Happenings

Knicks fill second two-way spot with Kadeem Allen

  • Knicks fill their open two-way roster spot with Allonzo Trier's former college teammate, guard Kadeem Allen.

News Summary: Enes Kanter’s wild night in Milwaukee

  • The night started with Enes Kanter learning he was being replaced by Luke Kornet in the starting lineup.
  • It ended with Kanter being ejected for a questionable double technical resulting from a skirmish with Giannis Antetokounmpo.
  • Bucks assistant Darvin Ham got involved, much to the displeasure of Porzingis, who was watching from home.

Steve Mills elaborates on Joakim Noah decisions

  • Joakim Noah recently admitted in an interview with Chris Vernon that he was "too lit" to play in New York City.
  • Steve Mills responded to those comments by explaining in a press conference that there were more than just financial reasons why the team let him go when they did.
  • Mills also hinted that it wasn't his idea to sign Noah in the first place.

Kristaps Porzingis is progressing, but his return is not imminent

  • It has been ten months since Kristaps Porzingis tore the ACL in his left knee. The team announced that he is making progress and participating in 45-minute sessions with coaches on the basketball court, but his return is not imminent.
  • The team will reevaluate the Unicorn in mid-February, which will mark the one-year anniversary of his injury.

Report: Knicks have expressed preliminary interest in Jabari Parker

  • Chicago is looking to trade the former number two overall pick, who has fallen out of the rotation under coach Jim Boylen.
  • New York would need to send back at least $15 million in salary to make a deal work.
  • Parker is due $20 million this season, with a team option for $20 million next season.

Tim Hardaway Jr. playing through plantar fasciitis

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. has been dealing with soreness from plantar fasciitis.
  • Despite the injury, the volume shooter will suit up for the Knicks in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Tyson Chandler believes Knicks have chance to land top free agent

  • Tyson Chandler was in Brooklyn as the Lakers faced the Nets on Tuesday night, so the local reporters took the opportunity to ask him about the Knicks.
  • Chandler thinks that with Fizdale in charge, the Knicks have a legit chance at landing a top free agent to pair with Kristaps Porzingis.

James Dolan gives wide-ranging interview

  • James Dolan gave a wide-ranging interview to ESPN's Ian O'Connor on topics ranging from pleasing his shareholders to Donald Trump to the Knicks' coaching search.
  • Dolan says he owes it to his shareholders to consider selling the team for the right price, but his family is not looking to sell the team.

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.

Former Knick Eric Anderson passes away at the age of 48

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sszr4VRosQ Former Knick Eric Anderson suddenly passed away today at the age of 48.  Anderson spent his...

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.

Lance Thomas talks Frank, Fizdale, and sneaker drive with Alan Hahn

MSG and ESPN Radio's Alan Hahn had Lance Thomas on his show on Friday night and a number of things of note came out...

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).