Knicks Morning News (2016.08.05)

  • [NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony embracing leadership role for Team USA in quest for third gold medal
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 1:21:19 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony could have followed the paths of his closest NBA friends, LeBron James and Chris Paul, and skipped the Olympics. But Anthony saw an opportunity to be a leader for this team and do something no men’s basketball player has ever done.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks Links: Anthony embracing leadership role for Team USA
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 5:14:38 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks Links: Anthony embracing leadership role for Team USA

  • [ESPN] Kristaps Porzingis adding post moves to help the Knicks’ triangle offense
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:40:48 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis adding post moves to help the Knicks’ triangle offense

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks Links: Willy Hernangomez left speechless after meeting Phil Jackson
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:28:04 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks Links: Willy Hernangomez left speechless after meeting Phil Jackson

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree to partially guaranteed deal with Chasson Randle
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 2:30:33 PM)

    The Knicks have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with PG Chasson Randle.

  • [NYDN] How Russell Westbrook’s OKC deal impacts Knicks in 2017
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:55:33 PM)

    Russell Westbrook isn’t going to hit the market next summer, and another dream for the Knicks went from pipe to evaporated.

  • [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Re-Signs With Oklahoma City Thunder
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:56:28 PM)

    Westbrook, 27, decided to stay with the Thunder, the team said on Thursday, a month after Kevin Durant left for the Golden State Warriors.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. ‘B Team’ Kills Opponents With Kindness
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 10:12:38 AM)

    If living up to the adage, “if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,” was an Olympic event the United States men’s basketball team would be standing atop the Rio Games podium on Thursday.

  • [NYTimes] Westbrook Stays With Oklahoma City After Durant Bolts Town
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 1:15:28 AM)

    Five-times All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has signed a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team said on Thursday.

  • [NYTimes] AP Source: Thunder, Westbrook Agree on 3-Year Deal
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 12:16:10 AM)

    A month after Kevin Durant bolted for Golden State, star guard Russell Westbrook signed a contract extension to stay in Oklahoma City.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball : U.S. ‘B Team’ Kills Opponents With Kindness
    (Friday, August 05, 2016 12:03:32 AM)

    If living up to the adage, “if you can’t say something nice about someone, don’t say anything at all,” was an Olympic event the United States men’s basketball team would be standing atop the Rio Games podium on Thursday.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball : It Looks Like the U.S. and Then All the Rest
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 7:09:31 PM)

    With the United States’ men’s and women’s basketball teams having dominated the Olympic tournament for more than two decades, the main battle should be for second on the hardwood when the first game tips off in Rio on Saturday.

  • [NYPost] Robin Lopez found out about Knicks trade from brother’s texts
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:25:20 PM)

    New York wasn’t big enough for the two Lopez brothers. And Brooklyn’s Brook couldn’t wait to let everyone know twin Robin had been traded out of town by the Knicks to Chicago as part of the deal for Derrick Rose. The Lopez twins were overseas on a promotional trip and Brook left a little early….

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis all-in on new-look Knicks: ‘Big season for us’
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 10:39:36 AM)

    Knicks fans aren’t alone in their optimism following the team’s flurry of offseason acquisitions. Kristaps Porzingis is right there with them. “We all know it’s going to be a big season for us,” the Latvian sensation said on Anthony Donahue’s “33rd and 7th Podcast.” “I can tell the guys are really locked in and ready during…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.04)

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher responds to NBA comeback report, ‘open to dialogue’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:49:49 PM)

    Failed coach Derek Fisher wants you to know he can still dribble and knock down pull-up jumpers.

  • [NYDN] Russell Westbrook reportedly agrees to new deal with Thunder
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:44:57 PM)

    Well, so much for the Knicks going after Russell Westbrook next season.

  • [NYDN] Can’t blame Derek Fisher for wanting to go back to playing
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 3:22:03 PM)

    Derek Fisher was infinitely more qualified to serve as the back-up point guard for the Knicks

  • [NYDN] Suspect in Knicks player shooting freed on $100G bail
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:24:01 PM)

    A member of the crew responsible for shooting New York Knicks player Cleanthony Early outside a Queens strip club was released from jail.

  • [NYDN] Knicks ink Chasson Randle to partially guaranteed contract
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:31:48 AM)

    Chasson Randle’s impressive play during the Orlando Summer League has earned him a free agent contract.

