Knicks Rumors & News

  • Knicks' Phil Jackson helping Kristaps Porzingis with the Triangle

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Zen Master has found a new disciple in Kristaps Porzingis. According to ESPN's Ian Begley, New York Knicks President Phil Jackson has been frequently giving advice to Porzingis after practices, helping the rookie learn the "little details" of being a better player and how to..." November 29

  • Green, Heat create memorable moments in 97-78 win in New York

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For extended stretches, especially at the outset, it was a sluggish game with lethargic players in front of a muted crowd at Madison Square Garden. What this one called for was someone to step up and generate enough moments to make a difference. Gerald Green obliged. So did Chris Bosh. And..." November 28

  • If Knicks didn’t take Porzingis, Magic might have pounced

    New York Post "The Magic, who selected fifth in June’s NBA Draft, were expected to pounce on Kristaps Porzingis if Knicks president Phil Jackson got cold feet. Porzingis agreed to work out, flying into Florida days before the draft. Magic first-year coach Scott Skiles and the front office took the..." November 27

  • In new role, Victor Oladipo helps Magic beat the Knicks 100-91

    Orlando Sentinel "Scott Skiles broke the news to Victor Oladipo on Tuesday. Skiles informed Oladipo that the Orlando Magic’s starting lineup was going to change and that Oladipo would move to the bench. That information must have jarred Oladipo, but as tipoff approached Wednesday, Oladipo insisted he would..." November 26

  • Kristaps Porzingis busting stereotype of soft European player

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis already knew what people would say about him because of the trail of tall, thin European players who didn't make it in the NBA. Words such as soft, stiff, project and bust motivated the 7-3 Latvian forward to show he wasn't and wouldn't be any of those things. Porzingis..." November 25

  • Knicks’ old misfits finding a home as Nets’ reinforcements

    New York Post "When coach Lionel Hollins was asked Sunday how he planned to wring better production out of his struggling bench, he replied: “Just hope they play better.” Brooklyn’s backups did just that in a 111-101 win over Boston, with Shane Larkin and Andrea Bargnani leading the way. Now the challenge..." November 24

  • Heat step up defense in win vs. Knicks, close homestand 6-1

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The defensive statement came in Monday night's first half, when the Miami Heat limited the New York Knicks to 30 points in what turned into a 95-78 victory. The larger statement came over the past two weeks, that AmericanAirlines Arena again could stand as a sanctuary, with Monday's victory..." November 24

  • The Knicks Still Seeking the Perfect Rotation

    The Wall Street Journal "The Knicks have done well for themselves this season after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign in which they won just 17 games. Heading into Wednesday’s game at Orlando, New York own an 8-7 mark despite having played the NBA’s fifth-toughest schedule. It’s an impressive feat considering the Knicks..." November 24

  • Carmelo: Porzingis will lead Knicks 'long after I'm retired'

    Fox Sports "Carmelo Anthony took Kristaps Porzingis under his wing long ago, at some point over the summer when the two started working out together and playing their famed games of one-on-one. Somehow, all 7-foot-3 of Porzingis fit under Melo's proverbial wing. Now, the rookie's flying on his own, averaging..." November 24

  • Amar’e Stoudemire says he and Carmelo Anthony didn’t get enough opportunities together with Knicks

    New York Daily News "Amar'e Stoudemire once transformed the Knicks from miserable to relevant, becoming the signing that led to Carmelo Anthony and the first playoff berth in seven years. As Stoudemire said in a bit of an overstatement Monday, "Not only the city of New York but the State of New York was..." November 24

  • Chris Bosh: Heat can stop Knicks' Porzingis if they 'pay attention' to him

    CBS Sports "Surpassing expectations, New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis has played quite well to start the season. Porzingis has made a name for himself by dunking on opponents and scoring in a variety of ways. Carmelo Anthony wants to win a championship with Porzingis and the Knicks rookie is looking..." November 23

  • ‘Big brother’ Carmelo already talking NBA titles with Porzingis

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony never objected to Knicks president Phil Jackson selecting Kristaps Porzingis at No. 4, but had told insiders he wouldn’t have minded Duke swingman Justise Winslow or Arizona forward Stanley Johnson at that slot either. Of course, Anthony is ecstatic how it is playing out for the..." November 23

