DALLAS (AP) — Jonas Valanciunas brought physical play to the new-look Memphis Grizzlies, and the Dallas Mavericks noticed.
Valanciunas had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and backup center Joakim...
Noah has season-best night, leading Grizzlies past Pelicans
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On a night where new faces sprinkled Memphis' rotation, an old vet carried the Grizzlies to their first victory of a new era.
Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the new-look Grizzlies to a 99-90 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Memphis Grizzlies sign veteran forward Joakim Noah
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joakim Noah will to try revive his NBA career with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace announced Tuesday that the team has signed the 6-foot-11 Noah for the remainder of the season.
"For Memphis to give me a shot, I feel really blessed and very fortunate to be back in the NBA," said Noah, 33. "I just want to be here for the guys and be a good influence."
Knicks waive Joakim Noah after just 2 seasons
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah's disappointing Knicks career is over after just two seasons.
Unable to find a trade, the Knicks waived the 33-year-old center Saturday with two years and $37.8 million remaining on his contract.
Knicks won’t rush Porzingis or future building plans
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is back with his teammates, though the New York Knicks don't know when he'll be back on the court.
Joakim Noah won't be back, though the terms of his departure still are being negotiated.
So while there are questions, the Knicks also feel they have certainty with the way they are building their team.
Knicks: Noah won’t be back with team until further notice
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah's absence from the New York Knicks will continue indefinitely.
A team official says Friday that Noah and the Knicks have mutually agreed that he will not be back with the club until further notice.
Noah left the team last week after a dispute with coach Jeff Hornacek. He's already missed a pair of games this week.
Knicks’ Porzingis, Kanter sit out in Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — New York starters Kristaps Porzingis and Enes Kanter sat out the Knicks' game Saturday night against the Houston Rockets because of back ailments.
Porzingis (lower back tightness) played 36 minutes Friday night in Atlanta, scoring 28 points. He entered Saturday fourth in the NBA with 27.3 points per game.
Kanter missed his second straight game with back spasms that first occurred Friday. He's averaging 13.6 points and 10.2 rebounds.
Knicks’ Noah has shoulder surgery to repair rotator cuff
NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks center Joakim Noah has had right shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, a procedure that could sideline him until training camp.
The Knicks say Noah had the surgery Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, performed by Dr. David Altchek.
The team didn't give a timetable for Noah's recovery, but coach Jeff Hornacek said late in the season that if Noah had the operation, the recovery time could be five months.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah has a right rotator cuff injury and the New York Knicks say team doctors have recommended offseason surgery for their suspended center.
It's the latest bad news in a season full of it for Noah, who while recovering from knee surgery was suspended 20 games by the NBA for violating the anti-drug policy.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Joakim Noah was seeking help to overcome injuries that wrecked his first season in New York and turned to an over-the-counter supplement.
That decision "backfired," Noah said Tuesday.
It led to a 20-game suspension for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy , preventing Noah from ending a disappointing year on a positive note.
NBA bans Joakim Noah 20 games for drug violation
Joakim Noah of the New York Knicks was suspended 20 games without pay for violating the league's anti-drug policy.
He tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements, the league said Saturday.
Noah has not played since Feb. 4 and likely was to miss the Knicks' final 10 games this season because of a left knee injury. The NBA said Noah's suspension will begin with the first regular-season or playoff game for which he is "eligible and physically able to play."
Knicks waive Brandon Jennings, lose Joakim Noah to surgery
NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Jennings is gone and Joakim Noah had knee surgery.
If the New York Knicks are going to make a playoff push, it will come without two of the key veterans they signed last summer.
Jennings was waived Monday and the Knicks signed guard Chasson Randle to replace him.
Noah had a left knee arthroscopy later in the day to remove a loose body. The Knicks said he will be re-evaluated in three to four weeks.
Knicks’ Noah, Jennings out vs. Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — New York Knicks center Joakim Noah and guard Brandon Jennings sat out Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder with injuries.
Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek made the announcements during his pregame media session.
