New York Knicks WiretapJuly 2010 New York Knicks Wiretap

Knicks Remain In Talks With Shannon Brown

Jul 31, 2010 9:12 AM

The Knicks have had "ongoing discussions" with the representatives for free-agent guard Shannon Brown, according to agent Mark Bartelstein.

"It's been something Donnie [Walsh, Knicks president] and I have talked about throughout the summer," Bartelstein said. "Mike [D'Antoni, Knicks coach] and Donnie and I have had conversations."

New York Post

Tags: Shannon Brown, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Official Transaction

Stoudemire Exploring His 'Hebrew Roots'

Jul 30, 2010 4:23 PM

Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire is traveling in Israel to explore his Jewish heritage.

Stoudemire believes he has "Hebrew roots" through his mother, Carrie.

"She studied the Scriptures and history and she believes she is a Hebrew," he said Friday from Jerusalem. "I grew up in a very spiritual home. It's not about religion, it's about spirituality for me."

Stoudemire said he was "soaking up the culture" with his girlfriend and a few other friends.

He has long suspected his Jewish lineage -- Judaism is passed down through the mother's side.


Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, NBA

Knicks Make Offer To Shannon Brown

Jul 29, 2010 4:30 PM

The Knicks have made a contract offer to Shannon Brown using a portion of their remaining salary-cap room, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The 24-year-old Brown is weighing whether to join the Knicks, where he may eventually win the starting two-guard job, or wait for the Lakers who are trying to shed Sasha Vujacic's $5.4 million salary and relieve the luxury-tax burden of retaining Brown.

Berger also notes that New York is in pursuit of Rudy Fernandez and is known to covet Chris Paul.  In any trade offer, the Knicks would be able to combine the assets acquired from Golden State in the sign-and-trade that sent David Lee to the Warriors.  A prohibition on aggregating the salaries of recently acquired players only applies to teams that are over the cap.

CBS Sports

Tags: Shannon Brown, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Not Offering Chandler For Fernandez

Jul 28, 2010 3:39 PM

Alan Hahn reports that according to a source who has knowledge of the situation, the Knicks are not offering Wilson Chandler for Rudy Fernandez, whom the Blazers have made available.

The Knicks have high interest in Fernandez and could absorb his contract with their remaining cap room, but the Blazers are looking for a draft pick in return.  

The next first-round pick the Knicks can trade away is their 2014 pick since the team's 2012 pick is committed to the Rockets if it is not one of the top five selections.

Tags: Wilson Chandler, Rudy Fernandez, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Fernandez Drawing Interest From Bulls, Celtics, Knicks

Jul 28, 2010 8:29 AM

The Bulls, Celtics and Knicks have engaged in trade talks with the Blazers regarding Rudy Fernandez, according to a report.

The Oregonian first reported the interested parties, citing Fernandez's agent, Andy Miller.

Chicago Tribune

Tags: Rudy Fernandez, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Chandler Acknowledges Knicks Could Trade Him

Jul 28, 2010 8:16 AM

Wilson Chandler isn't letting trade rumors affect his preparation for the upcoming season.

Chandler told the New York Post that he is working hard in anticipation of playing alongside new teammates Raymond Felton and Amar'e Stoudemire.

"I try to think about things I can control," Chandler said of trade rumors. "I've just been in the gym working on my game. Everything's going pretty good. Working on my ball handling, shooting, few moves, first step."

New York Post

Tags: Wilson Chandler, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Don't Have Position Available For Isiah

Jul 24, 2010 8:59 AM

The Knicks gave a strong denial on Friday amid rumors that they could re-hire Isiah Thomas at some point this summer.

A source close to the situation told The New York Post, "There's no job for him there now."

Thomas visited the Garden's offices for several hours and met with owner Jim Dolan on Thursday.

New York Post

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul's Preferred Destination Believed To Be Orlando

Jul 24, 2010 7:45 AM

The Hornets haven't yet entertained trade offers for Chris Paul, but the point guard is already considering a number of scenarios.

According to league sources, the Magic have replaced the Knicks atop Paul's list of preferred destinations.

The Knicks are still high on his list, but Paul believes Dwight Howard and the Magic are currently a better fit.

Paul will meet with Hornets president Hugh Weber, new general manager Dell Demps and new head coach Monty Williams to discuss the future direction of the club on Monday.


