Knicks Morning News (2016.02.17)

  • [ – New York Knicks] Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:46:21 EST)

    Knicks Daily Links: Wednesday

  • [New York Daily News] Jalen Rose: Spend time with your Valentine or Fisher will (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:56:32 GMT)

    Hide your Valentine when Derek Fisher comes around — at least, according to Jalen Rose.

  • [New York Daily News] Knicks still on guard, but Jennings off list after trade (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:49:43 GMT)

    Phil Jackson can cross Brandon Jennings off his list of available point guards after he was traded to Orlando in a multi-player deal.

  • [New York Times] Israel’s First NBA Player Omri Casspi Having Breakout Season (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 07:48:37 GMT)

    When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square Garden and boldly vowed he would one day play there.

  • [New York Times] Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: Sue Bird to Remain in Seattle (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:38:14 GMT)

    Bird, a point guard, signed a multiyear deal that should allow her to eventually retire with the Storm, with whom she has spent her entire career.

  • [New York Times] Blake Griffin Apologizes for Punching Clippers Staff Member (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:30:34 GMT)

    Blake Griffin apologized Tuesday for punching a Los Angeles Clippers staff member last month, saying he wishes he could take back the incident that left him with a broken right hand and the employee with facial injuries.

  • [New York Times] League to Crack Down on ‘Piggyback’ Foul (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:12:32 GMT)

    The NBA is cracking down on ‘piggyback’ intentional fouls, instructing referees to potentially consider them for flagrant violations. In a memo sent by Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki Vandeweghe and Executive Vice President of Referee Operations Mike Bantom on Tuesday, referees were urged to take a closer look at the fouls.

  • [New York Times] Rivers Pours Water on Reports Claiming Griffin to Jump Ship (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 05:03:28 GMT)

    Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers has quashed the persistent rumors surrounding Blake Griffin’s future by insisting that the injured power forward was definitely staying with the Western Conference team on Tuesday.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Pistons Add to Youthful Roster, Acquiring Tobias Harris From Magic (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 03:35:05 GMT)

    Harris gives Detroit another athletic young player, and he will be under team control for a while. Orlando acquired Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova.

  • [New York Times] Grizzlies Send Courtney Lee to Charlotte in 3-Team Deal (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:39:48 GMT)

    The Charlotte Hornets acquired veteran swingman Courtney Lee from the Grizzlies in a three-team trade that will help bolster the team’s perimeter shooting and defense after losing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist for the season to a shoulder injury.

  • [New York Times] AP Source: Chris Bosh Resumes Taking Blood Thinners (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:25:04 GMT)

    Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.

  • [New York Post] Knicks’ trade deadline options: NBA execs reveal brutal truth (Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:27:38 -0500)

    The NBA trading deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. and Knicks fans await a move to reverse the recent fortunes that just before the All-Star break headed farther south than Key West. If pervading thoughts from several executives around the league prevail, fans should simply anticipate the showdown between Kristaps Porzingis and Karl-Anthony Towns in…

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