Knicks Morning News (2016.07.31)

  • [NYTimes] Quiet Protest Helped Tina Charles Find the Voice of Her Conscience
    (Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:12:20 PM)

    Charles has dominated the W.N.B.A. with her play and has found a platform to address social issues, particularly gun violence.

  • [NYDN] WATCH: Carmelo not impressed by Team USA’s sing-along
    (Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:34:22 AM)

    Team USA may be flying over 4,500 miles to Rio, but a few of them would rather walk a thousand miles.

  • 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 wanted was to finish where his career started — in Phoenix with the Suns. It turns out the feelings were not mutual. “The last two years,…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson: Today’s NBAers too inept to run triangle, so let’s run triangle
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 11:47:48 AM)

    Phil Jackson thought NBA players lack the skill to play the triangle offense, yet insisted in running it with the dismal Knicks last season. In Part 3 of Charley Rosen’s Phil Jackson Chronicles, this installment from December 2015, Jackson most notably critiques today’s generation of NBA players and their ability to fit into his desired…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s gang-rape case is headed to trial
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 6:56:52 AM)

    Derrick Rose tried to get a sexual assault civil case against him thrown out, but his request was denied this week and the new Knicks point guard is headed to trial. The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 4 in Los Angeles, coinciding with the start of Knicks training camp. A former girlfriend of Rose…

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose’s civil sexual assault trial scheduled to begin Oct. 4
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 3:22:27 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s motion to have the civil sexual assault case against him dismissed has been denied, with the trial scheduled to begin in Los Angeles on Oct. 4.

  • [NYTimes] Wade Excited to Join Hometown Bulls
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 10:12:49 PM)

    When Dwyane Wade was a free agent in 2010, he got a Chicago Bulls jersey when he met with his hometown team. He took it home, put it on and took a picture. Then he deleted it.

  • [NYTimes] Russian Athletes Affected by Rio Bans
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 6:06:36 PM)

    Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month’s Rio Games.

  • [NYTimes] Factbox: Russian Athletes Affected by Rio Bans
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 12:06:36 PM)

    Following the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision on Sunday not to issue a blanket ban on Russian athletes despite evidence of systematic doping across the majority of Olympic sports, global sporting federations have been left to decide which Russians can compete at next month’s Rio Games.

  • [NYDN] Judge denies Derrick Rose’s attempt to dismiss sex assault case
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 10:07:56 PM)

    A federal judge in L.A. denied Derrick Rose’s motion to dismiss the sexual assault lawsuit filed last year by the NBA star’s former lover.

  • [NYDN] Stoudemire really wanted to play for, and retire with, Suns
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 8:09:18 AM)

    STAT ultimately had to settle for a ceremonial one-day contract with the Knicks.

  • 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 Pacers NBA Clash
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 5:27:31 PM)

    London is to host a regular-season NBA game for the seventh time when Denver Nuggets play Indiana Pacers in January, the National Basketball Association said on Thursday.

  • [NYPost] Knicks star Porzingis rents Midtown penthouse
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:05:00 AM)

    It’s a basketball brotherhood troika. Latvian-born NBA star player Kristaps Porzingis just scored a new pad in Midtown West. The 7-foot-3-inch player has leased a corner penthouse that was asking $8,000 a month at Sky, the mammoth rental tower at 605 W. 42nd St. He also nabbed another two high-floor units for his two brothers,…

  • [ESPN] Amar’e: Suns not receptive to retirement idea
    (Friday, July 29, 2016 2:07:22 AM)

    Amar’e: Suns not receptive to retirement idea

  • [ESPN] Anthony has become the unlikely face of Team USA
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:51:31 PM)

    Anthony has become the unlikely face of Team USA

  • [ESPN] Melo can’t believe Wade left Heat for Bulls
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:28:38 PM)

    Melo can’t believe Wade left Heat for Bulls

  • [ESPN] Porzingis rents penthouse in same building as Carmelo’s gym
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 2:00:31 PM)

    Porzingis rents penthouse in same building as Carmelo’s gym

  • 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, 2016 5:48:27 AM)

    Team USA will be without many star players in Rio due mainly to concerns over Zika and injuries, but such is the depth of the country’s basketball talent that they are expected to cruise to a third consecutive gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] Team USA Look to Sweep Golds in Rio
    (Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:30:28 AM)

    Team USA will be without many star players in Rio due mainly to concerns over Zika and injuries, but such is the depth of the country’s basketball talent that they are expected to cruise to a third consecutive gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] Beal Ready to Max Out for Wizards After 5-Year, $128M Deal
    (Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:10:05 PM)

    Washington’s Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract.

