The Knicks are still committed to trading F Carmelo Anthony, despite parting ways with team president Phil Jackson, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who says the team does not want to buy Anthony out.
Jackson attempted to trade Anthony during the season and had reiterated that desire last week. He also irked Anthony with comments he made during the season about Anthony's style of play.
Prior to Jackson's departure, Anthony's camp had engaged the Knicks in buyout talks, ESPN's Marc Stein reported Tuesday. However, although his camp has discussed a potential buyout, Anthony may wish to stay in New York to be closer to his family.
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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR takes a deeper look at Phil Jackson parting from the Knicks.
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek appeared "somber and shaken-looking" at the news of Phil Jackson's departure, the New York Post reports.
Speaking from Orlando where the Knicks held their first summer-league practice, Hornacek would not take questions but issued a brief statement on his former boss.
"It's always an interesting time when stuff like that happens,'' the 15-year NBA veteran said. "I just want to thank Phil for giving me the opportunity here in New York. I worked with [Steve Mills] all year long. We had a great working relationship and talking about things. We'll continue to do that.
The Knicks are reportedly targeting Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri to replace Phil Jackson as team president, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
The Knicks and Jackson mutually parted ways on Wednesday, with the team buying out the remaining two years and $24 million on his contract.
The Raptors announced on Wednesday that Bobby Webster had been promoted to general manager, with the team noting that Ujiri will "continue to oversee basketball operations as president of the club," according to Sportsnet.
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Knicks fans Spike Lee, Michael Rapaport, and others reacted on Wednesday after news broke that the Knicks and team president Phil Jackson were parting ways.
The Knicks and team president Phil Jackson have "mutually agreed to part company," the team announced Wednesday morning.
Knicks owner James Dolan bought out the two years and $24 million remaining on Jackson's contract, reports Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News.
Bondy notes that the decision to part ways with Jackson was partly due to the feuds Jackson was having with Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis.
Teague started all 82 games for Indiana last season, and averaged 15.3 points, 7.8 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game. The 29-year old point guard shot 44.2 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from the three-point line.
Teague played his first seven years in the NBA with the Hawks, making his only All-Star appearance in 2015. The veteran guard was traded to Indiana last offseason in a three-team deal.
General manager Steve Mills talked to the Hawks about trading for Teague two years ago, but the teams were unable to agree to a deal.
Knicks owner James Dolan is contemplating parting ways with team president Phil Jackson, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
According to Wojnarowski, Dolan has grown increasingly concerned with Jackson's ability to bring long-term success to the franchise. Jackson made a controversial decision to shop 21-year-old Kristaps Porzingis on the trade market last week and has a rocky relationship with Carmelo Anthony.
In three seasons under Jackson's leadership, the Knicks have a record of 80-166 with no playoff appearances.
The 71-year-old Jackson has two years, $24 million remaining on his contract.
Knicks F Carmelo Anthony, who has a full no-trade clause, may prefer to stay with the Knicks in order to remain in close proximity to his son, reports Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.
Anthony, who is currently living apart from his wife, La La, no longer has playing in Los Angeles high on his list, notes Isola, who says Anthony recently thought of trying to force a trade to either the 76ers or Wizards in order to keep him close to New York and his son.
La La said during an appearance Tuesday on the Wendy Williams show that Carmelo's main priority is being close to his son.
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In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR debates whether Lavar Ball is a genius or a distraction.
The Loud Mouths debate if Carmelo Anthony or Dwayne Wade would be better for the Cavs.
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PG Frank Ntilikina, who the Knicks selected with the 8th overall pick during last week's NBA Draft, will be on the team's Summer League roster.
G Damyean Dotson and G Ognjen Jaramaz, who the Knicks selected in the second round of the Draft, are on the roster as well.
G Chasson Randle, C Marshall Plumlee, and F Maurice Ndour, who all spent time with the Knicks last season, are also on the roster.
Former Knicks F Kenyon Martin thinks that Knicks fans are 'getting cheated,' per Newsday's Neil Best.
Martin was one of the prominent former NBA stars featured during the opening night of the BIG3 three-on-three league at the Barclays Center Sunday. He wasn't afraid to voice his opinions on the two New York teams saying both lack talent that the fans want to see.
