Knicks Morning News (2017.04.10)

  • [ESPN] Markelle Fultz: It would be ‘amazing’ to play for Knicks
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 6:50:07 PM)

    Markelle Fultz: It would be ‘amazing’ to play for Knicks

  • [NY Newsday] Markelle Fultz watches Knicks lose to Raptors
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:24:00 PM)

    The Knicks had an interested onlooker sitting courtside at the Garden for their next-to-last game Sunday, one they wouldn’t mind having on their team next season.

  • [NY Newsday] Stephon Marbury preaches patience with Phil Jackson’s system
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 6:20:55 PM)

    Stephon Marbury believes the Knicks are in “a great space” with Phil Jackson running the team, and he’s a fan of the triangle offense. But the former Knicks point guard said you have to be able to mix the system with Carmelo Anthony’s strengths.

  • [NYTimes] 10 Things to Know About Russell Westbrook’s Triple-Double Record
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:59:44 PM)

    Thirteen of Westbrook’s triple-doubles this season have come by the fourth quarter, and he has accomplished the feat against 27 of 29 opponents.

  • [NYTimes] Raptors 110, Knicks 97: Hope for Knicks’ Future, and a Reminder of a Messy Past, Bear Witness to a Loss
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:48:49 PM)

    Markelle Fultz, the projected No. 1 pick in the N.B.A. draft, and Stephon Marbury, a former star during some of the team’s toughest times, watched as the Knicks fell to the Raptors.

  • [NYTimes] Damian Lillard Breaks a Trail Blazers Record With 59 Points
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:45:53 PM)

    The Portland point guard said after the game that he thought he could do even better.

  • [NYPost] Knicks just saw their juicy lottery dream — and a cautionary tale
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 3:02:08 PM)

    The most important point guard at the Garden on Sunday wasn’t even on the court. It wasn’t rookie Ron Baker, who started at point guard and kept the Knicks close for three quarters during a 110-97 matinee loss to the Raptors. The undrafted Baker nearly put up a triple-double (11 points, eight assists, eight rebounds). It…

  • [NYPost] Likely No. 1 pick teases Knicks: Playing here would be ‘amazing’
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:23:59 PM)

    Markelle Fultz can see himself in blue and orange. The projected No. 1 pick in June’s NBA draft can envision playing at the Garden 41 times a year — if not more — sharing the floor with Kristaps Porzingis and making New York home. “It would be amazing,” the University of Washington standout said, after…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ young guns come apart late again
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:34:12 AM)

    The young Knicks have their starts down. Now they have to figure out how to finish. For the second straight game, they hung with a playoff team, only to get blown away in the fourth quarter. Friday night in Memphis, the Knicks were outscored by 15 points in the final quarter, and the Raptors manhandled…

  • [NYPost] A changed Stephon Marbury returns with Phil Jackson belief
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 10:19:14 AM)

    With the Knicks still looking for a point guard, Stephon Marbury was back at the Garden on Sunday with his 12-year-old son, preaching the merits of the triangle and lauding the presence of Phil Jackson. Marbury said he will play one more season in China before retiring, then plans to land a coaching job out…

  • [SNY Knicks] Washington’s Fultz high on possibility of joining Knicks in draft
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 6:40:25 PM)

    University of Washington guard Markelle Fultz said it would be “amazing” if the New York Knicks were to draft him in June.

  • [SNY Knicks] Late effort lifts Raptors over Knicks, 110-97
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 2:53:51 PM)

    NEW YORK (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors wrapped up at least the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 110-97 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hope to play role of spoilers vs. Raptors
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 11:33:57 AM)

    Lowry and the Raptors play their penultimate game of the regular season Sunday afternoon when they visit the New York Knicks and attempt to clinch the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

  • [NYDN] Markelle Fultz: ‘It would be amazing’ to be drafted by the Knicks
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:21:35 PM)

    Markelle Fultz, the projected first overall pick, showed up at the Garden on Sunday so he could witness the Knicks and their triangle.

  • [NYDN] Knicks keep it close until 4th quarter in 110-97 loss to Raptors
    (Sunday, April 09, 2017 12:16:07 PM)

    The Toronto Raptors know they are headed for another wake-up call, no matter how much they would like to sleep in.

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