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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thanasis Antetokounmpo: A Knicksplainer

As part of the Knicks’ summer renovation, perhaps the most beloved (if not the most important addition) of the bevy of 2nd Rounders is the shiny, aromatic coat of varnish they snagged with the 51st pick, Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Like most, you might know little about the twenty-two year old, save for the fact that he is the older sibling of Giannis, the Milwaukee Bucks’ gangly, smile-laden force of nature also known as “The Greek Freak.” The jury is still out on whether “Greek Freak 2.0″ and “Greek Freak Jr.” will make for apt monikers, but Phil Jackson’s rolling with “Thanacity”–a …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.25)

[New York Times] Bavetta Looks Back on a Lifetime in Basketball (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:35:52 GMT) Dick Bavetta never missed a game. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Dream Defeat Sky to Tie W.N.B.A. Series (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 04:39:12 GMT) Angel McCoughtry scored a career-high 39 points, and the visiting Atlanta Dream beat the Chicago Sky, 92-83, to even their W.N.B.A. playoff series at one game apiece. [New York Times] LeBron James’s Representative Completes His Own Journey (Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:34:42 GMT) At the heart of LeBron James’s homecoming is a promise made 12 years …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.24)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Loss to Lynx Ends Hammon’s Playing Career (Sun, 24 Aug 2014 04:15:17 GMT) Minnesota won at San Antonio, 94-89, to advance to the W.N.B.A.’s Western Conference finals and end the playing career of the Stars’ Becky Hammon.

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.23)

[New York Times] US Picks 12-Man Roster for Basketball World Cup (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:32:53 GMT) The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro basketball: U.S. Beats Puerto Rico in Final Tuneup (Sat, 23 Aug 2014 03:43:46 GMT) Stephen Curry scored 17 points, and the United States national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico, 112-86.

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.22)

[New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony eager for Knicks turnaround, believes they will make playoffs (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:53:26 GMT) He wasn’t suited up to play, but an optimistic Carmelo Anthony was on the hardwood on Thursday talking turnaround for the 2014 season. [New York Times] Source: Wolves Get Young as Part of Love Trade (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:08:48 GMT) The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade. [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Lynx’s Moore Named M.V.P. (Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:17:42 GMT) Maya Moore …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.21)

[New York Times] Sports Briefing | Basketball: Irving Shines in U.S. Win (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:49:17 GMT) Kyrie Irving, starting in place of Derrick Rose, made all five of his shots and scored 12 points, and the United States’ national team beat the Dominican Republic, 105-62, in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden. [New York Times] AP Source: Lynx’s Moore Has Won WNBA MVP Award (Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:44:55 GMT) Minnesota’s Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night. [New York Times] …continue reading

Knicks Morning News (2014.08.20)

[New York Times] On Basketball: Derrick Rose Plays for Team U.S.A. Despite His Injury History (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:03:54 GMT) N.B.A. players who choose to represent their nations in international competition know they could get hurt but ignore the danger “because they care.” [New York Times] Dick Bavetta, N.B.A. Referee for 39 Years, Is Retiring (Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:32:22 GMT) The longtime court official announced he will retire from the league after having worked a record 2,635 regular-season games and 270 playoff contests. [New York Times] Steve Ballmer Quits Microsoft Board, Citing His Outside Duties (Wed, 20 Aug …continue reading