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Knicks Morning News (2018.07.13)

  • [NYPost] Emerging young defensive stopper slows down Kevin Knox
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:42:13 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye is starting to make his name as an emerging young defensive stopper. He played a lot on LeBron James during the playoffs. This was a bit less of a task, but the 23-year-old muffled 6-foot-9 Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox, stalling his summer-league scoring rampage. After racking up…

  • [NYPost] Mitchell Robinson breaks out for Knicks as Kevin Knox falters
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:36:04 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — Kyrie Irving didn’t see the summer-best of Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox on Thursday at Thomas & Mack Center, but at least Mitchell Robinson made up for it, resembling a shot-blocking machine. Though Knox finally struggled, Robinson, the Knicks’ second-round pick, had his most menacing game yet, coming up huge in another…

  • [NYPost] There’s a Knicks battle and bet over the World Cup final
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:22:29 PM)

    LAS VEGAS — It’s France vs. Croatia on Sunday. And Frank Ntilikina vs. Mario Hezonja. Ntilikina told The Post he plans to make a wager with his new Croatian teammate on Sunday’s World Cup final. If they are still in Las Vegas, they plan to watch the game together. “We discussed it, I think we…

  • [NYDN] ‘I’m the happiest woman in the world': Immigrant mom and son, 10, reunited after Trump policy tore them apart
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    BROWNSVILLE — Two months after immigration officials tore her away from her 10-year-old son, an emotional Guatemalan mother wouldn’t let go of the boy minutes after they were reunited outside a Brownsville, Tex., shelter for separated children.

    Lesvia Vazquez, 39, wrapped her arms around Yudem…

  • [NYDN] Rapper Young Ash busted in ‘card cracking’ scam targeting tenants at UWS building
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Rising rapper Young Ash has been busted for her role in a “card cracking” scam in which she posted ads depicting wads of cash on Snapchat to try to recruit participants, prosecutors said.

    The artist, whose real name is Ashley Bautista, 22, of the Bronx, allegedly was part of a crew of six that…

  • [NYDN] Why N.Y. must reaffirm Roe
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The U.S. Supreme Court ended its session by handing down a bevy of decisions that will hurt average Americans — crippling public sector unions, legitimizing President Trump’s racist travel ban and allowing fake pregnancy centers to withhold medical information from women.

    Then came Justice Anthony…

  • [NYDN] ‘Trump baby’ takes first steps in Parliament Square Garden in London
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    LONDON — Hundreds of people saw “Trump Baby” take its first steps in Parliament Square Garden Friday.

    Spectators marveled as the giant, orange, diaper-wearing inflatable went up in the air at exactly 9:30 a.m. local time.

    The 20-foot tall balloon — which depicts President Trump as an iPhone wielding…

  • [NYDN] Lower rents: a history lesson
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    After tedious testimony at a City Council hearing on rezoning the gentrifying upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, the audience cheered Tuesday when Councilman Francisco Moya asked a question: Why do we rely on the market and private developers to create affordable housing?

    City housing commissioner…

  • [NYDN] Fool him twice: Shame on Gov. Cuomo for burglaries on his watch
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty: The verdict in the Manhattan federal corruption trial of four who saw in Gov. Cuomo’s big-money upstate development programs a neon invitation to self-enrichment leaves an indelible impression of scandalous inattention at the top.

    SUNY Polytechnic Institute founder…

  • [NYDN] A Golden opportunity: to keep life-saving speed cameras alive
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    We sure hope the whiplash didn’t hurt state Sen. Marty Golden too much.

    Golden — a Brooklyn Republican whose political shenanigans at the end of session in Albany last month helped deep-six widely supported plans to reup, much less expand, life-saving speed cameras on city streets — succumbed to…

  • [NYDN] Fox 5 ‘Good Day New York’ workers win new union contract
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Fox 5 “Good Day New York” workers have something to celebrate — higher wages, thanks to a new union contract that took years to finalize.

    The Writers Guild of America East — which represents about 54 news writers and news assistants at the Midtown TV station that’s part of Rubert Murdoch’s 21st…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on President Trump, panhandlers and dogs
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Enough of this nonsense

    Bronx: Does Donald Trump really believe his displeasure with NATO has spurred (if indeed it has) the members to increase their commitments? Just like he convinced North Korea to get rid of their nuclear stockpile. Trump is a fool and the whole world knows it except him….

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Georgia cops caught flipping coin to decide on driver’s arrest
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    Heads, you’re free. Tails, you go to the slammer.

    A woman caught zipping past a police cruiser in Georgia was arrested after cops let a coin toss decide her fate, according to 11Alive.

    Shocking body-cam video shows Sarah Webb being pulled over for speeding by Officer Courtney Brown, who returned…

  • [NYDN] Stormy Daniels performs at Ohio strip club day after her arrest
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Porn actress Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club.

    Daniels performed at Vanity Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus early Friday, baring her breasts but not physically interacting with any patrons. A host warned several times…

  • [NYDN] Houston woman gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell 2-year-old daughter for sex
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    CONROE, Texas — A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she offered to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200.

    Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to charges that include…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: If Manny Machado comes to Bronx, he should change positions — not Didi Gregorius
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – Someone was having a little fun on Manny Machado’s Wikipedia page on Thursday, and changed his employer from the Baltimore Orioles to New York Yankees.

    Hey, Machado did “like” an Instagram post from his verified account of himself photoshopped in a road gray Yankee jersey the night…

  • [NYDN] Police chief, officers in Florida town accused of pinning crimes on blacks to help stats
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    MIAMI — The indictment was damning enough: a former police chief of Biscayne Park and two officers charged with falsely pinning four burglaries on a teenager just to impress village leaders with a perfect crime-solving record.

    But the accusations revealed in federal court last month left out far…

  • [NYDN] LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend told cops the NFL star ‘set her up’ while McCoy previously said she refused to return ‘loaned’ jewelry
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    LeSean McCoy’s estranged live-in girlfriend told police in her 911 call she suspected the Buffalo Bills star orchestrated the home invasion that left her beaten and bloody, audio of the call revealed.

    “I have cameras all outside my house, and my boyfriend who I feel like did this — who set me…

  • [NYDN] Kansas water park to take down slide where 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    A Kansas water park plans to tear down a giant water slide on which a 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died in 2016.

    According to the Kansas City Star, an attorney representing an affiliate of park operator Schlitterbahn said Thursday that the 17-story slide called Verruckt would start coming down a week…

  • [NYDN] Nets trade Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead in two separate deals for Kenneth Faried, first-round pick: report
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    The Brooklyn Nets’ long rebuild took another small step forward Thursday night.

    In two separate deals, the Nets traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks and former second-round pick Isaiah Whitehead to the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

    In return for Whitehead, the Nets received forwards…

  • [NYDN] 17-year-old boy busted for murder of Brooklyn man
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A 17-year-old boy is accused of the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn man outside a deli a block from the victim’s home, cops said Thursday.

    Rennie Patterson was busted for the murder of John Barnes, a 32-year-old man slain Dec. 16, 2017, around the corner from his Crown Heights home.

    Barnes was outside…

  • [NYDN] Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph speeding brag
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff’s deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity

    State Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped on March 27…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: After another subpar start, Yankee ace Luis Severino wonders if he tipped pitches to Indian hitters
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – Luis Severino got hit unusually hard on Thursday night — and the Yankees’ typically unhittable ace wondered if maybe the Indians knew what was coming.

    The 24-year-old gave up more homers (two) than he produced strikeouts (a season-low one), but the Bombers picked him up and continued…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Reputed Bronx mobster survives botched hit by masked gunmen
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A reputed Bonnano crime family associate narrowly escaped with his life in a botched mob hit — rolling through the street outside his Bronx home in a desperate effort to dodge a hit man’s bullets in a dramatic video cops shared Thursday.

