Knicks Rumors & News

  • Phil Jackson asks Knicks fans to “remain optimistic”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Did Phil Jackson just ask New York Knicks fans to be optimistic? This rings of the end of Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” where the cast sings “Always look on the bright side of life” while being crucified. It’s been a historically bad season in New York. The Knicks are 14-60 — that’s both the..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Jackson: Knicks 'working tirelessly'

    ESPN New York "Phil Jackson has asked New York Knicks season-ticket holders to "remain optimistic" amid what has been one of the worst seasons in franchise history. In a letter and video message sent out on Monday, Jackson tried to reassure the team's fan base, saying he has a "clear plan" in place for this..." March 31

  • Phil Jackson pal: Knicks need ‘bigger butt’ than Kentucky’s Towns

    New York Post "As Charley Rosen observes his buddy Phil Jackson’s first full year as Knicks team president, he can’t stop wondering what a wide-bodied low-post center could have done for the Knicks’ triangle offense. Rosen, Jackson’s confidant and his former longtime Albany Patroons assistant coach, believes..." March 30

  • Knicks are bad everywhere, fire D-League coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks are a mess. They’re 14-60 and have already lost more games than any season in franchise history. Their D-League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks, aren’t much better at 10-36. Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal: Kevin Whitted was a former Tennessee teammate of Knicks..." March 30

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    Steve Popper @StevePopper

    Knicks say that the team has signed guard Ricky Ledo to a second consecutive 10-day contract.

  • Jose Calderon may be done for year after Achilles complication

    New York Post "Jose Calderon expressed major doubt he’ll be back this season after once vowing to return from a strained Achilles. Calderon, who first injured the tendon in Boston on Feb. 25, missed his 16th straight game Friday against Boston, as the Knicks fell 96-92. Calderon underwent a platelet-rich..." March 28

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • With 10 games left in season, Knicks on cusp of setting franchise-worst record

    New York Daily News "The Knicks mercifully have just 10 games remaining this season, and they would need to somehow win every one of them to avoid officially making history for all the wrong reasons. At an NBA-worst 14-58 entering Friday’s home game against Boston, running the table obviously is less likely than..." March 27

  • Woodson: If I were Knicks coach, I would’ve fought to keep Chandler

    New York Post "Imagine how things might have been different if Knicks president Phil Jackson had been impressed enough with Mike Woodson’s 16-5 finish last season to allow the coach to finish out his contract this season. One thing is for sure: Woodson would have fought to keep center Tyson Chandler, whom..." March 26

  • Free-agent-to-be DeAndre Jordan puts on a show as Clippers crush Knicks

    New York Post "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will be a free agent this summer and he said after his team’s 111-80 rout of the Knicks on Wednesday night how much he “loves’’ the Big Apple. But the 6-foot-11 behemoth played as if he wanted to burn down the Garden with his fiery act. Jordan, whom Clippers coach..." March 26

  • Potential Knicks target Jordan ‘loves’ NYC, puts on show at MSG

    New York Post "Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will be a free agent this summer and he said after his team’s 111-80 rout of the Knicks on Wednesday night how much he “loves’’ the Big Apple. But the 6-foot-11 behemoth played as if he wanted to burn down the Garden with his fiery act. Jordan, whom Clippers coach..." March 26

  • Knicks' front office ranks second-worst in NBA

    New York Daily News "The hits keep coming for Phil Jackson and the Knicks. In a newly released ESPN Forecast panel, the dynamic duo of Jackson (team president) and Steve Mills (VP of basketball operations) finished as the second-worst front-office tandem in the NBA. What is an ESPN Forecast panel, you ask?..." March 26

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    An MRI today on Alexey Shved revealed an incomplete fractured rib. He will be reevaluated in approximately 2-3 weeks.

  • Knicks show hope, then get trounced by mighty Grizzlies

    New York Post "OK, did the Knicks play up to the Grizzlies or did the Grizzlies play down to the Knicks? Does it really matter? The NBA cellar-dwelling Knicks hung with Western power Memphis deep into the third quarter before the Grizzlies forged a 19-5 streak that stretched into the fourth quarter. So the..." March 24

  • Metta World Peace to play in Italy

    Sporting News "Ron Artest The Pandas Friend Metta World Peace is taking his talents to Italy. The Pallacanestro Cantù made the announcement official Tuesday afternoon. The former NBA Defensive Player of the Year is expected to join the team later this week. The team was so excited by the signing that it..." March 24

  • Knicks target Marc Gasol evasive about free-agency plans

    New York Post "Memphis All-Star center Marc Gasol, one of the premier members — if not the premier member — of the upcoming free-agent class, reiterated Monday how he simply has not given the whole process much thought, what with an NBA season going on and all. So go ahead, Pau’s brother. Take five minutes..." March 24

