Knicks Rumors & News

  • Jeff Hornacek looking for the Cubs to inspire his Knicks

    New York Post "Jeff Hornacek knows about title droughts. Long before joining the Knicks, the coach already was quite familiar with long-suffering fan bases. On Saturday night, the lifelong Cubs fan watched what happens when repeated misery is replaced by long-awaited exhilaration. Hornacek, who grew up in..." October 24

  • Porzingis: New-look Knicks need time to figure this thing out

    ESPN "The New York Knicks' new starting five haven't played together in the preseason. So Kristaps Porzingis knows that it will take time for the club to develop cohesion. "It's going to take us some time to figure this whole thing out," Porzingis said on Sunday, two days before the Knicks open..." October 24

  • Knicks stumble defensively as Joakim Noah acknowledges he hasn’t recovered his quickness

    New York Daily News "It was just preseason, but it was ugly. In their final three games, the Knicks allowed an average of 109 points per game with the opponents shooting 50%. Those defensive stumbles coincided with the return of Joakim Noah, the former Defensive Player of the Year who Sunday acknowledged that he..." October 23

  • Rose: 'The only thing I could work on is being a better person'

    ESPN "Derrick Rose rejoined the New York Knicks on Saturday, eager to put his civil trial behind him and get back to playing basketball. Rose was with the team for the first time since Oct. 4, when he left for his trial in Los Angeles after a preseason game in Houston. Rose and two friends were..." October 23

  • Knicks Waive Chasson Randle, Tokoto, Amundson, Cleanthony Early, Damien Inglis

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have waived guards Chasson Randle and J.P. Tokoto and forwards Lou Amundson, Cleanthony Early and Damien Inglis. The roster now stands at 15 players. Randle, 6-2, 185-pounds, was signed as an undrafted free agent on Aug. 4, 2016 and appeared in three preseason games,..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • How D-Rose Was Almost Extorted For $21 Million By a False Rape Accusation

    Black Sports Online "“Just a heads up…….” That was the first of many texts, emails & DMs I would get about the Derrick Rose’s civil rape trial. What was always interesting is it didn’t matter if I knew the person, I didn’t know the person or they were completely anonymous, they didn’t know each other and they never..." October 20

  • Anonymous NBA Scouts Dish Dirt On Eastern Conference Teams

    SI "For some, it's tough to form an opinion about an off-season move or development without seeing the subjects first in action on the floor. Luckily, anonymous NBA scouts do not have this problem. Sports Illustrated's NBA writers spoke with scouts ahead of the 2016—17 season for our annual..." October 20

  • Joakim Noah: Derrick Rose accuser ‘just trying to make money’

    New York Post "Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose’s buddy and former Bulls teammate, went on the offensive after Rose was cleared in his rape civil trial, saying the accuser was a gold digger. “It’s a blessing to have him come back — it’s great the truth came out,’’ Noah said after the Knicks’ 121-96 preseason victory..." October 20

  • Why Derrick Rose Was Found Not Liable

    SI "After convening for three hours, a federal jury of six women and two men on Wednesday found New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose not liable for sexual battery and related civil offenses. The 28-year-old Chicago native will thus not be ordered to pay Rose’s accuser—whom Sports Illustrated and other..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Jury clears Derrick Rose, two friends in civil rape trial

    Chicago Tribune "Jurors have cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the..." October 20

  • Hornacek hedges on Game 1 lineup with Derrick Rose in limbo

    New York Post "Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged it won’t be “ideal” going into the regular season without having played their starting five, and he hedged ever so slightly on Derrick Rose starting in one week on opening night in Cleveland. There’s diminishing hope Rose will be ready to play in either..." October 19

  • Lawyers deliver closing arguments in Derrick Rose sexual assault civil trial

    ESPN "A Los Angeles federal court jury will begin deliberations Wednesday in the Derrick Rose sexual assault civil trial after attorneys for both sides gave their closing arguments Tuesday. Rose and two of his friends are being sued for $21 million, accused of raping his ex-girlfriend while she was..." October 19

  • There Will Be A Verdict In Derrick Rose’s Rape Trial Very Soon

    Dime Magazine "Derrick Rose’s civil trial for sexual assault has been exactly as unpleasant as you’d expect a celebrity rape case to be, but it looks like it’s finally coming to an end soon. There is apparently a bit more work to get through before that point, as the New York Post‘s Julia Marsh details. We..." October 18

  • Carmelo Anthony wants D-League rebrand as part of next CBA

    SI "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony wants an overhaul in the NBA Development League as part of the discussion in the next collective bargaining agreement. Anthony says he wants to create more jobs for younger players, and wants every team to have an affiliate. Currently, there are 22 NBA..." October 18

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony spoke to Colin Kaepernick the day he sat for anthem

    CBS Sports "Carmelo Anthony gave Colin Kaepernick advice the day that the San Francisco 49ers quarterback first sat down for the national anthem. In an extensive interview with The Undefeated's Howard Bryant about race in America and finding his voice, the New York Knicks forward revealed that he encouraged..." October 18

