Knicks Rumors & News

  • Willy Hernangomez shockingly doesn’t play until final four minutes in season-opening blowout loss

    New York Daily News "In one training camp, Willy Hernangomez went from franchise cornerstone to waiting for garbage time. The 23-year-old, touted by the front office as a core piece, was a DNP until the final four minutes of Thursday's 105-84 blowout defeat to the Thunder. Jeff Hornacek said New York's surplus..." October 20

  • Carmelo Anthony: Knicks fans have ‘no reason’ to boo me at MSG

    Sportsnaut "Oklahoma City’s newest superstar, Carmelo Anthony, has some high expectations for his return trip to Madison Square Garden later this year. The former New York Knicks star doesn’t think fans in the Big Apple have any reason to boo him when he plays there later this year on December 16...." October 20

  • Carmelo Anthony gives Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis some advice for being the man

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony tried to groom Kristaps Porzingis the past two years, knowing that he someday would replace him as the Knicks’ franchise player. Now that he has, Anthony called it “a big, big year” for Porzingis and had some advice. “You’re there. You’re the unicorn. You’ve got to embrace it,”..." October 20

  • Frank Ntilikina suffers painful ankle injury at Knicks practice

    New York Post "Knicks practice took a turn for the worst on Friday, when rookie guard Frank Ntilikina went down with an apparent ankle injury. During a competitive game of 4-on-4, Ntilikina hobbled off the floor before going to the ground, clutching his left ankle. The Frenchmen was clearly in a lot of pain..." October 20

  • Knicks Will Sign Isaiah Hicks To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are planning to sign forward Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The North Carolina alum went through training camp with the Hornets earlier this month." October 20

  • Porzingis: Melo taught me not to 'give a sh--' about drama

    ESPN "A few months before Carmelo Anthony was traded to Oklahoma City, the New York Knicks -- along with every other team in the league -- were asked by the players' union to vote for the 2017 Teammate of the Year Award. New York's pick? Yup, you guessed it: Melo, who just so happens to open the..." October 19

  • Melo: 'No support' from Knicks, Phil would've traded me 'for a bag of chips'

    New York Times "Russell Westbrook and Paul George were teammates for nearly three months before Carmelo Anthony finally blessed the capital of Oklahoma as a destination worthy of waiving his no-trade clause. The mere opportunity to team up with Westbrook and George and form a potential Superteam, as they’re..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Kristaps Porzingis: I’ll guard Carmelo, but it won’t be easy

    New York Post "The student will square off against the master in Oklahoma City on Thursday night in the Knicks’ deliciously compelling season opener. With Carmelo Anthony lining up at power forward in the Thunder’s small-ball lineup, Porzingis said he will defend his former teammate at the outset. At..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina caretaker is just happy to be here

    New York Post "Ramon Sessions has no problem babysitting. He has spent large segments of his 10-year NBA career serving as a caretaker for younger players such as Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. So when he inked a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Knicks on July 28, Sessions knew mentoring..." October 17

  • Why Knicks’ success will be tough to judge this season

    New York Post "Greg Anthony agrees it will be one of the most difficult seasons to judge whether this edition of the Knicks will be a success. No, Anthony does not see this Carmelo Anthony-less team with a chance at a playoff berth. But he believes that doesn’t mean management can’t stamp 2017-18 campaign as..." October 16

  • Nike placing Ntilikina on giant Manhattan billboard

    New York Daily News "There's a new babyface of the Knicks hovering over the Garden, but that player is still having problems getting on the court. The construction of a giant billboard featuring Frank Ntilikina in underway on the side of a building at 35th & 8th, just two blocks from MSG where the rookie missed..." October 14

  • Rumor: Knicks players still skeptical of Jeff Hornacek after he let Phil Jackson demand triangle

    Pro Basketball Talk "Former Knicks president Phil Jackson hired Jeff Hornacek – who had no experience coaching the triangle offense – and forced the scheme on Hornacek at different points to varying degrees. Players grumbled about Hornacek, as they tend to do on losing teams. Hornacek kept touting the triangle,..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Phil Jackson was ‘unprepared’ and ‘disorganized’ during free agent meetings

    Sportsnaut "The tenure of Phil Jackson as president of the New York Knicks was marred by many things. One was the team’s inability to attract big name free agents. Speaking on his Woj Pod podcast with ESPN’s Ian Begley, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski offered some insight as to why New York couldn’t bring in the..." October 12

