Knicks Morning News (2015.02.16)

  • [New York Times] Klay Thompson Gives a Glimpse of All-Star Life in New York (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:21:56 GMT)

    Klay Thompson walked off the elevator on the fifth floor of the Sheraton Times Square Hotel wearing a white-collared shirt with thin red checkers, dark denim jeans and a tired face.

  • [New York Times] Report: Knicks, Stoudemire Agree to Contract Buyout (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:46:01 GMT)

    The New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Knicks have agreed to a buyout with Amare Stoudemire.

  • [New York Times] Knicks, Stoudemire Agree on Buyout (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:27:48 GMT)

    The New York Knicks took another step in the deconstruction of the struggling team by agreeing to buy out six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, according to multiple reports on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Russell Westbrook, Tight-Lipped Before Game, Makes a Statement as the M.V.P. (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:11:35 GMT)

    Westbrook scored a record 27 points in the first half and finished with 41, just missing Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 42, set in the 1962 All-Star Game.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Notebook: Amar’e Stoudemire and Knicks Said to Be Parting Ways With Contract Buyout (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:56:57 GMT)

    Stoudemire, a Knick since 2010, will be free to join another N.B.A. team, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

  • [New York Times] West 163, East 158: In N.B.A. All-Star Game, Pizazz Returns to Garden, and West Stars Shoot Their Way to a Win (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:50:09 GMT)

    In a leisurely game that grew mildly competitive only in the final minutes, the Western Conference beat the Eastern Conference, 163-158, in front of a well-dressed, sellout crowd.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Scores 41 Points, Selected All-Star Game MVP (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:30:55 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook was the brightest All-Star in the Big Apple.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Leads West to All-Star Victory (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:24:50 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook exploded for 41 points to lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 victory over the East in the 64th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Has 41, West Edges East in NBA All-Star Game (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:09:57 GMT)

    Mixing Broadway and basketball, this NBA All-Star Game was a West Side Story.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Baseball: Yankees Set to Retire Andy Pettitte’s Jersey (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 05:06:06 GMT)

    The Yankees are set to retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46 jersey and honor him with a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park in a ceremony on Aug. 23.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook Leads West to All-Star Victory (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:33:48 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook exploded for 41 points to lead the Western Conference to a 163-158 victory over the East in the 64th NBA All-Star Game on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Notebook: Adam Silver Plans to Adjust Draft Lottery System to Ease Fans’ Minds (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:00:38 GMT)

    In an interesting concession, Silver said one of the goals of his second year as N.B.A. commissioner would be to reassure fans by adjusting the system to more clearly show that there was little incentive to lose games.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: A Lineup of New York Icons, With Carmelo Anthony on the Bench (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 03:23:57 GMT)

    Anthony was the informal host of an All-Star weekend brunch at the Javits Center, where his star paled in comparison with those of past New York basketball greats.

  • [New York Times] As N.B.A.’s D-League Celebrates the Future, Older Players Savor Their Invitations (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 02:06:05 GMT)

    The N.B.A. Development League staged its annual All-Star Game at Barclays Center on Sunday afternoon, celebrating young players but also featuring a number of older journeymen.

  • [New York Post] The ugly numbers from Carmelo’s controversial All-Star start (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:53:53 -0500)

    If this is how Carmelo Anthony is going to shoot, it might be best if he does shut it down now. Anthony, however, may decide this isn't the way he…

  • [New York Post] Why Stephen Curry’s night was pleasure and pain for MSG fans (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:47:49 -0500)

    Chris Duhon, Toney Douglas, Nate Robinson, Sergio Rodriguez, Raymond Felton, Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Mike Bibby, Baron Davis, Jeremy Lin, Iman Shumpert, Jason Kidd, Pablo Prigioni, Toure' Murry, Chris Smith,…

  • [New York Post] Goodbye to Amar’e Stoudemire, who made Knicks matter again (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 01:45:47 -0500)

    This morning, it is important to remember those first few weeks and months, to remember what it was like to watch Amar'e Stoudemire in his opening act as a Knick,…

  • [New York Daily News] Bondy: LeBron James still biggest flirt at Garden (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:53:36 GMT)

    Humility can be a problem for LeBron James. He is the best player in the NBA and knows he’s the best player in the NBA.

  • [New York Daily News] With stars out at Garden, Kerr looks smart again (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:42:05 GMT)

    As the clock ticked and the West held on for a 163-158 victory Sunday night’s, Steve Kerr again looked like the smartest guy in the room.

  • [New York Daily News] All-Star Insider: Ex-Knicks say Jackson will turn it around (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:32:00 GMT)

    Willis Reed, Bill Bradley and Earl Monroe remain confident that their former teammate, Phil Jackson, will return the Knicks to prominence.

  • [New York Daily News] West wins NBA All-Star Game, Melo struggles, Westbrook MVP (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:34:14 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony at least came through on his promise as New York’s self-proclaimed host and ambassador this weekend.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks agree to buyout with Amar’e Stoudemire: source (Mon, 16 Feb 2015 04:07:58 GMT)

    Amar’e Stoudemire’s days in New York are over but he could find a new home by the end of the week.

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