“We understand the value of the ball on the offensive end,” Kidd said. “Guys understand taking care of the ball is important if you want to win, and so far we’ve done that.”

Besides winning, the coaching staff has created added motivation to keep turnovers down. For every turnover each game under 12, the coaches run a lap, which has become a source of amusement for the players.

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These are the type of things that brings teams together. And if a team protects the ball and plays consistent defense night in and night out, they will have a chance to win most every game.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the first half in Game 2 of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving drives against Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas during the first half in Game 2 of the Eastern conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to trade Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Isaiah ThomasJae CrowderAnte Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' 2018 unprotected first-round pick, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The Knicks were among several teams to make an offer for Irving, the 25-year-old former No. 1 draft pick, however New York was unwilling to trade Kristaps Porzingis as part of a deal and the Cavaliers wanted a package of younger talent and draft picks as opposed to Carmelo Anthony, whose name was among the rumors.

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks first-rounder Frank Ntilikina didn't find any respect from his fellow rookies as he didn't earn one vote in any category during the NBA rookie photo shoot.

All rookies were allowed to take a survey to vote on categories like "Rookie of the Year," "Best Shooter," and "Most Athletic." Ntilikina, the No. 8 overall pick this past June, didn't reserve a single vote in any category. 

The man picked by the Mavericks after Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., was voted Rookie of the Year and Most Athletic by the rookies. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell Jr., who the Knicks were interested in, won "steal of the draft."

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LeBron James in New York? 00:01:25
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR reacts to Blake Griffin's comments about LeBron James joining the New York Knicks.

LeBron James didn't kill the idea that he could look toward the Knicks as a possible destination if he were to become a free agent next season.

In an interview with TMZ, the Cavs forward didn't have a response to comments that Clippers' F Blake Griffin said about James going to New York before L.A.

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Blake Griffin is taking a guess here with nothing being told to him from LeBron James. Madison Square Garden is still a magical place even if the team playing in it is lousy -- there's no doubting that. And the Knicks will probably be one of the teams LeBron thinks about going to. The problem is he's got a home in Los Angeles. He's also got two options there in the Lakers and Clippers, along with Hollywood...

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Knicks have announced their 2017-18 preseason schedule starting in October.

It starts off with a battle of the boroughs as the Brooklyn Nets travel to The Garden on October 3. They will play each again on October 8.

The Washington Wizards also play the Knicks twice first in their home Verizon Center on October 6 with the final preseason game at The Garden on October 13.

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Feb 11, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward Jamel Artis (1) dribbles the ball against Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (L) during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 11, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers forward Jamel Artis (1) dribbles the ball against Syracuse Orange guard Tyus Battle (L) during the first half at the Petersen Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Small forward Jamel Artis was not selected by a team in the NBA Draft, but he's getting a key opportunity to make his mark with the Knicks after the team signed him to a partially guaranteed deal last week. 

The 24-year-old Artis, who participated in the Knicks' summer league campaign, worked out with coach Jeff Hornacek individually once the summer schedule was complete.

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(Brad Penner)

Knicks C Joakim Noah understands his mistakes and is ready to have a bounce back season in 2017, per The Post's Marc Berman

Knicks C Joakim Noah understands his mistakes and is ready to have a bounce back season in 2017, per The Post's Marc Berman

Noah's first season with the Knicks was not how he wanted it to go. Between poor play, knee surgery, and a 20-game suspension for a banned substance, he feels he let the team -- especially former team president Phil Jackson -- down.

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Jan 10, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks small forward Michael Beasley (9) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)
Jan 10, 2017; San Antonio, TX, USA; Milwaukee Bucks small forward Michael Beasley (9) shoots the ball over San Antonio Spurs small forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports (Soobum Im)

The Knicks' newest pickup, SF Michael Beasley, wants people to have more respect for his game as he heads to New York. 

The former No. 2 overall pick believes his lack of minutes on the floor has warranted misconceptions about his game. Beasley told The Post's Marc Berman that if his time on the court increases, he will show the world that he can still bring the game that landed him a top draft pick.

