Knicks Morning News (2016.10.08)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose’s lawyers want mistrial over racy text in rape suit
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 5:17:32 PM)

    Attorney Mark Baute cried foul, complaining that the accuser failed to turn over a profane text from the morning of the alleged attack.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony gives Jeremy Lin backhand compliment
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 3:16:19 PM)

    It was a little over five years ago when the Knicks decided that $25 million was too much to pay for Jeremy Lin

  • [SNY Knicks] Lawyers for Rose seek mistrial
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 8:46:32 PM)

    A lawyer for Derrick Rose asked a judge to declare a mistrial in a lawsuit that accuses the NBA star and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend while she was incapacitated.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo considers Lin ‘franchise player’ for Nets
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 7:36:44 PM)

    The Nets will take on the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, where former Knick Jeremy Lin will return as a member of Brooklyn.

  • [SNY Knicks] The Knicks Blog Podcast: We’re Back!
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 2:31:45 PM)

    The Knicks Blog Podcast: We’re Back!

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah’s hamstring injury already weighing Knicks down
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 12:45:31 PM)

    In what would appear par for the course in Phil Jackson’s Knicks tenure, Joakim Noah has been bitten by the hamstring injury bug.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek likes Knicks’ offensive options
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 10:45:17 AM)

    In addition to the trio of Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis, and Derrick Rose, Hornaceck likes where the Knicks are from a depth perspective.

  • [SNY Knicks] Woman weeps in testimony against Rose
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 7:36:41 AM)

    The ex-girlfriend accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and his friends of rape spent Thursday battling her emotions as she tried to piece together a night she remembers only in “flashes.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Derrick Rose takes stand in lawsuit, denies rape
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 11:00:51 PM)

    NBA star Derrick Rose testified Friday in a lawsuit accusing him and two friends of raping his ex-girlfriend, saying he interpreted a text message from the woman as consent to have sex with her later that night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony on Nets’ Jeremy Lin: ‘The face of that franchise’
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 8:08:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t care to relive what happened or what led to Jeremy Lin leaving the Knicks, but the two are indelibly linked.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah doubtful for Knicks vs. Nets on Saturday
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 2:34:53 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Joakim Noah did some shooting and post-work afterward, but Jeff Hornacek doesn’t expect him to play Saturday night against the Nets.

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony ‘happy’ for Jeremy Lin, ‘face of the franchise’ for Nets
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 5:06:17 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony ‘happy’ for Jeremy Lin, ‘face of the franchise’ for Nets

  • [ESPN] Rose testifies: Interpreted text as consent for sex
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 3:00:36 PM)

    Rose testifies: Interpreted text as consent for sex

  • [ESPN] Knicks have big ideas to unleash Kristaps Porzingis in Year 2
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 9:00:37 AM)

    Knicks have big ideas to unleash Kristaps Porzingis in Year 2

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah drama hurting Knicks chemistry
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 9:04:52 PM)

    The trials and tribulations of the Knicks’ preseason continue. Saturday against the Nets, starting center Joakim Noah is expected to miss a second straight preseason game with a hamstring injury, while Derrick Rose hadn’t yet informed the Knicks of his game plans. Rose missed his second straight practice Friday because he was testifying in court…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose says rape accuser aggressively lured him into sex
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 4:17:58 PM)

    Knicks star Derrick Rose testified Friday that the woman accusing him of gang rape not only consented — but gamely yanked him over for oral sex, even while in the throes of passion with his pal. The former NBA MVP described in graphic detail his night at his rented Beverly Hills mansion during a 2013…

  • [NYPost] Rose defense team tries to poke holes in rape accuser’s story
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 12:54:49 PM)

    Derrick Rose’s rape accuser faced a second day of grilling on the witness stand Friday as defense lawyers for the NBA star and his pals attempted to poke holes in her story and paint her as a gold digger. Defense attorney Mark Baute wrapped up his cross-examination by bringing up text messages that show money…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose expected to take stand in rape case
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 12:35:16 PM)

