Knicks Rumors & News

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    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

  • ‘I feel like I’m 19 again': Amar’e Stoudemire is back

    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

  • Melo: Scoring title unlikely in triangle offense

    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

  • Triangle May Actually Boost Anthony’s Scoring

    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

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    Scott Cacciola @ScottCacciola

    Knicks: Bargnani is out tomorrow with his hamstring.

  • Carmelo Anthony: Fewer back-to-backs? 'That's the dream'

    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

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    Steve Popper @StevePopper

    Knicks say Andrea Bargnani, Travis Outlaw and Amar'e Stoudemire (recovery day) did not practice today.

  • Sources: Knicks pick up guard Shane Larkin's third-year contract option

    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

  • Gritty Acy has good chance to be Knicks’ starting power forward

    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

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    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

  • Amar'e Stoudemire bathes in wine. No, really, Amar'e Stoudemire bathes in wine "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

  • Knicks' J.R. Smith called the 'new Dennis Rodman' by The Worm himself

    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

  • Derek Fisher has buffer in Phil Jackson to stay off hot seat

    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

  • Why Jose Calderon’s ex-coach keeps calling him ‘beautiful’

    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

  • J.R. Smith says back spasms due to long preseason bus rides

    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

  • Shaq says Knicks need two superstars to successfully run Triangle Offense

    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

  • Boeheim defends putting Carmelo’s ‘solid’ grades in book

    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

  • Phil Jackson Says Knicks Fan Spike Lee 'Doesn't Know Anything About Basketball' "With the New York Knicks prepping to unveil the triangle offense this season, Spike Lee thought it was important to make documentary that explains the complex offensive system to fans. But if you ask Phil Jackson, Lee could use a crash course himself. The Knicks team president slammed Lee's..." October 14

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks' new triangle offense [more complex] than we're used to playing

    ESPN New York "J.R. Smith made an interesting observation about the Knicks' new offense on Monday. "You have to think the game more. It's just more of a complex way that we play, [more complex] than we're used to playing," Smith said after the Knicks' third preseason game. "We're used to just catching and..." October 14

  • Phil Jackson: I have free reign

    ESPN New York "Knicks president Phil Jackson believes owner James Dolan has been "forced to meddle" in basketball decisions in the past. But Jackson said he has received assurances from Dolan that it won't happen again as long as he's running the team. Jackson said Sunday that he spoke to Dolan about having..." October 14

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Bargnani won't play tonight with hamstring vs Raptors. Maybe tomorrow in Cuse.

  • Carmelo Anthony admits the triangle is an adjustment "When the New York Knicks hired Phil Jackson, one of the immediate questions was how Carmelo Anthony would react to the triangle offense. The system relies on ball movement, and as Jackson stressed in preseason, that's not exactly in Melo's wheelhouse. Now that he's actually into it, Anthony is..." October 13

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Phil says Dalembert and Calderon "will probably start." That leaves position battles at SG and SF, assuming Fisher is of the same mind.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Derek Fisher suggests that #Knicks can play Tim Hardaway Jr., Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith in the same lineup at times this season.

  • Shane Larkin’s freakish speed may change the Knicks’ offense

    New York Post "New point guard Shane Larkin is so lightning-fast he will try to pull the Knicks out of the triangle offense at times. That’s the plan, according to Larkin, whom coach Derek Fisher is leaning toward as backup point guard over Pablo Prigioni despite his inexperience. Fisher wants speed on the..." October 11

  • Carmelo will clear air with Boeheim over reveal of Syracuse grades

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony said he doesn’t yet know whether to be offended by his former Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim’s revelation of his freshman-year grades. Anthony said he first would like to talk with Boeheim and wants to read the passages on his grades before forming an opinion. He said he’s only..." October 11

  • Knicks Need Several Months to Get Triangle?

    Basketball Insiders "Just as the Giants struggled with their offense early on, Fisher’s Knicks struggled while running the triangle offense on Wednesday in their first preseason game. They shot just 40 percent from the floor and had as many turnovers as made shots (28) in a 20-point loss to the Boston Celtics." October 10

  • Fisher praises J.R. Smith's work ethic and starts J.R. in preseason opener

    ESPN New York "Derek Fisher decided to start J.R. Smith at shooting guard in the New York Knicks' first preseason game. Fisher went with Smith, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, Andrea Bargnani and Samuel Dalembert in the starting lineup for Wednesday's preseason opener against the Boston Celtics. Fisher,..." October 10

  • Carmelo Anthony Struggled in First Semester at Syracuse

    The Wall Street Journal "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, in his soon-to-be-released book, notes Carmelo Anthony’s academic struggles during his first semester of college, saying that the star forward’s marks made him ineligible for the Wooden Award during the team’s national championship season in 2003. In “Bleeding..." October 10

  • Should we start getting used to turnovers?

