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  • Voice from Phil Jackson era now ripping Knicks for Mario Hezonja

    New York Post "Bitter ex-employee much? Clarence Gaines Jr., Phil Jackson’s former right-hand man as Knicks special adviser, went on a Twitter attack again Sunday morning following the Knicks’ final-second loss to the Celtics on Saturday night, this time going after team..." October 22

  • As Knicks fans make pitch, Kyrie reaffirms love for Boston

    NBC Sports Boston "His declaration to re-sign in Boston be damned. As Kyrie Irving navigated the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden, a stage he’s repeatedly professed his fondness to play upon, they all made their pleas. Ballboys, security guards, fans. Come play in your backyard. You..." October 22

  • Kevin Knox carried off after painful ankle injury versus Celtics

    247 Sports "This is not good news for the New York Knicks. The team is already ailing with the absence of Kristaps Porzingis, who is still months away from a return due to a torn ACL. Now, the Knicks have just suffered another serious loss. That would be because top 10 pick Kevin Knox was just..." October 21

  • Kyrie considered joining Knicks

    ESPN "All-Star guard Kyrie Irving said that before he committed to re-signing with the Boston Celtics, he strongly considered the New York Knicks as a potential free-agent destination. "I mean, every team was under consideration, but obviously New York held a special place for..." October 21

  • Knicks coach Fizdale: Kyrie is 'the one guy I would pay to go see'

    USA Today "The Celtics are making their first visit to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, and Knicks head coach David Fizdale gave some high praise to Kyrie Irving. Prior to the contest, in his pregame availability, Fizdale let it be known that Irving was the one player in the league that..." October 21

  • Knicks rookie Knox out 2-4 weeks with ankle injury

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks suffered two losses on Saturday. The team lost to the Boston Celtics, 103-101 at home, and rookie power forward Kevin Knox for the foreseeable future. Knox suffered a left ankle sprain and was forced to leave the game. While X-Rays on Knox’s ankle came back..." October 21

  • Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson fired by Knicks because ‘people close to you will take the knife and put it in your back’

    Yahoo! Sports "When he hired Phil Jackson as team president, Knicks owner James Dolan infamously said he was ceding control “willingly and gratefully.” But New York kept Steve Mills, who had been running the front office, on staff as general manager. Mills also replaced Jackson as..." October 19

  • Kyrie Irving on facing Knicks questions: ‘Who cares?’

    Sportsnaut "The New York Knicks are expected to pursue Kyrie Irving in free agency next summer, and reporters are certain to ask him about the rumors before the Boston Celtics take on the franchise. According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, however, Irving said he’s not concerned..." October 19

  • Kanter 'really serious' about joining WWE one day

    The Score "New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is still interested in pursuing professional wrestling once his NBA career is over. In a profile published Wednesday by Michael Pina of Vice Sports, the 26-year-old Kanter revealed he's spoken to people at WWE about his desire to join the company..." October 19

  • Report: Knicks, Lakers, Clippers will pursue Kevin Durant in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors are reportedly bracing for Kevin Durant to leave in free agency next summer. Just because of the New York rumors? Maybe. They’re spreading like wildfire. But the Knicks won’t be the only team chasing Durant. Chris..." October 19

  • Speedy youngsters have Knicks leading one ‘non-negotiable’ stat

    New York Post "“The Fiz Kids” are No. 1 in the NBA in two things. They are the league’s youngest team with an average age of 24.1 and — at least after one game — the fastest. The Knicks may or may not win 30 games, but they are young, athletic and have a head coach in..." October 19

  • Knicks president Steve Mills denies rift with Kristaps Porzingis

    New York Daily News "Knicks president Steve Mills believes “we’re in a good place” with Kristaps Porzingis despite not giving the All-Star forward an extension by Monday’s deadline. In an interview with ESPN Radio, Mills said he was straightforward with Porzingis agent and brother,..." October 18

