[NYPost] Tom Izzo thinks Miles Bridges is a ‘weirdo’ Knicks could use (Sunday, May 20, 2018 6:58:41 PM) Miles Bridges’ decision to return to Michigan State for his sophomore year upset his mother, stunned his coach and made national headlines. The dynamic Big 10 Freshman of the Year was projected a mid-to-late lottery pick after what figured as a one-and-done college career. Miles’ mother, Cynthia, was set to quit her job as a… [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina ready to prove his worth to new Knicks coach (Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:12:09 PM) “The French Prince’’ has arrived in New York. Knicks …continue reading
[NYPost] Harlem star with huge wingspan unlikely to fall to Knicks (Saturday, May 19, 2018 8:19:02 PM) CHICAGO — Harlem’s Mohamed Bamba set a wingspan record for the NBA Draft Combine, measuring at 7-foot-9¾. The shot-blocking center who played at Texas has helped his stock so dramatically the Knicks know they have no shot at Bamba falling to No. 9. Bamba, a probable top-five pick in June’s draft, was born and raised… [NYPost] Bob McAdoo: Knicks know David Fizdale got raw deal in Memphis (Saturday, May 19, 2018 4:43:30 PM) CHICAGO — Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo, who worked alongside …continue reading
[NYPost] It might not matter to Knicks if Trae Young is best player in draft (Friday, May 18, 2018 8:24:37 PM) CHICAGO — Oklahoma point guard Trae Young, who claimed himself the best player in the NBA draft, isn’t sure yet if he will grant a private workout to the Knicks, who have the ninth pick. Under the draft combine rules, the Knicks requested Young, who became one of their 20 interviewees Friday. It’s hard to… [NYPost] John Calipari talks up freshman as worthwhile Knicks project (Friday, May 18, 2018 7:05:50 PM) CHICAGO — John Calipari admitted his freshman small …continue reading
[NYTimes] Lindsay Whalen Juggles Jobs as a W.N.B.A. Player and an N.C.A.A. Coach (Friday, May 18, 2018 10:23:07 AM) Whalen has taken on dual duties this year: point guard for the W.N.B.A.’s Minnesota Lynx and coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team. [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: Rockets vs. Warriors: The Dead Live Again in Houston (Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:55:54 PM) The Rockets were shirt-sticks-to-your-back hot in Game 2 behind James Harden and Chris Paul, complicating Golden State’s supposedly foregone stroll to the N.B.A. finals. [NYTimes] Not at the Game: In Alaska, Watching Moose Commercials and the …continue reading
[NYPost] Villanova hero: Mikal Bridges could be ‘All-Star’ for Knicks (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:44:47 PM) CHICAGO — Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was the red-headed hero of the NCAA Championship game last month, but he believes his teammate Mikal Bridges can become the hero of New York. That is, if Bridges drops to No. 9. “I think he’s top five, personally — as a character person and what he brings to… [NYPost] One Knicks assistant may survive coaching turnover (Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:51:47 PM) CHICAGO — David Fizdale may retain at least one of Jeff Hornacek’s assistants — Howard …continue reading
[SNY Knicks] Knicks awarded ninth pick for 2018 NBA Draft (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:23:50 PM) The Knicks will have the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft following the Draft Lottery Tuesday night. [SNY Knicks] A look back at the Knicks history in the NBA Draft Lottery (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:10:00 PM) With the NBA Draft Lottery set for Tuesday night in Chicago, the Knicks are hoping to move their draft position up for the first time since 1985. [SNY Knicks] Knicks candidate Woodson reportedly not returning to Clippers (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:32:18 AM) Mike Woodson, …continue reading
The Knicks haven’t moved up in the lottery since they won the Patrick Ewing sweepstakes over thirty years ago. And that was working with much different lottery odds. Since then, the Knicks have been in 14 lotteries and have not moved up in ANY of them. They HAVE famously moved BACKWARDS in a number of them, though. Let’s hope that they get some karmic reward for not trying to tank at the end of the season unlike most of the other teams in the bottom of the NBA. Let’s go, lottery gods!