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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.21)

[NYPost] David Lee knew guard the Knicks passed on could be great player (Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:18:46 AM) Former Knick David Lee doesn’t want a piece of Donovan Mitchell’s potential Rookie of the Year Award, but he wouldn’t turn down a piece of his next contract. Lee, soon heading off to the French Open with his fiancée, Caroline Wozniacki, recalled Mitchell attended his annual kids camp in Chappaqua for four straight years and… [NYPost] Knicks to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer (Friday, April 20, 2018 2:20:49 PM) The Knicks plan to meet with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, an NBA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.20)

[NY Newsday] James Dolan not ruling out Kristaps Porzingis missing all of next season, report says (Thursday, April 19, 2018 6:18:51 PM) The Knicks haven’t issued a timetable for Kristaps Porzingis’ return, but their owner didn’t rule out the franchise player missing all of next season. [NYPost] Ernie Johnson, Barkley and Shaq give Kenny Smith advice for Knicks interview (Thursday, April 19, 2018 10:09:02 PM) The TNT crew is trying to help out Kenny Smith’s bid to become the Knicks’ next head coach. After being teased on the air by his colleagues late Thursday night during the NBA postgame show …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.19)

[NYTimes] LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win (Thursday, April 19, 2018 3:58:48 AM) Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Trail Blazers Shun the Pass, and It Costs Them in the Playoffs (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:43:06 PM) Portland had the fewest assists of any team in the regular season, but its one-on-one style of play is hindering them as the playoffs bring tougher defenses. [NYDN] Steve Mills, Scott Perry thorough in Knicks’ head coaching search (Wednesday, April …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.18)

[NYTimes] Raptors and Celtics Both Cruise to 2-0 Series Leads (Wednesday, April 18, 2018 4:17:53 AM) Toronto won the first two games of a playoff series for the first time in franchise history and Boston’s Jaylen Brown scored 30 points against Milwaukee. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Throwing it Back, Miami’s Dwyane Wade Takes the 76ers to School (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:32:08 PM) At this point in his career, Wade isn’t picking up new tricks. Still, he’s finding new ways to use what he knows and dominating the N.B.A.’s hottest team. [NYTimes] Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.17)

[NY Newsday] Next season will be slow going for Nets and Knicks fans (Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:45:31 AM) There’s nothing more painful than watching your team go through a slow rebuild. OK, take that back. There’s nothing more painful than watching two of your teams go through a slow rebuild, which is exactly what NBA fans around here are going to be doing for the next few years. [NY Newsday] Jerry Stackhouse arrives as Knicks begin coach search (Monday, April 16, 2018 9:13:28 PM) Let the interviewing begin. [NYDN] Fizdale, Jackson and Stackhouse top candidates for Knicks job (Monday, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.16)

[NYDN] Knicks meeting with David Blatt, set to interview Mike Woodson (Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:33:35 PM) David Blatt is reportedly flying from overseas next week to interview for the Knicks job. [NYPost] David Fizdale will have to answer for this in interview with Knicks (Sunday, April 15, 2018 6:46:31 PM) The NBA was stunned when current Knicks target David Fizdale got the boot in late November — the longtime assistant-coaching stud getting cut down in just his second season in Memphis. LeBron James, who won two titles with Fizdale in Miami, summed up the league’s reaction in a tweet: …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.04.15)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: If Anybody Beats the Pacers, It Might Be an Assistant Coach (Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:08:04 AM) They are the surprise team in the NBA playoffs. Two newcomers may be the key to success — and a training coach who put on pads to rough players up a little. [NYTimes] Warriors Shake Off Their Late-Season Stumbles and Thrash the Spurs in Game 1 (Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:45:15 AM) Golden State picked up its defense and beat San Antonio, 113-92, on Saturday in the N.B.A. playoffs. In other games, Philadelphia romped and Toronto ended a losing …continue reading