the year, Jimmy Butler, in the midst of a career night, poured in his biggest shot of the night to lead the Bulls to victory. Butler finished with a career-high 35 points and the shorthanded Bulls, playing without Derrick..." December 19

  • Carmelo Anthony considering shutting down because of knee injury

    North Jersey "The Knicks sauntered out of the visitors locker room Thursday morning for their shootaround, the players and coaches heading to the court. And finally, after every player had left the room, Carmelo Anthony slowly moved through the door. Dressed for a workout, Anthony said he would test himself..." December 19

  • Phil: Tyson Chandler wouldn't help

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to defend his decision to trade Tyson Chandler, saying Chandler could not have helped the team this season. He also said that those questioning the trade should "relax." "I'm OK with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our three..." December 19

  • Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire could be out vs. Bulls

    Newsday "The Knicks could be without Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire for Thursday's game against the Bulls. Anthony has soreness in his troublesome left knee and he admitted to being told by "multiple people" that he should sit for a while and rest it. But Anthony has said he wants to try and play..." December 18

  • Carmelo won’t allow himself to think ‘what if’ on Bulls

    New York Post "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.” A wise poet once proclaimed those words, but undoubtedly the layman believes the saddest phrase for the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony these days sounds like, “I coulda been a Bull! What have I done?” The story has been..." December 18

  • Knicks’ Greek rookie becoming highlight-a-minute fan favorite

    New York Post "The Westchester Knicks have as many wins as their parent team and may be producing more highlights – or at least one player is. Second-round pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo is producing jaw-dropping plays to go along with his all-around game after spurning a big pay day in Europe to stay in New..." December 17

  • Mavericks cruise past Knicks 107-87

    Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs hit 15 threes in a wire-to-wire win against the Knicks. The Mavs went into the illustrious Madison Square Garden and took care of the Knicks in an orderly fashion 107-87. Dirk led the way with 16 points five rebounds and five assists. The bench provided a huge lift in this victory..." December 17

  • Scapegoating Tyson Chandler exposed as massive Knicks ruse

    New York Post "If the Knicks were trying to sell us Tyson Chandler was the bad guy on last year’s roster, a reason for their dysfunction and 37-45 season, then it makes you wonder what other baloney they’re trying to make us believe. Chandler returned to the Garden Tuesday night for the first time since being..." December 17

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    Fred Kerber @FredKerber

    #Knicks say JR Smith is not traveling to Chicago

  • Ex-Knick Chandler pities Melo

    ESPN New York "Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler feels sorry for former New York Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony, the face of a team that fell to 5-22 with Tuesday's 107-87 loss to the Mavs. "I do because he's a competitor," said Chandler, who received a warm ovation from the crowd in his return to..." December 17

  • Shane Larkin, a second thought as Knicks chase star free agents, trying to find his own way

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shane Larkin is still learning how to play in the NBA, but if there’s one thing he can already do at an elite level, it’s get steals. Tony Allen, John Wall, Mario Chalmers and Elfrid Payton are the only guards who’ve played as much as Larkin this season and stolen the ball on a higher..." December 16

  • Family blames MSG ejection for one-legged Nets fan’s death

    New York Post "The one-legged Brooklyn Nets super fan ejected from a game for allegedly whacking people with his prosthetic leg killed himself because he was tormented with nightmares from the incident, a family member told The Post. Jeffrey Vanchiro was tossed from the Dec. 2 Knicks-Nets game at Madison..." December 16

  • Fisher says players are more focused on future than season

    New York Daily News "Derek Fisher’s job of developing the Knicks into a cohesive unit has been compromised by two-thirds of the roster being in the final year of their contracts, according to the head coach. “That’s a reality of this game,” Fisher said on Sunday. “You have a number of guys that are thinking about..." December 16

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    Jonah Ballow @jonahballow

    Fisher said Hardaway Jr. was just dealing w/ some cramping last night & he was moving fine at practice today.

  • Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith ailing "Knicks shooting guard Iman Shumpert will be out for at least three weeks with a dislocated left shoulder, the team announced Saturday. Shumpert dislocated the shoulder in the second quarter of Friday night's 101-95 win against the Boston Celtics following a collision with Boston's Jeff..." December 14

  • Carmelo Anthony won't waive clause

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony says a published report stating that he is considering waiving his no-trade clause to green light a trade for the New York Knicks is false. "Come on, man. After all the work I did to get here and get back here? If I was to get up and want to leave now that would just make me..." December 14

  • Iman goes down, but resurgent Carmelo carries Knicks over Celtics

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony returned unexpectedly and so did the Knicks from the land of losing. The Knicks’ locker room was loud and lively after the 10-game losing streak ended with a 101-95 victory over Boston Friday at TD Garden. The Knicks, in shooting 49.4 percent, moved to 5-20 after 25 games — now..." December 13

  • Iman Shumpert dislocates shoulder

    ESPN New York "Knicks guard Iman Shumpert dislocated his left shoulder in the second quarter of Friday night's 101-95 win over the Boston Celtics. Shumpert appeared to suffer the injury following a collision with Boston's Jeff Green. "He was in pain but the first thing he said was go get this win," Knicks..." December 13

  • Carmelo would consider waiving no-trade clause

    New York Post "This is how bad it has gotten for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks: Five months after swearing his allegiance to New York and signing a five-year, $124 million contract, sources told The Post the All-Star forward would be open to dropping his no-trade clause if team president Phil Jackson strikes a..." December 13

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Fisher will start Melo and indicates keep him in for shorter stretches.

  • Spurs rout Knicks in a match-up of skeleton crews

    Pounding The Rock "When you watch the Spurs, you come to appreciate the two or three times per season where they play without any of their "Big Three," but still manage to win anyway thanks everyone else stepping up and playing as a team. I've long suspected that these are Gregg Popovich's favorite games to coach..." December 11

  • Knicks in turmoil: Team feuding, Melo hurting and out indefinitely

    New York Post "The Knicks continued to crash and burn as infighting, players-only meetings, rebellion against the triangle and increased concern over Carmelo Anthony’s knee and relationship with Tim Hardaway, Jr. came to light. And that was before the Knicks were massacred, 109-95, by the depleted Spurs..." December 11

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony says he won't play tonight due to soreness in his knee. #Knicks

  • Jason Smith comforted Ryan Anderson after girlfriend’s tragic suicide

    New York Post "Knicks power forward Jason Smith got together with Ryan Anderson, his former New Orleans teammate. It was an emotional reunion and an emotional return here for Smith. One month ago, Sports Illustrated published a long feature on Anderson and the suicide of his girlfriend, Gia Allemand, who..." December 10

  • Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans to a 104-93 win against struggling Knicks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The first 20 games of this New Orleans Pelicans schedule has been a grueling and daunting slate. Following a challenging three-game West Coast trip that left them embarrassed by the Warriors and deflated by the Clippers, only to regain some self-respect with a win against the Lakers, the..." December 10

  • Carmelo Anthony could be facing surgery to fix ailing left knee ... but when?

    New York Daily News "It may take a small miracle for Carmelo Anthony to end up in the playoffs this season and similarly it may take a minor miracle for the Knicks franchise player not to land on an operating table at some point. According to a source, Anthony has been playing with left knee soreness for much of..." December 10

  • Ailing Carmelo threatens to shut it down as Knicks hit rock bottom

    New York Post "Let the tanking begin. It’s now nine straight losses, a 4-19 record that ties the Knicks for most defeats in the NBA, and Carmelo Anthony threatening to shut it down to rest his sore left knee. It may have hit rock bottom in the Big Easy. With Anthony having a quiet night — possibly..." December 10

