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Knicks Hope To Revisit Ricky Rubio Trade Talks With Wolves

May 23, 2017 11:26 AM

The New York Knicks have interest in revisiting trade discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Ricky Rubio.

The Knicks and Wolves discussed a Rubio trade at the deadline.

Rubio fits the mold of a two-way contributor that the Knicks are seeking.

Rubio had an excellent second half of the season after trade talks with the Knicks broke down.

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Interested In P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham

May 23, 2017 10:15 AM

The New York Knicks have shown preliminary interest in PJ Tucker and Dante Cunningham in free agency.

As they did last season with Courtney Lee, the Knicks are targeting more two-way players in free agency.

Cunningham has spent the past three seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Tucker finished the season with the Toronto Raptors.

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Tags: P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pablo Prigioni Receiving Interest From Knicks For Assistant Coach Job

May 22, 2017 10:01 AM

The New York Knicks have interest in hiring Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach.

Prigioni played professionally last season in Spain.

Prigioni was working out prospects at the NBA combine this month.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Decide Against Renew Contract Of Josh Longstaff

May 22, 2017 9:58 AM

The New York Knicks have decided not to renew the contract of assistant coach Josh Longstaff. 

Longstaff initially joined the Knicks with Derek Fisher and was one of the few remaining holdovers. 

Longstaff had formed a strong connection with multiple current players, most notably Kristaps Porzingis. The bond between Porzingis and Longstaff was so strong that he was requested to serve as an assistant on the Latvian national team this summer.

One member called Longstaff the hardest working member of the staff.

Longstaff was a player development coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers, Nets, Knicks Interested In J.J. Redick

May 18, 2017 2:32 AM

The Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers all have interest in J.J. Redick in free agency.

While the Los Angeles Clippers have interest in re-signing Redick, media reports have consistently indicated he's their free agent most likely to sign elsewhere.

The 76ers are the team said to be most interested in Redick.

“Brooklyn, the Knicks are teams that have interest in Redick. We'll see how far they're willing to pay,” said Adrian Wojnarowski.

Redick has been connected to the Knicks with the possibility of the Clippers revisiting trade talks for Carmelo Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical (via Nets Daily)

Tags: J.J. Redick, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Phil Jackson: We're Good At What We Do

May 17, 2017 3:20 AM

Phil Jackson had a measured response to the New York Knicks dropping down to No. 8 in the lottery.

"Our opportunity [at] seven could have been 10, so eight we'll live with," Jackson said. "I think that we're good at what we do."

The Knicks last picked eighth when they selected Jordan Hill after targeting Stephen Curry.

The Knicks won four out of their final nine games to drop from the fourth worst record to tied with the Wolves for sixth. They then lost a tiebreaker with the Wolves to finish in the seventh spot.

Jackson reiterated that the club has a void to fill at guard and wing.

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Rival Execs: Phil Jackson Harming Carmelo Anthony's Trade Value

May 15, 2017 2:16 AM

Executives of other NBA teams have been baffled by the way Phil Jackson has spoken publicly about the status of Carmelo Anthony with the New York Knicks.

With Anthony possessing a no-trade clause, Jackson has appeared to antagonize him into leaving the Knicks via trade.

“Phil made a statement basically that Carmelo’s a losing type of player. Well, if he’s a loser for the Knicks, he’s going to be a winner someplace else? That obviously didn’t help,” one Eastern Conference executive said. 

“Tremendously,” another exec said when asked how much Jackson may have damaged Anthony’s trade value. “He essentially said, ‘I want to dump this guy.’ ”

Jackson spoke in negative terms about Anthony at the end of the regular season and again at the combine.

“Most owners would just roast you if you said something like that,” the Eastern exec said, theorizing the return for Anthony could be a protected first-round pick.

The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics have most been mentioned as possible trade partners for Anthony.

“People have done their homework and watched Carmelo and how he interacts and plays,” the first Eastern exec said. “Carmelo obviously needs a change of scenery, probably does a better job in a different city, but you’ve got to look at how he would fit. But I don’t think people are going to break the bank and give New York what they initially want.

“Carmelo can fit in with anybody with the right role. Hell, he’s a talented guy. Not many guys can score like him, but he’s not the All-Star he was. He’s a very talented player and if he goes to the right team and they tell him what role they’d like him to play, he could figure it out. … He has to accept, ‘OK, I’m not going to be the star, but I can play off a couple guys.’ ”

Fred Kerber/New York Post

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

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Phil Jackson Would Like Carmelo Anthony 'To Have Success Somewhere'

May 13, 2017 3:00 AM

Phil Jackson continued his public campaign for Carmelo Anthony to accept a trade while speaking at the draft combine.

Anthony has a full no-trade clause, which complicates the New York Knicks' position.

"We'd like him to have success,"Jackson said. "The opportunity is narrowing. We'd just like him to have success somewhere. We're not going to be there. Hopefully, we'll be maybe a playoff team next year. It would be tough to consider us a possible champion."

Jackson said last month that he believed Anthony would be "better off somewhere else" to pursue a championship.

