Knicks Morning News (2017.02.23)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:17:50 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Melo not bothered by trade deadline

  • [ESPN] NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:40:21 PM)

    NBA Rumor Central: Knicks’ asking price high for O’Quinn

  • [ESPN] Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:14:29 PM)

    Melo feeling mellow heading to trade deadline

  • [NYDN] Expect Knicks to once again sit still at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:06 PM)

    If Phil Jackson allows Thursday’s NBA trading deadline to pass without making a move we should all toast Alexey Shved.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis tries to pick up model on Instagram
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:22:33 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has unlimited range on the court. Apparently, it extends to his love life, as well.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans’ ‘weird tweets’ became too much for Brandon Jennings
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:18 PM)

    Brandon Jennings wants Knicks fans to cool it on Twitter.

  • [NYDN] ‘Relaxed’ Melo says Knicks haven’t approached him about any deals
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:04:24 AM)

    All quiet on the Melo trade front.

  • [NYPost] Why Brandon Jennings took a mental health break from Twitter
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 8:30:43 PM)

    The mystery is solved. Sort of. Entering the All-Star break, Brandon Jennings was a late scratch from the Knicks game in Oklahoma City with a sore left Achilles, forcing him to miss his first game of the season. Soon after, Jennings made his Twitter account private and removed any references to the Knicks as he…

  • [NYPost] It sounds like Carmelo Anthony is preparing to stay a Knick
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:37:53 AM)

    Close to a half-dozen times Wednesday, Carmelo Anthony said he was “relaxed’’ in describing his emotions with Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline approaching. Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, indicated Knicks management has nothing brewing and is being led to believe he will face the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. The Post reported in…

  • [NYPost] Ricky Rubio a possibility for Knicks in point guard swap
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio started following Kristaps Porzingis on Twitter on Wednesday. Whether they become teammates to join a growing legion of Europeans in the Knicks’ locker room likely won’t be answered until the 3 p.m. Thursday trade deadline. With Carmelo Anthony likely to stay and face Cleveland on Thursday despite all the commotion,…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis slides into model’s Instagram comments
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:54:25 AM)

    Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis dropped a comment on Instagram beauty and Sports Illustrated stunner Abigail Ratchford’s page after she posted photos of her sexy red ensemble, showing off her figure from the front and back. Using two sets of emoji eyes, Porzingis’ remark didn’t go unnoticed by Ratchford, who not only replied with the same set of emoji…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Trade Deadline Keeps Twitter, Players and Knicks Fans Abuzz
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:37:03 AM)

    Holding a player out can lead to speculation of a pending trade. So can an emoji.

  • [NYTimes] Nets Trade Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough to Wizards
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:09:59 AM)

    The Nets received a protected first-round draft pick, along with guard Marcus Thornton and forward Andrew Nicholson.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony not concerned about Thursday’s NBA trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:37:54 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony isn’t sweating out the NBA trade deadline. He said he’s relaxed and he hopes to be enjoying his pregame nap at 3:01 p.m. Thursday — one minute after the deadline.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony not worried heading into trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:43:28 PM)

    Heading into Thursday’s trade deadline, Carmelo Anthony told reporters Wednesday that he is not worried about possibly being dealt away from the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks are asking for a first-round pick for Kyle O’Quinn
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:55:54 PM)

    The Knicks are asking for a first-round pick in exchange for Kyle O’Quinn.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:45:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose address the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Lee missed practice on Wednesday
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:40:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah, who tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break, missed practice on Wednesday, the Knicks said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Should the Knicks swap Rose for Rubio?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:45:07 AM)

    With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, should the Knicks consider swapping Derrick Rose for Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio?

