Knicks Morning News (2017.02.17)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have decisions to make on Anthony, Rose as All-Star break commences
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:30:42 PM)

    Trading Anthony would spark a clear change in direction for this franchise. It would make sense if other veterans depart as well.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley not yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:59:09 AM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley isn’t yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden, days after team president James Dolan lifted Oakley’s ban.

  • [NYDN] Donald Sterling: ‘Amazing’ that Knicks owner being compared to me
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:50:04 PM)

    While James Dolan’s ongoing feud with ex-Knick Charles Oakley continues to unspool in public, he has an unlikely ally in his corner.

  • [NYDN] Knicks first-half breakdown: Best & worst of disappointing season
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:31:23 PM)

    We should get this out of the way because the rest should be read with the following context: the Knicks are a disappointment.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley: James Dolan is ‘on same level’ as Donald Sterling
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:17:12 AM)

    Charles Oakley remained steadfast in his ongoing public feud with James Dolan on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Daze of Linsanity: Jeremy Lin took NY by storm 5 years ago
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:01:35 AM)

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

  • [NYPost] Charles Barkley: Carmelo should let Phil Jackson trade him
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:54:23 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Charles Barkley says the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony by Thursday’s deadline and the 32-year-old star would be a fool not to accept. Speaking at a TNT event Thursday night, Barkley said Anthony should waive his no-trade clause not only to win, but for the financial bonus. “He’s got a $5 million…

  • [NYPost] Tiki Barber: Charles Oakley incident ‘embarrassing as hell’
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:35:13 PM)

    “I think that there is some hate going on that needs to be worked out between Oakley and James Dolan,” former Giant Tiki Barber told Page Six.

  • [NYPost] The scout who knew Porzingis, Hernangomez would be stars
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:41:05 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Embattled Knicks president Phil Jackson should draw some pride watching Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend. Center Willy Hernangomez and power forward Kristaps Porzingis — the Knicks’ frontcourt of the future — will suit up for the World Team. Scott Roth, a Timberwolves scout, feels proud, too. “When I walked in…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis could be gone if Knicks don’t clean up their act
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:46:16 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is an All-Star again, and it could be his final game representing the Knicks. The Knicks approach the All-Star break and Thursday’s trade deadline clearly interested in dealing Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, and ending a doomed partnership with team president Phil Jackson. “It’s what would be in the mutual interest of…

  • [NYPost] NBA veteran rips Charles Oakley as ‘bully’ who’s stuck in past
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:45:15 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Mike James, a former NBA point guard, grew up in Long Island in the 1990s a big fan of the Knicks and Charles Oakley. “Everyone loved Oak,’’ James said. James was a supporter of Oakley’s on the court — not off. Oakley is still at war with Knicks owner James Dolan after…

  • [NYPost] Oakley: NBA allowing Dolan to become next Donald Sterling
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:17:13 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Charles Oakley may be fixing to have his Garden ban reinstated. The Knicks legend unloaded on owner James Dolan on Thursday with heavy racist charges, comparing him to ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Sterling was booted out of the league in 2014 after his girlfriend released…

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley doesn’t think feud with James Dolan can be resolved
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:25:56 PM)

    Charles Oakley doesn’t expect his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan to ever end, saying “some things can’t be solved.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks may look different after All-Star break
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:07:59 PM)

    Players said goodbye to each other late Wednesday night, hugged training staff members and went off on their break unsure if they would still be Knicks when the schedule resumes next Thursday.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Roth a key in drafting Hernangomez
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 4:59:48 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Roth a key in drafting Hernangomez

  • [ESPN] Oakley on help via Dolan: ‘I’d rather go to jail’
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:04:26 PM)

    Oakley on help via Dolan: ‘I’d rather go to jail’

  • [ESPN] Should Knicks blow it up or pursue playoffs? Phil Jackson must decide
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:28:58 PM)

    Should Knicks blow it up or pursue playoffs? Phil Jackson must decide

  • [ESPN] Vote: Which under-25 player is most likely to become the NBA’s next superstar?
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:20:05 AM)

    Vote: Which under-25 player is most likely to become the NBA’s next superstar?

