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Phil Jackson has one job right now: Don’t screw up

Phil Jackson joined the Knicks to much love and more lucre 28 months ago, a monetary mercenary recruited to make the team’s desperately loyal fans forget the better part of 15 years whose memory belongs in a wood chipper on Jackson’s Montana ranch. That was the Garden’s plan, anyway. Jackson’s Plan? Well, that’s been a...
Via New York Post
20 minutes ago

Jimmy Butler on Derrick Rose trade: ‘I wasn’t surprised’

The Bulls’ sudden trade of former MVP Derrick Rose last week may have come as a bit of a shocker from an outsider’s perspective. But the writing may have long been apparent on the walls of the Chicago locker room. Appearing on ESPN’s "The Jump" on Thursday, Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler said that he wasn’t surprised Rose was traded, indicating an intuition that one of them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Knicks reportedly waived Tony Wroten for disciplinary reasons

Tony Wroten’s tenure with the New York Knicks lasted about three months. The 23-year-old guard was suspiciously waived by the Knicks a week ago, and no one knew why until now. A source told the New York Daily News Wroten was released for an undisclosed disciplinary reason. “We’ll continue to evaluate players throughout the league and try to get the best players out there,...
Via The Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Wroten was waived by Knicks for disciplinary reason

The New York Knicks somewhat suspiciously released point guard Tony Wroten last week, and the explanation for the move has emerged. The New York Daily News says Wroten was waived for an undisclosed disciplinary reason. The Knicks signed Wroten in March despite knowing he was recovering from surgery to repair his torn ACL. He was expected to compete for the starting point guard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis opens up about his struggles with anemia

Not even a blood condition can stop the Three 6 Mafia. It ain't easy being 15 years old. When I was 15 the most I had to worry about was getting picked on by upperclassmen, and still it was rough. i can't even fathom being a 15-year-old kid training to be a professional athlete in a foreign country, and suddenly lacking the energy to move around for more than a few minutes at a time...
Via Posting and Toasting
6 hours ago

Knicks: Phil Jackson Takes Court With Jeff Hornacek’s Coaching Staff

A recent Summer League practice offered New York Knicks fans a glimpse at Jeff Hornacek’s coaching staff for the 2016-17 NBA season. Also on the court: Phil Jackson. The New York Knicks have entrusted the future of the organization to head coach Jeff Hornacek. Others have shares in responsibility, but it’s Hornacek who will be tasked […] Knicks: Phil Jackson Takes Court With...
Via Daily Knicks
8 hours ago

Jeff Hornacek’s first use for Kurt Rambis and triangle offense

ORLANDO — Jeff Hornacek’s entire staff was on hand Wednesday at the Knicks’ first summer-league practice in Orlando as the Knicks continued to run the triangle in the halfcourt. Howard Eisley, the former Knicks point guard who played with Hornacek in Utah, is the last of the new coaching additions. Eisley was last on Randy Wittman’s Wizards...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Kevin Durant’s free agency HQ has real Knicks irony

Kevin Durant is not likely to sign with the Knicks — currently not one of the six teams the former MVP is scheduled to meet with — but the summer’s biggest free agent is hosting suitors on the beach in their backyard. According to multiple reports, the 27-year-old superstar forward will meet with teams this...
Via New York Post
9 hours ago

Jeff Hornacek's coaching staff is taking shape, including Howard Eisley

Once a Knick...later a Knicks' coach? We had heard reports that Jeff Hornacek would be coaching the Knicks in Summer League, but that may not be the case: D-League coach Mike Miller to coach summer team — Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) June 29, 2016 Nevertheless, Hornacek has his coaching staff in place, and the gang is already getting down to work in Orlando. Among...
Via Posting and Toasting
10 hours ago

New York Knicks Don’t Need To Spend Big On A Center

  The New York Knicks need to replace Robin Lopez at center, but spending big money on a big man may not be the optimal route to follow. The New York Knicks are going to make a move for a center during the summer of 2016. That much is clear as day, as the trade for point […] New York Knicks Don’t Need To Spend Big On A Center - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks...
Via Daily Knicks
11 hours ago

NBA free agency: Who are the Knicks' best and worst signings all-time?