  • Celtics’ Thomas: “if you don’t have Kobe or Shaq or Michael Jordan, the triangle doesn’t work”

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s long been a criticism of Phil Jackson and the triangle offense: Of course he won, he had Michael Jordan, then Kobe Bryant with Shaquille O’Neal, then eventually peak Pau Gasol took over for Shaq. It’s a rather ridiculous criticism of Jackson — I’d like you to name the coach that won an NBA..." October 17

  • Carmelo sees a lot of Marc Gasol in teammate Hernangomez

    New York Daily News "One of the biggest revelations of New York's preseason has been the play of rookie Willy Hernangomez, a 22-year-old Spaniard who has displayed an impressive package of skills, awareness and agility for a center. Following Saturday's double-double effort (12 points, 12 rebounds) from..." October 16

  • Former Friend Of Jane Doe In Derrick Rose Case Repeatedly Calls Doe A Liar On The Stand

    Deadspin "A onetime friend of Jane Doe took the stand Friday, testifying for Derrick Rose’s side in the civil suit accusing him and two friends of gang-rape in 2013. In her testimony on Friday, Gabriela Chavez repeatedly called her former friend a liar and said she came forward because she wanted to be on..." October 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis wants to be the first NBA player since David Robinson to accomplish this feat

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis has always turned to a cliché when asked about his personal goals, invoking some form of the phrase, 'I'm focused on winning and the rest will take care of itself.' But he did reveal a somewhat unique aspiration as it pertains to statistics: a quadruple-double. "It's been..." October 15

  • Knicks, Carmelo Anthony sound naive to realities of Derrick Rose's trial

    Newsday "The Knicks didn’t anticipate that Derrick Rose would be in Los Angeles as long as he’s been for his sexual assault civil trial and are considering sending an assistant coach there to work with him. Rose left the team the morning of Oct. 5 and has missed five practices and two preseason games...." October 14

  • Cleanthony Early Re-Signs With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have agreed to re-sign Cleanthony Early. Early is expected to begin the season in the D-League as he rehabs his hamstring." October 13

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Kobe Bryant told Kristaps Porzingis he has 'a bright future ahead'

    USA Today "Of all the moments that New York Knicks sensation Kristaps Porzingis experienced during his rookie season, there's one in particular that he won't soon forget. In an article published in The Players' Tribune on Thursday, Porzingis recalled "a lot of cool moments" from his first NBA season, from..." October 13

  • Knicks say Derrick Rose will not return to team until trial ends

    Today's Fastbreak "New York Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek said on Wednesday that point guard Derrick Rose will not return to the team until his trial is over, per Marc Berman of the New York Post. Rose, and two friends, are in the midst of a civil suit in Los Angeles that alleges that the three men sexually..." October 13

  • Carmelo shames mag’s top-50 NBA list: You ranked me where?!

    New York Post "When your player ranking almost matches your team’s 2014-15 win total (17, the Knicks’ fewest ever)? Most NBA players might be happy with that. Not Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who lashed out at SLAM Magazine Wednesday for listing him at No. 15 on their NBA Top 50 rankings. “@slamonline lost..." October 13

  • Why Derrick Rose Rape Trial May Wreck NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's Legacy

    Rolling Stone "As Derrick Rose's civil trial for alleged rape continues in Los Angeles, one voice has gone inconspicuously absent as the jarring details continue to unfold: that of league commissioner Adam Silver. The allegations of drugging and gang rape that have been levied at the former MVP, as well his..." October 13

  • Sources back Derrick Rose: NBA teaches condom disposal

    New York Post "Two NBA sources confirmed Derrick Rose’s testimony in federal court during his civil rape trial that the league, in its rookie transitional program, teaches players “safe disposal of condoms’’ to avoid the potential of a woman impregnating herself. A league source said “sexual health’’ is part..." October 13

  • LAPD detective investigating Derrick Rose case dies of gunshot wound

    CBS Sports "Nadine Hernandez, one of two Los Angeles Police Department detectives investigating the sexual assault allegations against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose, was found with a gunshot wound at home in Whittier, California, and died in hospital, via the Los Angeles Times' Richard Winton and Hailey..." October 13

  • Judge won't declare a mistrial in Derrick Rose civil sexual assault case

    CBS Sports "The judge in New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose's civil sexual assault trial decided on Wednesday not to declare a mistrial. Rose's lawyers had argued that the accuser's lawyers had withheld three crucial text messages from the defense, but Judge Michael Fitzgerald said there was no evidence that..." October 12

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • The NBA's leaked Christmas jerseys are familiar, and that's a good thing

    CBS Sports "The NBA's Christmas Day slate might not be perfect, but it's going to look great. On Wednesday, the new Christmas jerseys leaked, via UniWatch's Paul Lukas, and they are essentially updated versions of what we saw last year: Not an eyesore in the bunch. It's a little weird that the Los Angeles..." October 12

