Knicks Morning News (2019.03.26)

  • [ESPN] Former Knicks, NYU player Cal Ramsey dies at 81
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 2:14:08 PM)

    After his playing career, Cal Ramsey went on to broadcast for the Knicks and served as a team ambassador.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale frustrated at timing of Kevin Knox’s injury
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 11:22:00 PM)

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he felt bad at rookie Kevin Knox suffering another sprained ankle, especially given the timing of this injury.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knicks player, broadcaster Cal Ramsey dies at 81
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 1:55:43 PM)

    Ramsey was on the Knicks during the 1959-60 season and was a color analyst for the team’s broadcasts from 1972-82.

  • [NBA] Knicks x Squarespace: Fifth Exclusive Full-Arena Poster Giveaway
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 6:49:53 AM)

    The Knicks have featured five full-arena poster giveaways this season in collaboration with Squarespace user and New York artist Mike Per

  • [NYTimes] Cal Ramsey, Knicks Broadcaster and Community Representative, Dies at 81
    (Tuesday, March 26, 2019 12:41:41 AM)

    A standout player at N.Y.U., he had a brief N.B.A. career but made his mark as a color commentator and the team’s link to the youth of New York.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: With the Playoffs Out of Sight, What’s Left for the Lakers?
    (Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:26:09 AM)

    As an off-season of uncertainty approaches, Coach Luke Walton is trying to keep his job, young players are aiming to prove themselves, and LeBron James is holding himself up to “basketball gods.”

  • [NYTimes] Paul George, at Peace in Oklahoma City, Reels In a Career Year
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 7:00:06 AM)

    George, a star forward for the Thunder, is playing his best basketball in his second season for a team many thought would only be a pit stop in his career.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale’s Knicks honeymoon is coming to an end
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 9:13:07 PM)

    Player development and progression is in the eye of the beholder. Looking through David Fizdale’s trademark thick black glasses, the Knicks first-year coach says it is happening. As the Knicks descended to 14-60 Sunday against the Clippers, on pace to set the worst record in franchise history, Fizdale is throwing the kitchen sink at the…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox’s ankle injury may end Knicks rookie’s promising stretch run
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 5:30:45 PM)

    Kevin Knox’s game had grown this month in David Fizdale’s eyes. On most nights, Knox saw the court better, was more aggressive, assertive and not afraid to keep launching shots even when he was off. His weakside defense was another matter, but Fizdale felt legitimate steps were being made despite a lethargic outing here and…

  • [NYPost] Cal Ramsey, Knicks and NYC hoops legend, passes away at 81
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 11:20:58 AM)

    When Marv Albert made the transition from Knicks radio to TV in the late 1970’s, there was Cal Ramsey in the booth to make it easy and enjoyable. “Wonderful to work with — one of the most popular, nicest people I’ve ever been around,’’ a choked-up Albert told The Post on Monday. “Such great dignity….

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.03.25)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Notes: Free Agency, Knox, Ntilikina, Robinson
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:31:19 PM)

    Today’s game with the Clippers barely mattered to the Knicks; it’s the summer battle over free agents that’s going to be important, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. There have been whispers around the league that New York is in good position to land Kevin Durant and another elite free agent after clearing tons […]

  • [Newsday] Knicks Notes: Free Agency, Knox, Ntilikina, Robinson
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 8:31:19 PM)

    Today’s game with the Clippers barely mattered to the Knicks; it’s the summer battle over free agents that’s going to be important, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post. There have been whispers around the league that New York is in good position to land Kevin Durant and another elite free agent after clearing tons […]

  • [NYTimes] Paul George, at Peace in Oklahoma City, Reels In a Career Year
    (Monday, March 25, 2019 7:00:06 AM)

    George, a star forward for the Thunder, is playing his best basketball in his second season for a team many thought would only be a pit stop in his career.

  • [NYPost] Knicks just saw the many reasons Kevin Durant would pick Clippers
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:14:25 PM)

    Two hours before the tipoff of Sunday’s noon matinee, a 124-113 loss to the Clippers, James Dolan entered a near-empty Knicks locker room with one of his young sons. The boy immediately spotted last Sunday’s LeBron James slayer, Mario Hezonja. “The Croatian sensation,” the youngster shouted. Dolan and his son chatted up Hezonja for a…

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox go down in awful few minutes for Knicks
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:50:18 AM)

    Can it get any worse? With the Knicks absorbing their 60th loss of the season for only the second time in franchise history, David Fizdale’s tank machine was dealt a double whammy of lousy luck in the first half of Sunday’s Garden matinee against the Clippers. Their 2018 and 2017 lottery picks went down with…

  • [NYPost] Unearthed video shows Kevin Durant is ‘never’ coming to Knicks
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:12:49 AM)

    Here to shatter the dreams of a 2019-20 Knicks roster featuring Kevin Durant is … 2017 Kevin Durant. The Warriors superstar and pending free agent, whose offseason whims will captivate the basketball world and have kept Knicks fans guessing, did not entertain the prospect of playing his home games at the Garden in the past….

