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  • Fizdale supports Bulls' Boylen: He's 'a brilliant coach'

    New York Post "Despite a 9-21 record through 30 games, first-year Knicks coach David Fizdale hasn’t found the need to stage a practice after a back-to-back set — a traditional NBA no-no. However, his comeback-kid Knicks have never fallen by 56 points. If they had, it wouldn’t be..." December 16

  • David Fizdale: 'Cutting Ron Baker was really rough'

    Yardbarker "It wasn’t easy for Knicks coach David Fizdale to part with Ron Baker, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. Baker was waived Thursday to open a roster spot so that Allonzo Trier‘s two-way contract could be converted to a standard NBA deal. “This was the hardest..." December 14

  • Joakim Noah says he was 'too lit to play in New York City'

    New York Post "It would be kind to describe Joakim Noah’s time in New York as tumultuous. Now newly with the Memphis Grizzlies, the big man has opened up about what he thinks went wrong with the Knicks, and at least some of it has to do with enjoying the New York City night light a bit too..." December 14

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Knicks Reach Deal With Trier, Will Waive Baker

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks and two-way player Allonzo Trier have reached an agreement on a new two-year contract that will give Trier a spot on the team’s 15-man roster, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). To create an opening on their roster, New York is expected..." December 13

  • Frank Ntilikina the latest Knick to breakout after being benched

    Posting And Toasting "The alarm sirens that had been sounding surrounding the benching of Frank Ntilikina seem somewhat muted in the aftermath of the Frenchman’s brilliant performance against the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, and though the question of whether it was smart to..." December 12

  • Knicks not ‘actively looking’ to deal guard Frank Ntilikina

    Sporting News "Frank Ntilikina appears like he’ll be remaining with the Knicks. At least five teams have reportedly shown interest in trading for the 20-year-old guard. But, New York is “not actively looking” to deal Ntilikina, according to Marc Stein of the New York..." December 11

  • LeBron Never Considered Joining Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "There was plenty of drama as LeBron James and Dwyane Wade faced each other for the final time last night, but James’ postgame comments led to speculation that his summer decision came down to the Lakers and Knicks. As the longtime friends hugged after the..." December 11

  • NBA Rumors: Enes Kanter could be the odd man out on Knicks

    Clutch Points "Despite the trusty contributions of Enes Kanter as a member of the New York Knicks, the Turkish big man might end up being the odd man out in The Big Apple, as it appears unlikely that he will be among New York’s plans in the offseason. According to ESPN..." December 11

  • Courtney Lee has been assigned to the G League

    Posting And Toasting "The New York Knicks have assigned Courtney Lee to Westchester, per their own PR Twitter account. The Westchester Knicks play the Lakeland Magic on Tuesday night, while the big-boy Knicks play Wednesday night in Cleveland against the Cavaliers,..." December 11

  • LeBron James hints at considering joining Knicks before Lakers

    247 Sports "The story during Monday night's game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat was the final showdown between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. The story afterward, though, took a decidedly different turn. Take a listen to what James says to Wade after he thanks him for..." December 11

  • Lamar Odom 100% Gunning For BIG3 Glory, Says Kobe Ain't

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says what you've heard is true ... he's coming for a BIG3 championship ... but if you think he's going to be doing it alongside his old Lakers teammate, Kobe Bryant, YOU'RE WRONG. We got Lamar out in Beverly Hills looking lean and healthy --..." December 10

  • Knicks to convert Allonzo Trier to standard NBA contract this week

    Zagsblog "  The Knicks this week are expected to convert Allonzo Trier’s Two-Way Contract to a standard NBA contract, a source told ZAGSBLOG. After going undrafted, the 6-foot-5 Arizona product is averaging 11.3 points and 3.1 rebounds for the..." December 10

  • Report: Pistons have expressed interest in Knicks’ Damyean Dotson

    Clutch Points "Dwane Casey and the Detroit Pistons have plenty of talent on their roster, but they have been unable to put everything together at the same time. Looking ahead at the remainder of the season, the Pistons know that they will have to make a move or two to tweak their roster and..." December 10

  • Kemba Walker isn’t ruling out coming home to join Knicks

    New York Post "Kemba Walker didn’t shut the door completely, leaving it open just enough to give Knicks fans a glimmer of hope. “I don’t have any interest in coming back home — right now,” the Hornets’ free-agent-to-be point guard said when asked if playing for..." December 10

  • Kevin Knox has best game as a Knick and is starting to silence concerns about his effort

    New York Daily News "Kevin Knox filleted Miles Bridges in his predraft workout, giving the Knicks the confidence to draft him despite concerns about his motor. On Sunday, Knox faced Bridges again and had arguably his best game with the Knicks. He even stepped into a statistical category shared only with..." December 10

  • Knicks to showcase Courtney Lee in hopes of sparking trade?

