Knicks Morning News (2017.01.26)

  • [NYTimes] Kings 116, Cavaliers 112, overtime: After LeBron James’s Meeting With G.M., Cavaliers Lose for 6th Time in 8 Games
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:37:58 AM)

    The overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings was Cleveland’s first game since James called his team’s roster “top-heavy,” which led to a meeting with General Manager David Griffin.

  • [NYTimes] Mavericks 103, Knicks 95: Knicks Sink Further Into Dysfunction With Loss to Mavericks
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:43:34 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony discussed his uncertain future and then scored 30 points in a loss at Dallas, a middling team apparently bound for the draft lottery.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fade in fourth quarter, lose to Mavericks
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:03:27 AM)

    DALLAS — Carmelo Anthony is involved in another drama off the court and the Knicks remain a maddening team on it.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony-for-Kevin Love deal turned down by Cavs, report says
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:14:46 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony didn’t know all the details about LeBron James sounding off that the Cavaliers need to improve their personnel and get another playmaker. But that didn’t stop Anthony from saying James wants to join forces with him.

  • [NY Newsday] Mark Cuban not paying attention to Knicks, but likes Kristaps Porzingis
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:08:16 PM)

    DALLAS — Mavericks owner Mark Cuban used to have some verbal battles with Phil Jackson when he coached the Lakers. But Cuban wouldn’t gloat that Jackson is struggling in his first time as an executive.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony’s traditional fourth-quarter fade sinks Knicks
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:09:12 PM)

    DALLAS — Carmelo Anthony came, scored and then sank. Anthony notched 30 points, but went silent in the fourth quarter Wednesday, going scoreless while the Knicks’ defense crumbled in a 103-95 loss to the Mavericks at American Airlines Arena. Anthony finished with seven turnovers. Kristaps Porzingis’ slump continued (13 points, 4-of-11), while point guard Derrick…

  • [NYPost] Mark Cuban on Porzingis and Dirk working out: ‘F–k no’
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:39:42 PM)

    DALLAS — In usual outlandish form, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said from his locker-room StairMaster he wouldn’t be happy if Dirk Nowitzki worked out with Knicks phenom Kristaps Porzingis this summer. Porzingis said in November a plan was in the works to work out with his German idol after plans were foiled last season. Cuban…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo’s response to the fact the Knicks tried to trade him
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 11:14:37 AM)

    DALLAS – At least the Knicks took a swing — but missed. According to an ESPN report, the Knicks approached the Cavaliers about dealing Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love and were “rebuffed.’’ The report came in the wake of LeBron James saying Monday the Cavaliers need a talent upgrade to win another title and Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis gets All-Star consolation prize
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:18:44 AM)

    DALLAS — Kristaps Porzingis is headed to All-Star Weekend for the second straight year, even if it’s not for the main event. The slumping, 7-foot-3, second-year Knicks phenom was selected to play in the Rookie-Sophomore Game on Feb. 17 in New Orleans as part of the World Team. Knicks rookie center Willy Hernangomez of Spain was selected….

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony: LeBron wants me – but maybe not now
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:05:03 AM)

    DALLAS – Carmelo Anthony is unsure how to interpret LeBron James’ profanity-laced remarks about the Cavaliers’ need to acquire more talent to beat the Warriors – a playmaker, specifically – but the Knicks star knows his buddy would love to join forces with him in Northeast Ohio. James’ remarks Monday night raised speculation he was…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony’s 30 points not enough for Knicks against Dallas
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:51:01 PM)

    The Knicks have dropped 14 of their last 18 games.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson officially has no use for Carmelo Anthony
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:42:32 PM)

    There is no longer any need for Phil Jackson to send out cryptic tweets about his best player.

  • [NYDN] Cavs turn down Knicks, who want to trade Carmelo for Kevin Love
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:40:38 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony believes his buddy LeBron James wants him as a teammate. But at what price?

  • [NYDN] Mark Cuban needles ‘bucket boy’ Phil Jackson and Knicks’ triangle
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:35:19 PM)

    When it comes to Phil Jackson, Mark Cuban’s still got it.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony goes off for 30 points, but Knicks come up short in Dallas
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 10:42:45 PM)

    The Knicks struggled in the second half and could not contain the 16-29 Dallas Mavericks in a 103-95 road loss at American Airlines Center. Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 30 points.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Mavericks
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:32:16 PM)

    The Knicks head to Dallas for a matchup with the Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks engaged Cavs regarding potential Melo for Love trade
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:46:54 PM)

    The Knicks recently tried to engage the Cavaliers in a potential Carmelo Anthony for Kevin Love deal and were rebuffed, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo weighs in on LeBron’s comments, desire for ring
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:30:42 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony spoke about his own desire to win a championship while weighing in on comments made by LeBron James earlier this week.

  • [SNY Knicks] Willy Hernangomez has been too good to ignore
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:15:42 PM)

    Over his last four appearances, Hernangomez has averaged 11.6 points (on 63 percent shooting from the field) and 10.5 rebounds in just 19.8 minutes per game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis named to World Team roster for All-Star Weekend
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2:24:50 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has been named to the World Team roster for the Rising Stars challenge that will take place during All-Star Weekend.

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: Another poor fourth quarter in loss to Mavs
    (Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:19:31 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: Another poor fourth quarter in loss to Mavs

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks’ Melo-for-Love pitch rebuffed
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:44:17 PM)

    Sources: Knicks’ Melo-for-Love pitch rebuffed

  • [ESPN] Towns, Embiid highlight Rising Stars rosters
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3:11:07 PM)

    Towns, Embiid highlight Rising Stars rosters

  • [ESPN] Melo’s urgency differs from LeBron’s: ‘He’s won’
    (Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:30:08 PM)

    Melo’s urgency differs from LeBron’s: ‘He’s won’

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