Knicks Morning News (2017.04.14)

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson extension is proof winning not priority with Knicks
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:42:05 PM)

    James Dolan took all the suspense out of Carmelo Anthony’s exit meeting when a story surfaced early Thursday

  • [NYDN] 3 steps to Knick offseason: a look at trades, draft & free agency
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:48:46 PM)

    The summer for the Knicks is a three-step process: We analyze the trade market, NBA draft and free agency.

  • [NYDN] What Knicks president Phil Jackson needs to address Friday
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:43:33 PM)

    As it turns out, Phil Jackson will address this disaster.

  • [NYDN] Jackson, not Anthony, is to blame for Knicks’ problems
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:11:35 AM)

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

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: End of an era for the Knicks?
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:33:19 PM)

  • [SNY Knicks] The time has come for Melo to decide on future with Knicks
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:30:36 PM)

    With the power of his no trade clause at his hands, Anthony knows he needs to make a decision that will be best for himself and the team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks, Jackson quietly pick up option for final two years of contract
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:00:58 AM)

    The Knicks and Phil Jackson quietly picked up their option on the final two years of Jackson’s contract this spring.

  • [SNY Knicks] Loud Mouths: Is Noah’s contract the worst in NBA history?
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:25:52 AM)

    Marc Malusis and Jon Hein debate if Joakim Noah’s deal was the worst contract in NBA history based on his playing time since.

  • [NYTimes] Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:38:15 AM)

    Plum, the top pick in the W.N.B.A. draft on Thursday, is a prolific lefty like Harden. But she hopes that female players will soon be a measuring stick.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs 2017: Who We Think Will Win
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:33:53 PM)

    Will the Cavaliers and Warriors meet in the finals for the third year in a row? Who will win the superstar battle between Russell Westbrook and James Harden?

  • [NYTimes] Sports of The Times: Knicks vs. 76ers: A Battle of Losing Philosophies
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:46:48 PM)

    Although the Knicks beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, the victory meant nothing. It was the contrast in team philosophies that was striking.

  • [NYTimes] A Spur Takes His Game (and Flannel Shirts) to the TV Studio
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:17:06 PM)

    Matt Bonner, a fan favorite in San Antonio for 10 seasons, has moved quickly into his new role as a studio analyst for Spurs’ broadcasts. The cheap ties? They’re new.

  • [NYTimes] After Season of Silence, Phil Jackson Is to Address Local News Media
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:48:09 AM)

    Jackson is scheduled to talk with New York reporters on Friday after conducting exit interviews with the team’s players.

  • [NYTimes] In Sports, Boston Is Now Second to None
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:00:03 PM)

    It’s a good time to be a sports fan in the city. But it wasn’t always that way.

  • [NYPost] Why Carmelo Anthony is really ‘open’ to a trade this time
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:21:45 PM)

    The key word Carmelo Anthony used during his season’s final postgame press conference Wednesday was this: “open.” “Just communicate with me and be up-front with me,’’ Anthony said of his future with the Knicks. “I’m open.” Though he said he would “love to stay’’ if he heard a “commitment to winning” now from Knicks president…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson must answer these 12 pressing Knicks questions
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:39:18 PM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson will address the media Friday for the first time since Sept. 23 — three days before training camp — to lay out his newest grand plan. In February, Knicks owner James Dolan announced Jackson would fulfill the final two years of his contract, and around his three-year anniversary, March 18, Jackson…

  • [NYPost] Flaming the fans: the trouble with James Dolan
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:18:02 PM)

    Knicks owner James Dolan has his reasons to feel cocky: The franchise is the NBA’s most valuable, according to Forbes. And Madison Square Garden was packed and rocking Wednesday night for the Knicks’ final game of the season. Yet that game was utterly meaningless, as the team missed the playoffs (again) with a miserable 31-51…

  • [NYPost] How Kristaps Porzingis is adjusting his offseason plan
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:04:42 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis called this “a huge summer” and said he will experiment with boxing as a training method. The 7-foot-3, 240-pound Knicks forward’s offseason goal is to get stronger, and he said he will use untraditional methods — he noted boxing among them — in addition to lifting weights. “I’ll be doing a little bit of…

  • [NY Newsday] Kristaps Porzingis plans to build himself up during offseason
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:43:22 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis is eager to get back in the gym, and the way he described his offseason plan, it sounds as if he plans to take up residence there.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks and Phil Jackson pick up options on final two years of deal, report says
    (Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:28:52 PM)

    The Knicks and Phil Jackson have picked up their options on the final two years of his contract, according to a report by Knicks owner James Dolan said in February that he would honor Jackson’s five-year deal, and it appears he’s keeping his word even though the Knicks missed the playoffs in each of Jackson’s three seasons as president.

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