Knicks Morning News (2017.02.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Five Knicks story lines for the rest of 2017
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 11:35:19 PM)

    A marquee player was on the move at the end of All-Star Weekend, and it wasn’t Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYPost] Report: Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose deal
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:49:32 PM)

    The Timberwolves are one of several teams to contact the Knicks regarding a deal for point guard Derrick Rose, according to an ESPN report Monday night. Rose, acquired last offseason from Chicago, played for current Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Tom Thibodeau with the Bulls. The report gave no indication of what the…

  • [NYPost] Why the Carmelo Anthony brand wouldn’t suffer from trade
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:26:40 PM)

    Only Carmelo Anthony knows what Carmelo Anthony is thinking — OK, maybe wife La La Anthony knows, too — when it comes to trades from the Knicks. Whether he would trigger his no-trade clause before Thursday’s deadline could be moot as appeal seems waning on all sides. New York always has been viewed as an…

  • [NYPost] Why DeMarcus Cousins isn’t domino for Carmelo trade
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 2:25:24 PM)

    Right before the All-Star break, an NBA executive speculated about possible, even if unrealistic, trade scenarios for the Knicks and Carmelo Anthony. One deal involved Cleveland but did not contain Kevin Love. The exec stopped himself. “Try selling that to Knick fans and they’ll burn down the Garden,” he said. But now, the NBA has…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Pelicans Stole DeMarcus Cousins and Might Shake Up the West
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 4:16:01 PM)

    With a trade that cost very little, New Orleans is suddenly looking like the team that best exploits Golden State’s weaknesses.

  • [NYTimes] Pro Basketball: N.B.A. This Week: Big Trades Could Shake Up Playoffs
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:34:22 PM)

    The New Orleans Pelicans want the N.B.A. to approve their acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins, which came just days after the Toronto Raptors got Serge Ibaka in a trade.

  • [NYTimes] Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM)

    New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

  • [NYDN] Timberwolves reportedly reach out to Knicks about Derrick Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 7:20:52 PM)

    Could Derrick Rose be headed for a reunion with his former coach Tom Thibodeau?

  • [NYDN] Celtics follow Carmelo Anthony on Instagram fueling trade rumors
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 5:18:09 PM)

    The NBA trade deadline frenzy has begun on social media.

  • [NYDN] Cousins trade should give Knick prez reason to pause with Melo
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:45:31 AM)

    By now you’ve seen what the Sacramento Kings brought back for a younger, cheaper and more productive superstar than Carmelo Anthony.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Development of the young ‘bigs’ a key to finish out season
    (Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:48:10 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Development of the young ‘bigs’ a key to finish out season

  • [ESPN] Sources: Wolves among teams to pursue Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:18:50 PM)

    Sources: Wolves among teams to pursue Rose

  • [SNY Knicks] Timberwolves reportedly reach out to Knicks about Rose
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:33:33 PM)

    The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly reached out to the New York Knicks about possibly acquiring guard Derrick Rose.

  • [SNY Knicks] Could DeMarcus Cousins deal impact the Knicks?
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 1:05:52 PM)

    Could Sacramento’s trade of DeMarcus Cousins have an impact on the Knicks?

  • [SNY Knicks] Has Oakley been ungracious since his playing career with the Knicks ended
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 10:35:45 AM)

    On the latest TheKnicksBlog Podcast, Anthony Donahue had some pointed thoughts regarding Charles Oakley and th current situation with owner James Dolan…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.20)

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 5:49:57 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Melo trade unlikely

  • [ESPN] Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 11:32:52 AM)

    Fredette scores 73 in Chinese league game

  • [NYDN] Ex-Knick Jimmer Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:41:15 AM)

    Much like Stephon Marbury, Jimmer Fredette is finding success in China.

