Knicks Rumors & News

  • Phil Jackson said today's players lack the skills to play in the triangle offense

    Today's Fastbreak "Phil Jackson lives in a 130-year-old apartment building on West 57th Street. The elegant lobby features a uniformed doorman, marble columns, marble walls and a broad crimson-carpeted staircase. “I like the location,” Phil says as I enter his apartment and remove my shoes. “My chiropractor is..." July 29

  • Derrick Rose's bid to dismiss sexual assault lawsuit denied by judge

    Sporting News "The sexual assault suit against Derrick Rose will go to trial after a judge denied the NBA star's request to throw out the case. U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled this week that the civil case against the Knicks guard will move forward, saying the plaintiff has a compelling..." July 29

  • Tom Thibodeau on Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah leaving Bulls: 'It doesn't last forever'

    CSN Chicago "The winds of change are becoming as constant in the NBA as it is in the NFL, as players and coaches are seemingly more associated with their own brands than they are their employers. Former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is living proof of that and wasn’t surprised the winds caught his former..." July 29

  • Amar'e Stoudemire wanted to retire in Phoenix, but Suns didn't want him

    The Score "Many thought it was rather peculiar that Amar'e Stoudemire chose to retire Tuesday as a member of the New York Knicks. After all, he spent the majority and best parts of his career in a Phoenix Suns uniform. As it turns out, the 33-year-old wanted to close out his career where he started it,..." July 28

  • Melo can't believe Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

    ESPN "Like many people around the NBA, New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony couldn't believe that Dwyane Wade actually decided to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I was shocked," Anthony said before Thursday's Team USA practice at the United Center. "I was shocked more from..." July 28

  • Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

    NESN "The 2017 NBA All-Star Game needs a new host city after the league removed it from Charlotte last week because of North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law. Right now, the most likely host is New Orleans, which last hosted the event in 2008. Chicago last hosted All-Star Weekend in 1988, when..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Andrea Bargnani signs with Spanish club Baskonia

    The Score "Andrea Bargnani is done exploring the NBA's Atlantic Division and is ready to return to Europe. The 30-year-old Italian signed with Spanish club Saski Baskonia on a two-year deal that reportedly has both a team and player option. Bargnani is looking for a fresh start in the Euroleague, where..." July 26

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Announces Retirement

    Hoops Rumors "Amar’e Stoudemire has decided to call it a career, announcing his retirement today after signing a ceremonial contract with the Knicks, the team announced in a press release (Twitter link). “I want to thank Mr. Dolan, Phil [Jackson] and Steve [Mills] for signing me so that I can officially..." July 26

  • Melo commends Jordan's statement: 'It was brilliant and about time'

    The Score "Michael Jordan's open letter released through ESPN's The Undefeated on Monday concerning the wave of racially-motivated and anti-police violence currently plaguing America caught the attention of New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony. "To answer your question about the Michael Jordan thing,..." July 25

  • Knicks are in talks with Chasson Randle

    New York Post "Summer-league sensation point guard Chasson Randle has narrowed down his choice to three teams, including the Knicks, according to his agent. Randle fit in so smoothly running the point at the Orlando summer league because he ran a lot of triangle at his alma mater, Stanford. After going..." July 23

  • Melo planning community meeting for next week in L.A.

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is on a roll. While announcing his Olympic-team “town hall meeting” he is staging in Los Angeles will be held Monday, Anthony continued his activist role regarding “Black Lives Matter” issues when he criticized the fines levied against politically minded WNBA players. The..." July 22

  • Rose refers to Knicks as 'superteam'

    NBA.com "Derrick Rose's basketball journey couldn't have been going much better. After a championship game run in his one year of college at Memphis, Rose was drafted by his hometown Chicago Bulls, where the local kid linked in with gritty coach Tom Thibodeau and workaholic teammates such as Joakim..." July 22

  • Knicks Interested In Greg Monroe?

