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Monday, July 25, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.19)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:24:43 EST) Tuesday's Knicks Links: Revamped roster excites Carmelo Anthony [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 03:33:13 EST) Melo: 'As a country, we have to stand united' [New York Times] Carmelo Anthony Is Using His Voice and Olympic Platform for Social Change (Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:29:39 GMT) While training with the United States basketball team that will be headed to the Rio Olympics, Anthony spoke about his activism against gun …continue reading

2016 FA Roundtable: Willy Hernangomez and Mindaugas Kuzminskas

PLUGH: These are really good signs of the Knicks getting smart. I’m not sure how much Clarence Gaines had to do with the two of these signings, but WHG (or is it BHG now?) was on the radar while the team was scouting Porzingis at Sevilla. A good organization is able to fill important bench roles with quality players. It’s increasingly difficult to afford those kind of players from within the NBA universe. The ACB is full of strong, talented players who have proven their value on a quality stage. Many of the guys available outside the draft are limited …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.18)

[New York Times] Nate Thurmond, Warriors Center and Defensive Wall, Dies at 74 (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 04:07:24 GMT) A seven-time All-Star and Hall of Fame player went toe-to-toe with the N.B.A.’s dominant big men. [New York Times] Jones, Valentine Set Up T-Wolves-Bulls Summer League Final (Mon, 18 Jul 2016 02:45:33 GMT) A look at the two semifinal games Sunday in the Las Vegas Summer League:

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.17)

[New York Times] Nate Thurmond, Warriors Center and Defensive Wall, Dies at 74 (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:58:29 GMT) A seven-time All-Star and Hall of Fame player went toe-to-toe with the N.B.A.’s dominant big men. [New York Times] N.B.A. Summer League Is Proving Ground for Coaches, Too (Sun, 17 Jul 2016 05:20:04 GMT) The former player Juwan Howard was among people in Orlando, Fla., Salt Lake City and Las Vegas looking to gain experience leading a team.

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.16)

[New York Times] NBA Summer League Over for 16 Teams in Consolation Play (Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:21:34 GMT) A look at the eight consolation games Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League: [New York Times] Croatian Forward Saric Signs With Philadelphia 76ers (Sat, 16 Jul 2016 05:00:27 GMT) Croatian Dario Saric has signed with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team said on Friday, two years after acquiring the rights to the highly-rated forward. [New York Times] NBA Summer League Play Over for 16 Teams in Consolation Play (Sat, 16 Jul 2016 02:42:38 GMT) A look at the eight consolation games …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.07.15)

[ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Friday's Knicks Links: Role with Knicks was too big for Jose Calderon (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:11:40 EST) Friday's Knicks Links: Role with Knicks was too big for Jose Calderon [New York Times] Spurs Officially Add Pau Gasol to Help Replace Tim Duncan (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:54:06 GMT) Gasol, 36, who played in Chicago the past two seasons, has been one of the N.B.A.’s most talented and versatile big men for the last 15 years. [New York Times] Lakers Forward Nance Has ‘Probable Fracture’ in Right Hand (Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:12:31 GMT) The …continue reading

2016 FA Roundtable: Head Coach Jeff Hornacek

PLUGH: This was an “out of the blue” hiring for Phil, at least according to all the narratives about him being on vacation. I don’t really want to rehash that ugly period in Knicks media/fandom, but suffice it to say the moves he’s made have confused, surprised, and sometimes pleased the people in orbit of the team. The tone has shifted in the discourse around the Knicks, and much of that shift occurred when Jeff Hornacek came aboard and word came out he wouldn’t have to be a Triangle-orthodox coach. We’ll see how that plays out, but he’s been likable …continue reading