Knicks Rumors & News

  • Knicks GM: No Plans For A Noah Buyout

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Scott Perry says he hasn’t entertained thoughts of buying out Joakim Noah, despite the team’s logjam at center, feeling Noah may have a role at some juncture. Since returning from the drug suspension that cost him the first 12 games of this season, Noah has appeared in..." December 10

  • Knicks GM Scott Perry won't 'institutionalize losing'

    New York Post "As much as Knicks general manager Scott Perry has referred to the 2017-18 season as one of “development,” he doesn’t want that misconstrued as wanting to lose to get a high lottery pick. In his first denial the new regime went into this season with eyes on tanking, Perry took a shot at the..." December 09

  • Why Joakim Noah can still help us: Knicks GM

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Scott Perry says he hasn’t entertained thoughts of buying out Joakim Noah despite the team’s logjam at center, feeling he may have a role at some juncture. Since returning from the drug suspension that cost him the first 12 games of this season, Noah has appeared in just..." December 09

  • Report: NBA to establish G-League franchise in Mexico as soon as possible

    Larry Brown Sports "In an effort to expand its product internationally, the NBA is reportedly starting a G-League franchise south of the border. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Thursday that the NBA intends to “move quickly” to establish a team in Mexico, with play potentially beginning as early as..." December 07

  • Knicks owner James Dolan, Bucks owner Marc Lasry named in Weinstein suit

    USA Today "James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks, and Marc Lasry, co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, have been named as defendants in a civil suit filed against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, according to court records obtained by USA TODAY Sports. The suit has been filed at Manhattan Federal Court by..." December 07

  • Willy Hernangomez’s new problem: I missed Porzingis

    New York Post "Knicks center Willy Hernangomez admitted to being spooked in Indiana on Monday. It was the first time he played for the Knicks without his pal Kristaps Porzingis, who didn’t make the trip. It worked out well, as Hernangomez, flourishing in garbage time, posted his first double-double this..." December 06

  • Knicks Reached Out To Jerry West About Executive Role

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks attempted to lure Jerry West to the franchise this past summer after they decided to part ways with Phil Jackson, sources tell Mitch Lawrence of Sporting News. West told the team through back channels that it wasn’t the right time to come to New York and he ended up taking an advisory..." December 06

  • Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to miss at least two weeks with injury

    New York Daily News "The Knicks have another loss. Tim Hardaway Jr. — who’s averaging 17.8 points, 3.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds — will miss at least two weeks due to the stress injury in his lower leg, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. " December 05

  • NBA's TV viewership up 32%, highest since 2010-2011 season

    USA Today "Whether it was this summer’s unprecedented player movement or the NBA’s abundance of intriguing story lines, the league's television ratings are up substantially from last season. Between ESPN, TNT and NBA TV, the league’s viewership is up 32% this season and averaging 1.4 million viewers..." December 05

  • Tim Hardaway’s injury might be worse than first thought

    Newsday "Tim Hardaway Jr. remained back in New York and underwent tests on his left leg, but the Knicks had no further updates. Hardaway was diagnosed with a stress injury in his lower left leg Sunday and missed his second straight game Monday. Kristaps Porzingis also was out with a sprained right..." December 05

  • The NBA Has Been Making Behind The Scenes Moves For The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

    Uproxx "The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Christie v. NCAA on Monday, better known as the sports betting legalization case. Gambling, particularly on sports, was once taboo, but has now become part of the sports fan’s lexicon and a ubiquitous presence around sports coverage. A look at..." December 04

  • A Retired Knicks Trainer Claims Hall Of Famer Patrick Ewing Was A Superstitious Germaphobe

    Dime Magazine "NBA players — and pro athletes as a whole — tend to be a superstitious breed, and some of these rituals can border on outright obsessive-compulsive behavior. Michael Jordan, for instance, always wore his Tarheel shorts under his Bulls shorts for good luck. Knicks legend Patrick Ewing is..." December 04

  • Why Knicks won’t get to feast on league’s worst like they should

    New York Post "On paper, Sunday seemed like the start of something really good for the Knicks: Nine consecutive games mainly against NBA standings bottom-feeders. Only one team, the Pacers who are Monday’s opponent in Indiana, resided above .500. And the Pacers did so by one game. Yup, looking good. But the..." December 04

  • Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr out Monday

    Fanrag Sports "New York Knicks starters Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., who both sat out Sunday’s 105-100 loss to the Orlando Magic for health reasons, will not travel with the team for Monday’s game against the Indiana Pacers. Head coach Jeff Hornacek announced the news following the game, with..." December 04

  • Kristaps Porzingis in limbo with ankle injury

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis showed no concern over his sprained right ankle, but the Knicks superstar still might not be ready to return Sunday afternoon against the Magic. Despite making progress on the ankle he badly turned Wednesday in a win over the Heat, Porzingis didn’t practice Friday, and..." December 01

