Knicks Rumors & News

  • Anthony hits milestone in Knicks' road win

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When the score is close late in the game, the New York Knicks have a feeling something good is going to happen. For coach Jeff Hornacek, it's starting to become a tangible thing. "They've got a confidence going," he said. "And we just try to keep reiterating during the..." December 10

  • Melo: Phil's comments have cast ‘temporary black cloud’ over Knicks

    New York Daily News "If there was any doubt, Carmelo Anthony cleared the air Friday and acknowledged that his Instagram posts from a day earlier were indeed aimed at Phil Jackson. And more than anything, the Knicks star was confused by the timing of his boss’ critiques for stalling the offense. “At the end of..." December 10

  • Is Carmelo Anthony firing cryptic shots at Phil Jackson on Instagram?

    SI "Is Carmelo Anthony mad at Phil Jackson? Here’s the evidence. On Tuesday, Jackson did a radio interview with CBS Sports that suggested Anthony, the best player on his team, the Knicks, tends to hold the ball too long, but is capable of playing a similar role to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant..." December 09

  • Chris Paul keeps hope of teaming with LeBron and Melo alive: ‘Anything’s possible’

    New York Daily News "Clippers All Star point guard Chris Paul is not ruling out joining forces with pals Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James, saying "Definitely, anything's possible." Paul, who can become a free agent on July 1st, told the Open Run podcast with Jesse Williams and Stefan Marolachakis that he has..." December 08

  • Put this Knicks’ embarrassment on Phil Jackson

    New York Post "Give Knicks president Phil Jackson credit for this debacle, for his choice words riling up LeBron James and snapping Carmelo Anthony’s 12-day surge. In the end, Anthony, too, was riled up over Jackson. James would not answer any questions about Jackson before Wednesday’s showdown and did his..." December 08

  • Carmelo Anthony annoyed, mum on Phil Jackson's ball hog remarks

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony was visibly annoyed when asked about Phil Jackson's assertion that he has a tendency to hold on to the ball too long. "I don't want to answer those questions," Anthony said after the Knicks' 126-94 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Anthony, who is normally..." December 08

  • Irving, Cavaliers dominate Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Cleveland Cavaliers enjoyed recent success against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, but on Wednesday they took it to a new level. Cleveland connected for a franchise record 22 three-pointers in its most lopsided win at the Garden, a 126-94 decision. It was the..." December 07

  • Carmelo Anthony improving ball hog 'tendency,' Phil Jackson says

    ESPN "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony can play the "role that Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant played" in their teams' triangle offenses, but he believes that Anthony sometimes breaks a team rule by holding on to the ball for too long. "Carmelo a lot of times wants to hold..." December 07

  • Agent: Derrick Rose has ‘good possibility’ of remaining with Knicks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Knicks are having a pretty good season so far, and the talk is positive about Derrick Rose’s future in New York. Rose’s agent B.J. Armstrong joined Sirius XM NBA’s “The Starting Lineup” on Monday and was asked about how the Knicks are suiting the former league MVP. “I think this has been..." December 07

  • Knicks' Phil Jackson says he smoked marijuana when recovering from back surgery

    CBS Sports "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson appeared on CBS Sports Network's "We Need to Talk"on Tuesday, and he said that, like Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, he used medicinal marijuana to treat his back pain. Jackson had back surgery when he played for the Knicks, missing the entire 1969-70..." December 07

  • Anthony scored 35 as Knicks top Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The New York Knicks moved into a three-way tie for third place in the Eastern Conference on Tuesday night, a rather stunning rise for a team that was sitting toward the bottom half of the standings just a couple of weeks ago. Credit Carmelo Anthony. Credit the Knicks for attacking..." December 06

  • From Rival To Ally: Charles Oakley Helps Jayson Williams Rebound From Addiction

    SI "He places his hand firmly on the big man’s lower back, Charles Oakley does, dismissing a series of pump fakes with a smirk and a shake of his head. The two men are 10, maybe 12 feet from the basket; Oakley refuses to let that distance shorten. Forcing his opponent to elevate for a jumper, Oakley..." December 06

