Knicks Morning News (2017.04.30)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: 6-Foot-10 and a 3-Point Shooter. Just What the Rockets Want.
    (Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:11:14 PM)

    Kyle Wiltjer averaged just over 10 3-point attempts in the D-League this season as he tries to develop at a position vital to Houston’s success.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Joe Johnson, a Taciturn Veteran, Speaks Volumes for the Jazz
    (Saturday, April 29, 2017 3:25:02 PM)

    Johnson, a 16-year veteran, has unexpectedly become a key for the offense off the Utah bench in the playoffs, especially with the game on the line.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.29)

  • [NYTimes] Wizards and Celtics Both Clinch Series and Will Meet in the Next Round
    (Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:22:46 AM)

    John Wall led Washington with 42 points; Avery Bradley scored 23 to lead Boston; and Larry Bird stepped down from the Pacers’ front office.

  • [SNY Knicks] Hill, Senglin among potential under the radar targets for Knicks
    (Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00:28 PM)

    The Knicks, coming off their fourth-straight season without a postseason appearance, have lots of work to do between now and the 2017-18 season.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.28)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: From the Start, Kristaps Porzingis Made It Clear He Wouldn’t Be Timid
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:34:34 PM)

    After two seasons of Knicks dysfunction, can anyone be surprised that Porzingis has publicly grown tired of team leadership?

  • [NYTimes] Raptors Lose 25-Point Lead but Eliminate the Bucks
    (Friday, April 28, 2017 2:33:31 AM)

    DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Cory Joseph fueled a late 9-0 run to lead Toronto to an 92-89 victory and a matchup with the Cavaliers.

  • [NYPost] Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:16:02 AM)

    Joakim Noah’s right-shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, performed Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, likely is the capper to one helluva disastrous first season with the Knicks. Everything that could’ve gone wrong for Noah went wrong. On the bright side, next season can only look better. Kristaps Porzingis, at a press conference…

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis a finalist for Block of the Year
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 4:57:00 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis’ block in Brooklyn could get him a trophy in the NBA’s first awards show June 26 at Basketball City.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks’ Joakim Noah has rotator cuff surgery
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:47:00 AM)

    Joakim Noah underwent surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday to repair his rotator cuff, the Knicks announced Thursday morning.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks might pursue several restricted free agents this offseason
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:55:33 AM)

    The Knicks, who will have upwards of $20 million in cap space this summer, might pursue several restricted free agents in the offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah underwent rotator cuff surgery Wednesday
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:20:02 AM)

    Joakim Noah had shoulder surgery on Wednesday to repair his right rotator cuff, the Knicks announced Thursday morning.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony wants to reconcile with La La: report
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:44:37 AM)

    Knicks star Carmelo Anthony isn’t ready to transition to a life without his wife.

  • [NYDN] Joakim Noah has rotator cuff surgery, expected to be out 6 months
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:12:19 AM)

    Joakim Noah’s first season in New York gets worse by the day.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.27)

  • [NYTimes] Celtics Top Bulls to End Home-Team Slump and Take 3-2 Lead
    (Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:59:04 AM)

    Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley scored 24 points apiece to lead Boston. Also, Bradley Beal had 27 points to fuel Washington’s victory over Atlanta.

  • [NYPost] Kobe Bryant: I’m the proof that Phil and Carmelo have hope
    (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:07:29 PM)

    Phil Jackson attended the premiere Sunday of the animated movie Kobe Bryant made from his poem “Dear Basketball’’ at the Tribeca Film Festival. Considering the wars Bryant and the Knicks president waged in print and in public back in their Lakers days, maybe there is hope for the Zen Master and Carmelo Anthony. Bryant, who…

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis wants Knicks assistant with him in Latvia
    (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:37:50 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis may have lost faith in the direction of the Knicks, but the Latvian certainly believes in assistant Joshua Longstaff.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.26)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Bucks, a Youthful Bunch, Are Facing a Bright Future
    (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:45:22 AM)

    Even if it is eliminated by the Toronto Raptors, a team with more playoff experience, Milwaukee has budding stars like Malcolm Brogdon, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Thon Maker.

