Knicks Morning News (2016.02.13)

  • [New York Post] Rising Star Porzingis: Fisher’s axing may be ‘wake-up call’ (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:09:22 -0500)

    TORONTO — Kristaps Porzingis will get out of the cold Saturday after heating up in the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday night. With Carmelo Anthony sitting courtside, Porzingis scorched his way to a World team-high 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting, including 5-of-8 on 3-pointers despite a 157-154 loss to the USA team in the rookie-sophomore…

  • [New York Times] Rising Stars: LaVine, US Beat Wiggins, World 157-154 (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:51:52 GMT)

    Zach LaVine hoisted the MVP trophy above his head, laughing along with Minnesota Timberwolves teammates Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns as he stood on the podium.

  • [New York Times] The Latest: US Beats World 157-154 in Rising Stars Challenge (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:06:47 GMT)

    The Latest on Friday’s events at the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: Another Season Gone Awry Hangs Over Carmelo Anthony, the All-Star (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 02:04:17 GMT)

    The N.B.A. All-Star weekend seems to mean more to Anthony than it does to most, largely because the Knicks torpedoed their slim playoff hopes by losing 10 of their last 11 games.

  • [New York Times] In Little-Man Era, Four Big Men Will Test Their Skills (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:53:21 GMT)

    This N.B.A. All-Star weekend, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green and two others will compete in the Skills Challenge, a head-to-head obstacle course that tests skills traditionally belonging to guards.

  • [New York Times] Icy Blast Before Canada Warms Up for All-Star Game (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:15:27 GMT)

    The NBA got a frosty welcome as it brought its All-Star Game north to Canada for the first time where fans and players were greeted by an Arctic blast on Friday but a forecast for plenty of heat over a party packed weekend.

  • [New York Newsday] Carmelo Anthony wants Knicks to get another star player (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 01:02:04 EST)

    Carmelo Anthony said he dreams of playing with another star player because he just can't do it all by himself.

  • [New York Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis scores 30 in NBA Rising Stars Challenge, will take rest of break off with fatigue (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:59:34 EST)

    Kristaps Porzingis was trying to soak up and enjoy every moment of the NBA All-Star Weekend experience but the Knicks' rookie also is looking forward to soaking up some sun.

  • [New York Daily News] Derek firing leaves Kevin Durant fishing for answers (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:19:12 GMT)

    Firing Derek Fisher couldn’t have helped New York’s slimming chances of landing the big fish in the free agency pond.

  • [New York Daily News] Isola: Mega-deal that would send Melo to Cavs still possible (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 05:04:25 GMT)

    Carmelo Anthony remains committed to the Knicks for now even if it means passing on the opportunity to join his friend LeBron James.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks’ Porzingis adds 30 points in Rising Stars Challenge (Sat, 13 Feb 2016 04:24:05 GMT)

    It was a Latvian showcase until the final minute.

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