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  • The case for keeping Frank Ntilikina

    Posting And Toasting "The 2018-19 season was one long drawn out sophomore slump for Frank Ntilikina, and there’s a foreboding feel about the way his campaign concluded, but the franchise should show restraint and retain him because he’s already proven he can be a valuable NBA..." April 22

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks Willing To Trade Top 3 Pick In Draft For Superstar

    Fadeaway World "Zion Williamson is being hailed as the next great NBA superstar, even before he has touched a pro-level court. ASs the projected #1 overall pick, many are insisting he is a once in a generation type of talent. Jerry West even compared passing on Zion in the draft to passing on Michael..." April 22

  • Phil Jackson's bad trades still haunting the Knicks

    New York Post "It was a minor, nothing-with-nothing trade at the time. But it now goes down as another Phil Jackson blunder. Usually a bonus to finishing with the NBA’s worst record – which the Knicks did for the first time since 1985 – is having the first pick of the second round...." April 21

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Zion Williamson To The Knicks Could Be A Mess, Says Jay Williams

    TMZ "Zion Williamson better hope New York doesn't end up with the #1 overall pick ... 'cause Jay Williams tells TMZ Sports he's not confident the Knicks owner would know how to handle a player of his caliber.  "I live in New York City, so..." April 18

  • Knicks front office optimistic about what NBA draft, free agency will bring

    SNY TV "Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry are optimistic in the franchise's future heading into the NBA draft and what is expected to be a busy free-agency period. "We feel good about the summer," Mills said, according to Newsday's Steve Popper. "We..." April 18

  • Knicks exec on star chase: ‘A lot of guys are interested in New York’

    New York Post "Whether it’s winning the draft lottery, or signing Kevin Durant and a star companion, or making trades to ease into their massive salary-cap space, Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry won’t back off from the giant optimism displayed in a recent letter to..." April 18

  • NBA Rumors: Knicks Could Offer A Monster Package For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "With their eyes set on Kevin Durant, the Knicks are set for some serious changes this summer. But could those changes include the arrival of Anthony Davis? Nolan Jensen of Fansided’s Pelican Debrief recently suggested that the Knicks’ dreams may stretch..." April 17

  • NBA rumors: Warriors’ Kevin Durant non-committal about news Knicks need to hear

    Newark Star-Ledger "The dream is almost real for the Knicks to dream on. ‘Almost’ being the key word. As the Knicks and every basketball fan that bleeds blue and orange watches the NBA postseason, all eyes will be on the Golden State Warriors and superstar scoring..." April 17

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Former Knick Al Harrington is 6-9, but he’s not done growing. His (legal) marijuana extracts may be coming to N.J.

    Newark Star-Ledger "You’d think that at 6 foot 9 inches, former New York Knick Al Harrington was done growing. But after 16 seasons in the NBA, he was just getting started: The power forward — and pride of the City of Orange — was about to become a cannabis industry giant, too. He would..." April 16

  • NBA Rumors: Hornets’ Kemba Walker as Knicks’ backup plan?

    Newark Star-Ledger "So you’re saying there’s a chance. For Kemba Walker, the dream of playing in Madison Square Garden isn’t over—yet. One year ago, the idea of Walker, a Bronx, N.Y. native, coming home to help save the Knicks in the summer of 2019 seemed..." April 15

  • ‘Cancerous’: Knicks players quietly couldn’t stand Allonzo Trier

    New York Post "If Kevin Durant becomes a Knick, rookie guard Allonzo Trier will have at least one teammate who will like him. Trier admitted last week he’s “absolutely’’ hoping the Knicks can land his mentor from Oklahoma City, where the Arizona product attended two years of..." April 15

  • Sources: Ewing to be Knicks' rep at draft lottery

    ESPN "Thirty-four years since New York Knicks great Dave DeBusschere pumped his fist on a podium after landing the No. 1 pick to select future Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, Ewing will now represent the franchise at the NBA draft lottery next month for a chance to draft Duke phenom Zion Williamson,..." April 13

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • David Fizdale says he offered DeAndre Jordan a buyout, but he wanted to stay with Knicks

    Clutch Points "When the New York Knicks acquired center DeAndre Jordan in a deal that sent fellow big man Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks back in January, Jordan was seen as mere salary fodder, and many felt the Knicks would buy him out. Apparently,..." April 12

  • Breaking down what the future could look like for current Knicks

    New York Post "Team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry were holding exit interviews with Knicks players Thursday and Friday to discuss each player’s uncertain future. Coach David Fizdale expects “a very different’’ roster in 2019-20. Several of the..." April 12

  • Should Lakers trade LeBron if Knicks land No. 1 overall pick?

