Knicks Rumors & News

  • Why Derek Fisher ignored triangle offense in first Knicks practice

    New York Post "Triangle this. At the first practice of Knicks training camp at West Point, the triangle was an unspoken word. The 2 ¹/₂-hour session at Christl Arena was all defense, all the time. Rookie coach Derek Fisher realizes the team’s lack of defensive fortitude was the downfall of last season’s..." October 02

  • Melo: I'm the most underrated star

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA. "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there (laughs) but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Anthony was responding to a question about the..." October 02

  • Knicks fan suing team after ejection for heckling Carmelo

    New York Post "A diehard New York Knicks fan is hauling Madison Square Garden to court over his right to heckle star forward Carmelo Anthony. Former ING Broker Anthony Rotondi says in a new Manhattan Supreme Court filing that the venue’s security had him arrested — costing him his job — for “merely engaging..." October 01

  • JR Smith Calls Dennis Rodman Comparison ‘an Honor’

    SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released

    Covers.com "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith knows he would make the absolute worst Army cadet

    New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01

  • For once, the Knicks have realistic expectations

    SB Nation "Year One of the Phil Jackson Era in New York has a different sound. See if you can spot it. "As far as wins go, I can't tell you how many wins we're gonna have," Carmelo Anthony said at Knicks media day Monday morning. "What I will say is, we're gonna have a better season than we had last..." September 30

  • Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani say they are healthy and ready for triangle offense

    New York Daily News "Better check those expiration dates. Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani will combine for $35.4 million in expiring contracts after the upcoming season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks to have some workable cap space next summer. But both veteran big men claimed to be in good health on Monday,..." September 30

  • Carmelo Anthony: It would have been tough to leave after I “forced my way here”

    Sports-Kings "The New York Knicks held media day on Monday, and as usual, the center of attention was forward Carmelo Anthony, who re-signed with the Knicks this offseason to the tune of five years, $124 million. There are several factors that went into ‘Melo deciding to stay in New York, money obviously..." September 29

  • Source: No negotiations with Shumpert

    ESPN.com "Iman Shumpert is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. He is eligible to sign a rookie scale extension between now and Oct. 31. According to league sources, the Knicks haven't had any contact with Shumpert or his representatives about a possible extension. New York still..." September 28

  • Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher ready to begin shaping Knicks into a winner

    Newsday "The Knicks opened training camp last year with more questions and concerns than healthy bodies. Part of that stemmed from the sudden dismissal of Glen Grunwald and subsequent hiring of Steve Mills as team president four days before the start of camp. Four days before camp opens this year, new..." September 28

  • Lakers never felt Carmelo or LeBron were realistic

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Lakers are in a tough transition period right now. In the past, whatever player they wanted, we assumed they would get. However, following the Dwight Howard free agency departure to the Houston Rockets in 2013, we're now finding out that this Lakers team has to work harder than..." September 28

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Fisher added the Knicks will rest Amar'e when he needs it to try to help keep him healthy.

  • Phil Jackson on Carmelo Anthony: 'The ball can't stop'

    CBSSports.com "Any Phil Jackson interview is typically a goldmine for quotes, and the New York Post interview with the New York Knicks GM is no exception. After talking about how Kobe Bryant had a better training regimen and discipline than Michael Jordan, Jackson was asked about how Carmelo Anthony would be..." September 24

  • Tyson Chandler fires back at Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Months later, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler is still mad about insinuations that he caused chemistry issues for the New York Knicks last season. Knicks president Phil Jackson cited the desire to "change some of the chemistry" of the team as one of the reasons he sent Chandler and point..." September 21

  • Knicks sign Orlando Sanchez

    Pro Basketball Talk "When you can get the second-best undrafted player from St. John’s signed this week, you have to do it. When you can get the second-best Dominican Republic national-team player signed this week, you have to do it. And when both come together… The Knicks just couldn’t resist. After the..." September 18

  • Tim Jr. looking to make noise defensively

    ESPN New York "Tim Hardaway Jr. made some noise with his offense as a rookie. Now he’s hoping to take the next step in his game by improving his defense and being more vocal on the court. The Knicks’ promising second-year shooter has spent his offseason focusing on his defense and agility, practicing..." September 17

  • Melo: Free agents will spurn Hawks

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony believes future NBA free agents will be hesitant to sign with the Atlanta Hawks in light of statements made by general manager Danny Ferry. "[There] ain't nobody [who] would want to go there," Anthony said Saturday at the Citi Carmelo Anthony..." September 15

  • Carmelo Anthony reiterates he’s excited to play in triangle offense

    Pro Basketball Talk "It worked well for Michael Jordan. It worked well for Kobe Bryant. So Carmelo Anthony is ready to give the triangle offense a shot. Anthony said all last season that come free agency in the summer of 2014 he wanted to stay a Knick, he just needed to see a real plan for the future. Phil..." September 14

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Carmelo Anthony on why he chose to start workouts two weeks after the season instead of taking a customary one-month break: "I was angry."

