Knicks Morning News (2016.08.19)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose on why Knicks are worthy of ‘super team’ label
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:39:49 AM)

    Derrick Rose isn’t backing down from his comments that the Knicks are now a “super team.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce preseason schedule
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:45:15 PM)

    The Knicks have announced their preseason schedule.

  • [SNY Knicks] Can Lance Thomas be a Shane Battier-type glue guy?
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:55:41 AM)

    Of all the players who the team signed during free agency, perhaps the one player who was most adamant about being a Knick was forward Lance Thomas.

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans should get familiar with this Spanish big man now
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:58:01 PM)

    Life holds few certainties. But if you seek one possible sure thing, figure it is near definite New Yorkers at first will botch the name of a Knicks rookie who figures to face Team USA for Spain in the Olympic semifinals Friday in Rio de Janeiro. “So who is this Herman Gomez guy?” That may…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose knows you’re mocking him, doubles down on ‘super team’
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 8:11:43 AM)

    Derrick Rose is keeping his dribble alive on his bold claim that the Knicks are an NBA super team. Rose, the team’s new star point guard, was mocked in some circles last month after he boasted the Knicks “have a chance to win every game” and are in a class with the Golden State Warriors. “I…

  • [ESPN] Ranking 10 best sophomores this NBA season
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:05:13 AM)

    Ranking 10 best sophomores this NBA season

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Heads to Women’s Final Against Spain, Maybe Without Bird
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 1:30:30 AM)

    The United States beat France 86-67 on Thursday to secure their ninth trip to the women’s Olympic basketball final, where they will meet medal game debutantes Spain.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.18)

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Spain, U.S. Set for a Sizzling Semi-Final
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:30:29 AM)

    The United States and Spain finally lived up to expectations, posting blowout wins on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament as France and Argentina lost much more than a game.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron Envies Team USA at Rio Games
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:06:28 AM)

    LeBron James opted not to play for Team USA at the Rio Games but the greatest player of his generation said he misses the Olympic stage and has left the door open to joining the national squad at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Answers Critics With Blowout Win Over Argentina
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:27:33 AM)

    The United States reaffirmed their status as gold medal favorites on Wednesday with a devastating 105-78 defeat of Argentina to storm into the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: No Gold but Plenty of Golden Moments for Parker
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:45:28 PM)

    There will be no golden end to Tony Parker’s international career, nor silver or bronze either after France bowed out of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament with a whimper on Wednesday falling 92-67 to Spain.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball-Spain Get Their Groove Back Against France
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30:28 PM)

    Spain steamrolled over European rivals France on Wednesday with a convincing 92-67 win that could quiet concerns that the veteran team were past their prime as they head to the men’s Olympic basketball semi-finals.

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose expands on Super Team comment: 'I'm not taking that back'
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:15:03 PM)

    Derrick Rose expands on Super Team comment: 'I'm not taking that back'

  • [SNY Knicks] Which Melo will return from Rio?
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:18:04 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Efficient Lee should fit Knicks to a T
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 11:38:00 AM)

    The Knicks recruitment, led by Joakim Noah, ultimately sold Lee on calling Madison Square Garden home.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson is optimistic about the Knicks this season
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:26:34 AM)

    Phil Jackson is an optimist about the Knicks chances of becoming a contender this season, CBS Sports’ Matt Moore writes.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.17)

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:20:48 PM)

    Here is why point guard Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor this season

  • [SNY Knicks] Which Knicks could win year-end awards?
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:21:18 AM)

    According to the latest NBA MVP odds released by Bovada Las Vegas, Carmelo Anthony stands the best chance at winning the award for the Knicks with 33/1 odds, followed by Derrick Rose at 100/1, and Kristaps Porzingis at 300/1.

  • [NYDN] Melo visits Rio favelas, plays basketball with kids at Olympics
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:09:26 AM)

    Whatever you may think about Melo’s outspokenness on gun violence and his calls for change, it’s clear he wants to make a difference.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony visits Rio's favelas during Team USA off day
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 12:16:14 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony visits Rio's favelas during Team USA off day

  • [NYTimes] U.S. Men’s Basketball Team’s Latest Foes See Flaws, Not Routs
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 3:08:07 PM)

    As the knockout stage begins on Wednesday, the Americans are still the heavy favorites to win in Rio. But opponents, taking note of heartened by recent close games, say the team is vulnerable.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Women Rout Japan to Reach Semi-Finals
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12:42:30 AM)

    The United States steamrolled to their 47th straight Olympic win on Tuesday, routing Japan 110-64 to reach the semi-finals of the women’s basketball tournament and taking a step closer to a sixth consecutive gold medal.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.16)

  • [NYPost] Stephen A. Smith scapegoats ESPN colleague after Carmelo scolding
    (Monday, August 15, 2016 11:55:45 AM)

    ESPN’s quotes attributed to Carmelo Anthony suggesting he would be satisfied with his basketball legacy — even without an NBA championship — were “taken completely out of context,” according to ESPN. In trying to provide retroactive background to a story he used as a springboard to rip into Anthony, Stephen A. Smith scapegoated reporter Marc…

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Argentina to Face U.S. in Last Eight
    (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:09:28 AM)

    Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament on Monday, vaulting from fifth to the top of Group B and avoiding a nightmare quarter-final clash with the unbeaten United States.

  • [SNY Knicks] It’s time for Melo to start telling his own story
    (Monday, August 15, 2016 2:46:05 PM)

    After becoming the veteran leader for Team USA during this summer’s Olympics, it’s time for Carmelo to start telling his own story this NBA season

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.15)

  • [NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Klay Thompson scores 30 as USA edges France
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:44:14 PM)

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Three wins from gold, and still no reason to think it will be easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. on Top After Nervy Win Over France
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:24:28 PM)

    The U.S. men’s basketball team closed out pool play with an unbeaten record but a nervy 100-97 win over France on Sunday confirmed that getting to the top step of the Olympic podium will not be an easy climb.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Unbeaten U.S. Target Japan in Last Eight
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 10:33:29 PM)

    The U.S. women’s basketball team wrapped up Olympic preliminary round play in familiar blowout style by routing China 105-62 on Sunday, storming into the quarter-finals unbeaten and on course for a sixth straight gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] Highlights: Day Nine at the Rio Olympics
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:33:30 PM)

    Latest news from the ninth day of competition at the Rio Olympics on Sunday (times GMT):

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony says LeBron James convinced him not to ‘go off’ on his critics
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:04:28 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony says LeBron James convinced him not to ‘go off’ on his critics

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.14)

  • [SNY Knicks] New-look Knicks get national exposure with 2016-17 schedule
    (Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:41:46 AM)

    With the release of the 2016-17 season NBA schedule, here’s a look at what figure to be some very key matchups for the new-look Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] U.S.A. Basketball Is Already Cruising in Rio. Now, to Take the Court.
    (Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:14:20 AM)

    The men’s and women’s basketball teams are again avoiding the athletes’ village at the Olympics for security reasons, although other high-profile athletes do not share the concern.

  • [NYTimes] Highlights-Day Eight at the Rio Olympics
    (Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:45:33 PM)

    Latest news from the eighth day of competition at the Rio Olympics on Saturday (times London time):

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: As Good as Gold, Argentina Beat Brazil in OT
    (Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:54:28 PM)

    Argentina may not win gold in Olympic men’s basketball but gave their fans the next best thing, beating bitter rivals Brazil 111-107 in double overtime on Saturday, to all but end the host’s hopes of reaching the knockout round.

  • [NYDN] How a dentist brought Joakim Noah and Phil Jackson together
    (Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:31:10 PM)

    Daniel Rudolph, a 71-year-old with a thick New York accent, was the facilitator of the unusual relationship.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.13)

  • [NYDN] NBA releases schedule: Knicks will play 22 games on national TV
    (Friday, August 12, 2016 8:45:27 AM)

    The arrival of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, plus the emergence of Kristaps Porzingis, means the Knicks are back in the national spotlight.

  • [ESPN] Vote: Does Anthony have to win an NBA title to consider his career great?
    (Friday, August 12, 2016 12:20:20 PM)

    Vote: Does Anthony have to win an NBA title to consider his career great?

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson: Derek Fisher was in trouble ‘almost from the start’
    (Friday, August 12, 2016 8:53:31 AM)

    In the latest installment of “The Phil Jackson Chronicles” from Charley Rosen, Jackson dishes on the firing of Derek Fisher and how he and the former Knicks coach differed in their training philosophies. Jackson mostly praised Fisher, but it seems as though the Zen Master just didn’t think Fisher’s best was good enough — especially when…

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Men Survive Serb Scare to Stay Unbeaten
    (Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:36:27 AM)

    The U.S. men’s team extended their Olympic unbeaten run to 21 games with a tense 94-91 win over Serbia on Friday, but their uneven play hinted that a third straight gold might not be a fait accompli.

  • [NYTimes] Signed, Sealed: LeBron Signs $100 Million Contract With Cavs
    (Friday, August 12, 2016 10:31:02 PM)

    LeBron James didn’t waste any time signing his new contract.