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KNICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Kevin Durant being courted by Carmelo Anthony, considering signing with New York Knicks

Kevin Durant is reportedly considering a move to the Big Apple. Speaking on ESPN’s “First Take,” Stephen A. Smith reported on Friday morning that Carmelo Anthony is making a strong pitch to Durant to join the Knicks, and that Durant is considering the move. “I know for a fact that Carmelo Anthony has been and will continue to recruit Kevin Durant until the cows come home...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony Returns to Puerto Rico with Teammates

Each summer New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony consistently returns to Puerto Rico to give back and this offseason was no exception. However on this trip, Melo brought a few of his teammates with him for “A Very Melo Weekend”. Which benefits  The Carmelo Anthony Foundation to help build basketball courts for kids and to raise money for local projects. The post Carmelo...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Andrea Bargnani hurts ankle, injury 'not serious'

Bojan Bogdanovic hurt his ankle while playing in Eurobasket friendlies last week. Now, we can travel over to Italy to see that Andrea Bargnani has done the exact same thing.From Sportando over the weekend:"Italian National Team big man Andrea Bargnani left the game against Georgia with an ankle injury during the first quarter and did not return. Il Mago will have the MRI on Saturday...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What should we expect from the Knicks this year?

ESPN Forecast predicted the Knicks would win 25 games in the upcoming season, an eight-victory increase from last year's total, but still one which would have fans pretty upset with the organization's progress.Over at ESPN, Ian Begley writes about the fairness of that prediction. Are the Knicks actually going to be this bad again? What does history say? Here's more from Begley:Don...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Dec. 21, 2014 – Source: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Though the New York Knicks missed out on the marquee free agents yet again this offseason, they appear to have upgraded their starting five with the additions of Robin Lopez and Arron Afflalo. Rookie Kristaps Porzingis should be a starter from opening night...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #28 New York Knicks

Folks, we did it, we’ve gotten to trilogy status. I welcome you all to the third installment of the 30 part series, where we breakdown the teams in order from worst to first. Today, we have ourselves a doozy on our hands. A team that has been critiqued by nearly everyone, and whose struggles continued even into the offseason, despite the help of the Zen Master. This basketball...
Via Total Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers ‘seriously considering’ signing Metta World Peace

No, this isn’t a headline from three years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly “seriously considering” Metta World Peace, previously known as Ron Artest, for the 2015-16 NBA season. Adrian Wojnarowski has the scoop (as always), but notes no deal is in place as of yet. Lakers are seriously considering signing free agent Metta World Peace, league sources tell Yahoo...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks Only Have 4 Of 17 Players From 14-15 Camp

The New York Knicks only have four of the 17 players that were in training camp with the team a year ago as Phil Jackson has worked to turn over the roster. Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Cleanthony Early are the only four players still on the Knicks' roster. The Knicks have traded away the likes of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., while Amar...
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Kevin Seraphin Signing Grade

Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: One Season, 2.8 million dollars This is just another small, excellent signing by Phil Jackson and New York Knicks this offseason. I am still not a fan of drafting Kristaps Porzignis fourth (should have drafted Emmanuel Mudiay), but I have liked or loved most of his he. They found...
Via HoopStuff
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis could be ‘too tall for the game’

    Throughout his distinguished career in the sport of basketball, we have seen many different sides of Knicks president Phil Jackson. There’s Phil, the Zen philosopher. Phil, the triangle guru. Phil, the championship collector. Phil, the social media gagster. Phil, the shade-thrower. Now we’re seeing Phil, the cynic. In Monday’s latest installment of the ongoing series...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs offer J.R. Smith less than declined player option

When J.R. Smith turned down a player option worth $6.4 million in order to test free agency, he did so under the assumption that the multi-year offers would come rolling in. Unfortunately for the veteran swingman, not only did this not occur, but the team he prefers to play for—the Cleveland Cavaliers—has offered him a one-year deal at an amount lower than the initial option...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson’s Rebuild of the New York Knicks Starts Now

