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Tim Hardaway Jr. Out At Least Two Weeks With Leg Injury

Dec 5, 2017 5:18 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. will be out for at least two weeks with a stress injury in his lower left leg.

Hardaway has begun treatment and a rehabilitation plan.

Hardaway will be reevaluated in two weeks.

In 21 games with the Knicks this season, Hardaway is averaging 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

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Kristaps Porzingis Suffered No Damage On Injured Ankle

Nov 30, 2017 3:03 PM

Kristaps Porzingis has no damage to his injured right ankle.

Porzingis suffered the injury in Wednesday's game.

Porzingis will be day-to-day as he recovers from the injury.

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Dion Waiters Found Knicks Appealing In Free Agency

Nov 30, 2017 11:09 AM

The New York Knicks had interest in Dion Waiters in free agency but he ultimately decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat. Waiters signed a four-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Heat. 

Waiters met with Steve Mills during the offseason.

"They were talking, they were trying,’’ Waiters told The Post. "My agent was talking to them more than I was."

The Knicks eventually moved on to sign Tim Hardaway Jr.

"It was close to home and it’s New York, too," Waiters said. “It wouldn’t have been bad. It’s New York, the Garden. I went to Syracuse, man. So it’s like cool."

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Kristaps Porzingis Suffers Ankle Injury, X-Rays Negative

Nov 29, 2017 8:12 PM

Kristaps Porzingis left Wednesday's game with a serious appearing ankle injury but x-rays came back negative. 

Porzingis and Justise Winslow were both pursuing a loose ball on the baseline and Winslow stepped on Porzingis' right root. Porzingis' foot turned and he appeared to roll his ankle.

Porzingis was down for several minutes before walking to the locker room aided by a teammate and team staffer.

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Knicks Assign Joakim Noah To G League

Nov 29, 2017 10:31 AM

The New York Knicks have assigned Joakim Noah and Damyean Dotson to Westchester for their game on Wednesday.

Both Noah and Dotson will play in the G League game in the morning and return to the Knicks for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

Noah has played in just one game this season following his suspension.

Noah is in Year 2 of a four-year, $72 million deal with the Knicks.

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Knicks Leave Joakim Noah Home With Illness Due To Contagion Concerns

Nov 24, 2017 1:31 PM

The New York Knicks left Joakim Noah home on their two-game road trip due to a stomach illness.

The Knicks were concerned Noah could get other players sick.

Noah has yet to play this season after coming off his suspension. 

Noah is in Year 2 of a four-year, $72 million contract he signed with the Knicks in 2016.

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Knicks Feared Hawks Would Match Tim Hardaway Jr.'s Offer Sheet

Nov 24, 2017 12:19 PM

The New York Knicks signed Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million offer sheet in restricted free agency that they thought the Atlanta Hawks might match. The contract was largely considered excessive when it was announced in July.

“There was that concern,” Jeff Hornacek said of the potential the Hawks would make a matching offer. “Tim had started to turn the corner in terms of being a great player. He finished last season having a very, very good second half. We knew that was the beginning. I don’t think there was concern bringing him back. (Steve) Mills did a great job of figuring out how to get him and what it might take. There was concern Atlanta might match it. When they didn’t, we were very happy.”

Hardaway’s scoring average is up to 18.4 points per game, while also averaging 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

The Knicks like having Hardaway and Courtney Lee on the wings.

“They’re both two-way players,” Hornacek said. “There’s a lot of talk Tim stepped up his defense since his rookie year. In Atlanta, they forced him to play defense. He’s doing a great job of that. Both guys feel comfortable. Tim at the 3 is undersized, but those two guys give us weapons on both sides of the floor.’’

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David Lee Announces Retirement From NBA

Nov 20, 2017 10:02 AM

David Lee has announced his retirement from the NBA.

Lee spent last season with the San Antonio Spurs and had remained unsigned this season.

Lee played for the Golden State Warriors from 2010 to 2015 where he played the best basketball of his career.

Lee was a two-time All-Star.