    Amico Hoops "With the NBA regular season officially over, and the game’s top superstar missing in action for the first time in 15 years — that being LeBron James — the playoffs may lose a bit of luster. With that being said, while the Golden State Warriors likely cruise..." April 11

  • Knicks’ Kevin Durant confidence is spreading everywhere

    New York Post "The season ended fittingly Wednesday in a 115-89 blowout Garden loss to Detroit. The Knicks finished with the worst record in the NBA and equaled the worst season in their history at 17-65. The new season begins Thursday, when coach David Fizdale and his collection of young..." April 11

  • Could Kevin Durant make the New York Knicks great again?

    Sportsnaut "After last making the NBA Playoffs in 2013, the New York Knicks have been in a state of disarray, making tons of head-scratching moves since. The big picture: After a dismal decade, the New York Knicks are hoping that the arrival of Kevin Durant (and others) can make..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant Will Only Sign With The Knicks Under One Condition

    Fadeaway World "By all accounts, Kevin Durant’s future with the Knicks is all but guaranteed. The sense around the league is that the Knicks give Durant an opportunity to resurrect his damaged legacy in the NBA’s biggest market. But before we declare it a done deal, there may be a caveat..." April 10

  • David Fizdale not looking to change Knicks’ coaching staff

    New York Post "Knicks coach David Fizdale is content with his young coaching staff and has no plans of hiring a veteran assistant to focus on improving the team’s defense, ranked 28th in the NBA. Last week, Fizdale said the focus of the offseason would be bringing in more defensive-minded..." April 10

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Allegedly 'Debating' Who Would Sign with Knicks First

    The Big Lead "According to the Athletics’s Frank Isola, some executives and player agents are so confident both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are coming to Knicks that one said the debate is actually now who signs first. Why does that matter? To not be been seen as the..." April 09

  • Knicks’ point guard mystique now more complicated than ever

    New York Post "During this rubble of a season, the Knicks auditioned a million point guards — or so it seemed. Yet the position still is a gloppy mess entering the offseason. Knicks coach David Fizdale used six different starters at the position. Of all people, Mario Hezonja will..." April 09

  • Several Contenders Had Interest In Mario Hezonja At Trade Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "Mario Hezonja is showing off his play-making skills during the Knicks final games of the season. The team handed him starting point guard duties over the weekend and he has looked like a completely different player than the one who registered just a single 20-point game..." April 09

  • Report: Some agents believe Durant-Irving pairing on Knicks is inevitable

    Larry Brown Sports "The rumors and chatter linking both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with the New York Knicks simply will not subside. According to Frank Isola of the Athletic, some executives and agents in NBA circles remain convinced that Durant and Irving will team up on the Knicks when both become..." April 08

  • Huge Majority in NBA Player Survey Believes Kevin Durant is Going to the Knicks

    12 Up "Kevin Durant's pending free agency has been a talking point all season long. And the team that everyone seems to link him to again and again? The New York Knickerbockers. After trading away their only real star in Kristaps Porzingis and clearing all that cap space, the..." April 08

  • The Reason Why The Knicks Traded Kristaps Porzingis

    Fadeaway World "New York rocked the world in February when they traded their recovering franchise star, Kristaps Porzingis, to Dallas. For a while, Porzingis was hailed as one of the brightest young stars in the game, even earning his signature “the unicorn” nickname. Speculation seems to..." April 08

  • Knicks to fans: Team set up to sign ‘2 max free agents’

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Knicks aren’t pulling any punches with fans. This summer has the chance to change the franchise forever. Fans expect that. Now the front office is talking like it. Here’s some of what the Knicks sent to season ticket holders over..." April 08

  • Pending free agent Mario Hezonja: “I’m ready to talk to Dolan.”

    New York Daily News "If the Knicks gave the ball to him earlier this season, Mario Hezonja believes he could’ve made the rookies better. But as this ugly season played out, Hezonja was given his first start at point guard in Game 79 — then led the Knicks to victory Sunday in Game 80 —..." April 08

  • Knicks rookie Mitchell Robinson claims he had never heard of Hakeem Olajuwon before Hall of Famer praised him

    New York Post "Mitchell Robinson doesn’t know who legendary former Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon is. That’s OK. Hakeem “The Dream” now knows Robinson, who has set the Knicks rookie record for blocked shots in a season. Robinson also has at least two blocks in 27 straight..." April 07

  • Knicks execs confident in ‘two max free agents’ in letter to fans

    New York Post "Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry sent a letter to season-ticket holders this week, promising “an extremely bright future’’ and to “diligently” use their cap space this summer. The 279-word essay, dated April 3, marked the first time team..." April 06

  • David Fizdale hints Emmanuel Mudiay’s Knicks’ days may be numbered

    New York Post "When David Fizdale rested sore-shouldered Emmanuel Mudiay for Friday’s 120-96 blowout loss to the Rockets, the Knicks coach made a comment that he didn’t want to do anything that might affect Mudiay’s career with his first free agency upcoming. “I think about..." April 06

  • Zion Williamson would 'love to play' for the Knicks

    Yardbarker "The Knicks  apparently won’t have to worry about Zion Williamson  demanding a trade if they win the lottery. Williamson said on Friday that he would “love to play” for the Knicks if they drafted him, per Adam Zagoria of the New York Times.  The Duke..." April 06

