New York Post "Bring it on, says Carmelo Anthony. The triangle and the shooting doesn’t look quite ready for prime time after Friday’s final dress rehearsal — an 83-80 loss to the Raptors at Bell Centre — but Anthony is ready for the show and Da Bulls at the Garden. “We’re not running from it,’’ said..." October 25
Knicks could be changing course on picking up Shane Larkin 2015-'16 option, now leaning toward the cap space, sources say. Deadline Friday.
Nets announce they've traded Marquis Teague and the 2019 second round pick to the Sixers for Casper Ware, a player they will soon release.
Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI
Fisher hinted earlier that Calderon, Shump, Melo, Jason Smith & Dalembert will be starters on opening night. Group hasnt played together yet
Knicks will waive Mbenga and Sanchez today. They did not join the team in Montreal.
ESPN.com "The adjustment to the triangle offense has been "a struggle" for J.R. Smith, and it isn't just because the system is foreign to him. A candid Smith admitted that he must alter his shooter mentality and wrap his mind around the team-first concept being preached by Knicks coach Derek Fisher and..." October 24
Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Van Gundy, current analyst for ESPN and former head coach of the New York Knicks, recently downplayed the impact that any one system has on a given team’s success. Phil Jackson is now president of basketball operations for the Knicks, but as a head coach in Chicago and Los Angeles, he used..." October 24
New York Post "Andrea Bargnani said he’s not sure when he will return from a right hamstring strain and admitted he’s frustrated by the injury. When two reporters from Italy interviewed him after he spoke to the New York media for the first time since being shut down Oct. 9, he said in Italian he underwent an..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
New York Post "Jeff Van Gundy says the Knicks will make the playoffs — but it won’t be because of the triangle offense. In a conference call to promote ESPN’s coverage of the Knicks-Bulls season opener at the Garden in one week, Van Gundy and broadcast partner Mark Jackson said players win titles, not..." October 22
USA Today "The criticism and derision of the triangle offense rankles Phil Jackson. It bothers him when he hears critics say it requires a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to win with it. So by installing his preferred offense with the New York Knicks, who will be taught by first-year coach Derek Fisher,..." October 22
New York Post "There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks’ triangle offense. There was hope Derek Fisher’s defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway..." October 22
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
New York Post "The joy is back for Amar’e Stoudemire. And no, it’s not because he’s been sampling his red wine baths. Rather, Stoudemire feels healthy and with that health comes a feeling that maybe, just maybe, there can be some form of dominance up front alongside Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks this..." October 21
ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony doesn't expect to win the scoring title this season, his first in the triangle offense. In fact, he suggested on Saturday that he may score less and take fewer shots this season. "I don't think I'll be the scoring champ. Especially with this system, the way we're playing --..." October 20
The Wall Street Journal "Carmelo Anthony has declared several times during this preseason that he will fully embrace the Knicks’ new triangle offense, even if it means shooting and scoring less than he has in the past. “I don’t think I’ll be the scoring champ, especially in this system with the way we’re playing and..." October 20
Knicks: Bargnani is out tomorrow with his hamstring.
ESPN New York "If it were up to Carmelo Anthony, teams would play fewer sets of consecutive games. “I don’t know if that will ever happen, but that’s the dream,” Anthony said after practice Saturday. “Maybe it will happen 10 years from now when I’m out of the league.” The Knicks play 20 back-to-backs this..." October 19
Knicks say Andrea Bargnani, Travis Outlaw and Amar'e Stoudemire (recovery day) did not practice today.