  • [NYPost] Man accused of shooting Cleanthony Early posts bond after 4 months
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:54:25 PM)

    A man charged in the robbery and shooting of Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was released Wednesday on a $100,000 bond after being locked up for four months — but not before getting a stern warning from a Brooklyn judge. Delvon Dowling (inset), 22, was more interested in his family in the gallery than on heeding…

  • [NYPost] How Phil Jackson left Knicks’ rookie Olympian speechless
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:17:05 PM)

    Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez left the Spanish Olympic team for a five-day visit to New York and Orlando in early July and was speechless. Before signing his first NBA contract last month, the 6-foot-11 Hernangomez was introduced to the Knicks president. “When I met him, I was very excited because it’s Phil Jackson,” Hernangomez…

  • [NYPost] Knicks sign summer-league star for point guard audition
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:53:28 AM)

    In trying to fill their need for a third point guard, the Knicks have agreed to terms on a partially guaranteed deal with summer-league sensation Chasson Randle, his agent Kevin Bradbury said Wednesday. “He’s still got to come in and earn it,” Bradbury told The Post. “He feels this is the place where he can…

  • [NYPost] Derek Fisher eyes playing return, and maybe there’d be one taker
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:24:47 AM)

    Anyone need a banished coach as a backup point guard? Former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher indicated he could come out of retirement when he posted an Instagram video of himself working out on the basketball court with the phrase: “Imnotdoneyet.” Fisher, fired by president Phil Jackson in February partly because of failing to communicate,…

  • [NYPost] Latrell Sprewell surfaces with Knicks regrets, Reggie Miller ‘hate’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 7:29:02 AM)

    Latrell Sprewell has been mostly off the grid in recent years, but emerged in a live podcast with actor Michael Rapaport this week in his hometown of Milwaukee. The enigmatic ex-Knicks guard, now the owner of amazing blond dreadlocks, fondly remembered his time in New York during the 90-minute interview with the actor, who is a…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree to partially guaranteed deal with Chasson Randle
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:19:33 PM)

    The Knicks have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with PG Chasson Randle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Derek Fisher eyeing a return to the NBA — as a player?
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:43:11 PM)

    Former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher might be eyeing a return to the NBA … as a player

  • [SNY Knicks] How will a hungry Brandon Jennings benefit the Knicks?
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:39:13 AM)

    Brandon Jennings has showed his potential with 50-point games and 21-assists performances. Will he show that same drive with the New York Knicks despite a lesser role compared to previous teams?

  • [ESPN] Ex-Knick Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:00:32 PM)

    Ex-Knick Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’

  • [ESPN] Sources: Ex-NYK coach Fisher eyes playing again
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:04:11 PM)

    Sources: Ex-NYK coach Fisher eyes playing again

  • [ESPN] The good, the bad, the ugly from the New York Knicks’ offseason
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:15:30 AM)

    The good, the bad, the ugly from the New York Knicks’ offseason

  • [NYTimes] Basketball : Winning Not Always Good as Gold for U.S
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:54:27 AM)

    For every athlete who wins a gold medal at the Rio Olympics it will be a big deal. For the United States women’s basketball team the big deal will be if they do not.

  • [NYTimes] Venezuela Face Tall Order on Olympic Return
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:33:28 PM)

    Venezuela’s basketball team will look up to the United States in more ways than one when they tip off against their heavily favoured rivals in their second game on Monday.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.03)

  • [ESPN] Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony apologizes to Vanessa Carlton
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:04:37 AM)

    Team USA’s Carmelo Anthony apologizes to Vanessa Carlton

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks sign J.P. Tokoto, former North Carolina guard
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:28:00 AM)

    The Knicks signed former University of North Carolina guard J.P. Tokoto Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] NBA 2K Videogame Maker Wins Dismissal of Big Tattoo Damages Claim
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 7:51:30 PM)

    The maker of the popular NBA 2K video game series on Tuesday won the dismissal of a potentially large damages claim in a lawsuit over its depiction of tattoos belonging to LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and other National Basketball Association stars.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron Tells SI He’s Motivated by ‘Ghost’ of Michael Jordan
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 4:00:47 PM)

    LeBron James has often avoided talking about trying to match Michael Jordan’s accomplishments. Now he’s chasing “the ghost” of arguably the greatest player in NBA history.

