Knicks Morning News (2016.08.31)

  • [NYPost] Testimony reveals Derrick Rose pressured gang-rape accuser into having a foursome
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:44:26 PM)

    New Knicks point guard Derrick Rose pressured his ex-girlfriend, who is accusing him of gang rape, to have a foursome and to send him videos of her masturbating, his deposition reveals. The deposition was submitted late Monday in a California sexual-assault case filed by Rose’s unidentified former gal pal. The filing comes a week after…

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose kept asking gang-rape accuser for foursome
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:56:19 PM)

    The woman did exchange raunchy texts with the former Chicago Bulls star, but always shot down a request for multiple partners.

  • [SNY Knicks] O’Quinn’s return a sign of Knicks’ team continuity
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:41:14 PM)

    Under the radar, however, as a returning player is Kyle O’Quinn.

  • [NYTimes] Former Michigan State Star Appling Charged in New Case
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:25:27 PM)

    Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling has been charged with another weapons violation and other crimes.

  • [NYTimes] WNBA Back in Action After Olympic Break, Top Teams Slip Up
    (Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:55:56 PM)

    The WNBA is back in full swing after the monthlong Olympic break and if the opening weekend was any indication, it’s going to be an exciting final few weeks.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.30)

  • [SNY Knicks] If you can make open shots, Rose is willing to pass
    (Monday, August 29, 2016 9:58:32 AM)

    It’s been fun to really break down Derrick Rose the player since the Knicks acquired the former NBA MVP in June just prior to free agency. It’s clear that he has fans marking their respective calendars in great anticipation for Oct. 25 in Cleveland.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings’ passion already resonating with Knicks fans
    (Monday, August 29, 2016 8:35:02 AM)

    Brandon Jennings may not be the most consistent shooter and will likely come off the bench this season, but with a high ceiling, the New York Knicks could maximize his potential at guard.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.29)

  • [SNY Knicks] New Knicks getting head start on team chemistry
    (Sunday, August 28, 2016 7:39:07 PM)

    Several New York Knicks have been working out together in the offseason to build a rapport before the regular season begins.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.28)

  • [NYDN] Willis Reed weighs in on Rose, Noah, Melo & Knicks title hopes
    (Saturday, August 27, 2016 5:48:29 PM)

    Imagine what the New York City pro basketball landscape might have looked like had a teenage Willis Reed handled the fastball better.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.27)

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson missed out on trading for Jae Crowder
    (Friday, August 26, 2016 11:15:24 AM)

    Jae Crowder is a glue guy who would have helped the Knicks. Would his presence have made them better? Hard to say.

  • [NYTimes] Dodgers Land Ruiz in Catcher Swap With Phillies
    (Friday, August 26, 2016 6:48:27 AM)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Carlos Ruiz from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for A.J. Ellis, the teams announced on Thursday.

  • [NYPost] Jackson: Knicks could’ve had this breakout star, but I blew it
    (Friday, August 26, 2016 7:33:39 AM)

    “I think the biggest mistake I made was actually this…” Phil Jackson’s public comments — as well as the written retrospectives he delivers through proxy Charley Rosen — often are shrouded in a thick layer of foggy psychological mumbo jumbo. But there’s nothing vague or indirect about the Knicks president’s stunningly honest confession in a…

  • [ESPN] Phil Jackson: Biggest mistake with Knicks was not trading for Jae Crowder
    (Friday, August 26, 2016 11:55:52 AM)

    Phil Jackson: Biggest mistake with Knicks was not trading for Jae Crowder

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson admitted his biggest mistake as Knicks president
    (Friday, August 26, 2016 8:50:51 PM)

    The Knicks have missed the playoffs in both of Phil Jackson’s seasons as team president, so the Zen Master has made his share of mistakes.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.26)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hiring of Hornacek hasn’t gotten enough praise
    (Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:00:00 PM)

    One massive change for the Knicks that has been overshadowed quite a bit this summer is the hiring of Jeff Hornacek.

  • [SNY Knicks] With Rose, the optics don’t match the analytics
    (Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00:25 PM)

    The narrative surrounding Rose is that he’s not the player he was before injuries, unless you speak to his trainer Rob McClanaghan and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook.

  • [SNY Knicks] Sports Illustrated not impressed by Knicks’ offseason
    (Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:20:09 AM)

    The Knicks added Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, and others this offseason, but Sports Illustrated gave their offseason an overall grade of D.