    Derrick Rose is expected to take the stand Friday afternoon to testify at his civil rape trial in Los Angeles. Rose has been accused of gang raping a 30-year-old woman with two pals, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen. The woman is suing the three men for $21.5 million. Rose’s accuser took the witness stand first,…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony can’t believe Nets made Jeremy Lin their star
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 11:32:44 AM)

    Despite all their moves, Carmelo Anthony is still the face of the Knicks. And now Jeremy Lin is the face of the Nets. Anthony admitted to being surprised by that occurrence when asked about his former teammate invading the Garden on Saturday for a Knicks-Nets preseason game. Lin signed a three-year, $36 million pact with Brooklyn…

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose Gives His Side in Civil Rape Lawsuit
    (Saturday, October 08, 2016 12:38:27 AM)

    Rose told a jury that he interpreted a text message from his former girlfriend to be consent to have sex with her that night.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Stars Try to Move Up to Fashion’s Front Row
    (Saturday, October 08, 2016 10:00:16 AM)

    Why hasn’t a female LeBron James — a star of the fashion tents as well as the hardwood — emerged from the W.N.B.A.?

  • [NYTimes] A Look at the WNBA Finals Matchup Between Lynx and Sparks
    (Saturday, October 08, 2016 7:57:38 AM)

    All season long the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks have been the best two teams in the WNBA.

  • [NYTimes] Nuggets, Trail Blazers Win to Remain Unbeaten in Preseason
    (Saturday, October 08, 2016 5:24:46 AM)

    Rookie Jamal Murray had 16 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and the Denver Nuggets rallied past the Los Angeles Lakers, 101-97 on Friday night.

  • [NYTimes] ‘Old Man’ Rookie Kris Dunn Set for Timberwolves Debut
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 9:12:48 PM)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are not big into hazing their rookies. If they were, it would be a little awkward for some of the team’s “veterans” to give Kris Dunn a hard time.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.10.07)

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose shows up to rape trial during accuser’s testimony
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 8:00:08 PM)

    Rose showed up at his rape trial just as his accuser was testifying she’s convinced she was drugged at his mansion.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah injury, Rose rape trial have marred Knicks preseason
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 11:54:01 AM)

    The Knicks’ no-show performance in Thursday’s exhibition opener is not even the most discouraging moment of the team’s preseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Update: Noah did not practice Thursday
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 1:25:44 PM)

    Joakim Noah did not practice on Thursday, two days after missing the Knicks preseason opener due to a hamstring ailment.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis continues to take NBA by storm with shoe deal
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 11:45:50 AM)

    From the moment he was selected as Phil Jackson’s initial first round draft choice as Knicks President, Kristaps Porzingis has widely been heralded as the future of the franchise.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah missing time with Knicks teammates
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 7:32:00 PM)

    The Knicks’ two most important offseason acquisitions didn’t practice Thursday and might not be able to play for the foreseeable future.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s accuser weeps, defense says case is about money
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 4:22:00 PM)

    Lawyers for NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends accused of raping an incapacitated woman doubled down Wednesday on their assertions that the accuser willingly had sex with the trio, saying she performed sex acts on the men earlier that night at Rose’s mansion in Beverly Hills.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah still out with sore left hamstring
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 2:55:00 PM)

    Joakim Noah said his sore left hamstring is feeling better. He isn’t ruling out making his Knicks’ debut in Saturday’s preseason game. But he didn’t practice Thursday.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings’ time to shine with Derrick Rose absent
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 4:54:41 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings’ time to shine with Derrick Rose absent

  • [ESPN] Woman testifies in rape trial against Knicks’ Rose
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:38:57 PM)

    Woman testifies in rape trial against Knicks’ Rose

  • [NYPost] Rose’s absence means bigger role for Knicks’ other veteran PG
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 11:32:18 PM)

    When Derrick Rose entered Los Angeles federal court Thursday for the civil trial concerning his participation in the alleged gang rape of a former girlfriend, the Knicks were just leaving their practice court in Westchester, preparing for a potentially prolonged absence from their new point guard. Coach Jeff Hornacek isn’t sure when Rose will return…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah the only defensive strategy for yoga-loving Knicks
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:51:37 PM)

