Giants will not appear on ‘Hard Knocks’

The Giants will not appear on Hard Knocks, despite recent reports they could (Hubbuch, May 7).

The Giants were technically one of eight teams that can be chosen to appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer (PFT, April 26).

John Mara doesn’t mind other teams mugging for the cameras, but when it comes to the Giants appearing on the series, he’s against it.

“That announcement will come,” Mara said in 2010, “when I’m next to my father in Gates of Heaven cemetery.”





166 comments
Paul Russomanno
Paul Russomanno

this is simply a writer string a pot and creating drama. Think of how many "sources" there are saying a million things in free agency that aren't true. Melo attended Porzingis private workout and was informed by Phil a day before that he was drafting KP. This came from Phil's mouth, so either Phil is lying, Melo has a split personality, or these sources are not reliable. I choose the last one.

knicks1996
knicks1996

trade Carmelo to bulls for sign and trade for JB then sign harris and you have a team all under 25 to build with 

Nelson N Debbie Monzon
Nelson N Debbie Monzon

Play & motivate newcomers or ask for a trade Carmelo. Don't be too insecure of Kristaps Porzingis. Remember, you were once a Rookie.

Michel De Sportstadamus
Michel De Sportstadamus

TSomeone needs to tell Melo that you don't draft championship caliber players who impact a championship team their first year. There were no rookies impacting the finals series this year. That is what free agency is for. The draft is for the future of the franchise and nothing else. Maybe he was hoping they trade the pick for vets, otherwise I can't see why he's upset. Any other pick would not have been the reason they make the finals this year or next. Porzingis was a really good pick at 4. Maybe it's the trade he's upset about. In the end Melo knows a leader has to support his guys no matter who they are so expect him to either shoot down these rumors with raving support for his teammates or demand a trade which I don't see happening.

Carmelo needs to trust Phil and embrace the two young players coming in. Its so important to their development that their leader is willing to be a leader to them!!!! Phil is surrounding Anthony with knock down shooters to compliment his game he should grateful!!!!!! He is not an easy player to build a whole team around. Tim Hardaway was not a good defense player or passer. He was not fit for the triangle. Carmelo had a chance to go somewhere else and he chose to stay here!!!!!! All he is doing is causing drama and probably making free agents want to stay far away from us. He can't say we are going to be worse then last year when he has no idea who could be coming in free agency. In my opinion he is sabotaging our chances with the good players by being a diva right now. If hes going to act this way I hope Phil trades him we would be better off with a real leader/ star player to build around. 

hashbury
hashbury

He can throw his little temper tantrum, but if he thinks he is going to have any fan support by coming out negatively about this he is mistaken.  I think he is laying the groundwork for not being blamed for another down season.  Shame his contract is so onerous or I'm sure Jackson would absolutely love to trade him.

And his ridiculously stupid tweets just show what a fool he really is.  Just say what you mean.  You aren't zen, clever or wise.  You are an LBJ or Jordan wannabe.  You are not some kine of marketing genius or worldwide brand.  And your wife is a fake access who can't get a gig.

nyoak34
nyoak34

The fact that he hasn't publicly welcomed his new teammates is disgraceful.

nyoak34
nyoak34

Amen. I love this kid.

frankieboy
frankieboy

This kid is a great pick. Biggest wing span in draft. Stroked the 3 from anywhere and you have to gamble to get . He needs a summer of building muscle and Im sure he will be a solid back up . 


I can't imagine Melo did not know that this kid was in play . No way . Media over hyping melo 


I like the pick . July 1 is when we see what PJ has up his sleeve .



Keith Snow
Keith Snow

So basically ur saying with the 4th pick the Knicks drafted a solid backup player ......

nyoak34
nyoak34

the 4th pick in the draft last year was Aarin Gordon. I believe he recorded ine double double. Get a clue....this isn't 1984 where 4 year players are coming out with a real track record.

Nelson N Debbie Monzon
Nelson N Debbie Monzon

@frankieboy Carmelo is just insecured that Porzingis will be more popular & better than him. Thats the reason why he was upset of the Pick.. PERIOD

Patrick Notaro
Patrick Notaro

Good then he should leave. Who the hell does he think he is? Win something or keep your mouth shut

swankwan
swankwan

Was this the master plan  all along?  Was it Phil's intention to chase melo out of town by drafting Porzingis and trading his buddy for another rookie?  


TRADE SCENARIOS:  (here we go) 

Jimmy Butler & Taj Gibson for Melo 

D'Angelo Russel and Julius for Melo

Bradley Beal + Nene + 1st round for Melo 

Justice Winslow + Chris Bosh for Melo 

Monroe + Reggie Jackson (sign and trade) for Melo 


Of course Melo would have to agree to the trade....

nyoak34
nyoak34

There is zero chance any of those teams do those deals. Maybe straight up for Butler if the Bulls don't want to pay him. Maybe the Celts get Love and offer a couple 1sts and another piece. There aren't very many realistic options for Melo at this point but I'd take almist any that include 2 picks.

nyoak34
nyoak34

Though one four year player was Grant from ND....who is a Knick. Watch him and love him.

swankwan
swankwan

If I was Phil I would take straight up for Butler...Knicks can probably squeeze another rotation player out of it, though probably not Gibson. At least to make the money work.

