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Author: Mike Kurylo

Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).

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Knicks Morning News (2016.08.20)

[NYTimes] Men’s Basketball: Spain Makes U.S.A. Sweat, but Just a Little (Friday, August 19, 2016 7:20:05 PM) Klay Thompson broke out of his slump to lead the Americans, who advance to the gold medal game on Sunday. [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Down Spain to Reach Men’s Gold Medal Final (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:27:31 PM) The United States continued their reign over Spain with a scrappy 82-76 win on Friday to put them through to the gold medal final of the men’s basketball tournament for a third straight Olympics. [NYTimes] DeAndre Jordan Comes Up Quietly on Team USA (Friday, August 19, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.19)

[NYDN] Derrick Rose on why Knicks are worthy of ‘super team’ label (Thursday, August 18, 2016 7:39:49 AM) Derrick Rose isn’t backing down from his comments that the Knicks are now a “super team.” [SNY Knicks] Knicks announce preseason schedule (Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:45:15 PM) The Knicks have announced their preseason schedule. [SNY Knicks] Can Lance Thomas be a Shane Battier-type glue guy? (Thursday, August 18, 2016 10:55:41 AM) Of all the players who the team signed during free agency, perhaps the one player who was most adamant about being a Knick was forward Lance Thomas. [NYPost] Knicks fans …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.18)

[NYTimes] Basketball: Spain, U.S. Set for a Sizzling Semi-Final (Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:30:29 AM) The United States and Spain finally lived up to expectations, posting blowout wins on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament as France and Argentina lost much more than a game. [NYTimes] LeBron Envies Team USA at Rio Games (Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:06:28 AM) LeBron James opted not to play for Team USA at the Rio Games but the greatest player of his generation said he misses the Olympic stage and has left the door open to joining the national …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.17)

[SNY Knicks] Why Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:20:48 PM) Here is why point guard Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor this season [SNY Knicks] Which Knicks could win year-end awards? (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:21:18 AM) According to the latest NBA MVP odds released by Bovada Las Vegas, Carmelo Anthony stands the best chance at winning the award for the Knicks with 33/1 odds, followed by Derrick Rose at 100/1, and Kristaps Porzingis at 300/1. [NYDN] Melo visits Rio favelas, plays basketball with kids at Olympics (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:09:26 AM) Whatever you …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.16)

[NYPost] Stephen A. Smith scapegoats ESPN colleague after Carmelo scolding (Monday, August 15, 2016 11:55:45 AM) ESPN’s quotes attributed to Carmelo Anthony suggesting he would be satisfied with his basketball legacy — even without an NBA championship — were “taken completely out of context,” according to ESPN. In trying to provide retroactive background to a story he used as a springboard to rip into Anthony, Stephen A. Smith scapegoated reporter Marc… [NYTimes] Basketball: Argentina to Face U.S. in Last Eight (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:09:28 AM) Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.15)

[NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Klay Thompson scores 30 as USA edges France (Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:44:14 PM) RIO DE JANEIRO — Three wins from gold, and still no reason to think it will be easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team. [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. on Top After Nervy Win Over France (Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:24:28 PM) The U.S. men’s basketball team closed out pool play with an unbeaten record but a nervy 100-97 win over France on Sunday confirmed that getting to the top step of the Olympic podium will not be an easy climb. [NYTimes] Basketball: Unbeaten U.S. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.14)

[SNY Knicks] New-look Knicks get national exposure with 2016-17 schedule (Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:41:46 AM) With the release of the 2016-17 season NBA schedule, here’s a look at what figure to be some very key matchups for the new-look Knicks. [NYTimes] U.S.A. Basketball Is Already Cruising in Rio. Now, to Take the Court. (Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:14:20 AM) The men’s and women’s basketball teams are again avoiding the athletes’ village at the Olympics for security reasons, although other high-profile athletes do not share the concern. [NYTimes] Highlights-Day Eight at the Rio Olympics (Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:45:33 PM) …continue reading