Tag:

Jose Calderon

New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

Joakim Noah hasn't shown too much rust in the New York Knicks' preseason schedule so far, but he will need to recover from his hamstring injury fast as the regular season quickly approaches.

Tags: Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)
Derrick Rose (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)

Tommy Dee | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram

By how I've learned Phil Jackson works, anything can happen on draft day, and the New York Knicks could look to deal further after a blockbuster trade that sent former No. 1 pick Derrick Rose to New York and Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon and Jerian Grant to the Chicago Bulls.

The buzz surrounding several draft prospects, like Brandon Ingram, Jamal Murray and Domantas Sabonis, at Wednesday's NBA Cares event at Basketball City, was that Jackson trading for Rose was a great move.

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleanthony Early, Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez
Read More

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) looks on during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell)
Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) looks on during the second half against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. (Steve Mitchell)

The New York Knicks have landed Derrick Rose as the team's new point guard in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced. It was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Knicks will send Robin Lopez, Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon to Chicago in the deal.

New York gets Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round pick, the team said.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez
Read More

 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Perhaps in an ideal world, the Knicks will successfully target and sign Mike Conley this summer, helping them reel in the stud point guard they have lacked for many seasons.

But star players have been known to spurn the Knicks before. Because the team hasn't established itself as a legitimate playoff contender under Phil Jackson's guidance, the situation may not be as appealing as one would hope. Instead, prospective free agents could strategically use the interest from a big market team like New York to scare other teams into offering more lucrative and longer contracts instead. And a talented player like Conley should have plenty of suitors.

Thus, the Knicks will have to keep their options open. During the NBA Finals, the team has had an opportunity to get a look at someone who might represent a decent consolation prize.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Jose Calderon (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)
Jose Calderon (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks point guard Jose Calderon is looking forward to playing a fast paced style of basketball under new head coach Jeff Hornacek, according to Bill Leopold of NBC Sports.

"I'm happy to have a coach, I'm happy he is an ex-player as well," Calderon said. "It's always kind of good to kind of get a relation with what you're going through, so sometimes that's good. And, they played really good in Phoenix. You know, really fun basketball. Hopefully, we can play that way and have a little fun out there."

The 35-year-old Calderon is ready to adapt to any offensive system that Hornacek instills in New York next season.

Tags: Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

With the New York Knicks gearing up to improve its roster once again this offseason, many are wondering if the team will look to make a splash with a big time acquisition. That remains to be seen, but there's no doubt signing Jeremy Lin would represent the biggest 12-point-per-game splash New York could possibly make.

The guard who sparked Linsanity back in 2012 is coming off an 11.7-point-per-game campaign in Charlotte. What's more, even though he's interested in returning to the Hornets, he's likely to decline his player option for next season first.

His potential availability, paired up with Jeff Hornacek's desire to run a more uptempo style featuring a multitude of guards, could very well open the door for both sides to explore a potential reunion, according to CBS Sports. 

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

 (Isaiah J. Downing)
(Isaiah J. Downing)

The fact that Jeff Hornacek's name is not Kurt Rambis immediately makes his expected hiring as the Knicks' next head coach an automatic victory for Phil Jackson and Co. in many respects.

Still, as Hornacek steps up to the plate and New York moves on from the drama over the choice itself, it's worth pondering what kind of impact his expected hiring will have on the team's summer plans.

Multiple reports have suggested the Knicks won't be as married to the triangle under Hornacek as initially thought. This may provide some flexibility with regard to which players they subsequently target during free agency. But it's worth noting that Hornacek favored a fast-paced and sometimes free spirited offense with the Suns.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Robin Lopez, Keith Schlosser
Read More

 (Jason Getz)
(Jason Getz)

It wouldn't be surprising if the Knicks attempted to trade for Hawks PG Jeff Teague this summer, surmises Ian Begley of ESPN.

Teague, 27, averaged 15.7 points and 5.9 assists in 79 games this past regular season for the Hawks.

He's under contract for $8 million in 2016-17, after which he can become an unrestricted free agent.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis
Read More

Phil Jackson (Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports)
Phil Jackson (Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson will hold a meeting with interim coach Kurt Rambis and several players to go over the triangle system, according to multiple reports.

Jackson plans to review film and teach the system, which Jackson prefers to keep, with Rambis and several players, including Kristaps Porzingis, Jerian Grant, Tony Wroten, Langston Galloway and Jose Calderon, according to the New York Daily News' Frank Isola.

