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Knicks To Sign Isaiah Hicks To Two-Way Contract

Oct 20, 2017 9:09 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed to sign Isaiah Hicks to a two-way contract.

Hicks played for the Charlotte Hornets in preseason.

Hicks went undrafted in 2017 out of North Carolina.

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Carmelo Anthony Felt 'Stabbed In The Back' By Knicks

Oct 18, 2017 11:40 PM

Carmelo Anthony's debut with the Oklahoma City Thunder will coincidentally come against the New York Knicks.

Anthony talked about his exit from the Knicks.

"I always envisioned myself coming back, even when I was being pushed out," Anthony told reporters at the Thunder's practice. "I think for me, I knew what was going on behind closed doors, I knew the talk that was happening. I just wanted them to come to me direct and say, 'Look, this is what we're thinking,' and not have to read it or hear about it and then go to them and say, 'What is this?' If they felt that I just wanted them to be honest and direct.

"I think I was very honest and direct with them about wanting to be in New York, wanting to be on a winning team, wanting to have a good team. I was very honest with that. I just didn't feel like they were honest with me."

Anthony also reflected upon his relationship with Phil Jackson.

"I was always, 'I'm going to put my trust in Phil, I'm going to put my trust in Phil,'" Anthony said. "That diminished after a while. I'm out here doing everything I can and I'm still getting stabbed in the back. I'm not trusting in that anymore. I'm trusting in these guys [teammates] that are out here. Whoever's out here, this is who I'm dealing with."


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Knicks Waive Trey Burke, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Nigel Hayes

Oct 14, 2017 11:58 AM

The New York Knicks have waived guards Trey Burke and Xavier Rathan-Mayes and forward Nigel Hayes.

Burke, 6-1, 190-pounds, was originally signed on Oct. 11 and did not appear in the preseason.

Rathan-Mayes, 6-4, 205-pounds, was originally signed on Aug. 18 and appeared in three preseasons games, scoring two points in 28 minutes.

Hayes, 6-8, 240-pounds, was originally signed on Aug. 18 and appeared in four preseason games, scoring nine points in 33 minutes.

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Knicks Sign Trey Burke

Oct 11, 2017 10:53 AM

The New York Knicks have signed Trey Burke.

Burke spent last season with the Washington Wizards, averaging 5.0 points and 1.8 assists in 12.3 minutes per game.

Burke recently backed out of an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder that would have been a non-guaranteed deal.

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Knicks Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Squarespace

Oct 10, 2017 10:43 AM

The New York Knicks have agreed upon a jersey sponsorship deal with Squarespace.

Squarespace is a privately held website builder company headquartered in New York City.

Financial details of the deal have yet to be released. 

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Mike D'Antoni Had No Reservations About Coaching Carmelo Anthony Again

Oct 9, 2017 12:45 PM

Mike D'Antoni and Carmelo Anthony had a tumultuous working relationship when they were with the New York Knicks and appeared close to a reunion this offseason with the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets and Knicks were unable to execute a trade and Anthony was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

D'Antoni says he wouldn't have had an issue coaching Anthony again.

"Oh yeah. We all get a little bit, hopefully, better at what we do. And it's a whole different situation and we know that James (Harden) and Chris (Paul) are good friends (of Carmelo's) so it's a whole different thing," D'Antoni said Monday. "Actually after New York, we went to USA Basketball and we won a gold medal again so it's not like it's anything new." 

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Kristaps Porzingis Remains More Comfortable Playing Power Forward

Oct 5, 2017 10:27 AM

Kristaps Porzingis prefers playing power forward, which works out well for the New York Knicks since they have four centers on their roster. Two of the centers, Joakim Noah and Enes Kanter, are on expensive multi-year contracts.

“I think it’s better for us,” Porzingis said. “Me at the four, especially if it’s a non-shooting four, I can do a lot. When I’m playing against the five I’m fighting with the big a lot of times and I’m wasting a lot of energy. Obviously offensively I have an advantage but I’m just more comfortable playing at the four.”

Porzingis' best case on defense is to play center so he can defend the rim. Porzingis also struggles against more athletic power forwards.

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Doug McDermott Believes Trade To Knicks Better For Him Individually

Oct 5, 2017 9:18 AM

While Doug McDermott was surprised by his trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the New York Knicks, he believes it could be better for his career.

“I think it is [better] for me individually — a good place for me,’’ McDermott said. “Coach Hornacek runs some great stuff. We got some really good young players. I fit that mold and can grow with them. It’s one of the teams you dream of playing on.’’

