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Wolves Reach Out To Knicks On Ricky Rubio For Derrick Rose Trade

Feb 20, 2017 11:24 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached out to the New York Knicks about a trade centered around Ricky Rubio for Derrick Rose.

Rose has an expiring contract and previously played for Tom Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls.

The Wolves have had interest in trading away Rubio throughout the season as they view Kris Dunn as the future at point guard. Minnesota would like to clear Rubio's contract off their books moving forward.

The Detroit Pistons have revisited talks with the Wolves for Rubio and Reggie Jackson could be dealt to the Knicks as part of a three-way trade.

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

Teams Interested In Carmelo Anthony Expect Him To Remain With Knicks

Feb 19, 2017 2:34 PM

Most teams who have had interest in Carmelo Anthony are looking in other directions and expect him to remain with the New York Knicks for the rest of the season.

Anthony doesn't have a strong interest in changing teams during the middle of the season and hasn't been approached by the Knicks on any trade scenarios.

Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers expect to revisit the possibility of acquiring Anthony around the draft or during the free agency period beginning July 1st.

The Clippers have a number of pending free agents, most notably Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

Adrian Wojarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Carmelo Anthony Planned On Using ASG Weekend To Discuss Future With Family

Feb 18, 2017 10:32 PM

Carmelo Anthony views All-Star weekend as "therapy" and a "break" from the issues facing the New York Knicks.

The Knicks appear as though they would prefer to trade Anthony but he has a full no-trade clause.

Anthony was asked how envisions the remainder of the season playing out.

"I don't know, to be honest with you," Anthony said after the East's All-Star practice. "It would be up in the air. It's something I have a problem thinking about. To say I don't think about it, I'd be wrong, I'd be lying to you.

"I think about it. I think about it a lot. I think about what's best for me, what's best for the organization and what's out there. I do think about it. I do think about that stuff."

Anthony planned to vacation in either Puerto Rico or Cuba during the weekend and discuss his future with his family before he was named an injury replacement for Kevin Love.

"I was looking forward to just kind of getting away from the game and kind of exhale a little bit and evaluate my situation," Anthony said. "Just kind of get away from all of it.

"It's a good thing," Anthony said. "I don't want to seem like I'm not happy about it.

"This is a break for me to come here and not have to deal with my situation or our organization."

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

Derrick Rose Considered Trade Target By Multiple Teams

Feb 16, 2017 9:05 PM

Derrick Rose is viewed by multiple teams as a potential trade target ahead of the deadline.

Rose has openly wondered if he may be traded by the New York Knicks less than a year after he was acquired from the Chicago Bulls. Rose will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and is on an expiring contract worth $21.323 million. Any team trading for Rose will own his Bird rights and have the ability to give him a five-year contract.

"I like being here but [you] never know what could happen," Rose said Wednesday. "My job is to come in and play as hard as I can."

Rose has appeared in 48 games this season, averaging 17.7 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

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Tags: Derrick Rose, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Carmelo Anthony Named All-Star Replacement For Kevin Love

Feb 16, 2017 12:02 AM

Carmelo Anthony has been selected as the injury replacement for Kevin Love, who underwent surgery on his left knee.

This will mark Anthony's 10th All-Star nod.

Anthony accepted Adam Silver's offer of the All-Star spot on Wednesday.

Anthony is averaging 23.2 points (tied for 16th in the NBA), 6.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 55 games this season.

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Derrick Rose Not Driven By Mega Contract Anymore

Feb 15, 2017 4:24 PM

Derrick Rose will be a free agent for the first time in his career this offseason.

While Rose is conscious of the substantial contracts available to players under the elevated salary cap, Rose says he isn't motivated by money.

"See it here and there but it doesn't drive me anymore. Like I always been driven by playing basketball and wanting to be the best. Like (money) numbers, of course you got to know it because of how I grew up," Rose told the News. "I grew up around the streets. Hustling. You see numbers, you can't look over them. But I'm just happy that I have an opportunity for them to see how I perform and let them see what I'm worth."

According to ESPN, Rose will be seeking a max contract in free agency.

"I feel like I can compete against every one of them guys when I step on the floor," Rose told the News. "It's never like it's a pushover, and that's the only thing I want people to see. It's not sweet. It's not a pushover. And I can still hoop."

Rose said he hasn't spoken to either president Phil Jackson or GM Steve Mills about a relocation.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Tags: Derrick Rose, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Draymond Green: Dolan Has 'Slave Master Mentality' In Treatment Of Oakley

Feb 15, 2017 2:57 PM

Draymond Green spoke out against James Dolan and the New York Knicks' treatment of Charles Oakley last week in which he was ejected from Madison Square Garden.

“The man is a legend. Treat him as such,” Green said. “First off. This is Charles Oakley. Why is he buying a ticket?”

Oakley and Dolan met with Adam Silver on Monday, leading the Knicks to lift their ban upon him from MSG.

“You doing it for me, It’s all good,” Green said. “You doing it against me … you speaking out against my organization, it’s not good anymore? That’s a slave mentality. A slave master mentality. That’s ridiculous. It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization. But now all of a sudden when he says something that he feels, it’s a problem.”

Marcus Thompson II/San Jose Mercury News

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Carmelo Anthony Not Talking No-Trade Clause With Knicks Unless They Present Deal

Feb 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Carmelo Anthony continues to prefer remaining with the New York Knicks through the trade deadline.

“You don’t know what can happen. I’ve seen a lot of things happen in this league over the years,” he said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen or what can happen. Obviously we know what can happen over the next week or two. But I guess we’ll see when that time comes.”

