Knicks Rumors & News

  • Report: Knicks making Joakim Noah their top target

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks appear intent on reconstructing the prime Chicago Bulls of the past several years. According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, Joakim Noah is the Knicks’ primary target in free agency as they search for a center. Berman characterizes the Knicks as “desperate” for a..." June 27

  • Report: Clips, Warriors among six teams interested in DeRozan

    USA Today "If the Toronto Raptors want DeMar DeRozan, they can have DeMar DeRozan. All it takes is a five-year, maximum salary contract offer of nearly $153 million. Put that on the table when free agency tips off on July 1, and he may never even visit with another team. But the truth about DeRozan’s..." June 27

  • The Knicks nearly acquired the rights to Italian wing Alessandro Gentile before the draft

    Posting And Toasting "Knicks fans were upset when the front office couldn't swing a deal for a draft pick on Thursday night. As it turns out, Phil Jackson and company were trying to an acquire a prospect ... just not one any of us had in mind. Per Sportando: Alessandro Gentile recently told The Vertical that he..." June 26

  • Knicks taking a summer-league flier on that other Plumlee

    New York Post "The Knicks need a center, and at least their summer league team has a familiar name — Duke’s 7-footer Marshall Plumlee, according to a source. Plumlee, who finished his senior season with the Blue Devils, went undrafted on Thursday and could be invited to training camp if he shows well in Orlando,..." June 26

  • Free agent Jeremy Lin says he's 'always been open to' returning to the Knicks

    Fox Sports "It's been four years since Linsanity took over the New York sports scene, as little-known Jeremy Lin became an overnight sensation with the Knicks. And though Lin has played with three different organizations since his breakout run, the veteran free-agent guard has always had a soft spot for the..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Grizzlies claim guard Tony Wroten off waivers

    SI "The Memphis Grizzlies have claimed guard Tony Wroten off waivers, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Wroten was most recently a member of the New York Knicks, but was released when New York announced that it had traded for Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose." June 26

  • Jamal Crawford, Knicks Have Mutual Interest

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks and Jamal Crawford have mutual interest in free agency this offseason. The Knicks are on the market for a shooting guard and he can play either position albeit usually in a reserve role. Crawford was traded to the Knicks in 2004 from the Chicago Bulls and remained with the..." June 26

  • Lakers, Wizards won't get Kevin Durant meeting, Knicks might

    CBS Sports "The Kevin Durant free agency situation is evolving and coming into clarity quickly. On Friday night, word surfaced of the initial list of teams expected to meet with Durant, headlined by the hometown Thunder, Warriors and Spurs. On Saturday, USA Today's Sam Amick, who has covered Durant..." June 25

  • Knicks not on Kevin Durant's list of teams

    Newark Star-Ledger "Durant is expected to host the discussions at one site in New York. The report said that the Thunder and Warriors are the favorites, with Durant looking for a deal that would allow him to become a free agent again after the 2017 season. Other teams that have interest in Durant – the Denver..." June 25

  • It certainly looks like Derrick Rose is recruiting Joakim Noah to Knicks

    New York Post "Is Derrick Rose already trying to make extra-nice with Knicks free-agent target Joakim Noah? The Rose recruiting may have already started as Rose and Noah, former Bulls teammates, were hanging out late Thursday at the 1Oak club in Manhattan. Rose will be introduced at a Knicks press conference..." June 25

  • Report: Knicks agree to one-year deal with Ron Baker

    sny.tv "The New York Knicks have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with undrafted free agent Ron Baker, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Baker, 23, was a standout forward for Wichita State. Last season, he averaged 14 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game for the Shockers. " June 24

  • Wizards lead four-team race for Joakim Noah in NBA free agency, sources say

    Sporting News "The summer of crazy spending in the NBA is only days away and it is likely to start in Washington. But we’re not talking about the Wizards’ pursuit of Kevin Durant, which most observers regard as slightly delusional. According to sources, the Wiz are locked in on making a major offer to Joakim..." June 24

  • Rose to wear No. 25 with Knicks in honor of Chicago hoops star

    New York Daily News "A new team, a new city and now a new jersey number for Derrick Rose. The new Knicks point guard will wear No. 25 in New York, which is a throwback for Rose, who wore the number in high school to honor slain Chicago hoops star Ben “Benji” Wilson. "I was honored to have that number," Rose told..." June 24