Noah missed his fifth straight game with a sore left hamstring. Hornacek said there's no timetable on Noah's return, and he hopes the All-Star break helps with the recovery. Noah is averaging 5.0 points and 8.7 rebounds.
Porzingis back, Noah out again for Knicks vs Wizards
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is back for the New York Knicks' game against Washington, while Joakim Noah remains out.
Both starters had MRI exams earlier Thursday for nagging injuries. No structural damage was found to Porzingis' sore left Achilles tendon, while Noah's confirmed a sprained left ankle.
Coach Jeff Hornacek did not say if Porzingis would start. The second-year forward has missed four straight and seven of the last 11 games.
Rose powers slumping Knicks past Celtics 117-106
BOSTON (AP) — New York's locker room door opened and music was blaring in the background.
It's not a scene that's happened after too many Knicks' games lately.
Derrick Rose matched his season high with 30 points, and the slumping Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 117-106 on Wednesday night.
New York played without injured starters Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah, but Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Willy Hernangomez each scored 17 points to help make up for their absence.
Schroder hits go-ahead 3, scores 28 as Hawks edge Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Schroder gave the Hawks the lead and the New York Knicks had three chances to take it back.
Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah, who they hoped would be the backbone of a contending team, all failed from inside a few feet.
"When things are not going your way, sometimes they go all the way left," Anthony said. "That's a shot that I think I could hit in my sleep."
Schroder hits go-ahead 3, scores 28 as Hawks edge Knicks
NEW YORK (AP) — Dennis Schroder scored 28 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left, to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 108-107 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday.
The Knicks had three attempts at a desperately needed victory after, but Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah all couldn't convert before time expired.
Knicks beat Bulls with big games from Anthony, Rose, Noah
NEW YORK (AP) — To Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, it didn't matter much that they were playing their former team.
At this point, the New York Knicks just needed to beat somebody.
Carmelo Anthony had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, Rose and Noah had big games against Chicago, and the Knicks beat the short-handed Bulls 104-89 on Thursday night.
"Tonight's game was because it was the next game," Rose said. "We were desperate to win and I'm just happy that we got the win."
Knicks PG Derrick Rose misses game for unknown reason
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose missed the New York Knicks' loss to New Orleans on Monday night for reasons that remained unclear.
The Knicks would not comment on Rose's whereabouts or anything else about his absence, though center Joakim Noah said after the game that he had spoken to Rose, and his longtime Chicago teammate was OK.
"Obviously, Derrick's one of our better players and when he's not here it's tough, but just happy that everything is OK with him," Noah said.
Davis dominates, Pelicans roll past depleted Knicks 110-96
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis dominated the Knicks until they finally knocked him out of the game with a hard foul.
New York was more concerned with Derrick Rose than Davis.
Davis had 40 points and 18 rebounds before leaving with a left hip injury in the New Orleans Pelicans' 110-96 victory over the Knicks, who started the game without Rose and lost Carmelo Anthony to an ejection.
Anthony has 31, Knicks beat Hawks for 4th straight home win
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah's illness made it an unsettling morning for the Knicks' backup centers. Carmelo Anthony made sure it was a smooth afternoon.
Anthony matched his season high with 31 points and New York beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-94 on Sunday for its fourth straight home victory.
Porzingis scores career-high 35, Knicks top Pistons 105-102
NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 35 points and the New York Knicks held on for a 105-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia hit three 3-pointers and converted a dazzling three-point play in the first half after dunking a lob pass on the fast break in the first 30-point performance of his two-year career.
Knicks roll after halftime lineup change, beat Mavs 93-77
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks spent $72 million to make Joakim Noah the anchor of their defense.
On Monday, they sat him down and turned around a game.
Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis each scored 24 points, and the Knicks rolled after a halftime lineup change and beat the short-handed Dallas Mavericks 93-77.
For 48 minutes Friday in Chicago you saw all that the Knicks could be.