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley, commish hash out Dolan beef over brunch
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:29:33 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — When Charles Oakley got up to leave an hour early from the NBA Legends Brunch on Sunday, he walked over to Adam Silver’s table, whispered in the NBA commissioner’s ear for a few moments and shook his hand. It is clear Silver and Oakley are in ongoing conversations to try to repair…

  • [NYPost] Ex-NBA star happy ‘my guy’ Latrell Sprewell back at MSG
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 7:00:16 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Chris Webber, one of Latrell Sprewell’s buddies, said it was a long time coming to see the former Knicks All-Star at the Garden a week ago Sunday. Sprewell and Larry Johnson sat in baseline seats with owner James Dolan between them. Though it was an obvious public-relations stunt after Charles Oakley’s Garden…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks likely will strike out on each Carmelo trade
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:22:17 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Knicks general manager Steve Mills was in town for All-Star Weekend, and it doesn’t appear he was here to finalize divorce proceedings with Carmelo Anthony. According to a source who has spoken to Knicks officials, the odds are heavily against the team dealing Anthony by Thursday’s trade deadline. Anything that has been…

  • [NY Newsday] Kyle Lowry, other top free agents not drawn to Knicks
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 8:23:46 PM)

    Kyle Lowry is good friends with Carmelo Anthony, shares an agent with Kristaps Porzingis, and he will be a free agent this summer. But that doesn’t mean Lowry will consider the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony scores 10 points as Eastern Conference loses All-Star Game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 10:50:12 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony scored 10 points in Sunday’s All-Star Game as the Eastern Conference lost to the Western Conference, 192-182, at Smoothie King Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Fredette scores 73 points in Chinese league game
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:35:26 PM)

    Former New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette scored 73 points in a Chinese league game on Sunday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Silver trying to play mediator in Oakley, Dolan situation
    (Sunday, February 19, 2017 9:38:36 AM)

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver is disappointed that former Knick Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan have not fully solved their differences, but is hopeful things will get better between the two soon.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Once a Dynamic Duo, Are Now an Awkward Pairing
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 4:48:40 AM)

    Durant left the Thunder last season as a free agent, and his former teammate Westbrook didn’t take it well. With both on the Western Conference All-Star team, their reunion has been frosty.

  • [NYTimes] Sacramento Kings Agree to Trade DeMarcus Cousins to the Pelicans
    (Monday, February 20, 2017 6:18:00 AM)

    New Orleans, on the edge of the playoffs, will send a package including Tyreke Evans, Buddy Hield and a first-round pick to Sacramento.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.17)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks have decisions to make on Anthony, Rose as All-Star break commences
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:30:42 PM)

    Trading Anthony would spark a clear change in direction for this franchise. It would make sense if other veterans depart as well.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley not yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:59:09 AM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley isn’t yet ready to return to Madison Square Garden, days after team president James Dolan lifted Oakley’s ban.

  • [NYDN] Donald Sterling: ‘Amazing’ that Knicks owner being compared to me
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:50:04 PM)

    While James Dolan’s ongoing feud with ex-Knick Charles Oakley continues to unspool in public, he has an unlikely ally in his corner.

  • [NYDN] Knicks first-half breakdown: Best & worst of disappointing season
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:31:23 PM)

    We should get this out of the way because the rest should be read with the following context: the Knicks are a disappointment.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley: James Dolan is ‘on same level’ as Donald Sterling
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:17:12 AM)

    Charles Oakley remained steadfast in his ongoing public feud with James Dolan on Thursday.

  • [NYDN] Daze of Linsanity: Jeremy Lin took NY by storm 5 years ago
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:01:35 AM)

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

  • [NYPost] Charles Barkley: Carmelo should let Phil Jackson trade him
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:54:23 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Charles Barkley says the Knicks should trade Carmelo Anthony by Thursday’s deadline and the 32-year-old star would be a fool not to accept. Speaking at a TNT event Thursday night, Barkley said Anthony should waive his no-trade clause not only to win, but for the financial bonus. “He’s got a $5 million…

  • [NYPost] Tiki Barber: Charles Oakley incident ‘embarrassing as hell’
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 3:35:13 PM)

    “I think that there is some hate going on that needs to be worked out between Oakley and James Dolan,” former Giant Tiki Barber told Page Six.