“Obviously Doug can really shoot the ball,’’ Jeff Hornacek said. “His rotations are in the right spot. Most of the times you don’t have to be a great defender to be a great team guy on the defensive side. [Former Jazz coach] Jerry Sloan always said that about me about defense. … I never really thought I was a very good defensive player [but], I was always in the right spot. You look at some of the guys on our team: Doug, Ron [Baker], these guys that aren’t maybe the athletes some of the others are, just by being in the right spot 100 percent of the time is very helpful.’’

“It’s tough for anyone to follow in [Anthony’s footsteps] but to hear your name called in the Garden in the starting lineup was a dream come true,’’ McDermott said. “But it’s not about starting. I’ll be fine either way. I know I can provide shooting and play hard every night.’’

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Knicks Waive Jamel Artis

Oct 4, 2017 12:29 PM

The New York Knicks have waived Jamel Artis after one preseason game.

Artis, 6-7, 215-pounds, appeared in one preseason game, scoring five points over 11 minutes. He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent on Aug. 18, following a four-year collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh.

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FS1 To Remove Knicks' Subway Ads

Oct 4, 2017 10:52 AM

An ad campaign from FS1 on subways in New York City will be removed.

The campaign asked fans of the Knicks to "pick a side" in a debate between being "hopeful" and "hopeless."

Seats displayed phrases like, “Sit here if you blame Melo” and “Sit here if you blame Phil.”

The “HOPEFUL” side of the campaign included an inside wall with a photo of Kristaps Porzingis and the phrase, “Kristaps Porzingis is a unicorn sent back in time to show us how basketball will be played in the future.” 

The ads were scheduled to run for four weeks.

“Today, FS1 featured statements on a New York City subway car intended to reflect the distinct emotions and opinions of passionate sports fans, “ the company said in a statement. “We regret the tone and are removing the content in its entirety.”

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Kristaps Porzingis' Trainer Relocating To New York
Manolo Valdivieso has worked with Kristaps Porzingis since he played for Sevilla.

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Carmelo Anthony Expected To Join Paul George With Cavs On Draft Night
Carmelo Anthony believed he was on the verge of being traded to the Cavaliers on draft night.

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Knicks Sought Tristan Thompson From Cavs For Carmelo Anthony
Cleveland never moved from their offer of Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

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Agent: Carmelo Anthony Believed Rockets' Trade Was Nearly Done In Early July
The Knicks nearly traded Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets, but they ultimately decided to not take on the contract of Ryan Anderson.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Kristaps Porzingis Entering Season With 'Fresh Mind'
Kristaps Porzingis wants to look forward now that's he's returned to the Knicks.

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Knicks To Waive Chasson Randle
The Knicks were at their roster limit after dealing Carmelo Anthony for Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Russell Westbrook, Paul George Played Big Roles Recruiting Carmelo Anthony
Both Russell Westbrook and Paul George are currently slated to become free agents in 2018.

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Knicks Agree To Trade Carmelo Anthony To Thunder
The Thunder would send Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and the Bulls' 2018 second round pick to the Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Carmelo Anthony Expands Trade List To Include Cavaliers, Thunder
Throughout the summer, Carmelo Anthony was zeroed in exclusively on the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Carmelo Anthony Expected To Remain With Knicks At Start Of Camp
Both the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony remain committed to finding a scenario where he ends up on another team.

Ian Begley/ESPN

RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

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Scott Perry Feels Well-Prepared For Opportunity With Knicks
Scott Perry has a difficult job in working to rebuild the Knicks as they transition out of the Carmelo Anthony era.

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Jarrett Jack Agrees Upon Deal With Knicks
Jarrett Jack played in only two games last season as he recovered from a torn ACL.

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Magic Johnson Turned Down Job Offers From Warriors, Pistons, Knicks
Magic Johnson received several job offers to work for a team before taking the Lakers' job in 2017.

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Carmelo Anthony Engaging With Knicks' Teammates
Carmelo Anthony has followed the progress of Kristaps Porzingis, Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas as they play in EuroBasket.

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Jabari Parker Was Briefly Discussed In Knicks-Rockets Trade Talks
The Bucks emerged as a potential third team in discussions centered on a trade of Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks to the Rockets.

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Knicks Omit Carmelo Anthony From Promotional Materials
Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez are featured in the Knicks' promo materials.

Greg Joyce/New York Post

Clippers Hire Mark Hughes As Assistant GM
Mark Hughes was previously working in the Knicks' front office.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Knicks Interested In Jarrett Jack, Archie Goodwin
Jarrett Jack is coming back from a right lateral meniscus tear.

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Knicks Sign Xavier Rathan-Mayes
Xavier Rathan-Mayes played three seasons at Florida State, averaging 12.4 points and 4.5 assists over 30.5 minutes.

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