Knicks Morning News (2017.02.28)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors 92, Knicks 91: Knicks Get Younger in a Hurry, but Aren’t Quick to Abandon Playoff Hopes
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:42:20 AM)

    After releasing Brandon Jennings and losing Joakim Noah to surgery, the Knicks built a 17-point lead against the Raptors — and lost in the final seconds.

  • [NYTimes] News Flash: Warriors Heading to Playoffs (and the Earth Is Round, Too)
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 2:26:11 PM)

    With a record of 49-9, the team has clinched a berth with a mind-boggling 24 games to play. It sealed the deal on Feb. 25, the earliest date ever.

  • [NYTimes] As Rosters Lock In, the Best N.B.A. Games This Week
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:42:10 PM)

    The Celtics, who stayed put at the trade deadline, and the Cavaliers, who are trying to add Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut, meet on Wednesday in a battle of Eastern powers.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo misses game-winner at buzzer as Knicks fall to Raptors
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:14:46 PM)

    The Knicks’ youth movement began in earnest Monday night at the Garden.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah undergoes knee surgery, season likely over
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13:21 PM)

    It was only a matter of time before Joakim Noah’s body broke down.

  • [NYDN] Knicks to waive Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:13:12 PM)

    Unable to find a trade for him at the deadline, the Knicks are planning to waive Brandon Jennings.

  • [NYDN] Henrik Lundqvist says James Dolan has ‘been the best owner’
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:18:34 AM)

    Many hate James Dolan, but apparently The King does not.

  • [NYDN] The Knicks actually did a smart thing by cutting Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:10:52 AM)

    The Knicks front office actually has a pulse. Imagine that.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Time for Courtney Lee to step up
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:52:42 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Time for Courtney Lee to step up

  • [ESPN] Will the Knicks target Jrue Holiday in free agency?
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:36:37 AM)

    Will the Knicks target Jrue Holiday in free agency?

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Where will Brandon Jennings land?
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:35:03 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Where will Brandon Jennings land?

  • [ESPN] Sources: Season likely over for Knicks’ Noah
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:03:58 PM)

    Sources: Season likely over for Knicks’ Noah

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ PG swap: Jennings gone, Randle signs
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 8:36:17 AM)

    Knicks’ PG swap: Jennings gone, Randle signs

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony misses game-winner as Knicks lose to DeRozan, Raptors
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 9:42:32 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points for the New York Knicks, but finished a 9-for-26 night when he missed a long jumper as time expired in a 92-91 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks aren’t tanking despite cutting Jennings, losing Noah
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:19:31 PM)

    Following the release of guard Brandon Jennings and an injury to Joakim Noah, New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the team is not tanking to get a better slot in the NBA draft lottery.

  • [SNY Knicks] Stefan Bondy talks Knicks moves on Daily News Live
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 6:41:11 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis out Monday, expected to return vs. Magic on Wednesday
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 5:29:00 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury when New York faces the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: defensive communication, next season, and the 15th roster spot
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:00:39 PM)

    In this week’s edition of “3 Keys,”’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at the Knicks’ defensive communication, making assessments for next season, and the rotating fifteenth roster spot.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah has arthroscopic surgery, expected to miss rest of season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:00:27 PM)

    Knicks C Joakim Noah had arthrosopic surgery on his left knee on Monday and will be reevaluated in three-to-four weeks, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks cut Jennings, sign Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:50:27 PM)

    The Knicks have cut PG Brandon Jennings and will used the open roster spot to sign free agent guard Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Advice from Anthony helped Hernangomez turn corner
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 11:15:46 AM)

    Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez has received advice from veteran Carmelo Anthony, which has helped the young big man turn a corner in his first year.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee has to show up like this for Knicks more often
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:48:46 PM)

    When Courtney Lee rose off the Madison Square Garden court and released a high-arcing 3-pointer that went softly through the nylon to give the Knicks a one-point lead with 10.6 seconds remaining, he put the cap on a 16-point performance the Knicks need more of for the duration of his four-year, $50 million contract. However,…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson made an absolute mess of this Knicks season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:11:31 PM)

