Knicks Morning News (2017.02.12)

  • [NYPost] Knicks veteran set to return and is looking to bolster defense
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:53:08 PM)

    The headaches are gone — at least for Knicks forward Lance Thomas, who is expected to return Sunday against the Spurs at the Garden. Thomas has missed the last 14 games with a fractured right orbital bone. While working his way back, he experienced headaches that sent him to a specialist. Now the biggest headache…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek made Knicks painfully relive their horror show
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:45:50 PM)

    One day after coach Jeff Hornacek lambasted the defense — or non-defense — of his starters, saying they should be “embarrassed” by how they played, the lone player who spoke to the media Saturday was Lance Thomas. Thomas last played Jan. 15 at Toronto, where he suffered a fractured orbital bone. Thomas made valid points…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley wasn’t only fan ejected for bad-mouthing Dolan
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:55:57 PM)

    Charles Oakley wasn’t the only fan ejected at the Knicks game Wednesday. According to a Garden source, a fan was thrown out for yelling obscenities at Knicks team owner James Dolan, before the Oakley incident. Though Oakley’s incident escalated and resulted in the arrest of the Knicks legend, the ouster of the unidentified fan did…

  • [NYPost] Behind the Charles Oakley T-shirts that could take over MSG
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:40:48 PM)

    One Knicks fan had a “Free Oakley’’ sign taken away by Garden security Friday night. Nevertheless, with a new wardrobe item now available, it is doubtful James Dolan protesters will have the shirt ripped off their backs Sunday. A company co-owned by ex-Knick Chris Smith started producing blue “I’m With Oakley’’ T-shirts that its investors…

  • [NYPost] Oakley: Does Dolan think I’m an alcoholic because I help alcoholics?
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:53:32 AM)

    Charles Oakley says he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol and has been active in helping others with the disease. While owner James Dolan has accused him of likely being an alcoholic in banning him from the Garden, Oakley continues to help fight alcoholism in supporting his friend, ex-Net Jayson Williams, and assisting at treatment centers…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Knicks have long practice ahead of Sunday’s game
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:33:18 PM)

    SNY’s Taylor Rooks reports from the Knicks practice facility where head coach Jeff Hornacek touches on improving their effort in games.

  • [SNY Knicks] Larry Johnson considers skipping Knicks games amid Oakley’s ban
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:59:49 PM)

    Former Knick Larry Johnson currently works for the team, but he is not sure if he will show up for work following owner James Dolan’s decision to ban his former teammate, Charles Oakley, from Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley says he does not have drinking problem
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:13:57 PM)

    Despite Knicks owner James Dolan’s remarks that Charles Oakley might have a drinking problem, Oakley told the New York Post that he does not have an issue with alcohol and has actually been helping others that do.

  • [SNY Knicks] Thomas in, Noah out for Sunday’s game against Spurs
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:42:11 PM)

    Lance Thomas will return to the lineup Sunday against the Spurs while Joakim Noah is expected to sit out again, reports Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks send Plumlee, Ndour to D-League
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:49:21 PM)

    The Knicks have assigned Marshall Plumlee and Maurice Ndour to Westchester of the D-League, the team announced Saturday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is it time for the Knicks to look toward future?
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 2:30:55 PM)

    Over the last four games, the Knicks have averaged an impressive 112.3 points per game. Unfortunately, the problem is that they’ve lost all four contests.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan, Oakley took vastly different paths to Madison Square Garden
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:23:47 PM)

    Former Knicks legend Charles Oakley worked hard to have a successful career in the NBA, while owner James Dolan’s life has been the almost the exact opposite, says The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski in a video essay.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony says Knicks have ‘cloud’ hanging over team
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 11:24:56 AM)

    With struggles on the court and controversy off of it, the Knicks have a “cloud” hanging over them, according to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek now trying to get Knicks vets to just play hard
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:03:13 PM)

    As the saying goes, you can’t coach effort.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis should look carefully at latest Knicks drama
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:05:00 PM)

    Why would Porzingis possibly want to lock himself in with the Knicks for the prime of his career?

  • [NYDN] Larry Johnson torn between loyalty to Dolan, Oakley
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:00:00 PM)

    Larry Johnson finds himself in the most uncomfortable of places.

  • [NYDN] Why Dolan’s return to spotlight is bad news for Phil Jackson
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 9:46:39 AM)

    Seriously though, Dolan’s return to the spotlight, after he stuck MSG security on Charles Oakley is terrible news for Phil Jackson.

  • [NYTimes] Draymond Green Records a Triple-Double With Just 4 Points
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:21:24 AM)

    Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ drama might scare off potential free agents
    (Sunday, February 12, 2017 2:15:02 AM)

    The Knicks’ wild week might have sent up red flags to potential free agents about the direction of the franchise. Until something changes drastically, quality players might be deterred from considering the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley had a pool altercation in Las Vegas
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 10:53:38 PM)

    Hundreds of court papers obtained by Newsday show similarities regarding how quickly both incidents involving Oakley and security officers escalated.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Saturday practice all about getting stops on defense
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 8:28:48 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — After Friday night’s 131-123 loss to the Nuggets, a fuming coach Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks “should be embarrassed the way we couldn’t guard anybody.”

  • [ESPN] Oakley responds to Dolan: I’m not an alcoholic
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:23:07 PM)

    Oakley responds to Dolan: I’m not an alcoholic

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.11)

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Knicks ‘should be embarrassed’ for poor defensive effort
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:54:48 PM)

    Following the Knicks’ loss to the Nuggets on Friday night, head coach Jeff Hornacek was displeased by the way his team, namely the starters, played defensively.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks drop fourth straight as defense struggles to contain Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:54:40 PM)

    The Knicks fell to the Nuggets on Friday night for their fourth consecutive loss.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 6:19:18 PM)

    The Knicks look to get back in the win column in a matchup with the Nuggets at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan says he’ll honor his agreement with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:55:58 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan says he has no plans to fire team president Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Dolan discusses Oakley incident, says Knicks legend might have drinking problem
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:03:53 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan said Oakley came to the Garden Wednesday night with an “agenda” and that Oakley may not remember the incident.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:30:16 PM)

    Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden, though the ban is not necessarily a lifetime ban, Knicks owner James Dolan said on Friday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fire top security chief in wake of Oakley incident
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 12:15:15 PM)

    The Knicks have fired their top security chief — two days after an incident at Madison Square Garden where former-Knick Charles Oakley was involved in an altercation with multiple security guards.

