Knicks Morning News (2017.02.24)

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis hurt as Knicks fall to Cavaliers, 119-104
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:23:57 PM)

    Same roster, same results. Only worse.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley sits next to Cavs owner at Knicks game
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:00:31 PM)

    Charles Oakley confirmed he plans to attend the Knicks-Cavs game in Cleveland on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis tweets cryptic meme after injuring ankle
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:59:02 PM)

    Porzingis had a zinger.

  • [NYDN] Charles Barkley curses on live TV while talking about Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:12:05 PM)

    Charles Barkley on live TV is always a treat.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s failures continue after doing nothing at deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 2:02:42 PM)

    Maybe Phil Jackson is pacing himself. This is a marathon not a sprint, remember?

  • [NYDN] Knicks stand pat at deadline, Rose-for-Rubio fails to materialize
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:30:10 AM)

    After a lot of noise, the Knicks did nothing.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ James Dolan is NBA outsider for $300G donation to Trump
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:04:27 AM)

    Supporting Donald Trump’s campaign has politically put James Dolan at odds with the NBA’s biggest figures.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Jackson failed again at trade deadline
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 4:54:46 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Jackson failed again at trade deadline

  • [ESPN] Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks’ direction
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:07:12 AM)

    Melo: Frustrating not to know Knicks’ direction

  • [ESPN] After talking Derrick Rose-for-Ricky Rubio, Knicks stay the course
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:10:35 PM)

    After talking Derrick Rose-for-Ricky Rubio, Knicks stay the course

  • [ESPN] George, Butler stay put as big trade talks fizzle
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:37:17 PM)

    George, Butler stay put as big trade talks fizzle

  • [NYPost] Charles Barkley swears on live TV when talking about Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:17:43 PM)

    Charles Barkley did what many Knicks fans want to do when watching this poorly performing team — swear. On the TNT telecast, Barkley slipped in a curse word describing the Knicks after their 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland. When Barkley and TNT colleagues Ernie Johnson and Shaquille O’Neal were talking…

  • [NYPost] Injured Porzingis tweets cryptic meme and then deletes it
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:44:47 PM)

    It looks like this injury-filled season could be getting to Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis — who sprained his right ankle in the second quarter of the Knicks’ 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday night in Cleveland — tweeted this cryptic meme after the game before quickly deleting it. ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The 7-foot-3 big man, who has…

  • [NYPost] Why Jackson’s trade deadline inaction is so concerning
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:38:07 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t a fan of Las Vegas — one of his least favorite cities because of the searing heat and crowds. Or maybe because he’s not a wiz at poker. A second straight trade deadline has passed without Jackson making a transaction. Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are still Knicks,…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo: I have no idea what Phil Jackson’s vision is for Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:11:09 PM)

    CLEVELAND — Taking a pregame nap, Carmelo Anthony slept through Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, knowing he wasn’t going anywhere, but admitted he expected something else to happen. With Knicks president Phil Jackson standing pat, Anthony candidly admitted he’s unsure of the team’s direction. Following a dispiriting 119-104 loss to the Cavaliers, Anthony was asked…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end do-nothing deadline day with stinker, Porzingis injury
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:47:13 PM)

    CLEVELAND — No trade. No mercy. Knicks president Phil Jackson didn’t do anything at the trade deadline Thursday and the club didn’t do anything on the court. The same-old Knicks responded by getting routed for the fourth straight time by the defending-champion Cavaliers, 119-104, at Quicken Loans Arena. Led by a LeBron James triple-double, the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks stayed silent at deadline when T-wolves soured on Rose
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:17:53 AM)

    CLEVELAND — For the second straight trade deadline, Knicks president Phil Jackson stood pat. And he may have been left at the altar by Tom Thibodeau. Derrick Rose is still a Knick. Carmelo Anthony is still a Knick. Ricky Rubio is not a Knick. According to NBA sources, some members of the Timberwolves organization were…

  • [NYPost] Sitting with Cavs owner, Oakley won’t say he’s rooting for Knicks
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:15:02 AM)

    CLEVELAND — Charles Oakley, who was in Oakland, Calif. for the Cavaliers’ Game 7 Finals triumph last June, was a conspicuous guest at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday — and seated next to Cleveland’s eccentric owner Dan Gilbert no less. The Cleveland resident saw his first Knicks game in person since he was arrested Feb….

