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Knicks Only Have 4 Of 17 Players From 14-15 Camp

Aug 24, 2015 2:51 PM

The New York Knicks only have four of the 17 players that were in training camp with the team a year ago as Phil Jackson has worked to turn over the roster.

Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Cleanthony Early are the only four players still on the Knicks' roster.

The Knicks have traded away the likes of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., while Amar'e Stoudemire was waived and Andrea Bargnani walked in free agency.

Jackson focused on defense in retooling his roster.

"That's because defense creates offense," said Jackson. "From Bill Russell and even to [this year's] championship Golden State Warriors, this has always been the case."

Charley Rosen/ESPN

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Knicks, Cavs Interested In Trading For Jamal Crawford

Aug 18, 2015 12:53 PM

The New York Knicks have interest in trading for Jamal Crawford.

Crawford was previously with the Knicks until they dealt him to the Golden State Warriors in 2009 to clear cap space for 2010.

The Cleveland Cavaliers also have interest in Crawford.

Crawford is entering the final season of his current contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Jamal Crawford, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis 'Might Almost Be Too Tall' For Basketball

Aug 17, 2015 4:00 PM

Phil Jackson has some concerns that Kristaps Porzingis could be too tall. Porzingis is 7'3 and Jackson expects him to add 10 pounds of muscle before the start of the season.

"Like Shawn Bradley, who was nevertheless a pretty good player, K.P. might almost be too tall for the game," Jackson said in the latest edition of "The Phil Files" published by ESPN. "What I mean is that his core strength might never be good enough, and that he might not be able to get low enough to get himself into prime defensive position to body power rebounders or drivers."

The Knicks are committed to giving Porzingis minutes at power forward.

"He can score," Jackson said. "But his natural bent is to be a team player. On defense, he can block shots from behind and is quick enough to stay in front of guards in screen-roll situations."

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Kristaps Porzingis, New York Knicks, NBA

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Phil Jackson: Andrea Bargnani Was 'Malingerer', Had 'Bad Effect On Team'

Aug 11, 2015 5:00 AM

Phil Jackson criticized Andrea Bargnani, who signed with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason after a disappointing two seasons with the New York Knicks.

“AB was and still is a big tease,” Jackson said on April 23rd.

“When he was injured he refused to do simple non-contact activities like dummy our offense in practice,” Jackson said. “He seemed to be a malingerer and this had a bad effect on the team, and also on the way the Knicks fans reacted to him. When he was on the court, he had a hard time staying intense, didn’t hustle back in offense-to-defense transition, wasn’t active enough in defending screen-rolls.”

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

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Durant, Carmelo To Practice With Team USA

Aug 11, 2015 4:55 AM

Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony are scheduled to make their first steps towards their comebacks from injury during the opening day of USA Basketball workouts.

Durant played only 27 games last season because of a fractured foot.

 

Anthony will participate in light, non contact practices.

Durant and Anthony are among the stars who were initially earmarked to report to the three-day minicamp solely to satisfy USAB's mandatory attendance requirement in Vegas to remain eligible for the 2016 Olympic team.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, National

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Darion Atkins Agrees To Sign With Knicks

Aug 7, 2015 5:21 PM

Darion Atkins has signed with the New York Knicks on a camp deal.

Atkins' deal will be partially guaranteed and he'll compete for a roster spot in camp.

Atkins was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year at Virginia last season.

Ian Begley/ESPN

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Knicks Finalizing Two-Year Deal

Aug 6, 2015 10:57 AM

Thanasis Antetokounmpo is finalizing a two-year deal with the New York Knicks.

Antetokounmpo spent last season playing with the Knicks' D-League team.

Antetokounmpo averaged 6.4 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in Summer League for the Knicks.

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Tags: Thanasis Antetokounmpo, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League Teams

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Kevin Seraphin Agrees To One-Year, $2.8M Deal With Knicks

Aug 4, 2015 5:19 PM

Kevin Seraphin has agreed to a one-year, $2.8 million deal with the New York Knicks.