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.22)

  • [NYPost] Why the Knicks’ playoff hopes are better than you think
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:13:37 PM)

    The optimist will look at the list of remaining NBA games and say, “Oh, wow, the Knicks are entering the easy part of their schedule.” The cynic will look at the same list, see an opponent about to face the Knicks and think that same rival is entering the easy part of its schedule. While…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah takes step back in recovery from hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 6:43:00 PM)

    So the Knicks came roaring back from the All-Star break all set for a practice that would propel them toward greatness and glory in the second half. Only the starting center, Joakim Noah, didn’t practice, still bothered by a bum hamstring. The starting shooting guard, Courtney Lee, was sick as a dog and not back…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo and Derrick Rose on center stage in Knicks’ trade drama
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 5:43:33 PM)

    There is one saving grace in all the drama leading up to the NBA trading deadline for the Knicks. It ends Thursday. And if coach Jeff Hornacek proves to be a prophet, the Knicks roster will stay the same. Hornacek doubled down Tuesday on his pre-All-Star break contention the Knicks would not make a deal….

  • [NYPost] The road to glory for Knicks guard and siblings began in a driveway
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 3:38:28 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Driveways, backyards and school grounds all across the nation are littered with little kids carrying big basketball dreams — dreams that usually begin and end with making it to the NBA. For most kids who play into the darkness of night with their siblings and friends from the neighborhood until elbows are…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Derrick Rose remains stoic in face of trade rumors
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:04:00 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose used the edge of his jersey to wipe the sweat from his forehead after practice Tuesday. He was equally as practical and matter of fact when it came to dealing with questions about reports that the Knicks are talking about trading him to the Timberwolves.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers, in Shake-Up, Hand Reins to Magic Johnson
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1:34:40 AM)

    Jeanie Buss, the team president, ousted her brother from his job as the head of basketball operations and fired the longtime general manager, Mitch Kupchak.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 12:00:27 AM)

    Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Rumors surround Knicks at trade deadline
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:49:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Derrick Rose address the trade rumors surrounding the team as the deadline looms.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah to miss game against Cavaliers with hamstring injury
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8:27:55 PM)

    Joakim Noah tweaked his hamstring in practice prior to the All-Star break and that injury will cause him to miss Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who plays at center
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:10:01 AM)

    In this week’s edition of “3 Keys,” SNY.tv’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at All-Star culture, the trade deadline, and who should receive playing time at center.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:08:08 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Hamstring still bothering Noah

  • [ESPN] Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?
    (Wednesday, February 22, 2017 2:00:04 AM)

    Clippers, Celtics keeping hope of Carmelo Anthony trade alive?

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah’s injury woes continue with hamstring pull
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:28:45 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek said Willy Hernangomez will start in Noah’s place against the Cavs.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says he’ll be ‘prepared’ if Knicks trade him
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:10:07 PM)

    Was Tuesday Derrick Rose’s last practice in the blue and orange?

  • [NYDN] Phil dumped again as Jeanie Buss ends all hope of a Lakers return
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:01:33 PM)

    First, Phil Jackson lost the girl and then the job.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Five Knicks story lines for the rest of 2017
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 11:35:19 PM)

    A marquee player was on the move at the end of All-Star Weekend, and it wasn’t Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYPost] Report: Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose deal
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:49:32 PM)

    The Timberwolves are one of several teams to contact the Knicks regarding a deal for point guard Derrick Rose, according to an ESPN report Monday night. Rose, acquired last offseason from Chicago, played for current Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau with the Bulls. The report gave no indication of what the…

  • [NYPost] Why the Carmelo Anthony brand wouldn’t suffer from trade
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:26:40 PM)

    Only Carmelo Anthony knows what Carmelo Anthony is thinking — OK, maybe wife La La Anthony knows, too — when it comes to trades from the Knicks. Whether he would trigger his no-trade clause before Thursday’s deadline could be moot as appeal seems waning on all sides. New York always has been viewed as an…

  • [NYPost] Why DeMarcus Cousins isn’t domino for Carmelo trade
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 2:25:24 PM)

    Right before the All-Star break, an NBA executive speculated about possible, even if unrealistic, trade scenarios for the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. One deal involved Cleveland but did not contain Kevin Love. The exec stopped himself. “Try selling that to Knick fans and they’ll burn down the Garden,” he said. But now, the NBA has…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Pelicans Stole DeMarcus Cousins and Might Shake Up the West
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 4:16:01 PM)

    With a trade that cost very little, New Orleans is suddenly looking like the team that best exploits Golden State’s weaknesses.

