New York Knicks WiretapJune 2009 New York Knicks Wiretap

Rockets Might Be Interested In Curry/Mobley For T-Mac Deal

Jun 30, 2009 11:34 PM

The Rockets could provide the Knicks with some additional 2010 cap space by taking on Eddy Curry.

Daryl Morey, according to a source, would be interested in discussing a Tracy McGrady for Curry ($10.5M) and Cuttino Mobely ($9M, 80 percent) swap.


Tags: Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA

Source: Lee Leaving For Grizzlies Or Thunder

Jun 30, 2009 9:30 PM

A source told Ken Berger that he believes David Lee's days as with the Knicks are over.  

Agent Mark Bartelstein will reportedly have Lee sign an offer sheet with the Grizzlies or Thunder that the Knicks will not be willing to match.

"It's a tough loss for New York, but they don't want to screw up their 2010 plan," the source said.

Tags: Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

Jennings Caught On Tape Cursing Out Knicks For Passing On Him

Jun 30, 2009 1:54 PM

Brandon Jennings was caught on a YouTube video clip cursing out the Knicks for not drafting him last Thursday and taking Arizona forward Jordan Hill instead.

In a profanity-laced video with rapper Joe Budden, Jennings allegedly cursed out Rickey Rubio, among others. Bucks GM John Hammond reportedly has contacted Jennings, who was selected 10th in last week's draft, about the video.

New York Post

Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA

Nate May Take Qualifying Offer

Jun 30, 2009 1:17 PM

Nate Robinson may accept the Knicks' qualifying offer and return to New York for at least one more season.

The decision would make Robinson an unrestricted free-agent in the summer of 2010 when several marquee players are expected to be on the market.

New York Post

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks To Meet With Kidd On Wednesday

Jun 30, 2009 7:34 AM

The Knicks plan to meet with free-agent point guard Jason Kidd on Wednesday.

Kidd is scheduled to meet with New York president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni early Wednesday, according to a league source.

He is expected to talk with the Mavericks before meeting with the Knicks in order to give them the first chance to re-sign him.

The Knicks could offer Kidd their mid-level exception, or work a sign-and-trade with Dallas.

New York Daily News

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, NBA

Lakers, Kings Front Runners To Land Nate?

Jun 29, 2009 3:55 PM

The Lakers and Kings appear to be the front runners to land guard Nate Robinson, a restricted free agent of the Knicks.

Sacramento was reportedly close to swinging a deal that involved Robinson and Jared Jeffries at February's trading deadline, but talks between the Kings and Knicks fell through.

It's possible that the two teams could rekindle talks this summer.

The Lakers was rumored to have inquired about Robinson after he scored 33 points at the Staples Center in December, and both Kobe Bryant and Jerry Buss gushed about the guard after the mid-December game.


Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, NBA

Knicks: We'll Get The Best Out Of Darko

Jun 29, 2009 2:25 PM

The Knicks are optimistic about the addition of Darko Milicic, but are realistic at the same time.

"There's three or four coaching staffs that really haven't gotten anything [out of Milicic], so we're not saying, 'Oh we can," Mike D'Antoni said. "Just sometimes in a person's career it's the right time. He's having a kid, he's married, maybe he's settled down. He's in the last year of a contract. We'll get the best out of him that he has. Is it good enough? We don't know.

"It's a shot in the dark."

"It's low risk, high reward," his New York-based agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post on Sunday. "There is a reason he was drafted where he was drafted. Now it's a matter of will we see it? It remains to be seen, but I'm optimistic off this situation."

Milicic, who hasn't adapted well to U.S. living, now is surrounded by a larger support system, featuring Cornstein and a European-style head coach. But one NBA executive whose franchise had Milicic said: "He's been in the league six seasons. He is what he is."

Cornstein disagrees.

"We're thrilled on so many levels," he said. "I'm excited to have him in my hometown, personally and selfishly. We've known him for a long time and are very close to him. On a basketball level, we're more thrilled. Coach D'Antoni is the ideal coach for him. He has a great understanding of European players and how to utilize his skill sets and talents."

New York Post

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA

Euro Teams In The Hunt For Rubio

Jun 28, 2009 1:58 PM

The 18-year-old point guard Ricky Rubio is receiving offers to play for clubs in Turkey and Real Madrid.

No progress has been made on Rubio's large buyout from his Spanish team.  

It is believed that the guard would prefer to play in New York.  Donnie Walsh called his former protege David Kahn with an inquiry but the Wolves are attempting to hold on to Rubio.

