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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.15)

[New York Post] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony ‘trusts’ Phil Jackson — for now (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 02:18:34 -0400) LAS VEGAS — Carmelo Anthony is good with Phil Jackson … for now. Knicks officials have been in contact with Anthony in the last 24 hours and got a strong… [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Nuggets’ Ty Lawson Suspected of D.U.I. (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:07:24 GMT) Lawson was held in Los Angeles, his second drunken-driving arrest this year. [New York Times] Deron Williams Joins Hometown Mavs on 2-Year, $10M Contract (Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:29:08 GMT) Deron Williams …continue reading

Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 2

Since yesterday’s game was late, I’m just posting my notes: Again Porzingis is playing center, guarding Tarik Black, who is listed as a center on the Lakers roster. Also they asked L.J. at halftime, and he said center. So put it in the books. Porzingis ran down the court on a turnover. Got there pretty quickly. Nice touch on a turnaround jump hook from 5. Porzingis draws a foul on jumper. Opposing player ran out toward him. Knicks turn it over, Porzingis hustles back on D. They get the ball back & now he’s running up court. Gets the ball …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.14)

[New York Times] Phil Jackson Satisfied With Knicks’ Crop of Free Agents (Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:52:33 GMT) Jackson said the team had been able to solidify its defense and add leadership by signing veterans like Robin Lopez and Arron Afflalo, giving him hope that the Knicks could show improvement. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Marc Gasol Re-Signs (Tue, 14 Jul 2015 03:42:40 GMT) It had previously been reported that Gasol had agreed to a five-year maximum contract with the Memphis Grizzlies worth more than $100 million. [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Knicks, Lakers learning to rebuild …continue reading

Scouting Porzingis: Summer League Game 1

Kristaps Porzingis played his first NBA game Saturday for the Knicks’ summer league team. The first thing that jumped out at me about Porzingis is his size. He’s listed as 7-3 in sneakers, and he’s clearly head & shoulders above the other players. He had 2 blocks and I’m not even sure he jumped to get them. His immense stature is almost unworldly, slightly reminiscent of Yao Ming, but not nearly as pronounced. Actually the best comparison is Rik Smits. The fourth overall pick in 2015 is not as stiff as Smits, but he’s not a fluid as you’d imagine …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.13)

[New York Times] East Tightens Up With All Teams Within 2 Games of Each Other (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 06:55:38 GMT) As is usually the case, the Eastern Conference is going to be a tight race to the playoffs. Only two games separate first-place Connecticut and last-place Atlanta in the standings. [New York Times] Andrea Bargnani Agrees to a Two-Year Deal With the Nets (Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:47:29 GMT) Bargnani, a 7-foot center, will continue his N.B.A. career in Brooklyn after two injury-marred seasons with the Knicks. [New York Times] Thunder Match Portland’s Offer Sheet, Will Keep Kanter (Mon, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.12)

[New York Daily News] Kristaps Porzingis looks good in Knicks Summer League debut (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:04:06 GMT) For one night, Kristaps Porzingis became a bigger tourist attraction than Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield and the Hoover Dam. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: 76ers’ Joel Embiid to Have Surgery (Sun, 12 Jul 2015 03:47:19 GMT) Embiid, the third overall pick in the 2014 N.B.A. draft, and the Philadelphia 76ers have determined that he will have a second operation on his right foot, this time a bone graft. [New York Times] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Puts His Promise …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2015.07.11)

[New York Times] Russell Gets His First Look at the NBA’s Bright Lights (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:58:36 GMT) Welcome to life in the spotlight, D’Angelo Russell. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: LeBron James Signs 2-Year Deal (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:52:44 GMT) James signed his two-year contract with the Cavaliers. James agreed to the $47 million deal, which includes a player option for the 2016-17 season, on Thursday. [New York Times] Towns, Russell Debut as Wolves Top Lakers in Summer League (Sat, 11 Jul 2015 04:28:40 GMT) Karl-Anthony Towns, the No. 1 overall pick in the …continue reading