Knicks Morning News (2016.03.23)

  • [New York Post] Newly signed penetrating guard may help Knicks β€” next season (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 01:07:12 -0400)

    Tony Wroten can't wait to help the Knicks as a penetrating guard. He longs to play for what was always his favorite team because fellow Seattle guys Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson played at the Garden. And his time will come. Next season. "I want to play. I want to play as soon as possible…

  • [New York Daily News] Jeremy Lin ‘fine’ with Melo, won’t get into Amar’e’s comment (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:09:40 GMT)

    Jeremy Lin wants nothing to do with whatever tension may be brewing between Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.

  • [New York Daily News] Carmelo Anthony hopes recent migraine is β€˜one-time thing’ (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:30:46 GMT)

    The symptoms of Carmelo Anthony’s migraine headache have subsided – even if the losing surrounding the Knicks has not.

  • [ESPN.com – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Wroten may help next season (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 05:30:19 EST)

    Wednesday's Knicks Links: Wroten may help next season

  • [New York Times] Lakers Power Past Short-Handed Grizzlies (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:48:28 GMT)

    Tony Allen said the Los Angeles Lakers played with more of an edge Tuesday, and the result was a surprising victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Examine Harassment Allegation Against Young, Clarkson (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:36:35 GMT)

    A Los Angeles Lakers spokesman said there are “different interpretations” about what happened during an interaction between players Nick Young and Jordan Clarkson and a woman who accused them of harassing her.

  • [New York Times] Lakers Hold Off Grizzlies 107-100, Snap 4-Game Skid (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:19:20 GMT)

    One last time, Kobe Bryant backed down Tony Allen, talked friendly trash with Matt Barnes and reminisced with old AAU teammate Vince Carter.

  • [New York Times] Defense Carries Thunder Past Rockets (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 04:45:28 GMT)

    Playing championship-caliber defense has not been a part of Oklahoma City’s resume this season. Despite having the third-best record in the Western Conference, they have suffered through more fourth-quarter defensive breakdowns than almost any other team in the NBA.

  • [New York Times] Whiteside and Wade Lead Heat Past Pelicans, 113-99 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:55:04 GMT)

    Hassan Whiteside had 24 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Miami Heat beat the injury-ravaged New Orleans Pelicans 113-99 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Westbrook’s Triple-Double Leads Thunder Past Rockets 111-107 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:15:50 GMT)

    Russell Westbrook had 21 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds to help the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 111-107 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Batum Scores 23 Points as Hornets Beat Nets 105-100 (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:15:54 GMT)

    Nicolas Batum scored 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Brooklyn Nets 105-100 on Tuesday night.

  • [New York Times] Los Angeles Will Host the 2018 NBA All-Star Game (Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:00:43 GMT)

    The NBA All-Star Game is returning to Los Angeles in 2018.

  • 9 replies on “Knicks Morning News (2016.03.23)”

    Absolute must-read from Howard Beck on the relationship between Melo and Lebron.
    http://thelab.bleacherreport.com/brotherhood/

    In it is a good reminder that of all the “wrong” choices Melo has made for himself that have caused his career path to go astray, the biggest “choice” of his career wasn’t actually his — it was Dumars choosing Darko instead of Melo who was the obvious pick for Detroit. Seriously, how different would his career had been surrounded by Ben and Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey Billups? Mentored by Larry Brown?

    He would’ve won a championship his rookie year (and maybe more). Everything is different.

    I haven’t fully read the article yet but I was just think about that about a week or two for some reason. I think it was when I was watching Kawhi play. I wondered would he had been groomed like he did. Would he have used his defensive talents more because his hand eye reaction is strangely good. WHat would have become of Prince, would they have used him off the bench as a defensive stopper

    Forget about Melo’ growth, what about Lebron’s? Would the Pistons and Melo stopped Lebron’s teams success and for that matter Dwight’s. I doubt the Cavs or Orlando would have beaten them two games even if Melo played like he did in Denver.

    For the Leonard lovers who feel bothered by me comparing the two get over it. πŸ™‚

    just glossing over the article it makes it seem like they would link up for one run if things fall apart for Lebron in Cleveland and Paul in LA. If Lebron continues his yearly deals I wonder what Paul will do next year when he has an opt out? The banana boat squad would be interesting to watch. It would remind me when old Pippen went to Houston to link up with Old Barkley and Hakeem. I would say old Hakeem but Hakeem could be 70 years old and look like he is 33. Given birth certificates back then he might have been 50. lol. It’s like the Joe Louis scene in Coming to America.

    Also, Barkley is still one of the most underrated great players in my book.

    This is a real possibility if the Cavs win a championship this year.

    It’s all about the timetables for each of them, but this time around, they are actually in sync in terms of the idea.

    It is good that the Knicks do not have any long term money tied to the point that we have to give away picks to get a McGrady back. If Cavs lose, though, I could see Melo waiving to go to Cleveland instead. If we can pull an Irving out of it, it isn’t a bad deal either.

    That was a very good article. Im shocked at the candor of all of the participants. Lebron admitted what we all suspected. Melo was supposed to be in Miami not Bosh. He just doesn’t see the big picture sometimes. That also goes back to the original “sin” of Detroit passing on him to get Darko.

    That has to be the greatest what if of the past generation.

    I don’t actually believe this, so I shouldn’t make fun, but I laughed at this part of the article: “As teammates over the years will attest, Anthony has always been at his best when paired with a strong point guard”

    So the Knicks have done everything they could to avoid giving him a strong point guard over the years.

    And yes, it was a very good article by Beck. He’s a good writer in general.

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