Knicks Morning News (2017.04.13)

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony decides to play finale, Knicks beat 76ers to close season
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:25:26 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony laced up his sneakers and wore the Knicks’ home white uniform for perhaps one last time instead of spending what could have been his final game with the team on the bench in a blazer.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks doctors recommend surgery for Joakim Noah
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:56:38 PM)

    The Knicks announced Joakim Noah has a right shoulder injury and that team doctors are recommending surgery, but no decision has been made.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Jeff Hornacek on Carmelo Anthony, disappointing 2017 season
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:49:51 PM)

    The Knicks’ disappointing 2017 season comes to an end on Wednesday night, which means it’s time to reflect on what went wrong and how to fix it.

  • [NYPost] It took 3 years for Phil Jackson to run the Knicks into the ground
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:56:29 PM)

    Let’s say this as plainly as we can: Phil Jackson has been a failure in three years running the Knicks. He has been an abject failure. He has taken a team one year removed from the Eastern Conference semifinals, a team that won 38 games and fell one game shy of the playoffs the same…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ ugly aftermath: Five reasons for a lost season
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:24:23 PM)

    The third full season of the Phil Jackson Regime with the Knicks thankfully ended Wednesday at the Garden. Reflecting upon 2016-17, a third-straight 50-defeat season, one question immediately comes to mind. What rhymes with garbage? The question most ask after a promise-filled 16-13 start implodes is: What went wrong? We might learn in August what…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo won’t rule out a Knicks return — if one condition is met
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:23:49 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony wants to win next season or else he may seek that divorce. Anthony came, played, was serenaded with one last Garden chant and then said afterward his decision whether to part ways with the Knicks will hinge on whether team president Phil Jackson expresses “a commitment to win’’ now. Anthony said he will…

  • [NYPost] Knicks end disastrous season with one more disaster: a win
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:42:33 PM)

    The Knicks’ 70th anniversary season ended Wednesday night with a 114-113 Garden win over the 76ers, locking up a 31-51 record and possibly costing them the sixth seed in the NBA draft lottery. With the costly last-second victory on Maurice Ndour’s game-winner and a Minnesota loss in Houston, the Knicks and Timberwolves finished tied for…

  • [NYPost] Now Carmelo will play in his possible Knicks farewell
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:50:44 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony decided to suit up for what could very well be his last game as a Knick on Wednesday against the Sixers in the season finale. Anthony apparently didn’t want last Thursday’s loss against Washington, in which he bricked a last-second 3-pointer, to serve as his swan song if Phil Jackson indeed trades him…

  • [SNY Knicks] Anthony, Knicks close out season with win over 76ers
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:48:02 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony scored 17 points after deciding to play in what could be his final game with the Knicks, and New York beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-113 on Wednesday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Tonight’s Game: Knicks vs. 76ers
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:23:57 PM)

    The Knicks take on the 76ers at Madison Square Garden in the final game of the season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Joakim Noah still deciding over rotator cuff surgery
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:41:02 PM)

    Joakim Noah has not decided if he will have surgery on his injured on shoulder, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters before Wednesday’s game.

  • [NYTimes] Celtics Edge Cavaliers for Eastern Conference’s Top Seed
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:56:09 AM)

    Boston beat Milwaukee and Cleveland lost to Toronto on the final day of the N.B.A.’s regular season, for which several teams rested their best players.

  • [NYTimes] Knicks 114, 76ers 113: Knicks, in What Could Be Carmelo Anthony’s Finale With Team, Top 76ers
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 5:02:37 AM)

    Anthony scored 17 points but sat out the final 15 minutes of a 1-point victory as the Knicks finished the season 31-51 and faced the potential loss of their star.

  • [NYTimes] Is Russell Westbrook’s Season the Best Ever? Some Apples and Oranges to Pick From
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:12:46 PM)

    Westbrook’s rather outrageous regular season must be considered the single greatest season by any athlete ever, right? No? Here are some other contenders.

  • [NYTimes] Forgettable Knicks’ Season Ends, but Bonds Remain
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:07:05 AM)

    Despite a poor won-loss record, and intrigue about where Carmelo Anthony may end up, New York has been an interesting experience for the team’s new players.

  • [NYTimes] For Knicks’ Joakim Noah, a Fitting End to a Bad Season
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:30:40 AM)

    The team said that Noah, suspended last month for a positive drug test, had had a rotator cuff problem since January and that doctors had recommended surgery.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson, Knicks continue to shun media
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:59:21 PM)

    The number of questions Phil Jackson will field on this disastrous season – and the uncertain future — will remain at zero.

  • [NYDN] Jackson, not Anthony, is to blame for Knicks’ problems
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:59:17 PM)

    Anthony’s future will be the recurring storyline this offseason.

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony decides to suit up for potential Knicks farewell
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:46:48 PM)

    The Knicks, of course, stood to lose more by winning.

  • [NYDN] Melo available vs. Sixers, what could be last game as a Knick
    (Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:19:01 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony, who seemed unlikely to play in the Knicks’ season finale against the Sixers, will now be available to play.