  • [SNY Knicks] Will recent Knicks drama stunt the growth of Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:30:50 AM)

    Will all of the drama recently surrounding the Knicks stunt the growth and development of their young star Kristaps Porzingis?

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is this the Knicks’ most dysfunctional season ever?
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:15:50 AM)

    DNL examines the Knicks’ 2016-17 season full of struggles, embarrassments, and failure.

  • [NYPost] When it’s over, Dolan hopes Carmelo’s legacy is positive
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:23:58 PM)

    No matter what happens to Carmelo Anthony at the trading deadline, Knicks owner James Dolan said he thinks the star he pined for in 2011 will leave New York with a positive legacy. Dolan won’t say if he agrees with president Phil Jackson’s assessment the Knicks should trade Anthony by Feb. 23, but he still…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis not enjoying basketball as Knicks plummet
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:18:50 PM)

    Knicks fans weren’t the only ones in a foul mood Friday night, Kristaps Porzingis, so beaten down by this losing season, lost the joy of playing the sport he loves, for one evening at least. “I wasn’t enjoying basketball today — I wasn’t,” he said after the Knicks fell to the Nuggets, 131-123, at the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans in full revolt over Dolan banning Charles Oakley
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:36:02 PM)

    All around Madison Square Garden, at sports bars and outside the main entrance on Seventh Avenue, Knicks fans had the same response to the Charles Oakley saga: The organization isn’t just turning its back on a longtime great with a ban in the wake of the ugly scene Wednesday night, when Oakley was escorted out…

  • [NYPost] ‘They should be embarrassed’: Hornacek fumes after latest dud
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:59:42 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should next ban the team’s underachieving 15-man roster, which has yet to learn to play the kind of defense the Garden once was known for. Coach Jeff Hornacek was as livid Friday as Charles Oakley was Wednesday night, saying the Knicks should be “embarrassed” after the pitiful Nuggets lit up the…

  • [NYPost] ‘Free Oakley’ chants break out in MSG and Charles Oakley loves it
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:03:54 PM)

    Charles Oakley is giving the fans what they want. The Knicks legend, who on Friday was banned from Madison Square Garden after being ejected and arrested Wednesday following an altercation with security guards, thanked the fans for their support and said he is not done pleading his case. Oakley announced Friday night via Twitter he will…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan’s nuclear Oakley move just feeds Knicks fans fury
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:34:29 PM)

    Outside, on Seventh Avenue, the anger was already roiling on the sidewalk, under the famous Madison Square Garden marquee. You half expected to see it advertised in bright neon colors: WED., FEB. 22, 8:00: BILLY JOEL LIVE! SAT., FEB. 10, 7:00: AVALANCHE VS. RANGERS! FRI., FEB. 9, 7:40: FREE THE OAK MAN! “The only reason…

  • [NYPost] Oakley camp: Dolan acting in ‘insulting and disrespectful’ manner
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 2:49:04 PM)

    New York’s latest and hottest rivalry reached about 1,000 degrees Friday. Charles Oakley’s camp fired back at James Dolan after the Knicks owner banned him from Madison Square Garden, saying he was “physically and verbally abusive,” and alleging a possible drinking problem. Oakley spokesman Akhtar Farzaie told The Post: “[It’s] a failed attempt by James…

  • [NYPost] James Dolan sticking with Phil Jackson ‘whether he’s right or wrong’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 12:19:07 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan gave an emphatic endorsement of Phil Jackson, saying he plans to keep the embattled team president for the full five years of his contract, is staying out of his way and still thinks he has time to turn it around. None of it is good news for Carmelo Anthony, who is…

  • [NYPost] MSG bans Charles Oakley while legend prepares to take case to media
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 10:36:29 AM)

    Charles Oakley was an absolute terror on the court in his 10 years as a bruising Knicks enforcer. No opponent ever seemed to find a way to handle him on the glass and keep him under control. At least until now. In the wake of the Wednesday incident that led to Oakley’s forcible ejection from…

  • [NYPost] MSG security ‘testimony’: Oakley alleged racism, ranted about Dolan
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 9:29:54 AM)

    Madison Square Garden released a series of statements Friday from employees who came into contact with Charles Oakley on Wednesday night before the Knicks legend’s angry confrontation with security and forcible ejection from the arena. Security guards in the Garden’s employ say Oakley lashed out at them as “henchmen” of Knicks owner James Dolan and accused…

  • [NYTimes] Knicks Invent New Type of Loss as Owner Banishes Charles Oakley
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:50:07 AM)

    James L. Dolan made the announcement on Friday on ESPN Radio after the former Knicks star was forcibly removed from the arena on Wednesday night.

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: James Dolan’s Garden Is Falling. Run.
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 1:38:10 AM)

    The Knicks’ handling of the Charles Oakley episode and the owner James L. Dolan’s comments, on top of everything else, have been stunning.

  • [NYTimes] Nuggets 131, Knicks 123: While Testy Fans Make a Stand, Knicks Do Not
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:55:48 AM)

    Chants of “Free Charles Oakley” and “Fire Dolan,” in reference to the Knicks’ owner, reverberated in the Garden, as the team lost their ninth game in the past 12.

  • [NYTimes] Draymond Green Records a Triple-Double With Just 4 Points
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:21:24 AM)

    Green had 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Golden State Warriors’ 122-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

  • [NYTimes] Emotions Run High as Warriors’ Kevin Durant Returns to Oklahoma City
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:51:41 AM)

    Durant still has ties to the city where he grew into a superstar with the Thunder, whom the Warriors will play on Saturday.

  • [ESPN] Melo: Knicks have to get out from under ‘cloud’
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:11:27 AM)

    Melo: Knicks have to get out from under ‘cloud’

  • [ESPN] Dolan: I’ll allow Phil to do his job, won’t meddle
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 6:46:09 PM)

    Dolan: I’ll allow Phil to do his job, won’t meddle

  • [NYDN] Porzingis, outplayed by Jokic, blows rare shot at center
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:44:27 PM)

    This season, Jeff Hornacek has avoided starting Kristaps Porzingis at center in fear of mismatches.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek rips team as Knicks fall to Nuggets
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:43:13 PM)

    The effort just isn’t consistent enough to produce winning basketball.