"I'll bring what they saw in college," Beasley said, reminiscing his days of stardom at Kansas State. "I just need the opportunity to show that. Look at my nine-year career, I've always been close to a point a minute. I've always been a walking bucket. Nobody can stop me, hasn't stopped me my last nine years. Every time I've touched the ball, the defender's scared. I'm at the point of my career I'm just tired of not getting the acknowledgement of being who I am."

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Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Knicks' players voted F Carmelo Anthony "Best Teammate" as part of the NBPA awards on Friday, per NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy

Every player in the NBA was allowed to vote for one player on their team for each award, and an overall winner of the category. Anthony is well-liked in the Knicks' locker room, and F Kristaps Porzingis recently backed those claims saying he loves him as a teammate. 

However, Anthony and the Knicks are obviously looking to part ways as the two sides have made that point clear this offseason. Robin Lopez, who won the teammate award last season with the Knicks was dealt to the Bulls in the Derrick Rose deal in 2016. 

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Mar 18, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (22) looks on during the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 18, 2017; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (22) looks on during the second half in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Knicks have announced they agreed to terms with G Xavier Rathan-Mayes. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-foot-4, 208-pound guard played three seasons at Florida State where he averaged 12.4 points in 100 games. He is ranked fourth in school history with 451 career assists while earning 2016-2017 All-ACC Defensive team honors. 

Rathan-Mayes was invited to the Knicks' summer league in Orlando this summer. He averaged six points, 3.5 assists and 17.8 minutes in four games played. 

As a junior last season, the 23-year-old averaged career highs in points (14.9) and rebounds (3.5) while shooting 41.6 percent from the field.

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(Charles LeClaire)

The Knicks have reached an agreement to sign G Jamel Artis, reports Ian Begley of ESPN, who said the team was impressed by how Artis played during the Summer League.

Artis, 24, said in July that he was ready to seize a "major opportunity" with the Knicks after going undrafted out of Pittsburgh.

I still think I bring any asset that any player that got drafted [offers]," Artis told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I should have gotten drafted. But I'm in a good position right now with the Knicks. I'm in a great position, actually. I can only be thankful and grateful for the position I'm in now. I've just got to go out there and play hard."

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Mar 24, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) drives to the basket against Florida Gators forward Justin Leon (23) during the second half in the semifinals of the East Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Mar 24, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Wisconsin Badgers forward Nigel Hayes (10) drives to the basket against Florida Gators forward Justin Leon (23) during the second half in the semifinals of the East Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Former Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes signed a partially-guaranteed contract with the Knicks, sources told ESPN and the New York Daily News.

Hayes recently finished a stint with the Knicks' summer league squad, averaging 5.2 points and five rebounds per game in five games over the summer. 

The 22-year-old Hayes averaged 14.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists during his senior year at Wisconsin.

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GEICO SportsNite: J.R. Smith 00:00:41
J.R. Smith gives his thoughts on the ongoing Carmelo Anthony saga from his annual golf event in New Jersey.

 

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JRSportBrief: Kyrie for Kristaps 00:01:36
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR explains why the Knicks should refuse to trade Kristaps Porzingis for Kyrie Irving.

There is no scenario where the Knicks would trade Kristaps Porzingis to the Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving, reports Fred Kerber of the New York Post.

Sources tell Kerber that the Knicks have not been drawn to any trade request that involves sending the forward to Cleveland.

Adrian Wojnarowksi of ESPN had reported earlier that the Cavs had considered Porzingis a "primary target" in a potential deal for Irving.

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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in game five of the 2017 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

If the Knicks were ever thinking about acquiring Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, they may have to rethink their efforts.

During a charity in New York City recently, Durant was asked if he was ever going to play with the Knicks.

"Never," Durant replied to the fan. 

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Porzingis for Irving? 00:02:48
The DNL panel debates whether the Knicks should consider trading Kristaps Porzingis to the Cavaliers in order to acquire Kyrie Irving.

