Knicks Rumors & News

  • Dudley sorry for calling Melo most overrated

    ESPN New York "Milwaukee Bucks veteran Jared Dudley believes New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is the most overrated player in the NBA. “The reason I say Carmelo is because Carmelo is viewed as a top-five player, he’s viewed in the NBA as a top-five,” Dudley said in an interview with ESPN Radio’s Colin..." May 28

  • Phil Jackson intrigued by versatile Hawks’ Millsap, Carroll

    New York Post "Some Knicks fans were less interested in the future of two of the winners and more interested in the future of two of the losers Tuesday night after the Cavaliers swept the NBA’s Eastern Conference final. Cleveland’s J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, LeBron James’ two new best friends, rapped in..." May 28

  • Jared Dudley: Players don't want to play with Kobe, Carmelo is overrated "Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley is a refreshingly candid interview subject, and he didn't pull any punches when he appeared on ESPN's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" on Wednesday. Dudley, who has played with guys like Steve Nash and Chris Paul, said what most players won't say on the record..." May 28

  • NBA free agents: Entire class of 2015

    CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27

  • Playoffs are taking a toll on Phil Jackson’s reputation

    New York Post "It just keeps looking worse for Knicks president Phil Jackson. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who had a verbal agreement to coach the Knicks, is a win away from the NBA Finals despite a loss on Monday night against Houston. Cavaliers guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith, shipped away to..." May 27

  • New Liberty president Isiah Thomas not closing door on NBA future "Newly appointed president and part-owner of the New York Liberty, Isiah Thomas wants people to fall in love with the WNBA, but he isn't quite sure if he'll be around when they do. "You never know where you're going to end up," Thomas said about a potential NBA future, per Adam Zagoria of..." May 21

  • Carmelo Anthony somehow managed to get an All-NBA vote

    Sporting News "It was not a shock to see Stephen Curry and LeBron James selected to the All-NBA first team. Reasonable cases could be made for most of the players who made first, second or third team, and even those in the also receiving votes — Wait? Is that Carmelo Anthony? Anthony received an All-NBA..." May 21

  • In NBA draft, Knicks in need of a star and Phil Jackson needs to find one at No. 4

    New York Daily News "Three hours after Phil Jackson was betrayed by Ping-Pong balls and Steve Mills symbolically dropped his head in disgust, Stephen Curry, of all people, provided the Knicks with a glimmer of hope. Curry, the league’s newly minted MVP, scored 34 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated the..." May 21

  • Knicks have options with fourth pick, but one seems most likely

    New York Post "While Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t married to the fourth pick awarded at Tuesday’s draft lottery, the consensus among league executives is he will ultimately hold onto it, especially if the Knicks fall deeper in love with point guard Emmanuel Mudiay or Duke forward Justise Winslow. Knicks..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Regarding cap space: #Knicks will pay No. 4 pick $3.4 million in the 1st year of his deal. They would've paid the No. 2 pick $4.2 million.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    At No. 4, expect that the Knicks draft pick will be very available in trade talks.

  • Knicks 'open to a lot of things' after sliding to No. 4 in Draft Lottery

    The Score "Despite having the second-worst record in the NBA, drafting fourth was always the most likely outcome for the New York Knicks. The pingpong balls at Tuesday's Draft Lottery bounced that way, with the Los Angeles Lakers making the jump to No. 2 and the Knicks landing at No. 4, where there was a..." May 20

  • Knicks’ draft attention turns to 2 star guards

    New York Post "The Knicks’ focus now shifts from a debate between big-man studs Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to head-scratching over the worth of point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and D’Angelo Russell, who have battled each other since eighth grade. Now armed with the fourth pick of the draft, the Knicks..." May 20

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

  • Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this..." May 19

  • Carmelo Wants Will Smith To Play Him in Biopic

    Black Sports Online "Carmelo Anthony probably thought about this once he verbally said it but it’s definitely too late once it’s on record of course. Will Smith has done a lot of silly films that can surely grind our gears. Would the actor actually consider doing a Carmelo Anthony biopic? Chances are, that biopic..." May 19