  • [NYDN] Sorry, Knicks fans: Dolan says you’re stuck with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:42:17 PM)

    As far as James Dolan is concerned, Knicks fans are stuck with Phil Jackson and all his decisions — he’s not going to interfere.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans chant for Oakley, sound off on ‘terrible’ Dolan
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:39:50 PM)

    “Dolan is a complete d—–bag,” one fan said.

  • [NYDN] Knicks owner James Dolan is in classless league of his own
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:29:52 PM)

    James Dolan had a choice to take the professional and classy approach.

  • [NYDN] Oakley fiasco reminds everyone that James Dolan is the worst
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 5:45:55 PM)

    There are plenty of sports owners who are jerks. What did New York do to deserve the biggest one on the planet?

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley banned from MSG; Dolan calls him ‘abusive’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 5:45:27 PM)

    Charles Oakley might not be able to set foot in Madison Square Garden again.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley sets press conference for next week
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 3:41:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley isn’t going quietly.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley rep: Knicks owner’s accusations are ‘insulting’
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:27:28 PM)

    James Dolan says Charles Oakley has a “problem,” but the Knick legend’s camp is firing back.

  • [NYDN] MSG employee statements on Knick legend Charles Oakley’s ejection
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:28:17 AM)

    Here are the testimonies from MSG employees, in full, provided by the Knicks regarding Charles Oakley’s ejection.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley: ‘I had a couple drinks’ before scene at Garden
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:32:25 AM)

    Charles Oakley revealed Thursday that he had been drinking before the ugly scene at the Garden a night earlier.

  • [NYDN] Axed MSG security head guarded Bush, Obama as Secret Service exec
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 8:06:26 AM)

    The ex-Secret Service agent fired Friday by Madison Square Garden arrived six months ago with an impressive law enforcement resume.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan fires MSG security chief amid Charles Oakley fallout
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:33:55 AM)

    Dolan fired Frank Benedetto, Madison Square Garden’s senior vice president for security, on Friday morning.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis starts at center, gets torched by Nikola Jokic
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:57:20 AM)

    Defense apparently has been banned from Madison Square Garden, too.

  • [NY Newsday] Nuggets run away from Knicks in second half at Garden
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:53:34 AM)

    The Knicks provided little resistance on the defensive end Friday night, allowing at least 30 points in every quarter of a 131-123 loss to Denver before a vocally unhappy sellout crowd of 19,812 at the Garden.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley banned from Madison Square Garden, James Dolan says
    (Saturday, February 11, 2017 12:24:14 AM)

    Charles Oakley has been banned from Madison Square Garden in the aftermath of his physical altercation with security officers during the first quarter of Wednesday night’s Knicks game, team owner James Dolan said Friday on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN Radio.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ James Dolan says he’ll honor agreement with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 11:43:39 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan says team president Phil Jackson has his full support, that he won’t interfere if Jackson wants to trade Carmelo Anthony and that he will honor the full five years of Jackson’s agreement.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley receives support from Reggie Miller
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 7:39:50 PM)

    NBA stars present and past have weighed in since Wednesday night about the incident at Madison Square Garden that led to the ejection and arrest of former Knick Charles Oakley — most of them siding with Oakley.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: How Phil Jackson is mishandling Carmelo Anthony situation
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:58:00 PM)

    Is the Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony pairing headed for a divorce?

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Nuggets

    The Knicks host the Nuggets tonight in a game that is very important for the tank, as the Nuggets are just ahead of the Knicks and a bunch of Nuggets are out tonight.

    Let’s hope that the Knicks can pull out the loss!

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.10)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Charles Oakley and Knicks, a Long-Simmering Feud Boils Over
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 1:53:11 AM)

    Oakley, a former enforcer who played 10 seasons in New York, and the team owner James L. Dolan had a rocky relationship even before Oakley was arrested.

  • [NYTimes] Phil Jackson’s Latest Twitter Message: Peace
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 2:50:10 AM)

    Two days after signaling his approval of an article critical of Carmelo Anthony, and a day after Charles Oakley’s ejection at the Garden, Jackson weighed in again.

  • [ESPN] Friday’s Knicks News: More coverage of the Oakley situation
    (Friday, February 10, 2017 4:59:43 AM)

    Friday’s Knicks News: More coverage of the Oakley situation

  • [ESPN] Jackson: Tweet on Melo column ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:40:22 PM)

    Jackson: Tweet on Melo column ‘misunderstood’

  • [ESPN] NBA players react to Charles Oakley’s arrest
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:07:57 PM)

    NBA players react to Charles Oakley’s arrest

  • [ESPN] Oakley: Dolan ‘won’t even shake my hand’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:48:22 PM)

    Oakley: Dolan ‘won’t even shake my hand’

  • [ESPN] Former NBA player Jayson Williams defends friend Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:07:18 PM)

    Former NBA player Jayson Williams defends friend Charles Oakley

  • [ESPN] Vote: What should be most concerning for the Knicks?
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:52:19 AM)

    Vote: What should be most concerning for the Knicks?

  • [NYDN] No way for Knicks to win petty battle with beloved Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:18:14 PM)

    As Charles Oakley was wrestling with Jim Dolan’s security team and being dragged out of Madison Square Garden

  • [NYDN] Paul, Wade and Miller weigh in on Knicks’ treatment of Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:05:31 PM)

    Any hopes the Knicks might’ve had about getting the free-agent-to-be probably followed Oakley out the door.

  • [NYDN] Oakley: James Dolan has spent years targeting me for harassment
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:57:19 PM)

    Oakley said security guards are under “orders” to alert Garden and team owner James Dolan whenever he is in the building.

  • [NYDN] Rangers fans break out into ‘Free Oakley’ chant at MSG
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:24:36 PM)

    It doesn’t matter which team is playing at the Garden — New Yorkers love Charles Oakley.

  • [NYDN] ‘Once a Knick, always a Knick’ doesn’t apply to Charles Oakley
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:02:51 PM)

    “Once a Knick, always a Knick” always has been a pick-and-choose slogan at the Garden anyway.

  • [NYDN] A timeline of the Charles Oakley vs. James Dolan feud
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:44:59 PM)

    How did it come to this?

  • [NYDN] Metta World Peace says Knicks fans are to blame for chaos
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:26:44 PM)

    Metta World Peace has a reason for the chaotic state of the Knicks, and it’s not James Dolan, Phil Jackson or the underachieving players.