    At the end of his press conference before Monday night’s game against the Raptors, Jeff Hornacek assured everyone the Knicks were still trying to win games. It only sounded like the death of a season. First Hornacek confirmed center Joakim Noah would be out three to four weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. Then the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks throwing in the towel even as they promise they won’t
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:52:03 PM)

    Brandon Jennings is gone for good, Joakim Noah might be done for the season and the Knicks’ focus on playing the young guys is about to go into full swing. However, coach Jeff Hornacek firmly denied the Knicks are in tank mode — four games out of the No. 8 seed with 23 games left…

  • [NYPost] Fighting Knicks refuse to tank in thriller — but still do the job
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 4:41:35 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and his players didn’t get the email from Phil Jackson they ought to think about tanking. Before tipoff Monday against the mighty Raptors, Hornacek said angrily, “Who says we’re trying to lose? What does that mean?’’ And they did almost everything not to lose. In the thrilling end, however, Toronto All-Star…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks wanted a second chance at Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 3:12:13 PM)

    It’s been a full-circle journey for Chasson Randle this season. First, he tore up the summer league in Las Vegas for the Knicks. Next, he dominated the D-League in Westchester before being picked up by the Sixers on multiple 10-day contracts while living in a hotel room. Then, just as he moved into an apartment…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s year — and days as a starter — may be done
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 7:02:22 AM)

    After this season, Joakim Noah has three years left on his $72 million contract, but his days as a starting center may be over. Odds are Noah’s first disastrous season as a Knick is finished, with his signing fast becoming Phil Jackson’s worst mistake as team president. The oft-injured Noah had arthroscopic surgery on his…

  • [NY Newsday] DeMar DeRozan outduels Carmelo Anthony as Raptors edge Knicks
    (Tuesday, February 28, 2017 1:16:52 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony watched his shot bounce off the back of the rim, ripped off his headband and spiked it on the floor as he walked off the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah has knee surgery, probably ending his season
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 10:40:57 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s offseason just keeps looking worse.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks waive Brandon Jennings and sign Chasson Randle
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 12:50:37 PM)

    The Knicks waived veteran backup point guard Brandon Jennings and signed undrafted rookie Chasson Randle, the team announced Monday.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Raptors

    I thought that this was a national game. My bad!

    The Knicks are annoyingly winning right now.

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks assign Baker, Ndour, and Plumlee to Westchester
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:39:05 PM)

    The Knicks have assigned Ron Baker, Maurice Ndour and Marshall Plumlee to Westchester, the team announced on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] O’Quinn gives Knicks spark in win over 76ers
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:40:21 AM)

    While Carmelo Anthony’s clutch points led the Knicks to a win over the 76ers on Saturday, Kyle O’Quinn gave the Knicks a spark off the bench in his 25 minutes of play.

  • [NYPost] Some Carmelo advice helped Willy Hernangomez turn a corner
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:00:30 PM)

    The mind is a terrible thing to use. At least when you should be reacting. Just ask Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez. With Joakim Noah expected to miss an eighth straight game with a sore left hamstring Monday when the Raptors invade the Garden, Hernangomez likely will get another start. He has done well, starting…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ triangle is rising again, and so is Kurt Rambis
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:29:41 PM)

    The Knicks sidestepped plunging into 13th place in the East on Carmelo Anthony’s last-second shot Saturday. They face a week that starts Monday with one of the best teams in the East, Toronto, and ends Sunday with the best team in the West, Golden State. So naturally a big topic of conversation was the triangle…

  • [NYDN] Knicks struggling to kick habit of blowing fourth-quarter leads
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:06:36 PM)

    Why does it keep happening? Why can’t the Knicks pull away late it games? Is it nerves? Is it just bad luck?

