Knicks Rumors & News

  • NBA beats odds, sees gain in local ratings

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA continues to buck the television ratings trend, with both national and local viewership showing impressive gains as the league headed into the All-Star break. Nationally, NBA games on ABC, ESPN, NBA TV and TNT are showing double-digit viewership increases. The combined 15 percent jump..." February 20

  • Knicks reportedly sign swingman Troy Williams to 10-day contract

    North Jersey "The Knicks have signed swingman Troy Williams to a 10-day contract, according to multiple reports that surfaced late Monday night. Williams was released by the Houston Rockets last week when the team signed veteran Joe Johnson. The signing was first reported by The Athletic. The..." February 20

  • Warm-loving Klay Thompson, 2019 free agent, doesn't sound too keen on relocating to a place like New York

    New York Daily News "The Knicks have their eyes set on 2019 free agency, when they hope to make their big splash, but one of the biggest fish expected on the market doesn’t sound too keen on relocating to a place like New York. In addition to declaring his love for the California beaches, Klay Thompson — an L.A...." February 20

  • Adam Silver after NBA All-Star success: 'Sounds like we're going to have a televised draft'

    USA Today "Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan made the most vocal plea for televising the player draft immediately following Sunday’s All-Star Game. “Televise it,” he said. “Give the people what they want. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person..." February 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Knicks Rumors: Noah, Hornacek Altercation Turned Physical

    Hoops Rumors "Knicks center Joakim Noah got into a physical altercation with coach Jeff Hornacek that led to his leave of absence, according to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News. Their long-running disagreement over playing time became heated at a practice following a January 23 game against the..." February 18

  • Mikal vs. Miles Bridges: Two draft options if Knicks’ tank fails

    New York Post "The Knicks’ final 23 games after the All-Star break are only a series of “Bridges’’ to their next date of import: the May 15 draft lottery. Pun intended. If the lottery were held now, the Knicks would hold the ninth-best odds with a 23-36 record and a league-high eight-game losing streak..." February 16

  • Jarrett Jack to take a backseat to Knicks’ young guards after All-Star break

    New York Daily News "The Jarrett Jack era appears to be over. Which point guard fills his spot in the lineup is unclear. Jeff Hornacek reiterated following Wednesday night's debacle defeat that he plans to feature the younger players after the All-Star break, specifically point guards Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel..." February 15

  • Lamar Odom wants to play in BIG3 in honor of Rasual Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom has been interested in playing in Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league for quite some time, but he may be more motivated than ever now to join a team for the upcoming season. Odom told TMZ on Thursday that he could be joining the BIG3 this summer, and he said he doesn’t have a..." February 15

  • Why it went so wrong for Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half

    New York Post "On a recent off-day, the Knicks’ Tim Hardaway Jr., fighting a shooting slump that could have been deemed worthy of funded research by the Center for Disease Control, met with coach Jeff Hornacek and his staff to try to find a cure. When you have shot 24-of-93 (25.8 percent) overall and a..." February 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis Post Surgery: ‘I’m Attacking My Rehab Right Away’

    SLAM Online "Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis had successful surgery on his torn ACL this week, and posted a message on social media on his way back from the hospital. " February 14

  • Red flags come with Emmanuel Mudiay’s hopeful Knicks chance

    New York Post "The games no longer have playoff implications, but there will be plenty of intrigue Wednesday when the Knicks return home to play at Mudiay Square Garden. Against the Wizards in the final game before the All-Star break, newly acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will make his Garden debut in a..." February 14

  • Former Knick Stephon Marbury officially retires from basketball

    SNY TV "After his final game in China on Sunday, former Knicks PG Stephon Marbury has officially hung up his shoes. The 40-year-old is done with basketball after a long career that was split between the NBA and China, starting in 1996 when he was drafted by the Timberwolves. After playing one season..." February 13

  • Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis expected to be out at least 10 months with ACL tear

    CBS New York "Kristaps Porzingis’ surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee was a success, the Knicks announced. The procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. The Knicks star tore his ACL during last Tuesday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The..." February 13

  • Emmanuel Mudiay impresses in Knicks’ new guard rotation

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek made good on his promise to play all four of his point guards, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Pacers. Though newcomer Emmanuel Mudiay rang up an impressive double-double in his Knicks debut, the club suffered its sixth straight loss in a 121-113 defeat to Indiana..." February 12