  • Phil Jackson: Rose trade is 'reinvigorating' for Anthony

    ESPN "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes the addition of Derrick Rose will be "reinvigorating" for Carmelo Anthony. Anthony expressed concern over the direction of the franchise after the season, wondering whether the Knicks planned to compete in the near future or undergo a long-term..." June 24

  • Agent: Spanish center plans to join Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "Spanish center Willy Hernangomez plans to join the New York Knicks on a multiyear contract this summer, his agent, Andy Miller, told The Vertical. “It is my intent to reach an agreement with the Knicks and have Willy come to New York for next season and beyond,” Miller told The..." June 23

  • NY tabloids all made same Rose headline pun

    Awful Announcing "Ever come up with a great joke, get ready to share it and then realize 100 people have already made it? That’s probably how headline writers from the New York Daily News, New York Post and Newsday felt Thursday morning. Derrick Rose was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday, and one pun sprung to..." June 23

  • Phil Jackson Lays Out Plans to Sign Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "The 2016-17 Knicks will feature a Big 3 of Carmelo, D Rose & Porzingis. That probably is enough to make them competitive at least in the EAST, but not a title contender, but what if they were able to land Kevin Durant? Longshot, but Phil Jackson is shooting his shot. According to a source,..." June 23

  • Knicks could make push for Joakim Noah in free agency

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here come the the Knicks. One day after pulling off a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bulls for former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, another star with ties to the Windy City is on New York's offseason radar: Center Joakim Noah. According to ESPN New York, some within the Knicks want to make a push..." June 23

  • Derrick Rose Changing Jersey Numbers With Knicks (Photos)

    Black Sports Online "New team, new you. Derrick Rose is ditching his #1 for a newer model according to the Knicks snapchat account. Wonder what is the motivation behind the #25? It was his high school number, so it is probably as simple as that. Maybe he will share that with us soon. " June 23

  • Carmelo Anthony To Play In 2016 Olympics

    Daily Knicks "One of the most prominent storylines of the 2016 NBA season has been the top NBA stars’ seeming refusal to commit to the Summer Olympics. Some have pulled out altogether, with word remaining mum on the intentions of most others. It’s not as much about a desire to usher in a new generation as it..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Why trading for Derrick Rose is a smart gamble for the Knicks – and a relief to Rose

    Yahoo! Sports "Derrick Rose is a Knick, and the collection of spare parts the Bulls received for him tells you all you need to know about how far the former MVP has fallen. Robin Lopez is a starting center, Jose Calderon is a serviceable guard and there is some who believe Jerian Grant will develop into a useful..." June 23

  • Derrick Rose traded to Knicks in deal involving Robin Lopez

    SB Nation "The Derrick Rose era in Chicago appears to be over. The Bulls have agreed to trade the former MVP to the New York Knicks in a deal involving Robin Lopez, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charnaria. Per the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant will..." June 23

  • The Knicks waived Tony Wroten

    Posting And Toasting "A little more than three months ago, the Knicks signed Tony Wroten to a 2-year deal. As Seth noted in that post, deals of the type that the Knicks signed Wroten to are win-win for the team: if the player does well, the team has a cheap asset; if the player does poorly or gets injured, the team can..." June 22

  • Report: Dwight Howard would consider Knicks in free agency

    The Score "Now that he's reportedly declined his $23-million player option with the Houston Rockets, center Dwight Howard has the opportunity to find greener pastures elsewhere, and The Big Apple is on his radar as a potential new home. The New York Knicks are one of the teams the eight-time All-Star will..." June 22

  • Sources: Knicks’ Derrick Williams to opt for free agency

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks forward Derrick Williams has informed the franchise that he’ll become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told The Vertical. Williams, 25, passed on his $4.6 million player option for the 2016-17 season, choosing to test the market, sources said." June 21

  • Arron Afflalo Opts Out Of Contract With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "Arron Afflalo will opt out of his $8 million player option with the New York Knicks for the 16-17 season." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors - not the Knicks - makes perfect sense now

    New York Daily News "Kevin Durant doesn’t exactly sound like a guy who is seriously considering New York as a free-agent destination. This is what happens when you win just one playoff series in 16 years and spend the last three postseasons at home. Durant wants to win titles right now, which puts the Knicks at a..." June 21

  • Jeanie Buss Says Phil Jackson Won’t Come Back

    Lake Show Life "Though she has been heavily criticized in the past during her media appearances on the Lakers behalf, Lakers president Jeanie Buss sat down with Sports Business Daily to talk about the state of the Lakers, her power in the organization, the possibility of New York Knicks president Phil Jackson..." June 21

