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Friday, June 23, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.19)

[NYTimes] N.B.A. Teams Covet a New Breed of Big Man in the Draft (Sunday, June 18, 2017 4:02:35 PM) Ten years after Portland selected Greg Oden over Kevin Durant, teams are placing greater value on players with size who are nimble and versatile. Point guards will also attract attention in 2017. [NYTimes] Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, W.N.B.A. Stars, Keep Longtime Friendship (Monday, June 19, 2017 4:37:26 AM) With Taurasi breaking multiple career records this season and Bird closing in on her own, their relationship — between teammates and then rivals — has endured. [NYTimes] Diana Taurasi Breaks W.N.B.A. Scoring …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.18)

[NYPost] French pick with all the Knicks want, they just need to get him (Saturday, June 17, 2017 9:00:26 PM) During the French League semifinal between Strasbourg and Lyon-Villeurbonne earlier this month, Olivier Mazet, the French agent for Frank Ntilikina, arranged for a postgame dinner. He invited his client, Ntilikina, of Strasbourg; Charles Kahudi, who plays for Lyon; and Ntilikina’s mother, Jacqueline. Lyon led 2-0 in the best-of-five series, and Mazet was relieved. He soon… [NYPost] The 25 New York sports stories that will capture you this summer (Saturday, June 17, 2017 6:33:16 PM) Summer in the city. … You …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.17)

[NYPost] Ron Baker knows what Knicks need — now will he be back? (Friday, June 16, 2017 8:32:36 AM) Ron Baker has heard reports of president Phil Jackson’s intentions to select a guard/wing in Thursday’s NBA draft. The Knicks’ blond rookie revelation hopes it turns into a prospect with a nose for defense. “Obviously I think our defense was not very good last year,’’ Baker told The Post in a phone interview this week…. [NYPost] Derrick Rose seems desperate to return to Knicks (Friday, June 16, 2017 7:32:05 AM) Derrick Rose and the Knicks seem to be lowering their expectations at …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.16)

[SNY Knicks] Knicks can use stretch provision on Anthony if unable to find trade (Thursday, June 15, 2017 1:00:16 PM) If Phi Jackson and the Knicks are unable to find a trade involving Carmelo Anthony, New York could decide to use the stretch provision on the star forward. [SNY Knicks] Malik Monk worked out with Knicks earlier this week (Thursday, June 15, 2017 2:40:53 PM) Kentucky SG Malik Monk worked out for the Knicks earlier this week [SNY Knicks] Prigioni takes head coaching job in Spain (Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:10:49 PM) The Knicks had been interested in hiring Prigioni …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.15)

[SNY Knicks] UNC’s Justin Jackson: Knicks’ workout ‘more mental than physical’ (Wednesday, June 14, 2017 10:44:48 AM) North Carolina’s top scoring threat, Justin Jackson, said his workout with the Knicks Tuesday was entirely different than the rest he has participated in, per NY Post’s Marc Berman. [NYDN] Astros-Red Sox series could feature Derek Fisher vs. Matt Barnes (Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:37:57 PM) Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes could come face to face this weekend…on the baseball diamond? [NYPost] Knicks’ other Carmelo option if Jackson can’t pull off trade (Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:26:39 AM) It’s a last resort, but …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.14)

[SNY Knicks] French PG Frank Ntilikina says Knicks “would be a good thing for me” (Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:47:06 PM) French PG Frank Ntilikina has been on the Knicks’ radar in the upcoming NBA draft, and the interest is mutual, according to Stefan Bondy of NY Daily News. [SNY Knicks] Is Shaun Livingston a fit for the Knicks? (Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:20:31 PM) Warriors PG Shaun Livingston, who made $5.7 million this season in the final year of a three-year contract, is set to become an unrestricted free agent. [ESPN] Knicks get firsthand look at UNC’s Justin Jackson, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.06.13)

[NYTimes] Warriors 129, Cavaliers 120: Warriors Win N.B.A. Title, Avenging Themselves Against the Cavaliers (Tuesday, June 13, 2017 4:49:18 AM) Golden State defeated Cleveland, four games to one, dominating the team that rallied to stun them in last year’s finals. Kevin Durant was named the most valuable player of the series. [NYTimes] Warriors Look Like a Dynasty After Winning Another N.B.A. Championship (Tuesday, June 13, 2017 3:54:13 AM) The Warriors won their second title in three years behind the hot shooting of Kevin Durant, who they signed after losing to the Cavaliers last year. [NYPost] Michael Sweetney tried to kill …continue reading