Knicks Morning News (2017.02.09)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: An embarrassing night for the Knicks
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:05:08 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: An embarrassing night for the Knicks

  • [ESPN] New York Knicks’ circus keeps finding new ways to amaze
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:25:55 AM)

    New York Knicks’ circus keeps finding new ways to amaze

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Charles Oakley arrested after fighting in stands at MSG
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:52:15 PM)

    The Knicks’ problems are now stretching to retired players.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley’s Knicks years
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:37:04 PM)

    A look at Charles Oakley during his time with the New York Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony downplays Phil Jackson’s latest slight
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:05:01 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony again took the high road in his feud with Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ treatment of Charles Oakley is an embarrassment
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:39:47 PM)

    It was a couple of minutes before midnight when Charles Oakley, once upon a time the muscle of the Knicks, walked out of Midtown South

  • [NYDN] Spike Lee on Phil Jackson: I’ll pack his bags
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:26:42 PM)

    Spike Lee isn’t pulling any punches on who he’d rather see stick around New York.

  • [NYDN] Doc Rivers: Watching Oakley incident was ‘tough’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:43:42 PM)

    Rivers thought about it for a second, but then decided against it.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James posts pic of Charles Oakley after fiasco at Garden
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:16:26 PM)

    Count LeBron James in as having Charles Oakley’s back.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans, players weigh in on Charles Oakley incident
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:11:38 PM)

    Fans stood in shock as they watched a horde of security guards escort former Knicks great Charles Oakley off the court.

  • [NYDN] Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says Carmelo should leave Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:01:32 PM)

    Jim Boeheim explained why the Cavs are a better fit than the Clippers for Carmelo Anthony in terms of winning a title

  • [NYDN] Wife of Knicks superfan fights to be guardian of ailing hubby
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:46:19 PM)

    The wife of a Knicks superfan is fighting to become his legal guardian because, she says, he is not receiving proper medical care.

  • [NYDN] Austin Rivers considered Knicks, details their offseason pitch
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:02:07 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Phil Jackson apparently had grand plans for Austin Rivers this past offseason.

  • [NYDN] Michael Graham has a message for Knicks boss Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:47:46 AM)

    He was part of a throw away tweet, in which Phil Jackson was trying to convey another message to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley arrested after altercation at Madison Square Garden
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:44:53 AM)

    Knicks fan favorite Charles Oakley got into a physical altercation with Madison Square Garden security, shoving at least three — one forcefully — and was later arrested, according to the Knicks, after being escorted out by a throng of men in the first quarter of last night’s game against the Clippers.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks put up tough fight, but fall to Clippers
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:16:43 AM)

    The current Knicks showed some fight Wednesday night at the Garden, too. But it wasn’t enough.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony ‘done asking why’ Phil Jackson criticizes him
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:16:17 AM)

    After another disheartening loss in another disheartening season, Carmelo Anthony stood in front of his locker Wednesday night and answered questions about another odd and seemingly negative statement about him courtesy of Knicks team president Phil Jackson.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike Breen on Charles Oakley incident: ‘It’s just painful’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:10:00 PM)

    Mike Breen, the Knicks’ longtime lead play-by-play man, was working Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for ESPN when Charles Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden, and reacted emotionally.

  • [NYPost] One Knicks superfan has had enough of Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:53:48 PM)

    Spike Lee has seen enough of Phil Jackson, and that was before Charles Oakley was ejected from the Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. “I’ll pack Phil’s bag for him,” Lee, a mega Knicks fan, said to ESPN’s Steve Zeng. It seems Lee had taken offense to Jackson’s antics aimed at star forward Carmelo…

  • [NYPost] Anthony-Jackson feud: Carmelo feels like Knicks are ‘his team’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:56:07 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony has told confidants he may decide to wait out the old Zen Master, according to a source. As the feud between star player and star president escalated Tuesday, Anthony was telling friends he may stand firm on his no-trade clause at the Feb. 23 trade deadline and see what 71-year-old Phil Jackson decides…

  • [NYPost] LeBron James weighs in on Charles Oakley mess
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:29:14 PM)

    LeBron James and the Cavaliers were in Indiana on Wednesday night, but Charles Oakley’s plight at the Garden wasn’t far from the King’s mind. Shortly after the Cavaliers defeated the Pacers, James went to Instagram and posted a picture of Oakley in his customary road Knicks’ uniform along with the caption, “Mood!! #Legend.” James’ post…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley meltdown latest sad scene for sad-sack Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:01:56 PM)

    The curious were craning their necks at Madison Square Garden, hoping for a better view of the commotion three floors below. There, on the fifth floor, maybe five seats behind the Eighth Avenue baseline, a large man was shoving a smaller man. That much was easy to see, even before the cell phones started snapping….

