Knicks Rumors & News

  • Report: Kyle O’Quinn wants to sign with Warriors

    Larry Brown Sports "The Golden State Warriors won the NBA championship this past season despite having a glut of largely unplayable big men on their roster. Now a potential solution may be waiting in the wings for them. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Wednesday that New York Knicks big man Kyle..." June 21

  • Report: Knicks Met with Texas’ Mo Bamba, Exploring Trading Up in the Draft

    SLAM Online "Members of the Knicks organization held an in-person meeting with top prospect Mo Bamba on Wednesday, according to ESPN‘s Ian Begley: June 20

  • Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn Declines Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn has declined his player option for the 2018/19 season, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. O’Quinn will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Quinn, 28, enjoyed a career year with the Knicks during the 2017/18 season,..." June 20

  • Draft’s next ‘Jayson Tatum’ thinks he aced Knicks workout

    New York Post "During his workout 10 days ago, Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox believes he showed the Knicks staff plenty of reasons to draft him ninth Thursday night. He isn’t the only one. Wildcats coach John Calipari said teams will regret passing on Knox, and compared him to one of..." June 20

  • Knicks to play Wizards at London's O2 Arena in January 2019

    New York Daily News "London is calling once again for the Knicks. The NBA announced Wednesday that the Knicks will play the Wizards at The O2 Arena on January 17, marking the third time the Knicks have been summoned to England as part of the league’s efforts to expand its brand..." June 20

  • Enes Kanter's father indicted after charge of 'membership in a terror group', faces trial in Turkey

    ESPN "A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past..." June 19

  • Ex-Knick Nate Robinson says former coach Larry Brown made him cry, referred to him as ‘the little s—t’

    New York Daily News "Former Knicks point guard Nate Robinson alleged he suffered emotional abuse at the hands of Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown in an in-depth story published by Bleacher Report Monday. Robinson, a rookie at the time, alleges Brown referred to him daily as “the little..." June 19

  • Trae Young sees the Knicks upside of a draft slip

    New York Post "Point guard Trae Young said falling to nine in Thursday’s draft can still be “a great situation” because he would wind up a Knick and playing for new coach David Fizdale. Appearing on WFAN to promote a new endorsement deal, the Oklahoma freshman guard often compared..." June 19

  • Enes Kanter: Knicks have a 'good chance' to land LeBron James this summer

    USA Today "It appears as though New York Knicks forward Enes Kanter has moved on from trolling LeBron James to legitimately trying to recruit him. With all eyes around the league focused on James with less than two weeks before the start of free agency, Kanter says he's..." June 18

  • Knicks center Enes Kanter's father reportedly sentenced to 15 years in prison in Turkey

    New York Daily News "Enes Kanter’s father, Dr. Mehmet Kanter, has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Turkish government. The Knicks center believes the sentence is because of his critical comments of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the Turkish government,..." June 18

  • Knicks could be strong contender for Irving in 2019

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks might not make too much noise this summer, but next summer could just be their money-maker. Appearing Friday on “The Alan Hahn Show,” ESPN’s Ian Begley revealed that the Knicks are expected to be a strong contender for Kyrie Irving in..." June 17

  • Knicks' Porzingis talks injury return: 'I have to be smart'

    SNY TV "Knicks fans continue to sift through every vague update they can find on the health of star Kristaps Porzingis. The player himself spoke about his timetable while catching ACB basketball in Spain.  The answer, as it has been since he tore his ACL against the Bucks in..." June 15

  • NBA exec doesn't think hip injury will cause Porter to fall to Knicks

    SNY TV "Knicks Draft target Michael Porter, Jr. has cancelled his second Pro Day -- which was to take place on Friday -- due to a hip injury. Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry had been set to travel to Chicago to meet with the Missouri freshman, a league source told..." June 15

  • Knicks' Dotson seeing, feeling change with David Fizdale in place

    SNY TV "Knicks SG Damyean Dotson loves what he has seen so far from new head coach David Fizdale.  Fizdale was brought in by GM Scott Perry and team president Steve Mills to change the culture of the team. Though the season hasn't started yet, Dotson can already feel a..." June 14

  • Knicks analyst’s draft wish is also indictment of their young PGs

    New York Post "MSG Network’s Wally Szczerbiak likes both Villanova’s Mikal Bridges and Michigan State’s Miles Bridges — but believes the Knicks’ focus in the June 21 draft should be on their need for a top-line point guard. Szczerbiak, who doubles as a CBS college..." June 13

  • Report: Teams Gauging Knicks’ Interest in Trading up to Draft Michael Porter Jr

