Knicks Morning News (2017.01.20)

  • [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Is Left Out of Starting Lineup for N.B.A. All-Star Game
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 3:52:59 AM)

    Westbrook was beaten out by Stephen Curry and James Harden in a new voting system in which he finished first among players and media but third among fans.

  • [NYTimes] Russell Westbrook Confirms He and Kevin Durant Are No Longer Speaking
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:14:25 PM)

    Westbrook has been vocal about his former teammate’s decision to leave the Thunder for the Warriors as a free agent.

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 113, Knicks 110: Carmelo Anthony Has Knicks-Record 25-Point Quarter in Loss to Wizards
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 6:13:37 AM)

    Anthony finished with 34 points but the Knicks were unable to tie the game on a late controversial play and have lost 12 of their past 15 games.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Puts Up Season-Best 40 Points in Warriors’ Win Over Thunder
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:23:20 AM)

    Durant again dazzled against his former team, pushing his total to 79 points in two games against Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Lee claims Wizards’ coach interfered on last possession
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 12:34:36 AM)

    The Knicks’ Courtney Lee says the NBA should investigate Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe for interfering with him on New York’s final possession in their 113-110 loss to Washington Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony’s record not enough as Wizards hold off Knicks, 113-110
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:55:24 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored a Knicks-record 25 points in the second quarter, but was held to nine points the rest of the game as the Knicks lost to the Wizards 113-110 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, not an All-Star starter, scores Knicks-record 25 in quarter
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:23:09 PM)

    The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, who learned before the game he would not be starting in the All-Star Game, scored a team-record 25 points in the second quarter against the Wizards Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Wizards
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:05:31 PM)

    The Knicks (19-24) will take on the Washington Wizards (22-19) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA, players union sign new collective bargaining agreement
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:10:59 PM)

    The NBA and NBA Players Association have signed a new collective bargaining agreement, it was announced in a joint statement on Thursday. The deal takes effect July 1, 2017, and run through the 2023-24 season. The league and the players agreed in principle to a new CBA in December.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis available tonight, Noah out with sprained ankle
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:00:38 PM)

    After undergoing MRIs on Thursday, Kristaps Porzingis will be available for tonight’s game against the Wizards, while Joakim Noah is out with a sprained left ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Not for Sale
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:15:42 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton discuss the future of Carmelo Anthony — the remaining years on his deal and his desire to stay in NYC. Later, Ant and Moke get into the Knicks’ win over Boston and Courtney Lee’s Dumb & Dumber post on Instagram.

  • [SNY Knicks] Injury-riddled Knicks welcome Wizards to New York
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 3:28:54 PM)

    The injury-riddled Knicks welcome John Wall and the Washington Wizards to Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose came up big for undermanned Knicks against Celtics
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:30:33 AM)

    With the injured Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah out, Derrick Rose scored 30 points during Wednesday night’s 117-106 win over the Celtics.

  • [NYPost] ‘Phil’s tripping over a whole franchise’: Knicks in a free-fall
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:11:19 PM)

    Phil Jackson hasn’t spoken to the local scribes since Sept. 22, but Thursday night he got caught in a pickle, caught in the hallway near the Knicks locker room by a small group of beat writers as he talked to a Knicks staffer. As the writers trapped him, Jackson said, “No reason to stop.’’ Jackson…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee accuses Wizards assistant of illegal stunt
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:12:34 PM)

    Courtney Lee accused Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe of an illegal stunt on the Knicks’ final possession that forced him to drive the ball instead of taking the potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of the Knicks’ 113-110 loss to Washington. Lee said the NBA should look into the incident that saw Lowe, according…

  • [NYPost] Knicks steamed after brutal loss ends in controversy
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:50:27 PM)

    This was not your typical night at the Garden. And not because of elements like a franchise record or the return of Kristaps Porzingis or it being the night Carmelo Anthony’s All-Star starting streak ended. That stuff was routine compared to what Courtney Lee described on his endgame play. Lee said Washington assistant Sidney Lowe…

  • [NYPost] ‘I’m a 100 percent’: Kristaps Porzingis electrifies in return
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 1:42:28 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis feared the worst, but then heard the best news. Porzingis went for an MRI exam Thursday on his ailing left Achilles tendon that had kept him out of seven games, including the previous four. But Porzingis heard only positive news: there was no structural damage and he was cleared to play, although he…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony has handled Knicks friction best way he can
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:14:00 PM)

    NBA TV analyst and new SiriusXM host Greg Anthony talks about Carmelo Anthony’s status with the Knicks, Derrick Rose’s potential and Phil Jackson’s legacy with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: How do you think Carmelo has handled this whole situation? A: He still wants to win on the biggest stage, but obviously there is a…

  • [NYPost] Time to bench Joakim Noah – and use this lineup to save Knicks
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:37:42 AM)

    Joakim Noah can still be an asset on the Knicks — just more so off the court as a tutor/mentor and definitely not as their starting center. That scenario is a no-brainer now, whenever Noah returns to action. Noah has a severely sprained ankle that will require an MRI exam on Thursday. Whether it’s serious…

  • [NY Newsday] Wizards’ John Wall (29 points, 13 assists) excels
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 12:47:10 AM)

    Special to Newsday

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony scores 34, but Knicks can’t get off shot on final possession in loss to Wizards
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 12:35:00 AM)

    Courtney Lee had just received the pass from Carmelo Anthony and was prepared to take a tying three-pointer, but out of the corner of the eye, he saw someone near him with his hand up, screaming that he was there to help.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson mum about Carmelo Anthony, state of Knicks
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:54:47 PM)

    Phil Jackson broke his silence with the media covering the Knicks, but he wouldn’t talk about Carmelo Anthony or the state of the team.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Courtney Lee calling NBA to investigate Wizards assistant
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:46:26 PM)

    Courtney Lee is calling for the league to investigate the late-game actions of Wizards assistant coach Sidney Lowe.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony breaks Knicks record with 25 points in quarter
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:26:57 PM)

    A heckling Knicks fan prompted Carmelo Anthony to unleash an All-Star performance in the second quarter.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony plays like All-Star, but Knicks still lose
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:37:50 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony played like an All-Star for one quarter. As for the rest of the game? John Wall was better.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis available for Knicks after MRI shows no damage
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:56:57 PM)

    Crisis averted. For now.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson won’t talk Carmelo Anthony, does take shot at Trump
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 2:45:49 PM)

    Phil Jackson still doesn’t want to talk about Carmelo or the Knicks – but he did manage to work in a shot at Donald Trump.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Melo’s big quarter not enough in loss to Wizards
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 4:54:56 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Melo’s big quarter not enough in loss to Wizards

  • [ESPN] Carmelo Anthony’s 25-point quarter the lone highlight for Knicks star
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 1:42:57 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony’s 25-point quarter the lone highlight for Knicks star

  • [ESPN] Lee: Wizards assistant tricked me on final play
    (Friday, January 20, 2017 12:55:12 AM)

    Lee: Wizards assistant tricked me on final play

  • [ESPN] Knicks’ Porzingis gets good report on Achilles
    (Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:30:33 PM)

    Knicks’ Porzingis gets good report on Achilles

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