  • [NYTimes] WNBA President Wants Teams to Have Community Conversations
    (Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:30:52 PM)

    Lisa Borders and WNBA players are ready to move forward.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo makes bodega run in monogrammed bathrobe
    (Thursday, August 25, 2016 8:54:31 PM)

    Call Carmelo Anthony a robe warrior. The Knicks star strolled to a New York City convenience store with his family wearing what appears to be just a white robe with “Melo” embroidered on it in silver and a red and black Olympic baseball cap. Anthony’s wife La La captured the outing on her Snapchat, playfully…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.25)

  • [NYTimes] Olympics Done, WNBA Ready for Sprint to the Finish
    (Wednesday, August 24, 2016 7:33:56 AM)

    With the Olympics in the rearview mirror, the WNBA is ready to restart its season after a month-long break.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.08.24)

  • [ESPN] Boeheim says Melo 'unlikely to win an NBA title'
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:03:26 PM)

    Boeheim says Melo 'unlikely to win an NBA title'

  • [ESPN] Tattoo artist inks USA's Anthony
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:24:10 PM)

    Tattoo artist inks USA's Anthony

  • [ESPN] Rose: No. 25 jersey is a 'new step' with Knicks
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 1:12:46 PM)

    Rose: No. 25 jersey is a 'new step' with Knicks

  • [SNY Knicks] Jim Boeheim says Melo ‘wants to win in New York’ but is ‘unlikely to win a title’
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 4:49:30 PM)

    Having just come off celebrating a gold medal with his former star, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he doesn’t think Carmelo Anthony will ever win that elusive NBA title.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will Derrick Rose follow Melo the leader?
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 11:00:14 AM)

    Will Derrick Rose follow Carmelo Anthony’s lead and help the Knicks take the next step into the playoffs?

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose gang-rape accuser’s texts prove she’s lying: lawyers
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:53:00 PM)

    New Knick Derrick Rose has come out firing against the woman accusing him and two friends of gang-raping her.

  • [NYDN] Jim Boeheim says Carmelo Anthony ‘unlikely’ to win NBA title
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:25:16 PM)

    Even Carmelo Anthony’s former coach does not think he will win an NBA title.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose explains how No. 25 signifies how he’s matured
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:15:09 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s No. 1 will always signify his time in Chicago, a time when he could play recklessly, without a care.

  • [NYPost] Jim Boeheim: Don’t expect Carmelo to win NBA title
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:33:59 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony made history by winning his third Olympic gold medal, but his former college coach doesn’t believe he will repeat the feat in the NBA. “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: ‘More mature’ point guard on loaded Knicks
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:27:43 AM)

    Derrick Rose is counting down the days to the start of training camp. The new Knicks point guard says he can’t wait to get started in his new home, with a revamped team and new stars around him. “I just love the group,” Rose, acquired by the Knicks in a mid-June trade, told The Vertical….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose goes ‘scorched earth’ on sexual assault accuser
    (Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:53:12 AM)

    Incoming Knicks point guard Derrick Rose has gone on the offensive against an ex-girlfriend accusing him of gang rape — calling her the “sexual aggressor” in the incident and asking a judge to fine her, according to new court documents. “Really scorched-earth legal tactics by the new team leader,” sports law expert Daniel Wallach noted…

  • That Time Earl Monroe Was Investigated for Point-Shaving for Shooting on His Own Basket

    I figured that my latest Basketball Legends Revealed would be of interest to Knick fans, as it involved a Knick game from 1977. It’s sort of an Unsung Knick History entry, in a way. 😉

    You can check it out here.

    Knicks Morning News (2016.08.23)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Melo can pause to appreciate Olympic accomplishment
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 8:27:47 AM)

    Over the course of his Knicks tenure, Carmelo Anthony has been under plenty of scrutiny as the subject of a variety of criticisms. As New York has continued to struggle over the years, of course, some of it has been justified. But alas, some of the more exaggerated criticism simply comes with the territory of playing in one of the biggest markets in the world.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s calls for change lacked the power of a protest
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 10:34:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony failed to draw everyone’s attention to the flawed American justice system that he himself has called “broken.”

  • [ESPN] Vote: Is Melo an all-time great basketball player?
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 6:46:46 PM)

    Vote: Is Melo an all-time great basketball player?

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony could still compete in Olympic Games — for Puerto Rico
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 2:49:33 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony could still compete in Olympic Games — for Puerto Rico

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s high ends with Knicks reality: Here’s the hard part
    (Monday, August 22, 2016 7:10:23 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony got his record third gold medal, got a mural drawing of himself on a wall of Rio’s most notorious “favela’’ and got a taste of winning again. During the U.S. Olympic Team’s exhibition schedule, Anthony led a Los Angeles town-hall meeting to address the recent racial strife between blacks and police, earning the…