Knicks Morning News (2016.12.08)

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson criticizes Carmelo Anthony’s ball movement
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:25:24 AM)

    Add Carmelo Anthony to the list of All-Star players unhappy with things Phil Jackson said.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James leads Cavaliers’ rout of Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:59:00 PM)

    LeBron James can say he didn’t have any extra motivation when he took the Madison Square Garden court Wednesday night, but he appeared to be looking right in Phil Jackson’s direction after a few of his baskets.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose’s back injury sidelines him against Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:06:06 PM)

    Granted, it wasn’t the best time for Derrick Rose to miss his first game of the season, but after a scare early Wednesday, the Knicks will absolutely take it. Especially if it really is only one game.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James does not stay at Trump SoHo hotel with Cavaliers teammates
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:22:00 AM)

    For the first time in 14 years, LeBron James didn’t stay with his team on a road trip.

  • [NYPost] The one LeBron James play that proved he owned the Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:44:03 PM)

    The one play that symbolized an awful Wednesday night at the Garden came late in the first half, when LeBron James rumbled down the lane and every Knick seemed to shy away. King James roared in for a thunderous dunk, then stepped into the baseline seats, seemingly suggesting he owns the Garden. He certainly did…

  • [NYPost] LeBron dominates, Carmelo wilts as Phil Jackson’s Knicks get destroyed
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 5:42:31 PM)

    Give Knicks president Phil Jackson credit for this debacle, for his choice words riling up LeBron James and snapping Carmelo Anthony’s 12-day surge. In the end, Anthony, too, was riled up over Jackson. James would not answer any questions about Jackson before Wednesday’s showdown and did his talking — and perhaps glaring — on the…

  • [NYPost] MRI exam shows no major damage to Derrick Rose’s back
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:16:28 PM)

    Derrick Rose missed a regular-season game for the first time as a Knick Wednesday night, because of back spasms, and was sent to take an MRI exam to rule out any serious injury. The Knicks announced during their 126-94 blowout loss to the Cavaliers the MRI had come out clean, Rose’s back is structurally fine…

  • [NYPost] Unlike LeBron, Carmelo has to put up with yapping Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:47:17 AM)

    It’s easy for LeBron James. He can get the last word with Phil Jackson without saying very much of anything. Oh, there were a few times Wednesday night when he shot a look in Jackson’s general direction while scoring 25 points and pushing the Cavaliers to a 126-94 throttling of the lifeless Knicks at Madison…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson interrupts Knicks’ high point to critique Carmelo
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 7:25:48 AM)

    Timing has not been Knicks president Phil Jackson’s strong suit since he arrived. With the Knicks moving three games over .500 for the first time since he took over and Carmelo Anthony turning into his old clutch self as he readied to face the mighty Cavaliers on Wednesday, Jackson decided it was time to nitpick…

  • [SNY Knicks] James, Cavaliers crush Knicks at Garden, 126-94
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:48:59 PM)

    LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love also surpassed 20, and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the New York Knicks 126-94 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose out against Cavs with sore back, considered day-to-day
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:21:54 PM)

    An MRI revealed that Derrick Rose has no structural damage and he is considered day-to-day with a back injury, reports ESPN New York’s Ian Begley. New York expects Rose to travel with the team to the West Coast.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Cavaliers
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 5:35:04 PM)

    The Knicks host the defending NBA champion Cavaliers on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson wants Melo to be less of a ball-hog
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 4:30:09 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson said Carmelo Anthony is still holding onto the ball longer than he should be and also spoke about the triangle offense and what he considers the unfair backlash against it.

  • [SNY Knicks] All-NBA Melo carrying Knicks over the .500 hump
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 3:00:08 PM)

    I have always chosen to appreciate great players for the sake of the game and, while Anthony has struggled at times on the defensive end, he’s been a pleasure to watch on the offensive end most nights.

  • [SNY Knicks] Can Knicks turn to D-League to bolster guard depth?
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:00:52 AM)

    As Derrick Rose sat out much of the second half of Tuesday night’s game against the Heat, it was easy to see just how thin the Knicks are spread at point guard, with only Brandon Jennings to turn to next.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 126, Knicks 94: Cavaliers Roll to Victory, Ending Knicks’ Winning Streak
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:21:36 AM)

    The game was out of reach by the third quarter as the Knicks, who had won four straight and nine of their last 12, were essentially dealt a repeat of an opening-night rout.

  • [NYTimes] Michael Jordan Owns Right to Name in Chinese Characters, Too, Court Rules
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:33:52 AM)

    The lawsuit that Mr. Jordan brought, against a company he accused of using his name, could set a precedent for foreign companies pursuing similar cases in China.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: With Choice of Hotel, LeBron James Stays at the Forefront
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:59:58 PM)

    With Cleveland visiting the Knicks, James and a number of his teammates opted not to stay at the Trump SoHo in what amounted to a modest political protest.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson criticizing LeBron, Melo is not helping Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:50:18 PM)

    Phil Jackson tugged on Superman’s cape and then insulted him.

  • [NYDN] Knicks trounced by LeBron James and Cavaliers in 126-94 laugher
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:47:23 PM)

    As often is the case with LeBron James, it was only a matter of time and motivation.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony has ‘nothing to say’ about Phil Jackson drama
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 8:42:17 PM)

    A typically cordial postgame interview with Carmelo Anthony took a turn when — you guessed it — Phil Jackson was brought up.

  • [NYDN] Cavaliers attempt Water Bottle Challenge during game vs. Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 6:32:56 PM)

    The Knicks didn’t prove to be much of a challenge for the Cavaliers, but they had their hands full when it came to flipping a water bottle.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose out against Cavaliers with lower back pain
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2:08:26 PM)

    Derrick Rose, who exited Tuesday’s win over the Heat, won’t play against the Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson: Knicks star Carmelo Anthony holds ball too long
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 11:54:02 AM)

    The Knicks have been on a roll lately, so naturally Phil Jackson decides that now’s a good time to let the world know Melo’s a ball stopper.

  • [NYDN] Iman Shumpert lives it up in strip club with wife Teyana Taylor
    (Wednesday, December 07, 2016 7:05:14 AM)

    Iman Shumpert and his wife are in love with a stripper.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: LeBron, Cavs cruise to easy win at MSG
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:02:10 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: LeBron, Cavs cruise to easy win at MSG

  • [ESPN] Carmelo struggles, LeBron sizzles
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:10:28 AM)

    Carmelo struggles, LeBron sizzles

  • [ESPN] Melo annoyed, mum on Jackson’s ball hog remark
    (Thursday, December 08, 2016 12:56:20 AM)

    Melo annoyed, mum on Jackson’s ball hog remark

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