"He has a no-trade contract," Jackson said Friday when asked if he wanted Anthony back with the Knicks next season. "I think I expressed what I felt. I can't express it any better. I thought it was well-said, even though a lot of you didn't feel quite that way."

Jackson said he sent some text messages to Anthony but hasn't spoken to him since the season ended.

"[General manager] Steve [Mills] has," Jackson said. "I know I've reached out to him in the text but not personally."

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

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Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks

May 11, 2017 10:09 AM

The brother of Kristaps Porzingis said he wants the New York Knicks to create an environment that fosters player development and winning.

Janis Porzingis is a certified agent who works for Andy Miller, agent of record for Porzingis.

"Kris wants to stay in New York; he feels at home there. There is no question about it. The only thing he wants is for the Knicks to create an environment where he can develop and grow as a player and win," Janis Porzingis said in an interview with ESPN. "If he were traded, he would play out his contract and head into free agency, where he can choose his own destiny."

The Knicks received interest from teams about a trade for Porzingis after he skipped their exit meetings. 

Porzingis said there was confusion from "top to bottom" due to multiple changes in schemes by Jeff Hornacek. 

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

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Markelle Fultz Interviewing With Celtics, Lakers, 76ers, Kings, Knicks

May 11, 2017 3:56 AM

Markelle Fultz is expected to be the first or second pick in the June draft.

Fultz is interviewing at the combine with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks.

Fultz is one of the only top projected picks to attend the pre-draft combine in Chicago.

Fultz spent one season at Washington and didn't reach the tournament.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia Sixers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Knicks Targeting Frank Ntilikina, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk
The Knicks have a long-term need at point guard with Derrick Rose entering free agency.

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Mike D'Antoni Quit Knicks Following Carmelo Anthony's Ultimatum
Carmelo Anthony wanted to be traded by the Knicks in 2012 if they decided to keep Mike D'Antoni.

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Heat Unlikely To Have Interest In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony's cap hits would be $30.3 million next season and $27.9 million the following if hes traded before July 1.

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Kristaps Porzingis Says He Was Hacked With Clippers' Tweet
A tweet was published from Kristaps Porzingis' account that read "LA Clippers" with three smiley-face emojis.

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Knicks Received Mulitple Trade Calls On Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis did not appear to meet with management at the end of the Knicks' regular season to show his frustration with the direction of the franchise.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Lawrence Frank Supportive Of Clippers' Pursuit Of Carmelo Anthony
The Knicks would likely need to acquire J.J. Redick in a sign-and-trade in order for a Carmelo Anthony to the Clippers deal to be realistic.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Michele Roberts: Jackson Deliberately Tried To Shame Carmelo Out Of New York
Michele Roberts wanted the NBA to sanction Phil Jackson as they have when players have made similar comments.

Harvey Araton/The Vertical

Knicks Unlikely To Have Enough Cap Space For Max Free Agent
While the Knicks have been linked to Jrue Holiday and Jeff Teague, they're estimated to only have $19 million in cap space.

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Knicks, Clippers Expected To Revisit Carmelo Anthony Trade With J.J. Redick Included
If the two sides expand the deal, Courtney Lee could also be included heading with Carmelo Anthony to the Clippers

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis Declines To Comment On Why He Skipped Exit Meeting
Kristaps Porzingis was asked on Monday if he sees himself with the Knicks after his rookie contract expires.

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Celtics' Coaches Wanted To Trade For Carmelo Anthony At Deadline
The Celtics could use cap space to absorb Carmelo Anthony's contract if Danny Ainge strikes out in free agency.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis Wants To Remain With Knicks, Doesn't Explain Skipped Meeting
Kristaps Porzingis will leave for Latvia this week without meeting with Phil Jackson but said it is not a signal he doesn't want to remain with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Anthony Separates From La La
The 16-17 season reportedly strained the Anthony's marriage.

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Michele Roberts Critical Of Phil Jackson's Comments On Carmelo Anthony
Michele Roberts spoke to Adam Silver about the hypocrisy of a team president openly campaigning for a player to leave his team.

RealGM Staff Report

Kristaps Porzingis Taking Extended Trip To Latvia As Frustrations Grow
Kristaps Porzingis' "growing disillusionment" is further complicating the Knicks' plans to rebuild around him, beginning with a trade of Carmelo Anthony.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Knicks, Derrick Rose Have Mutual Interest
The Knicks are expected to target a point guard in the draft, but Derrick Rose could be a fit on a short-term deal.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis Skips Exit Meetings With Knicks
Perceiving the dysfunction and drama surrounding the Knicks led Kristaps Porzingis to skip his exit meetings with management.

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Phil Jackson Confirms Knicks Will Try To Trade Carmelo Anthony
Phil Jackson confirmed in his end of season press conference that the Knicks will begin rebuilding again.

RealGM Staff Report

Willy Hernangomez, Tyler Ulis Named Rookies Of The Month
Tyler Ulis led all rookies with both 20.7 points and 6.8 assists per game in April.

RealGM Staff Report

Carmelo Anthony Leaning Towards Waiving No-Trade Clause
Carmelo Anthony essentially questioned the direction of the entire organization during halftime of a game in March.

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