Knicks Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Carmelo Anthony: ‘I do not expect to win a championship this year’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony went on a tour of sorts as a free agent this summer, and while he had said initially that winning was the priority, in the end he chose to take as much money as possible to remain with a Knicks team that finished outside of the playoff picture in the woeful Eastern Conference last..." August 09

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Thanasis Antetokounmpo, New York's pick, deciding between D-League Westchester or Spain/Italy deal, sources tell RealGM. Knicks roster full.

  • Metta World Peace to change name to 'Panda Friend'

    CBSSports.com "Metta World Peace is going to China, and he won't be known as Metta World Peace there. Nope, the new Sichuan Blue Whales' new small forward won't be called Ron Artest, either. He intends to change his name to … (Drumroll) Panda Friend. From China Daily: New high-profile import..." August 07

  • Knicks trade Wayne Ellington, Jeremy Tyler to Kings for Quincy Acy, Travis Outlaw

    USA Today "The New York Knicks will trade guard Wayne Ellington, forward Jeremy Tyler and a 2016 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw, people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because the..." August 06

  • Knicks want to trade Pablo Prigioni and Wayne Ellington

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks have 15 players under contract – a full roster’s worth when the regular season begins – but only a third of them are definite Phil Jackson picks. He drafted and signed Cleanthony Early and signed Carmelo Anthony, Cole Aldrich and Jason Smith and Cole Aldrich. It’s possible Jackson..." August 06

  • Knicks sign second round draft pick Cleanthony Early

    Inside Hoops "New York Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed forward Cleanthony Early to a contract. Early, 6-8, 219-pounds, was selected by New York in second round (34th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft following his senior season at Wichita State University. " August 01

  • Report: Metta World Peace heading to Chinese Basketball Association to join Sichuan Blue Whales

    Yahoo! Sports "Metta World Peace, it turns out, is a man of his word — the 34-year-old forward really isn't retired. But he's also not going to play professional basketball in the NBA next season. Or, at least, he won't be at the start of the season. After tweeting early Tuesday morning that he "met with..." August 01

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Hearing: ex-Knick Metta World Peace is close to agreeing to terms with the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association.

  • Knicks’ Prigioni: ‘Completely sure we will play much better’

    New York Post "Pablo Prigioni has done this before — backing up Jose Calderon at point guard. The Argentine and Spaniard were teammates in the Spanish League years ago with Tau Ceramica de Vitoria and now they have been reunited in Phil Jackson’s all-international point guard tandem with the Knicks. Prigioni..." July 27

  • Knicks Made Offer for Kevin Love, Timberwolves Balked

    The Wall Street Journal "The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and swingman Iman Shumpert, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. But the..." July 26

  • Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the..." July 26

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    July 23, 2014 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has waived guard Shannon Brown.

  • Knicks will look at Carmelo Anthony's friend, free agent Dahntay Jones

    New York Daily News "Free agent Dahntay Jones is expected to work out for the Knicks this week as the shooting guard/small forward attempts to make a comeback after sitting out last season due to injury. Jones, 33, is also scheduled to audition for the Sixers, but the New Jersey product would prefer to land a..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Felton pleads guilty in gun case, spared jail

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Knicks' Anthony starts up venture capital firm

    ESPN New York "Signed to the New York Knicks for another five seasons, Carmelo Anthony is already looking to life after basketball. On Monday, Anthony announced the creation of M7 Tech Partners, a venture capital firm whose only partners are Anthony and Stuart Goldfarb, the former CEO of Bertelsmann, the..." July 21

  • Source: Knicks open to dealing J.R., Shump

    ESPN New York "Working to clear the logjam in the backcourt, the Knicks are discussing their potential trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin, a league source said Sunday. “They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt,” the NBA source familiar with the Knicks’..." July 21

  • Knicks might sign Metta World Peace — again

    New York Post "Is anyone ready for World Peace II? The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek..." July 20

  • Connection to Phil could lead Bynum to Knicks after year off

    New York Post "Andrew Bynum for 2015? The 7-foot Bynum may not be reuniting with Phil Jackson’s Knicks or any other team next season because he is seriously contemplating sitting out 2014-15 to undergo the Germany-based knee therapy called “The Regenokine Program’’ that would require an extra long rehab,..." July 18

  • Phil Jackson says Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe Bryant

    New York Daily News "A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. — George Moore * * * My first thought was to hit the road. Once I got my body back in shape, I figured I’d get a dog and head across the country in a van, à la John Steinbeck. It was the perfect time to..." July 18

  • How J.R. Smith’s deal impacts the Knicks’ cap space in 2015

    New York Post "The Knicks were thrilled J.R. Smith accepted a four-year, $24.5 million guaranteed deal last July, offering him the most they could under the Early-Bird exception. It was surprising hours later that Smith, coming off Sixth Man of the Year honors, came back to the Knicks and said he changed his..." July 18

  • J.R. 'wouldn't blame' Phil for trading him

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks can win the Eastern Conference this season, but is he confident he'll be a part of the team? Smith appeared on ESPN2’s "First Take" on Wednesday, talked about the Knicks’ glut at shooting guard and said he "wouldn’t blame" team president Phil Jackson and the..." July 17

  • Tracy McGrady 'retires' from baseball after first strikeout

    CBSSports.com "As we've noted before, former NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady tried his hand at pitching this season for the Sugar Land Skeeters (Independent league, not affiliated with MLB). And now he's announced that he's retiring. McGrady's final outing came in the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he..." July 17

  • Carmelo’s 5-year, $124M deal has a no-trade clause

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Carmelo’s contract, Calderon’s recruiting could help Knicks land Marc Gasol

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will make $5 million less than the maximum, clocking in at five years, $124 million, but the bigger number is the $1.4 million he has opened up in cap space for 2015 when the Knicks are expected to chase free-agent center Marc Gasol. With Anthony’s contract filed with the NBA..." July 16

  • J.R. Smith says winning East is ‘realistic,’ surprised he wasn’t axed

    New York Post "J.R. Smith is confident the Knicks have a chance to win what is suddenly a wide-open Eastern Conference, with the splintering of the Big 3 in Miami. “Extremely realistic,” the Knicks shooting guard said on “First Take” on Wednesday morning, when asked how realistic it was that the Knicks could..." July 16

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Free agent Jason Smith has signed a one-year, $3.3M deal with the New York Knicks, league source tells RealGM.