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Westchester Fires Kevin Whitted As Head Coach

Mar 30, 2015 12:53 PM

The Westchester Knicks of the D-League have fired Kevin Whitted as head coach.

Craig Hodges will take over head coaching duties for the final games of the season.

The two coaches had tension throughout the season running the triangle offense with the second-worst record in the D-League.

Whitted, a first-year coach, was hired by Westchester general manager Allan Houston, his former Tennessee teammate.

 

Hodges is a Jackson disciple.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Ricky Ledo Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Knicks

Mar 29, 2015 4:36 PM

Ricky Ledo signed a second 10-day contract with the New York Knicks on Sunday.

Ledo has played in five games with the Knicks.

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Alexey Shved Sidelined 2-3 Weeks With Incomplete Fractured Rib

Mar 25, 2015 6:30 PM

Alexey Shved underwent an MRI that revealed an incomplete fractured rib, the New York Knicks announced Wednesday.

Shved will be reevaluated in approximately 2-3 weeks.

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Marc Gasol Hasn't Begun Considering Free Agency

Mar 24, 2015 2:50 PM

Marc Gasol will be one of the most highly coveted free agents in the offseason and will receive interest from the New York Knicks.

Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Knicks by 21 points at Madison Square Garden on Monday.

Gasol was asked if he'd consider the Knicks.

“I haven’t put any time in it,” said Gasol. “You guys know how hectic an NBA season is.”

Mitch Abramson/New York Daily News

Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks To Sign Ricky Ledo To 10-Day Contract

Mar 18, 2015 10:49 PM

The New York Knicks will sign Ricky Ledo to a 10-day contract.

Ledo was previously with the Dallas Mavericks.

Mike Fisher/Fox Sports

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Andrea Bargnani, Knicks Have Mutual Interest On Return

Mar 18, 2015 11:51 AM

Andrea Bargnani has played much better of late for the New York Knicks and the team is interested in re-signing him in the offseason.

Bargnani’s agent, Leon Rose, confirmed on Tuesday that his client would welcome a second chance with the Knicks.

“Andrea is optimistic about what Phil is trying to accomplish and he certainly wants to be part of it,” Rose told the Daily News. “But he’s a free agent this summer so it’s too early to predict what may or may not happen.”

Ettore Messina believes that Bargnani is perfectly suited for Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, noting that he’s more effective in the high post.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Phil Jackson: Knicks' Season Project 'Went Awry'

Mar 12, 2015 2:59 PM

Phil Jackson called the New York Knicks' season "a project that went awry."

The Knicks are an NBA-worst 12-51 so far this season.

Jackson expects to re-sign some players who are not under contract for next season.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Knicks Interested In Re-Signing Andrea Bargnani

Mar 9, 2015 1:35 PM

The New York Knicks are interested in re-signing Andrea Bargnani this offseason.

Phil Jackson is reportedly a believer in Bargnani's game due to his length, post defense and ability to score and pass in the triangle offense.

Jackson has no power forward or center under contract for next season and a one-year deal is not out of the question. 

“He’s for sure going to get — at least — a one-year minimum deal,’’ one NBA executive told The Post.

 

Asked if he sees himself as a Knick next season, Bargnani, who lives in a nice apartment high-rise in White Plains, said: “I don’t think it is the place or time to talk about the future. The summer is in front. I’m very focused on finishing the season with the Knicks. I don’t know what’s going to happen.

“It’s just about the Knicks and this season and my teammates. It’s all about the team right now.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Derek Fisher Not Involved In Knicks' Decision To Fill 15th Roster Spot

Mar 9, 2015 8:30 AM

Derek Fisher was asked about whether the New York Knicks will fill their 15th roster spot, perhaps on Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

“Ask Phil [Jackson], Steve [Mills], Allan [Houston] in terms of the philosophy of leaving it open,’’ Fisher said. “I don’t factor into the equation if we should fill it or not. I’ve stated my opinion who it may or may not be. It hasn’t been brought to me that it’s being heavily considered.