ItooKewl
ItooKewl

Melo's job is to play - just keep giving us 25 & 10 and let Zen shape the team. This is a non issue esp. when we gave him a no-trade clause. He doesn't know abt this kid so he's confused like everyone else. Hardaway Jr wasn't getting it done & Grant looked good in the Field of 64 last March as Notre Dame made noise - he was balling. I just hope he's not another Frank Williams...

nyoak34
nyoak34

When has Meli ever given the "&10" ? More like... & 6.....if he gave the and 10 and played defense we could make him the cornerstone.

nyoak34
nyoak34

MelO....God I can't type.

ItooKewl
ItooKewl

Ok, I exaggerated on the 10 part but 25 & 6 ain't bad either. We just need Melo to ball out let the GM handle their side - he took the money so don't pout now. If he was so good, dudes would be wanting to play with him but u never hear or read about guys wanting to play with Melo. Lol

JCOHEN68
JCOHEN68

Ha HA you guys still in love with the Zen Master. I predicted a big pile of suckiness before last season and it has come true in every way. This pick is just icing on the Suck Cake. Maybe Steve Kerr will come and save us HAAAAAAAAAA!!!



grundy
grundy

I'd say its just Melo being Melo, but its really just modern day athlete being modern day athlete. It's all about them, always, all the time with few exceptions. 


If he doesn't want to be here then he can just waive his no trade, tell us where he wants to be and don't let the door hit him on the way out. Otherwise he can man up, try and be a leader for once and invite his new teammates with open arms (if reports are true this is what happened)

demetra
demetra

I am a  Melo defender but he did not send a welcome message to the new players. This demonstrates lack of judgment and leadership.

rico
rico

here's how i think it went down. News gets out that Hardaway is traded and Tim is bugging..Melo calls him to be a good friend and tries to comfort him..."yeah man, I don't know what Phil was thinking. i don't know about this Porzingis kid either...3 years? I don't have 3 years on my knees!"..all to make Hardaway feel a little better,


Then they hang up and Hardaway tells the next person that "Melo is on his side" and that person tells...and then it's tweeted to the world, when the place it likely came from was Melo trying to be a friend to Tim.


My second thought is that if I was Melo I;d feel the exact same way..I would have preferred MCS, Winslow, Mudiay, Kaminsky, a big to give an take some lumps out there, 

not the kid who looks like he's 14.  

John Gomes
John Gomes

If this is true, he should wave his no trade clause and get to stepping. We need players that are on board with the plan. Phil has a plan!

wingo43
wingo43

Good.  Now, hopefully, Melo will waive his no-trade and we can get rid of him and bring back some draft picks and other assets from which to rebuild the franchise.

Melo should keep his mouth shut.  Phil still has $27 million to spend in free agency.  

Mike Nakadai
Mike Nakadai

Knicks fans are as dumb as Melo. You guys think you know better than Phil Jackson. embarrassing how you knuckleheads booed. 

raven6
raven6

We do not know if reports are true. It is too early to call it season before PJ spends 27 mil. Grant is senior, look at Galloway, he contributed even after half of the season at NBDL. Porzi will contribute off the bench. No need to panic now.

brad5614
brad5614

melo for al jefferson (last year of deal), kaminsky and 1st rounder next year since we have none....then the knicks can give out at minimum 2 max contracts next year

brad5614
brad5614

@avzensport @brad5614 every contract is tradeable....his contract will not be nearly as bad when the cap explodes the next two years

Nelson N Debbie Monzon
Nelson N Debbie Monzon

No NBA teams will give Carmelo a max contract last year thats why he came back to talk to Phil Jackson to save his face. Demand a trade Carmelo, PLEASE. hate to see you in NY. full of drama.

Justin Beegel
Justin Beegel

@Nelson N Debbie Monzon That's simply not true.  He was offered max contracts from I believe the Lakers AND the Bulls, but the Knicks were able to offer larger contracts given them having the Bird rights. 

avzensport
avzensport

Melo has to understand that anyone taken in the lottery of the draft is a project. They are a bunch of 19-20 yr old kids. Even Winslow or anyone is is going to take time to be a real impact.


His help will come in free agency but the real upgrades need to come next year when the salary cap increases.

brad5614
brad5614

@avzensport agreed...this year is about competing and finding the right mix of talent through quality free agents

brad5614
brad5614

I give it 24 hrs before melo demands a trade... who has an all star and several 1st round picks so we can ship melo out

nyoak34
nyoak34

Good luck with that. 2 picks is all you'll get if you're lucky...and that will be a contender whose picks are late 1st round at best.

Nelson N Debbie Monzon
Nelson N Debbie Monzon

Carmelo don't even have the right to complain, he's just a player & don't do front office job. He can't even bring us to the playoff since he came over here in NY Carmelo, you better go to Cleveland & play with your friend Le Bron. You have to be thankful that Phil still signed you to a MAX contract despite your bad footings in basketball.

brad5614
brad5614

There is no scenario that exists in which the knicks can contend for a title next year!! gasol and aldridge want no part of ny...The goal will be to build a solid nucleus this year and compete, then sign a top free agent game changer next year for 2016...Stop bashing the kristaps pick...there wasn't one player in the draft with his potential, nor was there anyone that would have made the knicks instant title contenders...grant will be one of the draft surprises

brad5614
brad5614

please stop with rondo talk...there is a reason the mavs no longer want him and the guy can't shoot outside 5 feet...lets build a core through free agency this year and save money for 1 to 2 big free agents next year