  • [NY Newsday] Triangle offense shaping up as Knicks’ plan again
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 7:38:10 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony still doesn’t want to say the word triangle, but he will play in the triangle as long as he’s in a Knicks uniform.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Melo’s advice helped Hernangomez
    (Monday, February 27, 2017 5:04:58 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Melo’s advice helped Hernangomez

  • [NYTimes] Advertising: Celebrity Endorsers Turn Political, and Keep Their Deals
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:19:21 PM)

    Stephen Curry’s critical response to comments by the Under Armour chief executive about President Trump shows how the balance of commercial power has changed.

  • [NYTimes] For Navajo Team, a Season of Change and Challenge
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:56:36 PM)

    As they pursued an Arizona title under a renowned coach, the Chinle Wildcats also considered whether their future rested beyond their starkly beautiful land.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.26)

  • [NYTimes] In the Lakers Family Business, Spectacle and Drama Continue
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:34:07 PM)

    The team’s front-office shake-up is the latest high-profile episode for a team that has long been the N.B.A. standard-bearer for soap opera storylines.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 110, 76ers 109: After Knicks Blow Big Lead, Carmelo Anthony’s Last-Second Jumper Subdues the 76ers
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 5:31:26 AM)

    Up by 17 points in the third quarter, the Knicks relied on Anthony’s shot with 0.3 of a second left to escape. Anthony finished the game with 37 points.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony saves Knicks as triangle offense returns to prominence
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:18:02 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony saves Knicks as triangle offense returns to prominence

  • [ESPN] Not trading Carmelo Anthony pays off for Knicks against 76ers
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:55:15 AM)

    Not trading Carmelo Anthony pays off for Knicks against 76ers

  • [ESPN] Agent: Derrick Rose wants to stay in New York
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:50:13 PM)

    Agent: Derrick Rose wants to stay in New York

  • [NYDN] Anthony’s game-winner helps Knicks avoid disaster against 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:29:39 PM)

    Tanking will have to wait.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Jeff Hornacek bring triangle offense back… again
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:23:08 PM)

    If this sounds familiar, it’s because the Knicks pulled a similar move last season.

  • [NYDN] Knicks need help of UCLA’s Lonzo Ball or other top point guards
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:41:45 PM)

    It’s tanking time, baby!

  • [NYDN] Lakers better hope Magic Johnson is better than Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:35:00 PM)

    By putting Magic Johnson in charge of everything, the Lakers do not just make a big fix.

  • [NYDN] 2017 NBA Draft: Looking back at Knicks’ draft decisions
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:26:21 PM)

    All the dysfunction and controversy at the Garden this season shouldn’t distract from one simple fact: The Knicks are a bad team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo’s last-second jumper lifts Knicks over 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:16:34 PM)

    The Knicks blew a 17-point lead and fell behind by one when Jahlil Okafor scored with 9 seconds remaining. But Carmelo Anthony dribbled left after a timeout, pulling up over Robert Covington to cap his 37-point performance.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 6:00:26 PM)

    The Knicks take on the 76ers at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis, Noah out Saturday against 76ers
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:55:25 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis (sprained right ankle) and Joakim Noah (hamstring) will not play Saturday night against the 76ers, head coach Jeff Hornacek said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Agent says Derrick Rose wants to remain with Knicks
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:04:29 PM)

    B.J. Armstrong, who represents Derrick Rose, would prefer it if his client remained with the Knicks, he told Sirius XM on Saturday.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ two big men hold their own against Jahlil Okafor
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:28:46 PM)

    Jahlil Okafor, the Knicks suspected, had something to prove. The third overall pick in 2015, had been out of the rotation in Philadelphia, but now seems entrenched after the trade of Nerlens Noel. Yup, probably had something to prove. But Knicks centers Willy Hernangomez and Kyle O’Quinn felt the same way. They needed to show…

  • [NYPost] For one night, the Knicks aren’t a messy soap opera
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:12:44 PM)

