Knicks Rumors & News

  • Rose says sex with gang-rape accuser was consensual, has texts to prove it

    New York Daily News "New Knick Derrick Rose has come out firing against the woman accusing him and two friends of gang-raping her. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, says in a $21 million lawsuit filed in California federal court last year that Rose and his two pals drugged her, entered her southern California..." August 23

  • Derrick Rose Thinks The Knicks Can Go 82-0

    Black Sports Online "In theory every team has the ability to win every game until they lose a game. I understand the context of the quote, it is still funny though. “I feel like I’m not done,” Rose said. “It’s a new start. I feel rejuvenated, and when you put all that together, when I step on the floor, I really..." August 23

  • After three Olympic golds, Carmelo Anthony retires from Team USA

    ESPN "An emotional Carmelo Anthony announced his retirement from international play on Sunday after helping the United States men's Olympic team win gold. Anthony is the first American men's basketball player to win three gold medals, the third coming after Team USA's 96-66 win over Serbia on Sunday...." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Knicks fans should get familiar with this Spanish big man now

    New York Post "Life holds few certainties. But if you seek one possible sure thing, figure it is near definite New Yorkers at first will botch the name of a Knicks rookie who figures to face Team USA for Spain in the Olympic semifinals Friday in Rio de Janeiro. “So who is this Herman Gomez guy?” That may..." August 19

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Derrick Rose stands by Knicks super-team comments: ‘I’m not taking that back’

    Larry Brown Sports "Derrick Rose became the subject of ridicule last month when he declared the New York Knicks to be a “super-team” on the level of the Golden State Warriors. But the three-time All-Star is continuing to stand by his claim. “I still believe that,” said Rose when asked about his comments at a..." August 18

  • Rose doubles down on claim that Knicks are a superteam

    The Score "Derrick Rose is still telling anyone who'll listen how great he thinks the New York Knicks will be this coming season, even in places as far-flung as South Korea. Rose, who signed with the Knicks this summer, traveled to Seoul for an Adidas promotional event this week, and during a press..." August 17

  • Carmelo Anthony details his time spent in a Rio favela

    USA Today "Carmelo Anthony had seen what favelas looked like in the movies. Or, to be more accurate, the movie. “I watched ‘City of God’ almost 100 times, and it’s very, very accurate,” the New York Knicks star and Team USA basketball player told USA TODAY Sports. “It was one of them.” For a few..." August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Melo would've 'gone off' on critics if LeBron didn't tell him to chill

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony caught some heat for saying winning three Olympic gold medals - and no NBA championships - is enough to render his career "great." It seems Anthony didn't take the criticism too well, but luckily for him, he has a level-headed friend in LeBron James." August 15

  • How a Greenwich Village dentist brought Joakim Noah and Phil Jackson together

    New York Daily News "Before the spontaneous getaway for Phil Jackson and Joakim Noah in Montana, before the disputed pull-up challenge on the NYC streets and the $72 million deal consummated at a Disney World resort — there was the dentist from Greenwich Village. Daniel Rudolph, a 71-year-old with a thick New York..." August 14

  • Shumpert teased Melo about winning a championship first

    The Score "Iman Shumpert has no chill whatsoever. The Cleveland Cavaliers swingman recently revealed he made fun of his former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, about being the first one to win a title. "I definitely teased him about having a ring before him," the former New York Knick said in a video..." August 13

  • Joakim Noah feels love from Chicago, looks forward to Bulls-Knicks rivalry

    Chicago Tribune "Joakim Noah joked that he hasn't taken his Knicks cap off since he signed a four-year, $72 million deal with his hometown team last month. "I think the Bulls-Knicks games are going to be good ones," Noah said, smiling. "I'm looking forward to it. I think everybody is. It's going to be a very..." August 13

  • Knicks' Jennings thinks LeBron is still underpaid

    The Score "LeBron James may have just become the highest-paid player in the NBA on Thursday, but some around the league believe the three-time champion is worth even more than his reported $100-million contract. New York Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts on the deal via Twitter,..." August 12

  • Phil Jackson Explains Why He Fired Derek Fisher

    Black Sports Online "For the past few months, Knicks fans have been left speculating as to why ex-coach Derek Fisher was fired so soon after signing a 5-year, $25 million deal. Now, via NYDN Knicks reporter Stefan Bondy; a reason has come to light." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • Carmelo Anthony Says He'd Be Happy with 3 Gold Medals, No NBA Title

