Knicks Rumors & News

  • It’s not Ntilikina’s play that convinces Jarrett Jack he’s for real

    New York Post "The kid listens. And that is half the battle for rookie Frank Ntilikina, according to veteran Knicks point guard Jarrett Jack, who has found it is so much easier to lead and teach a guy who wants to be led and taught. And that’s especially true when you’re dealing with all the elements players..." November 22

  • Steve Kerr: Why Phil Jackson was ruined with Knicks

    New York Post "Warriors coach Steve Kerr gave a thoughtful assessment of the failed Phil Jackson presidential regime, feeling the Zen Master was due bad luck after his record-setting “11 Rings” coaching career, when everything went right. Jackson was fired after June’s draft, when owner James Dolan viewed..." November 22

  • Enes Kanter finds his nightly motivation by scrolling Twitter looking for slights or obstacles

    New York Daily News "The Knicks’ emotional leader doesn’t just get his extra edge from natural adrenaline. Enes Kanter also uses his phone. The Knicks center, like any functioning millennial, finds his information on social media. So sometimes he’ll scroll on Twitter and see LeBron James playfully tossing a..." November 22

  • How Scott Perry immediately changed the Knicks’ direction

    New York Post "With the Knicks off to an improbable 9-7 start this Thanksgiving week following their rout of the Clippers, it’s time to offer up thanks to president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry for their vision. The Knicks have assured themselves a winning record on Thanksgiving Day, regardless of what..." November 22

  • L.A. Met With Free Agent Forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers are a team on the rise in the NBA right now. Head coach Luke Walton has his team performing at a top-5 level on the defensive end, but the offense has been struggling mightily. One big reason for it is the lack of perimeter shooting as the Lakers currently rank dead last..." November 21

  • Sick Ntilikina yanks himself out of his worst Knicks game

    New York Post "Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina’s fourth-quarter benching was more the Frenchman’s call than the coach’s. Feeling flu-like symptoms, Ntilikina had his worst game as a Knick, committing four turnovers with zero points and one assist in 11 minutes and sitting for the fourth quarter. Jeff..." November 21

  • Why Knicks won’t guarantee when Tim Hardaway will return

    New York Post "Tim Hardaway Jr. officially is listed as “questionable” for the Knicks against the Clippers at the Garden on Monday because of a sore left foot. And if there is any question, the Knicks seem set to err on the side of caution. “Just wait and see. Tomorrow come back in here get treatment again,..." November 20

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

    NBA.com "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Five early-season trade targets

    Sportsnet "The Boston Celtics have clearly emerged as the early-season class of the East. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may wind up taking their expected place atop that mantle, but look weaker than ever. Correction—James is, per usual, playing at an unfathomably high level, yet his supporting..." November 18

  • Joakim Noah admits he ‘probably’ will never be the same player

    Larry Brown Sports "Joakim Noah seems to be in the acceptance stage of his decline as a player. The New York Knicks big man admitted on Friday that he “probably” will never be the same player that he once was, per Steve Popper of USA TODAY. Noah, 32, has averaged just 4.7 points per game over his last two..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Joakim Noah is a $72 million inactive for Knicks

    Sportsnaut "The New York Knicks signed Joakim Noah to a massive contract in July 2016, and their current return on investment is approximately nothing. Noah wasn’t available for the first 12 contests of the campaign while serving the remainder of a 20-game suspension. However, the center has watched the..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Bucks Have Interest In Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Hoops Rumors "The Bucks are among the teams with interest in free agent forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, league sources inform Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link). As Scotto notes, Milwaukee doesn’t currently have an open roster spot, so the club would need to make another transaction to clear..." November 17

  • Did Courtney Lee get hurt celebrating Knicks’ winning shot?

    New York Post "The Knicks look like they have survived a Courtney Lee scare. After Tim Hardaway Jr.’s game-sealing 3-pointer with 32 seconds left, Lee jumped on his back and soon after started limping. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said Lee “tweaked’’ his hamstring and wasn’t sure of his status. " November 16

  • Knicks have three Joakim Noah options and no easy answers

    New York Post "Joakim Noah has gone from being banished by the NBA for taking a banned supplement to being banished by his own team. For the second straight game since returning from his 20-game drug suspension dating to last season, the $72 million man was inactive Wednesday and Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek..." November 16

  • With Jeff Hornacek truly in charge, Kristaps Porzingis says Knicks confident in offense

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis says the organization has more "confidence" in the Knicks' offense this season now that head coach Jeff Hornacek is "running his own stuff." Last year, under the influence of ex-team president Phil Jackson, Hornacek blended aspects of Jackson's triangle offense into sets that..." November 15

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Knicks are loving their offense without Phil Jackson

    New York Post "LeBron James paid a backhanded compliment to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek for his newfangled, high-speed offense that’s not the triangle. And Hornacek didn’t tip-toe around the issue any longer, that former president Phil Jackson’s methodical system offense has been completely scuttled, though..." November 15