  • [SNY Knicks] Possible Knicks draft target Zion Williamson goes off for 32 points in Duke’s thrilling victory over UCF
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:42:30 PM)

    Duke advanced to the Sweet 16 with a thrilling one-point triumph over 9-seed UCF on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Sunday’s 124-113 defeat against Clippers
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 2:27:16 PM)

    The Clippers defeated the Knicks, 124-113, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Lou Williams led all scorers with 28 points.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lost Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina to injury during Sunday’s game
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 1:51:08 PM)

    Already without Dennis Smith Jr., Allonzo Trier, and Noah Vonleh, the Knicks lost two more players to injury during Sunday’s game at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Undermanned, reeling Knicks host Clippers on Sunday at 12 p.m.
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 10:57:03 AM)

    After withstanding a stiff challenge from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, the Clippers attempt to get their fifth straight win Sunday afternoon when they visit the league-worst New York Knicks.

  • Los Angeles Clippers 124 – New York Knicks 113 – (Live) Game Recap

    Ok, thanks to the Italy-friendly time, I’ll try to do a new thing today: a live-game recap! I’ll scribble down notes as the game goes by, just to spice it up a little… let’s see if it will come down as a coherent writing or just a warbled mess!

    – Oh no, again this starting five.

    – I miss the days of yore when home teams played in white and the other team would play in color. I’m getting old.

    – 4 shots, 0 makes. Of course, you’re starting Mario and Mudiay.

    – Gallo picks up a smart chance getting fouled from the three point line. DeAndre looked like he was attempting to break his arm, I’m surprised they didn’t call a flagrant there. On a side note, and something I already wrote: I like Gallo so much, I almost hope the Clippers need to move him to sign two max free agents and we welcome him in our cap space after having fizzled in free agency. I could root all day for a team with Gallinari.

    – It’s 8-0, and Fiz calls a time out with 9:28 to play. In the first quarter. Shouldn’t it be high-time to stop starting this wretched monstrosity of Mudiay-Dot-Knox-Mario-DAJ? I’d like to see a Kadeem-Dot-Frank-Knox-Mitch lineup from the start.

    – Mudiay has learned to throw lobs, but only to Jordan. First bucket of the game for the Knicks.

    – Jordan bully-balling Zubac. I think it won’t last.

    – Tip-in by Jordan. Guy can still play, there’s no denying that.

    – Dotson it’s quite good at coming off curls. Kid has some clear NBA skills.

    – Jordan with 6 of the Knicks’ 8 points. The ball is moving more, if not better.

    – Mario tried to dive into a player to get a foul called, failed miserably but at the last millisecond passed the ball to Jordan for an easy give and go. It looked like those videos on Facebook where you see people falling miserably but then getting up in one fluid motion and going around full swag, like the fall was actually intended.

    – I hate Mudiay’s game, but that mid-range shot looks real. Good for him, I guess.

    – I can’t decide if like Shamet or not. For sure he looks good when he plays against us, but well, talk about damning with faint praise.

    – Kadeem is in for Mudiay! I rejoice.

    – Whoa, power move from Gallinari, moving around Mario and converting a layup from under the basket with the and-one. Such a pity his health hasn’t better better through all of these years.

    – Jordan with a revenge! 8 points already in the first 8 minutes and 5 boards. I still don’t care that much. I want Mitch, dammit.

    – Mike Breen says “Lance Thomas comes in”. Let’s hope it’s a sentence we won’t hear after this April.

    – Knox scored on… guess what… an ugly drive with a baby-bookish floater. Anyway, we’re trailing just by two. Kind of a good game until now.

    – MSG graphic shows DeAndre is the Clippers’ record holder for games, rebounds and blocks. It’s easy to forget they were an amazingly bad team for eons, so much that players didn’t even stick with the team for as long as he did.