    Joakim Noah noted improvement in his left hamstring and hopes to make his debut with the Knicks in Saturday’s preseason game against the Nets at Madison Square Garden, but the forward was unable to participate in Thursday’s practice and remains day-to-day. “I’m still not where I want to be,” Noah said. “I’m a little disappointed….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose laughs off rape accuser’s tearful testimony
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 11:49:08 AM)

    Derrick Rose’s accuser took the witness stand Thursday for the first time and repeatedly broke down as she described in graphic detail how she was allegedly gang-raped by the Knicks star and two buddies. The woman’s constant tears led a defense lawyer to actually ask the judge to make her knock off the water­works —…

  • [NYTimes] Derrick Rose’s Accuser Testifies During an Emotional Day in Court
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 2:27:38 AM)

    Rose’s ex-girlfriend testified about a night of drinking at the player’s Beverly Hills mansion and the incident that led her to file a lawsuit saying she was raped.

  • [NYTimes] The New-Look Knicks Seek an Identity
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 1:32:03 AM)

    A lopsided loss in the preseason opener produced a mix of optimism and disappointment for a team with a slew of new players.

  • [NYTimes] Howard, Lin Make Winning Debuts, Pacers Roll to 2-0
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 5:43:46 AM)

    Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin got off to winning starts with their new teams.

  • [NYTimes] Howard, Lin Make Winning Debuts, Pacers Roll to 2-0
    (Friday, October 07, 2016 3:43:09 AM)

    Dwight Howard and Jeremy Lin got off to winning starts with their new teams.

  • Unsung Knick History – Al McGuire’s Phantom Bucket

    This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far.

    For a team that has been in the NBA for well over six decades, the New York Knickerbockers sadly have only won two NBA championships. The main reason for that is that they have spent large chunks of their team history as perennial losers (at least they used all of that losing in the 1960s to build up a very good 1970s team and they used their 1980s losing to build up a strong 1990s team. They used all of their 2000s losing to make it to the second round one year in 2013). However, they also have an unenviable place in NBA history as one of only two teams to make it to the NBA Finals three years in a row and lose every time (the other team to do it, the Los Angeles Lakers, actually had a worse go of it, as while they also “only” went three years in a row without a win from 1968-1970, they also played in seven out of nine NBA Finals from 1962 to 1970, losing all seven). That takes some particularly bad luck, and that’s just what happened in Game 1 of the 1952 NBA Finals when Al McGuire made a basket that not enough people actually saw.

    Knicks Morning News (2016.10.06)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve moving forward
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 5:08:03 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Defense needs to improve moving forward

  • [ESPN] Jury of 6 women, 2 men set for Rose lawsuit
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 5:51:21 PM)

    Jury of 6 women, 2 men set for Rose lawsuit

  • [NYPost] Knicks shooter rents $8K/month home court in Midtown
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:42:55 PM)

    Knicks shooting guard Sasha Vujacic has rented a two-bedroom apartment at Sky, the colossal rental at 605 W. 42nd St., that was asking a mighty $8,200 per month. Vujacic has been spotted shooting hoops with his neighbor — fellow Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who also lives in the building alongside his brothers, as we exclusively…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis reportedly signs huge shoe deal
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:20:50 PM)

    Adidas apparently is banking on Kristaps Porzingis’ ability to grow into a superstar. The shoe company signed the 21-year-old New York Knicks forward to the most lucrative deal for a European player, The Vertical reported Wednesday. The contract reportedly is worth between $3 million and $6 million annually, a figure Nike, Porzingis’ previous shoe company,…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s rape accuser cries during opening statements
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 3:52:40 PM)

    The woman suing Knicks point guard Derrick Rose and two pals over an alleged gang rape wept softly as her lawyer graphically described her ordeal during opening statements Wednesday. “While [she] was going in and out of consciousness in her house, each one of the defendants took turns raping her,” lawyer Waukeen McCoy told jurors…

  • [NYPost] Knicks won’t wait for Derrick Rose as he heads to trial
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 2:10:01 PM)

