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  • Charles Oakley Says Patrick Ewing Isn't Right Fit For Knicks Job

    TMZ "Charles Oakley says even though the dude's a LEGEND in New York, Patrick Ewing simply ain't the right guy to take over for David Fizdale as Knicks head coach. But, don't worry, Oak's got someone in mind -- Mark Jackson!! TMZ..." December 14

  • Carmelo Anthony says his number should be retired by the Nuggets as well as the Knicks

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony is best known for his time with the New York Knicks. Where exactly that falls, though, depends on your perspective. Anthony's biggest fans point to the 54-win Knicks team that Anthony led during the 2012-13 season, in which he was the runner-up for MVP. That..." December 13

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks must give next head coach 'opportunity to grow and evolve'

    SNY TV "With David Fizdale's firing by the Knicks last Friday, the team is now looking for the next head coach to get the franchise back on track. SNY's Ian Begley has listed some potential candidates to replace Fizdale, and three of those names - Jeff Van Gundy, Tom..." December 13

  • 'They Really Don't Know S--t': Knicks Players Hear It, and They're Logging Off

    Bleacher Report "In the past year, the New York Knicks have been ripped for trading Kristaps Porzingis and getting an underwhelming return. Months later, they were ripped for missing out on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. They were ripped for spending $77 million on free agents,..." December 13

  • Could Thunder GM Sam Presti leave for the Knicks?

    SI "Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News is reporting that Thunder owner Clay Bennett would allow Sam Presti to leave the organization for another job even though he is under contract. In November, Bondy wrote about a potential upheaval in the Knicks as head coach David Fizdale was under fire...." December 13

  • Two-Way Players Making Bids For Promotions

    Hoops Rumors "Players on two-way contracts are free to appear in NBA games, but there are limitations on the amount of time they can spend with their respective NBA teams. Each two-way player can spend up to 45 days with his NBA club, assuming he signed his two-way deal before the season..." December 13

  • Chris Paul releases statement on rumor involving NBPA executive Michele Roberts

    Real GM Basketball "Chris Paul has refuted a report from Peter Vecsey that Michelle Roberts is no longer executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. " December 13

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Suffers Sudden Brain Hemorrhage

    People "Former NBA commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage Thursday, according to the sports league. “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency..." December 13

  • NBA to add G League team in Mexico City in 2020

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expanding its reach into Mexico. Capitanes, a Mexico City-based team from the top Mexican professional basketball league Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, will be joining the NBA G League starting with the 2020-21 season, the league officially announced on..." December 13

  • Several members in Knicks organization expect president Steve Mills to be fired at end of season, per report

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks have already fired head coach David Fizdale. At the moment, it doesn't seem like team president Steve Mills is far behind as "several members of the organization said this week that they fully expect Mills will be replaced as team president at the end of..." December 12

  • Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau on Knicks’ short list for head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks fired David Fizdale last week after the coach failed to win with a roster that basically gave him no chance, and there would be a big risk involved for anyone who is brave enough to take the job next. Despite that, the Knicks seem to think they can still attract some flashy..." December 12

  • Knicks approached Pelicans about trade centered around Kristaps Porzingis-Anthony Davis swap, per report

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are going through one of their regular collapses. This time around, they started out the season 4-20, have already fired head coach David Fizdale and executives Steve Mills and Scott Perry are on the hot seat. As the prospects of another bleak winter set in around..." December 12

  • Social Media Thinks They’ve Found Knicks Owner James Dolan’s Burner Account

    Total Pro Sports "If not for Kevin Durant, fans would likely never look for athletes to have fake accounts on social media, but welcome to 2019 as we get ready to transition to 2020 and it continues to be a thing. On Wednesday, fans seem to put 2 and 2 together and figure out that a Twitter account..." December 12

  • Blazers GM Neil Olshey is the dark horse Knicks savior

    New York Post "While Masai Ujiri of Nigeria is a pie-in-the-sky pick to next run the Knicks, there are other presidential options if Steve Mills is bounced after the season. In fact, owner James Dolan may look at someone with strong New York roots who’s had loads of success on the West..." December 12

  • At least 2 teams doing background checks on Nets’ Rodions Kurucs for possible trade

    Clutch Points "Brooklyn Nets second-year forward Rodions Kurucs is reportedly gaining some attention as a potential trade target. ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports at least two teams are “spending resources to conduct a full background check” on the young forward to determine if..." December 12

  • Knicks’ Marcus Morris not looking to get traded, says he’s ‘built for New York’

    New York Daily News "Marcus Morris has been the best player on a team going nowhere. Add in that Morris is on an expiring contract and he becomes a prime candidate for a trade by the February deadline. But Morris has no interest in leaving the Knicks. In fact, he quoted Carmelo Anthony’s loyalty after..." December 12

  • Surveying the potential Andre Iguodala trade landscape

    Daily Memphian "The NBA trade deadline isn’t until Feb. 6, but it could be said that the NBA trade season begins this week. By Dec. 15, every player who signed as a free agent this summer — which is a fairly large portion of the league — will be eligible to be traded, with some players coming..." December 12