  • [NYTimes] Pro Basketball: N.B.A. This Week: Big Trades Could Shake Up Playoffs
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:34:22 PM)

    The New Orleans Pelicans want the N.B.A. to approve their acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, which came just days after the Toronto Raptors got Serge Ibaka in a trade.

  • [NYTimes] Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM)

    New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

  • [NYDN] Timberwolves reportedly reach out to Knicks about Derrick Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 7:20:52 PM)

    Could Derrick Rose be headed for a reunion with his former coach Tom Thibodeau?

  • [NYDN] Celtics follow Carmelo Anthony on Instagram fueling trade rumors
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 5:18:09 PM)

    The NBA trade deadline frenzy has begun on social media.

  • [NYDN] Cousins trade should give Knick prez reason to pause with Melo
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:45:31 AM)

    By now you’ve seen what the Sacramento Kings brought back for a younger, cheaper and more productive superstar than Carmelo Anthony.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Development of the young ‘bigs’ a key to finish out season
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:48:10 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Development of the young ‘bigs’ a key to finish out season

  • [ESPN] Sources: Wolves among teams to pursue Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:18:50 PM)

    Sources: Wolves among teams to pursue Rose

  • [SNY Knicks] Timberwolves reportedly reach out to Knicks about Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:33:33 PM)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly reached out to the New York Knicks about possibly acquiring guard Derrick Rose.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could DeMarcus Cousins deal impact the Knicks?
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 1:05:52 PM)

    Could Sacramento’s trade of DeMarcus Cousins have an impact on the Knicks?

  • [SNY Knicks] Has Oakley been ungracious since his playing career with the Knicks ended
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:35:45 AM)

    On the latest TheKnicksBlog Podcast, Anthony Donahue had some pointed thoughts regarding Charles Oakley and th current situation with owner James Dolan…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.20)

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 5:49:57 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely

  • [ESPN] Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:32:52 AM)

    Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Jimmer Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:41:15 AM)

    Much like Stephon Marbury, Jimmer Fredette is finding success in China.

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley, commish hash out Dolan beef over brunch
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:29:33 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — When Charles Oakley got up to leave an hour early from the NBA Legends Brunch on Sunday, he walked over to Adam Silver’s table, whispered in the NBA commissioner’s ear for a few moments and shook his hand. It is clear Silver and Oakley are in ongoing conversations to try to repair…

  • [NYPost] Ex-NBA star happy ‘my guy’ Latrell Sprewell back at MSG
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:00:16 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Chris Webber, one of Latrell Sprewell’s buddies, said it was a long time coming to see the former Knicks All-Star at the Garden a week ago Sunday. Sprewell and Larry Johnson sat in baseline seats with owner James Dolan between them. Though it was an obvious public-relations stunt after Charles Oakley’s Garden…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks likely will strike out on each Carmelo trade
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:22:17 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Knicks general manager Steve Mills was in town for All-Star Weekend, and it doesn’t appear he was here to finalize divorce proceedings with Carmelo Anthony. According to a source who has spoken to Knicks officials, the odds are heavily against the team dealing Anthony by Thursday’s trade deadline. Anything that has been…

  • [NY Newsday] Kyle Lowry, other top free agents not drawn to Knicks
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:23:46 PM)

    Kyle Lowry is good friends with Carmelo Anthony, shares an agent with Kristaps Porzingis, and he will be a free agent this summer. But that doesn’t mean Lowry will consider the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony scores 10 points as Eastern Conference loses All-Star Game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:50:12 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 10 points in Sunday’s All-Star Game as the Eastern Conference lost to the Western Conference, 192-182, at Smoothie King Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:35:26 PM)

    Former New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette scored 73 points in a Chinese league game on Sunday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Silver trying to play mediator in Oakley, Dolan situation
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:38:36 AM)

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is disappointed that former Knick Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan have not fully solved their differences, but is hopeful things will get better between the two soon.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Once a Dynamic Duo, Are Now an Awkward Pairing
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 4:48:40 AM)

    Durant left the Thunder last season as a free agent, and his former teammate Westbrook didn’t take it well. With both on the Western Conference All-Star team, their reunion has been frosty.

