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.

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