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Knicks Morning News (2019.02.17)

  • [NYDN] Watch Knicks stud Dennis Smith Jr. dunk over J. Cole
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:55:00 PM)

    J. Cole is no stranger to putting on shows — none, though, quite like this.

    The famed rapper, clad in a tie-dye hoodie, looked terrified as newly-acquired Knick Dennis Smith Jr. came barreling down on him during Saturday’s NBA All-Star Dunk contest. Smith Jr., donning J. Cole’s high school basketball…

  • [NYDN] Adam Silver is sick of teams tanking, like the Knicks
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:35:00 PM)

    CHARLOTTE – The tanking strategy, such as the Knicks have plainly instituted, is “corrosive” and detrimental to the organization, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

    With his new anti-tanking rules clearly not deterring in their first year of implementation, Silver urged for a wait-and-see…

  • [NYDN] Anthony Davis says Knicks are on his list of preferred destinations as NBA star gets candid – and confusing – during All-Star weekend
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM)

    CHARLOTTE — Anthony Davis still wants out of New Orleans. That much is clear. But as his leverage slips with the passage of time, Anthony sounds like he’s confused on how to approach his public trade request.

    In one candid interview Saturday, Davis confirmed he had a list of preferred destinations…

  • [Newsday] Watch Knicks stud Dennis Smith Jr. dunk over J. Cole
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:55:00 PM)

    J. Cole is no stranger to putting on shows — none, though, quite like this.

    The famed rapper, clad in a tie-dye hoodie, looked terrified as newly-acquired Knick Dennis Smith Jr. came barreling down on him during Saturday’s NBA All-Star Dunk contest. Smith Jr., donning J. Cole’s high school basketball…

  • [Newsday] Adam Silver is sick of teams tanking, like the Knicks
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 5:35:00 PM)

    CHARLOTTE – The tanking strategy, such as the Knicks have plainly instituted, is “corrosive” and detrimental to the organization, according to NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

    With his new anti-tanking rules clearly not deterring in their first year of implementation, Silver urged for a wait-and-see…

  • [Newsday] Anthony Davis says Knicks are on his list of preferred destinations as NBA star gets candid – and confusing – during All-Star weekend
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:30:00 AM)

    CHARLOTTE — Anthony Davis still wants out of New Orleans. That much is clear. But as his leverage slips with the passage of time, Anthony sounds like he’s confused on how to approach his public trade request.

    In one candid interview Saturday, Davis confirmed he had a list of preferred destinations…

  • [Hoops Rumors] Dell Demps’ Firing Bad News For Knicks?
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:04:26 PM)

    The ouster of Pelicans GM Dell Demps could complicate the Knicks’ hopes of landing Anthony Davis in a trade this summer, writes Frank Isola of The Athletic. Knicks president Steve Mills had informal talks with Demps last month about a deal involving Davis and Kristaps Porzingis, according to Isola. Porzingis was since shipped to the […]

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. falls to Thunder’s Hamidou Diallo in Slam Dunk Contest
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:37:38 PM)

    Dennis Smith Jr. brought out J. Cole and had some impressive dunks, but it ultimately was not enough to win the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kevin Durant answers question on Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis trade
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:34:45 PM)

    Kevin Durant offered a little bit more on his thoughts about the Kristaps Porzingis trade while in Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks draft targets Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett dominate in front of Kevin Durant
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:30:56 PM)

    With the Warriors All-Star in attendance, Williamson and Barrett delivered two of their best games of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Mitchell Robinson the Knicks’ best prospect?
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 4:17:00 PM)

    Mitchell Robinson may not be participating in All-Star Weekend but he may be the most impressive prospect the Knicks have.

  • [SNY Knicks] Latest on Knicks trade target Anthony Davis: All-Star explains why New York is on list
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:29:19 PM)

    Pelicans star Anthony Davis has requested a trade, informing the team he has no interest in re-signing. With news of Davis wanting out came reports that the Knicks have strong interest in trading for him. Here are the latest rumors…

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. believes he has small edge in Slam Dunk Contest
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:06:57 PM)

    Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. is the smallest participant in this year’s NBA Slam Dunk Contest but he hopes that works in his favor.

  • [NYPost] Adam Silver: Tanking has ‘corrosive’ effect on NBA teams
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 3:55:00 PM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In case David Fizdale didn’t hear it the first time, commissioner Adam Silver pounded home again the notion tanking will not make a team stronger in the long run. In fact, just the opposite. Silver said during his All-Star Weekend press conference Saturday massive losing is “corrosive” — Zion Williamson or no…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Durant: I’m still figuring out my future
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:13:58 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kevin Durant says he’s happy for Kristaps Porzingis and new Knick DeAndre Jordan, but gave no indication on how the blockbuster could change his future. The trade opened two max-contract slots for the Knicks, leading to even stronger speculation Durant will come to New York and bring along a star — perhaps…

  • [NYPost] Anthony Davis praises Knicks while putting rival back in play
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:40:23 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Yes, Anthony Davis confirmed the Knicks are on his list of preferred destinations — along with the Lakers, Clippers and Bucks — but Saturday during All-Star Weekend festivities, he also denied any notion the Celtics are not on that list, too. That revelation is not the best news for the Knicks in…

  • [NYPost] Rodions Kurucs on how his play style differs from Kristaps Porzingis
    (Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:13:01 AM)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nets rookie forward Rodions Kurucs was to have dinner with Kristaps Porzingis later this season. Then his fellow Latvian got traded. Then the Knicks canceled their “Latvian Heritage Night’’ later this month. Kurucs, who scored 10 points on 4 of 9 shooting in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday at Spectrum Center, believes…

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