  • Sources: Strife builds within Knicks

    ESPN New York "The New York Knicks were en route to their fifth straight loss last week against Brooklyn when a frustrated Tim Hardaway Jr. screamed angrily, "Get the rebound!" Certain his second-year teammate was speaking to him, Carmelo Anthony approached Hardaway on the way down the court and used an..." December 10

  • Dennis Rodman rips Fisher, Carmelo in epic Knicks rant

    New York Post "Dennis Rodman — who won almost as many NBA titles under Phil Jackson as the Knicks have won games under the Zen Master’s presidency — gave a scathing critique of his old coach’s new team. Rodman said Jackson must “feel like s–t’’ watching the Knicks lose, adding Carmelo Anthony isn’t passing,..." December 10

  • Blazers 103-99 win in NY

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers never gained full control over in the game against the struggling New York Knicks, but they didn’t blow it, either, with a 103-99 win on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Damian Lillard had 20 points in the..." December 08

  • Phil Jackson says Knicks progress is a process

    USA Today "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson started his news conference with humor. "My father who was a minister would probably encourage you who are sitting in the back pew come up and sit in the front pew," said Jackson, who addressed reporters wearing a gray Knicks sweatshirt. It didn't take..." December 08

  • Knicks likely to whiff on Marc Gasol — is Okafor new hope?

    New York Post "The Knicks are closer to landing Duke center Jahlil Okafor in the draft than they are to landing Memphis center Marc Gasol in free agency, according to an NBA source. As the Knicks plummet to the bottom of the league, a source told The Post the club doesn’t believe its chances are too good of..." December 06

  • Why this Knicks big man received a demotion

    New York Post "Coach Derek Fisher finally pulled the plug on Samuel Dalembert as starting center before the Knicks’ 90-87 loss to the Cavaliers Thursday night at the Garden. Dalembert, who had started the first 19 games, has been a major disappointment offensively, showing bad hands, a poor shot and the..." December 05

  • Irving saves day, leads Cavaliers to fifth straight win, 90-87 over Knicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving's driving layup with seven seconds remaining in the game helped the Cavaliers escape New York with a 90-87 win over the New York Knicks Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Cleveland (10-7) extended its winning streak to a season-high five games. New York (4-15) has lost 15 of..." December 05

  • Fisher making same Carmelo mistake as Woodson

    New York Post "Here’s something that should be instructive, maybe something that can lessen the sting from what was the most dyspeptic of all the losses the Knicks have endured this year. Maybe the final seconds of this 90-87 loss can be something from which the Knicks can learn. Maybe. But only if the coach..." December 05

  • Knicks’ J.R. Smith expected to play against LeBron, Cavaliers

    New York Post "Probably, the Knicks are getting some help back to face the Cavaliers on Thursday. So there is probable cause for some relief. J.R. Smith — who sat out Tuesday against the Nets and all but six minutes Sunday against Miami, both losses because of “flu-like symptoms” — has been upgraded to..." December 04

  • Melo: Bulls were 'perfect fit' in free agency

    ESPN New York "At one point over the summer, Carmelo Anthony says he decided to sign with the Chicago Bulls. "It was one part of time where I was just like, 'Yo, I'm going,'" Anthony said in a documentary detailing his free agency that aired Tuesday night on MSG Network. Anthony ultimately decided to..." December 04

  • Gregg Popovich finds creative way to take shot at Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Gregg Popovich isn’t interested in talking about Phil Jackson. The Spurs coach was queried about his longtime coaching rival before the Nets beat the Spurs, 95-93, in overtime Wednesday night, and Popovich didn’t take the bait. “That’s his problem,” Popovich said when asked about the..." December 04

  • Knicks haven’t earned the break they desperately need

    New York Post "Yes. This will go into the books as another game the Knicks lost either by six points or less or in overtime (that’s eight now). And yes: The Garden, ever-reliable, ever dependable, ever inexplicably loyal, lapped it up as much as a thing can be lapped up (that’s going on 41 years and change..." December 03