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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.17)

[SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Draft lottery spurns Knicks (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:19:41 AM) [SNY Knicks] Walt Frazier doesn’t want Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:55:44 PM) Former Knick and team broadcaster Walt Frazier says he doesn’t want to see forward Carmelo Anthony leave the Knicks organization, according to ESPN. [SNY Knicks] Knicks land eighth overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:17:58 PM) The Knicks were awarded with the number eight overall pick after the announcement of the NBA Draft order at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening. [SNY Knicks] …continue reading

The Basketball Gods Work in Mysterious Ways: The 2017 NBA Lottery Live Thread

As we await the results of the 2017 NBA Lottery at 8:30 PM Eastern (airing on ESPN), let’s take a quick look at the important odds for the Knicks. The Knicks have a 5.3% chance of landing the #1 overall pick. Odds for No. 2 overall pick: 6.0 percent Odds for No. 3 overall pick: 7.0 percent Odds for No. 7 overall pick: 57.2 percent Odds for No. 8 overall pick: 22.6 percent Odds for No. 9 overall pick: 1.8 percent Odds for No. 10 overall pick: Just a smidge over 0. So 18.3% chance at landing in the top …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.16)

[NYDN] What Knicks can expect from NBA Draft lottery  (Monday, May 15, 2017 10:08:53 PM) It could be luck of the draw, or the frozen envelope, or whatever else you choose to believe about the NBA draft lottery. [NYDN] Phil Jackson could use a little luck, but he also needs to change (Monday, May 15, 2017 9:39:03 PM) It was very shrewd of Phil Jackson to publicly acknowledge that he recently spoke with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. [NYDN] Kenyon Martin says Melo shouldn’t waive no-trade clause (Monday, May 15, 2017 2:26:10 PM) Carmelo Anthony has remained silent since Phil Jackson …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.15)

[NYPost] NBA execs: Phil Jackson’s mouth is killing Carmelo’s stock (Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:13:53 PM) You want to trade in or sell your 2003 car and get a better model. Chances are you do not initiate sale talks with: “Well, the car stalls and it never got me where I wanted to go. Essentially, it’s a lemon, so let it be someone else’s headache. “But I want the top Blue… [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: After Steve Kerr’s Halftime Speech, the Warriors Rally Past the Spurs (Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:20:44 PM) Golden State, still without its coach on the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.14)

[NYPost] NBA insiders open up on how much LaVar Ball hurts Lonzo (Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:47:59 PM) CHICAGO — LaVar Ball, the former Jets practice-squad tight end in the mid-1990s, didn’t make it to the combine. That is, this week’s NBA scouting combine that concluded Saturday. That was a relief to NBA talent evaluators. Some find sports’ most infamous father a nuisance and possible reason UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is no… [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Game 7 in Boston: Whose Funeral? (Saturday, May 13, 2017 4:15:53 PM) The Wizards have forced a tiebreaking matchup in their playoff series against …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.13)

[NYDN] De’Aaron Fox excited at possibly playing with Kristaps Porzingis (Friday, May 12, 2017 9:56:27 PM) Fox envisions “something special” in New York if teamed up with Kristaps Porzingis. [NYDN] Why Knicks president Phil Jackson recently texted Carmelo Anthony (Friday, May 12, 2017 9:55:19 PM) Phil Jackson cares enough about Melo’s well-being to send a supportive text about personal issues and still push him toward another team. [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s plan during Knicks combine interviews: stay silent (Friday, May 12, 2017 5:45:07 PM) Jackson said the young ages of the prospects these days lends itself to longer learning curves, both …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.12)

[NYPost] Note to Knicks: Calipari says De’Aaron Fox may be next John Wall (Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:58:34 PM) CHICAGO — John Calipari said point guard De’Aaron Fox can be like John Wall if he changes his mentality. The Kentucky coach held court Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine. His starting backcourt of Fox and Malik Monk are definite lottery picks and intriguing to the Knicks. Also gaining combine buzz is Kentucky student Hamidou… [NYPost] Hornacek doesn’t want Kristaps Porzingis to ‘dwell’ on the past (Thursday, May 11, 2017 2:46:08 PM) CHICAGO — Lamenting a lost opportunity to hash out …continue reading