    Derrick Rose got into a nice groove in his first preseason game with the Knicks on Tuesday in Houston, occasionally looking like the player of old with buzzworthy forays to the hoop. Now the key for the Knicks is Rose staying sharp as he goes to court and leaves the team for an indefinite period. Rose…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis’ tantalizing Year 2 leap on full display
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:46:47 AM)

    After the first quarter had ended in Houston on Tuesday, the Knicks’ new center Joakim Noah — who was sidelined by injury — huddled with Kristaps Porzingis for about a minute. The lecture was not about Porzingis’ 3-point shooting stroke, however lovely it was in the second half of an otherwise disastrous preseason opener. “It was about…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Derrick Rose Expected in Court as Civil Trial in Rape Case Begins
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 2:23:57 AM)

    An ex-girlfriend of Rose’s has accused him and two other men of raping her while she was incapacitated early one morning during the summer of 2013.

  • [NYTimes] James, Cavaliers Open Preseason by Beating Magic
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 5:24:37 AM)

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers had a successful start to their title defense preparations.

  • [NYTimes] James, Cavaliers Open Preseason by Beating Magic
    (Thursday, October 06, 2016 1:52:53 AM)

    LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers had a successful start to their title defense preparations.

  • [NYTimes] OKC Beats Barcelona 92-89 for 1st Win Without Durant
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 10:18:57 PM)

    Forward Enes Kanter scored 24 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Barcelona 92-89 on Wednesday for their first win after the departure of star forward Kevin Durant.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jury set for Rose’s rape trial
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:08:19 PM)

    A federal court jury of six women and two men was selected Wednesday for the trial of a $21 million lawsuit by a woman who claims she was gang-raped by NBA star Derrick Rose and two other men.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose shows early signs of chemistry with Knicks in loss
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 8:28:17 AM)

    While Carmelo Anthony, Lance Thomas and Brandon Jennings struggled from the field in the New York Knicks’ preseason opener on Tuesday, the chemistry between Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis was evident.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose talks defense, Jeff Hornacek stresses toughness after Knicks’ preseason opener
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 3:43:38 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis had no problem getting open shots and knocking them down in the Knicks’ first preseason game Tuesday night. The Rockets had an even easier time.

  • [NYDN] Lawyers tell vastly different stories in Derrick Rose rape trial
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 7:13:33 PM)

    Jurors heard two vastly different play-by-play descriptions of the events at issue in the rape trial of Knicks guard Derrick Rose.

  • [NYDN] Here’s our basketball Mount Rushmore of NYC sports
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 11:52:38 AM)

    Yes, even the worst of the four major sports in New York is worthy of a Mount Rushmore.

  • [NYDN] Knicks shrug off preseason blowout loss, pin it on coaches
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 7:54:21 AM)

    The positives were few and far between for the Knicks in their preseason opener.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Van Gundy has domestic violence punishment ideas for NBA
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 6:54:52 AM)

    Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy wants the NBA to make an example of players charged with domestic violence.

  • Knicks First Preseason Game Recap: Rockets 130, Knicks 103

    Hey Vegas, I’ll take the under.

    Before the game, Jeff Van Gundy said the Knicks could win 45-50 games if the starters stay healthy. Given that the starters were between -19 and -24, I’m not sure if that’s true. The obvious problem was defense, as the team gave up 68 points in the half, including a putrid 41 point second quarter. If this is what the team will look like in the games Noah misses, then New York is in for a long winter.

    I’m going to pass on the starters, and talk about the bench. Brandon Jennings made some nice looking passes, but I don’t care if he’s Magic Johnson, shooting 2-10 will never cut it. Justin Holliday appeared to be equally as cold (1-6, 4pts).

    On the positive side, Willy Hernangomez earned some praise from Van Gundy who said something to the effect that he “looks like an NBA player.” Maurice Ndour was quietly +6, chipping in 2 steals. Mindaugas Kuzminskas somehow ended up with 7 points, but I can’t say I was fully paying attention to him.

