Knicks Rumors & News

  • Knicks’ Carmelo replacement may be in the building

    New York Post "Former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn will vouch for two things regarding Michael Beasley — he will light up the Garden as “an incredibly gifted natural scorer’’ and Knicks assistant coach Kurt Rambis is a huge fan. Beasley is in Tarrytown, reporting for Knicks’ voluntary workouts..." September 19

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • The Knicks Really Need to Get Rid of Carmelo Anthony

    The Sports Post "Expected Conference Ranking: 11th Best Move of the Offseason: Give the Knicks some credit. Think of all the big names that they could have hired to replace Phil Jackson. John Calipari is just itching to ruin another New York team. Kobe Bryant spends like 11 minutes per week on his Muse Cage..." September 17

  • Stephon Marbury Says His ‘Numbers’ Are Worthy Of The Basketball Hall of Fame

    Dime Magazine "Stephon Marbury may be attempting an NBA comeback, but he says it’s not for a Hall of Fame push. That’s because the 40-year-old says he already has Hall of Fame numbers. Marbury spoke to SI Now on Thursday and said his career numbers both in the NBA and playing in China are enough to justify..." September 15

  • Draymond Green offers Carmelo defense — and dose of reality

    New York Post "Draymond Green agrees with Carmelo Anthony to an extent. The Warriors volatile forward talked to ESPN.com about the website’s controversial list that set Anthony off on Twitter, and led to other NBA players venting their frustration on social media. “I think when you look at Melo, Melo has..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: Magic promised to draft Kristaps Porzingis in 2014

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kristaps Porzingis initially entered the 2014 NBA draft, and the Magic – who held the No. 12 pick (which they ultimately used to trade up for No. 10 pick Elfrid Payton) – tried to entice him to remain in the draft. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: They tried to get Porzingis to stay in the draft..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Report: Jarrett Jack coming to Knicks camp on one-year, non-guaranteed deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks are bringing in another veteran point guard to camp, just to have a look. There had been reports before they had interest in veteran Jarrett Jack, and he has convinced them his knees are healthy enough to deserve a shot. Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders was first with the..." September 15

  • Knicks reportedly want Kristaps Porzingis to see more time at center

    Larry Brown Sports "Kristaps Porzingis may finally be going full unicorn next season. According to a report by Ian Begley of ESPN on Thursday, the New York Knicks and head coach Jeff Hornacek want to push the pace in 2017-18 and would like for Porzingis to see more time at the center position. The 22-year-old..." September 14

  • Marbury: I’ve ‘spoken’ to an NBA team

    New York Post "Stephon Marbury hopes to finish off his basketball career back in the NBA. The 40-year old guard is playing in the Chinese Basketball Association this season for the Beijing Fly Dragons and when the league ends in February or March he wants to join an NBA franchise. “I’ve spoken to a team,”..." September 14

  • ESPN’s ‘nonsense’ rankings made Carmelo Anthony angry

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony seems to have a habit of pushing his personal drama into the public eye. From taking subtle shots at Phil Jackson on Instagram to tweeting cryptic photos of his estranged wife La La, the Knicks star has shown he is not shy on social media. His latest target? ESPN. The..." September 13

  • Kristaps Porzingis accuses ex-Knick of 'dirty' play at EuroBasket2017

    Sporting News "Kristaps Porzingis says former Knick Anthony Randolph's apparent attempt to throw the New York star to the floor was just part of Randolph's dirty play Wednesday at EuroBasket2017 in Istanbul. "He was playing dirty from the beginning," Porzingis said of Randolph, who played 17 games with the..." September 13

  • ESPN Ranked Lonzo Ball Ahead Of Carmelo Anthony For 2017-18

    Uproxx "Not even the resurgence of Hoodie Melo can keep Carmelo Anthony from falling down the NBA totem pole and, at least at one outlet, find himself behind Lonzo Ball. ESPN is counting down its annual list of the best NBA players this week, and the first big news out of the 2017-18 rankings is that..." September 12

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Magic Johnson Turned Down Offers From The Knicks And Warriors Before Getting The Lakers Job

    Uproxx "It feels like Magic Johnson was always going to be involved with the Los Angeles Lakers somehow, but it turns out the Lake Show’s current team president had a number of other offers before the Lakers finally came calling. Johnson appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” on Tuesday and said the Lakers..." September 12

  • Stephon Marbury says he's attempting a comeback

    Click On Detroit "Former NBA star Stephon Marbury said on Twitter Tuesday that he's "working on" an NBA comeback. Marbury, now 40-years-old, hasn't played in the NBA since 2009, when he played for the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics. Marbury, who was drafted in 1996 by..." September 12