    The harrowing surveillance tape captures the hit men making…

  • [NYDN] Johnson & Johnson must shell out $4.7B after baby powder tainted with asbestos blamed for causing cancer
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.

    The…

  • [NYDN] Former Ohio State wrestlers, students recall Dr. Richard Strauss’ sex abuse in video
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A former Ohio State University student-athlete who says Rep. Jim Jordan ignored the sexual misconduct claims surrounding Dr. Richard Strauss recalled the wrestling doctor’s abuse with sobs.

    While attending the Columbus school, UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman revealed that Strauss would grab his…

  • [NYDN] CDC says avoid this cereal after it was linked to salmonella
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.

    The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, “Do not eat this cereal.” The agency says it…

  • [NYDN] Truck driver falls asleep, hits school bus in Colorado; multiple students injured
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    HUDSON, Colo. — The driver of a flatbed truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a school bus Thursday, injuring multiple Colorado high school students, investigators said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

    Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the truck drifted…

  • [NY Newsday] ‘I’m the happiest woman in the world': Immigrant mom and son, 10, reunited after Trump policy tore them apart
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    BROWNSVILLE — Two months after immigration officials tore her away from her 10-year-old son, an emotional Guatemalan mother wouldn’t let go of the boy minutes after they were reunited outside a Brownsville, Tex., shelter for separated children.

    Lesvia Vazquez, 39, wrapped her arms around Yudem…

  • [NY Newsday] Rapper Young Ash busted in ‘card cracking’ scam targeting tenants at UWS building
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Rising rapper Young Ash has been busted for her role in a “card cracking” scam in which she posted ads depicting wads of cash on Snapchat to try to recruit participants, prosecutors said.

    The artist, whose real name is Ashley Bautista, 22, of the Bronx, allegedly was part of a crew of six that…

  • [NY Newsday] Why N.Y. must reaffirm Roe
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The U.S. Supreme Court ended its session by handing down a bevy of decisions that will hurt average Americans — crippling public sector unions, legitimizing President Trump’s racist travel ban and allowing fake pregnancy centers to withhold medical information from women.

    Then came Justice Anthony…

  • [NY Newsday] ‘Trump baby’ takes first steps in Parliament Square Garden in London
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    LONDON — Hundreds of people saw “Trump Baby” take its first steps in Parliament Square Garden Friday.

    Spectators marveled as the giant, orange, diaper-wearing inflatable went up in the air at exactly 9:30 a.m. local time.

    The 20-foot tall balloon — which depicts President Trump as an iPhone wielding…

  • [NY Newsday] Lower rents: a history lesson
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    After tedious testimony at a City Council hearing on rezoning the gentrifying upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, the audience cheered Tuesday when Councilman Francisco Moya asked a question: Why do we rely on the market and private developers to create affordable housing?

    City housing commissioner…

  • [NY Newsday] Fool him twice: Shame on Gov. Cuomo for burglaries on his watch
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty: The verdict in the Manhattan federal corruption trial of four who saw in Gov. Cuomo’s big-money upstate development programs a neon invitation to self-enrichment leaves an indelible impression of scandalous inattention at the top.

    SUNY Polytechnic Institute founder…

  • [NY Newsday] A Golden opportunity: to keep life-saving speed cameras alive
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    We sure hope the whiplash didn’t hurt state Sen. Marty Golden too much.

    Golden — a Brooklyn Republican whose political shenanigans at the end of session in Albany last month helped deep-six widely supported plans to reup, much less expand, life-saving speed cameras on city streets — succumbed to…

  • [NY Newsday] Fox 5 ‘Good Day New York’ workers win new union contract
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Fox 5 “Good Day New York” workers have something to celebrate — higher wages, thanks to a new union contract that took years to finalize.

    The Writers Guild of America East — which represents about 54 news writers and news assistants at the Midtown TV station that’s part of Rubert Murdoch’s 21st…

  • [NY Newsday] Readers sound off on President Trump, panhandlers and dogs
    (Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Enough of this nonsense

    Bronx: Does Donald Trump really believe his displeasure with NATO has spurred (if indeed it has) the members to increase their commitments? Just like he convinced North Korea to get rid of their nuclear stockpile. Trump is a fool and the whole world knows it except him….

  • [NY Newsday] SEE IT: Georgia cops caught flipping coin to decide on driver’s arrest
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    Heads, you’re free. Tails, you go to the slammer.

    A woman caught zipping past a police cruiser in Georgia was arrested after cops let a coin toss decide her fate, according to 11Alive.

    Shocking body-cam video shows Sarah Webb being pulled over for speeding by Officer Courtney Brown, who returned…

  • [NY Newsday] Stormy Daniels performs at Ohio strip club day after her arrest
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Porn actress Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club.

    Daniels performed at Vanity Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus early Friday, baring her breasts but not physically interacting with any patrons. A host warned several times…

  • [NY Newsday] Houston woman gets 40 years in prison for trying to sell 2-year-old daughter for sex
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    CONROE, Texas — A Houston woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that she offered to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200.

    Twenty-five-year-old Sarah Marie Peters was sentenced Thursday after earlier pleading guilty to charges that include…

  • [NY Newsday] Mazzeo: If Manny Machado comes to Bronx, he should change positions — not Didi Gregorius
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – Someone was having a little fun on Manny Machado’s Wikipedia page on Thursday, and changed his employer from the Baltimore Orioles to New York Yankees.

    Hey, Machado did “like” an Instagram post from his verified account of himself photoshopped in a road gray Yankee jersey the night…

  • [NY Newsday] Police chief, officers in Florida town accused of pinning crimes on blacks to help stats
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    MIAMI — The indictment was damning enough: a former police chief of Biscayne Park and two officers charged with falsely pinning four burglaries on a teenager just to impress village leaders with a perfect crime-solving record.

    But the accusations revealed in federal court last month left out far…

  • [NY Newsday] LeSean McCoy’s ex-girlfriend told cops the NFL star ‘set her up’ while McCoy previously said she refused to return ‘loaned’ jewelry
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    LeSean McCoy’s estranged live-in girlfriend told police in her 911 call she suspected the Buffalo Bills star orchestrated the home invasion that left her beaten and bloody, audio of the call revealed.

    “I have cameras all outside my house, and my boyfriend who I feel like did this — who set me…

  • [NY Newsday] Kansas water park to take down slide where 10-year-old Caleb Schwab was decapitated
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    A Kansas water park plans to tear down a giant water slide on which a 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died in 2016.

    According to the Kansas City Star, an attorney representing an affiliate of park operator Schlitterbahn said Thursday that the 17-story slide called Verruckt would start coming down a week…

  • [NY Newsday] Nets trade Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead in two separate deals for Kenneth Faried, first-round pick: report
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    The Brooklyn Nets’ long rebuild took another small step forward Thursday night.

    In two separate deals, the Nets traded Jeremy Lin to the Hawks and former second-round pick Isaiah Whitehead to the Nuggets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

    In return for Whitehead, the Nets received forwards…

  • [NY Newsday] 17-year-old boy busted for murder of Brooklyn man
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A 17-year-old boy is accused of the fatal shooting of a Brooklyn man outside a deli a block from the victim’s home, cops said Thursday.

    Rennie Patterson was busted for the murder of John Barnes, a 32-year-old man slain Dec. 16, 2017, around the corner from his Crown Heights home.

    Barnes was outside…

  • [NY Newsday] Arizona lawmaker apologizes after video shows 140 mph speeding brag
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff’s deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity

    State Rep. Paul Mosley was stopped on March 27…

  • [NY Newsday] Mazzeo: After another subpar start, Yankee ace Luis Severino wonders if he tipped pitches to Indian hitters
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    CLEVELAND – Luis Severino got hit unusually hard on Thursday night — and the Yankees’ typically unhittable ace wondered if maybe the Indians knew what was coming.