  • 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 he’s going out as a Knick.

  • [NY Newsday] Amar’e Stoudemire retires from NBA after signing contract with Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:43:00 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star who played 4 1?2 seasons with the Knicks, is retiring, the team announced in a statement.

  • [NY Newsday] Karl-Anthony Towns likes Knicks’ moves, now they have to ‘make it all work’
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:46:00 PM)

    As a child growing up in New Jersey, Karl-Anthony Towns rooted for the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] Michael Jordan Says He Is ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Recent Police-Related Violence
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:55:52 PM)

    The former N.B.A. star and owner of the Charlotte Hornets said he was “deeply troubled” by the recent killings committed by and against police officers.

  • [NYTimes] Amare Stoudemire Retires From NBA
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:40:07 PM)

    Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers.

  • [NYTimes] Cambage Makes Stand for Diverse Australia
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:39:29 AM)

    Australia has a good chance to clinch gold in the women’s basketball at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics but the nation is unlikely to win any medals for racial tolerance, according to outspoken center Liz Cambage.

  • [SNY Knicks] Amar’e Stoudemire retires as a member of the Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:02:36 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire has announced his retirement from the NBA after signing a contract with the New York Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] How will Jeff Hornacek utilize Derrick Rose?
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:05:02 AM)

    How will Jeff Hornacek and the Knicks utilize new point guard Derrick Rose?

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring as a Knick
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:44:04 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire overcame multiple surgeries on both knees, led the Knicks to the playoffs in his first three seasons in New York, became the team’s first player in 14 years voted an All-Star starter by the fans and established a franchise record by scoring 30 points in nine straight games. But his most desired goal…

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks Links: Stoudemire retiring with Knicks makes sense
    (Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:52:31 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks Links: Stoudemire retiring with Knicks makes sense

  • [ESPN] Stoudemire retires as member of the Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:20:51 PM)

    Stoudemire retires as member of the Knicks

  • 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 police officers, while Jordan said in a statement that he was “deeply troubled” by recent violence.

  • [NYTimes] Michael Jordan Says He Is ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Recent Police-Related Violence
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 8:23:58 PM)

    The former N.B.A. star and owner of the Charlotte Hornets said he was “deeply troubled” by the recent killings committed by and against police officers.

  • [NYTimes] Players Criticize W.N.B.A. For Fines Over Shirts Worn to Underscore Shootings
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 5:57:33 PM)

    Three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500 for wearing T-shirts intended to raise awareness in the aftermath of recent shootings by and of the police.

  • [NYTimes] Cavs Coach Lue Agrees New Five-Year Deal
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:03:27 AM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue have agreed on a new five-year deal worth $35 million, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported on Monday.

  • [NYTimes] AP Source: Lue, Cavs Agree to Multiyear Contract Extension
    (Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:00:49 AM)

    Along with a sparkling diamond ring, Tyronn Lue’s getting another reward for an NBA title.

  • [NYTimes] WNBA President on Rescinded Fines: We Needed to Move Forward
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 11:37:08 PM)

    WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union.

  • [NYTimes] Oerter, Not Phelps, the Greatest Olympian: Historian
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 8:12:29 PM)

    An Olympic historian disagrees with a widely held consensus that American swimmer Michael Phelps is the greatest ever Olympian.

  • [NYTimes] AP Sources: Dion Waiters to Miami on 1-Year Deal
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 7:00:40 PM)

    Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Miami Heat have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free agent guard Dion Waiters.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 8:14:05 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is bringing discourse back

  • [ESPN] Melo praises Jordan for addressing racial unrest
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 7:49:59 PM)

    Melo praises Jordan for addressing racial unrest

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Even ‘Suicide Squad’ references Phil’s triangle offense
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 2:17:50 PM)

    Phil Jackson and his triangle offense won five NBA championships in Los Angeles.

  • [NYDN] Tommie Smith wants Carmelo Anthony to seize moment
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 9:14:42 AM)

    ‘It’s easy for people to talk,’ says Smith, whose powerful gesture during the 1968 Olympics still resonates.

  • 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, July 24, 2016 1:15:32 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s triangle offense gets Hollywood treatment in ‘Suicide Squad’

  • [NYTimes] Mills Taps Australian Heartland for Rio Inspiration
    (Monday, July 25, 2016 1:12:27 AM)

    Basketballer Patty Mills will don the green and gold of Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Games but gained inspiration for his third Olympics in the red dust of his country’s vast, empty heartland.