Knicks Rumors & News

  • If Jeff Hornacek doesn’t work out with Knicks, is David Blatt next in line?

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s not fair to judge Jeff Hornacek of his first season as coach of the New York Knicks. Phil Jackson made some poor roster decisions — don’t hire a coach that likes to play fast then go sign Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah — and then there was the on again, off again, on again triangle offense..." August 16

  • Knicks not interested in trading Porzingis for Irving

    Newsday "The Knicks don’t appear interested in trading Kristaps Porzingis, including a possible deal for Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, according to a league source. ESPN reported on Tuesday that the Cavaliers may be preparing for a future without LeBron James and have Porzingis as a..." August 16

  • Kevin Durant rules out possibility of ever playing for Knicks

    Clutch Points "Finals MVP Kevin Durant has been making the most of his offseason, not only staying in sunny L.A., but traveling to India, and most recently to New York City to a charity function. The Washington D.C. native inaugurated a court in the East Side of the so called Mecca of basketball, giving back..." August 16

  • Joakim Noah May Be Holding Up A Potential Kristaps Porzingis For Kyrie Irving Deal

    Uproxx "Adrian Wojnarowski dropped an interesting nugget on Tuesday morning in a story about how the Cavaliers are approaching a potential Kyrie Irving trade. Basically, Cleveland has shifted their focus from veteran help to getting back a young superstar in exchange for Irving, partly because they’re..." August 16

  • NBA execs waiting for Knicks to crack on Porzingis-Irving talks

    New York Post "The Kristaps Porzingis trade rumors didn’t leave with Phil Jackson. Around the NBA, there are questions about how long the Knicks will refuse dealing their 7-foot-3 rising star, with Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving on the market and the Cavaliers reportedly zeroing in on Porzingis as a target. The..." August 15

  • It’s make-or-break Knicks season for Jeff Hornacek — especially with David Blatt looming in background

    New York Daily News "It’s been a rough week for Jeff Hornacek, starting with David Blatt declaring his desire to eventually return to the NBA and including the release of the 2017-18 NBA schedule. One has a lot to do with the other. We’ll start with Blatt, the former Cavs head coach who was fired two seasons ago..." August 15

  • Porzingis is Cavs' primary target in Kyrie Irving trade talks

    CBS Sports "Kristaps Porzingis and Kyrie Irving could be on new teams next season if the Cavaliers were to pull off a stunning trade. Irving has requested a trade from the Cavs and one team on his preferred-destinations list is the Knicks. It's no secret that Cleveland wants a star in return for Irving and..." August 15

  • Moe Harkless talks about having his name included in Carmelo Anthony trade rumors

    New York Daily News "Born, bred and college-educated in Queens, Moe Harkless has firm roots in Knicks territory, an upward-trending NBA career and is now part of the never-ending Carmelo Anthony trade cycle. Still, as the Trail Blazers forward explained to the Daily News on Saturday, he doesn’t concern himself..." August 13

  • Malik Monk “Convinced” The Knicks Would Draft Him

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks were under Phil Jackson‘s reign during this summer’s draft and the team selected Frank Ntilikina with the No. 8 overall pick. Jackson has since been ousted, though the current front office is confident in the team’s first round selection, as Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News..." August 12

  • Jackson not sure 'WTF just went down the past 3 years of Knick basketball'

    SLAM Online "Since being relieved of his duties as Knicks President in June, Phil Jackson has been reflecting on how things went south for him in New York. In a correspondence with Peter Vecsey, Jackson wrote that he’s “still on hold about WTF just went down” during his three-year stint with the..." August 12

  • Dennis Smith says Phil Jackson had him eat octopus tentacle during pre-draft meeting

    New York Daily News "Before Phil Jackson passed on perhaps the most exciting prospect of the 2017 rookie class, the Knicks president encouraged Dennis Smith Jr. to eat an exotic delicacy. “We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle,” Smith Jr. told the Daily..." August 12

  • Blazers have 'piqued' Melo's interest

    Sporting News "Carmelo Anthony holds all the cards on where he will play the 2017-18 season. As of right now, he's still a New York Knick. Reports continue to swirl that Anthony wants to eventually end up in Houston playing with friend Chris Paul and All-Star James Harden. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has..." August 12

