Knicks Morning News (2017.01.31)

  • [NYDN] Derek Fisher is right about Phil Jackson and this year’s Knicks
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:12:11 PM)

    The initial reaction is to dismiss Derek Fisher’s comments as bitter and vindictive.

  • [NYDN] Fisher: We didn’t know exactly what we were doing with Knicks
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 9:26:48 AM)

    With nearly a year to reflect on what went wrong with the Knicks, Derek Fisher has the answer.

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA two-minute report: Anthony fouled on last-second shot vs. Hawks
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:41:00 PM)

    A foul should have been called on the Atlanta Hawks’ Paul Millsap on Carmelo Anthony’s game-tying layup in regulation in the New York Knicks’ 142-139 quadruple-overtime loss Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Melo would waive no-trade clause for Celtics
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 2:30:11 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony would waive his no-trade clause to go to the Celtics, reports Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

  • [SNY Knicks] Fisher discusses firing, says his Knicks were ‘further along’ than Hornacek’s
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 2:00:30 PM)

    Derek Fisher, who was fired as head coach of the Knicks last season when the team was 23-31, reflected on his time with the team and weighed in on the current Knicks while speaking with Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo’s 45 points weren’t enough in defeat on Sunday night
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 1:35:38 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 45 points during the Knicks’ 142-139 quadruple overtime loss to the Hawks on Sunday night in Atlanta.

  • [NYTimes] Elena Delle Donne Is Traded on Eve of W.N.B.A. Free Agency
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:07:41 AM)

    Delle Donne, a star for the Chicago Sky, will move to the Washington Mystics in one of the biggest deals in the league’s history.

  • [NYTimes] Derek Fisher Says Knicks Were ‘Much Better’ Under Him
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 1:14:38 AM)

    In a Bleacher Report article, Fisher, who was let go last year after 136 games as the Knicks’ coach, pointed to their 23-31 record when he was fired compared with the 21-28 mark of this season’s team.

  • [NYTimes] Why Not EuroKnicks? For Struggling Team, Hope From Abroad
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 8:55:39 PM)

    The Knicks were slower than most in seeking international talent, but the arrival of Mindaugas Kuzminskas and others has offered a chance at a new identity.

  • [NYTimes] All-Stars, Trade Deadlines and the Best N.B.A. Games This Week
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 6:45:19 PM)

    The Bulls are at the Thunder on Wednesday night, and the Hawks are at the Rockets on Thursday night.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Would Anthony accept trade to Celtics?
    (Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:48:14 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Would Anthony accept trade to Celtics?

  • [ESPN] Fisher: Did more with less talented Knicks team
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 4:01:42 PM)

    Fisher: Did more with less talented Knicks team

  • [ESPN] Sources: Cousins cleared in nightclub incident
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 2:34:22 PM)

    Sources: Cousins cleared in nightclub incident

  • [NY Newsday] Derek Fisher discusses his difficulties working under Knicks’ Phil Jackson with Bleacher Report
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 8:16:21 PM)

    Former Knicks coach Derek Fisher said it was difficult to work under team president Phil Jackson in an extensive interview with Bleacher Report published on Monday.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony thriving on court despite all the trade talk
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:38:47 PM)

    The trade deadline is Feb. 23, and the rumors and reports of the Knicks shopping Carmelo Anthony will continue — unless he says he’s staying.

  • [NYPost] Crushing, last-second defeat a familiar refrain for Knicks
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 8:35:45 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Eight is enough to ruin a Knicks’ season. That’s how many final-possession losses have occurred since Dec. 13 — six of the crushers coming in January. The latest happened in a historic four-hour, four-overtime classic Sunday in Atlanta — the franchise’s longest game since 1951. The NBA’s 2-minute report added insult to injury,…

  • [NYPost] Has Carmelo opened the door for a Celtics trade?
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 7:05:46 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Carmelo Anthony isn’t saying one way or another, but the Boston Globe reported the Celtics are under the impression he would waive his no-trade clause to put on the green and white. Anthony has always despised the Celtics, starting from his childhood in Brooklyn. There have been conflicting reports on whether Celtics GM…

  • [NYPost] Coming to terms with the best thing for the Knicks: losing
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 3:53:09 PM)

    Sixty-eight minutes later, Knicks fans were left in an emotional puddle. This was equal parts outstanding and outrageous, splendid and stupid. You could understand feeling this way in May after losing a playoff game on a buzzer-beater. It’s less explainable to feel this way in January following a game that drops your squad seven games…

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee finding $50 million worth of confidence
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 10:38:51 AM)

    WASHINGTON — Less than an hour after the Falcons left their final pep rally in the Peachtree State on Sunday to board a flight to Houston, the Knicks and Hawks put on a Super show blocks away at Philips Arena. Five observations from the four-hour, four-overtime loss in Atlanta as the Knicks prepare for a…

  • [NYPost] Derek Fisher: Knicks have gone backwards with Hornacek
    (Monday, January 30, 2017 8:48:49 AM)

    WASHINGTON – The one-year anniversary of Derek Fisher’s firing is approaching, and the former Knicks coach has decided his club was better than this year’s Jeff Hornacek edition despite not having as much talent. In a longform feature on Bleacher Report, Fisher also derided the complexities of working under president Phil Jackson and felt teaching…

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