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NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers Looking to Trade for Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Again
August 21st, 2014 at 2:08 PM
Last month while the New York Knicks were in the middle of their major roster overhaul; part of which sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton along with their contracts to the Dallas Mavericks, there was talk of another deal possibly heating up. ***PHOTO1*** There were rumblings of a deal centering around the...

NBA All-Star Break Extended, Starting with New York
August 14th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
The inevitable has happened! The NBA is extending the All-Star break in all it's splendor. Quite frankly, this is a money-grab. However, it's a smart one. One that will work and will be popular around the globe. It will also be good for the New York area since the New...

New York Knicks Re-sign Player Personnel Director Mark Warkentien
August 10th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
Mark Warkentien was hired by former New York Knicks' president Donnie Walsh. He was brought in from the Denver Nuggets organization. When Phil Jackson joined the organization many believed Warkentien's days in New York were numbered. However, Jackson re-signed Warkentien to a new contract. ***PHOTO1*** Phil Jackson's arrival New York Knicks president was thought to...

New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings Complete Four Player Trade
August 6th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Since hired, Phil Jackson has made one good move after another. Today he completed another trade. Some will love this move because they'll watch YouTube and see some highlights. However, in Knicks 101's opinion, this was a move better off not being made. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Knicks today said goodbye to veteran...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Believes New CBA Hurts Team Continuity
August 6th, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Most of the time when a cap-strapped organization like the New York Knicks have been for seemingly ever complains about being able to build a team and the system the league works under you can take it with a grain of salt. However, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson may...

Could New York Knicks Add Gary Payton to the Coaching Staff?
August 5th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
When you think about former players who translate to successful coaches most people name point guards. Is there anyone who doubts Gary Payton would make a good coach? He's a Hall of Famer, one filled with basketball knowledge, who is respected and well spoken. With his interested peaked, could Phil Jackson give...

NBA Referee Violet Palmer Publicly Announces She’s Gay
August 2nd, 2014 at 7:07 AM
On the heals of news that longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring, another official is making headlines. As if she hadn't broken down enough barriers as a female referee in the NBA, Violet Palmer has publicly announced she's gay. ***VIDEO1*** Violet Palmer became the first female NBA referee in 1997. Despite many...

Longtime NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Retiring
July 31st, 2014 at 6:06 PM
When it comes to referees, umpires and officials most are fairly nameless. The ones who are known are either recognized because they are perceived as cool or because fans thing they are bad at their jobs. Over the years, Dick Bavetta has been both. Some, even within the NBA, believe...

Popular New York Knicks Target Steve Blake Signs with Portland Trail Blazers
July 10th, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Veteran point guard Steve Blake was thought to be a sure target for the New York Knicks. After all, he's well versed in the triangle offense and wouldn't break the bank. However, things changed once the Knicks pulled of a trade with the Dallas Mavericks to land Jose Calderon. ***PHOTO1*** After Phil...

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...

Syracuse’ Jim Boeheim Spoke with Chicago Bulls’ Tom Thibodeau About New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony
July 5th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The Chicago Bulls have not beaten around the bush about their desire to add New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony to their squad. They've publicly tampered with him repeatedly and without remorse. Recently, Anthony's former college coach Jim Boeheim talked to Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau about possibly coaching Anthony. ***PHOTO1*** Jim Boeheim has been...

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...

Commissioner Adam Silver Wants NBA to Rival NFL’s Popularity
July 4th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has done nothing but a great job since taking over for David Stern. He took a swift and strong stance against Donald Sterling, he's practiced open communication with the NBA players, he's tried to grow the game with use of additional games abroad and he...

Oklahoma City Thunder Source Warns About Players Tuning Out Derek Fisher
July 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
From everything we know about Derek Fisher he's a leader among men. Kobe Bryant once called Fisher the leader of the Los Angeles Lakers during their time in there together. Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder said Fisher's leadership was priceless. From all accounts, Fisher has always been a coach on the...

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 Gain Upside with Selections of Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo in 2014 NBA Draft
June 28th, 2014 at 5:22 PM
***PHOTO1*** While they did not enjoy drafting in the first round, the New York Knicks got themselves three quality players in Cleanthony Early (34th overall pick) and Thanasis Antetokounmpo (51st overall pick) in the second round, while also acquiring the rights to Louis Labeyrie, the 57th overall selection in the 2014...

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...

Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose Prefers Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love Over New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony
June 23rd, 2014 at 9:30 AM
For all the talk of where Carmelo Anthony could end up should he opt-out of his New York Knicks contract it's widely believed that he'll either re-sign with the Knicks or join the Chicago Bulls. The belief is Anthony can join forces with Rose and Joakim Noah to form a...

Chicago Bulls’ Coach Tom Thibodeau Tampers with New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony
June 22nd, 2014 at 4:47 PM
As Knicks 101 has said for a while now, the Chicago Bulls are the New York Knicks biggest competition for Carmelo Anthony this off-season. Not only did Joakim Noah blatantly recruit Anthony during the All-Star weekend but now Chicago's coach Tom Thibodeau has reportedly reached out to Anthony as well. ***PHOTO1*** This is...

Former New York Knicks’ Head Coach Mike Woodson Could Join Los Angeles Clippers Coaching Staff, Effect Knicks Assistant Search
June 20th, 2014 at 10:41 PM
The New York Knicks have officially found Mike Woodson's replacement after hiring Derek Fisher as their knew head coach. However, it doesn't sound like Woodson will be out of work for long as Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are interested in adding him to the coaching staff. Could...