 

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The New York Knicks huddle before the start a game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
The New York Knicks huddle before the start a game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks released their official 2017-18 regular-season schedule on Monday, which includes their home opener on Oct. 21 against the Detroit Pistons and a West Coast trip in late January.

New York announced it would open the season on Oct. 19 on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder and would play the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden on Christmas at noon.

The Knicks will have 13 games on national TV, according to Yaya Dubin. Two games will be on ABC, six will be broadcasted on ESPN and five will be shown on NBATV.

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(Kyle Terada)

Trail Blazers SF Moe Harkless isn't paying attention to the rumors that he may be involved in a trade to the Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.

Back in his hometown Queens to direct his "Skills Academy" at the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, Harkless would like to worry about the rumors only if they become true. 

"It doesn't do anything for me to get involved with that," Harkless told NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy. "If it happens, it happens."

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New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and forward Kristaps Porzingis react after scoring a basket against the Detroit Pistons during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and forward Kristaps Porzingis react after scoring a basket against the Detroit Pistons during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks picked up the 2018-19 team option on forward Kristaps Porzingis, according to Real GM's Keith Smith.

Porzingis, 22, scored 18.1 points and averaged 7.2 rebounds in 66 games in his second year in the league last season. As a rookie, the former No. 4 pick averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.

The Knicks had until Oct. 31 to pick up team options for the 2018-19 season, according to Smith.

Porzingis will earn $4.5 million this season and $5.7 million next season. The Knicks can offer him a $7.5 million qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season, according to Spotrac.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks will open the 2017-18 season on the road against Russell WestbrookPaul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 19, the league announced.

The Knicks will also host the first of five Christmas Day games when they play the Philadelphia 76ers at noon at Madison Square Garden.

Also on Christmas, the Cavaliers face the Warriors at 3 p.m.; the Wizards face the Celtics at 5:30 p.m.; the Rockets take on the Thunder at 8 p.m.; and the Timberwolves face the Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

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(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Knicks and Rockets have resumed trade discussions surrounding Carmelo Anthony, sources have told ESPN, but "no pathway has emerged" at this time.

The Rockets are seeking the involvement of additional teams to complete the trade. Anthony is still only willing to be traded to the Rockets, according to ESPN. If the teams are unable to complete a deal before the season begins, Anthony still may be traded after games are underway.

The Portland Trail Blazers have expressed interest in Anthony, but there is no indication that Anthony would approve such a deal.

In 74 games for the Knicks last season, Anthony averaged 22.4 points, 2.9 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game. 

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Orlando Magic forward Jeff Green (34) defends against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Orlando Magic forward Jeff Green (34) defends against New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

While DeMarcus Cousins and the Pelicans have interest in acquiring Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star forward is apparently not willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to New Orleans, reports Marc Berman of the New York Post

According to Berman, the Knicks hope Anthony, who prefers to go to the Rockets, will expand his list of teams that he will accept a trade to. Cousins, a teammate of Anthony on the U.S. Olympic team, has made it clear he'd like the two to join forces in New Orleans. 

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Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Carmelo Anthony does not want to waive his no-trade clause to play for the New Orleans Pelicans. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Carmelo Anthony will not waive his no-trade clause for New Orleans.

Elsewhere, the Mets traded away Jay Bruce, the Yankees win in Toronto and the Nets will play two games in Mexico City next season. 

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(Brett Davis)

Chicago Bulls' G Dwayne Wade believes Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. has improved tremendously, per SNY's Taylor Rooks. 

Last week, Wade saw a completely different Hardaway than he knew as the two worked out together in Los Angeles. 

"The one thing I've seen in TJ is he's working," Wade said. "He works tirelessly on his body and game. He's gotten so much better since he was first in NY. Same name but different player."

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JRSportBrief: Michael Beasley 00:01:29
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR talks about the Knicks adding Michael Beasley

F Michael Beasley has signed with the Knicks, the team announced on Tuesday.

According to The Post's Marc Berman, Beasley signed a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum $2.1 million. 

The second overall pick by the Heat in 2008, Beasley has been a journeyman with the Knicks becoming his sixth team in his 10th season. His latest team was the Milwaukee Bucks who he played 56 games for last season. 

