Knicks Morning News (2017.04.15)

  • [ESPN] Playoffs and lottery will decide where Melo goes next
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:13:45 PM)

    Playoffs and lottery will decide where Melo goes next

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s coaching dream wrecking his Knicks presidency
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 11:47:48 PM)

    There’s no reason to feel good about the Knicks’ future as a franchise as long as Phil Jackson, the coach, keeps undermining Phil Jackson, the team president. That conflict was evident during Jackson’s season-ending press conference Friday that sounded more like a coaching clinic than an explanation for one of the worst seasons in the…

  • [NYPost] Frustrated Kristaps Porzingis blows off Knicks exit interview
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:46:32 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis skipped his exit meeting with Knicks president Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills on Thursday, a source confirmed to The Post. Porzingis was outspoken about the club’s “confusion’’ during the season and skipped the meeting because of dysfunction that could lead Carmelo Anthony to be traded this summer. Then on Friday, Porzingis “liked’’ Anthony’s Instagram…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony could land with one of these five teams
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 3:40:54 PM)

    Five potential trade destinations for Carmelo Anthony: Cavaliers: If Cavaliers don’t win the title, you would think LeBron James will attempt to make this happen. Clippers: Chris Paul is a free agent, and if L.A. exits the postseason early, he could demand Anthony’s addition as requirement for him to stay. Celtics: Another team approached at…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson’s don’t-blame-me Knicks address a disgrace
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 1:55:45 PM)

    When Phil Jackson borrows from Harry S. Truman — one President to another — and says, in his annual address to Knicks fans, “I never took a jump shot, never made a substitution but the buck stops here,” he is, of course, bastardizing the famous saying that adorned Truman’s desk and often tumbled off his…

  • [NYPost] Derrick Rose, Knicks weirdly seem to have mutual interest
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 12:15:45 PM)

    Phil Jackson has not given up on re-signing Derrick Rose despite the point guard’s fourth career knee operation earlier this month. In surprisingly positive remarks, Jackson said he was impressed with Rose’s attitude in his exit interview Friday and desire to return to the Knicks despite his stated mixed feelings on the triangle. Rose is…

  • [NYPost] Phil Jackson tells the world: It’s time for Carmelo to go
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 10:51:57 AM)

    Knicks president Phil Jackson on Friday trumpeted the worst-kept secret in the NBA, stating boldly it is time for Carmelo Anthony to accept a trade, and he will shop him this offseason to a contender. In a wide-ranging 49-minute press conference, Jackson said he made his intention clear in his “not-contentious” exit meeting with Anthony,…

  • [NY Newsday] Source: Frustrated Kristaps Porzingis skipped exit meeting with Knicks
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 9:57:00 PM)

    The Knicks might have bigger concerns than trying to trade Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NY Newsday] Despite 11 rings as a coach, Phil Jackson has plenty to prove
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 8:49:48 PM)


  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson says Carmelo Anthony is ‘better off somewhere else’
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 8:38:33 PM)

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Phil Jackson said Friday that it would be better for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks if Anthony were on a different team next season.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson officially makes Carmelo Anthony fall guy for Knicks
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 10:08:25 PM)

    The genuine fear is that Dolan and Anthony may have been the victims of an elaborate basketball Ponzi scheme.

  • [NYDN] Knicks prez to be more involved, even if it undermines Hornacek
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 9:59:29 PM)

    Phil Jackson believes the Knicks season went sour when he went on vacation, and moving forward he wants to be more hands-on.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson told Knicks star Melo he’s better off somewhere else
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 9:58:44 PM)

    Phil Jackson publicly sent Carmelo Anthony to the trading block: They are no longer a fit. It was a failure and it’s time to move on.

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis blows off exit meeting with Phil Jackson
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:21:39 PM)

    Phil Jackson has bigger problems than Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson: Kristaps Porzingis not ready to be Knicks leader
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 4:12:55 PM)

    Phil Jackson wants Carmelo Anthony gone but doesn’t think Kristaps Porzingis is ready to step into those Nike’s.

  • [NYTimes] Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony ‘Would Be Better Off Somewhere Else’
    (Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:18:51 AM)

    Anthony retains a no-trade clause that gives him final say over where he is dealt, but Jackson, the team president, made his preference clear.

  • [NYTimes] Kelsey Plum Is a Lot Like James Harden. But Is It a Left-Handed Compliment?
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 2:15:07 PM)

    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] A Spur Takes His Game (and Flannel Shirts) to the TV Studio
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 10:24:47 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] On Pro Basketball: Knicks’ Phil Jackson Breaks the Silence, but the Turmoil Is Intact
    (Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:19:10 AM)

    Speaking to local reporters he had avoided since September, Jackson, the team’s president for three seasons, said the Knicks were still several years away from being a contender.

  • [NYTimes] To David Robinson, the Harden-Westbrook Matchup Feels Familiar
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 11:55:31 PM)

    Two elite players set to go head-to-head in the N.B.A. playoffs: Robinson recalls his battle with Hakeem Olajuwon in the 1995 Western Conference finals.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kristaps Porzingis reportedly skips Knicks exit meetings
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 11:22:52 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis declined to attend team exit meetings at the conclusion of the New York Knicks season, Ian Begley of ESPN reported on Friday night.

  • [SNY Knicks] Daily News Live: Phil sounds off on Carmelo
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:50:01 PM)

    The Daily News Live panels discusses Phil Jackson’s end of the season press conference.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil says Melo would be ‘better off somewhere else’
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 3:00:29 PM)

    Jackson recently met with Anthony, explaining to him during that meeting why he thinks it’s time for the two sides to part ways.

  • [SNY Knicks] Rose told Jackson he wants to return to Knicks
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 5:00:58 PM)

    The 28-year-old Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists, and 3.8 rebounds in 64 games with the Knicks this season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Willy Hernangomez named Rookie of the Month for April
    (Friday, April 14, 2017 12:20:00 PM)

    With Joakim Noah out, Hernangomez saw his playing time increase dramatically during the second half of the season.

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