  • [NYPost] The scout who knew Porzingis, Hernangomez would be stars
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:41:05 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Embattled Knicks president Phil Jackson should draw some pride watching Friday’s Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend. Center Willy Hernangomez and power forward Kristaps Porzingis — the Knicks’ frontcourt of the future — will suit up for the World Team. Scott Roth, a Timberwolves scout, feels proud, too. “When I walked in…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis could be gone if Knicks don’t clean up their act
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:46:16 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony is an All-Star again, and it could be his final game representing the Knicks. The Knicks approach the All-Star break and Thursday’s trade deadline clearly interested in dealing Anthony, who has a no-trade clause, and ending a doomed partnership with team president Phil Jackson. “It’s what would be in the mutual interest of…

  • [NYPost] NBA veteran rips Charles Oakley as ‘bully’ who’s stuck in past
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:45:15 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Mike James, a former NBA point guard, grew up in Long Island in the 1990s a big fan of the Knicks and Charles Oakley. “Everyone loved Oak,’’ James said. James was a supporter of Oakley’s on the court — not off. Oakley is still at war with Knicks owner James Dolan after…

  • [NYPost] Oakley: NBA allowing Dolan to become next Donald Sterling
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:17:13 AM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Charles Oakley may be fixing to have his Garden ban reinstated. The Knicks legend unloaded on owner James Dolan on Thursday with heavy racist charges, comparing him to ousted Clippers owner Donald Sterling in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Sterling was booted out of the league in 2014 after his girlfriend released…

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley doesn’t think feud with James Dolan can be resolved
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:25:56 PM)

    Charles Oakley doesn’t expect his feud with Knicks owner James Dolan to ever end, saying “some things can’t be solved.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks may look different after All-Star break
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:07:59 PM)

    Players said goodbye to each other late Wednesday night, hugged training staff members and went off on their break unsure if they would still be Knicks when the schedule resumes next Thursday.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: Roth a key in drafting Hernangomez
    (Friday, February 17, 2017 4:59:48 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: Roth a key in drafting Hernangomez

  • [ESPN] Oakley on help via Dolan: ‘I’d rather go to jail’
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 10:04:26 PM)

    Oakley on help via Dolan: ‘I’d rather go to jail’

  • [ESPN] Should Knicks blow it up or pursue playoffs? Phil Jackson must decide
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:28:58 PM)

    Should Knicks blow it up or pursue playoffs? Phil Jackson must decide

  • [ESPN] Vote: Which under-25 player is most likely to become the NBA’s next superstar?
    (Thursday, February 16, 2017 11:20:05 AM)

    Vote: Which under-25 player is most likely to become the NBA’s next superstar?

  • [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.

  • 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.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks @ Thunder

    This is a huge game for the tank.

    The Knicks head to OKC to take on the Thunder in the final game before the All-Star break.

    They really need to lose this one. If they pull this out, there’s no way that they sell before the trade deadline.

    And the problem is is that as good as Russell Westbrook is, the Kanter-less Thunder are still pretty mediocre themselves. This is a winnable game for the Knicks.

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.15)

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley ‘hurt’ and wants MSG to apologize to fans as his ban is lifted
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:51:47 PM)

    Charles Oakley said he is hurt and wants a public apology before he steps back into Madison Square Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony on short list to replace Kevin Love in All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:19:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony may be on the short list to replace Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love in this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game, but he says he would have to ask his family before accepting such an invitation.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley-James Dolan truce brokered by Adam Silver, Michael Jordan
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:14:00 PM)

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

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek on why Russell Westbrook is a coach’s dream
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:34:44 PM)

    It isn’t the stats, even if they show Russell Westbrook on pace to become just the second player ever to average a triple-double for a full season. It is the eyes. That is what makes Westbrook stand out to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek. “Look at his eyes. That guy has that determined, ‘I am going…

  • [NYPost] ‘This is the team’: Carmelo and Hornacek think trade drama’s done
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:05:40 PM)

    For almost one week, Carmelo Anthony has been able to breathe a bit. Most of the talk around the Knicks concerned team legend Charles Oakley and his feud with team owner James Dolan. So talk of waiving no-trade clauses and potential deals was overshadowed. Until Tuesday. But this came in the form of something Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Oakley won’t accept end of MSG ban until Dolan shamed publicly
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:26:07 AM)

    Well, so much for that happy ending between Knicks legend Charles Oakley and team owner James Dolan. With Oakley’s potential lifetime ban lifted through Dolan’s invitation to the former player to return to the Garden as his guest, Oakley said thanks but no thanks. The former bruising power forward and fan favorite from Pat Riley’s…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ James Dolan Offers Apology; Charles Oakley Says He Won’t Accept It
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:57:49 AM)

    A day after a private meeting with the owner Dolan seemed to end his ban from Madison Square Garden, Oakley said he would not be quick to forgive.

