Knicks Morning News (2014.10.24)

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks Insider: Carmelo doesn’t make top 10 list (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:14:02 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony views himself as an underrated superstar, an opinion he gave to ESPN earlier this month. He might be onto something. According to and the TrueHoop Network, Anthony is not even a top 10 player in the NBA.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek Fisher trying to distance himself from Phil Jackson (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:07:29 GMT)

    When Phil Jackson was hired as Knicks president, it was assumed that whomever he picked as coach would be nothing more than a Zen Master clone, toeing the sideline with triangle philosophies piped in from the front office.

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks president Phil Jackson can lift New York to some new glory (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:53:16 GMT)

    Sometimes you get the idea the Knicks don’t need Phil Jackson around, even using him for cover until they get enough good players one of these days, nearly as much as we do in the big city. You can make a case, and it’s not really that hard now that the Yankees can’t use Derek Jeter for cover anymore, that the biggest sports guy in town is a 69-year-old man who has had hips replaced and knees replaced and even survived prostate cancer.

  • [New York Post] Love triangle: Jackson agrees with Van Gundy’s take — sorta (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:43:16 -0400)

    Phil Jackson gave Jeff Van Gundy's analysis of Jackson's beloved triangle offense a thumb's up — sort of. On Thursday night, the Knicks president tweeted, "Focus on triangle by JvG…

  • [New York Times] New-Look NBA: A Coach’s Perspective, Quin Snyder (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:34:06 GMT)

    The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player’s viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. An interview with first-year Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is the second installment of the series:

  • [New York Times] Steve Nash Ruled Out for Season With Back Injury (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:45:52 GMT)

    Steve Nash hoped for one more chance to show off his playmaking skills after fighting injuries and time for two miserable years with the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • [New York Times] Rookie Patric Young Seals Pelicans Win Over Mavs (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:42:53 GMT)

    Undrafted rookie Patric Young is working hard to make it in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] Back Injury Ends Season for Steve Nash (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:22:13 GMT)

    Lakers guard Nash was ruled out for the season with a back injury on Thursday, putting the rest of his career in doubt.

  • [New York Times] Pistons Beat 76ers Behind 19 From Kyle Singler (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:21:57 GMT)

    Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night.

  • [New York Times] Rejection of Draft Changes Gives Top Losers in N.B.A. a Victory (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:49:09 GMT)

    The league’s board of governors concluded three days of meetings by voting down a measure aimed at changing the way the draft lottery is conducted.

  • [New York Times] Miles, Scola Lead Pacers Past Hornets, 88-79 (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:37:04 GMT)

    C.J. Miles scored 23 points, Luis Scola had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Hornets 88-79 on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.

  • [New York Times] Lakers’ Nash Out for Season With Back Injury (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:18:54 GMT)

    Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said on Thursday.

  • [New York Times] NBA-National Basketball Association Roundup (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:03:48 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Michael Carter-Williams established Nov. 13 as the target date for Carter-Williams’ return, reported Thursday.

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