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(Joe Camporeale)

The Knicks announced five new front office hirings on Tuesday as the team continues to take shape under new general manager Scott Perry.

Gerald Madkins was hired to serve as assistant general manager; Craig Robinson will be the team's vice president of player development and G-League operations; Harold Ellis will be the director of player personnel; Michael Arcieri will become the director of basketball strategy, and Fred Cofield will be a scout.

"Last month, the day after I was hired, I started a full evaluation of the entire basketball operations staff," Perry said." My first goal was to build up the highest level front office in the NBA. We are adding a host of highly-regarded and respected basketball people to work with the Knicks to fortify the franchse for years to come."

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis and Dallas Mavericks legend F Dirk Nowitzki both exchanged positive words about each other's game, per NBA.com's Shaun Powell. 

Both playing for Team World at the NBA Africa Game in Johannsburg on Saturday, they were teammates for the first time, and Porzingis took advantage of the opportunity by picking his role model's brain. 

"He's a guy I've always looked up to," Porzingis said. "It's not fair for me to be compared to a legend like him." 

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The Knicks officially announced the signing of Ron Baker on Monday. (Seth Wenig)
The Knicks officially announced the signing of Ron Baker on Monday. (Seth Wenig)

 The Knicks made the Ron Baker signing official, as he will make $8.9 million over the next two seasons. 

Elsewhere, Noah Syndergaard is nearing a return and Quincy Enunwa is out for the remainder of the season. 

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New York Knicks shooting guard Ron Baker controls the ball against the New York Knicks during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks shooting guard Ron Baker controls the ball against the New York Knicks during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks announced they re-signed guard Ron Baker on Monday.

Baker, who announced he would re-sign with the Knicks on July 1, will reportedly earn $8.9 million over the next two years, however the Knicks did not release details of the contract.

An undrafted free agent out of Wichita State, the 24-year-old Baker averaged 4.1 points and 2.1 assists in 52 games with New York last season.

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(Kyle Terada)

The Knicks have hired former president Barack Obama's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, to a front office position, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Robinson is the brother of former first lady Michelle Obama.

The 55-year-old Robinson will be working in player development, reports the NY Daily News.

He previously worked in a similar position with the Milwaukee Bucks, shortly after serving as the head coach for Oregon State from 2008 to 2014. He was also the head coach for Brown (2006 to 2008), and served an an assistant coach for Northwestern from 2000 to 2006...

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Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) reacts after making a basket during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Hofheinz Pavilion. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)
Houston Cougars guard Damyean Dotson (21) reacts after making a basket during the first half against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Hofheinz Pavilion. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks have signed second-round pick Damyean Dotson, the team announced Monday.

The team did not disclose the terms of the deal, which is believed to be three years, according to multiple reports. 

Fred Kerber of the New York Post reports Dotson is guaranteed about $2.2 million during the first two years, while the third year is a team option. 

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(David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

With plenty of interest from different teams in Carmelo Anthony, New Orleans Pelicans center/forward DeMarcus Cousins has joined the group of those who want the All-Star forward. 

Cousins liked and commented on an Instagram post that suggested he and Anthony could join forces. The two were teammates on the United States Olympic squad in 2016.

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GEICO SportsNite: Charles Oakley 00:00:37
Charles Oakley had charges stemming from a February incident at MSG dropped after accepting a one-year ban from The Garden.

At least outwardly, former Knick Charles Oakley is alright with not being able to attend Knicks games at Madison Square Garden this season. 

After getting into a scuffle with MSG security guards in February, Oakley accepted a deal in court last week that will keep him away from MSG for one year. Oakley, who initially said he wanted to take the case to trial, eventually took the deal Friday. The incident began after Oakley began yelling taunts at Knicks owner James Dolan. 

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Nov 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)
Nov 30, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New York Knicks center Marshall Plumlee (40) during a game at Target Center. The Knicks defeated the Timberwolves 106-104. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports (Brace Hemmelgarn)

The Knicks are reportedly among teams interested in free agent C Marshall Plumlee, per ESPN's Ian Begley. 