    New York Post "It’s almost mid-December, but it’s preseason for Knicks veteran Courtney Lee. If that uncontested blown layup wasn’t evidence enough Monday against the Wizards , then here is Lee’s frank review of his first two games, in which he’s shot..." December 09

  • Emmanuel Mudiay: I would have bypassed $125K domestic minor-league salary for overseas

    Pro Basketball Talk "Though the NBA effectively prohibited players from entering the league straight out of high school, prospects in the one-and-done era could always enter the NBA’s minor league straight from high school. Only one, Latavious Williams in 2009, has taken that low-paying path. But..." December 08

  • With Frank Ntilikina sitting, Knicks talk of what players will be ‘moving forward with us’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Who will be on the New York Knicks next year? Some have suggested that Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant might be headed to the Big Apple. But the Knicks need to figure out which of their young players they are going to continue to develop, and which they will jettison..." December 07

  • Report: Knicks Haven't Had Discussions About John Wall Trade

    12 Up "After rumors swirled about a possible Knicks package being assembled for Wizards All-Star John Wall, fans in New York began to get their hopes up. However, Ian Begley, who works closely with the Knicks and the New York Media, just dispelled all of those rumblings in saying that the..." December 07

  • Knicks Owner James Dolan Fined for Violating F.T.C. Rules

    New York Times "James L. Dolan, the owner of the Knicks and the chief executive of the Madison Square Garden Company, violated federal law when he failed to tell government agencies of his acquisition of additional voting securities in the company, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. Mr...." December 07

  • Knicks aim to change perception to lure free agents

    Newsday "With the season just over a quarter way through, the Knicks have already faded from any hint of contention. The goals in a rebuilding season are now to put on a good show — particularly on nights like Thursday when they faced off against the Celtics and a potential free agent..." December 06

  • Grade-school phenom Allonzo Trier took winding road to success with Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Allonzo Trier appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine as a sixth grader. By then, the Seattle native was already spending his weekends jetting around the country for basketball games. In high school, he moved to Oklahoma then Maryland then Nevada to join..." December 06

  • Kristaps Porzingis reaches injury milestone, return’s still up in air

    New York Post "Thursday marks 10 months since Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis tore his ACL in a game versus Milwaukee, and Knicks coach David Fizdale gave no indication Wednesday the Latvian’s return to practice is imminent. Last season, then-Bucks forward Jabari Parker, returning from his..." December 06

  • Are We Finally Witnessing The Emmanuel Mudiay Renaissance In New York?

    Uproxx "There was a moment when Emmanuel Mudiay was staking his claim as the best point guard in the 2015 draft class and taking an early edge in a burgeoning rivalry with the no. 2 pick in that draft, D’Angelo Russell. Now, both players, each only 22 years old, are on their second act,..." December 06

  • The 2 teams chasing Damyean Dotson, who’s making Knicks decision harder

    New York Post "It is an almost incredible turn of events that the best Knicks prospect out of the 2017 draft has become second-round swingman Damyean Dotson — not lottery-pick point guard Frank Ntilikina. In the past three games, Dotson is averaging a team-high 18 points on 67.8 percent..." December 05

  • NYK Believed to Be Collecting Assets for Possible John Wall Trade

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in bringing John Wall to the Big Apple. Marc Berman of the New York Post reported the Knicks are "stocking up" their young assets and could attempt to trade for Wall if he becomes available via..." December 04

  • Enes Kanter Ripped The NBA For Not Mentioning Him In An Instagram Post Of The Best Turkish Players

    Dime Magazine "The NBA is rapidly growing their global brand in an attempt to tap into worldwide markets and, as such, they operate a number of social media accounts aimed at that audience. On Monday, the NBA Europe Instagram account that asked the question of what Turkish NBA player was having the..." December 04

  • One-time draft bust may be playing way into Knicks’ future

    New York Post "When you watch a John Wall performance, you see all the point-guard possibilities that have been missing in New York for years. Wall didn’t shoot it so great until he had to — a game-sealing 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to go along with his 15 assists. The Wizards..." December 04

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo apologizes for comments about punching Mario Hezonja, but says he ‘meant it’

    Sporting News "Giannis Antetokounmpo regrets some of the things he said about Knicks forward Mario Hezonja. Hezonja finished a dunk and stepped over the 23-year-old Bucks star during the teams' matchup last weekend. Antetokounmpo said after the game he was “going to punch”..." December 04

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Should the Orlando Magic Trade for Frank Ntilikina, Markelle Fultz?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Orlando Magic elected not to utilize their Mid-Level Exception this offseason abreast a market constituted of low-risk, mid-reward options such as Shabazz Napier, Seth Curry, and Isaiah Thomas, among others. That doesn’t mean the Magic aren’t interested in upgrading..." December 03

  • David Fizdale calls Giannis Antetokounmpo ‘the best player in the league’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Is Giannis Antetokounmpo headed to the top of the NBA player power rankings? In the mind of one NBA coach, he’s already there. Speaking before Saturday’s game between the New York Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks, Knicks coach David Fizdale said that he believes..." December 03

  • Why the Knicks and their coach love Noah Vonleh

    New York Post "David Fizdale’s assessment of the most complete player on the Knicks’ roster right now might be surprising to some. Noah Vonleh was a top-10 pick by Charlotte in 2014, but the Knicks already are his fourth team in five NBA seasons. But the 6-foot-10 power forward out of..." December 03