  • [NYDN] Knicks prez Phil Jackson says his Melo tweet was ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:07:35 PM)

    Phil Jackson just wants everyone to chill out, man.

  • [NYDN] Knicks: Oakley’s claim that Dolan ordered removal ‘pure fiction’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:06:42 AM)

    The Knicks are not backing down.

  • [NYPost] How rift with Knicks and Dolan has left Oakley ‘heartbroken’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:01:58 PM)

    Charles Oakley was in town this week because of another hard-nosed New York sporting legend: Thurman Munson. On Tuesday night, Oakley attended the annual Thurman Munson Dinner at a Midtown hotel, sitting at a major donor table. The event raises money for AHRC NYC Foundation. Oakley, a 2006 Munson winner, attends most years. At every…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis sees another Knicks season falling apart
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 3:32:33 PM)

    After 54 games last season, the Knicks stood at 23-31 and were dysfunctional enough to get coach Derek Fisher fired. This season, the record is even worse: 22-32. The pain and disappointment is even more. “Yeah, it is,” said Kristaps Porzingis, the face of the franchise’s future who is having a tough time wading through…

  • [NYPost] Knicks will never change unless fans revolt, strike where it hurts
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:42:53 PM)

    There was a lot of disgust kicking its way around the city Thursday afternoon, darting in and out of the snow drifts, ducking into lunchtime cafeterias and happy-hour saloons. Much of it centered around the Knicks, who know no bounds when it comes to providing outlets for that disenchantment. There was disappointment, too, much of…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson makes belated Carmelo peace offering
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 1:06:23 PM)

    The Zen Master may have just offered a peace pipe to Carmelo Anthony. In a follow-up tweet to his insulting missive Tuesday, Knicks president Phil Jackson indicated Thursday the original was “misunderstood’’ and pleaded for the end to “discord’’ by invoking the Beatles’ peace song “Let it Be.’’ “So after starting a ?[fire] storm with…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s stand-in for Carmelo has some tales to tell
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:07:53 AM)

    Michael Graham wants to be very clear: He is not angry at Phil Jackson, who referenced him in a bizarre tweet this week that praised a column written with an anti-Carmelo Anthony tone. Graham said Jackson’s reference actually was a blessing. It got him media attention again, and he was able to get notice for his…

  • [NYPost] Knicks double down on making Charles Oakley the villain
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:02:50 AM)

    Charles Oakley dug in his heels Thursday, maintaining the eruption during the Knicks game at the Garden the previous night that led to his ejection and subsequent arrest resulted from team owner James Dolan’s security people demanding he leave. While Oakley defended himself, Garden brass did the opposite, essentially accusing the ex-Knick of lying, calling…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley’s fall from beloved bad boy to Knicks outcast
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:07:24 AM)

    For 10 seasons, Charles Oakley was the heart of the Knicks, but the longtime fan favorite is no longer welcome in the arena he used to call home. On Wednesday night, his feud with the franchise and owner James Dolan hit its lowest note, when security guards handcuffed Oakley — who was sitting a few…

  • [NYPost] What if Dolan’s Rangers were run like the Knicks?
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:58:00 AM)

    In an alternate universe, Glen Sather (@FiveRingsSlats) is impugning Henrik Lundqvist’s character yet again on Twitter, hoping this latest personal attack might be the tipping point in the club president’s campaign to convince the Rangers’ franchise goaltender to waive his no-move clause and accept a trade out of New York. There is a report from…

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley speaks out about skirmish at Knicks game
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:32:45 PM)

    The feud between Charles Oakley and Knicks management continued to swell Thursday as the former Knick told ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith that he had done nothing wrong before being escorted out of the Garden Wednesday night and the Knicks issuing a statement calling his version “pure fiction.”

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson tweets that previous tweet was ‘misunderstood’
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:27:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson tried to clear up his tweet from two days ago that seemed to be a shot at Carmelo Anthony by saying he was “misunderstood” in an emoji-filled tweet Thursday in which he lamented the “discord” in our society.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Oakley Fallout
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:35:41 PM)

    Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton react to Wednesday night’s melee involving Charles Oakley at MSG.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil reacts to column critical of Carmelo with tweet
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:11:34 PM)

    Following the Knicks’ 121-107 loss to the Lakers on Monday night team president Phil Jackson took in practice courtside on Tuesday

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Charles Oakley and the Knicks
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 6:10:35 PM)

    Knicks insider Frank Isola discusses the incident involving Charles Oakley at Madison Square Garden on Daily News Live.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks say Oakley’s story about MSG incident is “pure fiction”
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:00:22 PM)

    Everything former Knicks forward Charles Oakley has said since to being ejected and arrested after an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night is “pure fiction,” the team said.

  • [SNY Knicks] Superfan Spike Lee picks Melo over Jackson
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 11:00:12 AM)

    Knicks superfan Spike Lee would rather have Carmelo Anthony stay in New York than Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo responds to Jackson’s latest barb
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:00:03 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony responded to Phil Jackson’s latest barb on Wednesday, saying he’s “self-motivated” and that anyone would get tired of verbal spats.

  • [SNY Knicks] Williams, who Knicks had interest in, to sign with Cavs
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:20:05 AM)

    Free agent F Derrick Williams will sign a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.09)

  • [ESPN] Thursday’s Knicks News: An embarrassing night for the Knicks
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:05:08 AM)

    Thursday’s Knicks News: An embarrassing night for the Knicks

  • [ESPN] New York Knicks’ circus keeps finding new ways to amaze
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:25:55 AM)

    New York Knicks’ circus keeps finding new ways to amaze

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Charles Oakley arrested after fighting in stands at MSG
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:52:15 PM)

    The Knicks’ problems are now stretching to retired players.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley’s Knicks years
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:37:04 PM)

    A look at Charles Oakley during his time with the New York Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony downplays Phil Jackson’s latest slight
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:05:01 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony again took the high road in his feud with Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ treatment of Charles Oakley is an embarrassment
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:39:47 PM)

    It was a couple of minutes before midnight when Charles Oakley, once upon a time the muscle of the Knicks, walked out of Midtown South

  • [NYDN] Spike Lee on Phil Jackson: I’ll pack his bags
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:26:42 PM)

    Spike Lee isn’t pulling any punches on who he’d rather see stick around New York.

