Knicks Morning News (Tuesday, Feb 19 2013)
February 19th, 2013 by Mike Kurylo |
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[New York Daily News] Knicks midseason report: Now the fun begins (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:50:28 GMT)
And now the fun really begins. The Knicks are 32 regular-season games away from the franchise’s most important postseason since 1999. Carmelo Anthony has them in position to catch the Miami Heat for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. A second seed remains more realistic.
[New York Post] Knicks’ Wallace ready to take practice floor again (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:46:09 -0500)
Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler return today from Houston, and Rasheed Wallace returns from oblivion.
[New York Post] Donnie: Knicks, Pacers can beat Heat (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:43:00 -0500)
The Knicks reconvene for the first time since the All-Star break, with their defensive power forward expected to participate in practice for the first time since suffering a stress reaction in his left foot in…
It’s appropriate the Knicks and Pacers square off tomorrow in Indianapolis out of the All-Star Break. Donnie Walsh, who had a hand in constructing both squads, believes the two teams have the most ingredients to spoil Miami’s predicted romp to the NBA Finals.
[New York Times] Jerry Buss, Lakers’ Flamboyant Owner, Dies at 80 (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:19:08 GMT)
The Knicks and Pacers stand…
Jerry Buss had been a chemist and a mathematician long before he bought the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979. The self-made millionaire with a head for business and an impresario’s heart assailed the NBA with every skill he acquired along the way.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Bernard King’s Case for Hall of Fame Still a Good One (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:42:35 GMT)
Quirks of the game: Bernard King is again a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame, but whether he will – or should – make the final cut remains an open question.
[New York Times] Off the Dribble: Best N.B.A. Games of the Week (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 04:27:18 GMT)
The best N.B.A. games of the week include the Oklahoma City at Houston, Miami at Chicago and the Clippers at San Antonio.
[New York Times] Deron Williams of Nets Plans to Play Immediately (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:54:17 GMT)
Point guard Deron Williams returned to practice after an ankle procedure and said he would be in the lineup against the Bucks. Coach P. J. Carlesimo wasn’t so sure.
[New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Jerry Buss Was the Owner Who Made the N.B.A. Cool Again (Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:32:06 GMT)
Jerry Buss, the former Lakers owner with 10 N.B.A. titles, recognized that basketball was entertainment. He was a visionary in the art of marketing the game.
Mike Kurylo is the founder and editor of KnickerBlogger.net. His book on the 2012 Knicks, "We’ll Always Have Linsanity," is on sale now. Follow him on twitter (@KnickerBlogger).