Knicks Morning News (2016.09.30)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose still a square when it comes to Knicks’ triangle
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:51:06 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s triangle immersion is going to require some time.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis won’t be holding back 3-pointers for Knicks
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:39:43 PM)

    Given the green light by Phil Jackson, Kristaps Porzingis is heading into the season unafraid of releasing a pull-up 3-pointer.

  • [NYDN] ‘Fed up’ judge in Derrick Rose rape case orders end to bickering
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:19:28 AM)

    The federal judge overseeing Knicks guard Derrick Rose’s upcoming trial on rape allegations ordered a timeout on all the public sniping.

  • [SNY Knicks] Judge issues temporary gag order in Rose case
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:35:42 PM)

    A judge on Thursday ordered lawyers handling the lawsuit against Derrick Rose to temporarily stop talking to reporters.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek says Knicks won’t hesitate to cut player on guaranteed deal
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:40:09 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks wouldn’t hesitate to cut a player who has a guaranteed contract if the situation calls for it.

  • [SNY Knicks] Reinsdorf’s “low blow” adds fuel to Noah’s burning fire of intensity
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:00:04 AM)

    Jerry Reinsdorf made a comment about Noah while addressing the media at his Hall of Fame induction earlier this month.

  • [NYTimes] Coach KG? Garnett Has Offers One Week After Retiring
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 7:03:35 AM)

    Just one week into his retirement from the NBA, Kevin Garnett has received offers to join the coaching ranks from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers. Garnett, who ended his career last week after 21 seasons in the league, made an appearance at Clippers’ practise on Thursday and offered on-court instruction to the team that impressed head coach Doc Rivers.

  • [NYTimes] China’s Richest Man Serves Up Global Badminton Deal
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 5:27:27 AM)

    China’s Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country’s richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed an eight-year exclusive partnership with badminton’s international governing body, the latest high-level deal by Wanda to expand its global sports footprint.

  • [NYTimes] Seattle’s Breanna Stewart Wins WNBA Rookie of the Year Award
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:58:01 PM)

    Seattle’s Breanna Stewart is the WNBA rookie of the year.

  • [NYTimes] Coach Garnett? Cavs Coach Would Like Kevin Garnett on Staff
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:10:18 PM)

    Kevin Garnett never imagined himself coaching. Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is making him consider it.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose shows his serious on-court attitude
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:35:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose takes every game seriously, and showed just how seriously at the end of Knicks practice on Thursday.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose says Knicks’ triangle is foreign, complicated
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:27:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek says he has the freedom to run the triangle offense the way he wants. But Knicks president Phil Jackson scolded the players when they didn’t run it the way he wants.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis’ overall game improving
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 5:11:18 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Kristaps Porzingis’ overall game improving

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Derrick Rose getting used to ‘foreign’ triangle offense
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:30:41 PM)

    Knicks’ Derrick Rose getting used to ‘foreign’ triangle offense

  • [ESPN] Judge issues gag order in Rose rape lawsuit
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 2:27:10 PM)

    Judge issues gag order in Rose rape lawsuit

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ game has improved in two key areas
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:58:49 PM)

    It is fitting Kristaps Porzingis’ offensive growth entering his second NBA season is being unveiled at West Point’s Christl Arena, next door to Michie Stadium. On these hallowed grounds in the 1940s dawned the most prominent sports nickname of its time: “Mr. Inside/Mr. Outside” — an ode to Army’s legendary running backs “Doc” Blanchard and…

  • [NYPost] Knicks rookie with catchy nickname may be Carmelo’s backup
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:31:31 PM)

    WEST POINT — Knicks rookie small forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas has an intriguing nickname from his friends back in Lithuania. While Phil Jackson has branded him “Kuz,’’ his buddies have a niftier one. “It’s ‘Cheese,’ ’’ Kuzminskas told The Post after practice this week. “I’m smiling all the time almost. When you take a picture, you…

  • [NYPost] Judge affirms Rose rape accuser must reveal identity at trial
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 11:25:15 AM)

    A California judge Thursday affirmed his earlier ruling requiring the woman who has accused Knicks guard Derrick Rose of raping her in 2013 to use her real name during the civil trial that is set to start on Oct. 4. The 30-year-old woman, who is only identified as Jane Doe in the 2015 lawsuit, asked…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose sees Phil Jackson’s cranky side in rude triangle intro
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:53:09 AM)

