Knicks Morning News (2017.02.18)

  • [NYDN] Larry Johnson defends Dolan over Green’s ‘slave master’ comment
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:54:46 PM)

    Johnson says that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was reckless.

  • [NYDN] Chris Paul defends Melo against Knicks president, All-Star haters
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:53:27 PM)

    Like LeBron James and the rest of the banana boat crew, Chris Paul just wants Carmelo Anthony to be happy.

  • [NYDN] Green walks back comment about free agents, Knicks
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:52:52 PM)

    All of a sudden, Draymond Green isn’t sure what players think of the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Lelands auction has items from when Knicks were actually good
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:34:08 AM)

    These are tough times for Knicks fans.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley should have quit while so far ahead in Dolan feud
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:05:17 AM)

    Honestly, maybe Charles Oakley should have quit — or at least backed off to some degree — while he was so far ahead.

  • [NY Newsday] Union president Chris Paul looking out for Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:32:44 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Car melo Anthony and LeBron James missed All-Star Media Day, but it wasn’t because they were holed up somewhere plotting how they can become teammates in Cleveland.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis unhappy with recent play, says it’s hard to find his rhythm
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 12:28:00 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Kristaps Porzingis wants to enjoy All-Star Weekend, but his thoughts are on his “up-and-down” play, the Knicks’ struggles and whether any current teammates will be on the move.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Carmelo Anthony’s future amid trade rumors
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 12:58:54 PM)

    The Knicks are at the All-Star break, but Carmelo Anthony’s future with the team still is hazy.

  • [NYPost] Draymond Green ripped again for Dolan ‘slave-master’ blast
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:50:20 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — No wonder Draymond Green is starting to back off saying James Dolan has a “slave-master mentality.” In ripping Charles Oakley, former NBA veteran Olden Polynice admonished Green, saying the comment was an insult to actual slaves. “The next time Draymond wants to put his foot in his mouth, at least take the…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis can’t get on same page with Derrick Rose
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:45:59 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Though he is a two-event participant during All-Star Weekend, Kristaps Porzingis isn’t happy in his second season with the Knicks. The losses, the injuries, his role in the offense, his chemistry with new point guard Derrick Rose are all concerns for the 7-foot-3 Latvian phenom. Since a spectacular November, Porzingis has tailed…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo gets pity from All-Stars – and a Clippers plea
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:55:27 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — The All-Star break doesn’t mean there is a break in mocking Phil Jackson. Chris Paul, who will be a free agent this summer, took a dig at the Knicks president while his Clippers running mate, DeAndre Jordan, said Carmelo Anthony, his U.S. Olympic teammate, surely would fit in with his Los Angeles…

  • [NYPost] Meet the guru who’s preparing Carmelo Anthony for his next act
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:52:56 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony has a secret weapon in his sudden run of good health, which he has made a point of emphasizing in recent weeks as the rumors swirl before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. You can find the answer across the country: California-based physical therapist Drew Morcos, who said he added the 32-year-old Knicks star as…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley rips Ewing and threatens to drag this out for years
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 6:17:59 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — When Knicks owner James Dolan left his meeting with Charles Oakley on Monday at the NBA commissioner’s office, he felt the Knicks legend would be his Garden guest in two, three weeks. Now it looks like Oakley isn’t coming back for two, three years — at least. The former power forward carried…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Dunking With the No-Names? N.B.A. Fans Haven’t Minded Yet
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 4:44:07 PM)

    The N.B.A.’s biggest stars no longer compete in its dunk contest, but a core fan base continues to love it anyway.

  • [NYTimes] How Kevin Durant Became Silicon Valley’s Hottest Start-up
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00:26 AM)

    After a turbulent summer, the N.B.A.’s newest “villain” is finding peace and building an empire among the Bay Area’s techies.

  • [ESPN] World dumps U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:16:22 PM)

    World dumps U.S. in Rising Stars Challenge

  • [ESPN] Oakley to be player/coach in Ice Cube’s league
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 6:15:01 PM)

    Oakley to be player/coach in Ice Cube’s league

  • [ESPN] Green: Dolan remarks ‘came off wrong way’
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 7:40:34 AM)

    Green: Dolan remarks ‘came off wrong way’

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Oak Anger
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00:41 AM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton are still angry, and this time they direct their frustration towards an unlikely figure for Knicks fans – Charles Oakley.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis scores 24 points in Team World’s win at Rising Stars Challenge
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 11:00:18 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis helped lead Team World to victory over Team USA in the Rising Stars Challenge, as he scored 24 points and collected 10 rebounds.

  • [SNY Knicks] Draymond Green changes opinion about free agents wanting to sign with Knicks
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 8:00:50 PM)

    Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green appeared to change his mind about whether or not free agents would want to sign with the Knicks, he told reporters at All-Star Weekend.

  • [SNY Knicks] Boom or Bust: Melo, Phil, and Kristaps
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 9:14:36 AM)

    Jon Hein and Marc Malusis play Boom or Bust over Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson, and Kristaps Porzingis.

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