New York Knicks Wiretap

Knicks Willing To Discuss Trading Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley

Nov 18, 2022 11:15 AM

The New York Knicks have been willing to entertain a trade involving Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Knicks have an excess of guards on their roster and moving one of those two players could balance out their rotations.

Rose re-signed with the Knicks in 2021 on a three-year, $43 million deal. The Knicks have a team option on Rose for the 23-24 season.

Quckley will be extension eligible this offseason.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Tom Thibodeau Drops Evan Fournier, Quentin Grimes From Knicks Rotation

Nov 16, 2022 8:57 AM

Before the New York Knicks game at the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, Tom Thibodeau hinted at a potential rotation change. But Thibodeau didn't change his starting lineup as expected. Instead, he trimmed his rotation.

Evan Fournier and Quentin Grimes were both dropped from the rotation. The Knicks ran a nine-man group in a road victory over the Jazz. And Thibodeau was happy with the results.

“We wanted to see what it would look like and it gave us, I thought, better rhythm,” Thibodeau said. “That’s why we did it.”

Fournier had opened the year as a starter, but lost that role to Cam Reddish. Since then, Fournier has seen his playing time steadily decline. Grimes opened the year recovering from an injury and has yet to find the form from him promising rookie season.

Zach Braziller/The New York Post

Tags: Evan Fournier, Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Have Players Only Meeting Over Dinner In Utah

Nov 15, 2022 1:31 PM

Julius Randle called a players only dinner meeting for the New York Knicks in Utah on Monday evening.

Players stressed that it was positive and allowed the players to bond as a group.

The Knicks are coming off a 143-135 loss at home to the Oklahoma City Thunder and are 6-7 on the season.

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Tags: New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks Getting Trade Interest For Immanuel Quickley

Nov 12, 2022 8:51 AM

The New York Knicks are getting trade calls for guard Immanual Quickley. While the Knicks aren't looking to move the third-year guard, other teams see New York's surplus at the position as a way to get Quickley.

This season, Quickley is off to a slow start. He's averaging a career-low 7.5 points per game and he's shooting just 34.8% from the field, including 28.3% on three-pointers.

Quickley will be extension-eligible this coming offseason. Rival teams think New York will be motivated to move at least one of their guards by the trade deadline to open up playing time for the others.

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Tags: Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Donovan Mitchell Thought Trade To Knicks 'Was Happening'

Nov 11, 2022 11:56 AM

Donovan Mitchell expected he would eventually be traded to the New York Knicks, but the Utah Jazz instead sent him to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a surprise move.

Mitchell was asked by Sam Amick of The Athletic if he knew who would have been traded by the Knicks to the Jazz.

"I was told it was RJ (Barrett) and hella (draft) picks. That’s what I heard. And I thought that was happening. I thought that was it. I’m there (on the East Coast) all offseason. I’m there in the summer. So that’s why I thought, 'All right, this is gonna be a long haul in Cleveland (if they gave up Garland, Mobley and/or Allen in the deal).' But when I found out those guys were (not in the deal), it was like, 'All right, we can really do something. Like, we really could do something.' Nothing to slight the guys that were involved in the deal going to Utah. But for me, it was just like, 'We have the talent.' I said it at the press conference: Our talent is scary, but we’ve got to go out there and do it."

Mitchell was asked if it was true he was focused on a trade to either the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets or Miami Heat.

"I never said that," replied Mitchell. "I don’t know where that came from. I didn’t say that. I didn’t say a lot."

Mitchell was then asked if the Cavaliers were on his radar before the trade.

"Anything you heard in the news is what I heard," said Mitchell. "Like, when I said that I heard Cleveland was in there for a second and took their name out, that’s what I thought. So I didn’t think about it. It wasn’t one that was on my radar. I just said, 'Look, I’m just gonna play wherever I’m at.' If it came back to training camp in Utah, I’d be ready for that. I took the summer to say, 'Look, I played like s— in the playoffs. I wasn’t my best self, and I want to be the best me I could be for wherever the hell I’m at. Wherever the hell I’m at — New York, Brooklyn, Miami, Toronto, OKC, Utah."

Sam Amick/The Athletic

Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mitchell Robinson Out At Least One Week With Sprained Right Knee

Nov 6, 2022 8:06 AM

The New York Knicks will be without starting center Mitchell Robinson for at least one week due to a sprained right knee. Robinson was injured during New York's victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

Robinson will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days. While Robinson is out, Isaiah Hartenstein will start, as he did in Saturday's loss to the Boston Celtics.

Robinson has averaged 6.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks in 21.8 minutes per game this season. Robinson is also shooting 69.7% from the field to open the year.

Fred Katz/The Athletic

Tags: Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Evan Fournier On Being Benched: It Is What It Is

Nov 6, 2022 7:51 AM

Evan Fournier has seen a lot in his 11-year career. That's helped him take being moved to the bench in stride.

