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New York Knicks Trading One of Their Guards?
July 20th, 2014 at 10:28 PM
The New York Knicks are starting to finalize their roster but at it stands right now they have a need for a backup small forward and seven guards. As a result, the Knicks and Phil Jackson are actively looking to trade one of their guards. Who will it be? ***PHOTO1*** The New...

New York Knicks Giving Metta World Peace Another Chance?
July 20th, 2014 at 2:36 AM
It's no secret that Metta World Peace would like to have a second stint with the New York Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson are running things. With his knee healthy and no other teams looking at World Peace the Knicks are talking about inviting him to training...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Francisco Garcia
July 19th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
After signing big man Jason Smith with their mini mid-level exception, the New York Knicks will only be able to make further roster additions using minimum contracts. Knicks 101 has already reported that Metta World Peace would like to return to the Knicks now that Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson...

New York Knicks Gave Carmelo Anthony No Trade Clause
July 18th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
This off-season Carmelo Anthony flirted with several franchises but ultimately agreed to return to the New York Knicks. However, besides making a huge salary Anthony was also able to get peace of mind and control over where he'll play. The Knicks agreed to give Anthony a No Trade Clause along...

New York Knicks Should Call Carmelo Anthony’s Bluff
July 12th, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Carmelo Anthony had plenty of options when free agency began. However, most of those options have committed money that prevents them from signing Anthony at this point. The New York Knicks are in a position of power and should call Anthony's bluff of signing elsewhere by offering him less than...

New York Knicks Waive Lamar Odom, Re-Sign Cole Aldrich
July 11th, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Well that little experiment didn't last long. Lamar Odom was once a very skilled basketball player. It wasn't long ago that he was the Sixth Man of the Year. However, reality television took its tole on Odom and instead of concentrating on basketball he cheated on his wife, get divorced...

New York Knicks Hire Two More Assistant Coaches
July 8th, 2014 at 6:42 PM
There's been plenty of speculation on who Phil Jackson could bring to New York to fill out Derek Fisher's coaching staff. In fact, recently Kurt Rambis was hired to be Fisher's right-hand-man. That being said, a coaching staff doesn't consist of a head coach and one assistant. Clearly more coaches...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Sasha Vujacic
July 8th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
While looking into the free agent market this off-season the New York Knicks need to both look for players who would fit their budget and the triangle offense. For now, the most they can offer is the mini mid-level exception to any free agent not named Carmelo Anthony. That means...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Cap Space Shopping?
July 7th, 2014 at 8:39 PM
After moving Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks and opening up cap space many thought that Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks would be happy with re-signing Carmelo Anthony and calling it an off-season. However, Jackson is looking to create even more cap space and perhaps...

Los Angeles Lakers Looming as Big Threat to New York Knicks in Quest to Sign Carmelo Anthony
July 6th, 2014 at 10:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls and the Dallas Mavericks have wined and dined Carmelo Anthony and were thought of as the biggest competition in signing him, it was thought all along that he would come back to the New York Knicks, as they can offer him the most money. End...

New York Knicks to Hire Kurt Rambis as Assistant Coach
July 4th, 2014 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Thursday, the New York Knicks offered Kurt Rambis to be the primary assistant coach to new head coach Derek Fisher, and from all reports, he will accept the offer. Rambis and the Knicks have reportedly agreed to a four-year, $4.8 million contract. Fisher had long said he wanted an assistant...

Despite Handicapped by the Cap, New York Knicks Will Pursue Pau Gasol Hard via Free Agency
June 29th, 2014 at 3:36 PM
***PHOTO1*** While they have limited cap space to work with, the New York Knicks still intend to pursue free-agent Paul Gasol next week when the free-agency period becomes official. With the familiarity he has with him when he coached him on the Lakers, Phil Jackson thinks he can possibly  persuade Gasol to...

New York Knicks Complete Deal with Dallas Mavericks to Send Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton in Exchange for Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Samuel Dalembert
June 25th, 2014 at 6:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** In the buildup to Thursday's NBA Draft, a lot of teams will be wheeling and dealing while clearing cap space and improving their rosters, and the New York Knicks were involved in the first big trade of the offseason. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Knicks traded Tyson Chandler and...

New York Knicks’ Raymond Felton Gets Community Service for Gun Case
June 23rd, 2014 at 5:36 PM
During his exit interview with Phil Jackson, Raymond Felton was informed that the New York Knicks would look to trade him this off-season. After a horrible season Felton then went through a bad break up with his wife where she turned in his fire arms and he ended up in...

Carmelo Anthony, as Expected, to Opt Out of Contract with New York Knicks
June 22nd, 2014 at 5:07 PM
***PHOTO1*** What has long been rumored will likely become official on July 1, when New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is expected to opt out of his contract. There has been strong debate on whether he would stay and be part of new President Phil Jackson's plans or try to win elsewhere,...

New York Knicks Contract Decisions Approaching
June 22nd, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Most New York Knicks fans are focused on Carmelo Anthony and his deadline to opt-out of his contract. However, Phil Jackson has other decisions to make and they need to be made soon. Will the Knicks decide to keep Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom and Jeremy Tyler around for next season? ***PHOTO1*** Everyone knows...

Golden State Warriors Interested in New York Knicks’ Tyson Chandler
June 18th, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Before the New York Knicks signed Tyson Chandler he was expected to sign with the Golden State Warriors. It's the reason the Knicks needed to work out a sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks to get Chandler. It's the reason he was given a near-maximum contract. Now that he's in the...

Amare Stoudemire Opts-In with New York Knicks
June 15th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
In what can be described as the most obvious move of the off-season, Amare Stoudemire has declined his option to opt-out of his New York Knicks contract and will stay with the team through next season. ***PHOTO1*** There was no way Amare Stoudemire wasn't going to take the final paycheck owed to...

Derek Fisher to Accept New York Knicks Coaching Job
June 9th, 2014 at 7:16 PM
The wait is over. Derek Fisher is ready to accept the New York Knicks' head coaching job. Reports are circulating that Phil Jackson is about to sign his primary target for the Knicks coaching job. Fisher will be the man to install Jackson's triangle offense and replace Mike Woodson in...

New York Knicks Inching Closer Toward Making Derek Fisher New Coach Official
June 9th, 2014 at 5:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** It all but seems apparent that the New York Knicks will make the hiring of Derek Fisher a formality this week. What has long been rumored after the Knicks were shut down by their first choice, Steve Kerr, should come to fruition according to sources of Marc Stein at ESPN. From Stein: Sources...