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Jeff Hornacek Shoved Joakim Noah During Altercation

Feb 17, 2018 8:56 PM

Jeff Hornacek and Joakim Noah engaged in a physical altercation during practice last month.

Noah voiced his displeasure about a lack of playing time and Hornacek was the first to shove Noah. The two were separated before any punches were thrown.

Noah remains away from the Knicks after they were unable to trade him at the deadline.

The Knicks and Noah could agree upon a buyout.

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Knicks To Prioritize Minutes For Young Point Guards After All-Star Break

Feb 15, 2018 11:43 AM

The New York Knicks will prioritize playing time to their young point guards over Jarrett Jack when they return from the All-Star break.

The Knicks have Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke at point guard.

"It's probably all three of those young guys (playing more) — Frank, Emmanuel and Trey — and we'll slide a couple of them in the two spot a little bit," Jeff Hornacek said. "Whether it's Trey and Emmanuel or some combination of those guys — Emmanuel and Frank."

Jack was signed as a stopgap point guard.

"We don't want (Ntilikina) to always be off the ball, either," Hornacek said. "We want to play him on the ball. So that he continues to get that taste of the point guard position."

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Knicks Interested In Hiring Pablo Prigioni As Developmental Coach

Feb 12, 2018 9:14 AM

The New York Knicks have interest in hiring Pablo Prigioni as a developmental coach.

Prigioni was also offered a job by the Knicks last summer but turned it down to become head coach of Baskonia in Spain. Prigioni lasted just three weeks in the job.

Prigioni is in New York this week after being invited by the Nets to spend a week with them. It is not clear if the Nets have interest in hiring Prigioni as a coach.

The Knicks are believed to be short on developmental coaches.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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Grizzlies Rejected Emmanuel Mudiay, 2nd Round Pick From Nuggets For Tyreke Evans

Feb 9, 2018 10:23 AM

The Denver Nuggets attempted to trade for Tyreke Evans with the Memphis Grizzlies at the deadline and presented two offers.

Denver offered Memphis either Emmanuel Mudiay and a second round pick, or an expiring contract and multiple second round picks.

The Grizzlies wanted more in exchange for Evans and didn't want any salary for the 18-19 season. Mudiay was eventually traded to the New York Knicks.

Memphis failed to find a workable trade of Evans, who they signed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.

The Washington Wizards also had interest in Evans and likely would have parted with two second round picks as well.

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Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay From Nuggets

Feb 8, 2018 2:07 PM

The New York Knicks have acquired Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets in a three-way trade.

The Knicks will send Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks while the Nuggets will acquire Devin Harris. Denver will also get a second round pick from the Knicks.

Mudiay was the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft.

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Knicks Receiving Trade Calls On Doug McDermott

Feb 8, 2018 1:27 PM

The New York Knicks have received interest in trading for Doug McDermott.

McDermott will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

The Knicks acquired McDermott in the Carmelo Anthony trade last September.

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Wolves, Thunder Could Pursue Joakim Noah If Bought Out

Feb 8, 2018 9:08 AM

While a buyout for Joakim Noah with the New York Knicks is unlikely, he would receive interest from several teams if he becomes a free agent.

Both the Oklahoma City Thunder and Minnesota Timberwolves would be expected to show interest in signing Noah.

Noah is due $18.53 million in 18-19 and $19.3 million in 19-20.

Noah has been away from the Knicks as they attempt to trade him following his altercation with Jeff Hornacek.

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Knicks Prioritizing Draft Pick Accumulation Under New Regime

Feb 8, 2018 8:26 AM

The decision from the New York Knicks to trade Willy Hernangomez was largely about deepening their pool of future draft picks. The Knicks acquired a pair of second round picks from the Charlotte Hornets for Hernangomez after they were unable to find a team willing to send a first round pick.