The Knicks, according to Jackson, played the Triangle more fluently when Rambis became interim coach after New York fired Derek Fisher.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Langston Galloway
Read More

 (Isaiah J. Downing)
(Isaiah J. Downing)

Given Jose Calderon's inability to provide the Knicks what they've needed at the starting point guard position, it's anyone's guess as to whether he'll be on the roster next season, let alone remaining a starter.

The Knicks have taken a chance on Tony Wroten, and will begin to explore how much a gamble will eventually pay off when he finally hits the hardwood during the NBA Summer League later this offseason. Even so, though everyone seems to be getting along (Wroten and Calderon included), the youngster had no problem in asserting he'd be the starting floor general for New York next season, late last week.

Such a firing shot in Calderon's direction isn't all that bad. Competition is good, not only if it leads to Wroten raising his game, but also if it lights the fire under Calderon's butt in the process (if/when he goes on to return next season, of course). With an obvious void to fill at the point guard position, the Knicks would only be so lucky if Wroten started and provided them with much of what they crave at the head of their offense.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez lock hands after battling for a rebound during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez lock hands after battling for a rebound during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Paul George returned from an injured ankle to make the tiebreaking jumper with 23.6 seconds left, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Sunday night to tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers blew an 18-point lead in the second half against a Knicks team missing its two best scorers, but recovered to join Detroit at 41-36 and stay two games ahead of ninth-place Chicago.

George finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, returning to the game midway through the fourth quarter after the Pacers had said he was questionable to play further because of a sore left ankle.

Sasha Vujacic scored 21 points for the Knicks, who rested Carmelo Anthony and had fellow starters Kristaps Porzingis and Jose Calderon already out with injuries. Arron Afflalo added 15 points. >> Read more

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Indiana Pacers, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Sasha Vujacic

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and Jose Calderon will not play in Sunday's game between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers, the team announced.

Anthony is getting a night off to rest, but is expected to play against Charlotte on Wednesday, according to ESPN New York's Ian Begley.

Porzingis is battling a strained shoulder, while Calderon is out indefinitely with a deep quad contusion.

Cleanthony Early, Derrick Williams and Jerian Grant will start in place, according to News 12's Pat O'Keefe.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis

Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Tony Brown reacts against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets interim head coach Tony Brown reacts against the New York Knicks during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Langston Galloway scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-91 on Friday night to split the season series with their city rival.

Derrick Williams had 16 points in place of injured starter Kristaps Porzingis as the Knicks avoided dropping the four-game series for the second straight season. Jerian Grant, also getting a start because of injury, finished with 14 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 13.

Porzingis has a strained right shoulder and Jose Calderon is out with a deep thigh bruise. It's unclear if either will play again this season.

Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez, Thaddeus Young
Read More

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shoots over Brooklyn Nets guard Sean Kilpatrick during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Langston Galloway scored 14 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-91 on Friday night to split the season series with their city rival.

Derrick Williams had 16 points in place of injured starter Kristaps Porzingis as the Knicks avoided dropping the four-game series for the second straight season. Jerian Grant, also getting a start because of injury, finished with 14 points and Carmelo Anthony scored 13.

Porzingis has a strained right shoulder and Jose Calderon is out with a deep thigh bruise. It's unclear if either will play again this season.

Tags: Bojan Bogdanovic, Brook Lopez, Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez, Thaddeus Young
Read More

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (Brad Mills/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon is out indefinitely with a deep contusion in his quad.

Calderon suffered the injury in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, playing just over nine minutes in the loss. X-rays came back negative.

Jerian Grant will replace Calderon in the Knicks' lineup Friday against the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN New York's Ian Begley.

Tags: Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon leaves the court with a bloody nose during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon leaves the court with a bloody nose during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. (Derick E. Hingle/USA Today Sports Images)

X-rays on Jose Calderon's right quad came back negative after he left Wednesday's game against the Dallas Mavericks, the New York Knicks announced.

Calderon played just 9:42 before leaving the game with a bruised right quad. 

He scored two points and brought down two rebounds on Wednesday.