  • Kristaps Porzingis dominates in Knicks victory over Rockets

    New York Post "Alert NASA, for a very tall flying object wrecked Houston on Saturday night. The Knicks’ 7-foot-3 rookie phenom, Kristaps Porzingis, in an even more spectacular outing than Tuesday’s, inflicted major damage to the struggling Rockets in leading the Knicks every which way in a 107-102 victory at..." November 22

  • Kristaps Porzingis already could be Knicks’ franchise-turning building block

    New York Post "There are times when you can see Kristaps Porzingis still has a lot of work to do on his game. His offensive moves in the paint with his back to the basket will need an offseason to fully develop. And there are times where he still gets shoved around by smaller men. But there’s plenty..." November 22

  • Surging Knicks stave off Thunder to move above .500

    New York Post "The Knicks showed Friday night they’re more than just Kristaps Porzingis. The night began with injured free-agent-to-be Kevin Durant strolling across the court during pregame introductions to give former Thunder teammate and current Knicks coach Derek Fisher a hug. And the Knicks’ evening..." November 21

  • J.R. Smith accused of choking student after teen mocked trade to Cavs

    New York Daily News "Former New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been accused of choking a 19-year-old high school student in Chelsea after the younger man quipped about the hoopster's trade to Cleveland. Smith, 30, has not been arrested in connection to the alleged incident outside Artichoke Basille's Pizza about..." November 21

  • Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis admits he’s not a fan of his ‘Zinger’ nickname

    New York Daily News "Don't call him Zinger. Kristaps Porzingis couldn’t really pinpoint why other than a bad first impression, but the Knicks’ rookie sensation is not a fan of one of his more common nicknames. He prefers “K.P.” but seems open to suggestions. “I don’t like Zinger too much,” he said, citing the..." November 20

  • World Peace: ‘I was disruptive, dysfunctional, and mentally unstable. That’s a bad mix.’

    Sportsnet "When Metta World Peace, then going by Ron Artest, followed his first impulse and darted into the stands at the Palace at Auburn Hills after having a drink thrown on him, nobody—not the fans in Detroit that night, not the Pistons or Indiana Pacers players on the floor, or those of us watching from..." November 20

  • Why Derek Fisher won’t jump-start Durant-to-Knicks talk

    New York Post "If Derek Fisher feels uncomfortable discussing Kevin Durant’s greatness, you can see why. Fisher and Durant, as former teammates, developed a strong bond. Any comment he makes about Durant, the Knicks coach feels could be taken the wrong way: as in tampering. Durant will be a free agent in..." November 20

  • NBA sells out of Kristaps Porzingis jerseys

    Larry Brown Sports "At this point, 20-year-old Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis may actually be hotter than sliced bread. With putback dunks so thunderous that entire nations bow at his feet, buzzer-beaters so godly that they refuse to subscribe to the laws of time and space, and physical measurements so silly you’d..." November 20

  • Report: Khloe Kardashian developed staph infection while with Lamar Odom

    Larry Brown Sports "Khloe Kardashian is reportedly battling a staph infection that she contracted while visiting with Lamar Odom in the hospital. According to TMZ, Kardashian cancelled a portion of her book tour this week because she has developed a high fever, swollen glands and intermittent chills. She is said..." November 19

  • How a grateful Kristaps Porzingis plans to spend 1st Thanksgiving

    New York Post "Kristaps Porzingis always heard about Thanksgiving but never about the turkey. Next Thursday, as the Knicks fly back from their upcoming four-game road trip, Porzingis will experience his first Thanksgiving in his Westchester home. His mother, Ingrida, his father, Talis, and two brothers will..." November 19

  • Kristaps Porzingis powers Knicks with 29 points, 11 rebounds in win over Charlotte

    New York Daily News "On draft night, they booed Kristaps Porzingis. On Tuesday, they chanted his name as the soundtrack to a victory at the Garden. It was Porzingis’ night in Manhattan, a validation of what has been building into a Latvian storm of hope for the Knicks. He dropped in a career-high 29 points,..." November 18

