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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.23)

[NYDN] Melo set to host town hall meeting in LA on police violence (Friday, July 22, 2016 8:33:03 PM) For two weeks, Carmelo Anthony has spoken of some sort of action to help solve the issue of police violence. [NYDN] Just how delusional is Derrick Rose about the 2016-17 Knicks? (Friday, July 22, 2016 8:30:49 PM) Tis the season for being overly optimistic and Derrick Rose may have outdone himself. [ESPN] Derrick Rose: Knicks roster fits triangle ‘to a T’ (Friday, July 22, 2016 11:55:16 AM) Derrick Rose: Knicks roster fits triangle ‘to a T’ [ESPN] Rose: Knicks being compared …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.22)

[NYTimes] N.B.A. to Move All-Star Game From North Carolina (Friday, July 22, 2016 1:18:40 AM) The league’s move came as a reaction to state legislation perceived as being hostile to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. [NYTimes] Players Criticize W.N.B.A. For Fines Over Shirts Worn to Underscore Shootings (Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21:22 AM) Three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500 for wearing T-shirts intended to raise awareness in the aftermath of recent shootings by and of the police. [NYTimes] NBA MVP Curry Regrets Missing Rio Games (Friday, July 22, 2016 4:36:27 AM) Two-time NBA MVP …continue reading

2016 FA Roundtable: Brandon Jennings

PLUGH: I really don’t like Brandon Jennings’ game. People sometimes pine over the memory of Jordan Hill being selected two slots ahead of him, but not me. Jennings has a lot of jittery, herky jerky moves and he slings up three pointers in bunches. Most of the time it’s out of the flow of the offense and totally inefficient. It’s like Jamal Crawford on acid. The Knicks reportedly wanted to trade for Jennings at the deadline last year, but the idea of giving anything up for him is sickening. I’m being really harsh in my assessment of Jennings game, but …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.21)

[NYTimes] Nets, With Many New Players, Look to Build Something Lasting (Thursday, July 21, 2016 1:16:10 AM) The free-agent guard Jeremy Lin was among six players introduced Wednesday, as the team strives to improve. [NYTimes] Jeremy Lin Is Back in New York, and So Is a Glimpse of the Old Linsanity (Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:13:26 PM) By returning to a city with the largest Chinese population outside of Asia to play for the Nets, Lin is stepping back into a broader, brighter spotlight. [NYTimes] WNBA Fines 3 Teams, Players for Shirts in Wake of Shootings (Thursday, July 21, 2016 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.20)

[NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Is Using His Voice and Olympic Platform for Social Change (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:01:33 PM) While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun violence. [NYTimes] Connecticut Improving Despite Lack of Wins; Sparks Rolling (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:30:43 PM) Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller knew his team might struggle in his first season on the bench. [NYTimes] Twitter Signs Streaming Deal With NBA for Non-Game Programing (Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:03:31 PM) Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it had signed a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.19)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:24:43 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:33:13 EST) Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Is Using His Voice and Olympic Platform for Social Change (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:29:39 GMT) While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun …continue reading

2016 FA Roundtable: Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas

PLUGH: These are really good signs of the Knicks getting smart. I’m not sure how much Clarence Gaines had to do with the two of these signings, but WHG (or is it BHG now?) was on the radar while the team was scouting Porzingis at Sevilla. A good organization is able to fill important bench roles with quality players. It’s increasingly difficult to afford those kind of players from within the NBA universe. The ACB is full of strong, talented players who have proven their value on a quality stage. Many of the guys available outside the draft are limited …continue reading