  • LeBron James rejects idea of potential meeting with Phil Jackson

    ESPN "LeBron James says he has no interest in discussing Phil Jackson's "posse" comments directed at the four-time MVP and his business associates should he cross paths with the New York Knicks president when the Cleveland Cavaliers play at Madison Square Garden this week. "No," James said flatly..." December 06

  • Knicks hold off Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jeff Hornacek had a premonition Sunday morning about his shooting guard, Brandon Jennings. "I told my wife at breakfast I think Brandon is going to have a great game tonight," the New York Knicks coach recalled. "He said some things at the shootaround about taking a shot...." December 04

  • Knicks sweep back-to-back games with Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jeff Hornacek has noticed a drastic change in his center, Kyle O'Quinn. The first-year coach of the New York Knicks wasn't around last season, but saw enough of O'Quinn on tape to make an assessment. "He was a plodder last year," Hornacek bluntly said of the 6-foot-10,..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Kristaps Porzingis on Donald Trump: 'You Have to Give Him a Chance...They Booed Me at First.'

    Complex "Kristaps Porzingis is leaning against a railing in Adidas' new global flagship store in Midtown Manhattan, but it doesn't appear that he's doing it for comfort. He's only an NBA sophomore, but having taken America's biggest media market by storm in a little over 17 months, he's done his share of..." December 02

  • Derrick Rose on If He Wants to Stay With Knicks Long-Term

    SLAM Online "Derrick Rose is still finding his footing with the New York Knicks during his first season in the Big Apple. After an offseason that saw him traded from his hometown Bulls to the Knicks, plenty of “super team” talk and a civil suit trial that kept him away from the team for most of the preseason,..." December 02

  • Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns showcase what could be the NBA’s next great big-man rivalry

    New York Daily News "The combined record of the Knicks and Timberwolves over the last 12 seasons is (shield your eyes, kids) 657-1,151. So forgive us for being skeptical that this will all go according to plan, rather than get James Dolan-ed or muddied by franchises that can't get out of their own way. At least..." December 01

  • Carmelo Anthony is opening a sports bar on his home turf

    Page Six "Now he’ll have his own place to hang after games. Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is partnering with restaurateur Stratis Morfogen on a new sports bar near Madison Square Garden to be called Mr. Big Shot, Page Six has exclusively learned. The spot will feature an Asian-themed menu and will open..." December 01

  • Anthony nails winning shot in Knicks' 106-104 victory

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Even on a night when Carmelo Anthony struggled from the floor, the New York Knicks had confidence in him in the biggest moment. That's why coach Jeff Hornacek drew up a play to get the ball into Anthony's hands with the score tied on Wednesday night. With 2.3 seconds..." November 30

  • Is this a blip, or is Joakim Noah a $72M Knicks disaster?

    New York Post "To many, the Knicks would have been better served writing a check for $72 million, taking it out in the backyard and setting it on fire, rather than signing Joakim Noah. Noah was supposed to galvanize the defense and bring it together. That simply hasn’t happened yet. The Knicks are 24th in..." November 30

  • Kristaps Porzingis says he doesn’t pay attention to calls for him to take over Knicks from Carmelo Anthony

    New York Daily News "The Garden crowd has established its position with groans and sighs when Carmelo Anthony gets the ball at the elbow and begins his jab step. It’s especially noticeable on nights Anthony is out of sync, like Monday when he shot a miserable 4-for-19 in the loss to OKC. The fanbase, the media, the..." November 30

  • Knicks finally trust Joakim Noah and it totally backfires

    New York Post "Joakim Noah was jacked to play against his college coach, Billy Donovan. The duo teamed up in glorious times, winning two NCAA titles together in Florida. Perhaps that is why Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek finally let Noah play in the fourth quarter of a tight game — and stuck with him to the..." November 29

