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Latest News / Jan 29, 2015 / 10:30 am

Report: Kevin Durant Intrigued By Knicks For 2016

Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony

There’s already been a lot of chatter about Kevin Durant returning to his hometown in Prince George’s County Maryland to play with the Wizards when he’s a free agent in the summer of 2016. Now a person close to KD tells Frank Isola of the New York Daily News KD would be interested in playing for the Knicks. You read that right. The Big Apple team tied with the Sixers for the worst record in the Eastern Conference might have a chance to land KD — who didn’t play last night when the Knicks miraculously beat his Thunder 100-92. Read More »

Smack / Jan 9, 2015 / 3:15 pm

J.R. Smith On Knicks’ Triangle Offense: “It’s Almost Too Much Thinking”

J.R. Smith

Much has been made of the triple-post offense — more popularly known as the Triangle — the Knicks are running this year. Most gripe it doesn’t work in the contemporary game, and J.R. Smith certainly struggled with it earlier this year. But Swish got dealt to Cleveland, and he told the New York Post before his first game in a Cavs uniform on Wed. the Triangle required “almost too much thinking.” Here we go. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 11:15 pm

Report: Derek Fisher Says At Some Point ‘Melo May Sit Rest Of Season

Carmelo Anthony, Derek Fisher

He missed his fifth game of the season tonight, and a lingering pain in his left knee has plagued Carmelo Anthony since the second game of the season. He wasn’t able to go in the second half against Portland on Sunday, and if the knee continues to give him pain while the Knicks continue to lose — they’re 5-30, the worst start in franchise history — Derek Fisher says Anthony might decide to sit it down for the rest of the season. Read More »

NBA / Jan 1, 2015 / 1:15 pm

Carmelo: Knicks “Would’ve Crumbled Already” If Not For Derek Fisher

Derek Fisher

A silver lining for the woeful New York Knicks on New Year’s Day: Mutiny is far from the horizon. Throwing support behind the seemingly overwhelmed Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony said his team “would’ve crumbled already” if not for the leadership of its rookie coach. Read More »

NBA / Dec 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Report: Carmelo Anthony Threatened To Fight Tim Hardaway During Game

Carmelo Anthony

Things couldn’t possibly get worse for the 4-19 New York Knicks, right? Think again. Less than 48 hours after Phil Jackson said New York has “a loser’s mentality” comes a report of widespread dysfunction throughout the Knicks’ locker room, highlighted by Carmelo Anthony threatening to “beat up” Tim Hardaway. Read More »

Smack / Dec 8, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Team President Phil Jackson On Knicks: “We Have A Loser’s Mentality”

Phil Jackson

Rookie coach Derek Fisher is using scripture to ensure the New York Knicks can see a forest of future success through the trees of their current struggles. If you’re to believe president Phil Jackson, his team will stay blind unless it improves its attitude. Speaking with reporters on Monday following New York’s eighth consecutive loss, Jackson said the Knicks “have a loser’s mentality.” Read More »

Latest News, Twitter / Dec 8, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Bible Passage Greets Nosediving New York Knicks

Derek Fisher

“Then it came about after all your wickedness ‘Woe, woe to you!’ declares the Lord GOD” in Ezekial 16:23. He’s probably talking about the Knicks and all of us heathens in New York City. The Knicks, 4-18 and losers of their last eight, are in 14th place in the LEastern Conference, and that’s only because the Pistons and Sixers share the same conference. After Sunday’s 103-99 loss to the Blazers — yet another close one — the Knicks turned towards an optimistic bible passage on their whiteboard to keep battling through the historic amount of losing they’ve experienced to start the season. Read More »

GIFs, Twitter / Nov 3, 2014 / 11:45 am

Lance Stephenson’s Fluky Videobomb Turns Into Meme

Derek Fisher, Lance Stephenson

Before Carmelo Anthony sealed the 96-93 win for the Knicks last night, Lance Stephenson heaved a desperation three-pointer, but he wasn’t able to get it off before the remaining eight-tenths of a second expired. Lance still thought he had been fouled on the attempt, and when he got up from the court to wonder at the no-call, his mug happened to pop up just as the camera was panning over to Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. A surprisingly funny meme was born. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 9, 2014 / 12:15 pm

J.R. Smith Says Learning Triangle Offense “Is Going To Take A Few Months”

J.R. Smith, Derek Fisher

The Knicks have a new coach and a new system in place with Derek Fisher taking over for Mike Woodson this year to help implement the somewhat anachronistic triangle offense — supplanting Woody’s more traditional sets last year. The inchoate nature of triangle for the team was on full display during New York’s 106-86 loss to Boston in their preseason opener last night, and J.R. Smith tells the New York Post‘s Fred Kerber, “It’s going to take some time.” Read More »

Smack / Aug 28, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Shumpert Is Excited About Doing More On Offense Than “Standing In The Corner”

Iman Shumpert

Iman Shumpert’s 2013-2014 was among the most disappointing in basketball. As trade rumors swirled around him from last season’s outset, the two-way prowess that made Shumpert one of the league’s most promising young wings the year before all but vanished entirely. He notched career lows in points per game and field goal percentage, dipped from 40.2 percent to 33.3 percent from beyond the arc, and let his uncertain status as a member of the New York Knicks affect his effort on the other end of the floor, too. Read More »