In the homecoming to their former team, Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah conjured memories of the players they were for years with the Bulls, healthy, productive and full of fire. Kristaps Porzingis emerged as the future star he was supposed to be. And the Knicks spoke afterward about how they were getting it now.
Knicks rally past Bulls in Rose and Noah’s homecoming
CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose tried watching the video tribute to him and Joakim Noah during a first-quarter timeout in their return to Chicago on Friday night.
Noah, though, would have none of it.
"I watched some of it, but Jo was telling me to stay focused," Rose said. "I had to listen to my big brother at that time."
Stay focused they did.
Perhaps inspired by the emotional homecoming, the New York Knicks shrugged off their early season struggles for a 117-104 victory over the Bulls.
Knicks rally past Bulls, 117-104, in Rose, Noah homecoming
CHICAGO (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 27 points and Carmelo Anthony added 25 to lead the New York Knicks to a 117-104 victory over the Bulls on Friday night in the triumphant return of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to Chicago.
Rose, the Bulls' first-round draft pick in 2008, finished with 15 points and 11 assists, while Noah, a 2007 first-rounder, had 16 points and nine rebounds. They teamed up to play a familiar two-man game late as New York held off a Chicago rally.
Newcomers help Knicks beat Grizzlies 111-104 in home opener
NEW YORK (AP) — Joakim Noah pulled a hood over his head, covering a large bandage that hid an injury to his left ear.
No matter how bad his ear was, he definitely heard the fans chanting his name Saturday night.
"Game 1 at the Garden, stitched up, wouldn't have it any other way," Noah said.
CLEVELAND - When the Knicks bus winds tonight past Progressive Field, around all of the fans in this city anticipating and tailgating the start of the World Series, and pull up to Quicken Loans Arena, it all begins.
When the Cavaliers ring ceremony is complete and the championship banner is unveiled here, in what could suddenly be TItletown, USA after decades as the Mistake on the Lake, the Knicks will take the floor with surprisingly legitimate high hopes.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. - The Knicks were all together again on the practice court Sunday, readying for Tuesday’s season opener. But getting ready and being ready are far different things.
Knicks could be good, but Rose, Noah have to stay healthy
NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah have been All-Stars on winning teams, yet also have struggled with injuries.
Carmelo Anthony is still an All-Star, though his best days may be behind him. Kristaps Porzingis could be one eventually, but for now his best days may be too far ahead.
For every reason to believe in the New York Knicks, there's another reason to question them. Even the guy who assembled them is optimistic but unsure.
WEST POINT, N.Y. — As the Knicks were leaving Christl Arena at the United States Military Academy Saturday afternoon, the four-day minicamp concluded, Carmelo Anthony was the last one out of the locker room and he was wearing a black Army baseball cap.
A fashion statement to make a point as the Knicks find themselves in the midst of a controversy pitting the anti-war stance of Joakim Noah against the criticism from the academy? Not quite.
Knicks feeding off Joakim Noah’s intensity on court
WEST POINT, N.Y. - A day earlier Joakim Noah was away from the team, celebrating the birth of his first child and enjoying what he called,”The most beautiful day of my life.”
But Wednesday morning he was back on the court, drenched in sweat, barking out instructions and imploring teammates.
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.
Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying the hardest of goodbyes.
"You never would've been able to convince me a couple years back that Wade wouldn't finish his career in Miami or Durant would have moved on in his...
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — In the wake of the shootings of two African-American men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the protest that was shattered in Dallas by the shooting of 12 police officers, killing five, Carmelo Anthony and Joakim Noah spoke out Friday.
Anthony, who was part of an NBA public service announcement Christmas Day urging an end to gun violence, posted a message on his Instagram account with a photo that included Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Kareem...
Former NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade has agreed to leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls, according to ESPN.
"Dwyane Wade has informed the Bulls he plans to sign a deal with them, sources tell @TheVertical. Bulls sending out contracts now," tweeted Adrian Wojnarowski, reporter for ESPN's NBA hub The Vertical.
The Bulls, who lost Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah to, respectively, a trade and free agency, still need to clear space under the salary cap to sign...