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks are among the teams with an interest in acquiring Bucks center Greg Monroe, who reportedly remains available, Sam Amico of Amico Hoops reports, citing league sources. The Knicks would likely need a third team to help facilitate a trade for Monroe, Amico adds. The Bucks-Monroe..." July 21

  • Carmelo: Knicks 'probably' would have Dwyane Wade if decision was earlier

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony revealed on Wednesday that Dwyane Wade could have joined him with the New York Knicks if the timing were a little bit different. After Team USA practice in Las Vegas, Anthony said that two days made all the difference, via the New York Daily News' Frank Isola. Let's rewind to..." July 21

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • Carmelo speaks carefully about his solo Durant recruitment

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is not resentful Kevin Durant didn’t strongly consider New York, and the Knicks star said fans should lay off Durant for making the decision to join the superpowers of Golden State. Anthony spent a late June weekend with Durant in New York before free agency began. Those..." July 20

  • Thibodeau raves about ‘great’ new Knicks, sidesteps Phil snub

    New York Post "If Timberwolves chief Tom Thibodeau sounds envious about the Knicks’ additions of two of his favorite players, he’s not. While heaping major praise on the damage ex-Bulls Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah can do in New York despite their injury-riddled résumés, Thibodeau deflected any notion of..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis, DeAndre Jordan, and More NBA Stars Admit to Sliding Into DMs

    Complex "Sliding into the DMs: everyone does it, even your favorite NBA players. While on the red carpet for this year's ESPYs, SLAM's Alexis Morgan asked a couple of the league's stars whether it really does go down in the DM and they were pretty honest. Following a brief exhale, DeAndre Jordan simply..." July 19

  • Carmelo Anthony remains committed to change off the court

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony remains committed to using his powerful voice to make a positive change in the community. Within the last two weeks the Knicks forward has already shown a willingness to speak out about gun violence and social injustice. “What I put out there on Instagram and what we did for the..." July 19

  • Carmelo has yet another new cast, no excuse and likely a smile

    New York Post "At least Carmelo Anthony is used to this turnover. As Anthony gathers Monday in Las Vegas for the first of a five-day U.S. Olympic training camp, he’ll be surrounded by a host of new teammates. Only Anthony and Kevin Durant are back from the 2012 U.S. team that won gold in London. It’s not..." July 18

  • Phil Jackson wants 4-point line, 6 more seconds on shot clock

    Today's Fastbreak "As they did in Phil Jackson’s initial season as team president, the New York Knicks convened their training camp at West Point. While there, Jackson was quartered in the Baseball Suite. Just about every available wall space in the legendary Thayer Hotel is hung with photographs of celebrated..." July 17

  • Jose Calderon reflects on Knicks tenure: I needed a lesser role

    New York Post "Nothing personal, says Jose Calderon. In fact, the former Knicks point guard now with the Lakers admits that his role perhaps got too large the past two seasons. He credits team president Phil Jackson for doing the right thing in obtaining Derrick Rose to man the position. Calderon was..." July 15

  • Mike D’Antoni Comes Clean About Carmelo Anthony’s Discomfort With ‘Linsanity’ In New York

    Uproxx "It seems like a lifetime ago that Jeremy Lin was just a no-name kid from Harvard struggling to secure a spot on an NBA roster when he put together a now-mythological spree of performances that turned him into a worldwide phenomenon and gave birth to the name “Linsanity.” It’s still difficult to..." July 14

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo Begin Military Terms in Greece

    Bleacher Report "Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Westchester Knicks, respectively, are both working hard on their basketball careers, but in the meantime, duty calls. According to Naftemporiki, the Antetokounmpo brothers started their mandatory Greek military service on Wednesday...." July 13

  • Carmelo Anthony again urges athletes not to be afraid to speak out

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony again called on his fellow athletes to use their platforms to speak out on social issues in the wake of the shooting deaths last week of two African-American men and five Dallas police officers. The Knicks' star wrote in a column for The Guardian newspaper that athletes..." July 13

  • Knicks sign Maurice Ndour, reportedly to two-year guaranteed deal

    SI "The Knicks have signed Real Madrid forward Maurice Ndour, he announced in a post on Instagram. The contract is two-year guaranteed deal, according to European basketball reporter David Pick. ESPN’s Ian Begley confirmed the agreement. Ndour, 24, impressed the Knicks last year at Summer..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • New York Re-Signs Sasha Vujacic

    Daily Knicks "The New York Knicks have vastly improved the backcourt from a season ago. After utilizing Arron Afflalo, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Jerian Grant, and Sasha Vujacic in 2015-16, the likes of Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings, and Justin Holiday will take the court in..." July 12

  • Report: Kardashian kicks Odom out of rental home

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live. Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas..." July 11

  • Why it’s OK to feel Knicks bliss

    New York Post "These things are always easiest to believe in July, of course, when we are as far away from basketball season as the calendar allows. There was one warm, wonderful July day six years ago when a relentlessly optimistic man named Amar’e Stoudemire doffed a Knicks cap and declared, gleefully, “The..." July 09