“I think the fact that we were able to get two in a deal like that and really kind of fit to our plan of acquiring picks in those years,” Scott Perry said. “Historically with this franchise there have not been a lot of picks involved, and we talked about wanting to build something sustainable and I think one of the most important parts of that is having a cupboard full of picks if you will. And I think this deal allowed us to do that. We have all of our picks in place, and we can add other young athletes or use the picks in other ways to obtain talent.”

New York owns two second round picks this June.

“The Knicks are trying to find a Terry Rozier before he becomes Terry Rozier,” one NBA scout said of the Knicks’ thinking entering the deadline.

Hernangomez was a first-team All Rookie selection last season.

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Knicks Trade Willy Hernangomez To Hornets

Feb 7, 2018 11:25 AM

The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a trade of Willy Hernangomez for Johnny O'Bryant and two second round picks.

The Hornets will send their own second rounders in 2020 and 2021 in the deal.

Hernangomez fell out of the Knicks' rotation this season.

Hernangomez recently requested a trade from the Knicks.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)

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Kristaps Porzingis Suffers Torn ACL In Left Knee
Kristaps Porzingis is eligible for a contract extension this offseason after making his first All-Star Game.

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Kristaps Porzingis To Undergo MRI On Injured Left Knee
Kristaps Porzingis was walking on his own exiting the arena while wearing a brace on his knee.

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Knicks Interested In Trading For Elfrid Payton
Scott Perry was with the Magic when the franchise drafted Elfrid Payton.

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Willy Hernangomez Requests Trade From Knicks
Several teams have expressed interest in Willy Hernangomez.

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Joakim Noah To Remain Away From Knicks Indefinitely
The Knicks are hoping to deal Joakim Noah before the trade deadline but his contract makes a move unlikely.

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Spurs Interested In Trading for Stanley Johnson, Willy Hernangomez
Spurs assistant GM Brian Wright was with the Pistons when they drafted Stanley Johnson.

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Knicks Attempting To Part Ways With Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah had a heated verbal exchange with Jeff Hornacek at practice last week.

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Joakim Noah Leaves Knicks For Personal Reasons After Run-In With Hornacek
Joakim Noah shouted at Jeff Hornacek after he was removed in the fourth quarter of this week's game.

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Warriors Interested In Trading For Kyle O'Quinn
The Warriors and Knicks both have an excess of centers.

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Enes Kanter Hopes To Spend Remainder Of Career With Knicks
Enes Kanters believes he's found a home after just 45 games with the franchise.

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Knicks Attempted To Schedule Last Minute Workout With Dennis Smith Jr.
The Knicks attempted to schedule a last minute workout with Dennis Smith Jr.

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Trey Burke Agrees To Deal With Knicks For Remainder Of Season
Trey Burke spent last season with the Wizards.

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Knicks To Waive Ramon Sessions
The Knicks are expected to sign Trey Burke with the roster spot of Ramon Sessions.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Knicks Guarantee Contract Of Jarrett Jack
Jarrett Jack is starting at point guard for the Knicks.

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Knicks Want To Sign Trey Burke, Need To Create Roster Spot
The chances of losing Trey Burke increases if he's not called up before the G League Showcase.

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Kristaps Porzingis: I'm So Tired Right Now
Kristaps Porzingis had a PER of 24.1 in November, 19.7 in December and now 5.4 during the first two games of 2018.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Enes Kanter Beginning To Consider Opting Out Of $18.4M Contract For 18-19
The Thunder essentially considered Enes Kanter a salary dump in adding Carmelo Anthony.

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Still Have Willy Hernangomez In Plans
League sources said Willy Hernangomez still has decent trade value.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Some Members Of Knicks' Front Office Were In Favor Of Trading Kristaps Porzingis
The Knicks ultimately pulled Kristaps Porzingis from the trade block and parted ways with Jackson.

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Knicks Relieved To Have Phil-Carmelo Issues Behind Them
The Knicks are 16-14 this season as they've played with more joy and energy since trading Carmelo Anthony.

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