Knicks Morning News (Friday, May 11 2012)
The Knicks, eliminated from the N.B.A. playoffs Wednesday night by Miami, are looking ahead to an off-season that will be dominated by important personnel decisions.
The truncated and turbulent 2011-12 season brought progress to the Knicks, but not enough to think the immediate future is bright.
Andre Iguodala sank the winning free throws and finished with 20 points as the Philadelphia 76ers ousted the Chicago Bulls in six games.
Omer Asik placed his hands on his hips in disbelief as an improbable 76ers’ celebration erupted around him.
Doc Rivers knew there would be no rest for the aging Boston Celtics.
Overcome adversity, play as a team, never think of defeat, hunger for medals. Coach Ruben Magnano’s tenets for success have guided Brazil’s basketball team to their first Olympics in 16 years and given them genuine hope of a podium place in London.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics savored playoff joy on Thursday as they advanced with last-gasp wins to close out their first-round series 4-2, while the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination by the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kobe Bryant spent all day under the weather and the way his teammates let him down made him feel even worse.
Kevin Garnett had 28 points and 14 rebounds, hitting a jumper to give Boston the lead with 31 seconds left, and the Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 83-80 in Game 6 on Thursday night to win their first-round playoff series and advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the fifth straight year.
Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner hopped on the scorer’s table and played to the crowd as the catchy 76ers theme song blared in the arena.
Sheriff’s deputies raided the Colorado home of Denver Nuggets center Chris “Birdman” Andersen on Thursday as part of an Internet child crimes investigation but the NBA player has not been charged or arrested, police said.
Denver’s Chris Andersen, who is under investigation by the Douglas County sheriff’s department’s Internet Crimes Against Children unit, has been excused indefinitely from all team-related activities.
30 Seconds with the former N.B.A. All-Star Bernard King.
There was NBA playoff joy for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics on Thursday as they each advanced to the second round with last-gasp home wins to close out their respective series 4-2.
The Knicks may be done playing, but they are not done boasting.
One by one, the Knicks’ Big Three predicted bigger things next season and Amar’e Stoudemire spoke highly of the prowess of their three stars.
One day after the Knicks were bounced in the first round by Miami…
Jeremy Lin’s left knee has wounded the Knicks. Badly.
And not only for the obvious reasons. Yes, it would have been helpful if Lin could have been healthy for the playoffs, if he could have played against the Heat. Maybe the Knicks win an extra game with Lin in…
One day after the Heat ended any chance Jeremy Lin would return this season, the Knicks’ 24-year-old sensation was discussing how much he enjoyed his first season in New York. But as a restricted free agent, the player who defined the Knicks season didn’t want to speculate whether another…
The Knicks are now 1-8 as playoff pushovers since the acquisition of Carmelo Anthony was proclaimed the best trade in franchise history by several skewed media masterminds, who apparently never heard of Dave DeBusschere, Earl Monroe, Bernard King or, for that matter, Jerry Lucas, Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby.
Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson wants Amar’e Stoudemire and the basket to have a closer relationship.As the Knicks enter the offseason, Woodson said he wants Stoudemire to become more of a low-post threat. It’s a desire that will require Stoudemire to adapt his game and learn…
Mike Woodson would rather view the Knicks’ season in two distinct segments, separated by the day he replaced Mike D’Antoni as the Knicks head coach. When applying for a job, it’s natural to want to showcase your best work.
The Knicks were 18-24 and had lost six straight…
Knicks owner James Dolan loves interim coach Mike Woodson, but he doesn’t like his agent Joe Glass, Larry Brown’s former rep.
According to multiple sources, Woodson is seeking a new agent at Dolan’s request because of the bad blood still festering from when the Knicks owner went…
J.r. Smith said yesterday he was just joking on his Twitter feed Wednesday night and didn’t mean to threaten Knicks fans that he is departing.In fact, the Post has learned Smith is leaning toward opting into the final year of his contract with the new CBA’s…
A defiant Carmelo Anthony believes the knock on him of not being in great shape this season is erroneous and was surprised Knicks coach Mike Woodson said last Friday he hopes the star forward comes back to training camp next season “in better condition.”
“I think you guys looked at…
Pardon The Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser reminisces about the Knicks’ glory days in the 1970s, when they won their only two NBA titles.
In this week’s edition of Stephen A. State of Mind, Stephen A. Smith looks back at the Knicks’ season and what they need to do going forward.
Carmelo Anthony despises the question with all his heart. Since he arrived in New York in February of 2011, the Knicks’ star has continuously battled his ball-stopping reputation and struggled to prove that, as a one-on-one scorer, he can thrive with big man Amar’e Stoudemire.
Mike Woodson’s contract negotiations with the Knicks began last week when Woodson, at the urging of Garden management, decided to change agents, the Daily News has learned.
Perhaps the shadow of Steve Nash is sprouting doubt, because Jeremy Lin isn’t buying into the Knicks’ assurances of a new contract.
The day after the Knicks were booted out of the NBA playoffs in the first round by the Heat â?? the team most likely to be crowned champion â?? they were right back where they started the season.