Knicks Morning News (2017.05.24)

  • [NYPost] Knicks will be working out two rival big men
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:29:30 PM)

    The rematch will occur at the Knicks’ Tarrytown compound Wednesday. In March, Iowa State forward Deonte Burton and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan staged a battle royale in the NCAA Tournament’s second round. Burton outscored Swanigan 25-20, but Purdue prevailed to advance to the Sweet 16. Burton and Swanigan, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will…

  • [NYPost] The real reason behind firing of a Kristaps Porzingis favorite
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6:45:10 PM)

    This wasn’t about Kristaps Porzingis. The conspiracy theory regarding Knicks assistant coach Josh Longstaff’s departure sounded plausible. But multiple NBA sources who have talked to members of the front office told The Post the Knicks had unofficially decided not to renew Longstaff’s contract before the Kristaps Cold War. Though Longstaff was only informed recently, the…

  • [NYPost] How Kristaps Porzingis is channeling his frustration
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:39:21 AM)

    It would’ve been more appropriate if his opponent were wearing a Phil Jackson mask, but Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has made good on his promise to take up boxing this offseason. The disgruntled Porzingis posted photos Tuesday on his Instagram of a sparring session in the Liepaja arena with Mairis Briedis, a world-renowned Latvian cruiserweight,…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks Insider podcast: Mending Kristaps Porzingis relationship top priority
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:39:00 PM)

    The Knicks’ priority this offseason will be clearing the air with Kristaps Porzingis.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99: Kyrie Irving Scores 42 to Help Cavaliers Rally Past Celtics
    (Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:38:45 AM)

    Irving and LeBron James combined for 76 points as Cleveland moved to within one game of returning to the finals.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: Spurs’ Manu Ginobili Gets Quite a Send-Off, but Will He Retire?
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:25:39 PM)

    After 15 seasons in San Antonio, Ginobili, 39, said he would weigh retirement in the coming weeks.

  • [ESPN] Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:00:04 AM)

    Knicks looking for more players like Courtney Lee in free agency

  • [NYDN] Kristaps Porzingis getting himself into fighting shape in Latvia
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:57:13 AM)

    This offseason, Kristaps Porzingis is preparing for a fight.

  • [SNY Knicks] Porzingis channeling offseason frustrations in boxing
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:07:21 PM)

    Knicks power forward Kristaps Porzingis is channeling his season frustrations in the boxing ring this offseason.

  • [SNY Knicks] JR Sport Brief: Porzingis vs. Phil
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 1:15:46 PM)

    In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on, JR finds no winners in the battle between Kristaps Porzingis and Phil Jackson.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks showing interest in P.J. Tucker, Dante Cunningham
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:25:21 AM)

    The Knicks are interested in adding more two-way players like Courtney Lee in free agency this summer, and have shown preliminary interest in P.J. Tucker and Dante Cunningham.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks to keep assistant coach Dave Bliss on board next season
    (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 9:44:48 AM)

    Player development coach Dave Bliss will stay on Knicks coaching staff next season.