  • [NYDN] Doc Rivers: Watching Oakley incident was ‘tough’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:43:42 PM)

    Rivers thought about it for a second, but then decided against it.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James posts pic of Charles Oakley after fiasco at Garden
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:16:26 PM)

    Count LeBron James in as having Charles Oakley’s back.

  • [NYDN] Knicks fans, players weigh in on Charles Oakley incident
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:11:38 PM)

    Fans stood in shock as they watched a horde of security guards escort former Knicks great Charles Oakley off the court.

  • [NYDN] Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says Carmelo should leave Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:01:32 PM)

    Jim Boeheim explained why the Cavs are a better fit than the Clippers for Carmelo Anthony in terms of winning a title

  • [NYDN] Wife of Knicks superfan fights to be guardian of ailing hubby
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:46:19 PM)

    The wife of a Knicks superfan is fighting to become his legal guardian because, she says, he is not receiving proper medical care.

  • [NYDN] Austin Rivers considered Knicks, details their offseason pitch
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:02:07 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek and Phil Jackson apparently had grand plans for Austin Rivers this past offseason.

  • [NYDN] Michael Graham has a message for Knicks boss Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:47:46 AM)

    He was part of a throw away tweet, in which Phil Jackson was trying to convey another message to Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Charles Oakley arrested after altercation at Madison Square Garden
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:44:53 AM)

    Knicks fan favorite Charles Oakley got into a physical altercation with Madison Square Garden security, shoving at least three — one forcefully — and was later arrested, according to the Knicks, after being escorted out by a throng of men in the first quarter of last night’s game against the Clippers.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks put up tough fight, but fall to Clippers
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:16:43 AM)

    The current Knicks showed some fight Wednesday night at the Garden, too. But it wasn’t enough.

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony ‘done asking why’ Phil Jackson criticizes him
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:16:17 AM)

    After another disheartening loss in another disheartening season, Carmelo Anthony stood in front of his locker Wednesday night and answered questions about another odd and seemingly negative statement about him courtesy of Knicks team president Phil Jackson.

  • [NY Newsday] Mike Breen on Charles Oakley incident: ‘It’s just painful’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:10:00 PM)

    Mike Breen, the Knicks’ longtime lead play-by-play man, was working Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for ESPN when Charles Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden, and reacted emotionally.

  • [NYPost] One Knicks superfan has had enough of Phil Jackson
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:53:48 PM)

    Spike Lee has seen enough of Phil Jackson, and that was before Charles Oakley was ejected from the Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers. “I’ll pack Phil’s bag for him,” Lee, a mega Knicks fan, said to ESPN’s Steve Zeng. It seems Lee had taken offense to Jackson’s antics aimed at star forward Carmelo…

  • [NYPost] Anthony-Jackson feud: Carmelo feels like Knicks are ‘his team’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:56:07 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony has told confidants he may decide to wait out the old Zen Master, according to a source. As the feud between star player and star president escalated Tuesday, Anthony was telling friends he may stand firm on his no-trade clause at the Feb. 23 trade deadline and see what 71-year-old Phil Jackson decides…

  • [NYPost] LeBron James weighs in on Charles Oakley mess
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:29:14 PM)

    LeBron James and the Cavaliers were in Indiana on Wednesday night, but Charles Oakley’s plight at the Garden wasn’t far from the King’s mind. Shortly after the Cavaliers defeated the Pacers, James went to Instagram and posted a picture of Oakley in his customary road Knicks’ uniform along with the caption, “Mood!! #Legend.” James’ post…

  • [NYPost] Charles Oakley meltdown latest sad scene for sad-sack Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:01:56 PM)

    The curious were craning their necks at Madison Square Garden, hoping for a better view of the commotion three floors below. There, on the fifth floor, maybe five seats behind the Eighth Avenue baseline, a large man was shoving a smaller man. That much was easy to see, even before the cell phones started snapping….

  • [NYPost] Why James Dolan will let this Carmelo and Phil fight play out
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:14:44 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan has no plans of butting into the Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony feud. Before being a central figure in Wednesday night’s Garden ejection and subsequent arrest of ex-Knick Charles Oakley, Dolan had stayed behind the scenes, remained out of the limelight, content to let Phil be Phil. Maybe Dolan didn’t know everything he…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end night of Oakley chaos in fittingly crushing fashion
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:51:18 PM)

    The player the Knicks prefer not to add to their roster in any Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Clippers trade proved to be the Garden hero Wednesday. All the good of the Garden night came crashing down in the final 1:30 when the defensively challenged Knicks frittered another one away with the ex-Knick Jamal Crawford hitting the big shots…

  • [NYPost] Security drags Charles Oakley out of Knicks game in unreal scene
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:45:37 PM)

    The current Knicks should show such fight. Charles Oakley, the bruising forward who more than anyone displayed the grit and physical play of Pat Riley’s ’90s Knicks, was arrested and taken out of Madison Square Garden during Wednesday’s game against the Clippers following an altercation with security guards. The incident occurred in the pricey seats…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s attacks are convincing Carmelo to stay
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:28:38 AM)

    The more Phil Jackson pushes, the firmer Carmelo Anthony plants his foot. The Knicks president’s passive-aggressive attack on the franchise’s best player is backfiring, according to a Yahoo Sports report, which quotes league sources saying Anthony’s determination to remain with the Knicks is hardening. “[Jackson’s] underestimating Melo’s willingness to stay,” a source familiar with Anthony’s thinking…

  • [NYPost] Where Jim Boeheim would like Carmelo Anthony to end up
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:49:46 AM)

    Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said Carmelo Anthony shouldn’t waive his no-trade clause for just any team, but the Clippers and Cavaliers “would be ideal” for his former pupil. The Knicks have approached the Clippers, Cavaliers and Celtics about a potential trade before the Feb. 23 deadline. “I think it depends on what team,” Boeheim said…

  • [NYPost] Austin Rivers intrigued by Knicks with Carmelo trade hovering
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:39:11 AM)

    While Doc Rivers indicated trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony are quiet between the Clippers and Knicks, his son Austin Rivers admitted the Knicks were a top-three choice in free agency, calling New York “a huge option.’’ The Knicks and Clippers have staged cursory trade talks, and the Knicks would need a combo guard — such as…

  • [NYTimes] Charles Oakley Is Arrested After Altercation at Knicks Loss
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 5:07:01 AM)

    Oakley, a former Knicks player who has been estranged from the organizations for years, was ejected from Madison Square Garden after a commotion in the stands as the Clippers beat the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Chaos Greets Doc Rivers in His Return to the Garden
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:48:41 AM)

    Like Phil Jackson and the Knicks, Doc Rivers is at a crossroads with the Clippers. But the troubles of the Clippers are mostly confined to the court.