(USATSI via CBS Sports) Patience is wearing thin for fans of the New York Knicks. During Phil Jackson’s tenure as President of Basketball Operations, the team has gone from bad, to worse. However, in order to create something positive for New York, demolishing the team was an inevitable part of Phil Jackson’s rebuild. This season marks the genesis of Jackson’s rebuild. Last...
Via The Sports Journal
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo to critical Knicks fan: You are stuck with me buddy

Carmelo Anthony arguably had the winning final batch of words during a back-and-forth on his Instagram page with a New York Knicks fan who questioned his commitment by dropping the truth-bomb, “You are stuck with me buddy.” Saying in a later post that engaging with haters on social media is “therapeutic for me,” Anthony posted the following retort to the fan questioning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the New York Knicks’ 2015 Starting Lineup Possibilities

Kristaps Porzingis #46 and Cleanthony Early #17 of the New York Knicks celebrate during the 2015 NBA Las Vegas Summer League game against the Philadelphia 76ers on July 14, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) After a miserable 2014-15 season, the New York Knicks have made many roster changes this offseason. Their hope is that they can rebound...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson calls Andrea Bargnani ‘a big tease’

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is taking absolutely no prisoners when it comes to ex-Knicks. After recently calling out J.R Smith for his “delinquent behavior”, now the face of Primo Pasta, Andrea Bargnani, is the object of the Zen Master’s ire. For the final edition of his Phil Jackson chronicles, which was published on Monday, ESPN’s Charley Rosen asked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis nails trick shot during NBA rookie photo shoot (Video)

New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis hit a fantastic trick shot during Saturday's NBA rookie card photo shoot at the team practice facility in Greenburgh, New York.Porzingis not only banked the shot high off the glass from near the three-point line on the right wing, but took the shot while being blocked by a screen at least 10 feet high.With shots like this and plays like this...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks are finalizing a deal with Thanasis Antetokounmpo

The New York Knicks and second round pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo are finalizing a two-year, partially guaranteed contract. Antetokounmpo played with the Knicks’ Summer League team this summer.  He gained experience playing against some of the up-and-coming NBA players that were drafted this year.  After a decent summer league showing in his second summer league, Antetokounmpo...
Via Hoops-Nation
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks analyst Walt Frazier isn’t very enthused about team’s chances next season

Watching the New York Knicks is rough enough for the team’s fans these days. But imagine how it must be for those who have to follow the Knicks closely because they’re paid to do so. Walt “Clyde” Frazier is the color analyst on the Knicks’ MSG Network telecasts. Of course, he’s also one of the franchise’s all-time best players. Frazier was part of two championship...
Via Awful Announcing
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the New York Knicks End Up Trading Jose Calderon?

Jose Calderon, who appeared in 42 games for the New York Knicks last season, could be on the move depending on the play of the the younger talent. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) With the New York Knicks adding some youthful experience at guard, Jose Calderon could see his minutes dwindle this season, and could eventually see himself dealt away by Phil Jackson and company...
Via The Sports Journal
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lamar Odom, Khloe Kardashian finalize divorce

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have been separated for well over a year, and the two have reportedly taken the final steps toward making their divorce official. TMZ reports that Odom and Kardashian have both signed divorce papers that were filed in court on Friday, and the split will be finalized after a judge signs...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith on regretting opting out: 'Uh, I mean, yes and no'

J.R. Smith appeared to find a new lease on life — not to mention an opportunity to resurrect his NBA career — when he landed with the Cleveland Cavaliers after being jettisoned by the New York Knicks in a midseason, three-team trade. That’s what made his decision to decline the player option on his contract...Read More The post J.R. Smith on if he regrets opting out of deal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jose Calderon the Answer at PG for the New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks were hoping to make a big splash in free agency, but they were happy to settle for a few very solid moves to fill out their roster. One of the positions that they were hoping to upgrade was the point guard position, but they were unable to do that. Jose Calderon appears to be the early favorite to start at point guard, but is he capable of being the answer for...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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