Tags: Chris Paul, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Would Trade Anyone Except Amar'e For Paul

Jul 23, 2010 7:49 AM

The Knicks are willing to trade anyone aside from newly-signed forward Amar'e Stoudemire for Hornets guard Chris Paul, according to a league source.

Paul is scheduled to meet with New Orleans general manager Dell Demps, head coach Monty Williams and president Hugh Weber on Monday.

"Amar'e won't be traded, but everyone else is available," the executive said of New York.

Three weeks ago Weber said the Hornets wouldn't trade Paul, but the point guard was inspired by Miami's signing of LeBron James and Chris Bosh to play alongside Dwyane Wade.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Chris Paul, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Allan Houston Emerges As Front-Runner To Be Knicks GM

Jul 22, 2010 3:30 PM

Former Knicks guard Allan Houston is the front-runner to replace Donnie Walsh as the team's general manager once the latter retires, according to sources.

Walsh wouldn't confirm or deny Houston's status.

"He is working with me to learn the position of GM, whether with the Knicks or elsewhere," Walsh said. "I feel Allan has the tools to be a great GM."

Houston is currently listed as the team's special assistant to the president.

Ric Bucher/ESPN

Tags: New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Paul To Meet With Hornets, Knicks Atop List
The Hornets will meet with Chris Paul on Monday.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Report: Paul Has Demanded Trade To Knicks, Magic Or Lakers
A source said that Chris Paul has a plan to be traded by the Hornets before the season begins.

CBS Sports

Amar'e Understands Why Knicks Removed Him From National Team
Amar'e Stoudemire said he understands why the Knicks removed him from this summer's national team.


Knicks Tell Amar'e He Cannot Play For National Team
Amar'e Stoudemire was held off the national team by the Knicks.

New York Times

Stoudemire Doubtful For World Championships
Amar'e Stoudemire may not be able to participate in this summer's World Championships.

Chris Sheridan/ESPN

Bill Walker Still Adjusting To Lost Weight
Mike D'Antoni asked Bill Walker to lose weight and he's dropped as many as 27 pounds since the season ended.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Amar'e Expects Knicks To Be Successful Without LeBron
Amar'e Stoudemire says LeBron James will have to "live with" his decision.

New York Post

D'Antoni: Isiah Was 'Hail Mary' In LeBron Talks
The Knicks sensed they were losing a grip on LeBron James, so they went to Isiah Thomas.


Report: Eddy Curry Will Not Play For Knicks
Eddy Curry reportedly will no longer receive playing time in New York.

Alexander Chernykh (via Twitter)

Knicks Have Preliminary S&T Talks On Shaq
The Knicks have reportedly discussed a sign-and-trade with the Cavs for free agent Shaquille O'Neal.

New York Post

Harrington Claims D'Antoni Didn't Want Him Back
Al Harrington says a poor relationship with Mike D'Antoni cost him a chance to return to New York.

New York Daily News

Hughes: Knicks Could Have Enticed LeBron By Winning More Games
New York's inability to win cost them a chance to sign LeBron James.

New York Post

Knicks Meeting With Josh Howard
The Knicks are meeting with Josh Howard on Wednesday.

David Aldridge/ (via Twitter)

New York Officially Signs Mozgov
Knicks president Donnie Walsh announced today that center Timofey Mozgov has been signed as a free agent.

Knicks Press Release

Knicks Sign Felton
Donnie Walsh announced on Monday that the Knicks have signed guard Raymond Felton as a free agent.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Could Bring Back Isiah As GM
Donnie Walsh said Isiah Thomas will be on his list of candidates if he is given the go-ahead to hire a general manager.


Knicks To Explore Trading Chandler
New York will have to move Wilson Chandler's contract in order to be able to offer a maximum contract next summer.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Walsh Expects Knicks To Have Cap Space For '11, '12
The Knicks are set up to be able to offer a maximum contract in each of the next two summers.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks On Verge Of Signing Russian Center Mozgov
The Knicks are going to give Timofey Mozgov a three-year deal worth $9 million.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Felton, Knicks Agree On Parameters Of Deal
Raymond Felton and the Knicks reached an agreement in principle Friday on the broad parameters of a contract.

Chris Sheridan/ESPN