Knicks Morning News (2016.12.22)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Knicks developing their own Big 3
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:43:14 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Knicks developing their own Big 3

  • [ESPN] Former coach Karl lambasts Melo in new book
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 4:33:45 AM)

    Former coach Karl lambasts Melo in new book

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose: ‘We’re going to bring some Knicks fans back’
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 12:34:14 AM)

    Derrick Rose: ‘We’re going to bring some Knicks fans back’

  • [ESPN] Report: Owners pass new labor deal; players up
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:47:09 PM)

    Report: Owners pass new labor deal; players up

  • [ESPN] This is the Knicks team Phil Jackson envisioned
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:35:49 PM)

    This is the Knicks team Phil Jackson envisioned

  • [NYDN] How far can the Knicks’ new Big 3 take the franchise? We ask them
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:26:18 PM)

    The Knicks are undeniably bringing a more exciting brand of basketball to the Garden these days.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Derrick Rose says he wants no part of the All-Star Game
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:04:12 AM)

    Derrick Rose is happy to be appreciated for who he is today — not who he was five years ago.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose wants to reward Knicks fans
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:04:16 PM)

    Derrick Rose feels appreciated by Knicks’ fans and believes some have and more will jump on this team’s bandwagon. Rose wants to make the playoffs for all of them.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Led by Rockets, N.B.A. Is Shooting Even More 3-Pointers
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 6:31:03 PM)

    Three teams are on a pace to break the record for 3-pointers attempted per game in a season, and one of them is the Nets.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Joakim Noah Gives Knicks Hope After Disappointing Start
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:01:17 PM)

    The center, who signed a four-year, $72 million deal over the summer but is averaging only 4.7 points in 21.5 minutes a game, showed promising signs on Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] Tragedy Made Steve Kerr See the World Beyond the Court
    (Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:01:03 AM)

    The Golden State Warriors coach draws from the assassination of his father to make sense of a complicated world.

  • [SNY Knicks] Owners approve new NBA labor deal; players to vote Friday
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:10:00 PM)

    A new labor deal in the NBA is on the verge of being finalized, after owners voted Wednesday to approve a proposed seven-year collective bargaining agreement that was tentatively agreed to last week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose helped key Knicks’ comeback win over Pacers
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:15:28 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony might have stolen the show with his explosive fourth quarter by dropping bombs from long range, but it was Rose who made the biggest splash against the Pacers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Westchester Knicks trade Cleanthony Early in deal for Courtney Fells
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:55:04 AM)

    The Westchester Knicks have traded forward Cleanthony Early in a deal for Courtney Fells.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ salary increases with new CBA
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:30:55 AM)

    The NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement will increase Kristaps Porzingis’ salary on the last two years of his rookie deal, along with potentially lining him up for a massive max contract in 2019.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ndour, Plumlee recalled from Westchester
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:00:26 AM)

    The New York Knicks have recalled center Marshall Plumlee and forward Maurice Ndour from Westchester.

  • [NYPost] George Karl rips ‘user’ Carmelo Anthony in upcoming book
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:15:58 PM)

    Former Nuggets coach George Karl took a series of personal shots at Carmelo Anthony in an upcoming memoir, claiming Anthony was “a conundrum,’’ a user, not a leader and unwilling to share “the spotlight’’ or play defense during their six years together. Karl also took aim in “Furious George’’ at former Nuggets, and ex-Knicks, J.R….

  • [NYPost] Don’t look now: Knicks developing their own Big 3
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:43:10 PM)

    OK, they’re not Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish or LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh for that matter. But the potential and abilities of the Knicks’ Big 3 alignment of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose and Kristaps Porzingis are taking shape, coming into focus. And with them, so are the Knicks. And with…

  • [NYPost] Amy Schumer and Chris Rock turn out for the Knicks
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:23:33 AM)

    Lots of laughs at MSG last night, and this time they didn't weren't at the Knicks' expense.

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee is the key to unlocking Knicks’ 3-point potential
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 9:07:51 AM)

    The Knicks beat the Pacers on Tuesday at the Garden with their 3-point shooting – something that should be, but isn’t yet, part of their team identity. The Knicks shot 56.5 percent from 3-point land: 13-of-23. Carmelo Anthony shot 7-of-11. Kristaps Porzingis was 4-of-7. Neither of those two Knicks stars is the team’s best 3-point…

  • [NYPost] Inside the Knicks’ unsolvable Derrick Rose problem
    (Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:20:25 AM)

    Tom Thibodeau never came close to becoming the Knicks coach, even as he was the highest-profile free-agent coach not coaching last year. He wound up in Minnesota, and it’s been fun seeing him and his ultra-Type-A personality adjust to the Timberwolves, composed of some of the league’s most talented (and headstrong) youngsters. Thibodeau never worked…

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