New York Post

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks Won't Jeopardize 2010 For Kidd

Jun 27, 2009 9:26 AM

The Knicks are expected to show interest in Jason Kidd, but they might only offer the point guard a one-year deal.

Kidd is rumored to be interested in returning to the area after spending a number of years in New Jersey.

New York will only have the midlevel exception, about $5.5 million, to offer Kidd. More than a one-year deal is highly unlikely, as the Knicks won't jeopardize their salary-cap space in 2010.

New York Times

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Rubio Discussions Begin?

Jun 26, 2009 6:46 PM

After Ricky Rubio skipped his introductory press conference with the Wolves, says that discussions on a possible trade to send Rubio to the Knicks are under way.  

The report cites sign-and-trades of David Lee and Nate Robinson although such a deal could not be consummated until after the July moratorium is lifted. says it can confirm these negotiations to send Rubio to New York but there is no way to independently verify the report.

Marc Berman reports on the situation in his New York Post blog.  

"The Knicks privately believe Rubio wants to be in New York and his agent Dan Fegan will work hard to make that happen," writes Berman. "The Knicks have intricate knowledge of Rubio's buyout contract; their European scout, Kevin Wilson, lives in Barcelona and is friends of the family."

Berman also says that the Knicks "believe" that Rubio's contract buyout, currently standing at $6.5 million, "can easily be worked out."

According to Berman's source, Rubio's camp "is hopeful the Knicks move in and strike a deal with the T'wolves." (as translated by

Tags: Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, NBA

Jazz Excited About Getting Knicks' Pick
With the 2009 NBA Draft complete, the Jazz are excited about landing New York's pick next June.

Deseret News

Walsh Says He'll Call Kahn About Rubio
Ricky Rubio may return to Europe and complete his current contract.


Curry: No Disappointment In Not Going To New York
Stephen Curry expressed his desire to play for the Knicks multiple times prior to the draft, but ended up with the Warriors.

New York Times

Nothing In The Works To Deal Rubio To New York
Ricky Rubio was selected fifth by Minnesota.


Darko Sent To New York For Richardson
The Knicks have acquired the 2nd overall pick of the 2003 NBA Draft.

Press Release

Knicks Working On Trading For Rubio
The New York Knicks are working hard to cut a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves to acquire guard Ricky Rubio, a Western Conference source said.


Knicks Get 29th Overall Pick, Give Up $3M And 2011 2nd Rounder
Sources said that the Knicks have paid $3 million for the pick and are also giving the Lakers their second round pick in 2011 in order to acquire the 29th overall pick.

New York Daily News

Knicks Say They Have Bought 29th Overall Pick
The Knicks are telling colleagues they have purchased the 29th overall pick from the Lakers.


Knicks Closing In On Darko, Extra 1st Rounder
A deal that would send Quentin Richardson to Memphis for Darko Milicic is close to being finalized.

New York Daily News

Curry Not High On Wolves' Board?
Might Stephen Curry fall to the Knicks at 8?


Report: Darko Could Be With Knicks By End Of Week
The Knicks and Grizzlies have held advanced talks that would send Darko Milicic to New York for Quentin Richardson.


Knicks To Buy 28th Pick From Wolves?
Donnie Walsh and the Knicks could purchase the 28th pick from the Timberwolves.


Henderson An Option For Knicks
Gerald Henderson is an option for the Knicks if Ricky Rubio, Stephen Curry and Tyreke Evans are all off the board.

New York Daily News

Knicks Extend Qualifying Offers To Lee, Nate
The Knicks extended qualifying offers to both David Lee and Nate Robinson last week.

New York Times

95% Chance Knicks Stand Pat Before Draft
Donnie Walsh does not expect to make to make a move before the Knicks pick 8th.

New York Post

Knicks With Pistons In The Mix For Gordon?
Ben Gordon will be one of the premier free-agents of the 2009 class.

Holiday Looks Better In 2nd Workout With Knicks
The Knicks brought back Jrue Holiday for a second workout with the club on Monday.

New York Times

Knicks Look To Get 5th Pick, Then Trade 5th and 8th For 2nd?
Ricky Rubio appears to be the target if the Knicks succeed in getting the second overall pick from Memphis.

New York Post

Knicks Optimistic About Trading Up To Nab Rubio?
Could Ricky Rubio be running the show at Madison Square Garden next season?

New York Daily News

Walsh Thinks Rubio, Thabeet Could Slip
Donnie Walsh sees an unsettled draft after the top pick.