Tags: Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)
Jose Calderon (Mike Dinovo/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks face the New Orleans Pelicans on the road Monday at 8 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • The Pelicans have held the Knicks to fewer than 100 points in each of their last five meetings. The only time New Orleans has kept New York to under 100 points in six straight contests was the first six matchups from Nov. 10, 2002 -- Feb. 11, 2004.
  • The Knicks scored 40 points in the third quarter of Saturday's loss to the Cavaliers, their third 40-point quarter of the season. However, the last time New York scored 40+ points in the third quarter was April 5, 2013 versus Milwaukee (42).
  • Toney Douglas has scored in doubles figures in seven consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak of his career. Douglas' only longer streak of scoring 10+ points came in eight straight from April 12 -- Nov. 7, 2010 while with the Knicks.
  • Carmelo Anthony matched his season-high with five made three-pointers Saturday against Cleveland. Anthony has made multiple threes in six straight games, his longest streak since an eight-game run from Jan. 16-30, 2014.
  • Alonzo Gee put up a season-high 18 points in the loss to Toronto on Saturday. It marked the first time Gee had scored 15+ points in back-to-back games since April 5-7, 2013, which was also the last time he scored 18+ points (19 on April 7, 2013).
  • Jose Calderon had seven assists and no turnovers in the loss to Cleveland. Calderon has nine games on the year with at least five assists and zero turnovers, tied with Tony Parker for the most games in the NBA.
Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, New Orleans Pelicans

 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Even with the Knicks out of contention and the season winding down, interim coach Kurt Rambis said he has no plans to adjust the starting lineup (Mar. 28).

Specifcally, Rambis said he sees no reason to give Jerian Grant any starts.

The 30-44 Knicks have eight games remaining this season.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Sasha Vujacic, Keith Schlosser
Read More

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) laugh on the court during second half time out against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 106-94. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and forward Carmelo Anthony (7) laugh on the court during second half time out against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks won 106-94. (Noah K. Murray)

As surprising as it was to see the Knicks take down the Bulls on Wednesday, they followed up such a win with yet another impressive victory against their old '90s rival on Thursday night as well. 

Though Chicago was without Pau Gasol as they made their way to The Garden, it was still a very positive victory for the Knicks. It's been very difficult for this team to develop continuity all season long. Achieving rare back-to-back wins, the team looked very strong, and maintained the intensity from start to finish so that they could build an attack that proved to be most powerful when it mattered the most.

Here are some observations from the game.

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Jose Calderon doesn't bear any ill will toward the Knicks and former teammate Carmelo Anthony. (Jennifer Stewart/USA Today Sports Images)
Jose Calderon doesn't bear any ill will toward the Knicks and former teammate Carmelo Anthony. (Jennifer Stewart/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks guard Jose Calderon said he wants to stay with New York next season.

Tags: Jose Calderon
Read More

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon moves the ball defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon moves the ball defended by Los Angeles Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)

Jose Calderon hit a 3-pointer with two-tenths of a second left to give the New York Knicks a 90-87 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

Carmelo Anthony scored 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for New York. He shot 10 for 20 and had 12 rebounds.

Kobe Bryant had 14 points in his 29th and final head-to-head matchup in the regular season with Anthony. The Lakers had a combined 16-13 record in those games against the Knicks and Denver Nuggets.

The anticipated rematch between lottery picks Kristaps Porzingis and D'Angelo Russell never materialized. Porzingis, the Knicks' 7-foot-3 forward and fourth overall pick, was felled by a stomach virus and returned to the team's hotel. >> Read more

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Los Angeles Lakers

 (Jennifer Stewart)
(Jennifer Stewart)

Sasha Vujacic scored a season-high 23 points in a rare start, Carmelo Anthony also had 23 and the New York Knicks beat the Phoenix Suns 128-97 on Wednesday night.

Vujacic was 7 of 8 from the field and tied a career high by going 6 of 7 from 3-point range. He made his first start since last November and had not played in two of the Knicks' last three games.

The Knicks hit a season-high 16 3s. Derrick Williams scored 18 points and Jose Calderon added 10 points and 12 assists as New York won for the second time in six games. >> Read more

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Sasha Vujacic

Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten dribbles against the San Antonio Spurs at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)
Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten dribbles against the San Antonio Spurs at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports Images)

With the Knicks preparing to sign Tony Wroten to a multi-year contract, one thing is clear: they're beginning to turn their attention toward the future.

Though he's not likely to play this season, Wroten can use this time to acclimate himself to the Knicks' staff, his new teammates that figure to be back next year and, perhaps more importantly, the triangle offense. If he's smart, Wroten will use this time wisely through opportunities to push players in practice and continue taking notes in the film room. Right now, an eagerness to learn (and the ability to subsequently catch on quickly) would go a long way toward ensuring the Knicks give him kudos as he continues to inch his way back from a partially torn ACL.

If Wroten were able to hit the hardwood right now, it wouldn't be shocking to see him earn a starting nod at point guard for the Knicks the rest of the way. With the team's playoff hopes all but faded away, the team really wouldn't have anything to lose. What's more, at 22 years old, there's certainly is more intrigue and upside surrounding his game than the ever aging Jose Calderon. As it stands, the young gun would be a seemingly better option at this point.

