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New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Looks Slimmed Down in Latest Instagram Photo
August 11th, 2014 at 6:08 PM
Carmelo Anthony said that when he re-signed his five-year, $124 million deal with the New York Knicks, his heart was with the city of New York and wanted to bring a winning team to Madison Square Garden. ***PHOTO1*** Thus far, Anthony is really showing the team and the fans of the Knicks...

Former New York Knicks’ Forward Al Harrington China Bound
August 10th, 2014 at 7:54 PM
Interestingly enough, many of the big name American players to take their talents to the Chinese Basketball Association were either New York Knicks before they went or upon their return. Stephon Marbury, Tracy McGrady, Wilson Chandler, J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and now Metta World Peace.....oops, The Pandas Friend. Well now...

New York Knicks Re-sign Player Personnel Director Mark Warkentien
August 10th, 2014 at 7:07 AM
Mark Warkentien was hired by former New York Knicks' president Donnie Walsh. He was brought in from the Denver Nuggets organization. When Phil Jackson joined the organization many believed Warkentien's days in New York were numbered. However, Jackson re-signed Warkentien to a new contract. ***PHOTO1*** Phil Jackson's arrival New York Knicks president was thought to...

Former New York Knicks’ Star Earl Monroe Believes in Franchise Direction Under Phil Jackson
August 8th, 2014 at 9:00 PM
Earl Monroe was a monster during his playing days in the NBA. He knows what it takes to win. He also knows that Phil Jackson knows what it takes as well. Monroe believes the roster Jackson has constructed is heading in the right direction. ***PHOTO1*** Despite missing the playoffs last season, Earl...

New York Knicks Leaving Second Round Pick Thanasis Antetokounmpo Unsigned
August 8th, 2014 at 7:36 PM
Thanasis Antetokounmpo is a second round pick of the New York Knicks. Many were excited when the Knicks took him, partially because of his brother's success in the NBA and because of Thanasis' performance in the NBA D-League. However, all along the Knicks have said they intended on stashing him in Europe...

Former New York Knicks’ Forward Metta World Peace Changing His Name, Again
August 7th, 2014 at 7:32 PM
When the New York Knicks signed Metta World Peace many hoped he's change his name back to Ron Artest. He didn't, and the marriage between he and the Knicks ended early. However, now a member of the Chinese Basketball Association, World Peace intends to change his name yet again. ***PHOTO1*** As a...

New York Knicks Sign Rookie Cleanthony Early
August 7th, 2014 at 6:55 PM
When the New York Knicks selected Cleanthony Early with the 34th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft most called him a steal. However, the team still had to sign him. They did, and now we're starting to understand the details of the deal and his likely role with the team. ***PHOTO1*** Did the...

New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings Complete Four Player Trade
August 6th, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Since hired, Phil Jackson has made one good move after another. Today he completed another trade. Some will love this move because they'll watch YouTube and see some highlights. However, in Knicks 101's opinion, this was a move better off not being made. ***PHOTO1*** The New York Knicks today said goodbye to veteran...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Believes New CBA Hurts Team Continuity
August 6th, 2014 at 3:31 PM
Most of the time when a cap-strapped organization like the New York Knicks have been for seemingly ever complains about being able to build a team and the system the league works under you can take it with a grain of salt. However, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson may...

Could New York Knicks Add Gary Payton to the Coaching Staff?
August 5th, 2014 at 5:38 PM
When you think about former players who translate to successful coaches most people name point guards. Is there anyone who doubts Gary Payton would make a good coach? He's a Hall of Famer, one filled with basketball knowledge, who is respected and well spoken. With his interested peaked, could Phil Jackson give...

NBA Referee Violet Palmer Publicly Announces She’s Gay
August 2nd, 2014 at 7:07 AM
On the heals of news that longtime NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring, another official is making headlines. As if she hadn't broken down enough barriers as a female referee in the NBA, Violet Palmer has publicly announced she's gay. ***VIDEO1*** Violet Palmer became the first female NBA referee in 1997. Despite many...

Samuel Dalembert, New York Knicks X-Factor
August 1st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Since the New York Knicks traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks many Knicks fans have talked about the impact of Jose Calderon. Others have fallen in love with Shane Larkin. Some have even discussed how Wayne Ellington could fit into the system. However, no one is talking...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Stephen Jackson
July 31st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
At this point in free agency teams are looking for bargains. The New York Knicks are definitely in that boat because they only have the minimum left to offer free agents. In looking for a reserve small forward to backup Carmelo Anthony the Knicks need to look around for the...

Longtime NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Retiring
July 31st, 2014 at 6:06 PM
When it comes to referees, umpires and officials most are fairly nameless. The ones who are known are either recognized because they are perceived as cool or because fans thing they are bad at their jobs. Over the years, Dick Bavetta has been both. Some, even within the NBA, believe...

Former New York Knicks Forward Metta World Peace to Play in China
July 30th, 2014 at 7:57 PM
Before signing with the New York Knicks last off-season Metta World Peace was choosing between the Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and playing in China with Yao Ming's team. He ended up signing with the Knicks and we all know how that ended. After not receiving any solid offers this off-season to...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Michael Beasley
July 29th, 2014 at 8:35 PM
The New York Knicks continue their search for a backup small forward to play behind Carmelo Anthony. However, at this point in free agency the choices are just about as limited as the Knicks contract options. Who could the Knicks sign for the veteran's minimum? How about giving Michael Beasley...

New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony Visits Allah School in Mecca
July 28th, 2014 at 12:35 PM
New York Knicks superstar forward Carmelo Anthony is a guy who loves his family, his roots, his community and representing the Knicks. He's recently been wearing a necklace with the emblem of the 5% Nation. That controversial affiliation led to him going to Harlem to visit the Allah School in Mecca. ***PHOTO1*** Before...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Chris Douglas-Roberts
July 24th, 2014 at 12:07 AM
While looking around free agency for shooting guards or small forwards who could be signed for the veteran's minimum and fit the mold of what the New York Knicks need one may come across Chris Douglas-Roberts. Just last season Douglas-Roberts was signed by the Knicks and brought to training camp....

New York Knicks Cut Shannon Brown
July 23rd, 2014 at 6:30 PM
When the New York Knicks signed Shannon Brown last season it was clear that he was brought in because he was inexpensive, athletic, could fill a role and because the franchise was already planning on transitioning towards the triangle offense which he had experience in. Now Brown's run with the...

2014 New York Knicks Free Agency Outlook: Dahntay Jones
July 22nd, 2014 at 9:30 PM
After using the mini mid-level exception to sign big man Jason Smith the New York Knicks only have minimum contracts to make roster additions in free agency. Needless to say, the Knicks are bargain shopping. That brings them to Carmelo Anthony's friend, Dahntay Jones. They're giving him a workout to see if he might fit...