    WEST POINT — As a Chicago product, Derrick Rose admits to being in awe around Knicks president Phil Jackson. “He’s like a legend in Chicago,’’ Rose said. At Army’s Christl Arena on Thursday, Rose saw a little of the old, feisty Zen Master, the former coach who led the Bulls to six NBA titles in…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.29)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Noah says road to title goes through Cleveland
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:08:20 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek running a fast-paced version of the triangle
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:15:58 PM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek was running a lightning-quick version of the triangle during practice Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah: Knicks want to beat LeBron, Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:16:40 PM)

    Newly acquired Joakim Noah said he and his Knicks teammates now have a singular goal this season — beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Derrick Rose makes strong move to basket at Knicks camp
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:31:40 PM)

    Derrick Rose makes a nice drive to basket during Knicks camp.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose wants Porzingis, Knicks to get out and run offensively
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:35:56 AM)

    New Knicks point guard Derrick Rose wants Kristaps Porzingis and the entire Knicks team to get out and run offensively.

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Anthony’s leadership qualities will be tested early on
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:44:00 AM)

    While the New York Knicks boast a new-look team and have to deal with Derrick Rose’s rape case, it will be up to Carmelo Anthony and Jeff Hornacek to keep the team focused.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Jackson watches Hornacek run a fast-paced offense in practice
    (Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:15:47 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Jackson watches Hornacek run a fast-paced offense in practice

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks needed Joakim Noah’s intensity
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:37:33 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony: The Knicks needed Joakim Noah’s intensity

  • [ESPN] Rose attorneys: LAPD investigation is not news
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:26:51 PM)

    Rose attorneys: LAPD investigation is not news

  • [ESPN] Dad and the Zen Master: Coby Karl’s two legendary mentors
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:00:06 AM)

    Dad and the Zen Master: Coby Karl’s two legendary mentors

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah joins Carmelo, Rose in Knicks’ goal to beat LeBron
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:44:37 PM)

    Joakim Noah has directed just about every profanity in the book at LeBron James but in the end all those names would never hurt LeBron.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony wants to see Cavs get a deal done with J.R. Smith
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:20:51 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony will see his old friend LeBron James when the Knicks open the regular season, but another Carmelo pal could be missing.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah brings an intensity the Knicks needed
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 4:06:00 PM)

    Joakim Noah made his first appearance at training camp Wednesday, and provided the Knicks with some things that Carmelo Anthony said they have sorely been missing.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek given freedom to use triangle offense as he wants
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:25:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek has never coached the triangle offense, but he said Knicks president Phil Jackson has given him the freedom to run it how he sees fit.

  • [NYPost] Knicks unveil breakneck offense – in front of silent Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:20:01 PM)

    WEST POINT – Jeff Hornacek’s fast-paced vision – and version – of Phil Jackson’s triangle was on display during Wednesday’s scrimmages at Christl Arena. Every possession – whether it was the blue-shirted first unit, the black-shirted second unit or the white-shirted third unit, attempted to race the ball downcourt at warp speed. Jackson was making good on his…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose plans to use rape accuser’s ex-friends against her
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:45:17 PM)

    Putting on his own version of a full-court press, new Knicks guard Derrick Rose wants his rape accuser to know one thing — if she takes him to trial, it’s going to be an all-out war. Rose had his lawyers file a brief in Los Angeles Tuesday revealing their plan to call on the woman’s…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo questions Cavaliers on J.R. Smith contract delay
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:15:53 PM)

    WEST POINT — When he heard the news the Knicks would open the season in Cleveland as witnesses to the Cavaliers’ historic ring ceremony on Oct. 25, Carmelo Anthony smiled, knowing the NBA was up to its tricks. But Anthony says he’s happy, believing the Knicks will get a chance to do something special after LeBron…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah: How I’ll prove Bulls wrong over ‘low blow’
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:47:11 AM)

    WEST POINT — Joakim Noah is not only a new Knick. He’s a new father. The prize of free agency was excused from the first two days of Knicks training camp for the birth of his daughter. After his first practice as a Knick here on Wednesday, Noah said: “I was dealing with something beautiful….