  • Rose testifies at rape trial: 'It looked like a setup'

    ESPN "The night after Derrick Rose and two of his friends had sex with his ex-girlfriend, he had a hunch she was going to claim they raped her, the New York Knicks star testified Tuesday. Rose said he became suspicious of the woman when she texted later the same day of the alleged early morning..." October 12

  • Knicks Sign Damien Inglis

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have signed forward Damien Inglis. Inglis, 6-8, 245-pounds, was originally selected by Milwaukee in the second round (31st overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft after playing professional in France. He appeared in 20 games for the Bucks last season to average 1.8 points and 7.8..." October 11

  • Judge eyes mistrial after claims Derrick Rose accuser hid evidence

    New York Post "The Los Angeles federal court judge overseeing the $21.5 million civil rape trial against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose said he is seriously considering a mistrial after the NBA star’s lawyers claimed that the accuser had hid critical evidence. “Let me be very blunt with you. You have been..." October 11

  • Jackson blames lack of fundamentals for why triangle offense doesn't work

    New York Daily News "Even Phil Jackson has realized that his baby — the triangle — is outdated. After years of pushing back at critics who claimed his system is difficult to learn, Jackson acknowledged on a podcast with Shaquille O’Neal that modern players are neither equipped for the triangle nor as eager to play..." October 11

  • Derrick Rose back on stand in rape lawsuit trial

    ESPN "Knicks point guard Derrick Rose missed Saturday's preseason home opener against the Brooklyn Nets because of his civil trial in Los Angeles over allegations that he and two friends raped a woman. Rose remained in Los Angeles over the weekend and has been away from the team since Thursday, the..." October 11

  • Jeff Hornacek says Knicks president Phil Jackson not taking over

    ESPN "New Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said that team president Phil Jackson has been "hands off" and "helpful" during the preseason as Hornacek installs a new offense in New York. Hornacek's new approach employs less of the triangle offense, which Jackson used to win 11 NBA titles as a head..." October 09

  • Derrick Rose's reputation is damaged, even if he wins trial

    USA Today "The old saying goes that all publicity is good publicity. Derrick Rose would probably argue against that. As Rose spent most of the week in Los Angeles defending himself in a civil trial in which he is accused of sexual assault, he continues to maintain his innocence. Maybe he is, maybe he..." October 09

  • Knicks may be shopping for another point guard next summer

    New York Daily News "Now may be a good time for Phil Jackson to recant his statement that Derrick Rose isn’t losing any sleep over his civil trial for rape. The proceedings in Los Angeles have played out exactly as many – with the exception of Jackson, of course – believed it would which is to say the disturbing..." October 09

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Jeremy Lin: Carmelo hasn’t ripped me to my face

    New York Post "After Carmelo Anthony expressed surprise that the Nets had made Jeremy Lin the face of their franchise, Lin said he doesn’t care what his former Knicks teammate said. Lin didn’t play Saturday night when the Nets lost, 116-98, to the Knicks at the Garden, but Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson..." October 09

  • Kristaps Porzingis: Adidas shoe deal not finalized; Nike has chance to match

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis has proven to be a marketable phenomenon in the biggest market, and he was rewarded with the biggest shoe endorsement offer of any European player in NBA history – including former MVP and champion Dirk Nowitzki. Still, the 21-year-old told the Daily News that the contract..." October 09

  • Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah return dates unknown

    New York Post "The Knicks likely will be waiting close to another week before either of their big offseason additions return to the court. Derrick Rose opted to remain in Los Angeles because of his civil trial for alleged sexual assault and missed Saturday’s 116-98 preseason win over the Nets, while Joakim..." October 09

  • Rose’s lawyers want mistrial in lawsuit, saying accuser withheld text asking why he didn’t sleep with her friend

    New York Daily News "Lawyers for Knicks guard Derrick Rose want a mistrial declared in a lawsuit accusing the NBA star and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend — after discovering the woman’s legal team withheld a lurid text. Attorney Mark Baute cried foul Friday, complaining that the accuser failed to turn over..." October 08

  • Carmelo Anthony on Nets’ Jeremy Lin: ‘The face of that franchise’

    Newsday "Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care to relive what happened during Jeremy Lin’s Knicks tenure or what led to his departure from the team, but the two are indelibly linked. Rightly or wrongly, Anthony has been accused of ending Linsanity at Madison Square Garden. Now Lin has resurfaced in New York..." October 08

  • Derrick Rose testifies in rape lawsuit trial

    ESPN "NBA star Derrick Rose testified Friday in a lawsuit accusing him and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend, saying he interpreted a text message from the woman as consent to have sex with her later that night. Their text message exchange in August 2013 started with a text from the woman to..." October 08

  • Derrick Rose expected to take stand in rape case

    New York Post " Derrick Rose is expected to take the stand Friday afternoon to testify at his civil rape trial in Los Angeles. Rose has been accused of gang raping a 30-year-old woman with two pals, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen. " October 07