  • [NYTimes] Greg Marius, Who Sought Profit in Street Ball in Harlem, Dies at 59
    (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:38:12 PM)

    Mr. Marius’s Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park in Harlem featured playground legends, professional basketball players, corporate sponsors and exuberant crowds.

  • [NYTimes] Rockets 105, Thunder 99 | Houston wins Series, 4-1: James Harden Scores 34 as Rockets Oust the Thunder
    (Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:06:10 AM)

    Houston won the first-round Western Conference playoff series, 4-1. Oklahoma City had plenty of chances late in Game 5, but it missed shot after shot.

  • [NYPost] The weirdest, most regrettable Knicks sightings in NBA playoffs
    (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:06:17 AM)

    As if this offseason wasn’t going poorly enough for Knicks president Phil Jackson, there appeared Jose Calderon at the post-game podium Monday night after keying the Hawks’ series-tying Game 4 victory over the Wizards in Atlanta. After Game 2, Brandon Jennings and Jason Smith were being hailed for similar heroics in a Wizards victory. When the…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.25)

  • [NYTimes] Raptors Win Over Bucks Puts Them One Win Away From a Series Against the Cavs
    (Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:50:39 AM)

    Norm Powell scored 25 points, Serge Ibaka 19 and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Raptors, who can wrap up their first-round series on Thursday in Milwaukee.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis’ independence putting pressure on Knicks
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 5:56:57 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis has decided to operate more independently these last few weeks, which isn’t a good sign for the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis didn’t tell Knicks he’d be playing for Latvia
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:54:49 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis didn’t care if the Knicks approved.

  • [NYDN] Derrick Rose admits what ‘sucked,’ what was ‘great’ about Knicks
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 7:30:44 AM)

    Derrick Rose didn’t enjoy the team’s failures during his lone season with the Knicks. But what about everything else?

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis is freezing out the Knicks from afar
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 7:38:22 AM)

    The cold war continues. In officially announcing his participation with Team Latvia this summer, Kristaps Porzingis revealed Monday he still has not spoken to Knicks officials since the season ended or gotten permission from the team on his decision to play in the European Championships. Speaking at a press conference in Liepaja, his hometown, and…

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis to play for Latvia in European Championships
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 3:47:54 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis officially pledged his allegiance to the Latvian national team while revealing he hasn’t spoken to the Knicks since the season ended.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis doesn’t ask Knicks’ permission to play for Latvia this summer
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 7:45:00 PM)

    Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis announced he will play for the Latvian national team during this summer’s European championships, but did not clear it with the Knicks beforehand

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis: ‘I love New York’ but winning is most important
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 8:55:30 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis loves New York, but made it clear that being in a situation that provides him a chance to win will be the most important factor when deciding whether or not to re-sign with the Knicks in two years.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.24)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: LeBron James Issues a Timely Reminder of His Greatness
    (Monday, April 24, 2017 12:57:25 AM)

    Cavaliers sweep the Pacers, again, thanks to the return of the game’s most dangerous player: Playoff LeBron.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Coach Steve Kerr to Miss Game 4
    (Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:21:29 PM)

    Kerr still has lingering symptoms from two back operations he had after the team won the 2015 championship.

  • [NYPost] Porzingis: ‘I love New York’ but care most about winning
    (Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:30:13 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis will hold a press conference Monday in Latvia at the Liepaja Olympic Center to announce his official participation on the country’s national team in this summer’s European Championships. However, Porzingis recently conducted an interview in Latvian during which he gently chided Knicks president Phil Jackson and left the door slightly ajar as to…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose takes son to Bulls game for ‘playoff atmosphere’
    (Sunday, April 23, 2017 7:05:18 PM)

    Derrick Rose, showing up courtside in Chicago for Game 4 of the Celtics-Bulls series with his 4-year-old son, said his knee surgery has not deterred him and still is eyeing the Knicks as a future destination. The free-agent point guard played 64 games for the Knicks this season, then had arthroscopic surgery to repair a…

  • [ESPN] LeBron James averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep
    (Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:47:23 PM)

    LeBron James averages nearly a triple-double in first-round sweep

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.23)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Celtics Regain Confidence, With an Assist From Kevin Garnett
    (Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:26:09 PM)

    A colorful message from Garnett before Game 3 on Friday night resonated with a team that had a difficult week.

