Knicks Morning News (2016.03.07)

  • [New York Daily News] Who won Carmelo Anthony trade: Knicks, Nuggets or no one (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:14:08 GMT)

    Five years have passed since Carmelo Anthony forced his way from the Nuggets to the Knicks, and now both teams are struggling.

  • [New York Times] Flopping Calls Way Down This Season in the NBA (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:09:33 GMT)

    The flop epidemic may be over.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Game of the Week: Wizards at Trail Blazers (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:14:55 GMT)

    Wasington visits Portland on Tuesday, and the Wizards have performed below expectations while the Trail Blazers have defied predictions.

  • [New York Times] N.B.A. Roundup: Rockets Top Raptors Behind 40 From Harden (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 03:20:13 GMT)

    James Harden scored 40 points and had 14 assists, and the Rockets ended the Raptors’ franchise-record 12-game home winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Harden, Rockets End Raptors’ Home Win Streak, 113-107 (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 02:30:45 GMT)

    James Harden had 40 points and 14 assists, and the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 113-107 on Sunday night to end the Raptors’ franchise-record, 12-game home winning streak.

  • [New York Times] Lakers 112, Warriors 95: As Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant Converge, Basketball Universe Tilts on Its Side (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 02:03:54 GMT)

    Curry and Bryant, at opposite ends of the spectrum in their brilliant careers, were among those who witnessed a rarity on Sunday: powerful Golden State falling to lowly Los Angeles.

  • [New York Times] NBA Capsules (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:57:44 GMT)

    Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points, D’Angelo Russell added 21 and the Los Angeles Lakers stunned the Golden State Warriors 112-95 on Sunday, handing the defending NBA champions just their sixth loss of the season, all on the road.

  • [New York Times] Being Paid to Play Basketball, Pat Connaughton Is Dreaming of Diamonds (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:55:57 GMT)

    Connaughton, a rookie with the Portland Trail Blazers, also wants to pitch in the major leagues, and one baseball official said Connaughton “has the talent to be a top-of-the-rotation guy.”

  • [New York Times] Jackson Scores 30 to Lift Pistons Over Portland 123-103 (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:51:40 GMT)

    Reggie Jackson scored 30 points in another big game against Portland, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Trail Blazers 123-103 on Sunday night.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside Helps Heat Rally Past 76ers, 103-98 (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:45:44 GMT)

    Hassan Whiteside had seven blocked shots, including a pivotal one late as the Miami Heat won their fifth in a row, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 103-98 on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Augustin’s Free Throws Lift Nuggets Over Mavs in OT, 116-114 (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:18:39 GMT)

    D.J. Augustin scored Denver’s last eight points of overtime, including two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, and the Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 116-114 on Sunday.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Stun Warriors 112-95 for Golden State’s 6th Loss (Mon, 07 Mar 2016 01:09:51 GMT)

    Even a team that dominates the way the Golden State Warriors have this season is bound to stumble every now and then.

  • 9 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.03.07)”

    Wtf we’re signing Wroten for 3 years? That sounds pretty awesome considering it has to be for the minimum and the 3rd year is probably not guaranteed.

    Can the coaching staff work some Lance Thomas magic on Wroten?

    Wroten plus KP on the second unit seems like it could be a thing. His poor shooting shouldn’t be such an issue with KP pulling bigs out of the paint

    Doesn’t speak spectacularly for the front office’s opinion of Grant, but I’m assuming this will be a cheap and only partially guaranteed contract, which could make him useful trade filler down the road if need be.

    But given Rambis’ recent comments about how he’s still committed to trying to win — and that Phil, for whatever reason, hasn’t given him orders to start playing the kids and focusing on future development — I wouldn’t be shocked if this doesn’t cut into Sasha’s playing time one bit.

    Written has been terrible, but I bet he’s still an upgrade over Sasha Vujacic.

    If there is a guard worse than Vujacic in the league, is Wroten.

    But hey, at least he’s 22.

    I am pumped, I have been driving the Tony train all year even before the season because I thought he could be had for cheap. The guy is younger and more athletic than Grant. At the very least it will be an interesting case study for USG% vs TS%…I guess better late than never but why wait until like game 60 to get it done. Wonder if Jose getting blown by like he wasn’t there on Friday for 2 layups in the final 30 seconds was the final straw?

    Wroten is a terrible basketball player but maybe now he’ll put it all together and be good.

    New York has envisioned Wroten, 22, as a potential addition to bolster its backcourt behind Jose Calderon and Arron Afflalo.

    No shit- we envisioned a free agent guard as a potential addition at the guard spot. That’s the kind of outside the box thinking that’s going to take us places.

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