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Friday, October 24, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.25)

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Wiggins Signs With Cavaliers (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:11:00 GMT)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall draft pick, to a contract Thursday.

  • [New York Times] In Joining Lakers, Lin Narrows Focus and Sheds Status as a Sensation (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:20:06 GMT)
    Jeremy Lin is more concerned with finding a starting spot and growing in Los Angeles than with rekindling his banner run.

  • [New York Times] National Basketball Association Roundup (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:54 GMT)
    First overall pick Andrew Wiggins signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his future with the team remains in doubt.

  • 8 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2014.07.25)

    1. hoolahoop

      Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in team president Phil Jackson and his belief that the New York Knicks “aren’t that far away from contending for an NBA title,” that made him opt to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls.

      “I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” Anthony told ESPN.com. “I believe Phil will do what he has to do to take care of that.
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      Our hometown hero.

    2. dtrickey

      I think Melo is being genuine in his comments……..even though he’s getting paid a butt load of money.

    3. Kahnzy

      I think Melo would like to win because, well, who wouldn’t?

      But I think Melo really likes making lots of money because, well, who wouldn’t?

    4. Eyal

      Our hometown hero.

      +1

      “I want to win. I don’t care about the money,” Anthony told ESPN.com.

      I can live with bad basketball, especially when the stage a team is in makes sense (i.e. rebuilding) but such hypocrisy is insufferable. My dream scenario is for Cleveland to get Love and Chicago going aggressively after Melo. Please take him away from us.

    5. Frank

      I’m not sure why Melo doesn’t just be more forthright about the truth. The truth (almost certainly) is that there were a lot of good possibilities for him this year including Chicago, but the total package — Phil/Fisher’s winning tradition, feeling a part of the Knick organization and tradition, his family’s happiness, and yes, the money — was in New York and not in Chicago. Melo – it’s ok to have non-basketball reasons among the reasons you want to stay.

      But don’t insult the fans by saying you don’t care about money. it’s just a dumb thing to say when you just gave a piddling* discount that may actually impact on our ability to get talent around you.

      I swear – Jeter’s best post-retirement occupation might be running a PR firm for pro athletes. You couldn’t possibly imagine Jeter saying stuff like Melo says all the time.

      *easy for me to say

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