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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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Carmelo Anthony probably won't waive his no-trade clause this year

The Knicks are coming off a 17-win season, and because of that, people are wondering if Carmelo Anthony's days in New York are numbered.Wouldn't you want out of an organization that is constantly losing and hasn't shown much promise for the future? Wouldn't you be upset with the fact that you were constantly being blamed for losses, even if they weren't actually your fault? Wouldn...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: The Knicks are back from Puerto Rico

Would you like a weekend away? You should start hanging out with the Knicks.The team just got done with one of Carmelo Anthony's annual events, a Very Melo Weekend, a fundraiser Anthony's charity puts together each year. Langston Galloway is apparently missing island life:That's Kristaps Porzingis, Lou Amundson, Kyle O'Quinn, Carmelo, Galloway and Allan Houston.Maybe they're not...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers considering signing Metta World Peace

Metta World Peace hasn’t played in the NBA since the 2013-2014 season which ended with him getting waived by the New York Knicks.  After playing in Italy and China, Peace is close to landing back on an NBA team, with an organization he is very familiar with. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers are considering bringing back Peace on a one-year...
Via Sports-Glory
4 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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson explains why the Knicks signed Derrick Williams

Even among those who praised the Knicks' offseason for the team's intelligence in not overpaying for overrated talent, the contract the organization gave Derrick Williams raised some eyebrows. Williams signed a two-year, $10 million deal (with a second-year player option of $5 million) with New York back in July after coming off a few rough seasons with the Timberwolves and Kings...
Via Fox Sports
5 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
9 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson gave Knicks players a Michael Jordan book on what it takes to be a champion

At this point, no one knows what to expect from the New York Knicks this upcoming season. Hall of Famer Charles Barkley believes that they will make the playoffs, but I think he might be reaching a little bit on that prediction. Last season, it seemed that the Knicks quit during a lot of their games especially when Carmelo Anthony shut himself down. Team president Phil Jackson has...
Via No Guts, No Glory
11 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
11 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
12 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
15 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
21 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
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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

Porzingis' reply to Carmelo's intro text: 'Who's this?'

Carmelo Anthony’s attempt at reaching out to Kristaps Porzingis after the team selected him fourth-overall in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft couldn’t have gone more awkwardly, as evidenced in a profile of the 19-year-old from Latvia by Bleacher Report NBA senior writer Jared Zwerling. Porzingis relayed the story as follows. Upon receiving...Read More The post Kristaps...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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
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