Atlantic Power Rankings: Where Do the Knicks Land?

Ranking: 3 Click to see full Atlantic rankings I’m gonna take a flyer on the New York Knicks here… well, kinda.  Also, consider the talent of the other two teams under the Knicks in this division, and that should ease the supposed absurdity of this projection to some degree.  Maybe the system didn’t work.  Maybe Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson aren’t the saviors of New...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Early Expectations for Kristaps Porzingis

(June 24, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Draft night was full of surprises, but perhaps the most shocking to the majority of mainstream NBA fans was the New York Knicks decision to select Latvian forward Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick. The lanky 7-footer had impressed numerous teams at his workout...
Via HoopStuff
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony, Knicks keeping expectations low after 17-win season

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) No bold predictions from the New York Knicks. No real predictions at all, actually. ''To be quite honest, I don't really have any expectations at this time,'' Carmelo Anthony said. Maybe he shouldn't. He's never played with most of his teammates and the ones who were Knicks last season didn't exactly distinguish themselves, as New York went 17-65 in its worst...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA season preview: New York Knicks

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's is the next installment of our series on the New York Knicks. 2014-15 Record: 17-65 Notable Acquisitions: Robin Lopez (FA), Kristaps Porzingis (Draft), Derrick Williams (FA), Arron Afflalo (FA), Jerian Grant (Draft) Notable Departures: Andrea Bargnani, Shane Larkin, Tim Hardaway Jr. Temperature Check: After...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony: 'I think Phil Jackson still believes in me'

Knicks fans and maybe even media have been playing a game of Will He, Won't He with Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks all summer. Does Melo want to come back? Is he happy with the Knicks offseason? Does he want to be traded? Would the Knicks just be better off getting rid of him for a big package? Apparently, there's one guy who takes exception to all of that.From ESPN's Ian Begley...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson plans to be more involved with the Knicks coaching staff this season

We coming into year two of the New York Knicks rebuild led by team president Phil Jackson and head coach Derek Fisher. Expectations are low for the Knicks this season but many people in the organization believe that this team can be better than what many expect. Last season, many thought that Jackson would be hovering over Fisher while he coached the Knicks but that never happened...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Fisher wants Phil Jackson to be more involved with Knicks

    New York Knicks president Phil Jackson avoided a hands-on approach with the team last season because he did not want to step on first-year head coach Derek Fisher’s toes. But after the Knicks finished with the second-worst record in the league, the novice coach told the sage that he would like some advice and assistance in the future. “Derek’s kind of asked me to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson to spend more time around Knicks at Fisher's request

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Phil Jackson says he will spend more time around the New York Knicks coaching staff this season at the request of coach Derek Fisher. Jackson says Friday that he wanted to give Fisher his space last season in their new roles, but feels he may have ''stepped back too far last year.'' The NBA's career leader with 11 coaching championships says Fisher told him...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: Kobe might play for team other than Lakers

    Kobe Bryant is entering his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers and many have assumed based on reports that the legendary player will retire after the year. Not so fast, my friends. Speaking with the media on Friday, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson told reporters that he doesn’t think Kobe will retire yet. What’s more is that he thinks Kobe might play for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson on Derek Fisher: 'Maybe I stepped back too far last year'

Phil Jackson made a point not to meddle during his first year creating a president-coach relationship with first-year bench leader Derek Fisher last season. Maybe that'll change in the upcoming season.Here's more from Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal:Surely, Fisher is trying to improve on a first season during which he witnessed his team win a grand total of just 17 games...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson thinks Kobe plays on - but maybe not with Lakers

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) Phil Jackson doubts this is Kobe Bryant's final season - though thinks it may be Bryant's last in Los Angeles. With Bryant going into the last season of his contract and coming off a couple of injury-shortened seasons, his future will be one of the biggest questions around the NBA this season. Jackson, who coached Bryant to five NBA championships with the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil: It 'might be last year as a Laker,' but not his last in the NBA

It's largely assumed that 2015-2016 will be Kobe Bryant's final season in the NBA, given his declining performance, recent injury history and the fact that they coincide with the expiration of his mammoth $25-million-a-year contract next summer. Phil Jackson would like to have a word with you. Jackson, who has an extensive rapport with Bryant, told reporters at Knicks media day Friday...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson wants Sasha Vujacic to help him teach the triangle

The Knicks are using more geometric terms than my sixth-grade math class, but that comes with the territory when you're using the triangle offense.All we hear about the Knicks is triangle this, triangle that. You might be sick of it. I am, too. It's annoying, and doesn't seem as important as everyone makes it out to be. Why are the Knicks the only team whose system we discuss in...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackson hopes Vujacic can help teach Knicks the triangle