  • Kristaps Porzingis giving Knicks hope they haven't had in a long time

    CBS Sports "He was compared to Shawn Bradley... by his own GM. He tried to warn us how good he is... before the draft. He's got the respect of veterans... even the Black Mamba. A week after missing a game winnner vs. the Hornets by a half-second... he dropped 29 points, 11 rebounds, and one block..." November 18

  • Lamar Odom is ‘confused,’ doesn’t know drugs caused brain injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is very fortunate to have survived the drug overdose that landed him in intensive care last month, but the former NBA star still has a long road to recovery. In a recent appearance on “Ellen,” Khloe Kardashian confirmed that Odom has suffered brain damage as a result of several..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis not fazed by Big Apple expectations: ‘I love pressure’

    Yahoo! Sports "Kristaps Porzingis didn't even need a dozen games for those same fans who rudely greeted his arrival at the NBA draft with resounding boos to suddenly turn him into New York's latest sensation, a 7-foot-3 Latvian fascination, carrying the hope of the future every time he steps on the..." November 17

  • How Kristaps Porizingis is trying to accelerate learning curve

    New York Post "The most exciting moment of a surprisingly fascinating start to the Knicks season was extinguished in an instant; the most memorable shot never officially occurring, forever floating on the periphery of the box score. Less than a week ago, Kristaps Porzingis stepped out beyond the 3-point line..." November 17

  • Lamar Odom could face felony drug charge

    The Score "The basketball world has rallied around Lamar Odom during his recovery from a drug overdose, but the former NBA star may now be facing a felony drug charge. Nye County District Attorney Angela Bello revealed Monday that a prosecutor is considering whether to file a count of unlawful use of..." November 17

  • Carmelo Anthony’s legs are back — and his shot is proving it

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony is getting hotter and his legs healthier. Sixteen days ago, Anthony said his flat jump shot and sub-40 percent field-goal percentage were due to not regaining the power in his legs after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left patellar tendon last February. In continuing his..." November 16

  • Kevin Seraphin's strong fourth quarter helps Knicks overcome big game from Davis, beat the Pelicans

    New York Daily News "There were plenty of moments, especially in the first half, when Derek Fisher probably thought differently about wanting Anthony Davis to suit up for the opposition. The Knicks coach said pregame that he’d prefer the Pelicans be at full strength with their star, who then pounded out 36 points..." November 15

  • Carmelo Anthony at center of Knicks’ endgame meltdown problem

    New York Post "While the Knicks have been more competitive than many expected, their fourth-quarter failings have been worse than anybody could have imagined, as bad as any team in the NBA. Coming off back-to-back late-game collapses and some of the worst clutch play in the league, if the Knicks have..." November 15

  • LeBron James' huge fourth quarter leads Cleveland Cavaliers to 90-84 road victory over New York Knicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers spent Friday the 13th at Madison Square Garden climbing uphill, but the New York Knicks were the unlucky squad tonight. After being down for much of the game, the Cavaliers fought back in the fourth quarter to extend their conference-high winning streak to eight with a..." November 14

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith: 'Crazy' Phil Jackson would talk about my personal life

    ESPN "J.R. Smith thinks it’s “crazy” that Knicks president Phil Jackson would discuss issues about Smith's personal life publicly. Over the summer, Jackson said in an interview with Charley Rosen that Smith was having “issues with his gal” toward the end of his Knicks tenure. "It was crazy to me..." November 13

  • Hornets top Knicks, 95-93, as buzzer-beater nullified

    Charlotte Observer "Redemption time for Cody Zeller. Seconds earlier he had missed both free throws off an ill-timed foul by New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas in a tie game. Then the Knicks were called for a shot-clock violation and the Hornets ended up in-bounding the ball under the basket. Zeller flashed to..." November 12

  • Kardashians Allegedly Receiving Offers For Lamar Odom Drug Movie

    Black Sports Online "The Lamar Odom overdose story has had many twist and turns. What began as a story of an ex-NBA player overdosing in a Las Vegas brothel has become a complicated story of love triangles, big money, drugs and health issues. Those aspects are shared by many of Hollywood’s best scripts and according..." November 12

  • Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis squashing your stereotypes with his putback dunks

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis knows what you were thinking, your assumption based on stereotypes: he's just a skinny white kid, a European basketball player. The formula equates to soft. Porzingis doesn't mind those preconceived assessments. He responds like any reasonable 7-3 elite athlete with something..." November 12

  • Arron Afflalo shows how he’ll unlock parts of Knicks offense

    New York Post "Lost amid the commotion over the final frantic 30 seconds and Kristaps Porzingis’ near-miracle buzzer-non-beater was Arron Afflalo’s first game as a Knick. Putting aside the heartbreaking defeat, it went very well. Afflalo, a key free-agent signing for two years and $16 million, had more bounce..." November 12

  • Porzingis replacement Thomas leads Knicks to key road win over Raptors

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony will take it. Will he ever. After a brutal start to the schedule, facing seven 2014-15 playoffs teams in their first eight games, the Knicks have escaped a .500 club at 4-4. The Knicks’ 111-109 squeaker over the two-time defending Atlantic Division champion Raptors at Air..." November 11

  • Melo, Knicks beat Raptors on non-call, officials admit mistake afterward

    CBS Sports "Melo, Knicks beat Raptors on non-call, officials admit mistake afterward By Ananth Pandian | NBA writer November 10, 2015 11:56 pm ET The Toronto Raptors may be able to blame the refs for their loss against the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. With less than 25 seconds left in the..." November 11

  • Knicks want Arron Afflalo for ‘long haul,’ so what’s 1 more day?

    New York Post "Arron Afflalo is unlikely to make his Knicks debut Tuesday night in Toronto, but Derek Fisher is “hopeful” the shooting guard will return Wednesday in Charlotte after missing nearly a month with a hamstring injury. “He’s looking good, he’s been working really hard, but chances [Tuesday] night..." November 10

  • Matt Barnes: Derek Fisher shouldn't have told police, NBA about our fight

    CBS Sports "In early October, there were several reports about Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes physically assaulting New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher for dating his estranged wife. The NBA has yet to fine or suspend Barnes for the incident but are well aware of the altercation. Now with the..." November 10

  • Kobe tells Spike Lee Knicks running square, not triangle offense

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the New York Knicks 99-95 on Sunday, but the defeat didn’t keep Kobe Bryant from having some fun with the MSG crowd. In fact, he was captured on video talking some trash to none other than Spike Lee. At one point Kobe threw a great zinger at Spike, telling him the..." November 09

  • Lakers Were Concerned Kristaps Porzingis Might Take Too Long To Develop

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell over Kristaps Porzingis with the second overall pick. "I liked him because he’s athletic, can shoot the ball. From what we saw, he was able to shoot it from 3-point range pretty easily," Byron Scott said. "He’s a young kid that in the workouts..." November 09

  • Knicks beat Lakers in what could very well be Kobe Bryant’s final appearance at Garden

    New York Daily News "The shell of Kobe Bryant made its likely final appearance at the Garden and blew it for the Lakers. The 37-year-old had always relished his appearances in Manhattan, but his first in three years was a dud and a 99-95 Knicks victory Sunday afternoon that included Derek Fisher’s first ejection...." November 08

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    The Knicks will start the same five-man unit today. Calderon & Vujacic are in the backcourt.

  • Carmelo Anthony dumps more cold water on Kobe-to-Knicks dream

    New York Post "Contrary to Phil Jackson’s statement in late September that Kobe Bryant will return next season with another NBA team, Carmelo Anthony says his buddy won’t ever leave Los Angeles. It remains to be seen if Bryant even plays another season when his contract expires. He is muddling through a rough..." November 08

  • Porzingis cites Westbrook as inspiration for aggressive playing style

    Newsday "Kristaps Porzingis was matched up against LeBron James, and the Cavaliers superstar took it right at the unproven rookie. Advantage James, one would think. But it wasn't. Porzingis negated James' layup with his long arms. The next time James got it against Porzingis, he drove on him again...." November 08

  • Byron Scott says Lakers ‘were probably a little wrong’ about Kristaps Porzingis

    Larry Brown Sports "With his absurd wingspan, sweet shooting stroke, refined instincts, and putback dunks of fertility, 20-year-old Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis has quickly emerged as a top contender for the 2015-16 Rookie of the Year Award. Though the Latvian was drafted No. 4 overall last June, many detractors..." November 08