    SLAM Online "Teams with picks ahead of the Knicks (No. 9) in the upcoming draft are apparently reaching out to gauge their interest in trading up to select Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr, reports ESPN‘s Ian Begley: June 12

  • NBA Buyers Who Should Wait Until 2019 Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Patience is a virtue in the NBA—especially now, for a handful of teams, as the silly season nears. More than half the league will enter the summer without cap space or meaningful flexibility. Such a cash-strapped field invariably puts pressure on the select few squads with..." June 12

  • New York to free cap space for 2019, possibly to attract Kyrie Irving

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks could be in the running for one of the NBA’s biggest superstars, but it isn’t free agency darling LeBron James, but rather his former teammate Kyrie Irving. The Boston Celtics point guard revealed a conversation with Knicks forward..." June 12

  • Knicks' brass have date set to meet with Michael Porter Jr.

    SNY TV "Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry will travel to Chicago on Friday to meet with Missouri freshman forward Michael Porter Jr., a league source told SNY.tv. The 6-foot-10 Porter Jr. is expected to meet in Chicago with all of the top teams in the draft lottery,..." June 12

  • Knicks invite UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday for workout

    Yardbarker "The Knicks will work out UCLA point guard Aaron Holiday shortly before draft night, according to Ian Begley of ESPN. Holiday will have to make quite an impression to get drafted by New York. He’s currently ranked No. 17 by ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and the Knicks hold the No...." June 12

  • Here is David Fizdale’s Knicks coaching staff

    New York Post "David Fizdale’s coaching staff has been assembled. The Knicks announced Thursday that Keith Smart, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey have been hired as assistant coaches. Howard Eisley, a Hornacek assistant, is still in the organization, but it’s unclear whether..." June 08

  • Celtics 'scared' of Kyrie 'walking in 2019'; Knicks a threat

    NBC Sports Boston "The Celtics are "scared" of Kyrie Irving leaving when he reaches free agency next summer, Yahoo Sports' Chris Mannix says on his podcast, and the Knicks are a threat to sign Irving in 2019. Mannix reiterated his comments first made on NBC Sports Boston's..." June 08

  • Lonzo Ball, JR Smith Lead Betting Odds for Next NBA'er Busted for Burner Account

    Bleacher Report "Burner social media accounts are apparently all the rage in the NBA. Just ask former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Bryan Colangelo and Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant. And now, you can bet on which player will be caught using one..." June 08

  • Mikal Bridges: Why I would be great Knicks pick

    New York Post "Villanova junior Mikal Bridges has heard the chatter about being a perfect fit with the Knicks — and he embraces the potential of playing full time at the Garden. In fact, Bridges believes he’s had more success at the Garden than anywhere else, and he’s won two NCAA..." June 07

  • Enes Kanter Continues To Try To Recruit LeBron James To New York

    SLAM Online "On Wednesday night, as the Cavaliers fell down 3-0 to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, center Enes Kanter continued his futile attempt to recruit LeBron James to the Knicks, using a tweet sent out by The King in 2013. This is not the first time Kanter has tried..." June 07

  • Knicks are getting their first exclusive look at Villanova stud

    New York Post "Villanova will be in the house. Mikal Bridges, the Wildcats’ premier small forward, will work out Thursday for the Knicks in Tarrytown, according to an industry source, after being linked to the franchise since February. The Knicks are starving for a small forward..." June 06

  • Cavs, Knicks, Bulls Working Out Kevin Knox

    Hoops Rumors "Potential lottery pick Kevin Knox worked out for the Magic today and confirmed that Orlando isn’t the only Eastern lottery team he’s auditioning for in the weeks leading up to the draft. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel (Twitter link), Knox..." June 05

  • Knicks Hire Pat Sullivan As Assistant Coach

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have hired Pat Sullivan as an assistant coach on the staff of David Fizdale. Sullivan has coached with the Clippers over the past two seasons. Sullivan was previously an assistant with the Wizards, Pistons and Nets.  " June 05

  • Knicks legends wish Phil Jackson had reached out for help

    New York Post "Former Knicks guard Dick Barnett has something Phil Jackson doesn’t have — his Knicks jersey retired in the Garden rafters. But in reflecting on the Zen Master’s failure as Knicks president, Barnett, who wore No. 12, wondered why Jackson never once consulted with him..." June 05

  • Knicks president raves about Trae Young

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks hold the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft, and they may be keeping their fingers crossed that one big name will still be on the board. On Monday, Knicks president Steve Mills took an opportunity to rave about Trae Young ahead of a dinner with the Oklahoma..." June 05

  • NBA To Experiment With Coach Challenges During Summer League

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA will use this July’s Las Vegas Summer League to test out a new coach’s challenge system for referees’ calls, sources tell ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. According to Windhorst, league officials are still working out the exact details of how the system will work,..." June 04