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Has Issues With a New York Team Owner. He’s Not the First.
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 2:00:27 PM)

    The city has had its share of dust-ups between the men who own sports teams and those employed by the franchises.

  • [NYTimes] Coach Jeff Hornacek Expects Knicks to Remain Intact at Trade Deadline
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:37:15 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony, among others, has been mentioned in rumors, but Hornacek said he was planning on leading the same roster after the All-Star game break.

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Jeff Hornacek, Carmelo Anthony speak on off-day
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:05:48 AM)

    Coach Jeff Hornacek and Carmelo Anthony talk about the Charles Oakley incident and the Knicks? upcoming game against Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks lift Charles Oakley’s Madison Square Garden ban
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:20:38 AM)

    The Knicks have lifted Charles Oakley’s ban from Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Greg Anthony believes treatment of Oakley will hurt franchise
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:15:32 AM)

    Former Knick Greg Anthony believes the Knicks’ treatment of his former teammate Charles Oakley will hurt the team’s chances of signing future free agents.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks News: Will Melo replace Love?
    (Wednesday, February 15, 2017 4:59:54 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks News: Will Melo replace Love?

  • [ESPN] Vote: Who should replace Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game?
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:55:09 PM)

    Vote: Who should replace Kevin Love in the NBA All-Star Game?

  • [ESPN] Sources: Knicks lift ban; Oakley seeks apology
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:57:11 AM)

    Sources: Knicks lift ban; Oakley seeks apology

  • [NYDN] Love’s injury doesn’t change chances of Knicks trade
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:13:09 PM)

    Poor LeBron James.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony, Jeff Hornacek seeks positives in season of chaos
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:12:09 PM)

    James Dolan has lifted his Garden ban of Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] Dolan, Oakley need to make up and end latest MSG grudge
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:06:13 PM)

    Beyoncé’s acceptance speech at the Grammys lasted longer than Charles Oakley’s MSG ban.

  • [NYDN] Porzingis could replace Love at All-Star Game as Carmelo rests
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:56:01 PM)

    The Cavaliers were dealt a significant blow Tuesday when Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.

  • [NYDN] Knicks dysfunction plus Giants talk with Pat Leonard: DN Podcast
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:10:54 AM)

    After a one-week hiatus, the Daily News Sports Talk Podcast returns with a brand new episode.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek doesn’t expect Knicks to trade Carmelo before deadline
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:07:59 AM)

    For weeks, Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks have been at the center of NBA trade speculation.

  • [NYDN] Forget the ban, Knicks legend Charles Oakley wants public apology
    (Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:37:05 AM)

    After James Dolan announced Friday that Charles Oakley was indefinitely barred from entering MSG, the Knicks owner has changed his mind.

  • 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.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.13)

  • [NYTimes] Latrell Sprewell Visits. Minds Boggle. Knicks Win.
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 1:34:17 AM)

    The Knicks beat the Spurs, 94-90, but they created more double takes at Madison Square Garden off the court as the former star Latrell Sprewell and other ex-Knicks sat with the owner, James L. Dolan.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 94, Spurs 90: Knicks End Four-Game Skid With Uplifting Win Over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 3:23:20 AM)

    After dropping four straight, all at home, and battling through more off-court tumult, the Knicks stepped up their defense in an encouraging victory over formidable San Antonio.

  • [NY Newsday] Latrell Sprewell gets royal treatment at Garden in first visit since ’04
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:26:04 PM)

    Charles Oakley is out, but Latrell Sprewell is back in.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony scores 25 to lead Knicks past Spurs, 94-90
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:16:29 PM)

    If this was Carmelo Anthony’s final home game as a Knick, he can say he led his team to its best win of the season.

  • [NY Newsday] Gregg Popovich likes Spurs’ environment free of drama
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 9:37:54 PM)

    In the previous 19 seasons, Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs won five NBA championships and had a .710 winning percentage — an average of 58 wins in an 82-game season. And even after their 94-90 loss to the Knicks at the Garden on Sunday, the Spurs are exceeding that. They’re on pace to win 62 games.