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Season Crumbles, and With It Carmelo Anthony’s Chance at a Title
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:32:36 AM)

    In recent years, the Knicks have not been renowned for their stability or for their aptitude at basketball.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.16)

  • [NYPost] Knicks limp into break after Russell Westbrook masterpiece
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:22:05 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook sent the Knicks careening into the All-Star break under the spell of his greatness. As the Knicks blew a 17-point second-quarter lead, Westbrook posted one of his most impressive triple-doubles — 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists — as the Thunder rallied for a 116-105 win at Chesapeake Arena….

  • [NYPost] Hal Steinbrenner a Girardi fan but not enough to extend him
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:50:53 PM)

    TAMPA — Hal Steinbrenner is a fan of Joe Girardi’s for many reasons and professed his love Wednesday for the Yankees manager who enters a 10th season but without a contract beyond 2017. Nevertheless, Steinbrenner isn’t in a hurry to grant Girardi an extension. Asked to describe what he looks for in a manager, the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony replaces Kevin Love on Eastern All-Star team
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:39:03 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony won’t be replacing Kevin Love with the Cavaliers, but he will be taking his spot in the All-Star Game. Grudgingly. After saying as early as Wednesday morning he didn’t want to break his vacation plans that had him headed to a warm island, needing the break to decompress, Anthony accepted…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Van Gundy: Oakley’s jersey should hang from the rafters
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:45:17 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said he hopes the current Charles Oakley saga ends with the retirement of his “34’’ jersey to the Garden rafters. “I’m hoping one day it’s Charles Oakley Day,’’ Van Gundy said before working ESPN’s broadcast of the Knicks’ 116-105 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. “I…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley is lowering his demands of James Dolan
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:23:23 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — While Charles Oakley may be headed to the Big Easy for All-Star Weekend, he has left New York for his home in Cleveland without staging his press conference. According to a person close to Oakley, the ex-Knicks legend has yet to change his mind on his decision to decline owner James Dolan’s…

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez takes Knicks future to All-Star Weekend
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:02:13 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Knicks’ starting frontcourt of the future is now headlining the World Team in the All-Star Rising Stars Challenge on Friday in New Orleans. Spanish rookie center Willy Hernangomez will replace Emmanuel Mudiay on the World Team, according to sources. Mudiay will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday due to a back…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo keeps trade options open before possible last game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:14:06 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony said he doubts Wednesday’s game against the Thunder will be his last game as a Knick, but he wouldn’t guarantee it. Because he holds all the cards with a no-trade clause, he could have declared he’s not going anywhere. However, the flip-flopping Anthony said he’s pretty certain he will be a…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: How the injuries and Knicks offense bog me down
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:07:53 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Derrick Rose’s stats look lofty, but he admits to being disappointed in how he’s played in the first half of the season. Before the Knicks’ 116-105 loss to the Thunder Wednesday in their final game before the All-Star break, Rose reiterated he feels uncertain about his future because of his expiring contract and the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ value leaps over $3 billion despite unseemly drama
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:29:26 AM)

    The Knicks don’t need to win. Phil Jackson can needle Carmelo Anthony on Twitter. James Dolan can wade into nasty feuds with former fan-favorite players. Why? Because Dolan still owns the most valuable franchise in the NBA. Despite the public relations disaster of Charles Oakley’s recent ejection from Madison Square Garden and the lackluster play…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: All-Star break starts after loss to Thunder
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:03:15 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: All-Star break starts after loss to Thunder

  • [ESPN] Knicks should retire Oakley’s number, says JVG
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:50:52 PM)

    Knicks should retire Oakley’s number, says JVG

  • [NYTimes] On Basketball: In Socially Conscious N.B.A., Perception of Knicks Dims Again
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:20:49 AM)

    The Charles Oakley affair, which Commissioner Adam Silver felt compelled to address, was the latest in a long line of the team’s off-court missteps.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Blow 17-Point Lead in Loss to Thunder
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:24:47 AM)

    Russell Westbrook had his 27th triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Season Crumbles, and With It Carmelo Anthony’s Chance at a Title
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:32:36 AM)

    In recent years, the Knicks have not been renowned for their stability or for their aptitude at basketball.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Replaces Kevin Love on All-Star Roster
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:40:19 AM)