  • Knicks Interested In Hiring Pablo Prigioni As Developmental Coach

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have interest in hiring Pablo Prigioni as a developmental coach. Prigioni was also offered a job by the Knicks last summer but turned it down to become head coach of Baskonia in Spain. Prigioni lasted just three weeks in the job." February 12

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • NBA Rumor:Knicks may bring back familiar face to mentor young guards

    New York Post "The Knicks have three point guards aged 25-and-under who need grooming, particularly 2017 lottery pick Frank Ntiliikna and 2015 lottery pick Emmanuel Mudiay, who made his Knicks debut versus the Pacers Sunday. As a result, the Knicks are considering bringing aboard former point guard Pablo..." February 12

  • Why Hornacek thinks Ntilikina can handle Mudiay addition

    New York Post "You have a young, foreign-born, lottery-pick point guard who has struggled lately as a rookie. So you trade for a young, foreign-born lottery pick point guard who has struggled since entering the league in 2015-16. What does that tell the other guy? Nothing negative, Knicks coach Jeff..." February 11

  • Kristaps Porzingis to have knee surgery on Tuesday

    Yardbarker "Kristaps Porzingis will have surgery to repair his torn ACL early next week. Earlier this week, Porzingis went to the ground in pain after a dunk and needed to be helped to the locker room. An MRI later confirmed what everyone feared, Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee. ESPN’s Ian..." February 10

  • Knicks keeping Noah away from team indefinitely

    Larry Brown Sports "Joakim Noah remains persona non grata from the New York Knicks. General manager Scott Perry affirmed Friday that the Knicks have no intention of asking or welcoming the exiled Noah back into the fold after the trade deadline came and went without a deal. “There’s no new update — same place,”..." February 10

  • Enes Kanter charged with insulting Hedo Turkoglu on Twitter, report says

    Sporting News "Knicks center Enes Kanter is again under investigation by the Turkish government, this time for allegedly insulting former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, president of the Turkish Basketball Federation and a chief adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Istanbul Cyber Crimes..." February 09

  • Courtney Lee wants to save Knicks, not run from them

    New York Post "The co-captain isn’t looking to abandon the sinking ship. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee said despite Kristaps Porzingis’ ACL tear that ended his season and likely will affect the first section of next season, he wants to be here. The Knicks are looking at a more significant rebuild than..." February 08

  • Sources: 3-Team Deal Involving Knicks, Nuggets, Mavs

    Basketball Insiders " The Nuggets, Knicks and Mavericks have agreed upon a three-team deal, per ESPN. Emmanuel Mudiay will go to the Knicks, Devin Harris will go to Denver and Doug McDermott will move to Dallas, per Adrian Wojnarowski. " February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • With Kristaps Porzingis out and Willy Hernangomez gone, Knicks’ situation could get worse before it gets better

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis lost his season and then lost his best friend, Willy Hernangomez, to a trade, all within the span of roughly 15 hours. That’s how quickly things change in the NBA. One minute you’re the franchise player, the next you’re headed to the operating room for major knee surgery and..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • Report: Thunder, Timberwolves interested in Joakim Noah if bought out

    Clutch Points "The Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder have expressed interest in acquiring center Joakim Noah, in case he reaches a buyout with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley. Noah hasn’t been open to a buyout situation, nor have the Knicks at this moment. The Knicks and..." February 08

  • The Kristaps Porzingis injury changes the Knicks' future dramatically

    SNY TV "Remember when the Knicks were 17-14? We were all talking about this being a playoff team and how fun it was to watch them play and continue to develop. That seems like ages ago. The are now a season-worst five games back for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. But that all takes a..." February 08

  • Knicks trading Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

    New York Post "Willy Hernangomez got his wish. The day after his close friend Kristaps Porzingis was felled by a devastating season-ending ACL tear, Hernangomez is moving on to Charlotte, a source confirmed. The Knicks will got back two second-round picks and Johnny O’Bryant, a 24-year-old forward they..." February 07

  • NBA rumor: Knicks still taking calls on Courtney Lee, Kyle O’Quinn; trying to trade Joakim Noah