  • Knicks' Marcus Morris excited to be playing against Carmelo Anthony

    Newsday "Marcus Morris is just five years younger than Carmelo Anthony, but he grew up wanting to emulate him, modeling his game on the high-scoring Anthony’s style. And now, as he was preparing to face Anthony Tuesday, he strongly supports Anthony’s return to the NBA. Anthony..." December 11

  • Indiana Pacers: 2 players who would be perfect trade targets

    Clutch Points "Kevin Pritchard has been very aggressive when it comes to acquiring talent for the Indiana Pacers over the past couple of seasons. He had a top-notch offseason with the additions of Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, and T.J. Warren, but there are still a few holes that the team could..." December 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Hopes Knicks Retire His No. 7 Jersey at MSG

    Bleacher Report "Frank Isola of The Athletic reported Tuesday there was mutual interest between the two sides. Anthony wanted to sign early in order to help the front office recruit free agents, but the team only wanted to add him if they also landed Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, both of whom instead..." December 11

  • Kevin Durant strongly considered New York, but didn’t push them like Kyrie Irving did Nets

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Durant strongly considered the New York Knicks, according to sources closes to the situation. Durant, however, never pushed the Knicks the way Kyrie Irving pushed the Brooklyn Nets. Irving sold the Nets as a destination due to their front office and the chance to make history..." December 11

  • Lost stars, lack of leadership and fleeting hope for the Knicks

    ESPN "BY THE TIME David Fizdale met with his bosses after a 37-point loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, his trademark wood-grain glasses did little to hide the toll coaching the New York Knicks for the past 19 months had taken on him. His eyes looked weary. His..." December 11

  • Marcus Morris could fetch a 1st-round pick on trade market

    Clutch Points "Marcus Morris Sr. could be among the hotwire names floating at the trade deadline for teams looking for help. The New York Knicks’ leading scorer has a team-friendly one-year, $15 million deal, a sum contenders would be more than willing to honor if they can give out a..." December 11

  • Dikembe Mutombo Says He’s “Not Sure” If He Would Thrive In Modern NBA

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is not what it used to be. A game dominated by big men and under-the-rim play has transformed into a shooters league, run by smaller guards who can pull up and score from the perimeter. And while some league legends attest they would still dominate today’s..." December 11

  • Breaking down possible replacements for Knicks’ exec Steve Mills

    New York Daily News "Coaches have cycled through the Knicks like the organization is a spin class. And frankly, the impact of coaches in the NBA is overrated. It’s a players league and the Knicks haven’t had good ones. Bottom line. So the more important hire for the Knicks, ESPECIALLY for the..." December 10

  • Knicks’ final farewell to David Fizdale has telling omission

    New York Post "It took 48 hours, but the Knicks finally released a statement to commend the fired David Fizdale for his work as Knicks coach that lasted a little more than one season. Embattled team president Steve Mills declined comment at Sunday’s practice on the Nike campus in nearby..." December 10

  • Knicks want to hire Jason Kidd to lure Giannis Antetokounmpo

    The Big Lead "The New York Knicks' grand plan to land Giannis Antetokounmpo may involve Jason Kidd. On First Take today, Stephen A. Smith reported that the rumor was "circulating" in the NBA.       December 10

  • Charles Barkley to Becky Hammon, Don't Take the Knicks Job!

    TMZ "It would be historic ... but Charles Barkley says Becky Hammon should NOT consider the NY Knicks head coaching job because it would set her up for failure! Of course, the Knicks are in the market for a new head coach after firing David Fizdale last week..." December 10

  • Carmelo Anthony seemingly calls out Kevin Durant over spurning Knicks

    Sportress of Blogitude "Carmelo Anthony understands all too well the pressures of playing for the New York Knicks, something that became all the more arduous during his tenure as the organization fell into a state of utter and total dysfunction under the watch of owner James Dolan. Anthony’s..." December 10

  • 'It's like gangs:' NBA stars share memories of European basketball crowds

    The Score "It's opening night in the NBA, and the first game of the 2019-20 season has just wrapped up, with the Toronto Raptors edging the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime after receiving their championship rings and raising the franchise's first championship banner. It's a..." December 10

  • Turner Sports Discussing If This Will Be Marv Albert's Final Season of NBA on TNT

    The Big Lead "There are ongoing conversations inside Turner Sports as to whether this will be Marv Albert's final season calling NBA on TNT, industry sources tell The Big Lead. If true, this would truly be the end of an era, as Albert has been calling the sport since 1967 and is arguably the NBA's..." December 10

  • An Early Primer for NBA Trade Season

    The Ringer "We’re in the groove, folks. One quarter of the season is complete and teams are finding out who they are and what they want. Soon, the floodgates will open for rumors and trades. On December 15, trade restrictions will lift on players who signed as free agents this past offseason, which..." December 10

  • Masai Ujiri Turned Down Massive Extension Offer From Raptors

    Real GM Basketball "Masai Ujiri turned down a massive contract extension offer from the Toronto Raptors last offseason, according to sources that spoke with Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. " December 10