"They appreciate good talent," Martin said, "and as of late the Knicks and Nets haven't had that. I'm saying both side, the talent level hasn't been there. So I think they're cheating the fans, man. I really do think the fans of Brooklyn and over the way [in Manhattan], man, they're getting cheated."
Undrafted rookie G Canyon Barry believes his game would be a perfect fit for the Knicks triangle offense, per Mike Vorkunov of The New York Times.
The Knicks added Barry to their summer league team after he agreed to a contract with the team last Thursday following the 2017 NBA Draft. After studying the triangle before his workout with the Knicks last month, Barry can see himself thriving in the system.
"I think it fits my game really well, which is a high basketball I.Q. and being able to read defenses and play basketball the way it's supposed to be played," Barry said.
Knicks C Willy Hernangomez was named to the NBA's 2016-17 All-Rookie First Team.
The 23-year-old tallied 44 first place votes and 40 second place votes for a total of 128 points. The team also includes Malcolm Brogdon, Dario Saric, Joel Embiid, and Buddy Hield.
Hernangomez is the sixth Knick to be selected to the team since the 2010-11 season. Channing Frye, Landry Field, Iman Shumpert, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Kristaps Porzingis are among other Knicks selected to the team.
Hernangomez averaged 8.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.3 rebounds in 72 games last season. He shot 52.9 percent from the floor as well as 72.8 percent from the free throw line.
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Marshall Plumlee will play for the Knicks in this year's Summer League, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
Plumlee signed with New York as an undrafted free agent last season. In 21 games, Plumlee averaged 1.9 points and 2.4 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game.
Many in the organization are high on Plumlee "due in part to his potential, his energy and his professional approach," wrote Begley.
In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the Knicks' selection of French point guard Frank Ntilikina.
Damyean Dotson, the former Oregon and Houston guard who was the MVP of the Portsmouth Invitational, was selected with the 44th pick of the NBA Draft by the Knicks.
The 6-foot-5 Dotson, who averaged 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds last season at Houston, is considered a prototypical "3-and-D" guy. He was ranked eighth nationally with 3.38 made three-pointers per game and shot 44.3 percent from behind the arc.
"Man, this is a dream come true for me, but I bring a versatility, great attitude and effort, probably the best teammate the Knicks -- probably the best player and the best teammate that anybody on the Knicks ever had," Dotson said.
NEW YORK - Unable to trade up in the lottery, the Knicks held on to the No. 8 pick and selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina, who was promptly greeted with a mix of cheers and boos when his name was announced by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver at Barclays Center.
"To be here is just like a dream come true," the upbeat Ntilikina said on ESPN. "To be here in the U.S. and enjoying the process with my family it's like a dream come true."
He added of the Knicks: "Great organization, great history and can't wait to play basketball and win a championship." The Knicks' last championship came in 1973.
After arriving at Liberty International Airport in Newark on Tuesday, Ntilikina met Wednesday morning with Knicks President Phil Jackson, GM Steve Mills and coach Jeff Hornacek.
The BIG3, set to kick off Sunday, June 25th at the Barclays Center, is a basketball league that figures to give nostalgic fans an opportunity to look back on fond memories of their basketball fandoms by featuring some of their favorite players. For the returning retirees, it's a chance to prove they actually have something left in the tank while re-creating that special bond between NBA players.
It's fitting that the summer session kicks off in the Big Apple given that former Knicks are sprinkled mightily across these rosters. Six teams of the eight feature at least one alumni who wore orange and blue during his NBA career, including the likes of Kenyon Martin, Al Harrington, Mike Bibby, and even player/coach Charles Oakley. The list goes on.
SNY's Taylor Rooks talks to Charles Oakley about his thoughts on the Big3, and asks him what he thinks about the Knicks and the NBA draft.
The Knicks have signed Wisconsin PF Nigel Hayes after he went unselected on Thursday night during the NBA Draft.
The 22-year-old Hayes, who averaged 14.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists during his senior year at Wisconsin, will play for the Knicks' summer league team, according to the NY Post.
