Knicks Morning News (2018.05.31)

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Finals: Warriors and Cavs Star in Basketball’s Version of Groundhog Day
    (Wednesday, May 30, 2018 6:03:23 PM)

    In an unprecedented fourth straight year of the same finals matchup, the Warriors are huge favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] Sixers to Investigate Bryan Colangelo’s Twitter Activity
    (Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:23:03 PM)

    The executive admitted to having one anonymous Twitter account, but a report accuses him of having others, and using them to criticize his players.

  • [NYPost] Army vet who stabbed ex-Knick heads back to jail
    (Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:21:17 AM)

    ?He nicked a Knick and hasn’t been able to stay out of trouble since. ?A US Army vet who ?got a slap on the wrist for stabbing ?ex-Knick?s player Chris Copeland? ?and then blew the sweetheart deal, landing himself behind bars for six months, ?has now violated his probation? ??and will have to serve another…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.30)

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Rockets and Celtics Are Doomed by the 3-Point Shot
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:30:31 PM)

    The Celtics and Rockets lost largely because they could not make the long shots at home.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: Over, Easy: A Basketball Aficionado Foresees the Warriors’ Surge Past the Rockets
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:15:48 PM)

    Fabulous Flournoy, a Bronx native, has been a player-coach for a professional team in Britain for the past 17 seasons.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 101, Rockets 92: Warriors Dispatch Rockets, Setting Up Fourth Finals Against Cavs
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:39:56 PM)

    Down 11 points at halftime, Golden State rallied in the third quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, winning the Western Conference finals for a fourth consecutive year.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Look Who Answered LeBron’s Call: Jeff Green, the Former Celtic
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 1:23:37 PM)

    Green was a twice a Celtic before rising Sunday night to help defeat his former team in the conference finals and get LeBron James to yet another N.B.A. Final

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James in Game 6: 46 Points, 11 Rebounds, 9 Assists. (There Will Be a Game 7.)
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:36:55 PM)

    The Eastern Conference finals will be decided on Sunday in Boston. The Celtics are 10-0 at home this postseason.

  • [NYPost] Mark Jackson has nothing but praise for Knicks and new coach
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 7:22:40 PM)

    Knicks icon Mark Jackson — in his first public comments since being passed over for the head-coaching position at the Garden — took the high road when asked about being spurned by his former team. Jackson, who played six-plus seasons for the Knicks (1987-92, 2001-02), is still a fan favorite at the Garden and was…

  • [NYDN] Mark Jackson takes high road in discussing Knicks opportunity
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 11:18:11 AM)

    Mark Jackson didn’t want to get into hypotheticals or rehash his Knicks coaching candidacy because “that does nothing.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Hawks, Suns among teams looking at Knicks F Michael Beasley
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 3:52:19 PM)

    Knicks F Michael Beasley, who is an unrestricted free agent, has been generating interest from a few teams around the league

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.29)

  • [NYPost] NBA took notice of what Michael Beasley did for Knicks
    (Monday, May 28, 2018 6:58:41 PM)

    Michael Beasley was back at the Knicks training facility in Tarrytown last week reuniting with David Fizdale. Beasley had two stints in Miami with the new Knicks coach — from 2008-10 and 2013-15. Fizdale was a Miami assistant then. “He likes him a lot,’’ said a source close to Beasley. Whether the 6-foot-9 Beasley gets…

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 101, Rockets 92: Warriors Dispatch Rockets, Setting Up Fourth Finals Against Cavs
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:18:25 AM)

    Down 11 points at halftime, Golden State rallied in the third quarter to beat the Houston Rockets, winning the Western Conference finals for a fourth consecutive year.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Look Who Answered LeBron’s Call: Jeff Green, the Former Celtic
    (Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:23:13 AM)

    Green was a twice a Celtic before rising Sunday night to help defeat his former team in the conference finals and get LeBron James to yet another N.B.A. Final

  • [SNY Knicks] Which Bridges should the Knicks target in the NBA Draft?
    (Monday, May 28, 2018 3:36:33 PM)

    With their No. 9 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, rumors have been stirring that the Knicks will look for a versatile small forward to add to their young corps.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.28)

  • [NYTimes] With Sheer Will, LeBron James Leads the Cavaliers Back to the Finals
    (Monday, May 28, 2018 4:13:51 AM)

    In Game 7 against the Celtics, in Boston, James played all 48 minutes, scored 35 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and notched 9 assists.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets
    (Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:53:56 PM)

    Warriors guard Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers to lead Golden State to victory over Houston after an early 17-point deficit.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.27)

  • [NYPost] NBA experts: Two big men can help Knicks, one has the edge
    (Saturday, May 26, 2018 9:50:46 PM)

    The lead-up to the Knicks’ 2018 draft can be entitled “The Bridges of Madison Square Garden.’’ With the No. 9 pick, the front office seeks a versatile combo forward as a priority. The 6-foot-6 Villanova junior Mikal Bridges, 21, and 6-7 Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges, 20, best qualify. “They got the same name, nearly…

  • [NYTimes] Warriors’ Game 6 Revival Keeps Series Alive Against the Rockets
    (Sunday, May 27, 2018 5:44:37 AM)

    Warriors guard Klay Thompson hit nine 3-pointers to lead Golden State to victory over Houston after an early 17-point deficit.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to Miss Game 7 vs. Celtics With a Concussion
    (Saturday, May 26, 2018 6:38:23 PM)

    Love, who banged heads with the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum in Game 6 on Friday night, has at least two other known concussions in his career.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.26)

  • [SNY Knicks] On This Date: Starks dunks over Jordan, Grant in ’93 conference final
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 10:45:20 PM)

    It has been 25 years since John Starks performed one of the most memorable dunks ever in Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Sichting, Gaines, Bliss not returning as Knicks assistants next season
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 7:34:41 PM)

    Knicks assistants Jerry Sichting, Corey Gaines, and Dave Bliss are reportedly not serving on new head coach David Fizdale’s staff next season

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James in Game 6: 46 Points, 11 Rebounds, 9 Assists. (There Will Be a Game 7.)
    (Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:42:33 AM)

    The Eastern Conference finals will be decided on Sunday in Boston. The Celtics are 10-0 at home this postseason.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets’ Chris Paul Will Miss Game 6 Against Warriors
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 8:40:54 PM)

    Paul, Houston’s starting point guard, suffered a strained hamstring during the Rockets’ Game 5 victory.