  • Report: Knicks owner James Dolan really is leaving Phil Jackson alone

    CBSSports.com "New York Knicks owner James Dolan promised to stay out of the basketball operations side of the business when he hired Phil Jackson as president, and, according to a profile by the New York Times' Scott Caccciola, he is doing just that to this point. Dolan, speaking from band practice leading..." September 13

  • Knicks add two to training camp roster

    New York Post "The Knicks have made two additions to their training camp roster, signing guard Langston Galloway and forward Travis Wear, the team announced Tuesday. Galloway is an undrafted rookie out of Saint Joseph’s, having finished his collegiate career as the school’s second all-time leading scorer. The..." September 11

  • J.R. Smith’s surprising offseason obsession

    New York Post "There is a place where J.R. Smith’s shot selection isn’t so bad — the golf course. The enigmatic Knicks guard has fallen in love with a new sport, constantly hitting the links and attending PGA events as a fan. When his NBA career is over, Smith, who despite taking only two lessons..." September 11

  • J.R. Smith on shoelace incident: ‘I would do it again if there wasn’t a fine’

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith was fined $50,000 by the NBA last season, after he untied an opponent’s shoelaces on three separate occasions. The first went unnoticed; the second got him a warning from the league office. But Smith couldn’t help himself, and went for it a third time — which was likely the reason..." September 10

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    Mark Woods @markbritball

    Pablo Prigioni says he expects, and hopes, to be back with the New York Knicks despite trade rumours over the summer.

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    Moke Hamilton @MokeHamilton

    And speaking of good gets, gotta remind #Knicks fans... Greg Monroe will likely be an UFA next summer. Should be No. 1 target for P. Jax.

  • Carmelo Anthony says business a big reason he stayed with Knicks

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony said Thursday there were business reasons in addition to basketball ones that led him to re-sign with the Knicks this offseason. "I just couldn't leave from that perspective," he said at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in Manhattan. "There were so many opportunities that I..." September 05

  • Knicks’ new assistant Brian Keefe is ‘Durant’s guy’

    New York Post "With the Knicks officially announcing Derek Fisher’s coaching staff on Wednesday, it’s worth noting the relationship between new assistant Brian Keefe and Thunder superstar Kevin Durant. Durant, a free agent in 2016, is very close to Keefe, according to an NBA source. Keefe had been with..." September 04

  • Pacquiao expressing interest in Metta World Peace for his new Filipino team

    ESPN.com "Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association, adding to his other..." August 30

  • Knicks’ Greek rookie takes $500K pay cut to expedite NBA dream

    New York Post "The Greek agent for Knicks draft pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo said he’s “amazed’’ his client chose to play in the NBA’s D-League for the $25,000 cap and turn down an offer from an A-Division team in the Italian League, calling it “a big sacrifice.’’ According to agent Tim Lotsos, the Italian..." August 27

  • Iman Shumpert: New triangle offense will suit my game

    New York Post "Iman Shumpert has spent the summer working on a lot of little things, honing different elements of his offensive arsenal, in preparation for what he expects to be a bigger role in the Knicks offense. Having spent the majority of his young career playing in Mike Woodson’s perimeter-heavy attack,..." August 27

  • Jazz sign former Knick Toure’ Murry to two-year contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Jazz have two promising young point guards – Trey Burke and Dante Exum. But why stop there? In need of a third point guard, as rumored, Utah has turned to 24-year-old Toure’ Murry. The 6-foot-5 Murry broke into the NBA with the Knicks last season, and his size for the position makes..." August 26

  • J.R. Smith: ‘I’m on pace to be one of the best shooters the game had ever seen’

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith recently said he wants to be a leader for the Knicks, and hopes that he and his fellow two-guards can “put their egos aside” when it comes to new coach Derek Fisher’s decisions on playing time at the position this season. That last part might prove too tall a task for Smith to..." August 26

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • How will Melo fit in triangle?