  • [NYTimes] Steve Kerr Will Not Coach Warriors’ Game 3 Against Portland Because of Illness
    (Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:37:50 AM)

    The team announced that Kerr would be replaced by Mike Brown on Saturday night and did not specify what sort of illness Kerr had.

  • [NYPost] Bob Rosen, statistician and Knicks fan from the start, dead at 84
    (Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:09:17 PM)

    Bob Rosen, the longtime basketball/baseball statistician who witnessed the Knicks’ first game in 1946, passed away Friday. He was 84. Rosen, a Garden staple, worked for the Elias Sports Bureau since 1962. The firm provides historical research/statistical data for pro sports – with Rosen one of the pioneers well before analytics and “Moneyball.’’ At Knicks…

  • [NYPost] The NBA is letting James Dolan screw over ‘a—hole’ fan
    (Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:54:40 AM)

    The NBA commissioner’s office on Friday informed Knicks season-ticket holder/heckler Mike Hamersky it can’t help him in his duel with owner James Dolan. More than a week after Hamersky was denied from renewing his partial season-ticket plan at the first deadline, the NBA finally got back to the fan whom Dolan called an “a–hole’’ during…

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.22)

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Golden State Gets a Boost From an Unlikely Source: JaVale McGee
    (Friday, April 21, 2017 5:32:29 PM)

    The Warriors have raced to a 2-0 series lead against the Portland Trail Blazers, and McGee appears to be a key cog on the star-laden team.

  • [NYTimes] The Celtics Bounce Back Against the Bulls
    (Saturday, April 22, 2017 5:00:08 AM)

    The top-seeded Celtics pulled away in he second half and have a chance to tie their first-round playoff series on Sunday.

  • [ESPN] Rumor Central: Could Celtics come calling for Carmelo Anthony?
    (Friday, April 21, 2017 10:17:29 AM)

    Rumor Central: Could Celtics come calling for Carmelo Anthony?

  • [SNY Knicks] TheKnicksBlog Podcast: Our Final Show
    (Friday, April 21, 2017 3:00:18 PM)

    On the final episode of TheKnicksBlog Podcast, Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton run the gamut on everything going down with the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Probability of Melo to the Celtics could be increasing
    (Friday, April 21, 2017 12:00:24 PM)

    Celtics forward Jae Crowder is a player who could interest the Knicks as part of a potential return for Anthony.

  • Knicks Morning News (2017.04.21)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: James Harden Can Pass the Ball (Just Make Sure You Catch It)
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:30:07 PM)

    Harden again showed off an undervalued part of his game as the Houston Rockets took a 2-0 series lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

  • [SNY Knicks] Melo’s Very Bad Year
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:35:53 PM) takes a look at the worst moments of Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony’s season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis loves New York, still wants to be a Knick
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:10:57 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis said he loves New York, and still wants to be a member of the Knicks.

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony-to-Celtics scenario could pick up steam
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:19:57 PM)

    With the Celtics fading in the first round, the chances of Carmelo Anthony wearing green are increasing. According to an NBA source, the Celtics coaching staff was in favor of trading for Anthony at the trade deadline, but general manager Danny Ainge had too many reservations. One of Ainge’s concerns, according to a source, was…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony’s alleged pregnant mistress revealed
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:07:32 PM)

    The woman at the center of the Carmelo and La La Anthony split is a coed from Chicago — and now she’s pregnant with a baby they believe is his, a well-placed source told The Post. Mia Angel Burks, who graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree in health communication last year, started seeing…

  • [NYDN] Man claims he knows Carmelo Anthony’s allegedly pregnant mistress
    (Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:34:31 PM)

    The woman behind Carmelo Anthony’s breakup is a special projects director with a penchant for celebrities, says an ex-pal.