Knicks Morning News (2014.09.30)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Amar’e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani are healthy, happy (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:44:05 GMT)

    Better check those expiration dates. Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani will combine for $35.4 million in expiring contracts after the upcoming season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks to have some workable cap space next summer.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Clock already ticking on Knicks and Carmelo Anthony’s partnership with Phil Jackson (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:38:17 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony’s waistline shrunk this summer as his wallet expanded. For those of you who believe money can’t buy happiness, take a good look at the thinner, more optimistic Melo. “I feel awesome,” he says.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony has ‘unfinished business’ with Knicks (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:21:44 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want to — or expect to — endure the pain of missing the playoffs he experienced with the Knicks last season. The slimmed-down, perennial All-Star agrees with Phil Jackson’s contention that the retooled Knicks should return to the playoffs this season.

  • [New York Times] New System and Season Bring Carmelo Anthony and Knicks Fresh Perspective (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:32:41 GMT)

    As the Knicks prepared to begin training camp Tuesday at West Point, Carmelo Anthony addressed the news media with a renewed sense of optimism.

  • [New York Times] Questions About Clippers Remain After Sale to Steve Ballmer (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:24:07 GMT)

    As the Clippers prepare for their first season since Ballmer bought the team, the Donald Sterling scandal is behind them, but they still need to prove they can make a title run.

  • [New York Times] Clippers Return Focus to Team Post-Sterling (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:18:57 GMT)

    Doc Rivers loves nothing more than talking basketball. And with the scandal involving former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling beginning to fade into the background, Rivers welcomes returning the focus squarely to the team and its performance.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:49 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns signed forwards Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris to multiyear contract extensions Monday reportedly worth a combined $52 million for the twin brothers.

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  • [New York Daily News] Phil Jackson expects Knicks to be playoff team, but not title in first year (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:47:01 GMT)

    With training camp opening for the Knicks on Tuesday in West Point, Phil Jackson believes the Knicks will return to the playoffs this season under first-year coach Derek Fisher in a revamped Eastern Conference.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Luol Deng Forgives Danny Ferry (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 04:12:38 GMT)

    Miami Heat forward Luol Deng said he had forgiven Atlanta Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry for making racially charged remarks about him.

  • [New York Times] Again, Nets’ New Season Brings With It New Coach (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 02:40:26 GMT)

    Lionel Hollins, the latest coach to enter the revolving door that seems to come with the territory of leading the Nets, has a style that distinguishes him, at least verbally, from Jason Kidd, his predecessor.

  • [New York Times] Hornets’ Taylor Banned From Team Activities (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:28:01 GMT)

    Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor will not participate in any team-related activities during an NBA investigation into his arrest on domestic assault charges, the team announced Friday.

  • [New York Times] With Players Out of Sight, Knicks Preview New Look (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 01:25:59 GMT)

    The Knicks are about to draw the curtain on a new system, a new coach, new goals and a new perspective.

  • [New York Times] Celtics’ Rondo Breaks Hand, Likely to Miss 6-8 Weeks (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 00:09:49 GMT)

    The Boston Celtics suffered an early setback when four-time All-Star guard Rajon Rondo underwent surgery on Friday for a broken bone in his left hand after a fall at home, the team said.

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  • [New York Times] Archers Take Aim at Basketball’s Hijab Ban (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:15:53 GMT)

    Banned by basketball’s governing body and a source of controversy at the Asian Games, hijabs were worn freely at the archery tournament in Incheon on Friday as athletes struggled to comprehend how a headscarf could cause such an uproar.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Paul George Cleared for Limited Exercise (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 05:13:38 GMT)

    Less than two months after sustaining a gruesome compound fracture of his right leg, Paul George of the Indiana Pacers has been cleared to put weight on his injured leg and begin upper body work in the weight room.

  • [New York Times] Nets Are Set to Buy Out Contract of Lawrence Frank (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 00:03:38 GMT)

    Frank was hired as Jason Kidd’s top assistant before last season, but he was marginalized after they disagreed on philosophy.

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  • [New York Times] Qatar Out of Women’s Basketball Over Hijab Row (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:53:52 GMT)

    Qatar pulled out of the women’s basketball competition at the Asian Games on Thursday after refusing to abide by international regulations preventing them from wearing hijabs, while organisers said they were powerless to do anything about it.

