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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

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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.

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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

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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

Feb 5, 2016 12:15 PM

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 Memphis Grizzlies.

Conley didn't close the door on signing with the New York Knicks when asked on Friday.

"Everything will be on the table when the time comes. I haven't committed to anything."

 

Shortly before Conley's comments, Zach Randolph preemptively talked about Conley.

"Mike Conley's not coming here, man," said Randolph.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Kristaps Porzingis Win Rookie Of The Month For January

Feb 2, 2016 3:38 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for January.

Towns and Porzingis have won the award in each of the previous two months of the season as well.

Porzingis ranked fourth among all first-year players in scoring (15.3 ppg) and second in rebounding (7.2 rpg) in January. He also tied Towns for the rookie lead in blocked shots (1.63 bpg) and paced the East's first-year players in three-point field goal percentage (37.5). Porzingis posted four point-rebound double-doubles, including a 28-point, 11-rebound performance in a 100-99 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 8. He scored at least 12 points in 13 straight games from Jan. 3-26.

Towns was the only first-year player to average a double-double in January, with 16.9 points (third among all rookies) and 10.9 rebounds (tops among all rookies), and he shot 53.5 percent from the field and 87.2 percent from the free throw line. In the final seven games of the month, Towns recorded six double-doubles and averaged 22.7 points and 12.6 rebounds. On Jan. 20, Towns finished with 27 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks in a 106-94 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, becoming the only NBA player to reach those totals in a game this season.

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Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Award

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Knicks Sign Thanasis Antetokounmpo To 10-Day Contract

Jan 28, 2016 2:24 PM

The New York Knicks have signed forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a 10-day contract.

He was a second round pick in the 2014 draft.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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Knicks Discuss Jeff Teague Trade With Hawks

Jan 28, 2016 12:33 PM

The New York Knicks have spoken with the Atlanta Hawks about a trade for Jeff Teague.

The casual discussions have been ongoing for several days.

The Knicks have a limited number of tradeable assets to offer.

New York could build an offer centered around Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway or Jerian Grant, while also unloading a big man such as Kevin Seraphin or Kyle O'Quinn.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Tags: Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant: Kristaps Porzingis 'Like A Unicorn'

Jan 25, 2016 6:05 PM

Kevin Durant says the combination of size and skill of Kristaps Porzingis makes him a unicorn.

"When they made the pick, I texted [Knicks head coach Derek Fisher] immediately and said 'I like this kid, he can play.' A lot of people were down on him, but he can play. He's a skill guy and I think we've gotten away from enjoying skill players in this league. We get so many players that are athletic and big and strong, but he's a skilled player."

Porzingis was drafted fourth overall in June.

"He can shoot, he can make the right plays, he can defend, he's a 7-footer that can shoot all the way out to the 3-point line," Durant said. "That's rare. And block shots, that's like, a unicorn in this league."

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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

Carmelo Anthony Expresses Frustration With Lack Of Calls
Carmelo Anthony is attempting 5.7 free throws per game.

ESPN

Cuban: Mavericks Would Have Traded Up For Porzingis In 'A Heartbeat'
Mark Cuban says the Mavericks would have traded up to select Kristaps Porzingis if possible.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Have 'Never' Considered Trading Away Carmelo Anthony
The Knicks figure to move forward building around Kristaps Porzingis, who is just 19 while Carmelo Anthony is already 31.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Celtics Tried To Use Hornets' No. 9 Pick To Trade Up With Knicks To No. 4
The Celtics were targeting Justise Winslow at No. 4, just as they were at No. 9.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Carmelo Believes Kristaps Porzingis Will Lead Knicks Long After His Retirement
Carmelo Anthony said he and Kristaps Porzingis are "building" their relationship.

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