Knicks Morning News (2017.02.19)

  • [NYPost] Knicks legend would love it if Phil Jackson were coaching the team
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:25:57 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Knicks legend Willis Reed knows what ails the franchise — not having Phil Jackson as its head coach. Attending the Hall of Fame press conference Saturday, Reed, a Louisiana resident, told The Post that Jackson has assembled enough talent to win but needs a great coach. A coach like Jackson. Reed never…

  • [NYPost] NBA commish explains his (first?) Oakley-Dolan meeting
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:15:19 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — A disappointed NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he could be willing to step in again in an attempt to resolve the growing James Dolan-Charles Oakley feud, but has “no regrets’’ about his first meeting with the two sides nor did he have any illusions he had solved it. Silver met in his…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis ensures the Knicks have a champ this year
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:04:39 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — The Knicks are amid the throes of losing, but all Kristaps Porzingis did during All-Star Weekend was win. After scoring 24 points in the World Team’s victory Friday in the Rising Stars Challenge, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis captured the Skills Challenge on Saturday, knocking off Gordon Hayward in the finals. It marked the…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson leads Knicks’ crash in ugly midseason report card
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:43:29 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Health hasn’t been the big issue everyone predicted. Spared of any major injuries to their starters, the Knicks started off 14-10 before a giant collapse since mid-December. At 23-34, the Knicks are four games out of the eighth seed and a few losses after the All-Star break from being out of the…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo sounds torn about trade at All-Star Game ‘downer’
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:06:15 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Late-arriving Carmelo Anthony admitted it was “a downer’’ to get Wednesday’s NBA phone call inviting him to New Orleans as an injury replacement. He had planned on “evaluating’’ his Knicks situation on a Caribbean vacation amid trade reports and a frosty feud with Phil Jackson. Anthony, given permission to report late to…

  • [NYPost] McGrady: How Carmelo should taunt Phil during Knicks games
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:18:27 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS – Tracy McGrady, announced as a Hall of Fame finalist Saturday morning, unloaded on Knicks president Phil Jackson and stated Carmelo Anthony has every right to razz the Zen Master during Garden games. Now a broadcaster, McGrady was a high-flying, seven-time All-Star who played part of the 2009-10 season with the Knicks during…

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis wins 2017 NBA Skills Challenge
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:57:23 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis defeated Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony excited for All-Star Game, but disappointed about canceled vacation
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:14:47 PM)

    While Carmelo Anthony was thrilled to be selected to this year’s All-Star Game, he would have preferred a rest during the break.

  • [SNY Knicks] McGrady critical of Jackson’s handling of Melo
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 2:05:39 PM)

    Former NBA star Tracy McGrady believes Knicks president Phil Jackson has completely mishandled Carmelo Anthony this season, and if McGrady were Anthony, things might be a little more contentious.

  • [NYTimes] Triple-Double, One and Done: A Taste of Russell Westbrook’s Glory
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 4:48:06 PM)

    The Thunder’s Westbrook has 27 triple-doubles this season. Most N.B.A. players go their entire careers without one.

  • [NYTimes] Pacers’ Glenn Robinson III Wins N.B.A.’s Slam-Dunk Contest
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 4:48:40 AM)

    Houston’s Eric Gordon won the 3-point contest, and the Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis triumphed in the skills challenge.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony, Reluctant All-Star, Earns Respite From Knicks’ Drama
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 3:12:19 AM)

    A late replacement for Kevin Love in Sunday’s All-Star game, Anthony set aside trade rumors and his team’s off-court distractions in a brief period of “therapy.”

  • [NYTimes] Craig Sager and Harvey Araton Are Honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:02:47 PM)

    Sager, a former sideline reporter for Turner Sports, and Araton, a longtime writer at The Times, will be recognized at the Hall’s enshrinement ceremonies in September.

  • [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.

  • [NYDN] Moving Carmelo Anthony to Celtics makes most sense for Knicks
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:12:10 PM)

    If Anthony calls being named Love’s All-Star replacement “a downer” one can only imagine what he thinks of the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Adam Silver ‘disheartened’ meeting with Dolan, Oakley didn’t help
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:09:09 PM)

    Silver is hopeful that the apologies from both sides five days ago will ultimately result in a Knicks legend returning to the Garden..

  • [NYDN] Reluctant All-Star Melo: Everyone wants to play with LeBron
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:07:35 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony, the reluctant All-Star, would’ve rather been in Cuba and Puerto Rico after booking a nonrefundable vacation.

  • [NYDN] It’s time for Knicks to hire Patrick Ewing
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:05:48 PM)

    The first Knick who should truly be welcomed home is No. 33, whether No. 34 makes it back first or not.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Kristaps Porzingis wins NBA All-Star Skills Challenge
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 3:59:11 PM)

    The Knicks actually won something.

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Might be another Phil Jackson meme waiting to happen
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:35:25 AM)

    As if the bus picture wasn’t awkward enough.

  • [NYDN] Tracy McGrady unloads on Knick prez’s handling of Carmelo Anthony
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:57:05 AM)

    If Tracy McGrady were in Carmelo Anthony’s shoes, the reaction to Phil Jackson’s subliminal shots would be a lot different.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley’s latest plays out of Knick owner’s PR playbook
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:20:13 AM)

    Charles Oakley’s media “strategy” is coming directly out of James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan’s playbook.

  • [NYDN] Daze of Linsanity: Jeremy Lin took NY by storm 5 years ago
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 6:06:17 AM)

    Kenny Atkinson still thinks back to that time sometimes, lets his mind wander back to five years ago.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-Knicks feud disheartening to NBA commissioner Adam Silver
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:34:29 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — NBA commissioner Adam Silver is “disheartened” that the meeting he brokered between Charles Oakley and Knicks owner James Dolan didn’t lead to a positive resolution, but he remains hopeful that peace can be reached.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis thrilled to win NBA Skills Challenge
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 2:21:31 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Kristaps Porzingis is a skilled big man, and he showed just how skilled Saturday night.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony sees All-Star Game as break from Knicks’ troubles
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:39:01 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Carmelo Anthony had been planning a trip to Puerto Rico with his family so he could unwind, think about his future and discuss whether remaining a Knick is the best thing for him. He said he thinks about it all the time.

  • [ESPN] Silver ‘disheartened’ by current Oakley-Dolan status
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:10:54 PM)

    Silver ‘disheartened’ by current Oakley-Dolan status

  • [ESPN] Robinson III scores 50 to seal slam dunk title
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:53:20 PM)

    Robinson III scores 50 to seal slam dunk title

  • [ESPN] Melo: ASG weekend ‘therapy’ after Knicks drama
    (Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:20:03 PM)

    Melo: ASG weekend ‘therapy’ after Knicks drama

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