Knicks Morning News (2017.05.20)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks interested in hiring Prigioni as assistant coach
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:20:49 AM)

    The 40-year-old Prigioni played with the Knicks from 2012 to 2015 before finishing his career with the Rockets and Clippers.

  • [ESPN] Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 8:45:06 PM)

    Sources: NC State PG Dennis Smith Jr. on Knicks’ draft radar

  • [NYTimes] Kevin Durant Is Certain Kawhi Leonard Will Play — ‘100 Percent’
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:27:41 PM)

    The San Antonio Spurs are listing Leonard, their injured star, as “questionable” for Game 3 on Saturday night.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 130, Celtics 86 | Cleveland leads series, 2-0: Cavaliers Build 41-Point Halftime Lead and Crush the Celtics
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:13:59 AM)

    Isaiah Thomas was lost to a strained right hip for the second half, but the game had already been decided. Cleveland’s halftime lead set an N.B.A. playoff record.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Announces M.V.P. Finalists, and LeBron James Is Not Included
    (Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:27:24 AM)

    Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard are on the short list for the award.

  • [NYTimes] From Spurs to Warriors, David West Targets First Title With Precision
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 11:38:43 PM)

    West, a 14-year veteran, played for San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich last year. Now he’s in Golden State’s star-studded lineup, providing assists off the bench.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: The Irresistible Cavaliers. The Immovable Warriors.
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 6:40:10 PM)

    With their regular-season blips behind them, both teams are tearing through the playoffs and seem headed toward a Finals rematch.

  • [NYPost] Could Pablo Prigioni return to the Knicks as a coach?
    (Friday, May 19, 2017 9:19:42 AM)

    Former Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni could be headed back to the Garden in an assistant coaching role. The Knicks are one of a few teams interested in the Argentine point guard after he worked as a coach supervising scrimmages at the NBA Draft Combine last week, according to Gigantes del Basket, a Spanish basketball site. However, Prigioni,…

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