  • Karl-Anthony Towns on possibly going from Knicks fan to savior

    New York Post "With the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, The Post’s Steve Serby talked with New Jersey native and former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony Towns, the potential No. 1 pick in June’s draft — and the apple of the eye of many Knicks fans. Q: Do you burn to be great? A: I burn to be a winner. That’s..." May 19

  • Mudiay: Playing for Knicks would be 'blessing' "Emmanuel Mudiay says that he’ll be happy to play for whichever team selects him in the NBA Draft. But it sounds like he wouldn’t mind ending up with the New York Knicks. “Getting drafted by the Knicks would be definitely a blessing,” Mudiay said Monday night before signing autographs for New..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Knicks president Phil Jackson 'not happy' about Isiah Thomas' return to the Garden

    New York Daily News "James Dolan’s decision to bring Isiah Thomas back to Madison Square Garden does not sit well with Dolan’s highest paid basketball executive: Phil Jackson. Jackson, according to a team source, has expressed concern over Thomas’ presence at the Garden, further fueling speculation over Jackson’s..." May 16

  • After Cavaliers advance to conference finals, J.R. Smith takes jab at Knicks

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can be solid complementary role players on a team. In New York, there wasn’t much to complement (or compliment, for that matter). But the pair have fit in well with the Cavaliers — a team that was in need of depth and quality role players — and helped Cleveland..." May 16

  • Knicks head to NBA draft combine, but Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor will skip event

    New York Daily News "Phil Jackson and the Knicks won't know until next week's lottery where they will be slotted among the top-5 picks for the upcoming NBA draft, but they will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the top available prospects — with a few notable exceptions — this week at the league's..." May 14

  • Karl Towns Sr. wants son to go to Knicks so they can be good again

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks finished with the second-worst record record in the NBA this season, which leaves them with a 19.9 percent chance of earning the top overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. If they win the draft lottery, all signs point to the Knicks selecting former Kentucky star Karl-Anthony..." May 13

  • Phil hints Knicks won't rely on the 3

    ESPN New York "Phil Jackson isn’t very Zen when it comes to teams that rely heavily on the 3-point shot in the postseason. Jackson sent out several tweets over the past two days hinting at his distaste for teams that live and die by the 3-point shot it in the playoffs. Based on this evidence, it’s probably..." May 12

  • Thanasis Antetokounmpo rounding into high-energy prospect

    ESPN New York "It is late March. The Westchester Knicks are well on their way to another loss, this one against the Canton Charge. Most of the Knicks’ D-Leaguers are playing defense according to the situation -- sagging off their opponent and waiting for the clock to run out. But one is playing as if his team..." May 11

  • Carmelo Anthony appears on set for cameo in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' sequel

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony is adding another line to his IMDB page with an apparent cameo (perhaps more) in the upcoming sequel to "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (rebooted) starring Megan Fox and Will Arnett. The Daily Mail has the insider-y photos showing Melo sporting dress pants and a button-down shirt..." May 08

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Only James Dolan would entrust a WNBA team to sexual harasser

    New York Post "The first reaction, honestly, when you see the news release, or when you see the item show up on your Twitter feed, is this: Funny or Die has just posted a new video on its site, Will Ferrell playing James Dolan, Jay Pharoah as Isiah Thomas, and for four or five minutes, they riff on the sheer..." May 06

  • Steph Curry Really Wanted the Knicks to Draft Him in 2009

    Complex "Had Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry, your 2014-2015 NBA MVP, gotten his way on draft day in June 2009, he would've been a New York Knick. Just over two weeks away from the 2015 Draft lottery (one in which the Knicks are set to score their highest pick since that fateful 2009 Draft),..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • Udrih on Knicks chasing Marc Gasol: 'They're not going to get him' "Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol will be a free agent in July, and there have been indications for a while that the New York Knicks are planning to chase him. It's always appeared to be a long shot, though, and in March there was a report that Gasol had already ruled the Knicks out. While Gasol..." May 04