  • [NYTimes] Not at the Game: One Smart Coach: How Are the Rockets Getting Away With All That Dribbling?
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 5:24:21 PM)

    Eric Musselman used to coach the Warriors, and prefers their style of play. He marvels at what the Rockets are doing in the conference finals.

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks must resist the Trae Young temptation
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 10:52:21 AM)

    Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina couldn’t legally enjoy a beer Wednesday as he sat in the stands at TD Garden in Boston watching the Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals with a small team contingent. In fact, Ntilikina, 19, won’t be able to do that until the 2020 Eastern…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis was ‘very bad with police’: Latvian tennis star
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 7:52:02 AM)

    Going home hasn’t always been beneficial for Kristaps Porzingis. Last year, he had his driver’s license suspended, according to a New York Times profile on countrywoman and tennis star Jelena Ostapenko, citing Latvian news reports. The two like to drive fast, and in Latvia, the speed limits are low, roughly 30 miles an hour in…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.05.25)

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Porzingis ‘excited’ after call with Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:00:48 PM)

    New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis says he’s “excited” after speaking to new head coach David Fizdale.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis excited after conversation with David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:30:43 PM)

    The Unicorn is pumped.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 98, Warriors 94: N.B.A. Playoffs: Eric Gordon Emerges and Gives Rockets an Edge
    (Friday, May 25, 2018 5:22:28 AM)

    Gordon scored a team-high 24 points to help Houston top Golden State in Game 5 despite James Harden missing all 11 of his 3-pointers.

  • [NYTimes] Scratch Ovechkin Off the ‘Greatest Players Never to Reach the Finals’ List
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:03:41 PM)

    As Ovechkin heads to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time, we take a look at the best players in other sports who never played on the biggest stage.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: LeBron James and the Twilight of the Cavaliers
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:42:11 PM)

    The 33-year-old James has been a force. The Celtics accepted that, and whipped the Cavs anyway.

  • [NYTimes] Mike D’Antoni Lost the Mustache, and Found Himself
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:10:37 PM)

    Once known just for flashy offense, D’Antoni has the Rockets on the verge of the finals. His brother Dan is even considering coming to a game.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis tweets he’s ‘excited’ after conversation with David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:36:00 PM)

    KP’s tweet: ‘Just had a great conversation on the phone with Coach Fiz. Man im excited!!!!! Lets gooo!!!’

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley’s ejection from Madison Square Garden was directed by James Dolan, attorneys say
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:25:16 PM)

    Charles Oakley’s ejection from Madison Square Garden during a February 2017 Knicks game occurred at the direction of MSG executive chairman and chief executive officer James Dolan, Oakley’s attorneys said in a new court filing on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Knicks assistants won’t return as Fizdale’s staff takes shape
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:19:30 PM)

    Jerry Sichting, Corey Gaines and Dave Bliss – won’t return to the team, the Daily News has learned.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis pumped about new Knicks coach David Fizdale
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:18:21 PM)

    A chat with his new coach has Kristaps Porzingis pumped to the tune of eight exclamation points.

  • [NYDN] New video shows Dolan ordered Oakley’s MSG ejection: lawyer
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:15:36 PM)

    Dolan ordered Oakley’s ugly Garden ejection last year and then gave a “thumbs up” after the fracas, court papers argue.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley vindicated by Dolan video, focused on cookbook
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:00:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley feels vindicated by Dolan video, focused on cookbook

  • [NYDN] Think former Knick Carmelo Anthony is worse than Kyle Korver?
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:52:57 PM)

    Surely Carmelo Anthony knows he isn’t the star forward he used to be.

  • [NYPost] The night John Starks soared into Knicks lore, and fans’ hearts
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:46:22 PM)

    Maybe you have to be of a certain age to understand why that moment resonates so. Maybe you have to remember what it was like in New York City on the evening of Tuesday, May 25, 1993, what the Knicks meant to the city at that moment, how Madison Square Garden really did feel like…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis finally breaks silence on David Fizdale’s hiring
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:16:37 PM)

    It doesn’t seem Kristaps Porzingis is holding a Marc Gasol grudge. In breaking his silence since the Knicks hired David Fizdale, Porzingis on Thursday tweeted from Europe that he’s finally spoken to the new coach — and had positive reviews. “Just had a great conversation on the phone with Coach Fiz. Man im excited!!!!! Lets…

  • [NYPost] Amar’e Stoudemire wants one more NBA shot
    (Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:34:06 AM)

    Don’t call it a career for Amar’e Stoudemire just yet. Despite having retired from the NBA in 2016, Stoudemire told The Michael Kay Show on Wednesday that he’s considering a return. “That would be reality,” Stoudemire reportedly said when asked whether he’s thinking comeback. At 35 years old, two seasons removed from playing in the…