When Hayes was in New York in March for the NCAA Tournament, he criticized the city -- something his agent he said was a joke.
Former Kentucky SG Malik Monk is surprised the Knicks passed on him with the eighth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft.
"I actually thought the Knicks would take me," Monk said, according to the NY Post. He was selected by the Hornets with the 11th pick.
In Thursday night's NBA draft, the Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina, Damyean Dotson and Ognjen Jaramaz.
Elsewhere, blunders cost the Yankees, the Mets continue their skid, and the two local MLS teams gear up for the Hudson River Derby.
The Knicks selected Serbian point guard Ognjen Jaramaz with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Jaramaz, 21, will join the Knicks Summer League team in Orlando but is expected to remain in Europe next season.
The Knicks selected SG Knicks SG Damyean Dotson with 44th overall pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Knicks selected point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Ntilikina, 18, was the MVP of the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship in 2016 and is a two-time French League Best Young Player winner.
In 44 games of international competition for Strasbourg in 2016-17, Ntilikina averaged 5.3 points and three assists per game. He is known for his versatility and high IQ, according to Mike Schmitz of Draft Express.
The Celtics and Suns, who were engaged in trade talks with the Knicks regarding Kristaps Porzingis, selected their draft picks without completing any trades.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Knicks were looking to deal Porzingis for a top-four pick in the draft in order to select Josh Jackson out of the University of Kansas, but he was drafted by The Suns. The Knicks instead drafted Frank Ntilinkina.
The Celtics had sent trade offers to the Knicks, but neither side came close to completing a deal, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.
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French PG prospect Frank Ntilikina met with the Knicks Wednesday morning, according to Adam Zagoria.
Ntilikina met with Knicks president Phil Jackson, general manager Steve Mills, and head coach Jeff Hornacek. There were no specifics to the conversation the two sides had. Ntilikina said that the team wanted to meet with him in person, per ESPN's Ian Begley.
Jackson, who has attended several workouts for players the team is interested in, was reportedly falling in and out of sleep during a workout for a Top 15 prospect, reports Jay Williams of ESPN.
Knicks owner, James Dolan, won't be present for the 2017 NBA Draft because his band "JD & The Straight Shot" have a show to perform, per CBS Sports' Jack Maloney.
Dolan will be performing from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at City Winery in New York even though the Knicks have a big night ahead of them.
News has circulated that Knicks president Phil Jackson is willing to deal away F Kristaps Porzingis if the right deal surfaces. The team currently has the No. 8 pick in the draft.
The latest stems from Mallory Edens, the daughter of Bucks' owner Wes Edens, as she hilariously referenced Porzingis' "unicorn" nickname.
In a separate Tweet, she told Porzingis, "we got a plane heading from NYC to MKE tmrw afternoon if u need a ride."
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Duke SG Luke Kennard thinks he can work well in the Knicks' triangle offense after his workout with the team last week, per NY Daily News' Daniel Popper.
Kennard confirmed he worked out for the Knicks at NBA Draft Media Day Wednesday. The triangle was a point of emphasis in the "very structured" workout, and Kennard thinks he can flourish in it.
"You can make multiple reads in it, and I'm strong in that category," he said. "I was able to do that at Duke in different ways, and I liked it. I think it's a good thing."
President Phil Jackson, head coach Jeff Hornace
SNY's Eamon McAnaney reports on the state of basketball in New York City, which may be losing its claim as the epicenter of hoops talent.
The New York Knicks have failed trade Kristaps Porzingis prior to the NBA draft.
Elsewhere, the Mets lose to the Dodgers again, The Rangers lose Oscar Lindberg in the expansion draft and the Yankees end their seven-game losing streak
Michelle Yu catches up with all of the top prospects heading into Thursday night's NBA draft in Brooklyn.
Actor and Knicks fan Michael Rapaport reacts to the trade rumors swirling around Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis on Loud Mouths...
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The Knicks have Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell Jr., the son of Mets director of player relations Donovan Mitchell, on their radar for the 2017 NBA Draft, per Marc Berman of NY Post.
Knicks president Phil Jackson flew out to watch Mitchell, Jr. at Creative Artists Agency's pro day in L.A., along with Kentucky PG De'Aaron Fox.
