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Friday, September 21, 2018

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The Great Jimmy Butler Test of 2018

On Monday, Steve Mills, Scott Perry and David Fizdale had a sort of “open forum” for a few select fans to ask questions. When specifically asked about trading for a free-agent-to-be like Jimmy Butler, this is what Mills had to say: “We’re going to build this team the right way. We’re not going to trade assets that we can get on our own later. … We’re not taking shortcuts. We’re not going to trade our draft picks. We believe New York will buy into a plan.” Perry added, “Our main focus is the ’18-19 season. As much as we talked …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.19)

[NYPost] Courtney Lee wants to contend — and here’s how it can happen (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:35:05 PM) Courtney Lee arrived a week and a half ago at the Knicks’ Tarrytown training center for voluntary workouts, gearing up for Monday’s start of training camp. The Knicks guard just doesn’t know how long he’ll be there. According to an NBA source, Lee’s preference if he gets traded is to be dealt to a playoff… [NYPost] It’s a changed Frank Ntilikina with position battle looming (Tuesday, September 18, 2018 9:25:06 AM) It is unknown if Frank Ntilikina will start. It is …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.18)

[SNY Knicks] From Porzingis to picks, Knicks won’t do ‘anything that jeopardizes the future’ (Monday, September 17, 2018 8:34:35 PM) Knicks president Steve Mills is focused on rebuilding the franchise, and that means being cautious with All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis and their draft picks from this year and the future. [NY Newsday] Knicks to work out plan for Porzingis’ return (Monday, September 17, 2018 10:24:35 PM) The Knicks will convene for training camp officially next Monday, but a week ahead of it the team outlined the plans for Kristaps Porzingis. [ESPN] Mills says perception of Knicks on the rise (Tuesday, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.17)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Steve Mills continuing to be patient with his rebuilding plan (Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:08:07 PM) It was a smack in the face for Knicks team president Steve Mills. [NYDN] ‘Not a thing was easy’: Puerto Rican women affected by loss of water after Hurricane Maria (Monday, September 17, 2018 3:00:00 AM) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico nearly a year ago, it took away many households’ reliable access to clean water — a resource so vital that progress for women, achieved over decades, was effectively undone. The burden of housekeeping fell …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.16)

[NYDN] FALL GUIDE: KIDS Jousting knights, haunted houses, trapeze artists and more fall fun for kids (Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM) If you’re reading this, congratulations on surviving a brutally hot summer. After shielding children in swimming pools and freezing cold movie theaters, the fresh outdoors beckon with the promise of changing leaves and bonfires. The autumnal equinox, too, signals the start of school, but hey, that’s… [NYDN] Down, down, down: The Manafort plea is very bad news for President Trump (Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM) Can you smell it? That pungent, stinging reek in the air is …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.15)

[NYPost] Knicks end is near for Joakim Noah (Friday, September 14, 2018 10:33:22 AM) The short, rocky marriage between Joakim Noah and the Knicks may be coming to an end sooner rather than later. The team is likely to cut ties with the oft-injured center before training camp begins later this month, according to a report by The Athletic. That report further confirms what sources told The Post in… [NYPost] J.R. Smith takes Kyrie Irving-to-Knicks chances to ‘high’ level (Friday, September 14, 2018 8:17:03 AM) Knicks fans will be hoping J.R. Smith wasn’t “high” when he made this comment. An …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.14)

[NYDN] Here’s how King Kong will be brought to life on Broadway (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM) “King Kong” is roaring to life on Broadway and it takes a village to get the 20-foot high, 2,000-pound ape in action on stage. The giant soulful star of the musical that starts previews Oct. 5 can crumble to the ground in exhaustion, soar towards the ceiling, and express everything from rage to… [NYDN] ‘Thomas & Friends’ owner fires back after NRA show portrays characters in KKK hoods (Friday, September 14, 2018 3:00:00 AM) That idea sure Tank-ed! Mattel — the company …continue reading