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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.17)

[SNY Knicks] Why Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 1:20:48 PM) Here is why point guard Brandon Jennings is the Knicks X-Factor this season [SNY Knicks] Which Knicks could win year-end awards? (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:21:18 AM) According to the latest NBA MVP odds released by Bovada Las Vegas, Carmelo Anthony stands the best chance at winning the award for the Knicks with 33/1 odds, followed by Derrick Rose at 100/1, and Kristaps Porzingis at 300/1. [NYDN] Melo visits Rio favelas, plays basketball with kids at Olympics (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8:09:26 AM) Whatever you …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.16)

[NYPost] Stephen A. Smith scapegoats ESPN colleague after Carmelo scolding (Monday, August 15, 2016 11:55:45 AM) ESPN’s quotes attributed to Carmelo Anthony suggesting he would be satisfied with his basketball legacy — even without an NBA championship — were “taken completely out of context,” according to ESPN. In trying to provide retroactive background to a story he used as a springboard to rip into Anthony, Stephen A. Smith scapegoated reporter Marc… [NYTimes] Basketball: Argentina to Face U.S. in Last Eight (Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:09:28 AM) Croatia beat Lithuania 90-81 in the final preliminary round game of the Olympic men’s …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.15)

[NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Klay Thompson scores 30 as USA edges France (Sunday, August 14, 2016 5:44:14 PM) RIO DE JANEIRO — Three wins from gold, and still no reason to think it will be easy for the U.S. men’s basketball team. [NYTimes] Basketball-U.S. on Top After Nervy Win Over France (Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:24:28 PM) The U.S. men’s basketball team closed out pool play with an unbeaten record but a nervy 100-97 win over France on Sunday confirmed that getting to the top step of the Olympic podium will not be an easy climb. [NYTimes] Basketball: Unbeaten U.S. …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.14)

[SNY Knicks] New-look Knicks get national exposure with 2016-17 schedule (Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:41:46 AM) With the release of the 2016-17 season NBA schedule, here’s a look at what figure to be some very key matchups for the new-look Knicks. [NYTimes] U.S.A. Basketball Is Already Cruising in Rio. Now, to Take the Court. (Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:14:20 AM) The men’s and women’s basketball teams are again avoiding the athletes’ village at the Olympics for security reasons, although other high-profile athletes do not share the concern. [NYTimes] Highlights-Day Eight at the Rio Olympics (Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:45:33 PM) …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.13)

[NYDN] NBA releases schedule: Knicks will play 22 games on national TV (Friday, August 12, 2016 8:45:27 AM) The arrival of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, plus the emergence of Kristaps Porzingis, means the Knicks are back in the national spotlight. [ESPN] Vote: Does Anthony have to win an NBA title to consider his career great? (Friday, August 12, 2016 12:20:20 PM) Vote: Does Anthony have to win an NBA title to consider his career great? [NYPost] Phil Jackson: Derek Fisher was in trouble ‘almost from the start’ (Friday, August 12, 2016 8:53:31 AM) In the latest installment of “The …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.12)

[NYTimes] AP Source: LeBron James Has Agreed to 3-Year Deal With Cavs (Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01:02 AM) LeBron James is going to hang around home for a while. [NYTimes] Durant, Warriors to OKC on Feb. 11, Cleveland on Christmas (Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:45:50 PM) Kevin Durant will return to Oklahoma City on Feb. 11 and join the Golden State Warriors for an NBA Finals rematch at Cleveland on Christmas. [NYTimes] NBA: James to Stay With Cavaliers (Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:15:30 PM) LeBron James has signed a new contract to remain with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2016.08.11)

[NY Newsday] Rio Olympics: Carmelo Anthony becomes USA’s top scorer in win over Australia (Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:16:33 PM) Carmelo Anthony is the most prolific scorer in U.S. men’s Olympic basketball history. [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek’s daughter scores broadcasting gig (Wednesday, August 10, 2016 6:07:05 AM) Jeff Hornacek isn’t the only member of his family who nabbed a hot new job this year. Digital-first sports platform 120 Sports announced Wednesday Abby Hornacek, Jeff’s daughter, would be joining its roster as a new contributor. “I have been in and around sports my entire life and understand the passion and level of interactions …continue reading