    Anthony will make his 10th appearance in the N.B.A. All-Star Game after replace Love, who injured his left knee on Tuesday.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony expects to be with Knicks after trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:05:17 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t sound as if he plans to be in a different uniform after the trade deadline.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony to replace Kevin Love in NBA All-Star Game
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:55:03 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony was looking forward to a relaxing All-Star break in a warm weather destination. He’ll have to settle for a trip to New Orleans.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks start hot, but can’t hold off Russell Westbrook and Thunder in loss
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:32:03 AM)

    Playing in their final game before the All-Star break, the Knicks squandered a 17-point first-half lead and ended up losing, 116-105, to the Thunder Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose on Knicks possibly trading him: ‘Who knows?’
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:41:26 PM)

    The Knicks played their final game before the break Thursday night against the Thunder in what could have been some players’ last game with the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Van Gundy rooting for easing of tension between Charles Oakley and James Dolan
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:34:00 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy hopes that Charles Oakley and the Knicks will repair their relationship and believes Oakley’s jersey No. 34 should be raised to the Garden rafters.

  • [NY Newsday] Forbes: Knicks most valuable NBA franchise at $3.3 billion
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:09:00 PM)

    The Knicks are the most valuable franchise in the NBA for the second straight year, according to Forbes.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley: There’s more to him than what you’ve seen
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:53:46 PM)

    I sat in a Toronto hotel room once with a heartbroken Charles Oakley.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: All-Star break gives Knicks a much-needed chance to refresh
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:30:15 AM)

    The NBA All-Star break is approaching, and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony to replace injured Kevin Love in All-Star game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:52:12 PM)

    Anthony isn’t getting snubbed after all.

  • [NYDN] Photo that appears to be Phil Jackson riding bus goes viral
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:42:00 PM)

    From Jeannie Buss to the MTA bus, it’s been a rough ride the last few years for Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Russell Westbrook too much to handle for Knicks in 116-105 loss
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:12:21 PM)

    The difference between the Knicks and Thunder on Wednesday came down to one player.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Van Gundy says Knicks should retire Charles Oakley’s number
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:47:59 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy believes Charles Oakley should not only go back to the Garden, but also have his number retired.

  • [NYDN] Knicks most valuable in NBA, but that doesn’t change ugly culture
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:02:45 PM)

    The annual valuations for NBA teams was released yesterday by Forbes, and guess which franchise tops the list? James Dolan’s.

  • [NYDN] Why a mega-deal isn’t Derrick Rose’s top priority in free agency
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:17:30 AM)

    To put it mildly, Derrick Rose’s future in New York is tenuous as he enters a trade deadline and free agency.

  • [NYDN] Dysfunctional Knicks NBA’s most valuable franchise, says Forbes
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:45:14 AM)

    Bad news for Knick fans … James Dolan has no incentive to change as long as he rakes in the cash.

  • [NYDN] Here’s why Carmelo Anthony is still keeping his options open
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:46:12 AM)

    Carmelo’s main point Wednesday was that there’s nothing to discuss until management approaches him with a deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fail to string two wins together, fall to Thunder out west
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:15:09 AM)

    Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Van Gundy: Knicks should retire Oakley’s number
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:56:11 PM)

    Former Knicks coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy hopes that the Knicks will hold a day to commemorate Charles Oakley and retire his number, he said before Wednesday’s Knicks-Thunder game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony to replace Love at NBA All-Star Game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:42:26 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Jennings out, Hernangomez to start against Thunder
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:15:35 PM)

    Joakim Noah will miss his fifth consecutive game, while Willy Hernangomez will start at center for the Knicks against the Thunder.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Thunder
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:35:36 PM)

    The Knicks head to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Draymond Green: ‘I don’t know a free agent that would want to go’ to Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:05:32 PM)

    Speaking on his podcast, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had harsh words against Knicks owner James Dolan, even claiming Dolan has a “slave master mentality.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rated most valuable NBA franchise by Forbes
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:30:00 PM)

    The Knicks were valued at $3.3 billion by Forbes in their latest NBA valuation, up from $3 billion last year. It’s the second consecutive year New York has topped the list of the league’s most valuable franchises.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez joins Porzingis in Rising Stars Challenge
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:41 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez has been named as an injury replacement to the Rising Stars Challenge that will take place during NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis should be Love’s All-Star Game replacement
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:55:52 PM)

    As the ever-quickly budding centerpiece and potential superstar of this hungry Knicks squad, Porzingis has plenty of things going in his favor.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

    This is a huge game for the tank.