  • Knicks’ Brandon Jennings eyes award in embracing bench role

    New York Post "Brandon Jennings is 18 months removed from Achilles tendon surgery, but he could turn into the Knicks’ most economical, smart free-agent move, especially if something bad happens to Derrick Rose’s knees. Knicks president Phil Jackson expects Jennings to quell the skeptics and win an..." July 09

  • Joakim Noah Once Dropped By Phil Jackson's Montana Home Completely Unannounced

    Complex "We need all the stories involving Joakim Noah and Phil Jackson! Hey, maybe they're complete lies, but they always seem to be hilarious, random, and very entertaining. Last week, Jackson shared a story where he met Noah in New York during the spring. "I ran into him on the streets of New York..." July 09

  • Knicks knew they didn’t have a shot at Kevin Durant... this offseason

    New York Daily News "The Knicks never met with Kevin Durant because, according to GM Steve Mills, they weren't going to be considered as a serious destination for the former MVP. However, Mills revealed Friday that the Knicks believed they were in the mix if Durant became a free agent next year - and were ready to..." July 09

  • Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs: Khloe Kardashian Split Will Soon Be Finalized

    Hollywood Life "And that’s a wrap, folks. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have now BOTH agreed to end their marriage, as the former NBA star finally filed his own divorce documents, TMZ claims. To find out when they split will be official, keep reading. Lamar Odom has finally filed his response to Khloe..." July 09

  • Sources: Derrick Williams reaches deal with Heat

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Derrick Williams has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical. After a productive season with the New York Knicks, Williams, 25, identified the opportunity that comes with a Miami organization that’s facing significant..." July 09

  • Knicks Sign Guillermo “Willy” Hernangomez

    NBA.com "New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed center Guillermo “Willy” Hernangomez. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hernangomez, 6-10, 240-pounds, has played professionally in Spain for the past four seasons with Real Madrid (2012-13, 2015-16)..." July 08

  • Marshall Plumlee amped to get ‘hands dirty’ for Knicks

    New York Post "The Knicks probably still need a veteran backup center, a big banger to come off the bench to help Joakim Noah and Spanish rookie Willy Hernangomez. But 7-footer Marshall Plumlee, fresh off his senior season at Duke, will give it his best shot to be part of that mix — and at least will give..." July 08

  • Carmelo Anthony: 'We have to step up and take charge'

    ESPN "In the wake of the tragic shooting in Dallas that left five law enforcement officers dead, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony took to social media Friday morning to ask athletes to "step up" and "demand change" without resorting to violence. "Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work,"..." July 08

  • Derrick Williams, Kevin Seraphin, Lou Amundson and Cleanthony Early Reportedly Renounced by Knicks

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks reportedly renounced their rights to free-agent forward Derrick Williams on Friday, all but assuring his exit from the team after one season. Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported the news. Williams was one of four players (Kevin Seraphin, Lou Amundson and Cleanthony Early) the..." July 08

  • Knicks interested in Sasha Vujacic as cheap triangle vet

    New York Post "With combo guard Langston Galloway departing for New Orleans for a hefty two-year, $10 million deal that was too rich for Phil Jackson’s blood, the Knicks president has interest in bringing back shooting guard Sasha Vujacic, according to an NBA source. The Knicks could use another shooting..." July 08

  • Report: Knicks to sign Marshall Plumlee to multi-year deal

    Today's Fastbreak "Folks, we have yet another Plumlee in the NBA. According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday, the New York Knicks will sign big man Marshall Plumlee to a multi-year deal: As Iannazzone notes, only one year of the contract is fully guaranteed. Marshall will join both Mason and Miles in the..." July 07

  • Rose Explains What Happened on Night He Was Accused of Gang Rape

    Black Sports Online "Derrick Rose is being sued for $21 million for allegedly gang raping a woman in her apartment. Rose says he is being extorted and it is just a money grab. He doesn’t deny multiple men had sex with the accuser in one night, but he explains in a deposition that it was 100% consensual. Rose..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Brandon Jennings asked for one year to prove himself to Knicks

    New York Post "Brandon Jennings is either a shot-happy, injury-plagued point guard who hasn’t lost his ego but has lost his explosiveness and won’t work well in Phil Jackson’s triangle. Or he’s a student of the game’s history, ready for a bust-out season and return to dynamic form — far enough removed from his..." July 07

  • Report: Lakers acquire Calderon in trade with Bulls

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls have traded point guard Jose Calderon to the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Acquired from the New York Knicks in June, Calderon was sent to the Lakers as the Bulls cleared cap space in order to sign Dwyane Wade. " July 07

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