  • Even without Lowry, Raptors crush Knicks

    Toronto Sun "The fact that the New York Knicks shot just 41% and didn’t score more than 25 points in any quarter should be considered progress for the Raptors. And then you remember they are the Knicks and, at least organizationally, are more concerned with ensuring as many ping-pong balls come draft..." March 23

  • Shved injury opens door for newest shoot-happy Knick Ricky Ledo

    New York Post "With Russian guard Alexey Shved now on the shelf with bruised ribs, newcomer Ricky Ledo is going to get a chance. The Knicks guards are dropping like flies, with Shved getting kneed by Patrick Patterson in the second quarter of Sunday’s 106-89 loss to the Raptors. Shved failed to return,..." March 23

  • MVP Stephon Marbury building ‘dynasty’ with 3rd Chinese title

    New York Post "From suicidal thoughts to the top of the Chinese Basketball Association, Stephon Marbury’s truly improbable resurrection story hit another zenith Sunday, as the 38-year-old won a third title with the Beijing Ducks and was named Finals MVP. That’s back-to-back championships for Marbury and the..." March 23

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    NY_KnicksPR @NY_KnicksPR

    Alexey Shved (rib contusion) will not return.

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    Derek Fisher says Hardaway Jr. & Early are out for the contest today in Toronto. Starters will remain the same as previous game.

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • Overtime result is a win for the Wolves, in the standings

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Madison Square Garden’s scoreboard read Timberwolves 95, Knicks 92 after overtime Thursday night, but the real winner might not be known for another eight weeks. The Wolves and Knicks played for sole ownership of the NBA’s worst record, and the clubhouse lead for best draft-lottery odds that..." March 20

  • Derek Fisher Has Filed for Divorce

    Complex "This basketball season keeps on getting tougher and tougher for Derek Fisher. The New York Knicks head coach, already at the helm of the worst team in basketball, also is having difficulties in his personal life. According to court documents filed in L.A., Fisher has filed for divorce from his..." March 19

  • Report: Knicks signing Ricky Ledo to 10-day contract

    Posting And Toasting "You may not have noticed, what with Langston Galloway and Alexey Shved tearing up the league like the bastard sons of the Rolls Royce backcourt, but the Knicks are actually quite thin at the guard position these days. Tim Hardaway Jr. has fought through a variety of injuries of late, while Jose..." March 19

  • It’s a miracle! Knicks rally from big deficit to stun Spurs in OT

    New York Post "So maybe the Knicks are the team that the Spurs want to emulate. This was a game that defied logic, common sense and Las Vegas odds-makers. The Knicks, they of the .197 winning percentage, shocked the world champion San Antonio Spurs, they of the .631 winning percentage, by rallying from a..." March 18

  • Enigmatic Andrea Bargnani playing better, could return to Knicks

    New York Daily News "Andrea Bargnani didn’t just become an enigmatic, aloof 7-footer when he arrived in New York last year. He was that way as a teenager in Italy when Ettore Messina was Bargnani’s coach. “I think that’s the biggest step he has to make,” Messina, now an assistant coach with the Spurs, said on..." March 18

  • Al Harrington makes it official: His playing days are over

    Denver Post "Eighteen years old became 25 became 30 became 35. Sixteen years in the NBA can be a blur, Al Harrington can attest to that. He lived it. On Wednesday, he recounted near two-decades worth of just sheer fun, allowing the words that put an end to things kick off the conversation. He sat..." March 18

  • Meet the mystery French pick set to crash Knicks’ summer league

    New York Post "Knicks owner James Dolan never spent $1.5 million so quietly. It was past midnight, after Phil Jackson had made his first two draft picks as team president last June 26, having already taken Cleanthony Early at No. 34 and Thanasis Antetokounmpo at 51. Suddenly came the announcement the Pacers..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Suns pull away from Knicks in clean second half

    Arizona Republic "The Suns want to be anything but mediocre, the no man's land of the NBA where you can miss the playoffs and the fruits of the draft lottery. For the first time since mid-December, the Suns have flirted with returning to .500 on four occasions but a better response – and a bad opponent – has..." March 16

  • Start the countdown on when Phil Jackson will abandon Knicks

    New York Post "Fix the over-under on Phil Jackson lasting as Knicks president at three years. Jackson’s one-year anniversary is Wednesday, and there’s nothing to celebrate. On March 18, 2014, his introductory press conference came with great fanfare. In the Garden lobby, they sold Knicks T-shirts with “18” on..." March 16

  • Fisher says Calderon's season may be over

    New York Post "Derek Fisher allowed for the possibility that Jose Calderon won’t make it back this season despite the point guard’s ardent wishes to return. Calderon has a tricky left Achilles tendon strain, and before the Knicks’ 125-94 loss to the Warriors on Saturday night, the point guard was ruled out..." March 15