  • [NYTimes] Nike Seen on Track for Long-Run Growth Despite Tough Competition
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:15:36 PM)

    Nike Inc, the world’s No. 1 footwear maker, will continue to dominate the sportswear market despite intensifying competition in North America, analysts said on Wednesday, a day after the company reported “futures orders” below estimates.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.28)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: New-look Knicks begin practicing
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:50:26 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks players talk expectations after first practice
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:18:31 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Here are your realistic Courtney Lee expectations
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:45:42 AM)

    In the third part of the series, we take a look at newly acquired Courtney Lee, a vital part of the Knicks’ success this upcoming season

  • [SNY Knicks] Lee sets high goals for himself and Knicks
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:22:25 AM)

    Courtney Lee, one of the New York Knicks’ under-the-radar offseason acquisitions, appears to be a strong fit for the team as a versatile 3-and-D player heading into the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose putting team ahead of personal glory
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:46:54 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose was usually the focal point of the offense in Chicago. But after his first practice with the Knicks, Rose said he’ll take a backseat to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony says he supports Colin Kaepernick’s protest
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:42:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony has exchanged e-mails with Colin Kaepernick and said he supports the San Francisco 49ers quarterback for taking a stand by kneeling down during the national anthem.

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: How my game will make Carmelo’s team a winner
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:04:11 PM)

    It’s still Carmelo Anthony’s team, Derrick Rose says. He’s just here to get Anthony winning again. Rose survived his first Knicks practice Tuesday, saying he “feels like a rookie again.’’ Last September’s opening day of training camp in Chicago became a disaster when Taj Gibson elbowed Rose in the eye and he suffered an orbital…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony: I got Jeff Hornacek’s point ‘loud and clear’
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:36:18 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek knew his first practice as Knicks coach would be spirited when he saw the entire club already on the court one hour early at their Tarrytown headquarters. “It was a sign to me guys are ready to go,’’ Hornacek said Tuesday. “I was a little worried about wearing themselves out even before practice…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo: The difference ‘courageous’ Colin Kaepernick has made
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:21:45 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony lent his support to Colin Kaepernick, saying he admires the 49ers quarterback’s “courage,’’ but stopping short of saying he’ll follow suit. Anthony told TNT he has emailed with Kaepernick about keeping up the momentum for social activism. In July, Anthony became a prominent supporter of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and a fore-runner among professional athletes…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Open Camp With Rose Looking to Complement Anthony
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:39:15 AM)

    With Derrick Rose around to lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony, the new-look Knicks are getting to know one another while hoping they won’t be waylaid by injuries.

  • [NYTimes] Whalen Flourishing After Turning Down Overseas Money
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:37:08 PM)

    Lindsay Whalen hobbled through the regular season last year. She hobbled through the playoffs. She even hobbled through the Minnesota Lynx championship celebration.

  • [NYTimes] Barnes, Bogut Highlight Latest Round of Changes for Mavs
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:25:00 PM)

    Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are in, Chandler Parsons and Zaza Pachulia are out and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has a retooled roster for the sixth consecutive time since winning a championship.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Players believe they can be the real deal
    (Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:20:40 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Players believe they can be the real deal

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony supports Colin Kaepernick: ‘I don’t think he’s being disrespectful’
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:27:43 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony supports Colin Kaepernick: ‘I don’t think he’s being disrespectful’

  • [ESPN] Rose: My job is to make game ‘easier’ for Melo
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:31:35 PM)

    Rose: My job is to make game ‘easier’ for Melo

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee, Jennings aim to make an impact this season
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 7:05:06 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Lee, Jennings aim to make an impact this season

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony throws support behind Colin Kaepernick
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:48:42 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony expressed his support for Kaepernick but declined to say whether he’d also kneel for the anthem.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says he’s ready to play supporting role to Carmelo
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 1:33:11 PM)

    Derrick Rose was THE GUY in Chicago starting with his rookie season in 2008, beloved as the hometown savior.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.27)

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose is borrowing from Kobe to save himself and Knicks
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 4:53:01 PM)

    Derrick Rose said Monday he is trying to be more like Kobe Bryant and make every dribble count, saying he is less “reckless” than earlier in his career and can play more like a point guard. He also said he believes the Knicks have more weapons than the Bulls. “I felt like [my game] changed…

  • [NYPost] How defense and fate brought ‘other’ guard splashes to Knicks
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 2:45:27 PM)

    You hear “impactful new Knick guard,” and if you are among 99.9 percent of the populace, you think “Derrick Rose.” But you would not be wrong if you thought of either a guy who finally got his 2009 draft-night wish or another guy now with his seventh team in nine seasons. Reserve point guard Brandon…

  • [NYPost] This is the most excited Knicks have seen Carmelo Anthony
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 2:44:59 PM)

