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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.22)

[NYTimes] Mark Cuban’s Terrible 24 Hours Now Includes a $600,000 Fine (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:59:57 PM) The Mavericks had already announced an investigation into accusations of misconduct by a former team president when the team’s owner was fined for admitting losing on purpose. [NYTimes] Mavericks Begin Investigation After Misconduct Allegations (Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:39:44 AM) A report by Sports Illustrated detailed accusations against Terdema Ussery, the team’s former president and chief executive, as well as a toxic work environment for women. [SNY Knicks] Mudiay hints he may be in Knicks’ starting lineup after All-Star break (Wednesday, February 21, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.02.21)

[ESPN] Hornacek: Knicks have moved on from Noah (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:53:23 PM) Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek isn’t sure if Joakim Noah will return before the end of the season, noting that the decision would come from team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. [NY Newsday] Knicks putting their young guards up (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:11:04 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — The changing of the guard is coming for the Knicks. [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek confirms Joakim Noah won’t return to Knicks (Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:34:00 PM) GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek wouldn’t comment on reports …continue reading

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