  • Knicks keeping an eye on options to improve roster as trade season approaches

    SNY TV "We're basically a week away from the unofficial start to the trade season. On Dec. 15, players who signed contracts as free agents can be moved.  As that date approaches, the Knicks (4-18) are keeping an eye on potential moves that would improve the team, per SNY sources..." December 10

  • Knicks rookie RJ Barrett tries to deal with coaching change

    Newsday "It was just 22 games into his professional career when RJ Barrett got his first taste of the business of basketball, seeing the Knicks undergo a coaching change. It could have served as a reminder of where he came from that the practices the last two days were conducted at Coach K gym on the..." December 10

  • Carmelo Anthony on Playing for the Knicks: 'I Wanted That Challenge'

    Complex "Carmelo Anthony's time with the Knicks can be characterized in many ways. Yet, he'll forever be remembered for bravely standing within the chaos that surrounded the franchise. During an interview with the Daily News, Anthony explained that he..." December 09

  • Blazers’ Mario Hezonja admits he would’ve re-signed with Knicks had they called

    Clutch Points "Mario Hezonja signed with the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason after being rebuffed by the New York Knicks following a one-season stint with them. Now, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Hezonja would have been open to returning to the Knicks..." December 09

  • Knicks Could Sign Brandon Ingram To Max Contract In 2020 Offseason

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knicks are on the verge of several major changes as they look to steer their ship in the right direction. After the firing of coach David Fizdale, ownership is considering changes from the top as well, including Basketball President Steve Mills and team GM Scott..." December 09

  • Execs Say What the Cavaliers Could Get in a Kevin Love Trade

    Heavy "A first-round pick. Salary relief. Maybe an underachieving young player. When it comes to the haul that the Cavaliers might expect for big man Kevin Love, that’s probably about it, according to executives around the league. While we’ve seen teams like the Knicks,..." December 09

  • Rick Carlisle happy for David Fizdale ‘to be out of that terrible mess that he had nothing to do with’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks fired coach David Fizdale. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle fired back. Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News:     Rick Carlisle: “I’m happy for Fizdale to..." December 09

  • Knicks Could Target Multiple Star Players Before 2020 Trade Deadline

    Fadeaway World "The New York Knickerbockers have clearly reached their breaking point this season. After firing David Fizdale, the team is reportedly considering some serious roster changes. As that date approaches, the Knicks (4-18) are keeping an eye on potential moves that would improve the team,..." December 08

  • Knicks Reportedly “Obsessed” With Masai Ujiri

    Yardbarker "The Knicks  are “obsessed” and “enamored” with Raptors executive Masai Ujiri as the next man to run the franchise, sources tell  Ian Begley of A front-office shakeup is expected in the wake of yesterday’s firing of..." December 08

  • Spurs' Assistant Becky Hammon has interest in Knicks head coaching job

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Knicks have run through 10 coaches this century, including three in the past four years, so they may have trouble attracting the most established coaching candidates in their search to replace David Fizdale. However, they are reportedly drawing interest from one of..." December 08

  • Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. says David Fizdale getting fired ‘caught everybody by surprise’

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. says head coach David Fizdale getting fired on Friday “caught everybody by surprise.” Dennis Smith Jr. said the firing “caught everybody by surprise.” He said that the front office came and informed the players..." December 07

  • Report: Knicks likely to move on from team president Steve Mills

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdale on Friday, but it sounds like that won’t be the last major change in the organization this year. According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, team president Steve Mills is firmly on the hot seat, and the likelihood is that he..." December 07

  • Knicks already have perfect coaching candidate waiting to replace fired David Fizdale

    Sporting News "After parting ways with David Fizdale on Friday, the Knicks will employ their 13th head coach since the 1999-2000 season. They have the worst winning percentage in the NBA over the last 20 seasons. They currently own the second-worst record (4-18) in the league ahead of only the Warriors..." December 07

  • Knicks reportedly had players-only meeting before David Fizdale was fired

    NBC Sports "New York had lost eight in a row, blowing big leads in a couple of those games. The last two games the Knicks were listless — a 44-point crushing by the Sixers, then a 37-point thrashing by the Nuggets — and looked like a team that had given up. Friday morning, team..." December 07

  • Top coaching candidates to replace Dave Fizdale in New York

    CBS Sports "Predicting who will replace David Fizdale as coach of the New York Knicks is a practically impossible task. The sheer number of variables at play here widens the candidate pool to include practically the entire NBA.  Will the Knicks clean house in the front office?..." December 07

  • Knicks two consecutive 30+ point losses is first in franchise history

    Clutch Points "For the first time in their rich history, the New York Knicks have suffered their first back-to-back 30-point losses. Per NBA analyst Tommy Beer, the Knicks’ consecutive 30+ point losses are the first in their 74-year-old franchise. " December 06

  • Why the Knicks made a mistake by firing David Fizdale

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks fired David Fizdale as head coach on Friday, ending an experiment that lasted a year and a couple of months. The Knicks stunk during Fizdale’s short tenure as coach, going 21-83. That much is true. So, on the surface, New York’s decision to..." December 06