    This was media day, that time every year the day before NBA training camps start, when players swear they have never felt fitter, the team has never looked better and the biggest worry — health permitting, of course — is whether or not they will be able to handle all the Finals ticket requests from…

  • [NYPost] Stronger Kristaps Porzingis teases ‘new stuff’ to wow Knicks
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 1:51:07 PM)

    Get ready for some “new stuff” from Kristaps Porzingis, who is trying to avoid the proverbial second-year jinx after a smashing rookie season. The 7-foot-3 Latvian sophomore said he has gained strength in the lower body, improved his ability to dribble down court and still plans to rattle Garden rims like he did during the…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: ‘I’ll be proven innocent’ in rape case
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 9:32:21 AM)

    Knicks point guard Derrick Rose, in his first public comments about his upcoming civil trial in a sexual assault case, said he’s not worried because he will be “proven innocent” and hasn’t done “anything wrong.” Rose said there’s a possibility he will miss time during his first Knicks training camp, and said he has no idea whether the case will…

  • [NYPost] LAPD backs bid by Derrick Rose’s rape accuser to remain anonymous during trial
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 6:22:01 AM)

    The LAPD is backing a bid by Derrick Rose’s rape accuser to remain anonymous during her upcoming trial against the Knicks guard, citing an ongoing criminal investigation into her accusations. “This note is to clarify any misconception that the Los Angeles Police Department does not have a current and open criminal investigation pending that names the…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo: ‘I feel in the best shape I’ve felt in a long time’
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 10:00:58 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony finally feels like Phil Jackson found him help.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose trying to emulate this retired NBA star’s offense
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 1:03:32 PM)

    Derrick Rose is trying to emulate the offense of a certain NBA star, one who also faced a rape lawsuit.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose is subject of criminal rape investigation by LAPD
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 11:45:26 AM)

    Rose’s Jane Doe accuser is seeking $21.5 million in damages in a civil case against the Knicks guard.

  • [NYDN] Lin: If I wasn’t Asian, Linsanity wouldn’t have been a big deal
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 11:19:31 AM)

    Lin said that people judged him by his appearance, which made his play seem even more outrageous.

  • [NYDN] Jeremy Lin: Protests may lead to long-term social solutions
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 10:56:06 AM)

    Lin knows he wants to do something, say something, to support the cause sparked in the sports world.

  • [NYDN] Season already off to a bad start for Derrick Rose and Knicks
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 10:48:59 AM)

    Derrick Rose was granted the rarest of opportunities on Monday: a second chance to make a first impression.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Melo thinks racial turmoil is ‘actually getting worse’
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 10:10:12 AM)

    Piggybacking the words from team management two days earlier, Knicks players expressed their desire to send a unified message.

  • [NYTimes] Chris Bosh’s Desire to Play Leaves Heat at an Ethical Crossroads
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 6:04:37 PM)

    Bosh’s last two seasons have been cut short by blood clots, and Miami has indicated it doesn’t want him to step on the court this season, or perhaps ever again.

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose Case Is Subject of Los Angeles Police Investigation
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:37:52 AM)

    The Police Department confirmed it was conducting its own inquiry into a rape accusation against Rose that is the subject of a civil suit. At the Knicks’ preseason media day, Rose said he would be proved innocent.

  • [NYTimes] To Kneel or Not in the N.B.A.? For Some Stars, Team Consensus Is Key
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 12:31:33 AM)

    The league’s rule book requires players, coaches and trainers “to stand and line up in a dignified posture” during the national anthem.

  • [NYTimes] Pierce Returns to Clippers for 19th and Last NBA Season
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 11:45:47 PM)

    Paul Pierce decided to return for his 19th and last season in the NBA, convinced the Los Angeles Clippers can make a successful run to their first league title.

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Center Noel: Too Many Bigs on Team,’ Just a Logjam’
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 9:09:59 PM)

    Shortly after Philadelphia 76ers president and general manager Bryan Colangelo said he is not actively shopping any of his players, Sixers center Nerlens Noel openly wondered how he, Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid can co-exist as the team’s three big men.

  • [NYTimes] Pat Riley Says Chris Bosh Likely Played Last Game With Heat
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 5:55:03 PM)

    Chris Bosh has almost certainly played his final game for Miami, with the All-Star forward’s latest health setback convincing the Heat that his plan to play again is no longer feasible.

