Knicks Morning News (Friday, Feb 22 2013)
February 22nd, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Times] Heat Win Ninth Straight, Tighten Grip on East (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:33:38 GMT)
The Miami Heat tightened their grip on the Eastern Conference by routing the Chicago Bulls 86-67 on Thursday.
[New York Times] Spurs Beat Clippers 116-90 for 5th Straight Win (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:27:43 GMT)
Tony Parker scored 31 points and the San Antonio Spurs led all the way in beating the Los Angeles Clippers 116-90 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory and first over the Clippers this season.
[New York Times] Cheerleader Makes Front-Flip Half-Court Shot (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:37:19 GMT)
Let’s see LeBron James do this.
[New York Times] Heat Defeat Bulls (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:28:00 GMT)
LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat over the Chicago Bulls.
[New York Times] On Basketball: Older Players the Knicks Could Have Added by the Trade Deadline (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:09:13 GMT)
The Knicks, who started the season as the oldest team in N.B.A. history, just got older, by adding the 35-year-old forward Kenyon Martin. Here are some players the Knicks could have added who go way back.
[New York Times] Magic Trade Redick, 2 Others to Bucks (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:07:02 GMT)
When he first took over as Orlando’s general manager this past summer, Rob Hennigan was adamant that it would take a deliberate process to rebuild the team following the decision to trade All-Star center Dwight Howard.
[New York Times] Knicks Add Kenyon Martin at N.B.A. Trade Deadline (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:23:43 GMT)
Ronnie Brewer was traded to Oklahoma City, and the Knicks agreed to terms with Kenyon Martin, 35, who was expected to sign a 10-day contract this weekend.
[New York Times] Lakers Owner Jerry Buss Remembered at Service (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:57:59 GMT)
Magic Johnson considered himself to be the adopted son of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Shaquille O’Neal hailed Buss for his foresight, while Kobe Bryant cited Buss’ ability to convince people to believe in him. Jerry West remembered a party-loving Buss who never went to bed, making it easy to be the first one at work in the morning.
[New York Times] N.B.A. Trade Deadline â?? Teams Deal Sidekicks, but Stars Stay Put (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:04:30 GMT)
Two dozen players changed teams at the N.B.A. trading deadline, but no full-time starters were dealt, with J. J. Redick the most prominent player traded.
[New York Times] NBA Trade Deadline Features Only Minor Moves (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:01:03 GMT)
The only trade involving Dwight Howard came last summer. The potent scorers that moved did so long ago.
[New York Times] Big NBA Names Stay Put on Dull Deadline Day (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:45:41 GMT)
The big names rumored to be on the move at the National Basketball Association’s trade deadline went nowhere on Thursday as teams opted for tweaks over blockbusters.
[New York Daily News] Make room for Kenyon: Knicks deal Brewer to Thunder (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 06:36:48 GMT)
The Knicks took yet another gamble on an injury-prone player on Thursday by signing Kenyon Martin, the No. 1 pick in the 2000 NBA draft and former Net, to a 10-day contract. The move came after the Knicks traded the Ronnie Brewer to the Thunder for a second-round pick and a trade exception.
[New York Daily News] Raissman: Woodson’s free pass may soon expire (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 04:06:50 GMT)
MSG Network’s cameras lingered on Mike Woodson standing courtside Wednesday night in Indiana, exposing facial expressions normally not associated with a fearless leader. This was the face of a coach with intense media scrutiny in his future.
[New York Post] GM gets Martin, says Knicks can win it all (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:56:10 -0500)
TORONTO â?? Knicks GM Glen Grunwald’s work is done. But are the Knicks done, too?
[New York Post] No reason to believe Woody can turn ‘em around (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:35:26 -0500)
Grunwald said he has built a team with a chance to break the club’s 40-year championship drought despite evidence to the contrary amid its recent doldrums. Grunwald did his final minor tinkering Thursday to…
TORONTO â?? We already know Glen Grunwald isn’t the type of general manager who courts attention or is prone to hyperbole. Heck, the guy acts as if he’d rather have root canal than speak publicly about the status of the Knicks.
[New York Post] Knicks staff fed up with Smith’s antics (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:03:12 -0500)
So we weren’t expecting he’d be…
TORONTO â?? J.R. Smith’s act is starting to wear thin on the Knicks’ coaching staff.
[New York Post] Starter-turned-benchwarmer Brewer traded to Thunder (Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:50:38 -0500)
Coach Mike Woodson, Smith’s most ardent supporter, ripped his sixth man and the club in general for losing their composure in Wednesday’s 125-91 disgraceful loss to the Pacers.
Smith attempted to bait…
TORONTO â?? Amid injuries, Ronnie Brewer began the season as a starter and played a nice role in the Knicks’ 18-5 start. But soon he lost confidence in his 3-point shot and slid from starter to 15th man.
Thursday Brewer got his wish as he was dealt at the trading deadline…
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