    Knicks president Phil Jackson swears that offseason signee Sasha Vujacic is much more than a legacy play. Jackson, who coached Vujacic in Los Angeles for six seasons, winning back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 along the way, hopes that the Slovenian guard will be instrumental in schooling the Knicks young guns about the finer points of the triangle offense. “Having...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis has been eating up to 5,000 calories a day trying to bulk up for the season

While New York Knicks fans was not happy when he was selected in the 2015 NBA Draft, rookie Kristaps Porzingis development could be pretty interesting. After surprising during the NBA Summer League, that was still the concern that he is to light to play his position. Add that to the comments that team president Phil Jackson said that Porzingis could ended up like Shawn Bradley....
Via No Guts, No Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis on 5,000-calorie diet to gain weight

    Kristaps Porzingis desperately wants to dispel the notion that he is too lanky to be a superstar in the NBA, and one of the ways to do that is by eating a lot. How much? Three steaks a day, for starters. New York Knicks president Phil Jackson recently compared Porzingis’ frame to that of NBA draft bust Shawn Bradley. That did not sit well with Porzingis, who knows Jackson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis: I'm Not Shawn Bradley

Kristaps Porzingis was asked to respond to a comment made by Phil Jackson before the draft comparing him to Shawn Bradley. "That's what Phil does to get guys to work hard. That fired me up. I'm not Shawn Bradley." Porzingis also said he was happy to oblige when the New York Knicks asked him to skip EuroBasket.
Via RealGM
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson Believes That the 2016 New York Knicks Will be Much Improved on Defense

President of the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson, speaks at a press conference before the game against the Charlotte Hornets on January 10, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Mandatory Credit:ESPN/Getty Images) Last season the New York Knicks ranked in the bottom of the league in defensive efficiency. After a summer of overhauling the roster and with the mentality of a fresh start, Phil...
Via The Sports Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis ‘BIG BET’ Illustration

When the New York Knicks took virtually unknown talent Kristaps Porzingis out of Latvia with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 draft. Small children cried, people booed and we all wondered if Phil Jackson was a little crazy. At 7’4″ with tremendous ability and a slight frame. Porzingis could be a steal three teams missed or a colossal disaster the Knicks should’ve avoided...
Via Hooped Up
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Every NBA division's most interesting rookie for 2015-16

The NBA expects Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor to become the featured player of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers, respectively, but lesser-discussed prospects provide the most interesting storylines. Each division has a fresh face set to contribute in the 2015-16 campaign, and the eventual impacts of the following six rookies are intriguing narratives...
Via Sportsnaut
August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Not Another Power Ranking: #28 New York Knicks

Folks, we did it, we’ve gotten to trilogy status. I welcome you all to the third installment of the 30 part series, where we breakdown the teams in order from worst to first. Today, we have ourselves a doozy on our hands. A team that has been critiqued by nearly everyone, and whose struggles continued even into the offseason, despite the help of the Zen Master. This basketball...
Via Total Sports Live
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks Only Have 4 Of 17 Players From 14-15 Camp

The New York Knicks only have four of the 17 players that were in training camp with the team a year ago as Phil Jackson has worked to turn over the roster. Carmelo Anthony, Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Cleanthony Early are the only four players still on the Knicks' roster. The Knicks have traded away the likes of J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr., while Amar...
Via RealGM
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: 'I look for Arron to be a leader'

Arron Afflalo had a down season in 2014-15, splitting it between the Nuggets and the Trail Blazers, but Phil Jackson isn't too worried about that. ESPN has published a series of interviews with the Knicks president, and during the latest edition, Jackson explains exactly why he expects the shooting guard to have a turnaround season for the Knicks, whom Afflalo signed with back in...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson explains why the Knicks signed Derrick Williams

Even among those who praised the Knicks' offseason for the team's intelligence in not overpaying for overrated talent, the contract the organization gave Derrick Williams raised some eyebrows. Williams signed a two-year, $10 million deal (with a second-year player option of $5 million) with New York back in July after coming off a few rough seasons with the Timberwolves and Kings...
Via Fox Sports
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson says silly things, but that's okay

Phil Jackson was once remembered as being one of — if not the — best coaches in the history of basketball. Yet, that was “forever” ago: way before social media, and especially before he took over the duties of trying to make the incompetent New York Knicks slightly more competent. Jackson aimed to do this by taking a roster which more closely resembled a dumpster fire than...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
Knicks News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Texas Rangers ups their concessions game for the postseason

College playoff: Five teams that hurt themselves

College playoff: Five teams that helped themselves

Could this be the Carolina Panthers season?

Michael Irvin: Cowboys have no chance against Patriots Sunday

Melo on requesting a trade: 'Hell no'

Remembering the Angels-Mariners AL West tiebreaker of 1995

Donald Trump: Redskins should keep team name

Redskins got a pregame pep talk from...Matthew McConaughey?

Matt Bonner is about to join an elite group of Spurs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker