New York Knicks Rumors
Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry was ready to pack his bags and contact a real estate agent in December of 2013. He thought Toronto was trading him to the New York Knicks. “That deal was done,” Lowry told USA TODAY Sports about a trade that would’ve sent him to the Knicks, and the Raptors would have received Metta World Peace, Iman Shumpert and a future first-round draft pick. Imagine Lowry as the Knicks’ point guard, which is exactly what they need.
For Kobe Bryant, there was no gray area regarding Phil Jackson’s decision to fire Derek Fisher. “They felt they needed a change so they made a change. It’s pretty black and white to me,” Bryant said. “Derek’s like a brother, always has been. But still it’s hard to be a coach somewhere and last your entire career there. He’s had a good run there and now it’s time for a change.”
With the NBA trade deadline five days away, Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he has no plans to exercise his no-trade clause and leave the New York Knicks. “There’s always some trade s— going [on],” Anthony said Saturday during an interview on Sirius XM NBA Radio. “I’m not going anywhere.”
Anthony chalked up the most recent rumors as part of playing in New York, the biggest media market in the NBA. “When you’re in New York, you’re always up for grabs, I’ll tell you that. Trades are always up for grabs,” Anthony said with a laugh. “It’s always, ‘Who’s next?’ There’s nothing guaranteed when you’re in New York. But I don’t pay attention to those rumors.”