    The Knicks head to OKC to take on the Thunder in the final game before the All-Star break.

    They really need to lose this one. If they pull this out, there’s no way that they sell before the trade deadline.

    And the problem is is that as good as Russell Westbrook is, the Kanter-less Thunder are still pretty mediocre themselves. This is a winnable game for the Knicks.

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.15)

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley ‘hurt’ and wants MSG to apologize to fans as his ban is lifted
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:51:47 PM)

    Charles Oakley said he is hurt and wants a public apology before he steps back into Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony on short list to replace Kevin Love in All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:19:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony may be on the short list to replace Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game, but he says he would have to ask his family before accepting such an invitation.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-James Dolan truce brokered by Adam Silver, Michael Jordan
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:14:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley could be back at Madison Square Garden as a guest of Knicks owner James Dolan in the near future.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek on why Russell Westbrook is a coach’s dream
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:34:44 PM)

    It isn’t the stats, even if they show Russell Westbrook on pace to become just the second player ever to average a triple-double for a full season. It is the eyes. That is what makes Westbrook stand out to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek. “Look at his eyes. That guy has that determined, ‘I am going…

  • [NYPost] ‘This is the team’: Carmelo and Hornacek think trade drama’s done
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:05:40 PM)

    For almost one week, Carmelo Anthony has been able to breathe a bit. Most of the talk around the Knicks concerned team legend Charles Oakley and his feud with team owner James Dolan. So talk of waiving no-trade clauses and potential deals was overshadowed. Until Tuesday. But this came in the form of something Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Oakley won’t accept end of MSG ban until Dolan shamed publicly
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:26:07 AM)

    Well, so much for that happy ending between Knicks legend Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan. With Oakley’s potential lifetime ban lifted through Dolan’s invitation to the former player to return to the Garden as his guest, Oakley said thanks but no thanks. The former bruising power forward and fan favorite from Pat Riley’s…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ James Dolan Offers Apology; Charles Oakley Says He Won’t Accept It
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:57:49 AM)

    A day after a private meeting with the owner Dolan seemed to end his ban from Madison Square Garden, Oakley said he would not be quick to forgive.

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Has Issues With a New York Team Owner. He’s Not the First.
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00:27 PM)

    The city has had its share of dust-ups between the men who own sports teams and those employed by the franchises.

  • [NYTimes] Coach Jeff Hornacek Expects Knicks to Remain Intact at Trade Deadline
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:37:15 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony, among others, has been mentioned in rumors, but Hornacek said he was planning on leading the same roster after the All-Star game break.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Jeff Hornacek, Carmelo Anthony speak on off-day
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:05:48 AM)

    Coach Jeff Hornacek and Carmelo Anthony talk about the Charles Oakley incident and the Knicks? upcoming game against Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks lift Charles Oakley’s Madison Square Garden ban
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:20:38 AM)

    The Knicks have lifted Charles Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Greg Anthony believes treatment of Oakley will hurt franchise
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:15:32 AM)

    Former Knick Greg Anthony believes the Knicks’ treatment of his former teammate Charles Oakley will hurt the team’s chances of signing future free agents.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Will Melo replace Love?
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:59:54 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Will Melo replace Love?

  • [ESPN] Vote: Who should replace Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game?
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:55:09 PM)

    Vote: Who should replace Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game?

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks lift ban; Oakley seeks apology
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:57:11 AM)

    Sources: Knicks lift ban; Oakley seeks apology

  • [NYDN] Love’s injury doesn’t change chances of Knicks trade
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:13:09 PM)

    Poor LeBron James.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek seeks positives in season of chaos
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:12:09 PM)

    James Dolan has lifted his Garden ban of Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] Dolan, Oakley need to make up and end latest MSG grudge
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:06:13 PM)

    Beyoncé’s acceptance speech at the Grammys lasted longer than Charles Oakley’s MSG ban.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis could replace Love at All-Star Game as Carmelo rests
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:56:01 PM)

    The Cavaliers were dealt a significant blow Tuesday when Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.