    ESPN New York "With training camp less than two months away, we’re examining the burning questions facing the New York Knicks. Today’s question: How will Carmelo Anthony fit into the triangle offense? Last week, we posed the question above to a longtime scout for an Atlantic Division team. His first..." August 26

  • Melo optimistic about new-look Knicks

    ESPN.com "A confident Carmelo Anthony believes the New York Knicks will create a "new culture" and "new identity" this season and leave any remnants of last season's 37-win nightmare in the rearview mirror. "I don't think we will have another season like we had last year. When I say, 'I believe that we..." August 22

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo chooses Knicks D-League team over playing in Europe next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks selected Thanasis Antetokounmpo with the 51st overall pick in June’s NBA draft, but it was unclear whether he would play for the team this season. It seemed certain that the younger brother of Milwuakee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo would end up in Europe next season, as New York..." August 22

  • J.R.'s goal for the season: 'Be a leader'

    ESPN.com "J.R. Smith has several goals entering the 2014-15 season. He wants to help the Knicks make the playoffs and contend in the Eastern Conference. He wants to produce consistently on both ends of the floor. All of these are normal goals for any NBA player. But Smith has one goal that may..." August 22

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    After deciding on D-League's Westchester or Europe, Thanasis Antetokounmpo has agreed on Knicks' affiliate next season, sources tell RealGM.

  • Report: Sixers may look to trade for Amar’e Stoudemire at this season’s deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "Amar’e Stoudemire is entering the final year of his contract with the Knicks, one that will pay him more than $23 million, but is uninsurable due to his history of injuries. When looking at that extreme level of financial risk along with Stoudemire’s current level of production, it wouldn’t..." August 20

  • Carmelo looks skinny, feels confident: ‘Can’t wait to get started’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony already has claimed Knicks fans should not expect a championship this season. But the playoffs are another matter. In fact, Anthony on Monday asserted his belief the Knicks “absolutely” will be back in the playoffs after missing out last season. “Yeah, I think so for sure...." August 19

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    Former Lakers, Bucks assistant Jim Cleamons to join Knicks coach Derek Fisher's staff, reunites with NY president Phil Jackson, sources.

  • Trainer: Melo sheds pounds, adds years

    ESPN New York "There were several reasons behind Carmelo Anthony's decision to drop a few pounds this summer. One of them? To make sure he’s healthy enough to play at a high level through the life of his new five-year Knicks deal. “In anything, you get older, and getting leaner and lighter helps with the..." August 18

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony Will Take Large Advances on Salary

    The Wall Street Journal "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is set to receive large portions of his $124 million contract in advance payments, according to people familiar with the matter. The seven-time All-Star will receive half of his $22.5 million salary this season early. His contract is set up the same way for..." August 17

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Housekeeping note on Knicks-Kings trade from few days back: I'm told NY is guaranteeing Quincy Acy's deal today for next season ($912k)

  • Jim Boeheim defends Carmelo's decision of Knicks over Bulls

    CSN Chicago "Jim Boeheim said at Friday's Team USA practice that he believes Carmelo Anthony's decision to choose the Knicks over the Bulls in free agency was solely because of his love of New York. "It was a decision he had to make and I think he just loved New York, I really do," he said. "I don't think..." August 16

  • ‘Melo getting into triangle shape

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony took a $5 million pay cut on his new contract, but it appears he took a bigger cut in weight. According to an Anthony confidant, Anthony has done so in order to resemble his physique as a rookie with the Nuggets and to be more viable in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. A photo..." August 14

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Carmelo Anthony, Knicks set to open NBA season against Bulls: source

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony, who nearly jumped ship to join the Chicago Bulls in July, won’t have to wait long to see Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Tom Thibodeau again. According to a source, the Knicks are tentatively scheduled to open the 2014-15 season at home against the Bulls. The News reported last..." August 13

  • Did Carmelo Anthony get skinny like LeBron James?

    Newark Star-Ledger "NBA Trend Alert: Superstars are shedding pounds to help with the rigors of a long season. LeBron James, of course, was the trend-setter. He appeared more svelte recently after signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Now, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony looks like he's done the same -- on Monday,..." August 12