  • Greek Freak promises payback: ‘I’m going to punch him in his nut’

    New York Post "Giannis Antetokounmpo sounds like he’s ready to go Greek-freaky on Knicks forward Mario Hezonja. “Oh, yeah, I’m going to punch him in his nut next time,” Antetokounmpo declared after the Knicks’ 136-134 overtime win over Milwaukee on Saturday..." December 02

  • Kevin Knox just grew up a bit more by answering challenge

    New York Post "David Fizdale is as much a salesman as he is a coach. The two go hand in hand. So after lottery picks Kevin Knox and Frank Ntilikina were criticized by scouts and NBA executives in a Marc Berman story in The Post this week, Fizdale strongly defended his young..." December 02

  • Deal With Allonzo Trier May Not Be Easy For Knicks

    Hoops Rumors "Allonzo Trier has been a standout among two-way players this season, but signing him to a more conventional deal might not be easy as it sounds for the Knicks, writes Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. There’s no question that New York wants to keep Trier, who is averaging..." December 01

  • Suns Reach Out to Knicks About Frank Ntilikina

    Heavy "The Phoenix Suns are looking for the right fit to pair with guard Devin Booker moving forward. After releasing Isaiah Canaan just days ago, the team has already been the topic of multiple trade rumors surrounding various point guards. The latest points them to the New York Knicks and guard..." November 30

  • Knicks have roster cut to make with Trier contract coming

    New York Post "Undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier’s 45-day limit on an NBA roster comes up around Dec. 15 — pending any future cancelled practices, according to sources. At that juncture, Trier’s two-way G-League contract will be converted to a mainstream NBA contract but it..." November 30

  • Magic Have Shown Interest In Frank Ntilikina

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have shown some interest in Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina, a league source tells Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. According to Vorkunov, Orlando had a scout in Philadelphia on Wednesday night watching Ntilikina. There’s no indication that the Knicks are looking to..." November 29

  • Magic interested in Frank Ntilikina, have sent scout to keep eye on him

    Clutch Points "On the heels of reports that the New York Knicks have given up hope in young point guard Frank Ntilikina, the Orlando Magic have set their sights on the French guard, hoping to acquire him, according to Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic. The Magic even sent a..." November 29

  • David Fizdale: Porzingis will save us from torturous ‘Process’

    New York Post "David Fizdale says his club may have an edge over the 76ers’ rebuilding program — nicknamed “The Process’’ — because of a certain 7-foot-3 big man. Though there’s still no definitive timetable on Kristaps Porzingis’ return from..." November 29

  • David Fizdale won’t even acknowledge the playoffs exist

    New York Post "David Fizdale has heard the playoff talk from his players, but he’s really still just focusing on the ax he brings on the road as symbolism for their mission. “You just try not to get seduced by our success,’’ Fizdale said at Tuesday’s morning shootaround..." November 28

  • Sparingly used Damyean Dotson could be Knicks trade candidate

    New York Post "The New York Knicks have their three-game winning streak and second-year shooting guard Damyean Dotson has his own streak. Sunday’s game in Memphis marked Dotson’s fourth straight game in which David Fizdale didn’t play him. It leaves Dotson’s future cloudy...." November 27

  • Courtney Lee anxious for return that is looking complicated

    New York Post "Courtney Lee said he’s still two practices away from making his season debut, meaning he likely will have to sit out the back-to-back versus Detroit and Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday. That means, at the earliest, his debut won’t be until Saturday versus..." November 26

  • The Clippers And Sixers Are Dominating Close Games, While The Knicks And Nets Have Struggled

    Dime Magazine "One of the harsh truths of the NBA is that close games can make or break a season. Consider how close the playoff races are at the end of the season. Last season alone, three wins separated the No. 3 seed Trail Blazers in the West from the outside looking in Nuggets at No. 9. Over an 82 game..." November 26

  • Emmanuel Mudiay’s exclamation point on surprising rise

    New York Post "Emmanuel Mudiay made sure Knicks coach David Fizdale was leaving Beale Street with a victory. Mudiay, the red-hot starting point guard, took a pass from Trey Burke on a fastbreak and rose up over Garrett Temple and threw down a monstrous one-handed dunk. Enes Kanter said he..." November 26

  • David Fizdale is making good on promise to Knicks point guard

    New York Post "Emmanuel Mudiay was in the audience for David Fizdale’s introductory press conference in May. At the podium, in his opening remarks, the coach turned to Mudiay and stated, “We’ll get you right.’’ Fizdale has made good on his campaign..." November 26

  • Marc Gasol, David Fizdale made peace during phone conversation

    ESPN "No hard feelings linger between David Fizdale and center Marc Gasol as the New York Knicks coach returns to FedEx Forum almost exactly a year after the Memphis Grizzlies fired him in large part due to friction with their franchise center. Gasol and Fizdale made their peace during a..." November 25

  • David Fizdale won’t be emotional against team that fired him

    New York Post "David Fizdale doesn’t expect to get emotional over his return to Memphis. Instead, looking back at his firing there in November 2017, he views himself as fortunate because it led to where he is today. “I ended up becoming the head coach of the New York Knicks, and how..." November 25