  • Report: Knicks' Phil Jackson wanted to deal Kristaps Porzingis for Lonzo Ball

    Hoops Hype "The New York Knicks recently picked up the team option to re-sign Kristaps Porzingis. However, he was nearly traded before the NBA Draft. While speaking with Alex Kennedy on the HoopsHype Podcast, veteran NBA reporter Peter Vecsey spoke about former New York executive Phil Jackson. Vecsey..." August 12

  • Frank Ntilikina knows weakness: ‘I’ve been working on my body’

    New York Post "As a top-10 pick and foundation piece of the Knicks’ rebuilding process, Frank Ntilikina is going to play in the NBA. But to play well — to be able to start, defend and excel — the young Frenchman is going to have to get bigger and stronger. The wiry 19-year-old is going to have to work as much on..." August 12

  • Kristaps Porzingis team option picked up for next season

    Fantasy Pros " The Knicks officially picked up the team option for the 2018-2019 season on Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis will make $5.7 million next season as the center piece to the Knicks future. KP is expected to see a significant boost in value once Carmelo Anthony is traded. " August 11

  • Sixers-Knicks slated for Christmas Day at Madison Square Garden, report says

    Newark Star-Ledger "An old-school rivalry with a new-school look will take center stage on Christmas Day 2017. According to a report from Spike Eskin of Sports Radio 94WIP in Philadelphia, the Sixers will take on the Knicks in a Christmas Day game this year. The 2017-18 NBA regular season schedule hasn't been..." August 10

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Rockets, Knicks again talking Carmelo Anthony trade

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Rockets are once again making a push to try and trade for Carmelo Anthony. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Houston re-engaged the Knicks on trade talks for ‘Melo, who has a full no-trade clause. The Rockets are looking for a third team that will help them..." August 10

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony won't waive no-trade clause to join Pelicans

    CBS Sports "After weeks of reports and rumors, the Carmelo Anthony trade talks have apparently stalled. With the All-Star forward holding a no-trade clause, the Knicks have to get his approval for a deal, which has made the negotiations difficult, as Anthony reportedly has indicated he only will agree to be..." August 10

  • Knicks ask Carmelo Anthony to expand his ‘wish list’

    New York Post "Add DeMarcus Cousins to the list of Western Conference stars who want Carmelo Anthony on their side. The Pelicans star center strongly hinted he has reached out to recruit Anthony, who he has said was his favorite Team USA teammate during the Rio Olympics last August. “We need as much talent..." August 10

  • Michael Beasley Near Deal With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks and Michael Beasley are nearing agreement on a one-year deal. Beasley averaged 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game last season with the Milwaukee Bucks. Beasley spent part of the 14-15 and 15-16 seasons in China." August 08

  • Cousins suggests he'd like to see Melo join Pelicans

    The Score "DeMarcus Cousins may have subtly revealed the identity of one of the stars he's been trying to recruit. The New Orleans Pelicans center recently admitted he's reached out to "some of the biggest names on the block" to join forces with him and fellow All-Star big man Anthony Davis. Cousins..." August 07

  • Knicks hiring Barack Obama’s brother-in-law

    Pro Basketball Talk "Usually, a mid-level executive switching teams draws only minimal attention. Politics make this an exception. Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports: Milwaukee Bucks front-office executive Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of former President Barack Obama, has accepted a position with the New..." August 07

  • Nowitzki praises Porzingis: 'He's the whole package'

    The Score "A budding bromance formed during the NBA Africa Games tour. New York Knicks sophomore Kristaps Porzingis has spent most of the excursion learning from Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki, who has been more than willing to share his wisdom with the next great European import. Porzingis and..." August 07

  • Kristaps Porzingis has been studying Conor McGregor’s mental game

    Larry Brown Sports "Regardless of how you feel about Conor McGregor – and, to be sure, people usually only either love or hate him – you can’t deny the man is mentally strong. He believes in himself with unshakeable confidence. Athletes are human, and they aren’t immune to the self-doubts you and I feel...." August 06