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LeBron James: Knicks 'Very Effective' Without 'Old Fella' Dictating Offense

Nov 14, 2017 11:29 AM

LeBron James praised the way the New York Knicks are playing this season now that Jeff Hornacek isn't being forced to run the triangle by Phil Jackson.

“With the release of the old fella, (Hornacek) is finally allowed to implement what he wants to do on the team, and it’s showing it’s very effective,” said James.

James also took a shot at Jackson for not drafting Dennis Smith Jr.

Jackson made insensitive and dismissive remarks about James' business partners last November.

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Knicks Begin Process Of Selling New York Liberty

Nov 14, 2017 9:13 AM

The Madison Square Garden Company announced it will begin to find a buyer for the New York Liberty.

The Liberty are one of the WNBA's original eight franchises.

“We have been a strong and vocal advocate for the Liberty and the WNBA since the beginning. As the last original owner, I am proud of how far the league has come, and the role we have played in its growth,” said Jim Dolan, executive chairman and chief executive officer of The Madison Square Garden Company. “This was a difficult decision for us, which we made after carefully assessing the needs of our business. We are confident that new ownership can build on the foundation we established over these last 21 years, and steward this incredible franchise into an even more successful future.”

The Liberty are currently run by Isiah Thomas.

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LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina
LeBron James clarified his comments about how the New York Knicks made a mistake in drafting Frank Ntilikina instead of Dennis Smith Jr.

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Knicks Waive Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Mindaugas Kuzminskas averaged 6.3 points over 14.9 minutes in 68 games during his rookie season for the Knicks.

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Knicks Likely To Waive Mindaugas Kuzminskas
The Knicks could potentially waive Ramon Sessions or Michael Beasley instead of Mindaugas Kuzminskas.

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LeBron James: Knicks Made Mistake Passing On Dennis Smith Jr.
The Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina eighth overall in front of the Mavericks at No. 9.

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Phil Jackson Planned On Signing George Hill To Mentor Frank Ntilikina
The Knicks instead used their cap space on Tim Hardaway Jr., who Phil Jackson did not have interest in signing.

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Knicks Need To Make Roster Move When Joakim Noah Comes Off Suspension
The Knicks could make a trade to clear a roster spot for Joakim Noah.

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Scott Perry Not Sure What Kristaps Porzingis' Brother Meant By Comments
Kristaps Porzingis will become eligible for a contract extension this offseason.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis May Need Offseason Procedure On Elbow
Kristaps Porzingis has had bursitis for years.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis, James Harden Named Players Of The Week
Kristaps Porzingis and James Harden have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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Kristaps Porzingis: Knicks Have Different, New Vibe This Season
Following the departures of Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony, the atmosphere around the New York Knicks has changed.

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Kristaps Porzingis' Brother Warns Knicks Over Treatment
Janis Porzingis explained why Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit interview "for the sake of overall peace."

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Steve Mills: Knicks' Front Office On Same Page As Jeff Hornacek

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Kyrie Irving Had Interest In Knicks Since They're 'Close To Home'
Kyrie Irving reiterated he had genuine interest in being traded to the Knicks despite their current status as a rebuilding franchise.

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Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler Had Several Heated Arguments In 15-16
Joakim Noah and Jimmy Butler were initially very close friends as Chicago Bulls' teammates, but it became tumultuous during the 15-16 season.

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Bucks, Knicks, Nuggets Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe
Ryan McDonough has publicly confirmed that the Suns intend to trade Eric Bledsoe.

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Kristaps Porzingis Needs To See Changes With Knicks Before Committing Long-Term
If Kristaps Porzingis declines an extension offer in 2018, he would become a restricted free agent in 2019 and potentially an unrestricted free agent in 2020.

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Knicks To Sign Isaiah Hicks To Two-Way Contract
Isaiah Hicks played for the Hornets in preseason.

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Carmelo Anthony Felt 'Stabbed In The Back' By Knicks
Carmelo Anthony envisioned remaining with the Knicks even as "was being pushed out."

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Knicks Waive Trey Burke, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Nigel Hayes
Trey Burke didn't appear in a preseason game with the Knicks.

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Knicks Sign Trey Burke
Trey Burke recently backed out of an agreement with the Thunder.

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