    If you’re a Knicks fan, you probably are hoping the noise will quiet for a while, and all the outside distractions that seem to haunt this team will start to fade. The All-Star break has come and gone. So has the trade deadline. There should be no more talk about Carmelo Anthony and his no-trade…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s last-second shot saves Knicks from brutal loss
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:28:05 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony wasn’t going to let the Knicks choke again to the Sixers. The Knicks were on their déjà vu way, blowing another sizeable fourth-quarter lead — 12 points with 4:46 left. Philadelphia center Jahlil Okafor capped a rally with an inside bucket with nine seconds left, putting the Sixers up one point, and the…

  • [NYPost] Did Knicks stop Derrick Rose from taking another Chicago trip?
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 3:04:59 PM)

    Derrick Rose said he “wasn’t trolling.” Rose never took a flight to Chicago, but whether he was grounded by the Knicks is up in the air — pun intended. Rose attended Saturday’s morning shootaround before the Knicks faced the 76ers at the Garden. On Friday, Rose twice told reporters he had to hurry up the…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose wants to be a Knick for a long time: agent
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:52:42 AM)

    B.J. Armstrong, the former Chicago Bull and Derrick Rose’s agent, still feels this Knicks group has a good future together despite their record, and he hopes his client is part of it. Two days after Rose was spared at the trading deadline, Armstrong told The Post the Knicks aren’t as far away as some believe….

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Insider: Jeff Hornacek sees Knicks plan as being patient
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 2:16:23 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony may not see Phil Jackson’s vision, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek seems to get it. He said it’s about being patient.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks: Derrick Rose only joking about going to Chicago
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 1:30:00 AM)

    It looks as if the one thing everyone can agree on is that Derrick Rose did not, in fact, board a plane to Chicago after practice Friday afternoon. He didn’t miss shootaround yesterday morning, and he didn’t go back to the place where he made such a mark that the Bulls’ Anthony Morrow will have to change his jersey number after fans chided him for taking Rose’s No. 1.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony’s buzzer-beater lifts Knicks over 76ers in thriller
    (Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:12:21 AM)

    The triangle offense has become more of an emphasis again for the Knicks, but with the game on the line Saturday night, it was Carmelo Anthony’s clutch one-on-one play that carried them down the stretch.

  • [NY Newsday] Agent says Knicks discovered Derrick Rose’s true value
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:01:13 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s agent, B.J. Armstrong, said the Knicks were looking out for their best interests when they tried to deal his client before the trade deadline. Armstrong reiterated that Rose would like to re-sign with the Knicks. “His name was out there,” Armstrong said in an interview Saturday with SiriusXM NBA Radio. “In the end, I think the Knicks did what they thought was in their best interests. Like I’ve said all along, like he said all along, he wants to be in New York. He feels comfortable there. But we understand the business.”

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. 76ers

    A big game for the Tank tonight, as the Knicks host the 76ers, who have been playing better recently even without Embiid.

    This is a must lose game for the tank!

    Let’s go! Knicks?

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.25)

  • [NYPost] Porzingis has lamest excuse ever for weird late-night tweet
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 5:36:27 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis shed his walking boot for slippers Friday at practice. He won’t be playing against the 76ers on Saturday night, missing his ninth game of the season because of his newly sprained right ankle. Porzingis also won’t be explaining the odd diagram he posted on Twitter late Thursday night, depicting a straight path with…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose cracking jokes as Knicks ship sinks
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:52:52 AM)

    Derrick Rose definitely is not going to Minnesota, but he may be headed to Chicago. One day after being spared at the trade deadline, the eccentric Rose raised eyebrows when he curiously made two references he was headed back to Chicago, possibly for another family matter. The Knicks said he was joking because he had…

  • [NYPost] Isiah Thomas vs. Phil Jackson: Breaking down Knicks’ failed presidencies
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:48:10 AM)

    Botched coaching moves, ill-fitting trades, odd draft picks — Isiah Thomas and Phil Jackson have plenty in common. As another trade deadline passes — this one quietly for Jackson and the Knicks — we break down the moves, most of which backfired, by the two executives. Coaching moves Phil Jackson Just over a month into the job,…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks move on after trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:22:52 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis does not have ligament damage in ankle
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:15:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis does not have ligament damage in his right ankle, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez continuing to cement spot in lineup
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:00:17 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez, who has been starting at center for the Knicks with Joakim Noah out, had another good game during Thursday night’s loss to the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo struggled during loss to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 11:40:42 AM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony struggled during Thursday night’s 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose remain with Knicks as deadline passes
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:30:16 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose were both in the middle of trade rumors nearing the trade deadline, but both remained with New York as the deadline passed.

