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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.10)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Popovich Receives Extension (Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:56:40 GMT) Gregg Popovich, one of five coaches to have won at least five N.B.A. championships, agreed to a multiyear contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs. [New York Times] Sterling Shouts at Wife in Courtroom (Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:26:05 GMT) Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, shouted, “Get away from me, you pig,” at Rochelle Sterling, his estranged wife, at a trial that will determine whether she legally removed him from a trust in order to sell the team. …continue reading

Frank Isola: Carmelo Anthony to Return to the Knicks, Announcement Coming Tomorrow (Maybe. Probably.)

According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: A person close to Anthony told The News on Wednesday that barring a last minute change of heart Anthony will re-sign with the Knicks after “agonizing over this” for the past week. “He will have something for everybody on Thursday,” said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony’s scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. “He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.09)

[New York Daily News] Knicks coach Fisher hoping for Melo assist (Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:36:45 GMT) Phil Jackson’s brief comments to the assembled media upon leaving the Knicks’ practice Tuesday in a high-school gym just off The Strip could have also been directed at stalling free agent Carmelo Anthony. [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony has not made free agency decision, Knicks, Lakers and Bulls waiting (Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:30:54 GMT) Carmelo Anthony’s ever-changing deadline was extended another day, thus leaving the Knicks wondering if the free agent forward is laying the groundwork to leave New York. [New …continue reading

Triángulo: José Calderón’s Value to the Knicks

After the dust settled on the trade with Dallas, and the unfamiliar high of receiving draft picks simmered down, one slightly unnerving reality kicked in: the length (three years) and cost ($22.21M) remaining on José Calderón’s contract, and the hearty bite into New York’s desired 2015 cap space. Though shipping Tyson Chandler and his expiring deal) back to Texas and extraditing the oleaginous mutta that is Raymond Felton netted the team a handful of assets, it seemed puzzling that the Knicks would be willing to accept the multiyear baggage attached to a guard approaching his 33rd birthday. How difficult would it be …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.08)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo ‘torn’ between Knicks, Lakers, Bulls (Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:08:31 GMT) Carmelo Anthony is “torn” over where to spend the prime years of his career, according to a friend of the Knicks All Star forward. Anthony, 30, is still debating his next move with the Knicks, Lakers and the Bulls as his top three choices, the source claims. [New York Times] Nets’ Low-Key Introduction Reflects New Coach (Tue, 08 Jul 2014 02:36:17 GMT) The Nets’ introduction of Lionel Hollins contrasted with the pageantry that accompanied last year’s introduction of Jason Kidd. [New York Times] Testimony …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.07)

[New York Times] AP Sources: LeBron James to Meet With Heat (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:53:17 GMT) Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. [New York Times] French Forward Diaw to Stay in San Antonio (Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:02:08 GMT) Boris Diaw will re-sign with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, the French forward announced on Sunday. Diaw, whose versatility inside and outside the paint played a key role in helping the Spurs capture the title this past season, announced the news via Twitter. “Hey Spurs …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.07.06)

[New York Daily News] Lupica: Carmelo Anthony has got all the moves (Sun, 06 Jul 2014 05:16:00 GMT) From the time Phil Jackson took the job as president and chief operating savior of the New York Knicks, getting the first max contract in the history of NBA front offices, we haven’t just treated him like the most powerful guy at the Garden, we’ve treated him like the most powerful guy in New York sports. [New York Daily News] Lakers become serious threat to sign Carmelo Anthony (Sun, 06 Jul 2014 02:26:28 GMT) Phil Jackson is now battling his former club …continue reading