Knicks Rumors & News

  • How Knicks and Nets unwittingly created the NBA juggernauts

    New York Post "With June approaching, that emptiness every New York basketball fan has felt since 2003 is returning. Here come the NBA Finals. Where are the Knicks and Nets? Right, lounging. The Nets last made the Finals in 2003 and lost to the Spurs, the team that beat the Knicks in their most recent..." May 28

  • Playoffs Could Have Fewest Games In Expanded Format Era, Bring Down Cap

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Playoffs will have one of the fewest number of game since the first round was expanded from a five-game series to a seven-game series in 2003. Depending on the length of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, there will be anywhere between 78 games..." May 26

  • Knicks will be working out two rival big men

    New York Post "The rematch will occur at the Knicks’ Tarrytown compound Wednesday. In March, Iowa State forward Deonte Burton and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan staged a battle royale in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Burton outscored Swanigan 25-20, but Purdue prevailed to advance to the Sweet 16. Burton and..." May 24

  • Derrick Rose could be a free-agent target of Timberwolves

    ESPN "The Minnesota Timberwolves view Derrick Rose as a potential free-agent target this summer, league sources told ESPN. Rose, 28, will be a free agent for the first time in his career after spending last season with the New York Knicks. Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in..." May 24

  • Report: Knicks did not fire assistant as warning to Kristaps Porzingis

    Larry Brown Sports "Kristaps Porzingis had a close relationship with former New York Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff, and there was speculation that the team decided to let him go to send a message to the 21-year-old. According to one report, that is not the case. Sources told Marc Berman of the New York..." May 24

  • Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have interest in revisiting trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio. The Knicks and Wolves discussed a Rubio trade at the deadline." May 23

  • Where Can Carmelo Anthony Go?

    Complex "It's going to be an interesting summer for Carmelo Anthony no matter what ends up happening to the Knicks star. There's the potential of a divorce hanging over his head (check the gossip pages), and Melo knows Knicks team president Phil Jackson wants nothing to do with the future Hall of Famer..." May 23

  • Knicks interested in Tucker, Cunningham, Simmons

    ESPN "Even the most loyal Knicks fans would admit that New York's big-name signings last summer didn't work out well. Derrick Rose got to the basket whenever he wanted to in 2016-17, but he struggled on defense, one of the many reasons the Knicks never clicked on that side of the floor. Joakim..." May 23

  • Charles Oakley 'Carmelo + Lakers = Bad Fit Wouldn't Make Playoffs'

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says Carmelo Anthony should stay far away from the Lakers when he looks for a new NBA home ... telling TMZ Sports, the future ex-Knick needs to play for a contender. There have been rumors that L.A. could be a destination for the All-Star ... who has final say in where he plays..." May 23

  • Knicks cut ties with Josh Longstaff, assistant who is close with Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Daily News "As their relationship with Kristaps Porzingis sits on rocky terrain, the Knicks made a curious decision to not renew the contract of popular assistant Josh Longstaff, the Daily News has learned. Longstaff was one of the few remaining holdovers of Derek Fisher’s original staff, but more..." May 22

  • This series disaster can push Celtics to pull Carmelo trigger

    New York Post "At the start of the second half of the Cavaliers’ historic “Boston Massacre” rout on Friday night, TNT broadcasters Chris Webber and Reggie Miller already were dissecting what moves the Celtics can make in the offseason. Before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals even had ended, debate on..." May 21

  • Meeting between Kristaps Porzingis’ brother and Phil Jackson does little to bridge gap between two sides

    New York Daily News "Knicks president Phil Jackson met recently with Kristaps Porzingis' brother to discuss some of the issues that prompted the Latvian star to skip out on his exit meeting, the Daily News has learned. However, the lengthy sit-down in New York accomplished very little to bridge the chasm as..." May 21

  • Knicks interested in Pablo Prigioni for assistant coach job

    Sportando "The New York Knicks are interested in hiring Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach, as reported by Gigantes. The Argentinean point guard announced his retire in the middle of the season and is ready to start his new career as coach. Prigioni could also be an option for Baskonia head coaching job..." May 19

  • The ‘Russell Westbrook’ type whose red flags can make him a Knick

    New York Post "With the Knicks falling back to eighth in next month’s NBA draft, dynamic if disappointing N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has landed squarely in their crosshairs. However, his college coach, Mark Gottfried, told The Post he doubts Smith will be there at No. 8. Gottfried touted Smith’s..." May 18

  • 76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick

    Real GM Basketball "The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick in free agency. While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere. The 76ers are the team..." May 18

  • LaLa Back in LA as Rumors Swirl She Has Forgiven Melo For Side Baby

    Black Sports Online "To be or not to be is Lala’s question. Rumors are she has chosen to be back with Carmelo. After, news broke Melo has a side chick and baby on the way, we saw both going about their business with their rings off. Lala has been going out with friends and serving on instagram. Then, on Mother’s..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons

    NBA.com "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • Phil Jackson confident in Knicks' NBA Draft preparation: 'We're good at what we do'