  • Charles Oakley to file civil suit against Madison Square Garden

    New York Post "Charles Oakley’s battle with his former employer and current nemesis is not over yet. Oakley is preparing to file a civil law suit stemming from the February incident in which he was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden after an altercation with security, according to an ESPN..." September 12

  • A Wall Street Insider Thinks James Dolan Might Consider Selling The Knicks

    Uproxx "With the Rockets selling for $2.2 billion to Tilman Fertitta, more than half a billion more than their 2017 Forbes valuation of $1.65 billion, it’s clear that the market for NBA franchises has never been bigger. Now that Houston is off of the market, the Nets are expected to be the next team to..." September 12

  • Lillard: Melo ‘didn’t seem opposed’ to joining Blazers

    Larry Brown Sports "Star Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has been pressing Carmelo Anthony to try and join him out west — and he thinks he’s getting somewhere. Lillard told Marc J. Spears of the Undefeated that, by his reading, the forward could ultimately be talked into waiting his no-trade clause and..." September 11

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Carmelo Anthony continuing to engage with young Knicks teammates

    Larry Brown Sports "Whether or not he already has one foot out the door in New York, Master Me7o has not forsaken his young Padawans just yet. International basketball reporter David Pick revealed Saturday that Carmelo Anthony has been engaging with his Knicks teammates as training camp nears and has been sending..." September 09

  • Knicks reportedly could add Trey Burke, Jarrett Jack for camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks have the aging veteran Ramon Sessions, the rookie Frank Ntilikina, and the wildly overpaid Ron Baker to play the point this season, all on guaranteed deals. Not thrilling options, but that’s your point guard core (with maybe some Chasson Randle in the mix, too, although his salary is..." September 09

  • Melo Shows Up Unannounced at LaLa’s Denim Launch; How She Replied on IG

    Black Sports Online "Melo has been plenty active via his IG account, letting people know he wants to work things out with his wife Lala, after allegedly getting his stripper sidepeice pregnant on her; leading to separation. His latest comeback attempt took place when he popped up, completely unexpected at her huge..." September 09

  • New York could add Trey Burke, Jarrett Jack to fill out roster

    Clutch Points "In light of the recent agreement between the Portland Trail Blazers and hybrid guard Archie Goodwin, a player that the New York Knicks had their eye on, the organization could look to Trey Burke and veteran Jarrett Jack to fill out their roster, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Both free..." September 07

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Terrell Owens, Derek Fisher, Nikki Bella Join 'Dancing with the Stars' Cast

    Bleacher Report "The sports world will have a big presence, as usual, on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. As announced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens, former NBA player and head coach Derek Fisher and WWE superstar Nikki Bella will be part of the cast..." September 06

  • Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Jabari Parker Reportedly Mentioned in Talks

    Bleacher Report "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker was reportedly discussed in trade talks involving New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony. On Tuesday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com noted it was unclear whether the Knicks or Bucks brought Parker into the conversation, but there was "no traction toward a deal."" September 05

  • When does the Carmelo situation move forward in New York?

    ESPN "With the Kyrie Irving deal (finally) done, the biggest remaining question of the NBA offseason is this: What's going on with Carmelo Anthony? The short answer: not much. As of last week, the New York Knicks were "not close" on any deal involving Anthony, per league sources. They've talked on..." September 05

  • Carmelo Anthony working out with Frank Ntilikina, other Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Training camp is just a few weeks away, and when it starts for the Knicks Carmelo Anthony is likely going to be there. While the Knicks and Anthony may both want to move on, trade talks to send him to Houston have stalled out, and unless ‘Melo broadens the list of teams he will waive his no trade..." September 04

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Retires In Israel

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring from basketball after playing one season in Israel, relays Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. Stoudemire, 35, made the announcement on Instagram, calling this past season “a great ride for me and my family.” He led his Hapoel Jerusalem team to the..." September 04

  • Knicks must be drooling over Porzingis, Hernangomez in Euro tourney

    New York Post "Maybe there’s some hope for the future if the European Championships are any indication, as the Knicks’ young frontcourt tandem of Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez are lighting things up across the Atlantic. Before the tournament began last week, Porzingis tweeted he intended to make..." September 04

  • Carmelo Anthony Promises La La They Can Renew Their Marriage Vows If She Takes Him Back

    Hollywood Life "In order to win back La La Anthony, Carmelo Anthony is willing to do anything. HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned Melo has even promised to say ‘I Do’ all over again if it’ll save his marriage! It seems Carmelo Anthony, 33, is willing to pay whatever price and do whatever he needs to in..." September 03

  • Another theory behind Kristaps Porzingis’ discontent

    New York Post "Now there’s a new reason given for why Kristaps Porzingis didn’t attend his exit meeting with Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Jeff Hornacek in April. According to former Post columnist Peter Vecsey, an incident between Porzingis, his buddy Willy Hernangomez and the head coach triggered ill..." September 01

