Knicks Morning News (2016.08.24)

  • [ESPN] Boeheim says Melo 'unlikely to win an NBA title'
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:03:26 PM)

    Boeheim says Melo 'unlikely to win an NBA title'

  • [ESPN] Tattoo artist inks USA's Anthony
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:24:10 PM)

    Tattoo artist inks USA's Anthony

  • [ESPN] Rose: No. 25 jersey is a 'new step' with Knicks
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:12:46 PM)

    Rose: No. 25 jersey is a 'new step' with Knicks

  • [SNY Knicks] Jim Boeheim says Melo ‘wants to win in New York’ but is ‘unlikely to win a title’
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 4:49:30 PM)

    Having just come off celebrating a gold medal with his former star, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he doesn’t think Carmelo Anthony will ever win that elusive NBA title.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will Derrick Rose follow Melo the leader?
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:00:14 AM)

    Will Derrick Rose follow Carmelo Anthony’s lead and help the Knicks take the next step into the playoffs?

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose gang-rape accuser’s texts prove she’s lying: lawyers
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:53:00 PM)

    New Knick Derrick Rose has come out firing against the woman accusing him and two friends of gang-raping her.

  • [NYDN] Jim Boeheim says Carmelo Anthony ‘unlikely’ to win NBA title
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:25:16 PM)

    Even Carmelo Anthony’s former coach does not think he will win an NBA title.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose explains how No. 25 signifies how he’s matured
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:15:09 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s No. 1 will always signify his time in Chicago, a time when he could play recklessly, without a care.

  • [NYPost] Jim Boeheim: Don’t expect Carmelo to win NBA title
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:33:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony made history by winning his third Olympic gold medal, but his former college coach doesn’t believe he will repeat the feat in the NBA. “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: ‘More mature’ point guard on loaded Knicks
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:27:43 AM)

    Derrick Rose is counting down the days to the start of training camp. The new Knicks point guard says he can’t wait to get started in his new home, with a revamped team and new stars around him. “I just love the group,” Rose, acquired by the Knicks in a mid-June trade, told The Vertical….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose goes ‘scorched earth’ on sexual assault accuser
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:53:12 AM)

    Incoming Knicks point guard Derrick Rose has gone on the offensive against an ex-girlfriend accusing him of gang rape — calling her the “sexual aggressor” in the incident and asking a judge to fine her, according to new court documents. “Really scorched-earth legal tactics by the new team leader,” sports law expert Daniel Wallach noted…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Melo can pause to appreciate Olympic accomplishment
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 8:27:47 AM)

    Over the course of his Knicks tenure, Carmelo Anthony has been under plenty of scrutiny as the subject of a variety of criticisms. As New York has continued to struggle over the years, of course, some of it has been justified. But alas, some of the more exaggerated criticism simply comes with the territory of playing in one of the biggest markets in the world.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s calls for change lacked the power of a protest
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 10:34:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony failed to draw everyone’s attention to the flawed American justice system that he himself has called “broken.”

  • [ESPN] Vote: Is Melo an all-time great basketball player?
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 6:46:46 PM)

    Vote: Is Melo an all-time great basketball player?

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony could still compete in Olympic Games — for Puerto Rico
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 2:49:33 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony could still compete in Olympic Games — for Puerto Rico

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s high ends with Knicks reality: Here’s the hard part
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 7:10:23 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony got his record third gold medal, got a mural drawing of himself on a wall of Rio’s most notorious “favela’’ and got a taste of winning again. During the U.S. Olympic Team’s exhibition schedule, Anthony led a Los Angeles town-hall meeting to address the recent racial strife between blacks and police, earning the…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.22)

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Golden Run Set to Continue at Tokyo 2020
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 2:30:30 AM)

    Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. women’s Olympic gold medal-winning basketball team, says he is constantly reminded that, “It’s not whether you win or lose — until you lose”.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Coach K Gets Perfect Send-Off With Serbia Rout
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 12:24:29 AM)

    U.S. men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski ended his national team career on a high note as Team USA overpowered Serbia at the Rio Games for their third straight Olympic gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Routs Serbia for Third Straight Gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 11:30:33 PM)

    A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Spain Edge Australia for Bronze in Thriller
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 6:03:27 PM)

    Spain beat Australia 89-88 in a thrilling clash to take bronze in the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Sunday and bring home a medal from a third straight Games.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony after gold medal win: ‘I know this is the end.’
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 2:14:39 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s Olympic swan song ended with an emotional farewell to his U.S. teammates.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony says he wouldn’t trade gold medals for NBA ring
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 8:28:27 AM)

    On the eve of a potential Olympic three-peat, Anthony said he isn’t interested in a three-for-one swap of Team USA hardware for an NBA ring.