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ newest camp invite: UNC project who can jump out of gym
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:56:22 AM)

    The Knicks have signed J.P. Tokoto after the former UNC standout averaged double-digit scoring for their summer league team. The terms of the deal were not immediately released. Tokoto played with the Thunder’s D-League affiliate last season after being taken with the third-to-last pick by the 76ers in the 2015 draft. He averaged 11.1 points,…

  • [SNY Knicks] TKB Q&A:Guards, roster, pick-and-roll and more
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 3:48:02 PM)

    With training camp right around the corner and the Knicks beginning to add players to vet camp, having signed Ron Baker and J.P. Tokoto to partial guarantees, fans are clamoring for answers heading into camp.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign guard J.P. Tokoto
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:54:55 AM)

    The Knicks have signed guard J.P. Tokoto to what is expected to be a partially guaranteed training camp deal

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knicks D-League star Jimmer Fredette signs with team in China
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:26:11 PM)

    Local product and Knicks D-League legend Jimmer Fredette is signing with a team in China, according to a report.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony actually likes Vanessa Carlton, so why so grumpy?
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 4:18:34 PM)

    How did you know? Carmelo Anthony loves this song!

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Nets to face off in preseason at Barclays for first time
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 10:47:40 AM)

    For the first time in the history of Barclays Center, the Knicks will play a preseason game at the arena just five miles from its own.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.02)

  • [NY Newsday] Amar’e Stoudemire signs with Hapoel Jerusalem
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 7:36:35 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire is taking his talents to Israel.

  • [NY Newsday] Ron Baker signs with Knicks
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 1:33:59 PM)

    Rookie free-agent guard Ron Baker has signed with the Knicks, the team announced Monday.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks Links: Ron Baker signs partially guaranteed contract
    (Tuesday, August 02, 2016 5:10:23 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks Links: Ron Baker signs partially guaranteed contract

  • [ESPN] Stoudemire to play in Israel next season
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 11:49:23 AM)

    Stoudemire to play in Israel next season

  • [NYDN] Knicks sign free agent rookie and new author Ron Baker
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 3:23:34 PM)

    The Knicks signed free agent rookie Ron Baker, who was with the club during the Orlando Summer League.

  • [NYDN] Amar’e Stoudemire to play in Israel, won’t bolt for NBA contender
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 11:04:25 AM)

    ‘All those teams had their chance to sign me,’ Stoudemire said Monday. ‘I’m playing in Israel.’

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign Ron Baker
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 2:19:03 PM)

    Knicks sign Ron Baker

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire sounds off: Police’s ‘job is not to kill’
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 3:56:11 PM)

    Ex-Knick Amar’e Stoudemire shared his feelings about what he believes are law enforcement’s flaws, saying too many “bad officers’’ are not following the teachings of the police academy, adding, “Your job is to provide safety and don’t be so quick to use force.” Stoudemire is not new to the issue of the police’s treatment of…

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire: I rejected NBA offers to fulfill Israel ‘dream’
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 9:14:21 AM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire never won an NBA championship, but now has eyes on winning the Israeli League and European title. The former Knicks All-Star officially announced Monday he was joining Hapoel Jerusalem on a two-year contract after retiring from the NBA last week. Stoudemire, 33, said he turned down several offers from non-playoff-caliber NBA teams to fulfill…

  • [NYTimes] After NBA Retirement, Stoudemire to Play for Israeli Team
    (Monday, August 01, 2016 6:12:45 PM)

    Amare Stoudemire isn’t done yet.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.01)

  • [ESPN] Sources: Stoudemire to play in Israel next season
    (Sunday, July 31, 2016 2:21:26 PM)

    Sources: Stoudemire to play in Israel next season

  • [SNY Knicks] Stoudemire to continue career in Israel
    (Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:28:22 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire

  • [NYPost] Retired? Amar’e Stoudemire continues career — in Israel
    (Sunday, July 31, 2016 8:36:21 PM)

    Amar’e Stoudemire is taking his beat-up knees to the Holy Land. The recently NBA-retired Stoudemire will hold a press conference Monday at the Garden to announce he’ll play next season for the club he partially owns in Israel, Hapoel Jerusalem, according to a basketball source. The press conference also will include an ownership restructuring. Ori…