The elder Mitchell, who played seven seasons in the Astros' farm system, is ecstatic to see the potential of his son being a lottery pick.
The NBA Draft is an event that leads to speculation and rumors galore, but no one could have predicted the talk of Phil Jackson considering trades for Kristaps Porzingis.
He's officially sent the basketball world into a frenzy. With that in mind, a plethora of potentially surprising outcomes are on the table for the Knicks leading into Thursday. Here's a look at four more prospects they could consider.
The Knicks have certainly done their research and continued to watch Smith Jr. closely, and rightfully so. At eighth overall, the top notch point guards in this draft could very well be off the board and this young gun is seemingly just a cut below the rest of the best.
Knicks president Phil Jackson has not ruled out the possibility of trading F Kristaps Porzingis, and many teams are interested, per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
In talks with the Suns about Porzingis, the Knicks have expressed interest in acquiring either Devin Booker or Marquese Chriss and the fourth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft, according to Yahoo! Sports, though Phoenix is not interested in dealing either Booker or Chriss.
Jackson had said trading Porzingis was "off the table" already this offseason, but clearly that isn't the case. According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Porzingis' brother, Janis, says the New York star wants to stay with the Knicks and will play out his contract. If he is traded, though, he will explore free agency.
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Louisville prospect, PG Donovan Mitchell, is scheduled to workout for the Knicks Wednesday, per ESPN's Ian Begley.
The workout, which was moved from Tuesday, will likely be the last one held by the Knicks before the 2017 NBA Draft Thursday.
The Knicks like Mitchell because of his athleticism and defensive skillset. Playing for a high-profile team in Louisville, they also believe he will be able to handle playing in the Big Apple.
Malik Monk's draft stock has steadily risen, especially as the Philadelphia 76ers, who own the No. 3 pick, are among the teams to consider the former Kentucky guard. As he began to work out in New York as part of his draft preparation last month, the youngster coyly said he was hoping he wouldn't necessarily get the opportunity to play for the Knicks, optimistic a team would draft him before No. 8.
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In the latest episode of Timeout with Taylor Rooks, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant joins the show to discuss how much he has changed since coming into the league, the impact his mom has on his life, and his love of music.
Durant touched on a variety of topics including:
- His role with the Warriors, "I just tried to figure out what my role was from Day 1. It took me some time to figure it out. But, I wasn't coming in there to be the vocal leader. That's Draymond's [Green] job. I wasn't coming in there to be the face of the organization or team. That's Steph's [Curry] job. I was just coming in there just trying to be me and add to what they have already."
- About respect, "I care more about respect in my game. As far as personality wise, I don't. If you don't respect how I play, that's what gets me."
- His pre game routine, "I listened to Frank Ocean all year. That kinda like relaxed me a lot. That was kinda the soundtrack to my season. That whole Frank Ocean album…2 Chainz kinda brings me to where I need to be, so you got to level out and be right in the middle."
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The Knicks may have a big crush on international guard Frank Ntilikina, but their date will have to be indefinitely postponed. Already proving he knows how to win, the 18-year old is in the midst of leading his Strabourg club into the French League Final. Such a commitment to likely to prevent him from working out for NBA teams prior to the draft, according to the New York Post.
But that doesn't mean the curiosity still isn't there. There's so much to like and even more to be intrigued over when it comes to Ntilikina. As the draft's youngest prospect, he has great upside. His versatile skill set would also provide the Knicks with many things they desperately need, especially coming from the point guard position. The fact that unaware teams may not get a closer look before the draft could work in New York's favor.
Regardless of his position, Ntilikina is in a class of his own due to his defensive prowess. At 6'5", he's physically strong and has the ability to hold his own defending both guard positions. Phil Jackson has been known to favor taller point guards over the years, and Ntilikina undoubtedly fits the bill. His man-to-man ball pressure quickly smothers an opposing player. Ntilikina keeps his cool relatively well, but still has the agility necessary to pick up the pace and chase an opposing ball-handler down the floor as well. Not only is he quick, but his instincts are already matured due to his experience playing abroad. Ntilikina isn't one to get fooled off the dribble.