Knicks Morning News (2017.05.31)

  • [SNY Knicks] Duke’s Jefferson among several players to work out with Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:46:05 PM)

    Duke’s Amile Jefferson was among six players to work out with the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] North Carolina’s Justin Jackson could be Knicks’ new scoring threat
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 1:50:17 PM)

    The Knicks could target North Carolina scoring threat, Justin Jackson, with their pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo spends 33rd birthday in the gym
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:43:20 AM)

    Knicks star Carmelo Anthony picked basketball over balloons yesterday as he decided to spend his 33rd birthday working on his craft.

  • [NYDN] ESPN analyst Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson is ‘failure’ with Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:44:06 AM)

    ESPN analyst Mark Jackson minced no words in his evaluation of the job Phil Jackson’s done running the Knicks, calling him a “failure.”

  • [NYPost] ‘Failure’ Phil Jackson outsmarted by Carmelo: Mark Jackson
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 10:02:40 AM)

    Mark Jackson, sticking up for Carmelo Anthony, called Phil Jackson a “failure’’ as Knicks president. The former Knicks point guard-turned-television analyst said Tuesday, during ABC’s conference call promoting the NBA Finals, the Zen Master is “definitively’’ the best coach of all time with his 11 rings, but has done a “poor job’’ handling the Anthony…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks work out Luke Petrasek, Columbia center and East Northport native
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 7:27:54 PM)

    Luke Petrasek is one step closer to playing basketball professionally.

  • [NY Newsday] Mark Jackson: Phil Jackson’s tenure with Knicks ‘a failure so far’
    (Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:22:00 PM)

    Mark Jackson, a former Knicks guard and native New Yorker, did not mince words Tuesday regarding the state of things back home, calling Phil Jackson’s term as the Knicks’ president “a failure so far.”

  • [NYTimes] An N.B.A. Throwback Returns: Ads on Jerseys
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:30:56 AM)

    Players on company teams once sported uniforms emblazoned with logos, like that of Goodyear. When N.B.A. teams begin wearing ads from sponsors next season, Goodyear will again be on a basketball uniform.

  • [NYTimes] The Warriors, Once the N.B.A.’s Darlings, Flirt With the Villains’ Role
    (Wednesday, May 31, 2017 9:00:24 AM)

    Things turned when Golden State signed Kevin Durant because fans want “Hulk Hogan versus Andre the Giant, not for them to tag-team together.”

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.30)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to hold workout with Columbia’s Petrasek
    (Monday, May 29, 2017 10:10:31 PM)

    The New York Knicks will hold a workout with Columbia forward Luke Petrasek on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson confident in Gaines despite turnover in staff
    (Monday, May 29, 2017 2:50:08 PM)

    In an offseason in which the New York Knicks will keep player development coach Dave Bliss and part ways with assistant Josh Longstaff, team president Phil Jackson remains confident in Clarence Gaines Jr., vice president of player personnel.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony is having a really bad birthday
    (Monday, May 29, 2017 6:45:01 PM)

    This might rate as the most bittersweet birthday for Carmelo Anthony, who turned 33 on Monday with his professional career and personal life in upheaval. On the team’s official Twitter account, the Knicks posted a large Anthony photo with “Happy Birthday Carmelo” wishes, though it is doubtful he got a card from Knicks president Phil…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.29)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: One Thing LeBron James Can’t Win: A Comparison With Michael Jordan
    (Sunday, May 28, 2017 4:14:16 PM)

    By playing in different eras, the outspoken James and the follow-the-rules Jordan are like apples and oranges.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Josh Norman in charity game
    (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:28:32 PM)

    Perhaps the Giants could call on the Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn for some extra muscle this season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks getting visit from title-winning North Carolina stud
    (Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:31:53 PM)

    North Carolina junior swingman Justin Jackson will bring his championship résumé to the Knicks’ Tarrytown facility next month, The Post has learned. According to an NBA source, Jackson will work out for the Knicks on June 13 ahead of the NBA draft. Jackson interviewed with the Knicks at the the league’s draft combine in Chicago…

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Redskins’ Josh Norman in celebrity game
    (Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:18:59 PM)

    Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Redskins’ Josh Norman in celebrity game

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.28)

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s closest adviser knows what champions look like
    (Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:01:12 PM)

    Unheralded out of the small school, Arkansas-Little Rock, Derek Fisher played 18 NBA seasons and won five NBA titles with the Lakers — proving to be a leader, clutch 3-point shooter, rabid and prideful defender, playing hurt and playing “bigger than his size’’ — all attributes found in Clarence Gaines Jr.’s scouting report filed in…

  • [NYPost] Meet Phil Jackson’s Knicks draft guru — a respected ‘odd duck’
    (Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:39:46 PM)

    Clarence Gaines Jr. walked into the Quest gymnasium in Chicago for the draft combine earlier this month wearing a brown/beige/orange-checkered African gown known as a dashiki. Gaines avoided all personal contact, darting through a phalanx of scouts, general managers and media. He silently took a seat in the metal bleachers. He sat alone, as is…

  • [NYPost] How Knicks and Nets unwittingly created the NBA juggernauts
    (Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:37:59 AM)

    With June approaching, that emptiness every New York basketball fan has felt since 2003 is returning. Here come the NBA Finals. Where are the Knicks and Nets? Right, lounging. The Nets last made the Finals in 2003 and lost to the Spurs, the team that beat the Knicks in their most recent Finals run in…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.27)

  • [NYTimes] Them Again? And Again? Warriors-Cavaliers Finals Are an N.B.A. First
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 11:11:16 AM)

    A third consecutive championship matchup, never before seen in the N.B.A., is a rarity in any professional team sport.