  • [NYTimes] Life Without Duncan Begins for the New-Look Spurs
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 9:49:09 PM)

    Life without Tim Duncan has officially begun for the San Antonio Spurs, even if they aren’t quite ready to accept it.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron Will Stand for Anthem, Says ‘Scary’ to Be Parent Now
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 9:03:59 PM)

    LeBron James has been horrified at the videos of police shootings and violence he’s seen over the past few months. Like many Americans, he’s anxious for change.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose ‘not worried’ about pending civil rape trial
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 4:41:00 PM)

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Knicks point guard Derrick Rose said Monday that he is “not worried” about the pending civil lawsuit accusing him of rape or the recent revelation from the Los Angeles Police Department that there is an active criminal investigation into the matter.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony excited about buzz and focus surrounding the Knicks as training camp begins
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 3:00:00 PM)

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – New point guard Derrick Rose took more questions about his pending civil rape trial than about the team, and starting center Joakim Noah was excused from the Knicks’ annual media day and first day of training camp because of a family matter.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony: I’ve never played alongside a guy like Derrick Rose
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 8:58:37 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony: I’ve never played alongside a guy like Derrick Rose

  • [ESPN] NBA coaches, players speak out on social issues
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 6:43:11 PM)

    NBA coaches, players speak out on social issues

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony: Any Knicks gesture regarding social issues will be inclusive
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 6:27:01 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony: Any Knicks gesture regarding social issues will be inclusive

  • [ESPN] LAPD investigating complaint against Rose
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 10:23:52 AM)

    LAPD investigating complaint against Rose

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks media day, Melo on new team
    (Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:10:13 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis reflects upon personal growth
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 3:35:59 PM)

    Knicks young forward Kristaps Porzingis, fresh off a stellar rookie season, reflects upon his personal growth during his first year in the NBA

  • [SNY Knicks] Update: Rose could miss time due to civil trial
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 3:30:05 PM)

    Knicks point guard Derrick Rose could miss some time on the court due to the upcoming civil trial set to begin next week, Rose told reporters on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] What the Knicks said during Media Day…
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 1:05:17 PM)

    The Knicks held their Media Day on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Can Carmelo Anthony successfully embrace change?
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 9:05:48 AM)

    New York has certainly surrounded Anthony with more talent, but it’s up to the star forward to elevate his game that much more. The front office doesn’t appear to be taking that for granted.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.26)

  • [SNY Knicks] Five Questions Facing the Knicks in Training Camp
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 2:30:37 PM)

  • [NYTimes] NBA’s King of Fashion Russell Westbrook Talks Style
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:06:41 AM)

    When you’re Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don’t spend the offseason like a typical player.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Jeff Hornacek needs Carmelo Anthony to change his game
    (Monday, September 26, 2016 5:32:34 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Jeff Hornacek needs Carmelo Anthony to change his game

  • [ESPN] Knicks hope summer additions lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:57:25 AM)

    Knicks hope summer additions lessen the burden on Carmelo Anthony

  • [NYPost] Behind Knicks’ plan to relaunch Carmelo Anthony’s game
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:10:31 PM)

    After failing to lead the Knicks to the playoffs for three straight seasons, Carmelo Anthony is being asked to alter his game for new coach Jeff Hornacek. That’s the strong indication coming from team president Phil Jackson and Hornacek as training camp opens Monday. Hornacek promises to speed up the triangle offense. Over the offseason,…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.25)

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson optimistic Knicks are on the rise
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:39:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson hopes to make his critics finally eat crow after what the Knicks have had to ingest for the past two seasons.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ brass discusses finding support for Melo
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:02:09 PM)

    While a hot topic during Phil Jackson and Co.’s press conference Friday was Derrick Rose’s forthcoming trial, Jackson did manage to discuss the Knicks’ overall potential.

  • [NYTimes] Liberty and Mercury Players Join Anthem Protest Before Playoff Game
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 12:27:11 AM)

    At Madison Square Garden, some players on the Liberty and the Phoenix Mercury joined the movement ignited by the San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick.

  • [NYTimes] Mercury 101, Liberty 94: A Poised Diana Taurasi Helps the Mercury Oust the Liberty
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:31:17 AM)

    Taurasi scored a game-high 30 points, including a huge 3-pointer to end a string of Liberty comebacks, to end the Liberty’s playoff season after one game.

  • [NYTimes] NBA’s King of Fashion Westbrook Talks Style
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 7:06:40 AM)

    When you’re Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don’t spend the offseason like typical players do.

  • [NYTimes] Mercury Players Meet With Phoenix Police; Will Keep Kneeling
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:21:43 PM)

    Mistie Bass, Kelsey Bone and their Mercury teammates met with Phoenix police a few weeks ago after practice.

