Apr 19, 2014 11:54 AM EDT
Phil Jackson and Jim Dolan addressed the New York Knicks' locker room after the team's season finale, and Jackson made it clear that there will be changes in the offseason.
“Phil was honest; he said it was a disappointing season,” one Knicks player said. “He told us that there will be changes in the locker room and that not all of us will be back."
Jackson also told the Knicks they should be grateful for the job Mike Woodson has done.
Jackson is expected to try to re-sign Carmelo Anthony, but the statuses of Tyson Chandler, Iman Shumpert, Amar'e Stoudemire and others is unclear.
Apr 17, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
The New York Knicks will be interested in Pau Gasol in free agency, according to a source.
Gasol won two championships under Knicks president Phil Jackson and would not receive anything close to the $19.3 million per year that he made with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.
Gasol would have to accept the Knicks' taxpayer's midlevel exception of approximately $3.2 million.
Apr 17, 2014 2:09 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony will enter free agency after not reaching the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. Anthony has been with the New York Knicks since February of 2011.
"I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win," said Anthony.
"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about the money," said Anthony.
The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Anthony.
"I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild."
Apr 17, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.
The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors.
The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.
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Apr 17, 2014 3:44 AM EDT
The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a down season in the Eastern Conference, leading to uncertainty in the future of Mike Woodson.
"I'm pleased and happy to have been given this opportunity. And if they bring me back, I'm gonna make damn sure that this doesn't happen again next season," Woodson said.
Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.
"Am I the guy for the job? I'm the only guy for this job. I've always said that. I don't mean that in a braggadocios way. But I feel good about what I do as a coach. And I know the system works."
Apr 16, 2014 8:09 PM EDT
The New York Knicks signed Lamar Odom just 45 minutes before the deadline on a two-year deal.
The Knicks will have an option on Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.
Apr 15, 2014 11:57 PM EDT
J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the New York Knicks in free agency.
Smith has played eight seasons with Anthony, five on the Denver Nuggets and the past three on the Knicks.
Anthony has said he will consider everything that happened this season and around the Knicks in his decision.
Anthony is expected to receive interest from several teams, reportedly including the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, among others.
Apr 15, 2014 9:46 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony was diagnosed with a small tear in his labrum and no surgery is required.
Anthony will sit out the New York Knicks' final two games of the season and will begin rehabilitation.
Anthony will be re-evaluated in one month.
Apr 15, 2014 1:47 PM EDT
Amar'e Stoudemire says he is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem, the Israeli club he partially owns.
“We’ll see,’’ Stoudemire said. “You can’t rule anything out. The future is unknown and so if I have an opportunity to [play in Israel] and am still in great health, it would be great. I have one more year left on my deal and we’ll go from there.’’
Ori Allon, head of Hapoel's ownership group, has discussed the chance with Stoudemire before.
“We’ve discussed it in the past,’’ Allon said. “It would be tremendous and unbelievable but it’s still early. I think it’s a real possibility, but he played very well this season so it’s up to him.’’
Apr 15, 2014 11:58 AM EDT
Clarence Gaines Jr. is expected to join the front office of the New York Knicks.
Gaines was a longtime scout with the Chicago Bulls.
Gaines was in attendance at Saturday's game between the Knicks and Bulls..
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Apr 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Lamar Odom is expected to sign with the Knicks this week, barring any unforeseen snags.
The Lakers last missed the playoffs in 2005.
The Knicks won't make the playoffs for the first time since Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony were acquired.
Tom Thibodeau agreed that Carmelo Anthony's reputation as a selfish ballstopper is overstated.
The Bulls and Lakers are expected to be potential suitors for Carmelo Anthony.
Apr 11, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Knicks are weighing whether to sign Lamar Odom before the end of the regular season.
The Knicks have a defensive rating of 102.5 with Iman Shumpert on the floor compared to 111 without him.
Andrea Bargnani is averaging 13.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting, but his defense and rebounding are a liability.
J.R. Smith set a Knicks' franchise record for three-pointers made.
Apr 06, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Carmelo Anthony had a season-high nine turnovers in Friday's game and scored 10 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
Isiah Thomas had a Net Expected Wins Average of +1.7 per pick, with Tracy McGrady, David Lee and Trevor Ariza standing out.
Phil Jackson has already made it clear that he would like Carmelo Anthony to re-sign in the offseason.
Derek Fisher has consistently stated he will retire after this season.
Nike released an Oak Hill jersey with Carmelo Anthony's name and No. 22 on the back soon after he entered the NBA.
The Knicks termed Tim Hardaway Jr.'s injury as a sprained ankle.
Carmelo Anthony injured his left hand and underwent X-rays after the Knicks' win over the Warriors on Sunday.
Kevin Love can become a free agent in 2015.
Joe Lacob is known to have been interested in Steve Kerr in the past.
Phil Jackson was in attendance for the Knicks' 127-96 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
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