Tags: Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

 (Mark L. Baer)
(Mark L. Baer)

Following an arguably unexpected dismal season, the Knicks are gearing up to make major improvements this coming summer. As the New York Post alludes to, using the Stretch provision on Jose Calderon would give them extra cap space.

Ridding themselves of Calderon would allow the Knicks to benefit if things go in their favor. They'd have more flexibility to chase the pipedream that is acquiring a superstar like Kevin Durant or even LeBron James.

Of course, much of their oh so desired cap room will also depend on whether the likes of Arron Afflalo and Derrick Williams exercise their player options for next season.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

New York has lost 15 of their last 18 games. ( Adam Hunger)
New York has lost 15 of their last 18 games. ( Adam Hunger)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

As the Knicks continue to spiral out of control, things are getting rather blurry. Many of their losses are beginning to look exactly the same, largely in part because they falter again and again in all too familiar fashion.

On Tuesday, New York kept pace with the Blazers early on, but they seemed content with competing for only a portion of the contest. There was a point where the intensity just wavered; the Knicks let up, started to go easy, and from there on out, Portland took control and never looked back. This team, now losers of 15 of their last 18, has forgotten how to win. They are in a funk, and seemingly don't recall the necessary mannerisms and/or actions to carry themselves in a confident manner. There are fingers to point in plenty of directions, ranging from the players who just give up well too easily, back to the coaching staff that allows such a let up in the first place.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez
Read More

GEICO SportsNite: Knicks 00:00:49
The Knicks defeated the Magic on Friday night, 108-95, behind 19 points and 11 rebounds from Carmelo Anthony.

Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, and the New York Knicks quickly jumped on an Orlando team that appeared to still be staggered by Stephen Curry, beating the Magic 108-95 on Friday night.

A night after yielding 51 points and 10 3-pointers to Curry in a 130-114 loss to the Golden State Warriors, the Magic were barely in a game after the first 10 minutes that their coach said they needed to win.

Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points for the Knicks, who won for only the third time in 16 games. Jose CalderonRobin Lopez and Arron Afflalo all finished with 14.

Nikola Vucevic scored 18 for the Magic, and Aaron Gordon had 17 points and eight rebounds. >> Read more...

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Orlando Magic, Robin Lopez

 (Brian Spurlock)
(Brian Spurlock)

For weeks now, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks' coaching staff have craved better overall efforts from the players around him. And while on Wednesday night, they finally seemed to receive all that and more from many contributors, Anthony himself failed to meet such a similar standard.

The Knicks caught somewhat of a break as the Pacers' Paul George got off to a very slow start. That gave them an opportunity to find their rhythm as a team and find a comfortable pace, all while keeping the game close throughout.

Once George got going, the likes of Kyle O'Quinn (19 points), Jose Calderon (20 points) and Langston Galloway (17 points) all helped keep New York afloat, but there was no doubt they were missing Anthony's contributions down the stretch to help give them that necessary extra push.

Here's a look at some other observations from the loss...

  • On a night where many things went right, the Knicks' downfall was due to their poor execution down the stretch. The three-point shot opportunities created for Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony were not very strong plays at all. One would have to think that the Knicks could have spaced the floor and created higher-percentage opportunities, especially if they chose to use Anthony as a decoy and targeted a player towards someone else with a hot hand.
  • Anthony's frustrations are clearly mounting, and this time, such pressure impacted his play on the court rather than just his demeanor afterwards. As things continued to boil over, Anthony looked discouraged (and arguably downright delirious in disbelief following the last play of the game). What's more, he let his emotions get the best of him with a poorly-timed technical late in the fourth.
  • Kurt Rambis shortened his rotation to nine players, which was a good move when hoping to get the team's core guys into more of a rhythm. But as the season continues to get away from them, it's important he roll the dice on New York's younger players like Jerian Grant, Derrick Williams, and even Jimmer Fredette. Obviously they were still trying to win that one in Indiana.
  • It's a shame O'Quinn hasn't been nearly as consistent as he was on Wednesday all season long. Obviously, 19 points marks a season-high for him, but just the idea that he could be versatile, aggressive, and knock down the occasional perimeter jumper in transition would help the Knicks tremendously.
  • The back-and-forth battle between positive contributions from Kristaps Porzngis (22 points) and Robin Lopez (4 points) continued. Lacking other strong offensive options around the perimeter, the Knicks need to figure out how to incorporate both big men to help carry them on the offensive end a bit more, especially when a guy like Anthony is ice cold.
Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez

New York Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis talks with guard Jose Calderon (3) during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 103-95. (Brace Hemmelgarn)
New York Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis talks with guard Jose Calderon (3) during the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 103-95. (Brace Hemmelgarn)

After Monday's blowout loss to the Raptors, interim head coach Kurt Rambis suggested there could be a lineup change coming.