Plumlee was waived by the Knicks last month to make cap space for the signing of SG Tim Hardaway Jr. 

Coach Jeff Hornacek said that he hoped the team would have a chance to resign Plumlee as he impressed coaches with his hard work and improvement over the past two seasons in New York. He is expected to make a decision on who he will play for this upcoming season soon. 

In 21 games last season, the 25-year-old Plumlee averaged 1.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 8.1 minutes per game. 

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According to his agent, the Knicks have reportedly reached out to SG Alan Anderson, per NY Daily News' Stefan Bondy.  

Anderson's agent, Chris Grier Luchey, said the talks were "feeling out on both sides" as the Knicks looked to see what Anderson could bring to the team. 

"There was just a little dialogue just about what Alan can bring to the table for the Knicks," Luchey said. 

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Carmelo trade wait 00:01:25
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR checks in on Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks, and says the team should wait Melo out.

After a turbulent offseason involving trade rumors, Kristaps Porzingis is excited to get things started this year with the Knicks. 

"So far it's been tough in New York, but my journey is only beginning and I hope to stay there my whole career, so as a city we can have some fun and win some games and do something big," Porzingis told Shaun Powell of NBA.com. "For me, it's now home."

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GEICO SportsNite: Charles Oakley 00:00:37
Charles Oakley had charges stemming from a February incident at MSG dropped after accepting a one-year ban from The Garden.

Knicks legend Charles Oakley agreed to a plea deal on Friday stemming from an incident involving his ejection from a game at Madison Square Garden in February.

Oakley, who was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault, two counts of misdemeanor harassment and one count of criminal trespass in his scuffle with Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden security, accepted a conditional dismissal deal that would require him to not go to Madison Square Garden for one year.

"The dismissal completely vindicates him," Oakley's attorney, Alex Spiro, told reporters, according to ABC 7's Candace McGowan. "It shows that nobody thought he did anything wrong, nobody objectively thought he did anything wrong, and it reaffirms what everybody has thought, I think, which is that the Garden was wrong in the way they treated him. He doesn't need a trial to prove that because the judge just ordered it."

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New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony controls the ball against Houston Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter he has had "great dialogue" with new GM Scott Perry and alluded that the franchise understands his displeasure with the team.

"Conversations have been had," said Anthony, who reportedly wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets. "There's been plenty of conversations that have been had on both sides. I think we both know where we stand as far as myself, as far as the Knicks organization. They know how I feel. I know how they feel. We have been in communication."

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) drives around Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game at Amway Center. (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki are working out with each other in preparation for the NBA Africa Game. 

Porzingis had hoped for a day in which the two European basketball players could practice together on the same court. 

"I'm sure it will help me out and improve my game, hopefully, unless Mark Cuban says no,'' Porzingis said to Berman in March. "Dirk is a guy who can really help my game. Hopefully I'll have a chance to work with him, a few days to get on the court with him and pick his brain."

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Loud Mouths on Carmelo's future 00:04:34
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein look at whether Carmelo Anthony will still be a member of the New York Knicks next season on Loud Mouths.

Knicks F Carmelo Anthony is only willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to the Rockets, reports Marc Berman of the NY Post.

Anthony had reportedly been willing to accept a trade to the Rockets and the Cavaliers, and had been interested in joining the Thunder, but that has apparently changed.

He would not comment on the report on Wednesday but said that he's "at peace" and that he didn't know what the chances of him remaining a Knick are, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.

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Carmelo Anthony has made it clear that he only wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets. (Ryan Kang/AP)
Carmelo Anthony has made it clear that he only wants to be traded to the Houston Rockets. (Ryan Kang/AP)

Carmelo Anthony will only accept a trade to the Houston Rockets. 

Elsewhere, the Mets stormed back to beat the Rockies, Richard Sherman sounded off on the Jets quarterback situation and dropped the rubber match to the Tigers. 

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Anthony trade rumors update 00:04:53
Knicks beat writer Stefan Bondy joins Daily News Live to break down the latest on the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors

 

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

Knicks F Mindaugas Kuzminskas says Kristaps Porzingis has made peace with the team and is happy to be a Knick.

Kuzminskas' Lithuania and Porzingis' Latvia will face each other in an exhibition game this weekend in route to the European Championship. The two have been working out together this offseason as Kuzminskas spent time with Porzingis in Latvia where he also attended his kids camp. 

The 6-foot-9 Kuzminskas is certain that Porzingis has buried the hatchet, and is happy with being in New York. 

"I don't think it was something personal against the club," Kuzminskas told The Post's Marc Berman. "If there [were] some problems I think they solved everything. No doubt he wants to be a Knick and he's said that."

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(David Butler II)

Former Knicks assistant coach Dan D'Antoni says it is about time the Knicks took a shot on PG Ramon Sessions, per The Post's Marc Berman. 

D'Antoni served under his brother, Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni, for four seasons with the Knicks where he tried to get the team to acquire Sessions. On his brother's staff with Phoenix Suns, he even lobbied to have the team take him in the 2007 NBA Draft.

Having known the point guard since he was 12 years old playing for his AAU program in Myrtle Beach, S.C., D'Antoni has always been high on Sessions.

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 (Carlos Osorio)
(Carlos Osorio)

Derrick Rose, who agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Cavaliers last week, had no interest to return to the Knicks, his agent told Marc Berman of the NY Post.

The Knicks did not make Rose an offer to return.

"Did we miss something?," Rose's agent B.J. Armstrong said. "Is there something going [on] in New York we didn't see? We all would agree they are on a different timeline than Derrick - a young team with great young talent there and trying to build something for the future. They're not on the same timeline as players who are a little older and experienced. 

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(Erik Williams)

The Knicks have signed PG Ramon Sessions to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Sessions, 31, averaged 6.2 points and 2.6 assists in 50 games last season for the Hornets.

He has averaged 10.6 points and 4.1 assists per game during his 10-year career with the Bucks, Timberwolves, Cavaliers, Kings, Wizards, and Hornets.

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Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dances after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. dances after hitting a 3-pointer during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

After signing a four-year, $71 million offer sheet to join the Knicks, guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was still surprised that New York offered him such a significant deal, according to ESPN's Pablo Torre.

"Tim Hardaway Jr.'s first words after signing that contract: 'Man, that's crazy,' " Torre said, according to NBC Sports' Dan Feldman.

The Knicks' offer was approximately $25 million more than what Hardaway was projected to earn, according to FanSided's Phil Veasley. Knicks president Steve Mills said the team needed to be "aggressive" when pursuing Hardaway, a restricted free agent with the Atlanta Hawks, because he felt Hardaway had a lot of potential.

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving handles the ball during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Finals for the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving handles the ball during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the Finals for the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks are among six teams who have already made an offer to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Kyrie Irving, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Approximately 20 teams, according to Wojnarowski, have inquired about Irving since he reportedly requested to be traded out of Cleveland, however the Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat are the only teams to make an offer for the 25-year-old former No. 1 pick.

The Knicks and Cavaliers have been in trade talks that focused on swapping Irving for Carmelo Anthony with a potential third team being involved, however the Cavaliers, according to Wojnarowski, are seeking a return of young players and draft picks similar to what the Denver Nuggets acquired from the Knicks in exchange for Anthony in 2011.

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Loud Mouths: Melo trade veto 00:05:43
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discuss the reports that the Knicks' star forward Carmelo Anthony would veto a trade to the Cavaliers.

PG Kyrie Irving is reportedly seeking a trade to the Knicks.

The Bayonne, New Jersey native wants "very badly wants to be a New York Knick," ESPN's Pablo Torre said on Thursday. "Kyrie Irving wants to come home."

Irving is also willing to be traded to San Antonio, Miami or Minnesota, reports the Daily News. He requested a trade from Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

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Where will Carmelo be traded to? 00:03:07
The DNL panel debates where they think Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will be traded to in light of the Kyrie Irving trade request.