New York Knicks WiretapDecember 2011 New York Knicks Wiretap

D'Antoni: Stoudemire Forcing Shots Offensively

Dec 31, 2011 1:12 PM

Amar’e Stoudemire shot 4-for-17 with four turnovers and no assists against the Lakers on Thursday.

“He, like a lot of guys, are taking it on themselves,’’ Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “When things aren’t quite right and don’t feel good, it’s ‘I’ll solve the problem.’ Everybody’s getting themselves in deeper problems. Relax, move the ball, keep the spacing.’’

D’Antoni is disappointed with the Knicks’ execution on the offensive end.

“A little bit of it is, we’re pressing,’’ D’Antoni said. “We’re thinking we have to be that great team right now and we’re not. We’re a little bit tight. We’ve got to loosen up. We’ve got to get the spacing better, get rotations better. We want it too bad. We’ve got to calm down and relax.’’

New York Post

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

Stoudemire Sprains Ankle, Says He's 'Day-To-Day'

Dec 30, 2011 10:32 AM

Amar'e Stoudemire said the reason he did not play the final minutes of the Knicks' 99-82 loss to the Lakers Thursday night was that he sprained his left ankle. He is not sure whether he will be able to play when the Knicks visit Sacramento Saturday night.

"It's wrapped up. I'll get some treatment on it tomorrow, get another assessment on it tomorrow, see how it feels," he said in the Staples Center locker room. "My situation is day-to-day."

Stoudemire went down hard on the offensive end early in yet another weak offensive fourth quarter.

Mark Herrmann/Newsday

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

D'Antoni: Davis Weeks Away From Making Knicks Debut

Dec 30, 2011 10:29 AM

Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said it could be five weeks before Baron Davis makes his Knicks debut.

“Everything I hear is positive, but there’s no timetable yet,’’ D’Antoni said. “He’s doing everything possible to get ready as soon as he can. But it’s going to be a while. I keep asking him every hour or so. He’s still got about five weeks to go. .’’

Davis, despite his rehab program from a herniated disk, is traveling with the club.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Baron Davis, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Nate Robinson Unlikely To Return To Knicks

Dec 27, 2011 10:41 AM

When asked if there is any interest in bringing back Nate Robinson, who recently was cut by Oklahoma City, Mike D'Antoni said the Knicks will look into it, but his smile after the question seemed to indicate his disapproval.

A return by Robinson seems highly unlikely, given his tumultuous relationship with D'Antoni. But a short-term solution to the Knicks' sudden lack of depth at the position could come soon.

"One [point guard] is out and one is hurt," D'Antoni said. "Maybe we have to do something about it . . . We'll try to rectify the situation and see what we can do."

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Tags: Nate Robinson, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Claim Jeremy Lin

Dec 27, 2011 10:21 AM

The Knicks have claimed Jeremy Lin off waivers.

Lin was waived by the Rockets to make room to sign Samuel Dalembert.

Golden State waived Lin earlier in the offseason in order to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Knicks, Warriors Interested In Jeremy Lin

Dec 27, 2011 10:04 AM

The Knicks and Warriors are interested in Jeremy Lin, according to sources.

Golden State had to release Lin in order to clear a roster spot to sign DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet.

Houston claimed Lin, but had to release him to sign Samuel Dalembert.

The Knicks are searching for an extra point guard due to injuries to Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jeremy Lin, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Stoudemire's Usage Rate Down In Opener

Dec 26, 2011 1:07 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire used just 18.1 percent of New York’s possessions in Sunday's win over the Celtics.

Stoudemire posted a usage rate higher than 18.1 in 77 of the 78 games he played last season.

Carmelo Anthony primarily used Tyson Chandler on pick-and-rolls with Stoudemire being used just once.

Stoudemire was frequently positioned as a spot-up shooter during those situations, similar to the way Dallas used Dirk Nowitzki when Chandler was involved in the pick-and-roll.

Zach Lowe/

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Shumpert Out Two To Four Weeks With Sprained Knee

Dec 25, 2011 6:25 PM

Iman Shumpert suffered a knee sprain in his regular season debut with the Knicks.

