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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.30)

[ESPN] Phil Jackson: ‘Today’s players simply lack the skills to play the triangle’ (Friday, July 29, 2016 2:00:44 PM) Phil Jackson: ‘Today’s players simply lack the skills to play the triangle’ [ESPN] Rose’s civil sexual assault trial set for October (Friday, July 29, 2016 12:04:23 PM) Rose’s civil sexual assault trial set for October [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire retired with Knicks because first pick said no (Friday, July 29, 2016 5:34:30 PM) Amar’e Stoudemire loves New York, just not as much as Phoenix. Stoudemire signed a one-day contract Tuesday so he could retire as a Knick, but what the 33-year-old truly …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.29)

[SNY Knicks] Why Porzingis gives us a glimpse into the future of the NBA big man (Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:12:55 AM) The future of the NBA is centers with complete offensive skill sets who can get out and guard pick-and-roll, which Kristaps Porzingis has already proven adequate at. [NYTimes] Dwight Jones, 64, Big Man Ejected in First U.S. Olympic Loss, Dies (Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:56:29 PM) Jones was thrown out near the end of the 1972 Olympic basketball championship game, contributing to the American team’s controversial 51-50 loss to the Soviet Union. [NYTimes] London to Host Nuggets and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.28)

[SNY Knicks] Breaking down Hornacek and Rose in the ‘Modern Triangle’ (Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:18:23 AM) Can the duo, arguably the two biggest moves of the Phil Jackson Era, co-exist in what figures to be an updated version of the triangle offense? [NYTimes] Flush With Cash, N.B.A.’s Players Union Will Improve Retiree Benefits (Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:35:37 PM) With the upgrade, players who were part of the league for at least three years can obtain a coverage plan that includes medical, hospital and prescription drug benefits. [NYTimes] Team USA Look to Sweep Golds in Rio (Thursday, July 28, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.27)

[NYDN] Amar’e Stoudemire brought Knicks back to relevancy (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:01:34 PM) The last time Amar’e Stoudemire signed a free agent contract in New York he declared “the Knicks are back.” [NYDN] Amar’e retires: here are the ups and downs of his Knicks career (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:35:53 PM) Amar’e Stoudemire played on four teams during his 14 seasons in the NBA, but the six-time All-Star wanted to go out as a Knick. [NYDN] Amar’e Stoudemire retires as a New York Knick (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:14:08 PM) Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement Tuesday afternoon — and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.26)

[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony brings athletes, police, community together in L.A. (Monday, July 25, 2016 10:39:12 PM) Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team’s precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can’t sleep anymore. [SNY Knicks] Are the Knicks a “super team”? (Monday, July 25, 2016 1:16:54 PM) Derrick Rose recently called the Knicks one of the NBA’s two “super teams” [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony and Michael Jordan Address Social Issues With Differing Approaches (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:46:11 AM) Anthony hosted a community forum with local youth and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.25)

[SNY Knicks] Jeremy Lin talks Knicks tenure, Melo and Courtney Lee (Sunday, July 24, 2016 2:01:39 PM) “I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, ’cause nothing happened the way I thought it was going to. I had wished that they had offered me a contract just in the beginning” [ESPN] Team USA is so talented it’s impossible to tell how good it is (Monday, July 25, 2016 2:03:17 AM) Team USA is so talented it’s impossible to tell how good it is [ESPN] Phil Jackson’s triangle offense gets Hollywood treatment in ‘Suicide Squad’ (Sunday, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.24)

[NYPost] Jeremy Lin opens up: On Knicks heartbreak, racism and Fitzpatrick (Saturday, July 23, 2016 1:03:21 PM) New Brooklyn Net, and former Knick, Jeremy Lin took a shot at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: When you knew your Knicks days were ending, how sad was that for you? A: I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, ’cause nothing happened the way I thought… [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Rescinds Fines for Players’ Pregame Activism (Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:37:16 PM) Three teams had been fined $5,000 and players had been fined $500 each for …continue reading