Knicks, Heat ‘preferable’ trade spots for Bulls’ DeMar DeRozan

Broadway or South Beach. As the Bulls continue to slump, there are persistent rumors that the former model franchise, which has become a basement-dweller, will start selling off its top players and embark on a rebuild. DeMar DeRozan is one of the players Chicago is considering moving, along with Zach LaVine, with the Knicks and […]

Jalen Brunson’s 42-point night propels Knicks past lowly Pistons

No one can accuse the Knicks of not taking advantage of the weaker parts of this season’s schedule, even though this has never been easy. Tom Thibodeau was pleased with his team’s defensive strength after the Knicks held on to the NBA-worst Pistons until late in the fourth quarter before finally pulling away and extending […]

Donte DiVincenzo sparks Knicks with fourth-quarter explosion

Tom Thibodeau wasn’t shy about riding the hot hand from the second unit long into the game. In Thursday’s late-game win over the Pistons, it was Donte DiVincenzo’s turn to stay on the floor for the entire fourth quarter. The offseason free agent signing helped the Knicks win 118-112 with three 3-pointers in the fourth […]

Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson not too big to help out former coach

It’s not every day that an NBA player has a former high school basketball coach as their roommate, but the story behind Mitchell Robinson and Butch Stockton’s current living situation is heartwarming. Stockton coached the Knicks big man at Chalmette High School in Louisiana, and the two remain so connected that Robinson brought Stockton to […]

How Knicks can get spot in next round of NBA In-Season Tournament

The Knicks could find themselves in a strange scenario where they need to increase their point differential in Tuesday’s final group stage game to advance to the NBA’s first in-season tournament. The Knicks need at least a win against the Hornets at the Garden to move up to 3-1 in the first round, potentially giving […]

Knicks need better than hit-or-miss effort by Julius Randle

Edward R. Murrow said, “Good night and good luck.”Walter Cronkite’s go-to is “…and it is That’s right. ” At the end of every concert he’s ever performed, Billy Joel has advised his audience, “Don’t let anyone give you their opinion.” Here’s Tom Thibodeau’s signature line: “It’s a make-or-break league.” It has always been that way, […]

Suns’ plan to foul Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson nearly backfires

My opponent went back to being a hack-a-mitch. The Suns intentionally fouled the Knicks center in the fourth quarter as Mitchell Robinson’s shot from the charity stripe was still poor, but it nearly backfired in Phoenix’s 116-113 win on Sunday. Robinson was hacked right after grabbing the rebound and attempting to throw a pass to […]

Devin Booker’s late 3-pointer buries Knicks in crushing loss to Suns

The Suns only needed one of the Big Three to bury the Knicks. Devin Booker, playing without the help of injured teammates Kevin Durant and Bradley Beal, hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the Knicks’ 116-113 loss to MSG on Sunday. , and popped the latest gem from Jalen Brunson. Brunson tied […]

Jacob Toppin putting up gaudy numbers in G-League for Knicks

Former Nick Obi Toppin’s younger brother is starting to make a splash in the G League. After going undrafted in June, Jacob Toppin signed a two-way contract with the Knicks and averaged 26.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and shot 46.2 percent (38.5 percent from deep) in his final three games with Westchester. He achieved impressive results […]