Knicks Rumors & News

  • Report: Lamar Odom Aiming To Return To Basketball Overseas

    SLAM Online "NBA veteran Lamar Odom is apparently eyeing a return to the court. According to a TMZ report, Odom has been grinding in the gym trying to land a contract to play overseas: Lamar Odom says he’s busting his ass in the gym to get back on the court — telling TMZ Sports he wants to strike a deal..." April 19

  • Dolan not ruling out Porzingis missing all of next season, report says

    Newsday "The Knicks haven’t issued a timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return from a torn ACL, but their owner didn’t rule out the franchise player missing all of next season. Porzingis is two months removed from surgery to repair his left ACL. When Porzingis spoke last week before his exit interview,..." April 19

  • James Dolan: I Just Think Phil Jackson Underestimated The Job

    Real GM Basketball "James Dolan lamented the tenure of Phil Jackson as president of the New York Knicks. “Everybody who wants to talk about the Knicks wants to ask me about Phil Jackson,” Dolan said, smiling and shaking his head. “The entire market wanted to me to hire him and when I did, the entire market said it..." April 19

  • Source: Kenny Smith, who has never coached in the NBA, to interview with Knicks

    ESPN "TNT analyst Kenny Smith will interview for the New York Knicks' head-coaching job on Friday, a source told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith. Smith, who played from 1987 to 1997 with six NBA teams, has never coached in the NBA. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier this week that the four top..." April 19

  • Knicks must decide whether Mark Jackson held back Warriors or set them up for success

    New York Daily News "Mark Jackson’s tenure in Golden State is viewed through two very different lenses: Either he’s the coach who set up the Warriors for their dynasty, or was the only thing holding it back. It’s a hypothetical debate that will never have a concrete answer, but also something the Knicks have to..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Rumors: Mark Jackson to Interview for Head Coach Opening Wednesday

    Bleacher Report "Mark Jackson will interview for the New York Knicks' head coach vacancy Wednesday, ESPN's Chris Haynes reported Monday." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Steve Mills: James Dolan Wants Us To Be Patient With Knicks' Rebuild

    Real GM Basketball "Steve Mills said James Dolan is fully supportive of his rebuilding plan with Scott Perry. Mills and Perry took over for Phil Jackson to run the New York Knicks last summer. "Jim has given us the room to be patient which, again, is not something that's been common in this organization," said..." April 16

  • The Knicks Reportedly Have ‘No Interest’ In Bringing Jeff Van Gundy Back

    Dime Magazine "The Knicks coaching search is the biggest storyline in the NBA that doesn’t involve the playoffs or a playoff team right now. Because New York is in the market it is and has the money it does, the Knicks figure to be the first domino to fall among the NBA’s various coaching searches because, from..." April 16

  • Jerry Stackhouse To Interview With Hornets, Magic, Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic plan on interviewing Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse will also interview with the New York Knicks" April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Knicks Add Mike Woodson To List Of Head Coach Candidates

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have added Mike Woodson to their list of head coaching candidates. The Knicks also plan on meeting with David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse and David Blatt. " April 16

  • Knicks to meet with Fizdale, Jackson, Stackhouse, Blatt

    SLAM Online "The Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek on Thursday after two seasons. Hornacek missed the playoffs in both seasons, finishing his time with the Knicks with a 60-104 record. The Knicks are now turning their attention to four former or current coaches, according to ESPN. Jerry Stackhouse just led the..." April 15

  • Mike Woodson wants to finish ‘what I started’ with Knicks

    New York Post "Former Knicks coach Mike Woodson chuckled when he was told David Fizdale had an interview scheduled next week with president Steve Mills for the team’s open head-coaching job. “I gave him his first job in Atlanta,’’ Woodson mused about hiring Fizdale in 2004 — though Fizdale worked as a..." April 15

  • Metta World Peace wants to coach Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "Metta World Peace is ready for his close-up. The retired former All-Star tweeted on Saturday that he would “love” to coach the New York Knicks, who just fired head coach Jeff Hornacek this week. The 38-year-old World Peace, who is currently a player development coach in the NBA G League for..." April 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis expects to 'heal like a lizard'

    Yardbarker "New York Knicks fans are eagerly awaiting Kristaps Porzingis to recover from an ACL tear, but they probably didn’t anticipate how the superstar forward hopes his rehab goes. “I expect myself to heal like a lizard,” he said, per Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. It certainly seems like a..." April 14

  • Porzingis trusts Knicks front office on coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis appears to have a bit more faith in his team’s decisionmakers this time around. Porzingis said Saturday that, with the Knicks set to hire a fourth coach in four years, he simply has to have faith in the front office to get this one right." April 14

  • Fizdale to meet with Knicks, Suns next week about head coaching vacancies

    New York Daily News "David Fizdale, considered by some as a leading candidate for the Knicks, is scheduled to interview next week for their vacant coaching position. The 43-year-old revealed that news to reporters in Oakland on Friday while visiting a buddy, Steve Kerr, at a Warriors practice. Fizdale said he’s..." April 14

  • Porzingis expected to attend Knicks exit meeting, and the team would be wise to get his input on coaching search

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis, who famously blew off his exit interview with Phil Jackson last year, is expected to attend player exit meetings on Saturday, which would certainly represent the first major victory for both Steve Mills and Scott Perry. In fact, the Knicks front office should hold a press..." April 13

  • Steve Clifford could be Knicks’ coaching candidate after getting fired by Hornets

    Newsday "Could another coach with Long Island ties be joining the list of candidates to replace Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek? Former Knicks assistant Steve Clifford became available Friday when he was fired by the Charlotte Hornets after five seasons as head coach. Clifford was the head coach at Adelphi..." April 13

  • Knicks already getting calls from interested head coaching candidates

    SNY TV "Soon after the news broke early Thursday morning that the organization had fired Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks' brass began getting phone calls from people interested in the head coaching job. Knicks GM Scott Perry declined to reveal any names or give out a list but said people are already lining..." April 12

  • Kyle O’Quinn To Seek $30MM Payday In Free Agency?

    Hoops Rumors "While one Knicks center weighs whether or not to decline his player option, it sounds like another has already made up his mind to opt out. A source tells Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News that Kyle O’Quinn, who faces a player option decision this offseason, has been asking for approximately..." April 12

  • Knicks to contact Raptors 905 coach Jerry Stackhouse

    Sportsnet "The New York Knicks are planning on contacting Raptors 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse as part of their search to fill their vacant head coaching position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Stackhouse joined the Toronto Raptors as an assistant in 2015, and has been the bench boss of..." April 12

  • Enes Kanter Leaning Toward Declining Option

    Hoops Rumors "A year ago, Knicks center Enes Kanter was viewed as a lock to eventually exercise his player option for 2018/19, but a strong season in New York has changed the equation. Asked today about that $18.6MM option, Kanter told reporters that he’s leaning toward turning it down, per ESPN’s Ian Begley..." April 12

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • The Knicks Reportedly Have Interest In Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright

    Uproxx "With two NCAA titles over a three-year period, Villanova head coach Jay Wright is the hottest college coaching candidate in the business when it comes to a potential jump to the NBA. On cue, the 56-year-old head coach is reportedly garnering interest from a club and it comes in the form of the New..." April 12

  • Knicks fire Hornacek as soon as dreadful season ends

    New York Post "Jeff Hornacek got his expected pink slip. It occurred after landing in New York early Thursday morning after the plane ride home from Cleveland after the Knicks beat the Cavaliers in the season finale, an NBA source confirmed. Knicks president Steve Mills, general manager Scott Perry and player..." April 12

  • Knicks Rumors: David Fizdale, David Blatt, Mark Jackson Among Candidates

    Bleacher Report "Former NBA head coaches David Fizdale, David Blatt and Mark Jackson—as well as longtime guard Jerry Stackhouse, who currently coaches in the G League—are among the early contenders to become the New York Knicks' next head coach." April 12

  • Jeff Hornacek makes his pitch to return to the Knicks ahead of meeting with team brass

    New York Daily News "Jeff Hornacek plans to discuss his future with the Knicks front office in the next two days – or within 48 hours of finishing a second disappointing season – but until that fateful meeting he’s operating under the assumption that he’ll be returning for the final year of his contract. “That’s..." April 11

  • Kevin Durant says Michael Beasley probably had as much talent as he did

    Clutch Points "When Michael Beasley was drafted with the second pick in the 2008 draft by the Miami Heat many thought the Kansas State Wildcats forward would be a once in a generation talent, as long as he was able to keep his head straight. Unfortunately for Beasley though he got himself into his fair share..." April 10

  • Knicks’ season of change was just more of the same

    New York Post "It was going to be so different this time. Carmelo Anthony, regarded by too many as “He Who Defiled All Things Basketball,” was gone. Phil Jackson and his blasted triangle were in the rearview mirror. Kristaps Porzingis was the alpha male, especially after the greatest individual start in..." April 10

  • NBA rumors: Knicks picking LeBron favorite as next coach?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Keep an eye on this name if the Knicks head coaching job opens--especially if the franchise truly believes a run at LeBron James is possible: David Fizdale. The former Memphis Grizzlies head coach and longtime assistant for the Miami Heat during the championship years with James and Dwyane Wade..." April 09

