Knicks Morning News (2016.05.18)

  • [New York Times] 76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, and Lakers Get the Second Pick (Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:08 GMT)

    Duke’s Brandon Ingram and L.S.U.’s Ben Simmons, considered to be franchise-shaping players, are heavily favored to be the top two picks in the June draft.

  • [New York Times] Warriors’ Home Games Are a Show Befitting the Team (Wed, 18 May 2016 07:00:23 GMT)

    Games at Oracle Arena have been called the best show in sports, with a high-energy team working toward another N.B.A. title. But most of the show is not basketball.

  • [New York Times] Cavaliers 115, Raptors 84: Cavaliers Show No Signs of Slowing in Rout of Raptors (Wed, 18 May 2016 03:21:27 GMT)

    Kyrie Irving scored 27 points for Cleveland, which turned the evening into a glorified pickup game and has yet to lose four weeks into the postseason.

  • [New York Times] On Pro Basketball: J. R. Smith, a Mischief Maker as a Knick, Learns to Share in Cleveland (Wed, 18 May 2016 03:31:33 GMT)

    Defensive stopper? Judicious shooter? It still depends on the day, but there is little question that Smith has become a steadying force for the Cavaliers.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Crush Raptors in Eastern Opener (Wed, 18 May 2016 05:21:27 GMT)

    As 3-pointers fell at historic rates through the first two rounds of the postseason, LeBron James’ message never changed: The Cleveland Cavaliers are not just a team of jump-shooters.

  • [New York Times] LeBron, Cavs Stay Perfect, Blow Out Raptors 115-84 in Game 1 (Wed, 18 May 2016 04:00:48 GMT)

    Still unbeaten, still undeniable.

  • [New York Times] Cavs Crush Raptors in Eastern Opener (Wed, 18 May 2016 03:54:35 GMT)

    LeBron James made his first nine shots and scored 24 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers hammered the Toronto Raptors 115-84 on Tuesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to extend their perfect start to this postseason.

  • [New York Times] 76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers Stay at No. 2, Keep Pick (Wed, 18 May 2016 01:00:45 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers have lost big for three years, when they appeared to value draft picks more than players.

  • [New York Times] Sixers Win Top Pick in Draft Lottery (Wed, 18 May 2016 02:00:27 GMT)

    The Philadelphia 76ers landed their first No. 1 overall draft pick in 20 years on Tuesday at the NBA’s Draft Lottery. Philadelphia have endured a dreadful three-year stretch that was a part of a rebuilding plan to restock the franchise with top picks.

  • [ – New York Knicks] Wednesday's Knicks Links: Lottery picks goes to Nuggets (Wed, 18 May 2016 04:53:29 EST)

    Wednesday's Knicks Links: Lottery picks goes to Nuggets

  • [New York Post] GM who’s twice ripped off Knicks explains Bargnani trade (Wed, 18 May 2016 00:59:08 -0400)

    While the top-seeded, forever rebuilding 76ers won Tuesday's NBA Draft Lottery, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was the man of Midtown, on the dais to secure the final first-round prize to the 2013 blockbuster trade of Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks. Ujiri chose Manhattan over Cleveland — missing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals…

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