    The best takeaway from tonight’s game was Porzingis. In the first minute of play, he confidently took a mid-post jumper, blocked a shot, grabbed an offensive rebound, and made the Knicks first bucket. He sunk 5 of 6 from downtown, which was impressive. If this is the future, I can’t wait until tomorrow. (But I’m still taking the under…)

    Knicks Morning News (2016.10.05)

  • [NYDN] Knicks bounced in preseason opener, trial hangs over Derrick Rose
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:40:46 PM)

    The Knicks clearly need all the practice they can get after getting bulldozed in their preseason opener.

  • [NYDN] Knicks, Rockets have display of unity, lock arms for anthem
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:01:19 PM)

    The Knicks talked about making a gesture of unity during the national anthem. So they included every player on both rosters.

  • [NYDN] Lawyers say Derrick Rose violated gag order in rape trial
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:49:51 PM)

    Lawyers for the woman accusing Knicks guard Derrick Rose of rape are griping that he violated a gag order.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah out for Knicks preseason opener in Houston
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:14:17 PM)

    Joakim Noah and the Knicks had an injury-free training camp. Right up until the very last play.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose thinking exoneration and not a settlement
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 1:37:59 PM)

    Facing a flight to L.A. on Wednesday and missed Knicks practices, Derrick Rose was more eager for exoneration than a quick solution.

  • [NYDN] A look at the greatest athletes who failed at coaching
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:40:25 AM)

    Don’t quit your old day job.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Rose, Noah may be unavailable for awhile
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:57:37 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Rose, Noah may be unavailable for awhile

  • [ESPN] Rose defense told lack of black jurors ‘tough luck’
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:27:44 PM)

    Rose defense told lack of black jurors ‘tough luck’

  • [ESPN] C’s, more NBA teams join in anthem movement
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:48:41 PM)

    C’s, more NBA teams join in anthem movement

  • [ESPN] Vote: Which team will win the NBA title?
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:45:32 PM)

    Vote: Which team will win the NBA title?

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Rose to play game, fly to L.A. for trial
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 12:56:11 PM)

    Knicks’ Rose to play game, fly to L.A. for trial

  • [ESPN] Jeff Hornacek plans to speed up Knicks’ triangle offense
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:30:33 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek plans to speed up Knicks’ triangle offense

  • [NYTimes] Embiid, Saric Debut as 76ers Begin Without Simmons
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 5:42:32 AM)

    The Philadelphia 76ers finally had some good news as they deal with the bad news of Ben Simmons’ injury.

  • [NYTimes] Parker Scores 29 Points to Lead Sparks Over Sky
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 4:15:51 AM)

    Candace Parker is finally in the WNBA Finals.

  • [NYTimes] Embiid, Saric Debut as 76ers Begin Without Simmons
    (Wednesday, October 05, 2016 3:33:57 AM)

    The Philadelphia 76ers finally had some good news as they deal with the bad news of Ben Simmons’ injury.

  • [NYTimes] Longtime WNBA Director Renee Brown Stepping Down
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:13:23 PM)

    Renee Brown has been at the WNBA since its inception. Twenty years after joining the league, the WNBA’s chief of basketball operations and player relations is stepping down this month.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose making both court dates
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 11:58:27 PM)

    Derrick Rose called it “a blessing” to be with the Knicks and able to play in their preseason opener Tuesday night. But Rose is leaving the team Wednesday for his civil sexual assault trial that could keep out of multiple practices, at the least.

  • [NY Newsday] Joakim Noah may miss Knicks’ preseason opener with hamstring issue
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 3:44:00 PM)

    HOUSTON — A hamstring issue could prevent Joakim Noah from playing in the Knicks’ preseason opener Tuesday night against the Rockets.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s civil rape trial starts on same day Knicks open preseason schedule
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 11:24:00 AM)

    LOS ANGELES — On the same day the New York Knicks’ preseason begins, the NBA team’s newly acquired star Derrick Rose will begin trial in a $21 million rape lawsuit.