    Posting And Toasting "You'll have to forgive me, friends, I haven't seen an actual NBA basketball game in quite awhile. I'm looking at the box score for Wednesday's 106-86 loss to the Boston Celtics, and a couple of stats are jumping out at me: Made field goals: 28 Turnovers: 28 My basketball analysis skills are a..." October 09

  • J.R. Smith: Learning triangle will take Knicks a ‘few months’

    New York Post "J.R. Smith started at off guard for the Knicks in their first preseason game Wednesday, but coach Derek Fisher was quick to point out nothing is etched in stone. After watching the Knicks at both ends against the Celtics, nothing should be etched in stone because they looked like they were..." October 09

  • D.J. Mbenga Signs With Knicks

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks have signed D.J. Mbenga. Mbenga, 7-0, 240-pounds, holds career averages of 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds over 6.7 minutes in 234 games (four starts) over seven seasons with Dallas, Golden State, L.A. Lakers and New Orleans. " October 09

  • J.R. Smith: Knicks learning triangle "After watching Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics, one might wonder how long it will take the Knicks to get a hang of the triangle offense. According to J.R. Smith, it might not be until January. "It's going to take a few months," Smith said after the Knicks' 20-point loss to Boston..." October 09

  • Phil Jackson makes no major changes to Knicks front office

    New York Post "Though Knicks president Phil Jackson took a hatchet to last season’s roster and coaching staff, the Zen Master went status quo with the basketball operations department. Jackson added former Bulls scout Clarence Gaines Jr. as a key advisor, but made no important firings or other..." October 08

  • Stoudemire: I feel I'm back to my dominant self

    ESPN New York "It’s been easy to overlook Amar'e Stoudemire this preseason. With all the Knicks buzz surrounding Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony and the triangle, Stoudemire has been the forgotten man. “Yeah, I think so,” Stoudemire said. “I think the previous years of battling injuries,..." October 08

  • Carmelo Anthony ‘never thought about’ two-year deal with Knicks to cash in on NBA TV contract

    New York Daily News "Carmelo Anthony says he “never thought about” accepting a two-year contract like LeBron James did this summer, even if it meant missing out on the windfall from the landmark $24 billion TV deal the NBA has agreed to with ESPN and TNT. Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million deal — $5 million..." October 07

  • Shumpert wants to play through new injury; Knicks not so sure

    New York Post "At least Iman Shumpert’s knees are swell. Knicks coach Derek Fisher revealed Shumpert has been bothered by a strained right hamstring since the second day of training camp at West Point, and wouldn’t definitively say whether the combo guard will play in the preseason opener Wednesday against..." October 07

  • Melo: 'We have what we have'

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony believes the triangle system will alleviate some of the pressure on him to carry the New York Knicks but he admits he will have to wait until president Phil Jackson can find the team more help. While Anthony believes he will benefit from Jackson and coach Derek Fisher's system,..." October 05

  • Expect a different Iman Shumpert under Derek Fisher

    New York Post "Nobody is happier to have a coach not named Mike Woodson than Knicks guard Iman Shumpert, who spent last season looking like an angry man with an angry jump shot. Whether he was angry at former coach Woodson, who rode him hard and criticized him often, wasn’t always clear. Shumpert once said..." October 05

  • Carmelo: 'Underrated superstar' comment taken out of context

    New York Post "Never mind. Carmelo Anthony said after Thursday’s Knicks practice at Christl Arena that his reported remark about being an “underrated superstar’’ was taken out of context. “I don’t feel like that,’’ Anthony said. “I think it was the way the course of the conversation was going. They took..." October 04

  • Derek Fisher knows how dangerous his new point guard is

    New York Post "New Knicks point guard Jose Calderon admits learning the triangle offense is “complicated.” But at least Calderon no longer has to deal with the complications of facing the scrappy, hard-nosed point-guard defense of Derek Fisher, now his coach and triangle professor. Last season, the veteran..." October 03

  • Melo: I'm the most underrated star

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony believes he's the "most underrated" star player in the NBA. "I think I'm the most underrated superstar that's out there (laughs) but that doesn't matter to me," Anthony told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Anthony was responding to a question about the..." October 03

  • Knicks are looking for ‘fresh’ Dalembert to be a defensive force

    New York Post "Old center, meet the new center. Knicks legend Willis Reed graced West Point and Knicks training camp Wednesday and stopped for a chat with the franchise’s likely new starting center, Samuel Dalembert. The 33-year-old Haitian is not trying to fill Reed’s immense shoes — but will attempt to fill..." October 02

  • Why Derek Fisher ignored triangle offense in first Knicks practice

    New York Post "Triangle this. At the first practice of Knicks training camp at West Point, the triangle was an unspoken word. The 2 ¹/₂-hour session at Christl Arena was all defense, all the time. Rookie coach Derek Fisher realizes the team’s lack of defensive fortitude was the downfall of last season’s..." October 02

  • Knicks fan suing team after ejection for heckling Carmelo

    New York Post "A diehard New York Knicks fan is hauling Madison Square Garden to court over his right to heckle star forward Carmelo Anthony. Former ING Broker Anthony Rotondi says in a new Manhattan Supreme Court filing that the venue’s security had him arrested — costing him his job — for “merely engaging..." October 01

  • JR Smith Calls Dennis Rodman Comparison ‘an Honor’

    SLAM Online "The New York Knicks are holding training camp at Army’s Christl Arena in West Point, NY. JR Smith, naturally, feels a bit out of place. Smith, a notorious night owl, acknowledges that he wouldn’t survive in the armed forces. Smith says team president Phil Jackson comparing him to Dennis..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • J.R. Smith knows he would make the absolute worst Army cadet

    New York Post "J.R. Smith grew up not so far away, in Freehold, NJ, but had never stepped foot on the post of West Point. Nor has he ever been in this sort of regimented environment. Smith wasn’t offended by the suggestion he was out of place – the NBA’s perennial rules-breaker amid an environment suffocated..." October 01

  • For once, the Knicks have realistic expectations

    SB Nation "Year One of the Phil Jackson Era in New York has a different sound. See if you can spot it. "As far as wins go, I can't tell you how many wins we're gonna have," Carmelo Anthony said at Knicks media day Monday morning. "What I will say is, we're gonna have a better season than we had last..." September 30