Knicks Morning News (2017.02.16)

  • [NYPost] Knicks limp into break after Russell Westbrook masterpiece
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:22:05 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook sent the Knicks careening into the All-Star break under the spell of his greatness. As the Knicks blew a 17-point second-quarter lead, Westbrook posted one of his most impressive triple-doubles — 38 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists — as the Thunder rallied for a 116-105 win at Chesapeake Arena….

  • [NYPost] Hal Steinbrenner a Girardi fan but not enough to extend him
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:50:53 PM)

    TAMPA — Hal Steinbrenner is a fan of Joe Girardi’s for many reasons and professed his love Wednesday for the Yankees manager who enters a 10th season but without a contract beyond 2017. Nevertheless, Steinbrenner isn’t in a hurry to grant Girardi an extension. Asked to describe what he looks for in a manager, the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony replaces Kevin Love on Eastern All-Star team
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:39:03 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony won’t be replacing Kevin Love with the Cavaliers, but he will be taking his spot in the All-Star Game. Grudgingly. After saying as early as Wednesday morning he didn’t want to break his vacation plans that had him headed to a warm island, needing the break to decompress, Anthony accepted…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Van Gundy: Oakley’s jersey should hang from the rafters
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:45:17 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said he hopes the current Charles Oakley saga ends with the retirement of his “34’’ jersey to the Garden rafters. “I’m hoping one day it’s Charles Oakley Day,’’ Van Gundy said before working ESPN’s broadcast of the Knicks’ 116-105 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday. “I…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley is lowering his demands of James Dolan
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:23:23 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — While Charles Oakley may be headed to the Big Easy for All-Star Weekend, he has left New York for his home in Cleveland without staging his press conference. According to a person close to Oakley, the ex-Knicks legend has yet to change his mind on his decision to decline owner James Dolan’s…

  • [NYPost] Willy Hernangomez takes Knicks future to All-Star Weekend
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:02:13 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Knicks’ starting frontcourt of the future is now headlining the World Team in the All-Star Rising Stars Challenge on Friday in New Orleans. Spanish rookie center Willy Hernangomez will replace Emmanuel Mudiay on the World Team, according to sources. Mudiay will miss his sixth straight game Wednesday due to a back…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo keeps trade options open before possible last game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:14:06 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Carmelo Anthony said he doubts Wednesday’s game against the Thunder will be his last game as a Knick, but he wouldn’t guarantee it. Because he holds all the cards with a no-trade clause, he could have declared he’s not going anywhere. However, the flip-flopping Anthony said he’s pretty certain he will be a…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose: How the injuries and Knicks offense bog me down
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:07:53 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Derrick Rose’s stats look lofty, but he admits to being disappointed in how he’s played in the first half of the season. Before the Knicks’ 116-105 loss to the Thunder Wednesday in their final game before the All-Star break, Rose reiterated he feels uncertain about his future because of his expiring contract and the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ value leaps over $3 billion despite unseemly drama
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:29:26 AM)

    The Knicks don’t need to win. Phil Jackson can needle Carmelo Anthony on Twitter. James Dolan can wade into nasty feuds with former fan-favorite players. Why? Because Dolan still owns the most valuable franchise in the NBA. Despite the public relations disaster of Charles Oakley’s recent ejection from Madison Square Garden and the lackluster play…

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: All-Star break starts after loss to Thunder
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:03:15 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: All-Star break starts after loss to Thunder

  • [ESPN] Knicks should retire Oakley’s number, says JVG
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:50:52 PM)

    Knicks should retire Oakley’s number, says JVG

  • [NYTimes] On Basketball: In Socially Conscious N.B.A., Perception of Knicks Dims Again
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:20:49 AM)

    The Charles Oakley affair, which Commissioner Adam Silver felt compelled to address, was the latest in a long line of the team’s off-court missteps.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Blow 17-Point Lead in Loss to Thunder
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:24:47 AM)

    Russell Westbrook had his 27th triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Season Crumbles, and With It Carmelo Anthony’s Chance at a Title
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:32:36 AM)

    In recent years, the Knicks have not been renowned for their stability or for their aptitude at basketball.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Replaces Kevin Love on All-Star Roster
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:40:19 AM)

    Anthony will make his 10th appearance in the N.B.A. All-Star Game after replace Love, who injured his left knee on Tuesday.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony expects to be with Knicks after trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:05:17 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony doesn’t sound as if he plans to be in a different uniform after the trade deadline.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony to replace Kevin Love in NBA All-Star Game
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:55:03 AM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Carmelo Anthony was looking forward to a relaxing All-Star break in a warm weather destination. He’ll have to settle for a trip to New Orleans.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks start hot, but can’t hold off Russell Westbrook and Thunder in loss
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:32:03 AM)