  • [NYDN] Knicks dysfunction plus Giants talk with Pat Leonard: DN Podcast
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:10:54 AM)

    After a one-week hiatus, the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast returns with a brand new episode.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek doesn’t expect Knicks to trade Carmelo before deadline
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:07:59 AM)

    For weeks, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks have been at the center of NBA trade speculation.

  • [NYDN] Forget the ban, Knicks legend Charles Oakley wants public apology
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:37:05 AM)

    After James Dolan announced Friday that Charles Oakley was indefinitely barred from entering MSG, the Knicks owner has changed his mind.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.14)

  • [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell glad he’s been welcomed back to the Garden
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:19:58 PM)

    On Sunday, Latrell Sprewell attended a ballgame. On Monday, he attended a bowl game.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-James Dolan truce brokered by Adam Silver, Michael Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:10:50 PM)

    Charles Oakley may be back in Madison Square Garden as a guest of Knicks owner James Dolan in the near future.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks podcast: It’s up to Phil Jackson to fix the Knicks
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:08:00 PM)

    Basketball itself has taken a backseat to all the other things swirling around the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Knicks finally might be turning around their biggest weakness
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 6:50:24 PM)

    Prior to Sunday, the Knicks had lost four straight games and six of their previous seven, picking up their only win against the league-worst Nets. During the losing streak, the Knicks had allowed nearly 120.5 points per game, allowing 121 points to the 19-win Lakers before surrendering 131 to the sub-.500 Nuggets. It made Sunday’s…

  • [NYPost] Latrell Sprewell doesn’t care why — he’s home again
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:33:33 PM)

    Just three days after Charles Oakley was kicked out of Madison Square Garden, Latrell Sprewell received a call welcoming him back to his “second home.” Sprewell, who had also publicly fought with Knicks owner Jim Dolan in the past and hadn’t been to the Garden in years, understood the timing of Saturday’s invitation to officially…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley and Knicks near truce to end MSG ban
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:48:12 PM)

    The Charles Oakley saga is trending toward a happy ending. Three days after he was indefinitely banned from Madison Square Garden in the wake of his ejection and arrest at a game Wednesday, the Knicks icon met with owner James Dolan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver, with Bobcats owner and close friend Michael Jordan participating…

  • [NYPost] Mike Francesa gets assailed for siding with James Dolan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:42:32 AM)

    The Charles Oakley-James Dolan fight has even created tension between WFAN listeners and their afternoon-drive deity. Mike Francesa took some abuse Monday afternoon as a few callers ripped him while alleging he was siding with the billionaire owner Dolan over Knicks fan favorite Oakley. A day after Dolan showed off Latrell Sprewell, Bernard King and…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks brainstorm that could save their defense
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:17:58 AM)

    It was the main topic in the Knicks’ locker room Sunday after the 94-90 stifling of the Spurs – players lauding Jeff Hornacek for his open-floor film session the day before. Players were asked to give their views on what they believe caused the defensive breakdowns Friday night against the Nuggets. Clip by clip. According…

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan hopes to let Oakley back at MSG in ‘near future’ after discussion with Silver, Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 7:22:38 PM)

    New York Knicks owner James Dolan hopes former player Charles Oakley will return to Madison Square Garden “in the near future” after the two of them spoke with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in person and Michael Jordan over the phone on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: team culture, lineup changes, and Melo’s potential MSG finale
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:20:54 AM)

    In this week’s 3 Keys,’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at New York’s team culture, possible lineup changes, and Carmelo Anthony’s potential final home game at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo plans to rest during All-Star break
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:20:04 AM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony does not want to be a potential injury replacement during the NBA All-Star Game.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Dolan’s comments still hurt Oakley
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:03:43 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Dolan’s comments still hurt Oakley

  • [ESPN] Oakley, Dolan discuss truce in meeting with Silver
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:58:19 PM)

    Oakley, Dolan discuss truce in meeting with Silver

  • [NYTimes] Commissioner Brokers Peace Deal Between James L. Dolan and Charles Oakley
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:15:28 AM)