    – Doc Rivers talks like he is the Merriam-Webster definition of “hoarse”.

    – And Frank is in too. I noticed after, like, 20 seconds he was in. Meanwhile, good bucket from Allen, driving and stopping for a very close layup.

    – Now I noticed Frank a bit more. First ball touched, a traveling violation. Urgh. But then a Lou Williams travel!

    – Frank really understands the pick and roll. It’s just so obvious that he’s never going to shoot, that the PnR action is quite easy to foresee. He will always pass.

    – Third foul for Allen. After the umpteenth awkward drive from Knox. These are the Knicks we’re used to see.

    – My answer to the Trivia question “who’s the only other player in NBA history to lead his team never starting a game?” is Ricky Pierce. Let’s see if I’m correct in a few quarters.

    – Mitch is in! Now the fun might begin. Or not. Frank just shot a veeeery short three. I’m aghast by how bad he is on offense. I’m still on the Frank train, but boy, this is a kid who doesn’t know what offense in the NBA should be.

    – Montrezl Harrell is just so good. If you have a good motor and great instincts, you’ll always have a place in the league.

    – First quarter gets to an end. 29-24 LAC, could have been much worse. Anyway, nothing worth mentioning from the first quarter apart from DAJ’s play.

    – Dotson with a free layup thanks to the Mitch lob threat.

    – Very good defense nullified by a JaMychal Green three. Nice intensity, though.

    – Another early timeout by Fizdale. For a supposed players coach, he certainly does a terrible job at inspiring guys from the start.

    – Early returns from Frank/Mitch not inspiring, but it’s been like three minutes. Let’s stay focused here.

    – Threes raining down for the Knicks! Raining down on the rim, I mean. Oh wait, no, Lance Thomas just airballed one.

    – Aaaand another timeout. It’s two timeouts in the second with 8:33 to play. Wow.

    – If you don’t think Mudiay and DeAndre will get reinserted in after that timeout, you don’t know our coaching staff. Let’s see if I’m right.

    – I was wrong. Fiz just reinserted Mudiay. Still, the ATO resulted in a turnover with the ball bouncing off Dotson’s foot.

    – Oh well, I wasn’t that wrong. Just 50 seconds later, Mitch gets benched and DeAndre gets back. For chrissakes, fire this clown of a coach. WHO THE HELL CARES IF WE LOSE JUST PLAY THE YOUNG GUYS. I mean, if you play 47 minutes Knox, what’s the problem with giving Mitch 30 minutes every single night (unless he fouls out, of course)?

    – Strange lateral jumping defense by Knox. Looked like an animation from NBA Live 98. Of course Harrell went to dunk uncontested.

    – DeAndre becoming sort of a passing threat. I never foresaw that development.

    – Knox is a good three point shooter for a rookie. I think we should just employ him as a very young Steve Novak and call it a day.

    – A very springy Jordan forgot to box out Zubac. It happens.

    – So Mudiay can pass the ball inside! But only to Jordan, it seems. Anyway, timeout by the Clippers with the Knicks trailing by six and 3:58 to play.

    – I like MSG’s celebrity row sequences, they help me to give a name to a few minor actors I know I’ve seen somewhere but I could never figure out their name. And of course every time there’s Tracy Morgan. I loved 30 Rock (mostly because I loved Tina Fey).

    – Amazing DAJ throwdown with the and-1 on another lob from Mudiay, has Mitch stolen Mud’s lunchpail?

    – Jordan playing like a man possessed. 13 pts, 7 boards, 2 blocks and 2 assists in the first half. And a Dotson three ties the game!

    – Does Knox commit the stupidest fouls in the league? I think so.

    – Fizdale is certainly great at one thing: making the stink face after a ref’s dubious call.

    – Knox with the uncoordinated layup to give the Knicks the lead! Lou Williams ties it again soon. But then a bucket from Mudiay, who’s playing well. I hate when he plays well. I am too afraid of what will happen in the offseason.

    – Oh god, Mudiay from three. He has 16/4/5 in the first half.

    – Knox is probably injured after a ridiculously ill-advised three-point attempt. Watching the replay, though, he was fouled (thanks to the Zaza Pachulia rule, if a defender puts a foot in the shooter’s landing area, it’s an automatic foul. They… forgot to run the whistle here).

    – Harrell with a stupid foul just before the first half buzzer. So the Knicks haven’t really cornered the market here. Jordan goes to the line for another “Who you got?” moment.