    CBS Sports "The ping pong balls in Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery bounced favorably for the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, as they secured the top two picks in June's draft. But that wasn't the case for the New York Knicks. New York had the best odds of landing the seventh overall pick, but instead..." May 18

  • Top Knicks defender: ‘Carmelo fights for his teammates’

    New York Post "Knicks forward Lance Thomas experienced an injury-marred season, starting with plantar fasciitis in both feet, a fractured orbital bone and a mysterious hip injury that ended his season with 11 games left. But Thomas appears just as pained that Carmelo Anthony is being used by management as a..." May 18

  • Hall of Famer on Carmelo Anthony: ‘I don’t think he’s the problem’

    Sportsnaut "The New York Knicks will assuredly look to trade star forward Carmelo Anthony this summer. It’s something team president Phil Jackson has repeatedly indicated publicly. For both the Knicks and the future Hall of Famer, a parting of the ways seems to make the most sense. This comes after a..." May 17

  • Charles Oakley says James Dolan should have been suspended or fined for ugly incident

    USA Today "In February, a team of security guards at Madison Square Garden took longtime Knicks fan favorite Charles Oakley to the ground and carried him out of the arena after he allegedly yelled insults at wildly unpopular team owner James Dolan. Dolan, a born-rich blues musician with as much..." May 16

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA execs: Phil Jackson killing Carmelo’s trade stock

    New York Post "You want to trade in or sell your 2003 car and get a better model. Chances are you do not initiate sale talks with: “Well, the car stalls and it never got me where I wanted to go. Essentially, it’s a lemon, so let it be someone else’s headache. “But I want the top Blue Book price and then..." May 15

  • Jackson reaches out to Melo, still doesn't want him

    CBS Sports "Phil Jackson cares enough about Carmelo Anthony’s well-being to send a supportive text about his personal issues and still push him towards a better team. Jackson, attending his first NBA combine as Knicks president on Friday, declined to answer any questions about the disgruntled Kristaps..." May 13

  • Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis isn’t going anywhere

    Newsday "Jeff Hornacek doesn’t see a scenario where Kristaps Porzingis is in anything but a Knicks’ uniform next season. “There’s no doubt in my mind he’ll be on the roster,” Hornacek said Thursday afternoon at the NBA Draft Combine. But that doesn’t mean all is well between the Knicks and Porzingis,..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • A warning to teams trying to trade for Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Post "Janis Porzingis hinted any team looking to trade for his brother Kristaps may do so only as a rental. Janis, who is an agent for Andy Miller’s ASM group, reiterated his brother does not want to go anywhere despite blowing off the exit meeting with Phil Jackson in April and leaving for Latvia a..." May 11

  • Knicks Targeting Frank Ntilikina, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are believed to be targeting Frank Ntilikina, De'Aaron Fox and Malik Monk at No. 7 if they don't move up in next week's lottery. The Knicks also are high on Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson." May 11

  • Brother: If Kristaps Porzingis traded, he'd then test free agency

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis' brother, Janis Porzingis, says the Knicks forward wants to remain in New York but also wants the club to create an environment conducive to player development and winning. Porzingis' brother made it clear that if traded, Kristaps Porzingis intends to play out his contract..." May 11

  • NBA trade rumors: Knicks' Carmelo Anthony to Bucks?

    Newark Star-Ledger "When Carmelo Anthony trade rumors are brought up, the usual suspects typically dominate the conversation. Teams like the Clippers, Celtics, Cavaliers and Lakers are the teams Anthony is primarily connected to among fans and NBA talking heads. Here's one idea that doesn't involve those..." May 10

  • Mike D'Antoni says he quit Knicks after Carmelo Anthony's ultimatum

    New York Daily News "Apparently it was an ultimatum from Carmelo Anthony that led to Mike D’Antoni’s resignation in New York. D’Antoni made that claim in a long profile published by ESPN, which highlighted his current successful campaign in Houston but also included the following unattributed line: "Anthony said..." May 09

  • Porzingis offers frequently used emojis as proof he didn't write Clippers tweet

    CBS Sports "It's no secret that things aren't great between the Knicks and Kristaps Porzingis -- they're reportedly not even on speaking terms . Porzingis still hasn't offered an explanation as to why he skipped his exit meeting with the team before flying to Latvia and announcing that he's going to play..." May 07

  • Kristaps Porzingis rep says Knicks player’s Twitter account was hacked with ‘LA Clippers’ post

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis may be ticked off with Knicks management, but his camp says the cryptic Clippers tweet that was shared from his account Saturday night was not of his own doing. A representative for Porzingis told ESPN Sunday that the Latvian forward was sound asleep when his Twitter account..." May 07

  • Porzingis cryptically tweets ‘LA Clippers’ with smiley faces

    New York Daily News "File this one under strangely-timed cryptic tweet. With speculation swirling in the wake of him skipping out on his exit interview with the Knicks, Kristaps Porzingis tweeted Saturday evening – and then immediately erased – “L.A. Clippers” with three smiling emoji faces. The very rapid..." May 07

