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.

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