    Bleacher Report "Carmelo Anthony is already one of the most successful Olympic basketball players in United States history and is in search of his record third gold medal this year in Rio de Janeiro, something that he says would be satisfying if he never gets the chance to win an NBA title. Speaking to ESPN's..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Derrick Rose’s Accuser Describes in Detail How He & His Buddies Gang Raped Her

    Total Pro Sports "New York Knicks fragile point guard Derrick Rose was traded from the Chicago Bulls this offseason and with that came a claim of rape by a former girlfriend of D-Rose that allegedly happened back in 2013. The rape accuser is suing Rose for $21 million for an alleged gang rape she claims happened in..." August 10

  • Carmelo Anthony passes Michael Jordan for third on U.S. Olympic scoring list

    USA Today "Carmelo Anthony just keeps moving up the Team USA record charts. With his three-pointer from the left wing at the 2:34 mark of the second quarter in Monday’s win against Venezuela, the New York Knicks star surpassed Michael Jordan for third place on the USA's all-time Olympics scoring list...." August 09

  • Carmelo: Beating China by 57 was a 'statement to the rest of the world'

    Yahoo! Sports "“The Star-Spangled Banner” played before Team USA took on China Saturday night and all 12 members of the U.S. men’s Olympic team were lined up, heads bowed, with their right hands over their hearts. NBC cameras scrolled down the line and caught center DeMarcus Cousins yawning, which served as a..." August 07

  • Drake Brought Out Derrick Rose During His Concert at Madison Square Garden Last Night

    Complex "Drake found himself once again at Madison Square Garden last night to perform the second of three shows in New York City as part of his ongoing Summer Sixteen tour with Future. In stark comparison to his first night in the Garden, Drake kept things a little more light and even got some shine from..." August 06

  • Thanasis Antetokoumpo signing with MoraBanc Andorra

    Sportando " MoraBanc Andorra is singing Thanasis Antetokoumpo, as reported by Gigantes." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Kristaps Porzingis adding post moves to help the Knicks' triangle offense

    ESPN "Kristaps Porzingis has worked on several aspects of his game this summer, including his play in the post -- a pivotal aspect of the New York Knicks' triangle offense. “Everybody wants to see me play better in the post, that’s one thing that’s going to help us in the triangle so I’m adding moves..." August 05

  • How Phil Jackson left Knicks’ rookie Olympian speechless

    New York Post "Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez left the Spanish Olympic team for a five-day visit to New York and Orlando in early July and was speechless. Before signing his first NBA contract last month, the 6-foot-11 Hernangomez was introduced to the Knicks president. “When I met him, I was very..." August 05

  • Chasson Randle signs with Knicks

    Today's Fastbreak "Free-agent guard Chasson Randle has signed a partially guaranteed contract with the New York Knicks, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. Randle, who played on the Knicks’ 2016 Summer League team, was a standout guard at Stanford in his four years at the school. He scored at..." August 04

  • Ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher might try comeback as player

    ESPN "Ex-New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher hinted at a possible comeback as a player on Tuesday night when he posted a workout video with the hashtag "Imnotdoneyet." Sources told ESPN on Wednesday that Fisher has indeed been "exploring options and expressing interest in playing again." It is..." August 03

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Knicks sign guard J.P. Tokoto

    The Score "The New York Knicks have signed guard J.P. Tokoto to an undisclosed contract, team president Phil Jackson announced Tuesday. It's likely a partially guaranteed training camp deal, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. Tokoto was drafted 58th overall last year by the Philadelphia 76ers, who traded..." August 02

  • Knicks sign Ron Baker

    The Score "The New York Knicks announced the signing of shooting guard Ron Baker on Monday. Terms of Baker's contract were undisclosed, but ESPN's Ian Begley relays that the Knicks likely guaranteed a portion of the deal." August 01

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Jimmy Butler: I’m not the reason Derrick Rose was traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Jimmy Butler insists he had nothing to do with the Chicago Bulls’ decision to trade Derrick Rose, despite numerous reports over the past year indicating Butler and Rose did not get along. After a recent Team USA practice, Butler was asked about the perception that he ran Rose out of town." August 01

  • USA Men's Basketball Team Sings "A Thousand Miles," Carmelo Anthony Is Having None of It

    Complex ""A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton dropped 15 years ago, but it still manages to bring everyone together. Well, almost everyone. While on the plane, someone threw on Carlton's hit song and the U.S. men's basketball team was split into factions. Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving tapped into their..." July 30

  • 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' "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