  • [NYTimes] Stephen Curry Takes Issue With Under Armour Leader on Trump
    (Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:01:50 AM)

    Curry, one of the company’s highest-paid endorsers, responded a day after Kevin Plank described the president as “a real asset” to the country.

  • [NYTimes] Lonzo Ball’s Brother Scores 92 in High School Game
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:11:52 PM)

    LaMelo Ball, the younger brother of U.C.L.A.’s star freshman Lonzo Ball, made 37 of 61 shots from the floor.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Gone. Durant, Okla., Is Sad.
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:33:09 PM)

    The grief over Durant’s departure as a free agent to join the Warriors is palpable in Durant, a quiet community about 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks fall in close battle with Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:08:40 PM)

    The Knicks lost to the Clippers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley ejected, arrested after altercation at MSG
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:03:22 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Charles Oakley, who was attending Wednesday night’s game against the Clippers, was ejected and then later arrested after getting into an altercation in the stands on the court level.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hornacek: Hectic nature of Knicks has ‘lived up to billing’
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:01:14 PM)

    When asked on Wednesday about the seemingly dysfunctional nature of the Knicks franchise, head coach Jeff Hornacek said the craziness is something he expected coming into the year.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:08:41 PM)

    The Knicks host the Clippers on Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Jackson’s actions strengthening Melo’s desire to stay with Knicks
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 4:09:03 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson’s public actions are strengthening Carmelo Anthony’s resolve to remain with the team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Timeout with Taylor Rooks: Wilson Chandler on Tats, TV, and Melo
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:00:51 PM)

    SNY’s Taylor Rooks sits down with Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler to discuss his wide array of tattoos, TV, cooking, the challenges black women face in today’s society, and Carmelo Anthony.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rivers could be centerpiece in Melo deal with Clippers
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:45:32 PM)

    Clippers point guard Austin Rivers could be the centerpiece of a deal involving Carmelo Anthony going to Los Angeles.

  • [SNY Knicks] Jackson and Hornacek discuss Knicks’ struggles Tuesday
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 10:55:28 AM)

    Phil Jackson and Jeff Hornacek sat down after practice on Tuesday and discussed the Knicks’ struggles.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron says report that he’s pushing Anthony-Love deal is “trash”
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:45:41 AM)

    Cavaliers F LeBron James said a report that he’s pushing for a trade that would bring Kevin Love to the Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony is “trash.”

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Clippers

    Well, you certainly can’t say that the Knicks are not an interesting team to follow, at the very least.

    The Los Angeles Clippers come to MSG tonight as the Knicks are in the midst of some turmoil surrounding whether or not Carmelo Anthony plans on exercising his no trade clause or not. I joked the other day that Melo exercising his no trade clause is like the villain in a horror film. Until he literally does so, don’t believe it’s done. It might look like it’s done, but until it is actually done, beware!

    But yeah, weird game tonight. Jeff Hornacek sounds like a dude who’s thinking, “Man, what did I sign up for?” in the pregame discussions. Meanwhile, you have a spiraling Clippers team and the whole thing is just fascinating. I mean, I guess we have to root for Melo to torch the Clippers but then the Clippers baaaaaaaaaaarely winning. Or maybe this is one of the few games we’re okay with the Knicks winning, because it might make the Clippers more desperate? I dunno. It’ll be interesting either way!

    Let’s? Go Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.08)

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson’s tweet appears to be critical of Carmelo Anthony
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:24:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson broke his silence Tuesday — on Twitter — where the Knicks president appeared to take a shot at Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Jeff Hornacek on Knicks so far: ‘Who would be satisfied?’
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:04:00 PM)

    “Who would be satisfied?” Jeff Hornacek said. “Everybody is looking for the answers and what we can do to get better. He’s trying to analyze it, I guess, and let us know what he sees.”

  • [NYPost] One good practice doesn’t mean Knicks’ work ethic is for real
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:29:04 PM)

    There were no blood stains on the hardwood, no signs of bumps or bruises being treated. Heck, by the time the media was admitted to the final portion of Knicks practice on Tuesday, coach Jeff Hornacek and team president Phil Jackson were sitting under the retired jerseys yucking it up like best friends. While there…

  • [NYPost] Austin Rivers vs. Derrick Rose will have Knicks’ full attention
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:20:02 PM)

    Considering the climate, Wednesday night’s Clippers-Knicks Garden showdown shapes up as the Knicks point guard of the present versus potentially their point guard of the future. Austin Rivers, whom the Knicks would like as part of a Carmelo Anthony package, is now the Clippers starting point guard with Chris Paul out with a thumb injury…

  • [NYPost] The real meaning of that Phil Jackson riddle: He wants out
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2:01:32 PM)

    The internet was abuzz around 3:20 Monday afternoon, and with good reason. The Twitter account of one @PhilJackson11, which had laid dormant since Dec. 27, sprung once again to life. Those were 42 empty days and nights indeed. No retweets. No misspellings while chronicling the comings and “goinks” of his beautiful mind. Nothing, not a…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson resumes his assault on Carmelo Anthony
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:17:24 AM)

    Phil Jackson has issued another tweet from Mount Zen — and it’s another barely veiled shot escalating his feud with Carmelo Anthony, whom Jackson is looking to trade away from the Knicks. Jackson endorsed an unfavorable piece published Tuesday by Bleacher Report in which former Lakers writer Kevin Ding delivers some blistering critiques of Anthony, portraying…

  • [NYPost] Knicks were so ashamed they got into scraps at practice
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:20:50 AM)

    Courtney Lee apologized to the Knicks fans who showed up Monday at Madison Square Garden to watch the home team roll over against the lowly Lakers in the boo-infested 121-107 defeat. “[Monday] night that effort was pretty bad, man,’’ Lee said. “I definitely got to apologize to the fans who spent hard-earned money to watch…

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Jeff Hornacek on his conversations with Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:02:50 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek talks about his relationship with Phil Jackson and the types of discussions they have regarding the team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil reacts to column critical of Carmelo with tweet
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:11:23 PM)

    Following the Knicks’ 121-107 loss to the Lakers on Monday night team president Phil Jackson took in practice courtside on Tuesday

  • [SNY Knicks] Report: Knicks will have interest if Williams clears waivers
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2:00:05 PM)

    The Knicks will have interest in Derrick Williams if the forward clears waivers, according to a report by ESPN’s Ian Begley.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron says report that he’s pushing Anthony-Love deal is “trash”
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:50:41 AM)

    Cavaliers F LeBron James said a report that he’s pushing for a trade that would bring Kevin Love to the Knicks in exchange for Carmelo Anthony is “trash.”