  • [NYTimes] Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM)

    New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.19)

  • [NYPost] Knicks legend would love it if Phil Jackson were coaching the team
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:25:57 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Knicks legend Willis Reed knows what ails the franchise — not having Phil Jackson as its head coach. Attending the Hall of Fame press conference Saturday, Reed, a Louisiana resident, told The Post that Jackson has assembled enough talent to win but needs a great coach. A coach like Jackson. Reed never…

  • [NYPost] NBA commish explains his (first?) Oakley-Dolan meeting
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:15:19 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — A disappointed NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he could be willing to step in again in an attempt to resolve the growing James Dolan-Charles Oakley feud, but has “no regrets’’ about his first meeting with the two sides nor did he have any illusions he had solved it. Silver met in his…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis ensures the Knicks have a champ this year
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:04:39 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — The Knicks are amid the throes of losing, but all Kristaps Porzingis did during All-Star Weekend was win. After scoring 24 points in the World Team’s victory Friday in the Rising Stars Challenge, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis captured the Skills Challenge on Saturday, knocking off Gordon Hayward in the finals. It marked the…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson leads Knicks’ crash in ugly midseason report card
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:43:29 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Health hasn’t been the big issue everyone predicted. Spared of any major injuries to their starters, the Knicks started off 14-10 before a giant collapse since mid-December. At 23-34, the Knicks are four games out of the eighth seed and a few losses after the All-Star break from being out of the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo sounds torn about trade at All-Star Game ‘downer’
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:06:15 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Late-arriving Carmelo Anthony admitted it was “a downer’’ to get Wednesday’s NBA phone call inviting him to New Orleans as an injury replacement. He had planned on “evaluating’’ his Knicks situation on a Caribbean vacation amid trade reports and a frosty feud with Phil Jackson. Anthony, given permission to report late to…

  • [NYPost] McGrady: How Carmelo should taunt Phil during Knicks games
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:18:27 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS – Tracy McGrady, announced as a Hall of Fame finalist Saturday morning, unloaded on Knicks president Phil Jackson and stated Carmelo Anthony has every right to razz the Zen Master during Garden games. Now a broadcaster, McGrady was a high-flying, seven-time All-Star who played part of the 2009-10 season with the Knicks during…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis wins 2017 NBA Skills Challenge
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:57:23 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis defeated Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony excited for All-Star Game, but disappointed about canceled vacation
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:14:47 PM)

    While Carmelo Anthony was thrilled to be selected to this year’s All-Star Game, he would have preferred a rest during the break.

  • [SNY Knicks] McGrady critical of Jackson’s handling of Melo
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:05:39 PM)

    Former NBA star Tracy McGrady believes Knicks president Phil Jackson has completely mishandled Carmelo Anthony this season, and if McGrady were Anthony, things might be a little more contentious.

  • [NYTimes] Triple-Double, One and Done: A Taste of Russell Westbrook’s Glory
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:48:06 PM)

    The Thunder’s Westbrook has 27 triple-doubles this season. Most N.B.A. players go their entire careers without one.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:48:40 AM)

    Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony, Reluctant All-Star, Earns Respite From Knicks’ Drama
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:12:19 AM)

    A late replacement for Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star game, Anthony set aside trade rumors and his team’s off-court distractions in a brief period of “therapy.”

  • [NYTimes] Craig Sager and Harvey Araton Are Honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:02:47 PM)

    Sager, a former sideline reporter for Turner Sports, and Araton, a longtime writer at The Times, will be recognized at the Hall’s enshrinement ceremonies in September.

