BREAKING: Knicks fire Derek Fisher

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The Knicks have fired head coach Derek Fisher.

Fisher went 40-96 as the coach of the Knicks after signing a 5-year, $25 Million deal in 2014.

The Knicks have lost five games in a row and nine of their last ten, and are on the verge of falling out of the playoff race.

Kurt Rambis will serve as the interim head coach.

BREAKING: Knicks call up Thanasis Antetokounmpo

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The Greek Freak’s brother is coming to the NBA.

The Knicks have signed Thanasis Antetokounmpo to a 10-day contract, and he will join the NBA roster on Friday. Antetokounmpo was selected by the Knicks in the 2nd round of the 2014 NBA Draft and has played on their D-League team in Westchester, waiting for his chance.

Thanasis’ younger brother Giannis is a rising star for the Milwaukee Bucks. Thanasis isn’t as skilled, but has incredible athleticism and a very high motor. He should make an impact on defense right away.

Kristaps Porzingis selected for All-Star Rookie-Sophomore Game

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Kristaps Porzingis finished a bit shy of being voted in as an All-Star Game Starter, but he’ll definitely participate in at least one event in Toronto.

Porzingis was named to the Rising Stars Challenge, a game played on the first night of All-Star Weekend between the top rookies and sophomores in the NBA. Porzingis, who hails from Latvia, will play for the “World” team.

Will Porzingis be selected for a skills competition, the dunk contest, or some Saturday event? He’s a long shot to be named a reserve for the big game, but you have to figure the NBA would like to tap into his mammoth popularity with one more event.

Knicks Highlight: Derrick Williams puts in ALL of the effort

Derrick Williams put on the greatest display of determination you will ever see in a

regular season game:

 

The reactions of everybody involved as this play progresses are awesome.

 

BREAKING: Knicks Player Shot Outside Strip Club

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Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was shot outside a New York strip club on Wednesday morning following the team’s win over the Pistons on Tuesday night. Early, 24, is hospitalized in stable condition.

Early was reportedly in an Uber cab leaving the club when two vehicles boxed his car in and six men got out, demanding Early’s jewelry and, after he handed two gold chains over, shooting him in the right knee, which Early had surgery on last season.

Former Knick Chris Copeland was stabbed outside an NYC club in April. Early’s teammate Derrick Williams was reportedly robbed of $750,000 in jewelry earlier this month.

 UPDATE: Early was released from the emergency unit and avoided major structural damage to his knee.

Knicks CONTEST: Enter to win two FREE Knicks Tickets!

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 We are giving away two FREE Knicks tickets to the game on January 12 against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden!

We gave away a pair for the Sixers game at MSG in December, and thanks to our partners at TIQIQ, we’re able to do it again! To win, you must download the TiqIQ app DIRECTLY FROM THIS LINK so it can be tracked to this contest.

After you have done so, tell us why YOU deserve to win the tickets! You can do this by sending us a tweet or DM @KnicksMemes on Twitter , or by messaging or posting on the wall of our Facebook page, or by emailing us through the contact form on our site! If a friend referred you to this contest, mention them to improve their chances! You can also improve your chances by writing a review on the app, mentioning the Knicks in the review!

Remember, you must download the app directly from the link in this post.

Good luck, and thanks to our partners at TIQIQ for making this possible!

Kristaps Porzingis named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month

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Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis was named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for the games played during October and November. Porzingis ranks third among rookies in points (13.7) and second both in rebounds (9.3) and blocks (1.9) per game.

The 7-3 Latvian forward, the 4th overall pick in the draft, had eight double-doubles and scored 29 points in a game against Charlotte. He had seven blocks to go along with 24 points and 14 boards in a win over Houston.

Karl-Anthony Towns was named Rookie of the Month in the West.