Happenings

Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina were told not to go out with Joakim Noah,...

  • Joakim Noah admitted during an interview with Chris Vernon that he wasn't prepared for the partying of NYC.
  • Stefan Bondy reports that both Kristaps Porzingis and Frank Ntilikina were told not to go out with Noah.
  • Noah: "I can look back on it and say I thought I was ready for New York City, and I wasn’t. It’s something I have to live with."

Courtney Lee has off shooting night in Westchester loss to Lakeland

  • Courtney Lee requested time in the G-League to get back into shape and rhythm after missing most of the season so far.
  • He played in Westchester's loss to Lakeland, posting 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists on an off-shooting night (7-21).
  • Lee will miss the Knicks' game in Cleveland, but return to the team on Friday.

LeBron hints at Garden, but never seriously considered the Knicks last summer

  • LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played their final NBA game against each other on Monday at the Staples Center.
  • After the game, LeBron was caught on camera telling Wade that their final showdown had to happen "either here [LA] or the Garden, that's it."
  • Sources close to LeBron report he was referencing the venue and not alluding to where he wanted to play last summer.

Report: Knicks expected to convert Allonzo Trier to standard NBA contract

  • Adam Zagoria is reporting the Knicks will eventually convert Allonzo Trier to a standard NBA contract.
  • Trier's NBA service time was set to expire on December 15, but that deadline is now delayed due to a hamstring injury.
  • It is unclear whether the Knicks plan on using a salary cap exception or simply convert him to league minimum salary for rest of season.

Porzingis wanted Ntilikina in the starting lineup last season

  • As Frank Ntilikina battles for playing time under Fizdale, apparently, Porzingis and a small group of players asked Hornacek to make him the starter last season.
  • The Knicks net rating was +4.4 when KP and Frank shared the court, versus -1.6 when KP played without Frank.

Frank Ntilikina interview by Basket-Infos.com (TRANSLATED)

  • Frank Ntilikina was interviewed in French by Basket-Infos.com ahead of French Heritage Night at the Garden on Sunday.
  • Frank plays down any trade rumors and worries about his playing time.

French NBA Insiders believe Ntilikina will be traded

  • On a French TV NBA talk show, two respected journalists and a French basketball legend discussed Frank Ntilikina's future in New York
  • They speculate that a trade is very possible.

Fizdale: Frank will see the court soon

  • Frank Ntilikina has spent three consecutive games on the bench.
  • David Fizdale says he didn't want to use him in garbage time vs Boston.
  • Fizdale says Frank will see the court sometime soon.

Report: Knicks haven’t had any internal discussions about John Wall

  • It was reported earlier this week that some in the league believe the Knicks are stockpiling young assets to make a run at John Wall.
  • Ian Begley responds to that report with his own report that the Knicks have not had any internal discussions about a potential trade for Wall.

Report: Knicks not actively shopping Ntilikina, but off-record executives believe he will be traded

  • New York is NOT actively looking to trade Ntilikina.
  • However, several teams are interested in him, as reported by several media outlets.
  • Chris Sheridan reports that executives, who would not speak on the record, believe he will be traded this season.

Everything we know about Frank Ntilikina trade rumors

  • Frank Ntilikina is off to a slow start to his sophomore campaign in the NBA.
  • There have been several reports about teams interest in trading for the young guard.
  • There has been no credible report that the Knicks are looking to trade him.

Tim Hardaway Sr. explains why he didn’t celebrate his son’s halftime buzzer-beater

  • A video of Tim Hardaway Sr. went viral when he showed very little reaction to his son making a buzzer-beating shot before halftime in Detroit.
  • Hardaway Sr. explains that the situation didn't call for him to celebrate since the Knicks were playing poorly and losing.

Report: Pistons and Nets have interest in Dotson

  • Marc Berman reports the Pistons and Nets have interest in Damyean Dotson.
  • Meanwhile, for the second time this week, Nets Daily refutes Brooklyn's interest (earlier this week they refuted Ian Begley's report on the Nets' interest in Ntilikina).

Do the Knicks have interest in John Wall?

  • Marc Berman reports that some in the league believe the Knicks are stocking up their young assets to try to acquire John Wall.
  • While it has been reported that Wall is available in trade, it doesn't seem to make sense for the Knicks to be pursuing this option.
  • Wall is due to make $169 million over the next four seasons.

Report: Suns, Wolves, Nets(?) interested in Ntilikina

  • Frank Ntilikina is off to a slow start to his sophomore campaign in the NBA.
  • While Knicks fans treat this moment as an existential crises, plenty of teams around the NBA seem intrigued by Frank's potential.

Mario Hezonja has dunk of the season, but Giannis is ready for him next...

  • Mario Hezonja followed an emphatic dunk by stepping over Giannis Antetokonmpo, Allen Iverson style.
  • The Greek Freak responded after the game, "I'm going to punch him in his nut next time."

Report: Knicks seeking draft picks to package for a star?

  • Ian Begley reports that Phoenix has interest in Frank Ntilikina.
  • John Gambadoro, who first reported the Knicks + Phoenix discussed a trade for KP before the draft Frank was picked, speculates the Knicks want draft picks to package for a star.
  • Gambadoro believes the Milwaukee pick (likely not tendered until 2020) owed to Phoenix would be enough for Phoenix to acquire Ntilikina.

Courtney Lee is probable to return to the lineup on Saturday; whose minutes will...

  • After being sidelined from a neck injury since training camp, Courtney Lee is probably to return against Milwaukee.
  • Fizdale said the starting lineup will remain the same, for now, so expect Lee to be eased into the lineup.
  • Vivek Dadhania breaks down the players most likely impacted by the return.

How the Knicks ended up with both Robinson and Trier on draft night

  • The Knicks hinted to Allonzo Trier that they wanted to select him with their second round pick, as they tried to trade up to select Mitchell Robinson.
  • When Robinson fell in their lap in the second round, they passed on Trier, luckily finding him again as an undrafted free agent.

What you need to know about Luke Kornet’s call up from Westchester

  • New York recalled Luke Kornet from Westchester as they seek big man depth with Mitchell Robinson constantly in foul trouble.
  • The move could also be seen as an evaluation period before he is trade eligible on December 15 (although he has a no-trade) and around the date when Trier's two-way NBA service time runs up, making Kornet an option to be waived.

Watch: A conversation with Allonzo Trier

Allonzo Trier made an appearance in front of fans at the Stance Soho location to participate in an interview with Russ Bengston. Watch the full conversation streamed live by Knicks Fan TV + The Knick of Time Show.

Report: Orlando has shown interest in Frank Ntilikina

Frank Ntilikina is having a hard time finding his offensive game, as well as regular minutes and positional assignment in the Knicks rotation. Some believe the organization has cooled their excitement for the lottery pick. However, other teams seem to remain intrigued by what Ntilikina can bring as a young guard who can defend all positions.

Fizdale doesn’t plan on sending Knox or Robinson to G-League

David Fizdale told reporters before the game in Philadelphia that he doesn't see Kevin Knox or Mitchell Robinson playing in Westchester this season. "I’m keeping both of them with us," Fizdale said. "We’re raising them as a village now with the group. Through whatever tough times they go through that’s what we’ve got to go through with them right now."

Report: Jimmy Butler was never interested in joining Knicks

When it was first reported that Jimmy Butler wanted out of Minnesota, it was believed that the Knicks were on his short list of...

Fizdale explains why he’s been a “mad scientist” with the Knicks rotation

David Fizdale discusses lineup changes, the closeness of the team, and more on The Michael Kay Show.