  • [NYTimes] How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley’s Hottest Start-up
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00:26 AM)

    After a turbulent summer, the N.B.A.’s newest “villain” is finding peace and building an empire among the Bay Area’s techies.

  • [NYDN] Moving Carmelo Anthony to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:12:10 PM)

    If Anthony calls being named Love’s All-Star replacement “a downer” one can only imagine what he thinks of the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Adam Silver ‘disheartened’ meeting with Dolan, Oakley didn’t help
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:09:09 PM)

    Silver is hopeful that the apologies from both sides five days ago will ultimately result in a Knicks legend returning to the Garden..

  • [NYDN] Reluctant All-Star Melo: Everyone wants to play with LeBron
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:07:35 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony, the reluctant All-Star, would’ve rather been in Cuba and Puerto Rico after booking a nonrefundable vacation.

  • [NYDN] It’s time for Knicks to hire Patrick Ewing
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:05:48 PM)

    The first Knick who should truly be welcomed home is No. 33, whether No. 34 makes it back first or not.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Kristaps Porzingis wins NBA All-Star Skills Challenge
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:59:11 PM)

    The Knicks actually won something.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Might be another Phil Jackson meme waiting to happen
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:35:25 AM)

    As if the bus picture wasn’t awkward enough.

  • [NYDN] Tracy McGrady unloads on Knick prez’s handling of Carmelo Anthony
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:57:05 AM)

    If Tracy McGrady were in Carmelo Anthony’s shoes, the reaction to Phil Jackson’s subliminal shots would be a lot different.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley’s latest plays out of Knick owner’s PR playbook
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:20:13 AM)

    Charles Oakley’s media “strategy” is coming directly out of James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan’s playbook.

  • [NYDN] Daze of Linsanity: Jeremy Lin took NY by storm 5 years ago
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:06:17 AM)

    Kenny Atkinson still thinks back to that time sometimes, lets his mind wander back to five years ago.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-Knicks feud disheartening to NBA commissioner Adam Silver
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:34:29 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — NBA commissioner Adam Silver is “disheartened” that the meeting he brokered between Charles Oakley and Knicks owner James Dolan didn’t lead to a positive resolution, but he remains hopeful that peace can be reached.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thrilled to win NBA Skills Challenge
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:21:31 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Kristaps Porzingis is a skilled big man, and he showed just how skilled Saturday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony sees All-Star Game as break from Knicks’ troubles
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:39:01 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Carmelo Anthony had been planning a trip to Puerto Rico with his family so he could unwind, think about his future and discuss whether remaining a Knick is the best thing for him. He said he thinks about it all the time.

  • [ESPN] Silver ‘disheartened’ by current Oakley-Dolan status
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:10:54 PM)

    Silver ‘disheartened’ by current Oakley-Dolan status

  • [ESPN] Robinson III scores 50 to seal slam dunk title
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:53:20 PM)

    Robinson III scores 50 to seal slam dunk title

  • [ESPN] Melo: ASG weekend ‘therapy’ after Knicks drama
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:20:03 PM)

    Melo: ASG weekend ‘therapy’ after Knicks drama

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.18)

  • [NYDN] Larry Johnson defends Dolan over Green’s ‘slave master’ comment
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:54:46 PM)

    Johnson says that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was reckless.

  • [NYDN] Chris Paul defends Melo against Knicks president, All-Star haters
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:53:27 PM)

    Like LeBron James and the rest of the banana boat crew, Chris Paul just wants Carmelo Anthony to be happy.

  • [NYDN] Green walks back comment about free agents, Knicks
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:52:52 PM)

    All of a sudden, Draymond Green isn’t sure what players think of the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Lelands auction has items from when Knicks were actually good
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:34:08 AM)

    These are tough times for Knicks fans.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley should have quit while so far ahead in Dolan feud
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:05:17 AM)

    Honestly, maybe Charles Oakley should have quit — or at least backed off to some degree — while he was so far ahead.

