Knicks Morning News (2017.05.13)

  • [NYDN] De’Aaron Fox excited at possibly playing with Kristaps Porzingis
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 9:56:27 PM)

    Fox envisions “something special” in New York if teamed up with Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYDN] Why Knicks president Phil Jackson recently texted Carmelo Anthony
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 9:55:19 PM)

    Phil Jackson cares enough about Melo’s well-being to send a supportive text about personal issues and still push him toward another team.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson’s plan during Knicks combine interviews: stay silent
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 5:45:07 PM)

    Jackson said the young ages of the prospects these days lends itself to longer learning curves, both mentally and physically.

  • [NYDN] Hornacek: ‘No doubt’ in my mind Porzingis will remain with Knicks
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 10:09:21 AM)

    Jeff Hornacek was adamant that Kristaps Porzingis will be back with the Knicks next season.

  • [NYDN] Jeff Hornacek says he and Phil Jackson haven’t had the talk yet
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 8:48:11 AM)

    Phil Jackson’s plan of getting more involved next season – or “mentoring” – is not something he has discussed yet with Jeff Hornacek.

  • [SNY Knicks] De’Aaron Fox would ‘love’ to play with Porzingis
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 10:46:26 PM)

    Ex-Kentucky point guard De’Aaron Fox met with Knicks president Phil Jackson on Wednesday before the start of the NBA Combine, and the topic of the triangle offense and New York’s star Kristaps Porzingis emerged.

  • [SNY Knicks] Phil Jackson reiterates desire to move on from Carmelo Anthony
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 5:58:41 PM)

    Phil Jackson once again stated his desire to trade Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony this offseason by commenting on the veteran at the NBA Combine on Friday evening.

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson reiterates that Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony would be better off elsewhere
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 6:58:54 PM)

    CHICAGO — Phil Jackson believes NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts was “working it” when she said the Knicks president be fined for saying Carmelo Anthony should leave the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Keep developing Kristaps Porzingis
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 11:53:00 AM)

    Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek is in Chicago for the NBA Draft Combine. 

  • [NYPost] De’Aaron Fox: I’d love to play on Knicks with Kristaps Porzingis
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 5:16:09 PM)

    CHICAGO — Kentucky freshman point guard speedster De’Aaron Fox didn’t have much to say about the triangle but had good stuff on possibly playing alongside disgruntled Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis. The 6-foot-3 Fox, one of only two projected top-10 picks to show up at the NBA Draft Combine, met with Knicks president Phil Jackson…

  • [NYPost] Jackson gives Carmelo personal support, but still wants him gone
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 2:25:27 PM)

    CHICAGO — While Phil Jackson declined to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis flap, the Zen Master said he reached out to Carmelo Anthony to show his support over the superstar’s personal issues but still thinks he is better off “somewhere else.” Jackson, showing up at the Chicago Quest gym Friday at the NBA Draft Combine, was…

  • [NYTimes] Wizards 92, Celtics 91: John Wall Hits 3-Pointer With 3.5 Seconds Left to Lift Wizards
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:05:51 AM)

    Wall’s 3 gave Washington the win in Game 6, sending their series against the Celtics back to Boston for a decisive Game 7.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: $150 to Try Out: Spurs Guard Jonathon Simmons’s Story of Perseverance
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 5:49:56 PM)

    Before his starring role in the playoff elimination of the Rockets, Simmons was an undrafted player whose small investment in himself paid off.

  • [NYTimes] At N.B.A. Combine Where Top Talent Is on the Sideline, Knicks Dream Big
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:48:48 AM)

    Knicks officials saw more value in meeting with the draft’s big names in a hotel room rather than attending an event in which many don’t participate.

  • [NYTimes] Hamidou Diallo Hasn’t Played a Game in Months. But His Draft Stock Is Rising.
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 7:41:21 PM)

    Diallo, now at Kentucky and known for his athleticism, has not played an official game since before Christmas, but his stock appears to be rising as the draft approaches.

  • [NYTimes] With a New Team and a New Baby, Bria Hartley Has Something to Prove
    (Friday, May 12, 2017 11:54:26 PM)

    After being traded and taking time off to have a baby, the New York Liberty point guard said she was motivated to break a variety of perceptions.

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