  • Knicks Not Ruling Out Derrick Rose Extension

    Hoops Rumors "The Knicks have not yet approached Derrick Rose about a contract extension, but haven’t ruled out the possibility of discussing a deal later in the season, an NBA source tells Marc Berman of The New York Post. According to Berman, the team wants to make sure Rose can stay healthy for a full season..." November 29

  • Westbrook leads Thunder over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Look out Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook is on your heels. Westbrook recorded his third straight triple-double and eighth this season, pacing the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-103 win over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Westbrook scored..." November 28

  • Carmelo surprised Westbrook signed extension with Thunder

    New York Daily News "It was only four months ago when Russell Westbrook was the biggest free agent of the 2017 class. The Knicks, as usual with the top names (without much success), were rumored as a potential destination. But all that dissolved when Westbrook took the unusual step of signing a long-term extension..." November 27

  • Phil Jackson's future with the Knicks is 'fluid,' and the Lakers are lurking

    Orange County Register "Where have you gone, Phil Jackson? Lakerdom still turns its lonely eyes to you. Of course, Jackson is in New York, but it remains to be seen for how long, where he goes and if its colors are purple and gold. Jackson and his fiance, Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss, both deny it’s happening...." November 27

  • Noah's minutes dwindling with Knicks: 'I know I need to play better'

    New York Post "Knicks starting center Joakim Noah said he is inching closer to 100 percent after battling the flu and is eager to play crunch-time minutes. But that didn’t come close to happening in Saturday’s 107-102 loss to the Hornets. In his second game back, Noah was held to 12 minutes and went..." November 27

  • Lamb (18 points, 17 rebounds) explodes to lift Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Jeremy Lamb was a late addition to the Charlotte Hornets' starting lineup Saturday night, and what an addition he turned out to be. Lamb contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds -- the most by any guard in the NBA this season -- and the Hornets snapped a four-game losing..." November 26

  • Carmelo on OT game-winner: 'I wanted that moment'

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose shared Thanksgiving and then shared crunch time Friday at the Garden. It all tasted good in the end. So the beat goes on with the Knicks’ third straight win, fifth in six games and sixth in a row at home. They squeaked by for a thrilling 113-111 overtime win..." November 26

  • Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union Took a Helicopter to Join Carmelo Anthony's Thanksgiving Dinner

    Complex "Thanksgiving is always more pleasant when you have friends unexpectedly show up at your house for dinner. Earlier this week, Derrick Rose invited himself for Thursday's family dinner at his teammate Carmelo Anthony and wife LaLa's house. Because they're Knicks teammates now, that's close enough to..." November 26

  • Brandon Jennings adjusting to new role with Knicks

    New York Post "Brandon Jennings signed a below-market, one-year, $5 million deal to rebuild his brand as one of the electric young experienced point guards in the league. In doing so, he has had to rebuild his game, too, going from scorer to playmaker. Jennings, who amassed a 55-point explosion just four..." November 25

  • Late Anthony jumper in OT lifts Knicks past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Derrick Rose had a simple explanation of Carmelo Anthony's game-winning overtime jumper that gave the New York Knicks a 113-11 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. "Melo was Melo tonight," said Rose of his teammate's shot with three seconds left in OT. It was the 18th..." November 25

  • 'Vintage' Derrick Rose is gone -- and he's just fine with that

    ESPN "Every time he has a big game, or a big moment, it’s only natural to wonder if Derrick Rose, somehow, is on the way back to being the player he was before all the injuries. The player who was named NBA MVP at age 22. The player who led the Chicago Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals in 2011. The..." November 24

  • How Lithuanian rookie has fought way into Knicks rotation

    New York Post "It has been a topsy-turvy rookie year for Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who never knows if he will play or how much. In Tuesday’s 107-103 win over the Trail Blazers, Kuzminskas found himself on the court for the entire fourth quarter and the man they call “Cheese” because he always is..." November 23