  • [NYTimes] Sports Briefing: Enes Kanter Scoffs at Report on Turkish Warrant
    (Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:33:47 AM)

    Kanter, a vocal critic of Turkey’s president, wrote on Twitter, “I will come on my own will anyway, to spit on your ugly, hateful faces.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Earl Monroe: Phil didn’t give Anthony right pieces
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 1:00:58 PM)

    Knicks legend Earl “The Pearl” Monroe thinks Phil Jackson did not give Carmelo Anthony the right complimentary pieces to give the star forward a chance to truly succeed.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rick Pitino sees PG Donovan Mitchell as good fit for Knicks
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 10:45:00 AM)

    Louisville head coach Rick Pitino believes point guard Donovan Mitchell would be a good fit with the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Knicks point guard target’s New York plans put on hold
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 7:44:01 PM)

    French league point guard Frank Ntilikina is not coming to New York just yet. The 6-foot-5 Ntilikina, a Knicks target with the eighth pick in the June’s NBA draft, saved his best playoff performance for a deciding game. The 18-year-old put up seven points, two assists, five rebounds and one steal on 3-of-6 shooting in…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.26)

  • [NYTimes] Cleveland Cavaliers Make N.B.A. Finals as LeBron James Passes Michael Jordan
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 4:03:23 AM)

    James finished with 35 points, becoming the career playoff scoring leader, as Cleveland beat the Boston Celtics, 135-102, to win the series, 4-1.

  • [NYPost] Knicks legend: Phil Jackson didn’t give Carmelo right pieces
    (Friday, May 26, 2017 12:36:16 AM)

    Legendary guard Earl “The Pearl” Monroe, teammates with Phil Jackson on the Knicks’ last championship team in 1973, said the Knicks president hasn’t done enough to surround Carmelo Anthony with the right complementary parts. “I thought this team was going to be pretty good with Derrick Rose coming in and Courtney Lee, though I’m not…

  • [NYPost] Rick Pitino has the Knicks’ solution at point guard
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 4:51:54 PM)

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino doesn’t like to hear draft analysts downplay 6-foot-3 Donovan Mitchell as an undersized shooting guard. That won’t be his position in the NBA. “Point guard is his natural position,’’ Pitino told The Post. “But because of Quentin Snider, who’s been around a while as a veteran, I played [Donovan] at the…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks would do well with either Frank Ntilikina or Dennis Smith, says Fran Fraschilla
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:10:12 PM)

    Fran Fraschilla has seen enough of French guard Frank Ntilikina in person and on television to believe he will make an impact in the NBA at some point. He feels the same about North Carolina State’s Dennis Smith Jr.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike Crispino, Knicks’ radio play-by-play man, won’t return for 2017-18
    (Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Mike Crispino, the Knicks’ radio play-by-play man and a fill-in for television coverage, did not have his contract renewed after this past season, MSG Networks confirmed on Thursday.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.05.25)

  • [ESPN] Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:41:23 PM)

    Ex-Knicks assistant GM Childs dies at age 84

  • [ESPN] Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:39:40 PM)

    Sources: Wolves may target Rose as free agent

  • [NYPost] Former Knicks assistant general manager dies at age 84
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:58:37 PM)

    DUBLIN, Calif. — Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the Knicks and public relations director for the Warriors and Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs’ wife, Jacqueline, said Wednesday that her husband died Sunday at his home in Dublin. Hal Childs served as assistant GM of the…

  • [NYPost] Kenyon Martin: Phil Jackson is failing Knicks in two big ways
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:15:25 PM)

    Count Kenyon Martin as another former player who believes Phil Jackson’s triangle offense is antiquated and does not belong in today’s NBA. “The triangle is not going to run in this NBA, I don’t care who you have on the floor,” Martin said on “Two Man Weave,” airing on NBA on TuneIn. “This is not…

  • [NYPost] French stud on Knicks radar showing why scouts doubt him
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:46:49 PM)

    French league point guard Frank Ntilikina, whom the Knicks have on their radar with the eighth pick in June’s NBA draft, could be down to his final game before he flies to the U.S. for workouts. In Wednesday night’s playoff game in France, the 6-foot-5 Ntilikina came off the bench to play 22 minutes, scoring…

  • [NYPost] MSG Networks getting rid of their longtime radio voice
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:19:32 PM)

    The Post has learned longtime Knicks radio voice Mike Crispino will not have his contract renewed. The veteran Crispino has called Knicks games since the 2013-14 season, and before that, was their radio voice from 2009-2011. His partner, Brendan Brown, is expected back. A search for Crispino’s successor is on. “We would like to thank…

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. All-Star Game Back in Charlotte in 2019
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10:33:05 PM)

    The game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the N.B.A. moved it because of a state law that limited anti-discrimination protections for L.G.B.T. people.

  • [NYDN] Caleb Swanigan decides to enter Draft, works out with Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:39:30 PM)

    Caleb Swanigan, who worked out with the Knicks on Wednesday, is remaining in the NBA draft.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks work out Iowa State guard Burton, Purdue forward Swanigan
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:19:42 PM)

    In addition to Iowa State guard Deonte Burton, the Knicks worked out Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan, the University of Kentucky’s Bam Adebayo and LSU’s Antonio Blakeney on Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timberwolves could have interest in Derrick Rose
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM)

    The Timberwolves could have interest in Knicks free agent PG Derrick Thomas this summer.