Knicks Morning News (2017.03.04)

  • [NYDN] Knicks fall to 76ers on final possession, again
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 8:53:43 PM)

    A loss for the Knicks. A big victory for their number of Ping Pong balls.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony doesn’t want to hear about tanking
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 8:43:43 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony is longing for the playoffs.

  • [NYPost] Why tanking isn’t a full-proof strategy for Knicks: Exhibit A
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 10:37:46 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — There is a segment of NBA followers who believe the fastest way to rebuild the Knicks is to tank the rest of this frustrating season to improve their chances of getting the first or second pick in the upcoming draft. Never mind that the Knicks still have a long-shot chance of qualifying for…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo takes veiled jab at coaches after ugly loss to 76ers
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 4:59:38 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Carmelo Anthony missed the shot and Derrick Rose took the blame. Another last-possession loss — and the Knicks probably won’t recover from this one. With the Knicks trailing by one, Anthony ended a disjointed night by missing a left-of-the-lane 14-foot fadeaway over a 76ers double-team with three seconds left as Philadelphia hung on…

  • [NYPost] Holiday brothers ‘dream’ of playing together, maybe on Knicks
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 10:32:00 AM)

    PHILADELPHIA – If point guard Jrue Holiday is to leave New Orleans as a free agent, the Knicks have an ace in the hole in drawing the former UCLA product the club passed up in the 2009 draft. Justin Holiday told The Post he and his brother have talked about playing together since they were…

  • [NYPost] Knicks tank job is Carmelo Anthony’s nightmare
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 8:19:38 AM)

    PHILADELPHIA – Saying he “misses the playoffs a lot,’’ Carmelo Anthony said it’s impossible for a player to embrace the tanking bandwagon across the final 21 games. The Knicks, who lost 105-102 to the Sixers on Friday night, are 4 1/2 games out of the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, needing to hop…

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony, Courtney Lee miss shots in final seconds as Knicks fall to 76ers
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 11:16:45 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — When the Knicks close their eyes at night, do they have nightmares of Franklin the Dog, the 76ers’ blue-furred mascot? Do they shudder when they see a cheesesteak? Because for a team that entered Friday night’s game preaching the importance of playing as if they still have a shot at the playoffs, the truth is that their greatest foil is none other than the 76ers.

  • [NY Newsday] Lose on purpose? Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony says no tanks
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 9:48:30 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — The Knicks may have been neck-deep in 76ers territory for the last two days, but that doesn’t mean they were all that keen about taking part in the local custom. While 76ers management appears to have made tanking an art form, Carmelo Anthony said Friday that it is a “terrible way to think.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Playoff push is the right call
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 12:45:43 PM)

    Should the Knicks tank, or should they go for it all?

  • [NY Newsday] New York stars aging out of their prime, and city, at the same time
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 12:23:30 PM)

    Happy 35th birthday, Henrik Lundqvist! But more because of the 35 part than the birthday part.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks’ Playoff Hopes Take a Hit in Philadelphia
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 4:02:31 AM)

    The 76ers, a team with little to look forward to this season, pulled out a 105-102 victory, thwarting several late opportunities for the Knicks.

  • [NYTimes] Jeanie Buss, Fearing Brothers’ Takeover of Lakers, Briefly Takes to Court
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 5:28:21 AM)

    Jeanie Buss, the Lakers’ president and controlling owner, withdrew her court request after her brothers backed down on calling for a board meeting she felt was a move against her.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers Hit 25 3-Pointers, Setting N.B.A. Record for Regular Season Game
    (Saturday, March 04, 2017 3:45:09 AM)

    Cleveland’s Kyle Korver made the record-setting 3 in his return to Atlanta against the Hawks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks lose another nailbiter with 76ers, 105-102
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 9:47:49 PM)

    Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony both missed shots in the final 47 seconds as the 76ers edged the Knicks 105-102 Friday night in Philadelphia.

  • [SNY Knicks] Update: Justin Holiday would welcome brother Jrue as teammate
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 5:51:37 PM)

    The Knicks’ Justin Holiday hopes the team pursues his brother Jrue in free agency this offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s game: Knicks at 76ers
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 6:15:06 PM)

    The New York Knicks face the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday at 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center.

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Noah Way Out
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 2:49:18 PM)

    TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Noah Way Out

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, 76ers meet again in series of wire-to-wire games
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 1:15:06 PM)

    The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers meet for the third time this season after their two previous games came down to the wire.

  • [SNY Knicks] Thomas, finally healthy, could provide value this offseason
    (Friday, March 03, 2017 10:15:35 AM)

    Lance Thomas is finally healthy and proving himself, which could provide some value to the Knicks this offseason.

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