  • Derrick Rose admits his ‘vintage’ MVP self is no more

    Larry Brown Sports "At the age of just 28, many have speculated that New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose’s best days on the court are behind him. It doesn’t sound like he necessarily disagrees. Rose said after Tuesday’s 107-103 victory win over Portland that he accepts that the player who lit up the league..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings 1-2 punch could spell trouble for NBA

    Sporting News "Don't look now, but the New York Knicks look like they are finally putting it all together. OK, so you've heard that one before. Of course you have. But maybe this time it'll stick. The Knicks got big contributions from several players on Tuesday as they beat the Portland Trail Blazers,..." November 23

  • Porzingis, Knicks knock off Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the past several seasons, the New York Knicks were lacking at point guard. Now they have two capable guys. Derrick Rose scored 18 points, six in the final 3:40, and backup Brandon Jennings dished out 11 assists off the bench for the second time this season to help the..." November 22

  • Derrick Rose invited himself to Carmelo Anthony’s Thanksgiving, doesn’t plan to bring anything

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose is happy to be with the Knicks after spending his first eight NBA seasons with the Bulls in his hometown of Chicago. But it carries drawbacks this time of year, when his family is in Chicago for Thanksgiving. Thankfully for Rose, he’s headed to Carmelo Anthony‘s for..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Willy Hernangomez keeps his cool against Hawks as Knick’s early returns have been encouraging

    New York Daily News "Willy Hernangomez not only frustrated one of the league’s best centers down the stretch Sunday, he absorbed two cheap shots from Dwight Howard and threw back a well-placed zinger. With 5:13 remaining in the 104-94 victory over the Hawks, Hernangomez, the 22-year-old backup center, boxed out..." November 22

  • Marshall Plumlee paid cabbie to run red light so he could make his NBA debut

    New York Post "Knicks rookie center Marshall Plumlee had visions of how his NBA debut would come about, but could never have imagined this, arriving midway through the first quarter after a harried commute and dash through the streets of Manhattan. “It was crazy,’’ Plumlee said. “I feel I could write a book..." November 21

  • There's a rumor swirling that Melo may be traded to Cleveland

    HNGN "It seems that NBA trade rumors are bugging New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony until now. He's been a familiar figure for a couple of weeks in rumor mills and seems that he will continue to be the hot topic in the coming days. And heading to the Cleveland Cavalier looks to be a perfect fit..." November 21

  • Melo: Knicks held productive team meeting Saturday

    ESPN "The New York Knicks held a meeting on Saturday between coaches, players and executives -- including team president Phil Jackson -- to clear the air over a few lingering issues. The meeting lasted about an hour, according to Carmelo Anthony, and the players did most of the talking. Jackson..." November 21

  • Anthony, Porzingis propel Knicks past Hawks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK – No Noah? No problem for the New York Knicks. Playing without their center, Joakim Noah, who was sick, the Knicks put together one of their best defensive performances of the season, knocking off the Atlanta Hawks 104-94 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Carmelo Anthony..." November 20

  • Kevin Durant sees why LeBron James offended by Phil Jackson's posse remark

    ESPN "Include Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant as another high-profile player who didn’t approve of Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse” when describing the business partners of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. “I see why LeBron took offense to it,” Durant told ESPN. “He doesn’t..." November 20

  • Kristaps Porzingis Will Donate $500 Per Blocked Shot to a New York Youth Basketball Charity

    Complex "Kristaps Porzingis has emerged as the Knicks' best defensive player (tied for first on the team with 1.2 blocks and 0.8 steals per game, first in defensive rebounds at 4.9 per game), and is now giving back to New York community for it. According to NBC Sports, the second-year forward/center is..." November 20

  • Joakim Noah assesses his play: 'It's been really up and down'

    ESPN "Here's how Knicks center Joakim Noah assessed his play through the first 11 games of the season: "There's still things I feel like I need to do a lot better. I'm not happy with where I am right now. I feel like I can definitely play better, but I'm not going to get frustrated with the process...." November 20