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose grumbles about Knicks offense
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:38:54 AM)

    CLEVELAND — If these were his final hours as a Knick, Derrick Rose went out calling the triangle offense “random basketball’’ while praising his former coach, Tom Thibodeau, with whom he could soon be reunited. Speaking in the visitors’ locker room in Cleveland with the clock ticking on the 3 p.m. trade deadline, a downbeat…

  • [NY Newsday] Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony remain Knicks as NBA trade deadline passes
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:44:11 AM)

    An uneventful trade deadline should lead to another busy offseason for the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis sprains ankle as Knicks open second half of season with loss to Cavaliers
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 12:17:12 AM)

    CLEVELAND — A bad day for the Knicks got worse late in the first half when Kristaps Porzingis turned his right ankle and limped off the court.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley attends Knicks game in Cleveland
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:44:02 PM)

    Charles Oakley attended his first Knicks game since being thrown out of Madison Square Garden two weeks ago. He sat with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in the front row right next to Cleveland’s bench.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis leaves game with ankle injury
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:35:00 PM)

    Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis left Thursday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with under a minute left in the first half with a sprained right ankle.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks open second half with loss to Cavs
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:45:00 PM)

    LeBron James recorded his 48th career triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 119-104 victory over the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley watches courtside as Knicks face Cavaliers in Cleveland
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:30:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley and his lawyer sat courtside with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert during the Knicks’ matchup in Cleveland Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks at Cavaliers
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:30:05 PM)

    The Knicks return from the All-Star break with a matchup against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Frank Isola reviews the Knicks’ uneventful trade deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:33:12 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Wolves balked at straight up Rose for Rubio swap at deadline
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:04:54 PM)

    The Knicks did not make any moves prior to Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, which passed at 3 p.m. ET.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan donated large sum to a Trump fundraising committee
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 5:40:44 PM)

    Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan donated $300,000 to Donald Trump’s campaign less than two months prior to the election, the Daily News reports.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have had talks with Clippers about Courtney Lee
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:26:42 PM)

    The Knicks have had discussions with the Clippers regarding a trade that would send SG Courtney Lee to Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rubio remains a target for Knicks as trade deadline nears
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:10:07 PM)

    With Thursday’s NBA trade deadline less than two hours away, Timberwolves PG Ricky Rubio remains a “significant target” of the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks recall Plumlee, Ndour from Westchester
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:34:19 AM)

    The Knicks have recalled Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour from Westchester, and both are expected to be available tonight against Cleveland.

  • [NYTimes] As N.B.A. Trade Deadline Passes, Major Players Stay Put
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:24:38 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony, Paul George and Jimmy Butler — three of the biggest names involved in trade speculation in recent days — did not switch teams.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose Are Still Knicks, for Now
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 1:50:38 AM)

    The N.B.A. trading deadline passed with neither player being dealt, but whether either will be around next season remains uncertain.

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. President Says She Was ‘Stunned and Disappointed’ by Candice Wiggins’s Comments
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 3:18:06 AM)

    Lisa Borders, the league president, responded to Wiggins’s statements in an interview that the league was “toxic” and its culture was “very, very harmful.”

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Attends First Knicks Game Since His Arrest
    (Friday, February 24, 2017 2:04:20 AM)

    Oakley sat courtside at Quicken Loans Arena on Thursday for the Knicks’ game against the Cavaliers, saying he was merely there “to enjoy the game.”

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Trades: The Stars Stay Put as Deadline Passes
    (Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:53:57 PM)

    The Sixers traded Nerlens Noel to Dallas, but Indiana’s Paul George appears to be staying in Indiana.

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