  • [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Says He Has No Ligament Damage in Injured Ankle
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:13:50 AM)

    Porzingis sustained the injury during a loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday, and he is likely to miss the Knicks’ game on Saturday. After that, his return is unclear.

  • [NYTimes] Status Quo for Knicks: Anthony and Rose Remain, and Losing Goes On
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 3:33:54 PM)

    The N.B.A. trading deadline passed with neither player being dealt, and their futures are unclear. The Knicks fell, 119-104 at Cleveland.

  • [ESPN] Bulls’ Morrow: Won’t don Rose’s ex-No. 1 again
    (Saturday, February 25, 2017 12:44:04 AM)

    Bulls’ Morrow: Won’t don Rose’s ex-No. 1 again

  • [ESPN] Porzingis likely out Sat.; no ligament damage
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 4:42:04 PM)

    Porzingis likely out Sat.; no ligament damage

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose full of jokes day after Knicks fail to make deal
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:12:36 PM)

    One day after surviving the trade deadline, Derrick Rose entered a media scrum by declaring “Let’s do this, I gotta catch a flight.”

  • [NYDN] No ligament damage for Porzingis, but Knick to miss a few days
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 9:11:25 PM)

    Wearing socks and flip flops, but without a walking boot, Kristaps Porzingis shot free throws with Courtney Lee after practice on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis has no structural damage in ankle
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 8:38:49 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After a disappointing trade deadline day, Knicks fans got a little reprieve Friday afternoon. Kristaps Porzingis said doctors detected no structural damage in his sprained right ankle and added that it’s possible he will play as soon as Monday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks: Derrick Rose only joking about going to Chicago
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 6:23:00 PM)

    Before speaking to reporters on Friday, Derrick Rose said he needed to be quick, because “I’ve got to catch a flight this afternoon.” After he was done speaking, he reiterated his plans, telling a reporter he couldn’t stop because he had to catch his plane. “Chicago,” he said, when asked where he was going.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: A surprisingly quiet trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:15:59 PM)

    The Knicks surprised a lot of people on Thursday afternoon by standing pat at the NBA trade deadline.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.24)

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis hurt as Knicks fall to Cavaliers, 119-104
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:23:57 PM)

    Same roster, same results. Only worse.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley sits next to Cavs owner at Knicks game
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00:31 PM)

    Charles Oakley confirmed he plans to attend the Knicks-Cavs game in Cleveland on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis tweets cryptic meme after injuring ankle
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:59:02 PM)

    Porzingis had a zinger.

  • [NYDN] Charles Barkley curses on live TV while talking about Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:12:05 PM)

    Charles Barkley on live TV is always a treat.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s failures continue after doing nothing at deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:02:42 PM)

    Maybe Phil Jackson is pacing himself. This is a marathon not a sprint, remember?

  • [NYDN] Knicks stand pat at deadline, Rose-for-Rubio fails to materialize
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30:10 AM)

    After a lot of noise, the Knicks did nothing.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ James Dolan is NBA outsider for $300G donation to Trump
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:04:27 AM)

    Supporting Donald Trump’s campaign has politically put James Dolan at odds with the NBA’s biggest figures.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Jackson failed again at trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 4:54:46 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Jackson failed again at trade deadline

  • [ESPN] Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks’ direction
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:07:12 AM)

    Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks’ direction

  • [ESPN] After talking Derrick Rose-for-Ricky Rubio, Knicks stay the course
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:10:35 PM)

