[SNY Knicks] JRSportBrief: Picking Frank Ntilikina (Sunday, June 25, 2017 8:15:35 PM) In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the Knicks’ selection of French point guard Frank Ntilikina. [SNY Knicks] No. 44 selection Dotson ready to do whatever it takes for Knicks (Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM) The Knicks selected former Oregon and Houston guard Damyean Datson with the 44th overall pick in the NBA Draft. [NYTimes] Essay: At the Pride Parade, the N.B.A. Embraces Hard-Won Victories (Monday, June 26, 2017 1:15:59 AM) The league entered a float in the parade for a second consecutive year, …continue reading
[NYDN] From war-torn Rwanda to Knicks, the journey of Frank Ntilikina (Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:44:47 PM) To understand what truly drives Frank Ntilikina, one must travel back two decades and cross the Atlantic Ocean. [NYDN] With or without Porzingis, Phil’s in it for long haul with Knicks (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:52:22 PM) Should the kid, Kristaps Porzingis, have attended an exit meeting with his boss after the Knicks’ season mercifully ended? Sure. [NYDN] Dolan happy as Jax takes the heat and Knick fans fill his wallet (Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:55:00 AM) The bet here is Garden boss …continue reading
[NYDN] Nigel Hayes, who called NYC dirty, has Knicks summer league deal (Friday, June 23, 2017 10:06:55 PM) Nigel Hayes, the Wisconsin product who trashed New York as “dirty” during the NCAA tournament, will play with the Knicks in summer league. [NYDN] Knicks sign Canyon Barry, Rick Barry’s son, to Summer League deal (Friday, June 23, 2017 10:05:27 PM) There’s finally an opportunity for a Barry to play for the Knicks. [NYDN] Charles Oakley thinks Porzingis was wrong to skip exit meeting (Friday, June 23, 2017 10:04:54 PM) Knicks legend Charles Oakley was always one to speak his mind. [NYDN] …continue reading
The New York Knicks walked into the draft with the league abuzz about the prospect of the franchise doing something drastic and frankly devastating stupid. However the evening was a humdrum affair for New Yorkers, as the team selected two guards, and more importantly didn’t trade away their prize jewel. Let’s overlook the Porzingis-Jackson kerfuffle for now and concentrate on the two players the Knicks acquired. Although yours truly had hopes for Dennis Smith Jr., and the NC State guard was available at #8, Ntilikina offers a similar ray of hope for the team. I preferred Smith because he was …continue reading
[ESPN] Knicks owner James Dolan sang the blues — literally — during Thursday’s NBA draft (Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:27:10 PM) Knicks owner James Dolan sang the blues — literally — during Thursday’s NBA draft [ESPN] Jackson extols Ntilikina’s hoops IQ, ‘athleticism’ (Thursday, June 22, 2017 9:51:13 PM) Jackson extols Ntilikina’s hoops IQ, ‘athleticism’ [ESPN] Youth served as record 16 freshmen go in 1st (Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:06:15 PM) Youth served as record 16 freshmen go in 1st [ESPN] Sources: Celtics, Knicks talk Porzingis trade (Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:48:08 PM) Sources: Celtics, Knicks talk Porzingis trade [ESPN] Draft …continue reading
No matter what, tonight will be an interesting night. Who will the Knicks pick with the #8 pick? Will they trade for a second (or even a third!) first round pick? Will they trade up in the draft to get another second rounder? Will they trade their current two second rounders for one second rounder higher in the second round? Will they, you know, trade that one guy? We will likely find out the answers to all of these questions….TONIGHT! Let’s go, Knicks!
[NYTimes] 2017 N.B.A. Mock Drafts: Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, Then Who? (Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:02:41 PM) The 76ers and Lakers are expected to take Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball with the top two picks. After that, it gets interesting. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Lakers Have a Plan While the Knicks Hold Triangle Tryouts (Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:21:58 AM) While the pieces seem to be falling into place in Los Angeles, turmoil surrounds the directionless Knicks and their president, Phil Jackson. [NYTimes] Kristaps Porzingis Gone? Carmelo Anthony Staying? Phil Jackson on the State of the Knicks (Thursday, June 22, …continue reading