Knicks Morning News (2016.10.01)

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah skips out on Knicks’ dinner with West Point cadets
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 9:03:32 PM)

    The Knicks’ new center said that he has ‘mixed feelings’ about being at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • [NYDN] US Military Academy responds to Joakim Noah sitting out dinner
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 5:34:49 PM)

    The U.S. Military Academy is not happy with Joakim Noah.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah once told KG he was his fav player — didn’t go well
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 1:29:15 PM)

    Joakim Noah grew up with Kevin Garnett jerseys and posters. Then Noah got to the NBA and found out liking KG was no longer an option.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah skips Knicks team dinner with Army cadets
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 9:39:00 PM)

    Joakim Noah decided to skip a Knicks team dinner with Army cadets because he is anti-war, and said he has mixed feelings about spending this week at the United States Military Academy for training camp.

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek admits Knicks offense complex for new guys
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 7:02:48 PM)

    WEST POINT — Kristaps Porzingis called it the same old triangle offense this week during training camp, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek prefers another term. Half-jokingly, Hornacek said, “I think we call it something else — triangle aspects.” Either way, Hornacek is realizing the new players — the ones who didn’t go through Phil Jackson’s…

  • [NYPost] Judge issues gag order on Derrick Rose, rape accuser for duration of civil trial
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 6:24:40 PM)

    A California federal judge has put a partial gag order on Knicks guard Derrick Rose, his former girlfriend who’s accused him of rape and their attorneys for the duration of an upcoming $21.5 million civil trial over the alleged assault. Los Angeles Judge Michael Fitzgerald barred the lawyers and their clients from discussing “the character,…

  • [NYPost] Even as a kid, Joakim Noah had a taste for high-end food
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 1:15:18 PM)

    His favorite restaurant as a child was “Trattoria Dell’Arte” — a favorite power spot for showbiz execs.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah makes anti-war boycott at Knicks’ West Point camp
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 9:46:51 AM)

    WEST POINT — Knicks center Joakim Noah skipped Thursday night’s team dinner at the mess hall with Army cadets and a speech from a retired colonel because of his stance against war and gun violence. Noah said he feels “uncomfortable’’ the Knicks are conducting training camp for the third straight year at West Point, where…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Noah skips team dinner at West Point due to anti-war stance
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 3:30:18 PM)

    Joakim Noah skipped the Knicks’ team dinner at West Point Military Academy on Thursday night because he’s anti-war.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis urged Thomas to stay with Knicks
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 10:35:39 AM)

    The Knicks drew ire from fans for keeping the surprisingly efficient Thomas, who they acquired as part for the three-way trade that saw them send J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland

  • [SNY Knicks] Staying healthy will be key to Thomas’ success this season
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 8:41:01 AM)

    Injuries limited Lance Thomas to just 59 games last season. He has worked with personal trainer Gabriel Blanco to focus on his strength and conditioning this offseason so he can further help the New York Knicks on the court this season.

  • [ESPN] Noah skips military dinner, cites anti-war stance
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 2:34:35 PM)

    Noah skips military dinner, cites anti-war stance

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis’ shot has ‘improved greatly’
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 8:00:49 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek says Kristaps Porzingis’ shot has ‘improved greatly’

  • [NYTimes] Why Try Out for Nets’ New D-League Team? It Beats Playing in Mongolia
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 12:46:06 AM)

    About 150 players showed up for an open audition with the hope of landing an invitation to training camp.

  • [NYTimes] Joakim Noah, Averse to Wars, Skips Knicks Event at West Point
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 2:44:44 AM)

    The center did not attend a team dinner with cadets at the United States Military Academy but emphasized that he is not “anti-troops.”

  • [NYTimes] 76ers’ Ben Simmons Breaks Bone in Right Foot
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 11:21:56 PM)

    Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and its unknown how long the No. 1 overall pick will be sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Puts Pressure on Cavs to Sign JR Smith
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 8:10:00 PM)

    LeBron James didn’t hold back in weighing in on J.R. Smith’s contract impasse with the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] Kings Prepare to Open State-Of-The-Art Downtown Arena
    (Friday, September 30, 2016 6:07:30 PM)

    After years of searching for a new home, the Sacramento Kings are set to open a new venue that raises the bar of what an arena can be.

  • [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.

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