    – First free throw, Dotson answered to DAJ: clean make. Second free throw, Hezonja didn’t even look at him: clanked. I think the world needs to know the name of the man that figured out how to improve Jordan’s free throws just with this psychological wrinkle. Pure genius.

    – It seems like I’ve mistimed my espresso break and I missed 4 minutes and 30 seconds of play. LAC on a 15-6 run. Of course, another quick time out.

    – This Noche Latina shtick sounds like my Santo Domingo vacation. This reminds me I need a few days off, but who knows when that will happen.

    – Frank is again bothered by that groin injury. Ouch. As much as he sucks on offense, his worst trait might be durability.

    – Mudiay has already reached the 20 points threshold. On 12 shots. But then, his third foul.

    – Jordan at the line again. This time Hezonja answers to him: another clean make.

    – And Jordan gets to 20 points, too. Amazing game from him, honestly. A spirited DeAndre is a good player, yes.

    – Zubac quietly with almost a double-double. Magic and Pelinka really screwed up trading him away.

    – Time for the Trivia question answer: it’s Jordan Clarkson. And again, I’m wrong. Tough night for my guessing work.

    – And another Knicks time out with 3:44 to go. At least Mitch is due to get back into the game. Let’s hope he plays a bit more this time. Only 6 minutes for him till now.

    – “Hips don’t lie” plays on the MSG speakers. By far the Shakira song I like the least.

    – MITCH WITH THE BLOCK ON LOU MY DAY IS MADE

    – And an offensive board by Mitch, now at the line. His stroke is very, very good. I can see him shooting some random threes in the future. He shouldn’t look to add that to the repertoire, but as a last second resort it could work.

    – Timeout called by Rivers, these Knicks won’t quit. Down seven late in the third. I like the fire they’re displaying tonight, even if don’t like the offensive action. You also have to keep in mind that for the LAC players it’s like they started the game at their 9am internal clock. Matinees can be weird.

    – Lance Thomas from the corner! Down five.

    – Mitch “grabs” the board, than fumbles it away. Thankfully an errant Clipper leg insures than the ball still stays in Knicks’ hands. Mitch really has to improve on his ball-keeping ability.

    – Third quarter ends. Clippers 89 – Knicks 84.

    – Stupendous sequence: Mitch block, Mitch rebound, Dotson three. Down two. Mitchell’s defensive prowess is indisputable.

    – Wilson Chandler with the super easy bucket. Ill Will, another player I liked sent away in the Melo trade.

    – Harrell must have a top-5 motor in the League. I’d love to have him on our roster.

    – Kadeem Allen with a good foray to the rim, Knicks down three. And then: Mitch steals the ball, amazing ball movement on the offensive end and Lance Thomas drill another three. As good as Jordan has been tonight, Mitch completely changes the complexion of the game on the defensive end. He’s too long, too quick and too eager for the ball. We’re tied, guys.

    – What’s this? A hamster dubbed by the iconic “eeeooo” Freddie Mercury routine? Ultra weird.

    – Kadeem Allen from three and the Knicks have the lead! But why is Mitch on the bench now? Fizdale, are you serious? I hope you’re resting him for the last three minutes.

    – If Mitch doesn’t play another minute, I’ll tell you, I’m definitely rooting for the loss.

    – Again Kadeem with the layup. This guy is quite good, you know?

    – Of course, he follows that with an offensive foul. But to be honest, that’s a totally bogus call.

    – Terrible sequence on the right corner. Mudiay and Jordan pass the ball to themselves, over and over, in a ten-square foot area. With 4 seconds remaining and nowhere to go, Mudiay launches a fadeaway. Of course it goes down. It’s that kind of night for him.

    – Dotson 1 for 2 from the line. Knicks by 1.

    – A wide open Gallo three puts the Clippers back in the lead. Me likes it. I also like the subsequent Mudiay miss.

    – Jordan gets the offensive board after an Allen miss, only to throw the rock away. Again, me likes it.

    – Lou Williams with an uncontested three thanks to the usual lackadaisical defense from Mudiay. I think I already said that I don’t like Mudiay’s game one iota. I don’t like how many efficient nights he puts up if he never learns how to defend.

    – Despacito is a surprisingly likable tune even after two years of incessant hearing. The Daddy Yankee featuring really brings the song to life. I know, the last words were never supposed to be uttered by anyone in mankind’s history. Sorry.

    – Some sort of circus shot by Allen right under the rim. Knicks trailing by five.

    – But Beverley shoots from three and, guess what, he hits it.