  • Knicks scheduled to host Trae Young this Wednesday

    Yardbarker "The Knicks are scheduled to host Oklahoma point guard Trae Young for a private workout at the organization’s practice facility on Tuesday, tweets Marc Berman of the New York Post. We relayed earlier this week that the Knicks were one of a “handful” of teams Young..." June 03

  • Knicks eye ‘the next Stephen Curry’ to heal old draft wounds

    New York Post "If the basketball gods show New York hoops fans any justice, “The Next Stephen Curry’’ will fall — this time — to the Knicks at No. 9 in the June 21 NBA Draft. Trae Young is the biggest celebrity if not the most electric player in the draft. Yet..." June 03

  • Royal Ivey To Join Knicks’ Coaching Staff

    Hoops Rumors "Thunder assistant Royal Ivey will accept a position on David Fizdale’s coaching staff with the Knicks, posts Ian Begley on ESPN Now. Ivey, who grew up in New York, is in the process of finalizing a deal with the organization. He had interest from other teams, including the..." June 02

  • NBA Explains Why They Will Seek Royalty From Sports Betting

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver expounded on the NBA's position on seeking a royalty from legal sports betting now that it will be widely legalized in the United States. "One of the issues we had on the table and have been seeking is a so-called integrity fee," said Silver. "And the..." June 01

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: No anthem policy alterations needed

    San Francisco Gate "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday the league has no plans to change its longtime policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem, in the wake of the NFL adopting a similar rule last week. The NFL’s decision followed a tumultuous season in which several players..." June 01

  • NBA Still Not Interested In Pursuing Expansion

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA continues to resist the idea of expansion despite an obvious location in Seattle and strong candidates in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Kansas City. "As I said before, expansion is not on our agenda right now. We may turn back to it at some point," said Silver when..." June 01

  • Knicks’ Ron Baker picks up player option for next season, sources say

    Newsday "Ron Baker has picked up his $4.5-million player option for next season, according to league sources. This was the expected outcome for Baker, who only appeared in 29 games last season. He had season-ending shoulder surgery in February. The Knicks signed Baker to a two-year,..." May 31

  • Kristaps Porzingis return timetable shaky until September

    Clutch Points "It’s been a while since the New York Knicks last had a winning season, as once again, they are coming off a frustrating campaign in which they finished with an ugly 29-53 record. They would have had a better record if their unicorn, Kristaps Porzingis, was not limited to only 48..." May 31

  • Trae Young surprisingly grants Knicks a workout

    New York Post "Despite the Knicks picking ninth in the June 21 NBA Draft, Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young has decided to give them a private workout at the team facility in Tarrytown, according to an NBA source. At the NBA Draft Combine earlier this month, Young said he wasn’t sure if..." May 31

  • Joel Embiid, DeMar DeRozan to headline NBA Africa Game 2018

    247 Sports "The NBA released some details about the third NBA Africa Game on Thursday, including the date and location of the event.  From the NBA:  "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)..." May 31

  • NBA took notice of what Michael Beasley did for Knicks

    New York Post "Michael Beasley was back at the Knicks training facility in Tarrytown last week reuniting with David Fizdale. Beasley had two stints in Miami with the new Knicks coach — from 2008-10 and 2013-15. Fizdale was a Miami assistant then. “He likes him a..." May 29

  • Kristaps Porzingis was ‘very bad with police'

    New York Post "Going home hasn’t always been beneficial for Kristaps Porzingis. Last year, he had his driver’s license suspended, according to a New York Times profile on countrywoman and tennis star Jelena Ostapenko, citing Latvian news reports. The two like to drive fast, and..." May 27

  • Why Knicks must resist the Trae Young temptation

    New York Post "Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina couldn’t legally enjoy a beer Wednesday as he sat in the stands at TD Garden in Boston watching the Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals with a small team contingent. In fact, Ntilikina, 19, won’t be able to do..." May 27

  • Three Knicks assistants won’t return next season as David Fizdale’s staff takes shape: sources

    New York Daily News "With David Fizdale bringing in his own staff, three Knicks assistants from last season — Jerry Sichting, Corey Gaines and Dave Bliss — won't return to the team, the Daily News has learned. Video coordinator Pat Licursi is also gone, sources said. Fizdale is..." May 25

  • Kristaps Porzingis excited after ‘great conversation’ with David Fizdale

    Larry Brown Sports "New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has spoken with his new coach about the direction of the team, and the big man apparently likes where things are heading. On Thursday, Porzingis made his first public comments about the Knicks hiring David Fizdale, and he seems quite..." May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24