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Friday, May 26, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.18)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: It’s Back to the Future for the Celtics, the Sixers and the Lakers (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:31:20 PM) It is not hard to imagine a day soon when the Celtics and the 76ers are grappling for supremacy in the East, with the Lakers awaiting the winner, just like in the 1980s. [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Spurs Get Gregg Popovich’s Message, to Their Detriment (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:55:23 PM) The San Antonio coach’s negative statements before Game 2 became a self-fulfilling prophecy in a 136-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday. [NYTimes] Cavaliers 117, Celtics …continue reading

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