"When you're losing, you are considering a lot of things," Rambis said, according to Frank Isola in the New York Daily News (Feb. 23).

Isola suggests that Jose Calderon could lose his starting spot as one of the lineup changes.

Tags: Jose Calderon
Read More

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry looks to drive up through New York Knicks defense during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry looks to drive up through New York Knicks defense during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Kyle Lowry had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first triple-double of the season, DeMar DeRozan also scored 22 while becoming the winningest player in Raptors history, and Toronto beat the New York Knicks 122-95 on Monday night.

Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points for the Raptors, who won so easily that Knicks interim coach Kurt Rambis changed his mind in the final minutes of the blowout and inserted Jimmer Fredette.

Just signed to a 10-day contract, the former college player of the year made a 3-pointer on his lone shot attempt - about the only thing Knicks fans had to cheer during the team's 12th loss in 14 games.

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Robin Lopez, Toronto Raptors
Read More

 (Reinhold Matay)
(Reinhold Matay)

The Hawks are no longer discussing PG Jeff Teague in potential trades with the Knicks and Jazz, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Feb. 18).

The Knicks had strong interest in acquiring Teague, according to Ian Begley of ESPN, who said New York had also reached out to Atlanta regarding PG Dennis Schroeder.

The Knicks have reportedly been looking to acquire a new point guard while simultaneously trying to deal PG Jose Calderon prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline.

Tags: Jose Calderon
Read More

 (Raj Mehta)
(Raj Mehta)

The Knicks will likely not make a trade before Thursday's deadline, writes Laura Albanese in Newsday (Feb. 17)

Both F Carmelo Anthony and interim head coach Kurt Rambis intimated that the Knicks will stand pat.

"If you didn't hear nothing as of now, I doubt that we're probably even doing something," Anthony said. "This game over the years has done some weird things and we still have until 3 p.m. tomorrow to try to figure some stuff out. I haven't been hearing anything. The guys on the team seem like they haven't been hearing anything."

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon
Read More

Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings takes a shot over New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports Images)
Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Jennings takes a shot over New York Knicks forward Kyle O'Quinn during the second quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (Raj Mehta/USA Today Sports Images)

In order to get value, an NBA team normally has to give it back. Unfortunately for the Knicks, as Thursday's trade deadline approaches, the likes of Jose Calderon, Kyle O'Quinn and Kevin Seraphin would appear to be the team's most movable assets. How desirable such pieces are to opposing teams remains to be seen.

For better or worse, these are the pieces the Knicks have. While that might not be ideal, the Pistons appear very inclined to deal Brandon Jennings, and New York has been monitoring him for months. Though Jennings is still coming into his own again following an Achilles injury, he does boast career averages of 16 points, six assists and a 35 percent clip from deep. Playing just 18 minutes per contest this season, Jennings is doing so mostly between Detroit's budding point guard star Reggie Jackson.

All of this makes him expendable to a large extent, and the Knicks stand to benefit. The Pistons may value the pieces New York has to offer as potential key contributors for a steady playoff run ahead. Calderon would provide veteran leadership, and the frontline pieces could perhaps add value more so than Jennings at this point. Two of the three aforementioned pieces, perhaps with a future second-round pick to sweeten things, might just do the trick. 

Tags: Jose Calderon, Kevin Seraphin, Kyle O'Quinn, Keith Schlosser
Read More

Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague shoots the ball past Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic during the second half at Philips Arena. (Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports Images)
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague shoots the ball past Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic during the second half at Philips Arena. (Dale Zanine/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks have been looking to acquire another point guard and possibly trade away Jose Calderon, according to multiple ESPN reports.

New York has still maintained interest in trading for Atlanta's Jeff Teague, according to Ian Begley. The Knicks have also reached out to Atlanta about a possible deal for point guard Dennis Schroder and have been monitoring Pistons guard Brandon Jennings ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, according to Begley.

For the Knicks to acquire another point guard, they would, in turn, try to trade Calderon, according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst. Calderon, 34, has averaged 7.5 points and 4.1 assists for the Knicks this year and is owed $7.7 million next season. 

Tags: Jose Calderon
Read More

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol battle for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol battle for a rebound during the first half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)

Jeff Green scored 16 points, including two free throws with 6.2 seconds left, to help the Memphis Grizzlies hold off the New York Knicks 91-85 on Friday night for their fifth straight win.

