ThePostGame.com "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31
ESPN New York "Phil Jackson summed up the New York Knicks' 24-point season-opening loss to the Chicago Bulls succinctly late Wednesday night. "Not ready for showtime, were we guys?" the Knicks president said to reporters before getting into the passenger seat of his SUV. Jackson's new-look Knicks struggled..." October 30
New York Post "It’s always easier to talk about patience, to ponder patience, to promote patience, than it is to actually practice patience. For years there has been a circular conversation in those New York places where sports most truly matter — saloons, water coolers, backyards — that has gone something like..." October 30
CSN Chicago "The New York Knicks may have jumped to an early 8-2 lead to start the game, but by the end of the contest it was all Bulls. In Derrick Rose's first game back since suffering a season-ending knee injury last November, he and the Bulls defeated the Knicks, 104-80, in the season opener at Madison..." October 30
New York Post "Pau Gasol passed on the Knicks, but that doesn’t mean his younger brother Marc will. Next summer, Grizzles center Marc Gasol, a versatile and supremely talented 7-foot center, will be a free agent. The Knicks, with more than $20 million of cap space, are expected to make a run at him. Pau,..." October 30
Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30
An MRI to Jose Calderon's right calf today confirmed a strain. He is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
Jose Calderon is a late scratch due to a calf injury. Shane Larkin will start. #Knicks
Calderon, Shumpert, Carmelo, Amar'e and Dalembert are tonight's starters.
New York Post "The triangle is not polished, but rookie coach Derek Fisher’s rhetoric surely is. The Fisher Era — and in many ways the Phil Jackson Era — debuts Wednesday night at the Garden against the Bulls as the Knicks begin their season with a treacherous, back-to-back gauntlet with LeBron James awaiting..." October 29
After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29
Posting And Toasting "The Knicks have two players who were first-round picks in 2013, and thus have 2015-2016 contract options that must be exercised by Friday. Tim Hardaway Jr. is one such player, and the Knicks just picked up his option, locking into a $1.3 million commitment to Hardaway next season. Cool. I think..." October 28
SNY TV "Amar’e Stoudemire only started one of the Knicks’ six preseason games and he says he’s ready to accept whatever role head coach Derek Fisher gives him, including coming off the bench. “I know whatever the situation is, I’m learning three different positions, as far as the power forward, the..." October 28
New York Post "Sitting in the lobby of the St. Regis, on 55th Street, Jeanie Buss fondly recalls some of the wonderful times she’s had while staying in the venerable hotel. “When my father was alive, we always took this opportunity to go to Broadway plays, spend time together and go to fabulous restaurants,”..." October 28
Trade calls for Sixers to send Arnett Moultrie to New York and take in Travis Outalw, who is likely to be released by Philly
ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony heard "MVP" chants from the Madison Square Garden crowd as the New York Knicks held an open practice Sunday afternoon. So yes, it's good to be back in New York after a summer of free agent visits to Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Houston. Anthony ultimately chose to remain in..." October 27
ESPN New York "The New York Knicks are strongly considering parting ways with veteran forward Travis Outlaw, league sources told ESPNNewYork.com on Saturday. Outlaw is owed $3 million this season. If the Knicks released him, they would still owe him his full salary. They also could dump him on another team..." October 27
Bargnani ruled out for first three games.
Fisher said Calderon still limited but hopeful he plays in season opener. On track to.
New York Post "At this point, J.R. Smith could use a good book recommendation from Phil Jackson. With his 1-for-11 preseason finale flop Friday in Montreal against the Raptors, Smith is entering Wednesday’s season opener against the Bulls lost in a Bermuda triangle, admitting he is unsure when to..." October 26
New York Post "Bring it on, says Carmelo Anthony. The triangle and the shooting doesn’t look quite ready for prime time after Friday’s final dress rehearsal — an 83-80 loss to the Raptors at Bell Centre — but Anthony is ready for the show and Da Bulls at the Garden. “We’re not running from it,’’ said..." October 25
Knicks could be changing course on picking up Shane Larkin 2015-'16 option, now leaning toward the cap space, sources say. Deadline Friday.
Nets announce they've traded Marquis Teague and the 2019 second round pick to the Sixers for Casper Ware, a player they will soon release.
Keep eye on Tobias Harris. Won't sign ext w/Orlando b4 10/31. Restricted FA next summer. Nike deal gives him upgrade if he in LA, NY or CHI
Fisher hinted earlier that Calderon, Shump, Melo, Jason Smith & Dalembert will be starters on opening night. Group hasnt played together yet
Knicks will waive Mbenga and Sanchez today. They did not join the team in Montreal.
