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, 2016 11:27:28 PM)

    DeAndre Jordan may not have been the starting center when Team USA arrived in Rio but the lowest drafted player among his Olympic teammates is the reason they will be playing for a third consecutive gold medal.

  • [NYTimes] NBA Chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 5:27:56 PM)

    The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event out of North Carolina because of a state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

  • [NYTimes] NBA Moves All-Star Game to New Orleans Over Transgender Law
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 5:27:27 PM)

    The NBA awarded its 2017 All-Star Game to New Orleans on Friday, a month after removing the game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to protest a state law forcing transgender people to use public restrooms matching their gender assigned at birth.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Women Seek Sixth Gold With a Win Over Spain
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 4:57:28 PM)

    The United States women’s basketball team will be out to prove their credentials as one of the Olympics’ great sporting dynasties on Saturday when they take on Spain in the gold-medal final.

  • [NYPost] Get a load of the scouting report on Tony Wroten, Sasha Vujacic
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 11:40:33 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson was excited this spring about the prospect of his All-Star backcourt of Tony Wroten and Sasha Vujacic. Wait, they’re not All-Stars? In the latest installment of the Phil Jackson Chronicles written by Charley Rosen for Today’s Fast Break, Jackson glowingly calls Wroten “an excellent penetrator” (before knee surgery) who could improve his shooting as…

  • [SNY Knicks] Butler’s interest should give Knicks something to think about
    (Friday, August 19, 2016 8:28:30 AM)

    Caron Butler has played alongside Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki in his 14-year NBA career. Can the Knicks find room to fit him in with a roster that already has Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose?

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    7 thoughts to “Knicks Morning News (2016.08.20)”

    1. I don’t get the criticism of the USA team. They are playing against NBA-caliber teams and are undefeated. The nitpicking is silly.

    2. Yeah DJ was nice. And Klay is groovin. People are mad that they aren’t blowing anyone out. It’s so hilarious to me. Do people forget Athens? They lost 3 fuckin times.

    3. It would be something like criticizing Bolt for not winning by more.

      At the end of the day, from their perspective, these are glorified exhibition games. Even Coach K recognizes that. They are definitely playing to win, but not to the point where he would shake up his rotation.

    4. Haha bad comparison!!! Bolt is actually destroying the comp. and laughing his way to the finish line

    5. Who of any consequence is criticizing the bball team? Most of the negativity from the media I’m seeing is to Lochte, who deserves every bit of it, and probably more. I didn’t realize the guy was 32 years old.

    6. On ESPN everyday there is something along the lines of “what’s wrong with team USA?”

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