Yahoo! Sports "After some initial uncertainty, the New York Knicks plan to pick up the third-year contract option for guard Shane Larkin, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks have been satisfied with Larkin, 22, in the preseason, and will guarantee the $1.67 million on his contract for the 2015-16..." October 16
New York Post "He has been the bearded wonder of preseason, and “Ace’’ may be the place to find your starting Knicks power forward. In a bizarre turn of events, Quincy Acy, who may have the NBA’s longest beard, and one wilder than James Harden’s, has emerged as the Knicks’ leading candidate at power forward...." October 16
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
CBSSports.com "Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks takes baths in wine. What's that? Oh, no, that's not a punchline. It's actually a thing. There's a photo and everything. So does this actually work? Well, some people think so. From the Daily Mail: So what is vinotherapy and how does it work?..." October 16
New York Daily News "Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate..." October 16
New York Daily News "There was no greater optimist inside Madison Square Garden on Monday than Derek Fisher, who for the first time was occupying the same precious space on the Knicks bench that once belonged to Phil Jackson’s mentor, Red Holzman, and Jackson’s rival, Pat Riley. “The Garden is a special place,”..." October 15
New York Post "Raptors coach Dwane Casey was chatting with reporters, talking about a “great guy, one of those guys you remember as a player.” Seconds later, the object of Casey’s praise, Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (eight points, four assists), stepped up to say hello to his former coach. “Hey, I was..." October 15
New York Post "J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back..." October 15
Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson is one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, having amassed 11 championships over a career that spanned 20 seasons. If there’s a knock on him, Jackson’s detractors will remind you that he only won by having similarly great, Hall of Fame caliber players on those rosters...." October 15
New York Post "Jim Boeheim said he spoke with Carmelo Anthony on the phone late last week to clear the air regarding his references to Anthony in his new book “Bleeding Orange’’ and said “everything’s fine.’’ The Syracuse coach revealed Anthony’s first-semester freshman grades: four Cs and a D for a 1.8 grade..." October 14
ThePostGame.com "With the New York Knicks prepping to unveil the triangle offense this season, Spike Lee thought it was important to make documentary that explains the complex offensive system to fans. But if you ask Phil Jackson, Lee could use a crash course himself. The Knicks team president slammed Lee's..." October 14
ESPN New York "J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and..." October 14
ESPN New York "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes owner James Dolan has been "forced to meddle" in basketball decisions in the past. But Jackson said he has received assurances from Dolan that it won't happen again as long as he's running the team. Jackson said Sunday that he spoke to Dolan about having..." October 14
Bargnani won't play tonight with hamstring vs Raptors. Maybe tomorrow in Cuse.
CBSSports.com "When the New York Knicks hired Phil Jackson, one of the immediate questions was how Carmelo Anthony would react to the triangle offense. The system relies on ball movement, and as Jackson stressed in preseason, that's not exactly in Melo's wheelhouse. Now that he's actually into it, Anthony is..." October 13
Phil says Dalembert and Calderon "will probably start." That leaves position battles at SG and SF, assuming Fisher is of the same mind.
Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12
Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season.
New York Post "New point guard Shane Larkin is so lightning-fast he will try to pull the Knicks out of the triangle offense at times. That’s the plan, according to Larkin, whom coach Derek Fisher is leaning toward as backup point guard over Pablo Prigioni despite his inexperience. Fisher wants speed on the..." October 11
New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he doesn’t yet know whether to be offended by his former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s revelation of his freshman-year grades. Anthony said he first would like to talk with Boeheim and wants to read the passages on his grades before forming an opinion. He said he’s only..." October 11
Basketball Insiders "Just as the Giants struggled with their offense early on, Fisher’s Knicks struggled while running the triangle offense on Wednesday in their first preseason game. They shot just 40 percent from the floor and had as many turnovers as made shots (28) in a 20-point loss to the Boston Celtics." October 10
ESPN New York "Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher,..." October 10
The Wall Street Journal "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, in his soon-to-be-released book, notes Carmelo Anthony’s academic struggles during his first semester of college, saying that the star forward’s marks made him ineligible for the Wooden Award during the team’s national championship season in 2003. In “Bleeding..." October 10
Posting And Toasting "You'll have to forgive me, friends, I haven't seen an actual NBA basketball game in quite awhile. I'm looking at the box score for Wednesday's 106-86 loss to the Boston Celtics, and a couple of stats are jumping out at me: Made field goals: 28 Turnovers: 28 My basketball analysis skills are a..." October 09
New York Post "J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were..." October 09
Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have signed D.J. Mbenga. Mbenga, 7-0, 240-pounds, holds career averages of 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds over 6.7 minutes in 234 games (four starts) over seven seasons with Dallas, Golden State, L.A. Lakers and New Orleans. " October 09
ESPN.com "After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston..." October 09
New York Post "Though Knicks president Phil Jackson took a hatchet to last season’s roster and coaching staff, the Zen Master went status quo with the basketball operations department. Jackson added former Bulls scout Clarence Gaines Jr. as a key advisor, but made no important firings or other..." October 08
ESPN New York "It’s been easy to overlook Amar'e Stoudemire this preseason. With all the Knicks buzz surrounding Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony and the triangle, Stoudemire has been the forgotten man. “Yeah, I think so,” Stoudemire said. “I think the previous years of battling injuries,..." October 08
New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony says he “never thought about” accepting a two-year contract like LeBron James did this summer, even if it meant missing out on the windfall from the landmark $24 billion TV deal the NBA has agreed to with ESPN and TNT. Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million deal — $5 million..." October 07