Knicks Morning News (2017.05.14)

  • [NYPost] NBA insiders open up on how much LaVar Ball hurts Lonzo
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 12:47:59 PM)

    CHICAGO — LaVar Ball, the former Jets practice-squad tight end in the mid-1990s, didn’t make it to the combine. That is, this week’s NBA scouting combine that concluded Saturday. That was a relief to NBA talent evaluators. Some find sports’ most infamous father a nuisance and possible reason UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball is no…

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Game 7 in Boston: Whose Funeral?
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 4:15:53 PM)

    The Wizards have forced a tiebreaking matchup in their playoff series against the Celtics, who have won 21 such contests while the Wizards have appeared in only nine.

  • [NYTimes] Liberty 73, Stars 64: Liberty Win Home Opener, Topping the Stars and a Former Teammate
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:11:23 PM)

    Vickie Johnson, San Antonio’s new coach, played for the Liberty and is their career leader in scoring, rebounds and games played.

  • [NYTimes] Phil Jackson Says It Again: Carmelo Anthony Would Be Better Off Elsewhere
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:59:05 PM)

    Speaking on Friday at the N.B.A. Draft Combine, the Knicks’ president said he hoped Anthony could find success, which is something the team cannot guarantee.

  • [NYTimes] As the Cavaliers Shine, Kevin Love’s Role Is Dimmed
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 3:09:46 PM)

    Cleveland is 8-0 in the postseason, but its matchups have prevented Love from scoring as frequently as he did during the regular season.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson silent during Knicks’ interviews with prospects
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 6:03:40 PM)

    Phil Jackson’s strategy during New York’s combine interviews was to silently observe

  • [NYDN] Why Knicks president Phil Jackson recently texted Carmelo Anthony
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:09:47 AM)

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

  • [NY Newsday] Phil Jackson wants Knicks fans to give draft pick time to grow
    (Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:20:00 PM)

    Phil Jackson bumped into Magic Johnson in Chicago on Thursday and told the legendary Lakers point guard that few players come into the league as polished and NBA-ready as he was nearly 40 years ago.

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