Fournier was initially replaced in the New York Knicks starting lineup by Quentin Grimes two games ago. With Grimes out on Saturday due to injury, Fournier stayed on the bench with Cam Reddish drawing the start.

“It is what it is. I’m in Year 11. So, I know a lot of things can happen,” Fournier said after the initial benching. “We see it every year. Last year with Kemba (Walker). So, I’m going to do the best with what I have, try to impact winning and be a good teammate. That’s all you can ask for. Just do my best. Be a pro and take it from there…By doing your job."

Fournier said Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau doesn't have to justify his decision to change the starting lineup.

“He doesn’t need to explain himself. He made a decision,” Fournier said of Thibodeau. “We’re a team and have to move forward.”

Peter Botte/The New York Post

Tags: Evan Fournier, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Pick Up 23-24 Team Option For Obi Toppin

Oct 26, 2022 10:49 AM

The New York Knicks have picked up their 2023-24 rookie scale team option for Obi Toppin. This is the fourth-year option on Toppin's contract.

New York will now have the talented young forward on their books for $6.8 million next season. Over his first two-plus seasons, Toppin has averaged 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game.

The Knicks also have option decisions coming for guards Quentin Grimes and Immanuel Quickley. New York has to pick up Grimes' third-year option and Quickley's fourth-year option by October 31. It's highly likely both options will be picked up by the Knicks, as both players are rotation players in the team's backcourt.

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Tags: Obi Toppin, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Kevin Knox: I Didn't Make Best Of Opportunity With Knicks

Oct 22, 2022 9:12 AM

Kevin Knox didn't have any sort of revenge game on his mind when his Detroit Pistons faced the New York Knicks. Instead, Knox took ownership for him not playing well enough for the Knicks.

“I had my fair opportunity; didn’t make the best of it, unfortunately,” Knox said.

Knox said he learned a lot while playing in New York, including that he has to play harder. The fifth year forward also said he's taking advantage of being with the Pistons now.

“I got to go out there and work harder, play better defense, all the narrative that they created. But I put it all on me. I got to go out there and play better, perform better," said Knox. "I have another opportunity here. So, I’m going to go out there and show what I can do."

Zach Braziller/New York Post

Tags: Kevin Knox, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Rule Quentin Grimes Out For Friday Due To Foot Soreness, No Timetable For Return

Oct 21, 2022 1:17 AM

Quentin Grimes has been ruled out for the New York Knicks home opener on Friday due to foot soreness.

There is no timetable for Grimes' return.

Grimes said that injury may be due to overtraining in the offseason.

“They said it was kind of a overuse thing. Just being in the gym a lot (in the summer). Coming back at night, going back to Houston, working on it and working on it. Then (Tom Thibodeau) had us in there for sure, working out (presumably in training camp)… It was an overuse thing really," said Grimes. 

The Knicks added that they won't clear Grimes until he's pain-free. 

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Tags: Quentin Grimes, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Cam Reddish Will Not Sign Extension With Knicks Before Deadline

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News

Knicks Waive James Akinjo, Jalen Harris, DaQuan Jeffries; Ryan Arcidiacono Makes Regular Season Roster

Ian Begley/SNY

RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2022-23)

RealGM Staff Report

'Influential' Members Of Knicks Organization Expect Team To Take Step Forward This Season

Ian Begley/SNY

Tom Thibodeau On Whether Knicks Conducted Rick Brunson Investigation: Team Is 'Gonna Vet Everyone'

Fred Katz & Jon Krawczynski/The Athletic

Knicks Sign Jalen Harris; Waive Garrison Brooks, Nuni Omot

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Were Skeptical Of Cavs' Interest In Donovan Mitchell Due To Extension Rule Impacting Evan Mobley

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Knicks, Svi Mykhailiuk Agree To Partially Guaranteed Contract

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks Re-Sign Ryan Arcidiacono

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks' Front Office Hierarchy Considered Confusing By League Sources

Marc Berman/New York Post

NBA Initiated Tampering Investigation On 76ers, Knicks With Findings Expected Within Weeks

RealGM Staff Report

DaQuan Jeffries, Knicks Sign Camp Deal

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Knicks Not Currently Interested In Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, Carmelo Anthony

Marc Berman/New York Post

MSG CEO Andrew Lustgarten Steps Down

Scott Soshnick, Eben Novy-Williams/Sportico

Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks, Suns Have Trade Interest In Bojan Bogdanovic

John Gambadoro/Arizona Sports

Andrew Lustgarten To Step Down As MSG Sports President, CEO

Mike Vorkunov/The Athletic

Lakers Were Never Involved In Potential Three-Way Trade With Knicks, Jazz

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Jazz Changed Opinion On RJ Barrett In Mid-July

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Jazz Insist Decision To Trade Donovan Mitchell To Cavs Instead Of Knicks Wasn't Based On Emotions

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Knicks Believe Their Trade Offer To Jazz For Donovan Mitchell Was Better Than Cleveland's

Stefan Bondy/New York Daily News