Knicks Morning News (2016.08.04)

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher responds to NBA comeback report, ‘open to dialogue’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:49:49 PM)

    Failed coach Derek Fisher wants you to know he can still dribble and knock down pull-up jumpers.

  • [NYDN] Russell Westbrook reportedly agrees to new deal with Thunder
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:44:57 PM)

    Well, so much for the Knicks going after Russell Westbrook next season.

  • [NYDN] Can’t blame Derek Fisher for wanting to go back to playing
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 3:22:03 PM)

    Derek Fisher was infinitely more qualified to serve as the back-up point guard for the Knicks

  • [NYDN] Suspect in Knicks player shooting freed on $100G bail
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 2:24:01 PM)

    A member of the crew responsible for shooting New York Knicks player Cleanthony Early outside a Queens strip club was released from jail.

  • [NYDN] Knicks ink Chasson Randle to partially guaranteed contract
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:31:48 AM)

    Chasson Randle’s impressive play during the Orlando Summer League has earned him a free agent contract.

  • [NYPost] Man accused of shooting Cleanthony Early posts bond after 4 months
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:54:25 PM)

    A man charged in the robbery and shooting of Knicks forward Cleanthony Early was released Wednesday on a $100,000 bond after being locked up for four months — but not before getting a stern warning from a Brooklyn judge. Delvon Dowling (inset), 22, was more interested in his family in the gallery than on heeding…

  • [NYPost] How Phil Jackson left Knicks’ rookie Olympian speechless
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:17:05 PM)

    Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez left the Spanish Olympic team for a five-day visit to New York and Orlando in early July and was speechless. Before signing his first NBA contract last month, the 6-foot-11 Hernangomez was introduced to the Knicks president. “When I met him, I was very excited because it’s Phil Jackson,” Hernangomez…

  • [NYPost] Knicks sign summer-league star for point guard audition
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:53:28 AM)

    In trying to fill their need for a third point guard, the Knicks have agreed to terms on a partially guaranteed deal with summer-league sensation Chasson Randle, his agent Kevin Bradbury said Wednesday. “He’s still got to come in and earn it,” Bradbury told The Post. “He feels this is the place where he can…

  • [NYPost] Derek Fisher eyes playing return, and maybe there’d be one taker
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 9:24:47 AM)

    Anyone need a banished coach as a backup point guard? Former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher indicated he could come out of retirement when he posted an Instagram video of himself working out on the basketball court with the phrase: “Imnotdoneyet.” Fisher, fired by president Phil Jackson in February partly because of failing to communicate,…

  • [NYPost] Latrell Sprewell surfaces with Knicks regrets, Reggie Miller ‘hate’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 7:29:02 AM)

    Latrell Sprewell has been mostly off the grid in recent years, but emerged in a live podcast with actor Michael Rapaport this week in his hometown of Milwaukee. The enigmatic ex-Knicks guard, now the owner of amazing blond dreadlocks, fondly remembered his time in New York during the 90-minute interview with the actor, who is a…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree to partially guaranteed deal with Chasson Randle
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 10:19:33 PM)

    The Knicks have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with PG Chasson Randle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is Derek Fisher eyeing a return to the NBA — as a player?
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:43:11 PM)

    Former Knicks head coach Derek Fisher might be eyeing a return to the NBA … as a player

  • [SNY Knicks] How will a hungry Brandon Jennings benefit the Knicks?
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:39:13 AM)

    Brandon Jennings has showed his potential with 50-point games and 21-assists performances. Will he show that same drive with the New York Knicks despite a lesser role compared to previous teams?

  • [ESPN] Ex-Knick Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:00:32 PM)

    Ex-Knick Metta World Peace: ‘I can still play’

  • [ESPN] Sources: Ex-NYK coach Fisher eyes playing again
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:04:11 PM)

    Sources: Ex-NYK coach Fisher eyes playing again

  • [ESPN] The good, the bad, the ugly from the New York Knicks’ offseason
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:15:30 AM)

    The good, the bad, the ugly from the New York Knicks’ offseason

  • [NYTimes] Basketball : Winning Not Always Good as Gold for U.S
    (Thursday, August 04, 2016 12:54:27 AM)

    For every athlete who wins a gold medal at the Rio Olympics it will be a big deal. For the United States women’s basketball team the big deal will be if they do not.

  • [NYTimes] Venezuela Face Tall Order on Olympic Return
    (Wednesday, August 03, 2016 4:33:28 PM)

    Venezuela’s basketball team will look up to the United States in more ways than one when they tip off against their heavily favoured rivals in their second game on Monday.

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