  • Oakley tweets he'll have no issue fulfilling his plea deal

    The Score "Charles Oakley isn't planning a return to Madison Square Garden anytime soon. After being conditionally cleared of all charges stemming from his scuffle at MSG in February, the former New York Knicks big man tweeted he'll have zero trouble meeting all requirements of his plea deal agreement -..." August 06

  • Phil Jackson Once Asked a Knicks Player Development Coach Three Strange Questions to Retain His Job

    Complex "Before becoming the go-to trainer for NBA superstars like Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, and C.J. McCollum, Chris Brickley was a player development for the New York Knicks staring down possible unemployment after the team hired Phil Jackson as the president of basketball operations in 2014. Prior..." August 05

  • Knicks’ Ron Baker: Small-town guy with Big Apple dream

    Newsday "It is hard to imagine a place less like Madison Square Garden than the cement slab where Ron Baker spent countless hours honing his game in high school. This is a visitor’s first impression as the Knicks guard gives a tour of the court his father poured in the front yard of the house where he..." August 05

  • Knicks hoped to force Oakley into anger management classes

    ESPN "Former New York Knicks great Charles Oakley on Friday accepted a deal to have charges stemming from a February incident at Madison Square Garden dismissed, but he left open the possibility of pursuing civil action against team owner James Dolan. Oakley was arrested after a run-in with MSG..." August 04

  • Carmelo Anthony admits he lost his ‘joy’ for game of basketball

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony wants to play for a contending team next season, and a lot of that has to do with him wanting to enjoy the game of basketball again. With the New York Knicks coming off a 31-win season in which they missed the playoffs for the fourth straight year, Anthony told ESPN’s Scott Van..." August 04

  • Porzingis calls New York 'home', says he'd love to have Carmelo around

    NBA.com "Kristaps Porzingis turned just 22 today and already seems far more wiser than that age suggests, which is what an experience in New York will do a person. He’ll be the youngest player in the NBA Africa Game here Saturday, where he’ll look to do his part to spread goodwill. Even more important,..." August 03

  • Carmelo Anthony will not speak to new Knicks management about future

    Larry Brown Sports "Carmelo Anthony is not interested in speaking to the New York Knicks’ new front office no matter what they have to say. According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, Anthony has yet to speak to new team president Steve Mills about his future with the organization because in his mind,..." August 02

  • Carmelo Anthony getting recruited by another Trail Blazer

    New York Post "The Mayor of Baltimore says Carmelo Anthony would be “an asset” for any NBA team and Trail Blazers shooting guard Evan Turner believes that includes Portland. Turner appeared at Coppin State for the Anthony-sponsored “Basketball Tournament,” rooting on the alumni team from Ohio State (his alma..." August 02

  • Carmelo unwilling to accept trade to Cleveland

    New York Post "The moment of truth has arrived for Carmelo Anthony. Tuesday night, Anthony will be in a place he cherishes. Not Houston, but Baltimore, where he will host The Basketball Tournament — a month-long event that is down to its final four. Keeping a low profile lately, Anthony will be front and..." August 01

  • Knicks never offered Derrick Rose even a minimum contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose‘s agent, B.J. Armstrong, on the Knicks entering free agency: “Derrick loves New York and wants to be there,” Rose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, told Bleacher Report recently. “We’ve expressed that to them and been very consistent about it. Whether it happens is on them; all we can..." July 31

  • Carmelo uses La La’s sexy snap in latest Twitter apology play

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is letting emojis do the talking these days. On Sunday, the embattled Knicks forward shared a sultry snap of estranged spouse La La Anthony with his nearly nine million Twitter followers. Using the eyes, heart and world emojis, the sexy shot naturally went viral, accumulating..." July 31

  • Derrick Rose wanted no part of the Knicks’ plans for him

    New York Post "Kyrie Irving wants the Knicks. Derrick Rose did not. The divorce was mutual when Rose accepted the Cavaliers’ veteran minimum for one year, $2.1 million last week. The Knicks, who kept in contact with Rose until the end, never offered him the veteran’s minimum, according to an NBA..." July 31

  • Knicks, Ramon Sessions Finalizing One-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are in the process of finalizing a one-year contract with free agent point guard Ramon Sessions, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). New York has used just about all of its cap room and committed its room exception to Ron Baker, so Sessions will get a minimum salary..." July 28

  • Steven Adams 'Melo to OKC Would Be 'Awesome,' But ...'