  • [New York Times] Phoenix Re-Sign Bledsoe to Five-Year Contract (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 04:55:35 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a new five-year contract with restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, the team said on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Phoenix Re-Sign Bledsoe to Five-Year Contract (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:52:35 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns have agreed to a new five-year contract with restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe, the team said on Wednesday.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Bill Cartwright to Coach Mexico (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 03:28:15 GMT)

    The retired Chicago Bulls center Bill Cartwright was named the coach of Mexico’s national basketball team.

  • [New York Times] Suns, Bledsoe Agree to 5-Year, $70 Million Deal (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 01:26:43 GMT)

    The Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract, capping a long, sometimes-tense negotiation to keep him in the desert.

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.09.24)

  • [New York Times] Qatar Forfeit Basketball Game in Hijab Row (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:44:36 GMT)

    The Qatar women’s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Sue Bird Is First American on Four Teams for World Championship (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:06 GMT)

    Bird, who won gold in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze in 2006, was named to the 2014 United States team.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell Jones, Artful Center, Dies at 64 (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:39 GMT)

    Caldwell Jones, who helped the Philadelphia 76ers to three N.B.A. finals appearances, was a top defender who also had smooth, slithery move to the basket, a fluid hook shot and a reliable short-range jumper.

  • [New York Post] Steve Serby’s Q&A with Phil Jackson (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:40:26 -0400)

    First of two parts: As the Knicks ready for their first training camp under Phil Jackson, Post columnist Steve Serby sat down with the team president and 13-time NBA champion…

  • [New York Times] Qatar Forfeit Basketball Game in Hijab Row (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:44:36 GMT)

    The Qatar women’s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Sue Bird Is First American on Four Teams for World Championship (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:06 GMT)

    Bird, who won gold in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze in 2006, was named to the 2014 United States team.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell Jones, Artful Center, Dies at 64 (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:39 GMT)

    Caldwell Jones, who helped the Philadelphia 76ers to three N.B.A. finals appearances, was a top defender who also had smooth, slithery move to the basket, a fluid hook shot and a reliable short-range jumper.

  • [New York Post] Steve Serby’s Q&A with Phil Jackson (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:40:26 -0400)

    First of two parts: As the Knicks ready for their first training camp under Phil Jackson, Post columnist Steve Serby sat down with the team president and 13-time NBA champion…

  • Knicks Morning News (2014.09.24)

  • [New York Times] Qatar Forfeit Basketball Game in Hijab Row (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:44:36 GMT)

    The Qatar women’s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Sue Bird Is First American on Four Teams for World Championship (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:06 GMT)

    Bird, who won gold in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze in 2006, was named to the 2014 United States team.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell Jones, Artful Center, Dies at 64 (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:39 GMT)

    Caldwell Jones, who helped the Philadelphia 76ers to three N.B.A. finals appearances, was a top defender who also had smooth, slithery move to the basket, a fluid hook shot and a reliable short-range jumper.

  • [New York Post] Steve Serby’s Q&A with Phil Jackson (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:40:26 -0400)

    First of two parts: As the Knicks ready for their first training camp under Phil Jackson, Post columnist Steve Serby sat down with the team president and 13-time NBA champion…

  • [New York Times] Qatar Forfeit Basketball Game in Hijab Row (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:44:36 GMT)

    The Qatar women’s basketball team refused to play in their Asian Games group match against Mongolia on Wednesday after being refused permission to wear the hijab.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Sue Bird Is First American on Four Teams for World Championship (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:58:06 GMT)

    Bird, who won gold in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze in 2006, was named to the 2014 United States team.

  • [New York Times] Caldwell Jones, Artful Center, Dies at 64 (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 02:52:39 GMT)

    Caldwell Jones, who helped the Philadelphia 76ers to three N.B.A. finals appearances, was a top defender who also had smooth, slithery move to the basket, a fluid hook shot and a reliable short-range jumper.

  • [New York Post] Steve Serby’s Q&A with Phil Jackson (Wed, 24 Sep 2014 04:40:26 -0400)

    First of two parts: As the Knicks ready for their first training camp under Phil Jackson, Post columnist Steve Serby sat down with the team president and 13-time NBA champion…