  • [ESPN] Brandon Jennings seems to poke fun at Harrison Barnes for barely playing during Olympics
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 4:51:05 PM)

    Brandon Jennings seems to poke fun at Harrison Barnes for barely playing during Olympics

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo, Coach K go out on top with third Olympic gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 5:30:12 PM)

    An emotional Carmelo Anthony earns his third Olympic gold medal as the U.S. routs Serbia in the final in Rio.

  • [NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Carmelo Anthony emotional after winning 3rd gold
    (Sunday, August 21, 2016 7:51:00 PM)

    After winning his third gold medal and fourth overall, Carmelo Anthony was full of emotions.

  • Congratulations to Team USA and Carmelo Anthony!

    It’s not every day (or year) that a New York Knick wins an Olympic Gold Medal. In fact, this is only the fifth time since the Olympics began allowing professional players to compete (something that the United States actually voted against allowing to happen, by the way) that a New York Knick player has won a Gold Medal (Patrick Ewing in 1992, Allan Houston in 2000, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler in 2012 and now Melo for a second time). So I figured we should take a moment to give our regards to Melo and the rest of Team USA for their dominant Gold Medal victory over Serbia (Kevin Durant had himself a hell of a game).

    Becoming the first basketball player to ever win three Olympic Gold Medals is quite the feather for Melo’s cap. Congrats to him on a wonderful Olympic career.

    Knicks Morning News (2016.08.21)

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Four Golds in Hand, American Trio May Say Farewell
    (Saturday, August 20, 2016 11:30:27 PM)

    Three American women made history on Saturday by tying the Olympic record for the most golds in basketball at four. Chances are they won’t be back for the record-breaking fifth.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. Rolls Past Spain to Win Sixth Straight Gold
    (Saturday, August 20, 2016 10:39:32 PM)

    The United States women’s basketball team thumped Spain 101-72 to claim a sixth straight gold medal on Saturday to rubber-stamp their credentials as one of the greatest Olympic sporting dynasties of all time.

  • [NYTimes] Australian Athletes Released by Police After Agreeing to Fine
    (Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:51:27 PM)

    Nine Australian Olympic athletes were released by police on Saturday after agreeing to a 90,000-real (£21,405) fine for entering the basketball arena without proper accreditation, days after a scandal surrounding U.S. swimmers that marred the Games.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball-Serbia Celebrate Women’s Bronze as if It Were Gold
    (Saturday, August 20, 2016 6:33:29 PM)

    Serbia’s women go home with their first Olympic basketball medal after winning the bronze in a hard-fought 70-63 victory over France on Saturday, a conquest the coach likened to climbing Mount Everest without oxygen.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. and Serbia to Clash in David and Goliath Final
    (Saturday, August 20, 2016 4:51:30 PM)

    Basketball superpower the United States will face Serbia on Sunday in an Olympic men’s basketball David and Goliath gold medal final that will bring down the curtain on the Rio Games.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.20)

  • [NYTimes] Men’s Basketball: Spain Makes U.S.A. Sweat, but Just a Little
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 7:20:05 PM)

    Klay Thompson broke out of his slump to lead the Americans, who advance to the gold medal game on Sunday.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Down Spain to Reach Men’s Gold Medal Final
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:31 PM)

    The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics.

  • [NYTimes] DeAndre Jordan Comes Up Quietly on Team USA
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:28 PM)

    DeAndre Jordan may not have been the starting center when Team USA arrived in Rio but the lowest drafted player among his Olympic teammates is the reason they will be playing for a third consecutive gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] NBA Chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 5:27:56 PM)

    The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

  • [NYTimes] NBA Moves All-Star Game to New Orleans Over Transgender Law
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 5:27:27 PM)

    The NBA awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans on Friday, a month after removing the game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Women Seek Sixth Gold With a Win Over Spain
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 4:57:28 PM)

    The United States women’s basketball team will be out to prove their credentials as one of the Olympics’ great sporting dynasties on Saturday when they take on Spain in the gold-medal final.

  • [NYPost] Get a load of the scouting report on Tony Wroten, Sasha Vujacic
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:40:33 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson was excited this spring about the prospect of his All-Star backcourt of Tony Wroten and Sasha Vujacic. Wait, they’re not All-Stars? In the latest installment of the Phil Jackson Chronicles written by Charley Rosen for Today’s Fast Break, Jackson glowingly calls Wroten “an excellent penetrator” (before knee surgery) who could improve his shooting as…

  • [SNY Knicks] Butler’s interest should give Knicks something to think about
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 8:28:30 AM)

    Caron Butler has played alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki in his 14-year NBA career. Can the Knicks find room to fit him in with a roster that already has Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose?