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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Knicks Morning News (2017.10.04)

[NYTimes] Like the Knicks, an Ad Campaign Fades Quickly (Wednesday, October 04, 2017 3:00:15 AM) The promotion for the sports channel FS1 appeared on subway trains this week, asking if people were hopeful or hopeless about the Knicks. The ads are to be removed after hitting nerves — perhaps as intended. [NYTimes] Frank Hamblen, Phil Jackson’s Assistant in Title Runs, Dies at 70 (Tuesday, October 03, 2017 10:15:30 PM) Hamblen, a longtime N.B.A. presence, was a coach on the bench with Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles during seven championship seasons. [NYTimes] Daryl Morey Built an Elite N.B.A. Team. Now …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.03)

[NYDN] Michael Beasley: ‘Talent-wise, I match up with [Durant], LeBron’ (Monday, October 02, 2017 3:42:27 PM) If Michael Beasley is even half as good as he says he is, the Knicks will be hoisting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy this June. [NYDN] 4 key Knicks players to look out for in preseason opener vs. Nets (Monday, October 02, 2017 11:37:20 AM) The two main protagonists at MSG have moved on, leaving behind an inexperienced yet promising roster with more modest and realistic goals. [NY Newsday] Frank Ntilikina may miss Knicks’ preseason opener with sore groin (Monday, October 02, 2017 5:47:14 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.02)

[NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis ready to live up to expectations with Knicks (Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:53:07 AM) Porzingis is now the center of the Knicks’ universe. [NYDN] Tim Hardaway Jr. focused on taking Knicks to playoffs (Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:24:17 AM) Returning Knick Tim Hardaway Jr.’s intentions are pure, but this comment immediately conjures up images of Jim Mora’s famous rant. [NYPost] Tim Hardaway Jr. wants to make everyone forget huge contract (Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:57:07 PM) When Tim Hardaway Jr. was introduced to the estimated 4,000 fans inside the Garden for Sunday’s Knicks open practice/intrasquad scrimmage, he …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.10.01)

[NYDN] Porzingis brothers have return to U.S. delayed by work visa issue (Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:12:19 PM) Donald Trump has indirectly split up the Porzingis family. But the hope is the separations is very short-lived. [NYPost] The first sign Frank Ntilikina is getting it (Saturday, September 30, 2017 10:01:18 PM) Jeff Hornacek wasn’t sure what to expect when Frank Ntilikina arrived in New York, but heading into the Knicks’ preseason opener Tuesday, the coach is already convinced the 19-year-old rookie is capable of making an immediate impact. “We have NBA players on the team that he’s battled with, and …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.30)

[NYPost] What Kristaps Porzingis thinks of his agency being raided in NCAA scandal (Friday, September 29, 2017 10:53:18 AM) Kristaps Porzingis could have more to worry about than his minor right-knee bruise, wondering what is going on with the agents who represent him. Earlier this week, the offices of ASM Sports, an agency headed by Andy Miller, was raided by the FBI amidst an ongoing NCAA corruption scandal. Janis Porzingis, Kristaps’ brother, works for… [NYPost] Why Knicks’ connections could unlock Doug McDermott’s potential (Friday, September 29, 2017 7:07:19 AM) Greg McDermott had it easy recruiting his son, Doug. The stringent …continue reading

Thoughts On the Melo Era

Now that the Knicks have finally found a suitor for Anthony, the book is closed on the ‘Melo era in New York. The Knicks acquired Carmelo in the middle of the 2011 season, and the forward spent 6 1/3 seasons with the team. Initially after Carmelo’s addition, the team had reached a level of success that eluded them in the decade prior. New York made the playoffs in 3 straight seasons, reaching the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2013. However that year would be the high-water mark for Anthony’s Knicks. The team would average only 29 wins over the next 4 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.09.29)

[ESPN] Melo: Agreed-on Rockets, Cavs deals fell apart (Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:32:27 AM) Melo: Agreed-on Rockets, Cavs deals fell apart [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis leaves Knicks practice with sore knee (Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:24:08 PM) Kristaps Porzingis left practice early Thursday with what the Knicks described as a sore right knee. [NYDN] Melo: Separate deals to Cavs with Paul George, Rockets were done (Thursday, September 28, 2017 12:38:56 PM) Anthony twice thought he was traded this offseason before settling for OKC, including to Cleveland to create a team of super forwards. [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sits out Knicks scrimmage …continue reading