Matt Barnes had 12 points and Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol each had 10 for Memphis.

Jose Calderon led the Knicks with 18 points. Kristaps Porzingis had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Memphis Grizzlies
Read More

Jan 18, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) drives around Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith (1) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 119-113 in double overtime. (Anthony Gruppuso)
Jan 18, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) drives around Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith (1) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks won 119-113 in double overtime. (Anthony Gruppuso)

GREENBURGH, N.Y -- Jose Calderon hopes to return this week after missing three games with a strained right groin.

"[I] feel better so I was able to do a little bit more today and I'll wake up [Tuesday] and we'll see how things go from there," the Knicks point guard said Monday at practice.

Calderon has missed three games dating to Jan. 26.

Tags: Jose Calderon, Adam Zagoria
Read More

Knicks guard Jose Calderon dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in a game last month. (Brett Davis/USATSI)
Knicks guard Jose Calderon dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in a game last month. (Brett Davis/USATSI)

On plenty of occasions over the last season and a half, the Knicks' offense has seemingly been a step too slow. Things fall stagnant and there's a loss of constant fluidity. What's more, many of the league's up-and-coming floor generals have gone on to torch New York en route to leading their teams to victories. 

Obviously much of the blame for such deficits would seemingly fall on the shoulders of Knicks point guard Jose Calderon. As Phil Jackson and Co. continue to improve this roster and help right the ship (there have undoubtedly been signs of progress this season, despite ups and downs), upgrading this position stands as a glaring need for the Knicks.

Calderon, 34, has missed the past two games nursing a groin injury and is questionable for Sunday night's game against the league-leading Warriors at the Garden. The injury has given New York an opportunity to lean on the likes of youngsters Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant a bit more to see if having them push the pace together is more beneficial than continuing to give Calderon meaningful minutes.

Tags: Jose Calderon
Read More

 (Sam Sharpe)
(Sam Sharpe)

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony will miss Thursday's game against the Raptors due to the sore left knee that also kept him out on Tuesday against the Thunder.

Anthony said that his knee feels much better, but that he wants one more day/night to recover in hopes of playing Friday against the Suns.

PG Jose Calderon (groin) is listed as questionable.

 

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon

 (Sam Sharpe)
(Sam Sharpe)
Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon
Read More

Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel defends New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first overtime at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel defends New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony during the first overtime at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

In what has become a traditional matinee matchup for the Knicks on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the team surprisingly came out with all guns blazing to start. Unfortunately, so did their opponent, the 76ers.

Both teams were successfully firing from all cylinders as the game began. A defensive effort was nowhere to be found. Philadelphia pounded the ball inside to Jahlil Okafor (20 points) for much of the first three quarters, and the big man easily had his way with New York's front court. Ish Smith was helping his team run circles around the Knicks. After two strong middle quarters for the home team, they slowed down in the fourth, but the 76ers did not.

This led to the evaporation of an 18-point lead. The Knicks were in dire straits, but luckily, a seemingly still-hampered-by-injury Carmelo Anthony bailed them out with a game-tying 3-pointer. Two overtimes later, and New York came out victorious, 119-113. Here's a look at some more observations from the Knicks.

- Jose Calderon had a lot of trouble slowing down Smith. Though the opposing guard was overzealous with his own shot, his 16 assists brought out the best in his teammates. Once the Knicks made a key switch that saw Langston Galloway defending him instead, they were able to maintain a lead and control the tempo a bit more.

- It's up for debate whether or not Derek Fisher should be credited with making key substitutions down the stretch. Did he time them correctly, or were they made simply out of desperation? The Knicks lacked respective injections of offense and defense when they needed to mix things up. Galloway and Lou Amundson, among others, eventually came up with huge plays and stops with the game on the line.

- Anthony was clearly still hampered by his nagging injury, despite playing an intense 49 minutes. He was grimacing throughout, hesitating to attack the basket. His shot was way off, despite his clutch make in the fourth. The Knicks should consider sitting him again against the Jazz on Wednesday.

- Nonetheless, as Anthony served as a bit of a decoy, Arron Afflalo stepped up in his stead. The guard is a very efficient scorer who is a near perfectionist at pushing off defenders and cashing in on off-balance jumpers. He led New York with 25 points, whereas Anthony had seven assists.

- New York was against the ropes at different points in this contest, but free throw shooting was a big difference maker in a game where both teams were otherwise strong offensively. The Knicks shot 83 percent to the 76ers' 52 percent, as the loser fell short of converting on clutch opportunities late in the game. New York did not.

