Knicks Morning News (2015.01.06)

  • [New York Post] Tyson Chandler surprised by the mess the Knicks have become (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:40:05 -0500)

    After Tyson Chandler spent three years in New York, he's back with his new/old team and surprised at the dumpster fire the Knicks have become since he was traded away….

  • [New York Post] Phil Jackson clears tons of cap space — for Marc Gasol? (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:17:26 -0500)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It may be a pipe dream to think of landing free-agent-to-be center Marc Gasol, but it is one the Knicks still cling to as they absorb this…

  • [New York Post] The easy part is done — but now Phil Jackson’s true test begins (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:06:15 -0500)

    This was the easy part. This was the obvious part. Of course the Knicks had do this, had to embrace the full force of rebuilding. When you are five wins…

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks trade J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert to Cavs (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:25:50 GMT)

    With the Knicks off to a dreadful 5-31 start, team president Phil Jackson finally showed he has seen enough.

  • [New York Daily News] Memorable J.R. Smith shenanigans from his Knicks career (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:51:46 GMT)

    J.R. Smith’s greatest hits (and misses):

  • [New York Daily News] Lupica: Knicks are hard to buy (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:49:20 GMT)

    This is where we are with the Phil Jackson era, nearly a year into it: The Knicks have turned into the Washington Generals.

  • [New York Daily News] Former Knick Tyson Chandler reacts to J.R. Smith trade (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:06:43 GMT)

    Tyson Chandler’s former teammates on the Knicks, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were being shipped to Cleveland in a salary dump, he was told.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks drop 12th straight in loss to Grizzlies (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:31:24 GMT)

    The Knicks made a salary-dumping deal off the court — and some dubious history on the floor — on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Scottish Football Club Rangers Rejects Sarver Lifeline (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:38:48 GMT)

    Troubled Scottish football club Rangers on Tuesday said it had rejected a possible takeover offer from Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, as it did not adequately value a controlling interest in the club.

  • [New York Times] Hawks Beat Clippers 107-98 for 7th Straight Road Victory (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:35:59 GMT)

    The Atlanta Hawks just keep rolling on the road.

  • [New York Times] Warriors Get Defensive in 117-91 Win Over Thunder (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:32:52 GMT)

    Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr often reminds his players the morning of a big game that they better be ready for a tough test that night.

  • [New York Times] Hibbert Scores 22 to Lead Pacers to 105-101 Win Over Jazz (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:38:59 GMT)

    Roy Hibbert helped the Indiana Pacers to a big lead and then had to nervously watch his teammates withstand Utah’s furious comeback bid.

  • [New York Times] Lillard Scores 39 to Rally Blazers Past Lakers 98-94 (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:50:59 GMT)

    Damian Lillard scored 39 points and made the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds remaining as the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 98-94 Monday night.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Sixers Defeat Short-Handed Cavaliers (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:35:56 GMT)

    Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit a go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift the host Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over Cleveland.

  • [New York Times] At 5-32, Knicks Look to the Future by Trading Smith and Shumpert (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:14:33 GMT)

    J. R. Smith and Iman Shumpert were on their way to Cleveland as part of a three-team trade, and Samuel Dalembert was waived.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Trade Waiters to OKC, Get Smith, Shumpert From Knicks (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:05:57 GMT)

    The Cavaliers tried to make it work with Dion Waiters. They couldn’t wait any longer.

  • [New York Times] Mavericks 96, Nets 88: Nets Make It Interesting but Wither in Overtime (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:58:43 GMT)

    The Nets made 16 shots in the first quarter and only 16 more in the rest of regulationen route to a 96-88 overtime loss to the Mavericks.

  • [New York Times] Gasol Scores 27, Butler Has 22 as Bulls Beat Rockets 114-105 (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:53:51 GMT)

    Whether he is emerging as an MVP candidate or not, Jimmy Butler isn’t sure. The only thing that matters to him is the Chicago Bulls keep winning.

  • [New York Times] Dirk Moves Up NBA Scoring List, Mavs Beat Nets 96-88 in OT (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:35:52 GMT)

    Dirk Nowitzki called it an “insane, crazy ride” that’s carried him past some of basketball’s greats.

  • [New York Times] Afflalo, Nuggets Hand Wolves 12th Straight Loss (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 04:32:57 GMT)

    It’s been a slog at times for Arron Afflalo in his second tour with the Denver Nuggets as he tries to re-acclimate himself to a team in flux.

  • [New York Times] 76ers End 14-Game Home Skid With 95-92 Win Over Cavaliers (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:51:16 GMT)

    LeBron James was absent. So were Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

  • [New York Times] Wizards End Skid With 92-85 Win Over Pelicans (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:48:59 GMT)

    John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies 105, Knicks 83: In Memphis, Knicks Can Only Watch Marc Gasol and Wish He Were One of Them (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:39:37 GMT)

    Gasol, one of the best centers in the N.B.A. and a free agent after the season, helped the Grizzlies send the Knicks to their 12th straight defeat.

  • [New York Times] Walker Scores 33, Carries Hornets Past Celtics 104-95 (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 03:31:47 GMT)

    Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half and Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 20 points on a perfect shooting night, carrying the Charlotte Hornets to a 104-95 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Knicks Sending Smith, Shumpert to Cavs (Tue, 06 Jan 2015 02:57:46 GMT)

    The New York Knicks are trading J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the disappointing Cavaliers, who have struggled in superstar LeBron James’ first season back in Cleveland.

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