    – Mudiay gets stuffed by a ground bound Gallo, Lance Thomas gets the board but loads his dunk like a 13th century trebuchet. Luckily for him, he gets fouled. Perfect trip to the line, Knicks down six.

    – Lou with a gorgeous floater. I don’t think Mitch would have blocked it, but Jordan is not playing good defense since getting back into the game. Fizdale is a good tank commander, I guess.

    – What the hell, we’re already at 2200 words and counting? To think I found really hard to fill three pages for my 6th grade essays. Basketball brings out the best in you (or the worst, according to my detractors)!

    – Gallo going to the line with 1:25 to go and the Clips already up 8. It’s ok, I got my wish for a loss.

    – And Mudiay puts the cherry on top of the cake turning the ball over on an ill-advised drive to the rim. Very clutch for tank purposes, this guy here.

    – Lou Williams with another three. It’s 13 points for him in the fourth. Great bench player.

    – Kadeem Allen with a three, but after that he fouls out. Just 26.5 seconds to go, LAC up 10.

    – Mudiay hoists up a three and misses. Game over.

    All in all, not a bad game. Mudiay with a good line of 26/7/6, DeAndre with 20/14/4 and 2 blocks. Dotson had 18 points. Playing Mitch just 14 minutes, though, is a crime against humanity. I’m really annoyed by Fizdale. I hope he tells Dolan to sell the team.

    This one gets in the pocket, see you for the next game and a nice Sunday to everyone!

    Knicks Morning News (2019.03.24)

  • [Hoops Rumors] Frank Ntilikina Believes ‘Nothing Is Lost’ As Knicks Guard Returns
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:11:48 PM)

    After an extended absence, Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina returned to action on Friday against the Nuggets. New York’s first-round pick from 2017 played in 25 minutes, tallying five points, five assists and four rebounds. The Frenchman had not suited up since Jan. 27 when he suffered a groin injury that sidelined him for nearly […]

  • [FOXsports] Knicks face the Clippers on 3-game losing streak
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 3:05:19 AM)

    DeAndre Jordan and the Knicks will play host to the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden

  • [NYPost] The all-time best players who were ‘lifers’ with their NY teams
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 6:13:30 PM)

    Now that Mike Trout is signing for what will surely be the balance of his career to play for the Angels, he has a distinct opportunity to join what has become a shrinking club: the great player who plays every moment of his career for one team. This is something that fascinates us as sports…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox wants future Knicks’ Marches to have Kentucky feel
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 2:04:25 PM)

    A year ago at this time, Kevin Knox was another member of the Kentucky basketball factory, albeit with his freshman season ending abruptly in a heartbreaking loss to Kansas State in the Sweet 16. The rookie forward has endured both high and low stretches within his game during his first year with the league-worst Knicks,…

  • [NYPost] Fizdale sets long-term award goal for ‘uncanny’ Mitchell Robinson
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 1:10:50 PM)

    David Fizdale believes Mitchell Robinson’s “natural” and “uncanny” shot-blocking abilities will one day make him a candidate for the NBA’s defensive player of the year award. The Knicks’ 7-foot-1 second-round pick has managed at least two blocked shots in 21 straight appearances entering Sunday’s home game against the Clippers. Robinson, who didn’t play college ball…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Knox wants Knicks games to feel like March Madness next season
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 7:49:11 PM)

    With March Madness in full effect, Kevin Knox is nostalgic as he remembers this time last year he was wearing Kentucky’s blue and white trying to win a National Championship.

  • [NYTimes] The Making of Ja Morant
    (Sunday, March 24, 2019 12:21:07 AM)

    A role player as a freshman, the Murray State star stepped out of the shadows and straight into the N.B.A. draft lottery.

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.03.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft picks Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett dazzle in tourney debut
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:37:26 AM)

    The No. 1-seeded Duke Blue Devils have high expectations this March Madness, and their freshman phenoms in Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett made a statement in their 85-62 first round win over North Dakota State on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Takeaways from Friday’s 111-93 loss to Nuggets
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 10:32:04 PM)

    The Nuggets continued their win streak, while the Knicks suffered their third straight loss, 111-93, on Friday night at The Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Video surfaces of Kevin Durant saying he will ‘never’ play for Knicks
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 8:51:46 PM)

    Knicks fans are hoping for a very productive offseason, and landing Kevin Durant is one of their top priorities. But does Durant even want to play in New York?