  • [NYPost] Knicks entering camp with cranked-up goal and injury caveat
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:35:44 PM)

    It has been a while since Knicks president Phil Jackson invoked the word “championship” — something he has won 13 times as an NBA player and head coach. Jackson’s only references to titles during the Knicks’ 17-65 and 32-50 campaigns the past two dismal seasons were related to how the far the club was from…

  • [NYDN] Why did Phil Jackson say the Knicks had to ‘eat some dung?’
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 6:15:21 AM)

    Sometimes you have to swallow some excrement to achieve a stable NBA franchise.

  • [ESPN] Phil Jackson: Offseason moves ‘definitely worth the risk’
    (Sunday, September 25, 2016 1:20:30 AM)

    Phil Jackson: Offseason moves ‘definitely worth the risk’

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.24)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Jackson, Knicks rejuvenated for upcoming season
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 10:11:47 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson said Knicks will let process play out regarding Rose’s rape trial
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 2:32:59 PM)

    The Knicks will let “the due process of the justice system” play out regarding Derrick Rose’s upcoming civil rape trial, team president Phil Jackson said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah can provide a jolt of energy to the Knicks
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 11:30:55 AM)

    Joakim Noah provides energy, which is infectious to good teams. And many times it can make all the difference when it matters most.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah’s basketball skills should outweigh last season’s health
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 8:49:34 AM)

    Noah’s health and contract are a concern, but his potential to help his new team is significant.

  • [ESPN] Steve Mills: Knicks should ‘come together to make a difference’ on social issues
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 6:45:03 PM)

    Steve Mills: Knicks should ‘come together to make a difference’ on social issues

  • [ESPN] Knicks hopeful civil lawsuit won’t affect Rose
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 4:01:58 PM)

    Knicks hopeful civil lawsuit won’t affect Rose

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Face Questions About Derrick Rose’s Trial as Training Camp Approaches
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 11:40:13 PM)

    The Knicks will open their preseason schedule on Oct. 4, the same day Rose is scheduled to be in court for a civil suit accusing him of rape.

  • [NYTimes] Miami Heat Say Chris Bosh Has Failed His Physical
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 10:54:09 PM)

    Bosh has been sidelined by blood clots at the All-Star break the past two seasons, but he said last week that he was ready to play.

  • [NYTimes] Liberty Players’ Childhood Bond Outlasts the Story of Their Rivalry
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:54:57 AM)

    Before they were teammates, Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince were routinely portrayed as New York City foes as they faced off for the top two high school teams in the nation.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Garnett Says ‘Farewell’ After 21 Seasons in the NBA
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:37:23 AM)

    No fire burned hotter, no mouth was fouler, no opponent was in for a longer night than Kevin Garnett’s.

  • [NYTimes] ‘The Big Ticket’ Garnett Bids Adieu After 21 Seasons
    (Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:24:28 AM)

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday, leaving behind a legacy of ultimate intensity and defensive prowess.

  • [NYTimes] Westbrook on Police Shootings: ‘Something Has to Change’
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 9:15:52 PM)

    Russell Westbrook is a multi-millionaire basketball player, far removed from the rough community he came from in the Los Angeles area.

  • [NYTimes] Around NBA, Teams Already Discussing Need for Social Change
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 11:13:24 PM)

    Whatever the Detroit Pistons decide to do when it comes to protests that call for societal change this season, they’ll have the support of coach Stan Van Gundy.

  • [NYTimes] Harden Focused on Helping Rockets Improve After Tough Season
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 10:00:47 PM)

    James Harden was second in the NBA with 29 points per game last season and his 7.5 rebounds were a career high.

  • [NYDN] Knicks look past protesting, want solution for racial turmoil
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 8:43:45 PM)

    The Knicks want to turn anthem kneeling and ESPY speeches into solutions.

  • [NYDN] Knicks prez: Derrick Rose isn’t losing sleep over rape trial
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 8:41:21 PM)

    There’s a rape lawsuit and further details about Derrick Rose’s participation in a gangbang that will go public if this goes to trial.

  • [NYDN] Video proves Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis can play soccer
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 5:54:30 PM)

    Easy there, Kristaps Porzingis – the Knicks don’t need you to be THAT kind of scoring forward.

  • [NYDN] Knicks coach says team will most likely be healthy entire season
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 2:42:06 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek put on his doctor’s hat Friday to give the Knicks a clean bill of health for the next eight months.