  • Jeff Hornacek probably not reason Kristaps Porzingis skipped meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "It had been widely assumed that Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview with the New York Knicks last season because of his poor relationship with Phil Jackson, but could head coach Jeff Hornacek have been the main reason? That depends on which report you believe. On Tuesday, NBA reporter..." August 31

  • Jeff Hornacek Told Porzingis to ‘Stop Playing Like a Pu**y’

    SLAM Online "Jeff Hornacek’s relationship with Kristaps Porzingis deteriorated last season after reportedly letting the young Knicks star know through an intermediary that he’d like him to stop “playing like a pu**sy.” Porzingis, 22, famously skipped his exit meeting after yet another frustrating year in..." August 30

  • Kristaps skipped Knicks interview due to rift with Hornacek, not Phil Jackson?

    Sporting News "Kristaps Porzingis reportedly did not skip his exit interview at the end of the season with the Knicks over how former team president Phil Jackson was running the team and treating star forward Carmelo Anthony. He skipped the exit interview because he felt emasculated by head coach Jeff..." August 30

  • Knicks exec doesn’t mention Carmelo Anthony in essay about future

    Sportress of Blogitude "New York Knicks president Steve Mills recently wrote a essay laying out his vision of the organization’s future. Perhaps not surprisingly, yet still awkward, Mills failed to mention Carmelo Anthony, who of course remains on the Knicks roster … for now. In a lengthy essay entitled, “A New Day..." August 29

  • Derrick Rose Says Knicks Season Was ‘Craziest’ On The Court

    SLAM Online "From the Charles Oakley-Jim Dolan mess to Phil Jackson’s public player-bashing, the Knicks‘ season was drama-filled as ever. But the “craziest” part of last season for now-Cavs guard Derrick Rose was Jackson’s edict of running the triangle offense. From the Associated Press: Last year..." August 29

  • Bucks Owner's Daughter: 'I Wanna Buy the Knicks!' (Dad Can Keep the Bucks)

    TMZ "The smokin' hot daughter of Bucks co-owner Wes Edens is shootin' HIGH with her NBA future ... saying she's gunnin' to own the most valuable team in the league!! Spoiler -- it's not the Bucks (sorry, dad). “I wanna buy the Knicks one day," Mallory Edens told TMZ Sports when we saw her in..." August 28

  • Isiah Thomas: Phil’s failed stint in New York won’t hurt his legacy

    New York Post "Isiah Thomas says Phil Jackson is still the Zen Master to him. While he “respects’’ the way Carmelo Anthony has handled his undefined status, Thomas admits Jackson isn’t the first big name executive/coach to fail in New York and it won’t hurt his legacy to be fired in late June following a..." August 27

  • Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis predicts he'll be an All-Star this season

    New York Daily News "Maybe the stars have aligned for Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis, who has consistently been posting workout videos and highlights on his Instagram page all summer, posted a brief personal prediction for himself on his account Friday afternoon: "I envision myself being an All-Star next..." August 26

  • Kristaps Porzingis In Persistent Pursuit of Croatian Instagram Model Ines Nikic

    The Big Lead "Kristaps Porzingis has had a whirlwind offseason. He skipped his exit interview with Phil Jackson, who in turn got fired after he put Porzingis on the trade block. And now his Instagram direct messages are making the rounds. Back in June, Porzingis waded into the comments of Croatian..." August 26

  • Knicks president touts team's future, fails to mention Melo

    Newsday "Knicks president Steve Mills added to the Melodrama on Friday when he omitted Carmelo Anthony’s name in a blog entry he wrote about the upcoming season on the official Madison Square Garden website. In the blog entry, titled “A New Day for the Knicks — The Journey Begins,” Mills spelled out his..." August 25

  • Knicks leave Carmelo Anthony off season-ticket promotion

    Sportsnaut "New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has been the subject of trade rumors throughout the NBA offseason, so it might not be surprising to a season-ticket advertisement without the veteran. Rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, franchise cornerstone Kristaps Porzingis and second-year center Willy..." August 25

  • Carmelo Anthony trade talks between Knicks, Rockets have stagnated

    CBS Sports "The Knicks and Rockets have been closely linked to a deal involving Carmelo Anthony all summer long. With Anthony having a no-trade clause in his contract, he can control his destination, and the only team he wants to play for is Houston. The Rockets and Knicks have so far struggled to get..." August 24

  • Carmelo Anthony to Cavs not as farfetched after big trade

    New York Post "When the Cavaliers talked to the Knicks about Kyrie Irving, Cleveland brass had no interest in discussing Carmelo Anthony. Kristaps Porzingis was their lone focus. Whether that changes after the blockbuster trade that sent Irving to the Celtics, with the Cavaliers emerging with more assets than..." August 24