  • Knicks have discussions about trading for Derrick Rose

    ESPN "The New York Knicks are looking to upgrade their backcourt, and one player on their radar is Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. The Knicks have had internal discussions recently about trading for Rose, league sources tell ESPN. The Bulls' interest in trading Rose, 27, is unknown at this..." June 17

  • Andy Greer, Jerry Sichting Emerge As Candidates To Join Knicks' Coaching Staff

    Real GM Basketball "Jeff Hornacek is targeting Andy Greer and Jerry Sichting for his coaching staff with the New York Knicks. Hornacek was hired by the Knicks this offseason." June 16

  • Stephon Marbury Rips the Knicks, Says He Wouldn’t Return Even If Held at Gunpoint

    Complex "When Stephon Marbury was traded to the New York Knicks a few months into the 2003-04 season, it didn't quite have the effect that most MSG diehards were hoping for. As part of six seasons in NY, Marbury made the playoffs just once with the Knicks, got swept, and also had very public feuds with..." June 16

  • Kristaps Porzingis: Jeff Hornacek is 'exactly what we need'

    ESPN "Just like nearly everyone else following the New York Knicks' coaching search, Kristaps Porzingis was surprised when he first heard the club decided to hire Jeff Hornacek. "There were a lot of names, coming up -- David Blatt, [Frank] Vogel. Hornacek just came out of the nowhere," Porzingis said..." June 16

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Khloé Kardashian Is Considering a Restraining Order Against Lamar Odom

    Jezebel "Khloé Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom for a second time in May, after the original proceedings were disrupted by Odom’s collapse in a Nevada brothel during an overdose. Khloé flew to his side to help him through his recovery, but things have devolved since. Khloé’s since been seen..." June 11

  • Kevin Durant interested in Knicks, per Skip Bayless sources

    New York Post "Maybe Skip Bayless is right. And if that’s the case, Knicks fans have the right to be extremely hopeful. The screaming TV provocateur said during Wednesday’s episode of “First Take” on ESPN that superstar free-agent forward Kevin Durant is interested in coming to New York. Bayless cited “a..." June 10

  • Knicks want PG, interested in Jordan Clarkson

    The Score "At his last stop in Phoenix, head coach Jeff Hornacek had three starting-caliber point guards and struggled to keep them all happy. Hornacek has the opposite problem now that he's in New York. He doesn't have one proven point guard - only two wild cards (Jerian Grant, Tony Wroten), a fine..." June 09

  • Knicks reportedly interested in Grizzlies' Mike Conley, Lakers' Jordan Clarkson

    CBS Sports "The New York Knicks are setting their sights high when it comes to available free-agent point guards. Desperately in need of a starting caliber point guard to replace the aging and defensively weak Jose Calderon, the Knicks will pursue Memphis Grizzlies veteran Mike Conley and Los Angeles..." June 09

  • One of Knicks' biggest needs is a 'lead guard,' GM Steve Mills says

    ESPN "If you’re still wondering where the New York Knicks’ priorities are this offseason, general manager Steve Mills has the answer. “It’s clear we need a lead guard, someone that can really carry the load, day in and day out. That’s something that I think is one of our biggest needs,” Mills said on..." June 09

  • Oakley: Today's NBAers have it easy, should play 82 games

    The Score "With so many marquee names succumbing to postseason injuries, questions are being raised in regards to the league's scheduling. Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chris Bosh, Kevin Love, and other notables have all missed time in the 2016 playoffs. Does stuffing 82 games within a..." June 09

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Carmelo: Knicks really aren't 'that bad'

    The Score "Despite finishing 13th in the Eastern Conference with 32 wins, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is cautiously optimistic about his team's chances moving forward. With their starting frontcourt already set, Anthony believes the Knicks will need to fill just a few roster spots to once..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Knicks negotiating with Kurt Rambis as Jeff Hornacek assistant

    Sportsnaut "To nobody’s surprise, Kurt Rambis will likely remain a member of the New York Knicks as an assistant to head coach Jeff Hornacek. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Knicks are currently in negotiations with Rambis towards that end. Rambis still has one year remaining on his current..." June 08

  • Jackson predicted Lakers would be sorry for passing on Porzingis

    The Score "Despite issuing some backhanded compliments last summer, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has always been high on Kristaps Porzingis. Jackson even went so far as to encourage his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, to pick the Latvian sensation with the No. 2 pick during draft workouts..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07