  • [NYPost] Knicks seeking more ‘unified’ response than anthem protest
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 9:23:39 PM)

    Knicks brass wants the team’s players doing some form of social work revolving around the “Black Lives Matter” campaign that would go beyond just kneeling for the national anthem. Knicks president Phil Jackson said he discussed the situation Friday with Carmelo Anthony, who just returned from Poland. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek and general manager Steve…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson offers some gross imagery for Knicks rebuild
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 4:25:00 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson reflected on his 2 ¹/? years on the job, saying the franchise had to “eat some dung” on the way to this potential banner season. Jackson also revealed he put an opt-out clause into his five-year contract in case of a lockout shutdown after this season. Jackson said he’s not wondering…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson tries to limit talk of Derrick Rose sex assault trial
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 11:54:28 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson mentioned Derrick Rose’s upcoming rape trial in the opening remarks of a pre-training-camp press conference Friday, referring to it as “a serious subject,” then — in a bizarre attempt at reassurance — saying his new star point guard would not lose sleep over the case. Rose’s civil trial, in which his…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks a 50-win team unless Derrick Rose nukes it
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 8:27:08 AM)

    The Knicks have had just one 50-game winner since Jeff Van Gundy roamed their sideline. But the former coach-turned-ESPN analyst thinks this season’s dramatically revamped Knicks roster has a good chance to hit that formidable benchmark. “I think they’re going to be 45 to 50 [wins], low 50s, in that range,” Van Gundy said this…

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson talks Knicks’ potential, Derrick Rose ‘process’
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 8:18:35 PM)

    The Knicks president believes if his reconstructed team can stay healthy, ending a three-year playoff drought shouldn’t be a problem.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson to meet with Knicks players to reach agreement on how to address protests of violence
    (Friday, September 23, 2016 6:34:30 PM)

    Phil Jackson plans to meet with his players and try to get a team-wide agreement on what they want to do regarding public protests during the national anthem.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.23)

  • [ESPN] Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks have potential to win 50 games
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:10:01 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks have potential to win 50 games

  • [NYTimes] Bucks Acquire Michael Beasley From Rockets for Tyler Ennis
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:04:03 PM)

    The Bucks have acquired forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets for backup point guard Tyler Ennis in a deal that beefs up Milwaukee’s frontcourt depth.

  • [NYTimes] Wolves Preparing for Life Without Kevin Garnett
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:27:37 AM)

    Less than a week before the Minnesota Timberwolves open training camp, they still have not heard if franchise icon Kevin Garnett wants to follow Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant into retirement.

  • [NYTimes] Catchings’ Career Ends and Fever Kneel in Anthem Protest
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:24:44 AM)

    The new WNBA playoff format began with a protest and ended with Phoenix and Atlanta advancing.

  • [NYPost] Why Vegas thinks less of the Knicks than you do
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:39:12 AM)

    Las Vegas has taken a cautious viewpoint on the new-look Knicks, who open training camp Monday with a marquee roster, if one tainted by potential health issues. At the premier Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the NBA over-under victory totals were released Tuesday, and the Knicks were placed at a sobering 38½ wins. By Wednesday, following…

  • [SNY Knicks] Why Maurice Ndour could endear himself to Knicks fans
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:10:06 PM)

    Though his contract is guaranteed, Maurice Ndour will still need to fight for his spot on the team with plenty of intriguing prospects around.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.22)

  • [NYPost] The insight into Phil Jackson’s Zen that Derrick Rose will learn
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:24:28 PM)

    There shouldn’t be any surprises for Derrick Rose playing in a Phil Jackson program. The new Knicks point guard has the perfect counsel in his agent, B.J. Armstrong, the philosophical former Bulls point guard who played under Jackson from 1989-95 and won three NBA titles. Armstrong, 49, has been Rose’s agent since his rookie year,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings played at the West 4th street court on Tuesday
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 7:35:21 PM)

    New Knicks PG Brandon Jennings stopped by the famed ‘cage’ on West 4th in Manhattan on Tuesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek’s modern triangle could be perfect offense for today’s game
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:25:25 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek’s modern triangle offense could be the perfect offense for today’s style of play

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose: Knicks are ‘most talented team I’ve played on’
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:33:03 AM)

    Derrick Rose called the New York Knicks the “most talented team I’ve played on” in an interview with the NBPA.

  • [NYTimes] Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:38:22 AM)

    The gesture came in the wake of police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, and many other professional athletes have joined either side of the protest movement.