  • [NY Newsday] Union president Chris Paul looking out for Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:32:44 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Car melo Anthony and LeBron James missed All-Star Media Day, but it wasn’t because they were holed up somewhere plotting how they can become teammates in Cleveland.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis unhappy with recent play, says it’s hard to find his rhythm
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:28:00 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Kristaps Porzingis wants to enjoy All-Star Weekend, but his thoughts are on his “up-and-down” play, the Knicks’ struggles and whether any current teammates will be on the move.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Carmelo Anthony’s future amid trade rumors
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 12:58:54 PM)

    The Knicks are at the All-Star break, but Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team still is hazy.

  • [NYPost] Draymond Green ripped again for Dolan ‘slave-master’ blast
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:50:20 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — No wonder Draymond Green is starting to back off saying James Dolan has a “slave-master mentality.” In ripping Charles Oakley, former NBA veteran Olden Polynice admonished Green, saying the comment was an insult to actual slaves. “The next time Draymond wants to put his foot in his mouth, at least take the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis can’t get on same page with Derrick Rose
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:45:59 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Though he is a two-event participant during All-Star Weekend, Kristaps Porzingis isn’t happy in his second season with the Knicks. The losses, the injuries, his role in the offense, his chemistry with new point guard Derrick Rose are all concerns for the 7-foot-3 Latvian phenom. Since a spectacular November, Porzingis has tailed…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo gets pity from All-Stars – and a Clippers plea
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:55:27 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — The All-Star break doesn’t mean there is a break in mocking Phil Jackson. Chris Paul, who will be a free agent this summer, took a dig at the Knicks president while his Clippers running mate, DeAndre Jordan, said Carmelo Anthony, his U.S. Olympic teammate, surely would fit in with his Los Angeles…

  • [NYPost] Meet the guru who’s preparing Carmelo Anthony for his next act
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:52:56 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has a secret weapon in his sudden run of good health, which he has made a point of emphasizing in recent weeks as the rumors swirl before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. You can find the answer across the country: California-based physical therapist Drew Morcos, who said he added the 32-year-old Knicks star as…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley rips Ewing and threatens to drag this out for years
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 6:17:59 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — When Knicks owner James Dolan left his meeting with Charles Oakley on Monday at the NBA commissioner’s office, he felt the Knicks legend would be his Garden guest in two, three weeks. Now it looks like Oakley isn’t coming back for two, three years — at least. The former power forward carried…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Dunking With the No-Names? N.B.A. Fans Haven’t Minded Yet
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 4:44:07 PM)

    The N.B.A.’s biggest stars no longer compete in its dunk contest, but a core fan base continues to love it anyway.

  • [NYTimes] How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley’s Hottest Start-up
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00:26 AM)

    After a turbulent summer, the N.B.A.’s newest “villain” is finding peace and building an empire among the Bay Area’s techies.

  • [ESPN] World dumps U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:16:22 PM)

    World dumps U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge

  • [ESPN] Oakley to be player/coach in Ice Cube’s league
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 6:15:01 PM)

    Oakley to be player/coach in Ice Cube’s league

  • [ESPN] Green: Dolan remarks ‘came off wrong way’
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 7:40:34 AM)

    Green: Dolan remarks ‘came off wrong way’

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Oak Anger
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00:41 AM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are still angry, and this time they direct their frustration towards an unlikely figure for Knicks fans – Charles Oakley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in Team World’s win at Rising Stars Challenge
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:00:18 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis helped lead Team World to victory over Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge, as he scored 24 points and collected 10 rebounds.

  • [SNY Knicks] Draymond Green changes opinion about free agents wanting to sign with Knicks
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:00:50 PM)

    Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared to change his mind about whether or not free agents would want to sign with the Knicks, he told reporters at All-Star Weekend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Boom or Bust: Melo, Phil, and Kristaps
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:14:36 AM)

    Jon Hein and Marc Malusis play Boom or Bust over Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson, and Kristaps Porzingis.