Happenings

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.

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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

Stephon Marbury jokes he contributed to his own fandom’s pain

Stephon Marbury talks about the struggle of being a Knicks fan upon receiving award in China.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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: 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Check out the Puma swag Kevin Knox sent to his high school

Kevin Knox made sure to take care of his former high school basketball team.

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.

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.