Knicks Morning News (2017.04.08)

  • [NYPost] Courtney Lee goes off after rook chucks up late 3 in blowout
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 6:30:02 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As the Knicks were a second away from absorbing their 50th loss of the season Friday night, Grizzlies rookie Wade Baldwin IV added one more grain of salt to the wound. Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee wasn’t going to let him escape without causing a salty commotion. After first dribbling out the…

  • [NYPost] NBA commish: I’m staying out of James Dolan-fan dust-up
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 1:05:46 PM)

    Adam Silver might not like one of his owners cursing out a fan, but he isn’t going to get involved, either. The NBA commissioner said the league has no plans to step in regarding the latest Jim Dolan dustup, when he called Knicks fan James Hamersky an “a–hole” and got in his face for shouting…

  • [NYTimes] Behind Kevin Durant’s Jersey Number, a Cold-Blooded Murder
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 9:00:50 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.

  • [NYTimes] The Nets’ Brook Lopez on Starting a Brooklyn Legacy
    (Saturday, April 08, 2017 1:49:03 AM)

    Lopez, who has played for the team longer than anybody else, is nearing the franchise record for career points. “I definitely think I’m lucky,” he said.

  • [NYTimes] When N.B.A. Coaches Rest Their Stars, the Owners Get Restless
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 11:58:46 PM)

    With fans and league broadcast partners irked by stars’ sitting out, Commissioner Adam Silver said owners have discussed issuing “guidelines’’ for teams.

  • [NYTimes] Charlotte Eligible to Host 2019 N.B.A. All-Star Game, Commissioner Says
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 10:57:06 PM)

    The N.B.A. pulled the game from the city this year over the state’s “bathroom bill,” but a recent change to the law has put Charlotte back in the mix.

  • [NYTimes] Grizzlies 101, Knicks 88: Grizzlies Beat Knicks to Lock Up a Playoff Berth
    (Saturday, April 08, 2017 4:31:51 AM)

    Mike Conley scored 31 points for Memphis, which clinched the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies will meet the Spurs in the first round.

  • [NYDN] Knicks cry over late three-pointer after loss to Grizzlies
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 10:00:12 PM)

    Another Knicks defeat was closing on its predictable conclusion when little-known Grizzlies reserve threw up a final insult.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek letting history repeat itself with Jackson, Knicks
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 9:39:37 PM)

    You can’t help but think Jeff Hornacek will regret not asserting himself this time around, with the Knicks and Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Knicks clinch third straight 50-loss season
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 7:11:27 PM)

    The Knicks maintained the sixth-worst record in the NBA.

  • [NYDN] VIDEO: Knicks’ O’Quinn accidentally hits Plumlee in face
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 6:24:17 PM)

    This one play accurately explains the Knicks’ entire season.

  • [NYDN] The story behind Phil Jackson’s latest tweet
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 5:55:02 PM)

    MJackson praised Mindaugas Kuzminskas and his national team.

  • [NYDN] NBA commish prefers to stay out of James Dolan vs. Knicks fans
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 12:27:25 PM)

    Adam Silver said the NBA is “not particularly concerned” over a a verbal altercation between James Dolan and a season ticket holder.

  • [NYDN] James Dolan is once again Jerk of the Week after ‘a–hole’ remark
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 9:35:52 AM)

    Congratulations, James Dolan, you are the first two-time winner (loser).

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks lose 50th game for third straight year of Phil Jackson era
    (Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:45:49 AM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Phil Jackson’s teams won 50 games regularly when he coached. As an executive, his Knicks have made losing 50 games the norm.

  • [SNY Knicks] Without Rose, Porzingis, Anthony Knicks fall to Grizzlies 88-101
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 9:16:10 PM)

    Without Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony and (unexpectedly) Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks could only muster three quarters of contention and fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 88-101.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Should Knicks pass on Lonzo Ball?
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 6:10:44 PM)

    If available, should the Knicks pass on drafting UCLA’s Lonzo Ball?

  • [SNY Knicks] Jennings: Tension between Anthony and Jackson ‘took a toll’ on Knicks
    (Friday, April 07, 2017 11:30:13 AM)

    Wizards PG Brandon Jennings discussed the tension between Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson, and how it negatively affected the rest of the team.

  • [ESPN] Adam Silver not concerned over Knicks owner James Dolan’s run-in with fan
    (Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:05:24 AM)

    Adam Silver not concerned over Knicks owner James Dolan’s run-in with fan