  • [NYTimes] Wolves Preparing for Life Without Kevin Garnett
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:27:36 AM)

    Kevin Garnett has watched two of his few contemporaries that were remaining in the NBA walk out the door.

  • [NYTimes] Catchings’ Career Ends and Fever Kneel in Anthem Protest
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:24:44 AM)

    The new WNBA playoff format began with a protest and ended with Phoenix and Atlanta advancing.

  • [NYTimes] AP Source: Timberwolves Working on Kevin Garnett Buyout
    (Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:42:36 AM)

    A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves are working on a buyout with Kevin Garnett.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers Expect Addition of Teague to Provide Different Look
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8:31:10 PM)

    Larry Bird always thought the Indiana Pacers needed to score more often.

  • [NYTimes] Bosh: I Had Clots, Heat Doctors Thought My Career Was Over
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:37:15 PM)

    Chris Bosh was dealing with more than one blood clot earlier this year, and said Wednesday that he felt written off when Miami Heat team doctors advised him that the situation would likely be career-ending.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.09.21)

  • [NYPost] Rose rape accuser ready for her identity to be revealed at trial
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:46:18 PM)

    She won’t back down. In a ruling Tuesday, a Los Angeles federal judge said the woman accusing new Knicks guard Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous if she wants to proceed with her civil case — and her lawyers said she is not dropping the suit. “She’s prepared to go to trial,” the woman’s…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose explains his instant infatuation with Knicks
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:52:33 AM)

    Training camp hasn’t started yet, but Derrick Rose appears to be eager to play his first game at the Garden, believing New York’s basketball fans appreciate the nuances of the sport even more than his hometown Chicago. In an extended interview with the Players Association’s website published Tuesday — two weeks before Rose is set to begin a…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s mysterious pre-trade Derrick Rose phone call
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:18:47 AM)

    Derrick Rose first suspected the Knicks had interest in him from talking to his brother. Who heard from Carmelo Anthony. Who was just looking for Derrick’s number. That’s the strange story Reggie Rose, Derrick’s brother, tells in a fawning profile of Rose released by the NBA Players Association Tuesday, two weeks before Rose is scheduled to…

  • [ESPN] Judge: Rose accuser must reveal name publicly
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 4:52:31 PM)

    Judge: Rose accuser must reveal name publicly

  • [ESPN] Las Vegas sets Warriors' wins total at 66.5
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:31:22 PM)

    Las Vegas sets Warriors' wins total at 66.5

  • [ESPN] Kristaps Porzingis faces 'Crying Knicks fan' in one-on-one battle
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:25:09 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis faces 'Crying Knicks fan' in one-on-one battle

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s rape accuser must reveal name publicly, judge rules
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:09:00 PM)

    A Los Angeles federal judge ruled Tuesday that a woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous at her upcoming civil trial.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose excited to excite the Knicks fans in New York
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 3:23:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose won 62 games and reached the Eastern Conference finals with the Bulls during the 2010-11 season, but the former NBA MVP believes this Knicks team has a chance to be better.

  • [SNY Knicks] Which Knicks are on the outside looking in?
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:05:31 PM)

    With the Knicks’ roster now at fifteen guaranteed contracts, which players will need an impressive training camp in order to stick with the team once the season begins?

  • [NYDN] Judge forces Derrick Rose’s gang-rape accuser to reveal her name
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:31:28 PM)

    A federal judge ruled that a woman accusing basketball star Derrick Rose of rape must reveal her name during an upcoming civil trial.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose says Knicks ‘most talented team’ he’s ever played on
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:17:41 AM)

    Derrick Rose was the league’s MVP playing for a Chicago squad that won 62 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.

  • [NYDN] WATCH: Porzingis destroys Knick fan who cried when he was drafted
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:04:21 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis got to exact revenge on the kid who famously cried when the Knicks drafted the big man last year.

  • [NYTimes] Under New Playoff Format, Liberty Have No Room for Error
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:36:40 AM)

    The Liberty had the best record in the East, but as the third seed in a system that eliminates the importance of conferences, they face a single-elimination playoff game.

  • [NYTimes] WNBA Playoffs Set to Begin With New Format
    (Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:15:32 AM)

    The WNBA playoffs are ready to start with their own version of March Madness. Well sort of.

  • [NYTimes] Nneka Ogwumike Wins AP WNBA Player of the Year Award
    (Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:18:56 PM)

    Nneka Ogwumike put up career numbers this season for Los Angeles and was arguably the most consistent impact player in the league.