  • Knicks received calls about Porzingis after he skipped exit meetings

    CBS Sports "The Knicks were a public mess for the entire NBA world to see for the entirety of last season. Between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson publicly having a contest to see who could be the most petty, to James Dolan having Charles Oakley arrested, New York was not a happy place to be. So much so that..." May 05

  • How Carmelo could become part of a revamped Clippers Big 4

    New York Post "Clippers coach Doc Rivers still believes in his core group, but admitted he is tired of just being in the playoff party. Carmelo Anthony is tired of being on the outside looking in. In parting comments Wednesday, Rivers sounded like he was leaning toward not breaking up the Clippers after their..." May 05

  • Damian Lillard Shoots Shot at Porzingis on Twitter; Throws Subtle Shade at NY Fans

    Black Sports Online "The Knicks have Kristaps Porzingis and well…not much else. Maybe they get lucky in the lottery and jump into the top 3. Pair a young intriguing guard such as Markelle Fultz or Lonzo Ball with Kristaps Porzingis and solidify a young core for the future. Not completely unlikely but still this..." May 04

  • Knicks enamored with 18-year-old French point guard

    New York Post "The last time the Knicks went French in the draft, it was a disaster, but times have changed since 1999. According to an NBA source, Knicks general manager Steve Mills jetted to France to catch 18-year-old point guard Frank Ntilikina play Tuesday night for Strasbourg in a French League match..." May 03

  • Michele Roberts: Phil Jackson ‘deliberately trying to shame’ Carmelo Anthony out of New York

    Sportsnaut "Michele Roberts, the executive director of the National League Basketball Players Association, does not have a high opinion of Phil Jackson. Referring to comments made by Jackson about Anthony in April, Roberts made her opinion quite known. “I think Phil was deliberately trying to shame..." May 03

  • Oakley thinks Carmelo should leave New York: 'He deserves better'

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says Carmelo Anthony needs to run like hell from the Knicks this off-season ... claiming he simply deserves better. Oakley was at the BTIG charity event in NYC on Tuesday when he told us straight up, "I think he just needs to get out of New York." Oak says he believes Melo..." May 03

  • Why Does Chris Paul Get a Pass While Carmelo Gets Roasted?

    Complex "Chris Paul has played in 76 career playoff games, the most all-time by a player without a conference finals appearance. He is 10th all-time in assists, 15th in steals, third in assists per game, fifth in steals per game, and is the only player in NBA history to average 18 points, nine assists, and..." May 02

  • Should The Knicks Trade Carmelo Anthony?

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are expected to re-open trade talks with the Clippers, though with different terms than the last time the two sides discussed a Carmelo Anthony deal. Instead of an Austin Rivers-centered proposal, which was reportedly on the table during the middle of the season, the Knicks would..." May 02

  • Report: Knicks like De’Aaron Fox

    Larry Brown Sports "With Derrick Rose possibly gone this offseason, the New York Knicks could be turning their attention towards drafting a replacement point guard. ESPN’s Ian Begley reports on Monday that the Knicks like Kentucky guard De’Aaron Fox. Begley also notes the team’s interest in French prospect Frank..." May 02

  • Why Clippers’ downfall could have Carmelo heading west

    New York Post "Chris Paul reprimanded J.J. Redick near the Clippers bench in the first quarter of Sunday’s Game 7. The shooting guard had failed to rush over to help out Paul, who had given up his dribble after being trapped by Utah’s swarming double-team. Two hours later, the Clippers left the Staples Center..." May 01

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Carmelo Anthony Making Last-ditch Effort To Save His Marriage

    TMZ "Carmelo Anthony's playing right up to the final buzzer ... doing everything he can to win La La back and keep their marriage from ending in divorce. Sources close to the couple tell us ... Melo's been sending his estranged wife texts telling her he's still in love and doesn't want her to leave..." April 27

  • Kobe says Jackson-Melo feud not beyond reconciliation

    New York Post "Phil Jackson attended the premiere Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival of the animated movie Kobe Bryant made from his poem “Dear Basketball.’’ Considering the wars Bryant and the Knicks president waged in print and in public back in their Lakers days, maybe there is hope for the Zen Master and..." April 27

  • Joakim Noah Undergoes Surgery on Rotator Cuff Injury

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks announced Thursday that center Joakim Noah underwent surgery on his right shoulder to repair a torn rotator cuff Wednesday. Noah missed the final 30 games of the 2016-17 season due to surgery on his left knee. In addition to his shoulder and knee injuries, Noah dealt with..." April 27

  • Why Carmelo Anthony must leave Knicks for this NBA team

    New York Daily News "51-32. That's the Clippers' record the last three years with Blake Griffin out of the lineup. Chris Paul missed 13 of those same games. In the 70 games Paul played without Blake, the Clippers' record was 47-23, good for a projected 55-win season. Griffin is just not that valuable to the..." April 25

  • Rose attended Bulls game because he 'wanted to be around a playoff atmosphere'

    Chicago Tribune "Shortly after Derrick Rose took his front-row baseline seat with his son, the "MVP! MVP!" chants boomed throughout the United Center. Those cheers once were for Rose. Now, they're showered on Jimmy Butler. But Rose said sitting in such a prominent spot in a building and sporting city he once..." April 24