  • Knicks will consider re-signing Kyle O’Quinn

    Clutch Points "Kyle O’Quinn has worked his way as the go-to backup center for head coach Jeff Hornacek and the New York Knicks. Due to his superb consistency, rumor has it that O’Quinn is up for another contract. O’Quinn has played for 75 games, eight of which are part of the starting line up. Per 36..." April 09

  • Jeff Hornacek: Frank Ntilikina has gained eight pounds of muscle

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek knows Frank Ntilikina needs to get stronger next season. But his physical growth already has started. Hornacek revealed the skinny 6-foot-5, 19-year-old Frenchman has put on eight pounds since the start of the season. That development, he believes, has helped him on..." April 07

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • New York billboard challenges LeBron James to join Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The recruiting efforts toward Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James have already begun in earnest. Facing free agency this summer, James is the hottest property, and one New York company is up with a billboard trying to convince him that the Knicks are the right place for him. The wording if..." April 06

  • Enes Kanter Switches Agents, Will Consider Declining $18.6M

    Real GM Basketball "Enes Kanter is considering not picking up his $18.6 million player option for the 18-19 season with the New York Knicks. Kanter also switched to agent Mark Bartelstein. Kanter was previously represented by Max Ergul. Kanter has missed the Knicks’ past two games with a sore lower back and..." April 06

  • Lamar Odom Is Getting Into The Marijuana Business

    SLAM Online "In conjunction with his Rich Soil clothing line, Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business with a new line of products called Rich Soil Organics. In a press release, Odom says marijuana helped him recover from cocaine addiction. “While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains..." April 06

  • Where Ntilikina must improve if he’s to survive in the NBA

    New York Post "This has been an adjustment year for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina, with nothing tougher than getting accustomed to how quickly the bigger, faster NBA players close out on shooters. But after watching the French teenager struggle with his offense, Jeff Hornacek is convinced he can adjust — and..." April 06

  • This could be the first playoffs since 1960 without New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, might pose ratings issues

    Awful Announcing "A key question for broadcasters heading into the NBA playoffs is “How good will the ratings be?” Regular-season ratings have been quite strong this season, both locally and nationally, but there’s some doubt if that will continue into the postseason, with several big markets missing out entirely..." April 06

  • Courtney Lee goes all-in with angry Jeff Hornacek defense

    New York Post "A combative Courtney Lee fiercely defended Jeff Hornacek’s performance with the coach’s stint possibly down to its final four games. Lee called the season “a roller coaster,’’ but said the ride conductor is not to be blamed. Instead, Lee said the Knicks’ downfall was because of injuries to..." April 05

  • Knicks will have one big position hole to fill and fix in offseason

    New York Post "The Knicks new leadership tandem of Steve Mills and Scott Perry face a ton of uncertainty with their roster for next season — and the center position may become as big a concern as any. How ironic is that? The Knicks started the season with a glut at center after the Carmelo Anthony trade..." April 05

  • What's Next for Trey Burke? Can Former Top-10 Pick's Knicks Renaissance Last?

    Bleacher Report "The numbers, at points, have leapt off the screen. The 42-point performance against the Hornets. The 18-point, 15-assist showing Saturday against the Pistons. Trey Burke has averaged 22.4 points and 8.0 assists in five games as a starter, and he's put up 15.1 points—on scorching 50.8 percent..." April 05

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • Jerry Stackhouse, thriving in G-League, could be Knicks candidate

    New York Post "Maybe there’s a silver lining to the disappointing night suffered by the Westchester Knicks, who were eliminated from the G-League playoffs Monday in the first round by the Raptors 905. For the second straight season, the Raptors 905 have been guided by head coach Jerry Stackhouse, who may get..." April 04

  • Frank Vogel: I was ‘surprised’ Knicks offered job to Jeff Hornacek instead of me

    New York Daily News "Before they settled on Jeff Hornacek, the Knicks’ front office left the impression they’d offer the coaching job to Frank Vogel. With an unexpected answer Tuesday, Vogel revealed he was “surprised” Phil Jackson and Steve Mills passed him over after their interview in the summer of 2016. It’s..." April 03

  • The unknowns surrounding Michael Beasley’s push for Knicks return

    New York Post "Michael Beasley’s resurrection of his career is nearly complete. Whether it is enough for Knicks brass to make it a priority to keep him next season depends on many factors. Beasley said he wants to be back but knows it takes two to tango. The Knicks will have a gaping hole at power forward..." April 03

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