Knicks Morning News (2017.04.07)

  • [ESPN] Brandon Jennings: Carmelo Anthony trade talks ‘took a toll’ on Knicks
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 1:02:24 AM)

    Brandon Jennings: Carmelo Anthony trade talks ‘took a toll’ on Knicks

  • [NYPost] Brandon Jennings triumphant in return as James Dolan stews
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 8:44:48 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan should thank his lucky stars the Garden is still packed in these final, wretched days, filled with lively, singing, dancing fans chanting De-Fense in the final minutes of a Knicks’ fourth-quarter comeback Thursday against the Wizards. A rally from 12 points down in the last nine minutes got the game tied…

  • [NYPost] Knicks make it competitive, but don’t ruin lottery standing
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:28:53 PM)

    The Knicks aren’t necessarily tanking — but they’re losing nonetheless. The latest gut-punch was rallying from a double-digit, fourth-quarter deficit, only to see Carmelo Anthony miss a potential tying 3-pointer. In the end, they lost 106-103 to the Wizards, ruining a spirited comeback in front of a sellout Garden crowd Thursday. “I missed it. I…

  • [NYPost] Dennis Rodman calls out Melo, says Knicks ‘will never win’
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:29:42 PM)

    The Knicks as they’re built will never win, according to Dennis Rodman. And the man they call “The Worm” said part of the reason is because Carmelo Anthony — and the rest of today’s millennial players — can’t handle team president Phil Jackson. Rodman made his comments to Bill Reiter of, just a week…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fan called ‘a—hole’ by Dolan: Just don’t take my tickets
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00:30 AM)

    Mike Hamersky, the Knicks fan who was cursed out by owner James Dolan after Hamersky told him to sell the team, has contacted the NBA about the wild incident. However, Hamersky told The Post he won’t go through with filing a formal complaint as long as he’s assured he won’t have his season-ticket account suspended by…

  • [SNY Knicks] Bradley Beal scores 25 to lift Wizards over Knicks, 106-103
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 10:33:36 PM)

    Bradley Beal scored 25 points and made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 49 seconds left as the Washington Wizards beat the New York Knicks 106-103 on Thursday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Owner James Dolan cursed at season ticket holder outside MSG
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:30:43 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan yelled and cursed at a season ticket holder Tuesday night outside Madison Square Garden, Dolan confirmed to Deadspin.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan must finally put the Knicks ahead of his own image
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:27:31 PM)

    The only time Dolan seems to get passionate about anything is when he’s the target of criticism.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis sits again as Knicks get much-needed loss
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:27:12 PM)

    The Knicks have returned to their tanking ways – and the losing form came at an opportune time.

  • [NYDN] Brandon Jennings talks Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson drama
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 8:27:54 PM)

    Brandon Jennings returned to the Garden Thursday night for the first time since the Knicks waived him in late February.

  • [NYDN] Dennis Rodman defends Knicks prez, says Melo will never win in NY
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:40:19 AM)

    Dennis Rodman believes today’s Millennial athletes just can’t handle Phil Jackson — and Carmelo Anthony will “never win in New York.”

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks fall to Wizards; Porzingis may miss final games
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 12:00:51 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony once believed the Knicks had enough veteran talent to contend in the East. He started alongside three rookies Thursday night for the second straight game, and two of them were undrafted.

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 106, Knicks 103: Kristaps Porzingis Sits Out Again, and Knicks Fall to Wizards
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 4:00:08 AM)

    Porzingis had hoped to play the last four games of the season after having missed a dozen, but he was a late scratch as Washington won at Madison Square Garden.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: In Boston, Cavaliers Make a Point: They’re Still the Cavaliers
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:55:40 AM)

    A 114-91 victory over the Celtics showed that Cleveland remains fearsome, after many ups and downs this season.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors Clear Kevin Durant to Start Playing Again
    (Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:22:38 PM)

    Durant, out with a knee injury since Feb. 28, can practice on Friday and is expected to play on Saturday against New Orleans.

  • [NYTimes] Behind Kevin Durant’s Jersey Number, a Cold-Blooded Murder
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 9:00:49 AM)

    A beloved youth-league coach was gunned down at age 35 outside a bar in Maryland, just one more murder in a place where gunshot deaths were routine.

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