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Friday, May 26, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.05)

[NYDN] What Tony Parker injury means for Spurs, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose (Thursday, May 04, 2017 8:59:12 PM) Tony Parker’s injury is absolutely devastating to the San Antonio Spurs in the short term. [NYPost] How Carmelo could become part of a revamped Clippers Big 4 (Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:57:11 PM) Clippers coach Doc Rivers still believes in his core group, but admitted he is tired of just being in the playoff party. Carmelo Anthony is tired of being on the outside looking in. In parting comments Wednesday, Rivers sounded like he was leaning toward not breaking up the Clippers …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.04)

[ESPN] Rumor Central: Is Frank Ntilikina the Knicks’ top draft target? (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:10:45 AM) Rumor Central: Is Frank Ntilikina the Knicks’ top draft target? [NYTimes] LeBron James Reaches Scoring Milestone in Win for Cavaliers (Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:38:50 AM) The Cleveland star passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second in career playoff points as the Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors, 125-103. [NY Newsday] Michele Roberts, head of NBA union, believes Phil Jackson trying ‘to shame’ Carmelo Anthony (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:25:49 PM) The head of the NBA players’ union, Michele Roberts, believes Knicks president Phil Jackson is …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.03)

[SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony could be a fit for the Clippers (Tuesday, May 02, 2017 1:00:56 PM) The Clippers were among the teams — along with the Celtics, Cavaliers, and others — who expressed interest in Anthony prior to this season’s trade deadline. [NYDN] Three suspects nabbed in Cleanthony Early shooting, robbery (Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:21:38 AM) Three suspects in the armed robbery and shooting of ex-Knick Cleanthony Early were arrested Tuesday — 16 months after the brazen holdup. [NYTimes] Kenny Sears, Knicks’ Two-Time Leading Scorer, Is Dead at 83 (Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:39:52 PM) Sears, a 6-foot-9 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.02)

[NYTimes] Cavaliers Crush Raptors in Eastern Conference Semifinal’s Opener (Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:21:54 AM) LeBron James scored 35 points, Kyrie Irving added 24, and Cleveland, which had not played since April 23 after a four-game sweep of Indiana, won at home in Game 1. [NYTimes] Twitter Signs a Deal to Stream Regular-Season W.N.B.A. Games (Tuesday, May 02, 2017 12:20:14 AM) The 20-game agreement makes the basketball league the first women’s professional sports group to sign a rights deal with the social media service. [NYDN] Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell ineligible for Big3 draft (Monday, May 01, 2017 3:41:47 PM) Unfortunately, …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.01)

[NYTimes] Sports Briefing: Celtics Open Conference Semifinal by Beating Wizards (Monday, May 01, 2017 3:56:10 AM) Isaiah Thomas, a day after attending his sister’s funeral, scored 33 points as Boston won Game 1. [NYTimes] Jazz 104, Clippers 91 | Jazz win series, 4-3: Jazz Top the Clippers in Game 7, Escorting Them to Another Early Exit (Monday, May 01, 2017 3:04:45 AM) Utah, led by Gordon Hayward’s 26 points, knocked Chris Paul and his teammates out of the playoffs and into an uncertain future. [NYPost] Why the Jazz’s win could have Carmelo Anthony heading west (Sunday, April 30, 2017 7:58:51 …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.30)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: 6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want. (Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:11:14 PM) Kyle Wiltjer averaged just over 10 3-point attempts in the D-League this season as he tries to develop at a position vital to Houston’s success. [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Joe Johnson, a Taciturn Veteran, Speaks Volumes for the Jazz (Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:25:02 PM) Johnson, a 16-year veteran, has unexpectedly become a key for the offense off the Utah bench in the playoffs, especially with the game on the line.

Knicks Morning News (2017.04.29)

[NYTimes] Wizards and Celtics Both Clinch Series and Will Meet in the Next Round (Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:22:46 AM) John Wall led Washington with 42 points; Avery Bradley scored 23 to lead Boston; and Larry Bird stepped down from the Pacers’ front office. [SNY Knicks] Hill, Senglin among potential under the radar targets for Knicks (Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00:28 PM) The Knicks, coming off their fourth-straight season without a postseason appearance, have lots of work to do between now and the 2017-18 season.