Player News - Knicks

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Carmelo Anthony will soon accept a five-year, $129 million contract from the Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Frank Isola reported that Melo would stay in New York earlier in the week, and once Pau Gasol signed with Chicago it was a near certainty. Melo and the Knicks may struggle during the 2014-15 season but they're poised to be major players in free agency next summer. From a fantasy perspective, Anthony is in a perfect situation as the lead gunner on a team in need of reliable scoring, and he should benefit from the Knicks' acquisition of Jose Calderon for Raymond Felton.
Jul 12 - 1:05 PM

With the Bulls nearing a deal with Pau Gasol, free agent Carmelo Anthony will likely return to the Knicks according to multiple reporters.

It all makes sense and we'll update this as soon as all of the various shoes have dropped. Anthony is in some prime real estate to put up big numbers on a barren Knicks roster.
Jul 12 - 1:59 AM

Knicks waive forward Lamar Odom.

This could be it for Odom, as Phil Jackson knows his former pupil better than anybody and elected to pass. He'll be remembered for his insane versatility and also his inability to take charge as a No. 1 and sometimes No. 2 guy, but on the whole he was an extremely good player and we wish him well in his future endeavors.
Jul 11 - 8:13 PM

Knicks re-sign center Cole Aldrich.

Aldrich looked great in Friday's Summer League game and in the real world he's a serviceable backup big as long as he can stay healthy. If the Knicks don't beef up the position he could have some late value in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 8:10 PM

Cole Aldrich set up shop in the paint during Friday's game vs. the Mavericks, finishing with nine points, 14 boards, two assists and three blocks in 31 minutes.

He was easily the best big man in this game and looked like an All-Star. Aldrich had a couple big games for the Knicks last season and he could be looking at a bigger role now that Tyson Chandler is gone. He's a possible pick late in drafts for those who missed out on a center.
Jul 11 - 6:44 PM

Cleanthony Early looked like a first-round pick in his pro debut vs. the Mavericks on Friday, scoring 13 points with one rebound, two blocks and three 3-pointers.

He was having a blast on the court and was even doing some flashy dunks in layup lines to start the game. Early really embraced getting in the open floor and also had some nice buckets in half-court sets. It's early -- no pun intended -- but the Knicks look like they got a great pick in the second round. He's still not on the radar in most fantasy leagues, though.
Jul 11 - 6:41 PM

Tim Hardaway Jr. shot 6-of-15 from the field vs. the Mavericks on Friday, scoring 25 points with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers.

He was also 10-of-12 from the line and was very aggressive. Hardaway Jr. was a catch and shoot guy for much of the season with the Knicks, but he may have some room to grow in the NYK offense next season. With the Knicks possibly going through some changes, THJ could get some extra shots with coach Derek Fisher.
Jul 11 - 6:37 PM

The Lakers are reportedly no longer an option for Carmelo Anthony, and he is now deciding between Chicago and New York.

So it seems the decision will come down to winning-now, vs. playing for his home team. The Knicks can offer Melo the most money, and reports seems to have Anthony leaning in that direction, but nothing is official until Anthony makes a statement. Stay tuned.
Jul 11 - 2:12 PM

Carmelo Anthony is not expected to announce which team he'll sign with on Friday.

LeBron James returning to Cleveland will dominate the headlines and Melo may not want to become an afterthought, though it's conceivable that he's still making up his mind. Knicks president Phil Jackson has expected a decision from Melo for the past few days and with luck we'll hear from him before the end of the weekend.
Jul 11 - 1:11 PM

Phil Jackson is confident that Carmelo Anthony will accept one of the five different contract offers presented to him by the Knicks.

"We have maybe five different options," Jackson said. "There’s a lot of different options." One of the offers is the 5-year, $129 million max, but Jackson believes that Melo will accept a more cap-friendly deal. Although Jackson remains confident, he did admit that he expected a decision from Anthony days ago. "I expected [an answer] yesterday and the day before yesterday. But, no, we’re waiting."
Source: NYpost.com
Jul 10 - 5:47 PM

Phil Jackson told reporters on Thursday that he is yet to hear from Carmelo Anthony, but he feels "positive" about the Knicks' standing in their pursuit of Melo.

Jackson also said he "really felt he struck a chord with Carmelo" during their meetings. The Knicks are reportedly the favorite to land Melo, and can offer him nearly $30 million more than any other franchise. Jackson also mentioned he is hoping to get an answer from Carmelo today, but he has been kept waiting like the rest of the NBA.
Jul 10 - 4:20 PM

The Clippers hired Mike Woodson as an assistant coach.

They are also in pursuit of Lawrence Frank after losing assistants Ty Lue and Alvin Gentry to the Cavs and Warriors, respectively. Woodson's Knicks had a horrific 2013-14 and he'll have to rebuild his resume to get another crack at a head-coaching gig.
Jul 9 - 5:51 PM

The Knicks "have not yet been apprised" that Carmelo Anthony has decided to re-sign with them, according to CBS Sports.

In other words, the NY Daily News' report of Anthony re-signing is a scoop. Frank Isola has been all over the Knicks and has enough credibility to give his report a ton of weight. There is unlikely to be an official announcement until Thursday, but we'll see if other teams kick the tires on deals following this news.
Jul 9 - 4:24 PM

Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks "barring a last minute change of heart," according to the NY Daily News.

The report adds Anthony had been "agonizing over this" for the past week. "He will have something for everybody on Thursday," an anonymous friend of Anthony said. "He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes in Phil." The Knicks are likely going to have a tough time winning a title this season because of the contracts of Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani, but things will get better next year. Hopefully this news becomes official and more free agents can agree on deals. Additionally, Yahoo! reported just minutes following this news that Anthony's circle believes it's always possible to ask for a trade later.
Jul 9 - 3:57 PM

The Knicks have reportedly spoken to the Sixers about a trade for Amare Stoudemire.

Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying to shed salary and trading Stoudemire would go a long way towards accomplishing that goal. The Sixers have about $30 million in cap space and have told teams that they'd be willing to accept a bad contract (like Stoudemire's) if they can get extra assets in return. The extra asset from the Knicks would presumably be Iman Shumpert of Tim Hardaway Jr., so we'll have to wait and if the Knicks are willing to part with either of their most desirable young players.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 8 - 2:03 PM


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