    After talking Derrick Rose-for-Ricky Rubio, Knicks stay the course

  • [ESPN] George, Butler stay put as big trade talks fizzle
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:37:17 PM)

    George, Butler stay put as big trade talks fizzle

  • [NYPost] Charles Barkley swears on live TV when talking about Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:17:43 PM)

    Charles Barkley did what many Knicks fans want to do when watching this poorly performing team — swear. On the TNT telecast, Barkley slipped in a curse word describing the Knicks after their 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. When Barkley and TNT colleagues Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal were talking…

  • [NYPost] Injured Porzingis tweets cryptic meme and then deletes it
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:44:47 PM)

    It looks like this injury-filled season could be getting to Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis — who sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of the Knicks’ 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland — tweeted this cryptic meme after the game before quickly deleting it. ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The 7-foot-3 big man, who has…

  • [NYPost] Why Jackson’s trade deadline inaction is so concerning
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:38:07 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t a fan of Las Vegas — one of his least favorite cities because of the searing heat and crowds. Or maybe because he’s not a wiz at poker. A second straight trade deadline has passed without Jackson making a transaction. Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are still Knicks,…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo: I have no idea what Phil Jackson’s vision is for Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:11:09 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Taking a pregame nap, Carmelo Anthony slept through Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, knowing he wasn’t going anywhere, but admitted he expected something else to happen. With Knicks president Phil Jackson standing pat, Anthony candidly admitted he’s unsure of the team’s direction. Following a dispiriting 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers, Anthony was asked…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end do-nothing deadline day with stinker, Porzingis injury
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:47:13 PM)

    CLEVELAND — No trade. No mercy. Knicks president Phil Jackson didn’t do anything at the trade deadline Thursday and the club didn’t do anything on the court. The same-old Knicks responded by getting routed for the fourth straight time by the defending-champion Cavaliers, 119-104, at Quicken Loans Arena. Led by a LeBron James triple-double, the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks stayed silent at deadline when T-wolves soured on Rose
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:17:53 AM)

    CLEVELAND — For the second straight trade deadline, Knicks president Phil Jackson stood pat. And he may have been left at the altar by Tom Thibodeau. Derrick Rose is still a Knick. Carmelo Anthony is still a Knick. Ricky Rubio is not a Knick. According to NBA sources, some members of the Timberwolves organization were…

  • [NYPost] Sitting with Cavs owner, Oakley won’t say he’s rooting for Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:15:02 AM)

    CLEVELAND — Charles Oakley, who was in Oakland, Calif. for the Cavaliers’ Game 7 Finals triumph last June, was a conspicuous guest at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday — and seated next to Cleveland’s eccentric owner Dan Gilbert no less. The Cleveland resident saw his first Knicks game in person since he was arrested Feb….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose grumbles about Knicks offense
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:38:54 AM)

    CLEVELAND — If these were his final hours as a Knick, Derrick Rose went out calling the triangle offense “random basketball’’ while praising his former coach, Tom Thibodeau, with whom he could soon be reunited. Speaking in the visitors’ locker room in Cleveland with the clock ticking on the 3 p.m. trade deadline, a downbeat…

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony remain Knicks as NBA trade deadline passes
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:44:11 AM)

    An uneventful trade deadline should lead to another busy offseason for the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sprains ankle as Knicks open second half of season with loss to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:17:12 AM)

    CLEVELAND — A bad day for the Knicks got worse late in the first half when Kristaps Porzingis turned his right ankle and limped off the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley attends Knicks game in Cleveland
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:44:02 PM)

    Charles Oakley attended his first Knicks game since being thrown out of Madison Square Garden two weeks ago. He sat with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in the front row right next to Cleveland’s bench.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis leaves game with ankle injury
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:35:00 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with under a minute left in the first half with a sprained right ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks open second half with loss to Cavs
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:45:00 PM)

    LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley watches courtside as Knicks face Cavaliers in Cleveland
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:30:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley and his lawyer sat courtside with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert during the Knicks’ matchup in Cleveland Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Cavaliers
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:30:05 PM)

