Player News - Knicks

Date: Team: Pos:

Knicks waive G/F Shannon Brown.

They signed him for the rest of the 2013-14 regular season back on Mar. 20 and he was on their summer league team, but he had no real chance to make the team. Brown should wind up getting a camp invite somewhere, but not doing much in summer league certainly hurts his chances of making a team.
Jul 23 - 4:23 PM

The Jazz have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Toure Murry.

Murry has also met with the Heat, but regardless of where he signs, he is not on the fantasy radar in any format. Murry averaged 2.7 points through 51 games with the Knicks during the 2013-14 season.
Jul 21 - 5:51 PM

Iman Shumpert may be on the trade block due to the Knicks' surfeit of shooting guards, according to ESPN.com.

This comes as no surprise since Shumpert was dangled in multiple trade offers last season, and New York already has Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.R. Smith available at the SG position. Shumpert shot just 37.8 percent from the field last season, including 33.3 percent from downtown, which doesn't help his trade value. Teams may also be turned off by the fact that Shumpert has missed 22.6 percent of the Knicks' games during his three-year career.
Jul 20 - 6:05 PM

The Knicks are reportedly considering trade options involving J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin.

"They’re working on trying to make a move in the backcourt," a source told ESPN's Ian Begley. The Knicks have shown zero interest in moving Tim Hardaway Jr. to clear their logjam at SG, and for the moment there are no details about which teams might be involved if a trade does occur. Smith's trade value may be hampered by the $12.4 million he's owed over the next two seasons, and it doesn't help that he admitted he "was playing like a person who didn’t want to be [in New York]" last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 6:00 PM

Cleanthony Early double-doubled vs. the Hornets on Saturday with 15 points, 10 boards, two assists and one turnover in 30 minutes.

He was an asset to the summer-league squad and fit in nicely on the wing. Early doesn't put the ball on the floor a lot, so he'll really have to work on his shot from distance in order to make a significant impact. He'll make the team, though.
Jul 19 - 6:35 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 27 points in his Las Vegas Summer League finale on Saturday, adding two rebounds, no assists, two turnovers and three 3-pointers.

He leapfrogged Glen Rice Jr. for the Vegas-high in points per game, but he has very little interest in assists or rebounds. Hardaway Jr. does have a chance to start, but his usage rate obviously won't be too high next to Carmelo Anthony. He's a better target for points leagues than in standard leagues.
Jul 19 - 6:25 PM

The Knicks are interested in signing Metta World Peace.

MWP has been doing radio shows and posting entertaining tweets in the past year, so it's not clear how well he'd perform. He said he still has some left in the tank and he's not going to retire. We'll see how this plays out, but he won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues.
Jul 19 - 5:12 PM

J.R. Smith said he wouldn't blame Knicks president Phil Jackson and the team if they traded him this offseason.

Appearing on ESPN2's First Take on Wednesday, Smith said, "I was playing like a person who didn’t want to be there. Not looking as focused as a person should be in that situation that we were, in the trenches. I wouldn’t blame them at all." The Knicks currently have a glut of shooting guards and Smith could be the first to go if the team can find a trader partner. He averaged 14.5 points, 2.6 three-pointers, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 0.9 steals in 2013-14, so he'll still hold decent fantasy value heading into the 2014-15 season.
Source: ESPN NY
Jul 17 - 1:24 PM

Carmelo Anthony's contract with the Knicks is worth $124 million over five years, with an early termination option for the fifth year.

Melo accepted $5 million less than the max, and his deal is expected to start at $22.5 million with increases in each subsequent season. If he does ultimately opt out following the 2017-18 season, he'll be seeking a new deal as a 34-year-old free agent. The Knicks' roster doesn't look great for this season, but they'll have tons of cap space to rebuild the team next summer.
Jul 15 - 8:11 PM

The Knicks signed free agent PF/C Jason Smith (knee) on a one-year deal worth $3.3 million.

Smith's 2013-14 season ended with knee surgery in January, and injuries have been an unfortunate trend throughout his brief NBA career -- he's missed an average of 24.2 games over six seasons. When healthy he has a sweet 18-foot jumper and does a solid job rebounding and blocking shots, so he should fill a valuable role off New York's bench behind Samuel Dalembert and Amare Stoudemire.
Jul 15 - 8:02 PM

Knicks president Phil Jackson said he expects Andrea Bargnani to "do well" in the triangle offense this season.

Jackson has been trying to unload Bargnani's expiring contract this summer, to no avail, and he may be resigned to keeping him. "He's overlooked," Jackson said. "We have a couple of guards he likes to play with, Jose [Calderon] and Pablo [Prigioni], and I think he's going to be a surprise and a pleasant one for our fans." Bargnani missed 40 games last season and was barely worth owning in fantasy leagues while healthy, making him a gamble in the late rounds.
Jul 15 - 2:16 PM

Baron Davis is still attempting to make a comeback in the NBA, and said that he'd love to return to the Cavaliers.

Davis is a highly entertaining personality and it would be great to see him latch on with a team, but it's not going to happen. The 35-year-old said that he's still not 100 percent after tearing his ACL and MCL two years ago, and we're more likely to see him return as an assistant coach than a player.
Jul 15 - 2:10 PM

Cole Aldrich will not play on Monday.

He has a calf injury and it's not considered serious. Aldrich has a chance for minutes with the Knicks dealing away Tyson Chandler and we've all seen how quickly Samuel Dalembert can fall out of the rotation.
Jul 14 - 3:36 PM

Cleanthony Early will not play on Monday due to a sprained ankle.

The summer league fans will have to find another story to follow here. Early looked terrific in the Vegas opener, but he fizzled out in the second game. His handles could use some work, but there is potential here.
Jul 14 - 3:33 PM

Phil Jackson confirmed that Carmelo Anthony gave the Knicks a bit of a discount, which will allow them to have more cap space in 2015.

The deal is reportedly in the $122-$123 million range over five years, and it's believed that Melo didn't take the 7.5 percent raise in Year 2 of the deal, which will give the Knicks an additional $2 million in cap space in 2015. "He did exactly what we kind of asked him to do,’’ Jackson said. "Give us a break in the early part of the contract when we have some wiggle room — hopefully big enough wiggle room — next year when we can exploit it.’’
Jul 14 - 2:42 PM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Short: Plug in Despaigne?

    Short: Plug in Despaigne?
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Trade Chris Davis?

    Short: Trade Chris Davis?
  •  
    Short: Cain hits rock bottom

    Short: Cain hits rock bottom
  •  
    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell

    Short: Buy, Hold or Sell
  •  
    Short: Struggling starters

    Short: Struggling starters
  •  
    Short: Will Mauer rebound?

    Short: Will Mauer rebound?
  •  
    Is Chisenhall the real deal?

    Is Chisenhall the real deal?