  • [NYPost] Why James Dolan will let this Carmelo and Phil fight play out
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:14:44 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan has no plans of butting into the Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony feud. Before being a central figure in Wednesday night’s Garden ejection and subsequent arrest of ex-Knick Charles Oakley, Dolan had stayed behind the scenes, remained out of the limelight, content to let Phil be Phil. Maybe Dolan didn’t know everything he…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end night of Oakley chaos in fittingly crushing fashion
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:51:18 PM)

    The player the Knicks prefer not to add to their roster in any Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Clippers trade proved to be the Garden hero Wednesday. All the good of the Garden night came crashing down in the final 1:30 when the defensively challenged Knicks frittered another one away with the ex-Knick Jamal Crawford hitting the big shots…

  • [NYPost] Security drags Charles Oakley out of Knicks game in unreal scene
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:45:37 PM)

    The current Knicks should show such fight. Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards. The incident occurred in the pricey seats…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s attacks are convincing Carmelo to stay
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:28:38 AM)

    The more Phil Jackson pushes, the firmer Carmelo Anthony plants his foot. The Knicks president’s passive-aggressive attack on the franchise’s best player is backfiring, according to a Yahoo Sports report, which quotes league sources saying Anthony’s determination to remain with the Knicks is hardening. “[Jackson’s] underestimating Melo’s willingness to stay,” a source familiar with Anthony’s thinking…

  • [NYPost] Where Jim Boeheim would like Carmelo Anthony to end up
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:49:46 AM)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Carmelo Anthony shouldn’t waive his no-trade clause for just any team, but the Clippers and Cavaliers “would be ideal” for his former pupil. The Knicks have approached the Clippers, Cavaliers and Celtics about a potential trade before the Feb. 23 deadline. “I think it depends on what team,” Boeheim said…

  • [NYPost] Austin Rivers intrigued by Knicks with Carmelo trade hovering
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:39:11 AM)

    While Doc Rivers indicated trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony are quiet between the Clippers and Knicks, his son Austin Rivers admitted the Knicks were a top-three choice in free agency, calling New York “a huge option.’’ The Knicks and Clippers have staged cursory trade talks, and the Knicks would need a combo guard — such as…

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Is Arrested After Altercation at Knicks Loss
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:07:01 AM)

    Oakley, a former Knicks player who has been estranged from the organizations for years, was ejected from Madison Square Garden after a commotion in the stands as the Clippers beat the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Chaos Greets Doc Rivers in His Return to the Garden
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:48:41 AM)

    Like Phil Jackson and the Knicks, Doc Rivers is at a crossroads with the Clippers. But the troubles of the Clippers are mostly confined to the court.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry Takes Issue With Under Armour Leader on Trump
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:01:50 AM)

    Curry, one of the company’s highest-paid endorsers, responded a day after Kevin Plank described the president as “a real asset” to the country.

  • [NYTimes] Lonzo Ball’s Brother Scores 92 in High School Game
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:11:52 PM)

    LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of U.C.L.A.’s star freshman Lonzo Ball, made 37 of 61 shots from the floor.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Gone. Durant, Okla., Is Sad.
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:33:09 PM)

    The grief over Durant’s departure as a free agent to join the Warriors is palpable in Durant, a quiet community about 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall in close battle with Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:08:40 PM)

    The Knicks lost to the Clippers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley ejected, arrested after altercation at MSG
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:03:22 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley, who was attending Wednesday night’s game against the Clippers, was ejected and then later arrested after getting into an altercation in the stands on the court level.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Hectic nature of Knicks has ‘lived up to billing’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:01:14 PM)

    When asked on Wednesday about the seemingly dysfunctional nature of the Knicks franchise, head coach Jeff Hornacek said the craziness is something he expected coming into the year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:08:41 PM)

    The Knicks host the Clippers on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Jackson’s actions strengthening Melo’s desire to stay with Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:09:03 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson’s public actions are strengthening Carmelo Anthony’s resolve to remain with the team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks: Wilson Chandler on Tats, TV, and Melo
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:00:51 PM)

    SNY’s Taylor Rooks sits down with Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler to discuss his wide array of tattoos, TV, cooking, the challenges black women face in today’s society, and Carmelo Anthony.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rivers could be centerpiece in Melo deal with Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:45:32 PM)

    Clippers point guard Austin Rivers could be the centerpiece of a deal involving Carmelo Anthony going to Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson and Hornacek discuss Knicks’ struggles Tuesday
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:55:28 AM)

    Phil Jackson and Jeff Hornacek sat down after practice on Tuesday and discussed the Knicks’ struggles.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron says report that he’s pushing Anthony-Love deal is “trash”
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:45:41 AM)

    Cavaliers F LeBron James said a report that he’s pushing for a trade that would bring Kevin Love to the Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony is “trash.”

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