Knicks Morning News (2017.05.17)

  • [SNY Knicks] GEICO SportsNite: Draft lottery spurns Knicks
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:19:41 AM)

  • [SNY Knicks] Walt Frazier doesn’t want Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:55:44 PM)

    Former Knick and team broadcaster Walt Frazier says he doesn’t want to see forward Carmelo Anthony leave the Knicks organization, according to ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks land eighth overall pick in 2017 NBA Draft
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:17:58 PM)

    The Knicks were awarded with the number eight overall pick after the announcement of the NBA Draft order at the 2017 NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening.

  • [SNY Knicks] Charles Oakley says James Dolan should have been fined or suspended
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:23:03 PM)

    Former Knick Charles Oakley told the USA Today For The Win podcast that James Dolan should have been suspended for his actions in a February incident that resulted in the former forward being ejected from Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks hoping to move in to Top 3 during tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:30:03 AM)

    The Knicks are currently in the seventh slot and could drop as low as 10th — though there’s only a 0.3 percent chance of that happening.

  • [ESPN] Phil Jackson confident after Knicks fall to 8th: ‘We’re good at what we do’
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:03:45 AM)

    Phil Jackson confident after Knicks fall to 8th: ‘We’re good at what we do’

  • [ESPN] Knicks looking to cash in long-shot ticket in draft lottery
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:00:15 AM)

    Knicks looking to cash in long-shot ticket in draft lottery

  • [NYPost] ‘I’d like to see Melo stay’: Clyde Frazier goes off Jackson script
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:54:10 PM)

    Walt Frazier said he was honored that Phil Jackson tabbed him to be the Knicks’ representative on the lottery dais Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean he agrees with all the team president’s sentiments. For instance, while Jackson is campaigning to get Carmelo Anthony shipped out of town, the Knicks legend would like to see him…

  • [NYPost] NBA mock draft: Celtics grab Fultz, Lakers snag Ball and Knicks pick …
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:18:07 PM)

    The Knicks pick No. 8, the Nets pick 22nd and 27th. That’s what New York really cares about. But here is one stab at what the draft might look like after Tuesday’s pingpong-ball extravaganza. 1 – Celtics: Markelle Fultz (6-4 PG Washington) — Yup, Boston has Isaiah Thomas and Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley, but…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ problems run much deeper than bad lottery luck
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:44:54 PM)

    Clyde Frazier did all he could. He had a crazy, loud purple and gold suit tailored and brought along his two NBA championship rings and his lucky chain. But none of it mattered after the Knicks landed in the eighth spot in the June NBA draft during Tuesday night’s lottery in Manhattan. “We were hoping…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fall in NBA Draft lottery letdown: Who’s in play now?
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 4:53:15 PM)

    Eight is not enough. In another hugely disappointing night for the franchise, not even legend Walt Frazier’s dais presence could prevent the seventh-seeded Knicks from falling back one slot in the NBA Draft Lottery. The Knicks will pick eighth in the June 22 draft, losing their shot at Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz and even Kentucky…

  • [NYPost] Relive the Knicks’ draft lottery history if you dare
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:25:15 AM)

    As Mike Vaccaro recently pointed out, little has gone right for the Knicks in the draft lottery since winning the Patrick Ewing sweepstakes 32 years ago. Though Tuesday night’s drawing could change the fortunes of the long-suffering franchise, the Knicks only have an 18.3 percent chance of landing a top-three pick, including a 5.3 percent…

  • [NYTimes] After a Grueling Series, Underdog Celtics Gird for Rested Cavaliers
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:30:20 PM)

    It took until the fourth quarter for the Celtics to pull away from the Washington Wizards on Monday night in Game 7 of the closely contested Eastern Conference semifinals.

  • [NYTimes] Warriors 136, Spurs 100: Warriors Take 2-0 Series Lead with a Blowout of the Spurs
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:01:13 AM)

    Stephen Curry scored 29 points for Golden State, and the Warriors never trailed in Game 2 as San Antonio sorely missed the hobbled Kawhi Leonard.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Celtics, Already No. 1 in the East, Add Pick No. 1
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:50:52 AM)

    The Celtics finished this regular season as the top team in the Eastern Conference but had good odds in the lottery because of a 2013 trade with the Nets.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA Draft Lottery: Knicks get No. 8 overall pick
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:42:50 PM)

    The Knicks continue to be a loser in the Lottery.

  • [NY Newsday] Walt Frazier doesn’t want Carmelo Anthony to leave Knicks
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:39:00 PM)

    Walt Frazier doesn’t agree with his friend Phil Jackson’s opinion of Carmelo Anthony.

  • [NYDN] Top four prospects Knicks have their eyes on at 2017 NBA draft
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:31:06 PM)

    Who will the Knicks take at No. 8?

  • [NYDN] Knicks’ problem isn’t eighth pick, it’s the Celtics and Sixers
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:28:38 PM)

    This was the kind of night the late, great Boston Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach would have enjoyed.

  • [NYDN] Knicks draw eighth pick at NBA Draft lottery 
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:28:02 PM)

    The results are in and the Knicks will have the pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson could use a little luck, but he also needs to change
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:04:14 AM)

    It was very shrewd of Phil Jackson to publicly acknowledge that he recently spoke with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

  • [NYDN] Charles Oakley: James Dolan should’ve been fined or suspended
    (Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:33:46 AM)

    Charles Oakley says Adam Silver should have done more than just play a mediating role in the ongoing feud.