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Knicks Morning News (2016.09.28)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: New-look Knicks begin practicing
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:50:26 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks players talk expectations after first practice
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:18:31 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Here are your realistic Courtney Lee expectations
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:45:42 AM)

    In the third part of the series, we take a look at newly acquired Courtney Lee, a vital part of the Knicks’ success this upcoming season

  • [SNY Knicks] Lee sets high goals for himself and Knicks
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:22:25 AM)

    Courtney Lee, one of the New York Knicks’ under-the-radar offseason acquisitions, appears to be a strong fit for the team as a versatile 3-and-D player heading into the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose putting team ahead of personal glory
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:46:54 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose was usually the focal point of the offense in Chicago. But after his first practice with the Knicks, Rose said he’ll take a backseat to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says he supports Colin Kaepernick’s protest
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:42:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony has exchanged e-mails with Colin Kaepernick and said he supports the San Francisco 49ers quarterback for taking a stand by kneeling down during the national anthem.

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: How my game will make Carmelo’s team a winner
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:04:11 PM)

    It’s still Carmelo Anthony’s team, Derrick Rose says. He’s just here to get Anthony winning again. Rose survived his first Knicks practice Tuesday, saying he “feels like a rookie again.’’ Last September’s opening day of training camp in Chicago became a disaster when Taj Gibson elbowed Rose in the eye and he suffered an orbital…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony: I got Jeff Hornacek’s point ‘loud and clear’
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:36:18 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek knew his first practice as Knicks coach would be spirited when he saw the entire club already on the court one hour early at their Tarrytown headquarters. “It was a sign to me guys are ready to go,’’ Hornacek said Tuesday. “I was a little worried about wearing themselves out even before practice…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo: The difference ‘courageous’ Colin Kaepernick has made
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:21:45 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony lent his support to Colin Kaepernick, saying he admires the 49ers quarterback’s “courage,’’ but stopping short of saying he’ll follow suit. Anthony told TNT he has emailed with Kaepernick about keeping up the momentum for social activism. In July, Anthony became a prominent supporter of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and a fore-runner among professional athletes…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Open Camp With Rose Looking to Complement Anthony
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:39:15 AM)

    With Derrick Rose around to lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony, the new-look Knicks are getting to know one another while hoping they won’t be waylaid by injuries.

  • [NYTimes] Whalen Flourishing After Turning Down Overseas Money
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:37:08 PM)

    Lindsay Whalen hobbled through the regular season last year. She hobbled through the playoffs. She even hobbled through the Minnesota Lynx championship celebration.

  • [NYTimes] Barnes, Bogut Highlight Latest Round of Changes for Mavs
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:25:00 PM)

    Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are in, Chandler Parsons and Zaza Pachulia are out and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has a retooled roster for the sixth consecutive time since winning a championship.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Players believe they can be the real deal
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:20:40 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Players believe they can be the real deal

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony supports Colin Kaepernick: ‘I don’t think he’s being disrespectful’
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:27:43 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony supports Colin Kaepernick: ‘I don’t think he’s being disrespectful’

  • [ESPN] Rose: My job is to make game ‘easier’ for Melo
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:31:35 PM)

    Rose: My job is to make game ‘easier’ for Melo

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee, Jennings aim to make an impact this season
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:05:06 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee, Jennings aim to make an impact this season

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony throws support behind Colin Kaepernick
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:48:42 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony expressed his support for Kaepernick but declined to say whether he’d also kneel for the anthem.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says he’s ready to play supporting role to Carmelo
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:33:11 PM)

    Derrick Rose was THE GUY in Chicago starting with his rookie season in 2008, beloved as the hometown savior.

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    20 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2016.09.28)

    1. DRed

      D Rose deferring to Melo would be good, actually. One of the easiest ways for Rose to improve his productivity would be to stop shooting.

    2. d-mar

      D Rose deferring to Melo would be good, actually. One of the easiest ways for Rose to improve his productivity would be to stop shooting.

      So true, and it’s amusing to hear the sports media guys talk about how if Rose can get back to his old 25 PPG self, the Knicks could be good. That’s exactly what we don’t need!

    3. Frank

      So true, and it’s amusing to hear the sports media guys talk about how if Rose can get back to his old 25 PPG self, the Knicks could be good. That’s exactly what we don’t need!

      Um, I know there are the Derrick Rose pessimists here, and that we all fetishize low usage high efficiency guys, but I’m pretty sure any team that doesn’t have Steph Curry or CP3 could use a guy with TS in mid 50s, usage ~30, and 24 points and 8 assists/36. Even this team.

