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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.11)

  • [NYTimes] Jordin Canada Is the Sue Bird Protégé Who’s Got Next, and Now
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:00:04 AM)

    That the Seattle Storm, just one win from a W.N.B.A. title, have came to rely so much on the rookie guard Jordin Canada is no accident.

  • [NYDN] Teens can’t put their phones down and prefer texting to in-person communication: study
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Teens prefer texting to face-to-face communication — and social media is helping some teens feel less lonely, even if they recognize social media’s negative qualities, according to a new study.

    The study, released Monday by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, reveals that the number of teens with…

  • [NYDN] ‘Predator’ scandal highlights Hollywood’s continued hiring of sex offenders
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Steven Wilder Striegel is hardly the only actor who continued to work in Hollywood after registering as a sex offender.

    A scene featuring Striegel in “The Predator” was recently cut from the film after it was revealed he’d been accused of trying to start a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Probation officers’ union sues for data that could reveal racial pay gap
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The city is trying to hide numbers that could reveal a racially-charged pay discrepancy affecting the probation officers, according to a new lawsuit.

    United Probation Officers Association, which represents around 700 probation officers, seeks to obtain salary information showing how the city’s…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn emergency room worker stole, then sold patients’ private information
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An emergency room worker at Kings County Hospital stole the private information of nearly 100 patients and sold it through an encrypted app on his cell phone, the Daily News has learned.

    Orlando Jemmott, 52, who worked at the city-run Brooklyn hospital for more than a decade, also fed more names…

  • [NYDN] Gov. Cuomo calls on expansion of 9/11 victims fund amid concerns money could run out
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Gov. Cuomo called for a renewal and expansion of the 9/11 Victims Fund Monday following a Daily News report revealing that money meant to compensate people impacted by the terror attacks could run out sooner than expected.

    “Some are suggesting that we dilute compensation to the next rounds of applicants…

  • [NYDN] Fighting for our country, born after 9/11
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It is difficult to imagine, but soon the military will welcome recruits born after Sept. 11, 2001. These young people won’t have personal stories from the day when the planes hit the twin towers like so many of us do. The same kind of stories like those about Pearl Harbor that were shared by my…

  • [NYDN] Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote. Don’t be distracted by last-minute negativity, which is often calculated to depress turnout
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The closing hours of this year’s Democratic state primaries have been marred by sneaky smears and desperate deceptions.

    For those inclined to wash their hands of the whole mess and stay away from the polls, I say: Vote anyway.

    Those messy smears are a form of voter suppression. Don’t let them get…

  • [NYDN] 9/11 Memorial tourists: Enough with the smiling selfies
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    There you are with your camera. There you are waving your arms, motioning for your family to nestle in closer together, a little to the left, more to the right, stay still, there in front of the wall, look this way, now smile. Big smile. All smiles. That’s perfect! That’s it!

    No. That’s not it….

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Lawyers for Brooklyn man in prison 14 years for murder say they can prove he’s innocent
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    For 14 years, James Davis has languished in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Now, he has a chance to finally come home to his wife in Brooklyn.

    In March, 2004, Davis, just 21 at the time, was arrested for shooting Blake Harper, also 21, to death at a party in East New York. It was…

  • [NYDN] It was only yesterday: Remembering Sept. 11, 2001, New York’s darkest day
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    A generation of young adults has hazy understanding at best of Sept. 11, 2001. In the service of national memory, this is our attempt to set down what happened on that day and in its aftermath.

    The murder and injury and destruction caused by a small band of fanatical terrorists dealt this, the…

  • [NYDN] What we owe them now: Congress must continue 9/11 victims’ aid
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Not for a moment should anyone sick from exposure to the toxic stew at the World Trade Center on and following 9/11 have to worry about whether aid will be there for them.

    But with $4.2 billion already spent on awards out of a $7.3 billion fund and more than 600 new claims filed a month, it’s almost…

  • [NYDN] The dreck’s in the mail: Against the Democratic Party’s disgraceful attack on Cynthia Nixon
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    After the state Democratic Committee that Gov. Cuomo controls sent out a devious mailer dripping with falsehoods about challenger Cynthia Nixon, we asked to speak to party boss Geoff Berman.

