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Carmelo Anthony Shocked By Fisher Firing, Wants To Remain With Knicks

Feb 9, 2016 6:45 PM

Carmelo Anthony was shocked by the New York Knicks' decision to fire Derek Fisher.

But Anthony continues to trust the vision of Phil Jackson and is committed to remaining with the Knicks.

"I done been through worse," Anthony said.

 

"You have to continue to trust in Phil."

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Not Signing Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 9, 2016 5:52 PM

The New York Knicks allowed the 10-day contract of Thanasis Antetokounmpo expire.

With the All-Star Game this weekend, it would make little sense to sign Antetokounmpo to a second 10-day contract at this time.

But the Knicks will likely not use their extra roster spot until after the trade deadline to give them more options.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Monitoring Brandon Jennings

Feb 9, 2016 12:13 PM

The New York Knicks continue to monitor the play of Brandon Jennings.

Jennings returned from an Achilles injury in late December and will be a free agent this offseason.

The Knicks were interested in Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroder, but talks with the Atlanta Hawks didn't progress.

"Do we sit in a really favorable spot? Probably not," Phil Jackson said. "We don't have a tremendous amount of favorable trade items that are on our roster."

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Brandon Jennings, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Woj: Knicks Have 'Real Chance' On Russell Westbrook In 2017

Feb 9, 2016 10:29 AM

Russell Westbrook will be an unrestricted free agent in 2017 and the New York Knicks reportedly "have a real chance to sell" him on joining the franchise.

The opportunity to play in the New York market and join Kristaps Porzingis has his attention.

Kevin Durant will be a free agent in 2016 and could decide his long-term future a year before Westbrook can decide his own.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Russell Westbrook, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis Considered Untouchable Ahead Of Deadline

Feb 8, 2016 8:48 PM

Phil Jackson said both Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis are off the table ahead of the trade deadline.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause in his contract.

"I think it's a known fact that Carmelo has a no-trade," Jackson said. "We like Kris. I think everybody like's Kris. There's not too many people that would ever say 'I would trade him.' "

The Knicks lost nine of 10 games before the firing Derek Fisher.

"Like any team that's looking to improve themselves, we're open to discussion," Jackson said. "We have to be. That's just the nature of the game. Do we sit in a real favorable spot? Probably not. We don't have a tremendous amount of favorable trade items that are on our roster. Players that are good, some of them are undervalued, so you've can't get value back for what they're playing at now."

Justin Tasch/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Source: Knicks' Job The One Tom Thibodeau Has Always Wanted

Feb 8, 2016 11:40 AM

With Derek Fisher out as head coach of the New York Knicks, Tom Thibodeau's name has surfaced as a possibility.

"The Knicks are the job he's always wanted. He would crawl to Madison Square Garden," said a source.

Thibodeau was fired as head coach of the Chicago Bulls at the end of last season.

So far, the Knicks have been more strongly linked to Phil Jackson protegees Brian Shaw and Luke Walton.

Ian O'Connor/ESPN

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Luke Walton, Brian Shaw Considered Top Long-Term Candidates For Knicks

Feb 8, 2016 11:16 AM

Brian Shaw and Luke Walton are considered the top long-term candidates for the New York Knicks to replace Derek Fisher.

Fisher was fired by the Knicks on Monday.

Walton had an excellent run with the Golden State Warriors on an interim basis and is familiar with Phil Jackson and the triangle offense.

Shaw was fired last season by the Denver Nuggets.

Tom Thibodeau is also currently a coaching free agent.

ESPN's Marc Stein reports Walton is determined to see out this season with the Warriors as an assistant coach and not entertain head coaching opportunities until the offseason.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks To Promote Kurt Rambis To Interim Head Coach

Feb 8, 2016 10:59 AM

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the New York Knicks following the dismissal of Derek Fisher.