Seraphin will receive the Knicks' room exception.

Seraphin averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds in 79 games with the Washington Wizards last season.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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Sasha Vujacic Signing One-Year Deal With Knicks

Jul 31, 2015 2:20 PM

Free agent guard Sasha Vujacic has reached agreement on a guaranteed $1.35 million veteran-minimum contract with the New York Knicks, league sources told RealGM.
 
Vujacic's one-year deal was completed Friday.
 
Vujacic has played over six of his eight NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and was part of the 2009 and 2010 championship teams under Phil Jackson. The 6-foot-7 guard has averaged 5.6 points and 1.7 rebounds in his career, most recently playing for the Clippers in 2013-14.

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Ricky Ledo Waived By Knicks

Jul 30, 2015 5:14 PM

The New York Knicks have waived Ricky Ledo.

Ledo, 6-7, 195-pounds, averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 19.4 minutes in 12 games with New York last season.

He signed the first of two consecutive 10-day contracts on Mar. 19 and then signed for the remainder of the season on Apr. 8.

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Lou Amundson Signs With Knicks
Lou Amundson averaged 6.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 41 games for the Knicks in 2014-15.

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Carlos Boozer Receives Interest From Knicks
Phil Jackson would still like the Knicks to sign a big man.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs
The Mavs offered Maurice Ndour a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Allan Houston Looking For New Knicks' D-League Coach
Craig Hodges will not be brought back as head coach of the New York Knicks' D-League team.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Wesley Saunders Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Knicks
Wesley Saunders of Harvard has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Knicks, league sources told RealGM.

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Maurice NDour Signs With Mavericks
Maurice Ndour played in the Summer League with the New York Knicks, but the Mavericks offered more guaranteed money.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks Have Competition In Signing Maurice Ndour
Maurice Ndour opened eyes in Vegas by averaging 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in five games.

Ian Begley/ESPN

LaMarcus Aldridge, Knicks Mutually Canceled Meeting After Center Discussion
The Knicks wanted LaMarcus Aldridge to play "strictly" at center.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Willy Hernangomez Signs With Real Madrid
The Knicks own the NBA draft rights of Willy Hernangomez.

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Alexey Shved Signs With BC Khimki
Alexey Shved finished last season with the Knicks.

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Alexey Shved Likely To Sign In Europe
Alexey Shved is receiving strong offers in Russia and Spain.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Skeptical Of Knicks' Moves, Hasn't Spoken With Jackson During Free Agency
Carmelo Anthony repeatedly said last offseason that he "believes in Phil."

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Lance Thomas, Knicks Agree Upon One-Year, $1.6M Deal
Lance Thomas and the Knicks have agreed upon a one-year, $1.6 million deal, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks
The Knicks will acquire Kyle O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Robin Lopez Agrees To Four-Year, $54M Deal With Knicks
Robin Lopez agreed to a deal on Thursday evening contingent on DeAndre Jordan not signing with the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Robin Lopez Commits To Signing With Knicks
Robin Lopez has committed to signing with the Knicks, contingent on DeAndre Jordan choosing not to sign with the franchise.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Robin Lopez, Knicks Discussing Deal Worth $12M-$13M Per Season
The Knicks have identified the frontcourt as their area of need this offseason and have already struck out on LaMarcus Aldridge and Greg Monroe.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Shane Larkin, Nets Agree Upon Two-Year, $3M Deal
Shane Larkin gives the Nets depth in the backcourt though they also currently have Deron Williams, Steve Blake and Jarrett Jack.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Knicks, Robin Lopez Have Strong Mutual Interest
Robin Lopez is considered the most realistic target for the Knicks and would help their interior defense.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Knicks, Lakers Interested In Trading For David Lee
David Lee's contract expires after the 15-16 season and trading for him would give a team additional assets.

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