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks may be missing Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah for awhile
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:47:40 PM)

    HOUSTON — As the Knicks move on from Tuesday’s 130-103 preseason shellacking vs. the Rockets, they could be without their two key offseason acquisitions from Chicago for the foreseeable future. Derrick Rose will leave the Knicks on Wednesday and fly to Los Angeles to join the $21.5 million civil trial for alleged sexual assault, which…

  • [NYPost] D’Antoni happy to talk NYC coaches but don’t ask him about Carmelo
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:33:35 PM)

    HOUSTON — New Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said he thinks New York City has a couple of very fine head basketball coaches in Jeff Hornacek and Kenny Atkinson. Atkinson was D’Antoni’s assistant with the Knicks during the “Linsanity’’ days of 2012, credited for being his trusty workout guy. Now Atkinson will lead the Nets with…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ awful defense upstages Derrick Rose’s promising debut
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 6:42:34 PM)

    HOUSTON — The Knicks were more “Superbad’’ than “Superteam’’ in a dreary preseason opener. New point guard Derrick Rose referred to the Knicks as a “superteam’’ in the offseason, and he showed bursts of brilliance driving to the basket for buckets in scoring 16 points (7-for-14) with five assists in his club debut on his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks unveil their national anthem statement
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:07:04 PM)

    HOUSTON — During the national anthem before Tuesday’s preseason opener, players from the Knicks and Rockets lined up together with their arms interlocking with those of their neighbors. Joakim Noah, out with a hamstring injury, had his arms linked with Houston’s James Harden who, in turn, put his arm around fellow All-Star Carmelo Anthony. Noah…

  • [NYPost] Defense lawyers at Derrick Rose rape trial play the race card
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 12:37:46 PM)

    Defense lawyers at the Derrick Rose civil rape trial played the race card less than two hours into jury selection Tuesday — but their arguments fell flat with the judge overseeing the blockbuster case against the Knicks’ new point guard. A lawyer for Rose’s two co-defendants — longtime pals Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen —…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose doesn’t plan on settling rape lawsuit
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 8:57:04 AM)

    HOUSTON — Derrick Rose said he will leave the Knicks on Wednesday to join the $21.5 million civil sexual assault trial that began Tuesday morning in Los Angeles and doesn’t know when he’ll return to New York. The Knicks will not practice Wednesday, when they will fly back from Houston. Rose will start at point guard…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose to Rockets, 130-103, in preseason opener
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:30:22 PM)

    The New York Knicks opened the preseason with a 130-103 loss to the Houston Rockets.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah out Tuesday due to sore hamstring
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 6:45:40 PM)

    Joakim Noah will miss Tuesday night’s game due to a sore left hamstring.

  • [SNY Knicks] It’ll take time for Knicks to believe in new coach Jeff Hornacek
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 10:00:03 AM)

    There is pressure on new coach Jeff Hornacek to build team chemistry and implement the triangle into the offense in his first season with the New York Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose rape trial starts day of Knicks preseason start
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 7:50:49 AM)

    On the same day the New York Knicks’ preseason begins, the NBA team’s newly acquired star Derrick Rose will begin trial in a $21 million rape lawsuit.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.10.04)

  • [NYDN] Noah could miss Knicks preseason opener with hamstring injury
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 8:42:06 PM)

    One piece of the Knicks’ brittle Big Three is already nursing a nagging injury.

  • [NYDN] Knicks expect Derrick Rose to play in preseason opener
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 8:41:16 PM)

    The Knicks don’t know exactly how much Derrick Rose will play in this preseason, or exactly when he’ll get called away to Los Angeles.

  • [NYDN] Spotlight will be on Melo during Knicks preseason opener anthem
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 2:34:41 PM)

    Three months ago, Carmelo Anthony begged his fellow professional athletes to grow more involved in fixing a system that’s “broken.”

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Hornacek, Knicks ready to open season
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 6:28:38 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah missed practice Monday due to sore hamstring
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 1:13:40 PM)

    Joakim Noah missed practice Monday due to a sore left hamstring.

  • [SNY Knicks] Realistic expectations for Brandon Jennings
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 11:45:56 AM)

    Brandon Jennings, who the Knicks acquired in the offseason, is the team’s ‘X-factor.’

  • [SNY Knicks] Will Jennings show enough versatility for the Knicks?
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 8:28:00 AM)

    The New York Knicks will need to use Brandon Jennings in several different roles so they can be prepared for games in which they don’t have Derrick Rose.

