Knicks Morning News (2017.05.18)

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: It’s Back to the Future for the Celtics, the Sixers and the Lakers
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:31:20 PM)

    It is not hard to imagine a day soon when the Celtics and the 76ers are grappling for supremacy in the East, with the Lakers awaiting the winner, just like in the 1980s.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Spurs Get Gregg Popovich’s Message, to Their Detriment
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:55:23 PM)

    The San Antonio coach’s negative statements before Game 2 became a self-fulfilling prophecy in a 136-100 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 117, Celtics 104: Cavaliers Overwhelm Celtics in Game 1
    (Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:59:52 AM)

    LeBron James scored 38 points, Kevin Love added 32, and Boston was never really close in a dominant performance by Cleveland.

  • [NYTimes] Frank Brian, Standout in N.B.A.’s Early Years, Dies at 94
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:26:24 PM)

    Slight by current N.B.A. standards at 6 feet 1 inches and about 175 pounds, Mr. Brian was known as a versatile guard at L.S.U. and as a professional.

  • [NYPost] Top Knicks defender: ‘Carmelo fights for his teammates’
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:24:05 PM)

    Knicks forward Lance Thomas experienced an injury-marred season, starting with plantar fasciitis in both feet, a fractured orbital bone and a mysterious hip injury that ended his season with 11 games left. But Thomas appears just as pained that Carmelo Anthony is being used by management as a scapegoat for a season gone horribly wrong….

  • [NYPost] The ‘Russell Westbrook’ type whose red flags can make him a Knick
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:20:45 PM)

    With the Knicks falling back to eighth in next month’s NBA draft, dynamic if disappointing N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has landed squarely in their crosshairs. However, his college coach, Mark Gottfried, told The Post he doubts Smith will be there at No. 8. Gottfried touted Smith’s “Russell athleticism’’ and charged his guy…

  • [SNY Knicks] JR Sport Brief: Knicks are in a heap of trouble
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:00:59 PM)

    In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on, JR runs down the list of issues revolving around the Knicks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina, Monk could be options for Knicks with 8th pick
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 12:05:38 PM)

    Now that the ping pong balls have dropped, there’s no question anymore: the Knicks will select eighth in the 2017 NBA Draft.

  • [NYDN] Phil Jackson turns chatty after meeting with Adam Silver
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:50:22 PM)

    The biggest surprise at the NBA Draft Lottery wasn’t the Knicks falling one spot from seven to eight.

  • [NYDN] A look at the last 10 players taken at No. 8 in the NBA Draft
    (Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:03:24 AM)

    Sorry Knicks fans, but looks like the light at the end of the tunnel won’t be visible at the 2017 NBA Draft.

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