    The 24-year-old gave up more homers (two) than he produced strikeouts (a season-low one), but the Bombers picked him up and continued…

  • [NY Newsday] SEE IT: Reputed Bronx mobster survives botched hit by masked gunmen
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A reputed Bonnano crime family associate narrowly escaped with his life in a botched mob hit — rolling through the street outside his Bronx home in a desperate effort to dodge a hit man’s bullets in a dramatic video cops shared Thursday.

    The harrowing surveillance tape captures the hit men making…

  • [NY Newsday] Johnson & Johnson must shell out $4.7B after baby powder tainted with asbestos blamed for causing cancer
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded nearly $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.

    The…

  • [NY Newsday] Former Ohio State wrestlers, students recall Dr. Richard Strauss’ sex abuse in video
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A former Ohio State University student-athlete who says Rep. Jim Jordan ignored the sexual misconduct claims surrounding Dr. Richard Strauss recalled the wrestling doctor’s abuse with sobs.

    While attending the Columbus school, UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman revealed that Strauss would grab his…

  • [NY Newsday] CDC says avoid this cereal after it was linked to salmonella
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states.

    The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, “Do not eat this cereal.” The agency says it…

  • [NY Newsday] Truck driver falls asleep, hits school bus in Colorado; multiple students injured
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    HUDSON, Colo. — The driver of a flatbed truck fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a school bus Thursday, injuring multiple Colorado high school students, investigators said. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

    Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the truck drifted…

  • [ESPN] Knicks picks Knox, Robinson could be solutions to New York’s problems
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:32:31 PM)

    It is premature to throw the word “hope” around New York’s chances to contend in 2018-19, but the Knicks’ future prospects have shined in Las Vegas.

  • [ESPN] Oakley arrested, accused of cheating in Vegas
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:24:58 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley was arrested in Las Vegas and charged with committing a fraudulent act while gambling.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Perry wants to keep ‘options open’ for rest of offseason
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:40:05 PM)

    While the Knicks have two eyes on the summer of 2019, Scott Perry says they will keep their options open for the rest of this offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson puts on a show in Summer League loss to Celtics
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 7:50:46 PM)

    In the Knicks 82-75 Summer League loss to the Celtics, second-round pick Mitchell Robinson stole the show.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jimmy Butler ‘likes’ idea of teaming up with Kyrie Irving on Knicks
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:38:42 PM)

    Could Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving be teaming up on the Knicks in 2019?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks will go after Kevin Durant, who says he can play ‘anywhere in the world’
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:55:05 PM)

    The Knicks will go after Kevin Durant if he elects free agency in the summer of 2019.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Ntilikina, Hezonja have a little wager for FIFA World Cup Final
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:56:00 PM)

    Many athletes around the world have FIFA World Cup fever, but none other than Knicks teammates Frank Ntilikina and Mario Hezonja. They even have a side bet on the final match.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks legend Charles Oakley arrested for cheating in Las Vegas
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:06:40 PM)

    Knicks legend Charles Oakley has reportedly been arrested for cheating in a Las Vegas casino.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Carmelo Anthony coming back to New York?
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 10:42:48 AM)

    The former Knicks forward could be headed back to New York in the next couple of days.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks brass dismisses O’Quinn’s tanking notion: ‘Kyle is Kyle’
    (Thursday, July 12, 2018 11:00:15 AM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry didn’t rebuttle O’Quinn’s tanking comments. Instead, they diverted when asked what to make of them.

  • 146 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.07.13)

    1. Zanzibar

      The general consensus is that the ideal frontcourt partner for Porzingis would need to have two essential traits: plus rebounding ability, and enough quickness to guard stretch fours on the perimeter. Looks like we may have found our man. Obviously it’s no guarantee that Robinson is going to develop into a good player, but if he does, he’s the ideal TYPE of player to fit next to KP.

      What if Robinson is KG-like in defending the PnR? He could be a nightmare trapping the PnR. Frank & Mitch would discombobulate opposing offenses if they take away the PnR. Then you’d have to play Mitch at the 5. Our defense was fine when KP played the 4. However, if Mitch has got Amare like spatial awareness….well I don’t want to even think about that possibility.

      KP’s probably happy about Mitch being on the team but that might not last very long if Mitch excels at defending in space and hits his free throws. Soon might be Mitch’s team. KP might think he’s the Batman in this tandem but Mitch “Don’t Call Me Robin” Son will have something to say about that.

    2. Frank

      Missed the game yesterday, sounds like it was a good idea given Knox’s line.

      Mitchell Robinson though. Wow what a stat line.
      His 4-game summer league stats:
      Per 36-> 17.6 points, 13.5 rebounds (8.3(!) offensive), 5.2 blocks, 6.5 fouls.
      TS 69.2, USG 14.7, ORB% 22.5 (!!!!), DRB% 14.7, BLK% 12.5 (!!!), TOV% 2.6 (!!!)

      I don’t care what league you’re in — those are ridiculous numbers.

      The DRB% is kind of a red flag – I’d like to believe it’s because he’s running around on defense like a chicken with its head cut off, and that with a little coaching that would be at least 20%.

      btw Ayton also not so shabby — 22 points, 15 rebounds, 1.4 blocks per 36 (not so good), and a TS of 71.4.

      So was Knox just throwing up garbage or was it just a bad shooting night?
      And did Trier look decent? His line looks pretty nice.

    3. alsep73

      So was Knox just throwing up garbage or was it just a bad shooting night?
      And did Trier look decent? His line looks pretty nice.

      Knox was a combo of the Cektics defending him well, his shot not falling when he got open, and the Knicks playing without a real point guard. Which brings us to Trier, who might be a poor man’s Lou Williams one day but does few favors to the guys he’s playing alongside.

    4. GoNyGoNyGo

      What I’ve gotten out of the summer league is that Knox and Robinson have high ceilings – chance to be really good, but are not there yet. This will be a developmental year for both. None of the other players stand out. Hicks and Dotson look awful. Trier can score. I guess he’s got a remote chance of being something. Is Kornet made of glass?

    5. Jack Bauer

      This “developmental year” for the young guys will help cause the much needed tank. Everybody wins: the young guys get minutes, experience, and hopefully great coaching and the losses pile up ensuring a good chance at a much needed top 3 pick.

      That stat line for Robinson is plain ridiculous. Hopefully most of that transfers to NBA games. Knox definitely has a lot of talent but needs to cut down on the turnovers and get more consistent. Troy Williams had a good summer league, maybe they have something useful there. Trier looked good in spurts, needs to improve on his 3 point shooting and defense.

      Dotson looked absolutely terrible on both ends.

      Fizdale has his work cut out for him, this year will be challenging to say the least.

    6. Zanzibar

      Cleveland turned down Doncic to avoid paying Bazemore. That’s neither here nor there, I just wanted to complain about it. ;)

      Something’s fishy about that report. First, Hawks are sending 18m Bazemore to Cavs so Cavs have to send Clarkson/Osman for deal to work. Do Hawks really want to take on Clarkson’s 2-year remaining 13m/yr to rid themselves of Bazemore’s 2-yr remaining 18m/yr? Second, wouldn’t there have been other teams interested in trading up to #3 other than Cavs? Atlanta must have been asking for a lot more than just taking on Bazemore (who is not that bad a player).

      I know I’m about to poke at a hornets’ nest (cult of Luka) but it wouldn’t be *that* surprising if Knox ended up being better than Luka. Why do I say that? Because Luka has been playing hoops since the age of 3 while Knox didn’t start playing Bball until the age of 15. Knox therefore might have a lot of untapped potential owing to his late start. Doncic has far better court vision and rates to be the better playmaker but Knox could end up the better shooter and scorer. If Knox plays the 3, adds the expected strength, and has some untapped potential, he’s gonna have a lot of heads on a pike other than that of Miles Bridges.