    TMZ "OKC center Steven Adams says he's ALL ABOUT playing with Carmelo Anthony -- but warns that talk of Melo being signed by the Thunder is still just a fantasy. The 7-footer was flying out of LAX when we asked about the possible move. "That's just like saying if Michael Jordan could play for..." July 28

  • Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Timberwolves, Knicks, Heat have proposed Kyrie Irving trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving requested a trade – reportedly ideally to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Timberwolves. All those teams – plus the Clippers and Suns – have made offers to the Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: So far, these are among the teams who’ve made offers to the Cavaliers for..." July 28

  • Three-team trade scenario could involve Irving, Wiggins, Love, Carmelo

    The Sports Daily "I think I speak for everyone when I say that the perpetual NBA trade rumor machine needs to take a couple of months off and let Major League Baseball and the NFL take over some headlines. But following Minnesota Timberwolves‘ young star, Andrew Wiggins, and his claim that he deserves nothing less..." July 28

  • Kyrie Irving ‘Very Badly’ Wants to Become a Knick

    SLAM Online "Among his reported four preferred destinations—San Antonio, New York, Miami and Minnesota—Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving appears to have a clear favorite. According to ESPN’s Pablo Torre, Kyrie “very badly” wants to become a member of the New York Knicks. " July 27

  • Carmelo Anthony Continues To Prioritize Trade To Rockets

    Real GM Basketball "Carmelo Anthony continues to place the Houston Rockets as his top priority trade destination despite Kyrie Irving's request for a trade. The Cleveland Cavaliers presumably have a clearer path to trading for Anthony due to the Irving request, but Anthony prefers the Rockets." July 27

  • Melo could be the reason why a Kyrie Irving trade to Knicks appears reportedly 'unlikely'

    CBS Sports "Among Kyrie Irving's preferred trade destinations -- the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks -- the Big Apple might be an unrealistic scenario. According to an ESPN report Wednesday, Irving-to-New York is "unlikely" to happen because Carmelo Anthony remains..." July 26

  • If Carmelo really wants to leave Knicks, there’s a way to ensure it

    New York Post "On the one hand, it is perfectly understandable why Carmelo Anthony feels he should be entitled to drive the agenda now. For months he sat in stony silence while his name and reputation were bloodied by his ex-boss. He was determined to win his cold war with Phil Jackson. And won it. Now, he..." July 26

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • A Trade Sending Carmelo Anthony To The Cavs Sounds Like It Won’t Happen

    Uproxx "The New York Knicks are one of the preferred landing spots for Kyrie Irving and, as such, there has been a ton of speculation and conjecture as to what the team could offer to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a trade package. The obvious fit for what the Cavaliers want as value in return for Irving..." July 25

  • Anthony's Rumored 'Primary Objective' Is to Be Traded to Rockets

    New York Daily News "Derrick Rose isn’t the long-term solution to the Kyrie Irving problem the Cleveland Cavaliers suddenly have, just like Rose wasn’t the solution to the Knicks’ annual point guard issues. Rose is a stop gap for sure, a guy hoping to stay healthy for one season before trying to strike it rich one..." July 25

  • Derrick Rose Has Reportedly Agreed to Sign with Cavs

    Bleacher Report "Derrick Rose is headed to the Cleveland Cavaliers following a one-year trial run with the New York Knicks. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Rose completed his physical and agreed to sign with the team on Monday. ESPN's Chris Haynes reported the deal is for one year and $2.1..." July 24

  • Thunder emerge as third Carmelo Anthony trade option

    New York Post "The Knicks could add another team to the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes. Anthony had to this point only agreed to be dealt to the Rockets or Cavaliers, but the Thunder reportedly are trying to become a third option. The Ringer’s Bill Simmons reported Monday that Anthony and the Thunder are..." July 24

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