Knicks Morning News (Friday, Jun 29 2012)
It’s all Greek to Knicks fans who thought the club would take a step forward last night in the NBA Draft in trying to win now and build up their bench.
It wasn’t worth the wait. With the witching hour approaching, the Knicks selected late last night unheralded…
The union and the NBA are closing in on a settlement to end the league’s Bird-rights appeal. The two sides made substantial progress during its weeklong talks on the case involving Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak, according to a league source.As one league official said, “I’d be…
The No. 1 pick in the NBA draft came from Kentucky. The No. 2 pick came from Kentucky. Plus No. 18. And No. 29. No wonder Kentucky won it all.
The NCAA champion Wildcats became the first team in history to land the top two picks in the collegiate draft…
Glen Grunwald, in his first draft as general manager, used the 48th overall pick to select Kostas Papanikolaou, a 6-foot-8 forward who plays for Olympiacos in his native Greece. Grunwald made the pick with the understanding that Papanikolaou may not come to the NBA for another two years.
The Knicks appear to be headed to their second offseason victory in a week, and just in time for free agency.
The first two selections in the N.B.A. draft were Kentucky Wildcats, with Anthony Davis going to New Orleans and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist going to Charlotte.
The Knicks drafted Kostas Papanikolaou, a Greek forward, but he remains under contract with Olympiacos.
Cummings, a 12-season N.B.A. veteran, spent four seasons with the Knicks, averaging double-digit scoring in two of them.
The Nets, who are headed for Brooklyn from New Jersey, obtained the draft rights to Tyshawn Taylor, who was born in Hoboken and played point guard for Kansas.
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade needs surgery on his ailing left knee and will not play in next month’s London Olympics.
Apart from his dynamic defensive skills, the NBA’s top draft pick Anthony Davis will bring a new look to the New Orleans Hornets, where “Fear the brow” will likely become a battle-cry for the NBA team.
First round selections in the 2012 NBA Draft on Thursday at the Prudential Center
Following is a list of number one picks in the NBA Draft. Anthony Davis was named the top overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday.
U.S. college player of the year Anthony Davis was taken with the number one pick of the 2012 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday at the Prudential Center.
Former Knicks big man Pat Cummings is being remembered for his shooting touch and love for life. He died on Wednesday, at age 55.
Scott Machado, William Buford, and Jae Crowder are all potential picks for the New York Knicks in the N.B.A. draft.
Knicks fans serenaded Steve Nash about joining their team as a free agent during his annual charity soccer match in Manhattan. Nash, for his part, said he’s keeping his options open.
Ulf Duda/EB via Getty ImagesGlen Grunwald saw Kostas Papanikolaou as the Knicks’ best bet at 48.Kim English may have been the closest player to making some impact on the New York Knicks next season, based on his 45.9 percent 3-point shooting during his senior season at Missouri. But the Detroit Pistons selected him just four picks before the Knicks’ pick at 44.
Once the Knicks were on the clock, GM Glen Grunwald didn’t believe any of the remaining draft prospects could cut next season’s rotation.