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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.07)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Despite the Fading of Star Players, the San Antonio Spurs’ Future Remains Bright (Saturday, May 06, 2017 5:48:14 PM) The Spurs have lost their longtime guard Tony Parker for the rest of the playoffs. Guard Manu Ginobili is 39. The star center Tim Duncan has retired. But the San Antonio way continues to attract talent. [NYPost] Porzingis shows Clippers love in mysterious deleted tweet (Saturday, May 06, 2017 5:08:29 PM) Does Kristaps Porzingis have a secret desire to be traded to the Clippers with his mentor Carmelo Anthony? In a suspiciously timed tweet — that was …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2017.05.06)

[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Wizards vs. Celtics: Pushing, Shoving, and Occasional Basketball (Friday, May 05, 2017 1:10:26 PM) For one game, at least, the Wizards were able to match — and even exceed — the Celtics’ brand of physicality. [NYTimes] At $495, Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 Sneakers Have Tastemakers Saying No Thanks (Friday, May 05, 2017 5:10:31 PM) The price tag for the least expensive model doesn’t go over well as the basketball star and his father try a different business model. [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis skipped meeting results in trade calls to Knicks (Friday, May 05, 2017 7:50:06 PM) The …continue reading

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