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Knicks might sit Dennis Smith Jr. rest of season with sore back

    New York Post "Dennis Smith Jr. trash-talked Knicks assistant coach Royal Ivey in the visitors’ locker room in Orlando on Wednesday night, joking that he reinjured his back “bustin’ his ass” in practice. Ivey, the former Thunder swingman who is just 37, participated in..." April 05

  • DeAndre Jordan has accepted his role with Knicks

    Newsday "Through the final steps of the Knicks' march into ignominious history, likely the worst season in franchise history, coach David Fizdale has tried to focus on development of the young core that figures to be around in whatever direction the rebuild takes on. But he also has tried to hand..." April 05

  • Germany's Small But Devoted Group Of Knicks Fans Has Plenty Of Takes And Hates James Dolan

    Deadspin "As he watched the New York Knicks play on TV in the middle of March, Max Thümer explained why he had, weeks before, vowed to stop watching the team. It was the Kristaps Porzingis trade. “I’ve just been thinking about why I spend so much of my rare..." April 04

  • Why Ric Bucher believes Kevin Durant leaving Warriors for Knicks is 'done'

    Yahoo! Sports "Why Ric Bucher believes Kevin Durant leaving Warriors for Knicks is 'done' originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Most people think Kevin Durant would be crazy to leave the Warriors, especially if the Dubs cap off this season by winning..." April 04

  • Knicks keep their promise to Mario Hezonja, and it pays off

    New York Post " If Mario Hezonja played all the time the way he did Wednesday, he never would have been shown the door by the Magic in the first place. Knicks coach David Fizdale kept his promise and it paid off — at least for Hezonja. In January, Fizdale guaranteed Hezonja that in the..." April 04

  • Source: NBA Would Have Blocked Kristaps Porzingis Trade If They Believed Case Was Strong

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA would not have allowed the Dallas Mavericks' trade for Kristaps Porzingis with the New York Knicks to be executed if they believed the sexual assault case again him appeared to be strong, according to a source briefed on the trade call. The New York Knicks made the..." April 03

  • Charles Oakley claims Jeff Bezos wants to buy the Knicks

    New York Post "Aspiring chef Charles Oakley just served up some juicy NBA gossip regarding the Knicks. Last week during a pilot The Ringer filmed called“Tough Chef with Charles Oakley,” the former Knicks big man said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is interested in buying the..." April 03

  • One Team Expected Knicks To Attach Three FRPs To Unload Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks unloaded Tim Hardaway Jr. as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade, which frees up substantial cap space this offseason. Hardaway is owed $20 million in 19-20 and $18.98 million in 20-21. "There was at least one team that thought they'd get three..." April 03

  • Report: Knicks sign guard Billy Garrett Jr. for rest of season

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks have signed guard Billy Garrett Jr. for the remainder of this season: Garrett is a 24-year-old shooting guard who last played for the Westchester Knicks in the G League. At 6-6, the Chicago native has good size and a knack for scoring the..." April 02

  • Luke Kornet sees role increase for Knicks as season winds down

    Newsday "When the Knicks have spoken over and over again about developing their young players, it has meant rookies Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson, who they can imagine starting alongside the help they believe will come this summer. But as they make their way to the end of the season, an odd..." April 02

  • Mavs Were Told Porzingis Incident Involved Extortion

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks were told that the Kristaps Porzingis situation was a case of extortion rather than a rape allegation before they acquired him from the Knicks, sources told Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. A woman who lived in the same..." April 02

  • Woman wanted Knicks to 'mediate' with Porzingis

    ESPN "Eight months after a 29-year-old woman said that NBA star Kristaps Porzingisraped her inside his apartment, she contacted the New York Knicks' legal department to seek to "mediate in private" a payment of $68,000, according to emails obtained by ESPN. At the..." April 01

  • Did the Kristaps Porzingis rape claim help push Knicks to trade?

    New York Post "The Knicks knew about Tim Hardaway Jr. The Knicks knew about Kristaps Porzingis. On March 21, the Mavericks announced Hardaway would be shut down with a stress reaction in his left tibia. Four days ago, Dallas revealed he is expected to undergo surgery to insert a rod in his leg to..." April 01

  • Knicks reportedly informed Mavs management of alleged extortion attempt against Porzingis, not rape accusation

    Sports Day "Two league sources on Sunday strongly contradicted Saturday's report by ESPN that the Knicks informed the Mavericks of a pending rape allegation against Kristaps Porzingis during the Jan. 31 call with NBA officials to finalize Porzingis' trade to Dallas. "The word that..." March 31

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis allegedly punched woman during rape

    New York Post "Former Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis allegedly punched his neighbor in the face as he raped her, police sources told The Post on Sunday. The 7-foot-3 Latvian allegedly unleashed the brutal attack Feb. 7, 2018 inside his penthouse at the soaring Sky building in Midtown West, hours..." March 31