  • [NYPost] The Willy Hernangomez coming-out party is on — for how long?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:20:24 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek still is talking about starting Joakim Noah when he is healthy — likely after the All-Star break. But that could change if Willy Hernangomez continues to spark wins as a starter. Hernangomez made his first start as a center, paired with Kristaps Porzingis, and the Knicks shut down the Spurs, 94-90 in a…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo can exhale — and weigh a late All-Star Game choice
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:51:12 PM)

    It was, Carmelo Anthony said a few nights back, as if a cloud resided over the Knicks who seemed to be the living embodiment of Murphy’s Law, even more so. If something could go wrong, not only did it go wrong but it usually ignited a five-alarm fire with it. So on Sunday, the cloud…

  • [NYPost] How can the rotten Knicks still produce a day like this?
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:11:27 PM)

    The parade was endless, and after a while more than a little comical. Latrell Sprewell, who once upon a time dunked a basketball in a Minnesota Timberwolves uniform, landed, sought out the owner of the Knicks and offered this greeting — “BLEEEEEEEEP YOOOOOU!!!!!” — was introduced, lauded, cheered. Larry Johnson was there, and Gerald Wilkins,…

  • [NYPost] A strange old-timers’ day ends with Knicks-Spurs stunner
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 1:08:17 PM)

    There were no Charles Oakley chants and one giant Knicks victory over a Western Conference power. Who would have thought that entering Sunday’s nationally televised matinee? With Carmelo Anthony scoring seven points in the final 2:46, the Knicks averted arguably their worst homestand in history when they stunned the Spurs 94-90 at the Garden. Anthony…

  • [NYPost] Dolan trots out Latrell Sprewell and many ex-Knicks in Oakley cover
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:48:46 AM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should invite Latrell Sprewell to every game. In an attempt to show his strong relationships with Knicks alumni in the wake of the Charles Oakley ban, a desperate Dolan sat between the mercurial Sprewell — with whom he formerly feuded — and Bernard King during Sunday’s 94-90 matinee stunner over the…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley treatment was ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:12:41 AM)

    Charging that the treatment of Charles Oakley was “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams said he will meet Monday with Knicks owner James Dolan and Garden officials over the incident that resulted in the Knicks legend being banned from the arena. “This is a blemish, not only on the Knicks, Madison…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony passes Barkley in points, plans All-Star rest
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:39:23 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, passing Charles Barkley for 25th on the league’s all-time scoring list.

  • [NYDN] Knicks snap four-game losing streak with 94-90 win over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:37:59 PM)

    The Knicks had one of their best defensive performances of the year Sunday at the Garden in a 94-90 win over the Spurs.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell’s suspect MSG reunion just another Dolan PR ploy
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 7:36:24 PM)

    James Dolan once had to reprimand Madison Square Garden security for not protecting him from Latrell Sprewell. Do you sense a pattern here?

  • [NYDN] Eric Adams: Oakley bust like ‘Eric Garner without the chokehold’
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:40:00 PM)

    Charles Oakley’s ejection by MSG security was like “Eric Garner without the chokehold,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.

  • [NYDN] Spike Lee explains why he’s wearing Charles Oakley jersey
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:42:15 PM)

    Spike Lee was in the Garden hallway where Charles Oakley was arrested last week, and said there were tears in his eyes.

  • [NYDN] Latrell Sprewell sits next to James Dolan at Knicks game
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:06:21 AM)

    James Dolan banned one beloved Knick and brought back another.

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 4:50:06 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Hernangomez shines in win over Spurs

  • [ESPN] Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season
    (Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45:28 AM)

    Knicks find relief in their biggest win of the season

  • [ESPN] Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:22:34 PM)

    Spike Lee wears Oakley jersey, questions Dolan

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Rose lead Knicks to home victory over Spurs
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:49:49 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Kristaps Porzingis had 16 points and seven rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90, on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony passes Barkley on NBA’s all-time scoring list
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:27:46 PM)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony passed Hall of Famer Charles Barkley on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in Sunday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ex-Knick Sprewell returns to MSG, two days after Oakley’s ban
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 5:10:37 PM)

    Former Knicks star Latrell Sprewell has returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 13 years, just two days after Charles Oakley was banned from the building.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek led three-hour practice on Saturday
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 10:35:41 AM)

    Another disappointing loss on Friday, which Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said the team “should be embarrassed” about, led to a practice that ran three hours on Saturday.