    Adam Silver announced that Dolan and Oakley were contrite about the events surrounding Oakley’s recent ejection from Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Knicks and Rangers Live in the Same Building but Different Universes
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:48:23 AM)

    Both teams are owned by James L. Dolan. But while the Rangers have made the playoffs 10 times in the past 11 seasons, the Knicks have generally stumbled.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley speaks after meeting with Dolan, Silver and Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:50:52 PM)

    The NBA may be ready to step in to help resolve the ugly feud between James Dolan and Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] Chris Childs backs Charles Oakley but hopes truce is reached soon
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 6:10:28 PM)

    As a former teammate and friend of Charles Oakley, Chris Childs doesn’t think he would’ve accepted an invitation to sit at the Garden

  • [NYDN] Bar owner says Charles Oakley ‘wasn’t drunk’ before game
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 5:46:32 PM)

    Kevin Hooshangi won’t stay quiet. He refuses to sit by and watch a billionaire owner smear a local basketball legend

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell explains reunion with James Dolan at Knicks game
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:42:31 PM)

    Latrell Sprewell returned to the Garden for the first time in 14 years Sunday for the Knicks’ win over the Spurs.

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn Borough prez discusses MSG doc showing Oakley was target
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:39:01 PM)

    Garden security allegedly targeted Charles Oakley on Wednesday night before the Knicks legend even took his seat.

  • [NYDN] Dwyane Wade on 2010 free agency: Knicks weren’t prepared for us
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:51 AM)

    Back in the summer of 2010, the Knicks were the cause of considerable excitement.

  • [NYDN] Willis Reed ‘saddened’ by Oakley ban, feud with Knicks owner
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 10:25:57 AM)

    Willis Reed says he is “saddened by the whole situation” involving Charles Oakley’s banishment from the World’s Most Famous Arena.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley is now just another angry black man to James Dolan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:20:54 AM)

    It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Knicks organization spent all last week repainting Charles Oakley as a black savage.

  • [NYDN] Visa issue prevents Jeurys Familia from returning to U.S.
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 7:57:44 AM)

    Jeurys Familia was delayed returning to the United States by a visa issue, the Mets said Monday.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.13)

  • [NYTimes] Latrell Sprewell Visits. Minds Boggle. Knicks Win.
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 1:34:17 AM)

    The Knicks beat the Spurs, 94-90, but they created more double takes at Madison Square Garden off the court as the former star Latrell Sprewell and other ex-Knicks sat with the owner, James L. Dolan.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 94, Spurs 90: Knicks End Four-Game Skid With Uplifting Win Over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:23:20 AM)

    After dropping four straight, all at home, and battling through more off-court tumult, the Knicks stepped up their defense in an encouraging victory over formidable San Antonio.

  • [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell gets royal treatment at Garden in first visit since ’04
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:26:04 PM)

    Charles Oakley is out, but Latrell Sprewell is back in.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony scores 25 to lead Knicks past Spurs, 94-90
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16:29 PM)

    If this was Carmelo Anthony’s final home game as a Knick, he can say he led his team to its best win of the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Gregg Popovich likes Spurs’ environment free of drama
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:37:54 PM)

    In the previous 19 seasons, Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs won five NBA championships and had a .710 winning percentage — an average of 58 wins in an 82-game season. And even after their 94-90 loss to the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday, the Spurs are exceeding that. They’re on pace to win 62 games.

  • [NYPost] The Willy Hernangomez coming-out party is on — for how long?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:20:24 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek still is talking about starting Joakim Noah when he is healthy — likely after the All-Star break. But that could change if Willy Hernangomez continues to spark wins as a starter. Hernangomez made his first start as a center, paired with Kristaps Porzingis, and the Knicks shut down the Spurs, 94-90 in a…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo can exhale — and weigh a late All-Star Game choice
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:51:12 PM)

    It was, Carmelo Anthony said a few nights back, as if a cloud resided over the Knicks who seemed to be the living embodiment of Murphy’s Law, even more so. If something could go wrong, not only did it go wrong but it usually ignited a five-alarm fire with it. So on Sunday, the cloud…