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. proving he’s worth $71 million to Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks could’ve done worse with their cap space last July. If Phil Jackson were still around, he would have been spent it all on aging point guard George Hill to run the triangle. Instead, acting general manager Steve Mills, before his promotion to full-time president, gave it to Tim..." November 15

  • Knicks owner James Dolan to file motion to dismiss Charles Oakley's defamation suit

    CBS Sports "The feud between James Dolan and Charles Oakley continues into the courtroom. After Oakley was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden last February, the Knicks owner responded by briefly banning him from Madison Square Garden, and mentioning Oakley has a drinking problem. Oakley responded..." November 14

  • Enes Kanter responds to LeBron James' post about being the king of N.Y.

    ESPN "LeBron James may be done talking about Enes Kanter, but Kanter had one more message for the four-time MVP on Tuesday: You're not the king of New York. The morning after James engineered a fourth-quarter comeback in a road win over the Knicks, he published a post on Instagram suggesting that he..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • LeBron James crowns himself ‘King of New York’

    Cavs Nation "In lieu of his performance in Cleveland’s 104-101 win over the New York Knicks on Monday night inside the famed Madison Square Garden, Cavs superstar LeBron James took to Instagram to declare himself “the King of New York.” James and the Cavs, now 3rd in the Central Division standings with a..." November 14

  • Enes Kanter fires back at LeBron over scuffle

    USA Today "A moment was coming and the entire sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden knew it. But few would have thought the moment was going to be this one. LeBron James, after a weekend of tweaking the Knicks with his words, had fired himself up for this game against the Knicks. But when he stood in..." November 14

  • LeBron's talk about Frank Ntilikina leads to on-court spat with Enes Kanter

    ESPN "The message embroidered on the front of LeBron James' baseball cap he wore after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 104-101 comeback victory over the New York Knicks on Monday night summed up the game -- and his talk -- perfectly. "All good," the cap read in uppercase letters, followed by another line of..." November 14

  • LeBron James went after Phil Jackson with Dennis Smith Jr. comments

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said he was taking a gratuitous shot at former Knicks president Phil Jackson when he said the team should've drafted Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. But that's not all. James, who was bound to be asked about his comments on Smith and the Knicks from Saturday in..." November 13

  • Frank Ntilikina shrugs off LeBron James’ comments

    sny.tv "Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina is involved in his first NBA controversy and while his teammates vehemently defended him, Ntilikina is taking the high road. The Knicks rookie point guard never mentioned LeBron James by name on Sunday after hearing James had ripped him indirectly the night..." November 13

  • Knicks waive Kuzminskas to open roster spot for Noah

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have waived forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas to make room for the return of Joakim Noah. Kuzminskas, 28, is in the final season of a two-year contract that was fully guaranteed for $3 million this season. New York needed to open a roster spot to make room for Noah, who will..." November 12

  • Kanter responds to LeBron in defense of Ntilikina: 'We love what we got'

    Clutch Points "LeBron James caused quite a stir lately when he spoke about the New York Knicks passing up on Dennis Smith Jr. with the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers star thinks that the Dallas Mavericks rookie is a really good player and should’ve ended up representing the..." November 12

  • Kristaps Porzingis, Jeff Hornacek keys to Knicks' fast start

    ESPN "When people talk about the New York Knicks these days, the conversations start with Kristaps Porzingis -- and rightfully so. Porzingis had another brilliant game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night: 34 points on 21 shots in 27 minutes. The only thing that prevented Porzingis from..." November 12

  • LeBron: Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 8

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James told reporters Saturday that the Dallas Mavericks should be thrilled they were able to land Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 NBA draft. "The [New York] Knicks passed on a really good one," James said after the Cavaliers' 111-104 win at American Airlines..." November 12

  • Noah ready to work after suspension: 'It's been very humbling'

    sny.tv "Knicks C Joakim Noah has learned a lot from his 20-game PED suspension as he awaits his comeback. Noah will return to the team Monday when the Knicks take on the Cavaliers. He has been able to practice with the team, but he has not been able to step on the court at gametime. It has killed him..." November 12

  • PED ban ends, Joakim Noah will return to Knicks roster Monday

    Pro Basketball Talk "Joakim Noah is back. Almost. Noah was suspended for 20 games during last season for testing positive for the PED Androgen, and he entered this season with 12 of those games left. The Knicks (6-5) play their 12th game Saturday vs. Sacramento, and then Noah can return to the lineup. Where he..." November 11

  • Kristaps Porzingis expected to play against Kings

    ESPN "New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is expected to return to the court Saturday against the Sacramento Kings after missing Wednesday's game with ankle and elbow injuries. Porzingis practiced in full Friday. Coach Jeff Hornacek said afterward that Porzingis wasn't limited in practice and..." November 10

  • This is what Knicks would’ve looked like if Phil Jackson stayed

    New York Post "Former Knicks president Phil Jackson had a French vision last summer with point guard George Hill in the middle of it. According to an NBA source, if Jackson wasn’t ousted, Hill would now be the mentor for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. Not Jarrett Jack. Not Ramon Sessions. According to..." November 10

  • Where does Joakim Noah fit in Knicks’ logjam?

    New York Post "Joakim Noah doesn’t know how much or if he’ll play with the club’s center glut, but he’s delighted his drug suspension is about to end. Noah will miss his 12th and final game Saturday when the Knicks host the Kings, then be back on the 15-man roster for a Monday home game against the..." November 10

  • This is what Knicks would’ve looked like if Phil Jackson stayed

    New York Post "Former Knicks president Phil Jackson had a French vision last summer with point guard George Hill in the middle of it. According to an NBA source, if Jackson wasn’t ousted, Hill would now be the mentor for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina. Not Jarrett Jack. Not Ramon Sessions. According to..." November 10

  • Knicks GM Scott Perry won’t rule out trade as Noah return nears

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Scott Perry admits he has a big roster decision “looming’’ as center Joakim Noah returns Monday after his 12-game drug suspension is over, indicating a trade is still possible. The Knicks have to remove someone from the roster to make room for Noah, whom they apparently..." November 09

  • Scott Perry Not Sure What Kristaps Porzingis' Brother Meant By Comments

    Real GM Basketball "Scott Perry addressed recent comments by Janis Porzingis, brother and agent of Kristaps Porzingis, about his future with the New York Knicks. “I don’t really want to talk about that right now,’’ Perry said. “The time to talk about contract extensions, that’s far. We’re living in today. KP is..." November 09

  • Porzingis out, warns elbow issue may have to be dealt with

    New York Post "The scorching hot ride of Kristaps Porzingis cooled down Wednesday night in Orlando when the 7-foot-3 unicorn sat out the second night of a back-to-back with right elbow bursitis and a sprained left ankle. Porzingis said before the Knicks’ 112-99 loss to the Magic that he may need a procedure..." November 09

  • Knicks shopping Kuzminskas to create room for Noah

    ESPN "The New York Knicks have to make a roster decision at some point this week. Joakim Noah will return from his 20-game suspension for taking a banned substance on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. New York has 15 players on guaranteed contracts, so the club needs to create a roster spot to..." November 08

  • Kristaps Porzingis may sit against Magic with ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Through the first 10 games of the season, New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has been unstoppable. He became the first player in team history to eclipse 300 points over the first 10 games and is as red hot as anyone in the league. Ahead of Wednesday night’s game, Magic coach Frank Vogel..." November 08

  • Kristaps Porzingis hopes to be NBA's most improved player

    Sporting News "Kristaps Porzingis has become the Knicks' new savior, dominating opponents on a regular basis this season while no longer in Carmelo Anthony's shadow. Knicks fans appreciate Porzingis' efforts so much that they have been filling Madison Square Garden with MVP chants. While it's a little early..." November 07

  • Lamar Odom 'Is Spiraling Again' Following His Collapse, Says Source

    People "Following his collapse at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning, Lamar Odom‘s health seems to be taking a turn for the worst. A source close to Lamar tells PEOPLE, “Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control.” The source continued, saying, “He was better this spring but things..." November 07

  • Report: Knicks shopping Mindaugas Kuzminskas

    Fanrag Sports "The New York Knicks are reportedly shopping forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas in order to make room for veteran big man Joakim Noah, who will be returning from a 20-game suspension next week, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. The NBA originally banned Noah for 20 games due to a violation of the league’s..." November 07

  • The Knicks’ young studs are done waiting for the future

    New York Post "The future may loom brighter than the sun. But the Knicks don’t seem to care. They are more right-here, right-now kind of guys. Why not? With 22-year-old, 7-foot-3 unicorn Kristaps Porzingis, 19-year-old Frank Ntilikina with his wingspan that rivals crosstown streets plus a couple of steadily..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • This is the Frank Ntilikina Knicks banked their future on

    New York Post "The French Prince did some growing up Sunday night. In a closely contested game at a raucous Madison Square Garden, 19-year-old rookie Frank Ntilikina found himself on the floor during crunch time. And the eighth-overall pick in this year’s draft delivered. Ntilikina, who set season-high..." November 06

  • Kristaps Porzingis is proving all the doubters, even Phil Jackson, wrong by playing his best without Carmelo

    New York Daily News "Thaddeus Young was one of those defenders who always seemed to frustrate Kristaps Porzingis, who used his strength to ground the Latvian and hold him to 38% shooting in their first seven matchups. But like most of Porzingis’ opponents these days, Young was absolutely torched on Sunday night by..." November 06