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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.20)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Team Lebron vs. Team Steph Wasn’t Bad. But How About U.S. vs. the World? (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:03:59 AM) The new format for the All-Star Game seemed to work, with the players actually contesting shots on some possessions. But another concept for the game is lurking. [NYTimes] Team LeBron 148, Team Stephen 145: N.B.A. All-Star Game Shows Some Toughness After a Makeover (Monday, February 19, 2018 6:33:23 AM) With a new format and bigger cash prizes, defensive effort seemed to be up while scoring was way down. [NYTimes] Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.19)

[NYDN] Klay Thompson not keen on relocating to place like New York (Sunday, February 18, 2018 7:44:27 PM) One of Knicks’ biggest fish to hit 2019 free agency doesn’t sound too keen on living in a place like New York. [SNY Knicks] LeBron wins MVP en route to All-Star Game victory (Sunday, February 18, 2018 11:44:08 PM) LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory over Team Stephen in Sunday’s All-Star Game at Staples Center. [SNY Knicks] Mudiay’s brother says Knicks’ ‘French Connection’ can thrive together (Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:30:00 PM) Emmanuel …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.18)

[NYTimes] N.B.A. Dunk Contest Goes to Donovan Mitchell, and His Homage to Vince Carter (Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:41:02 AM) Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr., sealing his victory with a close approximation of the 360-degree spin dunk that Carter used to win the 2000 contest. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The N.B.A. All-Star Game Has Shed a Major Distraction (Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:13:30 PM) For the first time in a long time, the trade deadline has already passed. That means the All-Stars can play without rumored deals getting in the way. [NYTimes] The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The …continue reading

2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night

I figure we might as well have an open thread if anyone is going to be watching The Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and the Slam Dunk Competition tonight. With KP injured, the Knicks won’t have anyone involved in any of the competitions tonight, but honestly, it’s been a long time since we ever expected to see Knicks in these things, right? Even back in the day, John Starks never participated in the three-point shooting contest and Allan Houston only did it once. In fact, very few Knicks have ever participated in any of the major events. KP, Kenny Walker and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.17)

[NYTimes] The N.B.A. Dunk Contest Has the History. The 3-Point Contest Has the Stars. (Friday, February 16, 2018 11:12:49 PM) The 3-point shot has increasingly become the signature play of the N.B.A. So why shouldn’t it resonate at the league’s All-Star weekend? [NYTimes] Don Carter, 84, Who Brought the N.B.A. to Dallas, Is Dead (Friday, February 16, 2018 8:57:23 PM) Mr. Carter and a partner founded the Mavericks in 1980 and built the team into a model franchise that quickly became a contender. [NYTimes] Laura Ingraham’s Comments on LeBron James Draw Criticism From Dwyane Wade (Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:33:49 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.16)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: The Knicks at Midseason: Full Arena, No Plan (Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:12:38 PM) Frank Ntilikina’s dwindling minutes are a troubling sign that the Knicks have given up on yet another player, and yet another year. [NYTimes] N.B.A. Stars Get Into the Hollywood Game (Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:56:02 PM) Los Angeles is suddenly crawling with basketball royalty like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Kevin Durant, who are developing TV shows, streaming offerings and movies. [SNY Knicks] Kanter laments lack of energy in Knicks’ historic loss (Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:25:43 PM) Enes Kanter blamed a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.15)

[NYDN] Knicks waste Hardaway’s 37, blow huge lead in loss to Wizards (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:54:10 PM) It was the Knicks’ biggest blown lead since 1991-92, when teams started tracking the stat. [NYDN] Knicks guard Ron Baker turns focus toward rehabbing shoulder (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 3:20:39 PM) With his season now over prematurely, Knicks guard Ron Baker is turning his focus to his pending recovery and a healthy return this summer. [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis shares Instagram message after surgery (Wednesday, February 14, 2018 9:43:32 AM) A day after undergoing surgery to repair his torn left ACL, Kristaps Porzingis …continue reading