    The mailer says Nixon is “against funding yeshivas,” “supports BDS” and has been “silent on the rise of…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on 9/11 health, Serena Williams and veterans jobs
    (Tuesday, September 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    The 9/11 cloud that still lingers

    Brooklyn: I was 10 years old when my mom picked my brothers and me up from school. We were called to the office, just like many others that day. She was hugging my assistant principal. I think it was the first time I’ve ever seen her cry. We went home and waited…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Slasher attacked two men in 10 minutes in the Bronx
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    A maniac sliced two men in the Bronx with a box cutter early Monday, randomly ranting at them before slashing their heads with the blade, cops said.

    The slasher approached his first victim, a 29-year-old man, near the corner of E. 242nd St. and White Plains Road in Wakefield at about 1:05 a.m….

  • [NYDN] Sam Darnold’s pick-6 was the result of a gutsy high-risk, high-reward play call, and Jets rookie QB showed poise to bounce back
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    DETROIT – Sam Darnold wiped away the indignity of starting off his NFL career with a pick-six with a poise and calmness reserved for special players. AIthough it took Darnold a grand total of one play Monday night to look like a rookie, he showed resilience at a time when most other 21-year-olds…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold looked great after that pick, but this win was about more than a rookie QB — it was about a young team that believes
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    DETROIT – Dig up Wonder Woman and lasso the truth out of the straight-talking, no-B.S. Jets head coach: No way Todd Bowles would have believed this type of eruption in Motown was possible.

    Yet somehow the team with a rookie quarterback, dubious pass rush, iffy special teams and a knack for sleepwalking…

  • [NYDN] Hurricane Florence could hit with punch not seen in more than 60 years
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.

    Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch the Carolinas have seen in more than 60…

  • [NYDN] Zookeeper named ‘Joe Exotic’ accused of trying to hire hit men to kill animal sanctuary leader
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges.

    Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she’s clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the nickname…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Judge crushing balls at BP a welcome sight for Yankees as offense breaks out against Twins
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    It must have been comforting for the Yankees to see Aaron Judge hitting balls in the seats again on Monday — even if it was just batting practice.

    Six weeks after he initially fractured his right wrist, the Yankees slugger was taking normal, on-the-field batting practice for the first time.

    And…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 11, 2018
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 11, 2018

    An expressive alignment between the hardworking Virgo Sun, buoyant Jupiter and penetrating Pluto empowers us to plumb to the depths of our emotions. We can retrieve the gifts of remembrance and reframe our perspectives with newly discovered…

  • [NYDN] New York-bred Marine shot and killed near Calif. base was ‘incredible’ father, his wife says in plea for witnesses
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The devastated widow of a New York-bred Marine sergeant shot and killed near his base in California three days ago can’t imagine why anyone would hurt such an “incredible” man.

    “I just don’t understand why anybody would shoot him. He didn’t deserve this. No one deserves this,” Alexia Truax said…

  • [NYDN] Former youth care worker convicted of sexually abusing teens at immigrant shelter
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — A former youth care worker has been convicted of sexually abusing seven teenage boys at a Phoenix-area shelter for immigrant children.

    Federal prosecutors say a jury found 25-year-old Levian Pacheco of Phoenix guilty on seven counts of abusive sexual contact with a ward and three counts…

  • [NYDN] Fact checking Trump’s selective reading on the economy
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Trump pitched a wildly off-base claim about economic growth Monday as the White House used selective statistics to build a case that the economy is doing much better than when Barack Obama was in office.

    The attention on Obama comes as the ex-president steps back into the…

  • [NYDN] Alibaba’s Jack Ma to step down as chairman in September 2019
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    Jack Ma, who founded e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and helped launch China’s online retailing boom, announced Monday that he will step down as the company’s chairman next September.

    In a letter released by Alibaba, Ma said he will be succeeded by CEO Daniel Zhang, an 11-year veteran of the company….

  • [NYDN] Cirque du Soleil offers refunds after audience members are sprayed with vegetable oil during show
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 5:05:00 PM)

    A mechanical problem during a Cirque du Soleil show caused a portion of the audience, as well as performers on stage, to be sprayed with vegetable oil.

    The Seattle Times reports the Canadian entertainment company says it will reimburse all audience members from Friday night’s opening show at Marymoor…

  • 13 comments on “Knicks Morning News (2018.09.11)

    1. Bruno Almeida

      Daily knickerblogger trivia:

      In their head to head comparison, player A won 13 out of 17 games against player B. A shot .463 and B shot .440, definitely proving A is a superior player.

