Knicks Morning News (2017.02.14)

  • [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell glad he’s been welcomed back to the Garden
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:19:58 PM)

    On Sunday, Latrell Sprewell attended a ballgame. On Monday, he attended a bowl game.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-James Dolan truce brokered by Adam Silver, Michael Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:10:50 PM)

    Charles Oakley may be back in Madison Square Garden as a guest of Knicks owner James Dolan in the near future.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks podcast: It’s up to Phil Jackson to fix the Knicks
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:08:00 PM)

    Basketball itself has taken a backseat to all the other things swirling around the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Knicks finally might be turning around their biggest weakness
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 6:50:24 PM)

    Prior to Sunday, the Knicks had lost four straight games and six of their previous seven, picking up their only win against the league-worst Nets. During the losing streak, the Knicks had allowed nearly 120.5 points per game, allowing 121 points to the 19-win Lakers before surrendering 131 to the sub-.500 Nuggets. It made Sunday’s…

  • [NYPost] Latrell Sprewell doesn’t care why — he’s home again
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:33:33 PM)

    Just three days after Charles Oakley was kicked out of Madison Square Garden, Latrell Sprewell received a call welcoming him back to his “second home.” Sprewell, who had also publicly fought with Knicks owner Jim Dolan in the past and hadn’t been to the Garden in years, understood the timing of Saturday’s invitation to officially…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley and Knicks near truce to end MSG ban
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:48:12 PM)

    The Charles Oakley saga is trending toward a happy ending. Three days after he was indefinitely banned from Madison Square Garden in the wake of his ejection and arrest at a game Wednesday, the Knicks icon met with owner James Dolan and NBA commissioner Adam Silver, with Bobcats owner and close friend Michael Jordan participating…

  • [NYPost] Mike Francesa gets assailed for siding with James Dolan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:42:32 AM)

    The Charles Oakley-James Dolan fight has even created tension between WFAN listeners and their afternoon-drive deity. Mike Francesa took some abuse Monday afternoon as a few callers ripped him while alleging he was siding with the billionaire owner Dolan over Knicks fan favorite Oakley. A day after Dolan showed off Latrell Sprewell, Bernard King and…

  • [NYPost] The Knicks brainstorm that could save their defense
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:17:58 AM)

    It was the main topic in the Knicks’ locker room Sunday after the 94-90 stifling of the Spurs – players lauding Jeff Hornacek for his open-floor film session the day before. Players were asked to give their views on what they believe caused the defensive breakdowns Friday night against the Nuggets. Clip by clip. According…

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan hopes to let Oakley back at MSG in ‘near future’ after discussion with Silver, Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 7:22:38 PM)

    New York Knicks owner James Dolan hopes former player Charles Oakley will return to Madison Square Garden “in the near future” after the two of them spoke with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in person and Michael Jordan over the phone on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 Keys: team culture, lineup changes, and Melo’s potential MSG finale
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:20:54 AM)

    In this week’s 3 Keys,’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at New York’s team culture, possible lineup changes, and Carmelo Anthony’s potential final home game at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo plans to rest during All-Star break
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:20:04 AM)

    Knicks F Carmelo Anthony does not want to be a potential injury replacement during the NBA All-Star Game.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Dolan’s comments still hurt Oakley
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:03:43 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Dolan’s comments still hurt Oakley

  • [ESPN] Oakley, Dolan discuss truce in meeting with Silver
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:58:19 PM)

    Oakley, Dolan discuss truce in meeting with Silver

  • [NYTimes] Commissioner Brokers Peace Deal Between James L. Dolan and Charles Oakley
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:15:28 AM)

    Adam Silver announced that Dolan and Oakley were contrite about the events surrounding Oakley’s recent ejection from Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Knicks and Rangers Live in the Same Building but Different Universes
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:48:23 AM)

    Both teams are owned by James L. Dolan. But while the Rangers have made the playoffs 10 times in the past 11 seasons, the Knicks have generally stumbled.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley speaks after meeting with Dolan, Silver and Jordan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 8:50:52 PM)

    The NBA may be ready to step in to help resolve the ugly feud between James Dolan and Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] Chris Childs backs Charles Oakley but hopes truce is reached soon
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 6:10:28 PM)

    As a former teammate and friend of Charles Oakley, Chris Childs doesn’t think he would’ve accepted an invitation to sit at the Garden

  • [NYDN] Bar owner says Charles Oakley ‘wasn’t drunk’ before game
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 5:46:32 PM)

    Kevin Hooshangi won’t stay quiet. He refuses to sit by and watch a billionaire owner smear a local basketball legend

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell explains reunion with James Dolan at Knicks game
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:42:31 PM)

    Latrell Sprewell returned to the Garden for the first time in 14 years Sunday for the Knicks’ win over the Spurs.

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn Borough prez discusses MSG doc showing Oakley was target
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:39:01 PM)

    Garden security allegedly targeted Charles Oakley on Wednesday night before the Knicks legend even took his seat.

  • [NYDN] Dwyane Wade on 2010 free agency: Knicks weren’t prepared for us
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 11:16:51 AM)

    Back in the summer of 2010, the Knicks were the cause of considerable excitement.

  • [NYDN] Willis Reed ‘saddened’ by Oakley ban, feud with Knicks owner
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 10:25:57 AM)

    Willis Reed says he is “saddened by the whole situation” involving Charles Oakley’s banishment from the World’s Most Famous Arena.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley is now just another angry black man to James Dolan
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 9:20:54 AM)

    It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Knicks organization spent all last week repainting Charles Oakley as a black savage.

  • [NYDN] Visa issue prevents Jeurys Familia from returning to U.S.
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 7:57:44 AM)

    Jeurys Familia was delayed returning to the United States by a visa issue, the Mets said Monday.

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