    7. Frank

      I know I’m about to poke at a hornets’ nest (cult of Luka) but it wouldn’t be *that* surprising if Knox ended up being better than Luka.

      This reminds me of that scene in Dumb and Dumber — “so you’re saying there’s a chance….”

      Sure there is a chance, but honestly – Doncic is amazing. If he were playing in summer league he would be absolutely destroying it.

      Re: the Cavs / Bazemore report — what it probably was not = take Bazemore and we’ll give you the 3rd pick / 8th pick swap. It probably was more take Bazemore, swap picks, take out protection from your 2019 pick, and give us an unprotected 2021 pick also. And if ATL was taking Clarkson also, it’d probably include other 1st round pick swaps in addition. Even in that context it’d be worth considering, but no way it was as simple as “take Bazemore and we’ll swap #3 for #8″.

    8. Ntilakilla

      Knox didn’t start playing Bball until the age of 15.

      Hmmmm….I didn’t know this. That is Olajuwon-like in its late start origins.

    9. ptmilo

      from yesterday:

      I could have seen him going to Memphis, Minnesota, Orlando, and of course, NY.

      So 4, 20, 6, 9.

      okay, let’s dig into this. is it…

      (a) jowles has identified four seemingly unrelated teams sitting in scattershot draft positions in an oddly specific order as potential redraft possibilities for our new whirlinger dervisher version of defensive joel embiid

      (b) this meme is from the future, you don’t get the reference yet

    10. alsep73

      ptmilo, put the first two numbers and the second two numbers together, and you should get it.

    11. kevin5318

      Because Luka has been playing hoops since the age of 3 while Knox didn’t start playing Bball until the age of 15.

      Did not know that.

    12. bobneptune

      Because Luka has been playing hoops since the age of 3 while Knox didn’t start playing Bball until the age of 15.

      Is this actually true or hyperbole? If so Holy Jesus!!!

    13. Zanzibar

      Is this actually true or hyperbole?

      Both. The Luka part was hyperbole based on jowles once pasting a list of Doncic’s accomplishments which included stuff like MVP of 6yo division. Regarding Knox, his father had been grooming him to be a football player (QB) and then switched to Bball in his sophomore year of high school.

    14. Stratomatic "Porzingis, Ntilikina, Knox & Robinson are going to lead us to the promised land

      The Nets are slowly turning around their Titanic.

    15. The Glass Half Rebuilt

      Kevin Knox has a chance to be a better defender and a higher usage scorer than Luka Doncic, but to be the better basketball player? Something would have to go terribly wrong with Doncic like not being able to control his weight (like I don’t think even LeBron was 230 at 19).

      I do think Mitchell Robinson has the chance to be a .300 WP48/.200 WS48 type of guy though. If he’s really the next guy up in the Chandler, DJ, Capela lineage, it’ll be hard to miss the playoffs in his prime. Call me crazy, but I’m already worried about a trade for 30 year old Jimmy Butler (followed by a 4 year max) centered around Knox and Robinson. I hope we keep those two unless Anthony Davis becomes available.

    16. alsep73

      Another Knox scouting report, with pros and cons, from Mike Vorkunov. For those who don’t subscribe to The Athletic (which I highly recommend if you can afford it), this nugget at the end answers a question we had around draft time:

      Clarence Gaines Jr., a scout, is no longer with the Knicks, the team confirmed. Gaines had been an ally of Phil Jackson, the former team president, and a holdover from his tenure. Gaines was the Knicks’ vice president of player personnel under Jackson but moved to a scouting spot this past season. Jackson has given Gaines credit for convincing him to select Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in 2015.

    17. swiftandabundant

      @ 17 – stop worrying about stuff like that. Unless its a clear home run for us, Perry is not going to trade away youth and potential for a 30 year old borderline all star. Seriously, we need to give Perry the benefit of the doubt and believe what he says until he does otherwise. And no, trading McBuckets for Mudiay and trading Willy for 2 second round picks IS NOT the same thing. NOT AT ALL.

      Things are changing. People don’t want to believe it because we’ve been burned in the past. But you know, in the past Isiah never said he was trying to rebuild from the ground up. Walsh said he was clearing cap space for 2 max players. Grunwald believed we were competing for a championship. Phil was all about his system and how that would attract stars. None of our past GMs said what Perry has been saying about a patient rebuild. Hell, he just said that even next summer they won’t just sign whoever if they have the cap space just to make a big splash. They will only do it if it really makes sense.

      So yes the Knicks have screwed up a ton in the past. And there’s no guarantee this new youth movement will pan out. But we should believe what Perry says. He is not going to trade Frank and 2 future firsts for Kemba Walker or whatever other nightmare LOL Knicks scenario you think we’re destined to do.

    18. kevin5318

      @18 Was about to post that. Wonder how much influence he had on the Knox and Robinson picks.

    19. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      okay, let’s dig into this. is it…

      (a) jowles has identified four seemingly unrelated teams sitting in scattershot draft positions in an oddly specific order as potential redraft possibilities for our new whirlinger dervisher version of defensive joel embiid

      (b) this meme is from the future, you don’t get the reference yet

      (c) blaze it

    20. The Glass Half Rebuilt

      The Knicks want Kyrie Irving and having Jimmy Butler, Frank Ntilikina, Kristaps Porzingis, and the 2019 1st round pick (who could end up being Bol Bol, Sekou Doumbouya or Zion Williamson) would be a pretty convincing team to add him to. I’m not saying “lolKnicks doing dumb shit,” I’m just thinking that a chance to add Jimmy Butler and Kyrie Irving might not be worth trading Mitchell Robinson. Kevin Knox has a lot of flaws in his game he needs to improve if he wants to be a dominant player so I’m not too worried about losing him, but all Robinson really has to do is put on weight and be more patient so he doesn’t pick up fouls. If Robinson actually translates to the regular season and he’s the switchable defender who dunks everything, blocks shots, and leads the team in rebounds, I really hope we don’t look to trade him. Irving, Ntilikina, Butler, Hezonja, and Porzingis sounds fun but Mitchell Robinson is a gift we shouldn’t return.

    21. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Oh, we’re suddenly in win-now mode because a lanky center played a few games very well in Summer League? Okay.

    22. thenoblefacehumper

      Man, the Nets getting what will likely be a first round pick (top-12 protected) AND a second round pick for taking on one year of Faried’s $12.5m AAV salary is painful. Hell, with KP out, KOQ gone, Willy traded, and Noah doing whatever it is he does we even could’ve used Faried from a basketball perspective (losing out on the picks is what really matters obviously).

      Do. Not. Ever. Sign. Non. Superstar. Free. Agents. To. Long. Term. Deals. Until. You’ve. Won. 50. Games.

    23. Z-man

      Man, the Nets getting what will likely be a first round pick (top-12 protected) AND a second round pick for taking on one year of Faried’s $12.5m AAV salary is painful.

      Especially if you ever thought that Faried was ever worth more than a mid-level deal.

    24. vincoug

      I can’t believe the Nets are getting two picks for one year of Faried’s contract. If we didn’t have any of Kanter, Noah, THJr, or Courtney Lee we could have done the same thing. If we didn’t have Lance Thomas and Ron Baker we also could have made that trade. We’re such a stupid, fucking franchise.

    25. The Glass Half Rebuilt

      @27 were a stupid franchise. We haven’t handed out a multi year deal in 12 months! Progress is a slow process

    26. JK47

      So yeah Ntilakilla was pretty spectacularly wrong about the Russians and that DNC hack there, huh?

    27. thenoblefacehumper

      So yeah Ntilakilla was pretty spectacularly wrong about the Russians and that DNC hack there, huh?

      blah blah blah witch hunt uranium one seth rich blah blah blah

    28. JK47

      Ntilakilla, three days ago:

      No one, not even Mueller’s own people, are even taking the DNC hacking allegations seriously anymore.

      Me, right now:
      HAAHAAAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHOOHOOOOOHOOOHOHOHAHAAHAHAHAHOHOHOOHOOOOHOOHAHHHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      (takes breath)

      HAAAAAAHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAHAHAAHAAAHHOOOHOHOHOHOHHOHOHHOHHHOOOOHAHAAAAHAAHAAAAAHAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    29. ethsurken

      Knox didn’t start playing Bball until the age of 15

      Not true. Maybe he gave up football around that age:

      In the early stages of Kevin Jr.’s basketball life, he played at a YMCA. His father felt the competition lacked, well, stakes. So he connected with all the YMCAs in the Tampa area and started a de facto city championship. An eight-team bracket. And 10-year-old Kevin Jr. was the MVP of the inaugural title game.

      Conveniently, he was experiencing a bit of a basketball awakening at the time. He switched AAU teams following eighth-grade nationals in Florida and a pep talk from former NBA sharpshooter Tim Legler, who pulled Kevin Jr. aside and assured him he had a bright future after seeing him play against his son’s squad. Some increased exposure, combined with a growth spurt and injury concerns, shoved football to the side for good.

    30. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      I think it’s silly to look at him favorably because he started taking basketball seriously at 15. I want a player who’s been doing Chris Paul dribbling drills since he was in diapers. Childhood is the best time to have habit drilled in.

      Any excitement about a player coming to basketball late has a complete disregard for brain development stages. The only thing you can argue is that no habit is better than a bad habit. That’s not much of an endorsement to me.

    31. Z-man

      Re: Knox, who cares when he started playing? If he started when he was 2 he could still improve dramatically, and if he just started 3 years ago he might not progress at all. Why don’t we just accept him for what he is…an intriguing pick with some glaring concerns and some promising features?

      BTW, he has size 18 feet, maybe it will take a couple of years for this precocious neophyte to grow into those…

    32. chrisk06811

      I guess that’s why we haven’t traded Lee. 2 years left at 13M per for a useful veteran for the right team. when Manimal, at 1 year left at $13M, not as useful, and you have to deal a 1st just to get rid of him.

    33. Donnie Walsh

      So yeah Ntilakilla was pretty spectacularly wrong about the Russians and that DNC hack there, huh?

      Why people talk so assuredly about stuff they know nothing about I will never understand.

      (Now let’s get back to talking about how Knox and Robinson are championship cornerstones)

    34. Stratomatic "Porzingis, Ntilikina, Knox & Robinson are going to lead us to the promised land

      “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. There is no allegation that the conspiracy changed the vote count or affected any election result.”

      – Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein at the 12 Russian Press Conference 7/13/18

      So basically now we know that Russian spies on us and tries to hack our information and impact elections.

      Is everyone in the country that naive?

      The CIA spies on all our enemies and friends, overthrows governments, assassinates people and all our friends and enemies spy on each other. rotflmao

      It’s like Washington and the media are run by Isiah Thomas an Jame Dolan these days.

    35. thenoblefacehumper

      So basically now we know that Russian spies on us and tries to hack our information and impact elections.

      …and we know they did this in a way that strictly benefitted one party, and that party’s presidential candidate more than anyone else. Truly the weirdest coincidence!

    36. wetbandit

      … so it’s A-OK for a foreign country to hijack our presidential elections? How about we all grow a couple and say “FUCK OFF”

    37. JK47

      But but but Ntilikina told me that even Bob Mueller himself knew all that hacking stuff was bullshit. He had links to articles and everything. He was so sure of himself. Surely he will show up here soon and admit he was wrong.

    38. Brian Cronin

      Re: Knox, who cares when he started playing?

      I think there’s probably something for awkward guys who didn’t start playing until high school, because the theory is that they have more room to improve on their skills. Like, for instance, Tim Duncan obviously took to basketball super well right away after giving up swimming, but imagine if he had struggled a bit early on. You could see the argument, “He started so late, so let’s give him more time.” So I think it makes some sense in that context.

      But yes, I agree that in this particular instance, it doesn’t seem like there’s anything to the Knox stuff either way. He just didn’t concentrate on basketball until he was 15, which seems effectively meaningless.

    39. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Both sides bad

      We do bad things too

      Alan Dershowitz

      Fake news

      No collusion

    40. alsep73

      Jimmy Butler turned down an extension from the T-Wolves, which keeps the idea of him and Kyrie coming here (assuming we can make enough cap room) in play.

    41. kevin5318

      Jimmy Butler turned down an extension from the T-Wolves, which keeps the idea of him and Kyrie coming here (assuming we can make enough cap room) in play.

      Can both of them just go to Brooklynn

    42. 2FOR18, understands math

      Lol, you people on team Democrat are completely delusional. I’d say you’re grasping at straws, but you nut jobs have already banned them.

    43. Bruno Almeida

      @48

      From an outsider (who has enough shit going on in my own country to care too much about the US), do people really take Dershowitz seriously or its just a meme / he defends who I like so I support him? My sister used to study his books on Israel and tell me it was the stupidest shit she ever read.

      It’s really a mindfuck to me, specially since we have our fair share of hacks everywhere here, to see how much these bizarre figures influence debate in the US.

    44. Brian Cronin

      Jimmy Butler turned down an extension from the T-Wolves, which keeps the idea of him and Kyrie coming here (assuming we can make enough cap room) in play.

      Won’t KP’s cap hold be pretty big next year? So I dunno how they could free up space to get Butler and Irving.

    45. 2FOR18, understands math

      Left leaning people here in the US used to like Dershowitz. He used to be the go to civil libertarian talking head the news shows would use. Republicans didnt lije him. He was also part of the Dream Team that got O.J. off (though that was mostly due to Johnny Cochran’s genius)

      Then Dershowitz made the mistake of defending a Republican on civil libertarian grounds. Now Republicans like him and Democrats hate him.

      If you actually have principles, each side will use you when it suits you, and stone you when it doesn’t.

      Thus Jowles’ constant obsession with Dershowitz.

    46. 2FOR18, understands math

      “huh?”

      If you haven’t heard, the latest thing that progressive nannies are banning is plastic straws. It has started in some cities, and Starbucks just banned them as a company. Of course, the new lids they’re now using have more plastic than the plastic straws they replaced.

    47. swiftandabundant

      The ocean is full of plastic and its because of our throw away consumer culture. You can go on and on about personal freedom, America, etc…but the fact is that we’re all fucked if we don’t seriously change our consumption habits. Maybe we’re grasping at straws with the straw thing but we have to do something. Even if you don’t believe in global warming, its also about using up all of our resources and turning the planet into a trash dump. Personally I don’t want that.

    48. 2FOR18, understands math

      Look, somebody, somewhere is doing something that I don’t like, so we must use the power of the State to stop this! Won’t somebody think of the children!

      – statist progressive/right wing puritan

    49. swiftandabundant

      The real problem is that the onus is on the consumer to change their behavior and habits while no one is asking the plastic manufacturers to stop making this garbage. It reminds me of the gun debate. We focus on limiting them and passing laws but we don’t ask the gun manufacturers to slow down or stop production.

    50. thenoblefacehumper

      Look, somebody, somewhere is doing something that I don’t like, so we must use the power of the State to stop this! Won’t somebody think of the children!

      haha yeah I love owning the libs by making the planet unlivable!!!

    51. 2FOR18, understands math

      @59. Maybe you’re a genuinely concerned youngster. Fine.

      But when I was a kid, all of the stores used biodegradable paper bags. But the nannies got upset about all of the trees that were dying, so they passed laws that made stores switch to plastic bags. Now here we are and the same people are banning plastic.