  • Steve Mills: Kristaps Porzingis OK with not getting contract extension

    Newsday "Knicks president Steve Mills appeared on ESPN radio Wednesday and addressed the decision not to come to an agreement on a contract extension for Kristaps Porzingis. He insisted that the Knicks star is on board with the decision. “So we’ve been very straightforward in our..." October 18

  • Unlike Kristaps Porzingis, the build will be slow for Knicks' Kevin Knox

    SNY TV "The Knicks' unveiling of their shiny new lottery pick three years ago went a little bit differently. It was in late October, against these same Atlanta Hawks, when 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis made his home debut. The rookie added the first ever play to his highlight..." October 18

  • The least heralded Knicks rookie stole show from Kevin Knox

    New York Post "On opening night, the Knicks’ three rookies ran the gamut. There was the good (Allonzo Trier scoring 15 points), the bad (Kevin Knox making just 4-of-16 shots) and the unfortunate (Mitchell Robinson tweaking his ankle in just over a minute of action) in the Knicks’..." October 18

  • What Can We Actually Expect From The Knicks?

    Black Sports Online "It’s that favorite time of year for Knicks fans. Opening Night is amongst us as the Knicks are set to face off against the Hawks. But, what can fans expect this upcoming season? There are lots of reasons to be excited if you’re a Knicks fan- the team has a new promising..." October 17

  • NBA rumors: More dots connecting Warriors' Kevin Durant to Knicks

    Newark Star-Ledger "Remember when buzz continued to follow LeBron James to an eventual landing spot with the Lakers all last season? That same feeling is starting to surround Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant and the Knicks. The latest in a long..." October 17

  • Knicks GM: Why we couldn’t trade Joakim Noah

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Scott Perry never saw Joakim Noah as a good match for this rebuilding 2018-19 Knicks team, and said trading him or releasing him via the league’s stretch provision was the only measure that made sense. Noah was finally waived Saturday after Perry had tried..." October 17

  • Tank or play dark horse? Here's the pros and cons to each Knicks strategy this season

    SNY TV "The 2018-19 season is going to be a transitional one for the Knicks.With a brand-new coach in David Fizdale and a highly touted rookie in Kevin Knox, there is plenty of reason for a long-suffering fanbase to be hopeful for the future. But there's also a lot of..." October 17

  • One answer shows risk of Knicks letting Porzingis’ deal linger

    New York Post "Knicks general manager Scott Perry claimed he’s in a “comfortable place” with Kristaps Porzingis after it became official Monday he’s not getting his contract extension until he becomes a restricted free agent in July. But Perry strangely demurred..." October 17

  • Knicks coach David Fizdale explains shocking decision to start Frank Ntilikina at small forward over Kevin Knox

    New York Daily News "For his first real game as Knicks coach, David Fizdale sent out a shocker. He announced Tuesday – a day before the Knicks host the Hawks in the season opener -- that Kevin Knox will be removed from the starting lineup and replaced, at small forward, by Frank Ntilikina. The..." October 17

  • Knicks announce opening night starting lineup, and Kevin Knox isn't in it

    SNY TV "The Knicks have their starting five set for Wednesday night's season opener against the Atlanta Hawks, but 2018 first-round pick Kevin Knox didn't make the cut. On the court for tipoff at Madison Square Garden will be Enes Kanter, Lance Thomas, Tim..." October 16

  • Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency. The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer. In an ideal..." October 16

  • Knicks Trying To Trade Courtney Lee

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are attempting to trade Courtney Lee. Lee is owed $12.7 million for the 19-20 season, which the Knicks would like to remove from their books to maximize their cap space. " October 16

  • Knicks stress patience, indulge impatient tendencies by stretching Joakim Noah

    Pro Basketball Talk "Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry talked a big game about patiently rebuilding – practically a foreign concept in New York. And most of the summer, they backed up their words. They drafted Kevin Knox No. 9 and Mitchell Robinson No. 36. They..." October 15

