Knicks Morning News (2017.02.04)

  • [NYPost] LeBron’s Carmelo speculation leaves door open for trade
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 5:25:06 PM)

    LeBron James wasn’t lobbying for Carmelo Anthony on the eve of their Garden showdown, but he also left open the door for his longtime compadre, who may want greener pastures beyond Broadway. Anthony has his first trade audition Saturday, when the Knicks host the Cavaliers, who have been approached by Knicks president Phil Jackson about…

  • [NYPost] How the Knicks can be the loser of the Barkley-LeBron feud
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 3:52:19 PM)

    It’s hard for Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek to feel sympathetic about LeBron James’ complaints the Cavaliers are too “top heavy” to repeat as NBA champions. The Knicks are struggling not to be bottom feeders in the Eastern Conference with a lineup that should make James appreciate the roster he has in Cleveland. “I guess Kyrie…

  • [NYPost] Kevin Love cools Knicks trade talk with Cavs prediction
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 2:04:00 PM)

    New York is a nice place to visit. But the Cavaliers’ Kevin Love doesn’t see himself living there. At least as a Knick. In fact, Love doesn’t see himself leaving Cleveland any time soon. “No, I don’t,” Love said when asked by reporters Friday at the Cavs practice facility in Independence, Ohio, if he expects…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose knows he’s not safe from a Knicks fire sale
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:33:59 PM)

    Derrick Rose realizes it could be him, too. With the Knicks exploring deals for Carmelo Anthony in an attempt to get younger, Rose, who heard rumors at the trading deadline last February with the Bulls, knows he’s not safe, either. Rose, whom the Knicks obtained via trade last June, has an expiring contract and has…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony silent as LeBron awaits, rumors swirl
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 10:00:49 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony remained silent Friday at Knicks practice, refusing to make himself available to talk about Saturday’s matchup with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, his fourth-quarter Brooklyn benching or his cloudy future. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he believes Anthony handled his one-night demotion well on Wednesday, when Anthony sat the final 15 minutes as the young…

  • [ESPN] Derrick Rose on Knicks: ‘The rebuild could be me going, too’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:57:14 PM)

    Derrick Rose on Knicks: ‘The rebuild could be me going, too’

  • [ESPN] LeBron on Melo: ‘I just want him to be happy’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 9:23:36 PM)

    LeBron on Melo: ‘I just want him to be happy’

  • [ESPN] Love expects to be in Cleveland ‘for long time’
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:49:20 PM)

    Love expects to be in Cleveland ‘for long time’

  • [NYTimes] His Future With Knicks in Doubt, Derrick Rose Chases Improvement
    (Saturday, February 04, 2017 1:13:33 AM)

    Rose, who has missed the team’s past three games with a sprained left ankle, said he tries “to be better every game, every practice, every day.”

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Hornacek discusses Carmelo’s playing time
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:41:45 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose doubtful for Saturday’s game against Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 11:10:13 PM)

    Knicks G Derrick Rose is doubtful for Saturday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to his sprained left ankle, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis says life on court would be harder if Knicks trade Melo
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 3:45:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis thinks it would be detrimental to his development if the Knicks traded Carmelo Anthony.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: To Tank or Not to Tank
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 2:45:41 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are back on TheKnicksBlog Podcast as they continue to debate the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors, and if the Knicks should (and could) make a move for the playoffs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks remain interested in trading Melo to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 1:15:11 PM)

    The Knicks remain interested in trading Carmelo Anthony to the Cavaliers, despite the fact that Cleveland refuses to include Kevin Love in a potential deal.

  • [NYDN] Knicks best served keeping Melo, despite flaws, not chasing Love
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 8:25:17 PM)

    From everything we’ve seen, the Cavs want no part of dealing Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Knicks point guard Derrick Rose labeled as ‘doubtful’ vs. Cavs
    (Friday, February 03, 2017 8:23:33 PM)

    The Knicks are likely going to contend with the defending champs without their starting point guard.

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