      This “OMG we’re all gonna die if we don’t force people to do X” gets tiresome as you get older.

    52. thenoblefacehumper

      swiftandabundant having good non-basketball opinions is such a pleasant surprise

    53. ethsurken

      The real issue is capitalism, but the discussion in the U.S. is shifted so far to the right that we’ll never address the real, systematic, underlying problems. Democrats/liberals would be considered right wing by the standards of many other “developed” countries.

      Banning plastic bags/straws might help at the margins, but we have an entire system designed around consuming resources for profit.

      These “OMG we’re all gonna die if we don’t force people to do X” gets tiresome as you get older.

      You might die by the time it happens, but there will likely be catastrophic climate-related events in the coming decades. When millions of people in coastal are displaced by rising water levels, where do they go? It’ll be a nightmare. It’ll probably take a few more disasters before people take it seriously.

    54. Ntilakilla

      I just scanned the Mueller report. I have to be intellectually honest and admit I was wrong. I used to think that the American public needed to see new evidence on an indictment to accept the claims of a prosecutor as fact before going to trial. But I was wrong. It’s apparent now that any prosecutor can make a claim and it will be accepted as Gospel. You guys got me again with your high level of scrutiny and interrogation of the evidentiary material.

    55. JK47

      Ntilakilla deftly moves the goalposts.

      Three days ago it was “everybody knows that Mueller isn’t even looking into the DNC hack anymore, amirite guys?”

      Today not so much.

    56. 2FOR18, understands math

      Yeah, capitalism is the problem. The system that brought more people out of poverty than all other systems combined.

    57. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Anecdote: I didn’t watch the viral turtle video that reignited the straw debate, but I listened to it. That alone was moving enough for me to buy a set of silicone straws, which, I found, are really useful for me to stay hydrated — I find it much more pleasant than working to get the water out of one of those built-in, vacuum sealed tumblers.

      My third day using those straws, I walked into a Panera on a work trip and set my straw and reusable bottle set on the counter. I ordered my meal with a drink. The cashier, out of habit, reached for a cup and put it on the counter. Noticing my cup and straw, she said, “My bad,” and threw the unused disposable cup right in the garbage.

      The onus is on the consumers, and that’s why we’re fucked. Government regulation is necessary to solve this problem. “The market demands disposable straws” is a copout.

    58. ethsurken

      Yeah, capitalism is the problem. The system that brought more people out of poverty than all other systems combined.

      The same system that enslaved and killed millions of people. You could’ve said the same thing about feudalism. It’s time to move on: at this point, we have the collective wealth/technology to feed and house all of the people in the world.

    59. Ntilakilla

      But but but Ntilikina told me that even Bob Mueller himself knew all that hacking stuff was bullshit. He had links to articles and everything. He was so sure of himself. Surely he will show up here soon and admit he was wrong.

      LOL. You’re awfully smug about an indictment alleging a Russian hack of the DNC server where 1.) no new evidence was presented beyond a correspondence between Wikileaks and Guccifer where the former asks the latter to send any new material they may have to review 2.) where there is no chance of seeing the evidence against the named Russian defendants because they’re not going to court in the US, 3,) where no evidence will be presented in a trial of any American defendants since there conveniently is no allegation that any American was a knowing participant in the collusion, and 4.) where there is no allegation that the hacking changed the vote count in the 2016 election.

      But outside of this you’re really onto something here….

    60. Ntilakilla

      Three days ago it was “everybody knows that Mueller isn’t even looking into the DNC hack anymore, amirite guys?”

      LOL. Did you read the report? There is no proof that Mueller’s interested in the DNC hack to prove Trump’s collusion with Russia, even his report admits no American knowingly engaged in any of the nonsense his indictment details. And when he actually makes a charge that will bring anyone to court or presents new evidence on the hack you can tell me I am wrong…but if this shitshow of a bunch of names and one email exchange is the best he’s got I am doubtful you’ll find it….

    61. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      You’re awfully smug about an indictment alleging a Russian hack of the DNC server where 1.) no new evidence was presented beyond a correspondence between Wikileaks and Guccifer where the former asks the latter to send any new material they may have to review 2.) where there is no chance of seeing the evidence against the named Russian defendants because they’re not going to court in the US, 3,) where no evidence will be presented in a trial of any American defendants since there conveniently is no allegation that any American was a knowing participant in the collusion, and 4.) where there is no allegation that the hacking changed the vote count in the 2016 election.

      There is currently no charge in this indictment that an American was a knowing participant in the conspiracy. Just remember how quickly your tune changed (24 hours) when your DNC allegations were proven completely wrong.

      https://www.nationalreview.com/news/mueller-investigation-congressional-candidate-contacted-russians/

      An unidentified 2016 congressional candidate reached out to Russian intelligence officers collectively posing as a Romanian hacker under the pseudonym Guccifer 2.0 for dirt on a political opponent, according to an indictment filed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller Friday.

      The indictment, which names twelve members of the Russian military intelligence unit known as the GRU, mentions an unnamed congressional candidate who, in August of 2016, asked Guccifer 2.0 “for stolen documents” related to his or her opponent. Guccifer 2.0, then claiming to be an individual Romanian hacker responsible for breaching the Democratic National Committee (DNC) servers, provided the stolen documents, according to the indictment.

      In addition to the unnamed congressional candidate, the indictment mentions several other individuals and groups who communicated with the Russian intelligence officers in order to gain stolen documents. Among those individuals were several reporters and a “then-registered state lobbyist” who received “personal identifying information for more than 2,000 Democratic donors.”

      The indictment also claims that Russian intelligence officers, again posing as Guccifer 2.0, communicated in August 2016 with someone who was “in regular contact with senior members of the Trump campaign.”

      If these officials are finally charged — and I suspect they will be — we will get all of the information we need to make a judgment. I can’t wait.

    62. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      even his report admits no American knowingly engaged in any of the nonsense his indictment details

      Rosenstein said, “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.”

      Again, no allegation in this indictment.

    63. JK47

      This is one of the great self-pwns in Knickerblogger history, up there with “I guarantee Melo will give the Knicks a huge hometown discount or I’ll leave the site in disgrace” and “a lot of you are going to be very embarrassed when the 2016-2017 Knicks win 55 games.”

    64. alsep73

      uh, in case you didn’t notice, there’s a Knicks game on…

      Kinda sorta? Knox is sitting this one out, along with Frank, Trier and Kornet. Quiet game from Robinson so far, based on the box score at least.

    65. alsep73

      Robinson finally heating up in fourth quarter. Dotson also having his first good game of the summer.

    66. alsep73

      @wojespn

      Restricted free agent forward Jabari Parker and the Chicago Bulls are progressing on a deal, league sources tell ESPN. Discussions over a number to topics still ongoing.

    67. swiftandabundant

      If you read what I wrote, I never once said capitalism was evil. I said our “consumer culture” is the problem and that the onus is always put on the individual to change their habits instead of making the corporations change their habits. In this country it takes a herculean effort to not be wasteful because unless you live in a super liberal crunchy granola place like Portland or Seattle, most of what you are able to buy is throw away. Companies build in “planned obsolesence (sp?)” into the products they make now so that you have to buy the new version of said product in a few years.

      Think about our grandparents. Even back in the 40s and 50s if you went to buy say a piece of furniture, that piece of furniture was built to last a lifetime. I have pieces of furniture in my apartment that were handed down from my great grandparents that are beautiful and still in great shape. Now everyone buys Ikea and throws it away in 5 years. This is a relatively new development in our spending habits and sure, its convenient but its also not sustainable.

      As far as government interference..what do you think is easier. Getting people to drive their cars less so they use less fuel or getting car makers to raise fuel efficiency standards? The first option means changing the day to day habits of millions of people. The later means getting a few companies to sack up and let their profits dip by half a percentage point while they do what’s best for the planet.