  • [NYPost] How can the rotten Knicks still produce a day like this?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:11:27 PM)

    The parade was endless, and after a while more than a little comical. Latrell Sprewell, who once upon a time dunked a basketball in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, landed, sought out the owner of the Knicks and offered this greeting — “BLEEEEEEEEP YOOOOOU!!!!!” — was introduced, lauded, cheered. Larry Johnson was there, and Gerald Wilkins,…

  • [NYPost] A strange old-timers’ day ends with Knicks-Spurs stunner
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:08:17 PM)

    There were no Charles Oakley chants and one giant Knicks victory over a Western Conference power. Who would have thought that entering Sunday’s nationally televised matinee? With Carmelo Anthony scoring seven points in the final 2:46, the Knicks averted arguably their worst homestand in history when they stunned the Spurs 94-90 at the Garden. Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Dolan trots out Latrell Sprewell and many ex-Knicks in Oakley cover
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:48:46 AM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should invite Latrell Sprewell to every game. In an attempt to show his strong relationships with Knicks alumni in the wake of the Charles Oakley ban, a desperate Dolan sat between the mercurial Sprewell — with whom he formerly feuded — and Bernard King during Sunday’s 94-90 matinee stunner over the…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley treatment was ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:12:41 AM)

    Charging that the treatment of Charles Oakley was “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams said he will meet Monday with Knicks owner James Dolan and Garden officials over the incident that resulted in the Knicks legend being banned from the arena. “This is a blemish, not only on the Knicks, Madison…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony passes Barkley in points, plans All-Star rest
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:39:23 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, passing Charles Barkley for 25th on the league’s all-time scoring list.

  • [NYDN] Knicks snap four-game losing streak with 94-90 win over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:37:59 PM)

    The Knicks had one of their best defensive performances of the year Sunday at the Garden in a 94-90 win over the Spurs.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell’s suspect MSG reunion just another Dolan PR ploy
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:36:24 PM)

    James Dolan once had to reprimand Madison Square Garden security for not protecting him from Latrell Sprewell. Do you sense a pattern here?

  • [NYDN] Eric Adams: Oakley bust like ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:40:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley’s ejection by MSG security was like “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

  • [NYDN] Spike Lee explains why he’s wearing Charles Oakley jersey
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:42:15 PM)

    Spike Lee was in the Garden hallway where Charles Oakley was arrested last week, and said there were tears in his eyes.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell sits next to James Dolan at Knicks game
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:06:21 AM)

    James Dolan banned one beloved Knick and brought back another.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:50:06 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs

  • [ESPN] Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45:28 AM)

    Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season

  • [ESPN] Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:22:34 PM)

    Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose lead Knicks to home victory over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:49:49 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 16 points and seven rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony passes Barkley on NBA’s all-time scoring list
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:27:46 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony passed Hall of Famer Charles Barkley on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Sprewell returns to MSG, two days after Oakley’s ban
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:10:37 PM)

    Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell has returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years, just two days after Charles Oakley was banned from the building.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek led three-hour practice on Saturday
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:35:41 AM)

    Another disappointing loss on Friday, which Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the team “should be embarrassed” about, led to a practice that ran three hours on Saturday.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.12)

  • [NYPost] Knicks veteran set to return and is looking to bolster defense
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:53:08 PM)

    The headaches are gone — at least for Knicks forward Lance Thomas, who is expected to return Sunday against the Spurs at the Garden. Thomas has missed the last 14 games with a fractured right orbital bone. While working his way back, he experienced headaches that sent him to a specialist. Now the biggest headache…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek made Knicks painfully relive their horror show
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:45:50 PM)

    One day after coach Jeff Hornacek lambasted the defense — or non-defense — of his starters, saying they should be “embarrassed” by how they played, the lone player who spoke to the media Saturday was Lance Thomas. Thomas last played Jan. 15 at Toronto, where he suffered a fractured orbital bone. Thomas made valid points…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley wasn’t only fan ejected for bad-mouthing Dolan
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:55:57 PM)

    Charles Oakley wasn’t the only fan ejected at the Knicks game Wednesday. According to a Garden source, a fan was thrown out for yelling obscenities at Knicks team owner James Dolan, before the Oakley incident. Though Oakley’s incident escalated and resulted in the arrest of the Knicks legend, the ouster of the unidentified fan did…