Anthony said there's nothing to discuss with Knicks' management until they approach him with a trade. Anthony would then discuss it with his family.

“We have had a conversation but that’s not a one-day, two-day conversation,” Anthony said. “That’s a conversation where you really have to put everything in perspective and look at it from a big picture. You can’t have that conversation in one or two conversations because it goes deeper than that.

“Nothing came to me, nothing came to my table for me to look at,” Anthony added. “Until that time comes then they don’t need for me to even talk about the trade clause.”

Anthony hasn't tried to recruit free agent this year and also acknowledged the Knicks' off-court issues could deter players from wanting to join the franchise.

“That could be a case in some situations. I think the way the deals are structured now, even if you don’t want to come there’s an opportunity for you to make more money,” Anthony said. “A lot of times players look at that, that kind of overshadows other situations.”

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

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

RealGM Radio: Chris Herring On The Knicks, Bulls And More

Feb 15, 2017 1:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Chris Herring of FiveThirtyEight (@Herring_NBA) discuss the Knicks, Bulls and the NBA as a whole.

They discuss the Charles Oakley drama and the Knicks’ overall situation; this unusual Bulls season (21:20); the next generation of stars and how the new CBA could affect them (41:24); the teams they enjoy watching (1:06:15); and their choices for MVP as of now (1:18:55).

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Knicks Lift MSG Ban On Charles Oakley Following Meeting

Feb 14, 2017 11:27 AM

The New York Knicks have lifted their ban on Charles Oakley from Madison Square Garden following his meeting with Adam Silver and James Dolan.

Oakley was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden and subsequently arrested on Wednesday. 

The Knicks subsequently announced Oakley was banned indefinitely from attending Knicks' games at Madison Square Garden.

Dolan said the organization ejected Oakley because he was being verbally abusive to security while seated near the team owner. Oakley denied this in recent interviews.

The Knicks and Dolan have received criticism for the decision to ban Oakley and the public suggestion that he has a drinking problem.

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Exec: Oakley Situation Has Elevated Existing Wariness For Players Of Knicks
James Dolan was a big reason why Kevin Durant never considered coming to the Knicks as a free agent in the 2016 offseason, according to one executive.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Won't Opt-Out Of Contract With Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson continues to have full control of player personnel over the Knicks and James Dolan is continuing to not mettle in these issues.

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Knicks Give Charles Oakley Lifetime Ban From MSG
Charles Oakley has long been in a feud with James Dolan, which came to a head during Wednesday's altercation.

New York Post

Knicks Fire Chief Of Security Two Days After Charles Oakley Incident
Frank Benedetto became security director after a career with the U.S. Secret Service, where he oversaw security for Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Graham Rayman/New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony May Wait Out Phil Jackson With Knicks
Carmelo Anthony feels like the Knicks are still his team.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Charles Oakley Claims He's Been Harassed By MSG Security Previously
Charles Oakley said security guards are under “orders” to alert Garden and team owner James Dolan whenever he is in the building.

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Spike Lee: I'll Pack Phil Jackson's Bags For Him
Spike Lee was asked if he would choose to keep Phil Jackson or Carmelo Anthony.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Cavs To Sign Derrick Williams To 10-Day Contract
Derrick Williams averaged 5.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 25 games (11 starts) for Miami this season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Charles Oakley Ejected From Madison Square Garden (Video)
Charles Oakley was surrounded by security guards after either a run-in with fans or James Dolan.

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Jeff Hornacek: Knicks Have 'Lived Up To The Billing' On Dysfunction
Jeff Hornacek's comments come one day after Phil Jackson wrote a Tweet referencing a negative column about Carmelo Anthony and hours before Charles Oakley was physically escorted out of MSG.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony's Resolve To Remain With Knicks Hardening With Jackson's Comments
Carmelo Anthony has privately told teammates that he'll refuse to let Phil Jackson run him off the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Phil Jackson Critical Of Carmelo Anthony In Tweet
Phil Jackson referenced a column by Kevin Ding that was critical of Anthony.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Cavs Strongly Deny Kevin Love For Carmelo Anthony Trade Report
LeBron James called the report he is pushing for the Cavs to trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony 'trash'.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Report: LeBron James In Favor Of Trading Kevin Love For Carmelo Anthony
For the Cavs to acquire Carmelo Anthony without including Kevin Love in the deal would require the Knicks to take back at least three role players in order to match salaries.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Carmelo Anthony Attempting To Remain Optimistic Despite Trade Rumors, Knicks' Struggles
New York has lost 17 of their past 23 games.

Ian Begley/ESPN

Kristaps Porzingis Prefers Knicks Keep Carmelo Anthony
Kristaps Porzingis is 0-8 in his career when Carmelo Anthony doesn't play at all and 0-3 when Anthony is ejected.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Continue To Pursue Trade For Kevin Love
The Knicks have been working on three and four-team trades involving Carmelo Anthony.

Ramona Shelburne, Marc Stein/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Will Consider Family First When Dealing With Possible Trade
Carmelo Anthony enjoys playing and living in New York and cited his family as a reason why he re-signed with the Knicks in 2014.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Jeff Hornacek: Carmelo Anthony Has Control Of Trade Situation
Carmelo Anthony is starting to surge in recent games, blocking out the speculation despite feuding with management.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks, Clippers Seek Third Team To Facilitate Carmelo Anthony Trade
New York is reluctant to absorb the three years and $42 million left on Jamal Crawford's contract after this season.

Ramona Shelburne, Marc Stein/ESPN