Rambis has been an assistant coach on Fisher's staff and was previously head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rambis is a longtime confidant of Phil Jackson.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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Derek Fisher Fired By Knicks As Head Coach

Feb 8, 2016 10:53 AM

The New York Knicks have fired Derek Fisher as head coach.

Fisher was in his second season with the Knicks.

The Knicks have a 23-31 record this season and were 1-9 in their last 10 games.

Fisher had an off-the-court incident in October with Matt Barnes in which he was away from the Knicks.

Kurt Rambis will serve as interim head coach of the Knicks.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carmelo Anthony Has Had Two MRIs On Left Knee In Three Weeks

Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

Carmelo Anthony has had two MRIs on his surgically repaired left knee in the past three weeks.

Anthony has already missed seven games this season and hasn't been as explosive or quick.

“Today, it wasn’t that sore,” Anthony said. “I think the couple of days off helped.”

Anthony is 31 years old and has already played over 32,000 career minutes.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Mike Conley Jr.: Everything Will Be On Table In Free Agency
Mike Conley Jr. will be one of the most highly sought after free agents this offseason, but he's widely been expected to re-sign with the Grizzlies.

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis Win Rookie Of The Month For January
Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis have won the award in each of the previous two months of the season as well.

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Knicks Sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 10-Day Contract
Thanasis Antetokounmpo was a second round pick by the Knicks in 2014.

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Knicks Discuss Jeff Teague Trade With Hawks
The Knicks have a limited number of tradeable assets to offer.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Durant: Kristaps Porzingis 'Like A Unicorn'
Kevin Durant says the combination of size and skill of Kristaps Porzingis makes him a unicorn.

Royce Young/ESPN

Average NBA Franchise Now Worth $1.25 Billion
The Knicks, Lakers, Bulls, Celtics and Clippers are each worth at least $2 billion.

Kurt Badenhausen/Forbes

Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4
The Warriors once again emerged as the top-selling team, followed by the Bulls at No. 2, the Cavaliers at No. 3, the Lakers at No. 4 and the Knicks at No. 5.

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Matt Barnes Pledges To Avoid Derek Fisher During Knicks-Grizzlies' Game
Matt Barnes did say he expects to "cross paths again" with Derek Fisher when he's retired.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Cleanthony Early Could Return In March From Gunshot Wound
Cleanthony Early's career is not expected to be impacted by suffering a gunshot wound to the knee.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Scouting Toure Murry At Showcase
Toure' Murry played 51 games with the Knicks during the 13-14 season and the team has an open roster spot.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis, Karl-Anthony Towns Named Rookies Of The Month
Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns also won the award for November.

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Cleanthony Early Avoids Serious Injury After Being Shot In Knee
The bullet went through Cleanthony Early and was not lodged in his knee.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Brandon Jennings Doesn't Impress Knicks
Brandon Jennings was playing his first game in nearly 11 months after rupturing his left Achilles.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks Interested In Tony Wroten
The Knicks have been looking to improve the backcourt.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Cleanthony Early Shot In Knee During Robbery
Cleanthony Early was targeted shortly after leaving a Queens strip club with his girlfriend around 4:15 a.m.

Rocco Parascandola, Chris Sommerfeldt, Dan Good/New York Daily News

Matt Barnes Receiving Two-Game Suspension From Derek Fisher Incident
Matt Barnes has received a suspension from the NBA for his off-court incident involving Derek Fisher.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

76ers Weren't Permitted To Interview Kristaps Porzinigs During Predraft Process
Sam Hinkie wasn't permitted to interview Kristaps Porzingis during his predraft workout in Las Vegas.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Knicks Have Interest In Trade For Backcourt Piece
The Knicks don't want to make that type of move while impacting their cap flexibility.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Doesn't Believe He's Hit Rookie Wall
Kristaps Porzingis has a PER of 12.1 over his past five games.

Justin Tasch/New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis Signs Endorsement Deal With BodyArmor
Rob Gronkowski, Sydney Leroux and Mike Trout also endorse BodyArmor.

Richard Morgan/New York Post

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