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Karl-Anthony Towns raves about Phil Jackson: ‘Knows how to win’

    New York Post "Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns won’t admit if he is rooting for a specific ping-pong ball to come up for his childhood team, the Knicks, in the May 19 NBA Draft lottery. But he does admit Knicks president Phil Jackson is exactly the kind of “presence’’ he would like to be around in the..." May 03

  • Knicks after LaMarcus Aldridge? Spurs want Kevin Love? "ESPN reports that as we already knew, the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks are on the list of potential bidders for LaMarcus Aldridge, along with the Knicks and Lakers. Maybe more interesting is that for the first time, word has surfaced that the Spurs would want Aldridge... only if Kevin..." May 02

  • Knicks would be ‘very open’ to trading their first-round pick if it falls outside the top two "With the NBA draft less than two months away, the New York Knicks continue to be very high on Karl Anthony-Towns, Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay. But, according to ESPN Insider Chad Ford, Towns is currently the Knicks' top choice if they wind up with the No. 1 pick. New York ranks Towns at..." May 01

  • Carmelo Anthony Marches in Baltimore During Freddie Gray Protests

    Bleacher Report "Professional athletes have the platform to make a statement if they so choose and stand up for what they believe. That's why New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony has taken part in the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore. On Thursday, Anthony—who spent part of his childhood in Baltimore—marched..." May 01

  • Bargnani too good for Knicks? ‘Would like to win a ring’

    New York Post "Knicks president Phil Jackson would like Andrea Bargnani back for the right price because of his skill set for the triangle offense. And in an interview with an Italian sports newspaper, Bargnani indicated he would like to return to the Knicks — but winning a championship is also a factor in..." April 30

  • Oakley questions Carmelo’s superstar status

    New York Post "Charles Oakley isn’t sure the Knicks can build as championship team around Carmelo Anthony. The rugged former fan favorite said the Knicks need a complete overhaul, and isn’t sure what the team has in the $125 million man Anthony now that he is 30 years old and coming off left knee..." April 29

  • Knicks may land power forward Jackson whiffed on last year

    New York Post "Nobody was more surprised than Hawks veteran power forward Elton Brand when he received the midnight email last July 1 from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Free agency had begun, and Jackson wanted to express his immediate interest and talk to the Westchester native. “It was at the deadline, at..." April 28

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs

  • More signs Phil Jackson stalling his big Knicks move until 2016

    New York Post "Tuesday’s 45-minute State of Zen address established two elements of patience — team president Phil Jackson is not trading his draft pick for a veteran if the Knicks are picking in the top three, and he still has modest expectations for 2015-16 despite cap space and a No. 2 lottery..." April 23

  • Phil Jackson: All-Star game was important to Melo, not Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "Had the New York Knicks known in November what we all know now, they likely would have shut Carmelo Anthony down long before February. But apparently Carmelo was gung-ho to play in the All-Star Game. Phil Jackson spoke on Tuesday about how he had to reassure Anthony about the current state of..." April 22

  • Phil Jackson says he’ll consider trading Knicks’ first-round draft pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Knicks just finished their worst season in franchise history, and as a reward for that dubious accomplishment, the team is guaranteed a top-five selection in this summer’s NBA Draft. New York has a 55.8 percent chance of landing a top-three pick, and a 38.7 percent chance of picking in the..." April 21

  • Marbury glows about draft stud in China, calls Jackson ‘visionary’

    New York Post "Fresh off a third Chinese Basketball Association title, Stephon Marbury weighed in on the Knicks’ potential draft pick, fellow CBA point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, calling the mystery prospect a player who is “going to be really good.’’ In a phone interview from Beijing, the ex-Knicks point guard..." April 21

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony questioned decision to stay but looking to next year

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony believes there are better days coming for the New York Knicks, but he briefly second-guessed his decision to re-sign with New York because of the team's struggles this season. "I try to keep myself from thinking like that. But as a human being those thoughts definitely come into..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17