    Playing in their final game before the All-Star break, the Knicks squandered a 17-point first-half lead and ended up losing, 116-105, to the Thunder Wednesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose on Knicks possibly trading him: ‘Who knows?’
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:41:26 PM)

    The Knicks played their final game before the break Thursday night against the Thunder in what could have been some players’ last game with the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Van Gundy rooting for easing of tension between Charles Oakley and James Dolan
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:34:00 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy hopes that Charles Oakley and the Knicks will repair their relationship and believes Oakley’s jersey No. 34 should be raised to the Garden rafters.

  • [NY Newsday] Forbes: Knicks most valuable NBA franchise at $3.3 billion
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:09:00 PM)

    The Knicks are the most valuable franchise in the NBA for the second straight year, according to Forbes.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley: There’s more to him than what you’ve seen
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:53:46 PM)

    I sat in a Toronto hotel room once with a heartbroken Charles Oakley.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: All-Star break gives Knicks a much-needed chance to refresh
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:30:15 AM)

    The NBA All-Star break is approaching, and it couldn’t come at a better time for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony to replace injured Kevin Love in All-Star game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:52:12 PM)

    Anthony isn’t getting snubbed after all.

  • [NYDN] Photo that appears to be Phil Jackson riding bus goes viral
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:42:00 PM)

    From Jeannie Buss to the MTA bus, it’s been a rough ride the last few years for Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Russell Westbrook too much to handle for Knicks in 116-105 loss
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:12:21 PM)

    The difference between the Knicks and Thunder on Wednesday came down to one player.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Van Gundy says Knicks should retire Charles Oakley’s number
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:47:59 PM)

    Jeff Van Gundy believes Charles Oakley should not only go back to the Garden, but also have his number retired.

  • [NYDN] Knicks most valuable in NBA, but that doesn’t change ugly culture
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:02:45 PM)

    The annual valuations for NBA teams was released yesterday by Forbes, and guess which franchise tops the list? James Dolan’s.

  • [NYDN] Why a mega-deal isn’t Derrick Rose’s top priority in free agency
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:17:30 AM)

    To put it mildly, Derrick Rose’s future in New York is tenuous as he enters a trade deadline and free agency.

  • [NYDN] Dysfunctional Knicks NBA’s most valuable franchise, says Forbes
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:45:14 AM)

    Bad news for Knick fans … James Dolan has no incentive to change as long as he rakes in the cash.

  • [NYDN] Here’s why Carmelo Anthony is still keeping his options open
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:46:12 AM)

    Carmelo’s main point Wednesday was that there’s nothing to discuss until management approaches him with a deal.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fail to string two wins together, fall to Thunder out west
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:15:09 AM)

    Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Van Gundy: Knicks should retire Oakley’s number
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10:56:11 PM)

    Former Knicks coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy hopes that the Knicks will hold a day to commemorate Charles Oakley and retire his number, he said before Wednesday’s Knicks-Thunder game.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony to replace Love at NBA All-Star Game
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:42:26 PM)

    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at this year’s NBA All-Star Game, the team announced.

  • [SNY Knicks] Noah, Jennings out, Hernangomez to start against Thunder
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:15:35 PM)

    Joakim Noah will miss his fifth consecutive game, while Willy Hernangomez will start at center for the Knicks against the Thunder.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Thunder
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:35:36 PM)

    The Knicks head to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Draymond Green: ‘I don’t know a free agent that would want to go’ to Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 7:05:32 PM)

    Speaking on his podcast, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had harsh words against Knicks owner James Dolan, even claiming Dolan has a “slave master mentality.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks rated most valuable NBA franchise by Forbes
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:30:00 PM)

    The Knicks were valued at $3.3 billion by Forbes in their latest NBA valuation, up from $3 billion last year. It’s the second consecutive year New York has topped the list of the league’s most valuable franchises.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hernangomez joins Porzingis in Rising Stars Challenge
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 3:15:41 PM)

    Willy Hernangomez has been named as an injury replacement to the Rising Stars Challenge that will take place during NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis should be Love’s All-Star Game replacement
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:55:52 PM)

    As the ever-quickly budding centerpiece and potential superstar of this hungry Knicks squad, Porzingis has plenty of things going in his favor.

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