    68. ptmilo

      the bulls paying both Jabari and Zach LaVine is just awesome self owning after supertanking into WCJ

    69. 2FOR18, understands math

      I wish this site maintained a link listing all of the Nets type deals so we could simply link to it everytime someone says a Timmy/Lance/Baker type deal is no big whup.

      Sorry Jowles, I don’t want the State telling me, under penalty of fine or ultimately imprisonment, what I can buy. Example: weed. I bet you’re against that being against the law because you like it. I’m against it, and all drugs, being illegal, on basic principle.

    70. ethsurken

      I never once said capitalism was evil. I said our “consumer culture” is the problem and that the onus is always put on the individual to change their habits instead of making the corporations change their habits

      Maybe these are somewhat related?

    71. swiftandabundant

      Also, we don’t really live in a capitalist society. If we did, our government wouldn’t give huge tax breaks to corporations and pass laws to keep better and cleaner technologies at bay so that their corporate friends can keep making millions. If we lived in a pure capitalist system, the better product would win out over the outdated one. That does still happen but oftentimes better technologies that are better for the consumer and for the environment are actively squashed by the powers that be.

      If you have a few hours you should watch a documentary called “Who Killed The Electric Car.” Its from a few years back and today we do have electric cars out there but that technology has been around for a very long time but the oil companies actively lobbied washington to keep it at bay.

      In Florida it is ILLEGAL to have your own renewable power source to power your home. You have to be connected to the grid and suck power from the power companies. This law exists bc the power companies in florida used their power and influence over the state politicians to pass those laws. Its fucked up. How is that freedom?

    72. 2FOR18, understands math

      Sorry swift, I know you’re heart’s in the right place, but it’s not for you to tell people what to do with their money or property, unless you can point to a specific victim who has been aggressed against. The whole “nobody needs x” pisses me off.

    73. swiftandabundant

      @ 85 – no one is throwing you in jail for using a straw. Banning them means you never have the chance to use one in first place.

      Let me ask you a question. When you go to a fancy sit down restaurant, do you get upset at the waiter for not giving you a straw? No you don’t. So why do you need one when you get a soda at McDonalds or a diner? Its because you’ve been conditioned to think of these types of places as “convenient” and a straw is “convenient.” But really, you don’t need it. So why does it bother you that its not going to be there anymore.

    74. Grocer

      This is one of the great self-pwns in Knickerblogger history

      When I saw the news I started laughing hysterically. Just a tremendous, stark, failure. Great comedic timing.

    75. ethsurken

      Also, we don’t really live in a capitalist society. If we did, our government wouldn’t give huge tax breaks to corporations and pass laws to keep better and cleaner technologies at bay so that their corporate friends can keep making millions

      The lack of democracy in the US (corporate donations, limited voter rights, low turnout, lack of publicly funded elections, etc.) is a distinct (but related) issue from the economic system. Of course, our propaganda would like you to believe capitalism = democracy. Corporations exert so much influence over our politics that the issues are hopelessly intertwined.

      If we lived in a pure capitalist system, the better product would win out over the outdated one.

      What’s best for individuals != what’s best for society as a whole. Also, massive swaths of the population don’t have purchasing power or any power at all.

      Sorry swift, I know you’re heart’s in the right place, but it’s not for you to tell people what to do with their money or property, unless you can point to a specific victim who has been aggressed against.

      Hmm, maybe the entire planet and the future of our species?

    76. Ntilakilla

      . Just remember how quickly your tune changed (24 hours) when your DNC allegations were proven completely wrong.

      LOL. But they weren’t proven wrong. That’s my whole point. There’s no added proof about the hack. Unlike you, I actually went and read the report. The only new proof presented in the entire document is an edited excerpt from email exchange between Wikileaks and Guccifer with the latter contacting the former and former asking the latter for any new information to examine for distribution. And even that email didn’t prove the allegation that people in Wikileaks knew Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian agent or were aware this supposed information was stolen.

      When Mueller comes out and shows everyone the new evidence of Russian cyberhacking of the DNC server, you can say you were right and that was his investigation was clearly pursuing this claim. So far he made 12 indictments on 12 people he knows he’ll never have to take to trial. But until then you’re accepting the charges made by a prosecutor at face value with the hope that he’s going to offer you more evidence that confirms your bias. Talk about Mueller endowment effect.

    77. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Example: weed. I bet you’re against that being against the law because you like it. I’m against it, and all drugs, being illegal, on basic principle.

      Even as a person who has lost friends to opiate abuse, and who lives in an area where I see the terrible effects of meth use, I personally believe in complete drug decriminalization, and in most cases, legalization. It has nothing to do with my personal preferences re: consumption and has everything to do with the abuse of police force, the perpetuation of black markets, and the untold wealth funneled by those markets to drug cartels and other malicious agents. Irrelevant to this conversation, as harming one’s own body is very different from harming the environment, and therefore harming someone else. (E.g. you may drink harsh pesticides, but you may not spray it on your lawn if it carries the risk of harming your neighbors._

      Banning disposable straws =/= banning all straws.

      For instance, you cannot legally make a straw out of asbestos because asbestos causes lung cancer, mesothelioma and other terminal illnesses. We’re arguing that the continued production of straws as they currently exist in the market warrants regulation due to the significant public health risks of climate change.

    78. 2FOR18, understands math

      “@ 85 – no one is throwing you in jail for using a straw. Banning them means you never have the chance to use one in first place.”

      Ultimately, any law results in you locked up in a cage if you don’t comply. Take a traffic ticket. If you don’t pay it there will be a warrant issued. If you don’t show up to court either men with guns will come to your house and arrest you, or the next time you encounter a cop they’ll run you for warrants, find the outstanding warrant, and arrest you.
      Don’t fool yourself into thinking the same thing won’t ultimstely happen if you get caught using a banned straw.
      Look what happened to Eric Garner for selling cigs w/o the govt getting their cut.

    79. JK47

      Wrong things that Ntilakilla said on the thread three days ago:

      No one, not even Mueller’s own people, are even taking the DNC hacking allegations seriously anymore.

      WRONG

      Sorry, its been debunked. Keep up. Not even Mueller is going that route anymore after the DNC denied the FBI access to its supposedly hacked servers.

      WRONG

      This has nothing to do with Russian meddling, it’s about getting Trump at all costs.

      WRONG

    80. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      No one, not even Mueller’s own people, are even taking the DNC hacking allegations seriously anymore.

      WRONG

      B-b-but… how do we know that these aren’t doctored-up charges? Since they’ll never be tried in an American court, the evidence presented to the federal fucking grand jury might be all hocus pocus!!!!1!!!111!!!!!1!!!

    81. Grocer

      Just face it: thousands of bureaucrats are engaged in a long running and labor intensive effort to undermine Trump at every turn. What’s really amazing is that they’re doing it without leaving a paper trail. When these folks retire their new consultancy, Deep State LLC, is going to revolutionize project management.

    82. nicos

      Some things are more important than the state of our Democracy- namely the fact that Mitchell Robinson had 31(!!!!!!!) offensive rebounds in 5 games. And his 14,12 and 5 line today was accomplished in just 19 minutes (though he couldn’t have played too much more because he had 5 fouls and in the tournament portion you only get 6). Another crazy stat- just 1 turnover in five games.

      Also- Dotson looked really good today- that was what I expected out of him from the get-go.

    83. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      Mitchell is going to be good. This is the first Knicks rookie I’ve been bullish on since Landry Mother Fucking Fields!

    84. JK47

      Just face it: thousands of bureaucrats are engaged in a long running and labor intensive effort to undermine Trump at every turn. What’s really amazing is that they’re doing it without leaving a paper trail.

      That one dude sent a text doe, they had like ten hours of congressional hearings about it

    85. Bruno Almeida

      @100

      And why is that a bad thing if there is compromising stuff to discover?