ESPN.com "The adjustment to the triangle offense has been "a struggle" for J.R. Smith, and it isn't just because the system is foreign to him. A candid Smith admitted that he must alter his shooter mentality and wrap his mind around the team-first concept being preached by Knicks coach Derek Fisher and..." October 24
Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Van Gundy, current analyst for ESPN and former head coach of the New York Knicks, recently downplayed the impact that any one system has on a given team’s success. Phil Jackson is now president of basketball operations for the Knicks, but as a head coach in Chicago and Los Angeles, he used..." October 24
New York Post "Andrea Bargnani said he’s not sure when he will return from a right hamstring strain and admitted he’s frustrated by the injury. When two reporters from Italy interviewed him after he spoke to the New York media for the first time since being shut down Oct. 9, he said in Italian he underwent an..." October 23
The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.
New York Post "Jeff Van Gundy says the Knicks will make the playoffs — but it won’t be because of the triangle offense. In a conference call to promote ESPN’s coverage of the Knicks-Bulls season opener at the Garden in one week, Van Gundy and broadcast partner Mark Jackson said players win titles, not..." October 22
USA Today "The criticism and derision of the triangle offense rankles Phil Jackson. It bothers him when he hears critics say it requires a Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant to win with it. So by installing his preferred offense with the New York Knicks, who will be taught by first-year coach Derek Fisher,..." October 22
New York Post "There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks’ triangle offense. There was hope Derek Fisher’s defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway..." October 22
Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21
New York Post "The joy is back for Amar’e Stoudemire. And no, it’s not because he’s been sampling his red wine baths. Rather, Stoudemire feels healthy and with that health comes a feeling that maybe, just maybe, there can be some form of dominance up front alongside Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks this..." October 21
ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony doesn't expect to win the scoring title this season, his first in the triangle offense. In fact, he suggested on Saturday that he may score less and take fewer shots this season. "I don't think I'll be the scoring champ. Especially with this system, the way we're playing --..." October 20
The Wall Street Journal "Carmelo Anthony has declared several times during this preseason that he will fully embrace the Knicks’ new triangle offense, even if it means shooting and scoring less than he has in the past. “I don’t think I’ll be the scoring champ, especially in this system with the way we’re playing and..." October 20
Knicks: Bargnani is out tomorrow with his hamstring.
ESPN New York "If it were up to Carmelo Anthony, teams would play fewer sets of consecutive games. “I don’t know if that will ever happen, but that’s the dream,” Anthony said after practice Saturday. “Maybe it will happen 10 years from now when I’m out of the league.” The Knicks play 20 back-to-backs this..." October 19
Knicks say Andrea Bargnani, Travis Outlaw and Amar'e Stoudemire (recovery day) did not practice today.
Yahoo! Sports "After some initial uncertainty, the New York Knicks plan to pick up the third-year contract option for guard Shane Larkin, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks have been satisfied with Larkin, 22, in the preseason, and will guarantee the $1.67 million on his contract for the 2015-16..." October 16
New York Post "He has been the bearded wonder of preseason, and “Ace’’ may be the place to find your starting Knicks power forward. In a bizarre turn of events, Quincy Acy, who may have the NBA’s longest beard, and one wilder than James Harden’s, has emerged as the Knicks’ leading candidate at power forward...." October 16
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16
CBSSports.com "Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks takes baths in wine. What's that? Oh, no, that's not a punchline. It's actually a thing. There's a photo and everything. So does this actually work? Well, some people think so. From the Daily Mail: So what is vinotherapy and how does it work?..." October 16
New York Daily News "Saying a player is the modern-day version of Dennis Rodman is both a compliment and an affront to humanity. If it means comparing one's talent to that of Rodman and his five NBA rings and seven straight rebounding titles, then, hey, that's alright. If it means saying a player is a candidate..." October 16
New York Daily News "There was no greater optimist inside Madison Square Garden on Monday than Derek Fisher, who for the first time was occupying the same precious space on the Knicks bench that once belonged to Phil Jackson’s mentor, Red Holzman, and Jackson’s rival, Pat Riley. “The Garden is a special place,”..." October 15
New York Post "Raptors coach Dwane Casey was chatting with reporters, talking about a “great guy, one of those guys you remember as a player.” Seconds later, the object of Casey’s praise, Knicks point guard Jose Calderon (eight points, four assists), stepped up to say hello to his former coach. “Hey, I was..." October 15
New York Post "J.R. Smith experienced back spasms in the second quarter and left for the locker room briefly. He still returned to play in the second half but finished just 1-of-7 for four points in the Knicks’ 84-77 preseason win over the 76ers at the Carrier Dome. Smith said the spasms “have been going back..." October 15
Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson is one of the greatest basketball coaches of all time, having amassed 11 championships over a career that spanned 20 seasons. If there’s a knock on him, Jackson’s detractors will remind you that he only won by having similarly great, Hall of Fame caliber players on those rosters...." October 15
New York Post "Jim Boeheim said he spoke with Carmelo Anthony on the phone late last week to clear the air regarding his references to Anthony in his new book “Bleeding Orange’’ and said “everything’s fine.’’ The Syracuse coach revealed Anthony’s first-semester freshman grades: four Cs and a D for a 1.8 grade..." October 14