    4. swiftandabundant

      Outside of the whole can Rose get back to anywhere near his old self argument, I’d like to point out that its not like those Bulls teams when Rose was at his peak were loaded with offensive weapons. Thibs and the Bulls built those teams around defensive first players and Rose was the focus on the offense. So its not surprising to me that Rose took a lot of shots on those teams. They were kind of like AI and the sixers when they went to the finals. All defense and one good offensive player. Butler, Gasol…those guys came to the Bulls or emerged AFTER Rose started having his injury issues. Say what you want about this team but Rose there are other options on offense on this team…Melo, KP, Jennings and Lee. So Rose won’t be called upon to do so much. If he can take that role and run with it while still providing some offense and relieving pressure from Melo, then we could be in business and he doesn’t have to be MVP Rose to do that. The fact the people here refuse to consider the logic behind the construction of this team just shows how stats obsessed they are. Injuries are the biggest concern for this team but on paper the parts make a lot of sense to me. Our 1 through 7 if healthy has a very nice balance to them.

    5. DRed

      Rose can still generate shots at the rim, even if he might not be that good of a finisher. That’s a legitimately valuable NBA skill. But he should really knock it off with a lot of the other shots. He was 20th in the league in shot attempts per 36 among guys with 1500+ minutes. So, if the Rose we have next year isn’t much better than the Rose of the last couple seasons, we can make him more valuable if we can somehow get him to shoot (a lot) less. Even at his reduced state he’s not a guy who can’t do anything good, like a Bargs.

    6. Frank

      Rose can still generate shots at the rim, even if he might not be that good of a finisher. That’s a legitimately valuable NBA skill. But he should really knock it off with a lot of the other shots. He was 20th in the league in shot attempts per 36 among guys with 1500+ minutes. So, if the Rose we have next year isn’t much better than the Rose of the last couple seasons, we can make him more valuable if we can somehow get him to shoot (a lot) less. Even at his reduced state he’s not a guy who can’t do anything good, like a Bargs.

      This sounds like a man hedging his bets on the “Rose is the worst player in the NBA” argument… =)

    7. DRed

      Rose was the worst non-rookie point guard in the NBA last season. I think he’s likely to suck this year too, or get hurt. But as a Knicks fan and a glutton for punishment I think it’s interesting to look at what he could reasonably do that would make him less bad. A Rose shooting mostly at the rim isn’t going to be old Rose, but he’d be decent and it’s something he actually could do without recovering the athleticism he had when he was 23.

      To go back to Bargs, what could Bargs have done to not suck? He couldn’t shoot, he couldn’t rebound, he couldn’t pass and he couldn’t play defense. He was reasonably good at shooting long two point jump shots for a big man, but that’s not really a good thing. So there was nothing Bargs could have changed to make himself useful. He was just a terrible NBA player. Rose is terrible because of what he chooses to do (or was coached to do, or however you want to think of it).

    8. dtrickey

      Huge news on the Rose case.

      https://twitter.com/WerlySportsLaw/status/781215216789024768

      Wow. Potentially huge. I would imagine settlement would hinge on how well Rose’s lawyers think she can handle cross examination. Interesting stuff.

      On the actual basketball front, I am so happy camp has started. Really liking what I read today regarding Noah’s first practice. Sounds like he is bringing some intensity we haven’t seen since the 90’s.

    9. reub

      dtrickey, can you access knicks.com down under? They have some terrific videos of today’s practice session. This team is impressive!

    10. ruruland

      Regarding expectations, I know I’m not the only one who believes the season hinges largely on how well Noah plays.

      If Noah is 85-90 percent of what he was a couple of years ago, you’re looking at a player with more IMPACT than 2011-2013 Chandler, at least based on VORP, BPM, and other on/off stats. Basically a top 15-20 player in the league.

      From 2011 to 2014, Peak Noah was 5th in the NBA in VORP and 6th in BPM.

      If somehow we get a PEAK Noah, say on reduced minutes but without major injuries, I think it would be VERY difficult for the Knicks to not approach 50 wins, all other things being equal.

      A defensive combination of Noah and Porzingis can be as good of perimeter-interior big man duo I mean, since I don’t know when.

      Rim protection almost never comes with that kind of quickness and coverage.

      With merely adequate talent, Melo has almost always lifted offenses to above average, and with the addition of penetration the Knicks should at least be mediocre offensively.

      But a Noah, KP, Melo frontline has a chance to compare to any other threesome in the east. With merely average play everywhere else, that frontline should allow the Knicks to perform as at least a 50+ win team with them on the floor.

    11. dtrickey

      dtrickey, can you access knicks.com down under? They have some terrific videos of today’s practice session. This team is impressive!

      Yeah we get access. Haven’t had the chance to check out today’s workouts, but have seen the odd short video on Instagram and Twitter. Always good to get a peek at what goes on in the gym.

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