Knicks Morning News (2016.12.30)

  • [NYDN] Hornacek defends Carmelo Anthony, says Sefolosha had it coming
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 8:11:45 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek was adamant Thursday that his star didn’t deserve the ejection and was merely reacting to the mugging from his opponent.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo: Phil’s breakup with Jeanie Buss puts Lakers rumor to bed
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:31:31 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony says he never viewed Phil Jackson’s relationship with Jeanie Buss as the conduit for the Zen Master’s escape to the Lakers.

  • [NYTimes] After an N.B.A. Christmas, the Best Games This Week
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:05:30 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers edged the Golden State Warriors on Sunday. Can the improved Boston Celtics expose Cleveland’s weaknesses on Thursday?

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Leaving New York an easy decision for Langston Galloway
    (Friday, December 30, 2016 5:45:48 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Leaving New York an easy decision for Langston Galloway

  • [ESPN] Carmelo on ejection: Sefolosha flopped a little
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:19:26 PM)

    Carmelo on ejection: Sefolosha flopped a little

  • [ESPN] Jazz’s Hill back Thursday after 13-game absence
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 2:50:27 PM)

    Jazz’s Hill back Thursday after 13-game absence

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis’ blocks charity up to $43G for NY hoops program
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:52:48 PM)

    Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis’ campaign to raise money through his blocked shots has generated $43,000 thus far for a New York-area youth basketball organization.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony: That’s it for Phil Jackson to Lakers idea
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:07:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony joked that Phil Jackson’s chances of returning to the Lakers took a major hit when he and Jeannie Buss ended their engagement.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek defends Carmelo Anthony after ejection vs. Hawks
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 5:48:00 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek defended Carmelo Anthony for hitting Thabo Sefolosha in the face during a tussle for a rebound Wednesday, and said he sometimes he wants to “wrap” his hands around the referees’ necks to see how they would react.

  • [SNY Knicks] Did OT loss prove Melo’s worth?
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:57:56 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis’ play suffered Wednesday night after Melo’s ejection
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:30:20 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony was ejected just over three minutes before halftime during the Knicks’ 102-98 overtime loss to the Hawks on Wednesday night.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo gets testy when asked about latest George Karl dig
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 10:42:53 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Carmelo Anthony, who is blamed for almost everything that goes wrong with the Knicks, joked to not pin blame on him for the Phil Jackson-Jeanie Buss engagement breakup. “You want to ask me if I had anything to do with that?,’’ Anthony quipped. Actually, Anthony was queried on whether he thought Jackson…

  • [NYPost] Why leaving Knicks was an easy decision for Langston Galloway
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:25:18 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — After getting married to his high-school sweetheart from Baton Rouge, La., on June 25, Langston Galloway got a phone call the next day from Jeff Hornacek. The Knicks new coach said he wanted to re-sign Galloway, thinking he would fit in well with the team’s vision of a high-speed attack. At the…

  • [NYPost] 2016’s biggest sports splashes, from the Sanchize to Linsanity 2
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:24:20 PM)

    Even without a championship to celebrate, 2016 was another year to remember for the New York sports world. Emerging stars such as Gary Sanchez, Kristaps Porzingis and Jimmy Vesey injected new energy into the city, even as longtime veterans such as Henrik Lundqvist, David Wright and Jacoby Ellsbury battled performance and health issues. Linsanity returned to…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek’s bizarre excuse for Carmelo Anthony ejection
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 12:00:58 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek fiercely defended Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, saying he believes Anthony’s second-quarter ejection — for throwing a forearm at Thabo Sefolosha’s head — the previous night in Atlanta was the wrong decision. Anthony showed no remorse and also said he believes he was wronged, even suggesting the Swiss shooting…

  • [NYPost] How 2016 set up New York’s next sports golden era
    (Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:14:46 AM)

    Quietly, 2016 slipped away without bringing a championship to New York City, which means that for the first time in 48 years, we have endured a five-year window in Fun City without throwing a party for ourselves. The quiet zone of 2011-2016 pales to the last great drought (the ’62 Yankees through the ’68 Jets)….

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