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks bemoan lack of pride after listless loss to Lakers
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:50:41 AM)

    Several Knicks players and head coach Jeff Hornacek questioned the team’s pride after their 121-107 loss to the Lakers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony scores 26 in Knicks’ lifeless performance
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:45:21 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points Monday night, but the Knicks put on a lifeless performance and lost to the Lakers 121-107.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Is it time for the Knicks to rebuild?
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:50:41 AM)

    The Daily News Live crew debates whether or not it is time for the Knicks to hit the rebuild button.

  • [ESPN] Wednesday’s Knicks Links: Time for James Dolan to step in
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 5:05:12 AM)

    Wednesday’s Knicks Links: Time for James Dolan to step in

  • [ESPN] Phil tweets shot at Carmelo, escalates feud
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:45:53 PM)

    Phil tweets shot at Carmelo, escalates feud

  • [ESPN] Vote: Are the Cavaliers better off keeping Kevin Love?
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:38:48 PM)

    Vote: Are the Cavaliers better off keeping Kevin Love?

  • [NYTimes] Phil Jackson Lets His Lips Loose as Knicks’ Ship Keeps Sinking
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 2:22:13 AM)

    On Twitter, Jackson signaled his approval for an article that concluded that he had erred in thinking he could turn Carmelo Anthony into a well-rounded player.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Think Cavaliers-Warriors Rematch Is Inevitable? Don’t Be So Sure
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:06:43 PM)

    With Cleveland and Golden State leading their conferences, many people expect a repeat N.B.A. finals. But bookmakers’ odds suggest only a 40 percent chance of a rematch.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers 121, Knicks 107: Pounded by Lowly Lakers, Knicks Fall Further From Playoff Field
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 1:01:29 AM)

    The Knicks fell behind Los Angeles, one of the N.B.A.’s worst teams, by 27 points in the first half en route to their fourth loss in five games.

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Gone. Durant, Okla., Is Sad.
    (Wednesday, February 08, 2017 7:00:02 AM)

    The grief over Durant’s departure as a free agent to join the Warriors is palpable in Durant, a quiet community about 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

  • [NYDN] A look at Michael Graham, the CBA bust Jax compared Carmelo to
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:34:38 PM)

    Graham was coached by Jackson in the CBA.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan must stop Phil Jackson’s bullying of Carmelo Anthony
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:28:10 PM)

    Phil Jackson may be tweeting himself right out of New York. And maybe that’s exactly what he’s trying to do if he can’t trade Carmelo.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s cryptic tweet seems like more Carmelo criticism
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 1:01:22 PM)

    Phil Jackson finally broke his silence on Tuesday with a cryptic tweet that can be interpreted as yet more criticism directed at Melo.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.02.07)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks struggle on boards, blown out at home against Lakers
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 10:15:41 PM)

    The New York Knicks trailed by as many as 27 points in a 121-107 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at home on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Cavaliers refute report that LeBron is pushing Anthony-Love deal
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 8:55:41 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly refuting a report that says LeBron James is pushing for a trade that would bring New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to Cleveland in exchange for Kevin Love.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks vs. Lakers
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 5:51:42 PM)

    The New York Knicks face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at Madison Square Garden at 7 p.m. ET.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose in, Noah out for Monday’s Knicks-Lakers matchup
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 5:23:46 PM)

    Derrick Rose will return from a four-game absence while Joakim Noah is out due to a hamstring injury when the New York Knicks face the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.

  • [SNY Knicks] 3 questions facing Knicks: Rose’s future, uncertainty at center, Lee’s productivity
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 11:30:53 AM)’s Keith Schlosser takes a look at Derrick Rose’s future with the Knicks, the uncertainty at center, and Courtney Lee’s recent productivity.

  • [NYTimes] Lakers 121, Knicks 107: Pounded by Lowly Lakers, Knicks Fall Further From Playoff Field
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 5:08:42 AM)

    The Knicks fell behind Los Angeles, one of the N.B.A.’s worst teams, by 27 points in the first half en route to their fourth loss in five games.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Frustrated? Yes, but the Raptors Aren’t Panicking
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 4:59:39 PM)

    Injuries and mounting losses have conspired to throw Toronto’s aspirations as a contender in the N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference into some doubt.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. This Week: Wizards Host Cavaliers in the Streaky East
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 8:02:12 PM)

    LeBron James’s Cavaliers are still kings of the East despite win streaks by the Celtics, the Wizards, the Pacers and the Heat.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 140, Wizards 135, Overtime: LeBron James Hits Stunning 3 to Force Overtime in Cavaliers’ Win
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:49:47 AM)

    James’s turnaround 3-pointer tied the score with 0.3 seconds left in regulation, and the Cavaliers went on to beat the Wizards in the extra period.

  • [ESPN] Tuesday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings: ‘That’s the worst we’ve ever looked all season’
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:48:15 AM)

    Tuesday’s Knicks News: Brandon Jennings: ‘That’s the worst we’ve ever looked all season’

  • [ESPN] Knicks lament lack of pride after loss to Lakers
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:30:39 AM)

    Knicks lament lack of pride after loss to Lakers

  • [ESPN] Cavs steadfast on Love: ‘Not going anywhere’
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 7:54:44 PM)

    Cavs steadfast on Love: ‘Not going anywhere’

  • [ESPN] Rose returns for Knicks; Noah out vs. Lakers
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 6:35:06 PM)

    Rose returns for Knicks; Noah out vs. Lakers

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson still giving advice to coach candidate who got away
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 8:27:30 PM)

    Luke Walton’s first full-time head coaching job with the Lakers has not found the same success as the little interim appointment he had with the Warriors last year. Of course, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green kind of helped that substitute job along. But with a roster laden with young and learning Lakers,…

  • [NYPost] Time for Jeff Hornacek to take responsibility for Knicks disaster
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 7:59:24 PM)

