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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Knicks Morning News (2019.02.10)

  • [NYDN] The Knicks are so terrible the only thing left to sell Kevin Durant on is the chance to save the franchise
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:30:00 PM)

    Kevin Durant caught flack for signing with the greatest regular-season team in NBA history. And if he’s looking for approval from those critics, Durant could do the exact opposite with the Knicks.

    Maybe that’s part of the appeal.

    The Knicks won’t finish with the worst record we’ve ever seen in…

  • [NYDN] Vegas gives Kevin Durant’s agent ridiculous shot at becoming next Knicks GM
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 4:45:00 PM)

    While his star client becomes roiled if you utter “Knicks” in his presence, lifelong Orange and Blue fan Richard Kleiman likely would welcome it.

    Kleiman, Kevin Durant’s agent and Thirty Five Media business partner, did after all tweet last February that he’s going to “run the Knicks one day,”

  • [FOXsports] Gasol pitches in, Raptors send Knicks to 16th loss in row
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:35:04 PM)

    Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent the New York Knicks to their 16th straight loss, 104-99

  • [Hoops Rumors] Knicks Will Sign John Jenkins To 10-Day Deal
    (Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:12:48 AM)

    Shooting guard John Jenkins, whose 10-day contract with the Wizards is set to expire, will join the Knicks on a 10-day deal, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Jenkins appeared in four games with Washington, averaging 1.8 points in 3.3 minutes per night. Before his NBA call-up, he was a prolific scorer with the Knicks’ […]

  • [TheRinger] Knicks Will Sign John Jenkins To 10-Day Deal
    (Sunday, February 10, 2019 12:12:48 AM)

    Shooting guard John Jenkins, whose 10-day contract with the Wizards is set to expire, will join the Knicks on a 10-day deal, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. Jenkins appeared in four games with Washington, averaging 1.8 points in 3.3 minutes per night. Before his NBA call-up, he was a prolific scorer with the Knicks’ […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks takeaways from Saturday’s 104-99 loss to Raptors
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:28:49 PM)

    It was the same result between the Pistons and Knicks in this second leg of a home-and-home, as Detroit took down New York, 120-103, on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks potential draft targets Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett impress vs. Virginia
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:33:08 PM)

    It was Saturday’s best college basketball matchup when No. 2-ranked Duke visited No. 3 Virginia for a tough ACC matchup. But Duke, once again, came away with the victory, 81-71, as they continue to show their dominance this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Despite early success, Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. knows where he needs to improve
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 7:20:01 PM)

    Since coming over in the blockbuster trade with the Mavericks, Dennis Smith Jr. has been the Knicks’ entire offense. And that’s not an exaggeration.

  • [SNY Knicks] Struggling Knicks take on second-place Raptors at Madison Square Garden
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 12:12:28 PM)

    The Knicks, losers of 15 straight games, take on the new-look Toronto Raptors on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] For Women Working in Men’s Sports, It Is Not an Honor Just to Be Nominated
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 9:15:40 PM)

    The slow integration of women into coaching roles in men’s leagues is not only a setback for the women, but also for the leagues, which are leaving a deep pool of talent untapped.

  • [NYPost] Potential Knicks target Kawhi Leonard passes on free agency talk
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 10:20:54 PM)

    Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, one of the prime superstar free agents the Knicks plan to chase, hasn’t committed to Toronto but didn’t expand on his July plans other than hinting he may have options. Leonard has a local tie — his uncle is from South Orange, N.J., where he spent part of last season holed…

  • [NYPost] Knicks plan to sign John Jenkins to 10-day contract
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:28:43 PM)

    The Knicks plan to sign sharpshooter John Jenkins to a 10-day contract Sunday, according to a source. Jenkins, a shooting guard who played most of the season with the Westchester Knicks, will complete his 10-day contract Sunday with the Wizards. The Knicks have three roster spots open and The Post reported last week he likely…

  • [NYPost] Porzingis’ depreciating value left Dallas deal as Knicks’ top option
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 7:11:21 PM)

    You can knock the 10-45 Knicks on a lot of stuff as they tied the longest losing streak in franchise history Saturday at 16 with a 104-99 Garden loss to Kawhi Leonard’s Raptors. But don’t knock them on their uncanny ability to pack the Garden, nor their due diligence regarding Kristaps Porzingis’ trade value. Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Knicks tie franchise-worst skid with 16th consecutive loss
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:17:35 PM)

    The misery was forgotten. The duty of playing out the 82-game string was replaced with the excitement of actual play. A franchise focused on the offseason was indistinguishable from a team built to win an NBA title. The Garden was rocking. And victory didn’t feel like blasphemy. Of course, the Knicks still left with a…

  • [NYPost] Knicks reserve guard keeps turning heads
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 3:04:01 PM)

    Kadeem Allen watched the Knicks on his nights off and saw situations where he could contribute. He knew he belonged in the NBA. And he knew he only had himself to blame for not being there. Playing in his seventh straight game since being called up from the G-League, Allen again proved worthy of the…

  • [NYPost] Rutgers coach strikes again in unsavory well of ‘second chances’
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 1:36:10 PM)

    Good vs. evil, easy as pie. In Don Imus, HBO’s investigative “Real Sports” had its male villain. Now it needed its heroine. And Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer would perfectly fit that script. So, in 2007, when Imus & Co., even by Imus’ often cruel standards, recklessly and hurtfully spoofed RU’s women’s team…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant: LeBron had to pick me first for his All-Star team
    (Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:22:31 AM)

    Kevin Durant was first again – and he wasn’t surprised. For the second straight year team captain LeBron James made the Warriors star the first pick for his All-Star Game squad. Durant didn’t see any other way from James to go. “What else is he supposed to do?” Durant told reporters after Golden State beat…

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