  • [NYTimes] Wade’s Bulls Debut Highlights Monday NBA Preseason Slate
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 4:51:34 AM)

    Dwyane Wade was in Chicago and Tim Duncan wasn’t with San Antonio as players and teams around the NBA began adjusting to new circumstances Monday.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Spotlight will be on Carmelo Anthony before first preseason game
    (Tuesday, October 04, 2016 5:12:36 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Spotlight will be on Carmelo Anthony before first preseason game

  • [ESPN] Knicks: Rose to play exhibition on day trial starts
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 7:54:40 PM)

    Knicks: Rose to play exhibition on day trial starts

  • [NY Newsday] Lawsuit makes Derrick Rose a question mark against Rockets
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 7:36:53 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Derrick Rose turns 28 years old Tuesday. Whether his birthday will be spent on the court with his teammates in Houston or in a courtroom with his attorneys in Los Angeles was not fully clear by the end of the team’s practice Monday.

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson had just one word to guide Knicks into preseason
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 7:05:46 PM)

    HOUSTON — Knicks president Phil Jackson huddled with the club after Monday’s practice to give final instructions before the club flew to Houston. Jackson’s new, potentially exciting ensemble, with new coach Jeff Hornacek, finally is ready for public consumption, debuting Tuesday night at Toyota Center for the preseason opener versus Mike D’Antoni’s Rockets. New Knicks…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s hamstring injury forces Knicks to get creative
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 5:01:30 PM)

    HOUSTON — Center Joakim Noah’s start to his Knicks’ career could be going a little smoother. Noah sat out practice Monday and will likely miss the preseason opener in Houston on Tuesday because of a strained left hamstring. The hamstring is a tricky injury. Last season, Arron Afflalo missed parts of training camp and the…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose’s basketball/trial balancing act set to begin
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 11:26:18 AM)

    Derrick Rose is heading west with the Knicks, but he may not be returning home with them. Head coach Jeff Hornacek said Rose will start the club’s preseason opener in Houston on Tuesday — the same day jury selection begins for the point guard’s $21.5 million civil sex-assault trial in Los Angeles federal court. “He’s…

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.10.03)

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Eventful first week during training camp
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 5:05:04 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Eventful first week during training camp

  • [NYDN] After rocky training camp, can Knicks get it together in time?
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:27:32 PM)

    It was been an eventful first week for the Knicks but then the Knicks have a history of having to deal with issues off the court.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Derrick Rose rape trial set to begin Tuesday
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 1:46:09 PM)

    Derrick Rose is in for an ugly week, and it has nothing to do with the start of the NBA preseason.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Knicks’ Joakim Noah, Principled Stand Isn’t a Novelty
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 1:00:25 PM)

    Noah’s decision to skip a team dinner at the U.S. Military Academy, which came amid prominent protests by other athletes, sprang from long-held pacifist beliefs.

  • [NYTimes] Kings Guard Collison Suspended Eight Games Over Domestic Incident
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 2:54:27 AM)

    Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison has been suspended for eight games after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, the National Basketball Association announced on Sunday.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets Rout Yao’s Shanghai Sharks 131-94 in Exhibition
    (Monday, October 03, 2016 2:45:49 AM)

    The Houston Rockets gave Yao Ming a warm welcome and his Shanghai Sharks a rude one.

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah making wrong first impression
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 9:47:26 PM)

    Title the controversial beginnings of the Knicks’ two biggest offseason additions — courtesy of Chicago — as “War and Peace.’’ Derrick Rose’s knees held up fantastically during training camp at West Point. Joakim Noah’s surgically repaired shoulder was a non-issue. In fact, the Knicks, derided for the potential of an injury-wracked season, passed the initial…

  • [NYPost] Knick opens up on baby niece as sister-in-law awaits brain surgery
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 5:59:17 PM)

    Justin Holiday, the Knicks’ new shooting guard, spent late nights at West Point FaceTiming with a newborn baby girl. It was not his baby, but his first niece — the daughter of brother Jrue Holiday, the New Orleans Pelicans point guard. The birth became national news because Holiday’s wife, Lauren, a former soccer star for…

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose in ‘great condition’ at Knicks camp
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 9:35:09 AM)

    Newly acquired Knicks guard Derrick Rose said Saturday that he is in good physical condition and feels that his training camp with the Knicks is one of the best of his career, reports Ian Begley of ESPN New York.