New York Knicks' fans would love to land Kevin Durant, especially after years of questionable free agency decisions. Watch video The New York Knicks have once again found themselves pinning their hopes on one free agent -- this time it's Kevin Durant. The Knicks failed in their pursuit of LeBron James, which was accompanied...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

NBA free agency: 5 best Knicks' signings of all-time

The New York Knicks are hoping they can land Kevin Durant during free agency in 2016. Durant would immediately become the Knicks' best free agent signing ever if they manage to pull a deal off. With free agency less than seven days away, here is a look at the five best Knicks' free agent signings of all-time.
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

Carmelo Anthony recruiting Kevin Durant for Knicks

Carmelo Anthony would love nothing more than to team up with Kevin Durant on the New York Knicks. Fueled by Phil Jackson’s shovel that has dug the team out of a hole, the Knicks stand in a position to make a big splash this summer after having already added Derrick Rose via trade and Kristaps Porzingis looking like a star of the future. For Anthony, the best possible big move is...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony praises Knicks for Derrick Rose trade

Carmelo Anthony sounds very, very pleased by the recent moves Phil Jackson has made to try to improve the New York Knicks. Anthony, speaking at the unveiling of the U.S. Olympic Team in New York on Monday, was enthused by the Derrick Rose trade. Carmelo Anthony on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like that a lot." — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 27, 2016 Carmelo Anthony agreed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What the Derrick Rose Trade Means for the Knicks

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 23, 2016. Let’s pretend for a moment that Derrick Rose never won an MVP. Let’s pretend that he isn’t a former All Star, that he’s not one of the biggest names in basketball, that this trade was made strictly on basketball terms. The New York Knicks had arguably the worst point guard play in basketball last...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: D-Rose trade will reinvigorate Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony hasn’t been shy about expressing his unhappiness over another disappointing New York Knicks season, in which they stumbled to a 32-50 record and another postseason absence. And he has made it clear he expected big things out of the organization this offseason. Consider things trending in the right direction. But with a new head coach in Jeff Hornacek and a big...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks delete tweets trolling Bulls over Derrick Rose trade

The weisenheimers operating the New York Knicks official Twitter account perhaps were having too much fun gleefully celebrating the acquisition of Derrick Rose. So much so, in fact, that cooler heads prevailed — presumably at the discretion of folks higher up on the Knicks food chain — as two tweets trolling the Bulls were later deleted. One of the tweets, a minute-plus long...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 2015 draftee Hernangomez to join Knicks

The New York Knicks are already having a busy offseason. After adding Derrick Rose on Wednesday, Thursday brought news that the Knicks will be getting frontcourt help in the form of 2015 draftee Guillermo Hernangomez. Agent Andy Miller announced his intentions on Thursday. “It is my intent to reach an agreement with the Knicks and have Willy come to New York for next season...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the New York Knicks won the Derrick Rose trade

While everyone was still buzzing over LeBron James’ superhuman Finals MVP performance, New York Knicks’ GM Phil Jackson and Chicago Bulls’ GM Gar Forman put together a blockbuster deal that made the Jeff Teague trade look like a box office bomb. Chicago native, No.1 overall pick, three-time All-Star, and former MVP Derrick Rose is coming to the Big Apple (along with guard...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Knicks troll players traded to acquire Derrick Rose

The New York Knicks made a big splash on Thursday as they attempted to change the landscape of the Eastern Conference by acquiring longtime Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose. New York traded three players — Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant — in exchange for Rose, but the team did not send them off with the warmest of goodbyes. After news of the trade was announced...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks roll dice on Derrick Rose in order to improve in other areas

The New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls shook the NBA world Wednesday when it was announced by The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Derrick Rose had been traded in a five-player deal. The deal in its totality sent Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, and a 2017 second-round pick to New York for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Jerian Grant. It’s not surprising that the Knicks went out...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose could bring rape case PR nightmare to Knicks

The newest member of the New York Knicks, Derrick Rose, is bringing more than just his talent to the NBA team and, if the former MVP's sexual battery case goes to trial Oct. 4, the first day of preseason and Rose is liable, the Knicks organization could start the season with a PR nightmare. Outside of suffering numerous injuries with the Chicago Bulls, the star point guard...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2015-16 Knicks Major Moment: Grant Seals The Deal In Philly

Jerian Grant seals the deal in Philly as the Knicks sweep the season series.
Via New York Knicks
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Let Afflalo pack his bags, but don’t give up on Williams just yet

As of right now, the New York Knicks will be standing idly by in Brooklyn when the draft comes to town. There’s still ample time for Phil Jackson to bargain his way into a pick, but considering the 2016 Draft class isn’t anything particularly remarkable after the top ten players, Knicks fans shouldn’t be too disappointed with a gap year. Unless Phil is willing to give up an...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 2015-16 Knicks Major Moment: Calderon Tosses Full Court Oop To D-Will

Jose Calderon tosses the long distance alley-oop to Derrick Williams in one of our Major Moments of the season!
Via New York Knicks
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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