    As fans were making their way out of the Garden following yet another ugly Knicks loss, a salesman was trying to unload the last of his Knicks gear for the night. “Get your hats, shirts and foam fingers,” he said to no one in particular. A passing young man, who looked to be about 10…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah has problems of his own to worry about
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 7:49:27 PM)

    Joakim Noah doesn’t want to hear anything about a rebuild or a move of Carmelo Anthony. Noah has his own health issues to worry about now that he has a recurrence of a strained left hamstring that kept him out of four preseason games. Noah, who missed Monday’s game, a 121-107 blowout loss to the…

  • [NYPost] LeBron slams ‘trash’ report that he’s pulling strings for Carmelo
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 6:50:56 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony stood by his locker, all dressed, when reporters were let in. That’s only shocking because he usually is dead last to speak — the media sometimes waiting upward of an hour. Though he blamed it on his son waiting for him, Anthony clearly couldn’t wait to leave the Knicks locker room after their…

  • [NYPost] Is the Knicks’ slow play messing with Kristaps Porzingis?
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 5:56:37 PM)

    For yet another game, Kristaps Porzingis was an extraordinarily mortal and lethargic 7-foot-3 Latvian. The face of the Knicks’ future again wore a shiner and a painted-on mustache. He shot a less-than-pedestrian 5-of-14 from the floor, scoring 16 points — 11 in the fourth quarter when the game had long since been decided. So he…

  • [NYPost] Hornacek blasts lifeless Knicks as rock bottom looks nasty
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 4:42:47 PM)

    Who knew the Knicks’ rock bottom would be the color of purple and gold? Meanwhile, Jeff Hornacek was seeing red — fuming on the court and in the postgame press conference. One source told The Post Hornacek asked if the players don’t want to play for the coaches any longer, at least to play for…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah makes pitch for Carmelo with playoffs in sight
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 4:20:51 PM)

    Joakim Noah doesn’t want to hear anything about a rebuild or a move of Carmelo Anthony. Noah has his own health issues to worry about now that he has a recurrence of a strained left hamstring that kept him out of four preseason games. Noah, who missed Monday’s game, said the club can’t contemplate the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ injuries don’t expose health crisis — they expose Phil Jackson
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 4:01:23 PM)

    When Jeff Hornacek assesses his starting lineup, the Knicks coach says he doesn’t want to make changes yet. Too often, the quintet has been broken up by minor injuries. Since Dec. 7, the lineup hasn’t been intact for 19-of-31 games, including Monday’s match against the Lakers, which center Joakim Noah missed with a left hamstring…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks hit bottom with blowout loss to Lakers at Garden
    (Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:33:42 AM)

    The way the Knicks have been playing, you can’t blame Carmelo Anthony if he waives his no-trade clause or blame management if it chooses to explore shaking up the team.

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis a bit slow to get involved vs. Lakers
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 11:19:59 PM)

    The date was Dec. 11, 2016.

  • [NY Newsday] Sidelined Joakim Noah believes Knicks can reach playoffs
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 10:09:46 PM)

    Joakim Noah believes the Knicks can make a playoff run and doesn’t think management should be thinking about rebuilding yet.

  • [NYDN] LeBron pushing Cavs to get Carmelo even if trade includes Love
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 9:00:32 PM)

    Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony apparently do have something in common: LeBron James as an ally.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson silent after Knicks embarrassed by Lakers, 121-107
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 6:25:07 PM)

    On “The Night The Knicks Quit,” the crowd booed the effort, Carmelo Anthony left the locker room much faster than usual.

  • 2016-17 Game Thread: Knicks vs. Lakers

    NBA Game Times make absolutely no sense. Some days the Knicks play a 7, some days they play at 7:30. Is there a reason for the difference? I can’t see any.

    Anyhow, the Knicks host the Lakers. Normally, I’d be worried, since the Lakers are terrible, but it sounds like Phil Jackson is committed to dealing Melo, so a win against an awful team is not that big of a deal. They’ll make it up later when they start losing in droves.

    Let’s go? Knicks!

    Knicks Morning News (2017.02.06)

  • [ESPN] Monday’s Knicks News: Rose likely to play against Lakers
    (Monday, February 06, 2017 4:53:01 AM)

    Monday’s Knicks News: Rose likely to play against Lakers

  • [ESPN] Knicks stuck between playoff push and playing for the future
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 7:38:07 PM)

    Knicks stuck between playoff push and playing for the future

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Mark Jackson weighs in on Anthony situation
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 5:50:00 PM)

    Former Knicks guard and current NBA analyst Mark Jackson weighs in on Carmelo Anthony’s impact on New York.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: As a Team-First LeBron James Soars, a Me-First Carmelo Anthony Staggers
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:02:18 PM)

    Like Michael Jordan before him, James doesn’t make a move without considering how it will translate into wins. Anthony seems to have a narrower focus.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek: Knicks are balancing playoff push and rebuild mode
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:21:53 PM)

    Jeff Hornacek said the Knicks are trying to find synergy between their players’ desires for a playoff push and long-term considerations.

  • [NYPost] ‘Miserable’ Phil needs to end this drama and back off Carmelo
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:31:01 PM)

    After last season’s Super Bowl Sunday loss put the Knicks eight games below .500, Phil Jackson fired his coach, Derek Fisher. A year later on Super Sunday, the Knicks stood eight games under .500 again. The Knicks president can no longer in good conscience use another coach as scapegoat. Instead, Jackson tries to fire his…

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah’s hamstring opens spot in Knicks lineup — for whom?
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:04:01 PM)

    It’s taken another injury to remove Joakim Noah from the starting lineup. Noah, who suffered a left hamstring injury in Saturday’s loss to the Cavaliers, will miss Monday’s Lakers game and could be out for a few games, if training camp is any indication. Noah’s left-hamstring injury during camp cost him at least two weeks…

  • [NYPost] Jeff Hornacek not shy assessing Knicks’ desire to rebuild
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 11:48:24 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony isn’t the only one torn. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he’s still aiming to make the playoffs, but made his first pitch that breaking up the team with an eye on a rebuild makes sense, too. It’s unusual for a head coach to cite the merits of making moves to tank a season, but…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Jeff Hornacek: Derrick Rose likely to play Monday
    (Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:48:20 PM)

    Derrick Rose went through a full practice with the Knicks on Sunday, and Jeff Hornacek said his starting point guard is “likely” to be back on the floor Monday night against the Lakers.