Shumpert is expected to miss two to four weeks.

Howard Beck/New York Times

Tags: Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Injury

Knicks Have Highest Average Christmas Day Secondary Market Ticket Price

Dec 25, 2011 10:49 AM

The Knicks have the highest average ticket price of the five Christmas Day games.

Here are the averages, according to information provided by

Celtics @ Knicks: $516.09
Bulls @ Lakers: $466.02
Heat @ Mavs: $395.97
Magic @ Thunder: $295.71
Clippers @ Warriors: $104.95

Ian Begley/

Tags: Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

Source: Carmelo Wants Knicks To Add Kenyon Martin

Dec 24, 2011 11:29 AM

The Knicks have one roster spot still open entering tomorrow’s season opener, and Carmelo Anthony hopes it eventually goes to his former Nuggets teammate Kenyon Martin, according to an NBA source.

According to the source, Anthony wants Martin in New York, though he is not permitted to sign a contract until March, when his Chinese team is through with the playoffs. The rugged forward was bought out earlier this week and was expected home for the holidays.

The source said Martin considers the Knicks his top choice, partly because of his friendship with Anthony. They became tight during their nearly seven seasons together in Denver.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks May Look To Add Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler
The Knicks are reportedly open to adding Kenyon Martin and Wilson Chandler.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Carmelo Eager To Change Defensive Reputation
Carmelo Anthony’s defense has drawn plenty of criticism.

Ian Begley/

Carmelo Excited About Point-Forward Role
Carmelo Anthony has acted as the Knicks' facilitator thus far this season.

Knicks Claim Steve Novak Off Waivers
Steve Novak was waived this week by the Spurs.

Alan Hahn/MSG (via Twitter)

Knicks No Longer Considering Posey
The Knicks have a $2.5 million exception to offer free agents.

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Andy Rautins Signs With Lucentum Alicante
Andy Rautins was traded to the Mavericks from the Knicks in the Tyson Chandler deal and was subsequently waived.


Knicks Targeting Posey
James Posey was a key contributor on the Celtics’ 2008 championship team.

Ian Begley/

NBA Season Ticket Sales Hold Steady
Ten NBA teams have season ticket bases over 10,000

Sports Business Journal

Knicks Sign Baron Davis, Reportedly For Vet Minimum
Glen Grunwald announced today that the Knicks have signed Baron Davis.

RealGM Staff Report

D'Antoni: Shumpert Could Start At Either Backcourt Position
Mike D'Antoni is impressed with Iman Shumpert’s skill set.

Ian Begley/

Baron Davis Will Join Knicks
Baron Davis could eventually take over the starting point guard job in New York.

Arenas Interested In Signing With Lakers, Heat, Knicks
Gilbert Arenas is a free agent after clearing the waiver wire last week.

Marc Stein/

Source: Knicks 'Aggressively' Pursuing Baron Davis
Baron Davis was waived by the Cavaliers and is currently rehabbing a herniated disc.

Ric Bucher/ESPN The Magazine

D’Antoni: Knicks Have Chance To Win Title
Mike D’Antoni is confident his team has the pieces to win a championship this season.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Knicks Targeting Baron Davis, Travis Outlaw
The Knicks are interesting in signing Baron Davis and Travis Outlaw to bolster their bench.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Baron Davis Clears Waivers
Baron Davis has cleared waivers and will become a free agent.

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Knicks Seeking 3/4 Swingman For Bench
Travis Outlaw could be a target for the Knicks.

Stoudemire To Shoot Threes?
Amar’e Stoudemire’s outside shooting could be a major benefit to the Knicks.

Alan Hahn/Newsday

Knicks Officially Sign Jerome Jordan
Glen Grunwald announced that the Knicks have signed center Jerome Jordan to a contract.

RealGM Staff Report

Knicks Will Pursue Redd, Murphy, Mo Evans
With the Knicks losing out on Shawne Williams, they will turn to a group of veterans that includes Michael Redd, Troy Murphy and Mo Evans.

Alan Hahn/Newsday (via Twitter)