  • Knicks sign Trey Burke

    Pro Basketball Talk "He might stink, but he also might be the Knicks’ best point guard… Part 5. Frank Ntilikina is far and away the Knicks’ most valuable point guard, but he’s also a raw rookie. Ron Baker, Ramon Sessions, Jarrett Jack and Burke might be more ready to contribute now. Jack signed an unguaranteed..." October 11

  • Frank Ntilikina is impressing the Knicks, even from his couch

    New York Post "Frank Ntilikina spent Friday night on his own, resting his sore right knee. But the Knicks rookie guard didn’t treat it like a night off, a chance to go out on the town in his new city. Ntilikina not only sat on his couch and watched the Knicks face the Wizards in Washington, but also he picked..." October 11

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Knicks to wear Squarespace patch on uniform

    ESPN "The New York Knicks became the 17th NBA team to sign a deal to wear an advertising patch on their jersey, announcing Tuesday that the logo of website-publishing platform Squarespace will grace their uniform. Specific terms weren't disclosed. David O'Connor, CEO of the Madison Square Garden..." October 10

  • Hot mic catches MSG announcers ripping Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Post "A hot mic caught MSG personalities Alan Hahn and Wally Szczerbiak trashing Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis for his poor preseason display before the Nets eventually slaughtered the Knicks, 117-83, at Barclays Center on Sunday night. The Knicks were behind by as many as 38 points, and..." October 09

  • Joakim Noah is trying to resuscitate his career after 8 months on the sidelines

    New York Daily News "Six surgeries for Joakim Noah in his career. Six rehabs. At this point, nobody can argue that Phil Jackson was smart by investing so much in a broken-down body last summer. But what’s done is done. Noah is on this roster with $55 million remaining on his contract, and he understands his new..." October 07

  • Knicks GM Scott Perry wants team to play hard, establish identity

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks are no longer a triangle team (you can hear Knicks fans screaming “Hallelujah”). They are no longer Carmelo Anthony‘s team. They are no longer Phil Jackson’s team. But what kind of team are they? New York will be Kristaps Porzingis‘ team, but what else? New GM Scott Perry wants..." October 07

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Has High Expectations For His First Season With The Knicks

    Dime Magazine "Tim Hardaway Jr. has made a commitment to the New York Knicks, but getting him to nail down his season predictions proves to be a bit more difficult. Hardaway is a blank slate when it comes to preseason predictions, except when he’s not. The Knicks are expecting big things out of him this..." October 06

  • Enes Kanter Offers Hilarious Suggestion for New-Look All-Star Game

    12 Up "​Enes Kanter has become a social media favorite over the past few years, constantly offering hot takes or hilarious quotes in interviews. The big man was just traded to the Knicks, feeling the harsh reality that the NBA is indeed a business, but that hasn't diminished Kanter's sense of humor...." October 06

  • Frank Ntilikina injuries piling up early

    New York Post "John Wall will have to wait. Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina will miss Friday’s preseason game against the Wizards with a bruised right knee. Ntilikina hurt his groin Monday, but still played in the preseason opener Tuesday against the Nets, during which he looked smooth running..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Jeanie Buss: My brother doomed my life with Phil Jackson

    New York Post "For Jeanie Buss, Zen just couldn’t go the distance. The Lakers owner shared during an appearance at the annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit on Tuesday that her romance with former fiancée Phil Jackson was doomed after her brother, Jim Buss, didn’t bring Jackson back as coach in 2012. Jackson..." October 05

  • Kristaps Porzingis explains why he doesn’t want to play center for Knicks

    New York Daily News "The idea of Kristaps Porzingis playing center has always stimulated drooling from scouts and analytics nerds. At his height, with his skillset, it seems a natural fit in today’s NBA — an opportunity for the Knicks to overwhelm the opposition with size, athleticism and spacing. “His position of..." October 05

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • FS1’s Knicks-Themed New York City Subway Ad Has Fans Choosing Between Optimism And Pessimism

    Uproxx "The Knicks are entering a new era after trading Carmelo Anthony to the Thunder and handing the keys over to third-year star Kristaps Porzingis. Getting rid of Melo gives New York a chance to focus on the development of what is becoming a young core and, hopefully, finding a bright future after..." October 03

  • Michael Beasley Says He's a Changed Man, but Can He Prove It?