  • Knicks projected as worst team in NBA this season

    SNY TV "Nobody is expecting the Knicks to be a playoff contender this season without Kristaps Porzingis, but prognosticators are predicting that things are going to be pretty bleak this season.  Per FiveThirtyEight's CARMELO system, which factors each player's..." October 15

  • Knicks Won't Sign Kristaps Porzingis To Extension Before Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks are not expected to sign Kristaps Porzingis to a contract extension before today's deadline. Porzingis will be a restricted free agent next offseason. " October 15

  • Knicks exercise third-year option on Frank Ntilikina

    New York Daily News "Let’s be frank, this isn’t a big surprise. The Knicks announced Monday that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina, their first-round pick in 2017 draft (8th overall) from France. Ntilikina, 6-6, 200-pounds, struggled in his rookie..." October 15

  • Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson was stabbed in the back with Knicks

    New York Post "Phil Jackson made plenty of mistakes in three years as Knicks president. He gave $72 million to Joakim Noah, who provided 53 games of service to the Knicks before finally being waived this weekend. He hired Derek Fisher as head coach, and inserted Kurt Rambis as the interim coach..." October 15

  • Courtney Lee knows he may not get to witness Knicks’ end game

    New York Post "It would be different if Kristaps Porzingis were healthy. It would be different if the Knicks front office took after its predecessors and considered a shortcut to the postseason. But now there is prudence. There is patience. There is a new coach and a young core, pegged by oddsmakers..." October 15

  • Knicks Waive Joakim Noah, Allen, Coby

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have officially announced that they have waived center Joakim Noah, with both Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN reporting that the club will utilize the stretch provision on his contract after failing to reach a buyout agreement. The..." October 13

  • Knicks officially waive Joakim Noah

    New York Daily News "The Knicks finally severing ties with Joakim Noah on Saturday afternoon, announcing they have waived the former All-Star after two astoundingly disappointing seasons. A source told the Daily News that Noah was waived outright, meaning he gave up no money in a buyout. The..." October 13

  • Knicks' Fizdale focused on Kristaps Porzingis' leadership as rehab continues

    SNY TV "Knicks star F Kristaps Porzingis is frustrated.  The Latvian big man has been forced to watch along this entire preseason as his teammates get ready for the 2018-19 campaign. Porzingis is still rehabbing after his ACL surgery eight months ago, and though his progress..." October 11

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. embracing being the Knicks’ No. 1 option

    New York Post "There was Tim Hardaway Jr., the second-generation stud. Tim Hardaway Jr., the first-round Knicks draft pick and All-Rookie first-teamer and would-be Carmelo Anthony sidekick. Tim Hardaway Jr., the trade chip for an impetuous Phil Jackson. Tim Hardaway Jr., the D-Leaguer and ground-up Atlanta..." October 11

  • Knicks’ expensive G-League team adds an Ivy League dreamer

    New York Post "The Knicks may be forming the most expensive G-League team in history, and the latest addition is expected to be forward Jeff Coby, an art history major out of Columbia, who signed Sunday. In using a new addition to the collective bargaining agreement, the Knicks, from Oct. 2-7,..." October 10

  • The Kevin Knox hype has stopped abruptly

    New York Post "The runaway hype for rookie lottery pick Kevin Knox was fast, and now he admits he’s playing too fast. Knox’s preseason has taken a decided downturn, especially in his first two games at the Garden. In his new home, Knox is shooting 8-of-28 with 10 turnovers. That’s..." October 10

  • Ntilikina complicates his point-guard shot on bad day for Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks will likely have more problems than just at point guard this season, but coach David Fizdale was tinkering at that position Monday night. In the Knicks’ sobering 110-98 preseason loss to the Wizards, Frank Ntilikina made his first start this preseason and first start..." October 09

  • Ron Baker’s ‘havoc mindset’ has him near Knicks roster spot

    New York Post "Knicks coach David Fizdale is falling for guard Ron Baker in the same way ex-Knick president Phil Jackson and former coach Jeff Hornacek once did. If there was doubt Baker had his 15-man roster spot sewn up, it may have been erased the moment he hit the deck for a loose ball in..." October 09