“I’m not really involved in those daily discussions if we’ll stay at 14 or 15. It’s not on my radar as a priority. Obviously all our guys on the D-League team are being evaluated. Thanasis’ name has come up in different discussions.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Knicks Heavily Scouting Karl-Anthony Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein

Mar 7, 2015 4:35 PM

Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks' front office have traveled to scout several practices of the Kentucky basketball team.

The Knicks are expected to pick between No. 1 and No. 5 in the NBA Draft and could consider Karl-Anthony Towns or Willie Cauley-Stein.

“Honestly, I really wasn’t looking,” Karl-Anthony Towns said. “I was just focused on practice. I didn’t know.”

Mark Warkentien has attended nearly a dozen of Kentucky's practices this season.

"Karl isn’t a good kid, he’s a great kid,” says Kentucky assistant coach Barry Rohrssen, a New Yorker who is affectionately known as Slice. “He will be successful in anything he does.”

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Jose Calderon Suffers Strained Achilles
Jose Calderon will not dress for Saturday's home game versus Toronto.

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Phil Jackson Likely To Be Fined For Commenting On D'Angelo Russell
Phil Jackson will likely receive a fine for commenting on D'Angelo Russell of Ohio State.

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Carmelo Anthony Played Most Of Season With Partial Tear In Knee
Carmelo Anthony played most of the season with a partial tear of the left patellar tendon.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Phil Jackson Critical Of Knicks Following Loss To Cavs
The Knicks have a 10-45 record for the season.

Peter Botte/New York Daily News

Pablo Prigioni Traded By Knicks To Rockets For Two 2nd Rounders
Pablo Prigioni gives the Rockets more depth at point guard.

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Suns Focused On Goran Dragic Talks With Celtics, Rockets, Kings
Goran Dragic prefers a trade to the Heat, Lakers or Knicks.

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Carmelo Anthony To Miss Remainder Of Season
Carmelo Anthony will undergo knee surgery in the near future.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Suns Accept Goran Dragic's Trade Request, Will Try To Find Trade
The Lakers, Knicks and Heat are reportedly on Goran Dragic's wish list.

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Lakers, Knicks Interested In Miles Plumlee
The Lakers and Knicks are reluctant to add salary for the 15-16 season, but Miles Plumlee is set to make just $2.1 million.

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Thanasis Antetokounmpo Likely To Sign With Knicks In Offseason
The Knicks have consistently had a clear plan to sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo in the 2015 offseason and the meeting last week reinforced the belief.

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Amar'e Stoudemire Leaning Toward Signing With Mavericks
The Mavericks, Clippers, Suns and Spurs are interested in Amar'e Stoudemire.

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Amar'e Stoudemire, Knicks Agree Upon Buyout
The Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have agreed upon a buyout agreement.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

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Amar'e Reflects On Five Seasons With Knicks Amid Buyout Possibility
Amar'e Stoudemire could be playing his final game with the Knicks on Wednesday as he may ask for a buyout during the All-Star break.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Carmelo Anthony Close To Shutting Down For Season
Carmelo Anthony is expected to have a procedure on his left knee sometime after the All-Star break.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

NBA Won't Fine Jim Dolan For Calling Fan 'Negative Force, Alcoholic' In Email
The NBA has no plans to fine Jim Dolan for an email to longtime Knicks fan Irving Bierman.

Tim Bontemps/New York Post

Amar'e Stoudemire Weighs Buyout Request After All-Star Break
Amar'e Stoudemire plans to use the All-Star break to decide whether he will request the Knicks for a contract buyout.

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Carmelo Beginning Free Agency Recruiting During ASG
Carmelo Anthony realizes most veterans are familiar with New York by now and that he needs to sell them on the Knicks.

Peter Botte/New York Daily News

Phil Jackson Skeptical Current Offensive Trends Will Win Out
The Knicks have struggled this season with a roster that is not nearly talented enough to run the triangle offense.

Harvey Araton/New York Times

Phil Jackson Has Distanced Himself From Lakers
Phil Jackson, as well as Derek Fisher, insist that they have closed the chapter on their former team, the Lakers.

Brian Lewis/New York Post