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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.21)

[NY Newsday] Five Knicks story lines for the rest of 2017 (Monday, February 20, 2017 11:35:19 PM) A marquee player was on the move at the end of All-Star Weekend, and it wasn’t Carmelo Anthony. [NYPost] Report: Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose deal (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:49:32 PM) The Timberwolves are one of several teams to contact the Knicks regarding a deal for point guard Derrick Rose, according to an ESPN report Monday night. Rose, acquired last offseason from Chicago, played for current Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau with the Bulls. The report gave no …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.20)

[ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely (Monday, February 20, 2017 5:49:57 AM) Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely [ESPN] Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game (Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:32:52 AM) Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game [NYDN] Ex-Knick Jimmer Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:41:15 AM) Much like Stephon Marbury, Jimmer Fredette is finding success in China. [NYPost] Charles Oakley, commish hash out Dolan beef over brunch (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:29:33 PM) NEW ORLEANS — When Charles Oakley got up to leave an hour early from the NBA …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.19)

[NYPost] Knicks legend would love it if Phil Jackson were coaching the team (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:25:57 PM) NEW ORLEANS — Knicks legend Willis Reed knows what ails the franchise — not having Phil Jackson as its head coach. Attending the Hall of Fame press conference Saturday, Reed, a Louisiana resident, told The Post that Jackson has assembled enough talent to win but needs a great coach. A coach like Jackson. Reed never… [NYPost] NBA commish explains his (first?) Oakley-Dolan meeting (Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:15:19 PM) NEW ORLEANS — A disappointed NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he could …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.18)

[NYDN] Larry Johnson defends Dolan over Green’s ‘slave master’ comment (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:54:46 PM) Johnson says that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was reckless. [NYDN] Chris Paul defends Melo against Knicks president, All-Star haters (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:53:27 PM) Like LeBron James and the rest of the banana boat crew, Chris Paul just wants Carmelo Anthony to be happy. [NYDN] Green walks back comment about free agents, Knicks (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:52:52 PM) All of a sudden, Draymond Green isn’t sure what players think of the Knicks. [NYDN] Lelands auction has items from when Knicks …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.17)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks have decisions to make on Anthony, Rose as All-Star break commences (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:30:42 PM) Trading Anthony would spark a clear change in direction for this franchise. It would make sense if other veterans depart as well. [SNY Knicks] Oakley not yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden (Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:59:09 AM) Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley isn’t yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden, days after team president James Dolan lifted Oakley’s ban. [NYDN] Donald Sterling: ‘Amazing’ that Knicks owner being compared to me (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:50:04 PM) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.02.16)

[NYPost] Knicks limp into break after Russell Westbrook masterpiece (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:22:05 PM) OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook sent the Knicks careening into the All-Star break under the spell of his greatness. As the Knicks blew a 17-point second-quarter lead, Westbrook posted one of his most impressive triple-doubles — 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists — as the Thunder rallied for a 116-105 win at Chesapeake Arena…. [NYPost] Hal Steinbrenner a Girardi fan but not enough to extend him (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:50:53 PM) TAMPA — Hal Steinbrenner is a fan of Joe Girardi’s for many …continue reading

2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

This is a huge game for the tank. The Knicks head to OKC to take on the Thunder in the final game before the All-Star break. They really need to lose this one. If they pull this out, there’s no way that they sell before the trade deadline. And the problem is is that as good as Russell Westbrook is, the Kanter-less Thunder are still pretty mediocre themselves. This is a winnable game for the Knicks. Let’s go? Knicks!