  • Dion Waiters was tempted by Knicks in free agency

    New York Post "If Dion Waiters put the biggest priority on being close to home, he’d be a Knick and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be elsewhere. The Knicks chased Waiters, who scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting Wednesday, as an unrestricted free agent, but the shooting guard from Philly stuck with Miami, where he..." November 30

  • Kristaps Porzingis avoids disaster after cringeworthy ankle twist

    New York Post "The Knicks — and all of their fans — can breathe again. Kristaps Porzingis was diagnosed with a sprained right ankle after X-rays were negative Wednesday night, the team announced, which must be considered the best-case scenario after the future of the franchise had limped off the court..." November 30

  • Enes Kanter warned by Knicks for telling teammate to ‘fight’ opponent, explains what he meant

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter was warned by the Knicks — and may even hear from the league — after openly encouraging a teammate to fight the opponent. Kanter revealed the reprimand as part of an apology and clarification, the latter of which didn’t quite jibe with logic. “The front office told me I cannot..." November 29

  • Joakim Noah assigned to Knicks’ G-League team

    Newsday "Joakim Noah has gone from the NBA’s suspended list, to the Knicks inactive list, and now to the G-League. The Knicks announced that Noah has been assigned to the Westchester Knicks for Wednesday morning’s game against the Maine Red Claws. Noah is expected to be back with the Knicks for..." November 29

  • Hornacek hints this Knicks big-man glut cannot last

    New York Post "With Enes Kanter set to return from a three-game absence, the questions as to what the Knicks will do about their logjam at center continue to loom. Primary backup Kyle O’Quinn earned three straight starts as Kanter sat with back spasms, while Willy Hernangomez got more than garbage time and..." November 29

  • Knicks’ Enes Kanter pokes fun at LeBron James’ first career ejection

    Cavs Nation "A few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavs star LeBron James and New York Knicks center Enes Kanter began a little feud when James made comments saying Mavs’ rookie KDennis Smith Jr. should’ve been a Knick. Clearly a shot at Phil Jackson for his bad drafting choice, Kanter responded to James’ comments after..." November 29

  • The deflating play that shows how frustrated Frank Ntilikina is

    New York Post "Frank Ntilikina managed to wrap a typical rookie season all into one night Monday at the Garden. After shooting 0-for-4 with a turnover in the first half, the Knicks point guard was benched for the entire third quarter. He showed some life in the fourth as the Knicks mounted a comeback, but it..." November 28

  • Carmelo Anthony takes shot at Knicks when asked about Thunder not meeting expectations

    Larry Brown Sports "While the Thunder are a disappointing 8-11 to start the season, star forward Carmelo Anthony still thinks that the grass is much greener in Oklahoma City. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Anthony was asked if he had ever played on a team that failed to meet expectations like the Thunder..." November 28

  • Enes Kanter: I told Knicks teammate, if you fight, I’ll pay fine

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks trailed the Trail Blazers by 26 in the fourth quarter last night. But New York center Enes Kanter, on the bench with a back injury, had a solution. Kanter, via Ian Begley of ESPN: “I’m not going to tell who, but I told somebody, ‘Hey man, go out there and fight with somebody...." November 28

  • Kanter practiced on Tuesday after missing last three games

    SNY TV " Knicks center Enes Kanter practiced on Tuesday after missing the last three games due to back spasms and is probable for Wednesday night's game against the heat, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters. The Knicks have lost all three games Kanter has missed." November 28

  • Joakim Noah made a brief — and impactful — Knicks return

    New York Post "Welcome to Year 2 of Joakim Noah’s infamous Knicks tenure: uncertain when he will be in uniform, grateful for any minutes at all. With starting center Enes Kanter again sidelined by back spasms, Noah was on the active roster and played Monday night for the first time in the second season of his..." November 28

  • Joakim Noah Active for 1st Time This Season for Knicks vs. Blazers

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks center Joakim Noah will be active for the first time in the 2017-18 season on Monday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.com." November 27

  • Enes Kanter on a mission back with ‘pretty strong’ pills and willpower

    New York Post "Maybe it was the pain medication talking, but center Enes Kanter vowed to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Knicks return home from their disastrous 0-2 trip south. Kanter missed both losses with back spasms and still hasn’t recovered but wants to suit up anyhow if team doctors..." November 27

  • Hakeem Olajuwon would like to teach Porzingis a few things

    New York Post "Hakeem Olajuwon is now a Rockets adviser who has expressed interest in an ownership stake. So the Nigerian great no longer can run his post skills school where he once hosted Amar’e Stoudemire as a Knick. Nevertheless, Olajuwon said he would love to work with 7-foot-3 Kristaps Porzingis, but..." November 27

  • Enes Kanter in pain but eager to return to Knicks lineup

    Newsday "Enes Kanter was not walking well when he left the locker room Saturday night in Houston. The back spasms that kept him out of the last two games weren’t stopping him from saying he will try to play Monday night, though. “I might not be a hundred percent, but I think I’m going to try and play,”..." November 27

  • Kanter says he's struggling to walk due to back spasms

    New York Post "Maybe it was the pain medication talking, but center Enes Kanter vowed to play against the Trail Blazers on Monday, when the Knicks return home from their disastrous 0-2 trip south. Kanter missed both losses with back spasms and still hasn’t recovered but wants to suit up anyhow if team doctors..." November 26

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. on $71 million Knicks contract: ‘It’s not my fault. They came to me’

    SLAM Online "“I see why everyone in [NYC] got handles now,” Tim Hardaway Jr says. “All the concrete is messed up! Cracks everywhere and shit!” It’s the day before the NBA season is scheduled to kick off and Hardaway Jr is dribbling and shooting around on a beat-up court in Harlem’s Morningside Park...." November 26

  • Kristaps Porzingis calls Knicks’ strong start ‘a curse’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks have been rather inconsistent lately just as it had looked like they had turned a corner to start the season, and the irony is definitely not lost on star big man Kristaps Porzingis. After the Knicks lost by double-digits to a bottom-of-the-barrel Atlanta Hawks team on..." November 25

  • Kristaps Porzingis Calls NBA Ref a F*cking P*ssy

    Black Sports Online "During the game, Friday night between the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks, Kristaps Porzingis aka KP, was very upset at a referee for a foul called against him. In fact, KP was so upset he almost threw the ball at the referee. He cocked back and almost threw the ball towards the ref, but KP..." November 25

  • Carmelo Anthony would’ve allowed Knicks to trade him to Trail Blazers if no deal with select three teams

    Pro Basketball Talk "Carmelo Anthony spent most of the offseason saying he’d waive his no-trade clause for only the Rockets. But as training camp neared and Anthony faced returning to the Knicks, he expanded his list to include the Thunder and Cavaliers. Just how badly did Anthony want to leave the..." November 25

  • Despite not playing, 'crybaby' Kanter takes blame for Knicks' loss to Hawks

    North Jersey "The Knicks have managed to not only have a favorable schedule this season, but had lost just one game to injury for a starter. But Enes Kanter was sidelined Friday due to back spasms - and the Knicks have a quick turnaround in Houston on Saturday, so he could be sidelined there, too. The..." November 25

  • Knicks center Joakim Noah kept away from team due to illness

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks center Joakim Noah is currently dealing with an illness according to head coach Jeff Hornacek. The veteran big man did not accompany the team for their upcoming two-game road trip in order to avoid the possibility of him infecting his teammates. However, Noah’s absence really..." November 24

  • Knicks Feared Hawks Would Match $71 Million Offer for Tim Hardaway Jr

    SLAM Online "The Knicks raised more than a few eyebrows when they offered a four-year, $71 million deal to Tim Hardaway Jr last summer, but they were worried that Atlanta would match it. Instead, the Hawks declined to bring the restricted free agent back, and Hardaway Jr is now back in New York and..." November 24

  • All the little things Enes Kanter does for Knicks

    New York Post "It was a favored expression of Pat Riley, one he used frequently to emphasize the importance of the dirty work of the NBA’s blue collar laborers. “Rebounds equal rings.” And it was an expression everyone in basketball knew. “I never heard that,” Knicks center Enes Kanter said. “Seriously...." November 23

  • 25 Players Still On Non-Guaranteed 2017/18 Salaries

    Hoops Rumors "There are 25 players around the NBA playing on 2017/18 salaries that aren’t yet fully guaranteed. While having those salaries guaranteed will be a mere formality for some players, others may be at risk of losing their roster spot with decision day nearing. If teams keep non-guaranteed players..." November 23

  • Knicks’ Enes Kanter thrilled Thunder fulfilled his parting wish

    Larry Brown Sports "Enes Kanter is now a member of the New York Knicks, but his heart was still very much with Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Kanter played two and a half seasons with the Thunder and was teammates with Kevin Durant for one and half of them. He was a part of the team’s run to the Western..." November 23

  • Detailing the Lee-Hornacek spat that changed everything

    New York Post "The Knicks had just completed a first half that was … gee, what’s the word? Oh, right. Lousy. So coach Jeff Hornacek let his gang know, collectively and individually. “We came in here, watched film and coach kind of got on me,” Courtney Lee said. “I really didn’t like what was being..." November 23

  • 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