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway, Lou Amundson, Keith Schlosser

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USATSI)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon dribbles the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis/USATSI)

The New York Knicks look to rebound from a loss to the Brooklyn Nets when they travel to face the Memphis Grizzlies on the road Saturday at 8 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Grizzlies have won the last four games in this series, holding the Knicks to 93 or fewer points in each contest. This is the first meeting between these teams in 2015-16.
  • New York is shooting 45.4 percent in the first three quarters of games this season, but just 39.8 percent in the fourth quarter.
  • Memphis has forced opponents into 15 or more turnovers in each of its last 15 games. That is the longest active streak in the league.
  • Jose Calderon is shooting 55.4 (36/65) percent on field-goal attempts from 12-18 feet from the basket. Entering this weekend, that ranked second in the NBA (minimum 50 FGA from 12-18 ft).
  • Kristaps Porzingis has 22 games with 2+ blocks; that is tied with Karl-Anthony Towns for the most by any rookie this season.
  • Mario Chalmers has started the last four games for the Grizzlies. He is averaging 16.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals over this stretch (3-1).
Tags: Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Memphis Grizzlies

New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) celebrates a play by a teammate in the third quarter of their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Knicks won 107-101. (Jason Getz)
New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) celebrates a play by a teammate in the third quarter of their game against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. The Knicks won 107-101. (Jason Getz)

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

Though he's picked up the slack just a bit recently, Jose Calderon has been on the hook for much of the Knicks' struggles for months now. He's a mature and experienced veteran who knows how to orchestrate an offense, but there are still holes in his aging game. Calderon has great difficulty staying in front of quicker and younger opposing floor generals on defense. On the flip side, he's unable to help his team push the offense when the situation calls for it.

Thus, it's easy to place the blame on him when the offense falls stagnant. Calderon's contract runs through next season, somewhat limiting the Knicks' flexibility to seek out what they truly need in a floor general.

Tags: Jerian Grant, Jose Calderon, Keith Schlosser
Read More

New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts with New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) after hitting an off balance three point shot as the shot clock expired against the Milwaukee Bucks during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Bucks 100-88. (Brad Penner)
New York Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) reacts with New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) after hitting an off balance three point shot as the shot clock expired against the Milwaukee Bucks during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks defeated the Bucks 100-88. (Brad Penner)

New York tries to win for the sixth time in eight games since losing to the Celtics when the teams meet at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

New York (19-20) appears to be feeling it now, and ending a four-game series skid against Boston (19-18) will draw them even for second place in the Atlantic. The Celtics have dropped five of six since beating the Knicks.

The Knicks have had one bad game in their last seven, losing 108-81 at Chicago on New Year's Day, and their other loss in that span may have done more to build their confidence than squash it. They nearly handed San Antonio its first home defeat Friday, but Jose Calderon's 3-pointer bounced off the rim at the buzzer in a 100-99 loss.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Boston Celtics, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis
Read More

New York Knicks shooting guard Langston Galloway shoots the ball as San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Jonathon Simmons and power forward David West defend during the first half at AT&T Center. (Soobum Im/USATSI)
New York Knicks shooting guard Langston Galloway shoots the ball as San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Jonathon Simmons and power forward David West defend during the first half at AT&T Center. (Soobum Im/USATSI)

Kawhi Leonard had 19 points and 12 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs held off Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks 100-99 on Friday night to remain undefeated at home.

San Antonio won its franchise-record 22nd straight home game to open the season, but this was its most difficult victory yet.

Porzingis had 28 points and 11 rebounds but was on the bench when the Knicks started a 14-4 run to pull within 96-94 with 1:27 remaining.

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, San Antonio Spurs
Read More

 (Jason Getz)
(Jason Getz)

ATLANTA (AP) Arron Afflalo and Carmelo Anthony both scored 23 points, and New York almost lost a 16-point lead before holding on to beat Atlanta 107-101 Tuesday night, giving the Knicks their second win over the Hawks in three days.

The Knicks, who have won three of four, also beat the Hawks 117-97 in New York on Sunday.

The Knicks led by 16 in the third quarter but saw the lead reduced to two points in the final minute before Jose Calderon scored on a drive with 18 seconds remaining.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Robin Lopez
Read More

Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson battles for the ball with New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half at United Center. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USATSI)
Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson battles for the ball with New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis during the first half at United Center. (Kamil Krzaczynski/USATSI)

CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Butler scored 23 points, Nikola Mirotic had 17 points and seven assists in one of his best games of the season, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 108-81 on Friday night.