    Clutch Points "Following the trade of center Willy Hernangomez, the New York Knicks continue to be aggressive during this trade deadline, reportedly still taking calls on shooting guard Courtney Lee and backup center Kyle O’Quinn, as well as trying to move estranged center Joakim, according to ESPN’s Ian..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • Knicks, Hornets Finalizing Willy Hernangomez Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are in the process of finalizing a trade with the Hornets that would send center Willy Hernangomez to Charlotte, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania (via Twitter), the Knicks will receive Johnny O’Bryant and a pair of second-round picks in the..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Knicks GM interested in trading for Magic point guard he drafted

    New York Post "The Magic are open for business, and it’s no surprise Knicks general manager and former Orlando executive Scott Perry has checked in on his former lottery pick, point guard Elfrid Payton, The Post has learned. According to an NBA source who has spoken to Knicks brass, Perry has interest in..." February 07

  • Kristaps Porzingis suffers torn ACL in left knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Let’s just sim to the end of this season. Another NBA star has suffered a serious injury. According to the New York Knicks, star big man Kristaps Porzingis has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. This comes after Porzingis was helped off the floor during Tuesday’s game against the..." February 07

  • Kristaps Porzingis helped to locker room after suffering apparent knee injury

    New York Daily News "There it was on Tuesday night at the Garden, the scene all Knicks fans were dreading: Kristaps Porzingis on the court, writhing in pain and clutching his knee. The franchise player underwent an MRI after landing awkwardly on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot on a dunk attempt in the second quarter..." February 06

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Knicks should sell at trade deadline in effort to build for future

    SNY TV "With the NBA trade deadline looming at 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the Knicks should be sellers, not buyers. Following Sunday's loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks, the Knicks are 23-31, and sit four games behind the Philadelphia 76ers for the No. 8 seed in the East. It looks like the Knicks will miss..." February 06

  • Jeff Hornacek sees a future for Frank Ntilikina as Knicks starter

    New York Post "Frank Ntilikina’s sore knee, which cost him the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Hawks, could keep him out of Tuesday’s game with the Bucks at the Garden. But coach Jeff Hornacek remains happy with the rookie’s development. He wouldn’t rule out the first-round pick from France becoming the..." February 06

  • How Tim Hardaway explains the Knicks’ evaporated hope

    New York Post "The crazy thing about Tim Hardaway Jr. is, if someone had told you on the afternoon of July 8 last summer that he would be trapped in the kind of nightmarish funk he’s been embroiled in the last three games — 5-for-33 shooting from the field, (including what may be the dumbest single shot in team..." February 06

  • Knicks’ Ron Baker Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Knicks guard Ron Baker is scheduled to undergo an arthroscopic shoulder stabilization procedure on his right shoulder this Wednesday, the team announced today (Twitter link). The surgery will sideline Baker for the remainder of the 2017/18 season, according to the Knicks. The Knicks had..." February 05

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Report: Knicks center Willy Hernangomez requests trade prior to deadline

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks center Willy Hernangomez has requested a trade to the team’s front office, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Hernangomez has found himself in the middle of a four-man logjam at his position, along with starter Enes Kanter and reserves Kyle O’Quinn and Joakim Noah; who is..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Knicks-Joakim Noah divorce comes down to 3 paths with team's future hanging in balance

    Sporting News "Unfortunately, it appears the Knicks and Joakim Noah have reached a point of no return. The conflict between Noah and head coach Jeff Hornacek rose to a different level after their loss in Oakland, but structural concerns have been there for a while as the prideful, well-paid veteran has not been..." February 05

  • Trey Burke and Frank Ntilikina are heading opposite directions

    New York Post "Trey Burke shined. Frank Ntilikina got hurt. And so it went in the ongoing point-guard soap opera between the newly signed former lottery pick, Burke, and the Knicks’ prized 2017 lottery pick from France. Ntilikina was shut down in the second half of Sunday’s horrifying, 99-96 matinee loss..." February 05

  • Kristaps Porzingis after Knicks lose again: 'We don't know how to finish games'

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis and some of his teammates were in disbelief on Sunday after the New York Knicks lost a late lead at home to the Atlanta Hawks, a team with one of the worst records in the NBA. "I can't even process that we lost. I can't believe it. It was our game. It was 100 percent our..." February 04

  • Joakim Noah, Jeff Hornacek ‘pretty much hate each other’

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks announced on Friday that Joakim Noah will be away from the team indefinitely, and at this point it would not be a surprise if it remained that way for the rest of the season. Noah has not been with the Knicks since he had a dispute with head coach Jeff Hornacek on Jan. 25...." February 02