Knicks Morning News (2017.05.04)

  • [ESPN] Rumor Central: Is Frank Ntilikina the Knicks’ top draft target?
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:10:45 AM)

    Rumor Central: Is Frank Ntilikina the Knicks’ top draft target?

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Reaches Scoring Milestone in Win for Cavaliers
    (Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:38:50 AM)

    The Cleveland star passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for second in career playoff points as the Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors, 125-103.

  • [NY Newsday] Michele Roberts, head of NBA union, believes Phil Jackson trying ‘to shame’ Carmelo Anthony
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:25:49 PM)

    The head of the NBA players’ union, Michele Roberts, believes Knicks president Phil Jackson is trying “to shame” Carmelo Anthony into waiving his no-trade clause.

  • [NYDN] Michele Roberts says Phil Jackson tried shaming Melo out of city
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:16:45 PM)

    Phil Jackson has a new adversary.

  • [NYPost] NBA players boss rips Phil again: He tried to shame ‘Melo out of the city’
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:41:30 PM)

    Michele Roberts isn’t done with her verbal assault against Knicks team president Phil Jackson. After chastising him for inappropriate comments surrounding Carmelo Anthony at the end of the season — Jackson had said where Anthony would be better off somewhere else during his end-of-the-season press conference — the executive director of the National Basketball Players…

  • [NYPost] Breaking down the prayers and realities of Knicks’ draft board
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:46:56 AM)

    The Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, so Knicks president Phil Jackson still can dream of making a choice between Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz. The Pac-12 point guards are slated No. 1 and 2 in virtually all NBA mock drafts. MSG Network/CBS college basketball analyst Wally Szczerbiak makes the argument Fultz would be a better…

  • [SNY Knicks] NBPA executive director: Jackson trying to ‘shame’ Anthony
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:55:42 PM)

    National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts believes that Phil Jackson’s comments on Carmelo Anthony last month were made to “shame” the 10-time All-Star.

  • [SNY Knicks] Oakley: Melo and Knicks need to part ways
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:45:16 PM)

    Charles Oakley said that he believes it’s time for Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks to part ways.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks enamored with French PG Frank Ntilikina
    (Wednesday, May 03, 2017 11:15:59 AM)

    The Knicks are enamored with French point guard Frank Ntilikina, and could pick him in next month’s NBA Draft if they stay in the seventh slot.