    The Knicks return from the All-Star break with a matchup against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Frank Isola reviews the Knicks’ uneventful trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:33:12 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Wolves balked at straight up Rose for Rubio swap at deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:04:54 PM)

    The Knicks did not make any moves prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, which passed at 3 p.m. ET.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan donated large sum to a Trump fundraising committee
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:40:44 PM)

    Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan donated $300,000 to Donald Trump’s campaign less than two months prior to the election, the Daily News reports.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have had talks with Clippers about Courtney Lee
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:26:42 PM)

    The Knicks have had discussions with the Clippers regarding a trade that would send SG Courtney Lee to Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rubio remains a target for Knicks as trade deadline nears
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:10:07 PM)

    With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline less than two hours away, Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio remains a “significant target” of the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks recall Plumlee, Ndour from Westchester
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:34:19 AM)

    The Knicks have recalled Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour from Westchester, and both are expected to be available tonight against Cleveland.

  • [NYTimes] As N.B.A. Trade Deadline Passes, Major Players Stay Put
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:24:38 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jimmy Butler — three of the biggest names involved in trade speculation in recent days — did not switch teams.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose Are Still Knicks, for Now
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:50:38 AM)

    The N.B.A. trading deadline passed with neither player being dealt, but whether either will be around next season remains uncertain.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. President Says She Was ‘Stunned and Disappointed’ by Candice Wiggins’s Comments
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 3:18:06 AM)

    Lisa Borders, the league president, responded to Wiggins’s statements in an interview that the league was “toxic” and its culture was “very, very harmful.”

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Attends First Knicks Game Since His Arrest
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:04:20 AM)

    Oakley sat courtside at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday for the Knicks’ game against the Cavaliers, saying he was merely there “to enjoy the game.”

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Trades: The Stars Stay Put as Deadline Passes
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:53:57 PM)

    The Sixers traded Nerlens Noel to Dallas, but Indiana’s Paul George appears to be staying in Indiana.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Cavs

    The drive for the #8 seed starts tonight!

    The Knicks begin the back half of the NBA season by heading to Cleveland to take on the Cleveland Cavaliers as Melo shows the Cavs why they should have traded for him and Derrick Rose begins his drive to get his $150 contract extension from the Knicks!

    Lets go, Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.23)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:17:50 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:40:21 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn

  • [ESPN] Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:14:29 PM)

    Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline

  • [NYDN] Expect Knicks to once again sit still at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:06 PM)

    If Phil Jackson allows Thursday’s NBA trading deadline to pass without making a move we should all toast Alexey Shved.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tries to pick up model on Instagram
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:22:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has unlimited range on the court. Apparently, it extends to his love life, as well.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans’ ‘weird tweets’ became too much for Brandon Jennings
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:18 PM)

    Brandon Jennings wants Knicks fans to cool it on Twitter.

  • [NYDN] ‘Relaxed’ Melo says Knicks haven’t approached him about any deals
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:04:24 AM)

    All quiet on the Melo trade front.

  • [NYPost] Why Brandon Jennings took a mental health break from Twitter
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:43 PM)

    The mystery is solved. Sort of. Entering the All-Star break, Brandon Jennings was a late scratch from the Knicks game in Oklahoma City with a sore left Achilles, forcing him to miss his first game of the season. Soon after, Jennings made his Twitter account private and removed any references to the Knicks as he…

  • [NYPost] It sounds like Carmelo Anthony is preparing to stay a Knick
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:37:53 AM)

    Close to a half-dozen times Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony said he was “relaxed’’ in describing his emotions with Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline approaching. Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, indicated Knicks management has nothing brewing and is being led to believe he will face the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. The Post reported in…

  • [NYPost] Ricky Rubio a possibility for Knicks in point guard swap
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio started following Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter on Wednesday. Whether they become teammates to join a growing legion of Europeans in the Knicks’ locker room likely won’t be answered until the 3 p.m. Thursday trade deadline. With Carmelo Anthony likely to stay and face Cleveland on Thursday despite all the commotion,…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis slides into model’s Instagram comments
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:54:25 AM)

    Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis dropped a comment on Instagram beauty and Sports Illustrated stunner Abigail Ratchford’s page after she posted photos of her sexy red ensemble, showing off her figure from the front and back. Using two sets of emoji eyes, Porzingis’ remark didn’t go unnoticed by Ratchford, who not only replied with the same set of emoji…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Trade Deadline Keeps Twitter, Players and Knicks Fans Abuzz
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:37:03 AM)

    Holding a player out can lead to speculation of a pending trade. So can an emoji.

  • [NYTimes] Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:09:59 AM)

    The Nets received a protected first-round draft pick, along with guard Marcus Thornton and forward Andrew Nicholson.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony not concerned about Thursday’s NBA trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:37:54 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony isn’t sweating out the NBA trade deadline. He said he’s relaxed and he hopes to be enjoying his pregame nap at 3:01 p.m. Thursday — one minute after the deadline.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony not worried heading into trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:43:28 PM)

    Heading into Thursday’s trade deadline, Carmelo Anthony told reporters Wednesday that he is not worried about possibly being dealt away from the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks are asking for a first-round pick for Kyle O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:55:54 PM)

    The Knicks are asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Kyle O’Quinn.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose address the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Lee missed practice on Wednesday
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:40:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah, who tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break, missed practice on Wednesday, the Knicks said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should the Knicks swap Rose for Rubio?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:07 AM)

    With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, should the Knicks consider swapping Derrick Rose for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio?

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.22)

  • [NYPost] Why the Knicks’ playoff hopes are better than you think
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13:37 PM)

    The optimist will look at the list of remaining NBA games and say, “Oh, wow, the Knicks are entering the easy part of their schedule.” The cynic will look at the same list, see an opponent about to face the Knicks and think that same rival is entering the easy part of its schedule. While…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:43:00 PM)

    So the Knicks came roaring back from the All-Star break all set for a practice that would propel them toward greatness and glory in the second half. Only the starting center, Joakim Noah, didn’t practice, still bothered by a bum hamstring. The starting shooting guard, Courtney Lee, was sick as a dog and not back…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo and Derrick Rose on center stage in Knicks’ trade drama
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:43:33 PM)

    There is one saving grace in all the drama leading up to the NBA trading deadline for the Knicks. It ends Thursday. And if coach Jeff Hornacek proves to be a prophet, the Knicks roster will stay the same. Hornacek doubled down Tuesday on his pre-All-Star break contention the Knicks would not make a deal….

  • [NYPost] The road to glory for Knicks guard and siblings began in a driveway
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:38:28 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Driveways, backyards and school grounds all across the nation are littered with little kids carrying big basketball dreams — dreams that usually begin and end with making it to the NBA. For most kids who play into the darkness of night with their siblings and friends from the neighborhood until elbows are…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Derrick Rose remains stoic in face of trade rumors
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:04:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose used the edge of his jersey to wipe the sweat from his forehead after practice Tuesday. He was equally as practical and matter of fact when it came to dealing with questions about reports that the Knicks are talking about trading him to the Timberwolves.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic Johnson
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:34:40 AM)

    Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00:27 AM)

    Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:49:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose address the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah to miss game against Cavaliers with hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:27:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break and that injury will cause him to miss Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who plays at center
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:10:01 AM)

    In this week’s edition of “3 Keys,”’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who should receive playing time at center.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:08:08 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah

  • [ESPN] Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:04 AM)

    Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s injury woes continue with hamstring pull
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:28:45 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek said Willy Hernangomez will start in Noah’s place against the Cavs.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says he’ll be ‘prepared’ if Knicks trade him
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:10:07 PM)

    Was Tuesday Derrick Rose’s last practice in the blue and orange?

  • [NYDN] Phil dumped again as Jeanie Buss ends all hope of a Lakers return
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:01:33 PM)

    First, Phil Jackson lost the girl and then the job.