Pau Gasol added 17 points and eight rebounds as Chicago won for the fourth time in five games while avenging a blowout loss at New York on Dec. 19. Rookie reserve Bobby Portis had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his third consecutive game scoring in double figures.

The Bulls blew a 17-point lead before pulling away from the Knicks in the fourth quarter. Portis made two free throws, Mirotic connected from deep and Butler had a driving layup to close out a 20-6 run that made it 97-79 with 4:48 left.

Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points for New York, which has dropped five of six. Jose Calderon went 3 for 3 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points. >> Read more...

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis

Detroit Pistons power forward Ersan Ilyasova shoots the ball as New York Knicks center Robin Lopez defends during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
Detroit Pistons power forward Ersan Ilyasova shoots the ball as New York Knicks center Robin Lopez defends during the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

In an unusual night for the Knicks, both Robin Lopez and Jose Calderon performed exceptionally well against Detroit on Tuesday. Ironically enough, such success only proves just how elevated New York's play would be if it received consistent contributions at these given positions on a nightly basis. The duo was a major key in a decisive 108-96 victory.

Lopez played great defense on Andre Drummond, who, en route to becoming one of the Eastern Conference's top front-court players, is even beating Carmelo Anthony in All-Star votes. Nevertheless, Lopez limited space for Drummond inside, boxed out and played him rather physically. As a result, the Pistons' center shot poorly and failed to pull down boards. His numbers were well off his MVP candidate averages.

While Lopez anchored the defense, Calderon ran the floor like a pro. The Knicks were moving the ball well and players were constantly in motion without it. Calderon pushed the pace and ran the pick and roll nicely, resulting in a 54 percent shooting night for his squad. Needless to say, this victory came easier than expected. Here are some other observations from the win.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Detroit Pistons, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Robin Lopez, Keith Schlosser
Read More

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

NEW YORK (AP) Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points and Derrick Williams added 18 to lead six Knicks in double figures as New York snapped a four-game losing streak with a 108-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.

Jose Calderon added 15 points, Kyle O'Quinn had 12, Robin Lopez scored 11, and Kristaps Porzingis finished with 10.

Ersan Ilyasova led the Pistons with 19 points. Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson each had 17.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Kyle O'Quinn, Robin Lopez
Read More

Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) guards New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara)
Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) guards New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the first half at TD Garden. (Bob DeChiara)

The Knicks suffered their fourth straight loss on Sunday night, falling to the Celtics. The nature of such a defeat is becoming all too familiar for New York, as team intensity continues to waver as the players perform lethargically. 

Though the team started last season going 5-36, this 14-18 squad doesn't look much different right about now. How does a squad with so many personnel changes look so similar? In this case, the coach is the culprit. On Saturday night against Atlanta, Coach Derek Fisher messed with the team's rhythm early on, even as they were finding success. On Sunday in Boston, he instead fell asleep at the wheel, failing to make the substitutions necessary to ensure the Knicks met the Celtics' level of intensity.

Despite being led by the ever pesky Isaiah Thomas on the offensive end, defensively is where Boston shined. Paced by the likes of Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson, the hometown team's physical brand of defense overwhelmed the Knicks. Spacing was limited as ample ball pressure was applied. Jose Calderon struggled on Thomas, but Langston Galloway quietly did a decent job, at least through three quarters. The Knicks could have overcome his late game heroics, if the rhythm Carmelo Anthony and Co. seemed to find in the third quarter (they outscored the Celtics 26-23) lasted all game long. Building a consistent effort seems to be a difficult thing to do right now. Here are more observations from the loss:

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Boston Celtics, Derrick Williams, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Lance Thomas, Langston Galloway, Keith Schlosser
Read More

 (Russell Isabella)
(Russell Isabella)

With the Knicks on the brink of a five-game road losing streak, coach Derek Fisher is exploring changes to New York's lineup.

George Karl may be forced into one for the Sacramento Kings.

After opening this three-game trip with their most lopsided loss of the season, the Knicks seek a bounce-back effort against the Kings on Thursday night.

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Robin Lopez
Read More

 (Russell Isabella)
(Russell Isabella)

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher said after Wednesday's loss to the Jazz that he might change the starting lineup.

The Knicks, who have lost four games in a row, have been using Kristaps Porzingis, Carmelo Anthony, Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Arron Afflalo.

Keith Schlosser, SNY.TV Twitter | Archive

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Kevin Seraphin, Kristaps Porzingis, Lance Thomas, Langston Galloway, Robin Lopez, Keith Schlosser
Read More