Knicks Morning News (2016.08.18)

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: Spain, U.S. Set for a Sizzling Semi-Final
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 4:30:29 AM)

    The United States and Spain finally lived up to expectations, posting blowout wins on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament as France and Argentina lost much more than a game.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron Envies Team USA at Rio Games
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 3:06:28 AM)

    LeBron James opted not to play for Team USA at the Rio Games but the greatest player of his generation said he misses the Olympic stage and has left the door open to joining the national squad at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: U.S. Answers Critics With Blowout Win Over Argentina
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:27:33 AM)

    The United States reaffirmed their status as gold medal favorites on Wednesday with a devastating 105-78 defeat of Argentina to storm into the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball: No Gold but Plenty of Golden Moments for Parker
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:45:28 PM)

    There will be no golden end to Tony Parker’s international career, nor silver or bronze either after France bowed out of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament with a whimper on Wednesday falling 92-67 to Spain.

  • [NYTimes] Basketball-Spain Get Their Groove Back Against France
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:30:28 PM)

    Spain steamrolled over European rivals France on Wednesday with a convincing 92-67 win that could quiet concerns that the veteran team were past their prime as they head to the men’s Olympic basketball semi-finals.

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose expands on Super Team comment: 'I'm not taking that back'
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:15:03 PM)

    Derrick Rose expands on Super Team comment: 'I'm not taking that back'

  • [SNY Knicks] Which Melo will return from Rio?
    (Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:18:04 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Efficient Lee should fit Knicks to a T
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 11:38:00 AM)

    The Knicks recruitment, led by Joakim Noah, ultimately sold Lee on calling Madison Square Garden home.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson is optimistic about the Knicks this season
    (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:26:34 AM)

    Phil Jackson is an optimist about the Knicks chances of becoming a contender this season, CBS Sports’ Matt Moore writes.

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