      Who is player A and who is player B?

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

      I’m all for contextualizing statistics as much as possible, but the purpose of doing so is defeated if people carry on with “well he played against bench players” when the empirics pretty much definitively prove that wasn’t a factor.

      I guess you didn’t read my post.

      The problem with complex data is that there are so many factors and so much random noise, it’s often difficult to isolate and measure the impact of any one factor.

      We have plenty of evidence that players coming out of college and G League are often unable to duplicate their stats at the NBA level. So we know the level of competition matters.

      We also know the gap between NBA starters and NBA rotation players is a lot smaller than the gap between college/G League and NBA players.

      So we know the impact (if any) will be lower. It may even be tough to isolate relative to other factors and noise.

      It’s my view that it’s unwise to suspend belief in something when it makes intuitive sense, players say it matters, and we have evidence it matters, just because we aren’t sophisticated enough to isolate and measure it when the impact is smaller.

      “definitely” is definitely unwise. :-)

      I’d still say playing more as a 6th man helped Manu, but not by such a significant amount that it should be a primary consideration when comparing him to Kobe. Other factors matter more in the comparison.

      I’d also argue that Hardaway would be more effective coming off the bench for the same reason.

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

      I would still remind you that missed field goals are worth zero points, and the teams with the best scoring efficiency are almost always the best offenses in the league.

      Correct, but those teams are never made up of 5 highly efficient dunkers. They are made up of high usage efficient scorers and more limited efficient role players.

      IMO, the model should say, Durant is a more valuable scorer than Kobe because he’s so much more efficient on similar high usage, but if your model is also saying Tyson Chandler’s contribution to the efficiency of the offense was generally greater than Kobe’s, it’s broken.

      Kobe has huge value as a #1 scorer on the typical team.

      Chandler does not.

      If you put Kobe on a team with Durant, Curry, and Lebron, he could actually become a negative if he started taking shots away from them.

      Chandler would add even more value to that team by playing off them and making 70% of his limited attempts.

      The models can’t capture that the value varies depending on the makeup of the team, player role, system etc… The typical boxscore models can’t capture the nuance.

    4. Hubert

      Bruno can you at least provide us with the decade?

      And do I even want to waste brain power on this or is it going to turn out to be something ridiculous like Player A is Greg Anthony and Player B is John Stockton?

    5. Bruno Almeida

      Oh sorry, they’re both active players, both have been considered superstars throughout their whole careers, one is a veteran at the end of his career and the other is in his absolute prime. They play the same position too. Making it maybe a bit too easy, one of them played for the Knicks.

    6. ptmilo

      some big 3 SAS lineup net rating stats including regular season and playoffs 2001-2016.

      All 3 on court: +10.9
      Tony and Tim (no Manu): +6.9
      Tony and Manu (no Tim): +7.1
      Tim and Manu (no Tony): +12.9
      Just Tim: 6.6
      Just Manu: 7.1
      Just Tony: -0.6
      None: -2.2

      Incidentally, Manu played far more than half his career minutes with Tim and over 3/4 with either Tim or Tony.

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

      Tim and Manu (no Tony): +12.9

      It would interesting to know who got most of the minutes during that period playing in Tony’s slot and whether he was a playing like a traditional PG or bringing something else to the table and more of the play making was deferred to Manu. I don’t even recall one main guy as being the backup PG for a long time.

    8. Bruno Almeida

      The Spurs had occasional PG backups like Beno Udrih and Jacque Vaughn, but no one really relevant or that played many minutes until George Hill came and played 2 with Parker and 1 with Ginobili when they staggered.

    9. Donnie Walsh

      Oh sorry, they’re both active players,

      Damn, I was going to guess B was Patrick Ewing and A was Mike Gminski.

    10. Donnie Walsh

      In all seriousness, I’ll guess that A is (obviously) Carmelo Anthony and B would probably be Durant (or possibly Paul George?)

    11. Bruno Almeida

      Donnie did get it right, player A is Anthony and B is Durant. 2 of Durant’s 4 wins even came with this Golden State roster, so he was 2-11 before that against Melo.

    12. Cock Jowles, #1 Purveyor of Wanton Chuckery

      I am in a hotel room and watching cable, which I don’t have at home.

      Rachel Nichols just said that Luol Deng is “only 33.”

      What. The. Fuck. Do. They. Pay. These. Morons. For.

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