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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.18)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Hope, a Flimsy Concept Against the Warriors, Is Slipping Away for the Trail Blazers (Friday, May 17, 2019 6:11:03 PM) Andre Iguodala foils Damian Lillard, and the Warriors take a two-games-to-none lead. [NYPost] Past video proves Kevin Durant could like playing with RJ Barrett (Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:29:25 AM) CHICAGO — Kevin Durant apparently has a longtime yen for Duke’s RJ Barrett, the player the Knicks could select at No. 3 in the draft and who possibly could become his future teammate. A 2017 video surfaced from the sports network Overtime in which Durant gives …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.17)

[Sports Illustrated] NBA Draft Rumors: Ja Morant Meets With Knicks, Grizzlies, Pelicans at Combine (Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:02:22 PM) The Grizzlies have signaled they’ll select Murray State point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick assuming Zion Williamson goes to the Pelicans. [NYTimes] Warriors Stage a Comeback to Beat the Blazers in Game 2 (Friday, May 17, 2019 4:28:17 AM) Stephen Curry scored 37 points, and Golden State rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit. [NYTimes] Warriors Say Kevin Durant Will Be Out Another Week (Friday, May 17, 2019 4:07:29 AM) Coach Steve Kerr said Durant’s injury was more …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.16)

[Sports Illustrated] Report: Grizzlies Want to Draft Ja Morant With No. 2 Pick, Leaving R.J. Barrett Open for Knicks (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 7:43:40 PM) Morant became the first player in NCAA history to average at least 20 points and 10 assists per game in a single season. [Hoops Rumors] Knicks’ Dotson Undergoes Surgery On Torn Labrum (Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:49:31 PM) Knicks shooting guard Damyean Dotson underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to repair a torn labrum, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). According to Charania, Dotson is expected to be ready for the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.15)

[NYDN] Knicks fans should have known better than this (Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:37:35 PM) Somehow, Knicks fans got their hopes up for Tuesday night’s lottery. As the Daily News reported live from a lottery party in Midtown, they were “shocked” by losing out on Zion Williamson. Even though the team only had a 14 percent chance of securing the No. 1 pick, once they moved into the top… [NYDN] Behind the scenes at NBA lottery that landed No. 3 pick for Knicks and sent Zion Williamson to New Orleans (Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:57:08 PM) CHICAGO — The Zion …continue reading

“Can You Freeze Ping Pong Balls?”: The 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Thread

I am a big Patrick Ewing fan and I am thrilled that he is the Knicks’ representative tonight. I am such a Ewing fan that I held off on “Can Patrick Ewing finally win something for the Knicks?” as the title of this thread. Anyways, here we are, twenty minutes away from the start of perhaps the most important Draft Lottery in the Knicks’ history. Let’s go, Knicks!

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.14)

[NYDN] Breaking down the Knicks’ lottery possibilities and what they mean (Monday, May 13, 2019 10:12:38 PM) The Knicks spent an entire season of losing for this one moment, this jostling of Ping Pong balls inside a Chicago hotel. It will determine whether they were geniuses or idiots. Successful tanking is largely contingent on dumb luck, and the Knicks haven’t had much since winning the Patrick Ewing… [SNY Knicks] Will Tuesday start Knicks’ new chapter after painful history with NBA Draft Lottery? (Monday, May 13, 2019 10:00:00 PM) While this year’s lottery holds the promise of drafting Duke’s Zion Williamson …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2019.05.13)

[YahooSports] NBA rumors: Only Kevin Durant ‘changing his mind’ can derail Knicks’ plans (Monday, May 13, 2019 4:49:51 AM) NBA rumors: Only Kevin Durant ‘changing his mind’ can derail Knicks plans originally appeared on Kevin Durant is still a member of the Golden State Warriors. But most national pundits are getting ready for Durant’s introductory press conference with the New York Knicks this summer. At this point, everyone expects Durant and Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving to decline their player options and join forces on the Knicks. [TheRinger] NBA rumors: Only Kevin Durant ‘changing his mind’ can derail …continue reading