Knicks Morning News (2017.04.19)

  • [NYPost] The Knicks’ coin flip with T-Wolves was a predictable defeat
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:53:48 AM)

    It’s not exactly seventh heaven. The pingpong balls didn’t go the Knicks’ way in Tuesday’s NBA tiebreaker drawing, meaning the jinxed club will be seeded seventh in the May 16 draft lottery. The Timberwolves won the drawing, giving them the sixth seed. If the Knicks don’t move up into the top three, they most likely…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis doubles down on team that isn’t Knicks
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:43:27 AM)

    Kristaps Porzingis sounds excited about one thing at least: playing for Latvia this summer. Before skipping his Knicks exit interview last week, Porzingis told in an interview he “absolutely’’ wants to return to the Latvian national team this summer to play in the European Championships. Porzingis had told Knicks reporters last Wednesday he hadn’t…

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: For Russell Westbrook, and His Orange Pal, It’s Time to Get Serious
    (Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:30:50 AM)

    Oklahoma City’s Westbrook, a mercurial superstar, said his relationship with the basketball on the court is no joke as he and the Thunder prepare for Game 2 against the Houston Rockets.

  • [NYTimes] ‘Take That for Data’ Punctuates Fizdale’s Officiating Rant
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 2:02:05 PM)

    The Memphis Grizzlies coach let his displeasure with the refs be known in a news conference after the team lost to the Spurs, 96-82, on Monday night.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Roundup: Bulls Put the Top-Seeded Celtics in a Hole
    (Wednesday, April 19, 2017 4:04:32 AM)

    Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 8 assists as Chicago heads home with a 2-0 lead its Eastern Conference series against Boston.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks will have seventh slot in upcoming NBA Draft Lottery
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:20:12 PM)

    The Knicks finished the season 31-51, missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony, who allegedly impregnated dancer, separates from wife La La
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:30:54 AM)

    La La has reportedly moved out of the family home and is living on her own in New York, though neither side has filed divorce papers.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks lose NBA Draft coin toss to Minnesota Timberwolves
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:42:31 PM)

    The Knicks suffered another loss Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] La La Anthony goes ringless amid reports Melo impregnated dancer
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:24:08 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony allegedly got another woman pregnant while married to La La Anthony, according to a report.

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ Porzingis makes statement by blowing off Phil Jackson
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:52:41 PM)

    Kristaps Porzingis made a bold statement last Friday by blowing off his exit meeting with Phil Jackson.

  • [NYDN] Man pleads guilty in armed robbery of Knick Cleanthony Early
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3:13:17 PM)

    A man linked to the 2015 robbery of Early near a Queens strip club has pleaded guilty to his role in the crime, according to court records.

  • [NYDN] Knicks can’t stop losing as T-Wolves win NBA lottery tiebreaker
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 12:08:58 PM)

    The Knicks lost their pre-lottery tiebreaker drawing to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  • [NYDN] Giuliani: Fans shouldn’t judge Carmelo for reported infidelity
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:48:06 AM)

    Rudy Giuliani doesn’t think fans should bench their support for Carmelo Anthony amid reports he cheated on his wife — since so many do it.

  • [NYDN] La La Anthony seen in Tribeca without her wedding ring
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:20:44 AM)

    La La Anthony did not appear to be hiding her bare hands Tuesday as she stepped out of Thalassa Restaurant.

  • [NYDN] More Knicks headaches? Porzingis wants to play for Latvia
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 10:33:12 AM)

    Back when their relationship was on firmer ground, the Knicks advised Kristaps Porzingis against playing internationally.

  • [NYDN] PODCAST: What’s wrong with Rangers? What’s wrong with Knicks?
    (Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:34:37 AM)

    The NHL playoffs are in full swing.

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