Knicks Morning News (Friday, Feb 17 2012)
The Knicks are closing in on a deal to sign free agent shooting guard J.R. Smith, the Daily News has learned. Smith began the season in China, but has been eyeing a return to the NBA once the lockout ended.
Jeremy Lin has made it to the slam dunk contest … sort of. Lin will reportedly assist teammate Iman Shumpert in the slam dunk competition during All Star Saturday night in Orlando next week.
Appearing with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Thursday morning on WFAN, Jeremy Lin said he has a good relationship with Carmelo Anthony and can’t understand the concern about the two of them playing together in the Knick lineup.
Time Warner Cable subscribers tuning in ESPN expecting to see Friday’s Hornets-Knicks game won’t like what they see. The network will be airing Dallas-Philadelphia instead.
Kenny Atkinson is the guy behind the guy. In the days and weeks before Jeremy Lin became an international phenomenon, the then-mostly anonymous second-year point guard from Harvard was just another fringe NBA player assigned to work with Atkinson, the Knicks’ mostly anonymous developmental coach and no-nonsense workaholic.
The most truthful statement made during this Madison Square Garden Network-Time Warner Cable dispute was voiced during a radio interview by MSG Media boss Michael Bair.
It is no surprise that boxing rivals Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are on different sides of the fence when it comes to Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin.
The Post’s Steve Serby sat down yesterday with the Knicks’ point guard to talk about his life as an instant New York superstar, his faith and more.
First of two parts
Q: Describe what it’s like being Jeremy Lin today.
A: It’s a lot going on right…
Who ghosted Floyd Mayweather’s mindless tweet: “Jeremy Lin is a good player, but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.â?
Dennis Rodman? Isiah Thomas? Charles Barkley? Shaquille O’Neal? Stephen A. Smith? Dan…
We aren’t just a basketball city, we are a point guard city. Indiana is where kids step off their combines and drill 200 jumpers on baskets nailed to barns before breakfast.
Other states pump out centers, other cities specialize in forwards.
We’re about the playmakers, always have been…
Carmelo Anthony is probably not going to join the fun on the Garden court tonight, according to a league source. Anthony needs more time and is doubtful to make his return to Linsanity until Sunday against the Mavericks.
But if you believe in kismet, then wrap your mind around these…
Between the unique pregame handshake between Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin to Fields allowing Lin to crash on his couch the night before Linsanity began almost two weeks ago against the Nets, the off-court friendship between the new Knicks backcourt is an obvious one.
But as the two have begun…
The Knicks will officially add free agent reserve shooting guard J.R. Smith to Linsanity today, making the hottest team in the NBA a deep team as well.
According to multiple sources, Smith, who played in China during the lockout and became eligible to sign an NBA deal on Wednesday…
Cc Sabathia was at the Garden last Friday for Jeremy Lin’s spectacular 38-point explosion against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers, the performance that, once and for all, proved Linsanity is here to stay.
“I’ve never seen the Garden like that,â? Sabathia said yesterday in midtown Manhattan at an…
Linsanity will take over Orlando on All-Star Weekend.After Jeremy Lin’s incredible two weeks, the NBA found a way to get the Knicks point guard involved in the All-Star festivities by making him a participant in the league’s Rising Stars Challenge game.He’ll be joined in Orlando…
It was on, then it was off, now it’s on again.
After seeing his team start the season slowly and having pundits call for his head, then having Ivy League savior Jeremy Lin come swooping in to save the season, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni might now face his…
After a strong start, Knicks guard Landry Fields flamed out in his rookie season, but playing alongside his friend Jeremy Lin, Fields has rekindled the fire.
Ed Weiland, a contributor to HoopsAnalyst.com, examined Jeremy Lin’s college career and concluded that he might be among the best point guards in the 2010 N.B.A. draft.
J. R. Smith, who played the past few months in China, has narrowed his choices to the Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers.
Danny Granger played through a sprained left ankle to score 32 points and help Indiana beat the visiting Nets, 93-88, on Thursday night.
The N.B.A. is leaving it up to the fans to determine the winner of the All-Star slam dunk contest.
Many Asian-American fans in New York cannot watch Jeremy Lin on television because Knicks games have been blacked out in a cable dispute between Time Warner and MSG Network.
The Chicago Bulls defended strongly before going on to stun the Boston Celtics with a late offensive burst to pave an 89-80 victory at the United Center on Thursday.
The excitement surrounding New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is providing a fresh impetus to the NBA’s lucrative China business in the wake of Yao Ming’s retirement.
Blake Griffin had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Clippers rally from an 18-point second-half deficit and beat the Portland Trail Blazers 74-71 on Thursday night.
The Chicago Bulls defended stingily and stunned the Boston Celtics with a late offensive burst to prevail 89-80 at the United Center on Thursday.
Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng each scored 23 points, and the Chicago Bulls escaped with an 89-80 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night after blowing a 16-point lead.
The names “Jeremy Lin” and “Harvard” pop up in the same sentence so often lately you might think every Ivy Leaguer who chases the dream winds up in the NBA.
Christopher Hansen is making a $290 million proposal to his hometown that could be the impetus for a new sports arena that could bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
Jeremy Lin will play in the Rising Stars Challenge after all.
LeBron James could picture returning one day to the place where his NBA journey began.
Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive. The Jordan-owned Bobcats are 3-26 and flirting with NBA futility.
William C. Rhoden went to Harlem to see if the excitement generated by the Knicks’ Jeremy Lin had reached the spiritual home of basketball.
Each Jeremy Lin-fueled victory by the Knicks is generating better ratings for the MSG Network.
Jeremy Lin trading cards are hard to find, but one collector says one that he owns could be worth thousands of dollars.