    Bleacher Report "Do people change? Michael Beasley thinks so. And, as it so happens, he has an example to offer as proof. "Bro," Beasley says, which is how he begins nearly all his stories. It's midnight, and he's sitting with his wife on the living room couch of his Atlanta home, watching his kids run around..." October 02

  • What Kristaps Porzingis thinks of his agency being raided in NCAA scandal

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis could have more to worry about than his minor right-knee bruise, wondering what is going on with the agents who represent him. Earlier this week, the offices of ASM Sports, an agency headed by Andy Miller, was raided by the FBI amidst an ongoing NCAA corruption scandal. Janis..." October 02

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. focused on taking Knicks to playoffs, isn’t concerned with preseason projections

    New York Daily News "Returning Knick Tim Hardaway Jr.'s intentions are pure, but this comment immediately conjures up images of former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora's famous playoffs rant from 2001. "My expectation is for this team to go to the playoffs, and nothing more," Hardaway Jr. said Sunday morning after..." October 02

  • Knicks' Noah: Trump's remarks on NFL protests 'dividing' country

    Newsday "As someone who has taken a stand on social issues in the past, Joakim Noah gave a shoutout to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for getting people to talk about “social injustice” and said Saturday that President Donald Trump’s remarks about NFL players who protest during the national..." October 01

  • Why Knicks’ connections could unlock Doug McDermott’s potential

    New York Post "Greg McDermott had it easy recruiting his son, Doug. The stringent NCAA allowed the Creighton head coach to bestow Doug McDermott with birthday and Christmas gifts and chat with him during so-called “dead periods.’’ “I was able to do anything a normal father could do,’’ Greg McDermott told The..." September 29

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Why Carmelo finally caved after Rockets, Cavaliers deals were close

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony thought he had been traded twice before he actually was. It was wishful thinking. During an interview on SiriusXM, Anthony said he was under the impression “a trade was in place’’ with Cleveland and “got called off” on draft night in which both he and Paul George were headed to..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • Carmelo Anthony says deal to Cavaliers with Paul George was done

    New York Daily News "armelo Anthony twice thought he was traded this offseason before settling for OKC, including to Cleveland to create a team of super forwards. In an interview with Sirius XM NBA Radio, Anthony detailed an unbelievable scenario where both he and Paul George were traded to the Cavs — only to have..." September 28

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

  • Frank Ntilikina looks like a ‘young Kyrie Irving’: Knicks mentor

    New York Post "Knicks veteran point guard Ramon Sessions is here as rookie Frank Ntilikina’s mentor and is already raising the stakes on the 19-year-old’s potential. Sessions already sees some Kyrie Irving in Ntilikina, the 6-5 point guard from France whom the Knicks drafted with the No. 8 pick in the 2017..." September 28

  • Beasley sounds off on corruption in college hoops

    USA Today "Knicks forward Michael Beasley played one year of college basketball, and he absolutely dominated. Beasley averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds per game as a freshman and won Big 12 Player of the Year. He did all of that at Kansas State. As the college basketball world was shaken by the FBI..." September 28

  • Jeff Hornacek says associate head coach Kurt Rambis won’t run Knicks defense this season

    New York Daily News "Kurt Rambis is no longer the lone voice of the defense. After his defense devolved into shameful last season, Jeff Hornacek said the coaching staff will teach as a group this time around, rather than Rambis serving as the "one voice," as he was described. "We've worked all summer — all of us..." September 27

  • High-profile NBA agency raided by FBI amid NCAA basketball investigation

    CBS Sports "Amid an FBI probe into fraud and corruption in college basketball, ASM Sports agency, which represents dozens of current and former NBA players, was raided on Tuesday according to Darren Heitner of Forbes. Andy Miller, a prominent agent with the company who represents Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle..." September 27

  • Kristaps Porzingis wants to lead Knicks through work ethic

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis didn’t feel compelled to be more vocal or act much differently during his first practice as the Knicks’ new go-to guy. Porzingis said he will first lead with his work ethic. “I don’t need to force it,” Porzingis said Tuesday. “The first thing I’ll do, I’ll be the hardest..." September 27

  • Knicks moving big man after Carmelo Anthony deal?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Carmelo Anthony is officially gone from the Knicks, opening up the franchise to truly rebuild and go in a different direction. But that doesn't mean things are settled at Madison Square Garden. Shipping Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a package of Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a..." September 26

  • New, thrilled Knick ‘punched myself’ to check if trade is real

    New York Post "Enes Kanter admitted he had to contain his glee Saturday, when his manager told him via cellphone he had been traded to the Knicks. The Knicks’ new 25-year-old center from Turkey was in the middle of a kids camp for orphans in Oklahoma City when his manager, Hilmi Cinar, called him, and he..." September 26

  • 9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

    New York Post "The lying began in earnest Monday. That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title. They were lying. “It’s not uncommon this..." September 26