Knicks Morning News (2016.10.19)

  • [NYTimes] Jury Hears Closing Arguments in Derrick Rose Case
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:33:48 AM)

    A woman who has sued Rose and two others is not just seeking a payday, her lawyer said.

  • [NYTimes] On College Football: Big 12’s Stasis Preserves a Broader Status Quo
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:27:04 PM)

    The Big 12 Conference’s decision not to expand from 10 teams had an impact even on programs that weren’t bidding for membership, like Middle Tennessee State.

  • [NYDN] Kaepernick talked to Melo before anthem protest began
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:18:03 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony has a message for Colin Kaepernick: Don’t give up the fight!

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose will start in Knicks opener… on one condition
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:13:18 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s legal troubles won’t keep him out of the starting lineup assuming the Knicks point guard is able to do this one thing.

  • [NYDN] Atty. call Derrick Rose, pals ‘sexual deviants’ as case closes
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:35:43 PM)

    Lawyers for a California woman accusing Derrick Rose and his friends of gang rape closed their case Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Charles Barkley says he knows the key to the Knicks’ season
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:14:47 PM)

    Charles Barkley was optimistic when asked about the Knicks Tuesday night.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Jeff Hornacek get no love from NBA’s GMs
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:21:12 AM)

    In the annual survey released Tuesday by, zero GMs picked the Knicks to finish in the top 4 of the Eastern Conference.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose rape trial lawyers call accuser a liar in closing argument
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:09:00 PM)

    Lawyers for Derrick Rose and two friends say the woman accusing them of rape is a liar trying to trick jurors with her tears.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Barkley believes a healthy Joakim Noah a key to Knicks’ playoff hopes
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30:00 PM)

    If Joakim Noah can stay healthy — and that’s a big if, considering his history — he could very well be the key to making the Knicks a playoff team, Charles Barkley said Tuesday.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose likely to start in Knicks’ season opener against Cavs
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 3:57:00 PM)

    Derrick Rose has been away from the Knicks for two weeks, but if he can get a few practices in before the start of the regular season he likely will start opening night in Cleveland.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: The absence of Derrick Rose
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 11:54:49 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Early officially re-signs with Knicks, expects to start season in D-League
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:20:02 PM)

    The Knicks have re-signed their 2014 second round pick Cleanthony Early, who is expected to start the season with the team’s D-League affiliate in Westchester.

  • [SNY Knicks] Several Knicks players recognized in survey of GMs
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2:15:33 PM)

    Several Knicks players, including Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and more, were recognized in the annual general manager survey.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony fighting for increased salaries, ‘rebranding’ in D-League
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:00:40 PM)

    Interesting and insightful words from Carmelo Anthony, who also serves as the Vice President of the NBA’s Players Association when asked about the NBA’s Development League.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo acting as mentor, understands pressure put on Porzingis
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:07:53 AM)

    Forward Kristaps Porzingis had a strong rookie season with the Knicks, but Carmelo Anthony hopes fans and media alike give the budding star room to improve in his sophomore season, according to ESPN New York’s Ian Begley

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Noah key to the season says Barkley
    (Wednesday, October 19, 2016 5:26:42 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Noah key to the season says Barkley

  • [ESPN] Jury to begin deliberations in D. Rose rape case
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:57:16 PM)

    Jury to begin deliberations in D. Rose rape case

  • [ESPN] Stuart Goldfarb, Carmelo Anthony’s business partner, on the duo’s tech connection
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:00:58 AM)

    Stuart Goldfarb, Carmelo Anthony’s business partner, on the duo’s tech connection

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose verdict won’t end fiasco for Knicks’ new coach
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:37:34 PM)

    This was going to be a hard enough job anyway. Jeff Hornacek already was going to have to deal with the massaging of egos, with the development of Kristaps Porzingis, with the aging of Carmelo Anthony, with the natural wariness a new coach and a new approach always brings a new locker room. He already…

  • [NYPost] Rose’s lawyer points to potential money woes, calls rape accuser ‘a liar’
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:32:43 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Race played a major role at the close of the Derrick Rose sex attack trial Tuesday — as the NBA star’s lawyer said the woman accusing him of gang rape used ugly stereotypes about young black men acting like “sexual deviants” to try and prove her $21.5 million civil case. “Those adjectives…

  • [NYPost] Charles Barkley refuses to BS about these Knicks risks
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:43:43 PM)

    A new coach and a host of new players have done little to alter what NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley thinks of the Nets. “I can say the Nets are the second best team in New York,” Barkley said before being honored at the 26th Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards on Tuesday…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s protest warning to Kaepernick: You’d be ‘f–ked’
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:16:53 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is committed to going the distance with his social activism efforts, and he strongly advises Colin Kaepernick to do the same. In a sit-down interview with ESPN’s Howard Bryant published Tuesday, the 32-year-old Knicks forward detailed the conversation he had with Kaepernick the very night the quarterback’s decision to sit for the national anthem before…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek hedges on Game 1 lineup with Derrick Rose in limbo
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:15:46 PM)

    Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged it won’t be “ideal” going into the regular season without having played their starting five, and he hedged ever so slightly on Derrick Rose starting in one week on opening night in Cleveland. There’s diminishing hope Rose will be ready to play in either Wednesday’s preseason game in Boston or…

  • [NYPost] Rose rape accuser breaks down during final testimony
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:30:45 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose’s accuser broke into tears after she took the witness stand for the last time Tuesday ahead of jury deliberations in her $21.5 million civil rape case, testifying that she’d always resisted the NBA star’s requests for orgies. “Did you ever have group sex with Mr. Rose prior to Aug. 26,…

  • [NYPost] NBA GMs pay revamped Knicks a big compliment
    (Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:29:36 AM)

    Most improved team? The Knicks only can go up after the last two seasons of horror under Knicks president Phil Jackson, and the NBA’s general managers agree. In the annual GM poll, the Knicks finished third in voting for most-improved team for 2016-17, receiving 10 percent of the vote. Minnesota, under new coach Tom Thibodeau,…

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