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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Knicks Morning News (2019.03.30)

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina is out for the remainder of the season with groin injury
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 9:58:53 PM)

    Frank Ntilikina’s wasted season is officially over.

    The Frenchman was ruled out for the remaining six games Friday because of his troublesome groin injury, as coach David Fizdale continued to endorse Ntilikina as a part of New York’s future — if only logistically.

    “He’s on the roster, isn’t he?”…

  • [YahooSports] Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 11:03:35 PM)

    Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com If you’re of the opinion that it would be crazy for Kevin Durant to leave the Warriors this summer to join the New York Knicks, you now have Hall of Fame company. As you probably know, the two-time NBA Finals MVP has the option to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. A number of teams – including the Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers – are expected to pursue Durant, and many believe the 30-year-old star will say goodbye to the Bay Area in order to try and bring a title to the Big Apple.

  • [Newsday] Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 11:03:35 PM)

    Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com If you’re of the opinion that it would be crazy for Kevin Durant to leave the Warriors this summer to join the New York Knicks, you now have Hall of Fame company. As you probably know, the two-time NBA Finals MVP has the option to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. A number of teams – including the Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers – are expected to pursue Durant, and many believe the 30-year-old star will say goodbye to the Bay Area in order to try and bring a title to the Big Apple.

  • [TheRinger] Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 11:03:35 PM)

    Why Scottie Pippen doesn’t believe Kevin Durant will leave Warriors for Knicks originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com If you’re of the opinion that it would be crazy for Kevin Durant to leave the Warriors this summer to join the New York Knicks, you now have Hall of Fame company. As you probably know, the two-time NBA Finals MVP has the option to opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer. A number of teams – including the Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers – are expected to pursue Durant, and many believe the 30-year-old star will say goodbye to the Bay Area in order to try and bring a title to the Big Apple.

  • [ESPN] Knicks shut down Ntilikina (groin) for season
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 1:03:58 PM)

    Knicks second-year point guard Frank Ntilikina has been shut down for the remainder of the season after aggravating a groin injury earlier this week.

  • [NYPost] It’s time for Dwyane Wade’s MSG farewell
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:44:49 AM)

    The last time Dwyane Wade graced the Garden floor, on Jan. 27, Carmelo Anthony sat baseline and a slew of Heat fans flooded the arena. They thought it might be his last game at the Garden. As it turned out, with eighth-place Miami (37-38) in a life-and-death struggle for the playoffs, Wade is still playing…

  • [NYPost] Knicks nearing best lottery odds, but snagging Zion far from lock
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 10:58:18 PM)

    One more Knicks loss Saturday against Miami and you can start doing your 14 percent, Zion King lottery dance. Either a Knicks defeat or a Chicago victory over Toronto on Saturday ensures the Knicks a bottom-3 regular-season finish, which will officially grant them a 14 percent chance of winning the NBA draft lottery on May…

  • [NYPost] Knicks shut down Frank Ntilikina as they begin to consider his future
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 9:15:55 AM)

    Whether Frank Ntilikina has played his final game as a Knick is unclear but he’s played his final game of his alarmingly poor second season in the NBA. The Knicks announced Frank Ntilikina will miss the final seven games with his re-aggravated groin, leading to questions on whether he should have played last Sunday. The…

  • [SNY Knicks] Possible Knicks draftee Zion Williamson leads Duke to Sweet 16 win over Virginia Tech
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:30:21 AM)

    Zion Williamson can’t be stopped. He put in another impressive performance as Duke squeaked by Virginia tech Friday night, 75-73, to advance to the Elite Eight.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ David Fizdale excited to witness Dwyane Wade’s final Garden game
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 10:44:53 PM)

    Dwyane Wade’s “One Last Dance” is coming to New York, and Knicks head coach David Fizdale couldn’t be more honored to be a part of his final game at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] WATCH: How high is Knicks center Mitchell Robinson’s ceiling?
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 8:29:21 PM)

    After Mitchell Robinson posted career-highs on Thursday with 19 points and 21 rebounds, the crew on SNY’s The Thread discuss the potential of the 20-year-old rookie.

  • [SNY Knicks] David Fizdale hints at Frank Ntilikina’s key strength that could keep him with Knicks
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 3:43:38 PM)

    The Knicks will shut down Frank Ntilikina for the rest of the season after he re-aggravated his groin injury last Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] How David Fizdale’s plan for ‘positionless’ Knicks can impact free agency
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 11:54:48 AM)

    With the roster David Fizdale has now, he is trying to work on his players’ versatility, given the Knicks could soon have an abundance of players at one position depending on how the draft and free agency shake out.

  • [NYTimes] Avenatti’s Client: The Basketball Club Coach Caught Up in a Federal Case.
    (Friday, March 29, 2019 8:01:24 PM)

    Former players and those who worked with him knew Gary Franklin Sr. as someone who followed the rules of youth basketball.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: ‘They’re Going to Boo Me.’ Jimmy Butler Prepares for His Return to Minnesota.
    (Saturday, March 30, 2019 4:26:27 AM)

    The rare N.B.A. star willing to lean into his role as a villain, Butler, briefly back in the city he scorned, is ready to absorb fans’ anger.

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