Player News - Knicks

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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

Knicks president Phil Jackson has talked to multiple teams in recent days about moving Amare Stoudemire in a trade, according to ESPN NY.

This is the second ESPN report of the Knicks looking to deal Stoudemire with Stephen A. Smith saying something similar on Monday. The Knicks are obviously trying to get Amare off their books so they can sign a second max guy with Carmelo Anthony. If the Knicks pull off a deal, they would have to trade a young player or draft pick.
Source: ESPN NY
Jul 8 - 11:57 AM

There is a growing sentiment around the NBA that Carmelo Anthony is hoping that Chris Bosh will sign with the Rockets so that he can join LeBron James in Miami, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Stein reported that five teams he talked to expressed the same thought as Carmelo's free agency decision drags on. This situation has turned into a bit of a high-stakes game of chicken to see which free agent will blink first and sign with Houston as the Rockets have reportedly offered max contracts to both Bosh and Anthony. The Bulls, Lakers, and Knicks are also in the running for Anthony's services while LeBron could throw a huge wrench into the entire situation by signing with his hometown Cavaliers. This situation is getting cloudier by the day, but we should have some clarity soon after one of the proverbial dominoes fall.
Jul 8 - 10:53 AM

The Knicks have officially announced their hiring of Kurt Rambis as the associate head coach to Derek Fisher.

"Kurt is exactly the type of person we want in our organization to help develop our culture of success," Fisher said. "His vast knowledge and experience as a championship player and coach are traits that we embrace adding to our staff." The deal will be for $1.2 million per year over four years.
Jul 7 - 5:04 PM

Carmelo Anthony is reportedly conflicted about contract offers from the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls.

The Bulls would be the best team for Carmelo to join if he's a seeking a win-now situation, however he'd need to take a significant pay cut. The Lakers can offer Carmelo a max deal of four years and $96 million, while putting him in the spotlight of a major market, but they're far away from being a championship contender. Meanwhile, the Knicks can offer Carmelo the most money and when Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani come off the books next season New York will have plenty of money to bring in a big-name free agent.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 7 - 4:37 PM

The 76ers are interested in trading for Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert, according to Stephen A. Smith of ESPN.

If the Knicks can get Amare off their books, it would open up plenty of room to sign a free agent. Obviously, the Knicks will have to give up even more assets and it would be a bit shortsighted. STAT will be a free agent next season, so it would probably just behoove the Knicks to suck it up this season and try to make a splash in a solid 2015 free agent class.
Source: NJ.com
Jul 7 - 11:48 AM

The Knicks "remain confident" in their chances of re-signing unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony.

The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" and Melo reportedly was at a pickup game at UCLA with Kobe Bryant, but that report is unconfirmed. Anthony has not informed teams who is ruled out of the running, so the Rockets, Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks and Knicks still have a chance. He is expected to make a decision in the next few days.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 7 - 9:48 AM

Unrestricted free agent Carmelo Anthony's decision isn't expected to linger late into the week, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Things are starting to get interesting with Carmelo. The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" for his services while he could wind up in Miami with Chris Bosh taking a max team with the Rockets. Of course, the Knicks are willing to offer him a max deal and he reportedly doesn't want to move his family. It seems almost certain his decision will come before LeBron James'.
Jul 7 - 9:21 AM

The Lakers have moved into "serious contention" on signing Carmelo Anthony, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Oh boy. Bill Simmons of ESPN had a similar report earlier today and the Lakers may actually be considered as the favorite to sign the 2012-13 scoring champ. The Lakers only have four players under contract right now and can offer Melo a max four-year, $97 million deal. He is expected to make his decision this weekend.
Jul 5 - 7:42 PM

The Lakers made a "major impact" on Carmelo Anthony during their meeting this weekend, according to Bill Simmons of ESPN.

It probably has something to do with Kobe Bryant, who is one of Melo's good friends in the league. In fact, Melo is the only NBA player that is not a teammate or former teammate who is followed on Twitter by Kobe, so that's super important. He is expected to make his decision in the next few days.
Jul 5 - 6:14 PM

Carmelo Anthony left his final free-agency meeting with the Knicks "largely aligned with president Phil Jackson's vision," according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Knicks have a verbal offer of a max deal of five years and $129 million, so if he's really on board with the team's vision, this sounds like he's not going anywhere. He also has a seven-year-old son and that may also help keep him in NY despite the pitches of the Bulls, Rockets, Lakers and Mavericks. The Knicks may have one more tough season on the horizon with Amare Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani on the books, but things should get better in 2015-16.
Jul 4 - 2:59 PM

Joakim Noah has reportedly told several people he believes that Carmelo Anthony will be re-signing with the Knicks.

With the Knicks having the ability to offer Anthony significantly more money than any other team, partnered with Anthony's love for New York, and his families desire to remain in New York, all signs are pointing towards Anthony returning to Madison Square Garden. Anthony has also reportedly made a pitch to Pau Gasol to sign with the Knicks, which strengthens the argument.
Jul 4 - 12:04 PM


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