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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.26)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bucks, a Youthful Bunch, Are Facing a Bright Future (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:45:22 AM) Even if it is eliminated by the Toronto Raptors, a team with more playoff experience, Milwaukee has budding stars like Malcolm Brogdon, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker. [NYTimes] Greg Marius, Who Sought Profit in Street Ball in Harlem, Dies at 59 (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:38:12 PM) Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds. [NYTimes] Rockets 105, Thunder 99 | Houston wins Series, 4-1: James Harden Scores …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.25)

[NYTimes] Raptors Win Over Bucks Puts Them One Win Away From a Series Against the Cavs (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:50:39 AM) Norm Powell scored 25 points, Serge Ibaka 19 and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Raptors, who can wrap up their first-round series on Thursday in Milwaukee. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ independence putting pressure on Knicks (Monday, April 24, 2017 5:56:57 PM) Kristaps Porzingis has decided to operate more independently these last few weeks, which isn’t a good sign for the Knicks. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis didn’t tell Knicks he’d be playing for Latvia (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:54:49 PM) Kristaps …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.24)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Issues a Timely Reminder of His Greatness (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:57:25 AM) Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron. [NYTimes] Warriors Coach Steve Kerr to Miss Game 4 (Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:21:29 PM) Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship. [NYPost] Porzingis: ‘I love New York’ but care most about winning (Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30:13 PM) Kristaps Porzingis will hold a press conference Monday in Latvia at the Liepaja Olympic …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.23)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics Regain Confidence, With an Assist From Kevin Garnett (Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:26:09 PM) A colorful message from Garnett before Game 3 on Friday night resonated with a team that had a difficult week. [NYTimes] Steve Kerr Will Not Coach Warriors’ Game 3 Against Portland Because of Illness (Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:37:50 AM) The team announced that Kerr would be replaced by Mike Brown on Saturday night and did not specify what sort of illness Kerr had. [NYPost] Bob Rosen, statistician and Knicks fan from the start, dead at 84 (Saturday, April 22, 2017 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.22)

[NYTimes] Keeping Score: Golden State Gets a Boost From an Unlikely Source: JaVale McGee (Friday, April 21, 2017 5:32:29 PM) The Warriors have raced to a 2-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers, and McGee appears to be a key cog on the star-laden team. [NYTimes] The Celtics Bounce Back Against the Bulls (Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:00:08 AM) The top-seeded Celtics pulled away in he second half and have a chance to tie their first-round playoff series on Sunday. [ESPN] Rumor Central: Could Celtics come calling for Carmelo Anthony? (Friday, April 21, 2017 10:17:29 AM) Rumor Central: Could …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.21)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: James Harden Can Pass the Ball (Just Make Sure You Catch It) (Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30:07 PM) Harden again showed off an undervalued part of his game as the Houston Rockets took a 2-0 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder. [SNY Knicks] Melo’s Very Bad Year (Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:35:53 PM) takes a look at the worst moments of Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s season. [SNY Knicks] Porzingis loves New York, still wants to be a Knick (Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:10:57 AM) Kristaps Porzingis said he loves New York, and still wants …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.20)

[NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis speaks after Phil blow-off: I want to be a Knick (Wednesday, April 19, 2017 1:59:21 PM) Don’t worry, he still wants to be a Knick. Kristaps Porzingis will leave for Latvia on Thursday without meeting with Phil Jackson, but he said blowing off his exit meeting with the team president is not a sign he doesn’t want to play at the Garden next season. “Of course,” Porzingis told The Post at… [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis says he wants to stay with Knicks (Wednesday, April 19, 2017 8:10:00 PM) Kristaps Porzingis may not want to talk to team …continue reading