  • After disaster, Phil Jackson backtracks on Melo expectations

    New York Post "Phil Jackson has written off this season for Carmelo Anthony as impossible to judge because of Anthony’s season-long knee injury, saying the Knicks star played his 40 games “on one leg.’’ The Post has reported Anthony played most of the season with a partially torn patellar tendon in his left..." March 15

  • Fisher ignores Phil Jackson's and makes dig at fiery advice

    New York Post "Knicks rookie coach Derek Fisher pushed back on Phil Jackson’s suggestion to be more demonstrative with referees and not be afraid to get slapped with a technical foul. Fisher responded by saying it’s not a good idea to constantly carp and that he didn’t do so as a player. In a zing at the Zen..." March 15

  • Phil Jackson: Free agency is priority "By virtue of what he called a "project gone awry," New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has spent more of this season scouting college players that could help them in the future, rather than cleaning up the team's present. But while scouting is a huge part of his new job, it's not how he..." March 14

  • Knicks respond to Phil’s direct pep talk, beat Lakers

    New York Post "Maybe Phil Jackson should show up more often. Jackson is now 1-1 in Knicks road games after his club knocked off the similarly moribund Lakers, 101-94, at the Staples Center, to break a five-game losing streak. Tim Hardaway, after missing the last three games with back spasms, struck from..." March 13

  • Fisher hints Knicks will not run the triangle as much next season

    New York Post "Derek Fisher gave his first indication there could be a little less triangle offense next season before the Knicks faced the Lakers on Thursday. Asked specifically if there could be a movement to broaden the system, Fisher for once didn’t say this is what they are and plan to be. But Fisher..." March 13

  • Phil Jackson dims hope for Knicks pick, plans on free agent splash

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson, after attending the team’s shootaround at UCLA on Thursday, said his first full season has been “a project gone awry,’’ adding the key to their rebuilding project is free agency more than their very high lottery pick. Jackson cited the patience it takes with even..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Utah Jazz hold off New York Knicks 87-82

    Salt Lake Tribune "Losing to the Boston Celtics a week ago qualified as a major disappointment. The defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers before a festive home crowd was infuriating for all involved. Now imagine if the Utah Jazz had let the lowly New York Knicks beat them on Tuesday night. That would've..." March 11

  • Dolan’s Amar’e gesture shrewdly saved him over $6 million

    New York Post "You can say Knicks owner James Dolan had a heart of gold in letting Amar’e Stoudemire leave the moribund Knicks and join Western Conference title-contender Dallas. And you may want to emphasize “gold.’’ As it turns out, Dolan saved a lot of gold in his buyout of Stoudemire during the All-Star..." March 11

  • Nuggets’ new look reveals why Knicks may fail in free agency

    New York Post "The Denver Nuggets had a whole bunch of fun at the Knicks’ expense Monday night at the sparsely attended Pepsi Center. They put on a fast-break clinic starting late in the second quarter in posting a 106-78 laugher. The account in the Denver Post was clear: These Nuggets are enjoying the..." March 11

  • Nuggets rout Knicks for third win under coach Melvin Hunt

    Denver Post "You don't have to look too closely to see the smiles on the Nuggets' players faces during games. They're just enjoying themselves more. The reason has everything to do with the style of play. The run/jump athletes get to do just that — run and jump. And run and jump some more. The New..." March 10

  • Knicks open to trading their first-round pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks are currently on pace to have the worst record in the NBA. This would give them a 25 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick in this June’s draft, and guarantee them at least a top-four pick. This is about the most valuable piece a team can have when they’re rebuilding, especially when..." March 09

  • Knicks thinking unthinkable with excelling Bargnani: a return?

    New York Post "A healthy Andrea Bargnani finally is putting up big numbers in Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, and it’s putting a pause in what seemed the inevitable: the Italian’s summer departure. According to an NBA source, Jackson still is a fan and has interest in bringing Bargnani back for the right..." March 09

  • Derek Fisher didn't rule out the possibility of Thanasis Antetokounmpo joining the Knicks

    New York Post "Knicks coach Derek Fisher said it’s out of his hands whether to fill the open roster spot but admitted their unsigned second-round pick, shooting guard Thanasis Antetokounmpo, continues to be discussed as an option. Antetokounmpo, brother of Bucks star Giannis, is playing for the Westchester..." March 08

  • Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns or Willie Cauley-Stein may be answer for Knicks

    New York Daily News "The scouting report on Kentucky freshman Karl-Anthony Towns reads like this; young, athletic big man with considerable skills and great vision. So how can the possible top overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, a player with all that talent and court awareness, not notice Phil Jackson watching his..." March 07

  • Marc Gasol has ruled out joining Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Marc Gasol is one of the best players who will be available as an unrestricted free agent this summer, at least technically. Like most All-Star free agents, the likelihood of Gasol leaving his current situation — especially when considering it’s a winning one — is minimal, at best. The..." March 07