  • [NYPost] Behind the Charles Oakley T-shirts that could take over MSG
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:40:48 PM)

    One Knicks fan had a “Free Oakley’’ sign taken away by Garden security Friday night. Nevertheless, with a new wardrobe item now available, it is doubtful James Dolan protesters will have the shirt ripped off their backs Sunday. A company co-owned by ex-Knick Chris Smith started producing blue “I’m With Oakley’’ T-shirts that its investors…

  • [NYPost] Oakley: Does Dolan think I’m an alcoholic because I help alcoholics?
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:53:32 AM)

    Charles Oakley says he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol and has been active in helping others with the disease. While owner James Dolan has accused him of likely being an alcoholic in banning him from the Garden, Oakley continues to help fight alcoholism in supporting his friend, ex-Net Jayson Williams, and assisting at treatment centers…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks have long practice ahead of Sunday’s game
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:33:18 PM)

    SNY’s Taylor Rooks reports from the Knicks practice facility where head coach Jeff Hornacek touches on improving their effort in games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Larry Johnson considers skipping Knicks games amid Oakley’s ban
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:59:49 PM)

    Former Knick Larry Johnson currently works for the team, but he is not sure if he will show up for work following owner James Dolan’s decision to ban his former teammate, Charles Oakley, from Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley says he does not have drinking problem
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:13:57 PM)

    Despite Knicks owner James Dolan’s remarks that Charles Oakley might have a drinking problem, Oakley told the New York Post that he does not have an issue with alcohol and has actually been helping others that do.

  • [SNY Knicks] Thomas in, Noah out for Sunday’s game against Spurs
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:42:11 PM)

    Lance Thomas will return to the lineup Sunday against the Spurs while Joakim Noah is expected to sit out again, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks send Plumlee, Ndour to D-League
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:49:21 PM)

    The Knicks have assigned Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour to Westchester of the D-League, the team announced Saturday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is it time for the Knicks to look toward future?
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:30:55 PM)

    Over the last four games, the Knicks have averaged an impressive 112.3 points per game. Unfortunately, the problem is that they’ve lost all four contests.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan, Oakley took vastly different paths to Madison Square Garden
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:23:47 PM)

    Former Knicks legend Charles Oakley worked hard to have a successful career in the NBA, while owner James Dolan’s life has been the almost the exact opposite, says The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski in a video essay.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony says Knicks have ‘cloud’ hanging over team
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:24:56 AM)

    With struggles on the court and controversy off of it, the Knicks have a “cloud” hanging over them, according to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek now trying to get Knicks vets to just play hard
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:03:13 PM)

    As the saying goes, you can’t coach effort.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis should look carefully at latest Knicks drama
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:05:00 PM)

    Why would Porzingis possibly want to lock himself in with the Knicks for the prime of his career?

  • [NYDN] Larry Johnson torn between loyalty to Dolan, Oakley
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:00:00 PM)

    Larry Johnson finds himself in the most uncomfortable of places.

  • [NYDN] Why Dolan’s return to spotlight is bad news for Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:46:39 AM)

    Seriously though, Dolan’s return to the spotlight, after he stuck MSG security on Charles Oakley is terrible news for Phil Jackson.

  • [NYTimes] Draymond Green Records a Triple-Double With Just 4 Points
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:21:24 AM)

    Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ drama might scare off potential free agents
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:15:02 AM)

    The Knicks’ wild week might have sent up red flags to potential free agents about the direction of the franchise. Until something changes drastically, quality players might be deterred from considering the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley had a pool altercation in Las Vegas
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:53:38 PM)

    Hundreds of court papers obtained by Newsday show similarities regarding how quickly both incidents involving Oakley and security officers escalated.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Saturday practice all about getting stops on defense
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:28:48 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After Friday night’s 131-123 loss to the Nuggets, a fuming coach Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks “should be embarrassed the way we couldn’t guard anybody.”

  • [ESPN] Oakley responds to Dolan: I’m not an alcoholic
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:23:07 PM)

    Oakley responds to Dolan: I’m not an alcoholic