  • Knicks will soon get rid of Joakim Noah, sources say

    New York Daily News "Joakim Noah remains on the Knicks roster, but not for long. Unless a trade opportunity suddenly emerges for the center, the Knicks will waive Noah before the regular-season roster needs to be set on Oct. 15, sources told the Daily News. The Knicks have been shopping Noah but..." October 09

  • Report: Anthony Davis eyeing Lakers, Celtics, 76ers, Knicks

    247 Sports "Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is currently playing in New Orleans, but he may have his eyes elsewhere. According to a report from Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports, Davis is considering a handful of teams when it comes to his NBA future. The All-Star..." October 09

  • Noah Vonleh might be playing his way into Knicks’ plans

    New York Post "David Fizdale inserted Emmanuel Mudiay into Friday’s starting lineup in hopes of busting the once-hyped prospect out of his shooting slump. Instead, the coach watched another former lottery pick break out. Noah Vonleh increased the likelihood the Knicks hang onto the..." October 07

  • Knicks Waive Paul Watson

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks once again opened a spot on their training camp roster by waiving a player who appears destined for their G League team, tweets Ian Begley of ESPN. This time it’s Paul Watson, a shooting guard from Fresno State who signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the team..." October 07

  • With Kyrie off the table, Knicks' 2019 free agency hopes shift to Durant

    Yardbarker "After Kyrie Irving‘s verbal long-term commitment to the Celtics, it appears the free agent class of 2019 became a little less lucrative. Irving was reportedly one of the Knicks’ prime targets next summer and now, New York’s free agency hopes may be Kevin Durant or..." October 06

  • Knicks Sign Paul Watson

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks‘ 20th-man carousel continues to rotate, with the team announcing today (via Twitter) that it has signed former Fresno State shooting guard Paul Watson to fill the opening on its roster. Watson, who went undrafted in 2017, played for the Westchester..." October 05

  • Kristaps Porzingis Feels Like He’s ‘Pretty Close To Being Back To Normal’ Following Knee Surgery

    Dime Magazine "So much of the New York Knicks’ 2018-19 season depends on the health of Kristaps Porzingis. If he’s able to play following surgery on the torn ACL he suffered last season, perhaps the Knicks can push for their first playoff appearance since the 2012-13 campaign. If the team..." October 05

  • Enes Kanter not yet ready to give up job to talented rookie big man

    New York Post "While the new guy, uber-athletic rookie center Mitchell Robinson, grabs all the headlines, old-schooler Enes Kanter is still grabbing all the rebounds. Knicks coach David Fizdale talks up the 26-year-old Kanter as a basketball dinosaur but a bull-like force he’s glad to have...." October 05

  • Mitchell Robinson and Knicks coach disagree on ankle injury

    New York Post "One game after baiting Washington’s Markieff Morris into an ejection, Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson was forced to leave early, suffering a sprained right ankle early in the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-102 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center on..." October 04

  • Knicks sign former Hawks draft pick John Jenkins

    New York Daily News "John Jenkins, a veteran guard who played for Westchester in the G-League two seasons ago, was signed by the Knicks on Wednesday, the team announced in a press release. Jenkins, 6-4, 215, was originally a first-round pick (23rd overall) of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2012 NBA Draft. The..." October 04

  • Kevin Durant Reportedly Views The Knicks The Same Way LeBron James Viewed The Lakers

    Uproxx "There’s a plausible scenario in which Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors in free agency next summer. Durant is slated to hit the open market when July 1, 2019 rolls around, as the two-year deal he agreed to with the franchise this past summer features a player option for next..." October 04

  • Knicks Reportedly Have a Great Shot at Signing Kevin Durant

    Complex "Kevin Durant's future beyond this season remains a mystery, but if he wins a third title in a row, and third consecutive Finals MVP with the stacked Warriors, there's only one destination that might salvage a legacy many will write with an asterisk. While..." October 04