  • Knicks Morning News (2016.10.02)

  • [NYTimes] NBA: Preseason Opens With Raptors’ Protest During Anthems
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 12:57:28 AM)

    Members of the Toronto Raptors locked arms in solidarity during the playing of the Canadian and U.S. national anthems on Saturday, as protests to draw attention to racial inequality spread to the National Basketball Association and into Canada.

  • [NYTimes] Raptors Open Preseason With a Win and a Protest
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:24:28 AM)

    The NBA preseason opened on Saturday with a protest and a 97-93 victory for the Toronto Raptors over the new Golden State Warriors ‘dream team’, featuring Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, in Vancouver.

  • [NYTimes] Raptors Link Arms for Anthems, Durant Makes Warriors Debut
    (Sunday, October 02, 2016 2:33:56 AM)

    The first statement of the NBA preseason was made by the Toronto Raptors, one that came even before Kevin Durant made his unofficial debut with the Golden State Warriors.

  • [NYTimes] Sparks and Lynx Move Within 1 Win of WNBA Finals Showdown
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 1:33:33 PM)

    The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit victories in the first two games of their respective semifinal series.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is the Knicks’ bench in trouble?
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 12:22:28 PM)

    Do the Knicks have enough bench depth to be successful this season?

  • [NYPost] Carmelo contemplates anthem as he backs Joakim Noah
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 5:50:16 PM)

    WEST POINT — Carmelo Anthony wore a black Army ballcap on his way off post Saturday — a gift he sported all week. Anthony said he thoroughly enjoyed all three of his West Point experiences, but he was not ready to criticize Joakim Noah for boycotting the Knicks’ annual dinner with cadets in the mess…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose curiously references ‘penitentiary workouts’
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 2:05:13 PM)

    WEST POINT — Derrick Rose said this was the best training camp he ever has experienced and sounded like he will play Tuesday in Houston in the Knicks’ preseason opener. Rose’s $21.5 million civil sex assault trial is slated to begin in Los Angeles on Tuesday, which is also Rose’s 28th birthday. Rose still has…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah doesn’t back down as Knicks support boycott
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 11:19:38 AM)

    WEST POINT — Joakim Noah said he meant “no disrespect’’ to West Point or the cadets by boycotting the Knicks’ team dinner Wednesday in the mess hall with those cadets, but he also said he has no regrets for the decision, saying freedom “is what this country is all about.’’ However awkwardly, the Knicks broke…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah: ‘I have a lot of respect for the troops’
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 7:36:31 PM)

    Joakim Noah enjoyed meeting with and talking to the Army cadets Friday night, but it didn’t change his feelings toward war nor make him regret not attending the Knicks’ team dinner with them Thursday.

  • [NY Newsday] Despite lawsuit, Knicks’ Derrick Rose said he’s had his ‘best camp’
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 5:05:00 PM)

    Rose, a former NBA MVP, said being healthy and staying focused allowed him to excel in his first camp as a Knick. He said he hasn’t been concerning himself with the $21.5 million civil rape suit against him scheduled to go to trial Tuesday, and is just thinking about basketball.

  • [NYDN] What did Phil Jackson tell Joakim Noah over West Point views?
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:53:03 PM)

    Joakim Noah arrived at West Point as a pacifist and left the same way.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose’s odd choice of words: ‘I do penitentiary workouts’
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:51:54 PM)

    Derrick Rose continued to express confidence that everything will work itself out – just three days before the scheduled start of his trial.

  • [NYDN] Being anti-war doesn’t give Joakim Noah the right to be rude
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:51:09 PM)

    Joakim Noah violated one of the basic rules of guest etiquette this week by boycotting a team dinner with West Point cadets.

  • [ESPN] Rose: Training camp with Knicks best of career
    (Saturday, October 01, 2016 4:03:25 PM)

    Rose: Training camp with Knicks best of career

  • 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.