  • [SNY Knicks] Frank Ntilikina returns for as Knicks host Nuggets at 7:30 p.m.
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 6:40:01 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina is finally returning for the Knicks tonight, per ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fans shouldn’t sweat landing No. 1 pick after Ja Morant’s tourney debut
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 5:24:36 PM)

    Knicks fans have had the No. 1 overall pick on their minds from the beginning of the season. But would it be the end of the world if they don’t land it? Players like Ja Morant shouldn’t make that the case.

  • [SNY Knicks] Father of Knicks’ target Ja Morant has message for NBA teams considering Zion Williamson
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 11:59:41 AM)

    Ja Morant’s father believes his son’s triple-double performance on Thursday should let everyone know who the real best player in the country is.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dennis Smith Jr. likes the way Zion Williamson, top free agents look in Knicks uniform
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 9:54:08 AM)

    The Knicks point guard makes his pitch to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to join the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] The Making of Ja Morant
    (Saturday, March 23, 2019 9:00:06 AM)

    A role player as a freshman, the Murray State star stepped out of the shadows and straight into the N.B.A. draft lottery.

  • [NYTimes] A Kushner Is an N.B.A. Owner
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 7:19:46 PM)

    Joshua Kushner, whose older brother is the son-in-law of President Trump, bought a minority stake in the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this season. Top N.B.A. players have spoken out against Trump.

  • [NYTimes] 5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00:15 AM)

    The NCAA Final Four basketball tournament is in town, and the local chef Brenda Langton serves up five new spots in the Downtown East neighborhood just four blocks away.

  • [NYPost] Frank Ntilikina returns, but Knicks thrashed by Nuggets
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 6:26:55 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina warned his return would not be perfect. And he was right — from a scoring standpoint. Ntilikina contributed energetic defense and some playmaking, but it was hardly enough for the listless Knicks to avoid a 111-93 blowout loss to the Nuggets on Friday night at the Garden. Still rusty with his shot after…

  • [NYPost] Easing Knicks fans’ fears and confusion about hiking ticket prices
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 1:14:47 PM)

    Even if the Knicks win May’s lottery for the chance to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson, or if they sign Kevin Durant, The Post has learned owner James Dolan is sticking to his policy of not raising season-ticket prices next season. This will be the sixth straight year Dolan won’t raise season-ticket prices, as his…

  • Knicks Morning News (2019.03.22)

  • [NYPost] Willis Reed gives Knicks reason to believe future can be bright
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:05:40 PM)

    If nothing else, the Knicks have enjoyed a “Who’s Who” series of guest speakers with strong franchise ties throughout this lost season. Coach David Fizdale may have saved the biggest and best boldfaced name for last, with Hall of Fame big man and team legend Willis Reed addressing the lottery-bound Knicks at practice Friday in…

  • [NYPost] The Frank Ntilikina wait continues after Knicks practice
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:21:09 PM)

    The Knicks still haven’t fully committed to Frank Ntilikina’s return to the lineup. The second-year guard took part in a light practice Thursday at the team’s facility, but David Fizdale wasn’t ready to say Ntilikina would make his first appearance in nearly two months Friday night against Denver at the Garden. “We didn’t do a…

  • [NYPost] Zion Williamson confirms the Knicks’ interest is mutual
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:52:16 AM)

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Next Big Thing is a basketball Pied Piper. You will place your life on hold for a chance to gawk at The Next Big Thing. The Knicks certainly have, and will. So I asked Duke freshman phenomenon Zion Williamson if he is aware that long-suffering Knicks fans are starving for him…

  • [NYTimes] 5 Places: Five Places to Visit in Minneapolis
    (Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00:15 AM)

    The NCAA Final Four basketball tournament is in town, and the local chef Brenda Langton serves up five new spots in the Downtown East neighborhood just four blocks away.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft target Ja Morant posts triple-double in NCAA Tournament upset
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:42:56 PM)

    Zion Williamson to the Knicks has been the dream scenario for them, but after Murray State’s Ja Morant put up a triple-double in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, it seems ending up with Morant would suit Knicks fans just fine.

  • [SNY Knicks] Mitchell Robinson rewrote Knicks block records on Wednedsay night
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:26:36 PM)

    In a night where the Knicks lost to the Jazz by 21 points, there isn’t much good that came out of it. But Mitchell Robinson, who has been one positive out of a dismal season, made history on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA
    (Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:58:06 AM)

    Former Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette is back in the NBA, signing a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns.