I literally just got off a cruise ship in Vancouver after a week long cruise in Alaska, turn on my phone for the first time in a week and that was quite good timing. From ESPN… The New York Knicks have agreed to trade 10-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. The Thunder will send center Enes Kanter, forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls) to New York, league sources said. Anthony, 33, will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker to accommodate …continue reading
[NYPost] Knicks’ last resort might just be making friends with Carmelo (Friday, September 22, 2017 8:58:03 PM) Steve Mills, the new Knicks president, sat between Scott Perry, the new general manager, and Jeff Hornacek, essentially a new coach, as he will be allowed to do things the way he wants in Year 2 of his tenure, unlike his lot in Year 1. So, much was new for the Knicks — except for… [NYPost] No more triangle: Jeff Hornacek’s going to ‘open it up’ (Friday, September 22, 2017 6:38:17 PM) The triangle offense was mentioned at the Knicks’ pre-training-camp press conference …continue reading
[NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony not mentioned in Knicks GM Scott Perry’s blog post (Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:59:32 PM) If there were even a speck of doubt that Carmelo Anthony no longer is in the Knicks’ plans, it was swept away Thursday by new general manager Scott Perry. [NYTimes] Scott Perry, New Knicks G.M., Likes Things ‘Clean and Neat’ (Friday, September 22, 2017 2:32:49 AM) Known as a meticulous organizer, he has stepped into a wayward franchise that has never been described as “clean and neat.” His family is along for the ride. [NYPost] Knicks are scrubbing Carmelo from the …continue reading
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James’s Future May Depend on Nets’ Success or Failure (Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:59:22 PM) The more Brooklyn loses, the better it is for Cleveland, which holds the Nets’ first-round pick in 2018 and hopes it might persuade James to stay put. [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Apologizes for Twitter Comments About Thunder (Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:14:34 PM) The Golden State Warriors star spouted off about his old team, and denied he had intended to do so from an anonymous account. [NYPost] Porzingis returning to Knicks but still thinking about Euro tourney (Wednesday, September 20, 2017 …continue reading
[NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: In Michael Beasley, the Knicks Have a Perfectly Imperfect Symbol (Wednesday, September 20, 2017 12:36:59 AM) Once the No. 2 pick in the N.B.A. draft, Beasley has been something of a basketball vagabond. But he is only 28, and he is brimming with confidence. [SNY Knicks] Michael Beasley says Joakim Noah ‘looks great’ (Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:20:04 PM) Knicks C Joakim Noah “looks great” as he prepares for the upcoming season, teammate Michael Beasley says. [SNY Knicks] Healthy Jarrett Jack looking forward to opportunity with Knicks (Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:15:31 PM) Jack says the …continue reading
[SNY Knicks] How will the Knicks’ point guard situation shake out? (Monday, September 18, 2017 3:15:06 PM) The Knicks have enough point guards going into training camp for an entire starting lineup. [NYPost] Knicks’ Carmelo replacement may be in the building (Monday, September 18, 2017 8:18:25 PM) Former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn will vouch for two things regarding Michael Beasley — he will light up the Garden as “an incredibly gifted natural scorer’’ and Knicks assistant coach Kurt Rambis is a huge fan. Beasley is in Tarrytown, reporting for Knicks’ voluntary workouts ahead of training camp which opens Monday. …continue reading
[SNY Knicks] After sexual assault cloud in college, Dotson trying to stick with Knicks (Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:38:58 AM) It has been a wild ride to the NBA for the Knicks’ newest G Damyean Dotson after sexual assault allegations in college almost ruined his dream.