      If nothing compromising ever shows up, then it fortifies Trump’s position. If something does show up, it’s good that everybody gets to know about it. I really don’t get what’s the big issue.

    86. bidiong

      There’s a cubic assload of shit going on behind the scenes and that has been before Trump. I have no trust in either party. This dog and pony show is just another smokescreen from some other bullshit. The way I see it the country is effectively bankrupt so eventually we’re going to hit some really hard times. It is just up for debate how long that takes.

    87. swiftandabundant

      The thing is straws aren’t being “banned.” They are just not going to be available for free when you got to Starbucks. That’s a very different thing than banning them.

      I’ll say this. Every morning I come into work and pour myself a cup of coffee. We have plastic stirrer straws in our kitchen. Once this straw thing got into the news, I stopped grabbing one to stir my coffee with. So all it took for me was just a simple awareness to change my behavior. Of course, I’m a vegetarian who drives a prius and rides his bike to work, so maybe I’m more susceptible to that kind of thing.

    88. JK47

      Yeah, I mean the law here in California that’s being proposed is that restaurants are not to give out straws unless you ask for them. This hardly sounds like some sort of oppressive law.

      And as far as Starbucks changing their policy, that’s just classic free market, invisible hand Ayn Rand type shit. They’re doing it because they feel it enhances their brand, which is their right. I’m sure they feel their bottom line will be improved if they are perceived as good corporate citizens. That’s just pure capitalism.

    89. 2FOR18, understands math

      No issue with Starbucks, or any company or person, doing what they want. But their new lids use more plastic than the straws they used, and I think that’s funny, and so is nothing more than virtue signalling.

      @107 and 109 Actual city govts like Seattle have literally banned plastic straws and utensils. I think Vancouver, Canada’s Seattle, has similar bans.

    90. thenoblefacehumper

      Don’t fool yourself into thinking the same thing won’t ultimstely happen if you get caught using a banned straw.

      If people start getting criminally charged for using a plastic straw, I will agree with you that the balance between protecting individual freedoms and protecting the environment has become out of whack.

      The problem with this hill you’re dying on is I have not seen one fucking proposal to that effect. I have seen proposals in various places aimed at limiting the distribution, and thus eventually the production, of plastic straws. These proposals are in response to verified information that shows plastic straws have a negative effect on the environment.

      It is so god damn difficult for me to imagine someone with half a brain finding any of that to be objectionable, but then again there are posters I otherwise respect arguing that one of the most high-profile criminal investigations in American history is one big hoax.

    91. swiftandabundant

      They aren’t banned. You aren’t going to get arrested for having them. You just won’t be able to buy them at the store or get them at restaurants. The distinction matters. Its not against the law to use them. You just won’t be able to because they will be very difficult to find.

      On a Knicks related note. I’m getting seriously excited about Mitch Robinson. I know, hold down my expectations but shit if this kid is the real deal this could be the type of draft pick that alters our franchise forever. There’s a chance we might have the steal of the draft.

    92. Bruno Almeida

      @106

      I understood that, my question was more to the people complaining about Trump being unfairly targeted etc.

    93. BigBlueAL

      Disney World doesn’t give out lids and plastic straws at Animal Kingdom because of the animals. This has no relevance whatsoever but since you guys were talking about the straw stuff figured I’d throw that out there lol.

    94. DRed

      Another crazy stat- just 1 turnover in five games.

      I like a man who accepts his limitations

    95. Jack Bauer

      @93 “….limited voter rights” , WTF??! Please explain….

      Tomorrow let’s move on from straws to disposable diapers vs. cloth.

      Robinson blowin up again today, very impressive.

    96. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      He’ll never be useful in the modern NBA without a hesi pull-up jimbo

    97. ethsurken

      @116 The government makes it hard to vote in a variety of ways: voter IDs laws, voter registration, no vote-by-mail (in many places), no national holiday, felony disenfranchisement, etc. The outcome is generally that poor people (and disproportionately minorities) are less likely to vote. DC and our territories (i.e. colonies) lack representation, and the territories can’t vote for president. Then you have issues like gerrymandering and even the electoral college, which often produce undemocratic results.

    98. Grocer

      I bought some steel straws for in the house a while back, they’re pretty nice.

      Tim “The Plastic Straw” Hardaway Jr. Just rolls off the tongue.

    99. ethsurken

      Also, in 2013, the Supreme Court invalidated the part of the Voting Rights Act that required federal approval before allowing certain states to change their election laws.

    100. Owen

      Can’t we stick to MitchRob and save all this stuff for the true dog days?

      It was reported recently that most of the plastic pollution of the ocean is fishing tackle or fishing industry related, something an environmental expert I spoke with confirmed. I consider myself an environmentalist but feel like the movement itself is always solving the wrong problem (straws) or the right problem (global warming) in the wrong way.

      But hey, metal straws sound good to me. Best way to drink a Moscow Mule.

    101. Z-man

      My proposal for a knickname is The Kraken. He reminds me of that monster in that golf scene in, what is it, a geico ad?

    102. Brian Cronin

      Can’t we stick to MitchRob and save all this stuff for the true dog days?

      You say as you then continue the other discussion. ;)

    103. thenoblefacehumper

      My proposal for a knickname is The Kraken. He reminds me of that monster in that golf scene in, what is it, a geico ad?

      Taken by Gary Sanchez.

      I say keep it simple for now with Mitch Rob.

    104. alsep73

      On the one hand, I hate nicknames that are just combining bits of first and last name. On the other, I remember how hard we all tried to force Three Six Latvia and its ilk for Porzingis, and how nothing stuck but KP, so… All hail our new MitchRob overlord?

    105. Donnie Walsh

      KB stock up: Jk47, swiftandabundant (!)

      KB stock down: Ntilakilla, 2for18, Stratomatic

    106. Early Bird

      @110, even if the lids use more plastic, they may be more recyclable. Straws are too small to recycle and end up in landfills. If they make the lids out of the right plastic they’ll be able to recover the plastic and remove plastic from landfills.

    107. 2FOR18, understands math

      I can definitely see Clyde saying koo koo ka choo Mr Robinson.

      At 131 I’m fine with that. Most people are authoritarian statists who want well credentialed Top Men to tell the masses what to do, so I’ll always be an outcast.

      @124 I thought the same thing and laughed.

    108. JK47

      Who would have ever believed that the second round pick we acquired in exchange for the last two years of the fucking Mega Max Melo contract would end up being the Knick prospect that we all love to love, and that he would be signed to a shockingly team-friendly four year deal.

      Uh, thanks Phil?

    109. The Glass Half Rebuilt

      If we trade MitchRob for a 30 year old Jimmy Buckets I’m going to be upset.

    110. 2FOR18, understands math

      Kind of a scary flashback to 2012 when we had a young fun team and traded everybody for melo Butler

    111. ess-dog

      “Robinsonned”

      1) The action of Mitchell Robinson being capable of calling someone else “son”, in a derogatory sense, after he’s blocked their shot.

    112. GoNyGoNyGo

      MitchRob, in 5 summer-league games, looks like a project that I’m glad the Knicks are embarking on.

    113. JK47

      “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” = the paint. Surely all of you are old enough to remember early 80’s SNL

    114. Brian Cronin

      I’ve already forgotten what KP’s nickname was when he got here that he didn’t like so we stopped using. Was it Zinger?

    115. Scorpio Dragon

      “Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood” = the paint. Surely all of you are old enough to remember early 80’s SNL

      Or David Robinson.

      While I’m hyped about Mitch’s play, I’m really hoping he learns to cut down on those fouls.

    116. Z-man

      I’ve already forgotten what KP’s nickname was when he got here that he didn’t like so we stopped using. Was it Zinger?

      Yes

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