Yes, it is still early in the season, but it's safe to say that the Knicks will find themselves high in the NBA Draft lottery at the end of the year.
The New York Knicks have fired coach Jeff Hornacek, the team announced Thursday morning. "Jeff is a true professional who has worked tirelessly for this organization the last two seasons," Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry said in a joint statement. "We sincerely appreciate his efforts and considerable contributions to the team and wish him well in his future endeavors." Mills and Perry said they informed Hornacek of his firing upon the team's return to suburban New York following a flight back from Cleveland, where the Knicks beat the Cavaliers 110-98.
Maybe Michael Beasley wasn't so crazy when he opined about his scoring potential before the start of the 2017-18 season. Beasley was serenaded with multiple MVP chants Thursday night at Madison Square Garden while scoring 18 of his team-high 32 points in the fourth quarter of the New York Knicks' 102-93 triumph over the Boston Celtics. On a night that Kristaps Porzingis, returning from a two-game absence due to a sore knee, failed to register a single field goal and missed all 11 of his shot attempts, Beasley was practically unstoppable in the final frame while helping the Knicks pull away.
Ujiri signed a five-year, $30 million-plus extension a year ago, and it’s unclear how easily he could be pried from Toronto – if Ujiri has interest in the Knicks job.
Passing on other top prospects and selecting Frank Ntilikina was a wise move by the Knicks, write Moke Hamilton.
The Cleveland Cavaliers should tell Phil Jackson to lose their number once and for all. We’ve yet to hear a legitimate reason as to why a first place team, coming off a championship, would trade one its core players, Kevin Love, in February. LeBron James is not going to allow his friendship with Carmelo Anthony to mess with a good thing.
At one end of the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, 76ers coach Brett Brown, who has won just 20 percent of his games since the 2013-14 season, spoke of optimism for the future, admitting his team was much closer to being where they have tried to get for three-plus years.
A determined Derrick Rose returned to the starting lineup Wednesday night. One game after Rose didn't show up for a game and the team had no idea where its starting point guard was, the drama continued for the reeling New York Knicks, who suffered what could have been their most painful loss of the season to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Knicks center Joakim Noah skipped a team dinner with cadets on Thursday night because he’s anti-war, he told reporters on Friday. The team is currently holding camp at West Point, as they’ve done in the past few years. Noah said that he just doesn’t feel comfortable at the military academy where the dinner was held.
How high are expectations for the revamped New York Knicks? New point guard Derrick Rose curiously said some people have put New York in the same "super team" class as the Golden State Warriors.
Knicks star forward posted a powerful message on Instagram
The Bulls did the once-unthinkable on Wednesday, trading former most valuable player and homegrown product Derrick Rose to the Knicks in a five-player deal. Here are three observations.
The Knicks have made a move for a point guard, trading for former MVP Derrick Rose. Robin Lopez and Jose Calderon are among three players heading to the Bulls.
Phil Jackson told Derrick Rose, who was acquired in a trade with the Bulls on Wednesday, that the team intends to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency.
Carmelo Anthony has twice now consciously not endorsed Kurt Rambis to become the Knicks head coach when he’s been given ample opportunity to give Phil Jackson’s first and only choice for the job an unequivocal thumbs-up.
When Jose Calderon arrived in New York last summer, the franchise had high hopes that he could step into the void the team had been dealing with at point guard. The 6-foot-3 Spanish playmaker had established a reputation as a pure shooter and precision passer, able to ignite and facilitate an offense. This appeared to be an ideal remedy for a sputtering Knick attack.
The New York Knicks are looking to be much better than last season, having finished among the worst teams in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks don’t have a first round draft pick to select another young talent with next summer, so there’s no point in trying to tank the season to have better chances in the lottery.